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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, ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Land Indenture between Robert Rosebrugh and Neil Cook Love, 1855
    Land Indenture between Robert Rosebrugh and Neil Cook Love, 1855
    textimage  1855     Robert Rosebrugh's name is subject to many eccentric spellings. A notable alternate is Robert Roseburgh.
    textimage  1855   Robert Rosebrugh's name is subject to many eccentric spellings. A notable alternate is Robert Roseburgh.
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  • Land Indenture between Hiram Capron and Robert Fisher, 1845
    Land Indenture between Hiram Capron and Robert Fisher, 1845
    textimage  1845     This land indenture grants Robert Fisher and James Merchant Fisher a small plot of land located near lot 7 in Paris.A later deed, transferring ownership from Robert to his brother James, is also a part of this collection and is linked to on the right.
    textimage  1845   This land indenture grants Robert Fisher and James Merchant Fisher a small plot of land located near lot 7 in Paris.A later deed, transferring ownership from Robert to his brother ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Statement of No Ownership for Lot 7 East of Burwell and Lot 7 East Side Dumfries, 1853
    Statement of No Ownership for Lot 7 East of Burwell and Lot 7 East Side Dumfries, 1853
    textimage  1853     This document, written by County of Brant registrar T.S. Shenston, certifies that no conveyance of any type has been filed on the two lots he outlines in the title, Lot 7 East of Burwell and Lot 7 East Side Dumfries.
    textimage  1853   This document, written by County of Brant registrar T.S. Shenston, certifies that no conveyance of any type has been filed on the two lots he outlines in the title, Lot ...
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  • Mortgage Between John Holme and William Dickson
    Mortgage Between John Holme and William Dickson
    textimage  19 May 1819     The illegible portions in the centre line read "interest for the same, by five [remainder of line illegible]".
    textimage  19 May 1819   The illegible portions in the centre line read "interest for the same, by five [remainder of line illegible]".
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  • Indenture of Water Privileges between Hiram Capron, Mary De Long Capron and Daniel Church
    Indenture of Water Privileges between Hiram Capron, Mary De Long Capron and Daniel Church
    textimage  2 May 1849     The ink in the original document is badly faded, rendering it difficult to read. For this online edition, the colours have been altered in order to enhance legibility; as a consequence, the colour reproduction is not authentic. An unaltered scan of one page has been included as a sample of ...
    textimage  2 May 1849   The ink in the original document is badly faded, rendering it difficult to read. For this online edition, the colours have been altered in order to enhance legibility; as a ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Indenture of Water Rights on William Street Dam, 1849
    Indenture of Water Rights on William Street Dam, 1849
    textimage  2 May 1849     The original document is written with ink on parchment. Some of the ink has faded significantly, harming legibility; the contrast has been enhanced in this online edition in order to improve legibility. As a result, colour reproduction is not authentic.
    textimage  2 May 1849   The original document is written with ink on parchment. Some of the ink has faded significantly, harming legibility; the contrast has been enhanced in this online edition in order to ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Grant of Dumfries Land to Thomas Gadd
    Grant of Dumfries Land to Thomas Gadd
    textimage  20 Jan. 1836     This grant from the Province of Upper Canada gives Thomas Gadd 446 acres of land in Paris (then the Township of Dumfries), north of Dundas Street. His land is described as bordering Capron's.
    textimage  20 Jan. 1836   This grant from the Province of Upper Canada gives Thomas Gadd 446 acres of land in Paris (then the Township of Dumfries), north of Dundas Street. His land is described ...
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  • Land Indenture between William Holme, Thomas Clark, and Samuel Street
    Land Indenture between William Holme, Thomas Clark, and Samuel Street
    textimage  19 Aug. 1824     This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the Township of Dumfries (later Paris) from William Holme, who had received it from his brother John, to Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. It was signed on August 19th, 1824.This land would later be sold by Clark ...
    textimage  19 Aug. 1824   This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the Township of Dumfries (later Paris) from William Holme, who had received it from his brother John, ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Land Indenture Between William and John Holme
    Land Indenture Between William and John Holme
    textimage  4 May 1824     This 1824 indenture documents the sale from John Holme to his brother William of land in what was then the Township of Dumfries, and now Paris. This land comprised lots 29, 30, 31 and 32, which makes up most of what is today Paris north of Dundas Street. John received ...
    textimage  4 May 1824   This 1824 indenture documents the sale from John Holme to his brother William of land in what was then the Township of Dumfries, and now Paris. This land comprised lots ...
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  • Land Indenture Between Hugh Finlayson, George McVicar, James Montgomery and the Municipality of the Village of Paris
    Land Indenture Between Hugh Finlayson, George McVicar, James Montgomery and the Municipality of the Village of Paris
    textimage  4 Jan. 1853     In this 1853 indenture, Hugh Finlayson, George McVicar, James Montgomery and their wives Joanna Finlayson, Martha McVicar and Catharine Montgomery sold a strip of land located in the north half of Lot 6 by Burwell Street to the Municipality of the Village of Paris in exchange for £20. This area ...
    textimage  4 Jan. 1853   In this 1853 indenture, Hugh Finlayson, George McVicar, James Montgomery and their wives Joanna Finlayson, Martha McVicar and Catharine Montgomery sold a strip of land located in the north half ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Hiram Capron's Abstract of Title to Block No. 1 on the Grand River, 1866
    Hiram Capron's Abstract of Title to Block No. 1 on the Grand River, 1866
    textimage  20 Mar. 1866     This abstract of title was written by Hiram Capron to trace the ownership history of Lot no. 1 on the Grand River in Paris, Ontario from 1798 to its current status in 1866. Prolific area landowners including Thomas Clark, William Dickson, and William Holme are listed as previous owners of ...
    textimage  20 Mar. 1866   This abstract of title was written by Hiram Capron to trace the ownership history of Lot no. 1 on the Grand River in Paris, Ontario from 1798 to its current ...
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    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 ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans "Pen Angle" Mirror and Medallion
    Penmans "Pen Angle" Mirror and Medallion
    imagetext       These two artifacts are advertising materials for the Penmans Limited clothing company prominently featuring their "Pen Angle" logo and trademark.The first item is a miniature mirror, approximately two inches wide; it strongly resembles a pin, but the back contains a mirror surface instead. It reads "Happy Reflections are caused by ...
    imagetext     These two artifacts are advertising materials for the Penmans Limited clothing company prominently featuring their "Pen Angle" logo and trademark.The first item is a miniature mirror, approximately two inches wide; ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans Immigration Fare Repayment Agreement for Sarah Speed, 1913
    Penmans Immigration Fare Repayment Agreement for Sarah Speed, 1913
    text  13 Aug 1913     In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare from England to Penmans Limited. At the time, Penmans solicited workers from across Canada and in England, and paid for their immigration costs. The cost was treated as a loan and was expected to be repaid from the ...
    text  13 Aug 1913   In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare from England to Penmans Limited. At the time, Penmans solicited workers from across Canada and in England, and ...
    County of Brant Public Library
    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Penmans Imported Help Memos
    Penmans Imported Help Memos
    textcomment       These two memos were created by the Penmans Limited clothing company pertaining to its immigrant workers. Through much of the 20th century, Penmans solicited employees in parts of England and Canada and aided them in immigrating to Canada to work at the Paris mills. While Penmans would pay for their ...
    textcomment     These two memos were created by the Penmans Limited clothing company pertaining to its immigrant workers. Through much of the 20th century, Penmans solicited employees in parts of England and ...
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    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 ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Quit Claim Deed Between James Fisher and Robert Fisher
    Quit Claim Deed Between James Fisher and Robert Fisher
    textimage  15 Oct. 1853     This 1853 deed transfers ownership of Lot 7, East side of Dumfries and Lot 7, West side of Burwell, and the site of the old Town Hall from James Fisher and his wife Frances to his brother Robert.James and Robert had bought this land in 1845 from Hiram Capron; that ...
    textimage  15 Oct. 1853   This 1853 deed transfers ownership of Lot 7, East side of Dumfries and Lot 7, West side of Burwell, and the site of the old Town Hall from James Fisher ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Hiram Capron's Farm Advice
    Hiram Capron's Farm Advice
    textimagemystery  18[??]     This page of "Ods and Ends" contains some of Capron's notes on farming. After a tip on determining the sex of eggs, these pages contain a draft of a letter to a farming magazine on the topics of timber processing and the causes of corn smut ("smoot").It appears that this ...
    textimagemystery  18[??]   This page of "Ods and Ends" contains some of Capron's notes on farming. After a tip on determining the sex of eggs, these pages contain a draft of a letter ...
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    Paris Museum and Historical Society
  • Paris High School Graduating Class List
    Paris High School Graduating Class List
    text  [ca. 1906]     Property of the Paris Museum and Historical Society.Inventory No. 2006.0016.03
    text  [ca. 1906]   Property of the Paris Museum and Historical Society.Inventory No. 2006.0016.03
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