Letters from Bennett Rosamond — 1894- Adin Daigle Collection

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Letters from Bennett Rosamond — 1894- Adin Daigle Collection

Adin Daigle

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A pretty sweet grab today a hand written note from Bennett Rosamond House of Commons 1894. The Rosamonds were one of the first industrial developers in Carleton place starting a woolen business in 1830. By 1846 they built a woolen mill on the Mississippi (credited with being the first known textile mill to be ran by water power in eastern Ontario). Then moving on to Almonte in 1857, they build another woolen Mill that still stands there today.

In 1862 Bennett Rosamond and his brother William leased the Victoria Woolen Mills from their father under the partnership of B & W Rosamond and embarked upon a programme of rapid expansion. In 1866, they brought into the firm, now renamed B & W Rosamond & Co-MVTM

Unexpected Almonte
January 20, 2020  · 




Adultery & desertion…
One of Almonte’s Textile Industry mill owners, Bennett Rosamond, eldest son of James Rosamond, founder, wasn’t as lucky in love & life as you might imagine…

From the Dictionary of Canadian Biography:
“His early marriage caused him great unhappiness and led to separation within a decade. The son whom he had groomed to take over his business, John M., predeceased him, as did his other children. These events may help explain the harsh, practical image of Bennett Rosamond.”

The clipping below is from an 1887 edition of the Canada Gazette (Google Books). Thanks Brent Eades for the tips for this post #Struggles #WeAllHaveEm #Almonte #HeritageMatters 
from my collection

So Who Was Mary Rosemond/Rosamond?

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jul 1899, Mon  •  Page 1

Adultery & desertion…
One of Almonte’s Textile Industry mill owners, Bennett Rosamond, eldest son of James Rosamond, founder, wasn’t as lucky in love & life as you might imagine…

From the Dictionary of Canadian Biography:
“His early marriage caused him great unhappiness and led to separation within a decade. The son whom he had groomed to take over his business, John M., predeceased him, as did his other children. These events may help explain the harsh, practical image of Bennett Rosamond.”

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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