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dc.descriptionA receipt from W.W. Tyrrill, of St. Catharines, Ontario dated June 2, 1888, for a ladies Swiss watch priced at $11.00. The receipt is a rental agreement which specifies the terms of a fee payment schedule. Information on the receipt indicates Mr. Tyrrill sold watches, jewelry, silver plated goods, albums and Bibles. He is also listed as an agent for pianos, organs and Singer sewing machines. This receipt was in the possession of Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines. Relatives of the Sloman Bell families include former Black slaves from the United States who settled in southern Ontario.There are various spellings of the Tyrrill name within the Bell family archive. Other forms of the name include Tyrell, Tyrrell, and Terrell.en_US
dc.subjectAfrican Americansen_US
dc.subjectBlack Historyen_US
dc.subjectClock and watch industryen_US
dc.subjectSewing machinesen_US
dc.subjectSt. Catharines, Ont.en_US
dc.subjectUnderground Railroaden_US
dc.titleW.W. Tyrrill receipt, June 1888en_US

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