File 3 - Ledger, 1840s

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Ledger, 1840s

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CA RBD MSG 1145-3

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  • 1841-1847 (Creation)
    Curtis, Enoch, 1805-1886

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2.5 cm of textual records (1 bound volume, 170, [1] p.) ; 33.5 x 20 x.5 cm.

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Enoch Curtis was a tanner, currier, and small landowner from Clarenceville, Quebec (St-George-de-Clarenceville, Missisquoi). The town was founded by Loyalists fleeing the American Revolutionary War, including Isaac Salls of Long Island and three laborers, Amasa Curtis, David Wilcox, and Stephen Wilcox. Amasa Curtis (1767-1837) and his wife Hannah (1765-1831) had eight children, among them Enoch Curtis's father, William Moses (b. 1795), a farmer. Enoch Curtis married Lucretia Colton (1803-1883) in Clarenceville on 14 October 1827. The couple had four children: Edmund Henry (1829-1852 , married Maria Salls), Matilda Jane (1831-1899 , married George Nelson Clark), Marshall Tyler (1836-1843), and Myron Vertunon (b. 1843, married Louisa Conant). He worked as a tanner and currier in Rouville country, residing at Colwell Manor (Saint Armand Methodist Church of Canada index of baptisms, marriages, and burials [1837-1970]). By 1843, he is described as a yeoman and resided in Foucault county.

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Consists of a manuscript ledger for years including 1841 to 1847 in half leather binding. Index of individual accounts in found written on front pastedown.

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Boards are badly rubbed and binding torn and fragile. Some foxing throughout. Occasional paper deterioration due to iron gall ink.

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Letter to Stella Curtis, 1898, originally laid in between pages 44 and 45 removed and transferred to separate folder (file 7).
Items laid in between pages 168 and 169 removed and transferred to separate folder (file 8).

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Slips of paper containing calculations, additional accounting information, pen trials, ink blots, and occasional letters and receipts are found laid in throughout. One letter in enveloped from H. Curtis to Stella Curtis, dated September 19, 1898, laid in between pages 44 and 45.

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