Item 2008.6.1.42 - J. Knowlson Letter to Wm. Furby

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J. Knowlson Letter to Wm. Furby

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CA ON00154 2008.6-2008.6.1.42

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  • 1837 (Creation)
    Furby, William
    Port Hope, Municipality of

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William Furby (1799-1881) was born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. He was the husband of Ann Manning. He came to Port Hope in 1826 was the first printer in Port Hope and published the Gazette. He was the father of Fanny, John M., and Florence.

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Papers found in the attic of 1 Brown Drive, Port Hope, the former home of William Furby, one of the early printers in Port Hope. The house was originally on Walton Street, before it was moved.

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Item is a letter to William Furby "Mr. Editor" signed J. Knowlson, Cavan 18 Dec 1837. Letter mentions the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion.

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