Snippets of the Illustrious James Poole

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Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

In this early private postcard of Carleton Place, the newspaper office for The Herald is located on the right. Started in 1850, James Poole was the editor and publisher. The paper is no longer in circulation.

 

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Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum CARLETON PLACE HERALD, weekly, James C. Poole, publisher.

n 1853, James Poole, editor of The Carleton Place Herald, wrote about the Chats Falls horse railway:

“Certainly this is one of the last things you dare to hope for in the heart of the wilderness far away from either a road or a cow-path – and you must almost doubt whether it is a reality, or like the palace of Aladdin, you are not under the mysterious influence of some kind genii for your present position.”

 

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Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

IN 1883 William H Allen with his brother S. J Allen took over the Carleton Place Herald from the late James Poole.

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Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Officer in the 41st Brockville Rifle Battalion. Likely Capt. James Condie Poole–Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 29 Jul 1878, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 20 Dec 1862, Sat,
  3. Page 2

 

 

Some of James Poole’s headlines in the Carleton Place Herald

James Poole fonds
MG 24 K 49
Broadsheets of Notices which were to be entered in the Carleton HERALD
No. Description of Broadsheet Physical Description Page


1 “To the Independent Electors of the South
Riding of Lanark”, Smith’s Falls,
12 Dec. 1857, James Shaw.
Notation on reverse “to be inserted twice,
ordered by W. McCaine”.
Height & Width: 40.5 cm x
34 cm; blue paper.
p.
0000549


2 “St. James’s Church, Perth”. Statement “the new
church will be opened (D.V.) On Thursday,
November 14, 1861.”
Perth, Nov. 1861, Henry D. Shaw, A. William
Playfair, Churchwardens.
Height & Width: 35.5 cm x
53 cm; white paper
p.
0001104


3 “Notice that Dr. Morton of Farmersville will be
in Carleton Place, Wed. 27th of this month,
where he may be consulted for one day only.
Merrickville, 11 July 1859.
The document contains handwritten corrections.
Notation on reverse.
Height & Width: 44.5 cm x
28 cm, white paper.
P.
0001022


4. “Large Supplies, Great Reduction”. Notice of
sale of dry goods and groceries with prices
noted.
Island Store, Almonte, Oct. 26, 1864.
The document contains handwritten corrections.
Height & Width: 42 cm x
28 cm, white paper.
p.
0001372.


5. “Farm Property to be sold by Auction”
Village of Carleton Place, H. McLean,
Auctioneer, with instructions from the heirs of the
late Rev. John Smith, of Beckwith, n.d.
Height & Width: 46 cm x
31.5 cm. White paper
p.
0001349.


6. “ The splendid young stallion ‘Jupiter’ will stand
for mares this seasons”. Includes picture of the
horse.
J. Dunnet, Pakenham, May 1859.
The document contains handwritten corrections.
Height & Width: 45.5 cm x
30.5 cm, white paper.
p.
0000958


7. “Smith’s Latest Improved Combined Mowing
and Reaping Machines”, selling implements to
farmers, John Smith, St. Gabriel Locks,
Montreal; Robert Carss, Agent, Arnprior, Frank
Sargent, Agent, Ottawa.
Montreal, June 1859.
The document contains handwritten corrections.
Height & Width: 45.25 cm
x 31 cm, white paper
p.
0001002


8. “Notice! To All Farmers & Mechanics”
concerning an invention by Lyman Judson for a
method of constructing slat and teeth for horse
rakes. Includes picture of implement.
Elbe, 6 May, 1857.
The document contains handwritten corrections.
Height & Width: 45 cm x
30 cm, white paper
p.
0000672


9. “Take Notice! Auction Sale!”
Arnprior, Ottawa House,
Dry goods, dress goods, prints. A. Rowe,
auctioneer, 22 Feb. 1865.
The document contains more information as well
as handwritten corrections.
Height & Width: 44 cm x
28 cm, white paper
p.
0001517


10. “Auction Sale!” 300 acres of land, 6th
concession, Beck Township, late Rev. J. Smith.
1 Nov. ____, H. McLean, auctioneer.
Height & Width: 41 cm x
28 cm, white paper
p.
0001366


11. “Great Panic in the Money Market!” Notice
offering the sale of British and foreign goods “at
unprecedentedly Low Prices…”
Groceries, hardware, drugs, stationery, etc.
James Dunnet.
The document contains handwritten corrections.
Height & Width: 42 cm x
29 cm, green paper
p.
0000503

 

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Lanark County Genealogical Society Website

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

 

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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