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Catalog Number 1971.40.54.3
Object Name Letter
Title Three Letters from Provincial Secretary's Office to N. Higinbotham re: Standard Time, 1883-1884
Date 1883
Year Range from 1883
Year Range to 1884
Description .1 to .3 Three letters from the Provincial Secretary's Office regarding the adoption of standard time. Handwritten, Secretary of the Province of Ontario seal printed at top of all correspondence. All letters addressed to N. Higinbotham, Registrar, Guelph, Ont.
.1 - One sheet of paper. Dated "Toronto, December 19th, 1883." Assistant secretary acknowledges receipt of N. Higinbotham's letter "with reference to the adoption of Standard Time by the various Registry Offices in the Province." On reverse side is written: "Dec. 19 & 28/83 / Provincial Secretary / Re. Standard Time."
.2 - Two page letter from the Provincial Secretary's Office, dated "Toronto, 28th December 1883." Provincial Secretary's Seal is printed in blue at top of first page. Letter addressed to N. Higinbotham, Registrar of Deeds, Guelph, Ont." Letter speaks to the "propriety of adopting the new Standard Time which at Guelph is some eighteen minutes faster than local time. I am directed to state that this is a subject upon which it is not the duty of this Department to advise you.
I am, however, to intimate to you that it is probable that legislative action with regard to the recent changes in Time will be taken by the Legislature during its next session." Signed by the Assistant Secretary.
.3 - Letter from Provincial Secretary's Office and signed by the Assistant Secretary, Geo. E. Lumsden. Dated "Toronto, 17th January 1884." Letter informs N. Higinbotham that he has been returned "as Registrar of the South and Centre Ridings of the County of Wellington, in pursuance of R.S.O. Cap.III Sec.97, and to request you to be good enough to state the reason for the Return being signed by your Deputy."
People Higinbotham, Nathaniel (Col.)
Search Terms City of Guelph
Dimensions .1 - 33.0 x 21.0 cm. - L x W
.2 - 33.0 x 20.5 cm. - L x W
.3 - 33.5 x 20.75 cm. - L x W