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  • 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
  • Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron
    Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron
    textimage  28 Dec. 1835     In this letter, Keele reports on the status of several of Capron's confirmed land claims and requests documentation about others in order to finish settling accounts.
    textimage  28 Dec. 1835   In this letter, Keele reports on the status of several of Capron's confirmed land claims and requests documentation about others in order to finish settling accounts.
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris
    Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris
    textimage  18[5?]     While the letter is not directly dated, Elgin was Governor General of Canada from 1847 to 1854. Because the letter references that title, it appears that it was written sometime during this period. Because these three men representing Paris were first elected councilors in 1850, it was likely written after ...
    textimage  18[5?]   While the letter is not directly dated, Elgin was Governor General of Canada from 1847 to 1854. Because the letter references that title, it appears that it was written sometime ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Draft Telegraph Announcing Mary De Long Capron's Death
    Draft Telegraph Announcing Mary De Long Capron's Death
    textimage  27 Feb. 1853     This draft telegram from Hiram Capron to a friend announces the death of his wife the month before, and the circumstances of her death.This telegram is referenced on page 35 of At the Forks of the Grand, Volume I.
    textimage  27 Feb. 1853   This draft telegram from Hiram Capron to a friend announces the death of his wife the month before, and the circumstances of her death.This telegram is referenced on page 35 ...
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    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     In this 1870 letter from Hiram Capron to the mayor and Corporation of Paris, he states that he has given to the tax assessor an account of his lands, but that he will neither pay taxes nor allow any of his tenants to pay taxes on these lands until a ...
    textimage  25 Apr. 1870   In this 1870 letter from Hiram Capron to the mayor and Corporation of Paris, he states that he has given to the tax assessor an account of his lands, but ...
    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
  • Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales
    Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales
    textimage  1 Mar. 1864     In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris properties at reasonable prices, he felt that his Toronto properties would be able to cover some of these debts. He ...
    textimage  1 Mar. 1864   In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron Confirming Land Sales
    Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron Confirming Land Sales
    textimage  14 Feb. 1836     This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele and Capron concerning land grants. Keele reports on the progress he has made in confirming these grants, and the work remaining to be done.
    textimage  14 Feb. 1836   This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele and Capron concerning land grants. Keele reports on the progress he has made in confirming these grants, and ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter from Hiram Capron to his Parents
    Letter from Hiram Capron to his Parents
    textimage  [1823?]     While the letter itself is not dated, D.A. Smith dates it to April 3rd, 1823, in At the Forks of the Grand, Volume I. He quotes it on pages 28-29.
    textimage  [1823?]   While the letter itself is not dated, D.A. Smith dates it to April 3rd, 1823, in At the Forks of the Grand, Volume I. He quotes it on pages 28-29.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • 1867 Rough Draft of Letter from Hiram Capron Protesting the Deterioration of the William Street Bridge
    1867 Rough Draft of Letter from Hiram Capron Protesting the Deterioration of the William Street Bridge
    textimage  15 Apr. 1867     In this rough draft of a letter written to the mayor and corporation of Paris, Capron complains about the poor condition of the William Street bridge crossing Smiths Creek. Because the bridge was significantly decaying, Capron was concerned for the safety of his cattle and teams, which crossed the bridge ...
    textimage  15 Apr. 1867   In this rough draft of a letter written to the mayor and corporation of Paris, Capron complains about the poor condition of the William Street bridge crossing Smiths Creek. Because ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Copy of Letter Written by Hiram Capron to his Brother Horace
    Copy of Letter Written by Hiram Capron to his Brother Horace
    textimage  3 Jan. 1830,     This letter, written January 3rd 1830, from Hiram Capron to his brother Horace exhorts him to come to Canada to work with him. They had apparently already spoken about the possibility of Horace's emigration, and Hiram appears to be somewhat irritated that Horace has been slow to commit. He discusses ...
    textimage  3 Jan. 1830,   This letter, written January 3rd 1830, from Hiram Capron to his brother Horace exhorts him to come to Canada to work with him. They had apparently already spoken about the ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Genealogy of the Descendents of Banfield Capron, from A.D. 1660 to A.D. 1859.
    Genealogy of the Descendents of Banfield Capron, from A.D. 1660 to A.D. 1859.
    textimage  1859, pp.1-263     This book by Frederic A. Holden tracks the genealogy of the North American branches of the Capron family. Beginning with Banfield Capron, the first Capron to immigrate to North America in the 17th century, he tracks every descendant he was able to find up until 1859, the time of the ...
    textimage  1859, pp.1-263   This book by Frederic A. Holden tracks the genealogy of the North American branches of the Capron family. Beginning with Banfield Capron, the first Capron to immigrate to North America ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Hiram Capron's Account Book and Division of Hollow Ware
    Hiram Capron's Account Book and Division of Hollow Ware
    textimage  7 Aug. 1826     This ledger, or account book, was created by Hiram Capron when he was operating his iron furnace in Canada, covering the period from 1825-1826. He documents his income, expenditures and general business in operating the furnace in addition to other notes of interest to him. While the primary matter of ...
    textimage  7 Aug. 1826   This ledger, or account book, was created by Hiram Capron when he was operating his iron furnace in Canada, covering the period from 1825-1826. He documents his income, expenditures and ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Hiram Capron or Norman Hamilton Miniature Account Book, 1866-68
    Hiram Capron or Norman Hamilton Miniature Account Book, 1866-68
    textimage  1866 - 1868     This diminutive account book contains lists of transactions running approximately from 1866 to 1868. The inside of the back cover contains some unrelated miscellaneous information, such as George Washington's dates of birth and death.The creator is not definitively known. The label on the front proposes that Norman Hamilton may be ...
    textimage  1866 - 1868   This diminutive account book contains lists of transactions running approximately from 1866 to 1868. The inside of the back cover contains some unrelated miscellaneous information, such as George Washington's dates ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Hiram Capron Day Book Letter H (Account Book, 1833-1841)
    Hiram Capron Day Book Letter H (Account Book, 1833-1841)
    textimage  5 Apr. 1841     There are numerous errors and inconsistencies in the page numbering, which have been maintained in this online edition.
    textimage  5 Apr. 1841   There are numerous errors and inconsistencies in the page numbering, which have been maintained in this online edition.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Unbound Hiram Capron Ledger, 1832-1859
    Unbound Hiram Capron Ledger, 1832-1859
    textimage  1832     The binding for this ledger has come loose and is lost; only the pages remain. It may not be complete.
    textimage  1832   The binding for this ledger has come loose and is lost; only the pages remain. It may not be complete.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Hiram Capron Account Book, 1828-1831
    Hiram Capron Account Book, 1828-1831
    textimage  1828-1831     This account book, or ledger, documents all of Capron's business during this early period. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to whom Capron had paid money or goods for services, or lent money and lists of their transactions with him. This provides a detailed account of ...
    textimage  1828-1831   This account book, or ledger, documents all of Capron's business during this early period. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to whom Capron had paid money ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Hiram Capron Account Book, 1841-1847
    Hiram Capron Account Book, 1841-1847
    textimage  1850     The page numbering is irregular in the original ledger. Eccentricities in the numbering have been conserved in this online edition.The obscured text on page 171 is "19 1/2 paid".
    textimage  1850   The page numbering is irregular in the original ledger. Eccentricities in the numbering have been conserved in this online edition.The obscured text on page 171 is "19 1/2 paid".
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1834-1867
    Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1834-1867
    textimage  1867     There is a small error in the page numbering in this ledger. There are two pages labeled 102 and 103. This error has been preserved in this online edition.
    textimage  1867   There is a small error in the page numbering in this ledger. There are two pages labeled 102 and 103. This error has been preserved in this online edition.
    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.
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
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