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City of Guelph Council minutes
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CA ON00126 F2-F2-1-F2-1-1
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1.8 m of textual records
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The custodial history of these records, prior to their transfer to the Guelph Public Library archives, is not known or documented. It is believed that the minute books were transferred to the Guelph Public Library archives in the 1980's by the City Clerk's Office of the City of Guelph.
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Series consists of sixteen minute books, five folders of correspondence and division lists and one poster from the Town and City Councils of Guelph dating from 1851 to 1962. These records document the deliberations and decisions of Council that affected life in Guelph and the operation and administration of city government. The minute books detail the date, meeting place, attendance, and a brief description of matters discussed, petitions and correspondence received for consideration, delegations appearing before Council, resolutions and by-laws passed, and other council business. Includes council correspondence, division lists, and a poster dating from 1901, proclaiming February 2, 1901 as a day of mourning for Queen Victoria's death. These records document the official business of Council and its actions.
The volumes are arranged chronologically by year. Loose correspondence and division lists have been filed separately from the minute books for conservation reasons.
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Council correspondence and division lists have been placed in folders and filed in boxes within this series for conservation reasons. The 1901 proclamation poster has been filed separately for conservation reasons.
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The 1856-1962 Council minutes are available on self-serve microfilm
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Access to the original minute books is restricted because of conservation reasons. Please consult the Guelph Public Library Archivist regarding access to the records in this series.
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Copyright for these records is not held by the Guelph Public Library. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist about how to obtain the necessary copyright permissions.
Please consult File List F2-1-1 to narrow down your search. Council minutes dating 1856-1962 are available on self-serve microfilm in the Main Branch of the Guelph Public Library (ask at the Information Desk). To access minute books dating 1851-1856, please contact the Archivist.
Microfilm copies of City of Guelph by-laws, numbered 1 to 15260, for the years 1851 to 1996, is available at the Main Branch of the Guelph Public Library. The index for the bylaws is available at the Information Services Dept., City of Guelph.
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