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Finding Aid - James Henry Shannon fonds (PF192)

James Henry Shannon fonds

1899-1955

11.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
James Henry Shannon was born in Harriston, Ontario, in 1880 to Thomas Shannon and Hannah Turner. He attended the University of Toronto, where he attained a BA degree in 1908, before continuing his studies in 1909 at Osgoode Hall Law School. Shannon was called to the Bar in 1912. He returned to Harriston, where he initially joined the practice of Archibald Gilchrist Campbell. Shannon then became a sole practitioner in Harriston, with a focus on estates, mortgages and small civil litigation issues. He also conducted business as an insurance agent. Shannon was an active resident of Harriston and served as town clerk in the early 1950s. James Henry Shannon died on October 26th, 1955, in Harriston, Ontario.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists predominantly of office administrative records created or accumulated by James Henry Shannon. These records pertain to Shannon's legal work for individuals and for the Town of Harriston, as well as his work as an insurance agent. The records in the fonds include correspondence, invoices, legal forms, newspaper clippings and a patent.
 
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Reference Code / Title / Date
990030-001 Bills and invoices. -- 1929, 1932, 1934-1955
990030-002 Bond purchases. -- 1931, 1944-1945
990030-003 Canadian Surity Company documents. -- 1913
990030-004 Client account invoices. -- 1925-1953
990030-005 Client account invoices. -- 1943, 1946-1953
990030-006 Correspondence : Jan 5 - to date. -- 1954-1955
990030-007 Drusilla McMurray. -- Sept. 1947
990030-008 Elmer D. Bell : Brussels. -- 1934
990030-009 Legal. -- 1934, 1936, 1938, 1950
990030-010 Legal forms. -- [190-]-1946
990030-011 Letter from Anson Spotton to Mrs. John Fulton. -- 5 Oct. 1899
990030-012 Letter to James Shannon from Mrs. S.A. Tyndell. -- 26 Oct. 1953
990030-013 Letterhead and forms. -- [192-?], 1946, 1954
990030-014 Patent for mop holders issued to Andrew Crosby Sotheran. -- 1917, 1923
990030-015 Phrenological chart describing the character and talents of Mr. James Johnston. -- [between 1890 and 1910]
990030-016 University of Toronto, Law Club - letter from J. Kenneth Blair. -- 13 June 1934
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