File 5 - Wastebook,1850s

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CA RBD MSG 1145-5

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  • 1852-1856; 1881 (Creation)
    Curtis, Enoch, 1805-1886

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0.2 cm of textual records (1 notebook, [35 p.] ; 16.5 x 22 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 manuscript notebook in limp, hand-cut and sewn leather binding (front cover only). Records in chronological order primarily business expenditures (hides and skins for tanning) covering the years 1852-1856. One entry (in pencil) is dated 1881.

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Paper deterioration due to iron gall ink is pronounced on certain pages. Manuscript label on front cover is faded and illegible. Foxing throughout.

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