Bank of Montreal : Letterbooks

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Bank of Montreal : Letterbooks
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Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Series consists of the letterbooks of C.F. Smithers, successively Chief Agent in New York, 1869-1879, General Manager in Montreal, 1879-1881, and President of the Bank, 1881-1887; and of G.F. Clouston, who was Assistant General Manager, 1887-1889, Acting General Manager, 1889-1890, and General Manager from 1890. The books contain copies of letters sent to the General Manager in Montreal, to branches at London, New York and various Canadian cities, and to Cabinet Ministers, governnment officials, clients and other bankers. Topics include loans, investments, government financing, railways, international exchange and other banking matters.
Smithers was born in London, November 25, 1822. Emigrated to Canada 1847.
Clouston, Sir Edward Seaborne, (NOT G F) banker; b. 9 May 1849 in Moose Factory (Ont.), son of James Stewart Clouston, a chief trader of the HBC, and Margaret Miles, mixed-blood daughter of Robert Seaborn Miles, a chief factor of the HBC; m. 16 Nov. 1878 Annie Easton in Brockville, Ont., and they had two daughters; d. 23 Nov. 1912 in Montreal.