Fonds 72-001 - Fowlds family and business fonds

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Fowlds family and business fonds

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  • 1838-1935 (Creation)
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2.5 m of textual records
369 photographs

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Henry Fowlds was born in 1790 in Scotland and married in 1813 to Jane Marshall Steele. Together they had ten children (Eliza, John, James S., Robert H., Elizabeth, Henry M., Mary C., William J., Mary Anne, and Theresa) of which only five survived (James S., Elizabeth, Henry M., William J., and Theresa). The family came to North America in 1821, settling first in New York, and then in Hartford in 1833. In 1834, they crossed the border and settled in Prince Edward County, Upper Canada. The Fowld's family settled in Asphodel Township in 1836, and then moved on to Westwood, where they set up a saw mill in conjunction with Dr. John Gilchrist in what was to become the village of Keene. On September 27, 1851, Henry Fowlds purchased from the Honourable James Crooks the water rights, lands and buildings then known as Crooks' Rapids, and later as Hastings. The Fowlds built upon this base, expanding their original saw mill to a corporate busisness of saw mill, grist mill, general store and post office. The three Fowlds' brothers, James, Henry M. and William, set up a lumber and flour business under the name of Jas. L. Fowlds and Bros. This company was terminated with the death of James Fowlds in 1884. The Fowlds were quite active in Hastings, occupying the seat of reeve, and the office of postmaster. James S. (1818-1884) married Margaret MacGregor and they had nine children between the years of 1845 and 1860. Their seventh child, Frederick W. (1857-1930), married Elizabeth Sutherland and they had three children, Helen, Eric, and Donald. Eric and Donald were soldiers in World War I and Helen was a nurse in the same war. Helen married Gerald Marryat after the war and became a remarkable local historian of the Peterborough region.

Custodial history

The fonds remained within the Fowlds family until it was bequested to the Trent University Archives by Mrs. Helen Marryat (nee Fowlds).

Scope and content

The fonds consists of family and related papers of Henry Fowlds and his family including James S. Fowlds and H.M. Fowlds. It also includes business correspondence, invoices, some journals and cashbooks, mortgages as well as deeds regarding the business of Henry Fowlds, Jas. S. Fowlds and Bros. and H.M. Fowlds. In December 2001, Trent University Archives launched an online exhibit which depicts Helen Fowld's experiences in World War I. All her letters and diaries are transcribed and are found at the following site: [Nursing Sister Helen L. Fowlds: A Canadian Nurse in World War I.]: http://digitalcollections.trentu.ca/exhibits/fowlds/

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The fonds was bequested by Helen Marryat, great-granddaughter of Henry Fowlds in 1965.

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The fonds has been arranged into twenty volumes. The first series (volumes one to thirteen) deals with personal correspondence of members of the Fowlds family. The second series (volumes fourteen through twenty) includes business correspondence and records.

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For related records see: 69-001 and 84-1000.

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Photographs are located in Boxes 10, 11, and 12. Glass negatives are located in the Archives Office.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(NOTE: detailed file list located after the table of contents)

Series A: Family Papers

Correspondence of Henry Fowlds and Henry M. Fowlds

Box 1

For a detailed list of all items in Box 1, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Henry Fowlds - correspondence (letters received) 11 Oct. 1833 - 19 Aug. 1871

2: Henry Fowlds - agreements, accounts and receipts, 1838-1884

3: Henry Fowlds - agreements, accounts and correspondence with Richard Birdsall, 1838-1852

4: Henry Fowlds - legal documents and memos, 1838-1867

5: Henry M. Fowlds - correspondence, miscellaneous documents, Grain a/c book, 9 March 1864 - 30 April 1888

Wm. J. Fowlds, accounts; Fowlds family Bible

Box 2

For a detailed list of all items in Box 2, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Accounts; minute book, Hastings School Board (13 Jan. 1875 - 13 Aug. 1881)

2: Fowlds family Bible (1811 publication)

James S. Fowlds, correspondence, 23 March 1834 - 1 Nov. 1883

Box 3

For a detailed list of all items in Box 3, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Correspondence, 23 March 1834 - 28 Dec. 1858

2: Correspondence, 10 Oct. 1861 - 29 Dec. 1869

3: 12 Jan. 1870 - 31 Dec. 1879

4: Correspondence, 7 Jan. 1880 - 1 Nov. 1883

5: Letters sent: 25 June 1849 - 6 Sept. 1880

6: Papers as councillor; legal papers, 17 Nov. 1851 - 5 Jan. 1869

7: Militia rolls and accounts, 5 June 1848 - 7 March 1870

8: Notes, memos, 1855 - 1884

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Feb. 1906

Box 4

For a detailed list of all items in Box 4, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Correspondence, 13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Dec. 1877

2: Correspondence, 5 Jan. 1878 - 6 Dec. 1879

3: Correspondence, 25 Feb. 1880 - 20 Dec. 1888

4: Correspondence, 16 Feb. 1891 - 18 Dec. 1906

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 16 March 1913 - 25 Feb. 1919; notes, bills, Spanish prisoner letters

Box 5

For a detailed list of all items in Box 5, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Undated correspondence from Donald

2: Correspondence (dated) from Donald, 16 March 1913 - 25 Oct. 1918

3: Correspondence from Eric, 14 Jan. 1914 - 6 April 1916

4: Correspondence from Eric, 12 March 1916 - 25 Feb. 1919

5: Copies of letters sent, 22 April 1880 - 6 Oct. 1905

6: Notes, memos, legal papers

Correspondence of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Fowlds

Box 6

For a detailed list of all items in Box 6, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: From Donald, undated; 18 Feb. 1912 - 20 Oct. 1912

2: From Donald, 3 Jan. 1913 - 7 Dec. 1913

3: Correspondence from Donald, 5 Jan. 1914 - 24 Sept. 1916

4: Correspondence from Donald, 1 March 1917 - 30 Dec. 1917

5: Correspondence from Donald, 17 Jan. 1918 - 25 Sept. 1918

Correspondence from Eric and Helen

Box 7

For a detailed list of all items in Box 7, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Correspondence from Eric, 20 July 1909 - 14 Dec. 1915

2: Correspondence from Eric, 16 Jan. 1916 - 18 Dec. 1923

3: Correspondence from Helen Fowlds (Marryat) from Toronto, and on her way to Europe

4: Correspondence from Helen in London

5: Correspondence from Helen in England, 1915 - 1918

Correspondence from Helen, cont'd; legal papers

Box 8

For a detailed list of all items in Box 8, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Correspondence from Helen from France

2: Correspondence from Helen from the Mediterranean and Aegean

3: Notes, abstracts and papers of Mrs. Fowlds

4: Correspondence of Margaret Fowlds, 12 March 1876

Donald Fowlds, correspondence and war reports

Box 9

For a detailed list of all items in Box 9, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Correspondence from Eric, 31 March 1915; 14 Feb. 1915

2: Miscellaneous items - newspaper accounts of Cambrai; public school education

Eric Fowlds, correspondence and miscellaneous items

Box 10

For a detailed list of all items in Box 10, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Correspondence, 21 Aug. 1914 - 14 April 1919

2: Miscellaneous articles - class lists; public school results

3: Miscellaneous articles (cont'd)

4: Miscellaneous materials (cont'd)

Box 11

Trent Valley and area pictures taken by Eric (no list)

Box 12

Fowlds family pictures (no list)

Fowlds family - miscellaneous histories, maps, correspondence

Box 13

For a detailed list of all items in Box 13, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Fowlds family records

2: Miscellaneous reports concerning Fowlds family

3: Copies of letters sent to various Fowlds men

4: Maps and family genealogy

Series B - Business Papers

Box 14

For a detailed list of all items in Box 14, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 12 Dec. 1856 - 20 July 1863

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 9 Jan. 1864 - 26 Dec. 1864

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 13 Jan. 1865 - 22 Dec. 1865

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 17 Jan. 1866 - 29 Aug. 1867

5: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 13 Oct. 1868 - 23 Dec. 1869

Box 15

For a detailed list of all items in Box 15, see further down in the finding aid below

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1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 11 Jan. 1870 - 8 Dec. 1873

Dates covered - 11 Jan. 1870 - 3 Oct. 1870; 23 Jan. 1871 - 26 Dec. 1871; 10 Nov. 1873; 8 Dec. 1873

Copies of letters sent: 1870-1889

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 7 Jan. 1874 - 23 Dec. 1874

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros - Business correspondence, 15 Jan. 1875 - 15 Dec. 1876

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 12 June 1877 - 18 June 1890

Dates covered - 12 June 1877 & 19 Oct. 1877 & 13 Nov. 1877; 16 Jan. 1878 & 7 May 1878; 10 Dec. 1879; 5 Jan. 1880 - 30 Nov. 1880; 12 Jan. 1881 - 24 Oct. 1881; 2 Jan. 1882 - 13 June 1882; 8 Sept. 1883; 18 June 1890

Box 16

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1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Correspondence and accounts

"Hastings Mill" re flour trade, 24 Nov. 1875, March - Aug. 1876

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Correspondence and accounts

"Hastings Mill" re flour trade, 26 Dec. 1877 - 12 Dec. 1878

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Individuals' Accounts, Henry Fowlds, 1862-1882

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Accounts Journal, 1879-1899; Shanty and Sawlog book, 1868- 1889; Timber - notebooks, 1873-1875, 1873-1914, 1869, 1882

Box 17

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1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Bills, 1850's; account sheets, 1856-1883

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Invoices, accounts, 1861-1866

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Invoices, accounts, 1867-1869

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Invoices, accounts, 1870-1881

5: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Memos, notes, 1840-1885

Bank of Montreal vs Fowlds and Blacklock, c.1875

Box 18

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1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Timber grain and related contracts

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Land and legal papers

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Land and legal papers

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - unidentified

Box 19

Fowlds Companies - Unorganized land and legal papers, relative to their Hastings operations from 1851. Letter to Denistoun & Son from Jas. MacKay & Bros. re mortgages, 5 April 1866 (see folder in box - important financial arrangement for Fowlds continued operations)

Land Registry property transfer sheet of 1880 showing mortgages and assignments of 1851-1870's

Box 20

J.S. Fowlds et alia - Unorganized legal - notarial papers, deeds, wills, and related correspondence Loose on Shelf (For a detailed list of the Bound Journals, Ledgers, etc., click here)

Bound Journals, Ledgers, etc.

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DETAILED LIST OF ITEMS

SERIES A - FAMILY PAPERS

Correspondence, a/c's, legal papers, of Henry Fowlds, 72-001/1/1 - 1/4

Correspondence, 11 Oct. 1833 - 19 Aug. 1871

Letters Received

Box 1 Folder 1

  1. 11 Oct. 1833, from D. Darling, re a/c of Fowlds

  2. 20 Dec. 1833, from Darling, from Toronto, concerning Fowlds a/c due Darling (L213.1210)

  3. 12 July 1836, from Darling, from Montreal, re Fowlds letter of 21 July 1835 concerning Fowld's a/c; correspondence until 30 June 1853

  4. 30 Sept. 1850, from J.W. Hall in Peterborough, re rent on P. Ayn's property

  5. 18 Sept. 1855, from M. McHeen in Cobourg, re one Mr. Brown of Hastings, building a home on a lot near Hastings

  6. 28 Aug. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Hastings, re the lumber business

  7. 30 Aug. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds, in Belleville, re the provision for (of) lumber

  8. 31 Aug. 1856, from H. M. Fowlds, in Montreal, re family affairs (Elizabeth in Montreal)

  9. 6 Sept. 1856, from H.M. Fowlds in Asphodel, re a crop failure and attempts to restore goods in the township

  10. 16 Sept. 1856, from J. Foley in Norwood, concerning the nomination of a legislative councillor

  11. 23 Aug. 1856, from John B. McMillen, from Glengarry, re Fowlds kindness towards him

  12. 9 Sept, 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Hastings concerning the lumber business, especially Grist Mill repairs

  13. 13 Sept. 1856, from H.M. Fowlds in Asphodel Twp. re sale of lumber by Henry Sr. to `Mr. Gilmour'

  14. 14 Sept. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Toronto, re lumber business a/c and contacts in Quebec

  15. 19 Sept. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Belleville, re two lots he is negotiating

  16. 1 Feb. 1858, from Robert Denniston, concerning an outstanding a/c of Fowlds

  17. 20 March 1858 - ditto

  18. 24 March 1858 - ditto

  19. 21 Feb. 1858 - ditto

  20. 28 July 1858 - ditto

  21. 20 Aug. 1858 - ditto

  22. 20 Sept. 1858 - ditto

  23. 24 Nov. 1858, from J.H. Dumble, in Cobourg, re the valuation of Fowlds property (mill and river frontage)

  24. 24 June 1862, from W.D. Benson in Toronto, re lot 20, 11 concession Seymour, county Northumberland

  25. 31 July 1862, from A. Cameron, "Office of the Bursar of the University and Colleges of Toronto" - remittance of $200 on a/c of interest

  26. 22 Dec. 1862, correspondence of Denniston

  27. 21 Nov. 1863, from H. Leach, in Cobourg (Bank of Toronto) re disposal of Fowlds' Bank Stock

  28. 10 Feb. 1864, from R.H. Stephen, in Montreal, re insurance claim of saw mill of one Mr. Russell and mortgage inquiry on Fowlds' property as security for loan taken by Russell

  29. 7 Nov. 1864, from Roger B. Couger, re a/c with Sharpe, Douglas, Lye and unsettled a/c with Fowlds; letter concerns solvency of this debt

  30. 7 Jan. 1865, From Stephens in Montreal, re loan taken out from Russell

  31. 20 Jan. 1865, from Stephens in Montreal re receipt of Fowlds letter 17 Jan., complains here of Fowlds negligence in Russell matter

  32. 24 May 1865, from W.H. Austin, concerning the purchase of some pork

  33. 11 July 1866, from R. Russell in Ottawa (Department of Crown Lands) payment for field notes of Asphodel township

  34. 6 Oct. 1870, from Beatty, Chadwick and Lash, Toronto, re a p.o. order receipt for 50.25 in full of J.P. Cooper's note

  35. 19 Aug. 1871, from Henderson and Henderson, Belleville, re Crosby v Fowlds case; request for $20.00 for disbursements for evidence

Letters Sent

  1. 6 Jan. 1854, to Asa Burnham, concerning the a/c of Fowlds with Richard Birdsall

  2. 17 Jan. 1865, to R.H. Stephens, Montreal, re bad times, money shortage, crop failure, see 28, 30, 31

  3. 26 Feb. 1867, to Cobourg Railroad Co. re a/c for bills of loading; request for payment

Accounts and Receipts of Henry Fowlds

Box 1 Folder 2

1-6: nd
7: 1838
8: 1843
9: 1845
10-11: 1846
12-13: 1850
14-15: 1852
16-20: 1853
21-29: 1854
30-31: 1855
32-33: 1856
34-42: 1858
43-49: 1859
50-61: 1860
62-80: 1861
81-88: 1862
89-98: 1863
99-114: 1864
115-125: 1865
126-128: 1866
129-133: 1867
134-136: 1868
137-138: 1869
139-150: 1870
151: 1872
152: 1874
153: 1877
154: 1878
155-158: 1880
159: 1884

Accounts with Richard Birdsall

Box 1 Folder 3

160-164: 1838
165: 1846
166-168: 1848
169-170: 1849
171-172: 1850
173-179: 1851
180-181: 1852

Legal Documents and Memos

Box 1 Folder 4

  1. memo - nd - re transactions Henry Fowlds is undertaking; expenditures for roads in township; tax rates

  2. 26 March 1838, agreement concerning land in 1 Concession Asphodel (with Richard Birdsall)

  3. 14 Jan. 1848, case brought by Fowlds concerning certain of his employees in lumber business

  4. 15 Jan. 1848, re G. Tenack, a court case involving beating of Fowlds son Jas. by Tenack

  5. 30 Sept. 1851, conditions laid down to Fowlds for `taking water at the By Wash, Crooks' Rapids'

  6. 27 June 1853, judgement by J. Edwards, Peterborough, arbitrator in case between Malcolm McGregor and Janet Brown

  7. May 1854, memo

  8. 9 Sept. 1856, memo of an a/c

  9. 5 Aug. 1858, Fowlds in role of J.P., accepting evidence of one James Foley

  10. __, evidence in same case from one John Stewart

  11. 31 May 1860, to Crown Land Department re lot 32, 11 Concession Belmont, and lots 31, 32, 12 Concession Belmont

  12. 2 June 1860, receipt from O. Breheny for an order made by John B. MacMillan (subscription for church at Seymour Bridge)

  13. 1862, memo, receipt of an a/c

  14. 3 Sept. 1861, protest by C.A. Weller, Notary-Public, concerning an unpaid promissory note

  15. 10 April 1867, contract to Samuel Sunderville, re quit claim lot 42, corner Front & New Streets

H.M. Fowlds, correspondence, miscellaneous documents, grain a/c book

Box 1 Folder 5

  1. nd, re Bank a/c

  2. 9 March 1864, from F. Russell, Assistant Commissioner Department of Crown Lands, in Quebec, re license to cut timber in Galway township; request for lot and concession no's

  3. Jan. 1865, one Mrs. Mather in Quebec, re the Fowlds timber contract

  4. 7 Dec. 1880, St. John, N.B. - (D. McAlise) - lot sale

  5. 30 April 1888, from A.F. Wood, in Madoc, re valuation of lands prior to 1851 owned by Fowlds, and compensation for those which had been taken from the Fowlds

Letters Sent

  1. 20 July 1866, from `Harwood Station' to Cobourg-Peterborough R.R. Company, re a freight order

Miscellaneous

  1. 1868 - abstract statement of H.M. Fowlds timber

  2. 8 June 1874, The New York, bill for subscription

  3. 14 Sept. 1874, Albion, bill for subscription

  4. A/c of Fowlds with William Bailey 1881; request for payment from latter

  5. A/c to John Sharpe, 1868

  6. Funeral notice of H.M. Fowlds

  7. Agreement of Fowlds to build road, witnessed by Richard Birdsall, Sept. 21, 1874

  8. Memo re value of logs hauled by Bisell (a contractor) in Dummer, at White Lake; Henry M. Fowlds, grain accounts book, 8 Sept. 1881 - 19 May 1882

  9. Miscellaneous note re lumber business

Box 2 Folder 1

Wm. J. Fowlds, a/c with John Sharpe, 1861-1862

9 Sept. 1865 - Bank of Montreal in Peterborough re Fowlds timber account

Minute Book: Trustees of Hastings Public School, 13 Jan. 1875 - 13 Aug. 1881

School Board meetings, 3 June 1876 - 13 Aug. 1881

Annual meetings, Hastings Public School, 1876-1881

A/c - 31 Dec. 1868

Miscellaneous note

Box 2 Folder 2

Fowlds family Bible; unidentified photo

James S. Fowlds, correspondence 23 March 1834 - 28 Dec. 1858

Letters Received

Box 3 Folder 1

  1. 23 March 1834 (Mrs. Marryat has 1843) Henry to James from Asphodel township re family matters and the Mill

  2. 23 March 1834, the same, typed

  3. 29 July 1843, Henry to James re local affairs viz. Benson Dam, hay crop and business transactions

  4. 29 July 1843, the same, typed

  5. 19 Aug. 1843, Henry M. Fowlds from Asphodel, re everyday affairs

  6. 26 Nov. 1851, William Gilchrist, treasurer of United townships of Asphodel, Belmont and Methuen re pay for one M. Grady, employee

  7. 23 Jan. 1855, D.M. McAleese from Princetown, about his preaching and teaching at Princetown

  8. 10 April 1855, D.M. McAleese, expressing regret on the death of Frederick James

  9. 12 July 1855, D.M. McAleese, from West Milton, a newsy letter

  10. 8 Nov. 1855, D.M. McAleese, from West Milton, re a house to be built by Mr. Brown on his property (see Vol. I, F.1 #5); newsy items

  11. 5 Dec. 1855, Quebec (Imperial Fire Marine and Life Insurance Co.) re policy applications and policy coverage

  12. 25 March 1856, D.M. McAleese, West Milton, concerning a bond he will give Jas.; also news of his change of charge

  13. 5 June 1856, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, New York, re the bond, his proposed trip to Canada and Brown's building

  14. 14 June 1856, P. Pearce, Reeve, Norwood, concerning Public School funds

  15. 9 July 1856, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re the bond

  16. Account for #15

  17. 24 July 1856, William Houston, Glasgow, an apology for not writing

  18. Typescript of #17

  19. 30 Aug. 1856, D. Murdoch, Adjutant- Generals Office, Toronto, re resignation of Lt-Col Walter Scott

  20. 6 Sept. 1856, Henry Fowlds, Quebec, re timber contracts in Quebec

  21. 9 Sept. 1856, Henry Fowlds, Quebec, the same as 20

  22. 12 Sept. 1856, Henry Fowlds, Quebec, timber a/c's and statements

  23. 12 Sept. 1856, Wm. Houston, Glasgow, re personal matters

  24. 4 Oct. 1856, Walter Scott, Lt-Col of 3 Company, Peterborough, concerning his replacement

  25. A copy

  26. 6 Oct. 1856, --- --- re building by Mr. Brown, the question of his legal occupation of the land

  27. 19 Nov. 1856, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re the lot Brown is building

  28. 20 Nov. 1856, envelope addressed to Fowlds from Montgomery Range

  29. 19 Dec. 1856, Wm. Houston, Glasgow, personal matters, railroads in Canada, Far Eastern trade markets, railroads in India and Persia

  30. nd, 1856, Wm. Houston, concerning personal matters

  31. 15 Jan. 1857, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re financial matters in Brown building affairs

  32. 12 Aug. 1857, McAleese, Montgomery Range, re sale of another lot of land in Hastings; his future trip to Canada

  33. 13 March 1858, A. McDougall, Stoney Lake, re one of Fowlds' employees

  34. 1 Dec. 1858, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery, re financial matters

  35. 28 Dec. 1858, McAleese re previous letter of 1 Dec. requesting transfer of $60 funds

  36. 12 April 1859, McAleese, concerning his trip in the summer 1859, and an unsettled a/c of his with Mr. Prescott

  37. 16 Aug. 1859, N. Wallis, Port Hope, re lot 22, 14 concession, Percy, patent delivered for McAleese to Mr. Short, M.P.P.

  38. 19 Aug. 1859, McAleese, Hastings, payment to Ira Brown of 55 dollars to close a/c

(Note: #'s 36-38 used twice)

10 Oct. 1861 - 29 Dec. 1869

Box 3 Folder 2

  1. 10 Oct. 1861, McAleese, giving Fowlds power of attorney over some property

  2. Legal document for same

  3. 17 July 1863, Hugh Leach (Bank of Toronto, Cobourg) concerning money to be raised from Fowlds' property; request for lot descriptions

  4. 19 Oct. 1863, McAleese, re fire which destroyed Woollen factory Sept. 1863; personal matters

  5. 18 Nov. 1863, Andrew Hamilton, Yorkville, re lumber on lot 23, 1 concession Belmont; mining interests in Belmont township

  6. 17 Dec. 1863, J. Foley ___

  7. 16 Jan.1864, N. McConnell, Hastings, (Hastings Mining Co.) assessment of $5 requested from each member of the H.M.Co.

  8. 20 Jan. 1864, McAleese, re woollen mill, death of Jas. mother

  9. 1 March 1864, Jas. Broadhurst, Chittenango, __ credit of Fowlds of $100

  10. 30 May 1864, T. Mather, Keene, re sale of 150 pinesaw logs at Thompson's Landing, Rice Lake

  11. 31 May 1864, Rbt. Dennistoun, Peterborough, re valuation of lot 23, 14 concession Percy; requests Fowlds' advice

  12. 9 July 1864, Rbt. Dennistoun; see #46

  13. 26 July 1864, R.J. Dallas, Manager Peterborough branch, Bank of Montreal, re a/c of Fowlds with bank in Peterborough and Cobourg

  14. 8 Aug. 1864, Dallas, arranging a meeting with Fowlds concerning lumber receipts and accounts

  15. 30 Aug. 1864, G. Orde, Peterborough, re remittance of taxes for south half of lot 6, 3 con. Bexley

  16. 13 Sept. 1864, Smith and Cochrane, Montreal, re note of 15 Aug. due them for $234.13

  17. 29 Sept. 1864, George Stephens, Cobourg, an order for lumber

  18. 29 Sept. 1864, George Stephens, Cobourg, re an unpaid bill of $200

  19. 22 Oct. 1864, Rbt. Dennistoun, Peterborough, re the mortgage of Henry Fowlds' property

  20. 27 Oct. 1864, C.M. Masterson (for Boyd and Stayner, Toronto) - concerns unpaid note of $200 due Bank of Toronto, given to lawyers

  21. 14 Nov. 1864, Smith and Cochrane, Montreal, concerning an order they will not fill due to the slow a/c in the Fowlds' name

  22. 1 Jan. 1865, Helm's Foundery and Machine Shop, Peterborough, an a/c up to 31 Dec. 1864

  23. 6 Jan. 1865, R.J. Dallas, Peterborough, re an overdue bill of $1000 for Fowlds and $165 for Henry Lye

  24. 6 Jan. 1865, A.G. Foley, Norwood, concerning an a/c of $8

  25. 13 Jan. 1865, Samuel Wilmot, Surveyor, re the Warden's Chair in Durham

  26. 13 Feb. 1865, M. Haultain, Quebec, House of Assembly, re petitions of Fowlds received 9 Feb.

  27. 10 March 1865, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, re Fowlds financial problems and legal counsel

  28. 20 March 1865, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, concerning the same (creditors in Montreal)

  29. 9 April 1863, James Cumming, Trenton, - Fowlds in the Insolvent List; relation of Fowlds to council and reeve of Methuen and Belmont

  30. 26 April 1865, John Rork, Saginaw City, Michigan, re timber

  31. 15 May 1865, W. Cluxton, Peterborough, re complete overhaul of Fowlds' books

  32. 1 June 1865, Henry Lye, Trenton, concern re Fowlds' financial position; news re his own business

  33. 11 July 1865, J. Cumming, Trenton, - the Fowlds affairs

  34. 15 July 1865, Samuel Wilmot, Newcastle, re timber contracts (Darlington, Clarke, Cavan)

  35. 14 Aug. 1865, J.F. Dallas, re means and standing of Saul Griffin Jr., Warkworth

  36. 22 Aug. 1865, Asa A. Burnham, Quebec, re lot 6, 8 con. Percy

  37. 25 Sept. 1865, John Barry, re timber transport

  38. 30 Sept. 1865, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough (R. Richardson) re advance of $6000 for Fowlds

  39. 24 Oct. 1865, Rbt. Dennistoun, re acceptance of a/c by Bank of British North American, Toronto

  40. 26 Oct. 1865, Henry Lye, Cincinnati (Leopold and Goodheart) concerning his new position; bitter criticism of some Hastings residents holding his notes

  41. 30 Oct. 1865, Thos. Robinson, East Saginaw, re lot he wishes to buy from Fowlds

  42. 17 Nov. 1865, E.I. Van Ingen, Cobourg, re sale of Forest City (steamer)

  43. 15 Dec. 1865, R. Richardson, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, concerning note for J. Gibson for $500

  44. 19 Dec. 1865, R. Dennistoun, Peterborough, claim of Bank of Toronto on mortgage of $1471.93

  45. 27 Dec. 1865, D. Darling, Montreal, re an unpaid bill, John Sharpe's estate and Henry M. Fowlds debts

  46. 14 March 1866, D. Rose, Town Hall, taxes on lot 1, 6 con. Dummer

  47. 29 May 1866, L. McMaster, payment requested for Henry Devern

  48. 12 Nov. 1866, Edward Matthews, Montreal, re some business with Albany

  49. 16 Dec. 1866, J.B. Wilson, Denver City, concerning his new position and the times of 1866 in Denver

  50. 8 Jan. 1867, R.H. Stephens, Montreal, re a settlement of Fowlds' estate for $12,215.72 and town property in Hastings

  51. 24 Nov. 1868, G.W. Cochrane, Montreal, newsy letter

  52. 1 Jan. 1869, ___, Norwood, concerns property calculated by Fowlds, and Rbt. Lyn; deadline of 15 Jan. set before case put into Chancery

  53. 11 Jan. 1869, T.G. Terry, Wellington, re note he wishes to send to Brighton P.O. from Fowlds

  54. 19 Jan. 1869, Jos. MacKay, Montreal, receipt for bill of 10 Jan for $835

  55. 26 Jan. 1869, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re land transactions, his charge in New York and circuit preaching

  56. 15 Feb. 1869, Adam St. Meyer, Trenton, re his appointment as commander of Regimental Division of East Northumberland

  57. 3 May 1869, K. Cornwallis, New York, re $24 debt to New York Albion

  58. 24 July 1869, Asa A. Burnham, Cobourg, a query as to the East and West halves of lot 5, 7 con. Asphodel

  59. 13 May 1869, Jas. Dennistoun, Peterborough, the transaction of a Capt. Manson in West Half, lot 10, 2 con. Asphodel

  60. 13 July 1869, J. O'Donnell, Capt., Peterborough, re the fire company picnic

  61. 26 July 1869, J. MacKay, Montreal, settling the `Becket' matter

  62. 4 Aug. 1869, L. Quakey, Orono, a call for help concerning lots of land in east Durham

  63. 11 Aug. 1869, J.M. Grover, Colborne, (Registrar's Office, East Riding, co. Northumberland), information re #97

  64. 30 Aug. 1869, Adam St. Meyer, Trenton, $19.41 for enrollment returns

  65. 27 Sept. 1869, D.M. McAleese, Station K, New York, concerning land transactions, health and church affairs

  66. 7 Oct. 1869, Jas. Dennistoun, Peterborough, overdue notice of #314.83 on one Mr. Black's mortgage; financial accounts

  67. 15 Oct. 1869, Henry Lye, Cincinnati, re the solvency of his debts due in Hastings

  68. 22 Oct. 1869, A. McKenzie, Kingston, a query regarding `White Oak Stains'

  69. 29 Oct. 1869, Jas. McCausland, Toronto, money received ($106) for order placed by Fowlds

  70. 23 Nov. 1869, Geo. B. Boyce, Warkworth, re the sale of his hogs

  71. 16 Dec. 1869, Jas. W. Wilson, re a/c of $5

  72. 29 Dec. 1869, G. Brimacombe, Harwood, bill due him from Fowlds for $90

12 Jan. 1870 - 31 Dec. 1879

Box 3 Folder 3

  1. 12 Jan. 1870, John Robson, from Newcastle, re a proposed trip to Toronto to see Samuel Wilmot and the government concerning a memorial

  2. 13 Jan. 1870, Wm. Crosby, Hastings, re money he is collecting to give to Fowlds

  3. 19 Feb. 1870, Jos. MacKay, Montreal, power of attorney given to Fowlds to attend meeting dealing with Becket estate; Becket owed Fowlds and his father money

  4. 16 March 1870, Jos. MacKay, concerning a business affair handled by Fowlds for MacKay

  5. 4 April 1870, Jos. MacKay, closing the deal (#'s 110, 111) with a Mr. Stephenson, assigner

  6. 9 April 1870, Mackay, a $100 payment to Fowlds; criticism of handling of a/c by Stephenson

  7. 27 May 1870, MacKay, re mortgage of one Denis Hemley ($1056)

  8. Oct. 1870, J. Cumming, re sale of timber in Methuen twp.

  9. 2 Oct. 1870, David S. Nelson, Hastings, re an act of his which causes him to write a letter of extreme apology

  10. 7 Nov. 1870, Jos. MacKay, offers 50 shanty blankets for sale

  11. 2 Jan. 1871, Jas. Dimwoodie, Campbellford, requests presence of Fowlds at a party on 12 inst.

  12. 1 Feb. 1871, Ambrose ____, Aylmer, an almost illiterate letter explaining his timber business on the Ottawa river

  13. 20 Feb. 1871, Rbt. Dennistoun, Inverlea (Peterborough) re the procedure of Arbitrators when confronted with contradictory statements (depositions)

  14. 22 Feb. 1871, Jas. Barker, (Cobourg Peterborough Marmora Railroad and Mining Company) re Fowlds order for 16,000 ties

  15. 20 March 1871, Edward Patterson, Asphodel, re difficulty in filling Fowlds' order for ties

  16. 23 March 1871, H. Calcutt, Peterborough, concerning Fowlds boat, Calcutt wishes to use it until his own boat is repaired to pick up timber on the river banks

  17. 28 March 1871, Calcutt, concerning the same; of note, `the locks will never be built'

  18. 29 March 1871, Wm. Helm, Peterborough, requests the measurements of an area which Fowlds will use for a shingle machine

  19. 3 April 1871, Thomas Taylor, Campbellford, requests employment (to run shingle machine)

  20. 9 May 1871, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, thanking Fowlds for his aid

  21. 1 May 1871, George Mitchell, re an (undefined) affair of mutual interest for Fowlds

  22. 17 May 1871, Wm. E. Roxburgh, Norwood, concerning a cheque for the balance due by S. Breckenridge on his mortgage

  23. 19 May 1871, Edward Heathcote, Campbellford, re full amount of judgements and interest up-to-date recovered by him against Geo. Mitchell (#127)

  24. 26 May 1871, A. McCrea, Hastings, an a/c of $2 due from Fowlds

131a. 31 May 1871, H. Bonnycastle, Seymour, order of lumber

  1. 23 June 1871, Adam Holmes, Cobourg, re delivery of shingles by Fowlds

  2. 4 July 1871, Dennistoun, Fairbairn and Cassels, Peterborough, Crosby v Fowlds, sets the time for the Arbitration meeting at 11 July

  3. 5 July 1871, Adam St. Meyer, Trenton, re militia matters

  4. 8 July 1871, Henderson and Henderson, Belleville, re Crosby v Fowlds; arbitration date set ahead to 27 inst.; request for $10 fees

  5. 10 July 1871, J. Cumming, re sale of timber lands

  6. 20 July 1871, Murray Smith, Peterborough, a request for the loan of Fowlds' boat

  7. 28 July 1871, J.G. Phelps, Peterborough, concerns log-running and the loan of Fowlds' boat

  8. 29 July 1871, Jos MacKay, Montreal, re "Lancashire refuses to renew policy... take necessary precautions"

  9. 2 Aug. 1871, Henderson and Henderson, Belleville, re Crosby v Fowlds, a request for statement of Fowlds' defence

  10. 12 Aug. 1871, Henderson and Henderson, further gathering of evidence; the wheat a/c

  11. 15 Aug. 1871, W.C. Young, Norwood, has $1000 he want to invest in a 1st class mortgage; requests if Fowlds wants

  12. 17 Aug. 1871, Irvine ____, Belleville, inquiring about rebuilding of mill; offers turbine wheels

  13. 30 Aug. 1871, N. Manson, Quebec, thanks Fowlds for kindness

  14. 4 Sept. 1871, John Mein, Otonabee, refuses Fowlds' offer to take part in his mill

  15. 29 Sept. 1871, James Hall (Sheriff), Peterborough, asks for Wm. Manson's address

  16. 9 Oct. 1871, John C. Fraser, (Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad) Duluth, requests berth on Grand Junction R.R. when it is constructed

  17. 18 Nov. 1871, I. MacLaren and Co., Wakefield, P.Q., requires reference for one David Askey, applicant for manager of MacLaren's plant

  18. 26 Sept. 1872, G.O. Orde, Peterborough, sending quit claims; plan of lot 5, 9 con. Asphodel

  19. 11 Jan. 1873, a deposition of which only a small part is extant

  20. 5 March 1873, J.W. Farrand to a Mr. Whitehead, from Peterborough, concerning a twister and some cotton waste, he wishes to purchase for his business

  21. 2 April 1873, J. Russ, land surveyor, Vernonville, re lot 14 & 15, 12 con. Percy

  22. 9 June 1873, Russ, re same dispute

  23. 12 July 1873, Thos. J. Dennehy, P.L.S. Norwood, re Percy lots; bill for his labour

  24. 9 Aug. 1873, Russ, re survey of south end of south lots (Blocks Q,R,S,T,U)

  25. 11 Oct. 1873, Thos. J. Dennehy, Norwood, surveying in Hastings

  26. 25 Oct. 1873, Dennehy, $10 receipt for survey plans of Percy twp.

  27. 5 Feb. 1874, James McMaster, Beaverton, cautions the renting of a house to John Sharpe

  28. 12 Feb. 1874, F.W. Haultain, Registry Office, Peterborough, encloses deed to Richardson land, registered with fee of $2

  29. 18 Feb. 1874, Dennistoun Bros. and Hall, Peterborough, re mortgage of late Malcolm McGregor to James Campbell given to them for collection

  30. 28 Feb. 1874, Hentzman and Co., Toronto, re shipment of a piano

  31. 5 March 1874, Dennistoun Bros. further concerning McGregor v Campbell

  32. 19 March 1874, W.J. Whitehead, Cornwall, requesting payment of an order

  33. 23 March 1874, Dennistoun Bros. further on M v C (serving bills of complaint)

  34. 30 March 1874, P.M. Grover, Norwood, a bill of approximately $20 due for towing timber

  35. 30 March 1874, W. Whitehead, Cornwall, re a/c of a Mr. Waterloo

  36. 31 March 1874, Dennistoun Bros., C v M, endorsed affidavit as to ages of Frederick and James Fowlds

  37. 6 April 1874, J. McGroovy, Registry Office, East Riding, Co. Northumberland, re registration of property in the county

  38. 10 April 1874, Wm. H. Niles, requests Fowlds to send him $200

  39. 28 April 1874, _____, Bowmanville, (Bowmanville Furniture Manufacturing Co., Ltd.) re ordering lumber from Fowlds

  40. 7 May 1874, F. Shanley, Toronto (Grand Junction Railway of Canada) inquiring to trade of Fowlds, and Hastings

  41. 8 May 1874, Heintzman and Co., re a certain document which Fowlds is to arrange and sign

  42. 11 May 1874, Boyd, Smith and Co., Peterborough, request quantity of saw logs and boom timber received by Fowlds

  43. 8 June 1874, The Albion (New York), receipt

  44. 9 June 1874, Royal Insurance Company, Peterborough, renewal receipt for policy 530358

  45. 14 June 1874, D. Cook, Cornwall, re renting of Fowlds' mill

  46. 20 June 1874, J.M. Buchanan, (Bank of Montreal), holding of 11 cases of wool knitted goods until further notice

  47. 6 July 1874, N. Manson, Quebec, personal letter

  48. 15 July 1874, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, asking Fowlds to give overdue bill to one Mr. Toms

  49. 20 July 1874, J.M. Buchanan (Bank of Montreal), announces shipping of goods previously stored

  50. 27 July 1874, Buchanan, 10 cases of wool knitted goods held

  51. 19 Aug. 1874, Jas. R. Barker, Cobourg, re brackets on the dam (restraining overflow)

  52. 2 Sept. 1874, Heintzman and Co., receipt for piano and statement of a/c

  53. 16 Dec. 1874, Heintzman, monthly statement

  54. 23 Dec. 1874, Scott and Edwards, Peterborough, re west 23 ft. of Vill. lot 110 South Front and East Bridge St. Hastings (search for title)

  55. 13 Jan. 1875, ____, Peterborough, re rent he is paying for some of Fowlds' property

  56. 2 Feb. 1875, E.A. Macnachtan, Cobourg, re taxes on SW 1/4 of lot 18, 9 con. Percy

  57. 16 Feb. 1875, __, setting up arbitration for a petition of Fowlds

  58. 2 March 1875, J. Blacklock, Toronto, requests renewal of his note

  59. 30 March 1875, Jas. L. Biggar, Parliament House, re an application for one Mr. Huff (Charles)

  60. 5 April 1875, Biggar, receipt of application by Huff

  61. 6 May 1875, Heintzman, receipt of remittance of $50

  62. 12 May 1875, Geo. Barker, Registry Office Peterborough, re lot 12, 5 con. Asphodel and fees ($2)

  63. 2 Aug. 1875, James McMaster, Beaverton, complains of slow business

  64. 11 Sept. 1875, John Garvin (Manager, Aetna Life Insurance Co.) re Fowlds position as dep. attorney and commissioner

  65. 13 Sept. 1875, Dennistoun, re cash value of West Half of lot 4, 5 con. Asphodel

  66. 16 Sept. 1875, S.F. Wood, Belleville, re Grand Junction Railroad

  67. 4 Oct. 1875, W.H. Moore, Peterborough, re cash value of lots 1 & 2 East of Bridge St., Hastings; value of 3/4, lot 13, 7 con. Percy

  68. 5 Oct. 1875, P.P. Cope, Norwood, re iron, Mr. Sharpe brought to him

  69. 28 Dec. 1875, J. Blacklock, re note he holds and shall hold due Fowlds

  70. 30 Dec. 1875, D. Insley, demands deed executed by Fowlds

  71. 18 Nov. 1876, Blacklock, a telegram with financial overtones

  72. 22 Nov. 1876, Blacklock, (same, including a twelve month period to raise a bank draft)

  73. 22 Nov. 1876, G.H. Wilson, manager, Bank of Montreal, in Toronto, an overdue bill of $217.56

  74. 8 Dec. 1876, Geo. N. Yarker, Bank of Montreal, enclosing 2 bank drafts ($100 and $353.51)

  75. 26 Dec. 1876, Yarker, a letter dealing with a matter they shall discuss in Toronto, 27 Dec. 1876

  76. 9 Jan. 1877, Yarker, ditto. (matter dealt with)

  77. 29 July 1877, Blacklock (Toronto Gold Mining Company) re Grand Junction RR (purchase of Rolling Stock)

  78. 3 Jan. 1878, M.C. Cameron, Bank of Montreal v Fowlds, concerns upcoming suit

  79. 7 Jan. 1878, Cameron, trial date changed

  80. 11 Nov. 1878, Cameron, bill of $16 due (for B. of M. v Fowlds case)

  81. 1879, R. Luttrill (Grand Junction and Belleville and North Hastings Railways), concerning tariff rates

  82. 17 March 1879, FWF, Cobourg, B. of M. v Fowlds suit

  83. 31 Dec. 1879, _____, Chicago, personal matters

  84. 31 Dec. 1879, ibid.

7 Jan. 1880 - 1 Nov. 1883

Box 3 Folder 4

  1. 1880, envelope from Toronto, marked `paid' on front-piece

  2. 1880, envelope from Glasgow, marked `via Londonderry'

  3. 7 Jan. 1880, A. McKeand, Toronto, inquiring about land (near water, railroad and stands of white poplar)

  4. 8 Jan. 1880, McMichael, Hoskin and Ogden, Toronto, re Bank of Montreal v Fowlds, fees of $15.93

  5. 16 Jan. 1880, Mrs. James Askers, Stirling, re a stave machine she wants to sell for $75

  6. 24 Jan. 1880, W.H. Weaver, Hespeler, inquiry about possibility of joint stock co. to manufacture worsted yarns, and knitting (encouraged by Grand Junction RR) in old cotton mill at Hastings

  7. 30 Jan. 1880, J.M. Jones, Chicago, a letter of condolence on death of Mrs. Jas. Fowlds

  8. envelope for #222

  9. 30 Jan. 1880, A.J. Robb, Rochester, concerning death of Mrs. Fowlds

  10. 8 Feb. 1880, E.O. Buckford, Toronto, re Hastings, Percy and Asphodel debentures; endorses correct estimate ($22,152.37)

  11. 10 Feb. 1880, Harry F. Sharpe (his nephew), re the death of Mrs. Fowlds

  12. envelope for #226

  13. 15 Feb. 1880, R.C. Strickland, Lakefield, re cutting of logs on Jack's (Lake?) and settled share of $250

  14. 3 March 1880, J.M. Jones, Chicago, re a lot 6 (undefined) which has been deeded to him by a Dean

  15. 8 March 1880, McMichael, Hoskin and Ogden, Toronto, a receipt for $16 fees sent by Fowlds

  16. 15 March 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re fire in mill and Bank of Montreal v Fowlds case

  17. 17 March 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re complaint of Bank of Montreal; their solicitors; their legal position

  18. 19 March 1880, J. Henderson, Bank of Toronto, Cobourg, an endorsed draft of J.A. Howard ($100)

  19. 19 March 1880, G. Bickell, Toronto, consoles on loss of wheat in fire

  20. 24 March 1880, M.M. Meikle, Glasgow (cousin of Mrs. Fowlds), condolences (Wm. J. married Mary Meikle)

  21. 30 March 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re purchase of timber from a Mr. Barber

  22. 6 April 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, continuation of #236

  23. 8 April 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, further developments in Bank of Montreal v Fowlds case

  24. 14 April 1880, ibid.

  25. 16 April 1880, ibid.

  26. 21 April 1880, ibid.

  27. 23 April 1880, ibid.

  28. 28 April 1880, N.J. Butler, Stirling, re lumber he will purchase from Fowlds

  29. 8 May 1880, J. Blacklock, Toronto, moves toward settlement of case (B. of M. v Fowlds)

  30. 9 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, mainly concerns a Mr. Williamson who it seems was willing to move his business to Hastings

  31. 11 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, more re postponed examination of Jas. Fowlds due to his ill health

  32. envelope for #246

  33. 12 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, adjournment for Fall for B. of M. case, convinces Father that all not lost; attempts to bolster his spirits

  34. envelope for 248

  35. 14 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re difficulties arising from request for adjournment

  36. 15 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, adjournment refused

  37. 8 Aug. 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Hastings, family matters incl. change of address of Jas.

  38. envelope dated Aug. 9

  39. envelope addressed to James at Bayview House, Portland, Maine

  40. 18 Aug. 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, note saying that his examinations in Toronto not difficult

  41. 19 Aug. 1880, envelope from $255

  42. 19 Aug. 1880, Meikles, Glasgow, a newsletter

  43. 20 Aug. 1880, W.J. Fowlds, Hastings, personal letter, explains finances and health of Hastings' Fowlds and completion of the dam

  44. 7 Sept. 1880, Geo. Yarker, Bank of Montreal, re a/c of J. Blacklock in view of upcoming chancery sitting for Bank of Montreal v Fowlds

  45. 13 Sept. 1880, Henry Lye, Montreal (National Insurance Co.) re Hastings Cotton Mill, mention of a successful example in Bradford, England

  46. envelope dated Nov. 1880

  47. 10 Dec. 1880, Geo. N. Yarker, Toronto, settlement of $3000

  48. 17 Dec. 1880, J.E. Berkeley Smith, Bursar, University and Colleges, Toronto; requests valuation of S 1/2 lot 3, 8 con. Percy twp.

  49. 9 Feb. 1881, Dennistoun Bros. and Hall, Peterborough, re Shea (property value in lot 15, 6 con. Percy, for sale)

  50. 16 Feb. 1881, Fauquier (?), Grand Junction RR, Belleville, re bullock pens; need to purchase road for approach to pens for RR

  51. 4 March 1881, W. Sutherland, (Grand Junction RR), cc. John Galloway, Keene P.O., $78 cheque to Fowlds

  52. 21 April 1881, W.J. Shaw, Galt, inquiring after Fowlds' building and machinery with purchase in mind

  53. 28 April 1881, Meikles, Glasgow, re land in Hastings, family concerns and Land Leaguers

  54. 16 May 1881, George Ward, Toronto, re Hastings Mill; machinery he has to rent

  55. 3 Aug. 1881, Charles Blackwell (Midland RR of Canada and Grand Junction RR), order for timber for culverts

  56. 5 Aug. 1881, Chas. Blackwell, agrees to Fowlds' price of $13 per 1000

  57. 13 Aug. 1881, Chas. Blackwell, copy of letter of 3rd

  58. 20 Aug. 1881, Julia McDonald, seeking advice from Fowlds about selling her property

  59. 22 Sept. 1881, J.M. Jones, Chicago, newsletter concerning family and dealings in Hastings

  60. 8 Feb. 1882, E.O. Bickford, Toronto re debts incurred against Fowlds

  61. 13 Feb. 1882, ditto, identifies debtor as Maclise

  62. 16 Feb. 1882, ditto, cheque of $100 for Maclise a/c

  63. 12 May 1882, J.W. Jones (?), Cobourg, re Fowlds' health

  64. 27 May 1882, Alan Ferguson, Millbrook, re brick for Clarendon Hotel

  65. 11 July 1882, J.H.A. Scott, Yorkville, offering comfortable lodgings

  66. 7 Sept. 1882, D. Ewing (Sect'y, Liberal Conservative Association), certifies Jas. duly appointed delegate to Convention 13 Sept. 1882

  67. 3 Oct. 1882, W.E. Roxborough, Norwood, to J.H.A. Hall, Yorkville, funds sent as requested (for Fowlds?)

  68. 6 Nov. 1882, J.H.A. Scott, Yorkville, no antecedent for this letter concerning a court case

  69. 7 Nov. 1882, Scott, more including great criticism of W.E. Roxborough

  70. 1882, Scott, same case and story

  71. 10 Nov. 1882, envelope for #285

  72. 16 Jan. 1883, D. Maclise, Belfast, Ireland, speaks of travel in the British Isles

  73. Feb. 1883, E.O. Bickford, more problems with Macline matter

  74. 29 March 1883, Chas. Wynn, Peterborough, acknowledgement of letter of Fowlds of 17th inst.

  75. 30 March 1883, Alex Douglas, Norham, re new hotel for rent in Hastings

  76. envelope for #289

  77. 12 May 1883, E.A. MacNachtan, calls meeting of Council for 12 June 1883

  78. 1 Nov. 1883, E.A. MacNachtan, calls meeting of Council for 11 Dec. 1883

Letters sent, 25 June 1849 - 6 Sept. 1880

Box 3 Folder 5

  1. 25 June 1849, to Margaret Fowlds, family concerns

  2. 4 July 1850, to J.S. Begley, from Belleville, re Crooks' Land on the river and the question of damages to his mill (W L/2 1 4, 8 con. and E 1/2 lot 4, 7 con.) - criticizes Hall's report (1844)

  3. 26 Oct. 1850, to G.W. Nannie, from Asphodel, re flooded lands in lots 1 & 2, 1 con. Asphodel; rejects offer of L30 for his cleared land

  4. 26 Oct. 1850, to Francis Hall, Clerk for the Board of Arbitrators, re same matter, ascertaining damages to property

  5. 29 July 1856, to Peter Pearce, Reeve, Asphodel, (see #14) from Cobourg, (letter actually from a Mr. Rutland) re construction of a `gents' in the school (public) and a bridge (combining counties of Peterborough and Northumberland)

  6. 20 Aug. 1856, to (unnamed) from Toronto, re two lots in Dummer and the difficulties of their acknowledgement; reference to Department of Crown Lands

  7. 23 Aug. 1856, to (unnamed) from Hastings, same land settlement; speaks of mill and mentions (M?) Boyd (local lumber merchant); family matters (mother, Eliza)

  8. 11 May 1863, to Malcolm McGregor, from Hastings, re Margaret's illness

  9. 20 June 1863, to Rev. D.M. McAleese, re the economics of running the mill; (eg. tariffs, samples of produce); reference to J. Blacklock

  10. 22 Jan. 1864, to `Mr.' Walker, from Hastings, re an unpaid note

  11. 4 Feb. 1865, to Darling, Montreal, re a/c with Bank of Montreal; difficulties of operating a business (see earlier letters)

  12. 7 June 1865, to Jos. MacKay, Montreal, re a/c with Bank of Montreal (see earlier letters)

  13. 1 Jan. 1868, receipt of L5.13.9 for G. Burnham M.D.

  14. 1 Jan. 1868, oath of deposition sworn before Richard Birdsall concerning attack of his (F's) person

  15. 24 Feb. 1869, to G.N. Assilton, Gananoque, re census of village; description of village population industry, etc.

  16. 3 Nov. 1870, to Darling from Hastings, re an unsold portion of property; negotiations with W.E. Roxburgh, Norwood; suggests $500 price

  17. 12 May 1874, exports and imports reported in letter to F. ____

  18. 18 July 1874, to W.J. Buchanan, Manager, Bank of Montreal, Toronto, re shipping of goods held by Bank (see earlier letters)

  19. 6 Sept. 1880, to G. W. Yarker, Manager, Bank of Montreal (refer to #'s 205, 206, 207, 259, 262)

312a. 14 March 1881, to G. Fauquier, re the road on town line (see #265)

Papers as councillor; legal papers 1850-1869

Box 3 Folder 6

  1. 17 Nov. 1851, commission of Fowlds as Queen's Bench commissioner

  2. 1 Dec. 1857, indenture of lease between D.M. McAleese of Percy twp. and William C. Clarke of Percy twp., concerning lot 21, 12 con. Percy -- Fowlds the agent, J. Sharpe the witness

  3. 19 Dec. 1859, called for evidence to Court and Petty Jury; bill of indictment against William Clarke

  4. 24 Dec. 1860, summons to Court of Common Pleas at suit of Bank of Toronto (ten days hence): claim of $800

  5. 14 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds: mortgage contract of J. Kemp and D. Bartley; clearance of title for building owned by J. W. Roberts

  6. 14 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds: payment of debts of Alexander McDonnell; clearance of title to building owned by Roberts

  7. 15 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds; payment of debts of J. W. Roberts; resigns all title to building (#'s 317 & 318) to Henry Lye

  8. 15 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds, by Roberts and Lye, the contract concerning building in Hastings; Roberts to work for Lye

  9. 20 Feb. 1862, statement of a/c, the municipality of Asphodel: Henry Lye and Chas. Sheppard auditors; Jas. Fowlds councillor

  10. 6 Jan. 1864, contract, Fowlds with H. Cumming, Alnwick twp.; sale of pine timber on lot 16, 5 con. Alnwick. Pine on con. line between 4 & 5 con. of Alnwick

  11. 13 Nov. 1868, discharge of mortgage by William M. Orr sworn before Fowlds; mortgage held of Andrew Linn, Hastings

  12. 5 Jan. 1869, articles of agreement, John Breckenridge with United Counties of Northumberland and Durham and Peterborough

Militia rolls and accounts

Box 3 Folder 7

  1. nd, militia rolls

  2. 5 June 1848, Jas. Fowlds made quarter-master of 3rd battalion Peterborough militia

  3. 16 Feb. 1869, appointed captain in Reserve Militia #5 Company Division, Regimental Division of East Northumberland

  4. envelope for #327

  5. Canada - Reserve Militia, enrolment instructions and appointments, 1869

  6. Militia rolls, #5 Company Division, Regimental Division, East Northumberland (6 March 1869)

  7. 7 March 1870, Fowlds made captain of #5 Company Division

Notes, memos, 1855-1884

Box 3 Folder 8

  1. nd, receipt book

  2. nd, memo

  3. nd, memo

  4. nd, postscript, Johnson and Brown mentioned: note letters from McAleese

  5. 14 Sept., Barbara MacGregor, writing to her aunt (Mrs. Fowlds?)

  6. 21 Dec., memo of an a/c

  7. 18 May 1855, phrenological charts of Jas. Fowlds by H. Pollock M.D., explanation of Fowlds character

  8. 5 Dec. 1863, receipt by J. Campbell of $20 from McGregor (see letters concerning Campbell v MacGregor suit)

  9. 1864, expenditures of Percy twp.

  10. 9 Nov. 1865, receipt from G. Willar

  11. 1 April 1866, New York Albion, receipt of payment

  12. 13 Feb. 1869, funeral notice of Malcolm McGregor

  13. 1872, picnic, assorted papers concerning picnic held to support Hastings cemetery

  14. 16 Feb. 1874, New York Albion, receipt of payment

  15. 5 Oct. 1874, New York Albion, remittance of $8 requested

  16. 1 Jan. 1875, Daily Intelligencer, Belleville (M. Bowell), remittance of $1.66 due

  17. 28 Jan. 1875, re #347

  18. 1874-1875, receipts

  19. 5 March 1875, Intelligencer, $1.66 remitted

  20. 1882-1883, accounts

  21. 21 Dec. 1883, Jas. Middleton, memo of an account

  22. nd, envelope

  23. Funeral notice of James S. Fowlds

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Feb. 1906

Box 4 Folder 1

13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Dec. 1877 Letters arrived in this time period only from James S. Fowlds and Lewis Fowlds.

Jas. S. Fowlds: 1,2,4,6,7,9,11,15-17, 21, 23-28, 30-31, 33-36, 38-39, 42

Lewis Fowlds: 3,5,8,10,12-14,19- 20,22,29,32,37,40-1

5 Jan. 1878 - 6 Dec. 1879

Box 4 Folder 2

Correspondence as Box 4 Folder 1 Jas. S. Fowlds: 43-45, 47-48, 50, 53 (see bank correspondence), 56-57 (see bank correspondence), 60-63 (see bank correspondence), 65-70,72-75,76 (see bank correspondence), 81 (see Grand Junction RR correspondence), 82-86, 88, 90-107 (see bank correspondence)

Lewis Fowlds: 46,49,51-52,54-55,58- 59,71,80,87,89

*25 Feb. 1880 - 20 Dec. 1888

Box 4 Folder 3

Jas. Fowlds: 108-116,118-125,127-128

  1. 10 May 1880, E.O. Bickford, to E. Fauquier re construction of piers

  2. 7 Nov. 1880, E.F. Robb, Rochester, re his proclamation of support for the Republican party

also letters 131, 133, 135, 140

  1. 3 June 1881, F.J. Fotheringham, Santa Monica, writes of life in California

  2. Davisville, Yolo Co. (Fotheringham) remarks on number of consumptives in California, and number of Canadians (Ontarians)

Maggie Fowlds: 132, 137, 138, 144

Theresa Fowlds (writes about Maggie's illness): 134, 136, 139, 141, 142, 143

  1. 28 Oct. 1885, T.S. Clarke, Manager, Bank of Montreal, receipt of $16 for ammunition

  2. 20 Dec. 1888, Harry W. Raxhad, Montreal, re death of his son and Fowlds' consoling letters

16 Feb. 1891 - 18 Dec. 1906

Box 4 Folder 4

  1. 16 Feb. 1891, McCarthy, Osler, Hoskin and Creelman, Toronto, re settlement of claims with Railways and Canals department

  2. 29 July 1891, A.F. Moore, re claim for damages

  3. 10 July 1894, McCarthy, Osler, Hoskin and Creelman, department had abandoned claim to clause forbidding Fowlds to alter or straighten raceway

  4. 12 Dec. 1895, Richard B. Rogers, superintending engineer, Trent Canal, a tracing and description of Canal land at Hastings

  5. description mentioned in #150

  6. 6 Aug. 1897, envelope addressed to Fowlds from New York

  7. 26 Jan. 1901, H.M. Fowlds, the postal addresses of the employees of Fowlds Bros.

  8. 12 Aug. 1901, letters of Antonia Solis (brother-in-law of Fowlds) asking Fowlds to take care of his daughter (F's niece) Mary

  9. 12 Oct. 1901, Luis Mas Gutierrez, Valencia, announces the death of Antonio Solis

  10. 14 Oct. 1901, Emilia Solis, from Santa Elena, re death of her father (Antonia Solis)

  11. 21 Oct. 1901, testaments of Antonia Solis

  12. 20 March 1905, W.M. Fowlds, postmaster, re mail deliveries to the Fowlds Bros.

159-181. correspondence of H.A. Mulhern, Manager The Central Milling Company, Peterborough, re proposition by Fowlds of sale of his mill

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 16 March 1913 - 25 Feb. 1919; notes, bills, Spanish prisoner letters of Solis

Box 5 Folder 1

Undated correspondence from Donald (his son)

  1. 15 June

  2. 24 Jan.

  3. 28 Aug., writes on general wartime affairs, placement of troops, whereabouts of Helen (Fowlds)

  4. 24 Sept.

Correspondence from Donald, 16 March 1913 - 25 Oct. 1918

Box 5 Folder 2

  1. 16 March 1913, Preeceville, Saskatchewan, in training

  2. 26 Oct. 1913, Glenavon, Saskatchewan, in training

  3. 13 May 1916, ___, Belgium, a war letter (trench life, etc.)

  4. 24 April 1917, France

  5. 29 May 1917, B.E.F. news of Helen and trench life

  6. 30 May 1917, official letter (`I am quite well', etc.)

  7. 7 July 1917, B.E.F. French army, airplane attacks

  8. 25 July 1917, B.E.F. change of position, news of Helen

  9. 28 July 1917, official letter

  10. 8 Aug. 1917, B.E.F. French village billets, Fowlds' boat back home, news of Eric

  11. 26 Aug. 1917, no sign of move

  12. 9 Sept. 1917, coffee talk

  13. 5 Nov. 1917, news of Helen, Canadian press reaction to Allied offensive

  14. 6 Dec. 1917, Allied offensive

  15. 11 Dec. 1917, official letter

  16. 3 Jan. 1918, unsettled life of soldier, his story of Cambrai

  17. 10 Jan. 1918, notes that he seldom sees Canadian troops

  18. 4 March 1918, entry of U.S. into war

  19. 18 April 1918, wounded in action (in left arm)

  20. 8 May 1918, coffee talk

  21. 21 May 1918, at divisional reinforcement camp

  22. 30 June 1918, Austrians stopped, American involvement, news from Helen

  23. 20 July 1918, inactive life

  24. 8 Sept. 1918, dull letter, cafes and beer in France

  25. 4 Oct. 1918, allied offensive, Austrian resistance, PoW's

  26. 25 Oct. 1918, news from Helen

Correspondence from Eric, 14 Jan. 1914 - 6 April 1916 (212-263)

Box 5 Folder 3

  1. nd, Val Cartier One, dull

  2. 14 Jan. 1914, Lark Hill Camp, dull

  3. 31 Aug. 1914, Val Cartier, training and equipment

  4. 25 Sept. 1914, waiting for marching orders

  5. 18 Oct. 1914, S.S. Zeeland, headed for Plymouth, discipline, English railroads, route marches

  6. 2 Nov. 1914, Salisbury Plain, dull

  7. 6 Dec. 1914, Lark Hill Camp, Divisional Engineers Camp, Canadian Expeditionary Force, building camps

  8. 9 Dec. 1914, `Christmas letter', describes life in company huts

  9. 5 Jan. 1915, Christmas-time, his discoveries in London, rumours of move to France

  10. money orders mentioned in #220

  11. 31 Jan. 1915, Idworth, moving to France, gives his future mailing address

  12. 3 March 1915, first mention of Marryat; billets in France; airplanes, artillery (war effort), trench life

  13. 3 March 1915, official letter

  14. 11 March 1915, official letter

  15. 24 March 1915, trench life in battle; reflections on battle theatre

  16. 29 March 1915, no word of moving, letter from Department of Railways and Canals

  17. 29 March 1915, waiting for advance; news from Helen

  18. 4 April 1915, First Canadian Contingent, British Expeditionary Force, Second Field Co., Canadian Engineers; move coming

  19. 20 April 1915, official letter

  20. 25 April 1915, official letter

  21. 3 May 1915, personal letter, mentions relief at having survived last battle

  22. 8 May 1915, Canadian troop advances; describes French soldiers uniform; remarks on number of casualties

  23. 19 May 1915, rumours of early peace; billeting in France; news from Helen

  24. 31 May 1915, official letter

  25. 5 June 1915, mentions write-up of Montreal Star on division

  26. 9 June 1915, news from Helen; queries election results back home

  27. 13 June 1915, rumors of move

  28. 30 June 1915, nothing of interest, thanks fro tobacco

  29. 4 July 1915, gives daily routine on July 1st; news from Helen; writes about war (game)

  30. 13 July 1915, official letter

  31. 19 July 1915, official letter

  32. 21 July 1915, fighting news, Ypres, coal strikes

  33. 25 July 1915, official letter

  34. 31 July 1915, official letter

  35. 31 July 1915, mentions allowance on envelopes

  36. 3 Aug. 1915, philosophies on war; news from Helen, (in Malta); dull, life in reserve

  37. 20 Aug. 1915, recalls Punch cartoon on trench-digging Canada's reputation in England

  38. 29 Aug. 1915, official letter

  39. 9 Sept. 1915, official letter

  40. 15 Sept. 1915, official letter

  41. 24 Sept. 1915, official letter

  42. 1 Oct. 1915, official letter

  43. 7 Oct. 1915, official letter

  44. 20 Oct. 1915, official letter

  45. 7 Nov. 1915, official letter

  46. 27 Nov. 1915, BACK IN ENGLAND: Lutton House, Selling, Faversham, Kent

12 March 1916 - 25 Feb. 1919

Box 5 Folder 4

  1. 1916, Lutton House, theories on conscription, especially of `talk of Canada raising 5,000,000 men'

  2. 1916, Lutton House, speaks of chat with Heeman, representative of Montreal Gazette; more on conscription (Lord Derby)

  3. 12 March 1916, Zeppelin raids; tightening-up of censorship

  4. 28 March 1916, news from Marryat and Don, none from Helen, gives Marryat's address

  5. 6 April 1916, not much news except further talk about Zeppelins

  6. 13 April 1916, the war: Russians, Zeppelins, sees it as continuing for three more years

263a. 3 May 1916

  1. 8 May 1916, small description of countryside

  2. 11 May 1916, Zepp raids, mail to France

  3. 15 June 1916, Kitchener's death, news from Don, none from Marryat

  4. 27 June 1916, Lutton House, reports that 2nd Battalion `rumoured all cut to pieces'; mentions price of stock in Faversham

  5. 19 Oct. 1916, Lympne Castle C.C.H.; Lympne in Hythe; with Don in London; moving into Intelligence

  6. 20 Jan. 1917, Crowborough, camp conditions; news from Helen

  7. 24 Feb. 1917, official letter

  8. 3 May 1917, official letter

  9. 16 May 1917, official letter

  10. 7 June 1917, official letter

  11. 24 June 1917, official letter

  12. 10 July 1917, official letter

275a. 1917, B.E.F., general information

  1. 28 July 1917, news from Don and Helen; describes battle scene

  2. 2 Aug. 1917, conscription, food question in England

  3. 4 Oct. 1917, only news of projected leaves

  4. 26 Oct. 1917, conscription, French offensive, attitude that Germans (Fritz) badly beaten

  5. 13 Nov. 1917, battle conditions

  6. 27 Nov. 1917, official letter

  7. 29 Dec. 1917, news from Don and Fort Garry Co., election in Canada and conscription

  8. 1 May 1918, Seaford (England): paucity of food, news of Don

  9. 24 Oct. 1918, news of Helen; describes weather

  10. 17 Nov. 1918, running class in Map Reading; brief mention of Armistice

  11. 25 Feb. 1919, giving Sapper Eric Fowlds address to F.W. Fowlds

Copies of letters sent, 22 April 1880 - 6 Oct. 1905

Box 5 Folder 5

  1. 22 April 1880, to G.B. Shaw, from Hastings, re the construction of a Cotton Factory

  2. 28 June 1902, to `Shea', re value of a stretch of land inquired about

  3. 6 Oct. 1905, to H.A. Mulhern (see 159 - 1810): his offer stands at $24,000. He explains his estimate and criticizes Mulhern's informants

  4. 18 Feb. 1919, to Adjutant-General, Militia Department, Ottawa, Ontario. Requests whereabouts of Eric

(NOTE: #'s 287-290 used twice)

Notes, memos, legal papers

Box 5 Folder 6

  1. 5 April 1876, admission as apprentice to Provincial Surveyors, Ontario

  2. 5 July 1877, bound to serve John D. Armour, Cobourg (solicitor)

  3. 21 May 1878, duly admitted to Law Society of Upper Canada

  4. 1884, accounts of M.A. Fowlds with F.W. Fowlds

  5. 6 July 1885, receipt for $.50 from F.W.F.

  6. 8 July 1885, receipt for $8.00 from F.W.F.

  7. 18 July 1885, articles requested by Fowlds forwarded by Kingston and Pembroke

  8. 30 July 1885, shooting practice results

  9. 3 Aug. 1885, receipt for $16.00 for ammunition

  10. 11 Aug. 1885, receipt of 1 box cartridges from Sharbot Lake to Norwood

  11. 20 Aug. 1885, another receipt from same source

  12. 28 Aug. 1885, Hastings Rifle Association, receipt of $1.50 from Howard and Sons

  13. 28 Oct. 1885, receipt for $16.00 for ammunition

  14. 30 Oct. 1885, Militia Store Office, Kingston, Snider Ball Ammunition requisition

  15. 2 Nov. 1885, receipt for 1 box ammunition

  16. 4 Nov. 1885, Hastings Rifle Association, receipt from J. Peters (Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, etc.), Hastings

  17. 6 Aug. 1887, American Architect and Building News, #606

  18. 27 Dec. 1888, marriage registration of F.W. Fowlds

  19. 9 Dec. 1893, American Architect and Building News, #937

  20. 1 Dec. 1894, ditto: #988

  21. 23 July 1897, Dinah Gray et al, power of attorney given to F.W.F.

  22. nd, Inland Architect and News Record, #4

  23. 16 Oct. 1901, Copia de la Escritura de testamento Otorgada por Antonia Solis Ros a favour de Emilia Solis Fowlds ante el Notario (in Valencia) Spanish prisoner letters

  24. 1 April 1902, F.W. Fowlds to Margaret A. Fowlds, assignment of agreement (indenture) to title of land owned by Wm. Hill

  25. 16 Jan. 1904, F.W. Fowlds to Margaret A. Fowlds, assignment of agreement (indenture) to title of land owned by Wm. Londerville

  26. 1904, accounts of M.A. Fowlds

  27. 15 Dec. 1906, L.F. Clarry, Solicitor for Union Bank of Canada (Warkworth), re F.W. Fowlds, refuses to support Fowlds need for funds

  28. 4 March 1909, Union Bank to F.W. Fowlds et al, notice of exercising power of sale, demands payment of $4750.38 and interest

  29. 28 Oct. 1911, Auditoria de Guerra de Cartagena (A.R. Roland), in Spanish

  30. 21 July 1914, Commission appointing Fowlds Notary Public

317-320. memos, notes, undated

Correspondence of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Fowlds

From Donald, 18 Feb. 1912 - 20 Oct. 1912 and undated

Box 6 Folder 1

  1. nd, Thorncliffe, news from Helen, local news and queries

  2. nd, local news, ball team, bank business

  3. nd, Glenavon, bank business; living in small towns in the West, his experiences

  4. nd, Glenavon, penitentiary commission report, his ideas; weather

  5. nd, La Fleche, Saskatchewan, news from Helen, Fred; describes conditions of country around where he lives

  6. nd, La Fleche, country, crop and volunteers

  7. nd, La Fleche, bank business; writes of Helen; ideas on German advances

  8. 18 Feb. 1912, Winnipeg, chatty letter (just moved to the West, he describes initial reactions)

  9. 24 Feb. 1912, Winnipeg, social life

  10. 10 March 1912, Winnipeg, bridge club in Hastings; his Aunt Edna (actress); hockey in Winnipeg; militia drill

  11. 22 March 1912, nostalgia

  12. 17 May 1912, business shop talk; mentions that unemployed mainly Russians and Austians

  13. 13 Aug. 1912, penniless, pay increase, theatre, family questions

  14. 15 Sept. 1912, Yorkton, chatty letter

  15. 20 Oct. 1912, chatty letter

From Donald, 3 Jan. 1913 - 7 Dec. 1913

Box 6 Folder 2

  1. 3 Jan. 1913, Yorkton, thanks for Christmas amenities

  2. 5 Feb. 1913, birthday greetings; Don to move to Preece; social life

  3. 16 Feb. 1913, Preeceville, business

  4. 6 Sept. 1913, Glenavon, optimistic about life in Glenavon; speaks of his way of life

  5. 10 Oct. 1913, asks of family; speaks of his hunting; and of crops harvest

  6. 2 Nov. 1913, now pessimistic about Glenavon, `one of the poorest towns you would find'

  7. 23 Nov. 1913, very pessimistic, noting interesting to repeat

  8. 7 Dec. 1913, regrets life in Glenavon; repeats his daily routine, one aspect of his life which he finds enjoyable

5 Jan. 1914 - 24 Sept. 1916

Box 6 Folder 3

  1. 5 Jan. 1914, Glenavon, business talk shop

  2. 10 April 1914, weather; his digs; business affairs; his health

  3. 26 April 1914, gopher-shooting, business

  4. 28 May 1914, bank inspection; Wolsely, Sask., financial situation, I.O.D.E.

  5. 31 May 1914, news from Helen; local affairs; his dental situation

  6. 26 March 1915, Preeceville - stranger in a strange land, he describes first days there; news of Edna

  7. 26 April 1915, Pelly, Sask., volunteered for the war; describes Red River in flood conditions; wants to leave `small town' atmosphere of Saskatchewan

  8. 21 May 1915, into Fort Garry Horse; (Winnipeg) begins to talk about the war; inquires after family

  9. 15 July 1915, Doukhabor villages; alcohol outlets in Pelly; Pelly boys at front (war); describes peculiar types he has dealt with in Pelly

  10. 19 Dec. 1915, how he is going to spend Christmas

  11. 20 Feb. 20, 1916, temperance in Manitoba; says boys enlisted to `escape' from Pelly

  12. 9 April 1916, impatient to get into war; business shop talk; weather report; basically the letter of a malcontent

  13. 24 Sept. 1916, Witley Camp, overseas, describes the countryside; reminiscences of journey and first few days

From Donald: 1 March 1917 - 30 Dec. 1917

Box 6 Folder 4

  1. 1 March 1917, British Expeditionary Force, war news (soldiers billets, trench life, etc.)

  2. 22 May 1917, sees long war shaping up; family gossip; rations; speaks of his troop

  3. 31 May 1917, official letter

  4. 7 June 1917, short letter informing them of his troop position and news from Helen

  5. 26 June 1917, news from Eric; `up the line' hoping to see American troops

  6. 19 July 1917, no fighting; describes country after fighting

  7. 2 Aug. 1917, billeted; news from Helen and Eric

  8. 3 Sept. 1917, preparing for winter billets; news from Helen (Scotland); cavalry field-day

  9. 28 Sept. 1917, peace-time soldiering: he finds it boring and letters come with difficulty

  10. 28 Oct. 1917, describes billet; disclaims his desire to be an officer

  11. 11 Dec. 1917, inactive; talks of

General note

From Donald, 17 Jan. 1918 - 25 Sept. 1918

Box 6 Folder 5

  1. 17 Jan. 1918, weather, talks of inactive life

  2. 13 Feb. 1918, inactive, no casualties, battle noise mentioned; news from Eric; newspaper accounts of war

  3. 25 April 1918, German offensive; American troop movements

  4. 12 May 1918, more enjoyable billet; social life of films and concerts

  5. 29 June 1918, writes of poppies in bloom; food situation; newspaper accounts of action; American troops

  6. 29 Aug. 1918, speaks of leave in England with Eric and Helen; glad to get back to France; notes Germans in retreat

  7. 3 Sept. 1918, inactive since return from England, talks of his horse

  8. 25 Sept. 1918, hostility of villagers to cavalry after some troops mistreated them; poppy seeds; mentions poem `In Flander's Fields'

Correspondence from Eric (with Mrs. Elizabeth Fowlds)

20 July 1909 - 14 Dec. 1915

Box 7 Folder 1

  1. nd, coffee talk

  2. nd, letter from Peterborough, nothing of interest

  3. nd, letter from Toronto, job opportunity

  4. 20 July 1909, enrolled in school of science

  5. 4 Feb. 1912, school life; his subjects and attempts at relaxation

  6. 28 Aug. 1914, Val Cartier One: daily routine; camp spirit

  7. 26 Sept. 1914, Val Cartier: Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, ibid.

  8. 1 Oct. 1914, S.S. Zeeland: en route, gives London address

  9. 2 Oct. 1914, postcard of S.S. Zeeland

  10. 12 Oct. 1914, S.S. Zeeland; writes of trip; health; describes convoy

  11. 14 Oct. 1914, (letter to Mr. Fowlds) S.S. Zeeland: in sight of land; notes future training on Salisbury to compensate for training in Canada

  12. 7 Jan. 1915, Lark Hill: writes of their future plans presently under discussion; describes London and English way of life; war situation

  13. 1915, Downe Hall, Kent: more on English life and some talk about conditions in France

  14. 1915, Faversham, Christmas greetings

  15. 1915, Selling, three weeks leave at Luton

  16. 1915, one week leave

  17. 23 Jan. 1915, Lark Hill Camp - mix- up in pay; rumours of move; camp routine

  18. 18 Feb. 1915, France - first indication of censorship; understandably an innocuous letter

  19. 25 Feb. 1915, official letter (field service post card)

  20. 27 Feb. 1915, France - at the front, bills; news from Helen

  21. 18 May 1915, France - written after sinking of L.; weather, comments on news from home; mentions some old buddies still alive in war

  22. 30 May 1915, official letter

  23. 1 June 1915, France - news from Helen; army life v civil

  24. 7 June 1915, telegram - acknowledges that he is alright

  25. 11 June 1915, official letter

  26. 15 June 1915, France - talks of Lusitania; companionship with Marryat

  27. 26 June 1915, official letter

  28. 19 July 1915, news from Helen; remarks that this is the end of his first year there

  29. 9 Aug. 1915, France - Canadian mail slow; news of his company (officers batmen, etc.)

  30. 19 Aug. 1915, enjoying life; news from Helen

  31. 8 Sept. 1915, inactive; trench life `romance of war'; news from Dardenelles; eye problem

  32. 26 Sept. 1915, his calculus and trigonometry; original personnel from Val Camp all gone (dead, wounded, ill)

  33. 11 Oct. 1915, France - battle theatre (artillery); meals; describes some of his cronies

  34. 20 Oct. 1915, official letter

  35. 22 Oct. 1915, battle theatre; morale; possibility of a commission; talks of being in the battle (`through the mill')

  36. 6 Nov. 1915, going on leave; reassures E. of Helen's health

  37. 14 Dec. 1915, Luton House Selling - Convalescent Hospital for Canadian Soldiers. New Year greetings: more information on the idea of a commission

16 Jan. 1916 - 18 Dec. 1923

Box 7 Folder 2

  1. 1916, amusing letter with a small poem at end

  2. 16 Jan. 1916, Luton House gives daily route at Hospital; describes inmates and nursing staff; some news of Helen

  3. 19 Jan. 1916, asks for books (continues to study surveying and construction methods)

  4. 1 Feb. 1916, busy at books, etc.; not anxious to return to Front

  5. 20 March 1916, same as #97, travels in Kent

  6. 26 March 1916, nondescript

  7. 24 June 1916, speaks of the petty politics inside a regiment; motoring in Kent

  8. envelope for #100

  9. 15 Feb. 1917, postcard

  10. 4 March 1917, Base, nostalgia for Hastings; homesickness

  11. 9 June 1917, official letter

  12. 5 Oct. 1917, official letter

  13. 28 Oct. 1917, Salisbury Plain, disillusionment with army life

  14. 26 Nov. 1918, war over, coming home

  15. 10 Dec. 1918, Seaford, bored; letter from Helen; food from home

  16. 7 March 1921, Kilo 100 (Tampico Tamps, Mexico); first letter on new job

  17. 25 Sept. 1921, Kilo 100, changing jobs, going to Chijol

  18. 17 Sept. 192(?), F.C. Mexicano, Zimapan, Hidalgo, Mexico, nothing of any but ordinary interests (an eclipse)

  19. 29 Nov. 192(?), Las Adjuntas: life in Mexico, language, etc., Presbyterian revival in Canada

  20. 7 Dec. 192(?), Compania der Ferrocarril Mexicano, Christmas greetings

  21. 27 March 1923, Apailado, Mexico, shop talk; job-seeking

  22. 22 July 1923, Hacienda de Tzijay, his programme of work, future plans, Church union of Hastings

  23. 7 April 192(?), job offer in Venezuala; Catholic question in Mexico

  24. 19 Oct. 192(?), Manzanillo, Mexico; in his own words `nothing much to yarn about'

  25. 4 Dec. 192(?), Manzanillo, new job

  26. 9 Dec. 1923, Adjunta, relates his health, business conditions

  27. 18 Dec. 1923, Los Camarones, flora in Mexico; living conditions landmarks and sights

Correspondence from Helen (Fowlds), undated from Toronto before embarking for England; aboard S.S. Zeeland

Box 7 Folder 3

121-128. nd, writes of nursing in Toronto and later voyage to England

Correspondence from London

Box 7 Folder 4

129-145. nd, probably 1915-1916; from various points in London, sightseeing, war-time events; news of Don and Eric; nursing life

Correspondence from England, 1915-1918

Box 7 Folder 5

  1. nd, Glasgow; describes Scotland

147-148. nd, Folkestone, experiences in England

  1. nd, Matlock Bath, news from brothers

150-167. nd, no place names, addresses, etc.

  1. nd, Matlock Bath

Correspondence from France

Box 8 Folder 1

169-170. nd, Boulogne-sur-mer: censorship; family news

171-172. nd, Dunkirk: in France, billeting and travel

173-174. nd, No. 1 Can. Stationary Hospital: battle news

175-199. nd, np: nothing that Eric and Don might have said

(186. no signature but in Eric's handwriting)

Correspondence and papers (notes)

Correspondence from the Mediterranean and Aegean

Box 8 Folder 2

200-203. nd, Cairo

204-205. nd, Salojica

206-218. nd, Lemnos

  1. nd, Malta

220-222. nd, miscellaneous letters, no postal address

  1. nd, waiting for Gerald (Marryat); civil life

Notes, abstracts, papers

Box 8 Folder 3

224-228. list of wills given to Gerald Marryat (and Mrs. Marryat)

229-230. nd, herein follows the bills received by the Marryat's

  1. 1920

232-233. 1927

235-244. 1930

245-312. 1931

313-346. 1932

347-349. 1933

350-352. 1935

353-354. 1936

  1. 1939

356-357. 1942

358-359. 1943

360-362. two envelopes to contain these bills

  1. letter dated 5 Feb. 1875; a receipt

Correspondence of Margaret Fowlds

Box 8 Folder 4

12 March 1876, Lewis Fowlds, Hastings, re band concert in Westwood; Daily Life

Correspondence and war reports, etc.

Box 9 Folder 1

  1. nd, from Eric in France; news of Helen and rationing

  2. 31 March 1915, from Eric in France; trench life

  3. 13 Feb. 1916, from Eric; a snapshot postcard of himself

Miscellaneous items

Box 9 Folder 2

  1. nd, promotion exams Jr IV to Sr IV

  2. nd, promotion results

  3. 28 Jan. 1908, reference from Hastings druggist concerning D. Fowlds

  4. 20 July 1903, entrance examination passed for admittance to High School

  5. a composition of E. Fowlds

  6. nd, snapshot postcard, explains picture of three men on reverse side

10-16. newspaper accounts of battle of Cambrai 8 Oct. 1918

17-31. accounts of Fowlds' death: obituaries, testament, etc.

  1. 4 Aug. 1915, D.G. Fowlds appointed Commissioner to administer oaths

  2. photo of Donald in uniform

  3. postcard from Eric: nd/np

Letters sent

  1. 4 July (1912?), to his grandma, re local festivities (Donald)

Eric Fowlds - Correspondence

Correspondence 21 Aug. 1914 - 14 April 1929

Box 10 Folder 1

  1. 21 Aug. 1914, leave of absence from Department of Railways and Canals

1a. 26 June 1916, official letter from Marryat

  1. 12 July 1916, from D. McGrath, Belgium re one `George Moore' and Marryat (Gerald)

  2. 30 Aug. 1916, telegram notification of F.W. Fowlds death

  3. 10 Feb. 1919, disembarkation orders

  4. 14 April 1919, discharge notice

Miscellaneous materials

Box 10 Folder 2

6-12. 1903(?), public school examinations results

13-23. 1912, annual examinations, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

  1. 1910, class list of same Faculty

  2. 26 Nov. 1910, songs, parodies and yells, for a football game at Hamilton

  3. 26 Jan. 1911, University of Toronto Glee Club, concert

  4. 6 Aug. 1918, appointment as Lieutenant in the Canadian militia

  5. address of Eric at Vera Cruz

  6. address of Eric (McSwiney and Fowlds Contractors) at Tampico, Tamps

Box 10 Folder 3

30-31. nd, composition and spelling results

32-33. July 1908, junior matriculation examination for Norwood

(32. July 1905, entrance to Norwood High School approved)

  1. nd, a poem by James Haversham

  2. 1909, class dinner, 1909

36-37. 1910-1911, annual banquet, 2nd Field Co. Canadian Engineers

  1. 1919, welcome home letter from reeve of Hastings

  2. 28 March 1919, discharge papers

  3. 15 March 1920, letter from one of his employees to another, complaining of Fowlds arrogant manner

41-42. pictures of Fowlds, nd

  1. Officer's Record of Services book

Box 10 Folder 4

  1. picture of Rice Lake

  2. 18 Jan. 1912, 23rd annual dinner (Faculty of Applied Science)

  3. 7 Feb. 1921, diary of Fowlds at Tampico

47-49. construction pictures

  1. 24 May 1921, "The Lament of the Demobilized"

  2. 11 Jan. 1915, `PEAVIE', published by 2nd Field Co. Engineers

52-53. two pictures of Seaford Camp

  1. el monte de Cobre (Mexico)

Box 11

Trent Valley Canal and area pictures taken by Eric

Box 12

Fowlds family pictures

Fowlds family - miscellaneous histories, maps, correspondence, etc.

Fowlds family records

Box 13 Folder 1

1-9. nd, family genealogy, dates of birth and death, etc., biographies

10-17. nd, misc. historical notes concerning Hastings residents, Fowlds legal cases, store business

  1. 1858, Fowlds' property in this year

18a. copy

Miscellaneous reports

Box 13 Folder 2

  1. 10 Jan. 1894, The Queen v Fowlds, newspaper a/c in Hastings Star

  2. lots left to F.W.F.'s estate after acquisitions by Village from Royal Bank of Canada

  3. 21 Jan. 1882, lots deeded to F.W.F. on division among three brothers

  4. nd, Henry Fowlds biographies (5)

  5. 18 June 1864, composition by Henry Fowlds re a friend of his in Glasgow (Wm. Houston?)

  6. 1 Dec. 1908, life of Wm. Roxburgh (a business acquaintance)

  7. history of Fowlds' woollen mill

  8. post office officials 1852-1944

  9. trustees of Norwood C. Grammar School; magistrates for Asphodel; postmasters for Norwood, Hastings and Westwood

  10. notes on Fowlds, Walter Scott, James Foley

  11. history of the Fowlds family

Copies of letters to various Fowlds men

Box 13 Folder 3

  1. letters from Rev. David M. McAleese (McAlise), to James Fowlds. See in Volume Three Folder One #'s 7,8,9,10,12,13,15,27,32,34,36, Folder Two #'s 36,39,43,90,100, Folder Five #302

  2. 30 Sept. 1851, copy of conditions for taking water at By-wash. Volume One, Folder Four #186

  3. copies of letters #152,153,156 re lots 14 & 15, 12 con. Percy

  4. unidentified by date, letter (copy) from Henry to James Fowlds

  5. excerpts from letters to F.W. from Lewis. See #'s 36,49,51-52,54-55,58- 59,71,80,87,89. Volume Four, Folders One, and Two

  6. 7 Dec. 1880, copy of letter re railway appropriation

  7. 3 June 1881, see letter #129 in Volume Four Folder Three

  8. 16 July 1883, see letter #287 in Volume Three Folder Four

  9. 28 Oct. 1885, see letter #145 in Volume Four Folder Three

  10. 1856, letters from Wm. Houston #30, see Volume Three, Folder One

  11. 5 or 6 Sept. 1856, copy of letter sent by Jane M. Fowlds to Henry (no original)

  12. 30 Sept. 1851, copy of letter sent by Richard Birdsall by Henry (no original)

  13. 23 March 1843 (1834?), copy of letter no.1, Volume Three, Folder One

Box 13 Folder 4

  1. 1851, sketch of the mill privilege at Hastings, Ontario

  2. 5 May 1920, Eric - complaining to Trent Canal officials

  3. Family genealogy

Additional materials accessioned in 1984 include a brief note from Rudyard Kipling to Mrs. Fowlds, 1915.

SERIES B - BUSINESS PAPERS

12 Dec. 1856 - 20 July 1863: Correspondence of J. Fowlds and Brothers

Letters received

Box 14 Folder 1

  1. 12 Dec. 1856, form letter from Wm. Darling Co., Montreal

  2. 2 March 1857, from Thomas Waters, unable to pay his account

  3. 16 Sept. 1858, from D. & F. Manufacturing Co, re safe purchased by Fowlds and payment details

  4. 19 Oct. 1858, receipt advice of promissory note from Messrs. Ewing and Rosburgh for $400

  5. 3 Jan. 1860, from Bank of British North America, notes $1,919.42 in payment of draft on Wm. Walker, Quebec

  6. 9 June 1862, from C.E. Bullock, description of delivery of 800 logs for Fowlds

  7. 21 April 1863, delivery advice of 1 sack of wool

  8. 21 April 1863, from Montreal re notes sent

  9. 1 June 1863, quote on a gig

  10. 11 June 1863, from Bank of Toronto, Cobourg acknowledgement of having received $400 to retire Fowlds note under protest

Letters sent

  1. nd, details, Fowlds' taxable property

  2. nd, to Gilmour and Co, concerning supplies for one of Gilmour's shanties

  3. 20 July 1863, Bank of Toronto, Cobourg Branch, wish to raise money on Fowlds land worth approximately $18,000 - $20,000

  4. 5 July 1865, estate problems

  5. 9 Aug. 1867, to J. Brown, secretary, public works, asking permission to remove obstruction, or pay compensation on their mill race

  6. 22 May 1868, J. Brown, complaint about lack of action on obstruction above Fowlds' mill race

  7. 15 Oct. 1868, to barristers, details why Fowlds was infringing on Gilmour timber limits - surveyor timbers

  8. 4 Feb. 1869, to M. Patterson, solicitor details settlement estate, G. Fowlds and Brothers

  9. 12 Feb. 1869, details claim against Government and Gilmour's timber rights

  10. 19 April 1869, comments on winter logging operation with prices expected

  11. 15 July 1869, barristers to settle timber land problems

12 Jan. 1864 - 26 Oct. 1864

Box 14 Folder 2

  1. 12 Jan. 1864, Bank of Montreal advice notes

  2. 15 Jan. 1864, comments on timber prices

  3. 4 Feb. 1864, Quebec reminder of debt and comment on timber hauling and prices

  4. 12 Feb. 1864, from J. Sutherland and Co., shipping advice of 40 barrels of mess pork, etc.

  5. 15 Feb. 1864, request for timber

  6. 22 Feb. 1864, receipt from A.J. Williams and Co.

  7. 22 Feb. 1864, from S. Cumming

  8. 24 Feb. 1864, 1.1

  9. 1 March 1864, credit advance $3,000 from Montreal

  10. 1 March 1864, from S. Cumming

  11. 12 March 1864, to Assistant Crown Land Commission, re application for licence

  12. 15 March 1864, acknowledgement of notes from G. Childs and Co.

  13. 15 March 1864, answer to an order for mess pork

  14. 16 March 1864, from Andrew Hamilton, Yorkville, re lands for sale in Belmont - fee for timber cut on his properties

  15. 18 March 1864, re Caulker employed by Fowlds

  16. 23 March 1864, from Department of Crown Lands, concerning lots purchased from Crown Land agent

  17. 22 March 1864, from S. Cumming

  18. 25 March 1864, from S. Risley concerning an employee

  19. 31 March 1864, to Andrew Hamilton from S. Fowlds, re timber cut on lot contrary to orders in Belmont - want Fowlds to purchase land

  20. 1 April 1864, credit advice and note on timber market prospects for coming summer

  21. 1 April 1864, from J. Sutherland concerning an order for mess pork

  22. 4 April 1864, covering letter for invoice and notice of shipment

  23. 4 April 1864, S. Cumming

  24. 7 April 1865, re note, for $1000

  25. 6 April 1864, from Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, re sale of land with advice

  26. 7 April 1864, re trespassing on Townsend property

  27. 12 April 1864, re Delaney - a man whom the Fowlds wished to employ

  28. 20 April 1864, re misunderstanding on payments of lumber

  29. 22 April 1864, from Ross and Co., Quebec, giving an extra advance of $3000 so that Fowlds can transport and raft to Quebec

  30. 25 April 1864, from Walker in Quebec, re timber rafts to Quebec and extension of credit

  31. 27 April 1864, from J.B. Kelly, Albany, N.Y., re credit-payment arrangements on timber

  32. 14 May 1864, request from Albany to purchase Fowlds' lumber

  33. 17 May 1864, advise of $600 draft received in Montreal

  34. 19 May 1864, state of lumber trade very slack

55a. 21 May 1864, enclosing note from John Sharpe

  1. 25 May 1864, Bank of British North America, Montreal, requesting $2.35 on protest of $1000

  2. 28 May 1864, note to Fowlds for $354.48

  3. 2 June 1864, from Bank of Toronto counselling against a defense place of usury

  4. 9 June 1864, overdue bill for $373.32 from Smith and Cochrane, Montreal

  5. 13 June 1864, from Walker, Quebec, re drafts and state of timber trade

  6. 14 June 1864, re note to credit of Smith & Cochrane

  7. 27 June 1864, acknowledgement of note for $162.21

  8. 5 July 1864, from Bank of Toronto - deadline on past due acceptance

  9. 11 July 1864, bill for $120.00 from J. Sutherland

  10. 12 July 1864, shipping advice

  11. 13 July 1864, Sutherland - invoice for salt

  12. 14 July 1864, request from Bank of British North America, to advise them on probable value of a property to be used as collateral on a loan

  13. 27 July 1864, from Adam Holmes - request for lumber for shipment

  14. 27 July 1864, from A. Holmes requesting Fowlds to mark their siding of timber at the mill before shipping

  15. 4 Aug. 1864, from Adam Holmes suggesting that it would save them shipping costs to cut boards 10 1/2" wide instead of 10 1/2"(?)

  16. 8 Aug. 1864, covering statement letter

  17. 11 Aug. 1864, credit advice

72a. 29 Aug. 1864, from Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, re problems with J. Fowlds' note for $1,650

  1. 6 Sept. 1864, delivery of a piano

  2. 21 Sept. 1864, receipt of payment and comments on lumber trade

  3. 29 Sept. 1864, request from Bank of Toronto to supply details on real estate

  4. 17 Oct. 1864, protest on note from George Kemps

  5. 17 Oct. 1864, protest on note from Robert Draper

  6. 20 Oct. 1864, request for payment by Fowlds

  7. 27 Oct. 1864, from Bank of Montreal concerning notes due for month of October

  8. 4 Nov. 1864, from Bank of Upper Canada - notice of under payment

  9. 10 Nov. 1864, from Bank of Montreal concerning 2 notes under protest

  10. 14 Nov. 1864, notice of indebtedness

  11. 16 Nov. 1864, protest on note from John Stinson

  12. 19 Nov. 1864, details, insurance application

  13. 21 Nov. 1864, re lumber received in Cobourg

  14. 23 Nov. 1864, request for lumber; insurance application to be mailed at once

  15. 24 Nov. 1864, note received by G. Childs & Co., and comment on late arrival of boards

87a. 28 Nov. 1864, J. MacKay credit received

  1. 5 Dec. 1864, re bill for goods from J. Sutherland, Cobourg, and comment on Cobourg Rail Road

  2. 5 Dec. 1864, comment on notes due

  3. 10 Dec. 1864, re notes

  4. 10 Dec. 1864, comment on population and value of Hastings property

  5. 13 Dec. 1864, request for payment without protest from Millon & Bertran

  6. 16 Dec. 1864, acknowledgement of note

  7. 23 Dec. 1864, request for payment on W. Foley estate

  8. 24 Dec. 1864, covering statement letter

  9. 26 Dec. 1864, request for payment on defaulted note by G. Childs, Montreal

  10. 23 Nov. 1864, re possible litigation on overdue bill

  11. 5 April 1864, payment for goods, details, note

  12. 11 May 1864, from Bank of Montreal, re settlement of various notes

  13. 18 May 1864, re notes

Correspondence, 3 Jan. 1865 - 22 Dec. 1865

Box 14 Folder 3

  1. 3 Jan. 1865, Montreal - possible courses of action for bankrupt - Wm. Sharpe

  2. 4 Jan. 1865, re insurance claim

  3. 5 Jan. 1865 re notes payable

  4. 9 Jan. 1865, from Ross & Co., Quebec, concerning drafts and advice on timber to be sold, based on their prospects for the coming season - "matters seem to look blue all over" - note on Wm. Clients failure, 40,000

  5. 10 Jan. 1865, protest of note for $600 on Fowlds

  6. 12 Jan. 1865, from Bank of British North America, re timber Fowlds has for sale

  7. 13 Jan. 1865, acknowledgement of payment of account with a Belleville firm and comment on resorting to "unpleasant means" to get payment from W. Sharpe

  8. 17 Jan. 1865, details of payment and worth of timber from Trenton to Quebec

  9. 17 Jan. 1865, advice that Bank of Upper Canada is proceeding against Fowlds for unpaid promissory note

  10. 18 Jan. 1865, note for $800 in favour of Frances Parker, dated March 9, 1861 placed for collection

  11. 18 Jan. 1865, unable to supply molasses in barrels - invoice for barrels shipped

  12. 24 Jan. 1865, being sued - one creditor wishes to seize "the effects of yourselves or your fathers"

  13. 30 Jan. 1865, request for small overdue acceptance

  14. 31 Jan. 1865, details of various law suits by creditor

  15. 4 Feb. 1865, Northrop and Lyman request payment of overdue account

  16. 6 Feb. 1865, request for information on W. Sharpe

  17. 7 Feb. 1865, reply to letter of request for timber rights

  18. 9 Feb. 1865, from Joseph Macelroy and Brothers, expressing concern over a letter they received saying, "they have no time to lose" if they wish to receive payment

  19. 10 Feb. 1865, G. Childs saying that Fowlds' letter arrived too late to prevent a protest on overdue note

  20. 20 Feb. 1865, Bank of Montreal audit form letter saying the Fowlds' have $0.23 in bank

  21. 24 Feb. 1865, W. Darling Co. sent their note for collection

  22. 4 March 1865, letter of concern from Bank of British North America over J. Fowlds' father's insolvency

  23. 9 March 1865, warning that Darling might have to sue Sharpe and H. Fowlds

  24. 11 March 1865, from MacKay & Bros. letter of instructions in the matter of H. Fowlds' bankruptcy with the warning that Fowlds Brothers might become more directly involved with the creditors - they are to prepare a list of creditors

  25. 11 March 1865, from Jos. MacKay & Bros. to (Thomas Rebro) state of Fowlds' affairs noting that they will probably have to go into the Bankrupt Court

  26. 18 March 1865, state of affairs with Mr. Darling

  27. 20 March 1865, course of action on the bankruptcy matter

  28. 27 March 1865, formal letter, re creditors meeting

  29. 27 March 1865, re goods purchased

  30. 27 March 1865, re creditors meeting

  31. 29 March 1865, request for payment

131a. 7 April 1865, from J. Walker, Quebec, re note for $1000

  1. 8 April 1865, saw logs for sale

  2. 10 April 1865, from Bank of Montreal, Peterborough Branch, requesting information on quantity of timber for sale in Cobourg and Hastings

  3. 11 April 1865, request for statement of affairs of Fowlds

  4. 19 April 1865, from W. Darling, problems of liquidation

  5. 20 April 1865, request for information on creditors meeting

  6. 25 April 1865, reply by Fowlds to Darling - details of arrangements

  7. 28 April 1865, Darling and White contend that creditors meetings were "illegal"

  8. 29 April 1865, Darling requests an explanation, re two ads in mercantile lists

  9. 4 May 1865, reply to Darling's letter of 29 April

  10. 6 May 1865, Darling and Co. requesting some information for the creditors

  11. 13 May 1865, note presumably from an insurance agent to have a boat raised

  12. from Fowlds to Darling

  13. 15 May 1865, re outstanding timber dues

  14. 16 May 1865, information for assignor of John Sharpe

  15. 23 May 1865, re steamboat inspection of the "Forest City"

  16. 25 May 1865, request for statement presented to meeting of John Sharpe's creditors

  17. 31 May 1865, from W. Darling & Co. - Fowlds' mistake is thinking their creditors are scoundrels - cites a few examples questioning Fowlds' action

  18. 1 June 1865, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, requesting notes on secured debts

  19. 17 June 1865, from a friend of Harry Fowlds about "summer arrangements" (work)

  20. 22 Aug. 1865, from W. Darling on holidays in Barrie

  21. 20 Sept. 1865, letter of introduction to hand over key to an equipment building

  22. 1 Nov. 1865, request for information on creditors claims, if any, on H. Fowlds mortgaged property

  23. 3 Nov. 1865, request for information about a farm

  24. 7 Nov. 1865, advice that Northrop and Lyman accepted Fowlds' terms

  25. 7 Nov. 1865, from crown timber office, re ground rents

  26. 14 Nov. 1865, from Joseph MacKay and Brothers - agree to accept two of Fowlds' mortgages held by Bank of Montreal

  27. 21 Nov. 1865, S. Blanchard proposed to settle his outstanding debt

  28. 21 Nov. 1865, warning from Crown timber dept. that unless dues are paid in full by 5 Dec., licence becomes fortified

  29. 24 Nov. 1865, statement of claim against Sharpe & Fowlds from W. Darling & Company

  30. 25 Nov. 1865, notice of balance due on timber licences from the crown timber agent

  31. 28 Nov. 1865, from MacKay cautioning Fowlds not to draw on bank more than necessary

  32. 4 Dec. 1865, advice that letter of credit for $6000 placed at Fowlds' disposal, and request for information

  33. 7 Dec. 1865, J. MacKay and Brothers problem of which name to use when drawing on letter of credit, Fowlds and Brothers, or Fowlds Brothers

  34. 7 Dec. 1865, request for a bid for timber on a lot in Dummer

  35. 13 Dec. 1865, confirmation of granting of timber licence

  36. 22 Dec. 1865, from Ross & Co., Quebec concerning a difference on settlement

  37. 22 Dec. 1865, from J. MacKay and Brothers - want to know if interest statement is correct

17 Jan. 1866 - 13 Aug. 1867

Box 14 Folder 4

  1. 17 Jan. 1866, from Edmund MacKay concerning a settlement matter in the H. Fowlds bankruptcy

  2. 12 Feb. 1866, wrapping up the Fowlds bankruptcy and advice and comment on prospect for the 1866 season

  3. 20 Feb. 1866, E. MacKay instruction (advice) on timber management and note on further $7000 credit placed to Fowlds' disposal

  4. 3 March 1866, comment on timber trade from E. MacKay, sparked by article in the Witness

  5. 16 March 1866, note to get as much timber lying in the woods out, and note on mortgage

  6. 27 March 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers

  7. 3 April 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers

  8. 7 April 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers, re credit for $3000 and comment on lumber

  9. 10 April 1866, J. MacKay concerning settlement sale of timber

  10. 17 April 1866, from J. MacKay - caution to manage accounts carefully

  11. 7 May 1866, G. MacKay, re problem about Fowlds' steamboat and insurance on Fowlds' property

  12. 27 May 1866, insurance details on J.S. Fowlds' real estate

  13. 27 May 1866, from Ed. MacKay - insurance costs on woollen mill

  14. 4 June 1866, insurance on Carding and Cotton Mill

  15. 6 June 1866, Ed. MacKay further credit $3000 at Fowlds' disposal at Toronto bank - insurance on cotton mill [uns] to 29 July

  16. 9 July 1866, from Joseph MacKay and Brothers, requesting financial information

  17. 11 July 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers, advice of receipt of bank draft

  18. 18 July 1866, concerning insurance on cotton mill, from J. MacKay

  19. 23 July 1866, cotton mill insured for $3000 & 4 1/2% - any changes notify J. MacKay and Bros.

  20. 27 July 1866, particulars on insurance of cotton mill

  21. 7 Aug. 1866, settlement on sold lumber from J. MacKay

  22. 24 Aug. 1866, J. MacKay requesting Fowlds to report what they are doing

  23. 29 Aug. 1866, from J. MacKay draft 959 - received and placed to Fowlds' credit

  24. 3 Sept. 1866, J. MacKay and Brothers draft $1,010 rec'd

  25. 14 Sept. 1866, J. MacKay and Brothers - regret that they had been unable to reply to letter sooner and advice that $2000 placed to their credit via Toronto Bank, Peterborough, and possibly of further $1000 if needed

  26. 15 Sept. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  27. 21 Sept. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  28. 27 Sept. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  29. 8 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  30. 9 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  31. 16 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts, $2000 placed on cr., Bk. of To., Pbo. for Fowlds credit advance

  32. 18 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  33. 20 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  34. 31 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  35. 1 Nov. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

  36. 20 Nov. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts re Fowlds' credit

  37. 10 Dec. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts re credit advice

  38. 11 Dec. 1866, from Edward MacKay concerning settlement on a land purchase and a parcel of Fowlds' senior property

  39. 2 Feb. 1867, London Assurance Corporation, details mortgage on Fowlds' property

  40. 7 Feb. 1867, medical bill from Joseph A. Fife, doctor, for services rendered to Fowlds

  41. 18 Feb. 1867, from Gananoque, Ontario to Postmaster, Hastings, requesting updating of census information

  42. 13 Aug. 1867, acknowledgement by Department of Public Works to Fowlds re complaint about "vessels being prevented coming to your mill"

  43. 15 Oct. 1867, bill from John D. Evans, provincial land surveyor

J. Fowlds and Brothers, correspondence 13 Oct. 1868 - 23 Oct. 1869

Box 14 Folder 5

  1. 13 Oct. 1868, from Cameron and Homsted, barristers, concerning a timber licence land dispute with Gilmour and Co.

  2. 24 Oct. 1868, from Cameron and Holmested, concerning timber limits case

  3. 25 Nov. 1868, re cars of corn, the weather and transportation

  4. 5 Dec. 1868, from J. MacKay, request for information on timber case and interest rates

  5. 11 Dec. 1868, from J. MacKay, re settlement of accounts

  6. 23 Dec. 1868, from Cameron and Holmested - progress on application for timber license

  7. 6 Jan. 1869, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, concerning a credit short, $12.50

  8. 7 Jan. 1869, J. MacKay, re credit and expressing regrets over timber limit disappointment

  9. 8 Jan. 1869, payment from John H. Evans

  10. 8 Jan. 1869, re goods supplied by Belleville merchant

  11. 11 Jan. 1869, J. MacKay, arrangements for $10,000 credit

  12. 12 Jan. 1869, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, re draft on J. Fowlds' father

  13. 28 Jan. 1869, N.F. Paterson, Beaverton, concerning Fowlds' creditors

  14. 11 Feb. 1869, N.F. Paterson, request for notes; winding up accounts

  15. 12 Feb. 1869, from Cameron and Holmested, details of settlement of Fowlds' claim against government and suggestion of future course of action

  16. 18 Feb. 1869, problems with shipment of (tea)?

  17. 19 Feb. 1869, settlement of accounts

  18. 22 Feb. 1869, offer to sell timber by Peter (Pearce), Havelock

  19. 24 Feb. 1869, from J. MacKay, misunderstanding on lot number on mortgage

  20. 25 Feb. 1869, J. Robert, Hamilton, Peterborough, re specs. for saw

  21. 3 March 1869, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough - to sign draft

  22. 5 March 1869, Bank of Montreal, draft paid

  23. 5 March 1869, acknowledgement of favour, Smyth and Edminson, Montreal

  24. 12 March 1869, acknowledgement draft in payment on account, Cockburn and Son

  25. 13 March 1869, J. MacKay, ack. receipt of favour

  26. 19 March 1869, C.P. Easton, Albany, N.Y., "drawn much timber have you...?"

  27. 23 March 1869, Heintzman and Co., wanting to know where 2nd hand piano is

  28. 2 April 1869, Weller and Hatton, Peterborough, Barristers, client willing to sell 2 lots in Hastings to Fowlds

  29. 8 April 1869, "800 sawlogs - what will you cut and deliver on the cord?"

  30. 20 April 1869, J. MacKay, credit, $1000 for Fowlds

  31. 26 April 1869, C.P. Easton and Co., Albany, 2 favours (letters) received and delivery of logs

  32. 7 May 1869, estate of J.H. Evans, note for $230.95, importer of heavy and shelf hardware

  33. 8 May 1869, note advice

  34. 17 May 1869, J. MacKay, $2,000 credit placed "hope to hear soon about sale of lumber"

  35. 27 May 1869, Sam R. Evans estate, J.H. Evans mixup on note

  36. 29 May 1869, R. Hamilton, sign note for him as he needs funds

  37. 15 June 1869, J. MacKay, receipt of draft and permission for $8,000 credit

  38. 18 June 1869, offer to buy or sell lumber at Albany - market prices

  39. 19 June 1869, J. MacKay suggesting that the Fowlds' not sell lumber to U.S.

  40. 29 June 1869, J. MacKay, "not much chance of drawback on duty on lumber..."

  41. 7 July 1869, J. MacKay, legal problem

  42. 9 July 1869, W. Helm, request for prompt payment of account

  43. 9 July 1869, re bill

  44. 12 July 1869, re note

  45. 16 July 1869, C.P. Easton & Co., Albany, re shipment of lumber

  46. 17 July 1869, Cameron and Holmested - reply to Fowlds' letter saying all information in their letter of Feb. 7 lost

  47. 19 July 1869, D.W. Dumble, receipt

  48. 29 July 1869, J. MacKay, Mr. Buck writing to McKay to request Becket to bring in his crops; asking Fowlds to advise MacKay in this matter if anything should transpire

  49. 30 July 1869, copy letter to Easton and Co., Albany, from Fowlds Bros.; details of shipment and timber for this season

  50. 31 July 1869, (J. Dimwood) reply to Fowlds' letter - will be up to look at timber next Monday

  51. 31 July 1869, R.C. Ward, Port Hope, can obtain land for you

  52. 3 Aug. 1869, Adam Holmes, run lumber through

  53. 4 Aug. 1869, telegram from C.P. Easton, "May draw for lumber shipped - will write - William returned today"

  54. 4 Aug. 1869, C.P. Easton, details on item 264

  55. 4 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, bill for cargo of lumber and note

  56. 7 Aug. 1869, details shipment, from N. Anderson

  57. 9 Aug. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledgement $3,340 from Easton and Co. sale

  58. 14 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, "bills for 2 lots", your siding is very good

  59. 19 Aug. 1869, J. MacKay, details of 2 drafts

  60. 20 Aug. 1869, C.P. Easton, shipment siding arrived badly stained

  61. 26 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, stained lumber Easton complained of occurred on sco[n]es on Rice Lake, suggestions on cutting timber and request for $100

  62. 26 Aug. 1869, A.N. Campbell `Forest City' wrecked a block of timber of C. near Wallace Point; Fowlds are to pay all costs and damages

  63. 30 Aug. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt of draft

  64. 31 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, statement board feet received at Cobourg 962,992 feet

  65. 1 Sept. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough and Marmora Railway and Mining Company, bill

  66. 4 Sept. 1869, "receipt of payment but waiting patiently for balance"

  67. 8 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt of payment

  68. 11 Sept. 1869, A. Holmes, enclosed 2 bills of lading and acknowledges $100

  69. 14 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, credit advice

  70. 16 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, receipt favour

  71. 17 Sept. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, lost cargo, and acknowledges payment

  72. 29 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, credit advice

  73. 1 Oct. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, bill transportation timber to Cobourg

  74. 5 Oct. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges favour

  75. 6 Oct. 1869, C.R. Easton & Co., problems of shipment

  76. 7 Oct. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, $936 received for shipment lumber in Sept.

  77. 12 Oct. 1869, Adam Holmes, bills for shipment timber to Easton

  78. 12 Oct. 1869, J. MacKay, credit advice

  79. 14 Oct. 1869, Sutherland & Co., re order of hay and salt and shipment thereof

  80. 18 Oct. 1869, Adam Holmes, problems of shipment

  81. 20 Oct. 1869, C.P. Easton & Co., orders for future delivery and lumber prospects

  82. 22 Oct. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges draft "we understand that navigation in the canal has been resumed for some days and therefore hope that you are pushing forward all the timber possible to the market"

  83. 25 Oct. 1869, Cameron and Holmested, cheque from Crown Land Department, $212.51 in settlement

  84. 25 Oct. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, enclosed statement, covering letter

  85. 26 Oct. 1869, Tuttle, Date and Co. invoices for axes and other tools

  86. 26 Oct. 1869, Adam Holmes, advice on when to sell timber and shipping details

  87. 28 Oct. 1869, Cameron and Holmested - covering letter, ch. $212.51 and acknowledges receipt $30 fees

  88. 3 Nov. 1869, Tuttle and Co., correcting price, 4 dozen axes & $9.50 per dozen

  89. 8 Nov. 1869, Tuttle and Co., acknowledges payment of $38.00

  90. 8 Nov. 1869, C.P. Easton, "We will take the lumber... on terms and conditions of contract..."

  91. 9 Nov. 1869, Adam Holmes, news on shipments of lumber

  92. 18 Nov. 1869, J. MacKay, advice $15,000 credit at Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch

  93. 24 Nov. 1869, acknowledge note for $375.00 and invoice for tobacco

  94. 14 Dec. 1869, W. McLaren and Co., ack. favour for Boot and Shoe man

  95. 14 Dec. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges drafts

  96. 18 Dec. 1869, C.R. Easton and Co., Fowlds have not lived up to contract details

  97. 23 Dec. 1869, covering letter for invoice of goods

J. Fowlds and Brothers, Business

11 June 1870 - 18 June 1890

Box 15 Folder 1

  1. 14 March 1870, J. MacKay acknowledges receipt, 2 favours

  2. 14 April 1870, J. MacKay notice of $10,000 credit to be drawn from date of letter to 15 July

  3. ? May 1870, J. MacKay, reminder of note for $1,638.05 falling due

  4. 9 May 1870, J. MacKay, request information on a farm

  5. 19 May 1870, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt of favour

  6. 20 May 1870, Crown Timber agent, Belleville, concerning license matters in townships

  7. 21 May 1870, J. MacKay, concerning an agreement between one Denis Hurley and his creditors

  8. 6 June 1870, J. MacKay, financial matter

  9. 16 June 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favour

  10. 23 June 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favour

  11. 28 June 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favour, draft on Albany

  12. 5 July 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favours

  13. 25 July 1870, J. MacKay, covering letter for Bank of Toronto to cash your draft with us

  14. 13 Sept. 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favours

  15. 3 Oct. 1870, J. MacKay, "Have you sold your timber in Quebec yet?", etc.

  16. 23 Jan. 1871, H.B. Rathburn and Son, offer to purchase lots in Dummer

  17. 9 Feb. 1871, J. MacKay, request for information and advice on Hurley who is falling behind in his programme

17a. 28 Feb. 1871, W.H. Scott to J. Fowlds, legal matters

  1. 22 March 1871, (J. Barber) lumber business information

  2. 20 March 1871, J. MacKay, questioning Fowlds' lumbering plans for next season

  3. 1 April 1871, re supply of oil

  4. 6 April 1871, J. MacKay, receipt

  5. 15 April 1871, J. Butterfield, Mitchell case still open

  6. ? May 1871, J. MacKay form letter on note

  7. 30 May 1871, A. Cawley, payment of bill

  8. 5 June 1871, A. Cawley, payment of bill

  9. 10 June 1871, J. MacKay, acknowledges favour

  10. 12 June 1871, reminder that timber licenses in Dummer and Methuen need renewing

  11. 14 June 1871, timber license in Somerville needs renewing

  12. 20 June 1871, Dr. Rutherford, Dundas, re Fowlds taking timber from this man's property, promises court action

  13. 22 June 1871, acknowledgement of bill

  14. 4 July 1871, Frothingham and Workman, iron merchants, re `Saw 54' which Fowlds ordered

  15. 31 July 1871, "Mill insured in London Assurance for 5%"

  16. 4 Aug. 1871, J. MacKay, confirm and details of insurance

  17. 17 Aug. 1871, C.P. Easton and Co. "cannot make an intelligent bid for lumber as we have not seen it", etc.

  18. 17 Aug. 1871, W. Helm, payment and settlement

  19. 29 Aug. 1871, J. MacKay, re insurance

  20. 30 Aug. 1871, J. MacKay, insurance matters

  21. 31 Aug. 1871, Adam Holmes, payment, lumber and transportation charges to C. Easton

  22. 4 Sept. 1871, Cobourg, Peterborough and Marmora Rail Road, letter of apology on credit

  23. 12 Sept. 1871, J. MacKay, credit advice

  24. 19 Sept. 1871, J. MacKay, credit advice

  25. 23 Sept. 1871, Adam Holmes, timber transport details

  26. 26 Sept. 1871, C.P. Easton & Co., "hope you remember to send small lot of 2 in clear"

  27. 27 Sept. 1871, Gilmour & Co., "against orders for our foreman to hire men whom he knows are engaged to others"

  28. 28 Sept. 1871, Adam Holmes, sold some of timber

  29. 31 Sept. 1871, Cobourg, Peterborough and Marmora Rail Road, explanation on credit matter

  30. 21 Oct. 1871, Adam Holmes, assumes 2-inch plank has been shipped but not worth much

  31. 25 Oct. 1871, Pitecathly and Kelso, covering letter

  32. 26 Oct. 1871, C.P. Easton & Co., reply to Fowlds' letter on shingle trade

  33. 30 Oct. 1871, J. MacKay, will accept draft

  34. 1 Nov. 1871, Crown Timber office requesting additional information on sawlog returns

  35. 26 Dec. 1871, J. MacKay - receipt of favour

  36. 1 Nov. 1872, copy letter to Charles White; refusal of offer

  37. 16 June 1873, copy letter to Public Works Department opposing construction of a bridge; reduce width of navigation channel

  38. 23 July 1873, further letter to Public works on bridge

  39. 10 Nov. 1873, H.B. Rathburn, request for bid on basswood

  40. 8 Dec. 1873, Baker and Buttor request bid on "square hemlock, ash or elm timber"

7 Jan. 1874 - 23 Oct. 1874

Box 15 Folder 2

  1. 7 Jan. 1874, from S. Bickell, request for building materials for a warehouse

  2. 17 Jan. 1874, J. MacKay, when will you be able to meet payment of enclosed statements

  3. 16 Feb. 1874, (Castidy and Benoir), have Fowlds' reached a decision as we wish to do our teaming during sleighing

  4. 23 Feb. 1874, H.B. Rathburn and Sons, can you furnish us with basswood lumber and cedar Rail Road ties?

  5. 28 Feb. 1874, copy of Fowlds' letter, reply to Rathburn stating terms of deal

  6. 2 March 1874, H.B. Rathburn, counterterms on lumber deal, problem is transportation charges

  7. 18 March 1874, unable to do your work for you as I have as much work as can be done now...???

  8. 10 March 1874, favour received in settlement claim against D. Receiver

  9. 30 March 1874, W. Miles & Son, send [ ] down by bearer

  10. 3 April 1874, L. Barker, Montreal, want cheap timber for wharfs

  11. 8 April 1874, E. Pearse, re dividend cheque

  12. 9 April 1874, Fowlds brothers to W. Miles, enclose $200 to be placed to our credit

  13. 29 April 1874, M. Halliday, told that Fowlds would rent their mills, Halliday making inquiries saying that he would be willing if the rent is reasonable

  14. 4 May 1874, Drewery and McDougall, wholesale lumber merchants, Oswego, understand Fowlds' have 1 million feet lumber, interested in handling it for Fowlds

  15. 11 May 1874, W. Hamilton, Peterborough, Foundry and Machine Works, quoting on a stave machine, $120

  16. 12 May 1874, Brantford engine works, quote a stave machine, $110

  17. 16 May 1874, W. Hamilton, Peterborough Foundry, revised quote on auxiliary equipment

  18. 19 May 1874, W. Hamilton, Peterborough Foundry, another revised quote on stave machine

  19. 21 May 1874, Dennistoun Bros. & Hall, unable to make money out of Hunter

  20. 22 May 1874, C.P. Easton, what have you (Fowlds) got for sale?

  21. 23 May 1874, Crown Timber office re ground rent on limits

  22. 29 May 1874, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, not acting wisely in holding on to your flour

  23. 30 May 1874, J. Buck, statement of account

  24. 5 June 1875, P. Kitson, acknowledges payment

  25. 6 June 1874, C.P. Easton, asking price of timber too great, followed by a description of market at time of writing

  26. 3 June 1874, notice of renewal premium of Fowlds, $4,000, premium of $120.00

  27. 11 June 1874, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt

  28. 26 June 1874, Drewery & McDougall, wholesale lumber merchants, Oswego, market fearfully dull; will take pine shingles, however, etc.

  29. 29 June 1874, Dennistoun Bros. & Hall

  30. 11 July 1874, Drewery & McDougall, cannot offer any better price for shingles on account of the market

  31. 15 July 1874, J. MacKay, favour received

  32. 17 July 1874, R. McDougall shipping details of shingles

  33. 23 July 1874, A. Holmes, will take 60 thousand shingles

  34. 27 July 1874, N. Rathburn, condition of purchase of basswood

  35. 29 July 1874, R. McDougall, shipping and related costs

  36. 1 Aug. 1874, H. Rathburn, offer to take basswood at $11 per thousand feet at Hastings

  37. 7 Aug. 1874, J. MacKay, received money on account

  38. 11 Aug. 1874, R. McDougal harbour tolls and comment on shipping costs

  39. 17 Sept. 1874, H. Rathurn, note $317.35 in settlement of basswood sale & $61.00 per thousand

  40. 17 Sept. 1874, Wm. Grey, Toronto, letter recommending one Robert Spratt

  41. 19 Sept. 1874, (P. Kilson) wish statement settled

  42. 24 Sept. 1874, Crown Timber office, request payment of outstanding dues immediately, $1,029.19

  43. 24 Sept. 1874, P. & Kilson, acknowledge receipt of payment

  44. 3 Oct. 1874, J. Barber, transportation

  45. 3 Oct. 1874, Drewery & McDougall, shingles not as good as ordered, Fowlds must deduct $1.00 per 1 thousand or draft will default

  46. 6 Oct. 1874, James Meagher groceries, etc., payment for flour, note that it `is scarcely strong enough for babies'

  47. 12 Oct. 1874, J. Meagher, will take a load of oats, provided transport not more than flour

  48. 13 Oct. 1874, B. & Kilson, acknowledgement of payment

  49. 17 Oct. 1874, Crown Timber agent, arrangement of meeting

  50. 26 Oct. 1874, Crown Timber agent, market dues must be paid by end of month

  51. 27 Oct. 1874, Crown Timber agent, arrangements for payment of dues

  52. 10 Nov. 1874, J. MacKay, arrange payment statement at earliest convenience

  53. 24 Nov. 1874, A.L. Page, lumber manufacturers receipt of favour

  54. 24 Nov. 1874, Cartiday and Benoir, apologies for not having paid a bill in full

  55. 27 Nov. 1874, Gilmour & Co., will buy oats, etc.

  56. 2 Dec. 1874, Gilmour & Co., details where to deliver oats, sett. prices and possibility of further orders to supply the shanties

  57. 7 Dec. 1874, Fowlds Bros. to Gilmour reply, details of grain prices and problems of transport

114a. 9 Dec. 1874, Gilmour & Co., details supply shipments to shanties

  1. 11 Dec. 1874, J. MacKay, acknowledges credits

  2. 23 Dec. 1874, Pitceathly and Kelso receipts

  3. 31 Dec. 1874, (W. Niles) `send me balance due by 1st January', $43.50

9 Jan. 1875 - 30 Oct. 1875

Box 15 Folder 3

  1. 9 Jan. 1875, Henry Lye, general agent wants to set up a woodworking plant in Hastings and is soliciting the views of the Fowlds' on such a project

  2. 15 Jan. 1875, Gilmour & Co. anticipate timber limit problems by having lines surveyed

  3. 18 Jan. 1875, Nowland and Spratt Co. statements and note on market, dull

  4. 19 Jan. 1875, Drewry and McDougall, statement of shingles

121a. 2 Feb. 1875, Superintending Engineer, wants copy of bill of timber supplied to department

  1. 6 Feb. 1875, Oliver and Rib, community merchants, solicit business

  2. 8 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., enclose $500 on account contract for grains

  3. 9 Feb. 1875, copy letter sent to R.C. Strickland and Co. by Gilmour and Co., problems about wood rangers (company limit surveyors)

  4. 9 Feb. 1875, N. and Spratt, credit advise

  5. 11 Feb. 1875, J. MacKay, send remittance if possible

  6. 11 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., reply to letter, may require more flour, make a bid

  7. 12 Feb. 1875, J. Douglas' Sons, wholesale timber business opening, will deal on commission basis

  8. 20 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., re survey of timber limits

  9. 20 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., transportation arrangements of flour to shanties

  10. 20 Feb. 1875, Crane and Baird, Comm. merchants, re order for goods

  11. 23 Feb. 1875, C.P. Easton, lumber industry very depressed willing to sell timber on commission at lowest possible acceptable price

  12. 26 Feb. 1875, Howland and Spratt, Montreal market `lifeless'

  13. 26 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., woodrangers problems; no more flour required

  14. 1 March 1875, Gilmour & Co., $500 on account, grain contract

  15. 5 March 1875, John Blackstock, Toronto, problem with note

  16. 8 March 1875, C.P. Easton, problem of $2 gold duty on Canadian lumber, will not look at timber before an offering price is made; describes what type of timber might still be profitable in U.S. market

  17. 9 March 1875, John Blackstock, favour received

  18. 15 March 1875, J. Jones, order for flour

  19. 17 March 1875, J. MacKay, credit advice

  20. 17 March 1875, Fowlds to C.P. Easton, probably want price in excess of $9.00 for timber

  21. 18 March 1875, Drewery and McDougall, tentative order for 40 - 50 thousand feet; white oak, a good paying concern

  22. 17 March 1875, clause to be added to Northern Rail Road Co. bill before the house

  23. 20 March 1875, T. Kelso, about `Brooks', probability of him failing

  24. 23 March 1875, Howland and Spratt, market problems

  25. 24 March 1875, Pitceathly and Kelso, credit received

  26. 25 March 1875, C.P. Easton, agent will be in Peterborough next week to discuss lumber

  27. 29 March 1875, Howland and Spratt, 24 barrels flour left market quiet, etc.

  28. 31 March 1875, Gilmour & Co., balance of grain contract payment for total $1,278.39

  29. 7 April 1875, Howland and Spratt, condition of market

  30. 1 April 1875, Dennistoun Bros., form letter of bill, re interest on mortgage

  31. 2 April 1875, Adam Holmes, partial payment for shingles A.H. return of about 3% unsatisfactory

  32. 12 April 1875, T.W. Raphael, Comm. merchant unsatisfactory state of market

  33. 21 April 1875, William Helm, unable to pay for saws laying at Rail Road station, owing to `extreme hard times'

  34. 24 April 1875, Gilmour & Co., timber limit problems

  35. 27 April 1875, Wm. Helm payment and comment on saws

  36. 7 May 1875, Thos. Kelso, problem of one Mr. Brooks

  37. 14 May 1875, M. Miles telegram `will take them at 74'

  38. 18 May 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

  39. 22 May 1875, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, short credit for note

  40. 26 May 1875, C.P. Easton, at the prices asked for at Peterborough, we could not get our money back

  41. 3 June 1875, Crown Timber agent, receipt of timber duty payments

  42. 9 June 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

  43. 19 June 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

  44. 3 July 1875, Crane and Baird, Comm. Merchants to Fowlds, Perchard, Hastings order for flour

  45. 8 July 1875, J.N. Dinswoodie order for timber

  46. 12 July 1875, C.P. Easton, customers scarce, timber plentiful

  47. 13 July 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

  48. 22 July 1875, Gilmour & Co., Mr. Brown will attend to your business when he can?

  49. 29 July 1875, Crane and Baird, request for flour

  50. 2 Aug. 1875, Crane and Baird, accepting flour offer

  51. 2 Aug. 1875, MacKay Bros. have you made sale of any timber yet?

  52. 3 Aug. 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

  53. 17 Aug. 1875, Fowlds to Supt. Waters, Newcastle Dist., obstruction across river hampering mill operations, a problem since 1866

  54. 31 Aug. 1875, J. Barber, shall continue to run as long as freight offers, note on article in local paper

  55. 31 Aug. 1875, W. Armstrong, cash payment on mill account

  56. 2 Sept. 1875, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, insurance or grist mill

  57. 6 Sept. 1875, MacKay Bros., have you disposed of timber yet?

  58. 13 Sept. 1875, Gilmour & Co., want wood lines reviewed

  59. 14 Sept. 1875, MacKay Bros., insurance notice

  60. 15 Sept. 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice, sorry to hear lumber not disposed of but glad Fowlds proposed collecting outstanding debts

  61. 20 Sept. 1875, protest for non- payment by (J.M. Jones)

  62. 21 Sept. 1875, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, insurance premium on grist mill

  63. 25 Sept. 1875, Gilmour & Co., Brown tied up with suits at Belleville, etc.

  64. 27 Sept. 1875, (J.M. Jones), greatly annoyed at note protest

  65. 28 Sept. 1875, G.A. Woods, not received

  66. 29 Sept. 1875, Pit. and Kelso, notes received

  67. 8 Oct. 1875, MacKay Bros., credit received

  68. 25 Oct. 1875, T.W. Raphael, flour prices trend is downward, wants nothing left at end of navigation season

  69. 20 Nov. 1875, P. and Kelso, credit advices

  70. 23 Nov. 1875, Gilmour & Co., have cut boom timbers on Fowlds' property, will make restitution

  71. 4 Dec. 1875, MacKay Bros., look after Jones matter

  72. 15 Dec. 1875, Gilmour & Co., what do Fowlds' want in settlement for trespass?

  73. 22 Dec. 1875, MacKay Bros., see to Jones matter

  74. 24 Dec. 1875, P. Conroy, Kingston, request prices of various wheats

  75. 30 Dec. 1875, Howland, Spratt, request for balance of $5.53 to be paid, market very quiet

June 7, 1876 - 18 June, 1890

Box 15 Folder 4

  1. 7 June 1876, Fowlds to Supt. Trent Works and Waters, history of mill and water uses at Hastings

  2. 31 Oct. 1876, Bank of Toronto, draft, $1000

  3. 15 Dec. 1876, BMO, Toronto: overdrawn, `rendered yourselves liable to the bank'

  4. 30 Dec. 1876, BMO, Toronto: Blackstock's bill returned protested

  5. 12 June 1877, James Holder, final dividend on H. Fowlds estate, $113.52

  6. 12 Oct. 1877, from Fowlds to W.F. Munro concerning terms and rental history of mills 1876-70, claim for rent

  7. 19 Oct. 1877, W.F. Munro, official assignee re Blackstock, problems of settling claim for rent

  8. 24 Oct. 1877, from Fowlds to Mrs. Blackstock withdrawing offer to lease

  9. 24 Oct. 1877, J.S. Fowlds to Cobourg barristers, comment on legal problems of Blackstock estate claims for rent

  10. 25 Oct. 1877, Fowlds to W.J. Munro, will lease to any purchaser for time 5 years the mill occupied by John Blackstock

  11. 13 Nov. 1877, John Blackstock, legal problems

  12. 16 Jan. 1878, T. Johnson, assistant commissioner, resolution of outstanding dues and compensation on Methuen, Belmont matters

  13. 26 April 1878, Fowlds to W.F. Munro, resolution of Blackstock problem

  14. 7 May 1878, T. Johnson, assistant commissioner, crown lands compensation for timber in 1857-1858

  15. 10 May 1878, Fowlds to T. Johnson Crow hands, Dept. agreeing to proposals stated in letter 210

  16. 10 Dec. 1879, small bill

  17. 5 Jan. 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, about some limits

  18. 10 Jan. 1880, T.A. Dark, re number of staves shipped

  19. 22 Jan. 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, enclosing $900.00, will let Fowlds know Burleigh lot licenses when Crown Lands Dept. advices

  20. 6 March 1880, P. Wilkie, have you any lumber for sale at what price, has a mill at Lakefield

  21. 10 March 1880, E. Bickford, Grand Junction Rail Road, about deeds on right of way

  22. 18 March 1880, H. Corby Jr., Millers Distillers, payment for wheat and request for bid

  23. 18 March 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, credit advice, sorry to hear of loss sustained by recent (fire)

  24. 20 March 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, request for statement of insurance

  25. 22 March 1880, Royal Insurance Co., offer to insure

  26. 1 April 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, should increase value of insurance on grain and flour

  27. 22 April 1880, R.A. Cox, insurance policy covering letter and premium

  28. 27 April 1880, W.H. Ireland, wholesale growers, delay in liquidating claim

  29. 6 May 1880, North Branch and Mercantile Insurance Co., insurance coverage on mills

  30. 4 June 1880, Dawney and Preston, grain coal and comm. merchants statement

  31. 19 June 1880, statement for staves cut

  32. 23 June 1880, Fowlds to (A.F. Gault) offer to sell old mill for $4000 and acquire new cotton mill (this is a new adventure for the Fowlds)

  33. 25 June 1880, Gault Bros. unable to reply for a few days

  34. 2 July 1880, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, debit advice

  35. 13 July 1880, Gault Bros., cannot go into `new enterprises' as per offer made in letter 228

  36. 15 July 1880, Fowlds to S. Whittaker, England, details of new cotton mill and reasons for starting it

  37. 23 Aug. 1880, (J. Maylock) problems with wheat

  38. 1 Sept. 1880, Niles Bros., about needed planks

  39. 7 Sept. 1880, J. Whylock order for flour

  40. 15 Sept. 1880, Gault Bros., setting up small cotton mill does not seem advisable

  41. 20 Sept. 1880, Niles Bros., let bearer have load of planks

  42. 22 Sept. 1880, Niles Bros., let bearer have planks, let us know what conclusion you have reached regarding stave works

  43. 10 Nov. 1880, W. Greey, Toronto Mill Furnishing works, acknowledges receipt of payment

  44. 24 Nov. 1880, Gilmour & Co., want lot properly run out by surveyor as Gilmour lot adjoins Fowlds'

  45. 30 Nov. 1880, G. Bickell, unable to ascertain if account has been fully paid

  46. 12 Jan. 1881, Grand Junction Rail Road, lumber required for station

  47. 13 Jan. 1881, G.A. Cox insurance quotes

  48. 14 Jan. 1881, Grand Junction Rail Road, enclosed timber (order) required as soon as possible

  49. 11 Feb. 1881, W. Ryan quote on wheat

  50. 17 Feb. 1881, Dennistoun Bros. and Hall, re Black mortgage held on Fowlds' property

  51. 22 Feb. 1881, J.W. Patterson and Co., wants to know about lumber for woollen mill at Campbellford

  52. 7 March 1881, J. Waters, payment letter

  53. 22 Aug. 1881, J. Meagher, partial payment of bill

  54. 10 Sept. 1881, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, credit approved at rate not below 7% on this line of business

  55. 15 Sept. 1881, E. Hill, enclosure key house rented by this man

  56. 15 Sept. 1881, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, credit $20,000 approved for grain and timber operations loan & 7%

  57. 16 Sept. 1881, (J.H. Roper), `Let me hear from you in reply to mine yesterday'

  58. 24 Oct. 1881, Gilmour & Co., about exchange of lots in Methuen Township

  59. 2 Jan. 1882, Fowlds to Gilmour & Co., letter offering flour

  60. 10 Jan. 1882, H. Calarett, let me know how much you expect for damages

  61. 16 Jan. 1882, David Robertson and Co., not able to handle Fowlds' flour at this time

  62. 17 Jan. 1882, (J. Whylock) enclosing cheque

  63. 11 Feb. 1882, D. Robertson and Co., small outstanding difference on account due to freight charges

  64. 28 Feb. 1882, (D. Pickworth) payment for lumber

  65. 1 April 1882, Northcott and Alford, contractors, do you have any 2" planks?

  66. 8 April 1882, Canadian Bank of Commerce, credit advice

  67. 18 May 1882, (George Stethen) sorry to hear of loss of "great fire in your village"

  68. 6 Feb. 1886, Fowlds to (G.H. Pope), particulars of Fowlds' claim against government for lands taken for public works at Hastings

  69. 18 June 1890, Dept. Railways and Canals acknowledges receipt of claim for $2000 in compensation

  70. 7 Jan. 1878, Fred Fowlds to his father, re Bank of Montreal versus Fowlds

  71. 8 Jan. 1878, M.C. Cameron, re Bank of Montreal

  72. 19 Dec. 1879, Fred Fowlds to his father, comment on bank problem

Loose on Shelf

Bound Journals, Ledgers, etc.

  1. Henry Fowlds - Journal of Accounts, 1847-1849

  2. Henry Fowlds - Journal of Accounts, 1847-1850 (p. 1-486) - Day Book entries, 12 Nov. 1850 - 31 Dec. 1850 (p. 487-589) - Journal of Accounts, 1850-1853 (p. 601-620)

  3. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Journal of Accounts, 1853-1855 (some entries to 1857)

  4. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Journal of Accounts, 1855-1856

  5. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Day Book, 1859 - 26 May 1860 (Memo of accounts at end of book)

  6. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Day Book, 28 Jan. 1861 - 31 Dec. 1861 (p. 1-718) - (Memo of Accounts, 1860 - 1862 - to end of book)

  7. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Cash Book, Nov. 1844 - Dec. 1892

  8. Theresa Fowlds - Bound volume of sheet music [1865]

plus photographs in office (negatives)

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