Collection 88-014 - Miscellaneous journals: businesses and schools collection

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Miscellaneous journals: businesses and schools collection

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  • 1846-1962 (Creation)
    Miscellaneous journals: businesses and schools

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46 cm of textual records

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This fonds consists of ledgers, day books and other record books, mostly unidentified as to exact name and location of the business. All were situated in the Peterborough/Cobourg/Norwood/Marmora area.

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This collection was donated from unknown sources, except for #18, which was received from Mr. Ralfe, Port Hope.


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Item #19 is restricted until 2035.

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For related records see: 88-018

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General note

Formerly known as Miscellaneous Journals Collection. Items 17, 18, & 19 were added in 2005.

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Note to researchers: Several items which were previously accessioned as 88-014 have been removed and accessioned separately. The new accessions are as follows:

01-1017 Baulch family fonds. Additions

01-1018 Nimmo family fonds. Additions

01-1019 Isabella Miller fonds. Additions

01-1020 Richard Prettie fonds

10-1021 Hugh Caldwell diary

01-1022 Moscrip, Allan & Company ledger

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Box 1

Unidentified items

  1. Class book: Queen Mary School, Peterborough, list of students and grades, 1920-1924

  2. Fee book: Park Street School, Peterborough, list of students and fees, 1911-1918

  3. Ledger (unidentified): blacksmith; addresses indicate customers from Cavan, Otonabee, Douro and other locales around Peterborough, Ontario, 1873-1877

  4. Index book

  5. Index book

  6. Ledger (unidentified): haberdasher, location unknown, 1883-1887

  7. Notebook (unidentified): arithmetic exercises, 1846

  8. Index book

  9. Index book

  10. Index book

  11. Ledger (unidentified): general merchandise; customers include Asa Burnham, Dr. George Reid, Hon. George Boulton, and others residing in and around Gore's Landing, 1858-1864. Entry on page 411 indicates there may be a branch store in Hastings, Ontario

(NOTE: Items 12-15 are located beside Box 1)

  1. Ledger (unidentified): dry goods, hardware; customers include "Pride of Blairton Lodge No. 115", George Castle (tavern keeper, Baysfield), Cobourg, Peterborough Railway and Mining Company

  2. Ledger (unidentified): haberdasher, 1904-1908

  3. Daybook (unidentified): dry goods store in Norwood, customers include Dr. Poole, 1857-1859

  4. Daybook (unidentified): stores seem to be in the Blairton, Norwood and Saforth areas, 1858-1891; stock usually described as 'goods' though occasionally as 'candles', 'sugar', 'brandy', 'tea', etc.

  5. Index, 1864

  6. Time Book with New and Improved Table of Wages, unidentified (Note: the names Lloyd Windover Lumber, Buckhorn, Ontario, Wilmot Stockdale, Lakefield, Ontario, and [Kenneth] Thurston occur repeatedly in this book; entries date 1908-1962)

  7. James Hunter, Wholesale and retail dealer in wines, liquors, etc., Port Hope, Ontario: 5 loose sheets from a ledger (received from Mr. Ralfe, 1989)

  8. [court reporter's docket] - notes depicting traffic violation charges, 1949-1950 (RESTRICTED UNTIL 2035)

plus 3 loose index pages

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