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  • Notice announcing incorporation of Richmond Hill
    Notice announcing incorporation of Richmond Hill
    text  14 Dec 1872     PUBLIC NOTICE. WHEREAS the Municipal Council of the County of York did, on the 19th day of June, 1872, enact a By-1aw (No. 216), erecting Richmond Hill into an incorporated village under the statute in such case made and provided, by which the under, signed was appointed Returning Officer, to ...
    text  14 Dec 1872   PUBLIC NOTICE. WHEREAS the Municipal Council of the County of York did, on the 19th day of June, 1872, enact a By-1aw (No. 216), erecting Richmond Hill into an incorporated ...
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  • Book borrowing receipt with rules for regulating the library
    Book borrowing receipt with rules for regulating the library
    text  ca. 1870     A copy of a book borrowing receipt from the Richmond Hill Mechanic's Institute with rules for regulating the library.
    text  ca. 1870   A copy of a book borrowing receipt from the Richmond Hill Mechanic's Institute with rules for regulating the library.
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  • Letter from new Richmond Hill Public Library Board
    Letter from new Richmond Hill Public Library Board
    text  10 Oct 1895     A photocopy of the letter from new Richmond Hill Public Library Board taking control over the old Mechanics' Institute.
    text  10 Oct 1895   A photocopy of the letter from new Richmond Hill Public Library Board taking control over the old Mechanics' Institute.
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  • Elgin Mills General Store bill
    Elgin Mills General Store bill
    text  1845     List of items is very diversified: one bottle of castor oil, one dozen herrings, one quart whiskey, two and three quarter yards of moleskin, two chalk lines, one crock, one pound candles, one Testament, fourteen pounds of oatmeal and one straw hat. Prices are given in York currency (in use ...
    text  1845   List of items is very diversified: one bottle of castor oil, one dozen herrings, one quart whiskey, two and three quarter yards of moleskin, two chalk lines, one crock, one ...
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  • Memorandum given to James Newton before his departure for Canada
    Memorandum given to James Newton before his departure for Canada
    text  13 May 1833     Front side: Wallaces Green Berwick upon Tweed 13th May 1833 Memorandum For Mr. James Newton as he is going to North America for him to be so good as write to me in the course of the summer 1835 - and let me know how they are all making out ...
    text  13 May 1833   Front side: Wallaces Green Berwick upon Tweed 13th May 1833 Memorandum For Mr. James Newton as he is going to North America for him to be so good as write ...
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  • Receipt for work done on Plank Road
    Receipt for work done on Plank Road
    text  19 Oct 1850     £ 14 19s 0d Binghause Hotel 19th October 1850 Received from M. Teefy Sec. & Treasurer of Markham Elgin Mills Plank Roas Company Fourteen Pounds 19s 0d on as[?] of Plank. A. Fenwick
    text  19 Oct 1850   £ 14 19s 0d Binghause Hotel 19th October 1850 Received from M. Teefy Sec. & Treasurer of Markham Elgin Mills Plank Roas Company Fourteen Pounds 19s 0d on as[?] of ...
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  • Receipt for building a bridge on Plank Road
    Receipt for building a bridge on Plank Road
    text  1 Aug 1850     In the year 1850, a company was formed called "The Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company", with Mathew Teefy as Secretary-Treasurer, to plank the side road from Elgin Mills across to the 4th concession, then south through Victoria Square to Cashel. Toll gates were established where travelers paid for ...
    text  1 Aug 1850   In the year 1850, a company was formed called "The Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company", with Mathew Teefy as Secretary-Treasurer, to plank the side road from Elgin Mills ...
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  • Receipt for contract work on Plank Road
    Receipt for contract work on Plank Road
    text  18 Oct 1850     In the year 1850, a company was formed called "The Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company", with Mathew Teefy as Secretary-Treasurer, to plank the side road from Elgin Mills across to the 4th concession, then south through Victoria Square to Cashel. Toll gates were established where travelers paid for ...
    text  18 Oct 1850   In the year 1850, a company was formed called "The Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company", with Mathew Teefy as Secretary-Treasurer, to plank the side road from Elgin Mills ...
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  • Letter concerning murder of Thomas Kinnear
    Letter concerning murder of Thomas Kinnear
    text  11 Aug 1843     Size: 16x10 in.
    text  11 Aug 1843   Size: 16x10 in.
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  • Receipt for measuring of Plank road
    Receipt for measuring of Plank road
    text  21 May 1850     Front side: Elgin Mills 21st May 1850 £0 7s 6d Received from Sec. Mr. Dickson [?] seven shilling and six pence [?] for chain bearing two day to Sec. McPhipps P.L.[?] measuring road for the Markham Elgin Mills Plank Road Company Francis Chadwick Back side: Receipt £0 7s 6d Francis ...
    text  21 May 1850   Front side: Elgin Mills 21st May 1850 £0 7s 6d Received from Sec. Mr. Dickson [?] seven shilling and six pence [?] for chain bearing two day to Sec. McPhipps ...
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  • Indenture for a parcel of land
    Indenture for a parcel of land
    text  6 May 1837     A part of the document was ripped off and didn't survive.
    text  6 May 1837   A part of the document was ripped off and didn't survive.
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  • Letter written by Colonel Robert Moodie
    Letter written by Colonel Robert Moodie
    text  1833-1837     In May 1833 James Newton was departing for Canada from Berwick-Upon-Tweed; Colonel Moodie was killed during Rebellion of 1837. Therefore, the letter was written between May 1833 and December 1837.
    text  1833-1837   In May 1833 James Newton was departing for Canada from Berwick-Upon-Tweed; Colonel Moodie was killed during Rebellion of 1837. Therefore, the letter was written between May 1833 and December 1837.
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  • Appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols
    Appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols
    text  11 Dec 1740     Front side: "William Ward, Doctor of Laws, Commissary of the Exchequer Court of the Most Reverend father in God Lancelot, by Divine providence Lord Archbishop of York, Primate of England & Metropolitan to our well beloved in Christ Rebecca Holroide of Woodhouse in the County of York […]" Reverse side: ...
    text  11 Dec 1740   Front side: "William Ward, Doctor of Laws, Commissary of the Exchequer Court of the Most Reverend father in God Lancelot, by Divine providence Lord Archbishop of York, Primate of England ...
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  • Library Cash Book
    Library Cash Book
    imagetext  1853-1862     This documents reflects the operations of the typical subscription library, which was financed by private funds from membership fees. Subscription libraries were predecessors of modern public libraries. They emerged in the Great Britain in the 17th century, and appeared in North America in 1731. (Wikipedia)
    imagetext  1853-1862   This documents reflects the operations of the typical subscription library, which was financed by private funds from membership fees. Subscription libraries were predecessors of modern public libraries. They emerged in ...
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  • Library Minute Book
    Library Minute Book
    imagetext  1852-1865     Related document: Library Cash Book
    imagetext  1852-1865   Related document: Library Cash Book
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  • Letter addressed to James Gambell
    Letter addressed to James Gambell
    text  11 Apr 1830     Size 14.5 x 11.5 in.
    text  11 Apr 1830   Size 14.5 x 11.5 in.
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  • Letter addressed to James Gamble in West Richmond Hill
    Letter addressed to James Gamble in West Richmond Hill
    text  31 Mar 1831     Size: 15 3/4 by 12 in.
    text  31 Mar 1831   Size: 15 3/4 by 12 in.
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