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Hiram Capron's Collected Memorandums


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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.
Date of Publication:
1871
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Local identifier:
1999.0407.01
Collection:
Hiram Capron Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Hiram Capron's Collected Memorandums, Hiram Capron Collection, 1999.0407.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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Collected Memorandums
1871
Augt 26 first rain - 28th more - Land
all dryed up - Gran [sic] dead
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John P. Moore - Berlin
claim against - Spears death
H Capron paid him in cash $50.
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Oct 2 - Cloke [sic] Hiefer to calf
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H Johnson has our drill
                returnd (crossed out: above 2 rows)
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A W Hoffman 10th infantry
109 West St. NY.
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2nd Esdras 13. ch 45 8- Jews
go a year + a half Journey
to America - say Our Indians
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Rusian [sic] tar soap
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Wm. H Capron hind of P.O [Co???] X
D. Anderson Executor for Mrs. Kiachie
$600. I gave a joint Note 7 pr X
Paris 26 Oct 1871 at 12 mo.
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Joseph Doyle Schomberg  P.O.
wants the [No??ich] farm
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Decr. 5 paid Dr. Dickon Bill /8 $16.
        to [Robinson?] + [M????] order 5.  5.
"  Taylor .45c Scott. 15 c   .60
Chace drugs X13.
Wood + Judges on a/c X50.
Wood + yong [sic] clothes X24.
[Goun??o??] old a/c X 1.50 (underlined)

Note to J + J.A. Oarvill
Norwichville for $140. Date 22 Decr
on interest - at 6 mo. due there
for Mrs. D Long Dr. Bill
13 Feb. paid in full H C



Rural New Yorker
1871
Jan 3 - P - 348 pinching off tomatoes
            tops to Make them ripen
Page 52 to preserve shingles
        soake in a white wash made
        of Lime - salt + Lye from Ashes



May 27 P1 to cure scratches
        to remove callos on H. legs



P 52 The club or Scent - good



(Reverse)

Extraordinary Cold
1871
Decr. 20th Tuesday Morning
Paris 20° below 0
London 17° at night
Owen Sound 19  Seaforth 17°
Orillia 36  in TOwn
+ at Asylum 40° below 0
Toronto
Kingston 28°
Collingwood 18
Perth 32
Goderich 10
Duiham [sic] 19
Montreal 23
Three Rivers 26
Quebec 20
Pelubord 38  I think 29 only
Napanee 40  say 20°

1872    }
Feb   10} Last 2 weeks from C to 14° below
 "    12 Warm + foggy - Thawing
to    27 Beautiful pleasant weather
                [fo???] hand nights - We Lumbering
March 4 grew cold all day Monday
      5 12° below O - and all the
                week 2-3 + 5° below very cold
                nights - days still + pleasant
                no thaw this Winter
                Snow melted a little in the
Streets in Paris only twice all Winter
have had but little snow it is no a [fo??]
in the Woods where it has not Wasted away
March 19th - last night fill 5 inches snow
                to day verry Blustering + cold
 "    23   Cold + Blustering many nights
                from 5th h 20 from zero to 12 below
                one [acr?] 0 to 5 below and days
                equally cold - the coldest month J
                ever experienced - no worse days



Walter Capron
I paid Robertson painting 25.
by paid my Note Lightening Rod 18.
bt cash 6.- 22 Decr. 71
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Mrs. Barley Jan. 8 1872 to Rent
of House 5. pr Mo Flaxes on Back
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C. Flanagan to cash $10. 29 Jany
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Black Walnut 3 Logs Hill 945
at Baikers 12 x 25 - 14 x 14 - 8 x 22
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Jan
6 Pat Walsh cash 4/ by work
13 by 5 days to McCosh 4.
19 says worked 12½ days in all
        to cash $2. wood below 4/ [Note 1]
Feb
10th to [A???t] drawing wood all day



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Feby Donold Finlayson to Deed [S??]
        by cash $200.
        To paid [???] Curtis (Walter) $ 48.
        "  H Hait Clemans Cort  60.
        By cheque for Balance  92.
                                                 200.
        # [a?t] cheque for Allchins
          Mortgage [Lo?ghe?d] 216.
          paid Release + Registry 12/   1.50



1872 Mrs. [Bu?k] cash 2. Ground [R?t]
May 7



Augt
13 William to cash $3 for [m??]



[Note 1: The following text is written here vertically, above 5 lines]



        cash in all $9.75
        paid     1.
                     2.75

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Hiram Capron's Collected Memorandums


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.