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Catalog Number 1970.1.37
Object Name Log
Scope & Content Light brown staple-bound cloth-covered booklet with printed maple leaf and the words "Monthly Time Book" printed on the front. Written on the front cover are the words "Time Book commencing Nov 1st 1886." On the inside front cover is noted "Given by Mrs. R.M. Craig Orillia, Ont." An attached note with small writing is on the inside of the front and back covers, which notes new hires and their agreements , eg. "Mr. Fowler hired at $17 / mo. to do anything."

This is the record of days of work per employee for A. McPherson & Co. at Longford Mills, which produced lumber, shingles, lime and stone. The average employee worked 10 hours/day, 6 days per week.
Gives the following names as employees (may include others not noted): Currin (Curran?), Watt, Stephens, Hogg, Jarick, Amey, Bradley, Landell, Wiliams, Montgomery's sleigh, Almo, Tiffin, Reid, MaGovern, McFadden, Goring, Stewart, Gaudor (Gaudaur?)Martin, Craig, Woods, Holinghead, Rively, Lepard, Gilroy, Clark, Heavener, Channing, Bell, Granger, Lamb, Copeland, Taylor, Wm. Nut ("Indian"), Robins, McKinnon, Hayward, Leith, Doyle, Barnes, Snake, Gilroy, Wesley, Robins, Joe, Jones, Plews, Dock, Boon, Folliott, Kattles, Appleyard, Pratt, Tyler, Johnson, Caron, McIsaac, Jacob Shilling, Lemo, Ainsworth, Cade, Stinson, Galvin, Grice ?, McKeown, Ingersol, Peter York, Jordan ("Indian"), Bigwind, DeRinzy ?, . Most of the employee names have at least a first initial or abbreviation of the first name. Occasional notes to indicate the employee's tasks, i.e. Lime burning, bush, sorting lumber.
Catalog type Archive
Dates of Creation January 1, 1886 to October 31, 1886
Title A. McPherson & Co.
Collection Orillia Historical Society now OMAH
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact