Item 71-1002 - Benson Mills day book

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Benson Mills day book

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    • 1 June 1848-28 Dec. 1849 (Creation)
      Benson Mills

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    Benson Mills was a large grist mill which was owned and operated by John Robinson Benson, husband of Catherine Evans Lee. He purchased the mill from Adam Scott. J.R. Benson was one of ten children in a family that settled in Peterborough.

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    The Benson Mills day book was part of the estate of Dr. Clara Benson of Port Hope. It was donated, via Professor Kenneth Kidd, to the Trent University Archives by Mr. V. Benson Blake, nephew of and executor for Clara Benson.

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    This item is an original day book from the Benson Mills (also called Creek Mills and Peterboro Mills) which describes work done, for whom work was done, and value of work done.

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    The item was donated by Mr. V. Benson Blake in 1966 via Professor Kenneth Kidd.


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        For related records see the Hall, Gillespie Law Firm fonds (94-001). Associated material located at the Peterborough Museum and Archives.

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