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  • Genealogy of the Descendents of Banfield Capron, from A.D. 1660 to A.D. 1859.
    TextImage       This book by Frederic A. Holden tracks the genealogy of the North American branches of the Capron family. Beginning with Banfield Capron, the first Capron to immigrate to North America in the 17th century, he tracks every descendant he was able to find up until 1859, the time of the ...
    TextImage     This book by Frederic A. Holden tracks the genealogy of the North American branches of the Capron family. Beginning with Banfield Capron, the first Capron to immigrate to North America ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Andrew Baird
    Image       This portrait of Andrew Baird, the husband of Cynthia Cole Capron, was painted by Robert Whale circa 1858. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
    Image     This portrait of Andrew Baird, the husband of Cynthia Cole Capron, was painted by Robert Whale circa 1858. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
  • Donald. A. Smith and Gladys Steuart-Jones, 1956
    Image       (On original matting) Donald A. Smith, author of At the Forks of the Grand, and Gladys Stewart-Jones, [sic] grandaughter of Hiram Capron, examining the first copy of the book in 1956.
    Image     (On original matting) Donald A. Smith, author of At the Forks of the Grand, and Gladys Stewart-Jones, [sic] grandaughter of Hiram Capron, examining the first copy of the book in ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Codicil to my Will, Hiram Capron
    TextImage       This is a handwritten manuscript of the codicil Hiram Capron added to his will, adding new provisions and changing some which existed in the original document. He revises his gift to his sons Banfield and William and makes more explicit arrangements for his wife and daughters. He also sets out ...
    TextImage     This is a handwritten manuscript of the codicil Hiram Capron added to his will, adding new provisions and changing some which existed in the original document. He revises his gift ...
  • Portrait of Cynthia Cole Capron
    Image       This portrait of Cynthia Cole Capron, the daughter of Hiram Capron's brother Horace Capron, was painted by Robert Whale circa 1858. The original is on display at the Paris Museum and Historical Society. A photograph of her is also available, and is linked to on the right. This collection also ...
    Image     This portrait of Cynthia Cole Capron, the daughter of Hiram Capron's brother Horace Capron, was painted by Robert Whale circa 1858. The original is on display at the Paris Museum ...
  • Land Agreement between Executors of Hiram Capron's Estate and John Penman
    TextImage       This deed documents the sale of some of Hiram Capron's land by his estate to John Penman in 1876. The land sold was a portion of lot 31 near Penman's dam on the Nith River, in addition to a right of way to this land, in exchange for $2000. The ...
    TextImage     This deed documents the sale of some of Hiram Capron's land by his estate to John Penman in 1876. The land sold was a portion of lot 31 near Penman's ...
  • Indenture Concerning the Chancery Sales of Hiram Capron's Properties
    TextImage       This indenture documents the finalization of the sales of the properties which had belonged to Hiram Capron at his death. His will had specified land to be left to his wife, certain daughters and Banfield; however, other children were not accounted for, and many of his lands were not explicitly ...
    TextImage     This indenture documents the finalization of the sales of the properties which had belonged to Hiram Capron at his death. His will had specified land to be left to his ...
  • 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. ...
  • Royal Observation Car's Unexpected Stop, June 7, 1939
    Image       (On original matting) ROYAL VISIT, JUNE, 1939 When the royal train proved to be shorter than expected, the spectators broke ranks and rushed forward towards the observation platform. Only Gladys-Steuart [sic] Jones and her Girl Guides stood firmly at attention.
    Image     (On original matting) ROYAL VISIT, JUNE, 1939 When the royal train proved to be shorter than expected, the spectators broke ranks and rushed forward towards the observation platform. Only Gladys-Steuart ...
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