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Notebook.

A notebook containing entries by more than one person including the following: "Construction Notes: Wahnapitae Bridge C.P.R., Pratt Truss (Iron), by F.M. Bowman, Wahnapitae, Nippissing, Sept. 22nd, 1888, consisting of 17 p. of plans and elevations. The t.p. is also signed "Hervey Bowman, Steelton, Pennsylvania", and contains his personal accounts and expenses for a trip taken in May-July 1891, as well as inserted notes and ephemera. This notebook also contains lists of survey crews (which included H.M., F.M. and A.M. Bowman) for areas of Northern Ontario: Township of Hess Algoma District (Summer, 1888), Townships 24 and 28, Manitoba (Aug-Sept.1890), Township of Gladman, Nippissing (Fall 1890), Township of Ware, Thunder Bay (Aug.-Sept. 1891).

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Notebook.

A small notebook containing Hervey's notes, timetables, expenses, calculations, as well as transcription and explanation of humorous German anecdotes, and what appear to be transcriptions of headstones of Weaver and Bowman family members, with comments on the stone and condition.

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Notebook.

This notebook was used by Isaac L. Bowman, and may also contain items written by Hervey Bowman. It contains notes and calculations regarding deeds and descriptions done, a list of medicines and clothes to pack to take to Port Arthur for survey work (1892), list of books (1892), several pages of cash accounts, receipts and disbursements, for Council, of which Isaac L. Bowman was Treasurer (1889).

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The Canadian Pocket Diary for 1885.

Daily entries by Isaac Lucius Bowman in which he records his and his family's work and leisure activities. Isaac would appear to have been very busy man in 1885, as he records many surveying contracts, deeds registered, plans drawn up, etc., as well as his work as treasurer of the Town Council, a post to which he was appointed on January 9 of that year. His cash accounts for the Council are to be found in a notebook later used by his son, Hervey Bowman, now in SCA274-GA417-3-30. He also records (on Feb. 4) that he performed a marriage. Although the entries are fairly straightforward accounts of activities, they cast light on some little-explored aspects of life in nineteenth-century Berlin, as in this entry from Saturday, July 18, 1885: "Attended Love feast, it was a precious sacrament, Receiving of Members in forenoon Baptism in the afternoon at 2 o'clock P.M. in Grand River. 7 immersed and 2 sprinkled. Sunday School Children's meeting at 3 p.m. 6 speakers took part. It was an interesting time ..."

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Trip to Pennsylvania.

Trip diary, notes, sketches, and tourist ephemera relating to a trip taken by Hervey Bowman and George Wiegand in 1929, to Pennsylvania, on the 150th anniversary of the death of Christian Meyer. Hervey and his brothers Frank and Arthur tracked down family gravestones and re-erected Christian Meyer's stone in 1929. Blueprints of gravestones, actual size, were made by Arthur Bowman.

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