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Landmarks, Monuments & Built Heritage of the West: Josiah Jones Bell fonds



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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS 157, PC 163 (A.01-54)

Title: Josiah Jones Bell fonds

Dates: [18-]-[1931?]

Extent: 1.49 m of textual records and other material

Biographical Sketch: Josiah Jones Bell was born to Robert and Emeline Sedate (née Jones) Bell in the 1800s in Carleton Place, Beckwith Township, Lanark County, Ontario.  He had a sister, Isabella, and a brother, Robert William.  Bell was an Ensign with the Ontario Battalion in Colonel Garnet Wolseley's Red River Expedition of 1870.  The expedition was intended to exert Canadian sovereignty in the newly created Province of Manitoba.  Bell passed away on 23 October 1931 in Rockcliffe, Carleton County, Ontario.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Josiah Jones Bell fonds consists of several photographs taken by Josiah Jones Bell during his travels with the Wolseley Expedition of 1870.  The photographs depict several of the buildings located in the Red River Valley region during this time.  A photograph of the Bell Monument in Perth, Ontario is also included.

Complete Josiah Jones Bell fonds-level description