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  • Mortgage Between Hiram Capron, Thomas Clark and Samuel Street
        This indenture documents a mortgage made by Hiram Capron and Joseph Van Orman with Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. They mortgaged land within lots 29, 30, 31 and the southernmost half of lot 30 for the sum of £875. Van Orman was an iron founder, and one of Capron's associates ...
      This indenture documents a mortgage made by Hiram Capron and Joseph Van ...
  • Hiram Capron Account Book, 1841-1847
        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 ...
      This account book documents Capron’s business dealings during the period of 1841 ...
  • The Caprons of Paris: A Digitization Project in a Small Library System
        This is Chapter 30 from the book "Digitization in the Real World: Lessons Learned from Small to Medium-Sized Digitization Projects", edited by Kwong Bor Ng and Jason Kucsma and published by the Metropolitan New York Library Council. This chapter is a case study of the County of Brant Public Library's ...
      This is Chapter 30 from the book "Digitization in the Real World: ...
  • Statement of Hiram Capron’s Oath of Allegiance
        This 1829 statement confirms Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance to the King, a provincial requirement for foreign-born residents in order to obtain the full rights of a natural born British subject. An earlier statement, from 1822, also exists and is included in this collection.
      This 1829 statement confirms Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance to the King, ...
  • Statement of Hiram Capron’s Oath of Allegiance
        Statement confirming Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance, which he undertook on July 13th, 1822, after renouncing his American citizenship in order to obtain the full rights of a British subject in Canada. A later statement, from 1829, also exists and is included in this collection. This statement was referenced in ...
      Statement confirming Hiram Capron’s oath of allegiance, which he undertook on July ...
  • Timeline of Hiram Capron’s Life, 1864
        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 ...
      Description: This short memorandum contains a brief timeline of Hiram Capron’s life ...
  • Letter From Hiram Capron Protesting the Lack of a Wagon Road
        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 ...
      In this 1870 letter from Hiram Capron to the mayor and Corporation ...
  • Letter From Hiram Capron to his Son-in-Law, J.A. Brown, Concerning Debt
        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 ...
      This stern 1871 letter from Hiram Capron demands from his son-in-law J.A. ...
  • Ledger documenting chancery sale of lands belonging to Hiram Capron, April 23 1848 - 1925
        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.
      This ledger documents the chancery sales of Hiram Capron’s lands, spanning a ...
  • Hiram Capron Account Book, 1828-1831
        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 ...
      This account book, or ledger, documents all of Capron’s business during this ...
  • Unbound Hiram Capron Ledger, 1832-1859
        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 ...
      This ledger documents much of Capron's business from the 1830s to as ...
  • Indenture of Water Privileges between Hiram Capron, Mary De Long Capron and Daniel Church
        This agreement grants Daniel Church water privilege on Hiram Capron's dams and water-mills on the Nith River, then known as Smiths Creek. Church owned an iron foundry and machine shop and used 5 horsepower of waterpower.
      This agreement grants Daniel Church water privilege on Hiram Capron's dams and ...
  • Land Indenture between William Holme, Thomas Clark, and Samuel Street
        This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 in the Township of Dumfries (later Paris) from William Holme, who had received it from his brother John, to Thomas Clark and Samuel Street. It was signed on August 19th, 1824. This land would later be sold by ...
      This indenture documents the sale of lots 29, 30, 31 and 32 ...
  • Death of Hiram Capron, Esq.
        A newspaper obituary documenting Hiram Capron’s death, which appears to be contemporary, and an obituary of his son William Hiram Capron. The two men died three years apart from each other. Both articles appear to be local. The reverse contains unrelated articles about Napoleon III, Count D’Orsay, and Byron, as ...
      A newspaper obituary documenting Hiram Capron’s death, which appears to be contemporary, ...
  • Letter from W.G. Keele to Hiram Capron Confirming Land Sales
        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.
      This letter is a follow-up to an earlier 1835 correspondence between Keele ...
  • Portrait of Hiram Capron
        This portrait of Hiram Capron was painted by Robert Whale circa 1852. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
      This portrait of Hiram Capron was painted by Robert Whale circa 1852. ...
  • Abstract of Title Deeds to Hiram Capron's Properties, 1866
        This handwritten abstract of title contains a brief transactional history of the ownership of the land which, at the time this was written in 1866, belonged to Hiram Capron.
      This handwritten abstract of title contains a brief transactional history of the ...
  • Hiram Capron Day Book Letter H (Account Book, 1833-1841)
        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 ...
      This account book documents all of Capron’s business during the period of ...
  • Store Ledger, Customer Account Book 1844-1847
        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 ...
      This account book documents the transactions of an early Paris store with ...
  • Paris in 1857. Prepared for the Information of Visitors. To the Provincial Agricultural Exhibition, Held at Brantford, in the County of Brant, C. W.
        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 ...
      This booklet was written in 1857 in order to impress visitors of ...
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