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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 ...
  • First School in Richmond Hill
    Image       A drawing of the first school in Richmond Hill established in an abandoned building in 1810.
    Image     A drawing of the first school in Richmond Hill established in an abandoned building in 1810.
  • Note describing conch shell
    Text       A note describing a conch shell.
    Text     A note describing a conch shell.
  • 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.
  • James Newton's contract of employment
    Text       July 8 1835 I do here by to do all the carpenter and joiner work of every description of Mr. Smith's House glazing included in a substantial and workman like manner for the sum of one hundred and fifteen pounds currency according to the plan and specification James Newton
    Text     July 8 1835 I do here by to do all the carpenter and joiner work of every description of Mr. Smith's House glazing included in a substantial and workman like ...
  • 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.
  • Shooting of Robert Moodie
    Image       Pen & ink drawing after an engraving....
    Image     Pen & ink drawing after an engraving....
  • 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 ...
  • Amos Wright Collection
    Group       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, ...
    Group     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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heritage buildings along Arnold Crescent
    Text       This volume contains information about fifteen historical buildings located along Arnold Crescent in Richmond Hill, Ont. The description of buildings specifies their location, type of construction, architectural characteristics, significant features, and historical background.
    Text     This volume contains information about fifteen historical buildings located along Arnold Crescent in Richmond Hill, Ont. The description of buildings specifies their location, type of construction, architectural characteristics, significant features, ...
  • Robert Marsh's gravestone
    Image       Sacred in the memory of Robert Marsh a native of Lorrige, Gloucestershire England who died 20th Dec. 1852, aged 81 years. also Sarah wife of Robert Marsh who departed this life April 27th 1837, aged 77 years.
    Image     Sacred in the memory of Robert Marsh a native of Lorrige, Gloucestershire England who died 20th Dec. 1852, aged 81 years. also Sarah wife of Robert Marsh who departed this ...
  • Public account audit of Municipality of Vaughan
    Image       A list from public accounts of the Municipality of Vaughan.
    Image     A list from public accounts of the Municipality of Vaughan.
  • Typical village house
    Image       A photograph of a typical village house built in the 1850s.
    Image     A photograph of a typical village house built in the 1850s.
  • Cabinet photograph of a woman
    Imagemystery       Reverse side: Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat E. J. Palmer Pho. Toronwo C. W.
    Imagemystery     Reverse side: Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat E. J. Palmer Pho. Toronwo C. W.
  • 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 ...
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