Friday, 13 March 2015

The Daly Tea Company

Image from Lennox & Addington County Museum and Archives website
Recently going through old bills and receipts from the Boulton farm, I came across the ones below from the Daly Tea Company. A little research on the Internet found that this company operated in Napanee, Ontario in the mid to late 1800's up to the 1930's. Napanee is located about 120 kilometers down (up?) the St Lawrence River from Brockville.  Their teas were imported from Ceylon and India and then repackaged and sold locally and to Western Canada.  

The neatly handwritten receipt and wonderful green colouring of this document that is over 104 years old is remarkable.

Twenty pounds of tea sold for $9.00 and the invoice from 1909 says "Any of this tea may be returned".  The second one seems to show a balance due on account from May of 1911 of $22.50.  

I wonder how long 20 pounds of tea would last and if it was a special treat that reminded Ann and Thomas of home. I am glad they survived the years! 

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