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  • Land Indenture between Robert Rosebrugh and the Department of Indian Affairs, 1847
        This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the north of Paris from the Six Nations to Robert Rosebrugh (here spelled Roseburgh) for 202 pounds. The lot purchased was number 19 in the Township of Brantford.
      This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the ...
  • Letters Patent Incorporating the Grand River Electrical Power Company, Ltd., 1898
        This document records the official incorporation of the Grand River Electrical Power Company of Paris, signed on December 10th 1898.
      This document records the official incorporation of the Grand River Electrical Power ...
  • John Tufford Land Indenture, 1857
        This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the fourth concession of the Township of Brantford to John Tufford. He purchased it from unspecified natives via the Commissioner of Crown Lands for 440 pounds and 8 shillings.
      This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the ...
  • Land Indenture between John Bray and the Department of Indian Affairs, 1848
        This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the Township of Dumfries from the Six Nations to John Bray for 100 pounds. The lot purchased was the north half of number 4 in the Second Concession.
      This contract documents the sale of a parcel of land in the ...
  • Land Indenture between William Patton and David Bucham, 1858
        This contract documents William Patton's sale of a parcel of land in Paris to David Buchan in 1858.
      This contract documents William Patton's sale of a parcel of land in ...
  • Certificate of Association for Paris Board of Trade, 1881
        This certificate documents the official association of the Paris Board of Trade in 1881. The Secretary of the Board of Trade was John McKenzie Anderson. The complete list of members of the Board is listed on the first page. A letter from the Under Secretary of State originally accompanied this ...
      This certificate documents the official association of the Paris Board of Trade ...
  • Plan of Paris showing the Nith River Area, 1869
        This 1869 plan shows the area surrounding the Nith River (then Smiths Creek) at the corners of West River and Mechanic Streets, from the dam and millrace on the Nith to the Grand River at William Street. A number of period landmarks are indicated on the map. These include the ...
      This 1869 plan shows the area surrounding the Nith River (then Smiths ...
  • Paris Plow Company Advertising Card
        This card advertises the Paris Plow Company, Ltd. The image is an illustration from a painting titled "The March of Progress" by local artist Paul (P.G.) Wickson. It is undated.
      This card advertises the Paris Plow Company, Ltd. The image is an ...
  • Letter Accompanying Certificate of Association for Paris Board of Trade, 1881
        This letter from the Under Secretary of State accompanied the official certificate of the incorporation of the Board of Trade of Paris. The certificate itself is also a part of this collection, and is linked to on the right.
      This letter from the Under Secretary of State accompanied the official certificate ...
  • Land Indenture between Charlotte B. Capron and Edward Daly, 1881
        In this land indenture, Charlotte Capron and a group of other relatives of Hiram Capron sold a parcel of land in Paris to Edward Daly for $100. The lot was a portion of lot 9 on the West side of Walnut Street. The complete list of signatories is: Charlotte Capron ...
      In this land indenture, Charlotte Capron and a group of other relatives ...
  • Land Indenture between Peter Grant, William Hendric, and William Allan, 1858
        In this indenture, William Allan sells a 4 acre plot of land in Paris to Peter Grant and William Hendric. This plot is described as being in lot no. 12 in the 1st concession of the Township of Brantford.
      In this indenture, William Allan sells a 4 acre plot of land ...
  • German Knitting Machine Patent awarded to William Williams Clay, 1884
        This patent was granted to William Williams Clay, of the Clay & McCosh knitting mill, in 1884 by the Kaiserliches Patentamt of Germany. It appears to describe a machine for knitting mills. The text of this patent is in German. Page 5 includes a detailed set of drawings of the ...
      This patent was granted to William Williams Clay, of the Clay & ...
  • Deed between Neville Smith and James Hitchcox
        This land deed between Neville Smith, his wife Martha Smith, and James Hitchcox, all of the town of Paris, transfers a portion of land in exchange for $875. The land is approximately 3/4 of an acre in lots 1, 2, and 3 on the south side of William Street.
      This land deed between Neville Smith, his wife Martha Smith, and James ...
  • Deed between Philip W.J. Havill and the Canada Permanent Building & Savings Society, 1873
        This deed documents the sale of a plot of land to David W.J. Havill from the Canada Permanent Building & Savings Society. Charles and Rose Chamberlain had originally contracted a mortgage for $400 on their property in 1869, but defaulted on their payments and the land was put up for ...
      This deed documents the sale of a plot of land to David ...
  • Land Indenture between Andrew Aitken and Robert Carrick, South Dumfries, 1882
        This land indenture between Andrew Aitken and Robert Carrick transfers a tract of land in South Dumfries Township. The land comprises of 100 acres, the north half of lot 33 in the Third Concession; it was sold for the not insubstantial sum of $9000.
      This land indenture between Andrew Aitken and Robert Carrick transfers a tract ...
  • Patent assignment from Robert M. Appleton to William W. Clay, 1883
        This 1883 document assigns the rights to a patent held by Robert M. Appleton to William W. Clay, one of the operators of the Paris Clay & McCosh knitting mills. Appleton, from New Hampshire, owned the American patent on an invention known as "Appleton's Improved Under Shirt;" he agreed to ...
      This 1883 document assigns the rights to a patent held by Robert ...
  • Copy of Last Will and Testament of Daniel O'Neail, South Dumfries Township, 1883
        This copy of Daniel O'Neail's last will and testament outlines his gifts of money and land to his family members. He lived in South Dumfries. The witnesses to the document are John MacMillan and Michael Ryan, both of Paris.
      This copy of Daniel O'Neail's last will and testament outlines his gifts ...
  • Land Indenture between Hiram Capron and Lyman Gleason, 1870
        This 1870 land indenture between Hiram Capron and Lyman Gleason transfers lot 6 on the north side of Capron Street in exchange for $50. The location of this lot can be found on page 40 of the Brant County Illustrated atlas, linked to on the right.
      This 1870 land indenture between Hiram Capron and Lyman Gleason transfers lot ...
  • Land Indenture between Hiram Capron and Daniel O'Neail, 1865
        This 1865 land deed transfers a lot in Paris between Hiram Capron and Daniel O'Neail. The 18 acre lot comprises part of the northern section of lot 32 in the first concession of the Township of South Dumfries; in return, Capron received $1400.
      This 1865 land deed transfers a lot in Paris between Hiram Capron ...
  • Commission in the High Court of Justice to Frank Smoke, 1891
        This 1891 document confirms the High Court of Justice's commission to Frank Smoke for the County of Brant, enabling him to take Affidavits, Depositions, Bail, and other similar actions.
      This 1891 document confirms the High Court of Justice's commission to Frank ...
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