Milton Dyment Diary, 1907-1911

Title

Milton Dyment Diary, 1907-1911

Creator

Milton Dyment

Source

Courtesy of Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph

Date

1907-1911

Language

English

Coverage

20th Century, Wentworth and Wellington Counties, Ancaster and Guelph Townships, Ontario

Date Created

October 1907

Is Part Of

Milton Dyment Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Manuscript

Transcription

Expenses in connection with Valen's Swamp. {Arrow pointing to Valen's} Beverly {name?}. Wentworth County

Oct 1907. saw $100 axes 150 axe handles 50 beetle rings 90 sawhandles 20 {illegible} 5- sawset 40

Dec 3rd 1907. Groceries -165 file 10 Paper 45- Hay & straw 180 Horse {illegible} 60 Bread & soap 30

Dec 5th 1907. Lumber Lath & Shingles 1410 stove & Pipe 185- Nails 42 Lock 60 Bucksaw 65- Horse to hay 50 hooks staples & Hingles etc 50 Horse hire 50

Dec 12th. 1907. Groceries. etc. 100 Groceries 265-

Dec 19/17 Hotel Lodging 150 Groceries, file. etc 245-

Jan 21st/08 Groceries, etc, 174

Jan7th/08. Gave Teflford $60.00 for one acre of ceder and recieved receipt. {sideways eight}

Jan 24th/08 Bough this book from Arton for $2.75.

" 25 Bennetts Theater {illegible} Hamilton

" A Razor hone from Parks & Parks

" 26 Snow Storm Hamilton.

" 27 Wintery. At the Savoy.

" 27 Paid in full for Violin. Bow. Case & Book.

Jan 25th, 1908. Hamilton. snow storm.

Feb 4th 1908. Hamilton Decidedly cold

Feb 6th Mr Gilmour Hamilton Feb 6th 1908 Dear Sir. Then you intend putting ice in. As any brother and I is not bury at fresant. I thought I would write and ask you what you would give us for hunderd {illegible}, afor rutting, of some stated size you to use your team for acraping snow if necsessary, Yours Truly. Mr Dyment.

Feb 11th Arton. Noah. Henry. Mable. Pilla. and Myself Happend to meet at 141 James St North Hamilton.

Feb 19th Helped Noah Load a car of Potatoes.

Mar 14th. Helped Arton Move from 141 James North to 63 Kindred Ave.

Mar 14th Sindicate {illegible} sold Percheron Stallion to Hamilton & Hawthorn of Simcoe for $800.00

Mar 26th gave Henry $80.00 for expenses and note to pay my share of each.

Mar 31st I finished playing in the Hamilton. Y.M.G.A.U checkers tournament in which thirty men were to play for a silver cup, and I won the cup, and Mr Best presented it to me April the 2nd. a list of the fellos I played with, and the order of the points lost and won.

4 Won J. Mcqueen Lost. 2

6 " Fleming " 0

6 " H Smith " 0

6 " Simpson " 0

4 " Belzner " 2

4 " Deacon " 2

6 " Jeans " 0

6 " A S Potter " 0

2 " N. Long. " 4

Mar 31st 6 Won S Giquere Lost " 0

6 F {name?} " 0

6 Lees " 0

6 P McGregor " 0

6 Marshall " 0

6 Lumsdum " 0

6 W {name?} " 0

6 E Louiselle " 0

2 Best. " 4

$ Unknown. "2

Mar 6th Henry. Noah & Myself spent some time in prospecting Mr Forbes Bush near Sulfer Springs

Mar 12. To Hamilton. cold and dull.

Jerseyville. April. 8/1908 Dear Sir For one Dollar enclosed, Please send me the Family Herald and Weekly Star one year. Yours Truly. Milton Dyment.

Jerseyville. Ant.

April 14th. I played with the Hamilton Y.M.G.A checkers team agaisnt the Hamilton {illegible} team. the score was twelve games twelve draws and twenty nine games in favor of the {illegible} team.

May 3rd to Hamilton. Cold my twenty eight birthday.

Jerseyville Aug 25th 1908 Dear Sir. your card of the 15th recived. I want -3 peices for the out side of the one big wheel (No R203) and about a doz links for the carrier chain, and a doz links for

the chain that runs the shaker. I could meet you in Hamilton someday next week and get them, If you would let me know just when and where to meet you. Yours Very Truly. Milton Dyment

Jerseyville Ant.

Sep 5th 1908. Was to Toronto Fair.

" 12 Gave through out the summer for Hired help nine and a half Dollars to Allan Vansickle. eight Dollars to G. Smith. five Dollars to Symus Drake and Twenty and three quarters to Andy Swazyer.

" 12 Gave two Dollars and fifty five cents to a gentlement in Mr Corvick ware room Hamilton, for three lugs, shaker chain, and a doz links for carrier chain. of the Hoover digger.

" 12 To Hamilton. Warm. Very dry weather.

" 12 A pair of shoes from Gilbert Hamilton Kin St. Three and a half Dollars.

Nov 14 Fold. To Bennetts Malinee

" 15 Cold. To Hamilton

" 20 fine and warm. Loaded a car of potatoes at Summit Station for Mr Barrett for 52ct per bag.

" 22 At Hamilton. to Artons. fine and warm.

" 27 Loaded potatoes for Mr Barrett at Summit

" 28 Finished loading car of potatoes at 52ct per bag.

" 28 Paid Loyd Dodman Five Dollars in full for work.

" 28 Paid Sylvester Dodman One Dollar and a half in full for work.

" 28 Paid Gess Willson three Dollars in full for work.

" 30 Warm with some rain.

" 30 Paid Mr John Rouse for fifty Dollar Note he had agaisnt Noad and Me.

Dec 1 Cold, covered Potato Pits.

" 2 Cold. coverin Potato Pits.

" 3 Farmer. came to Hamilton.

Dec 4 {illegible}. At Bennets Theatre at night

" 4 At the court Room.

" 17 Bought and Paid in full $80.00 for marked timber about 2 acers from Noah Dyment

" 17 Recieved Thirty of the Sixty Dollars I was to recieve for handling the Potatoes.

" 24 Warm. Hamilton. {illegible}. Tree oat Jerseyville

Jan 18 Paid Charles Morris 1.25 in full for work.

" 18 Engaged Seth Vansickle. to help cut cedar post.

" 19 Martin Vansickle drove Seth Vansickle. George Bornett and Myself to cedar swamp near Valen's.

" 20 fine and warm, cut cedar.

" 21 fine and warm, cut cedar.

" 22 Rain. George, Seth, and I walked from swamp to Jerseyville

" 22 Went to hamilton on T.H.&B. 1P.M

" 23 Bennetts after noon.

" 25 fine Weather. cut wood.

" 26 cut wood.

" 27 Walked to Ancaster and drew $25 of my account. to H branch Bank. and went on to Hamilton.

" 28 Touring the town.

" 29 Heavy gales of snow. spent some time at Liberal club.

" 28 Was to Brittanna Rink 8.P.M and seen Miss Wintess who won the Star Walking race for ladies last fall win fromthis {illegible} in a five mile walking contest Time 43 minutes and a half. Mayor McLaren presented the fifty Dollar silver cup go her imediately after the race.

" 30 Cold and Stormy.

Feb 1 cut wood.

" 2 Was Pall bearer for the burial of Mileda Vansickle

" 3 cut wood. Nice weather.

" 4 Was to Lyndon. At methodist Church to Lecture.

" 5 Came to Hamilton. Warm.

Feb 5 Long boat Defeated Shrubb in Marathon Race Madison Squar garden New York.

Feb 6 Hamilton. Toured the town.

Feb 7 Hamilton. Fine and warm.

" 10 Went to the ceder swamp.

" 11 cut cedar. Mr Sault helped 1 day

" 12 cut cedar Mr Sault helped 1 day.

" 13 cut ceder Mr Sault helped 1/2 day.

" 13 Paid Mr Sault three & one quarter Dollars in full for work. and eggs.

" 9 Paid Charles Morries seventy five cents in full for work.

" 9 Paid Mr Peterfin one Dollar in fall for work.

" 15 came to Hamilton. Stormy

" 16 Very stormy. Hamilton.

" 17 Cold. Hamilton.

" 14 Work & eatebles in connection with swamp

March 3 Hamilton. Stormy.

" 3 WHowell and Paterson Duit.

" 4 Hamilton Windy.

" 15 To cedar swamp. for tools.

" 16 Bought and paid. Noah twenty dollars in full for his interest in sprayer.

" 16 Sold two white oack logs & an axe to (Noah) for $9.00.

" 16 Sold 150 feet in log length to Noah for eleven dollars.

" 17 Sold to Noah 60 feet log length for six dollars.

" 18 Helped Noah draw logs

" 19 Bought and paid in full three Dollars for his interest in large cash.

" 20 Helped Noah cut and draw logs. to the amount to 122 feet in log length. and has 58 feet to his credit

" 20 Paid Seth Vansickle three Dollars in full for work cutting cedar sometime ago. through the hands of George Fornell.

" 20 Simpson and Shrubb foot race. Toronto.

" 21 Hamilton over Sunday.

" 22 Paid G Fornell $3 in full sometime ago for work.

March 1909

Jerseyville March 27, 1909

Mr J Whitehead Walkerton. Ont.

Dear Sir, Your question under the circumstance is a hard one to answer, you not stating weather you have had any experience in {illegible} potatoes or not. I might say such a peice of ground ought to be in good fertility for potatoes, and in an average year with proper seed, and the right hand of care done in the cheapest manner possible, there ought to be a good profit. But as I dont know weather you have had any experience in the business of not, I wont advice you to raise 25 or 50 acers the first year, you'll find it requires experience to get the best results. Spraying for blight alone requires some skill, I might say my experence in the business which has been for several years, a profit could be had in the last, with prices much lower than this year. Yours Truly M. Dyment Jerseyville. Ont.

" 28 Fine. Hamilton.

Jerseyville March 29. 1909

Mr Barrett Brantford. Ont.

Dear Sir, We are about to ready to ship potatoes So if you want a car potaotes, write me at once. We have been offered sixty three for a car per bag to load them ourselves. We thought we'd give you a chance to make an offer. Yours Truly M Dyment Jerseyville

1909 April 10 Jerseyville April 10 1909

Mr Javity

Dear Sir Please send me two medium varieties of Potatoes (28b) for axperiment. Yours Truly, Milton Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

" 8 Paid George Paterson six and a half Dollars in full for a Paris cultivator.

Jerseyville April 8, 1909,

Mr Broughton

Dear Sir I have been expecting word from you stating the price of those four Pieces I was needing for the Rolins Planter I would like word at once. Yours Truly Milton Dyment Jerseyville. Ont.

" 7 Paid Mr D Dodman $3.50 in full for work.

" 7 Paid Mr G Wilxon $3.50 in full for work.

" 7 Paid Mr G Smith $1.25 in full for work.

" 8 finished loading a car of Potatoes of Potatoes.

" 10 Was to Bennetts theater after noon and heard Mrs E Fay answer questions {illegible}

" 17 Paid L Dodman $1.00 for work.

" 17 Recieved Payment in full $156.00 for Potatoes for Mr Barrett.

" 19 Paid George Bagiley $37.50 in full at his own residence for Potato cutter.

" 20 Paid 50cts to H Vansickle for work.

1909 April 21st Paid L Dodman 75cts in full for work.

" 21st Paid Bradshaw Bro's 10cts in full for repairing.

Jerseyville April 30th 1909

W C Wells

Dear Sir I habe no potatoes for sale now. Yours Truly. M Diamond

" 30 Cold and damp Hamilton

June Planting College Empire 1st now Sempseys seedling 2nd now our own Empire state 37d now {illegible} early 4th now Rose of the north now 5th.

June 13 Hamilton.

March 6 1911 March 4 Paid Vansickle's $2n25 for butter for Mable.

" 6 Jerseyville Feb 23. 1911

Mr Carrol Hamilton Ont

Dear Sire We have been holding our potatoes for advance in prince, If you could pay us a Dollar a bag the former part of march, we would lay a car load of fine stock in for you. Yours Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville. Ont.

" 6 March 6. Recieved $2.50 in full for wood from Mrs Smith.

" 6 March 6. Paid Mrs Wait for the renewal of my subscription to the family Herald and Weekly star. Montreal. Quebec. One Dollar in full.

" 6 March 6. Paid Mr John Lee 45cts in full for Mits.

" 6 March 6 cold. and fair. cutting wood

March 7 March 7. cold and fair. cutting wood.

" 7 Paid Mr. John Lee. three cents in full for stove pipe wire

" 7 Jerseyville March 7. 1911

Mr Thompson

Dear Sir We have quoted prices to other parties, and are waiting for an answer. Yours Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville.

" 9 March 8 fine and mild, cutting wood, to Alberton Tea Meeting

" 9 March 8. Recieved eight Dollars and seventy five cents in full for wood, from Hugh Toland.

" 9 March 9. Mild and cloudy. cutting wood.

" 9 March 9. Gave Noah Dyment five Dollars for the five Dollars I borrowed March 4. 19911.

" 12 March 12 Warm and rainy. Was to Methodist Church Jerseyville to hear Mr Cousin's preach anniversary summons,

And subscribed 50cts, and paind Mr Hildreth the same in full.

" 14 March 13. Noah and I got father's sap pan for which We agree to give him a gallon of syrup.

14 March 15 Noah and I borrowed Mr Cliver Howells sap pails and spile's

"14 March 14 Fine and warm Trapping.

" 14 March 14 I brought four hundred one Dollar Shares of the Cobalt Frontenac Mining Co. Limited. from G M Jones agent for one hundred Dollars. and gave note for thirty Day's from date. and got receipt for settlement in full.

" 14 March 14. Roy Kelly borrowed bandwagon and returned it

1911 March 14. Jerseyville March 14 1911

Dear Sister Noah and I are each sending you Five Dollars as a gift. am sorry you are not well. Let us know how you are getting along. I ran busy now I have started to tap. Your Loving Brother. Milt.

" 16 Very cold.

" 16 March 16 Helped Roy Kelly afternoon loading manure.

" 16 Borrowed one DOllar from Noah Dyment.

" 16 March 16 Bought and Paid in full one Dollar and ten cents for a pair of rubbers from Black's Clerk.

" 16 March 16 Finished cutting sixteen cords of stove wood, at fifty cents per cord, and recieved payment in full for same.

" 16 March 16 Paid Noah Dyment in full eight Dollars. for the use of his team drawing my cedar posts from the swamp to Valen's Corner's.

" 17 March 17. Cold. and Blusty.

" 17 March 17. helped Roy Kelly. draw manure one day.

" 17 March 17 Recieved one Dollar of the one Dollar and eighty seven and a half cents, from Roy Kelly that he owed me for March the 16 and March the 17.

" 19 Jerseyville March 20 1911

Mr Woodhouse. Dundas

Dear Sir I would like to have pay for the car load of wood I shiped you Dec 22 1910. Yours Truly M Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

" 19 Wrote to Professor Javity of the Apriculural College Guelph to send me experiment 28G, first choice, 28B, second choice, for. 1911 paris experiment.

1911 March 20 March 20. Recieved one Dollar and twenty cents from Mable Dyment March 19. to give to Mrs E Vansickle. which I did give in full for four pounds Butter March 20. 1911.

" 20 Jerseyville. March. 20 1911

Mr. H. Knox Lynden

Dear Sir The price on Blue Vitrol by the barrell. at wood and Vallance hardware store to day is five cents per lb. I didn't price anywhere else. Yours Truly. M Dyment.

" 20 March 20. Rain at first clearning and turning colder. Came from Hamilton on the T.H.V.B 11.14.

" 21 March 21. Fine and warm. drawing manure. and helping Oliver Howell move a building to Fred Howells.

" 21 March 21 The card I wrote to H Knox March 20 about Blue Vitrol, I burnt.

" 23 March 23. Taylor Almstead's sale. Very cold. drawing manure and boiling sap.

" 23 Jerseyville March 23. 1911

Mr Siddall Hamilton

Dear Sir Your letter of the 22nd recieved We intend to ship potatoes to Hamilton soon. just when, I cant say. We have four or five car load's for sale, yet, Ill likely write you again or call on you, when we are about to sell. Yours Truly, M Dyment.

1911 April 12 April 12 Jerseyville

Mr Dunlop Hamilton Ont

Dear Sir We will take ninty-five cents per bag for 400 bags of potatoes on car at Hamilton, frieght prepaid. if you want them answer by {illegible} mail. Yours Truly. Dyement Bros. Jerseyville Ont

April 15 April 14. Noah and I had some settling up. We settled for the one trip off his ticket amounting to twenty five cents and for the Dollar I borrowed on March 16 and the Dollar I borrowed on March 23 and for the twenty four day that Rob helped me last summer, I gave him twenty four Dollars. He settled for the intrest on the twelve hundred and two hundred Dollar Notes for a year giving me eighty four Dollars he paid me eight Dollars in full for small Potatoes. He settled for the one hundred and thirty Dollars that he owed me on the car of Potatoes the {illegible} Dyment got in settling I am to get the fifty nine Dollars ond fifty five cent that coming to him from Mr Garreld. In the end he owed me the twelve Hundred Dollar note, and interest since Dec 27, 1910, and the two Hundred Dollar note, and intrest since April 7 1911, and one hundred and thirty three Dollars and seventy five cents to be handed to me soon.

April 14 Paid Mr Lee in full five cents for Mucilage.

April 15 Arther Lee. Agent for the Cobalt Frontenac Mining Co Limited Sold me six hundred shares of stock in the mention Co for one hundred and fifty Dollars. and gave note to be paid in thirty days from date, and Receipt recieved.

" 19 Roy Kelly Got two Posts out of the {illegible} the other day from North and did not Pay for them. Value thirty cents

" 19 April 19 H. Vansickle Paid in full thirty cents for two Posts.

1911 March 28 March 25. Recieved one Dollar as payment in full for work done for Roy Kelly 16 and 17 March

" 28 March 25 Recieved one Dollar as loan from Noah

" 28 March 25 Noah and I agreed to load a car of potatoes, for which {illegible} Dyment agreed to give us eighty cents per bag on car at Jerseyville.

April 3 March 30 Loading potatoes

" 3 March 31 Finished loading car of potatoes to be shipped to {illegible} Dyment.

"3 April 1 Recieved sixty Dollars and seventy five cents for wood shiped Dec 12 1910 to Woodhouse and Co Dundas at Bank of Commerce Dundas

" 3 April 1 Noah recieved two hundred and sixty Dollars in full for car load of potatoes of three hundred and twenty five bags shipped and sold to {illegible} Dyment

" 3 April 1 Lent Noah Dyment sixty Dollars.

" 3 April 1 Sold car load of potatoes to Mr Carrol John St Green at eighty seven cents per bag to be delivered in the week of April tthe 3rd.

" 3 April Recieved five Dollars interest from Arton Dyment on notes past due.

" 3 April 2 Was to Hamilton. Cold.

" 3 April 3 Recived the sicty Dollars I lent to Noah Dyment April 1st

" 3 APril 3 Recipted the bill Woodhouse and CO sent me when sending the check on the Bank of Commerce at Dundas for wood for sixty Dollars and seventy five cents.

" 7 April 7 paid frank Millar fifty and a half Dollars in full for a note he had against Mr John Hunter, fifty three Dollars including interest to be paid May 24th 1911

" 7 April 7 Jess Wilison Helpedon day at potatoes.

" 8 April 8 Jess Wilison Hlped one day load potatoes

" 8 April 8 Paid Jess Wilison two Dollars and half in full for work April 7 and 8th.

" 8 April 8 Paid N Smith twelve dollars in full for shiping car of potatoes.

" 8 Recieved fourty cent to give J Wilison to pay for horse shoeing and recieved three cents back.

" 12 April 11 Paid Mr Carroll three hundred and twenty five bags of potatoes in eighty seven cents per bag and Noah recieved only twenty five Dollars on them.

" 12 April 11 Noah and I brought on bag of Potatoes by the name of Rover for two Dollars he paid Steel Briggs for them.

" 12 April 12 Boiled Sap. Rainy

1911 12 April 12 Jerseyville April 18 1911

Mr Dunlop Hamitlon Ont

Dear Sir We will take ninty five cents per bag of 400 bags of potatoes on car at Hamilton, freight prepaid. if you want them answer by {illegbile} mail. Yours Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville Ont

April 15 April 14 Noah and I had some settling up. We settled for the one trip off his ticket amounting to twenty five cents and for the Dollar I borrowed on March 16 and the Dollar I borrowed on March 23 and for the twenty for day that Rob helped me last summer, I gave him twenty four Dollars. He settled for the interest on the twelve hundred and two hundred Dollar notes for a year giving me eighty four Dollars he paid me eight Dollars in full for small Potaotes. He settled for the one hundred and thirty Dollars that he owed me on the car of Potaotes that {illegible} Dyment got in settling. I am to get fifty nine Dollars and fifty five cents that coming to him from Mr Carroll. In the end he owed me the twelve Hundred Dollar note and interest since Dec 27. 1911, and the two Hundred Dollar note, and interest since April 7 1911, and the one Hundred Dollar and thirty three Dollars and seventy five cents to be handed to me soon.

" 15 April 14 Paid Mr Lee in full five cents for Mucilage

" 15 April 15 Arther Lee. Agent for the Cobalt Frontenac Mining Co Limited Sold me six hundred shares of stock in the mentioned Co for one hundred and fifty Dollars and gave note to be paid in thirty days from date, and Reciept recieved.

" 19 Roy Kelly Got two Posts out of the {illegible} the other day from Noah and did not Pay for them. Value thirty cents

" 19 April 19 H Vansickle Paid in full thirty cents for two posts.

1911 April 19 April 19. Sold Noah Dyment seventy six Posts for nine Dollars.

" 19 Jerseyville. April 19 1911

Mr Barrett. Brantford.

Dear Sir We offer you a car load of good carman potatoes to be loaded at once, at ninty cents per bag. Let us know at once if you want them. Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville Ont


APril 19 Jerseyville April 19 1911

The Dawson Elliott Co. Toronto

Dear Sirs I noticed your Ad in the Farmer's Sun. We have three or four car loads of good potatoes of our own grown to sell. you might make us an offer for a car load, if you like or let us know what is your commission. Yours Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville Ont

" 19 Jerseyville April 19 1911

Vance & Co. Toronto

Dear Sirs We have three or four car loads of good potatoes for sale. All are own grown. Yours Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville Ont

1911 April 22 April 22 The letter of the 19th I wrote to Mr C Barrett I did not post or send.

" 22 April 22 Mr H Herman got twenty seven bags of seed potatoes and Paid thirteen Dollars in full two Dollars of which I recieved for my share in full

April 26 April 24 Paid Mrs E Vansickle one Dollar and Thirty cents for four pounds of butter for Mable

April 26 April 26 Paid Mr Lee five cents for four bolts and nuts

April 26 April 26 Ros helped me four hours.

April 26 April 26 J Wilison helped one day

April 26 April 26 Jerseyville April 26 1911

David Fraser Hamilton

Dear Sir Your letter of the 24th just recieved. The address was wrong. As we are loading a car of potatoes on THUB at Jerseyville, and want to finish seeding before we load any more. We wont quote any price just now. We have three car load of carman potatoes to sell yet. Yours Very Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville Ont

April 26 April 26 Jerseyville April 26. 1911

Vance & Co Toronto

Dear Sir We are just loading a car of Potatoes now, and we want to finished seeding before we load anymore. So we dont care to quote prices just now. Yours Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville. Ont

1911 April 28 April 27 Jess Wilison. Helped one day

" 28 April 27 Ros helped eight hours.

" 28 April 28 Paid Agent Smith thirty five cents for frieght on bags

" 28 April 28 Recieved one Dollar and seventy cents for two bags of Potatoes, in full and gave Noah half.

" 28 April 28 Gave Colman Howell two Dollars to buy me a gallon of Formalin which he did at two Dollars.

" 28 April 28 Jess Wilison helped one day

" 28 April 28 Gave Jess WIlison five Dollars, fifty cents, over payment in full for 26th 27th 28th.

" 28 April 28 Ros helped eight hours

" 28 April 28 Billed car of Potatoes out for Hamilton.

" 28 April 28 Recieved twenty five cents as my share from Noah for Potatoes Mr Jamison got.

May 3 May 2 Jess Helped one day.

" 3 May 3 Jess Helped one day.

"3 Ros Helped four hours

" 3 May Paid R Black in full one Dollar and seventy eight for Bags Bread and a Pair of Pants.

" 3 Jerseyville May 3 1911

{illegible} Soloman & Slevens Hamilton

Dear Sir Your letter recieved containing check as payment in fill for car of Potaotes you bought over Phone May 1st. We are loading another car now about 350 bags some being in loose, car bags being away. these we expect will be in Hamilton Friday moring ready to unboard. If you want these at 93ct per bag on car at Hamilton Let us know at once. We have two small car loads to offer later. Yours Very Truly M Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

May 3 May 3 In settling with Noah the standing account he owes me one hundred and thirty nine Dollars and seventy cents.

" 3 Cold. Sending Potatoes.

1911 May 7 May 4 Jess Wilison helped one day

" 7 May 4 Ros Helped eight hours.

" 7 May 5 Jess Helped one day

" 7 May 5 Ros helped eight hours.

" 7 may 5 R Baguley helped one half day.

" 7 May 4 R Baguley helped one day.

" 7 May 6 Jess helped one day.

" 7 May 5 Delivered nineteen Bags of Potatoes to Brooks Bros unpaid to get ninety cents per bag.

" 13 Jerseyville May 13. 11

Mr Petrie Hamilton

Dear Sir Your letter recieved. We have only about five hundred bags of potatoes now. There we want to hold a while. We might write you again. Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

" 13 May 8 Jess helpeed one day.

" 13 May 9 Jess helpeed one day.

" 13 May 10 Jess helpeed one day.

" 13 May 11 Jess helpeed one day.

" 13 May 12 Jess helpeed one day.

" 13 May 13 Jess helpeed one day.

" 13 May 13 Ros helped one day

" 13 May 13 Roy Baguley helped one day

" 13 May 13 Paid Roy Baguley two Dollars and a half in full for two and a half days work

" 13 May 13 Paid Noah three Dollars in full for six days work done by Ros.

" 13 May 13 Paid Jess Wilison fifteen Dollars in full for eleven day work done the last two weeks.

" 13 May 13 Recieved Noah and me seventeen Dollars and two cents in full from J Brooks for Potatoes and settled for them with Noah

" 13 May 13 Recieved Noah and me One hundred and fourty nine Dollars from {illegible} Dyment for potatoes loaded to day balance fifty cents

1911 May 13 May 13 Paid Father one hundred and one Dollars and sixty cents in full for Potatoes he loaded for Carroll.

" 13 May 13 Recieved money in full for check ive recieved from Stevens and Soloman for Potatoes through Amos Dyment amounting to Six hundred and eight seven Dollars and thirty three cents.

" 13 May 13 Recieved nine Dollars in full from Noah for seventy six Posts.

" 13 May 13 Recieved some money from Noah in settling up so as to have agaisnt him one hundred Dollars exactly. besides the Notes.

" 22 May 20 Paid Jess Wilison seven Dollars besides the fifty cents he owed on witch is payment in full for the weeks work of the 20th.

" 22 May 22 Very hot. Planting.

" 22 May 22 Jess helped one day.

" 25 May 25 Jerseyville May 25/11

Dear Cousin You can have 500 posts or more at ten cents each taking them as they com. If you intend to take them, write

" 29 May 27 Paid Jess Wilison seven Dollars and seventy five cents in full. for the weeks work of the 22nd of may.

" 29 May 27 Received seventy five cents in full for seed Potatoes.

" 31 May 31 Jerseyville May 31st 1911

Mr Petrie St Cathrines

Dear Sir we are loading our last car load of potatoes, which will be something like four hundred bags. These are extraordinary fine solid white stock. If you want them at one Dollar and five cent per bag on car at St Cathrines let us know by Saturday night. Most of these will be left in bags weighted to ninty lbs each, and the empty bags could be shipped back. Yours Truly Dyment Bros. Jerseyville. Ont.

1911 June 8 June 3rd Paid Jess Wilson eight Dollard and seventy five cents in full for the weeks work.

June 8 June 3rd Paid Elie V. two Dollars and a half in full for two days work June 2 and 3rd and he is two recieve some potatoes for June 1 afternoon.

June 8 June 7. Just got home from unloading car of potatoes

June 10 June 10. Paid Jess Wilson seven and a half Dollars in full for the weeks work

June 10 Recieved seventy five cents in full from Jess Wilson for three Bags of potatoes.

June 10 June 10 Delivered to Elie V. Two and a half Bags of potatoes as payment in full for work

June 17 June 18 Paid Jess Wilson seven Dollars and fifty cents for the weed work of six days.

June 24 Jerseyville June 24 1911

Mr Leldicoste Waterdown

Dear Cousin As another party is thinking of buying the remainder or a large quantity of posts. I would like to know when you will have yours all away. So as to be able to sell the bunch with out reserving any. As I havent sold any to anybody but you might state if the pile has been meddled with. Yours Truly. Milton.

June 24 June 25 Was to Mr Fletchers office. Hamilton and Paid him two hundred Dollars in full for twelve hundred shares in the Cobalt Frontenac Mining Co Limited.

June 26 June 26 REcieved five Dollars from E Vansickle as part Payment for seventy posts at twelve cents each.

June 26 June 26 Paid E Vansickle two Dollars and eighty cents in full for twelve lbs of Butter for Mable.

July 4 July 4 Very hot.

" 4 July 4 Paid Dan Wilson two Dollars and twenty five cents in full for July 4 one day and July 3rd one half day.

1911 July 4 June 28 Mr Jones and Mr Fletcher come here for supper and I bought for a note of five hundred and sixty Dollars to be paid before Oct 31st. Two thousand and eight hundred shares in The Cobalt Frontenac Mining Co.

July 4 June 28 Recieved five Dollars in full for W Almstead of Ancestor for the use of my Potato Planter.

July 4 June Paid Howard Knox forty nine Dollars in adition to the Fifteen he had Recieved from Noah for nine hundred lbs of the Vistol and one hundred lbs of Paris Green.

July 4 bought of Noah his share of note agaisnt G Woodworth which we recieved June 24 to be paid five months after date and paid ten Dollars in full for some.

July 4 July Settled up with Noah everything expect notes

July 5 Jerseyville July 5 1911

Dear Sirs For the two Dollar Postal order. Send me enough packaging to pack the two plungers of my supramotors and The one end of one plunger that the hole is in that fastens to the plunger bar and Three of those little bolts that goes through the plunger bars and two plunger bars and the rest of the money in {illegible} and in washers and in packing in haste. Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville Ont

July 5 July 5 Very hot Jess helped me one day.

July 8 July 8 Paid Jess Wilson eight Dollars and seventy five cents in full for work to Date. Five Dollars for the week of June the 19. four days and the rest for July 5th 1 day July 7th one half day July 7 one half day July 8 one half day.

July 17 July 10 Jess Worked one half day.

July 17 July 14 Jess Worked one day.

July 17 July 14 Paid Ervin ten cents in full for work.

July 17 July 15 Jess helped one Day.

July 17 July 17 Brought a pair shoes at Hamilton Royal Shoe stor for six Dollars and a half.

1911 July 24 July 28 Paid Jess Wilson three Dollars and seventy five cents in full for done July 10t 1/2 day July 14 1 day July 15 1 day.

July 24 July 29 Paid Ethel Vansickle one Dollar and eight cents in full for butter Mable had got.

July 24 Paid Mr Lee 45ct in full for Melon.

Aug 5 August Jerseyville Aug 5 1911

Enclosed fine 25 cents for disc and washers in haste Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

Aug 12 Aug 5 Paid Mr Ervin 10 cts in full for work.

" 13 Aug 9 Paid E Vansickle $1.07 cts in full for butter.

" 13 Aug 11 Recieved only 50 worth of commission in shares and bought Noah 50 worth and recieved 500 shares of the Co for some.

Jerseyville Aug 15 1911

Dear Sirs I recieved recipt for the 25cts I send you for discs, and washers for Spramotors but I have not recieved the goods. Please send at once. I had to make a disc out of tin. Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville.

Aug 23 Jerseyville Aug 23 1911

Mr Marble

Dear Sir I would like you to pay the 28 note and interest I have agaisnt you, when it falls due Aug 27 1911. I could wait until Dec 1st 1911 if it is any better for you. Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

Aug 31 Jerseyville

Dear Friend Your card recieved with thanks. I expected to be after posts next week. All though the summer has been hot and dry my potatoes of 32 acers promises a good yield. We have just got usual mail delivery in this vacinity Some snow is this first gathering so this will be the first card in the bag. I must say in finishing dont play too many dominoes. I remain as ever your friend. Milton. Jerseyville. Ont.

Aug 31 Jerseyville Aug 31 1911

Dear Sir I can got the team some day next week. So. Till get you post as soon as possible. Yours Truly. M Dyment.

Sept 10 Sept 9 I drew W. Book 89 Posts and received $13.00 in full.

" 10 Sept 9 I drew Noah 84 Posts.

" 10 Sept 9 Recieved $2.00 in full for wood from Mr R Telford which he got out of the swamp.

Jerseyville Sept 19 1911

Mr Alderson

Dear Sir Please leave in Hamilton some pace A 22 for my potato Digger, as soon as possible and drop a card. Yours Truly M Dyment

William B. Vansickle address 133 Bold St.

Jerseyville Sept 25 1911

Dear Sir As we are about ready to handle potatoes I Would like to have those bags, about 140 in number I think you have of ours. Yours Truly. M Dyment.

Jerxeyville Sept 25 1911

Dear Cousin I would like to have those 42 potato bags which you got last spring. We expect to handle some potatoes soon. Yours Truly. Mr Dyment Jerseyville Sept 25 1911

Mr Alderson {illegible}

Dear Sir I wrote to you sometime ago, stating I wanted A22 for my potato digger, and havent heard from you. I have been heeding it. Please write at once and let me know where to go for this peice A22. Yours Truly. M Dyment

1911 Sept 25 Sept 25 Paid Mr Ervin 25 cts in full for work

Sept 25 Sept 29 Got notes renewed I had against E Vansickle just note 121. Sept 29 1911 at 7ct per {illegible} $121.25 renewed note $100 march 26 1907 to Sept 29 1911 = 131.50 posts $3.40 due all toll = $296.13. I recieved a $2.46 note for a year, and a fifty Dollar note for three months as settlement

Sept 30 Paid Wesley Morris $150 in full for work

Sept 30 Jerseyville Sept 30 1911

Mr Javity. Guelph

Dear Sir I generally Plant thirty acres of potatoes each spring, and this year my potatoes got frozen, before the potatoes had come to maturity. What would you advise me to do. would seed from this years crop be fit for planting. I spray for Blight. Yours Truly Milton Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

1911 Oct 5 Oct 4 Got gas pipe from Roy Kelly and offered to pay for it and he refused to take any pay.

" 5 Oct 4 Paid Taylor 35 cts in full for work.

" 5 Oct 4 Lent Noah $5.00 in addition to $1.00 he had borrowed the other day.

" 5 Oct 5 Jerseyville Oct 5 1911

Mr Alderson

Dear Sir Send me through mail if possible two V3G Brass Box's with out the Part they fit in, or oil take I got A22 repaird a I am in no rush for it just now. Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville

Oct 7 Oct 7 Paid Taylor 25cts in full for work done this day.

" 9 Oct 9 Paid Mr Powers 25cts in full for work 1 Day.

Jerseyville Oct 9. 1911

Messrs Stevens and Soloman

Dear Sirs. Your letter of the 6th recieved. Owing to the day weather through uly and {illegible} our potatoes will not yield so well as they did last year and will be some what smaller, but I think will make a very nice sample. We are just in the midst of digging just now, and do not intend to sell untill they are all harvested, and will give you a price lagter. Yours Truly. M Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

" Oct 14 Paid Wesley Morris $4.00 in full for this week work of five and a half day.

" 19 Oct 18 Paid Vansickle $1.20 infull for 4th letter Mable had got.

" 19 Oct 19 Recieved $15 from Mary Baguley as interest on Mortage on Mr Baguleys interest being paid to Oct 12 1910 and work on envelope reciept.

" 28 Oct 28 Paid Wesley $8.60 in full for the last two weeks of 8 days

" 28 Oct 28 Ordered car for potatoes to load Monday.

1911 Oct 28 Oct 27 paid at the Merchants Bank. Hamilton a $5.60 not I gave the Cobalt Frontenac Mining Co for 2800 shares of stock.

" 28 Oct 27 Sold to Mr Toland 1 1/4 cord of wood limb for 50 and readed Payment in full.

" 28 Oct 27 Drew Mr Crockcan 1/2 cord of wood and recieved $2.50 in full

Jerseyville Oct 27 1911

Mr Alderson Carlisle

Dear Sir Find inclosed post office money order $2.50 for 2 Brass Boxes and postage. I have not got A22 yest, but will Call it some day I happen down to Gily. I am just about through digging now. I have dug a lot of potatoes withit, and with a few repairs it would be about as good as a new machine. I remain Yours Truly. Milton Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

Jerseyville Oct 17 1911

Mr Penfold

Dear Sir Your card recieved. We could not give you a price on our potatoes just now. But will give your prices soon. Yours Truly. Dyment Bros. Jerseyville.

Nov 4 Nov 3 Noah started to Cobalt.

" 4 Nov 4 paid Welsey $4.50 infull for the weeks work of 6 days.

" 4 Nov 4 Drew G. Swarty 1/2 cord of wood $1.25 unpaid.

" 4 Jerseyville Nov 4 1911

Dear Sirs Inclosed find shaping bill. You will find 288 Bushells of 288 Bags containing 90lbs, so there is 420 Bags by weight. I lost my sewing needle othewise I Could of got 90lb in nearly every Bag which would of been much better. We have not got many bags left so send us our 315 bags as soon as possible.

there was 70cts freight on the bags you sent us. I ordered car for Monday morning and expect to of gotten it out Tuesday night, but it did not come untill thursday morning, then I expected to have it sent down Friday night, but My Brother went away Friday and didnt get much help. I am sorry to have disapointed you. Bags in haste. I remain Yours Truly. M Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

Nov 9 Nov 7 Recieved $2.50 in full for wood 1/2 cord for church from R R Block. Which he recieved a year ago.

Nov 9 Nov 7. Paid R Black 66cts in full for 12 suagr sack and 6 Bags.

Nov 9 Nov 7 Recieved $1.35 in full for wood from Mr Peterkin and Noah recieved 25cts from him for drawing it this day.

" 10 Paid Vansickle $1.20 in full for butter

" 10 Nov 7 Paid Noah $5.00 in full for Potatoes R Brown got Nov 4th

Jerseyville Nov 9 1911

Dear Sirs Recieved your letter of the 7th containing check $399.00 as payment in full for car of potatoes Big 4. 7547 and 70cts frieght on the Bags. We have about all the potatoes promised We are to sell at the present time, not knowing what kind of weather we wil have to open pits, We have a car load in the cellar to sell after we quit the pits and will likely give you prices. Yours Truly. M Dyment. Jerseyville. Nov 9. 1911

Mr C Barrett Toronto

Dear Sir Your letter recieved. We have all the potatoes sold we care to promise, not knowing what the weather will be like to open pits. We have a car load in cellar to offer later. Yours Truly. M Dyment.

Nov 13 Paid Wesley Morris $3.50 in full for work. 3 1/2 days.

" 13 Ghackes Barrett Address 960 Bloor St Toronto

" 13 Albert Gase 49 Smith Ave.

Jerseyville Nov 15 1911

Mr Penfold

Dear Sir We have been offered, and sold a quantity of our potatoes for $1.25 per bag. We could let you have some at the same price, if you let us know at once. Yours Truly. M Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

" 18 Nov 16 Recieved $2.50 in full for a cord of wood from G Swarty.

" 18 Nov 18 Paid Rob Jamison 40cts in full for work.

" 18 Nov 18 Paid W Morris 55cts in full for work.

" 18 Nov 23 paid Jess Wilson $3 in full for work Nov 22 & 23.

" 23 Nov 23 Paid Ervin $1 in full for shoeing this Day.

" 23 nov 22 Paid O Howell for Ball of twine and am to recieve 40cts in change.

Jerseyville Nov 23 1911

Dear Sir We could let you have some potatoes, at $1.25 per bag at the barn. If you take them next week. Yours Truly. M Dyment. Jerseyville

Jerseyville Nov 23. 1911

Mr Carr & Co New York

Dear Sirs Your letter recieved. Potatoes I think Potatoes are two far to think of expanding, any noe, and are scarce in this neighborhood. They are about a dollar and a half on Hamilton market per Bag. Yours Truly. M Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont

1911 Nov 25 Nove 24 Game Mable & Elliott 12 Bags of potatoes.

" 25 Nov 24 Rob & I drew a load of potatoes to Hamilton.

" 25 Nov 25 Rob & I put 200 bags of potatoes in Mr Siddles cellar on burgham st. South for $1.15 per bag and recieved payment in full

" 25 Nov 25 Gave Rob Jamison $1.00 on the weeks work.

" 25 Nov 24 Ross paid Vansickle for Mables butter.

" 25 Nov 25 Paid Noah in full for his half interest in car potatoes We loaded Nov 25.

Nov 25 Recieved Payment in full from Noah for help through out the summer.

Nov 25 Paid Noah in full for helped through the full

Nov 25 Nov 25 Paid Noah $9.50 in full for the help Ross gave me This fall 26 days

Nov 25 Recieved from Noah $72 dollars in full interest on the

Nov 25 Nov 25 $1200.00 note I have agaisnt him this paying the interest to the 28th of Dec 1912

Nov 25 Nov 25 Settled with Noah to date he owes me now $2.00 not & interest & $1,200.00 note and some comission in selling C & F stock

Nov 28 Nov Paid Mr Ervin 10cts in full for repairing fork.

Dec 1 Dec 1 Recieved 50cts in full for load of potatoes A Vansickle got Nov 30

" 1 Dec 1 Recieved $18,65 in full from W Book for posts.

" 1 Dec 1 Paid Rob Jamison $6.75 in full for work to Date

Jerseyville Dec 1 1911

Dear Sir Your Letter of the 28th recieved. There has been a lot of turnips loadedhere, a great many car loads of fine stock has gone out this season, but I beleave They are getting scarce now. I could of loaded some for you had you wanted some sometime ago, But I dont know just where I could get any now. However if I find a quantity I will drop a line. Yours Truly. M Dyment. Jerseyville. Ont.

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Milton Dyment, “Milton Dyment Diary, 1907-1911,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/490.
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