p.125 “Article of agreement with Ben Palmer. He is to cut all pine on lots 29 & 30 in 1st Con Sheffield into logs 13 1/2 feet long & them to be delivered at [?] for 75c per standard for good merchatable logs, Dec 6 1869.”
“1 Jan 1870: Henry D. Fox wants ballance due him sent to Charles Benedict, Cannifton.”
“18 Jan: Recd from H. D. Fox 6743 Hay for use of Muloney shanty.”
p.126 “List of lots given Thos Sexsmith.. Ben Palmer…Bruno Delore..Xavier Labarge & Jo Laromce..Thomas Vance” in Sheffield & Hungerford.
These photographs are of the pages of an account book and diary kept by Denis Nealon between 1869 and 1896. The diary covers the period between 20 November and 28 December 1874, when Nealon was working as an accountant for Rathbun and Son. He travelled between the various shanties (lumber camps) run by the Rathbun companies, compiling their accounts and noting the weight of cattle and other goods used by the men at the camps.
The diary entries have been transcribed in full, with Nealon’s spelling and punctuation preserved.
Also included in this set are some family photographs of Nealon and his daughter, Jane. After leaving the Rathbun Company’s employment Nealon ran a hotel in Lonsdale, Ontario.
Please note that these items were lent to Deseronto Archives for the purpose of copying: they are not held in the archives.
credit: Deseronto Archives