Fonds - Dr. Blakslee fonds

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Dr. Blakslee fonds

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  • 1915-1940 (Creation)
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    Blakslee, Vanarsdale

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63 cm of textual records

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(b. 1889)

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Dr. Vanarsdale Blakslee was born in Loughborough, Ontario on September 22nd, 1889. He lived and worked at 111 Victoria Ave. Belleville, Ontario. He married Margaret Newbold on April 14th, 1915 in Manhattan, New York. On his 1919 Tax Return he is listed as married with two 9 month old twins, gender unknown. He was a practicing physician and surgeon from at least 1915-1940. He attended the Bridge Street Methodist Church in Belleville, Ontario. He belonged to organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the Canadian Geographical Society. He subscribed to the Ontario Intelligencer, The Canadian Magazine and Maclean's.

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Transfered from Glanmore National Historic Site in 2001.

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The fonds consists of Dr. Vanarsdale Blakslee's personal and medical business receipts between the years of 1915 and 1940. There are receipts for medical supplies, tax receipts, and personal receipts such as household bills and car repairs. Many of the medical supply invoices are for products shipped by mail from Toronto or Montreal. Some of these companies in Toronto include: J.F Hartz Co. Limited, Ingram & Bell, Ethical Drug Products Limited, and from Montreal Frank W. Horner Limited, Manufacturing Chemists. The majority of the receipts are from local businesses in Belleville and surrounding areas such as: F.W Jeffery Harware Merchant, Midland, Ontario, F.S Anderson Co. Genuine Scranton Coal, W.H Lattimer Druggist Belleville, Sprague the Cleaner, Greenleaf's Garage Machine Shop Foundry Electrical Contractors, R. Oliphant & Son Butchers, McLaughlin Motor Car Company, Quinte Bicycle Store, The Belleville Pharmacy, E.D Finkle Electrical Contractor, J.S McKeown The Prescription Druggist, Porter, Butler and Payne Barristers, Solicitors Notaries Public etc. The Belleville Vulcanizing Co. J.T Warren Chevrolet Garage, Ed. F. Dickens & Son Bakers and Confectioners, Smith Hardware, Chas J. Symons Gents Furnishings, Hats & Caps, A.B Liddle Tailoring, Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing and many more. There are also household bills from the Belleville Gas Department, Belleville Water Works Department, Bell Telephone, Hydro Electric Power Commission and tax receipts from various years.

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Entered by Nicholas VanExan, June 24, 2015.

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