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Cobourg Foundry fonds
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- Cobourg Foundry
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61 cm of textual records.
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The Cobourg Foundry was established in Cobourg, Canada West in the 1850's and was operated by Andrew Jeffrey. The foundry manufactured steam engines, boilers, agricultural equipment, axes and other useful implements. (Taken from: Spilsbury, John R. "Cobourg: Early Days and Modern Times." Cobourg: Cobourg Book Committee, 1981.)
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This fonds consists of the records of the Cobourg foundry. It includes journals, ledgers, correspondence, accounts, pay lists, bills, receipts, contracts and specifications of jobs done as kept by James Davidson, founder and machine shop operator. There is also some correspondence from A. Munson of Oil Springs, Canada West relating to the oil industry, as well as correspondence from Henry Fowlds with regards to work done and payment of accounts.
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The fonds was donated from an unknown source.
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For related records see: 77-003.
Previously known as the James Davidson papers.
undated pay lists, assorted contracts and specifications for machine and foundry work; insurance policy on buildings 1860; In Chancery Bank of Montreal vs. Wallace Davidson et alia; miscellaneous advertisements, price lists from other firms.
1860 - correspondence Sept. - Dec.; pay sheets Oct. Nov.; trial balance Nov.; balance Dec.
shipping receipts, cancelled cheques, accounts, bills, invoices and receipts.
1861 - correspondence Jan. - Dec.
1861 - monthly pay sheets and balance sheets
1861 - accounts, bills, invoices and receipts
1861 - shipping receipts, way bills, cancelled cheques, promissory notes and protests
correspondence Jan. - Dec.
1862 - balance sheets Jan. - Dec. (plus annual recapitulation); pay lists and work orders Jan. - Dec.
1862 - shipping receipts
1862 - accounts, bills invoices and receipts
1862 - cancelled cheques, promissory notes and protests
1863 - correspondence Jan. - Dec.
1863 - Division court file (small claims)
1863 - balance sheets and trial balances Jan. - Dec.; rough pay lists, pay lists, Jan. - Dec.; stock inventory; C. L. Torr indenture
1863 - accounts, bills, invoices and receipts
1863 - shipping receipts, cancelled cheques, promissory notes
1864 - correspondence Jan. - Dec.; balance sheets Jan. - April; pay sheets Dec. 1863 - Jan 1864; statement of liabilities and outstanding debts June
1864 - shipping receipts; accounts, bills, invoices and receipts; cancelled cheques and promissory notes
individual account books Hirem Cruthers, A. Fraser, Jas. Hunter, A. Jeffery, Jas. Massey; shipping book 1859-1862
bank book (Bank of Montreal) 1860-1864; notes and bills payable/receivable (with journal postings) 1861-1863
cash book 1861-1864
monthly cash book 1860-1864
employees' pay ledger 1860-1864
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Journal 1: Oct 1860-May 1863
Journal 2: June 1863- June 1864
Ledger 1: 1860-1864