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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 ...
  • Land Indenture Between Hiram Capron and William Dickson
    TextImage       This land indenture grants Hiram Capron fifty acres of land containing timber in the north quarter of lot 35, Dumfries. This land was sold to him by William Dickson. The obscured line of text reads “ing ; and the reversion and reversions, remainder [illegible] remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof, ...
    TextImage     This land indenture grants Hiram Capron fifty acres of land containing timber in the north quarter of lot 35, Dumfries. This land was sold to him by William Dickson. The ...
  • Portrait of Mary De Long Capron
    Image       This portrait of Mary De Long Capron was painted by Robert Whale circa 1852. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
    Image     This portrait of Mary De Long Capron was painted by Robert Whale circa 1852. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
  • Portrait of Hiram Capron
    Image       This portrait of Hiram Capron was painted by Robert Whale circa 1852. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
    Image     This portrait of Hiram Capron was painted by Robert Whale circa 1852. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
  • Hiram Capron Account Book, 1841-1847
    TextImage       This account book documents Capron’s business dealings during the period of 1841 – 1847, with some entries as late as 1850. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to whom Capron had paid money or goods for services, or lent money, and lists of their transactions with ...
    TextImage     This account book documents Capron’s business dealings during the period of 1841 – 1847, with some entries as late as 1850. The bulk of the book contains the names of ...
  • Ledger documenting chancery sale of lands belonging to Hiram Capron, April 23 1848 - 1925
    TextImage       This ledger documents the chancery sales of Hiram Capron’s lands, spanning a long time period of time from 1848 to 1925. This collection also includes the auction booklet for an 1878 posthumous sale of many of Capron’s lands as 1999.0412.01; it is linked to on the right.
    TextImage     This ledger documents the chancery sales of Hiram Capron’s lands, spanning a long time period of time from 1848 to 1925. This collection also includes the auction booklet for an ...
  • Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1834-1867
    TextImage       This account book, or ledger, documents the business of Norman Hamilton, one of the earliest prominent businessmen in Paris alongside Hiram Capron. Hamilton operated a grist-mill, plaster mill, and a booming whiskey business. His business affairs are documented in this ledger. Its contents span the years from 1834 through 1867. ...
    TextImage     This account book, or ledger, documents the business of Norman Hamilton, one of the earliest prominent businessmen in Paris alongside Hiram Capron. Hamilton operated a grist-mill, plaster mill, and a ...
  • Store Ledger, Customer Account Book 1844-1847
    TextImage       This account book documents the transactions of an early Paris store with its customers, organized by customer name. The exact identity of the store is unknown. While the writing is not his, the store may have belonged to Hiram Capron. The page numbering in this volume appears to be continuing ...
    TextImage     This account book documents the transactions of an early Paris store with its customers, organized by customer name. The exact identity of the store is unknown. While the writing is ...
  • Hiram Capron Day Book Letter H (Account Book, 1833-1841)
    TextImage       This account book documents all of Capron’s business during the period of March 16, 1833 to April 5, 1841. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to whom Capron had paid money or goods for services, or lent money and lists of their transactions with him. It ...
    TextImage     This account book documents all of Capron’s business during the period of March 16, 1833 to April 5, 1841. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to ...
  • Unbound Hiram Capron Ledger, 1832-1859
    TextImage       This ledger documents much of Capron's business from the 1830s to as late as the 1860s, organized by name and date. It includes an index at the beginning with the names of the people with whom he did business. It also includes a list of Capron's "bad debts," and lists ...
    TextImage     This ledger documents much of Capron's business from the 1830s to as late as the 1860s, organized by name and date. It includes an index at the beginning with the ...
  • Hiram Capron Account Book, 1828-1831
    TextImage       This account book, or ledger, documents all of Capron’s business during this early period. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to whom Capron had paid money or goods for services, or lent money and lists of their transactions with him. This provides a detailed account of ...
    TextImage     This account book, or ledger, documents all of Capron’s business during this early period. The bulk of the book contains the names of individuals to whom Capron had paid money ...
  • Hiram Capron's Account Book and Division of Hollow Ware
    TextImage       This ledger, or account book, was created by Hiram Capron when he was operating his iron furnace in Canada, covering the period from 1825-1826. He documents his income, expenditures and general business in operating the furnace in addition to other notes of interest to him. While the primary matter of ...
    TextImage     This ledger, or account book, was created by Hiram Capron when he was operating his iron furnace in Canada, covering the period from 1825-1826. He documents his income, expenditures and ...
  • Land Indenture between Hiram Capron and Robert Fisher, 1845
    TextImage       This land indenture grants Robert Fisher and James Merchant Fisher a small plot of land located near lot 7 in Paris. A later deed, transferring ownership from Robert to his brother James, is also a part of this collection and is linked to on the right.
    TextImage     This land indenture grants Robert Fisher and James Merchant Fisher a small plot of land located near lot 7 in Paris. A later deed, transferring ownership from Robert to his ...
  • Land Indenture between Robert Rosebrugh and Neil Cook Love, 1855
    TextImage       This indenture documents the sale of a plot of land from Robert Rosebrugh to a Toronto druggist, Neil Cook Love. Rosebrugh owned most of the land in Paris's Upper Town, though few documents pertaining to him remain today.
    TextImage     This indenture documents the sale of a plot of land from Robert Rosebrugh to a Toronto druggist, Neil Cook Love. Rosebrugh owned most of the land in Paris's Upper Town, ...
  • Hiram Capron or Norman Hamilton Miniature Account Book, 1866-68
    TextImage       This diminutive account book contains lists of transactions running approximately from 1866 to 1868. The inside of the back cover contains some unrelated miscellaneous information, such as George Washington's dates of birth and death. The creator is not definitively known. The label on the front proposes that Norman Hamilton may ...
    TextImage     This diminutive account book contains lists of transactions running approximately from 1866 to 1868. The inside of the back cover contains some unrelated miscellaneous information, such as George Washington's dates ...
  • Hiram Capron's Collected Memorandums
    TextImage       This collection of miscellaneous memos by Hiram Capron contains notes on a wide variety of topics. These include the weather (the summer's rain and extraordinary winter colds), farm tasks, finances, and farm advice copied down from the Rural New Yorker.
    TextImage     This collection of miscellaneous memos by Hiram Capron contains notes on a wide variety of topics. These include the weather (the summer's rain and extraordinary winter colds), farm tasks, finances, ...
  • Statement of No Ownership for Lot 7 East of Burwell and Lot 7 East Side Dumfries, 1853
    TextImage       This document, written by County of Brant registrar T.S. Shenston, certifies that no conveyance of any type has been filed on the two lots he outlines in the title, Lot 7 East of Burwell and Lot 7 East Side Dumfries.
    TextImage     This document, written by County of Brant registrar T.S. Shenston, certifies that no conveyance of any type has been filed on the two lots he outlines in the title, Lot ...
  • Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1850-1874
    TextImage       This account book, or ledger, documents the business of Norman Hamilton, one of the earliest prominent businessmen in Paris alongside Hiram Capron. Hamilton operated a grist-mill, plaster mill, and a booming whiskey business. His business affairs are documented in this ledger. Its contents span the years from 1850 through 1874. ...
    TextImage     This account book, or ledger, documents the business of Norman Hamilton, one of the earliest prominent businessmen in Paris alongside Hiram Capron. Hamilton operated a grist-mill, plaster mill, and a ...
  • Paris in 1857. Prepared for the Information of Visitors. To the Provincial Agricultural Exhibition, Held at Brantford, in the County of Brant, C. W.
    TextImage       This booklet was written in 1857 in order to impress visitors of the nearby Brantford Provincial Agricultural Exhibition with the positive qualities of Paris. It acts as a tourist guide to Paris and its sights as it existed then, as well as an advertisement of Paris's suitability to business, and ...
    TextImage     This booklet was written in 1857 in order to impress visitors of the nearby Brantford Provincial Agricultural Exhibition with the positive qualities of Paris. It acts as a tourist guide ...
  • Timeline of Hiram Capron’s Life, 1864
    TextImage       Description: This short memorandum contains a brief timeline of Hiram Capron’s life to the time it was written. Capron was then 64 years old. He notes several setbacks in his affairs, and that his current financial situation is poor. It is written on the back of an insurance slip belonging ...
    TextImage     Description: This short memorandum contains a brief timeline of Hiram Capron’s life to the time it was written. Capron was then 64 years old. He notes several setbacks in his ...
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Hiram Capron Collection