Series 2018-122 - Ontario Business College exercise books

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CA ON00156 2018-122


Ontario Business College exercise books


  • 1917 (Creation)

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15 books

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The Ontario Business College was established as the Ontario Commercial College in Belleville, Ontario, in 1868 by Samuel G. Beatty and George Wallbridge. In 1871 Beatty purchased Wallbridge's share of the business and was joined by William Byron Robinson (1846-1921) and John Wesley Johnson. Beatty retired in 1879. The College was in operation in various locations in Belleville until it went into receivership in 1999.

Note that the Community Archives does not hold student transcripts for the Ontario Business College. Private career colleges in Ontario were not legally obligated to maintain student records (transcripts and/or diplomas) for any length of time until 2007.

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Cyrus Fulford was born in Northumberland County, Ontario in 1899. He married Pearl May Humphrey in Consecon, Ontario in 1922. He died in 1984 and was buried in Carrying Place, Ontario.

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Received as part of the Lewis Zandbergen collection in September 2018.

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Bookkeeping exercise books completed by Cyrus Fulford in his time as a student at the Ontario Business College in Belleville.

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