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A town in the County of Wentworth, and Township of Brantford, C. W., is situated on the Grand River, which is navigable to within 2 1/2 miles of the town, for which distance a Canal has been constructed, so that Brantford, during the season of navigation, has now an uninterrupted water communication with Lake Erie. Brantford is distant from Toronto, 73 miles, from Hamilton, 24 miles--usually stage fare, 5s. From London, 65 miles--usually stage fare, 15s. During the summer and fall there is
steamboat communication direct with Buffalo, three times each week--usual fare, 10s. Population about 4000.



Bank of British North America, James Christie, agent, Colborne st.
Bank of Montreal, Wm. Muirhead, agent, Colborne st.
Brantford Navigation Co., D. Thorburn, president; John Cameron, secretary, Colborne st
Brantford Building Society, Colborne st.
Brant Mechanics' Building Society, J.K. Buchanan, secretary and treasurer, Colborne st.
Canada Life Assurance Company, W. Muirhead, agent, Colborne st.
Colonial Life Assurance Company, Daniel Brooke, agent, Colborne st.
Gore District Mutual Fire Assurance Company, A. Cook, president;/ Allen Good, secretary and treasurer; Thomas Rich, general agent, Colborne st.
Merchants; Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Buffalo, John Kerby, agent, Colborne st.
National Loan Fund Life, and Equitable Fire Assurance Companies, A. Bunnell, agent, Colborne st.
Provincial Mutual Fire Assurance Company, Alexander Kirkland, agent, Colborne st.



Bacon & Chave, cabinet, chair and furniture factory, Colborne st.
Bowie, James, M.D., medical hall, Colborne st.
Brantford Courier, weekly paper, Henry Lemmon, proprietor, Colborne st.
Brantford Herald, weekly paper, W. Johnston, proprietor, Colborne st.
Brethour, John, importer of staple and fancy dry goods and groceries, Colborne st.
British American Hotel, Job Tripp, corner of Colborne and King sts.--travellers will find every accomodation and attention, and first rate liver.
Brooke, Daniel, attorney at law, solicitor in chancery, notary and conveyancer, Colborne st
Brown, J.G., surgical and mechanical dentist, and daguerrean artist, Wilkes' brick block, Colborne st.
Brown, Michael, auctioneer, bookseller, binder and stationer, Colborne st.
Buchanan, James Kincaid, land agent, notary, conveyancer, &c., Colborne st.
Bunnell, Alexander, forwarder, produce and commission merchant, Colborne st.--cosignments of all kinds and orders for wheat and flour attended to.
Burley, Luther, Brantford saloon, Colborne st.--New York oysters, lobsters and sardines, and cigars of the the best quality, always on hand.
Burwell, Alexander, surveyor and draftsman, Darling st.--attends promptly to conveyancing and land agency business, upon moderate terms.
Cameron, John, secretary Brantford Navigation Company, Colborne st.
Cameron & Rubidge, barristers and attorneys at law, Colborne st.
Cheeseman & Stubbs, dealers in groceries, wines, liquors, crockery, &c., Colborne st.tallow, soap grease and ashes taken in exchange
Christie, James, agent Bank of British North America, Colborne st.
Cleghorn, Allen, importer of an wholesale and retail dealer in every description of shelf and heavy hardware, Colborne st.
Clement, Joseph B. , postmaster, office, Market st.
Clifford, Daniel, cabinet maker, Colborne st--every description of furniture constantly on hand or made to order in the best manner, and on reasonable terms.
Cockshutt, Ignatius, importer of dry goods, groceries, hardware, crockery, &c., &c., Colborne st.
Cole, S., sash, blind, and agricultural factory, west end of Brantford bridge--manufactures Eddington's patent Glasgow ploughs, chain pumps, fanning mills and straw currers.
Colmer, William, saddler, harness and trunk maker, Colborne st.--a choice assortment of bits, bridles, spurs, whips, &c., and an extensive stock of saddlery always on
Comerford, John, dealer in groceries, wines, liquors, provisions, &c., Checkered store, Colborne st.
Cowherd, Thomas, manufacturer of plain and japanned tinware, Colborne st.--jobbin done to order with punctuality, and upon moderate terms.
Craig, Joseph, dealer in groceries, provisions, china, glass, &c., Colborne st.
Creyk, James, watchmaker and jeweller, Colborne st., particular attention paid to cleaning and repairing watches and clocks. Gold and silver watches for sale, at very
low prices.
Dalrymple, Robert & William, cabinet, chair and sofa factory, Colborne st.--manufacture every article in their line of business, upon very reasonable terms.
Digby, Alfred, M.D., Wellington st.
Duncan, Cornelius, tailor and clothier, Colborne st. opposite the Bank of B.N.A.--gentlemen's clothing, and ladies' riding habits, furnished to order, with neatness and
Elliott, J. & W., sculptors, marble masons, &c., Colborne st.--a large stock of foreign and American marble, grave stones, tomb tables, &c., constantly on hand.
Evans, Thomas, bookseller and stationer, Colborne st.-a good stock of periodicals Always on hand-Sunday school libraries furnished at New York prices.
Evans, Mrs., milliner and straw bonnet maker, Colborne st.
Gardham, John, tailor and clothier, Colborne st. -every description of clothing furnished, at reasonable prices.
Gardham, Mrs., milliner, Colborne st.-keeps always on hand a select stock of Fashionable milliner.
Gilkison, Archibald, barrister and attorney at law, Colborne st.
Good, Allen, secretary Gore District Mutual Insurance Company, Colborne st.
Glassco, Thomas, wholesale and retail hatter and furrier, Colborne st.-cash paid for all kinds of fur skins.
Goold, Bennett & Co., iron and brass founders, manufacturers of stoves and stove Furniture, mill gearing, steam engine work, agricultural implements, &c.,  Colborne st.
Hale, Jonathan, commercial hotel and general stage house, corner of Colborne and Market sts.-for civility, attention and comfort, this house will be found Second to none.
Hale & Stayner, livery stables, King st. and Hale's hotel-good horses and carriages Furnished at the shortest notice and on moderate terms.
Hammill, R. & J., sculptors, marble dealers, &c., Darling st.
Hardy, J.A., barrister at law, and solicitor in Chancery, Wilkes' block, Colborne st.
Helliwell, D. L. & Co., booksellers, binders and stationers, Colborne st.
Higinbotham, Andrew, chemist and druggist, corner of Colborne and King sts.- Paints, oils, and dye stuffs in every variety, a choice stock of perfumery, &c., Always on hand.
Howell, Garret, jun., dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, boots and shoes, And produce forwarder, Colborne st.
Johnston, W., printing office, Colborne st.
Kerby, John, grocery, wine, liquor, and produce merchant, miller, distiller, Tallow chandler, woolcarder, and cloth dresser, Colborne st.
Kirkland, Alex., dealer in dry goods, groceries, &c., whole sale and retail, Colborne st.
Lemmon, Henry, printing office, Colborne st.
Lines, Wm., wholesale and retail grocery, wine, liquor, and provision dealer, Colborne st.
Mair, James Torrance, dealer in groceries, wines and liquors, Colborne st.
M'kay, Duncan, saddler, harness and trunkmaker, Colborne st.,--keeps on hand an Extensive assortment of saddlery, &c., and a good stock of shoe and harness Leather, cheap for cash.
M'Kerlie, D./, barrister and attorney at law, colborne st.
Mason, Dr. John H., J.R.C.S.L., Dalhousie st.
Mellish & Russel, builders, carpenters, and contractors, Colborne st.-estimates For every description of architectural work furnished.
Monteith, Robert, Brantford hotel, Colborne st.-the house has good accommodations, And an excellent yard and stabling.
Montgomery, John, tailor and clothier, Colborne st.-a large stock of ready made clothing constantly on hand at very low prices.
Montgomery, John D., tailor and clothier, Colborne st., --keeps always on hand, or makes to order every description of clothing, at reasonable prices.
Moore, John Henry, importer of dry goods, groceries, hardware, &c., &c., Colborne st.
Morton & Co., stoneware factory and pottery, Dalhousie st.-this is the only stoneware Factory in C.W., and every article will be warranted equal to any made in North America, and be supplied upon as good terms.
Morton, _______, general hardware merchant, Colborne st.
Muirhead, William, agent, Bank of Montreal, Colborne st.
Norwood, J. T., hair dresser and perfumer, basement of Hale's hotel, Colborne st.
Prior, Henry, bowling saloon, King st.-oysters, cigars, wines, liquors, &c., of the Best quality, always on hand.
Pruyn & Clark, dealers in groceries, wines, liquors, &c., colborne st.
Quinlan, Joseph, dealer in groceries, liquors, china, glass, &c., Colborne st.
Reid, Alfred, dealer in boots, shoes, leather, and findings, Colborne st.-cash for hides.
Robinson, Charles, barrister and attorney at law, Post Office buildings, Market st.
Roy, E. & Co., importers of and wholesale and retail dealers in dry goods, groceries, &c., Exchange buildings, Colborne st.
Simpson, F., dealer in boots, shoes, and leather, wholesale and retail, Colborne st.
Skinner, Jira, M.D., west end of Colborne st.
Start, John, barrister and attorney at law, Colborne st.
Steele, John, manufacturer of pot and pearl askes, saleratus, cloths and blankets, Distiller, lumber merchant,&c., Colborne st.
Stewart, Peter S., importer of and wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, and Groceries, Colborne st.
Strobridge & Botham, importers of staple and fancy dry goods, groceries, and hardware, Colborne st.
Vanbrocklin, P. C., & Co., iron and brass founders, machinists, tin and coppersmiths, Produce agents, and lumber merchants, Colborne st.
Wade, Henry, dealer in dry goods, groceries, hardware, glass, crockery, &c., Colborne at Market square.
Walkinshaw, Jas., tailor clothier, Colborne st., --every kind of clothing, riding habits, &c., Made to order in the best style, and on reasonable terms.
Wallace, James, distiller, grocery, wine, liquor, and provision merchant, Colborne st.
Watts, Charles, distillery, &c., corner of Colborne and Dumfries sts.
Weyms, Robert, grocer and innkeeper, Colborne st.-cash paid for hides
Whitham, William, portrait, sign and ornamental painter, and picture frame maker, Market st.-glass for picture frames constantly on hand.
Wilkes, Geo. S., produce and forwarding merchant, Colborne st.
Wilson, Andrew, manufacturer of boots, shoes, and leather, Colborne st.-cash paid for hides.
Woodyatt, James, tailor and clothier, Colborne st.-executes all orders in his line of Business upon reasonable terms, and with neatness and despatch.

Babcock, Geo., stage owner, Hale's hotel
Baker, Rev. Thomas, Congregationalist
Bailey, R., gunsmith, , King st
Ballantine, Wm., shoestore, Colborne st.
Barrett, J., waggonmaker
Brown, Chas., cabinetmaker, Colborne st.
Byrne, Rev. C., Wesleyan
Cartan & Dee, dry goods, Colborne st.
Christie, Edmund, grocer, Colborne st.
Cocker, John, tailor, Colborne st.
Culver, J.M., carriagemaker, West Brantford
Daly, Thos., grocer, Colborne st.
Delany, Michael, grocer, Colborne st.
Donovan, Michael, dry goods, Colborne st.
Dove & Holmes, plasterers, Colborne st.
Drummond, Rev. Alex., Free Church
Dunbar, J., cabinetmaker, West Brantford
Duncan, Miss, milliner, Colborne st.
Dunne, J., grocer, Colborne st.
Dunham, Geo., baker, Colborne st.
Elliott, Samuel grocer, Colborne st.
Farrell, J., innkeeper, West Brantford
Fennessy, M., grocer, Colborne st.
Fletcher, William, carriage painter, West Brantford
Florance, Wm., grocer, Colborne st.
Ford, A.B., tinsmith, Colborne st.
Gardener, Thomas, innkeeper, Queen st.
Glass, A., baker, Colborne st.
Glen, T., tailor, Colborne st.
Heaton, John, grocer, &c., Colborne st.
Heaney, Thomas, carriagemaker, Dalhousie st.
Henwood, Dr., Wellington st.
Holwell, Thomas, tailor, Colborne st.
Hurst, Wm. B., grocer, Colborne st.
Jones, Rev. P., Wesleyan
Kerby, Jas., merchant, Colborne st.
Lightbody, Rev. Thomas, Congregationalist
Long, Wm., boots and shoes, Colborne st.
Long, Wm., jun., saddler, Colborne st.
Loney, Wm., grocer, Colborne st.
McCarthney, Wm., grocer, Colborne st.
McKerlie, D., barrister, Colborne st.
McMichael, Jas., saddler, Colborne st.
McTurk, Alex., cabinetmaker, Cumfries st.
Marter, Peter, M.D., King st.
Matthews, Wm., boots and shoes, Colborne st.
Norton, G., pumpmaker, Hale's hotel
O'Dwyer, Rev. Patrick, Roman Catholic
Park, Robert, boots and shoes, Colborne st.
Quinlan, James, grocer, Colborne st.
Rackham, John, carriagemaker, King st.
Recht, Joseph, watchmaker, Colborne st.
Robson, Thomas, grocer, Colborne st.
Ryan, Michael, cabinet maker, Colborne st.
Simpson, Wm., dry goods, Colborne st.
Scott, J., grocer, West Brantford
Sproule, Robert, dry goods, Colborne st.
Stapleton, John, boots and shoes, Colborne st.
Start, Wm., attorney, Colborne st.
Stowe, Joseph, general store, Colborne st.
Stratford, W.H., chemist and druggist, Colborne
Smith, Mrs. M., grocer, Colborne st.
Spencer, Wm., brewer, Colborne st.
Taylor, Thomas, baker, Colborne st.
Thompson, G., grocer, West Brantford
Tupper, John M., carriagemaker, King st.
Usher, Rev. James C., Church of England
Vanderlip, Frederick, innkeeper, Colborne st.
Wade, Miss, milliner, Market st.
Wilkes, John A., mill owner, Colborne st.
Westlake, Geo., lumber merchant, Colborne st.
Westfall, J., lumber merchant, Hale's hotel
Weyms, James, boots and shoes, Colborne st.
Whitham, Matthew, baker, &c., Colborne st.
Wright, Joseph, boots and shoes, Colborne st.
Wrinn, John, grocer, Colborne st.
Winterbotham, Rev. J., Baptist
Yardington, Henry, innkeeper, Darling st.

*End of Brantford



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