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Item ID# A968.009.001
Title D. Cameron day book
Object Name Daybook
Dates of Creation March 2, 1886 - October 11, 1890
Creator Cameron, Donald
Description Day Book entitled "D. Cameron" General Store in Underwood, listing customers, items purchased, and purchase price, by day, from March 2, 1886 - October 11, 1890. Merchandise includes dry goods, cheese, butter, textiles, shoes, soap, and hardware.
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 : 41.5 x 19 x 6 cm
Subjects Business
Financial records
General stores
People Bannerman, John
Brill, Jacob
Brown, Flora
Brown, William
Bruce, John
Burwash, Adam
Burwash, John
Caldwell, John
Cameron, Charles
Cameron, Donald
Cameron, William
Cann, Samuel
Carey, James
Carleton, James
Coleman, John
Cottrill, John
Curry, Robert H.
Drummond, James
Hall, William
Leggett, James
Matheson, David
McConnel, John
McCrimmon, Donald A., Dr.
McDonald, Angus
McEver, John
McKenzie, Dan
McKenzie, Duncan
McKenzie, Hector
McLeod, John
Murray, John
Orford, Isaac B.
Pollack, John
Ross, James
Schnittker, Fred
Summers, W.F.
Vance, Alexander
Wilson, Dougall
Place Underwood
Level of Description Item