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CA ON00126 C7 · Collection · [ca.1845] - [2023?]

This collection consists of published and unpublished books, booklets, pamphlets, essays, and other assorted material collected by the Guelph Public Library that document the history of Guelph.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

Claire Emery fonds
Fonds · 1964-1972

Fonds consists of oral and amassed histories on topics pertaining to the history and development of Burlington, and the Burlington centennial film project.

Collection · [1980-1990]

Material covers Burlington’s history as documented by the Hamilton Spectator covering local news from the late 20th century. The collection consists of a mix of newspaper clippings and positive print images on (usually) glossy photo paper. There are occasionally cropping marks and measurements in grease pencil on some of these images when they were used for publication.

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Fonds · 1910-2001

The fonds consist of primarily textual records of Roly Bird’s time in office as the mayor of Burlington. This includes meeting minutes, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, artwork, plaques, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous political files and records.

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CA ON00126 C21 · Collection · 1832-1987, predominant 1832-1896

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.

Matthews-Wells Company fonds
CA ON00126 F56 · Fonds · [193-?] - [196-?]

This fonds consists of photographs and textual records created and or received by the Matthew Wells Company in Guelph, Ontario during the course of their business activities. The photographs include aerial shots of the plant in Guelph and of one based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. There is also a photograph of the plant’s employees, a woman’s sport team and of the company’s products such as bottles of jams and jellies likely used for promotional or advertisement purposes. The textual components consist of the company’s stationary, examples of labels for use on their products, payment vouchers and a booklet entitled, NPPA Sponsored Fundamental Research Unraveling the Mysteries of Pickling, 70 Years of Progress: The Pickle Fair. There is no further arrangement to these records

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CA ON00159 P061 · Fonds · 1886-1908

The book of correspondence from Jean Étienne Fournier consists almost exclusively of his business correspondence. This correspondence highlights activities that took place in the early years in Sudbury. The 746 pages of correspondence also provide insight to the workings of a general store in terms of purchasing and accounts receivable. The numerous letters in the book refer to his role as Postmaster, Warehouse Manager, and Insurance Agent. Certain facts and events with regard to the School Board and individual schools are mentioned.

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Lina Agnes Duke fonds
CA ON00159 P233 · Fonds · n.d.

The Lina Agnes Duke fonds consists of four typed copies of recollections written by Lina Agnes Duke. Two of the texts are about the couple’s time in Northern Ontario, more specifically in Moose Factory, and two short texts are on her teen years. The fonds provides an insight and perspective of non-indigenous missionaries visiting Indigenous communities of Northern Ontario.

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CA ON00159 P148 · Fonds · 1997-2009

The Sudbury History of Nursing Group fonds attests not only to the group’s activities in developing and conducting their oral history project, but moreover it conveys an important part of the history nursing. Indeed, the fonds contains records documenting the management of such a project, such as: the history of the project, its goals and objectives, as well as all forms developed by the group to meet all requirements in conducting such a project. Moreover, it contains the original tape recordings of the 42 interviews of the retired nurses and their transcriptions, and some printed images of nurses interviewed and graduating classes. There is also a biographical profile of each nurse interviewed, who graduated from different Schools in Ontario, British Columbia, and Québec. Some of the nurses graduated in England, Ireland and the United States. All worked in Northern Ontario. The interview addresses not only different aspects of their work but also the context of their training and education as well as their family life.

The fonds is divided in two series: Series A: Project management; Series B: Interviews

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Joseph Herman Molohon fonds
CA ON00159 P146 · Fonds · 1907-1909

The Joseph Herman Molohon fonds consists of transcripts of two diaries (one from December 1907 to December 1908 and the second from January to December 1909) attesting to Molohon's duties as Seaman Second Class on the SS Virginia during the 14 month tour of the Great White Fleet (16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909). There are also notes on his daily work and activities after being discharged from the US Navy. Moreover the daily entries while on the SS Virginia also document many events that took place either on the ship or within the fleet, that consisted of sixteen new battleships of the Atlantic Fleet. To name a few: President Roosevelt’s presence on ship; National Salute; and burial ceremony. Molohon also offered accounts of visits to different ports of call in countries such as Egypt, Japan, Australia and Trinidad.

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CA ON00159 P120 · Fonds · ca. 1940-1943

The United Copper Nickel Workers (UCNW) fonds consists of three records that document a particular era of the history of the nickel industry in Canada: World War II. More specifically, the Constitution and by-laws of the union attest to the objectives of its members, while the agreement with Inco provides insights on working conditions. The brief submitted by Inco to the National War Labour Board in 1943 also provides information on labour relations during the war.

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Jean Eagles Watson fonds
CA ON00126 F88 · Fonds · [194-?] - [199-?]

The fonds consists of one scrapbook documenting Jean Eagles Watson’s activities in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division.

The scrapbook includes pages with captions on the top of the page that serves to organize the contents. The following is the order in which the captions to these pages are found: Farewell Gifts from G.G.H (1942) On leave Prior to Posting to RockCliffe, RockCliffe Ottawa Basic Training, No 1, T.T.S St. Thomas, Ontario (1945); No.4 Wireless School, Guelph Ontario (1945); 89 Entry A Flight I.G. Inspection; My Trip to Ward 300 Hospital St. Thomas (1943); Cards I received while in Ward 300; Hospital Staff 1944; 20th birthday (1944); and Odds and Ends.

There are photographs throughout the scrapbook some of which are captioned and or include the names of those pictured. Included are photographs of Jean Watson.

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John David Higinbotham fonds
CA ON00126 F26 · Fonds · [192-]-[196-?]

This fonds consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, poetry, radio scripts, biographies and obituaries of local people and scrapbooks created, collected and or maintained by John David Higinbotham. The newspaper clippings are from the Guelph Mercury and include the Lore of Bygone Days and Glancing back to District’s Early days. The letters contain information about Guelph such as people’s reminisces of the city or requests for information pertaining to histories of various townships. Of note are letters received from Alexander Tilloch Galt, the grandson of John Galt, providing information on Alexander Galt’s family and friends. The photographs include images of a camp at Puslinch Lake, Rockwood Academy, and of poet Wallace Havelock Robb. These records document Higinbotham’s interest in local history. These records are arranged by subject.

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The Chieftain
Collection · 1982-03-17 - 1999-12-08