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Michael Wladyka Collection
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Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1851-1896

File consists of seventeen (17) business and financial papers originally belonging to Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) J. H. Delamere, 1868 Invoice; (2) D. Pillsworth, 1882 services rendered; (3) Canadian Express Company, 1881; (4) Fire Insurance Renewal Receipt, 1885; (5) Bank of Toronto, Candled Cheques, 1876, 1879, 1880, 1883; (6) Corporation of Port Hope Tax statement, 1882; (7) United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria, Taxes on property in Oops Township, 1860; (8) Duncan, Chisholm, Barrister & Attorney at Law, Port Hope, letter 1882; (9) Canada Company Receipt for land, 1860; (10) Rowlands Account, 1867; (11) The Midland Provident Loan & Building Society, 1877; (12) Superintendent of Insurance, letter, 1878; (13) Canada Company Office, Toronto, letter, 1851; (14) John Milligan, invoice for supplies needed for Doctor Shortt's house, 1864; (15) The Port Hope Gas Light Co., invoice, 1879; (16) Port Hope Market, receipt, hay purchase, 1860; (17) letter to Major Ryerson from General Middleton, Tower of London, 1896 (General Middleton was A. T. H. Williams' commanding officer).

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1859-1883

File consists of nine (9) sets of papers originally owned by Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) St. John's Cemetery Plot list, no date; (2) J. Hoffman, Invoice, 1883; (3) Account list owned by A. T. H. Williams, 1863; (4) Sale Poster, lot 1, concession 7, Seymour Township for sale by A. T. H. Williams; (5) Affidavit of James Scott, Port Hope Attorney and A. T. H. Williams re: Williams' law training, 1859; (6) Correspondence - 4 pieces written by Horace Aghvin, 1866 to the Bensons. Mentions Williams' name; (7) copy of a letter by Henry White of Beaverton to H. Seymour, 1876; (8) letter, found in account book, 1865; (9) Account book, 1881 for A. T. H. Williams' properties. Lists locations by township, lot and concession.

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1861-1881

File consists of five (5) sets of papers originally owned by Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) Page removed from an unknown book inscribed to "Arthur T. H. Williams from his affectionate Mamma Sarah S. Williams" also inscribed to "Lilian Williams from Papa Penryn;" (2) Four (4) postcards, dated 1880 addressed to A. T. H. Williams; (3) Envelope stamped 1861 addressed to "Arthur H. Williams Esq Port Hope C. W.;" (4) Envelope addressed "Arthur T. H. Williams Esq MP Ottawa, O." 1881; (5) A postcard postmarked 1907 sent to Mrs. Passmore, Hill & Dale, Port Hope. Scene on front is "R. N. W. M Police Barracks Regina tower is where Louis Riel was hanged."

Michael Wladyka Collection

  • CA ON00154 994.2
  • Collection
  • 1850-2002

Collection consists of a large amount of information on Port Hope, the former Township of Hope (Hope Township), and surrounding area. Some of the subjects covered are family histories, churches, hydro power, organizations, clubs and societies, floods, Port Hope harbour, historical information on the town and area, houses, public buildings, industry and small businesses, railways, viaducts and bridges along with original newspapers reflecting on the history of Port Hope as well as information on municipal matters and various government reports. The historical information covers a period from the mid-19th century to 2000. The fonds also consists of a large number of photographs. It also consists of a number of newspaper editions including special editions.
It has been arranged into twelve (12) series: (1) Family Histories; (2) Churches; (3) Hydro Power (Eldorado; Port Hope Hydro); (4) Organizations / Clubs / Societies; (5) Floods and Flood Control (Port Hope Floods; Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority; Corbett's Pond and Dam; Port Hope Harbour); (6) Historical Information on Port Hope and Hope Township (General Historical Information on Port Hope; Historical Information on Port Hope Houses; Historical Information on Port Hope Public Buildings); (7) Railways / Viaducts / Bridges; (8) Industry and Small Businesses; (9) Municipal Matters in Port Hope / Government Reports; (10) Books, Posters, Maps and Glass Negatives; (11) Newspapers; (12) Photographs. (*Series' are adapted from various accession numbers in the fonds)

Wladyka, Michael

Port Hope Hydro Correspondence

File consists of correspondence sent to Port Hope Town Hall while M. Wladyka was mayor; and Photocopies of letters from Town Hall and newspaper articles regarding the Port Hope Hydro Electric Commission. The correspondence dates as early as Jul 1930 from Port Hope Hydro Electric Commission to the Hydro Electric Commission in Toronto.

Port Hope Hydro Documents

File consists of various documents created by the Port Hope Hydro Electric Commission. It includes: Hydro Rates - Port Hope Hydro Commission 1967; "Port Hope Hydro Adopts New Image" sketch of building at 5 Mill Street South; Invitation, Ontario Municipal Electric Association Testimonial Dinner, Greenwood Tower Inn, Port Hope, 1981; Two (2) Christmas cards; By-law 1428 to establish the Hydro Electric Commission of the Town of Port Hope, 1962 (copy); "Street Lighting" retyped document relating to the early years of Port Hope Hydro (29 pages); Notes written on the back of a Port Hope Bank of Nova Scotia cheque.

Port Hope Hydro Electric Commission Publications

File consists of ten (10) collections of correspondence and publications related to Port Hope Hydro. It includes: (1) "Electric Power in Ontario Hydro: A Municipal Co-operative" 54 page booklet, no year given; (2) "The Power Commission Act of Ontario, 1961" - "D. A. Currie P. Eng" on front; (3) Ontario Hydro News, 1961; (4) The Gifts of Nature, 1961; (5) "A Story of Electricity at Work in the Province of Ontario"; (6) Ontario Hydro news 1971 November; (7) Hydro Golden Jubilee, 1906-1956; (8) Hydro Hall of Memory, 1967; (9) Marketing Message, 1968 "Port Hope on the Edge of the Golden Horseshoe Part of the Great Pine Ridge" History of Port Hope Hydro, page 4, 5, 7 and 8; (10) "Ontario Hydro News" Municipal Briefs, 1972. Page 32 reference to Port Hope Council.