Collection C7 - Local history and rare books collection - Guelph Public Library

Open original Digital object

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Local history and rare books collection - Guelph Public Library

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Variations in title: This collection was formerly known as the Archives P book collection.

Level of description


Reference code

CA ON00126 C7

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • [ca.1845] - [2018?] (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

12.6 m of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Precise custodial history information for most items in this collection is unknown. In the 1980s, the archivist of the Guelph Public Library began assembling rare book, local history, and Canadiana material found throughout the library and centralized their storage in a newly created archives. These formed the basis of this collection. The archives continues to accession material into this collection.

When these items were accessioned into the archives, they were assigned a P number as a reference code. This P number has been retained in the detailed item listings of this material.

Scope and content

This collection consists of published and unpublished books, booklets, pamphlets, essays, and other assorted material collected by the Guelph Public Library that document the history of Guelph.

These items are arranged sequentially by an old reference code (P).

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Access to some records in this collection is restricted for conservation reasons. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist to gain access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

The copyright status of these items varies across the collection. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist for more details. Permission of the Guelph Public Library is required for publication.

Finding aids

To access records in this series, consult File List C7 to narrow down your search. Order the desired items from the Guelph Public Library Archivist. Please note only one box will be retrieved at a time.

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals of records are expected.

General note

The materials in this collection were removed from a database that was once searchable from the library's website. The attached file listing aims to provide some level of access to this collection.

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Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

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Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

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