By Roger Hall, Anthony Westell, Laurel Sefton MacDowell
Styles of the earlier has been released to commemorate the only hundredth annivarsary of the founding of the Ontario historic Society. prepared on four Sept 1888 because the Pioneer organization of Ontario, the Society followed its present identify in 1898. Its ambitions, for a century, were to advertise and improve the learn of Ontario's earlier. the aim of this e-book is either to commemorate and to hold on that wrothy culture. brought via Ian Wilson, Archivist of Ontario, and edited through Roger corridor, William Westfall and Laurel Sefton MacDowell, this specified quantity is a landmark not just within the Society's background yet within the prince's historiography. Eighteen students have pooled their abilities to model a quantity of unpolluted interpretive essays that chronicle and study the complete scope of Ontario's wealthy and sundry prior. New gentle is thrown on our figuring out of early local peoples, rural lifestyles in top Canada, the hole of the North, the impression of railways, and the expansion of companies and associations. and there's a lot social research the following too, in particular of the hot roles for girls in commercial society, of operating category adventure, of ethnic groupos, and of youngsters in our society's earlier. in addition, there are cutting edge remedies of the conservation stream, of science's position in provincial society, and of the connection among society and tradition in small cities. somebody with an curiosity within the heritage of Canada's such a lot populous province will locate a lot during this coprehensive assortment.
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In the circumstances, it was often in the accounts of the merchant, with whom all had dealings, that balances were reconciled. Not all local trade required the participation of the merchant, but virtually all sets of merchants' accounts that survive offer much evidence of these transactions. At its simplest, the process enabled a debtor who had a credit balance with the merchant to transfer that credit to a third party who owed the merchant money. But more complex variations on the pattern were evident.
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His ability to pay could also be affected by personal or family misfortunes, such as accident, illness, and death. It is thus understandable that many farmers had debt problems at times, and that some, through over-optimism, misfortune, or bad timing (for example, buying land at the height of the market), became entrapped by debt. But for any group of farmers similarly situated, there was likely to be substantial variation in both the level of indebtedness and, to a degree, in the character of the indebtedness (for 48 Patterns of the Past example the proportion for land as opposed to that owed to merchants).