Fonds 2015-004 - Johnston Hardware Fonds

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Johnston Hardware Fonds

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  • 1901-1957 (Creation)

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3 meters of textual material, 9 artifacts

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Donated by Isolde Van Jaarsveld, who purchased the former Johnston's store in 2010. The archival material came with the store when she purchased it from Jim Orth, who purchased from the Johnston family.

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Fonds consists of : 25 binding cases filled with invoices, receipts and communications on letterheads from suppliers of goods to Johnston’s hardware store spanning the years 1918-35 and 1948-51. – 1 bundle of invoices and communications with suppliers 1901-15 – 38 tied bundles of freight bills, drafts, and cheques to suppliers spanning 1917 to 1957. – 7 books of cheque stubs 1916-28 and 1938-42. – 7 scribblers used as Day Books, 1919-22, 1 bundle of loose leaf Day Book pages 1922-24. – 1 bundle of “stock sheets” 1953-55. – Artifacts: cast iron embossing stamp from Thomas J Darling, notary public, – desktop spike for impaling paper receipts. – 4 rubber stamps for business papers -- 3 “Micro-Metal” engraving plates crudely engraved with a wood furnace, lavatory sink, and kitchen water tap set (respectively).-- Above material contained in 10 Hollinger boxes in remote storage.
– undated Retail Price List for iron barstock, bolts and screws. – a 1927 callendar advertising E. E. Johnston’s hardware store (removed from a frame for which it had been trimmed to fit). (both encapsulated) -- a studio half-card photo of E E Johnston, dated April 29, 1906. – a computer print of an old photo of Fredenburgh’s store, later Johnston’s Hardware– a letter from Erastus Johnston to the Angican Synod and the reply, regarding a disagreement about payments, 1916. -- a bag of postage stamps and War Tax stamps removed from documents that were too mouldy and rotted to preserve.

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  • Hollinger box: E0076, E0103 to E0112 (10 Hillinger boxes),