Fonds 83-017 - Langford business fonds

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Langford business fonds

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    • 1892-1921 (Creation)
      Langford, William

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    30.5 cm of textual materials (1 box)

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    Biographical history

    William Langford came to Canada as a small child with his parents in 1851. He married Louise Jane Walton in 1872 and their children included William Langford Jr. and Ernest Walton Langford. William first had a furniture store in Peterborough but he soon became involved in the building trade, building in the London and Water Street areas. His own residence was on Water Street. He was contracted to build the laundry and an addition to the Nicholls Hospital. Langford also built a number of local schools and churches.

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    This fonds was in the custody of the Langford family until it was given to the Peterborough Historical Society and subsequently donated to the Trent University Archives.

    Scope and content

    This fonds consists of 16 bound journals, day books and cash books pertaining to William Langford, a Peterborough builder. Also included is one folder of loose receipts and price estimates.

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    Most of the loose papers are fragile and brittle. Some of the pages in the ledgers are fragile and brittle and a number of the ledger covers are broken and falling off. Please handle with care.

    Immediate source of acquisition

    The fonds was donated by W.W. Langford via Jane Deyman


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