Item REF.2013.004 - Lakeshore Asylum Contract

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Lakeshore Asylum Contract

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CA LGIC REF-REF.2013.004

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  • 2013 (Creation)
    Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • November 7, 1888 (Creation)
    Department of Public Works for Ontario

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REF.2013.004: Contract

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Vertical document. The background of the document is a beige/light yellow. The top of the page has a number in the centre handwritten and below the number is multiple lines of hand written text filling up the page. Image is within a brown frame.

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Mark / Inscription text:
(1) 454
(2) Dated 7th November 188
(3) Department of Public Works, / ONTARIO
(4) CONTACT. / WITH BOND ANNEXED. / John Dickenson / and / Edward Dickenson (Junior) / North Glanford
(5) Asylum for the Insane / Toronto for the erection of eight cottages, main building, Central / building and rear / building at Mimico in the Township of / Etobicoke 
(6) Department of / Public Works, Ontario   
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(1) Number
(2) Date of document
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(5) Contract details 
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(1) Handwritten, black ink
(2) Printed and handwritten, black ink
(3) Printed, black ink
(4) Printed and handwritten, black ink
(5-6) Handwritten, black ink         
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(2) “7th November” is underlined with red
(4-5) Text underlined with red        
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(1) Top center
(2) Slightly below (1)
(3) Below the date
(4) In the centre, one-quarter from top to half way
(5) In the centre half way down to one-quarter from bottom
(6) Bottom of page in centre       
Mark / Inscription language: English     
Mark / Inscription translation: N/A

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Kivas Tully was an architect, civil engineer, and politician. He was born in Ireland but immigrated to Canada in 1844. In 1868, Tully was appointed the architect and engineer for the Dept of Public Works of Ontario. He was the head architect for various public buildings in Toronto and Ontario. He also designed the asylums in London, Hamilton, Brockville, and the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital.

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