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Catalog Number 1978.148.3
Object Name Scrapbook
Title Account Book, Richard Ainlay 1855-1856
Date 09/28/2005
Year Range from 1856
Year Range to 1869
Description Account book used as a scrapbook, "Miss Mary D. Ainlay. Guelph Jan. 15, 1869 last page of accounts carries date May 19, 1856
unnumbered pages
17 cm w X 36.5 h
Lumber merchant accounts for Richard Ainlay from circa 1855 - 1856
contents of 17 pages of clippings of stories and poems etc., pasted over accounts
Name "Miss Mary D. Ainlay, Guelph Jan 15. 1869" in pencil in front; front flyleaf "A.B. Shepherd 4/-" in ink;
According to accession register, were found under roof - There since 1890 when house was bought from Mrs. Ainlay (who used to hide things in the trees!)"

Richard Ainlay was the son of Thomas Ainlay (born 1789) and was born in England in 1817, he was a carpenter and in 1849 was a member of the Guelph Fire Company. He owned a lumber business from 1851 to 1876 and was a member of Norfolk Street Methodist Church being Sunday School Superintendent from 1842-1857.
People Ainlay, Mary D. (Miss)
Ainley, Thomas A.
Ainlay, Richard
Search Terms Norfolk Street United Church