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1851 Brantford Canada Directory

A Town in the County of Wentworth, and Township of Brantford, C. W. Is situated on the Grand River, which is navigable to within 2l miles of the Town, for which distance a Canal has been constructed, so that Brantford, during the season of navigation, has now an uninterrupted water communication with Lake Erie. Brantford is distant from Toronto, 73 miles, from Hamilton, 24 miles usual stage fare, 5s. From London, 65 miles usual stage fare, 15s. During the summer and fall there is steamboat communication direct with Buffalo, three times each week usual fare, 10s. Population about 4000. In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Agencies Of Assurance Companies, Banks, &c. Bank of British North America, James Christie, agent, Colborne St. Bank of Montreal, Wm. Muirhead, agent, Colborne St. Brantford Navigation Co., D. Thorburn, president; John Cameron, secretary, Colborne St. Brantford Building Society, Colborne St. Brant Mechanics’ Building Society, J. K. Buchanan, secretary and treasurer, Colborne St. Canada Life Assurance Company, W. Muirhead, agent, Colborne St. Colonial Life Assurance Company, Daniel Brooke, agent, Colborne St. Gore District Mutual Fire Assurance Company, A. Cook, president; Allen Good, secretary and treasurer; Thomas Rich, general agent, Colborne St. Merchants Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Buffalo, John Kerby, agent, Colborne St. National Loan Fund Life, and Equitable Fire Assurance Companies, A. Bunnell, agent, Colborne St. Provincial Mutual Fire Assurance Company, Alexander Kirkland, agent, Colborne St. Alphabetical List Of Professions, Trades, &C. Babcock, Geo., stage owner, Hale’s hotel. Bacon & CHAVE, cabinet, chair and furniture factory, Colborne St. Baker, Rev. Thomas, Congregationalist. Bailey,...

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