- Watchmaker & Engraving 1875 - 1877
The Canadian Post records the beginning and the end of Culp’s engraving business. An advertisement in 1875 reports: “Engraving — N. Culp, watchmaker, is prepared to do all kinds of engraving upon gold and silver, and solicits the attention of the public. Specimens of work on application” [CP 12 March 1875; 3]. Another announces that Culp was selling out: “Mr. N. Culp announces in large coloured posters the sale of Riverside Villa, his stock in trade, consisting of jewellry, watches, etc., valuable household furniture and effects on 24th of October. This is an excellent opportunity to get bargains” [CP 19 October 1877; 3]. Could N. Culp refer to Nancy Culp, the wife of Samuel T. Culp?
245 There is some confusion as to N. Culp’s first name: D&B gives the name as Nancy in January 1877 but the Gazette always referred to “Mr. N. Culp”. The wife of Samuel T. Culp was Nancy Culp; Nancy McArthur Culp died in 1881 [see obit in CP 14 Oct 1881; 3]. Perhaps Annie was his sister?