Fonds A 15 - E.A. Carpenter fonds

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E.A. Carpenter fonds

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CA ON00318 A 15

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  • 1894 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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E.A. Carpenter first appears in local directories in 1892 as a contractor. By 1894 he operated Carpenter and Co., timber and tie contractors, out of his home on 249 Main St., Fort William, in what is now Thunder Bay, Ontario. He took over and operated the Oliver-Davidson Sawmill on the banks of the Kam River. The company appears in the 1902 telephone book as existing on Simpson St. but by 1904 it had disappeared from the records. Carpenter was a member of the Liberal Association.

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The E.A. Carpenter fonds consists of a diary which he used to keep daily records of his activities during the year 1894. This handwritten account contains mostly business details such as settling of accounts, hiring workers, hauling and cutting wood, rails and ties and a description of his travels to various work sites. Also contains notes of his social and family activities and of local events of importance. Contains references to many of Fort William's notables such as the McKellars, J.T. Horne, Mr. McLaurin, and George A. Graham. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 15/1/1 - Diary - 427 p

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