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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 acco...

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 Spenc...

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 Chu...

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. S...

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 m...

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 Toro...

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 Mar...

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 fro...

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....

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.