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Accession Number: 75-009


William H. Ives letter book. -- 1894-1899. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

William H. Ives was a builder and a contractor in Colborne, Ontario, at the end of the nineteenth century.

Custodial History

This item was in the custody of B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

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.


Title based on the creator of the item.

Some of the letters are difficult to read due to fading and smudging.

This item was donated by B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario.

Restrictions: N

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