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Accession Number: 98-015

Title

David Brown Collection. -- 1826-1967. -- 2 m of textual materials. -- 6 photographs. -- 5 plans.

Biography / History

David Brown was a teacher and collector of historical documents and books who resided in Hamilton, Ontario.

Custodial History

This material was collected by David Brown. After his death, the executor of his estate contacted various archives and libraries and apportioned the materials out to appropriate repositories, via Bruce and Sonja Hosking.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of miscellanous ledgers and legal documents of businesses, doctors, etc. in Peterborough, surrounding counties and areas in southern Ontario.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the collection.

This fonds was donated to Trent University Archives through the estate of David Brown via Bruce and Sonja Hosking.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Plans of the village of Millbrook located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 37.

Finding Aid

SERIES A: Ledgers, casbooks, etc.

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1: Peterborough: W.H. Hamilton, grocer, cash book, 1892-1953

2: Peterborough: W.H. Hamilton, grocer, Current Ledger, 1904-1953

3: Peterborough: W.H. Hamilton, grocer, Merchandise Ledger, 1909-1953

4: Millbrook Water Commission Account book, 1945 - 1952

5: Omemee: E.C. Williamson, harness - maker, ledger, 1875-1885

6: Orono: J. Waddell day book, 1862-1863, later Orono Furniture

7: Orono: Dr. James Rutherford, account book, 1876-1896

8: Orono: Dr. James Rutherford, day book (1875 Fenelon Falls), 1875-1882

9: Orono: Dr. James Rutherford, day book, 1883-1885

10: Orono: Dr. James Rutherford, day book, 1886-1887

11: Orono: Dr. James Rutherford, day book, 1913-1917

12: Cobourg: T.R. Harvey's grocery store, day book, 1859-1860, first 334 pages used as a scrap book in 1860's and 1870's

13: Cobourg: T.R. Harvey's grocery store, ledger, 1901-1923

14: Cobourg: T.R. Harvey's grocery store, account book, 1901-1917

15: Cobourg: T.R. Harvey, Dominion Express Company record book, 1919-1922

16: Cobourg: Floyd & McGuire, Printers, account book, 1890-1953 and folder re sale of Saturday Morning Post

17: Cobourg: Unidentified doctor's account book, 1899-1921

18: Colborne, unidentified baker [grocer?], account book, 1876-1878

19: Kingston and Toronto: James Johnson's book of newspaper clippings, dealing extensively with Orangeism, Fenian Raids, etc., 1866-1870's

20: Toronto: E.A. Eanbury, family expenses, account book and bowling scores, day book, 1946-1952

21: Toronto: Gilbey Canada Ltd., historical diary of Gilbey Liquor Co. for 1978

22: Toronto: Gilbey Canada Ltd., historical diary of Gilbey Liquor Co. for 1979

23: Hamilton, By-laws of the Township of Barton, 1913-1915

24: Hamilton, John Calder Clothing Store account and sales book, 1881-1884

25: Hamilton, Barrie, Welland, Grimsby and Toronto: Sinclair and Bennett, dentists, 1882-1905

26: Hamilton: unidentified doctor's day book, 1904-1906

27: Hamilton: unidentified doctor's day book, 1906-1907

28: Hamilton: unidentified doctor's day book, 1909-1911

29: Hamilton: unidentified doctor's day book, 1914-1917

30: Hamilton: unidentified doctor's day book, 1922-1930

31: Niagara Falls, Enniskillen, Lambton County, Slemon & Herring, general store, day book, 1919-1920

32: Niagara Falls, Welland, Drummonville (later Niagara Falls), Kenneth McKenzie account book, 1857-1870

33: Niagara Falls, J. Battle & Co., contractors, ledger, 1904-1907

34: [Dundas] in Hamilton, Dry goods merchants day book, 1901-1907

35: Harriston (NW of Guelph), Minto Twp., Wellington County, cash book, 1885-1892

36: [Woodstock], financial membership ledger for "Park Lodge No. 43" of A.O.U.W. (Ancient Order of United Workmen) of which the Ontario master lodge was in Woodstock, Ontario, 1887-1903. (Exact location of "Park Lodge No. 43 not known. Try AOUW at 17805 41st Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98188, telephone (206) 241 1777).

37: Campbellford: J.C. Anderson, farm machinery, 1930 with index

38: Campbellford: J.C. Anderson, farm machinery, 1931 with index

39: Campbellford: J.C. Anderson, farm machinery, 1932 with index

40: Campbellford: J.C. Anderson, farm machinery, 1933 and 1935 with index

41: Inwood, Lambton County: Carl Lehrbass family records, 1891-1955

42: John B. Smith & Sons Ltd. (lumber and mills) Frank's Bay, Seguins, Callender and Restoule: journal, Dec. 1901 to Nov. 1905

43: John B. Smith & Sons Ltd., cash book, 1911-1913

45: John B. Smith & Sons Ltd., Journal April, 1917-Oct. 1919, shipping record, 1927-1928; copy of lands and forests letter re fire tax due, April 16, 1917

46: John B. Smith & Sons Ltd., car book, August 1958 to August 1867

SERIES B: MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS

Box 1

Folder

1: Baysville (Lake of Bays, Muskoka), Maclean Twp., seven photographs of logging crews, brick houses, horses, etc., circa 1880-1890

2: Village of Colborne: Colborne Council business papers, Feb. 10, 1936

3: Village of Colborne: Colborne Council business papers, March 9, 1936

4: Village of Colborne: Colborne Council business papers, April 13, 1936

5: Village of Colborne: Colborne Council business papers, May 29, 1936

6: Village of Colborne: Colborne Council business papers, June 8, 1936

7: Village of Colborne: Miscellaneous business papers, 1921-1941

Box 2

Folder

1: Miscellaneous papers: Trade mark registration for "Cotton and Rayon piece goods RAINBOW" to Silks Limited, Toronto, 1924; program of Annual Meeting of the Business Girls Club of Peterborough, 1924; invitation to opening of the Young Men's Boating Club of St. Pauls Church; greeting card from [Printz] Methodist Choir, 1918; request for host reference for Dr. Barnardo's Girls Home, 1899; correspondence between J. F. Strickland and Samuel Abbott; 3 title abstracts for Harvey Townships, 1946-1947; polling list for Subdivision No. 2 (no date); affidavit by G. Campbell that certain premises meet municipal standards, 1866; 2 letters to Mr. Brown re repayment of loans, 1862; 2 title abstracts from Hamilton Twp; certificate of award to Erna McLennan from Clarke's college, Toronto

2: Land title indentures, mortgages, etc., Peterborough and Lakefield area: mortgage Wm.P. Chambliss to G. Dunsford, 1873; assign mortgage G. Dunsford to Caroline C. Strickland, 1875; assign mortgage C.C. Strickland to Peterborough Real Estate Investment Co., 1878; release Rebecca Cameron to W.P. Chambliss, 1885; mortgage Peter Heuselwood to J.A. Davidson, 1890; agreement to sell P.J. Heuselwood to Jemima J. Baker, 1902; probate of will of T. Burke, 1933

3: Land transactions, Campbellford: mortgage Eliza Fogg to M.A. Hawley, 1878; assign mortgage M.A. Hawley to The People's Loan and Deposit Co., 1878; mortgages Eliza Fogg to The People's Loan and Deposit Co., 1879; conveyance The People's Loan and Deposit Co. to Milo A. Hawley, 1881; deed Wm. Morton to M.A. Hawley, 1881; mortgage M.A. Hawley to The People's Loan and Deposit Co., 1881; deed M.A. Hawley to B.M. Frederick, 1882; quit claim deed Eliza McKelvie to E. Fogg, 1889; deed B.M. Frederick to E. Fogg, 1889; mortgage E. and W. Fogg to Freehold Loan and Savings, 1889; mortgage E. Fogg to Ontario Permanent Building and Loan Association, 1896; quit claim deed Fogg to Ontario Permanent Building and Loan Association, 1898; deed Ontario Permanent Building and Loan Association to Colonial Investment and Loan Co., 1902; mortgage Caroline [Doak] to Henry T. Free, 1904.

4: Land transactions, various townships: Haldimand: notice to pay off mortgage to S.N. and S. Hubbell, 1872; mortgage O. Hartford to W.M. Clark, 1872; assign mortgage T.R. Harvey to A. Hickey, 1880; judgment for foreclosure W.M. Clark to O. Hartford, 1886; mortgage O. Hartford to Nancy Crawford, 1887; agreement to sell N. Crawford to S. Gleeson, 1895; Cramahe Township: mortgage R. Lapp to N. Crawford, 1876 Clarke Township: chattel mortgage J. Coswell to J. Waddell, [1880] Cobourg: release Margaret A. McCarty to Wm. Paters and S. Clark, 1901; mortgage A. Fraser to T.S. Gore, 1855

5: Bowles family papers: correspondence, invoices and receipts, 1826-1859

6: Bowles family papers: correspondence, invoices and receipts, 1860-1879

7: Bowles family papers: correspondence, invoices and receipts, 1880-1937

8: Fall Assizes at Peterborough, 1863, re arson and murder: Robert Jamieson convicted of murder of Benjamin Reeves; Henry [Lye's] sash and blind factory burned down Sept. 13, 1863, by arson committed by Samuel Rose Bush; Joseph Newell also convicted of arson of a barn property of John Welsh

Large Materials Cabinet Drawer 37

Folder 1: Plans of Village of Millbrook

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