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Library Cash Book 
ImageText  1853-1862  The Cash Book of the Richmond Hill Library Association contains records of members' financial contributions as well as records of purchases of books, candles, library tickets, and expanses for the wage of Librarian. In September 1854, the Library Association owned 367 volumes. (p. 4) Richmond...
Library Minute Book 
ImageText  1852-1865  The Minute Book of the Richmond Hill Library Association contains records of general meetings of the members of the Association, Rules and Regulations of the Richmond Hill Library Association (p. 7), subscription lists (p.14-16), notes on payments, notes on the missing and damaged books (p. 21)....
Commemorative coin 
Object    Copper commemorative coin belonging to Amos Wright. The coin marks the visit of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (future Edward VII) to Montreal for the opening of the Victoria Bridge. Enclosed in original box (damaged). Made by Joseph S. Wyon, Chief Engraver of Her Majesty's Seals. Prince of...
Appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols 
Text  11 Dec 1740  This documents certifies the appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols, daughter of Elisabeth Nichols, to Rebecca Holroide of Woodhouse, County of York. Size: 25x12 cm. Front side: "William Ward, Doctor of Laws, Commissary of the Exchequer Court of the Most Reverend father in God Lancelot, by...
Letter addressed to James Gambell 
Text  11 Apr 1830  The letter is addressed to Mr. James Gambell, York in Upper Canada, Yonge Street Markham(?). Size 14.5 x 11.5 in.
Letter addressed to James Gamble in West Richmond Hill 
Text  31 Mar 1831  This letter is addressed to James Gamble, Province of Canada, West Richmond Hill, Post Office. The letter is full of spelling and grammar errors. Size: 15 3/4 by 12 in.
Abraham Law 
Image  1873  A photograph of Abraham Law (1806-1885), 1st Reeve of Richmond Hill. George A Worthington is listed as operating photography business at 1245 Queen St. West in Toronto from 1895-1897. 1245 Queen St. West Worthington Toronto
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 bold...
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.
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.
Letter concerning murder of Thomas Kinnear 
Text  11 Aug 1843  The is addressed to J. Shelton, Esq., sheriff of Peterhead, Scotland. It was sent from Toronto in August 1843. The letter describes the circumstances of the murder of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery. Size: 16x10 in.
Certificate of appointment of James Newton as Quarter Master in the 6th Battalion of York Militia 
Image  1 Jul 1852  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...
Letter written by Mr. Kinnear 
Image  1843  A letter written by Mr. Kinnear. To Mr. Newton Dear Sir, I have been put into a state of annoyance by Hugh Glass's wife sending up an account she has trumped up against Mrs. Higgins. She has rendered Mrs. H. perfectly useless and ill, and as I mast go into Toronto tomorrow cost what will you will...
Elgin Mills General Store bill 
Text  1845  Elgin Mills General Store bill signed by Jos. Newton and sent to James Smith. Included list of items sold with indication of their quantity and price. 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...
Memorandum given to James Newton before his departure for Canada 
Text  13 May 1833  Memorandum of John Gibb given to James Newton before his departure for Canada. 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...
Receipt for work done on Plank Road 
Text  19 Oct 1850  Receipt for work done on Plank Road in Richmond Hill. 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...
Receipt for measuring of Plank road 
Text  21 May 1850  Receipt for payment issued for measuring of Plank road. 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...
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...
Receipt for contract work on Plank Road 
Text  18 Oct 1850  Receipt for contract work on Plank Road issued by Mr. Teefy, Secretary and Treasurer. 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...
Indenture for a parcel of land 
Text  6 May 1837  An indenture indicating a purchase of a parcel of land in Vaughan by James Newton from Aaron Munshaw. A part of the document was ripped off and didn't survive.
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