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  • Copy of Letter Written by Hiram Capron to his Brother Horace
    TextImage       This letter, written January 3rd 1830, from Hiram Capron to his brother Horace exhorts him to come to Canada to work with him. They had apparently already spoken about the possibility of Horace’s emigration, and Hiram appears to be somewhat irritated that Horace has been slow to commit. He discusses ...
    TextImage     This letter, written January 3rd 1830, from Hiram Capron to his brother Horace exhorts him to come to Canada to work with him. They had apparently already spoken about the ...
  • Letter from Joseph W. Capron to Horace Capron
    Text       This letter was written by Joseph W. Capron from Attleborough to his relative Horace Capron in Paris. He discusses a variety of things about current events there, including the health of his father Otis Capron.
    Text     This letter was written by Joseph W. Capron from Attleborough to his relative Horace Capron in Paris. He discusses a variety of things about current events there, including the health ...
  • Draft Telegraph Announcing Mary De Long Capron’s Death
    TextImage       This draft telegram from Hiram Capron to a friend announces the death of his wife the month before, and the circumstances of her death. This telegram is referenced on page 35 of At the Forks of the Grand, Volume I.
    TextImage     This draft telegram from Hiram Capron to a friend announces the death of his wife the month before, and the circumstances of her death. This telegram is referenced on page ...
  • Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron
    TextImage       In this letter, Keele reports on the status of several of Capron’s confirmed land claims and requests documentation about others in order to finish settling accounts.
    TextImage     In this letter, Keele reports on the status of several of Capron’s confirmed land claims and requests documentation about others in order to finish settling accounts.
  • Letter Inviting James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin to Visit Paris
    TextImage       This letter invites James Bruce, Lord Elgin, governor general of Canada from 1847-1854, to visit “the Village of Paris.” It is signed by Hiram Capron, J.M. Smith, and Hugh Finlayson, all of whom were councilors of Paris beginning 1850.
    TextImage     This letter invites James Bruce, Lord Elgin, governor general of Canada from 1847-1854, to visit “the Village of Paris.” It is signed by Hiram Capron, J.M. Smith, and Hugh Finlayson, ...
  • Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron Confirming Land Sales
    TextImage       This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele and Capron concerning land grants. Keele reports on the progress he has made in confirming these grants, and the work remaining to be done.
    TextImage     This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele and Capron concerning land grants. Keele reports on the progress he has made in confirming these grants, and ...
  • Letter from Hiram Capron to his Parents
    TextImage       This early letter was written by Hiram Capron to his parents at home in Vermont to inform them of his progress in Canada. Capron was positive about his present position. He describes how he had recently built his own blast furnace in Charlotteville, which he felt was soon set to ...
    TextImage     This early letter was written by Hiram Capron to his parents at home in Vermont to inform them of his progress in Canada. Capron was positive about his present position. ...
  • Letter From Hiram Capron to his Son-in-Law, J.A. Brown, Concerning Debt
    TextImage       This stern 1871 letter from Hiram Capron demands from his son-in-law J.A. Brown the $200 he is owed, and proposes several ways that money can be repaid while telling him he “must study economy.” He also provides advice to Mr. Brown on raising his children so they can “make men ...
    TextImage     This stern 1871 letter from Hiram Capron demands from his son-in-law J.A. Brown the $200 he is owed, and proposes several ways that money can be repaid while telling him ...
  • Letter From Hiram Capron Protesting the Lack of a Wagon Road
    TextImage       In this 1870 letter from Hiram Capron to the mayor and Corporation of Paris, he states that he has given to the tax assessor an account of his lands, but that he will neither pay taxes nor allow any of his tenants to pay taxes on these lands until a ...
    TextImage     In this 1870 letter from Hiram Capron to the mayor and Corporation of Paris, he states that he has given to the tax assessor an account of his lands, but ...
  • Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales
    TextImage       In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris properties at reasonable prices, he felt that his Toronto properties would be able to cover some of these debts. He ...
    TextImage     In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris ...
  • 1867 Rough Draft of Letter from Hiram Capron Protesting the Deterioration of the William Street Bridge
    TextImage       In this rough draft of a letter written to the mayor and corporation of Paris, Capron complains about the poor condition of the William Street bridge crossing Smiths Creek. Because the bridge was significantly decaying, Capron was concerned for the safety of his cattle and teams, which crossed the bridge ...
    TextImage     In this rough draft of a letter written to the mayor and corporation of Paris, Capron complains about the poor condition of the William Street bridge crossing Smiths Creek. Because ...
  • Letter from Hiram Capron to the Rural New Yorker about Rattlesnakes
    TextImage       This is the original handwritten version of a letter by Hiram Capron which was published in an 1872 issue of the Rural New Yorker magazine. Capron is responding to an earlier letter in which a correspondent claimed that rattlesnakes carry venom sacs underneath their tongues. He explains how he had ...
    TextImage     This is the original handwritten version of a letter by Hiram Capron which was published in an 1872 issue of the Rural New Yorker magazine. Capron is responding to an ...
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Hiram Capron Collection