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Accession Number: 72-001

Title

Fowlds family and business fonds. -- 1838-1935. -- 2.5 m of textual records. -- 369 photographs.

Biography / History

Henry Fowlds was born in 1790 in Scotland and married in 1813 to Jane Marshall Steele. Together they had ten children (Eliza, John, James S., Robert H., Elizabeth, Henry M., Mary C., William J., Mary Anne, and Theresa) of which only five survived (James S., Elizabeth, Henry M., William J., and Theresa). The family came to North America in 1821, settling first in New York, and then in Hartford in 1833. In 1834, they crossed the border and settled in Prince Edward County, Upper Canada. The Fowld's family settled in Asphodel Township in 1836, and then moved on to Westwood, where they set up a saw mill in conjunction with Dr. John Gilchrist in what was to become the village of Keene. On September 27, 1851, Henry Fowlds purchased from the Honourable James Crooks the water rights, lands and buildings then known as Crooks' Rapids, and later as Hastings. The Fowlds built upon this base, expanding their original saw mill to a corporate busisness of saw mill, grist mill, general store and post office. The three Fowlds' brothers, James, Henry M. and William, set up a lumber and flour business under the name of Jas. L. Fowlds and Bros. This company was terminated with the death of James Fowlds in 1884. The Fowlds were quite active in Hastings, occupying the seat of reeve, and the office of postmaster. James S. (1818-1884) married Margaret MacGregor and they had nine children between the years of 1845 and 1860. Their seventh child, Frederick W. (1857-1930), married Elizabeth Sutherland and they had three children, Helen, Eric, and Donald. Eric and Donald were soldiers in World War I and Helen was a nurse in the same war. Helen married Gerald Marryat after the war and became a remarkable local historian of the Peterborough region.

Custodial History

The fonds remained within the Fowlds family until it was bequested to the Trent University Archives by Mrs. Helen Marryat (nee Fowlds).

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of family and related papers of Henry Fowlds and his family including James S. Fowlds and H.M. Fowlds. It also includes business correspondence, invoices, some journals and cashbooks, mortgages as well as deeds regarding the business of Henry Fowlds, Jas. S. Fowlds and Bros. and H.M. Fowlds. In December 2001, Trent University Archives launched an online exhibit which depicts Helen Fowld's experiences in World War I. All her letters and diaries are transcribed and are found at the following site: Nursing Sister Helen L. Fowlds: A Canadian Nurse in World War I.

Notes

Title based on the family and business which created the fonds.

The fonds was bequested by Helen Marryat, great-granddaughter of Henry Fowlds in 1965.

The fonds has been arranged into twenty volumes. The first series (volumes one to thirteen) deals with personal correspondence of members of the Fowlds family. The second series (volumes fourteen through twenty) includes business correspondence and records.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Photographs are located in Boxes 10, 11, and 12. Glass negatives are located in the Archives Office.

For related records see: 69-001 and 84-1000.

Finding Aid

Series A: Family Papers

Correspondence of Henry Fowlds and Henry M. Fowlds

Box 1

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Folder

1: Henry Fowlds - correspondence (letters received) 11 Oct. 1833 - 19 Aug. 1871

2: Henry Fowlds - agreements, accounts and receipts, 1838-1884

3: Henry Fowlds - agreements, accounts and correspondence with Richard Birdsall, 1838-1852

4: Henry Fowlds - legal documents and memos, 1838-1867

5: Henry M. Fowlds - correspondence, miscellaneous documents, Grain a/c book, 9 March 1864 - 30 April 1888  

Wm. J. Fowlds, accounts; Fowlds family Bible

Box 2

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Folder

1: Accounts; minute book, Hastings School Board (13 Jan. 1875 - 13 Aug. 1881)

2: Fowlds family Bible (1811 publication)

James S. Fowlds, correspondence, 23 March 1834 - 1 Nov. 1883

Box 3

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Folder

1: Correspondence, 23 March 1834 - 28 Dec. 1858

2: Correspondence, 10 Oct. 1861 - 29 Dec. 1869

3: 12 Jan. 1870 - 31 Dec. 1879

4: Correspondence, 7 Jan. 1880 - 1 Nov. 1883

5: Letters sent: 25 June 1849 - 6 Sept. 1880

6: Papers as councillor; legal papers, 17 Nov. 1851 - 5 Jan. 1869

7: Militia rolls and accounts, 5 June 1848 - 7 March 1870

8: Notes, memos, 1855 - 1884

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Feb. 1906

Box 4

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Folder

1: Correspondence, 13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Dec. 1877

2: Correspondence, 5 Jan. 1878 - 6 Dec. 1879

3: Correspondence, 25 Feb. 1880 - 20 Dec. 1888

4: Correspondence, 16 Feb. 1891 - 18 Dec. 1906

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 16 March 1913 - 25 Feb. 1919; notes, bills, Spanish prisoner letters

Box 5

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Folder

1: Undated correspondence from Donald

2: Correspondence (dated) from Donald, 16 March 1913 - 25 Oct. 1918

3: Correspondence from Eric, 14 Jan. 1914 - 6 April 1916

4: Correspondence from Eric, 12 March 1916 - 25 Feb. 1919

5: Copies of letters sent, 22 April 1880 - 6 Oct. 1905

6: Notes, memos, legal papers 

Correspondence of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Fowlds

Box 6

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Folder

1: From Donald, undated; 18 Feb. 1912 - 20 Oct. 1912

2: From Donald, 3 Jan. 1913 - 7 Dec. 1913

3: Correspondence from Donald, 5 Jan. 1914 - 24 Sept. 1916

4: Correspondence from Donald, 1 March 1917 - 30 Dec. 1917

5: Correspondence from Donald, 17 Jan. 1918 - 25 Sept. 1918 

Correspondence from Eric and Helen

Box 7

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Folder

1: Correspondence from Eric, 20 July 1909 - 14 Dec. 1915

2: Correspondence from Eric, 16 Jan. 1916 - 18 Dec. 1923

3: Correspondence from Helen Fowlds (Marryat) from Toronto, and on her way to Europe

4: Correspondence from Helen in London

5: Correspondence from Helen in England, 1915 - 1918 

Correspondence from Helen, cont'd; legal papers

Box 8

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Folder

1: Correspondence from Helen from France

2: Correspondence from Helen from the Mediterranean and Aegean

3: Notes, abstracts and papers of Mrs. Fowlds

4: Correspondence of Margaret Fowlds, 12 March 1876 

Donald Fowlds, correspondence and war reports

Box 9

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Folder

1: Correspondence from Eric, 31 March 1915; 14 Feb. 1915

2: Miscellaneous items - newspaper accounts of Cambrai; public school education 

Eric Fowlds, correspondence and miscellaneous items

Box 10

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Folder

1: Correspondence, 21 Aug. 1914 - 14 April 1919

2: Miscellaneous articles - class lists; public school results

3: Miscellaneous articles (cont'd)

4: Miscellaneous materials (cont'd)  

Box 11

Trent Valley and area pictures taken by Eric (no list)  

Box 12

Fowlds family pictures (no list)  

Fowlds family - miscellaneous histories, maps, correspondence

Box 13

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Folder

1: Fowlds family records

2: Miscellaneous reports concerning Fowlds family

3: Copies of letters sent to various Fowlds men

4: Maps and family genealogy    

Series B - Business Papers

Box 14

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Folder

1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 12 Dec. 1856 - 20 July 1863

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 9 Jan. 1864 - 26 Dec. 1864

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 13 Jan. 1865 - 22 Dec. 1865

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 17 Jan. 1866 - 29 Aug. 1867

5: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 13 Oct. 1868 - 23 Dec. 1869

Box 15

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Folder

1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 11 Jan. 1870 - 8 Dec. 1873

Dates covered - 11 Jan. 1870 - 3 Oct. 1870; 23 Jan. 1871 - 26 Dec. 1871; 10 Nov. 1873; 8 Dec. 1873

Copies of letters sent: 1870-1889

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 7 Jan. 1874 - 23 Dec. 1874

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros - Business correspondence, 15 Jan. 1875 - 15 Dec. 1876

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Business correspondence, 12 June 1877 - 18 June 1890

Dates covered - 12 June 1877 & 19 Oct. 1877 & 13 Nov. 1877; 16 Jan. 1878 & 7 May 1878; 10 Dec. 1879; 5 Jan. 1880 - 30 Nov. 1880; 12 Jan. 1881 - 24 Oct. 1881; 2 Jan. 1882 - 13 June 1882; 8 Sept. 1883; 18 June 1890

Box 16

Folder

1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Correspondence and accounts

"Hastings Mill" re flour trade, 24 Nov. 1875, March - Aug. 1876

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Correspondence and accounts

"Hastings Mill" re flour trade, 26 Dec. 1877 - 12 Dec. 1878

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Individuals' Accounts, Henry Fowlds, 1862-1882

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Accounts Journal, 1879-1899; Shanty and Sawlog book, 1868- 1889; Timber - notebooks, 1873-1875, 1873-1914, 1869, 1882

Box 17

Folder

1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Bills, 1850's; account sheets, 1856-1883

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Invoices, accounts, 1861-1866

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Invoices, accounts, 1867-1869

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Invoices, accounts, 1870-1881

5: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Memos, notes, 1840-1885

Bank of Montreal vs Fowlds and Blacklock, c.1875

Box 18

Folder

1: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Timber grain and related contracts

2: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Land and legal papers

3: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - Land and legal papers

4: Jas. Fowlds & Bros. - unidentified

Box 19

Fowlds Companies - Unorganized land and legal papers, relative to their Hastings operations from 1851. Letter to Denistoun & Son from Jas. MacKay & Bros. re mortgages, 5 April 1866 (see folder in box - important financial arrangement for Fowlds continued operations)

Land Registry property transfer sheet of 1880 showing mortgages and assignments of 1851-1870's

Box 20

J.S. Fowlds et alia - Unorganized legal - notarial papers, deeds, wills, and related correspondence Loose on Shelf (For a detailed list of the Bound Journals, Ledgers, etc., click here)

Bound Journals, Ledgers, etc.

Detailed List of Items

SERIES A - FAMILY PAPERS

Correspondence, a/c's, legal papers, of Henry Fowlds, 72-001/1/1 - 1/4

Correspondence, 11 Oct. 1833 - 19 Aug. 1871

Letters Received

Box 1 Folder 1

1. 11 Oct. 1833, from D. Darling, re a/c of Fowlds

2. 20 Dec. 1833, from Darling, from Toronto, concerning Fowlds a/c due Darling (L213.1210)

3. 12 July 1836, from Darling, from Montreal, re Fowlds letter of 21 July 1835 concerning Fowld's a/c; correspondence until 30 June 1853

4. 30 Sept. 1850, from J.W. Hall in Peterborough, re rent on P. Ayn's property

5. 18 Sept. 1855, from M. McHeen in Cobourg, re one Mr. Brown of Hastings, building a home on a lot near Hastings

6. 28 Aug. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Hastings, re the lumber business

7. 30 Aug. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds, in Belleville, re the provision for (of) lumber

8. 31 Aug. 1856, from H. M. Fowlds, in Montreal, re family affairs (Elizabeth in Montreal)

9. 6 Sept. 1856, from H.M. Fowlds in Asphodel, re a crop failure and attempts to restore goods in the township

10. 16 Sept. 1856, from J. Foley in Norwood, concerning the nomination of a legislative councillor

11. 23 Aug. 1856, from John B. McMillen, from Glengarry, re Fowlds kindness towards him

12. 9 Sept, 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Hastings concerning the lumber business, especially Grist Mill repairs

13. 13 Sept. 1856, from H.M. Fowlds in Asphodel Twp. re sale of lumber by Henry Sr. to `Mr. Gilmour'

14. 14 Sept. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Toronto, re lumber business a/c and contacts in Quebec

15. 19 Sept. 1856, from Jas. Fowlds in Belleville, re two lots he is negotiating

16. 1 Feb. 1858, from Robert Denniston, concerning an outstanding a/c of Fowlds

17. 20 March 1858 - ditto

18. 24 March 1858 - ditto

19. 21 Feb. 1858 - ditto

20. 28 July 1858 - ditto

21. 20 Aug. 1858 - ditto

22. 20 Sept. 1858 - ditto

23. 24 Nov. 1858, from J.H. Dumble, in Cobourg, re the valuation of Fowlds property (mill and river frontage)

24. 24 June 1862, from W.D. Benson in Toronto, re lot 20, 11 concession Seymour, county Northumberland

25. 31 July 1862, from A. Cameron, "Office of the Bursar of the University and Colleges of Toronto" - remittance of $200 on a/c of interest

26. 22 Dec. 1862, correspondence of Denniston

27. 21 Nov. 1863, from H. Leach, in Cobourg (Bank of Toronto) re disposal of Fowlds' Bank Stock

28. 10 Feb. 1864, from R.H. Stephen, in Montreal, re insurance claim of saw mill of one Mr. Russell and mortgage inquiry on Fowlds' property as security for loan taken by Russell

29. 7 Nov. 1864, from Roger B. Couger, re a/c with Sharpe, Douglas, Lye and unsettled a/c with Fowlds; letter concerns solvency of this debt

30. 7 Jan. 1865, From Stephens in Montreal, re loan taken out from Russell

31. 20 Jan. 1865, from Stephens in Montreal re receipt of Fowlds letter 17 Jan., complains here of Fowlds negligence in Russell matter

32. 24 May 1865, from W.H. Austin, concerning the purchase of some pork

33. 11 July 1866, from R. Russell in Ottawa (Department of Crown Lands) payment for field notes of Asphodel township

34. 6 Oct. 1870, from Beatty, Chadwick and Lash, Toronto, re a p.o. order receipt for 50.25 in full of J.P. Cooper's note

35. 19 Aug. 1871, from Henderson and Henderson, Belleville, re Crosby v Fowlds case; request for $20.00 for disbursements for evidence  

Letters Sent

36. 6 Jan. 1854, to Asa Burnham, concerning the a/c of Fowlds with Richard Birdsall

37. 17 Jan. 1865, to R.H. Stephens, Montreal, re bad times, money shortage, crop failure, see 28, 30, 31

38. 26 Feb. 1867, to Cobourg Railroad Co. re a/c for bills of loading; request for payment  

Accounts and Receipts of Henry Fowlds

Box 1 Folder 2

1-6: nd
7: 1838
8: 1843
9: 1845
10-11: 1846
12-13: 1850
14-15: 1852
16-20: 1853
21-29: 1854
30-31: 1855
32-33: 1856
34-42: 1858
43-49: 1859
50-61: 1860
62-80: 1861
81-88: 1862
89-98: 1863
99-114: 1864
115-125: 1865
126-128: 1866
129-133: 1867
134-136: 1868
137-138: 1869
139-150: 1870
151: 1872
152: 1874
153: 1877
154: 1878
155-158: 1880
159: 1884  

Accounts with Richard Birdsall

Box 1 Folder 3

160-164: 1838
165: 1846
166-168: 1848
169-170: 1849
171-172: 1850
173-179: 1851
180-181: 1852  

Legal Documents and Memos

Box 1 Folder 4

182. memo - nd - re transactions Henry Fowlds is undertaking; expenditures for roads in township; tax rates

183. 26 March 1838, agreement concerning land in 1 Concession Asphodel (with Richard Birdsall)

184. 14 Jan. 1848, case brought by Fowlds concerning certain of his employees in lumber business

185. 15 Jan. 1848, re G. Tenack, a court case involving beating of Fowlds son Jas. by Tenack

186. 30 Sept. 1851, conditions laid down to Fowlds for `taking water at the By Wash, Crooks' Rapids'

187. 27 June 1853, judgement by J. Edwards, Peterborough, arbitrator in case between Malcolm McGregor and Janet Brown

188. May 1854, memo

189. 9 Sept. 1856, memo of an a/c

190. 5 Aug. 1858, Fowlds in role of J.P., accepting evidence of one James Foley

191. __________, evidence in same case from one John Stewart

192. 31 May 1860, to Crown Land Department re lot 32, 11 Concession Belmont, and lots 31, 32, 12 Concession Belmont

193. 2 June 1860, receipt from O. Breheny for an order made by John B. MacMillan (subscription for church at Seymour Bridge)

194. 1862, memo, receipt of an a/c

195. 3 Sept. 1861, protest by C.A. Weller, Notary-Public, concerning an unpaid promissory note

196. 10 April 1867, contract to Samuel Sunderville, re quit claim lot 42, corner Front & New Streets  

H.M. Fowlds, correspondence, miscellaneous documents, grain a/c book

Box 1 Folder 5

1. nd, re Bank a/c

2. 9 March 1864, from F. Russell, Assistant Commissioner Department of Crown Lands, in Quebec, re license to cut timber in Galway township; request for lot and concession no's

3. Jan. 1865, one Mrs. Mather in Quebec, re the Fowlds timber contract

4. 7 Dec. 1880, St. John, N.B. - (D. McAlise) - lot sale

5. 30 April 1888, from A.F. Wood, in Madoc, re valuation of lands prior to 1851 owned by Fowlds, and compensation for those which had been taken from the Fowlds  

Letters Sent

6. 20 July 1866, from `Harwood Station' to Cobourg-Peterborough R.R. Company, re a freight order  

Miscellaneous

7. 1868 - abstract statement of H.M. Fowlds timber

8. 8 June 1874, The New York, bill for subscription

9. 14 Sept. 1874, Albion, bill for subscription

10. A/c of Fowlds with William Bailey 1881; request for payment from latter

11. A/c to John Sharpe, 1868

12. Funeral notice of H.M. Fowlds

13. Agreement of Fowlds to build road, witnessed by Richard Birdsall, Sept. 21, 1874

14. Memo re value of logs hauled by Bisell (a contractor) in Dummer, at White Lake; Henry M. Fowlds, grain accounts book, 8 Sept. 1881 - 19 May 1882

15. Miscellaneous note re lumber business

Box 2 Folder 1

Wm. J. Fowlds, a/c with John Sharpe, 1861-1862

9 Sept. 1865 - Bank of Montreal in Peterborough re Fowlds timber account

Minute Book: Trustees of Hastings Public School, 13 Jan. 1875 - 13 Aug. 1881

School Board meetings, 3 June 1876 - 13 Aug. 1881

Annual meetings, Hastings Public School, 1876-1881

A/c - 31 Dec. 1868

Miscellaneous note

Box 2 Folder 2

Fowlds family Bible; unidentified photo

James S. Fowlds, correspondence 23 March 1834 - 28 Dec. 1858

Letters Received

Box 3 Folder 1

1. 23 March 1834 (Mrs. Marryat has 1843) Henry to James from Asphodel township re family matters and the Mill

2. 23 March 1834, the same, typed

3. 29 July 1843, Henry to James re local affairs viz. Benson Dam, hay crop and business transactions

4. 29 July 1843, the same, typed

5. 19 Aug. 1843, Henry M. Fowlds from Asphodel, re everyday affairs

6. 26 Nov. 1851, William Gilchrist, treasurer of United townships of Asphodel, Belmont and Methuen re pay for one M. Grady, employee

7. 23 Jan. 1855, D.M. McAleese from Princetown, about his preaching and teaching at Princetown

8. 10 April 1855, D.M. McAleese, expressing regret on the death of Frederick James

9. 12 July 1855, D.M. McAleese, from West Milton, a newsy letter

10. 8 Nov. 1855, D.M. McAleese, from West Milton, re a house to be built by Mr. Brown on his property (see Vol. I, F.1 #5); newsy items

11. 5 Dec. 1855, Quebec (Imperial Fire Marine and Life Insurance Co.) re policy applications and policy coverage

12. 25 March 1856, D.M. McAleese, West Milton, concerning a bond he will give Jas.; also news of his change of charge

13. 5 June 1856, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, New York, re the bond, his proposed trip to Canada and Brown's building

14. 14 June 1856, P. Pearce, Reeve, Norwood, concerning Public School funds

15. 9 July 1856, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re the bond

16. Account for #15

17. 24 July 1856, William Houston, Glasgow, an apology for not writing

18. Typescript of #17

19. 30 Aug. 1856, D. Murdoch, Adjutant- Generals Office, Toronto, re resignation of Lt-Col Walter Scott

20. 6 Sept. 1856, Henry Fowlds, Quebec, re timber contracts in Quebec

21. 9 Sept. 1856, Henry Fowlds, Quebec, the same as 20

22. 12 Sept. 1856, Henry Fowlds, Quebec, timber a/c's and statements

23. 12 Sept. 1856, Wm. Houston, Glasgow, re personal matters

24. 4 Oct. 1856, Walter Scott, Lt-Col of 3 Company, Peterborough, concerning his replacement

25. A copy

26. 6 Oct. 1856, --- --- re building by Mr. Brown, the question of his legal occupation of the land

27. 19 Nov. 1856, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re the lot Brown is building

28. 20 Nov. 1856, envelope addressed to Fowlds from Montgomery Range

29. 19 Dec. 1856, Wm. Houston, Glasgow, personal matters, railroads in Canada, Far Eastern trade markets, railroads in India and Persia

30. nd, 1856, Wm. Houston, concerning personal matters

31. 15 Jan. 1857, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re financial matters in Brown building affairs

32. 12 Aug. 1857, McAleese, Montgomery Range, re sale of another lot of land in Hastings; his future trip to Canada

33. 13 March 1858, A. McDougall, Stoney Lake, re one of Fowlds' employees

34. 1 Dec. 1858, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery, re financial matters

35. 28 Dec. 1858, McAleese re previous letter of 1 Dec. requesting transfer of $60 funds

36. 12 April 1859, McAleese, concerning his trip in the summer 1859, and an unsettled a/c of his with Mr. Prescott

37. 16 Aug. 1859, N. Wallis, Port Hope, re lot 22, 14 concession, Percy, patent delivered for McAleese to Mr. Short, M.P.P.

38. 19 Aug. 1859, McAleese, Hastings, payment to Ira Brown of 55 dollars to close a/c  

(Note: #'s 36-38 used twice)

10 Oct. 1861 - 29 Dec. 1869

Box 3 Folder 2

36. 10 Oct. 1861, McAleese, giving Fowlds power of attorney over some property

37. Legal document for same

38. 17 July 1863, Hugh Leach (Bank of Toronto, Cobourg) concerning money to be raised from Fowlds' property; request for lot descriptions

39. 19 Oct. 1863, McAleese, re fire which destroyed Woollen factory Sept. 1863; personal matters

40. 18 Nov. 1863, Andrew Hamilton, Yorkville, re lumber on lot 23, 1 concession Belmont; mining interests in Belmont township

41. 17 Dec. 1863, J. Foley ___

42. 16 Jan.1864, N. McConnell, Hastings, (Hastings Mining Co.) assessment of $5 requested from each member of the H.M.Co.

43. 20 Jan. 1864, McAleese, re woollen mill, death of Jas. mother

44. 1 March 1864, Jas. Broadhurst, Chittenango, __ credit of Fowlds of $100

45. 30 May 1864, T. Mather, Keene, re sale of 150 pinesaw logs at Thompson's Landing, Rice Lake

46. 31 May 1864, Rbt. Dennistoun, Peterborough, re valuation of lot 23, 14 concession Percy; requests Fowlds' advice

47. 9 July 1864, Rbt. Dennistoun; see #46

48. 26 July 1864, R.J. Dallas, Manager Peterborough branch, Bank of Montreal, re a/c of Fowlds with bank in Peterborough and Cobourg

49. 8 Aug. 1864, Dallas, arranging a meeting with Fowlds concerning lumber receipts and accounts

50. 30 Aug. 1864, G. Orde, Peterborough, re remittance of taxes for south half of lot 6, 3 con. Bexley

51. 13 Sept. 1864, Smith and Cochrane, Montreal, re note of 15 Aug. due them for $234.13

52. 29 Sept. 1864, George Stephens, Cobourg, an order for lumber

53. 29 Sept. 1864, George Stephens, Cobourg, re an unpaid bill of $200

54. 22 Oct. 1864, Rbt. Dennistoun, Peterborough, re the mortgage of Henry Fowlds' property

55. 27 Oct. 1864, C.M. Masterson (for Boyd and Stayner, Toronto) - concerns unpaid note of $200 due Bank of Toronto, given to lawyers

56. 14 Nov. 1864, Smith and Cochrane, Montreal, concerning an order they will not fill due to the slow a/c in the Fowlds' name

57. 1 Jan. 1865, Helm's Foundery and Machine Shop, Peterborough, an a/c up to 31 Dec. 1864

58. 6 Jan. 1865, R.J. Dallas, Peterborough, re an overdue bill of $1000 for Fowlds and $165 for Henry Lye

59. 6 Jan. 1865, A.G. Foley, Norwood, concerning an a/c of $8

60. 13 Jan. 1865, Samuel Wilmot, Surveyor, re the Warden's Chair in Durham

61. 13 Feb. 1865, M. Haultain, Quebec, House of Assembly, re petitions of Fowlds received 9 Feb.

62. 10 March 1865, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, re Fowlds financial problems and legal counsel

63. 20 March 1865, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, concerning the same (creditors in Montreal)

64. 9 April 1863, James Cumming, Trenton, - Fowlds in the Insolvent List; relation of Fowlds to council and reeve of Methuen and Belmont

65. 26 April 1865, John Rork, Saginaw City, Michigan, re timber

66. 15 May 1865, W. Cluxton, Peterborough, re complete overhaul of Fowlds' books

67. 1 June 1865, Henry Lye, Trenton, concern re Fowlds' financial position; news re his own business

68. 11 July 1865, J. Cumming, Trenton, - the Fowlds affairs

69. 15 July 1865, Samuel Wilmot, Newcastle, re timber contracts (Darlington, Clarke, Cavan)

70. 14 Aug. 1865, J.F. Dallas, re means and standing of Saul Griffin Jr., Warkworth

71. 22 Aug. 1865, Asa A. Burnham, Quebec, re lot 6, 8 con. Percy

72. 25 Sept. 1865, John Barry, re timber transport

73. 30 Sept. 1865, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough (R. Richardson) re advance of $6000 for Fowlds

74. 24 Oct. 1865, Rbt. Dennistoun, re acceptance of a/c by Bank of British North American, Toronto

75. 26 Oct. 1865, Henry Lye, Cincinnati (Leopold and Goodheart) concerning his new position; bitter criticism of some Hastings residents holding his notes

76. 30 Oct. 1865, Thos. Robinson, East Saginaw, re lot he wishes to buy from Fowlds

77. 17 Nov. 1865, E.I. Van Ingen, Cobourg, re sale of Forest City (steamer)

78. 15 Dec. 1865, R. Richardson, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, concerning note for J. Gibson for $500

79. 19 Dec. 1865, R. Dennistoun, Peterborough, claim of Bank of Toronto on mortgage of $1471.93

80. 27 Dec. 1865, D. Darling, Montreal, re an unpaid bill, John Sharpe's estate and Henry M. Fowlds debts

81. 14 March 1866, D. Rose, Town Hall, taxes on lot 1, 6 con. Dummer

82. 29 May 1866, L. McMaster, payment requested for Henry Devern

83. 12 Nov. 1866, Edward Matthews, Montreal, re some business with Albany

84. 16 Dec. 1866, J.B. Wilson, Denver City, concerning his new position and the times of 1866 in Denver

85. 8 Jan. 1867, R.H. Stephens, Montreal, re a settlement of Fowlds' estate for $12,215.72 and town property in Hastings

86. 24 Nov. 1868, G.W. Cochrane, Montreal, newsy letter

87. 1 Jan. 1869, ___, Norwood, concerns property calculated by Fowlds, and Rbt. Lyn; deadline of 15 Jan. set before case put into Chancery

88. 11 Jan. 1869, T.G. Terry, Wellington, re note he wishes to send to Brighton P.O. from Fowlds

89. 19 Jan. 1869, Jos. MacKay, Montreal, receipt for bill of 10 Jan for $835

90. 26 Jan. 1869, D.M. McAleese, Montgomery Range, re land transactions, his charge in New York and circuit preaching

91. 15 Feb. 1869, Adam St. Meyer, Trenton, re his appointment as commander of Regimental Division of East Northumberland

92. 3 May 1869, K. Cornwallis, New York, re $24 debt to New York Albion

93. 24 July 1869, Asa A. Burnham, Cobourg, a query as to the East and West halves of lot 5, 7 con. Asphodel

94. 13 May 1869, Jas. Dennistoun, Peterborough, the transaction of a Capt. Manson in West Half, lot 10, 2 con. Asphodel

95. 13 July 1869, J. O'Donnell, Capt., Peterborough, re the fire company picnic

96. 26 July 1869, J. MacKay, Montreal, settling the `Becket' matter

97. 4 Aug. 1869, L. Quakey, Orono, a call for help concerning lots of land in east Durham

98. 11 Aug. 1869, J.M. Grover, Colborne, (Registrar's Office, East Riding, co. Northumberland), information re #97

99. 30 Aug. 1869, Adam St. Meyer, Trenton, $19.41 for enrollment returns

100. 27 Sept. 1869, D.M. McAleese, Station K, New York, concerning land transactions, health and church affairs

101. 7 Oct. 1869, Jas. Dennistoun, Peterborough, overdue notice of #314.83 on one Mr. Black's mortgage; financial accounts

102. 15 Oct. 1869, Henry Lye, Cincinnati, re the solvency of his debts due in Hastings

103. 22 Oct. 1869, A. McKenzie, Kingston, a query regarding `White Oak Stains'

104. 29 Oct. 1869, Jas. McCausland, Toronto, money received ($106) for order placed by Fowlds

105. 23 Nov. 1869, Geo. B. Boyce, Warkworth, re the sale of his hogs

106. 16 Dec. 1869, Jas. W. Wilson, re a/c of $5

107. 29 Dec. 1869, G. Brimacombe, Harwood, bill due him from Fowlds for $90  

12 Jan. 1870 - 31 Dec. 1879

Box 3 Folder 3

108. 12 Jan. 1870, John Robson, from Newcastle, re a proposed trip to Toronto to see Samuel Wilmot and the government concerning a memorial

109. 13 Jan. 1870, Wm. Crosby, Hastings, re money he is collecting to give to Fowlds

110. 19 Feb. 1870, Jos. MacKay, Montreal, power of attorney given to Fowlds to attend meeting dealing with Becket estate; Becket owed Fowlds and his father money

111. 16 March 1870, Jos. MacKay, concerning a business affair handled by Fowlds for MacKay

112. 4 April 1870, Jos. MacKay, closing the deal (#'s 110, 111) with a Mr. Stephenson, assigner

113. 9 April 1870, Mackay, a $100 payment to Fowlds; criticism of handling of a/c by Stephenson

114. 27 May 1870, MacKay, re mortgage of one Denis Hemley ($1056)

115. Oct. 1870, J. Cumming, re sale of timber in Methuen twp.

116. 2 Oct. 1870, David S. Nelson, Hastings, re an act of his which causes him to write a letter of extreme apology

117. 7 Nov. 1870, Jos. MacKay, offers 50 shanty blankets for sale

118. 2 Jan. 1871, Jas. Dimwoodie, Campbellford, requests presence of Fowlds at a party on 12 inst.

119. 1 Feb. 1871, Ambrose ____, Aylmer, an almost illiterate letter explaining his timber business on the Ottawa river

120. 20 Feb. 1871, Rbt. Dennistoun, Inverlea (Peterborough) re the procedure of Arbitrators when confronted with contradictory statements (depositions)

121. 22 Feb. 1871, Jas. Barker, (Cobourg Peterborough Marmora Railroad and Mining Company) re Fowlds order for 16,000 ties

122. 20 March 1871, Edward Patterson, Asphodel, re difficulty in filling Fowlds' order for ties

123. 23 March 1871, H. Calcutt, Peterborough, concerning Fowlds boat, Calcutt wishes to use it until his own boat is repaired to pick up timber on the river banks

124. 28 March 1871, Calcutt, concerning the same; of note, `the locks will never be built'

125. 29 March 1871, Wm. Helm, Peterborough, requests the measurements of an area which Fowlds will use for a shingle machine

126. 3 April 1871, Thomas Taylor, Campbellford, requests employment (to run shingle machine)

127. 9 May 1871, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, thanking Fowlds for his aid

128. 1 May 1871, George Mitchell, re an (undefined) affair of mutual interest for Fowlds

129. 17 May 1871, Wm. E. Roxburgh, Norwood, concerning a cheque for the balance due by S. Breckenridge on his mortgage

130. 19 May 1871, Edward Heathcote, Campbellford, re full amount of judgements and interest up-to-date recovered by him against Geo. Mitchell (#127)

131. 26 May 1871, A. McCrea, Hastings, an a/c of $2 due from Fowlds

131a. 31 May 1871, H. Bonnycastle, Seymour, order of lumber

132. 23 June 1871, Adam Holmes, Cobourg, re delivery of shingles by Fowlds

133. 4 July 1871, Dennistoun, Fairbairn and Cassels, Peterborough, Crosby v Fowlds, sets the time for the Arbitration meeting at 11 July

134. 5 July 1871, Adam St. Meyer, Trenton, re militia matters

135. 8 July 1871, Henderson and Henderson, Belleville, re Crosby v Fowlds; arbitration date set ahead to 27 inst.; request for $10 fees

136. 10 July 1871, J. Cumming, re sale of timber lands

137. 20 July 1871, Murray Smith, Peterborough, a request for the loan of Fowlds' boat

138. 28 July 1871, J.G. Phelps, Peterborough, concerns log-running and the loan of Fowlds' boat

139. 29 July 1871, Jos MacKay, Montreal, re "Lancashire refuses to renew policy... take necessary precautions"

140. 2 Aug. 1871, Henderson and Henderson, Belleville, re Crosby v Fowlds, a request for statement of Fowlds' defence

141. 12 Aug. 1871, Henderson and Henderson, further gathering of evidence; the wheat a/c

142. 15 Aug. 1871, W.C. Young, Norwood, has $1000 he want to invest in a 1st class mortgage; requests if Fowlds wants

143. 17 Aug. 1871, Irvine ____, Belleville, inquiring about rebuilding of mill; offers turbine wheels

144. 30 Aug. 1871, N. Manson, Quebec, thanks Fowlds for kindness

145. 4 Sept. 1871, John Mein, Otonabee, refuses Fowlds' offer to take part in his mill

146. 29 Sept. 1871, James Hall (Sheriff), Peterborough, asks for Wm. Manson's address

147. 9 Oct. 1871, John C. Fraser, (Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad) Duluth, requests berth on Grand Junction R.R. when it is constructed

148. 18 Nov. 1871, I. MacLaren and Co., Wakefield, P.Q., requires reference for one David Askey, applicant for manager of MacLaren's plant

149. 26 Sept. 1872, G.O. Orde, Peterborough, sending quit claims; plan of lot 5, 9 con. Asphodel

150. 11 Jan. 1873, a deposition of which only a small part is extant

151. 5 March 1873, J.W. Farrand to a Mr. Whitehead, from Peterborough, concerning a twister and some cotton waste, he wishes to purchase for his business

152. 2 April 1873, J. Russ, land surveyor, Vernonville, re lot 14 & 15, 12 con. Percy

153. 9 June 1873, Russ, re same dispute

154. 12 July 1873, Thos. J. Dennehy, P.L.S. Norwood, re Percy lots; bill for his labour

155. 9 Aug. 1873, Russ, re survey of south end of south lots (Blocks Q,R,S,T,U)

156. 11 Oct. 1873, Thos. J. Dennehy, Norwood, surveying in Hastings

157. 25 Oct. 1873, Dennehy, $10 receipt for survey plans of Percy twp.

158. 5 Feb. 1874, James McMaster, Beaverton, cautions the renting of a house to John Sharpe

159. 12 Feb. 1874, F.W. Haultain, Registry Office, Peterborough, encloses deed to Richardson land, registered with fee of $2

160. 18 Feb. 1874, Dennistoun Bros. and Hall, Peterborough, re mortgage of late Malcolm McGregor to James Campbell given to them for collection

161. 28 Feb. 1874, Hentzman and Co., Toronto, re shipment of a piano

162. 5 March 1874, Dennistoun Bros. further concerning McGregor v Campbell

163. 19 March 1874, W.J. Whitehead, Cornwall, requesting payment of an order

164. 23 March 1874, Dennistoun Bros. further on M v C (serving bills of complaint)

165. 30 March 1874, P.M. Grover, Norwood, a bill of approximately $20 due for towing timber

166. 30 March 1874, W. Whitehead, Cornwall, re a/c of a Mr. Waterloo

167. 31 March 1874, Dennistoun Bros., C v M, endorsed affidavit as to ages of Frederick and James Fowlds

168. 6 April 1874, J. McGroovy, Registry Office, East Riding, Co. Northumberland, re registration of property in the county

169. 10 April 1874, Wm. H. Niles, requests Fowlds to send him $200

170. 28 April 1874, _____, Bowmanville, (Bowmanville Furniture Manufacturing Co., Ltd.) re ordering lumber from Fowlds

171. 7 May 1874, F. Shanley, Toronto (Grand Junction Railway of Canada) inquiring to trade of Fowlds, and Hastings

172. 8 May 1874, Heintzman and Co., re a certain document which Fowlds is to arrange and sign

173. 11 May 1874, Boyd, Smith and Co., Peterborough, request quantity of saw logs and boom timber received by Fowlds

174. 8 June 1874, The Albion (New York), receipt

175. 9 June 1874, Royal Insurance Company, Peterborough, renewal receipt for policy 530358

176. 14 June 1874, D. Cook, Cornwall, re renting of Fowlds' mill

177. 20 June 1874, J.M. Buchanan, (Bank of Montreal), holding of 11 cases of wool knitted goods until further notice

178. 6 July 1874, N. Manson, Quebec, personal letter

179. 15 July 1874, Thos. Kelso, Belleville, asking Fowlds to give overdue bill to one Mr. Toms

180. 20 July 1874, J.M. Buchanan (Bank of Montreal), announces shipping of goods previously stored

181. 27 July 1874, Buchanan, 10 cases of wool knitted goods held

182. 19 Aug. 1874, Jas. R. Barker, Cobourg, re brackets on the dam (restraining overflow)

183. 2 Sept. 1874, Heintzman and Co., receipt for piano and statement of a/c

184. 16 Dec. 1874, Heintzman, monthly statement

185. 23 Dec. 1874, Scott and Edwards, Peterborough, re west 23 ft. of Vill. lot 110 South Front and East Bridge St. Hastings (search for title)

186. 13 Jan. 1875, ____, Peterborough, re rent he is paying for some of Fowlds' property

187. 2 Feb. 1875, E.A. Macnachtan, Cobourg, re taxes on SW 1/4 of lot 18, 9 con. Percy

188. 16 Feb. 1875, ______, setting up arbitration for a petition of Fowlds

189. 2 March 1875, J. Blacklock, Toronto, requests renewal of his note

190. 30 March 1875, Jas. L. Biggar, Parliament House, re an application for one Mr. Huff (Charles)

191. 5 April 1875, Biggar, receipt of application by Huff

192. 6 May 1875, Heintzman, receipt of remittance of $50

193. 12 May 1875, Geo. Barker, Registry Office Peterborough, re lot 12, 5 con. Asphodel and fees ($2)

194. 2 Aug. 1875, James McMaster, Beaverton, complains of slow business

195. 11 Sept. 1875, John Garvin (Manager, Aetna Life Insurance Co.) re Fowlds position as dep. attorney and commissioner

196. 13 Sept. 1875, Dennistoun, re cash value of West Half of lot 4, 5 con. Asphodel

197. 16 Sept. 1875, S.F. Wood, Belleville, re Grand Junction Railroad

198. 4 Oct. 1875, W.H. Moore, Peterborough, re cash value of lots 1 & 2 East of Bridge St., Hastings; value of 3/4, lot 13, 7 con. Percy

199. 5 Oct. 1875, P.P. Cope, Norwood, re iron, Mr. Sharpe brought to him

200. 28 Dec. 1875, J. Blacklock, re note he holds and shall hold due Fowlds

201. 30 Dec. 1875, D. Insley, demands deed executed by Fowlds

202. 18 Nov. 1876, Blacklock, a telegram with financial overtones

203. 22 Nov. 1876, Blacklock, (same, including a twelve month period to raise a bank draft)

204. 22 Nov. 1876, G.H. Wilson, manager, Bank of Montreal, in Toronto, an overdue bill of $217.56

205. 8 Dec. 1876, Geo. N. Yarker, Bank of Montreal, enclosing 2 bank drafts ($100 and $353.51)

206. 26 Dec. 1876, Yarker, a letter dealing with a matter they shall discuss in Toronto, 27 Dec. 1876

207. 9 Jan. 1877, Yarker, ditto. (matter dealt with)

208. 29 July 1877, Blacklock (Toronto Gold Mining Company) re Grand Junction RR (purchase of Rolling Stock)

209. 3 Jan. 1878, M.C. Cameron, Bank of Montreal v Fowlds, concerns upcoming suit

210. 7 Jan. 1878, Cameron, trial date changed

211. 11 Nov. 1878, Cameron, bill of $16 due (for B. of M. v Fowlds case)

212. 1879, R. Luttrill (Grand Junction and Belleville and North Hastings Railways), concerning tariff rates

213. 17 March 1879, FWF, Cobourg, B. of M. v Fowlds suit

214. 31 Dec. 1879, _____, Chicago, personal matters

215. 31 Dec. 1879, ibid.

7 Jan. 1880 - 1 Nov. 1883 

Box 3 Folder 4

216. 1880, envelope from Toronto, marked `paid' on front-piece

217. 1880, envelope from Glasgow, marked `via Londonderry'

218. 7 Jan. 1880, A. McKeand, Toronto, inquiring about land (near water, railroad and stands of white poplar)

219. 8 Jan. 1880, McMichael, Hoskin and Ogden, Toronto, re Bank of Montreal v Fowlds, fees of $15.93

220. 16 Jan. 1880, Mrs. James Askers, Stirling, re a stave machine she wants to sell for $75

221. 24 Jan. 1880, W.H. Weaver, Hespeler, inquiry about possibility of joint stock co. to manufacture worsted yarns, and knitting (encouraged by Grand Junction RR) in old cotton mill at Hastings

222. 30 Jan. 1880, J.M. Jones, Chicago, a letter of condolence on death of Mrs. Jas. Fowlds

223. envelope for #222

224. 30 Jan. 1880, A.J. Robb, Rochester, concerning death of Mrs. Fowlds

225. 8 Feb. 1880, E.O. Buckford, Toronto, re Hastings, Percy and Asphodel debentures; endorses correct estimate ($22,152.37)

226. 10 Feb. 1880, Harry F. Sharpe (his nephew), re the death of Mrs. Fowlds

227. envelope for #226

228. 15 Feb. 1880, R.C. Strickland, Lakefield, re cutting of logs on Jack's (Lake?) and settled share of $250

229. 3 March 1880, J.M. Jones, Chicago, re a lot 6 (undefined) which has been deeded to him by a Dean

230. 8 March 1880, McMichael, Hoskin and Ogden, Toronto, a receipt for $16 fees sent by Fowlds

231. 15 March 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re fire in mill and Bank of Montreal v Fowlds case

232. 17 March 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re complaint of Bank of Montreal; their solicitors; their legal position

233. 19 March 1880, J. Henderson, Bank of Toronto, Cobourg, an endorsed draft of J.A. Howard ($100)

234. 19 March 1880, G. Bickell, Toronto, consoles on loss of wheat in fire

235. 24 March 1880, M.M. Meikle, Glasgow (cousin of Mrs. Fowlds), condolences (Wm. J. married Mary Meikle)

236. 30 March 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re purchase of timber from a Mr. Barber

237. 6 April 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, continuation of #236

238. 8 April 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, further developments in Bank of Montreal v Fowlds case

239. 14 April 1880, ibid.

240. 16 April 1880, ibid.

241. 21 April 1880, ibid.

242. 23 April 1880, ibid.

243. 28 April 1880, N.J. Butler, Stirling, re lumber he will purchase from Fowlds

244. 8 May 1880, J. Blacklock, Toronto, moves toward settlement of case (B. of M. v Fowlds)

245. 9 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, mainly concerns a Mr. Williamson who it seems was willing to move his business to Hastings

246. 11 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, more re postponed examination of Jas. Fowlds due to his ill health

247. envelope for #246

248. 12 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, adjournment for Fall for B. of M. case, convinces Father that all not lost; attempts to bolster his spirits

249. envelope for 248

250. 14 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, re difficulties arising from request for adjournment

251. 15 May 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, adjournment refused

252. 8 Aug. 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Hastings, family matters incl. change of address of Jas.

253. envelope dated Aug. 9

254. envelope addressed to James at Bayview House, Portland, Maine

255. 18 Aug. 1880, F.W. Fowlds, Cobourg, note saying that his examinations in Toronto not difficult

256. 19 Aug. 1880, envelope from $255

257. 19 Aug. 1880, Meikles, Glasgow, a newsletter

258. 20 Aug. 1880, W.J. Fowlds, Hastings, personal letter, explains finances and health of Hastings' Fowlds and completion of the dam

259. 7 Sept. 1880, Geo. Yarker, Bank of Montreal, re a/c of J. Blacklock in view of upcoming chancery sitting for Bank of Montreal v Fowlds

260. 13 Sept. 1880, Henry Lye, Montreal (National Insurance Co.) re Hastings Cotton Mill, mention of a successful example in Bradford, England

261. envelope dated Nov. 1880

262. 10 Dec. 1880, Geo. N. Yarker, Toronto, settlement of $3000

263. 17 Dec. 1880, J.E. Berkeley Smith, Bursar, University and Colleges, Toronto; requests valuation of S 1/2 lot 3, 8 con. Percy twp.

264. 9 Feb. 1881, Dennistoun Bros. and Hall, Peterborough, re Shea (property value in lot 15, 6 con. Percy, for sale)

265. 16 Feb. 1881, Fauquier (?), Grand Junction RR, Belleville, re bullock pens; need to purchase road for approach to pens for RR

266. 4 March 1881, W. Sutherland, (Grand Junction RR), cc. John Galloway, Keene P.O., $78 cheque to Fowlds

267. 21 April 1881, W.J. Shaw, Galt, inquiring after Fowlds' building and machinery with purchase in mind

268. 28 April 1881, Meikles, Glasgow, re land in Hastings, family concerns and Land Leaguers

269. 16 May 1881, George Ward, Toronto, re Hastings Mill; machinery he has to rent

270. 3 Aug. 1881, Charles Blackwell (Midland RR of Canada and Grand Junction RR), order for timber for culverts

271. 5 Aug. 1881, Chas. Blackwell, agrees to Fowlds' price of $13 per 1000

272. 13 Aug. 1881, Chas. Blackwell, copy of letter of 3rd

273. 20 Aug. 1881, Julia McDonald, seeking advice from Fowlds about selling her property

274. 22 Sept. 1881, J.M. Jones, Chicago, newsletter concerning family and dealings in Hastings

275. 8 Feb. 1882, E.O. Bickford, Toronto re debts incurred against Fowlds

276. 13 Feb. 1882, ditto, identifies debtor as Maclise

277. 16 Feb. 1882, ditto, cheque of $100 for Maclise a/c

278. 12 May 1882, J.W. Jones (?), Cobourg, re Fowlds' health

279. 27 May 1882, Alan Ferguson, Millbrook, re brick for Clarendon Hotel

280. 11 July 1882, J.H.A. Scott, Yorkville, offering comfortable lodgings

281. 7 Sept. 1882, D. Ewing (Sect'y, Liberal Conservative Association), certifies Jas. duly appointed delegate to Convention 13 Sept. 1882

282. 3 Oct. 1882, W.E. Roxborough, Norwood, to J.H.A. Hall, Yorkville, funds sent as requested (for Fowlds?)

283. 6 Nov. 1882, J.H.A. Scott, Yorkville, no antecedent for this letter concerning a court case

284. 7 Nov. 1882, Scott, more including great criticism of W.E. Roxborough

285. 1882, Scott, same case and story

286. 10 Nov. 1882, envelope for #285

287. 16 Jan. 1883, D. Maclise, Belfast, Ireland, speaks of travel in the British Isles

288. Feb. 1883, E.O. Bickford, more problems with Macline matter

289. 29 March 1883, Chas. Wynn, Peterborough, acknowledgement of letter of Fowlds of 17th inst.

290. 30 March 1883, Alex Douglas, Norham, re new hotel for rent in Hastings

291. envelope for #289

292. 12 May 1883, E.A. MacNachtan, calls meeting of Council for 12 June 1883

293. 1 Nov. 1883, E.A. MacNachtan, calls meeting of Council for 11 Dec. 1883

Letters sent, 25 June 1849 - 6 Sept. 1880 

Box 3 Folder 5

294. 25 June 1849, to Margaret Fowlds, family concerns

295. 4 July 1850, to J.S. Begley, from Belleville, re Crooks' Land on the river and the question of damages to his mill (W L/2 1 4, 8 con. and E 1/2 lot 4, 7 con.) - criticizes Hall's report (1844)

296. 26 Oct. 1850, to G.W. Nannie, from Asphodel, re flooded lands in lots 1 & 2, 1 con. Asphodel; rejects offer of L30 for his cleared land

297. 26 Oct. 1850, to Francis Hall, Clerk for the Board of Arbitrators, re same matter, ascertaining damages to property

298. 29 July 1856, to Peter Pearce, Reeve, Asphodel, (see #14) from Cobourg, (letter actually from a Mr. Rutland) re construction of a `gents' in the school (public) and a bridge (combining counties of Peterborough and Northumberland)

299. 20 Aug. 1856, to (unnamed) from Toronto, re two lots in Dummer and the difficulties of their acknowledgement; reference to Department of Crown Lands

300. 23 Aug. 1856, to (unnamed) from Hastings, same land settlement; speaks of mill and mentions (M?) Boyd (local lumber merchant); family matters (mother, Eliza)

301. 11 May 1863, to Malcolm McGregor, from Hastings, re Margaret's illness

302. 20 June 1863, to Rev. D.M. McAleese, re the economics of running the mill; (eg. tariffs, samples of produce); reference to J. Blacklock

303. 22 Jan. 1864, to `Mr.' Walker, from Hastings, re an unpaid note

304. 4 Feb. 1865, to Darling, Montreal, re a/c with Bank of Montreal; difficulties of operating a business (see earlier letters)

305. 7 June 1865, to Jos. MacKay, Montreal, re a/c with Bank of Montreal (see earlier letters)

306. 1 Jan. 1868, receipt of L5.13.9 for G. Burnham M.D.

307. 1 Jan. 1868, oath of deposition sworn before Richard Birdsall concerning attack of his (F's) person

308. 24 Feb. 1869, to G.N. Assilton, Gananoque, re census of village; description of village population industry, etc.

309. 3 Nov. 1870, to Darling from Hastings, re an unsold portion of property; negotiations with W.E. Roxburgh, Norwood; suggests $500 price

310. 12 May 1874, exports and imports reported in letter to F. ____

311. 18 July 1874, to W.J. Buchanan, Manager, Bank of Montreal, Toronto, re shipping of goods held by Bank (see earlier letters)

312. 6 Sept. 1880, to G. W. Yarker, Manager, Bank of Montreal (refer to #'s 205, 206, 207, 259, 262)

312a. 14 March 1881, to G. Fauquier, re the road on town line (see #265)

Papers as councilor; legal papers 1850-1869 

Box 3 Folder 6

313. 17 Nov. 1851, commission of Fowlds as Queen's Bench commissioner

314. 1 Dec. 1857, indenture of lease between D.M. McAleese of Percy twp. and William C. Clarke of Percy twp., concerning lot 21, 12 con. Percy -- Fowlds the agent, J. Sharpe the witness

315. 19 Dec. 1859, called for evidence to Court and Petty Jury; bill of indictment against William Clarke

316. 24 Dec. 1860, summons to Court of Common Pleas at suit of Bank of Toronto (ten days hence): claim of $800

317. 14 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds: mortgage contract of J. Kemp and D. Bartley; clearance of title for building owned by J. W. Roberts

318. 14 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds: payment of debts of Alexander McDonnell; clearance of title to building owned by Roberts

319. 15 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds; payment of debts of J. W. Roberts; resigns all title to building (#'s 317 & 318) to Henry Lye

320. 15 Jan. 1862, sworn before Fowlds, by Roberts and Lye, the contract concerning building in Hastings; Roberts to work for Lye

321. 20 Feb. 1862, statement of a/c, the municipality of Asphodel: Henry Lye and Chas. Sheppard auditors; Jas. Fowlds councillor

322. 6 Jan. 1864, contract, Fowlds with H. Cumming, Alnwick twp.; sale of pine timber on lot 16, 5 con. Alnwick. Pine on con. line between 4 & 5 con. of Alnwick

323. 13 Nov. 1868, discharge of mortgage by William M. Orr sworn before Fowlds; mortgage held of Andrew Linn, Hastings

324. 5 Jan. 1869, articles of agreement, John Breckenridge with United Counties of Northumberland and Durham and Peterborough

Militia rolls and accounts 

Box 3 Folder 7

325. nd, militia rolls

326. 5 June 1848, Jas. Fowlds made quarter-master of 3rd battalion Peterborough militia

327. 16 Feb. 1869, appointed captain in Reserve Militia #5 Company Division, Regimental Division of East Northumberland

328. envelope for #327

329. Canada - Reserve Militia, enrolment instructions and appointments, 1869

330. Militia rolls, #5 Company Division, Regimental Division, East Northumberland (6 March 1869)

331. 7 March 1870, Fowlds made captain of #5 Company Division  

Notes, memos, 1855-1884

Box 3 Folder 8

332. nd, receipt book

333. nd, memo

334. nd, memo

335. nd, postscript, Johnson and Brown mentioned: note letters from McAleese

336. 14 Sept., Barbara MacGregor, writing to her aunt (Mrs. Fowlds?)

337. 21 Dec., memo of an a/c

338. 18 May 1855, phrenological charts of Jas. Fowlds by H. Pollock M.D., explanation of Fowlds character

339. 5 Dec. 1863, receipt by J. Campbell of $20 from McGregor (see letters concerning Campbell v MacGregor suit)

340. 1864, expenditures of Percy twp.

341. 9 Nov. 1865, receipt from G. Willar

342. 1 April 1866, New York Albion, receipt of payment

343. 13 Feb. 1869, funeral notice of Malcolm McGregor

344. 1872, picnic, assorted papers concerning picnic held to support Hastings cemetery

345. 16 Feb. 1874, New York Albion, receipt of payment

346. 5 Oct. 1874, New York Albion, remittance of $8 requested

347. 1 Jan. 1875, Daily Intelligencer, Belleville (M. Bowell), remittance of $1.66 due

348. 28 Jan. 1875, re #347

349. 1874-1875, receipts

350. 5 March 1875, Intelligencer, $1.66 remitted

351. 1882-1883, accounts

352. 21 Dec. 1883, Jas. Middleton, memo of an account

353. nd, envelope

354. Funeral notice of James S. Fowlds    

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Feb. 1906

Box 4 Folder 1

13 Oct. 1875 - 20 Dec. 1877 Letters arrived in this time period only from James S. Fowlds and Lewis Fowlds.

Jas. S. Fowlds: 1,2,4,6,7,9,11,15-17, 21, 23-28, 30-31, 33-36, 38-39, 42

Lewis Fowlds: 3,5,8,10,12-14,19- 20,22,29,32,37,40-1

5 Jan. 1878 - 6 Dec. 1879

Box 4 Folder 2

Correspondence as Box 4 Folder 1 Jas. S. Fowlds: 43-45, 47-48, 50, 53 (see bank correspondence), 56-57 (see bank correspondence), 60-63 (see bank correspondence), 65-70,72-75,76 (see bank correspondence), 81 (see Grand Junction RR correspondence), 82-86, 88, 90-107 (see bank correspondence)

Lewis Fowlds: 46,49,51-52,54-55,58- 59,71,80,87,89

25 Feb. 1880 - 20 Dec. 1888 

Box 4 Folder 3

Jas. Fowlds: 108-116,118-125,127-128

117. 10 May 1880, E.O. Bickford, to E. Fauquier re construction of piers

126. 7 Nov. 1880, E.F. Robb, Rochester, re his proclamation of support for the Republican party

also letters 131, 133, 135, 140

129. 3 June 1881, F.J. Fotheringham, Santa Monica, writes of life in California

130. Davisville, Yolo Co. (Fotheringham) remarks on number of consumptives in California, and number of Canadians (Ontarians)

Maggie Fowlds: 132, 137, 138, 144

Theresa Fowlds (writes about Maggie's illness): 134, 136, 139, 141, 142, 143

145. 28 Oct. 1885, T.S. Clarke, Manager, Bank of Montreal, receipt of $16 for ammunition

146. 20 Dec. 1888, Harry W. Raxhad, Montreal, re death of his son and Fowlds' consoling letters

16 Feb. 1891 - 18 Dec. 1906

Box 4 Folder 4

147. 16 Feb. 1891, McCarthy, Osler, Hoskin and Creelman, Toronto, re settlement of claims with Railways and Canals department

148. 29 July 1891, A.F. Moore, re claim for damages

149. 10 July 1894, McCarthy, Osler, Hoskin and Creelman, department had abandoned claim to clause forbidding Fowlds to alter or straighten raceway

150. 12 Dec. 1895, Richard B. Rogers, superintending engineer, Trent Canal, a tracing and description of Canal land at Hastings

151. description mentioned in #150

152. 6 Aug. 1897, envelope addressed to Fowlds from New York

153. 26 Jan. 1901, H.M. Fowlds, the postal addresses of the employees of Fowlds Bros.

154. 12 Aug. 1901, letters of Antonia Solis (brother-in-law of Fowlds) asking Fowlds to take care of his daughter (F's niece) Mary

155. 12 Oct. 1901, Luis Mas Gutierrez, Valencia, announces the death of Antonio Solis

156. 14 Oct. 1901, Emilia Solis, from Santa Elena, re death of her father (Antonia Solis)

157. 21 Oct. 1901, testaments of Antonia Solis

158. 20 March 1905, W.M. Fowlds, postmaster, re mail deliveries to the Fowlds Bros.

159-181. correspondence of H.A. Mulhern, Manager The Central Milling Company, Peterborough, re proposition by Fowlds of sale of his mill  

Frederick W. Fowlds, correspondence, 16 March 1913 - 25 Feb. 1919; notes, bills, Spanish prisoner letters of Solis

Box 5 Folder 1

Undated correspondence from Donald (his son)

182. 15 June

183. 24 Jan.

184. 28 Aug., writes on general wartime affairs, placement of troops, whereabouts of Helen (Fowlds)

185. 24 Sept.

Correspondence from Donald, 16 March 1913 - 25 Oct. 1918

Box 5 Folder 2

186. 16 March 1913, Preeceville, Saskatchewan, in training

187. 26 Oct. 1913, Glenavon, Saskatchewan, in training

188. 13 May 1916, ___, Belgium, a war letter (trench life, etc.)

189. 24 April 1917, France

190. 29 May 1917, B.E.F. news of Helen and trench life

191. 30 May 1917, official letter (`I am quite well', etc.)

192. 7 July 1917, B.E.F. French army, airplane attacks

193. 25 July 1917, B.E.F. change of position, news of Helen

194. 28 July 1917, official letter

195. 8 Aug. 1917, B.E.F. French village billets, Fowlds' boat back home, news of Eric

196. 26 Aug. 1917, no sign of move

197. 9 Sept. 1917, coffee talk

198. 5 Nov. 1917, news of Helen, Canadian press reaction to Allied offensive

199. 6 Dec. 1917, Allied offensive

200. 11 Dec. 1917, official letter

201. 3 Jan. 1918, unsettled life of soldier, his story of Cambrai

202. 10 Jan. 1918, notes that he seldom sees Canadian troops

203. 4 March 1918, entry of U.S. into war

204. 18 April 1918, wounded in action (in left arm)

205. 8 May 1918, coffee talk

206. 21 May 1918, at divisional reinforcement camp

207. 30 June 1918, Austrians stopped, American involvement, news from Helen

208. 20 July 1918, inactive life

209. 8 Sept. 1918, dull letter, cafes and beer in France

210. 4 Oct. 1918, allied offensive, Austrian resistance, PoW's

211. 25 Oct. 1918, news from Helen

Correspondence from Eric, 14 Jan. 1914 - 6 April 1916 (212-263)

Box 5 Folder 3

212. nd, Val Cartier One, dull

213. 14 Jan. 1914, Lark Hill Camp, dull

214. 31 Aug. 1914, Val Cartier, training and equipment

215. 25 Sept. 1914, waiting for marching orders

216. 18 Oct. 1914, S.S. Zeeland, headed for Plymouth, discipline, English railroads, route marches

217. 2 Nov. 1914, Salisbury Plain, dull

218. 6 Dec. 1914, Lark Hill Camp, Divisional Engineers Camp, Canadian Expeditionary Force, building camps

219. 9 Dec. 1914, `Christmas letter', describes life in company huts

220. 5 Jan. 1915, Christmas-time, his discoveries in London, rumours of move to France

221. money orders mentioned in #220

222. 31 Jan. 1915, Idworth, moving to France, gives his future mailing address

223. 3 March 1915, first mention of Marryat; billets in France; airplanes, artillery (war effort), trench life

224. 3 March 1915, official letter

225. 11 March 1915, official letter

226. 24 March 1915, trench life in battle; reflections on battle theatre

227. 29 March 1915, no word of moving, letter from Department of Railways and Canals

228. 29 March 1915, waiting for advance; news from Helen

229. 4 April 1915, First Canadian Contingent, British Expeditionary Force, Second Field Co., Canadian Engineers; move coming

230. 20 April 1915, official letter

231. 25 April 1915, official letter

232. 3 May 1915, personal letter, mentions relief at having survived last battle

233. 8 May 1915, Canadian troop advances; describes French soldiers uniform; remarks on number of casualties

234. 19 May 1915, rumours of early peace; billeting in France; news from Helen

235. 31 May 1915, official letter

236. 5 June 1915, mentions write-up of Montreal Star on division

237. 9 June 1915, news from Helen; queries election results back home

238. 13 June 1915, rumors of move

239. 30 June 1915, nothing of interest, thanks fro tobacco

240. 4 July 1915, gives daily routine on July 1st; news from Helen; writes about war (game)

241. 13 July 1915, official letter

242. 19 July 1915, official letter

243. 21 July 1915, fighting news, Ypres, coal strikes

244. 25 July 1915, official letter

245. 31 July 1915, official letter

246. 31 July 1915, mentions allowance on envelopes

247. 3 Aug. 1915, philosophises on war; news from Helen, (in Malta); dull, life in reserve

248. 20 Aug. 1915, recalls Punch cartoon on trench-digging Canada's reputation in England

249. 29 Aug. 1915, official letter

250. 9 Sept. 1915, official letter

251. 15 Sept. 1915, official letter

252. 24 Sept. 1915, official letter

253. 1 Oct. 1915, official letter

254. 7 Oct. 1915, official letter

255. 20 Oct. 1915, official letter

256. 7 Nov. 1915, official letter

257. 27 Nov. 1915, BACK IN ENGLAND: Lutton House, Selling, Faversham, Kent

12 March 1916 - 25 Feb. 1919 

Box 5 Folder 4

258. 1916, Lutton House, theories on conscription, especially of `talk of Canada raising 5,000,000 men'

259. 1916, Lutton House, speaks of chat with Heeman, representative of Montreal Gazette; more on conscription (Lord Derby)

260. 12 March 1916, Zeppelin raids; tightening-up of censorship

261. 28 March 1916, news from Marryat and Don, none from Helen, gives Marryat's address

262. 6 April 1916, not much news except further talk about Zeppelins

263. 13 April 1916, the war: Russians, Zeppelins, sees it as continuing for three more years

263a. 3 May 1916

264. 8 May 1916, small description of countryside

265. 11 May 1916, Zepp raids, mail to France

266. 15 June 1916, Kitchener's death, news from Don, none from Marryat

267. 27 June 1916, Lutton House, reports that 2nd Battalion `rumoured all cut to pieces'; mentions price of stock in Faversham

268. 19 Oct. 1916, Lympne Castle C.C.H.; Lympne in Hythe; with Don in London; moving into Intelligence

269. 20 Jan. 1917, Crowborough, camp conditions; news from Helen

270. 24 Feb. 1917, official letter

271. 3 May 1917, official letter

272. 16 May 1917, official letter

273. 7 June 1917, official letter

274. 24 June 1917, official letter

275. 10 July 1917, official letter

275a. 1917, B.E.F., general information

276. 28 July 1917, news from Don and Helen; describes battle scene

277. 2 Aug. 1917, conscription, food question in England

278. 4 Oct. 1917, only news of projected leaves

279. 26 Oct. 1917, conscription, French offensive, attitude that Germans (Fritz) badly beaten

280. 13 Nov. 1917, battle conditions

281. 27 Nov. 1917, official letter

282. 29 Dec. 1917, news from Don and Fort Garry Co., election in Canada and conscription

283. 1 May 1918, Seaford (England): paucity of food, news of Don

284. 24 Oct. 1918, news of Helen; describes weather

285. 17 Nov. 1918, running class in Map Reading; brief mention of Armistice

286. 25 Feb. 1919, giving Sapper Eric Fowlds address to F.W. Fowlds

Copies of letters sent, 22 April 1880 - 6 Oct. 1905

Box 5 Folder 5

287. 22 April 1880, to G.B. Shaw, from Hastings, re the construction of a Cotton Factory

288. 28 June 1902, to `Shea', re value of a stretch of land inquired about

289. 6 Oct. 1905, to H.A. Mulhern (see 159 - 1810): his offer stands at $24,000. He explains his estimate and criticizes Mulhern's informants

290. 18 Feb. 1919, to Adjutant-General, Militia Department, Ottawa, Ontario. Requests whereabouts of Eric  

(NOTE: #'s 287-290 used twice)

Notes, memos, legal papers

Box 5 Folder 6

287. 5 April 1876, admission as apprentice to Provincial Surveyors, Ontario

288. 5 July 1877, bound to serve John D. Armour, Cobourg (solicitor)

289. 21 May 1878, duly admitted to Law Society of Upper Canada

290. 1884, accounts of M.A. Fowlds with F.W. Fowlds

291. 6 July 1885, receipt for $.50 from F.W.F.

292. 8 July 1885, receipt for $8.00 from F.W.F.

293. 18 July 1885, articles requested by Fowlds forwarded by Kingston and Pembroke

294. 30 July 1885, shooting practice results

295. 3 Aug. 1885, receipt for $16.00 for ammunition

296. 11 Aug. 1885, receipt of 1 box cartridges from Sharbot Lake to Norwood

297. 20 Aug. 1885, another receipt from same source

298. 28 Aug. 1885, Hastings Rifle Association, receipt of $1.50 from Howard and Sons

299. 28 Oct. 1885, receipt for $16.00 for ammunition

300. 30 Oct. 1885, Militia Store Office, Kingston, Snider Ball Ammunition requisition

301. 2 Nov. 1885, receipt for 1 box ammunition

302. 4 Nov. 1885, Hastings Rifle Association, receipt from J. Peters (Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, etc.), Hastings

303. 6 Aug. 1887, American Architect and Building News, #606

304. 27 Dec. 1888, marriage registration of F.W. Fowlds

305. 9 Dec. 1893, American Architect and Building News, #937

306. 1 Dec. 1894, ditto: #988

307. 23 July 1897, Dinah Gray et al, power of attorney given to F.W.F.

308. nd, Inland Architect and News Record, #4

309. 16 Oct. 1901, Copia de la Escritura de testamento Otorgada por Antonia Solis Ros a favour de Emilia Solis Fowlds ante el Notario (in Valencia) Spanish prisoner letters

310. 1 April 1902, F.W. Fowlds to Margaret A. Fowlds, assignment of agreement (indenture) to title of land owned by Wm. Hill

311. 16 Jan. 1904, F.W. Fowlds to Margaret A. Fowlds, assignment of agreement (indenture) to title of land owned by Wm. Londerville

312. 1904, accounts of M.A. Fowlds

313. 15 Dec. 1906, L.F. Clarry, Solicitor for Union Bank of Canada (Warkworth), re F.W. Fowlds, refuses to support Fowlds need for funds

314. 4 March 1909, Union Bank to F.W. Fowlds et al, notice of exercising power of sale, demands payment of $4750.38 and interest

315. 28 Oct. 1911, Auditoria de Guerra de Cartagena (A.R. Roland), in Spanish

316. 21 July 1914, Commission appointing Fowlds Notary Public

317-320. memos, notes, undated

Correspondence of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Fowlds

From Donald, 18 Feb. 1912 - 20 Oct. 1912 and undated

Box 6 Folder 1

1. nd, Thorncliffe, news from Helen, local news and queries

2. nd, local news, ball team, bank business

3. nd, Glenavon, bank business; living in small towns in the West, his experiences

4. nd, Glenavon, penitentiary commission report, his ideas; weather

5. nd, La Fleche, Saskatchewan, news from Helen, Fred; describes conditions of country around where he lives

6. nd, La Fleche, country, crop and volunteers

7. nd, La Fleche, bank business; writes of Helen; ideas on German advances

8. 18 Feb. 1912, Winnipeg, chatty letter (just moved to the West, he describes initial reactions)

9. 24 Feb. 1912, Winnipeg, social life

10. 10 March 1912, Winnipeg, bridge club in Hastings; his Aunt Edna (actress); hockey in Winnipeg; militia drill

11. 22 March 1912, nostalgia

12. 17 May 1912, business shop talk; mentions that unemployed mainly Russians and Austians

13. 13 Aug. 1912, penniless, pay increase, theatre, family questions

14. 15 Sept. 1912, Yorkton, chatty letter

15. 20 Oct. 1912, chatty letter  

From Donald, 3 Jan. 1913 - 7 Dec. 1913

Box 6 Folder 2

16. 3 Jan. 1913, Yorkton, thanks for Christmas amenities

17. 5 Feb. 1913, birthday greetings; Don to move to Preece; social life

18. 16 Feb. 1913, Preeceville, business

19. 6 Sept. 1913, Glenavon, optimistic about life in Glenavon; speaks of his way of life

20. 10 Oct. 1913, asks of family; speaks of his hunting; and of crops harvest

21. 2 Nov. 1913, now pessimistic about Glenavon, `one of the poorest towns you would find'

22. 23 Nov. 1913, very pessimistic, noting interesting to repeat

23. 7 Dec. 1913, regrets life in Glenavon; repeats his daily routine, one aspect of his life which he finds enjoyable

5 Jan. 1914 - 24 Sept. 1916 

Box 6 Folder 3

24. 5 Jan. 1914, Glenavon, business talk shop

25. 10 April 1914, weather; his digs; business affairs; his health

26. 26 April 1914, gopher-shooting, business

27. 28 May 1914, bank inspection; Wolsely, Sask., financial situation, I.O.D.E.

28. 31 May 1914, news from Helen; local affairs; his dental situation

29. 26 March 1915, Preeceville - stranger in a strange land, he describes first days there; news of Edna

30. 26 April 1915, Pelly, Sask., volunteered for the war; describes Red River in flood conditions; wants to leave `small town' atmosphere of Saskatchewan

31. 21 May 1915, into Fort Garry Horse; (Winnipeg) begins to talk about the war; inquires after family

32. 15 July 1915, Doukhabor villages; alcohol outlets in Pelly; Pelly boys at front (war); describes peculiar types he has dealt with in Pelly

33. 19 Dec. 1915, how he is going to spend Christmas

34. 20 Feb. 20, 1916, temperance in Manitoba; says boys enlisted to `escape' from Pelly

35. 9 April 1916, impatient to get into war; business shop talk; weather report; basically the letter of a malcontent

36. 24 Sept. 1916, Witley Camp, overseas, describes the countryside; reminiscences of journey and first few days  

From Donald: 1 March 1917 - 30 Dec. 1917

Box 6 Folder 4

37. 1 March 1917, British Expeditionary Force, war news (soldiers billets, trench life, etc.)

38. 22 May 1917, sees long war shaping up; family gossip; rations; speaks of his troop

39. 31 May 1917, official letter

40. 7 June 1917, short letter informing them of his troop position and news from Helen

41. 26 June 1917, news from Eric; `up the line' hoping to see American troops

42. 19 July 1917, no fighting; describes country after fighting

43. 2 Aug. 1917, billeted; news from Helen and Eric

44. 3 Sept. 1917, preparing for winter billets; news from Helen (Scotland); cavalry field-day

45. 28 Sept. 1917, peace-time soldiering: he finds it boring and letters come with difficulty

46. 28 Oct. 1917, describes billet; disclaims his desire to be an officer

47. 11 Dec. 1917, inactive; talks of Americans in war

48. 30 Dec. 1917, billeted - weather; Cambrai; talks of infantry news from Eric  

From Donald, 17 Jan. 1918 - 25 Sept. 1918

Box 6 Folder 5

49. 17 Jan. 1918, weather, talks of inactive life

50. 13 Feb. 1918, inactive, no casualties, battle noise mentioned; news from Eric; newspaper accounts of war

51. 25 April 1918, German offensive; American troop movements

52. 12 May 1918, more enjoyable billet; social life of films and concerts

53. 29 June 1918, writes of poppies in bloom; food situation; newspaper accounts of action; American troops

54. 29 Aug. 1918, speaks of leave in England with Eric and Helen; glad to get back to France; notes Germans in retreat

55. 3 Sept. 1918, inactive since return from England, talks of his horse

56. 25 Sept. 1918, hostility of villagers to cavalry after some troops mistreated them; poppy seeds; mentions poem `In Flander's Fields'

Correspondence from Eric (with Mrs. Elizabeth Fowlds)

20 July 1909 - 14 Dec. 1915

Box 7 Folder 1

57. nd, coffee talk

58. nd, letter from Peterborough, nothing of interest

59. nd, letter from Toronto, job opportunity

60. 20 July 1909, enrolled in school of science

61. 4 Feb. 1912, school life; his subjects and attempts at relaxation

62. 28 Aug. 1914, Val Cartier One: daily routine; camp spirit

63. 26 Sept. 1914, Val Cartier: Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, ibid.

64. 1 Oct. 1914, S.S. Zeeland: en route, gives London address

65. 2 Oct. 1914, postcard of S.S. Zeeland

66. 12 Oct. 1914, S.S. Zeeland; writes of trip; health; describes convoy

67. 14 Oct. 1914, (letter to Mr. Fowlds) S.S. Zeeland: in sight of land; notes future training on Salisbury to compensate for training in Canada

68. 7 Jan. 1915, Lark Hill: writes of their future plans presently under discussion; describes London and English way of life; war situation

69. 1915, Downe Hall, Kent: more on English life and some talk about conditions in France

70. 1915, Faversham, Christmas greetings

71. 1915, Selling, three weeks leave at Luton

72. 1915, one week leave

73. 23 Jan. 1915, Lark Hill Camp - mix- up in pay; rumours of move; camp routine

74. 18 Feb. 1915, France - first indication of censorship; understandably an innocuous letter

75. 25 Feb. 1915, official letter (field service post card)

76. 27 Feb. 1915, France - at the front, bills; news from Helen

77. 18 May 1915, France - written after sinking of L.; weather, comments on news from home; mentions some old buddies still alive in war

78. 30 May 1915, official letter

79. 1 June 1915, France - news from Helen; army life v civil

80. 7 June 1915, telegram - acknowledges that he is alright

81. 11 June 1915, official letter

82. 15 June 1915, France - talks of Lusitania; companionship with Marryat

83. 26 June 1915, official letter

84. 19 July 1915, news from Helen; remarks that this is the end of his first year there

85. 9 Aug. 1915, France - Canadian mail slow; news of his company (officers batmen, etc.)

86. 19 Aug. 1915, enjoying life; news from Helen

87. 8 Sept. 1915, inactive; trench life `romance of war'; news from Dardenelles; eye problem

88. 26 Sept. 1915, his calculus and trigonometry; original personnel from Val Camp all gone (dead, wounded, ill)

89. 11 Oct. 1915, France - battle theatre (artillery); meals; describes some of his cronies

90. 20 Oct. 1915, official letter

91. 22 Oct. 1915, battle theatre; morale; possibility of a commission; talks of being in the battle (`through the mill')

92. 6 Nov. 1915, going on leave; reassures E. of Helen's health

93. 14 Dec. 1915, Luton House Selling - Convalescent Hospital for Canadian Soldiers. New Year greetings: more information on the idea of a commission

16 Jan. 1916 - 18 Dec. 1923 

Box 7 Folder 2

94. 1916, amusing letter with a small poem at end

95. 16 Jan. 1916, Luton House gives daily route at Hospital; describes inmates and nursing staff; some news of Helen

96. 19 Jan. 1916, asks for books (continues to study surveying and construction methods)

97. 1 Feb. 1916, busy at books, etc.; not anxious to return to Front

98. 20 March 1916, same as #97, travels in Kent

99. 26 March 1916, nondescript

100. 24 June 1916, speaks of the petty politics inside a regiment; motoring in Kent

101. envelope for #100

102. 15 Feb. 1917, postcard

103. 4 March 1917, Base, nostalgia for Hastings; homesickness

104. 9 June 1917, official letter

105. 5 Oct. 1917, official letter

106. 28 Oct. 1917, Salisbury Plain, disillusionment with army life

107. 26 Nov. 1918, war over, coming home

108. 10 Dec. 1918, Seaford, bored; letter from Helen; food from home

109. 7 March 1921, Kilo 100 (Tampico Tamps, Mexico); first letter on new job

110. 25 Sept. 1921, Kilo 100, changing jobs, going to Chijol

111. 17 Sept. 192(?), F.C. Mexicano, Zimapan, Hidalgo, Mexico, nothing of any but ordinary interests (an eclipse)

112. 29 Nov. 192(?), Las Adjuntas: life in Mexico, language, etc., Presbyterian revival in Canada

113. 7 Dec. 192(?), Compania der Ferrocarril Mexicano, Christmas greetings

114. 27 March 1923, Apailado, Mexico, shop talk; job-seeking

115. 22 July 1923, Hacienda de Tzijay, his programme of work, future plans, Church union of Hastings

116. 7 April 192(?), job offer in Venezuala; Catholic question in Mexico

117. 19 Oct. 192(?), Manzanillo, Mexico; in his own words `nothing much to yarn about'

118. 4 Dec. 192(?), Manzanillo, new job

119. 9 Dec. 1923, Adjunta, relates his health, business conditions

120. 18 Dec. 1923, Los Camarones, flora in Mexico; living conditions landmarks and sights

Correspondence from Helen (Fowlds), undated from Toronto before embarking for England; aboard S.S. Zeeland 

Box 7 Folder 3

121-128. nd, writes of nursing in Toronto and later voyage to England

Correspondence from London

Box 7 Folder 4

129-145. nd, probably 1915-1916; from various points in London, sightseeing, war-time events; news of Don and Eric; nursing life  

Correspondence from England, 1915-1918

Box 7 Folder 5

146. nd, Glasgow; describes Scotland

147-148. nd, Folkestone, experiences in England

149. nd, Matlock Bath, news from brothers

150-167. nd, no place names, addresses, etc.

168. nd, Matlock Bath

Correspondence from France

Box 8 Folder 1

169-170. nd, Boulogne-sur-mer: censorship; family news

171-172. nd, Dunkirk: in France, billeting and travel

173-174. nd, No. 1 Can. Stationary Hospital: battle news

175-199. nd, np: nothing that Eric and Don might have said

(186. no signature but in Eric's handwriting)  

Correspondence and papers (notes)

Correspondence from the Mediterranean and Aegean

Box 8 Folder 2

200-203. nd, Cairo

204-205. nd, Salojica

206-218. nd, Lemnos

219. nd, Malta

220-222. nd, miscellaneous letters, no postal address

223. nd, waiting for Gerald (Marryat); civil life

Notes, abstracts, papers

Box 8 Folder 3

224-228. list of wills given to Gerald Marryat (and Mrs. Marryat)

229-230. nd, herein follows the bills received by the Marryat's

231. 1920

232-233. 1927

235-244. 1930

245-312. 1931

313-346. 1932

347-349. 1933

350-352. 1935

353-354. 1936

355. 1939

356-357. 1942

358-359. 1943

360-362. two envelopes to contain these bills

363. letter dated 5 Feb. 1875; a receipt

Correspondence of Margaret Fowlds 

Box 8 Folder 4

12 March 1876, Lewis Fowlds, Hastings, re band concert in Westwood; Daily Life  

Correspondence and war reports, etc.

Box 9 Folder 1

1. nd, from Eric in France; news of Helen and rationing

2. 31 March 1915, from Eric in France; trench life

3. 13 Feb. 1916, from Eric; a snapshot postcard of himself  

Miscellaneous items

Box 9 Folder 2

4. nd, promotion exams Jr IV to Sr IV

5. nd, promotion results

6. 28 Jan. 1908, reference from Hastings druggist concerning D. Fowlds

7. 20 July 1903, entrance examination passed for admittance to High School

8. a composition of E. Fowlds

9. nd, snapshot postcard, explains picture of three men on reverse side

10-16. newspaper accounts of battle of Cambrai 8 Oct. 1918

17-31. accounts of Fowlds' death: obituaries, testament, etc.

32. 4 Aug. 1915, D.G. Fowlds appointed Commissioner to administer oaths

33. photo of Donald in uniform

34. postcard from Eric: nd/np

Letters sent

35. 4 July (1912?), to his grandma, re local festivities (Donald)  

Eric Fowlds - Correspondence

Correspondence 21 Aug. 1914 - 14 April 1929

Box 10 Folder 1

1. 21 Aug. 1914, leave of absence from Department of Railways and Canals

1a. 26 June 1916, official letter from Marryat

2. 12 July 1916, from D. McGrath, Belgium re one `George Moore' and Marryat (Gerald)

3. 30 Aug. 1916, telegram notification of F.W. Fowlds death

4. 10 Feb. 1919, disembarkation orders

5. 14 April 1919, discharge notice  

Miscellaneous materials

Box 10 Folder 2

6-12. 1903(?), public school examinations results

13-23. 1912, annual examinations, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

24. 1910, class list of same Faculty

25. 26 Nov. 1910, songs, parodies and yells, for a football game at Hamilton

26. 26 Jan. 1911, University of Toronto Glee Club, concert

27. 6 Aug. 1918, appointment as Lieutenant in the Canadian militia

28. address of Eric at Vera Cruz

29. address of Eric (McSwiney and Fowlds Contractors) at Tampico, Tamps 

Box 10 Folder 3

30-31. nd, composition and spelling results

32-33. July 1908, junior matriculation examination for Norwood

(32. July 1905, entrance to Norwood High School approved)

34. nd, a poem by James Haversham

35. 1909, class dinner, 1909

36-37. 1910-1911, annual banquet, 2nd Field Co. Canadian Engineers

38. 1919, welcome home letter from reeve of Hastings

39. 28 March 1919, discharge papers

40. 15 March 1920, letter from one of his employees to another, complaining of Fowlds arrogant manner

41-42. pictures of Fowlds, nd

43. Officer's Record of Services book  

Box 10 Folder 4

44. picture of Rice Lake

45. 18 Jan. 1912, 23rd annual dinner (Faculty of Applied Science)

46. 7 Feb. 1921, diary of Fowlds at Tampico

47-49. construction pictures

50. 24 May 1921, "The Lament of the Demobilized"

51. 11 Jan. 1915, `PEAVIE', published by 2nd Field Co. Engineers

52-53. two pictures of Seaford Camp

54. el monte de Cobre (Mexico)    

Box 11

Trent Valley Canal and area pictures taken by Eric    

Box 12

Fowlds family pictures    

Fowlds family - miscellaneous histories, maps, correspondence, etc.

Fowlds family records

Box 13 Folder 1

1-9. nd, family genealogy, dates of birth and death, etc., biographies

10-17. nd, misc. historical notes concerning Hastings residents, Fowlds legal cases, store business

18. 1858, Fowlds' property in this year

18a. copy

Miscellaneous reports 

Box 13 Folder 2

19. 10 Jan. 1894, The Queen v Fowlds, newspaper a/c in Hastings Star

20. lots left to F.W.F.'s estate after acquisitions by Village from Royal Bank of Canada

21. 21 Jan. 1882, lots deeded to F.W.F. on division among three brothers

22. nd, Henry Fowlds biographies (5)

23.

24.

25.

26.

27.

28. 18 June 1864, composition by Henry Fowlds re a friend of his in Glasgow (Wm. Houston?)

29. 1 Dec. 1908, life of Wm. Roxburgh (a business acquaintance)

30. history of Fowlds' woollen mill

31. post office officials 1852-1944

32. trustees of Norwood C. Grammar School; magistrates for Asphodel; postmasters for Norwood, Hastings and Westwood

33. notes on Fowlds, Walter Scott, James Foley

34. history of the Fowlds family  

Copies of letters to various Fowlds men

Box 13 Folder 3

35. letters from Rev. David M. McAleese (McAlise), to James Fowlds. See in Volume Three Folder One #'s 7,8,9,10,12,13,15,27,32,34,36, Folder Two #'s 36,39,43,90,100, Folder Five #302

36. 30 Sept. 1851, copy of conditions for taking water at By-wash. Volume One, Folder Four #186

37. copies of letters #152,153,156 re lots 14 & 15, 12 con. Percy

38. unidentified by date, letter (copy) from Henry to James Fowlds

39. excerpts from letters to F.W. from Lewis. See #'s 36,49,51-52,54-55,58- 59,71,80,87,89. Volume Four, Folders One, and Two

40. 7 Dec. 1880, copy of letter re railway appropriation

41. 3 June 1881, see letter #129 in Volume Four Folder Three

42. 16 July 1883, see letter #287 in Volume Three Folder Four

43. 28 Oct. 1885, see letter #145 in Volume Four Folder Three

44. 1856, letters from Wm. Houston #30, see Volume Three, Folder One

45. 5 or 6 Sept. 1856, copy of letter sent by Jane M. Fowlds to Henry (no original)

46. 30 Sept. 1851, copy of letter sent by Richard Birdsall by Henry (no original)

47. 23 March 1843 (1834?), copy of letter no.1, Volume Three, Folder One  

Box 13 Folder 4

48. 1851, sketch of the mill privilege at Hastings, Ontario

49. 5 May 1920, Eric - complaining to Trent Canal officials

50. Family genealogy

Additional materials accessioned in 1984 include a brief note from Rudyard Kipling to Mrs. Fowlds, 1915.

SERIES B - BUSINESS PAPERS

12 Dec. 1856 - 20 July 1863: Correspondence of J. Fowlds and Brothers

Letters received

Box 14 Folder 1

 

1. 12 Dec. 1856, form letter from Wm. Darling Co., Montreal

2. 2 March 1857, from Thomas Waters, unable to pay his account

3. 16 Sept. 1858, from D. & F. Manufacturing Co, re safe purchased by Fowlds and payment details

4. 19 Oct. 1858, receipt advice of promissory note from Messrs. Ewing and Rosburgh for $400

5. 3 Jan. 1860, from Bank of British North America, notes $1,919.42 in payment of draft on Wm. Walker, Quebec

6. 9 June 1862, from C.E. Bullock, description of delivery of 800 logs for Fowlds

7. 21 April 1863, delivery advice of 1 sack of wool

8. 21 April 1863, from Montreal re notes sent

9. 1 June 1863, quote on a gig

10. 11 June 1863, from Bank of Toronto, Cobourg acknowledgement of having received $400 to retire Fowlds note under protest  

Letters sent

11. nd, details, Fowlds' taxable property

12. nd, to Gilmour and Co, concerning supplies for one of Gilmour's shanties

13. 20 July 1863, Bank of Toronto, Cobourg Branch, wish to raise money on Fowlds land worth approximately $18,000 - $20,000

14. 5 July 1865, estate problems

15. 9 Aug. 1867, to J. Brown, secretary, public works, asking permission to remove obstruction, or pay compensation on their mill race

16. 22 May 1868, J. Brown, complaint about lack of action on obstruction above Fowlds' mill race

17. 15 Oct. 1868, to barristers, details why Fowlds was infringing on Gilmour timber limits - surveyor timbers

18. 4 Feb. 1869, to M. Patterson, solicitor details settlement estate, G. Fowlds and Brothers

19. 12 Feb. 1869, details claim against Government and Gilmour's timber rights

20. 19 April 1869, comments on winter logging operation with prices expected

21. 15 July 1869, barristers to settle timber land problems  

12 Jan. 1864 - 26 Oct. 1864

Box 14 Folder 2

22. 12 Jan. 1864, Bank of Montreal advice notes

23. 15 Jan. 1864, comments on timber prices

24. 4 Feb. 1864, Quebec reminder of debt and comment on timber hauling and prices

25. 12 Feb. 1864, from J. Sutherland and Co., shipping advice of 40 barrels of mess pork, etc.

26. 15 Feb. 1864, request for timber

27. 22 Feb. 1864, receipt from A.J. Williams and Co.

28. 22 Feb. 1864, from S. Cumming

29. 24 Feb. 1864, 1.1

30. 1 March 1864, credit advance $3,000 from Montreal

31. 1 March 1864, from S. Cumming

32. 12 March 1864, to Assistant Crown Land Commission, re application for licence

33. 15 March 1864, acknowledgement of notes from G. Childs and Co.

34. 15 March 1864, answer to an order for mess pork

35. 16 March 1864, from Andrew Hamilton, Yorkville, re lands for sale in Belmont - fee for timber cut on his properties

36. 18 March 1864, re Caulker employed by Fowlds

37. 23 March 1864, from Department of Crown Lands, concerning lots purchased from Crown Land agent

38. 22 March 1864, from S. Cumming

39. 25 March 1864, from S. Risley concerning an employee

40. 31 March 1864, to Andrew Hamilton from S. Fowlds, re timber cut on lot contrary to orders in Belmont - want Fowlds to purchase land

41. 1 April 1864, credit advice and note on timber market prospects for coming summer

42. 1 April 1864, from J. Sutherland concerning an order for mess pork

43. 4 April 1864, covering letter for invoice and notice of shipment

44. 4 April 1864, S. Cumming

45. 7 April 1865, re note, for $1000

46. 6 April 1864, from Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, re sale of land with advice

47. 7 April 1864, re trespassing on Townsend property

48. 12 April 1864, re Delaney - a man whom the Fowlds wished to employ

49. 20 April 1864, re misunderstanding on payments of lumber

50. 22 April 1864, from Ross and Co., Quebec, giving an extra advance of $3000 so that Fowlds can transport and raft to Quebec

51. 25 April 1864, from Walker in Quebec, re timber rafts to Quebec and extension of credit

52. 27 April 1864, from J.B. Kelly, Albany, N.Y., re credit-payment arrangements on timber

53. 14 May 1864, request from Albany to purchase Fowlds' lumber

54. 17 May 1864, advise of $600 draft received in Montreal

55. 19 May 1864, state of lumber trade very slack

55a. 21 May 1864, enclosing note from John Sharpe

56. 25 May 1864, Bank of British North America, Montreal, requesting $2.35 on protest of $1000

57. 28 May 1864, note to Fowlds for $354.48

58. 2 June 1864, from Bank of Toronto counselling against a defense place of usury

59. 9 June 1864, overdue bill for $373.32 from Smith and Cochrane, Montreal

60. 13 June 1864, from Walker, Quebec, re drafts and state of timber trade

61. 14 June 1864, re note to credit of Smith & Cochrane

62. 27 June 1864, acknowledgement of note for $162.21

63. 5 July 1864, from Bank of Toronto - deadline on past due acceptance

64. 11 July 1864, bill for $120.00 from J. Sutherland

65. 12 July 1864, shipping advice

66. 13 July 1864, Sutherland - invoice for salt

67. 14 July 1864, request from Bank of British North America, to advise them on probable value of a property to be used as collateral on a loan

68. 27 July 1864, from Adam Holmes - request for lumber for shipment

69. 27 July 1864, from A. Holmes requesting Fowlds to mark their siding of timber at the mill before shipping

70. 4 Aug. 1864, from Adam Holmes suggesting that it would save them shipping costs to cut boards 10 1/2" wide instead of 10 1/2"(?)

71. 8 Aug. 1864, covering statement letter

72. 11 Aug. 1864, credit advice

72a. 29 Aug. 1864, from Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, re problems with J. Fowlds' note for $1,650

73. 6 Sept. 1864, delivery of a piano

74. 21 Sept. 1864, receipt of payment and comments on lumber trade

75. 29 Sept. 1864, request from Bank of Toronto to supply details on real estate

76. 17 Oct. 1864, protest on note from George Kemps

77. 17 Oct. 1864, protest on note from Robert Draper

78. 20 Oct. 1864, request for payment by Fowlds

79. 27 Oct. 1864, from Bank of Montreal concerning notes due for month of October

80. 4 Nov. 1864, from Bank of Upper Canada - notice of under payment

81. 10 Nov. 1864, from Bank of Montreal concerning 2 notes under protest

82. 14 Nov. 1864, notice of indebtedness

83. 16 Nov. 1864, protest on note from John Stinson

84. 19 Nov. 1864, details, insurance application

85. 21 Nov. 1864, re lumber received in Cobourg

86. 23 Nov. 1864, request for lumber; insurance application to be mailed at once

87. 24 Nov. 1864, note received by G. Childs & Co., and comment on late arrival of boards

87a. 28 Nov. 1864, J. MacKay credit received

88. 5 Dec. 1864, re bill for goods from J. Sutherland, Cobourg, and comment on Cobourg Rail Road

89. 5 Dec. 1864, comment on notes due

90. 10 Dec. 1864, re notes

91. 10 Dec. 1864, comment on population and value of Hastings property

92. 13 Dec. 1864, request for payment without protest from Millon & Bertran

93. 16 Dec. 1864, acknowledgement of note

94. 23 Dec. 1864, request for payment on W. Foley estate

95. 24 Dec. 1864, covering statement letter

96. 26 Dec. 1864, request for payment on defaulted note by G. Childs, Montreal

97. 23 Nov. 1864, re possible litigation on overdue bill

98. 5 April 1864, payment for goods, details, note

99. 11 May 1864, from Bank of Montreal, re settlement of various notes

100. 18 May 1864, re notes

Correspondence, 3 Jan. 1865 - 22 Dec. 1865

Box 14 Folder 3

101. 3 Jan. 1865, Montreal - possible courses of action for bankrupt - Wm. Sharpe

102. 4 Jan. 1865, re insurance claim

103. 5 Jan. 1865 re notes payable

104. 9 Jan. 1865, from Ross & Co., Quebec, concerning drafts and advice on timber to be sold, based on their prospects for the coming season - "matters seem to look blue all over" - note on Wm. Clients failure, 40,000

105. 10 Jan. 1865, protest of note for $600 on Fowlds

106. 12 Jan. 1865, from Bank of British North America, re timber Fowlds has for sale

107. 13 Jan. 1865, acknowledgement of payment of account with a Belleville firm and comment on resorting to "unpleasant means" to get payment from W. Sharpe

108. 17 Jan. 1865, details of payment and worth of timber from Trenton to Quebec

109. 17 Jan. 1865, advice that Bank of Upper Canada is proceeding against Fowlds for unpaid promissory note

110. 18 Jan. 1865, note for $800 in favour of Frances Parker, dated March 9, 1861 placed for collection

111. 18 Jan. 1865, unable to supply molasses in barrels - invoice for barrels shipped

112. 24 Jan. 1865, being sued - one creditor wishes to seize "the effects of yourselves or your fathers"

113. 30 Jan. 1865, request for small overdue acceptance

114. 31 Jan. 1865, details of various law suits by creditor

115. 4 Feb. 1865, Northrop and Lyman request payment of overdue account

116. 6 Feb. 1865, request for information on W. Sharpe

117. 7 Feb. 1865, reply to letter of request for timber rights

118. 9 Feb. 1865, from Joseph Macelroy and Brothers, expressing concern over a letter they received saying, "they have no time to lose" if they wish to receive payment

119. 10 Feb. 1865, G. Childs saying that Fowlds' letter arrived too late to prevent a protest on overdue note

120. 20 Feb. 1865, Bank of Montreal audit form letter saying the Fowlds' have $0.23 in bank

121. 24 Feb. 1865, W. Darling Co. sent their note for collection

122. 4 March 1865, letter of concern from Bank of British North America over J. Fowlds' father's insolvency

123. 9 March 1865, warning that Darling might have to sue Sharpe and H. Fowlds

124. 11 March 1865, from MacKay & Bros. letter of instructions in the matter of H. Fowlds' bankruptcy with the warning that Fowlds Brothers might become more directly involved with the creditors - they are to prepare a list of creditors

125. 11 March 1865, from Jos. MacKay & Bros. to (Thomas Rebro) state of Fowlds' affairs noting that they will probably have to go into the Bankrupt Court

126. 18 March 1865, state of affairs with Mr. Darling

127. 20 March 1865, course of action on the bankruptcy matter

128. 27 March 1865, formal letter, re creditors meeting

129. 27 March 1865, re goods purchased

130. 27 March 1865, re creditors meeting

131. 29 March 1865, request for payment

131a. 7 April 1865, from J. Walker, Quebec, re note for $1000

132. 8 April 1865, saw logs for sale

133. 10 April 1865, from Bank of Montreal, Peterborough Branch, requesting information on quantity of timber for sale in Cobourg and Hastings

134. 11 April 1865, request for statement of affairs of Fowlds

135. 19 April 1865, from W. Darling, problems of liquidation

136. 20 April 1865, request for information on creditors meeting

137. 25 April 1865, reply by Fowlds to Darling - details of arrangements

138. 28 April 1865, Darling and White contend that creditors meetings were "illegal"

139. 29 April 1865, Darling requests an explanation, re two ads in mercantile lists

140. 4 May 1865, reply to Darling's letter of 29 April

141. 6 May 1865, Darling and Co. requesting some information for the creditors

142. 13 May 1865, note presumably from an insurance agent to have a boat raised

143. from Fowlds to Darling

144. 15 May 1865, re outstanding timber dues

145. 16 May 1865, information for assignor of John Sharpe

146. 23 May 1865, re steamboat inspection of the "Forest City"

147. 25 May 1865, request for statement presented to meeting of John Sharpe's creditors

148. 31 May 1865, from W. Darling & Co. - Fowlds' mistake is thinking their creditors are scoundrels - cites a few examples questioning Fowlds' action

149. 1 June 1865, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, requesting notes on secured debts

150. 17 June 1865, from a friend of Harry Fowlds about "summer arrangements" (work)

151. 22 Aug. 1865, from W. Darling on holidays in Barrie

152. 20 Sept. 1865, letter of introduction to hand over key to an equipment building

153. 1 Nov. 1865, request for information on creditors claims, if any, on H. Fowlds mortgaged property

154. 3 Nov. 1865, request for information about a farm

155. 7 Nov. 1865, advice that Northrop and Lyman accepted Fowlds' terms

156. 7 Nov. 1865, from crown timber office, re ground rents

157. 14 Nov. 1865, from Joseph MacKay and Brothers - agree to accept two of Fowlds' mortgages held by Bank of Montreal

158. 21 Nov. 1865, S. Blanchard proposed to settle his outstanding debt

159. 21 Nov. 1865, warning from Crown timber dept. that unless dues are paid in full by 5 Dec., licence becomes fortified

160. 24 Nov. 1865, statement of claim against Sharpe & Fowlds from W. Darling & Company

161. 25 Nov. 1865, notice of balance due on timber licences from the crown timber agent

162. 28 Nov. 1865, from MacKay cautioning Fowlds not to draw on bank more than necessary

163. 4 Dec. 1865, advice that letter of credit for $6000 placed at Fowlds' disposal, and request for information

164. 7 Dec. 1865, J. MacKay and Brothers problem of which name to use when drawing on letter of credit, Fowlds and Brothers, or Fowlds Brothers

165. 7 Dec. 1865, request for a bid for timber on a lot in Dummer

166. 13 Dec. 1865, confirmation of granting of timber licence

167. 22 Dec. 1865, from Ross & Co., Quebec concerning a difference on settlement

168. 22 Dec. 1865, from J. MacKay and Brothers - want to know if interest statement is correct

17 Jan. 1866 - 13 Aug. 1867 

Box 14 Folder 4

169. 17 Jan. 1866, from Edmund MacKay concerning a settlement matter in the H. Fowlds bankruptcy

170. 12 Feb. 1866, wrapping up the Fowlds bankruptcy and advice and comment on prospect for the 1866 season

171. 20 Feb. 1866, E. MacKay instruction (advice) on timber management and note on further $7000 credit placed to Fowlds' disposal

172. 3 March 1866, comment on timber trade from E. MacKay, sparked by article in the Witness

173. 16 March 1866, note to get as much timber lying in the woods out, and note on mortgage

174. 27 March 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers

175. 3 April 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers

176. 7 April 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers, re credit for $3000 and comment on lumber

177. 10 April 1866, J. MacKay concerning settlement sale of timber

178. 17 April 1866, from J. MacKay - caution to manage accounts carefully

179. 7 May 1866, G. MacKay, re problem about Fowlds' steamboat and insurance on Fowlds' property

180. 27 May 1866, insurance details on J.S. Fowlds' real estate

181. 27 May 1866, from Ed. MacKay - insurance costs on woollen mill

182. 4 June 1866, insurance on Carding and Cotton Mill

183. 6 June 1866, Ed. MacKay further credit $3000 at Fowlds' disposal at Toronto bank - insurance on cotton mill [uns] to 29 July

184. 9 July 1866, from Joseph MacKay and Brothers, requesting financial information

185. 11 July 1866, from J. MacKay and Brothers, advice of receipt of bank draft

186. 18 July 1866, concerning insurance on cotton mill, from J. MacKay

187. 23 July 1866, cotton mill insured for $3000 & 4 1/2% - any changes notify J. MacKay and Bros.

188. 27 July 1866, particulars on insurance of cotton mill

189. 7 Aug. 1866, settlement on sold lumber from J. MacKay

190. 24 Aug. 1866, J. MacKay requesting Fowlds to report what they are doing

191. 29 Aug. 1866, from J. MacKay draft 959 - received and placed to Fowlds' credit

192. 3 Sept. 1866, J. MacKay and Brothers draft $1,010 rec'd

193. 14 Sept. 1866, J. MacKay and Brothers - regret that they had been unable to reply to letter sooner and advice that $2000 placed to their credit via Toronto Bank, Peterborough, and possibly of further $1000 if needed

194. 15 Sept. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

195. 21 Sept. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

196. 27 Sept. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

197. 8 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

198. 9 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

199. 16 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts, $2000 placed on cr., Bk. of To., Pbo. for Fowlds credit advance

200. 18 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

201. 20 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

202. 31 Oct. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

203. 1 Nov. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts

204. 20 Nov. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts re Fowlds' credit

205. 10 Dec. 1866, MacKay and Bros. receipt of drafts re credit advice

206. 11 Dec. 1866, from Edward MacKay concerning settlement on a land purchase and a parcel of Fowlds' senior property

207. 2 Feb. 1867, London Assurance Corporation, details mortgage on Fowlds' property

208. 7 Feb. 1867, medical bill from Joseph A. Fife, doctor, for services rendered to Fowlds

209. 18 Feb. 1867, from Gananoque, Ontario to Postmaster, Hastings, requesting updating of census information

210. 13 Aug. 1867, acknowledgement by Department of Public Works to Fowlds re complaint about "vessels being prevented coming to your mill"

211. 15 Oct. 1867, bill from John D. Evans, provincial land surveyor  

J. Fowlds and Brothers, correspondence 13 Oct. 1868 - 23 Oct. 1869

Box 14 Folder 5

212. 13 Oct. 1868, from Cameron and Homsted, barristers, concerning a timber licence land dispute with Gilmour and Co.

213. 24 Oct. 1868, from Cameron and Holmested, concerning timber limits case

214. 25 Nov. 1868, re cars of corn, the weather and transportation

215. 5 Dec. 1868, from J. MacKay, request for information on timber case and interest rates

216. 11 Dec. 1868, from J. MacKay, re settlement of accounts

217. 23 Dec. 1868, from Cameron and Holmested - progress on application for timber license

218. 6 Jan. 1869, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, concerning a credit short, $12.50

219. 7 Jan. 1869, J. MacKay, re credit and expressing regrets over timber limit disappointment

220. 8 Jan. 1869, payment from John H. Evans

221. 8 Jan. 1869, re goods supplied by Belleville merchant

222. 11 Jan. 1869, J. MacKay, arrangements for $10,000 credit

223. 12 Jan. 1869, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough, re draft on J. Fowlds' father

224. 28 Jan. 1869, N.F. Paterson, Beaverton, concerning Fowlds' creditors

225. 11 Feb. 1869, N.F. Paterson, request for notes; winding up accounts

226. 12 Feb. 1869, from Cameron and Holmested, details of settlement of Fowlds' claim against government and suggestion of future course of action

227. 18 Feb. 1869, problems with shipment of (tea)?

228. 19 Feb. 1869, settlement of accounts

229. 22 Feb. 1869, offer to sell timber by Peter (Pearce), Havelock

230. 24 Feb. 1869, from J. MacKay, misunderstanding on lot number on mortgage

231. 25 Feb. 1869, J. Robert, Hamilton, Peterborough, re specs. for saw

232. 3 March 1869, Bank of Montreal, Peterborough - to sign draft

233. 5 March 1869, Bank of Montreal, draft paid

234. 5 March 1869, acknowledgement of favour, Smyth and Edminson, Montreal

235. 12 March 1869, acknowledgement draft in payment on account, Cockburn and Son

236. 13 March 1869, J. MacKay, ack. receipt of favour

237. 19 March 1869, C.P. Easton, Albany, N.Y., "drawn much timber have you...?"

238. 23 March 1869, Heintzman and Co., wanting to know where 2nd hand piano is

239. 2 April 1869, Weller and Hatton, Peterborough, Barristers, client willing to sell 2 lots in Hastings to Fowlds

240. 8 April 1869, "800 sawlogs - what will you cut and deliver on the cord?"

241. 20 April 1869, J. MacKay, credit, $1000 for Fowlds

242. 26 April 1869, C.P. Easton and Co., Albany, 2 favours (letters) received and delivery of logs

243. 7 May 1869, estate of J.H. Evans, note for $230.95, importer of heavy and shelf hardware

244. 8 May 1869, note advice

245. 17 May 1869, J. MacKay, $2,000 credit placed "hope to hear soon about sale of lumber"

246. 27 May 1869, Sam R. Evans estate, J.H. Evans mixup on note

247. 29 May 1869, R. Hamilton, sign note for him as he needs funds

248. 15 June 1869, J. MacKay, receipt of draft and permission for $8,000 credit

249. 18 June 1869, offer to buy or sell lumber at Albany - market prices

250. 19 June 1869, J. MacKay suggesting that the Fowlds' not sell lumber to U.S.

251. 29 June 1869, J. MacKay, "not much chance of drawback on duty on lumber..."

252. 7 July 1869, J. MacKay, legal problem

253. 9 July 1869, W. Helm, request for prompt payment of account

254. 9 July 1869, re bill

255. 12 July 1869, re note

256. 16 July 1869, C.P. Easton & Co., Albany, re shipment of lumber

257. 17 July 1869, Cameron and Holmested - reply to Fowlds' letter saying all information in their letter of Feb. 7 lost

258. 19 July 1869, D.W. Dumble, receipt

259. 29 July 1869, J. MacKay, Mr. Buck writing to McKay to request Becket to bring in his crops; asking Fowlds to advise MacKay in this matter if anything should transpire

260. 30 July 1869, copy letter to Easton and Co., Albany, from Fowlds Bros.; details of shipment and timber for this season

261. 31 July 1869, (J. Dimwood) reply to Fowlds' letter - will be up to look at timber next Monday

262. 31 July 1869, R.C. Ward, Port Hope, can obtain land for you

263. 3 Aug. 1869, Adam Holmes, run lumber through

264. 4 Aug. 1869, telegram from C.P. Easton, "May draw for lumber shipped - will write - William returned today"

265. 4 Aug. 1869, C.P. Easton, details on item 264

266. 4 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, bill for cargo of lumber and note

267. 7 Aug. 1869, details shipment, from N. Anderson

268. 9 Aug. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledgement $3,340 from Easton and Co. sale

269. 14 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, "bills for 2 lots", your siding is very good

270. 19 Aug. 1869, J. MacKay, details of 2 drafts

271. 20 Aug. 1869, C.P. Easton, shipment siding arrived badly stained

272. 26 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, stained lumber Easton complained of occurred on sco[n]es on Rice Lake, suggestions on cutting timber and request for $100

273. 26 Aug. 1869, A.N. Campbell `Forest City' wrecked a block of timber of C. near Wallace Point; Fowlds are to pay all costs and damages

274. 30 Aug. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt of draft

275. 31 Aug. 1869, A. Holmes, statement board feet received at Cobourg 962,992 feet

276. 1 Sept. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough and Marmora Railway and Mining Company, bill

277. 4 Sept. 1869, "receipt of payment but waiting patiently for balance"

278. 8 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt of payment

279. 11 Sept. 1869, A. Holmes, enclosed 2 bills of lading and acknowledges $100

280. 14 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, credit advice

281. 16 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, receipt favour

282. 17 Sept. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, lost cargo, and acknowledges payment

283. 29 Sept. 1869, J. MacKay, credit advice

284. 1 Oct. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, bill transportation timber to Cobourg

285. 5 Oct. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges favour

286. 6 Oct. 1869, C.R. Easton & Co., problems of shipment

287. 7 Oct. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, $936 received for shipment lumber in Sept.

288. 12 Oct. 1869, Adam Holmes, bills for shipment timber to Easton

289. 12 Oct. 1869, J. MacKay, credit advice

290. 14 Oct. 1869, Sutherland & Co., re order of hay and salt and shipment thereof

291. 18 Oct. 1869, Adam Holmes, problems of shipment

292. 20 Oct. 1869, C.P. Easton & Co., orders for future delivery and lumber prospects

293. 22 Oct. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges draft "we understand that navigation in the canal has been resumed for some days and therefore hope that you are pushing forward all the timber possible to the market"

294. 25 Oct. 1869, Cameron and Holmested, cheque from Crown Land Department, $212.51 in settlement

295. 25 Oct. 1869, Cobourg, Peterborough Rail Road, enclosed statement, covering letter

296. 26 Oct. 1869, Tuttle, Date and Co. invoices for axes and other tools

297. 26 Oct. 1869, Adam Holmes, advice on when to sell timber and shipping details

298. 28 Oct. 1869, Cameron and Holmested - covering letter, ch. $212.51 and acknowledges receipt $30 fees

299. 3 Nov. 1869, Tuttle and Co., correcting price, 4 dozen axes & $9.50 per dozen

300. 8 Nov. 1869, Tuttle and Co., acknowledges payment of $38.00

301. 8 Nov. 1869, C.P. Easton, "We will take the lumber... on terms and conditions of contract..."

302. 9 Nov. 1869, Adam Holmes, news on shipments of lumber

303. 18 Nov. 1869, J. MacKay, advice $15,000 credit at Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch

304. 24 Nov. 1869, acknowledge note for $375.00 and invoice for tobacco

305. 14 Dec. 1869, W. McLaren and Co., ack. favour for Boot and Shoe man

306. 14 Dec. 1869, J. MacKay, acknowledges drafts

307. 18 Dec. 1869, C.R. Easton and Co., Fowlds have not lived up to contract details

308. 23 Dec. 1869, covering letter for invoice of goods  

J. Fowlds and Brothers, Business

11 June 1870 - 18 June 1890

Box 15 Folder 1

1. 14 March 1870, J. MacKay acknowledges receipt, 2 favours

2. 14 April 1870, J. MacKay notice of $10,000 credit to be drawn from date of letter to 15 July

3. ? May 1870, J. MacKay, reminder of note for $1,638.05 falling due

4. 9 May 1870, J. MacKay, request information on a farm

5. 19 May 1870, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt of favour

6. 20 May 1870, Crown Timber agent, Belleville, concerning license matters in townships

7. 21 May 1870, J. MacKay, concerning an agreement between one Denis Hurley and his creditors

8. 6 June 1870, J. MacKay, financial matter

9. 16 June 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favour

10. 23 June 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favour

11. 28 June 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favour, draft on Albany

12. 5 July 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favours

13. 25 July 1870, J. MacKay, covering letter for Bank of Toronto to cash your draft with us

14. 13 Sept. 1870, J. MacKay, receipt favours

15. 3 Oct. 1870, J. MacKay, "Have you sold your timber in Quebec yet?", etc.

16. 23 Jan. 1871, H.B. Rathburn and Son, offer to purchase lots in Dummer

17. 9 Feb. 1871, J. MacKay, request for information and advice on Hurley who is falling behind in his programme

17a. 28 Feb. 1871, W.H. Scott to J. Fowlds, legal matters

18. 22 March 1871, (J. Barber) lumber business information

19. 20 March 1871, J. MacKay, questioning Fowlds' lumbering plans for next season

20. 1 April 1871, re supply of oil

21. 6 April 1871, J. MacKay, receipt

22. 15 April 1871, J. Butterfield, Mitchell case still open

23. ? May 1871, J. MacKay form letter on note

24. 30 May 1871, A. Cawley, payment of bill

25. 5 June 1871, A. Cawley, payment of bill

26. 10 June 1871, J. MacKay, acknowledges favour

27. 12 June 1871, reminder that timber licenses in Dummer and Methuen need renewing

28. 14 June 1871, timber license in Somerville needs renewing

29. 20 June 1871, Dr. Rutherford, Dundas, re Fowlds taking timber from this man's property, promises court action

30. 22 June 1871, acknowledgement of bill

31. 4 July 1871, Frothingham and Workman, iron merchants, re `Saw 54' which Fowlds ordered

32. 31 July 1871, "Mill insured in London Assurance for 5%"

33. 4 Aug. 1871, J. MacKay, confirm and details of insurance

34. 17 Aug. 1871, C.P. Easton and Co. "cannot make an intelligent bid for lumber as we have not seen it", etc.

35. 17 Aug. 1871, W. Helm, payment and settlement

36. 29 Aug. 1871, J. MacKay, re insurance

37. 30 Aug. 1871, J. MacKay, insurance matters

38. 31 Aug. 1871, Adam Holmes, payment, lumber and transportation charges to C. Easton

39. 4 Sept. 1871, Cobourg, Peterborough and Marmora Rail Road, letter of apology on credit

40. 12 Sept. 1871, J. MacKay, credit advice

41. 19 Sept. 1871, J. MacKay, credit advice

42. 23 Sept. 1871, Adam Holmes, timber transport details

43. 26 Sept. 1871, C.P. Easton & Co., "hope you remember to send small lot of 2 in clear"

44. 27 Sept. 1871, Gilmour & Co., "against orders for our foreman to hire men whom he knows are engaged to others"

45. 28 Sept. 1871, Adam Holmes, sold some of timber

46. 31 Sept. 1871, Cobourg, Peterborough and Marmora Rail Road, explanation on credit matter

47. 21 Oct. 1871, Adam Holmes, assumes 2-inch plank has been shipped but not worth much

48. 25 Oct. 1871, Pitecathly and Kelso, covering letter

49. 26 Oct. 1871, C.P. Easton & Co., reply to Fowlds' letter on shingle trade

50. 30 Oct. 1871, J. MacKay, will accept draft

51. 1 Nov. 1871, Crown Timber office requesting additional information on sawlog returns

52. 26 Dec. 1871, J. MacKay - receipt of favour

53. 1 Nov. 1872, copy letter to Charles White; refusal of offer

54. 16 June 1873, copy letter to Public Works Department opposing construction of a bridge; reduce width of navigation channel

55. 23 July 1873, further letter to Public works on bridge

56. 10 Nov. 1873, H.B. Rathburn, request for bid on basswood

57. 8 Dec. 1873, Baker and Buttor request bid on "square hemlock, ash or elm timber"

7 Jan. 1874 - 23 Oct. 1874 

Box 15 Folder 2

58. 7 Jan. 1874, from S. Bickell, request for building materials for a warehouse

59. 17 Jan. 1874, J. MacKay, when will you be able to meet payment of enclosed statements

60. 16 Feb. 1874, (Castidy and Benoir), have Fowlds' reached a decision as we wish to do our teaming during sleighing

61. 23 Feb. 1874, H.B. Rathburn and Sons, can you furnish us with basswood lumber and cedar Rail Road ties?

62. 28 Feb. 1874, copy of Fowlds' letter, reply to Rathburn stating terms of deal

63. 2 March 1874, H.B. Rathburn, counterterms on lumber deal, problem is transportation charges

64. 18 March 1874, unable to do your work for you as I have as much work as can be done now...???

65. 10 March 1874, favour received in settlement claim against D. Receiver

66. 30 March 1874, W. Miles & Son, send [ ] down by bearer

67. 3 April 1874, L. Barker, Montreal, want cheap timber for wharfs

68. 8 April 1874, E. Pearse, re dividend cheque

69. 9 April 1874, Fowlds brothers to W. Miles, enclose $200 to be placed to our credit

70. 29 April 1874, M. Halliday, told that Fowlds would rent their mills, Halliday making inquiries saying that he would be willing if the rent is reasonable

71. 4 May 1874, Drewery and McDougall, wholesale lumber merchants, Oswego, understand Fowlds' have 1 million feet lumber, interested in handling it for Fowlds

72. 11 May 1874, W. Hamilton, Peterborough, Foundry and Machine Works, quoting on a stave machine, $120

73. 12 May 1874, Brantford engine works, quote a stave machine, $110

74. 16 May 1874, W. Hamilton, Peterborough Foundry, revised quote on auxiliary equipment

75. 19 May 1874, W. Hamilton, Peterborough Foundry, another revised quote on stave machine

76. 21 May 1874, Dennistoun Bros. & Hall, unable to make money out of Hunter

77. 22 May 1874, C.P. Easton, what have you (Fowlds) got for sale?

78. 23 May 1874, Crown Timber office re ground rent on limits

79. 29 May 1874, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, not acting wisely in holding on to your flour

80. 30 May 1874, J. Buck, statement of account

81. 5 June 1875, P. Kitson, acknowledges payment

82. 6 June 1874, C.P. Easton, asking price of timber too great, followed by a description of market at time of writing

83. 3 June 1874, notice of renewal premium of Fowlds, $4,000, premium of $120.00

84. 11 June 1874, J. MacKay, acknowledges receipt

85. 26 June 1874, Drewery & McDougall, wholesale lumber merchants, Oswego, market fearfully dull; will take pine shingles, however, etc.

86. 29 June 1874, Dennistoun Bros. & Hall

87. 11 July 1874, Drewery & McDougall, cannot offer any better price for shingles on account of the market

88. 15 July 1874, J. MacKay, favour received

89. 17 July 1874, R. McDougall shipping details of shingles

90. 23 July 1874, A. Holmes, will take 60 thousand shingles

91. 27 July 1874, N. Rathburn, condition of purchase of basswood

92. 29 July 1874, R. McDougall, shipping and related costs

93. 1 Aug. 1874, H. Rathburn, offer to take basswood at $11 per thousand feet at Hastings

94. 7 Aug. 1874, J. MacKay, received money on account

95. 11 Aug. 1874, R. McDougal harbour tolls and comment on shipping costs

96. 17 Sept. 1874, H. Rathurn, note $317.35 in settlement of basswood sale & $61.00 per thousand

97. 17 Sept. 1874, Wm. Grey, Toronto, letter recommending one Robert Spratt

98. 19 Sept. 1874, (P. Kilson) wish statement settled

99. 24 Sept. 1874, Crown Timber office, request payment of outstanding dues immediately, $1,029.19

100. 24 Sept. 1874, P. & Kilson, acknowledge receipt of payment

101. 3 Oct. 1874, J. Barber, transportation

102. 3 Oct. 1874, Drewery & McDougall, shingles not as good as ordered, Fowlds must deduct $1.00 per 1 thousand or draft will default

103. 6 Oct. 1874, James Meagher groceries, etc., payment for flour, note that it `is scarcely strong enough for babies'

104. 12 Oct. 1874, J. Meagher, will take a load of oats, provided transport not more than flour

105. 13 Oct. 1874, B. & Kilson, acknowledgement of payment

106. 17 Oct. 1874, Crown Timber agent, arrangement of meeting

107. 26 Oct. 1874, Crown Timber agent, market dues must be paid by end of month

108. 27 Oct. 1874, Crown Timber agent, arrangements for payment of dues

109. 10 Nov. 1874, J. MacKay, arrange payment statement at earliest convenience

110. 24 Nov. 1874, A.L. Page, lumber manufacturers receipt of favour

111. 24 Nov. 1874, Cartiday and Benoir, apologies for not having paid a bill in full

112. 27 Nov. 1874, Gilmour & Co., will buy oats, etc.

113. 2 Dec. 1874, Gilmour & Co., details where to deliver oats, sett. prices and possibility of further orders to supply the shanties

114. 7 Dec. 1874, Fowlds Bros. to Gilmour reply, details of grain prices and problems of transport

114a. 9 Dec. 1874, Gilmour & Co., details supply shipments to shanties

115. 11 Dec. 1874, J. MacKay, acknowledges credits

116. 23 Dec. 1874, Pitceathly and Kelso receipts

117. 31 Dec. 1874, (W. Niles) `send me balance due by 1st January', $43.50

9 Jan. 1875 - 30 Oct. 1875 

Box 15 Folder 3

118. 9 Jan. 1875, Henry Lye, general agent wants to set up a woodworking plant in Hastings and is soliciting the views of the Fowlds' on such a project

119. 15 Jan. 1875, Gilmour & Co. anticipate timber limit problems by having lines surveyed

120. 18 Jan. 1875, Nowland and Spratt Co. statements and note on market, dull

121. 19 Jan. 1875, Drewry and McDougall, statement of shingles

121a. 2 Feb. 1875, Superintending Engineer, wants copy of bill of timber supplied to department

122. 6 Feb. 1875, Oliver and Rib, community merchants, solicit business

123. 8 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., enclose $500 on account contract for grains

124. 9 Feb. 1875, copy letter sent to R.C. Strickland and Co. by Gilmour and Co., problems about wood rangers (company limit surveyors)

125. 9 Feb. 1875, N. and Spratt, credit advise

126. 11 Feb. 1875, J. MacKay, send remittance if possible

127. 11 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., reply to letter, may require more flour, make a bid

128. 12 Feb. 1875, J. Douglas' Sons, wholesale timber business opening, will deal on commission basis

129. 20 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., re survey of timber limits

130. 20 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., transportation arrangements of flour to shanties

131. 20 Feb. 1875, Crane and Baird, Comm. merchants, re order for goods

132. 23 Feb. 1875, C.P. Easton, lumber industry very depressed willing to sell timber on commission at lowest possible acceptable price

133. 26 Feb. 1875, Howland and Spratt, Montreal market `lifeless'

134. 26 Feb. 1875, Gilmour & Co., woodrangers problems; no more flour required

135. 1 March 1875, Gilmour & Co., $500 on account, grain contract

136. 5 March 1875, John Blackstock, Toronto, problem with note

137. 8 March 1875, C.P. Easton, problem of $2 gold duty on Canadian lumber, will not look at timber before an offering price is made; describes what type of timber might still be profitable in U.S. market

138. 9 March 1875, John Blackstock, favour received

139. 15 March 1875, J. Jones, order for flour

140. 17 March 1875, J. MacKay, credit advice

141. 17 March 1875, Fowlds to C.P. Easton, probably want price in excess of $9.00 for timber

142. 18 March 1875, Drewery and McDougall, tentative order for 40 - 50 thousand feet; white oak, a good paying concern

143. 17 March 1875, clause to be added to Northern Rail Road Co. bill before the house

144. 20 March 1875, T. Kelso, about `Brooks', probability of him failing

145. 23 March 1875, Howland and Spratt, market problems

146. 24 March 1875, Pitceathly and Kelso, credit received

147. 25 March 1875, C.P. Easton, agent will be in Peterborough next week to discuss lumber

148. 29 March 1875, Howland and Spratt, 24 barrels flour left market quiet, etc.

149. 31 March 1875, Gilmour & Co., balance of grain contract payment for total $1,278.39

150. 7 April 1875, Howland and Spratt, condition of market

151. 1 April 1875, Dennistoun Bros., form letter of bill, re interest on mortgage

152. 2 April 1875, Adam Holmes, partial payment for shingles A.H. return of about 3% unsatisfactory

153. 12 April 1875, T.W. Raphael, Comm. merchant unsatisfactory state of market

154. 21 April 1875, William Helm, unable to pay for saws laying at Rail Road station, owing to `extreme hard times'

155. 24 April 1875, Gilmour & Co., timber limit problems

156. 27 April 1875, Wm. Helm payment and comment on saws

157. 7 May 1875, Thos. Kelso, problem of one Mr. Brooks

158. 14 May 1875, M. Miles telegram `will take them at 74'

159. 18 May 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

160. 22 May 1875, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, short credit for note

161. 26 May 1875, C.P. Easton, at the prices asked for at Peterborough, we could not get our money back

162. 3 June 1875, Crown Timber agent, receipt of timber duty payments

163. 9 June 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

164. 19 June 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

165. 3 July 1875, Crane and Baird, Comm. Merchants to Fowlds, Perchard, Hastings order for flour

166. 8 July 1875, J.N. Dinswoodie order for timber

167. 12 July 1875, C.P. Easton, customers scarce, timber plentiful

168. 13 July 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

169. 22 July 1875, Gilmour & Co., Mr. Brown will attend to your business when he can?

170. 29 July 1875, Crane and Baird, request for flour

171. 2 Aug. 1875, Crane and Baird, accepting flour offer

172. 2 Aug. 1875, MacKay Bros. have you made sale of any timber yet?

173. 3 Aug. 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice

174. 17 Aug. 1875, Fowlds to Supt. Waters, Newcastle Dist., obstruction across river hampering mill operations, a problem since 1866

175. 31 Aug. 1875, J. Barber, shall continue to run as long as freight offers, note on article in local paper

176. 31 Aug. 1875, W. Armstrong, cash payment on mill account

177. 2 Sept. 1875, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, insurance or grist mill

178. 6 Sept. 1875, MacKay Bros., have you disposed of timber yet?

179. 13 Sept. 1875, Gilmour & Co., want wood lines reviewed

180. 14 Sept. 1875, MacKay Bros., insurance notice

181. 15 Sept. 1875, MacKay Bros., credit advice, sorry to hear lumber not disposed of but glad Fowlds proposed collecting outstanding debts

182. 20 Sept. 1875, protest for non- payment by (J.M. Jones)

183. 21 Sept. 1875, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, insurance premium on grist mill

184. 25 Sept. 1875, Gilmour & Co., Brown tied up with suits at Belleville, etc.

185. 27 Sept. 1875, (J.M. Jones), greatly annoyed at note protest

186. 28 Sept. 1875, G.A. Woods, not received

187. 29 Sept. 1875, Pit. and Kelso, notes received

188. 8 Oct. 1875, MacKay Bros., credit received

189. 25 Oct. 1875, T.W. Raphael, flour prices trend is downward, wants nothing left at end of navigation season

190. 20 Nov. 1875, P. and Kelso, credit advices

191. 23 Nov. 1875, Gilmour & Co., have cut boom timbers on Fowlds' property, will make restitution

192. 4 Dec. 1875, MacKay Bros., look after Jones matter

193. 15 Dec. 1875, Gilmour & Co., what do Fowlds' want in settlement for trespass?

194. 22 Dec. 1875, MacKay Bros., see to Jones matter

195. 24 Dec. 1875, P. Conroy, Kingston, request prices of various wheats

196. 30 Dec. 1875, Howland, Spratt, request for balance of $5.53 to be paid, market very quiet

June 7, 1876 - 18 June, 1890 

Box 15 Folder 4

197. 7 June 1876, Fowlds to Supt. Trent Works and Waters, history of mill and water uses at Hastings

198. 31 Oct. 1876, Bank of Toronto, draft, $1000

199. 15 Dec. 1876, BMO, Toronto: overdrawn, `rendered yourselves liable to the bank'

200. 30 Dec. 1876, BMO, Toronto: Blackstock's bill returned protested

201. 12 June 1877, James Holder, final dividend on H. Fowlds estate, $113.52

202. 12 Oct. 1877, from Fowlds to W.F. Munro concerning terms and rental history of mills 1876-70, claim for rent

203. 19 Oct. 1877, W.F. Munro, official assignee re Blackstock, problems of settling claim for rent

204. 24 Oct. 1877, from Fowlds to Mrs. Blackstock withdrawing offer to lease

205. 24 Oct. 1877, J.S. Fowlds to Cobourg barristers, comment on legal problems of Blackstock estate claims for rent

206. 25 Oct. 1877, Fowlds to W.J. Munro, will lease to any purchaser for time 5 years the mill occupied by John Blackstock

207. 13 Nov. 1877, John Blackstock, legal problems

208. 16 Jan. 1878, T. Johnson, assistant commissioner, resolution of outstanding dues and compensation on Methuen, Belmont matters

209. 26 April 1878, Fowlds to W.F. Munro, resolution of Blackstock problem

210. 7 May 1878, T. Johnson, assistant commissioner, crown lands compensation for timber in 1857-1858

211. 10 May 1878, Fowlds to T. Johnson Crow hands, Dept. agreeing to proposals stated in letter 210

212. 10 Dec. 1879, small bill

213. 5 Jan. 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, about some limits

214. 10 Jan. 1880, T.A. Dark, re number of staves shipped

215. 22 Jan. 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, enclosing $900.00, will let Fowlds know Burleigh lot licenses when Crown Lands Dept. advices

216. 6 March 1880, P. Wilkie, have you any lumber for sale at what price, has a mill at Lakefield

217. 10 March 1880, E. Bickford, Grand Junction Rail Road, about deeds on right of way

218. 18 March 1880, H. Corby Jr., Millers Distillers, payment for wheat and request for bid

219. 18 March 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, credit advice, sorry to hear of loss sustained by recent (fire)

220. 20 March 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, request for statement of insurance

221. 22 March 1880, Royal Insurance Co., offer to insure

222. 1 April 1880, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, should increase value of insurance on grain and flour

223. 22 April 1880, R.A. Cox, insurance policy covering letter and premium

224. 27 April 1880, W.H. Ireland, wholesale growers, delay in liquidating claim

225. 6 May 1880, North Branch and Mercantile Insurance Co., insurance coverage on mills

226. 4 June 1880, Dawney and Preston, grain coal and comm. merchants statement

227. 19 June 1880, statement for staves cut

228. 23 June 1880, Fowlds to (A.F. Gault) offer to sell old mill for $4000 and acquire new cotton mill (this is a new adventure for the Fowlds)

229. 25 June 1880, Gault Bros. unable to reply for a few days

230. 2 July 1880, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, debit advice

231. 13 July 1880, Gault Bros., cannot go into `new enterprises' as per offer made in letter 228

232. 15 July 1880, Fowlds to S. Whittaker, England, details of new cotton mill and reasons for starting it

233. 23 Aug. 1880, (J. Maylock) problems with wheat

234. 1 Sept. 1880, Niles Bros., about needed planks

235. 7 Sept. 1880, J. Whylock order for flour

236. 15 Sept. 1880, Gault Bros., setting up small cotton mill does not seem advisable

237. 20 Sept. 1880, Niles Bros., let bearer have load of planks

238. 22 Sept. 1880, Niles Bros., let bearer have planks, let us know what conclusion you have reached regarding stave works

239. 10 Nov. 1880, W. Greey, Toronto Mill Furnishing works, acknowledges receipt of payment

240. 24 Nov. 1880, Gilmour & Co., want lot properly run out by surveyor as Gilmour lot adjoins Fowlds'

241. 30 Nov. 1880, G. Bickell, unable to ascertain if account has been fully paid

242. 12 Jan. 1881, Grand Junction Rail Road, lumber required for station

243. 13 Jan. 1881, G.A. Cox insurance quotes

244. 14 Jan. 1881, Grand Junction Rail Road, enclosed timber (order) required as soon as possible

245. 11 Feb. 1881, W. Ryan quote on wheat

246. 17 Feb. 1881, Dennistoun Bros. and Hall, re Black mortgage held on Fowlds' property

247. 22 Feb. 1881, J.W. Patterson and Co., wants to know about lumber for woollen mill at Campbellford

248. 7 March 1881, J. Waters, payment letter

249. 22 Aug. 1881, J. Meagher, partial payment of bill

250. 10 Sept. 1881, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, credit approved at rate not below 7% on this line of business

251. 15 Sept. 1881, E. Hill, enclosure key house rented by this man

252. 15 Sept. 1881, Bank of Toronto, Peterborough Branch, credit $20,000 approved for grain and timber operations loan & 7%

253. 16 Sept. 1881, (J.H. Roper), `Let me hear from you in reply to mine yesterday'

254. 24 Oct. 1881, Gilmour & Co., about exchange of lots in Methuen Township

255. 2 Jan. 1882, Fowlds to Gilmour & Co., letter offering flour

256. 10 Jan. 1882, H. Calarett, let me know how much you expect for damages

257. 16 Jan. 1882, David Robertson and Co., not able to handle Fowlds' flour at this time

258. 17 Jan. 1882, (J. Whylock) enclosing cheque

259. 11 Feb. 1882, D. Robertson and Co., small outstanding difference on account due to freight charges

260. 28 Feb. 1882, (D. Pickworth) payment for lumber

261. 1 April 1882, Northcott and Alford, contractors, do you have any 2" planks?

262. 8 April 1882, Canadian Bank of Commerce, credit advice

263. 18 May 1882, (George Stethen) sorry to hear of loss of "great fire in your village"

264. 6 Feb. 1886, Fowlds to (G.H. Pope), particulars of Fowlds' claim against government for lands taken for public works at Hastings

265. 18 June 1890, Dept. Railways and Canals acknowledges receipt of claim for $2000 in compensation

266. 7 Jan. 1878, Fred Fowlds to his father, re Bank of Montreal versus Fowlds

267. 8 Jan. 1878, M.C. Cameron, re Bank of Montreal

268. 19 Dec. 1879, Fred Fowlds to his father, comment on bank problem  

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Bound Journals, Ledgers, etc.

1. Henry Fowlds - Journal of Accounts, 1847-1849

2. Henry Fowlds - Journal of Accounts, 1847-1850 (p. 1-486) - Day Book entries, 12 Nov. 1850 - 31 Dec. 1850 (p. 487-589) - Journal of Accounts, 1850-1853 (p. 601-620)

3. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Journal of Accounts, 1853-1855 (some entries to 1857)

4. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Journal of Accounts, 1855-1856

5. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Day Book, 1859 - 26 May 1860 (Memo of accounts at end of book)

6. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Day Book, 28 Jan. 1861 - 31 Dec. 1861 (p. 1-718) - (Memo of Accounts, 1860 - 1862 - to end of book)

7. Jas. S. Fowlds & Bros. - Cash Book, Nov. 1844 - Dec. 1892

8. Theresa Fowlds - Bound volume of sheet music [1865]

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