AE. Irving fonds

Reference Code: Fonds - F 1027
Title: AE. Irving fonds
Date of Creation: 1835-1911
Physical Description:

17.55 metres of textual records

ca. 50 maps

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of Aemilius Irving's records relating to his role as counsel for the Ontario government during disputes with the federal government. Included are: correspondence, notes, drafts, clippings, financial schedules and statements, telegrams, some printed court records, transcripts, evidence collected to support the Ontario position in the arbitration proceedings, typed transcripts of the proceedings of arbitration between Canada and the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, printed copies of court documents, copies of printed government records and publications, and copies of court cases unrelated to the arbitration.

Fonds also contains blotter copy letterbooks of Aemilius Irving, financial records and material related to his one term as Member of the Canadian House of Commons for Hamilton.

Fonds has, for the most part, been kept in its original arrangement, which consisted of consecutively numbered packages, with each package containing records relating to a particular subject or court action. This arrangement also segregated the records into three general groups of material: manuscript records, bound typed transcripts, and printed material. Portions of most of the court actions were spread throughout these three divisions (for instance, material relating to the Common School Fund case may be found in the manuscript, transcript, and printed sections)

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

Sir Aemilius Irving, Q.C. (1823-1916) was a federal Member of Parliament, a lawyer, and was Counsel for the Ontario Government during the Settlement of Accounts Arbitration with the Dominion Government and Quebec, and during the litigation of several jurisdictional disputes between the two levels of government.

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Irving, AE. (Aemilius), 1823-1913

Finding Aid:

An online listing is available for each series in this fonds. See series descriptions for more detail.

Structure of Collection:

View how this material is structured within its collection. Select items to navigate through the different available levels of description, including online series, sub-series and listings.

Restrictions on Access:

Most records are closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use the self service microfilm where available. Unmicrofilmed material is not restricted.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: See series descriptions for more information about how to view the records.

Reading Rooms: The creator codes shown in the detailed listing correspond to the "package" and "item" numbers shown in the targets on the microfilm copies.

By Microfilm Interloan: Most of these records are available through the Archives of Ontario interloan program.
Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Some of the records in this fonds were transferred to the Archives of Ontario in 1905 by the Ontario Department of the Provincial Secretary. No acquisition information is available for most records in the fonds; additional material was purchased by the Archives of Ontario in 2008.
Availability of Other Formats:

Most of the fonds is available on microfilm.


Title based on content of fonds.

Other/Former Codes:

MU 1439 - MU 1530.

The original coding for these records was based on a box/package/item system. If you are using an old reference disregard the first element, box.