Location: Toronto Ontario Canada

Narrative of the captivity of Alexander Henry, Esq – Indian Captivities

Narrative of the captivity of Alexander Henry, Esq., who, in the time of Pontiac’s War, fell into the hands of the Huron Indians. Detailing a faithful account of the capture of the Garrison of Michilimacki-Nac, and the massacre of about ninety people. Written by himself. 1Mr. Henry was an Indian trader in America for about sixteen years. He came to Canada with the army of General Amherst, and previous to his being made prisoner by the Indians experienced a variety of fortune. His narrative, as will be seen, is written with great candor as well as ability, and to the discriminating reader needs no encomium. He was living in Montreal in 1809, as appears from the date of his preface to his Travels, which he published in New York that year, with a dedication to Sir Joseph Banks. Ed. When I reached Michilimackinac I found several other traders, who had arrived before me, from different parts of the country, and who, in general, declared the dispositions of the Indians to be hostile to the English, and even apprehended some attack. M. Laurent Ducharme distinctly informed Major Etherington that a plan was absolutely conceived for destroying him, his garrison and all the English in the upper country; but the commandant believing this and other reports to be without foundation, proceeding only from idle or ill-disposed persons, and of a tendency...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Hatters to Millers

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Hatters And Furriers BASTEDO, JAcoB, hatter, furrier, and cap manufacturer, 9 King st. east, nearly opposite the “Globe” office-buffalo robes, ladies and gentlemen’s fur gloves, gauntlets, &c. always on hand cash paid for fur skins. Joseph, H. A., 66 Yonge st. Phipp, George, 73 King st. west. ROGERS, JOSEPH, hatter and furrier, sign of the Indian Chief, City buildings, 7 King st. east, opposite the new cathedral. SALT, JOHN, importer and manufacturer of hats, caps, furs and straw goods, 62 King st. east, wholesale and retail. Hotels And Inns American Hotel, N. Brouse, corner of Front and Argyle Hotel, Daniel M’Nab, 13 Yonge st., corner Yonge sts. of Wellington st. ATHENAEUM HOTEL, and cigar divan, and restaurateur, Henry Beverly, Athenaeum buildings, 57 and 59 King st. west. BAY HORSE INN, Thomas Best, 96 Yonge st. BEARD’S HOTEL, Robert Beard, corner of Church and Colborne sts. CITY slams HOTEL, John Baker, West Market square travelers can have excellent accommodation at moderate prices. ELGIE’s HOTEL, John Elgie, 18 Yonge st. Ellah’s Hotel, Mrs. Ellah, 72 King st. west. FULLJAMES’S HOTEL, Henry Fulljames, 27 Yonge st , corner of Church st. LOVEJOY HOUSE HOTEL, and livery stables, C. & J. Mitchell, 31 King st. west travelers and others will find excellent accommodation at this establishment,...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Booksellers to Butchers

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Booksellers, Stationers, And Binders ALLANSON, J., Yonge st., near Alice st., dealer in English periodicals, &c. ARMOUR, ANDREW. H., & Co., wholesale and retail booksellers, stationers, and binders, 14 King st., west. BALFOUR, JOHN, bookseller and stationer, job and ornamental printer, 119 King st., east. Bentley, John, 65 and 67 Yonge st. BREWER, M’PHAIL, & Co., wholesale stationers and publishers (by authority of the Council of Public Instruction of Upper Canada) of the series of national school books, 46 King st. Carless, James, religious tract society, and bible depot, 47 Yonge st. Church Society Of Diocese Of Toronto Book Depot, 5 King st., west. Cuthbert, Richard, bookbinder, 65 Richmond st., east. Donolly, J., bookseller, 12 Arcade. FISHER, C., bookseller and fancy stationer, 120 Yonge st., next Elgie’s hotel a choice assortment of combs, toys, brushes, paper hangings, looking glasses, &c., picture frames made to order graphic printing, &c. King st., dealers in books, stationery, and fancy goods, wholesale and retail. LESSLIE, JAMES, bookseller, stationer, letter-press printer, and druggist, King st., east. MACLEAR, T., bookseller and stationer, 45 Yonge st., agent for Blackie & Son. See card. PLEES, A. F., stationer, bookbinder, letter press and copperplate printer, 7 King st., west. Rodgers, J., bookseller, 9 Arcade. ROWSELL, HENRY, stationer, bookseller, printer, and bookbinder-bookseller...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Accountants to Boarding Houses

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Professions, Trades, &C., Arranged Under their Respective Heads. Accountants And Agents. MANNING, JAMES, general insurance agent, 35 Yonge st. SPREULL, SAMUEL, accountant and notary, 61A Yonge st. Bell, Thomas, corner King and Church sts. Williamson, William, Wellington buildings, King St.,east. Fraser, Jas., Wellington buildings, King st., east. Architects And Civil Engineers. CUMBERLAND & RIDOUT, architects and civil engineers, corner King and Nelson sts. Fraser, W. W.. Agnes st. HOWARD, J. G., architect and civil engineer, 82 King st., west. PASSMORE, F. F., architect, 8 King st., west. Sheard, Joseph, McGill st. THOMAS, WILLIAM, architect, Oakham house, Church st. TULLY, KIVAS, architect and civil engineer, 8 King st., west. Tunny, JOHN, architect and civil engineer, 43 King st., east. Young, Thomas, 108 Queen st, west. Artists Meyer, Hoppener, 8 King st., west. Price, G. F., 51 King st., east. Auctioneers And Commission Merchants Aaron, I., auctioneer, appraiser, and general commission merchant and land agent, 79 Yonge st., corner of Adelaide st. auctioneer to H. M. Ordnance, C. W. BEEKMAN, ROBERT, general auctioneer, wholesale commission agent and accountant, 43 Yonge st. consignments strictly attended to. MACDONALD, A., auctioneer, stock and produce broker, general agent and commission merchant, 61 Yonge st. liberal cash advances made on consignments. MCMULLEN, ROBERT C., city auctioneer and general commission...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Assurance Companies

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Assurance Companies, Life, Fire And Marine. Albion Life Assurance Company, Hon. W. Cayley, agent, Wellington st. American Live Stock Assurance Company, George H. Cheney, agent, King st. Etna Fire and Life Assurance Company of Hartford, Whittemore, Rutherford & Co., agents, King st. east. Britannia Life Assurance Company, Francis Heward; Agent, Front St. British America Fire, Life And Marine Assurance Company, Hon. W. Allan, Governor; G. P. Ridout, deputy governor; Joseph Beckett, Hon. James Gordon, T. D. Harris, T. Helliwell, David Paterson, Peter Paterson, William Proudfoot, directors; William Proudfoot, Hon. James Gordon, T. D. Harris, Trustees; Thomas William Birchall, managing director; Clarke Gamble, solicitor; Bank of Upper Canada, bankers. Office, George near Duke st. Branch Office at Montreal, William Steward, manager, 33 Great St. James st. British Commercial Assurance Company, William Kissock, agent, Wellington st. Canada Life Assurance Company, E. Bradburne, agent, Wellington st. Church of England Life and Fire Assurance and Trust and Annuity Institution of London; the Lord Bishop of Toronto, and the Archdeacon of York, patrons; Dr. O’Breyn, medical referee; E. T. Dartnell, agent, 24 Albert buildings, King st. east: Colonial Life Assurance Company, J. Maulson, agent, King st. Columbus Fire and Marine Insurance Company, George H. Cheney, agent, King st. Eagle Life and Fire Assurance Company, John. Cameron, agent,...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Incorporated Companies

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Incorporated Companies Canada Company Incorporated By Act Of Parliament And Royal Charter, 1836. Capital £1,000,000 sterling, with power to increase it to £2,000,000 sterling. Office in London Canada house, St. Helen’s place, Bishopsgate st. Offices in Canada-Toronto, Frederick st., and at Goderich, Huron district, where emigrants or intending emigrants can receive or be supplied, by applying personally or by letter, with all necessary information, free of charge. Commissioners resident in Canada West Thomas Mercer Jones, and Frederick Widder. Any information respecting the Company’s lands can also be obtained from Richard Birdsall, Asphodel, Colborne district; and J. C. W. Daly, Stratford. The Canada Company have for sale about 1,000,000 acres in the Huron district, and 1,000,000 acres in blocks and scattered lots, in every township in Canada West. The Canada Company remit from London to Canada any sum of money by letters of credit upon their commissioners; and likewise transmit any sum of money from Canada to any part of Europe. Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara, And St. Catherines Electro-Magnetic Telegraph Company. T. D. Harris, president; Daniel McNab, Hamilton, vice-president; P. R. Marling, secretary. Montreal Telegraph Company. Office, 22 Front street. H. P. Dwight, manager. Toronto Building Society Charles Berczy, president T. W. Birchall, vice-president J. L. Robinson, solicitor W. C. Ross, secretary and treasurer...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Customs and Military

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Custom House. Foot of Yonge street. William Fabean Meudell, collector T. C. Scott, surveyor John Cameron, 1st clerk George Henderson, 2nd clerk George T. Warren, assistant clerk R. Emery, Dunn, T. McCarthy, landing waiters. Military Departs Royal Engineers-Captain. S. Freeth, officer commanding W. M. Noble, lieutenant J. Bennett, clerk of Works W. Mahony, foreman of Works W. Graves, office keeper-Office, Front st., foot of Peter st. Royal Artillery-At Old Fort- Present establishment-One corporal and four gunners. Royal Magnetic Observatory-University Grounds-Present establishment: Captain J. H. Lefroy, R. A Sergeant James Walker Corporal Thomas Menzies Bombardiers Charles Jones, and. James Liley. Barrack Department J. Hogg, barrack master James Robertson, barrack sergeant Canada Directory W. Stanton, assistant commissary general J. R. Goold, deputy assistant commissary general A. Neave, commissariat clerk J. Manghan, assistant clerk Charles Lynes, storekeeper James Wheeler, assistant storekeeper John Ballard, writer, James Nolan, messenger. Reserve Battalion 71st Light Infantry. (Stationed partly at Old and partly at New Barracks.) Sir Hew Dalrymple, Bart., lieutenant colonel commanding (and commandant); A. R. L’Estrange, major. Public Notaries John Armstrong, Charles Berczy, James Boulton, John Bell, Robert Beekman, William Henry Boulton, George Brooke, James W. Brent, George Bishop, Allan Cameron, Hon. J. H. Cameron, Thomas Champion, George Crookshank, jun., George Duggan, jun., Charles Daly, Andrew Drummond, John...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Medical Societies and Colleges

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Medical, Surgical And Benevolent Society Toronto School Of Medicine. The Toronto School of Medicine opens the last Monday in October, and closes the Iast Monday in April. The lectures correspond to the requirements of the medical faculty of the University of McGill College, Montreal. This school having been recognised by that Institution, qualifies for graduation according to its rules. Lecturers Dr. Workman, Dr. Morrison, Dr. Langstaff, Dr. Aikin and Dr. Rolph. Medical Board, Canada West. Established by Act of Parliament. President: Hon. C. Widmer, M. D., F. R. C. S., England. Members: W. C. Gwynne, M.D.; W. Beaumont, F. R. C. S., England; R. Hornby, M. D. George Herrick, M. D.; Walter Telfer, surgeon; William B. Nicol, M. D.; William Durie, K. H. and M. D.; John King, M. D.; E. Clarke, M. R. C. S., England, secretary. The Board meet at Toronto for the examination of candidates, on the first Monday in January, April, July and October. Toronto Hospital. Incorporated .9. D., 1847. Trustees: The Mayor; the President of the Board of Trade, Toronto, ex officio; Clarke Gamble; John King, M.D.; Rev. H. J. Grasett, M. A.; Hon. C. Wid-,M. D. Attending Physicians And Surgeons Hon. C. Widmer, M. D., F. R. C. S., England John King, M. D. Walter Telfer,...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Clergy and Churches

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Resident Clergy, Churches, And Hours Of Divine Service. Church Of England. The RIGHT REV. JOHN STRACHAN, D. D., L. L. D., Bishop of Toronto. Ven. A. N. Bethune, D. D., Archdeacon of York. Rev. H. J. Grasett, M. A., examining and domestic chaplain, and secretary to the Bishop. Parochial Clergy REV. H. J. Grasett, M. A., rector of St. James, and officiating chaplain to the forces Rev. Stephen Lett, L. L. D., minister of St. George’s church Rev Richard Mitchele, B. A., minister of Trinity church Rev. Henry Scadding, M. A., minister of the church of the Holy Trinity, and chaplain to the Bishop. Rev. Walter Stennett, M. A., assistant minister of the Church of the Holy Trinity Rev. E. Baldwin, M. A., assistant minister of St. James’s church. Cathedral Church Of St. James. Rev. H. J. Grasett, M. A., St. John’s College, Cambridge, rector; Rev. E. Baldwin, M. A., King’s College, assistant minister. Trinity Church. Rev. R. Mitchele, B. A., Trinity College, Dublin, minister. Hours of service on Sundays-eleven, A. M., and half-past six, P. M. St. George’s Church. Rev. Stephen Lett, L. L. D., Trinity College, Dublin, minister. Hours of divine service on Sundays, at eleven, A. M., and seven, P. M.; and on the last Sunday in the month,...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Saddlers to Wine Merchants

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Saddlers And Harnessmakers, &C. ATKINSON, WILLIAM, saddler and harnessmaker, City buildings, 82 King st. east. EDWARDS, W. & R., saddlers, harness, trunk, engine hose, &c., manufacturers, 89 Yonge St. GIBSON, WILLIAM, saddle, harness and trunkmaker, East Market square, obtained prizes for the premium harness at the Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Provincial fairs. GRIFFITHS, JOHN, saddler and harnessmaker, 66 King st. west. STEWARD, WILLIAM, saddler, harness and trunkmaker, sign of the mammoth. collar, 95 Yonge st. Campbell, D., saddler, King st. east. Silvas, M., 194 King st. east. Therkeld, Joseph, whipmaker, Yonge st. Turner, William J., 190 Queen st. west. Ship Builders BETHUNE & Co., ship, steamboat and boat builders, and steamboat and ship owners, corner of Front and Scott sts. Miller & Co., Front st. Steamboat Agent HOLLAND, GEORGE B., steamboat agent, Front st., near Church st. Smiths, Black And White, Horse Shoers, &c. Ashfield, J., 21 King st., east. Buscoe, William, Queen st., west. Brotherton, William, Front st. Chilver, Joseph, 49 Richmond st. Hobbs, James, Adelaide st., west. Martin, Thomas, Front st. Pearsall, C., 217 King st.` Reason, William, Queen st west. Rowell, Joseph, 37 Queen st., west. Thomas, F., 51 King st., west. Willoughby, M., Front st., Wright, C.., Maitland’s wharf. Stage And Steamboat Offices PORT OF TORONTO. Steampackets and...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Mineral Water to Railroad Agents

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Mineral Water Depot Goedike, E., Plantagenet water depot, King st., west. Music And Musical Instrument Store NORDHEIMER, A. & S., publishers and importers of music and musical instruments, 14 King st. east an extensive assortment of the celebrated piano fortes of Chickering, and Stodart & Dunham, at manufacturers prices. Publishers And Importers Of Music Teachers Ambrose, C. & J., Church st. Clarke, J. P., Church st. Mustard Manufacturer CRAWFORD, D., & Co., mustard, ink and blacking manufacturers, York mills, corner of King and George sts. News Agent NIMMO, JOHN, 7 City buildings, King st., east. Newspapers and Periodicals BRITISH COLONIST, semi-weekly newspaper, Hugh Scobie, King st. east. CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN, weekly newspaper, A. Green, King st. east. CHURCH, weekly newspaper, A. F. Plees, King st. west. CHRiSTIAN OBSERVER, monthly periodical, J. M’Cord. EXAMINER, weekly newspaper, James Lesslie, King st. east. GLOBE, tri-weekly and weekly newspaper, George Brown, King st. east. MIRROR, weekly newspaper, J. Dunlevy, corner of Nelson and King sts. NORTH AMERICAN, weekly newspaper, W. M’Dougal, Yonge st. PATRIOT, daily and weekly ,newspaper, Wellington buildings, King st. east, T. Thompson, editor, E. G. O’Brien, proprietor. PRESBYTERIAN MAGAZINE, Rev. J. Jennings. UPPER CANADA MEDICAL JOURNAL, monthly magazine, A. F. Plees, King St. WATCHMAN, weekly newspaper, Rev. T. T. Howard, editor, Wellington buildings, King...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Ginger Beer to Hardware Merchants

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Ginger Beer Maker Sproat, Henry, 60 King st. west Glover Smith, Henry 150 Yonge st Glue Maker Cave, Samuel, Church st. Gunsmiths ASHFIELD, James, gun and rifle manufacturer, 21 King st west, guns neatly percussioned, gunpowder and shooting materials of every description Green, S. F., Yonge st Greene, John, 5 Martime place General Merchants BRETT, R. H., general merchant, 161 King st. east. BROWN, A. V., & Co., wholesale dealers in groceries, teas, wines, liquors, &c., also shelf and heavy hardware and crockery by the crate, Yonge st. BRUNSKILL, THOMAS, general merchant, wholesale and retail dealer and importer of wines, brandies, teas, tobaccos, sugars, coffees, rice, oils, paints, putty, glass, &c., Church st. CHANCE, SON & Co., general and Birmingham merchants, 53 King st. east. CLARKSON, THOMAS, wholesale general merchant, Front st. DARLING, BROTHERS, wholesale importers and hardware merchants, Church st. opposite Beard’s hotel. HAYES, BROTHERS, importers of groceries and hardware, 6 and 7 St. James buildings, King st., east, nearly opposite the market. HOWLAND & FITCH, general merchants and importers of wines, spirits, teas and groceries, 38 Front st. MACKAY, JOHN M., general dry goods, groceries and liquor dealer, Yonge st., opposite Shutter st. taverns supplied with wines and liquors at the lowest wholesale prices. MITCHELL, JOHN, & Co., general commission...

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Daguerreotype to Furniture Brokers

Daguerreotype Artists Blakeley, Alex., City buildings, King st., east. Palmer, E. J., 74 City buildings, King st., east. Dentists KAHN, CHARLES, surgical and mechanical dentist, 46 King st., west, 2 doors from Bay st. all operations in dental surgery performed upon the most approved scientific principles, and warranted to prove effective. Kahn, Charles, Bay st. Wood, Samuel, 43 King st., west. Smith, J. F., 5 King, st., east. Dry Goods Merchants (Wholesale). BOWES & HALL, wholesale importers of dry goods, Yonge st. BRYCE, MCMURRICH & Co., wholesale dry goods importers, 5 Yonge st. EWART, JOHN, jun., & Co., wholesale importers of dry goods, 25 Front st. FOWLER, HENRY, wholesale importer of dry goods, 41 Yonge st. GILMOUR & COULSON, importers of British and Foreign manufactures, and general warehousemen, 16 and 18 Yonge st. HOUGHTON & MAY, importers of staple and fancy dry goods, 4 Yonge st. MACLAGAN, J. W. D., representative of John Vance & Co., Leeds, woolen manufacturers; and of Rennie, Tetley & Co., stuff merchants, Bradford residence, Yorkville. MCKEAND, BROTHERS & Co., importers and wholesale dealers in fancy and staple dry goods, 11 Yonge st. MCMASTER, WILLIAM, wholesale dry goods merchant, next adjoining Bank of Montreal, Yonge st. MILLER, ROBERT S., importer of staple and fancy dry goods, Yonge st. O’NEIL, P. J., wholesale importer of British and Foreign fancy and staple dry goods, 29 Yonge st....

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1851 Toronto Canada Directory, Cabinetmakers to Cutlers

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Cabinetmakers And Upholsterers FRENCH, RICHARD, chair manufactory, wholesale and retail 54 King st., west. JACQUES & HAY, cabinetmakers and upholsterers, Windsor and cane seat chair, and patent bedstead manufacturers wholesale and retail, 42 King st., west, corner of Bay st., manufactory, Bay shore. PARKER, THOMAS D., cabinetmaker, 63 Queen st., west every description of furniture constantly on hand, or made to order in the best manner, on reasonable terms. ROBERTS, GEORGE, cabinetmaker and upholsterer, 115 Yonge st., opposite Elgie’s hotel a choice stock of cabinetware always on hand, or made to order. at reasonable prices. SHEPPARD J. & E., cabinetmakers and upholsterers, turners and chair makers, 264 Yonge st. WILLIAMS, H. T., upholsterer and undertaker, 61 King at., west coffins made and funerals furnished hearses and palls to let. WILLIAMS, H. BURT, cabinetmaker and furnishing undertaker, 140 Yonge st. coffins, grave clothes, scarfs, crapes, gloves, &c., kept on hand hearses and carriages kept for hire coffins delivered 10 miles free. WILLIAMS, J. J., cabinetmaker, upholsterer and undertaker, 49 Queen st., west every description of cabinet work and upholstery of the latest fashion hearses kept for hire. WILSON & HAIGH, cabinetmakers and upholsterers, 34 King st., west window cornices made and draperies fitted up, according to the latest and most fashionable designs. Non...

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Biography of William C. D’arcy

William C. D’Arcy, president of the D’Arcy Advertising Company of St. Louis, his native city, was born September 1, 1873. His father, Henry 1. D’Arcy, a native of Ireland, came to America in 1865; making his way direct to St. Louis, where he resided throughout his remaining days and where he won success as a member of the bar. He was a graduate of Trinity College of Dublin and his thorough training, his ready adaptability and keenly analytical mind were salient factors in his success. He passed away in 1889, when but forty-two years of age. In early manhood he had wedded Hattie Cheever, a native of St. Louis and a daughter of the late Warren A. Cheever, a member of one of the prominent families of this city. Mrs. D’Arcy is still living and by her marriage she became the mother of seven children, of whom three ,sons and two daughters survive. William C. D’Arcy, the eldest of the family, was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and when eighteen years of age started out to earn his own living, his initial step in the business world being made as an employe of the N. O. Nelson Manufacturing Company. On the 23d of August, 1906, he organized the D’Arcy Advertising Company, starting the business on a very small scale but developing it until his is one...

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