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  • Notice announcing incorporation of Richmond Hill
    Notice announcing incorporation of Richmond Hill
    Text       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     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       A copy of a book borrowing receipt from the Richmond Hill Mechanic's Institute with rules for regulating the library.
    Text     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       A photocopy of the letter from new Richmond Hill Public Library Board taking control over the old Mechanics' Institute.
    Text     A photocopy of the letter from new Richmond Hill Public Library Board taking control over the old Mechanics' Institute.
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  • Library Cash Book
    Library Cash Book
    ImageText       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     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       Related document: Library Cash Book
    ImageText     Related document: Library Cash Book
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  • Commemorative coin
    Commemorative coin
    Object       Prince of Wales's feathers is engraved on the reverse side of the coin. The motto "Ich Dien" on the ribbon is German "I serve".
    Object     Prince of Wales's feathers is engraved on the reverse side of the coin. The motto "Ich Dien" on the ribbon is German "I serve".
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  • Letter addressed to James Gambell
    Letter addressed to James Gambell
    Text       Size 14.5 x 11.5 in.
    Text     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       Size: 15 3/4 by 12 in.
    Text     Size: 15 3/4 by 12 in.
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  • Appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols
    Appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols
    Text       Size: 25x12 cm.
    Text     Size: 25x12 cm.
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  • Letter concerning murder of Thomas Kinnear
    Letter concerning murder of Thomas Kinnear
    Text       Size: 16x10 in.
    Text     Size: 16x10 in.
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  • Abraham Law
    Abraham Law
    Image       George A Worthington is listed as operating photography business at 1245 Queen St. West in Toronto from 1895-1897.
    Image     George A Worthington is listed as operating photography business at 1245 Queen St. West in Toronto from 1895-1897.
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  • Letter written by Colonel Robert Moodie
    Letter written by Colonel Robert Moodie
    Text       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     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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  • Letter written by Mr. Kinnear
    Letter written by Mr. Kinnear
    Image       A letter written by Mr. Kinnear.
    Image     A letter written by Mr. Kinnear.
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  • Certificate of appointment of James Newton as Quarter Master in the 6th Battalion of York Militia
    Certificate of appointment of James Newton as Quarter Master in the 6th Battalion of York Militia
    Image       This document, dated at Quebec City, July 1, 1852, authorizing the appointment of James Newton, a resident of the district, as Quarter Master in the 6th Battalion of York Militia, bears the sign of the Earl Elgin and Kinkardine, Governor General of British North America at the time. Lord Elgin …
    Image     This document, dated at Quebec City, July 1, 1852, authorizing the appointment of James Newton, a resident of the district, as Quarter Master in the 6th Battalion of York Militia, …
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  • Elgin Mills General Store bill
    Elgin Mills General Store bill
    Text       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     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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  • Receipt for work done on Plank Road
    Receipt for work done on Plank Road
    Text       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     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 measuring of Plank road
    Receipt for measuring of Plank road
    Text       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     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 building a bridge on Plank Road
    Receipt for building a bridge on Plank Road
    Text       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     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       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     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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  • Indenture for a parcel of land
    Indenture for a parcel of land
    Text       A part of the document was ripped off and didn't survive.
    Text     A part of the document was ripped off and didn't survive.
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