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Robert Forbes fonds.
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- Forbes, Robert
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Robert Forbes, a native of Scotland, came to Canada and by 1851 was listed as being the proprietor of a tannery, shoestore and saw-mill. All of his businesses were located in Hespeler and Puslinch Township.
In 1874 Robert Forbes purchased the Randall, Farr & Co. Woollen Mill on Queen St. West in Hespeler. The company was incorporated in 1888 as R. Forbes & Co. Ltd.
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Fonds contains three books written by Robert Forbes. They consist of ledgers dating from 1823 to 1873 and daybooks documenting Fobes' activities as a farmer and merchant dating from 1856 to 1891. Also included are three leaflets with information about postal and farmers’ schedules from the Department of Agriculture, Ontario.
- January 1871 – October 1881;
- January 1882 – December 1891; and
- March 1856 – December 1862.
- July 1839 – [1858?];
- September 1851 – December 1857; and
- September 1823 – 1873.
- 3 pamphlets; Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 1 of 3), 1839 – 1862
- Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 2 of 3), 1851 – 1881
- Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 3 of 3), 1843 – 1891
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Preservation photocopies have been made and are preferred for researcher use.
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The ledgers contain entries from Forbes and other people.
The daybook has been transcribed from 1871 to 1891.
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Revised by PH in September 2018.
Reviewed by DR December 2018.