Fonds 02-011 - Howard Borden Hamilton fonds

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Howard Borden Hamilton fonds

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02-011

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  • 1883-1998 (Creation)
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    Howard Borden Hamilton

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30 cm of textual records
ca. 7 building plans

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Howard Borden Hamilton was a carpenter and businessman who operated a building and supply company in McCracken's Landing, Ontario between 1937 and 1981. He built homes, cottages, and decks in the Peterborough and surrounding area. Hamilton was married to Mildred Hamilton and died between 199[8] and 2001.

Custodial history

This fonds was in the custody of Mrs. Mildred Hamilton before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2001 via Prof. Alan Brunger.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of family and business records pertaining to Howard Borden Hamilton and his company, "Howard Hamilton", later known as "Hamilton Holiday Homes", located in McCracken's Landing, Ontario. Included in Box 1 are company financial records, wage records, time logs, inventory records, building permits lists, etc. (1937-1981). Included in Box 2 are business receipts (1979-1981); George Wade bills, etc. (1961-1962); deeds and property documents (1937-1974); Gwendolen Hanley documents relating to various shares, and to the Parkside Motel, Otonabee Township, Ontario, and Forest Plaza Hotel, Mount Forest, Ontario (1963-1972); and Herczeg, Perlus, and Okany building plans (1971). Also included are miscellaneous family records, and a folder of local business receipts issued to William Crowe of Stoney Lake, Ontario, and Jordon Crowe (1883-1924), a "Pathmasters" list, and "Heart Receipt", a recipe for heart ailments. Located in the Large Materials Cabinet are building plans for cottages, homes, and decks at properties belonging to [Keith McKerracher] (1965), Order of the Eastern Star (1972), Clementi Lodge House, Lakefield (1973), D. Bell (1976), Domal-Marine Div. (1980), Marvin McDermot (1982), and J. Webster (1982).

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Fonds acquired in 2001 from Mrs. Mildred Hamilton, wife of Howard Hamilton.

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Outsized ledger and building plans located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 41.

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