Our friend, the notorious E.G.C., has been tunnelling through the provincial archives and every time he comes across something related to our house at 100 Prince St., he emails it to me. Here’s what we have so far:
PEI Register Tues., 1 April, 1828. THE Office of the Assayer of Weights and Measures, is Removed to the House lately occupied by Mr. Henry Smith, fronting on the East end of Queen’s Square. March 31. G.R. Goodman
PEI Register Tues., 1 April, 1828. REMOVAL — The Subscriber has removed to the House lately occupied by Mr. Henry Smith, fronting on Queen’s Square, within three doors of Mr. S. Nelms, where all notices of MARRIAGES, FUNERALS, &c. &c. are requested to be left.
Royal Gazette Tues., 30 Nov., 1830. JOSEPH WEEKS BOOT & SHOEMAKER BEGS leave to inform the Inhabitants of Charlotte Town and it vicinity, that he has commenced business in the house of Mr. Richard Gibson, between Capt. Nelmes’s and Mr. Henry Smith’s fronting Queen’s Square — where he hopes by strict punctuality and attention to his business, to merit a share of public patronage. He has just imported an excellent supply of Sole and Upper Leather.
Haszard’s Gazette 19 July, 1854, p 3. Contract for Building a Cottage. Tenders will be received until Wednesday the 26th, at 12 o’clock at the works, for building a Cottage at the Gas Works. Plans and Specifications may be seen at Mr. Henry Smiths. By order of the Board. D. Rennie, Sec’y. Charlottetown, July 19th, 1854.
It’s easy to see why street numbers were a very positive innovation.