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Warden's Letterbook, Kingston Penitentiary

Date Range: 

1848 - 1856

Resource Format: 

  • Online


  • City of Kingston

Special Group: 

  • Inmates

Additional Information: 

  • The letterbook contains correspondence relating to escapes, prison deaths, and the release of convicts, including military prisoners.
  • The letterbook itself is available on microfilm, but the index is available only in hardcopy.
  • 1. Consult the index first. It is called the Subject and Name Index to the Warden's Letterbook, Kingston Penitentiary, 1848-1856. If you find the name of the person you're looking for, write down the page number.
    • a. One copy of the index is in the Genealogy Room at the Central Library (GENEAL 929.3712371 Arch).
    • b. Another copy is available at Library and Archives Canada, where it is called Finding Aid 13-19.
  • 2. Order Microfilm Reel: RG 13 D1, Volume 1050, Reel #T-2045. For more information about how to view the microfilm, contact Library and Archives Canada.