Samuel Gordon Hunter Farm Account Book, 1870s-80s
- Hunter, Samuel Gordon, Author
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- In this book, Samuel Gordon Hunter recorded all of the major events which occurred on his Simcoe St. flower farm in the 1870s and 1880s. This two page excerpt provides examples of the events that marked farm life, such as the dates of bee swarms, dates of flowers blooming, and measurements of especially large fruit.
The Hunter family is an early, prominent Scotland family. Samuel Gordon Hunter first came to Scotland with his first wife Emily in 1869. He was a horticulturist and established his farm in the village. The farm primarily grew the flowers that he sold for a living; he was particularly fond of dahlias. He also kept bees, and raised chickens, cows and geese. During the winter, he would often walk from Scotland to other communities such as Paris and Simcoe to take orders; in the spring, he would bicycle out to deliver the flowers.
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- Provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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- Samuel Gordon Hunter Farm Account Book, 1880, Charles and Margaret Hunter personal collection
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