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Edward John Barker fonds

  • CA ON00239 F00558
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1864

The fonds consists of articles for a column 'Spring Walks' published in the British Whig relating to the Kingston waterfront, industries, boating and commerce.

Barker, Edward John

Petition

  • CA ON00239 F00025
  • Discrete Item
  • 21 Jun. 1841

Relates to Henry Smith, Jr., Member for the County of Frontenac, being incapable according to law of taking a Legal Oath of Office, as he was never acquitted of a charge of wilful and corrupt perjury, 31 July 1835.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 25 March 1848-The waterfront (shipping companies, vessels, wharves, etc.), approximately 1250 words; 29 March 1848-The waterfront (shipping companies, vessels, wharves, etc.), approximately 1700 words; 1 April 1848-The waterfront (shipping companies, vessels, wharves, etc.) plus Rideau Canal (incomplete), approximately 1570 words; 5 April 1848-The waterfront (shipping companies, vessels, wharves, etc.), but with special ref. to Portsmouth, approximately 1440 words; 8 April 1848-Portsmouth (ship building and repairs; other industries), approximately 1685 words; 12 April 1848-Provincial Penitentiary, approximately 2018 words; 15 April 1848-Penitentiary cont’d; Morton’s enterprises; General Hospital, approximately 1310 words.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 5 April 1853-Commercial importance of Kingston; individual steamers, approximately 940 words; 6 April 1853-Waterfront: misc., approximately 1300 words; 7 April 1853-Waterfront: Quinte Wharf & Steamers, approximately 1220 words; 8 April 1853-Kingston: lack of Concert Hall; Market Tolls, approximately 1080 words; 13 April 1853-Waterfront: wharves, steamers & shippers, approximately 1350 words; 16 April 1853-Hotels; steamers; brief profile of Cape Vincent, approximately 1320 words; 13 April 1854-The Grand Trunk: its works at Kingston Mills, etc., approximately 1755 words; 17 April 1854-Mr. Counter’s Ship Yard & Marine Railway, approximately 1190 words; 21 April 1854-The hotels and saloons of Kingston, approximately 1980 words; 24 April 1854-Hatter’s Bay “and thereabouts”, approximately 1480 words; 27 May 1854-Waterfront: wharves & wharfingers; proposal re small bay north of Cataraqui Bridge, approximately 2110 words; 6 May 1854-The sights of Kingston, approximately 2150 words; 15 May 1854-The manufactories of Kingston, approximately 1720 words; 19 May 1854-Waterfront: the steamboats, approximately 2200 words.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 7 April 1855-Activities on the waterfront and in Portsmouth; misc. details re Penitentiary and Morton’s Brewery; Easter meat in the Market, approximately 2060 words; 12 April 1855-Waterfront: the Harbour and Shipping, approximately 1150 words; 14 April 1855-Waterfront: the wharves, approximately 1690 words; 21 April 1855-The new buildings of Kingston, approximately 1400 words; 23 April 1855-Founderies, manufactories, etc., approximately 980 words; 24 April 1855-Founderies, manufactories, etc., cont’d, approximately 920 words; 3 May 1855-Waterfront: continuation of Walk of 14 April; para. re Penitentiary Cabinet Warehouse, approximately 640 words; 12 May 1855-Waterfront: the steamboat trade; para. re Quinte boats omitted, approximately 1210 words; 19 May 1855-Retail businesses, approximately 2150 words; 7 June 1855-Hotels, inns and saloons (interesting para. re illegal liquor outlets); concluding para. re the Horsey Brothers, metal workers, approximately 1450 words.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 28 March 1850-Waterfront: the “Through Line”, approximately 1200 words; 30 March 1850-Waterfront: the “River Mail Line”, approximately 1140 words; 1 April 1850-Waterfront: the Bay of Quinte Boats, approximately 1380 words; 1 April 1850-Waterfront: the “American” & “British” Lines, approximately 1240 words; 10 April 1850-Waterfront: schooners; Kingston Foundry, approximately 840 words; 13 April 1850-Colleges and schools (principally Queen’s College), approximately 2780 words; 8 May 1850-Hotels and saloons, approximately 1070 words; 31 May 1850-Manufactories, approximately 1500 words.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 26 March1851-Waterfront: preparations for the opening of navigation, approximately 1190 words; 7 April 1851-Waterfront: details re steamers of various lines; Quinte omitted from original, approximately 1420 words; 11 April 1851-Waterfront: wharves and wharfingers, approximately 840 words; 12 April 1852-Waterfront: misc.; incomplete-see pencilled note “Unreadable but is mostly about Bay of Quinte”), approximately 810 words; 20 April 1852-Waterfront: misc.; includes para. re Kingston Foundry, approximately 1260 words; 23 April 1852-Waterfront: wharves; individual steamers, approximately 1570 words; 28 April 1852-Waterfront: “The Through Line”, approximately 1080 words; 1 May 1852-Hotels and Saloons, approximately 1770 words; 8 May 1852-Factories, approximately 1110 words; 11 May 1852-Waterfront: individual steamers-lacks one para. re Rideau Canal Boats, approximately 1470 words; 21 May 1852-State of Kingston: general; new buildings and improvements, approximately 915 words.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 27 March 1863-Introduction (whimsical); Jenkins’ Ship Yard; steamers; Holcomb & Cowan’s Wharf, approximately 1000 words; 28 March 1863-Garden Island, approximately 700 words; 11 April 1863-Portsmouth: ship and boat building, approximately 820 words; 14 April-Waterfront: the wharves, approximately 760 words; 18 April 1863-New retail establishments, approximately 900 words; 24 April 1863-Other retail establishments; Frontenac House, approximately 600 words; 27 April 1863-Steamer “Banshee”; City Hotel; D. McKay’s Tailoring Establishment, approximately 540 words; 4 May 1863-Cameron’s City Brewery N.B. The remaining Walks were written by “The Old Hand”, approximately 250 words; 7 March 1864-Commentary on the “Spring Walks”; buildings contemplated for 1864, approximately 930 words; 14 March 1864-Waterfront: the wharves, approximately1270 words; 21 March 1864-The shipping interest of Kingston (includes Garden Island), approximately 1250 words; 28 March 1864-Kingston’s manufactories, approximately 1550 words.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 10 April 1858-Destruction of Kingston’s shipping trade; steamers, approximately 910 words; 5 April 1859-A walk along the wharves, approximately 610 words; 23 April 1859-Easter meat in the Market, approximately 740 words; 25 April 1859-Waterfront: “The River and Lake Line”, approximately 580 words; 3 April 1861-Waterfront: shipping and tug lines; grain storage, approximately 700 words.

Barker, Edward John

Photocopies of "Spring Walks"

This file consists of typescripts and copies of the following walks: 14 April 1856-Waterfront: preparations for the opening of navigation, approximately 990 words; 16 April 1856-Waterfront: wharves and steamers, approximately 1000 words; 17 April 1856-Waterfront: wharves and steamers, cont’d; lengthy section on Portsmouth (shipyards and other businesses); ends with para. on Hickey’s Dry Goods Store, approximately 1080 words; 21 April 1856-Murdoch’s Music Store; photographic salons; new shops, approximately 1630 words; 23 April 1856-Waterfront: wharves, approximately 1100 words; 30 April 1856-Editors scolds rivals for errors and plagiarism; continues re wharves, approximately 1210 words; 14 May 1856-Eagle Foundry; Penitentiary Boot & Shoe Store, approximately 500 words; 10 May 1856-Ed. deplores number of burnt-out building sites; saloons; shipping lines and steamers, approximately 1470 words; 30 March 1857-Reasons for continuing Walks; “The Through Line”, approximately 580 words; 11 April 1857-Easter meat in the Market, approximately 700 words; 14 April 1857-Waterfront: steamers at the wharves, approximately 1070 words; 18 April 1857-The Grand Trunk vs the Steamboat and Forwarding Interest; individual steamers, approximately 1160 words; 30 April 1857-Messrs. Chown & Cunningham; misc. business, approximately 1410; 18 May 1857-Shipping lines and steamers; manufactories, approximately 1520 words.

Barker, Edward John

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