Judge William Elliot manuscript letter to Toronto barrister Henry Cawthra. Judge William ELLIOT, Henry CAWTHRA, provenance.
Judge William Elliot manuscript letter to Toronto barrister Henry Cawthra
Judge William Elliot manuscript letter to Toronto barrister Henry Cawthra

Judge William Elliot manuscript letter to Toronto barrister Henry Cawthra

Place Published: London
Date Published: 1861
Binding: No binding

Autograph letter signed with envelope. Two pages, dated London, April 26,1861.

Most interesting and informative letter discussing land values in N York Concess. South Dorchr, Ontario at the time...

"Lots in Dorchester vary much in value. I act as agent for a party in N York who owns 100 acres in the 4 Concess. South Dorchr.  You inquire about Lot 15 [8?] Con S. Dorchr.  I think I could get from $10 to $15 per acre for his land throughout. It is nearly wild. All the improvs. at all events has been made by squatters.  I should think 13 [5cs???], or good Land thereabouts is worth $12 per acre. It is a fine part of the country - I have never seen better almost."

Very good condition.

Judge Elliot served as senior county judge for the County of Middlesex from 1869 until 1904 and died in 1905. He was a native of Newcastle-on-Tyne. His family settled near London in 1837 and he kept a journal diary on life on the farm. He was admitted to the Bar in Trinity Term, 1852.

Henry Cawthra Barrister-at-law. Born in Newmarket, Upper Canada and was the son of Joseph Cawthra. He studied at the University of Toronto, and was called to the bar in 1858. Born into an already wealthy family, he developed a connection with various lines of financial institutions. He was with Cawthra and Blake law firm. He was a large stockholder in the Bank of Toronto, and a director of that bank as well as the Consumers Gas Company and of the Canada Permanent Mortgage & Loan Company.


Very Good. Item #8148

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