Collection C21 - Land deeds and mortgages collection - Guelph Public Library

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Land deeds and mortgages collection - Guelph Public Library

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  • Variations in title: Formerly known as the Guelph Public Librar Land Deeds and Mortgages collection.

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CA ON00126 C21

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  • 1832-1957, predominant 1832-1896 (Collection)

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ca. 20 cm of textual records

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Custodial history

Precise custodial information for most items in this collection is unknown. In June 2008, the archivist of the Guelph Public Library began assembling the land deeds and mortgages found throughout the archives. These formed the basis of this collection. Newer donations of individual deeds and mortgages received by the archives are accessioned into this collection.

Scope and content

Collection consists primarily of deeds and mortgages pertaining to land and administrative transactions in the Guelph area. Many of the records in this collection deal with the properties located on lot 13 Albert Street of the Thompson Survey or with properties on lots 48 and 49 on the north side of Quebec Street.

This collection also contains records related to the property at 72 Macdonell Street consisting of mortgage papers, deeds and a floor plan. Also included are deeds issued by the Canada Company. Other records include marriage licenses and certificates, an adoption agreement, a bankruptcy notice, and wills.

There is no further arrangement to these records.

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Physical condition

A number of records in this collection are fragile and require care in their handling and use.

Immediate source of acquisition

Records with references codes C21-0-0-0-0-24 to C21-0-0-0-0-45 and C21-0-0-0-0-46 to C21-0-0-0-0-50 were acquired from Guelph Civic Museum in 1989 and 2004 respectively. Mortgage with reference code C21-0-0-0-0-61 was acquired from the museum in 1988. Deed with reference code C21-0-0-0-0-66 was acquired from accession 2015-04. Deed with reference code C21-0-0-0-0-67 was acquired from accession 2016-02. Deeds with reference codes C21-0-0-0-0-68 to C21-0-0-0-0-71 were acquired from accession 2016-03. Materials with reference codes C21-0-0-0-0-72 to C21-0-0-0-0-88 were acquired from accession 2016-06.


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Access to these records is restricted for conservation reasons. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist to gain access to these records.

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Copyright for these records has expired and the records are now in the public domain. Permission of the Guelph Public Library, however, is still required for publication.

Finding aids

To access records in this series, consult file list C21 to narrow down your search. Order the desired boxes from the Guelph Public Library Archivist.

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No further accruals of records are expected

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