Family Papers : 1767-1825.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LFR .J3M8P3|
|Creator:||Jarvis, Munson, 1742-1825.|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
Munson Jarvis was the son of Samuel Jarvis and Martha Seymour of Stamford, Connecticut. Because he supported the British cause during the American Revolution, he was called before revolutionary committees on several occasions, and was finally forced to leave all his possessions and flee to Long Island. Here he received a lieutenant's warrant to raise men for the Prince of Wales American Regiment, which he was successful in doing, and served seven months with that corps. Later, he made his way to New York where he established a business. With the evacuation of the city, he settled in Saint John, New Brunswick, and became a merchant, a member of the Common Council, one of the first wardens of Trinity Church, and a justice of the peace. His younger brother William Jarvis went to London, England, and then to York (Toronto) where he became the first provincial secretary of Upper Canada during the administration of John Graves Simcoe. Other members of the Samuel Jarvis family, ie. John Jarvis, Polly Dibblee and Martha King, were also Loyalists and settled in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, while still others remained in the United States.
In 1974, before the entire Jarvis Family Collection was sorted, calendared and microfilmed, typescript copies of a few early records were microfilmed on one reel. The items in this reel are arranged in chronological order and duplicate, to a large extent, a small portion of the material in the much larger Jarvis Family Collection : 1763 - 1922. MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .J3F3C6.
|Originals:||The original records are held by the New Brunswick Museum Archives|
|Archival Ref. No.:||NBM Shelves 85 - 88.|
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Researchers may wish to consult several other collections of Jarvis family records which are available in the Loyalist Collection.
They are shelved as follows:MIC-Loyalist FC LFR. J3E3C4; MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .J3F3C6;MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .J3F3P3; MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .J3P5P3; MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .J3W5P3.
In addition, there are Jarvis Family Papers held by the National Archives of Canada and the Toronto Public Library that are not available in the Loyalist Collection.