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Item ID# A968.009.003
Title D. Cameron Hepworth, Ont. day book
Object Name Daybook
Dates of Creation March 19, 1897 - August 31, 1899
Creator Cameron, Donald
Description Day Book, with title page on which is written "D. Cameron, Hepworth, Ont.", reflecting the customers, purchases and prices for each day of business related to a general store.
Admin/Biographical History Donald Cameron, also known as Dan Cameron, operated general stores at Underwood in Bruce County, Ontario. In particular, from approximately 1886 until at least 1890, he operated the store at the corner of Mill Street and Highway 21 (part of Lot 6, Concession 6, Bruce Township). By September 1893, he had moved to Hepworth and bought the General Store at the Railway Crossing from James Vance. After his retirement in the early 1900s, his son William carried on the business until 1923. Aubrey and Mary Mercer from Owen Sound bought the store from Mr. Cameron in April 1923, and operated it till November 1967.

Sources: Bruce Township Tails and Trails; At the Crossroads: a History of Hepworth; contents of A968.009.001 ledgers
Provenance These records remained with the General Store in Hepworth and were donated by previous owners, Aubrey and Mary Mercer, in May 1968.
Collection Cameron, Donald fonds
Physical Description 1 volume ; 43 x 21 x 6 cm ( p.)
Subjects Business
Financial records
General stores
People Adamson, James
Anderson, James
Anderson, Peter
Atchison, James
Beamish, Richard
Blakely, George
Bouey, Neil
Cameron, Donald
Carson, Robert
Clifford, Henry
Cook, William
Curry, Johnston
Daukert, Henry
Eldridge, John
Fenn, George
Hammond, John
Henry, John
Huff, John
McDonald, Angus
McPhatter, Malcolm
Morris, Richard
Smith, Matthew
Thompson, George
Walker, George
Watson, John
Place Hepworth
Level of Description Item