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Finding Aid - John Molloy fonds (PF80)

John Molloy fonds

1 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
John Molloy was born in King's County, Ireland, circa 1793. He immigrated to Canada in 1834, arriving in St. John's but settling in Québec City. Molloy served as a sergeant in the Québec Volunteers. He was a strong Royalist and opposed Papineau and his aims. Following his discharge from the Volunteers, Molloy moved to Toronto in 1838. He served as Steward of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1844 until 1875. As steward, he was granted the responsibility to "take charge of Osgoode Hall," to assist the librarian during extended hours of service and to attend when lectures were in session. Molloy died in Toronto on August 30th, 1878.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of letters and notes received by John Molloy during his travels in England and France between 1835 and 1837, while trying to secure financing for the construction of St. Patrick's Church in Québec City. Correspondents include politicians and members of nobility, such as the Duke of Wellington, the Marquis of Downshire, Lord Stanley and Sir Robert Peel. The fonds also includes a passport issued to Molloy by France and a military discharge from the Royal Québec Volunteers.
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Reference code / Title / Date
985307-001 Correspondence. -- 1836-1838
985307-002 Passport of John Molloy. -- 26 Sept. 1836
985307-003 Discharge from the Royal Québec Volunteers. -- 21 Apr. 1838
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