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HCHS Textual Records collection: Files 2500 to 2999
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Simpson, Margaret

The file contains a copy of an article, dated October 1991 Issue 96, from the Hastings County Historical Society, titled "200th Anniversary of Arrival in Canada of Tavern Owner, Margaret Simpson of Belleville." The file also contains a family genealogy, several letters pertaining to the family history and a couple of newspaper articles about the family.

Rikley, Andrew Genealogy

File contains a letter dated 22 November 1969 from Brian Roberts, Carnation, Washington to Mrs. M.G. Plumpton, curator Hastings County Museum requesting information on the Rikley family. Included is a copy of a marriage certificate dated 4 April 1826 for Andrew Rikely (widower) son of Andrew to Eliza Arkles, daughter of John Arkles, married St. Thomas' Church, Belleville.

Thomson, Andrew : family papers

File contains four printed and manuscript Thomson family documents including:

  1. a deed issued to William Thomson for a town lot in Belleville, 19 April 1854
  2. two Travelers Insurance Company (Hartford) policies issued to Andrew Thomson, 11 August 1869 and 1870
  3. a letter of administration issued by the Surrogate Court concerning the estate of Matilda Jane Thomson, issued 6 April 1892

Ritchie, S.J. Papers

File contains correspondence from Department of the Interior, United States Patent Office to Mr. S.J. Ritchie, dated 1908, as well as from The Atlas Portland Cement Company regarding proposed crushed marble patents and deposit of limestone in Limerick Township. (1907-8).

Rathbun Company : history

File contains a typescript essay entitled "Deseronto and the Rathbun Company," by T. Dane Martin. File contents include a manuscript landing certificate issued by E.W. Rathbun & Co., Wholesale Lumber Dealers 22 October 1877, and a manuscript invoice issued 15 August 1895. Also present is a printed issue of Sylva : Lands and Forests Review, Vol. 12, no.6 (Nov-Dec, 1956) which includes a historical overview and photographs of the early lumber operations of Rathbun & Company

Postal Service - Early Circulars 18-29-1860

File contains copies of early documents pertaining to post offices:

  • List of Post Offices which have been established in Canada, between the 1st January and 1st June 1861, inclusive.
  • Post Office Operations updated 17 September 1855
  • Annual Circular to Postmasters 1860
  • Letter from Israel W. Powell Esq. to F.S. Walsh Esq. 17 November 1829

Grand Trunk Railway - Claims re: Accident 1855

File contains three original documents: a letter dated 8 November 1855 to Isiah Human; a motion from Meeting of Municipal Council of the County of Hastings circa. 1850; a letter to the Municipal Council of Hastings - all detailing an accident involving Thomas Smith and request for financial restitution to both Mr. Smith and Mr. Henry Fanning.

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