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  • Application for Appropriation of Funds for Paris Public School
    Application for Appropriation of Funds for Paris Public School
    Text       This is an application by the Board of Education for appropriation of funds for the Paris Public School. The original document was provided by the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
    Text     This is an application by the Board of Education for appropriation of funds for the Paris Public School. The original document was provided by the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter from Joseph W. Capron to Horace Capron
    Letter from Joseph W. Capron to Horace Capron
    Text       This letter was written by Joseph W. Capron from Attleborough to his relative Horace Capron in Paris. He discusses a variety of things about current events there, including the health of his father Otis Capron.
    Text     This letter was written by Joseph W. Capron from Attleborough to his relative Horace Capron in Paris. He discusses a variety of things about current events there, including the health ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Letter from Donald Sinclair to the Board of Education
    Letter from Donald Sinclair to the Board of Education
    Text       This is a letter written by Donald Sinclair, ("The People’s Stove and Hardware House", 1887), to the Board of Education, Paris (Ont.)
    Text     This is a letter written by Donald Sinclair, ("The People’s Stove and Hardware House", 1887), to the Board of Education, Paris (Ont.)
    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       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     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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  • Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris
    Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris
    TextImage       This letter invites James Bruce, Lord Elgin, governor general of Canada from 1847-1854, to visit “the Village of Paris.” It is signed by Hiram Capron, J.M. Smith, and Hugh Finlayson, all of whom were councilors of Paris beginning 1850.
    TextImage     This letter invites James Bruce, Lord Elgin, governor general of Canada from 1847-1854, to visit “the Village of Paris.” It is signed by Hiram Capron, J.M. Smith, and Hugh Finlayson, ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Draft Telegraph Announcing Mary De Long Capron’s Death
    Draft Telegraph Announcing Mary De Long Capron’s Death
    TextImage       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     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 ...
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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       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     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       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     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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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales
    Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales
    TextImage       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     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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    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       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     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
  • 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       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     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
  • Letter from Hiram Capron to the Rural New Yorker about Rattlesnakes
    Letter from Hiram Capron to the Rural New Yorker about Rattlesnakes
    TextImage       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     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
  • Telegrams Re John "Jack" Chapple Tate, October 1942
    Telegrams Re John "Jack" Chapple Tate, October 1942
    Text       Collection of eight telegrams pertaining to Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer John "Jack" Chapple Tate's accident, death, funeral arrangements, and condolences from family members. Telegrams on paper, printed with black ink, with the message typewritten in black ink. Dated between 14 October to 25 October 1942.
    Text     Collection of eight telegrams pertaining to Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer John "Jack" Chapple Tate's accident, death, funeral arrangements, and condolences from family members. Telegrams on paper, printed with ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 9 November 1941
    Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 9 November 1941
    ObjectText       2017EG001.031a Letter 2017EG001.031a1 Page 1 Front #8 Sunday Nov.9-41 Dear Margaret, There is not much to write about but will write something to you anyway. It was only on Nov. 3 that I last wrote to you. This letter as you notice is number 8. Have you been receiving them ...
    ObjectText     2017EG001.031a Letter 2017EG001.031a1 Page 1 Front #8 Sunday Nov.9-41 Dear Margaret, There is not much to write about but will write something to you anyway. It was only on Nov. ...
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  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 20 July 1941
    Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 20 July 1941
    ObjectText       2017EG001.033.1 Front “Page 1”: R.C.A.F. #1 SIGNAL SCHOOL #1 WING – 3 SQDN CRANWELL LINCOLNSHIRE Wednesday July 30 – 41 Dear Margaret & Dad, Received your call yesterday and was glad to hear that everything is fine at home and you are all well. Wrote to you more than three ...
    ObjectText     2017EG001.033.1 Front “Page 1”: R.C.A.F. #1 SIGNAL SCHOOL #1 WING – 3 SQDN CRANWELL LINCOLNSHIRE Wednesday July 30 – 41 Dear Margaret & Dad, Received your call yesterday and was ...
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  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 8 September 1941
    Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 8 September 1941
    ObjectText       2017EG001.032a Letter Front: much lately. Just heard today that one of our […]. The pilot was Don Moss from Toronto. The observer came from Saskatchewan. Believe I told you that I met Bruce Wright in London. One of our crew […] shot the field, tried to climb back up and ...
    ObjectText     2017EG001.032a Letter Front: much lately. Just heard today that one of our […]. The pilot was Don Moss from Toronto. The observer came from Saskatchewan. Believe I told you that ...
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  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 25 May 1942
    Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 25 May 1942
    ObjectText       2017EG001.035a1 Letter May 25-42 Dear Margaret There is very little I can write about the loss of Wally Creeden. It was just tonight that I received your telegram asking for particulars and at least will write what should get through. I was on leave in Cardiff when our squadron made ...
    ObjectText     2017EG001.035a1 Letter May 25-42 Dear Margaret There is very little I can write about the loss of Wally Creeden. It was just tonight that I received your telegram asking for ...
    County of Brant Public Library
  • A History of the County of Brant Public Libraries
    A History of the County of Brant Public Libraries
    TextImage       The central branch of the County of Brant system is located in Paris, Ontario. In 1999 Paris and its surrounding areas amalgamated to form the County of Brant. Before that time each community was served by its own separate library: Paris Branch In 1841 Hiram Capron—founder of Paris, Ontario—and 25 ...
    TextImage     The central branch of the County of Brant system is located in Paris, Ontario. In 1999 Paris and its surrounding areas amalgamated to form the County of Brant. Before that ...
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