• Letter to George Rykert (president of the Port Dalhousie and Thorold Railway), engineer from William Danforth, civil engineer

      Danforth, William (1853-07-25)
      Letter to George Rykert (president of the Port Dalhousie and Thorold Railway), engineer from William Danforth, civil engineer in which he states that the preliminary survey has been made between Port Dalhousie and Centreville at which point it may intersect with the Great Western Railway. The estimate is included (2 pages, handwritten), July 25, 1853.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1854-01-25)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt requesting that Mr. Woodruff supply him with estimated quantities of the value of work and material (for cash monthly payments) of the road. Some numbers/ calculations are written on the second page, Jan. 25, 1854.
    • Letter to William Hamilton Merritt from S.D. Woodruff

      Woodruff, S.D. (1854-03-07)
      Letter in which S.D. Woodruff suggests that the proposed road be constructed upon the line as suggested and laid down upon the map. He also suggests that George Rykert be engaged to survey the land. The letter is addressed to William Hamilton Merritt, Mar. 7, 1854.
    • Letter to William Hamilton Merritt from S.D. Woodruff

      Woodruff, S.D. (1854-03-13)
      Letter which S.D. Woodruff writes to William Hamilton Merritt about the length of the railway from Port Dalhousie to the Great Western Railway. He says that the distance is 6 miles. From Port Dalhousie to St. Catharines there will 4 miles of rail required for a single track, Mar. 13, 1854.
    • Letter from S.D. Woodruff to George Rykert

      1854-03-30
      Letter from S.D. Woodruff which he writes from the office of the Port Dalhousie Thorold Railway Company to George Rykert. He submits an abstract of prices of people to undertake the construction of the railway from Port Dalhousie, Mar. 30, 1854.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1854-05-01)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt in which Mr. Merritt says that he will be going up the canal to remove the squatters. The letter is stained. This does not affect the text. May 1, 1854.
    • Letter to G. Rykert from S.D. Woodruff

      Woodruff, S.D. (1854-05-27)
      Letter to G. Rykert from S.D. Woodruff stating that he is enclosing a pay roll voucher for engineers employed on the Port Dalhousie and Thorold Railway, May 27, 1854.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from Archibald Johnston

      Johnston, Archibald (1855-03-02)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from Archibald Johnston which was enclosed with a cheque for the amount of the windows which Mr. Woodruff enclosed to him, Mar. 2, 1855.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1855-04-19)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt at the Legislative Assembly in Quebec. Mr. Merritt asks who has investments in the town and he says “we will get the road through to Port Colborne in due time (3 pages, handwritten), Apr. 19, 1855.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1855-05-03)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt in which he says he could have carried the bill last fall but he postponed it (2 pages), May 3, 1855.
    • Letter which contains a report to George Rykert of Friends of the Port Dalhousie Thorold Railway

      1855-07-23
      Letter which contains a report to George Rykert of Friends of the Port Dalhousie Thorold Railway. In this unsigned letter regarding contracts for the railway, it is suggested that the quantity of the excavation could have been done at 25 cents less per yard, July 23, 1855.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1855-08-22)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt in which he says that Jack Killaly says that he spoke to Mr. Woodruff to continue drudging to accommodate both the canal and the railway. Mr. Merritt says he sees no obstacle in opening the line for local traffic (2 ½ pages), Aug. 2, 1855.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1855-08-29)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt in which he says he feels disposed to using every effort to complete the road to the Great Western Railway as originally designed (4 pages), Aug. 29, 1855
    • Receipt to James Donegan

      1856-09-01
      Receipt to James Donegan for work done on the Mrs. Alice Ash house. The receipt is from the Port Dalhousie Thorold Railway Company, Sept. 1, 1856.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1856-10-23)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt in which he says that the line from Allenburgh down should be divided into sections and also, that he is in favour of crossing the Great Western Railway by bridge. This letter was folded into a piece of paper (used like an envelope). This is included (4 pages), Oct. 23, 1856.
    • Letter to Mr. F. Lake from S.D. Woodruff

      Woodruff, S.D. (1856-10-25)
      Letter to Mr. F. Lake from S.D. Woodruff stating that he would like to close up all expenses connected with the Port Dalhousie Thorold Railway this month, Oct. 25, 1856.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from Mr. Ingersoll

      Mr. Ingersoll (1856-12-01)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff informing him of a meeting of the directors of the Port Dalhousie and Thorold Railway Company. The letter is signed by Mr. Ingersoll, secretary, Dec. 1, 1856.
    • Letter to William Hamilton Merritt from George Roberts

      Roberts, George (1856-12-03)
      Letter to William Hamilton Merritt from George Roberts who is looking for employment as a clerk (3 pages, handwritten), Dec. 3, 1856.
    • Letter to Mr. Ingersoll, secretary of the Port Dalhousie and Thorold Railway from S.D. Woodruff

      Woodruff, S.D. (1856-12-04)
      Letter to Mr. Ingersoll, secretary of the Port Dalhousie and Thorold Railway from S.D. Woodruff regarding a letter from F. Lalor on the 25th of October which is about claims of expenses, Dec. 4, 1856.
    • Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt

      Merritt, William Hamilton (1856-12-05)
      Letter to S.D. Woodruff from William Hamilton Merritt regarding George Roberts who he claims is a good draftsperson and it would be great to have him employed if possible, Dec. 5, 1856.