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Description found in Archives
Collection consists of
[1767-1787, ca. 1960-1978]
Place of creation
1 microfilm reel negative and positive.
1 watercolour watercolour and gouache over pencil.
Scope and content
Collection includes a journal by Charles Robin and research notes compiled during the preparation of "The Seaflower Venture", a work by Phyllis Ross [Mckie] describing the life of Charles Robin. The journal describes several voyages made from Jersey to North America between 2 June 1767 and 2 June 1774, including visits to Paspébiac, Arichat and other trading posts. A detailed account of an overland journey from Gaspé to Quebec in 1787 is available only in the transcript. Collection also consists of a microfilm copy of extracts from the journal of Charles Robin, 1767-1774, which includes memoranda, notes, inventories and copies of letters as diary-like entries. This material is located on microfilm reel A-539. Also included in the collection are postcards illustrating fishing in Nova Scotia and Quebec; photos of paintings of ships and habours; and a watercolour of Charles Robin's ship "Willing Mind" in Naples Harbour, ca. 1890, done by an unknown artist 308.
Documents must be consulted under close
supervision for conservation reasons.
Copy negative C-104152
Photographs and prints: Restrictions unknown. Copyright unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Watercolour: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Watercolour: Item-level description available on-line. (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
Charles Robin began his career as agent for Robin, Pipon and Co., fish merchants of Jersey. In 1776, he explored the Gulf of St. Lawrence and finally settled in Baie des Chaleurs. Following his father's death, he pursued his interests in the fisheries and settlement of the Gaspé through his own firm of Charles Robin and Co.
Availability of other formats note
Location of originals note
1. Charles Robin - Diaries, n.d., 1767-1774 Paspébiac (N.B.), 1767-1774.
2. Business enterprises - Jersey Islands, n.d., 1767-1774 Arichat (N.B.), 1767-1774.
3. Merchants - Jersey Islands, 1767-1774.
4. Businessmen - Jersey Islands, n.d., 1767-1774.
5. Susan M. Thorp - Diaries, 1861-1862.
6. Chaleur Bay (Gaspe, Quebec) - Research, 1960-1978.
7. Trading posts - North America, 1767-1774.
8. North America - Description and travel, 1767-1774.
9. Gaspé (Quebec) - Description, 1787.
10. Québec (Province) - Description, 1787.
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1982-063 PIC
2. 1982-199 PIC
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