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  • Appointment of guardian of Judith Nichols
    Text       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     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 ...
  • Library Cash Book
    ImageText       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 Hill Library Association was established ...
    ImageText     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 ...
  • Library Minute Book
    ImageText       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). The latest note was ...
    ImageText     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. ...
  • Commemorative coin
    Object       Front side: Albert Edward Prince of Wales Reverse side: Visited Canada and Inaugurated the Victoria Bridge 1860 Welcome Welcome Welcome Ich Dien
    Object     Front side: Albert Edward Prince of Wales Reverse side: Visited Canada and Inaugurated the Victoria Bridge 1860 Welcome Welcome Welcome Ich Dien
  • Letter concerning murder of Thomas Kinnear
    Text       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.
    Text     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 ...
  • Letter addressed to James Gambell
    Text       The letter is addressed to Mr. James Gambell, York in Upper Canada, Yonge Street Markham(?).
    Text     The letter is addressed to Mr. James Gambell, York in Upper Canada, Yonge Street Markham(?).
  • Letter addressed to James Gamble in West Richmond Hill
    Text       This letter is addressed to James Gamble, Province of Canada, West Richmond Hill, Post Office. The letter is full of spelling and grammar errors.
    Text     This letter is addressed to James Gamble, Province of Canada, West Richmond Hill, Post Office. The letter is full of spelling and grammar errors.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, ...
  • Letter written by Mr. Kinnear
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Elgin Mills General Store bill
    Text       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.
    Text     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.
  • Memorandum given to James Newton before his departure for Canada
    Text       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     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 ...
  • Receipt for work done on Plank Road
    Text       £ 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     £ 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 ...
  • Receipt for measuring of Plank road
    Text       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     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Receipt for contract work on Plank Road
    Text       Receipt for contract work on Plank Road issued by Mr. Teefy, Secretary and Treasurer.
    Text     Receipt for contract work on Plank Road issued by Mr. Teefy, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Indenture for a parcel of land
    Text       An indenture indicating a purchase of a parcel of land in Vaughan by James Newton from Aaron Munshaw.
    Text     An indenture indicating a purchase of a parcel of land in Vaughan by James Newton from Aaron Munshaw.
  • Letter written by Colonel Robert Moodie
    Text       A letter written by Colonel Moodie to James Newton concerning rent of a room in a house.
    Text     A letter written by Colonel Moodie to James Newton concerning rent of a room in a house.
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