Historical docs donated to Glengarry County Archives

In this image from the Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016 United Counties council agenda, this map is among the items donated to the Glengarry County Archives. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

SD&G – A cache of historical documents and maps are being preserved for years to come.

In a ceremony Tuesday morning, County Warden Jamie MacDonald handed over a volume of archival data, consisting of five maps and eight volumes of historical documents.

SD&G Warden Jamie MacDonald presents a volume of historical documents to Glengarry County Archivist Allan MacDonald during a presentation Feb. 16, 2016 at the United Counties building in Cornwall, Ont. The donation will be preserved at the archive building in Alexandria. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
SD&G Warden Jamie MacDonald presents a volume of historical documents to Glengarry County Archivist Allan MacDonald during a presentation Feb. 16, 2016 at the United Counties building in Cornwall, Ont. The donation will be preserved at the archive building in Alexandria. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Those include an 1823 map showing a county road from explorer and fur trader Simon Fraser’s Mills at St. Andrews.

Archivist Allan MacDonald was at the county building to receive the donation, which will be preserved at the Glengarry County Archives.

The donation is estimated to be worth $60,000.

The archives at 212 Main Street North in Alexandria are the largest repository of historical records in Eastern Ontario.

The office is open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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