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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 ...
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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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    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.
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  • 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 ...
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  • Letter to Robertson Family in Scotland
    Letter to Robertson Family in Scotland
    imagetext  [unknown],     This is a portion of a personal letter sent to the Robertson family in Scotland regarding immigration to Canada.The original document was provided by Bill and Lorna Thomson during a ScanShare Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
    imagetext  [unknown],   This is a portion of a personal letter sent to the Robertson family in Scotland regarding immigration to Canada.The original document was provided by Bill and Lorna Thomson during a ...
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  • Letter Regarding Onondaga Community Club Land Purchase
    Letter Regarding Onondaga Community Club Land Purchase
    imagetext  October 28, 1953,     This is a letter from the Onondaga Community Club's lawyers confirming the completion of their transaction to purchase $300 dollars worth of land for the Onondaga Community Club.The original document was provided by Eleanor Smith during a ScanShare Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on February 11, 2012.
    imagetext  October 28, 1953,   This is a letter from the Onondaga Community Club's lawyers confirming the completion of their transaction to purchase $300 dollars worth of land for the Onondaga Community Club.The original document ...
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  • Letter from District Director of Postal Service
    Letter from District Director of Postal Service
    imagetext  October 21, 1954,     This is a letter sent from the District Director of Postal Service in Toronto to Bob Smith of Middleport, Ont. The letter is an apology for the "soiled" state of the mail due to a train derailment during its delivery.The original document was provided by Joyce Smith during a ScanShare ...
    imagetext  October 21, 1954,   This is a letter sent from the District Director of Postal Service in Toronto to Bob Smith of Middleport, Ont. The letter is an apology for the "soiled" state of ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • James Robert "Bob" Welsh
    James Robert "Bob" Welsh
    imagetext       James Robert "Bob" Welsh was born on 6 October 1919 in Ayr, Ontario. He grew up, attended Ayr Public School, and upon graduation, worked at a local grocery store. Bob served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a mechanic from 1941 to 1945. After completing training at Trent and ...
    imagetext     James Robert "Bob" Welsh was born on 6 October 1919 in Ayr, Ontario. He grew up, attended Ayr Public School, and upon graduation, worked at a local grocery store. Bob ...
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  • Edward John "Ted" Hewings
    Edward John "Ted" Hewings
    imageobjecttext       Edward John Hewings was born 4 March 1922 in Brantford, Ontario to Maud (Satchwell) and Mark Henry Hewings. The family lived at 8 Tom Street in Brantford, Ontario. Nicknamed Ted, he had three other siblings: Henry Mark (eldest son), Eileen Annie Matilda (eldest daughter), and Sarah Elizabeth (youngest child). Ted ...
    imageobjecttext     Edward John Hewings was born 4 March 1922 in Brantford, Ontario to Maud (Satchwell) and Mark Henry Hewings. The family lived at 8 Tom Street in Brantford, Ontario. Nicknamed Ted, ...
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  • Airgraph, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 19 February 1943
    Airgraph, John Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 19 February 1943
    objectimagetext       Dear Mary, I'm on a 9 day leave now up in Glasgow just got here and expect to have quite a time. Expect to see Cliff Percival to-morrow I telegramed him to come up. This is quite a place after all. I thought I wouldn't care for it but its ...
    objectimagetext     Dear Mary, I'm on a 9 day leave now up in Glasgow just got here and expect to have quite a time. Expect to see Cliff Percival to-morrow I telegramed ...
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  • Oakland Public School with Kate Halliday Hunter
    Oakland Public School with Kate Halliday Hunter
    imagecomment  1912     (Reverse)Oakland, June 8th, 1912Dear Mrs. Hunter,I received your card and am pleased to accept your invitation.Yours sincerely,Gladys WestbrookOakland SchoolKate Hallidaystanding at door
    imagecomment  1912   (Reverse)Oakland, June 8th, 1912Dear Mrs. Hunter,I received your card and am pleased to accept your invitation.Yours sincerely,Gladys WestbrookOakland SchoolKate Hallidaystanding at door
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  • Grand Trunk Railway Wreck, Burford, c. 1905-1909
    Grand Trunk Railway Wreck, Burford, c. 1905-1909
    imagecomment       The design of the stamp window on the back indicates that it was printed roughly 1905 - 1909. This is an Azo postcard.
    imagecomment     The design of the stamp window on the back indicates that it was printed roughly 1905 - 1909. This is an Azo postcard.
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  • Postcard depicting Penmans No. 1 Mill, c. early 20th century
    Postcard depicting Penmans No. 1 Mill, c. early 20th century
    imagetext  [ca. 1900]     Penman's No. 1 Mill, Paris, Ont.
    imagetext  [ca. 1900]   Penman's No. 1 Mill, Paris, Ont.
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