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Finding Aid - Robert Baldwin collection (PF156)

Robert Baldwin collection


4 p.

Biographical Sketch
Robert Baldwin was born on May 12th, 1804, in York, Upper Canada, to a lawyer father, William Warren Baldwin, and mother Margaret Phoebe Willcocks. He was admitted as a student-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1820, and was called to the Bar in 1825 after articling under his father. The early years of his legal practice, from 1825 to 1829, were spent working with his father at W.W. Baldwin & Sons, later joined by lawyer John Rolph. He also was an active member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, serving as a bencher from 1830 to 1858 and as Treasurer from 1847 to 1848 and 1851 to 1858. However, Baldwin was to spend the majority of his career in politics, serving first briefly as a member of the Parliament of Upper Canada in 1829, and then as a member of the Executive Council throughout the 1840s and 1850s. Robert Baldwin died in Toronto, on December 9th, 1858.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of a typescript copy of an 1854 warrant granting Robert Baldwin a Companion of the Order of Bath.
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Reference Code / Title / Date
985302-001 Copy of warrant issued to Robert Baldwin. -- 6 June 1919
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