- 1932-1963 (Creation)
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3.2 cm of textual records
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Edward Pitman (ca. 1861-1941) operated a blacksmith shop at the corner of Highway 62 and Moira Road in West Huntingdon, Hastings County, Ontario. He and his wife Margaret Jane (nee Hicks; ca. 1860-1953) lived in a home beside the smithy with their children Jack, Jean and Georgia. The Pitman family continued to run a store after Ed's death in 1941; they subsequently moved to Belleville, Ontario.
The account books were inherited by Ed's daughter Georgia Pitman (ca. 1909-2010), who later moved to Belleville.
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The fonds consists of two books plus banking records and statements, invoices, a postcard, phone bills and two flyers. Book 1 is an account ledger with name index spanning from 1932-1940. Book 2 is a notebook from 19 March 1940- 18 Sept. 1944. Other records include a statement from Sept. 21, 1936 plus 10 pages from an accounts ledger, no date, possibly recording household goods sold from the Pitman's store; two Canadian Bank of Commerce vinyl folders; seven "Long Distance Service" phone bill statements; two receipts; four loose pages from a petty accounts book; two envelopes; card from "Tuck" to Mrs. J. Churchill, no date; two flyers, one from "Charlinore Kennels" and one from "Director of Annuities".
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Entered by Nicholas VanExan, June 23, 2015.