County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections
Samuel Gordon Hunter Farm Account Book, 1870s-80s
Description
Creator
Hunter, Samuel Gordon, Author
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Books
Description
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.

This photograph was provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and are interested in helping preserve our county's history online? Contact the library at (519) 442-2433 for more information.
Date of Publication
1880
Subject(s)
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.02219 Longitude: -80.37401
Donor
Provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Samuel Gordon Hunter Farm Account Book, 1880, Charles and Margaret Hunter personal collection
Contact
County of Brant Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
12 William Street
Paris, ON
N3L 1K7 | @brantlibrary
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Samuel Gordon Hunter Farm Account Book, 1870s-80s


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.

This photograph was provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and are interested in helping preserve our county's history online? Contact the library at (519) 442-2433 for more information.