Robert Sellar and his History of

Robert Sellar and his History of:

Huntingdon County and the Seigniories of Chateauguay and Beauharnois

Portrait of Robert SellarSellar's History...

Sellars History of Huntingdon County and the Seigniories of Chateauguay and Beauharnois was printed in 1888 by the Canadian Gleaner, and reprinted by the Chateauguay Valley Historical Society in 1995.

We are pleased to have the latest reprint of this remarkable history, in digital form. It is universally searchable and we are able to provide excerpts upon request.

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Sellar's Notes

During the early 1880s Robert Sellar, in preparation for writing his History of the region, interviewed survivors among the early settlers and their sons & daughters. He wisely preserved these Notes. As he explains:

"The following four volumes are part of the material I collected in preparation for my history of the counties of Huntingdon, Chateauguay, and Beauharnois (1888). As I did not use all they contain, owing to the scope of the work, which did not embrace personal and family matters, I thought it well not to destroy these notes, but to have them bound for preservation."

Sellar's original four volume Notes of Conversations With First Settlers of the District of Beauharnois is held at the National Archives of Canada. We and the Chateauguay Valley Historical Society each have complete copies. Sellar's own Index to these notes is available here for your perusal. These Notes contain a treasure trove of personal information omitted from the History.

Index to Notes