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Paris
  
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1860-1869
  
  • Troops to Paris in 1866
        Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians was the Fenians. This group of men of Irish descent or sympathies were gathering across the border on American soil and there were sincere concerns that they would invade Canada. In March 1866, because of genuine fears, the ...
      Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hiram Capron Ledger Excerpt
        These four pages from one of Capron’s ledgers demonstrate some of his financial affairs and interests during the 1850s and 1860s. It includes lists of his land sales; the population of Paris, with a rough geographical sketch; his “bad debts;” and his taxes from 1852 through 1864.
      These four pages from one of Capron’s ledgers demonstrate some of his ...
  • Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales
        In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris properties at reasonable prices, he felt that his Toronto properties would be able to cover some of these debts. He ...
      In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some ...
  • Inventory of Hiram Capron’s Lands
        This brief note contains a listing of Capron’s land holdings in 1867 and an estimate of their values. He notes that “several small pieces of lots [are] not counted.” He valued his land at $77,300. The reverse lists the value of a number of bank notes.
      This brief note contains a listing of Capron’s land holdings in 1867 ...
  • A Codicil to my Will, Hiram Capron
        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 ...
      This is a handwritten manuscript of the codicil Hiram Capron added to ...
  • 1867 Rough Draft of Letter from Hiram Capron Protesting the Deterioration of the William Street Bridge
        In this rough draft of a letter written to the mayor and corporation of Paris, Capron complains about the poor condition of the William Street bridge crossing Smiths Creek. Because the bridge was significantly decaying, Capron was concerned for the safety of his cattle and teams, which crossed the bridge ...
      In this rough draft of a letter written to the mayor and ...
  • Indenture Between The Great Western Railway Company and Hiram Capron
        This land indenture documents an agreement between Capron and the Great Western Railway Company. This is not the first agreement between Capron and the Great Western Railway company; an earlier document was signed in 1848. Capron built a highway and sold several lots near the strip of land he had ...
      This land indenture documents an agreement between Capron and the Great Western ...
  • 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 ...
  • Premium Presented to Thomas Brown
        This premium was presented to Thomas Brown of the Paris Union School as a testimonial of the "approbation of his teachers for regular punctual attendance". The original document was provided by the Paris Museum and Historical Society.
      This premium was presented to Thomas Brown of the Paris Union School ...
  • 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 ...
  • Norman Hamilton Account Book, 1834-1867
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  • Hiram Capron's Abstract of Title to Block No. 1 on the Grand River, 1866
        This abstract of title was written by Hiram Capron to trace the ownership history of Lot no. 1 on the Grand River in Paris, Ontario from 1798 to its current status in 1866. Prolific area landowners including Thomas Clark, William Dickson, and William Holme are listed as previous owners of ...
      This abstract of title was written by Hiram Capron to trace the ...
  • Hiram Capron or Norman Hamilton Miniature Account Book, 1866-68
        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 ...
      This diminutive account book contains lists of transactions running approximately from 1866 ...
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