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Finding Aid - Samuel E. Weir collection (PF54)

Samuel E. Weir collection

0.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
Samuel Edward Weir was born in London, Ontario, on August 12th, 1898, to Dr. George Sutton Weir and Sarah Bawtinheimer. In 1915, he began to study law at Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1920. Weir practiced in London, Ontario, working with Jeffrey and Co., and later established his own practice. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1936, elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1950, and became a Life Bencher in 1965. Weir retired from active practice in 1970, living in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, until his death on January 18th, 1981.
During his life, Weir was involved with many societies and associations, including: the Quebec Bar Association, the Bar of the City of New York, the Champlain Society, the Royal Society of Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum. Weir served on London City Council from 1932 to 1933, and was a member and later Chair of the Victoria Hospital Trust (London, Ontario). Weir also founded and was first Chair of the Board of the District Trust Co., in London, Ontario. In 1973, Weir was made an Honorary Chief of the Cape Croker Ojibwa Reserve, where his grandfather had served as a Methodist missionary.
Weir willed his home and art collection to the Weir Foundation. The Weir Foundation provides philanthropic efforts (including a university scholarship) and public access to his art collection. His former home, RiverBrink, opened as a gallery and museum in 1983.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of miscellaneous legal documents accumulated by Samuel Weir. Documents include indentures, deeds, a will, a letter of administration, an order of payment and a summary of land titles. Ten of the documents are from England, while two are from the United States.
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Reference code / Title / Date
985145-001 Indenture to John Scudder. -- 20 June 1693
985145-002 Indenture between Richard Stedman, John Hunt and John Morris. -- 8 Apr. 1735
985145-003 Indenture for sale of land. -- 1 Oct. 1682
985192-001 Order to Richard Stonley from Sir Walter Mildmay. -- 18 July 1571
985196-001 Abstract of title. -- 20 Sept. 1608
985196-002 Indenture between Phobe Vernon and Samuel Benton. -- 15 Mar. 1714
985196-003 Deed of recovery between Wegg and Giles Taylor. – 1752
985196-004 Deed of witness. -- 20 June 1783
985197-001 Will of Thomas Master and church court probate. -- 7 Dec. 1705
985200-001 Letter of administration of William Harman to Thomas Harman. -- 12 Dec. 1804
985201-001 Deed from Daniel Taylor to James Mather. -- 3 June 1820
985201-002 Deed from Edmund Eldridge to William Hall. -- 4 June 1835
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