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"It was quite a life: an interview with Margaret Sproat Wilson"

Item is an article entitled "It was quite a life" recounting Margaret Sproat's life, 3 Jan 1978 Port Hope Evening Guide. Article with interview with Margaret Sproat Wilson, widow of Ralph Choate Wilson and her involvement with the family business - the Port Hope Evening Guide until it was sold to Albert Schultz.

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Alfred Henry Long of the Midland Regiment Papers

File consists of the military papers of Alfred H.C. Long, 1910-1916. It includes: Certificate of Military Instruction, Infantry Branch, 1910; 46th Regiment, School of Signaling, Certificate of Military Instruction, 28 Apr 1911; Certificate of Military Instruction 24 Jun 1913; 46th Regiment, Certificate of Military Instruction, Field Officer, 1916; Certificate of Military Instruction of Musketry Instruction, 1916; Regimental Fund Account, 136th Durham Overseas Battalion, C. E. F. 1915-1916; Battalion Order # 112. Second page duplicated. Syllabus of training, May 13, 1916 Commanding 136th Durham Overseas Battalion, Port Hope; Militia Orders, 21 May 1910, A. H. C. Long listed, 46th Regiment; Appointments, Promotions and Retirements, Canadian Militia, 1914; Letter to Major A. H. C. Long, junior Major from Lt. Col. R. W. Smart regarding Smart's resignation, 1916.

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1851-1896

File consists of seventeen (17) business and financial papers originally belonging to Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) J. H. Delamere, 1868 Invoice; (2) D. Pillsworth, 1882 services rendered; (3) Canadian Express Company, 1881; (4) Fire Insurance Renewal Receipt, 1885; (5) Bank of Toronto, Candled Cheques, 1876, 1879, 1880, 1883; (6) Corporation of Port Hope Tax statement, 1882; (7) United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria, Taxes on property in Oops Township, 1860; (8) Duncan, Chisholm, Barrister & Attorney at Law, Port Hope, letter 1882; (9) Canada Company Receipt for land, 1860; (10) Rowlands Account, 1867; (11) The Midland Provident Loan & Building Society, 1877; (12) Superintendent of Insurance, letter, 1878; (13) Canada Company Office, Toronto, letter, 1851; (14) John Milligan, invoice for supplies needed for Doctor Shortt's house, 1864; (15) The Port Hope Gas Light Co., invoice, 1879; (16) Port Hope Market, receipt, hay purchase, 1860; (17) letter to Major Ryerson from General Middleton, Tower of London, 1896 (General Middleton was A. T. H. Williams' commanding officer).

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1859-1883

File consists of nine (9) sets of papers originally owned by Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) St. John's Cemetery Plot list, no date; (2) J. Hoffman, Invoice, 1883; (3) Account list owned by A. T. H. Williams, 1863; (4) Sale Poster, lot 1, concession 7, Seymour Township for sale by A. T. H. Williams; (5) Affidavit of James Scott, Port Hope Attorney and A. T. H. Williams re: Williams' law training, 1859; (6) Correspondence - 4 pieces written by Horace Aghvin, 1866 to the Bensons. Mentions Williams' name; (7) copy of a letter by Henry White of Beaverton to H. Seymour, 1876; (8) letter, found in account book, 1865; (9) Account book, 1881 for A. T. H. Williams' properties. Lists locations by township, lot and concession.

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1861-1881

File consists of five (5) sets of papers originally owned by Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) Page removed from an unknown book inscribed to "Arthur T. H. Williams from his affectionate Mamma Sarah S. Williams" also inscribed to "Lilian Williams from Papa Penryn;" (2) Four (4) postcards, dated 1880 addressed to A. T. H. Williams; (3) Envelope stamped 1861 addressed to "Arthur H. Williams Esq Port Hope C. W.;" (4) Envelope addressed "Arthur T. H. Williams Esq MP Ottawa, O." 1881; (5) A postcard postmarked 1907 sent to Mrs. Passmore, Hill & Dale, Port Hope. Scene on front is "R. N. W. M Police Barracks Regina tower is where Louis Riel was hanged."

Condolence letters

File consists of two photocopied letters one from Appleby College Alumni Association to Frances Ahern on the death of her husband Arthur who was an Appleby graduate, and Frances' response to the condolence letter.

Diaries of Alfred Long, 1898-1902

Series consists of three (3) diaries of Alfred H. C. Long, born in Port Hope and spent time in western Canada. It includes: (1) September 1, 1898 Port Hope; (2) October 1899, Port Hope; (3) 1900-1902.

Haultain Family Papers

File consists of various Haultain family papers including: "Excerpts concerning Hugh Heaton from the Memoirs of Robin Haultain;" "The Haultain Family Tree" c. 1931; miscellaneous newspaper clippings.

J.T. Stephenson Book of Psalms and New Testament

File consists of two (2) volumes: Book of Psalms and The New Testament (only Matthew and Mark). Both volumes are inscribed with the following message: "To my aunt Miss J T Stephenson A Souvenir of my visit to Canada in the summer of 1860" dated "Port Hope 28 Sep 60."

Josephine Stuart-Grant Diary

File consists of the diary of Josephine Caroline Stuart (later Grant), 1891-1898. The diary entries begin on 1 Jan 1891 and end on 8 Aug 1898 (not inclusive). The diary itself is inscribed as follows "Josie C. Stuart "Ballintruan" Port Hope, Ontario Canada New Year's Day 1891-" and includes entries describing daily events. It also includes notes and contact information at the back of the book.

Liquor Permits and Ration Stamps

File consists of various permits, presumably used by the Wilson family of 42 Bedford Street, during the years 1945-1948. It includes: Permit to purchase Alcohol and Spirits, 1945-1946; Individual Liquor Permit, 1947-1948; Ration Stamps, 2 sheets (no date).

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Nathan Choate Estate Business Papers, 1892

File consists of papers related to business conducted on behalf of the Estate of Nathan Choate and his heirs, 1892. It includes: Receipts, Correspondence, Account Sheet, Farm Lease; Stock Certificates, Midland Loan & Saving Company; Cancelled Drafts; Invoices to the Port Hope Guide and Cooper & Rutter.

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Nathan Choate Estate Business Papers, 1893

File consists of invoices and receipts regarding the Estate of Nathan Choate, 1893. It includes: Seth S. Smith; Dingwall & Ross British & American Hardware; W. J. Foster, Coal & Wood Stoves, Furnaces etc.; W. Williamson, Bookseller, Stationer and Bookbinder; Chas. Stevenson, Lumber, Lath, Shingles etc.; W. L. Herriman, M.D.

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Nathan Choate Estate Business Papers, 1894

File consists of receipts, invoices and correspondence related to the management of the Estate of Nathan Choate, 1894. It includes invoices from: Dingwall & Ross British American Hardware; G. N. Patterson, Lumber, Shingles, Wood and Cedar Posts; and George White.

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