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William H. Ives letter book

  • 75-009
  • Item
  • 1894-1899

This item is a letter book related to carpentry, contracting and building activities in the Colborne, Ontario, area. It contains some interesting material on house construction in terms of methods and materials. It also contains some information on Colborne area churches. The letter book has a partial index to the correspondence of William Ives.

William H. Ives

Hugh Atwood collection

  • 97-1022
  • Item
  • 1897-1899

Collection consists of three personal notes written by Catharine Parr Traill to her grand-niece, Agnes Le Fenore. One is a two part card with the cover illustrated with cutout images of a dog and a butterfly along with a wisp of moss glued to the surface. The second part of the card is a warm salutation to Agnes and her family. The date is 24 December 1897. The second item, dated 12 May, is a note of thanks to Agnes for obtaining a cape [and cap?] for her, and also refers to fatigue and the problem of swelling feet. The third item is a letter written 1 April 1899 to "G Niece A F" [Agnes] sending belated sympathy for two in hospital and describing in some detail Traill's own plight, and the care offered by Kate and Katie.

Hugh Atwood

Judge John E. Harding letter

  • 75-1011
  • Item
  • 13 Jan. 1900

This item is a letter from Judge Harding to Messrs. Ball and Ball, Barristers of Woodstock, Ontario. The letter is about his financial difficulties.

John Elly Harding

Fair family photograph album

  • 89-1035
  • Item
  • [between 1880 and 1900]

This item is a leather-bound photograph album containing photographs and tintypes. Some of the photographs are identified.

Fair family

Havelock Electric Light and Power Company Limited letters patent

  • 76-1000
  • Item
  • 21 Mar. 1903

This item is a letters patent incorporating the Havelock Electric Light and Power Company, dated March 21, 1903 and recorded by the Deputy Provincial Registrar on March 25, 1903.

Havelock Electric Light and Power Company Limited

Thomas B. Collins day book.

  • 76-012
  • Item
  • 1884-1903

This item is a day book of T.B. Collins. It has daily entries from June 27, 1884 to August 22, 1885 showing the sales of general merchandise, as well as several entries "to cash". From October 1885 to November 1903, entries are in the form of accounts, are not daily, and deal mostly with cash exchanges. Also included are entries relating to mortgages; details of expense accounts for building barns, houses and other buildings and items. In the back of the book, entries are headed "Pump Business:, December 1884-October 1885.

Thomas B. Collins

Fletcher account book

  • 96-007
  • Item
  • 1902-1903

This item is an account book dated 1902-1903 of a furniture factory owned by Frank Sanford of Fenelon Falls. At the end of the book, several pages are filled with grain accounts. Throughout, many pages are covered with pasted-in pictures from magazines, and a child's drawings. There are also three pages of notes relating to British colonies.

T.M. Fletcher

William Howden notebook

  • 89-1038
  • Item
  • 1860-1903

This item is a notebook written by William Howden and kept between 1860 and 1903 on the subject of animal husbandry. It contains various recipes for horse medicine and newspaper articles on stallions available for stud.

William Howden

Henry White letter book

  • 75-006
  • Item
  • 30 April 1901-20 Dec. 1904

This item is a letter book containing the correspondence of Henry White. Topics discussed include legal matters dealing with collection of rent, reference to typhoid fever in November 1903, and reference to the forthcoming election of December 1903. The letter book includes an index and is alphabetically arranged.

Henry White

W.B. Northrup household day book.

  • 89-1030
  • Item
  • 1907-1908

This item is a household day book of W.B. Northrup for the years 1907-1908.

William Barton Northrup

Oakwood, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Chas. E. Goad Company

  • 76-028
  • Item
  • 1910

This item is a C.E. Goad fire insurance plan of the village of Oakwood as at June 1910. It includes a key plan (scale 500':01") and a key to symbols.

Oakwood, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Chas. E. Goad Company

Hastings County scrapbook

  • 02-1005
  • Item
  • 1792-1910

Item includes a collection of signatures, notes, and documents pasted into a copy of the "Annual Report on Normal, Model, Grammar and Common Schools...," 1857. Materials relate, for the most part, to the Bell and Canniff families of Thurlow Township, Hastings County. Other items of note include a document certifying parents' satisfaction with teacher Robert Laing, Big Island, 1817; a document relating to the building of a bridge across a creek in Thurlow Township, 1832; a notice regarding a meeting to elect officers for the formation of an agricultural society in Hastings County [Midland District Agricultural Society], 1830; and a declaration regarding Stephen Ferguson Bell who saw "a greate shooting of the stars... a continual shooting from the center of the Heavens in every direction," 1833.

Hastings County

Brighton photographic fonds

  • 87-010
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

This fonds consists of various photographs relating to the town of Brighton, Ontario. Walter Nichol Davidson, a Brighton merchant and other people, businesses and activities including store interiors from Brighton are included in this fonds.

Brighton Township

Woodville, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Chas. E. Goad Company

  • 76-035
  • Item
  • 1910

This item is a Chas. E. Goad Company fire insurance plan of the village of Woodville, Ontario as at July 1910. It includes a key plan (scale 500':01"), and a key to symbols.

Woodville, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Chas. E. Goad Company

Richard Prettie estate journal

  • 01-1020
  • Item
  • 1909-1911

Fonds consists of one Order Book from the estate of Richard Prettie, [Vernonville, Ontario], listing the auction sale dispersal of the household. The name "Stanley McBride, Centreton, Ontario" is found on the fly leaf. Several items listed as sold in the estate auction relate to farming.

Richard Prettie

Alvin Bee account book

  • 89-1051
  • Item
  • 1907-1912

This item is an account book of Alvin Bee, Concession 1, Lots 26, 27, 28 of Hope Township, relating to expenditures for his farm. Also included is a 1907 tax notice.

Alvin Bee

Trent Canal glass negatives

  • 83-009
  • Item
  • ca. 1907-1912

This fonds consists of 82 glass negatives of the Trent Canal waterway including shots of various locks along the route and several industries. Positive prints were made from the negatives in 2004.

Trent Canal

Elsie Ross diaries

  • 75-1000
  • Item
  • 1911-1912

The first item is a diary of historical places in Paris, France, written from November 1911 to July 1912. It includes postcards of historically interesting buildings and notations regarding the use of the buildings and their origins. The second item is a diary of art history, written from February to July 1912. It includes postcards of works of art and notations relating to the history of art.

Elsie Ross

W. Burnett letter book

  • 75-010
  • Item
  • January 1909-July 1913

This item is a letter book containing correspondence relating to the management and operation of the China Hall store in Cobourg, Ontario, and personal business.

W. Burnett

Opera House (Peterborough, Ontario) photograph

  • 83-1007
  • Item
  • 14 Mar. 1913

Photograph depicts the audience watching a performance of "Ileen Allanna" 14 March 1913 at the Opera House located on George Street in Peterborough, Ontario.

Opera House (Peterborough, Ontario)

Mary Tuer diary

  • 75-1001
  • Item
  • 2 July 1914-4 Sept. 1914

This item is a diary of a European tour from 2 July to 4 September 1914, and of boat trip aboard the SS Megantic (Montreal, Quebec, to Liverpool, England). There are also passenger lists, menus, and postcards included in the diary. The diary has some references to the outbreak of World War I, and the removal of British subjects from the continent. There is also one piece of correspondence included dated 6 September 1914. The diary chronicles a tour through England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

Mary Tuer

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