From the cataloguing notes: Marie-Angélique Birranger was the wife of Henri Desrivières (1804-1865), the son of François Amable Desrivières (1764-1830), principal heir of James McGill. Henri Desrivières was a seigneur of Montarville and a political figure in Canada Est who represented Verchères in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1841.
The diary describes social, family and economic life in Montreal and Stanbridge, Québec from 1843 to 1872. There are also many comments about the weather and the author’s health. Written in a legible but rather careless hand in black ink on ruled pages; unused pages at back of notebook have been torn out.
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