Item 74-020 - John E. Belcher letter book

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John E. Belcher letter book

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    • 4 July 1907-3 Nov. 1913 (Creation)
      Belcher, John E.

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    John E. Belcher was an architect, civil engineer, and a surveyor who lived in the Peterborough region at the turn of the century. He was involved in the construction of the Chemong Floating Bridge, the Peterborough Public Library, the Bradburn Opera House, the Wallis memorial in St. John's Church, the Canadian General Electric Company and the Anglican Christ Church in Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

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    Some of the correspondence in the letter book is faded and difficult to decipher.

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    The fonds was donated by B.K. Van Buren, Port Hope, Ontario.


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        There is an alphabetical index of clients in the back of the book and another handwritten index folded inside the front cover. Names of people and institutions in these lists include:


        Hamilton Co.

        Otis Mfy. Co.

        Dickson Bros.

        Langford and Sheehy



        Roy, R.M.



        Dr. Cameron

        Senator G.A. Cox



        Toronto Loan and Savings

        Hudson's Bay Co.

        Peterboro Bridge

        Don Valley Brick

        Peterboro Club

        St. John's Church

        Grafton and Co.

        Lakefield School

        Board of Education

        Bank of Montreal

        E.H.D. Hall

        Canadian General Electric

        Peterborough Public Library

        J.J. Turner

        Chief Joseph Whetung

        Petrola Bridge Co.

        Peerless Water Supply

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