Fonds - William M. Allison fonds

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William M. Allison fonds

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    • 1845-[192-] (Creation)

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    1 manuscript (164 p.) 3 photographs : b&w

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    William M. Allison, accompanied by his wife, arrived in Hamilton, Ontario on 10 April 1845. The couple had previously lived in Yorkshire, England. After briefly working for another man, he set up his own business as a blacksmith at Ryckman’s Corners, near Hamilton, Ontario. After Allison’s death in 1882, the business was taken over by his son, Isaac.

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    Fonds consists of an account book, 1845-1849, and 3 b&w photographs, one of which was taken in [192-].

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    Fonds was donated by Gordon Allison of Waterdown, Ontario with the assistance of C. M. Johnston, Department of History, McMaster University in October 1978.


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        Finding aid available as part of the fonds level description in hard copy and electronically.

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        A typed transcript of the account book has been made.

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