Showing 20 results

Archival description
Item Family and personal life
Advanced search options
Print preview View:

1 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects

"Boys' Business: A Boy's Adventures with Birds and Beasts"

Item is an edition of "Boys' Business: A Boy's Adventures with Birds and Beasts," 2015. The original manuscript was written by Charles Haultain and his mother, c1910. It was discovered, and published, by his daughter, Barbara in 2015. The book contains the musings of a young boy while hunting, fishing, and enjoying the life of a young naturalist in the area surround Port Hope, and Hope Township. It also includes sketches and watercolours created by Charles Haultain.

Loucks, Barbara

Cash book

This cash book appears to have been created by John Harold ("Jack") Spence in 1893, 1894 and 1901-1908. In the journal, he recorded his financial expenditures and income. Enclosed in the journal was a receipt: to Mr. McMullen, in account with J. H. Spence.

Spence, John Harold

David Haskill Family Bible

Item is a family bible originally owned by David Haskill of Port Britain, Hope Township, c1851. "David Haskill" is written inside the front and back covers of the bible.

Daybook

This daybook consists of a daily record of financial transactions, from 1902 to 1928, likely recorded by Captain John Harold ("Jack") Spence. The recorded transactions include the probate and managing of the estate of James Hendry Spence in 1907, with mention on the final page that Harry died November 22, 1906, that probate was granted January 23, 1907, and "resealed in Sask. April 15, 1912." John H. Spence and William McGregor Lambert were executors of the will of Henry James Spence.

The transactions recorded in the book involve individuals including: Alexander Emerson Belcher, Southampton; George E. Smith, Southampton; John Hilditch; Robert Bartley, Peter Knechtel, St. Paul's Church; John H. Spence; H.A. Spence; Cappy Spence, Will Spence, Nellie Currie, John Craig and the Fawcett Farm, some of which appear to have involved the payment of mortgages and transactions with private bankers. The transactions include references to "father's account" in the mid-1902s. The recorded transactions also include the payment of taxes and/or debentures to Eastnor, Lindsay and St. Edmunds townships.

Spence, John Harold

Elizabeth McGinnis Gordon Funeral Card

Item is a funeral notice card for Elizabeth McGinnis Gordon, d. 1923. Elizabeth McGinnis (d. 1923) wife of the late Thomas Gordon, died in Toronto on 29 Dec 1923. Funeral took place from the family residence, Victoria Street, Port Hope to the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and then to the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Toronto Road.

John Smart Probate

Item is the Last Will and Testament of John Smart, Town of Port Hope. Executors: John Elias Smart, Accountant, Port Hope; Annie Sophia Smart, Spinster, Port Hope; Alfred Merritt Smart, Insurance Agent, London. Witnessed by Seth S. Smith and J.D. Smith.

Kodak Brownie Movie Camera Turret f/1.9

Item is a Kodak Brownie Movie Camera Turret f/1.9, c1960. It was used to record the Austin family film reels (see 2015.34.6). The camera also includes the original Kodak carrying case, two (2) empty film containers, a compass, and the original manuals.

Austin, John

Letter from A. P. Rice

Item is a handwritten letter discussing a large number of deaths and the procession in Toronto. Letter is dated July 5, 1866. The author of the letter is A. P. Rice, writing from B. A. Cottage, Toronto, C. W. and speaks also of his studies in Toronto. References in letter are made to "F. Little" and "Elijah" (believed to be Elijah Rice 1843-1920).

Mary Rowden Personal Bible

Item is a bible which belonged to Mary Rowden, c1851. The bible was purchased when she was leaving England and arrived in Plymouth. This is written on the front inside cover of the bible. Inside the front cover, there is also a note written by Mary's great grandchild. This bible is not a family bible, it is a personal bible without family information.

Port Hope Figure Skating Club Carnival Programme, 1958

Item is a programme from the Eight Annual Port Hope Figure Skating Club Carnival, March 1, 1958. The carnival was directed by Barbara Anne Burgoyne with local skaters participating. Program includes photographs, identification and advertising from local merchants and organizations. "Angela Watts" written on the inside. "June" and "Johnny" written on front Cover.

Powe Family Bible

Item is the Powe Family Bible, 1847-1889. The bible originally belonged to Robert Powe and Catherine Parsons, natives of Bideford, Devon, England. Family births and deaths are recorded on the last page of the Bible. Entries between 1847 and 1889. Notes written in pencil on the last page show the last entry is regarding the death of William Parsons Powe who died 15 Sep 1916.

Timothy Curtis Haskill Letters of Administration

Item is a Letter of Administration of the Estate of Timothy Curtis Haskill, who died on 6 Dec 1885 in Port Hope. He died intestate and his mother Ann Haskill was granted the right of paying his debts and distributing the remains of his estate.