1 No d'identification : 24066 Fonds : Sidérurgie
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(Citation) "During the "campagne", the seven months that the
furnace vas in blast, the various activities of cutting wood,
preparing charcoal, mining ore, attending to the furnace, making
moulds, casting the ware, and forging bar iron kept several
hundred persons employed, inciuding eight mouldmakers, each with
assistant who vas kept busy preparing moulds".
Il s'agit des forges du St-Maurice.

Eric Arthur et Thomas Ritchie, Iron: Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Présent, Toronto, Buffalo, London, University of Toronto Press, 1982 : 5.

2 No d'identification : 24096 Fonds : Sidérurgie
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(Citation) "The original plan was a simple one. A couple of
workmen (miners) were imported from France in 1731, but chief
dependence was put upon a local blacksmith who was sent off in
1732 to study the operation of contemporary New England forges.
[...] Under the blacksmith's direction, a New England-style forge
was built [...]
(Citation) "The syndicate that had been formed to operate the
Forges in 1733, and then reorganized after Poulin's death in that
year, suspended operations until skilled advice and aid could
corne from France".

Clare H. Pentland, Labour and Capital in Canada, 1650-1860, Toronto, James Lorimer and co, 1981 : 35.

3 No d'identification : 24418 Fonds : Sidérurgie
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(Résumé) Biographie de John James Drummond. Né en Irlande en
1856, déménage au Canada en très bas âge. Il fait ses études à
Montréal. Au début des années 1880, il acquiert son expérience
dans des forges américaines. De retour au Canada en 1889, il se
joint à ses frères et leurs associés de la Canada Iron Furnace
Co. (citation) He "designed and built the present Radnor furnace,
reorganized and systematized the manner of securing the bog and
lake iron ores of the district, and modernized the methods then
in vogue in respect to the supply of wood and manufacture of
charcoal". (p. 7)
(Résume) À propos du plan de Midland, (citation) "he designed the
entire plant, together with a System of docks that have no equal
on the upper lakes. The whole work of construction vas carried
out under his Personal direction and by December, 1900, thé first
Midland furnace was blown in [...]" (p. 7). (Résumé) Les forges
de Radnor et de Midland sont les premières forges modernes
conçues et érigées par un canadien. Il a aussi reconstruit et
reorganisé les forges de Londonderry. Les trois sites sont encore
sous sa direction.

«Industrial Pioneers of Canada», Canadian Mining Journal (1907).