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Amos Wright Collection


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  • Genealogical note concerning Purdy family
    Text       Hanna Purdy was Born May 26th 1788 -------- Mary Purdy was Born May 9th 1791 -------- Elisabeth Purdy was Born March 28th 1793 -------- Charlotte Purdy was Born March 28th 1795 -------- William Purdy Jun was Born September 22 1797 ...
    Text     Hanna Purdy was Born May 26th 1788 -------- Mary Purdy was Born May 9th 1791 -------- Elisabeth Purdy was Born March 28th 1793 -------- Charlotte Purdy was Born March 28th ...
  • Letter of R. Bolduin to Amos Wright
    Text       A letter of R. Bolduin to Amos Wright.
    Text     A letter of R. Bolduin to Amos Wright.
  • Indenture of Agreement for Sale of Land
    Text       An indenture of agreement for sale of land.
    Text     An indenture of agreement for sale of land.
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Amos Wright Collection


Amos Wright (1809-1881) was elected as the first reeve of Markham Township in 1850. He was member of Parliament for East York from 1851-67, and chairman of the October 1857 meeting that supported the incorporation of Richmond Hill as a village. His collection includes more than 50 original documents: photographs, personal and business letters, notes, genealogical records, certificates, and small artifacts.