Fonds - The Corporation of the Village of Tottenham fonds

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The Corporation of the Village of Tottenham fonds

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  • 1896-1990 (Creation)

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3 m of textual material

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In 1825, John Totten secured a patent for the southwest quarter of Lot 8, Concession 2 in Tecumseth Township. Later in 1835 or 1836, Alexander Totten, a member of John's family started a store on Lot 6, Concession 3. In 1840 Alex took a wife and this couple lived here for more than 50 years. Beside them a village grew up and when a post office opened up in 1858, the name Tottenham was chosen as a compliment to the pioneer of the locality. In 1884 under County By-Law No 378, Tottenham was incorporated as a village.

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Fonds consists of agreements, bylaws, committee minutes, council minutes, electoral records, financial statements, general ledgers and journals, tax records and vital statistics. The fonds is arranged into the following four series: 1) Council Records Series, 2) Financial Records Series, 3) Legal Records Series and 4) Miscellaneous Records Series. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) Council records series 2) Financial records series 3) Legal records series 4) Miscellaneous records

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Fonds transferred by the Corporation of the Town of New Tecumseth municipal offices. Accession 2004-10 was transferred by the Town of New Tecumseth in 2003.


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Vital Statistics records are subject to the Vital Statistics Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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