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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 01-1022

Title

Moscrip, Allan & Company ledger. -- 1853-1867. -- 1 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Moscrip, Allan & Company sold hardware, machinery, and farm equipment to several businesses and individuals in the Peterborough County and United Counties of Northumberland and Durham area during the years 1853-1867.

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of one ledger identified as having belonged to Moscrip, Allan & Company. The business sold hardware, machinery, and farm equipment, and repaired same. Some customers were contractors, blacksmiths, wagoners; addresses of customers were Hamilton Township, Cobourg, Oshawa, Peterborough, Port Hope, and Bowmanville. Some business was carried on with schooners. Other customers included Dr. Gilchrist; Thomas Trail [Traill]; Cobourg-Peterborough Distillery; Ontario Distillery; Cobourg, Peterborough & Marmora Railway and Mining Co.; R.A. Waddell, Sherriff; and merchants and farmers. Accounts for 1867 listed Trustees of Common Schools with charges for two school bells. The ledger includes an index.

Notes

Title based on the inscription found inside the cover of the ledger and on information found in 88-018 Ledger #1.

This fonds was donated from an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 88-018.

The ledger is located in the Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 40.