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de Carle family fonds

  • DEC
  • Fonds
  • 1844-1981

The fonds consists of 8 series and 22 sub-series that document the de Carle family monument business founded by Lancelot de Carle in the 1850s and moved to Brockville, Ontario in 1861, and the lives of the de Carle and Grant families. The series and sub-series include: Order and inventory records (1862-1965): Inscription books (1862-1955), order pads (1916-1958), Miscellaneous inscriptions, Stone order books (1888-1940) and Inventory books (1909-1924, 1940-1965); Financial records (1856-1975): Account books (1856-1953), Employee time and payroll books (1864-1960), Combined statements of accounts (1897-1903, 1912-1925, 1927, 1929), Receipts (1889-1895), Bank books (1883-1895, 1932-1937, 1945-1956), Cancelled cheques and promissory notes (1877, 1890-1907, 1915-1924, 1932-1938), Cheque stubs (1924-1927, 1932-1939, 1973-1975); Miscellaneous business records; Brockville Cemetery Management (1854-1936); Graphic records: Gravestone photographs, Designs and design books, Family and business photographs, and Wholesale catalogs and advertising matter; Correspondence (1865-1981): Letterbooks (1886-1933), Incoming correspondence (1865-1981), Aberdeen correspondence (1892-1919); Family records (1868- 1975): Family/personal - de Carle (1868-1939), Family/personal - Grant (1935-1975), Brockville and the Township of Elizabethtown, School notebooks (1872-1880, 1902-1903), Ontario Business College (1875-1881), Newspapers (1880-1979), General publications (1815-1962); and Miscellaneous material.

de Carle (family)

General publications

This sub-series is comprised of novels, serials, sports, gardening, poultry, and photography magazines and general interest publications belonging to the de Carle family. These have been arranged chronologically. There is also a copy of the Rituale Romanum belonging to the parish priest at Williamstown.

Newspapers

This sub-series is comprised of numerous newspaper clippings, come of which contain articles or advertisements pertaining to the de Carle or Grant families or their business.

Ontario Business College

This sub-series is comprised of various practice and examination books belonging to Charles W. de Carle and John E. de Carle when they attended theOntario Business College, Belleville. This sub-series also includes various pieces of correspondence and publications.

School notebooks

This sub-series is comprised of various school notebooks of Charles W. de Carle and John E. de Carle, from when they attended the Rock School, the local common school in Elizabethtown Township, where it appears they studied basic accountancy, as well as their practice work from the Business College.

Aberdeen correspondence

This sub-series consists of incoming handwritten correspondence from suppliers in Aberdeen, Scotland to Lancelot, Leopold, Charles and Victor de Carle, regarding new orders as well as invoices for completed work. Most letters include detailed diagrams ('tracings') and some also have related bills of lading attached. This correspondence, from Gerrie & Nicol (1892-December 1895); Alexander Nicol (March 1896); Henderson & Webster (March 1897); Peter Gerrie (March 1897-1912); The British Granite & Marble Co. (April 1908); and William Edwards & Son (April 1914) dates from 1892 through to 1919. Contemporary newspaper clippings are attached to several letters.

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