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  • Hiram Capron's Collected Memorandums
    Hiram Capron's Collected Memorandums
    textimage  1871     This collection of miscellaneous memos by Hiram Capron contains notes on a wide variety of topics. These include the weather (the summer's rain and extraordinary winter colds), farm tasks, finances, and farm advice copied down from the Rural New Yorker.
    textimage  1871   This collection of miscellaneous memos by Hiram Capron contains notes on a wide variety of topics. These include the weather (the summer's rain and extraordinary winter colds), farm tasks, finances, ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Paris Fire Brigade Steamer, 1878
    Paris Fire Brigade Steamer, 1878
    image  1878     This photograph shows the Paris fire brigade's steam-powered fire engine in 1878. This was the first mechanical water-pumping engine used in Paris, and was the subject of some great interest when it was first purchased in 1877.This image was printed on page 123 of At the Forks of the Grand: ...
    image  1878   This photograph shows the Paris fire brigade's steam-powered fire engine in 1878. This was the first mechanical water-pumping engine used in Paris, and was the subject of some great interest ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • View of Lower Town, Paris, 1876
    View of Lower Town, Paris, 1876
    image  1876     The copy of the photograph digitized was extremely blurred. The copy presented here has been enhanced for additional sharpness and detail.
    image  1876   The copy of the photograph digitized was extremely blurred. The copy presented here has been enhanced for additional sharpness and detail.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Land Agreement between Executors of Hiram Capron's Estate and John Penman
    Land Agreement between Executors of Hiram Capron's Estate and John Penman
    textimage  7 Sep. 1876     This deed documents the sale of some of Hiram Capron's land by his estate to John Penman in 1876. The land sold was a portion of lot 31 near Penman's dam on the Nith River, in addition to a right of way to this land, in exchange for $2000. The ...
    textimage  7 Sep. 1876   This deed documents the sale of some of Hiram Capron's land by his estate to John Penman in 1876. The land sold was a portion of lot 31 near Penman's ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1850-1874
    Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1850-1874
    textimage  1874, pp. 1-155, 239-251     The original ledger contained 83 blank pages between images 155 and 239, which have been omitted in this online edition.
    textimage  1874, pp. 1-155, 239-251   The original ledger contained 83 blank pages between images 155 and 239, which have been omitted in this online edition.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Death of Hiram Capron, Esq.
    Death of Hiram Capron, Esq.
    textimagemystery  187[2?] - 187[5?]     Hiram Capron died in 1872; his son died in 1875. The articles contained here appear to come from both years.The article about Napoleon III makes reference to his will, which dates it and the other articles from the same newspaper as having been written in 1873 or later.The article on ...
    textimagemystery  187[2?] - 187[5?]   Hiram Capron died in 1872; his son died in 1875. The articles contained here appear to come from both years.The article about Napoleon III makes reference to his will, which ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Indenture Concerning the Chancery Sales of Hiram Capron's Properties
    Indenture Concerning the Chancery Sales of Hiram Capron's Properties
    textimage  24 June 1878     This indenture documents the finalization of the sales of the properties which had belonged to Hiram Capron at his death. His will had specified land to be left to his wife, certain daughters and Banfield; however, other children were not accounted for, and many of his lands were not explicitly ...
    textimage  24 June 1878   This indenture documents the finalization of the sales of the properties which had belonged to Hiram Capron at his death. His will had specified land to be left to his ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter from Hiram Capron to the Rural New Yorker about Rattlesnakes
    Letter from Hiram Capron to the Rural New Yorker about Rattlesnakes
    textimage  187[2?]     This is the original handwritten version of a letter by Hiram Capron which was published in an 1872 issue of the Rural New Yorker magazine. Capron is responding to an earlier letter in which a correspondent claimed that rattlesnakes carry venom sacs underneath their tongues. He explains how he had ...
    textimage  187[2?]   This is the original handwritten version of a letter by Hiram Capron which was published in an 1872 issue of the Rural New Yorker magazine. Capron is responding to an ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Meeting of Paris Town Council, 1879
    Meeting of Paris Town Council, 1879
    image  1879     This photograph depicts an 1879 meeting of the Paris town council, which at the time met at the Church street town hall. Among the figures depicted are mayor A.H. Baird and the police constable, to the right holding hat.This image was printed on the tenth page of photographs in At ...
    image  1879   This photograph depicts an 1879 meeting of the Paris town council, which at the time met at the Church street town hall. Among the figures depicted are mayor A.H. Baird ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Rules of the Great Western Railway
    Rules of the Great Western Railway
    publicationtext  October 1877     Inventory No. 2006.0085.02.Property of the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
    publicationtext  October 1877   Inventory No. 2006.0085.02.Property of the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Auction Booklet for Sale of Hiram Capron's Estate
    Auction Booklet for Sale of Hiram Capron's Estate
    textimage  1878, pp.1-9     The decree leading to this auction was made in January, 1878, and the booklet may have been prepared then. The auction took place on April 23rd, 1878, while Jones's handwriting marks his copy as having being filed in May, 1878.
    textimage  1878, pp.1-9   The decree leading to this auction was made in January, 1878, and the booklet may have been prepared then. The auction took place on April 23rd, 1878, while Jones's handwriting ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter From Hiram Capron Protesting the Lack of a Wagon Road
    Letter From Hiram Capron Protesting the Lack of a Wagon Road
    textimage  25 Apr. 1870     ... Paris for 1870, an account of all my Lands lying west of the two Millpond, on...
    textimage  25 Apr. 1870   ... Paris for 1870, an account of all my Lands lying west of the two Millpond, on...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Assessment of Capron Estate, 1870
    Assessment of Capron Estate, 1870
    textimage  1870     ...; Cassady [?ay] -    1The Capron Estates     Copy [illegible]Assesment 1870...
    textimage  1870   ...; Cassady [?ay] - 1The Capron Estates Copy [illegible]Assesment 1870...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter From Hiram Capron to his Son-in-Law, J.A. Brown, Concerning Debt
    Letter From Hiram Capron to his Son-in-Law, J.A. Brown, Concerning Debt
    textimage  6 Jan. 1871     This stern 1871 letter from Hiram Capron demands from his son-in-law J.A. Brown the $200 he is owed, and proposes several ways that money can be repaid while telling him he "must study economy." He also provides advice to Mr. Brown on raising his children so they can "make men ...
    textimage  6 Jan. 1871   This stern 1871 letter from Hiram Capron demands from his son-in-law J.A. Brown the $200 he is owed, and proposes several ways that money can be repaid while telling him ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Probate of Last Will and Testament of Hiram Capron
    Probate of Last Will and Testament of Hiram Capron
    textimage  7 Jan. 1873-1893     This copy contains dated, typewritten records of receipt by two registrars, which document that it was received in the Registry Office of the County of Oxford in 1873 and in Toronto in 1893, as well as a handwritten note from a third registrar, 1879, noting that this copy was used ...
    textimage  7 Jan. 1873-1893   This copy contains dated, typewritten records of receipt by two registrars, which document that it was received in the Registry Office of the County of Oxford in 1873 and in ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Lithograph View of the Lower Town, c. 1870s
    Lithograph View of the Lower Town, c. 1870s
    image  26 Oct. 1872     ... downtown area of Paris as it existed in the 1870s along with the Grand River and...
    image  26 Oct. 1872   ... downtown area of Paris as it existed in the 1870s along with the Grand River and...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Colourized Lithograph View of the Lower Town, c. 1870s
    Colourized Lithograph View of the Lower Town, c. 1870s
    image  26 Oct., 1872     ... downtown area of Paris as it existed in the 1870s along with the Grand River and...
    image  26 Oct., 1872   ... downtown area of Paris as it existed in the 1870s along with the Grand River and...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • View of Paris c. 1875
    View of Paris c. 1875
    imagetextcomment  187[5?],     ... 1870s. The Grand River Street bridge is visible at the bottom....
    imagetextcomment  187[5?],   ... 1870s. The Grand River Street bridge is visible at the bottom....
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
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