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Mary Shane (nee Ferguson) fonds

  • CA ON00154 2012.30
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1960

Fonds consists of the papers and drawings of Mary Shane (nee Ferguson) from 1909-1960. They were created in multiple locations across Ontario, including: Perth, Mitchell, Brampton, Oakville, Bowmanville, and Port Hope. It has been arranged into five (5) series: (1) Art; (2) Clippings; (3) Correspondence; (4) Newspapers; (5) Publications.

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Might family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860] - [ca. 1900]

Fonds consists of cabinet photographs, carte de visites and one tintype, all portraits of members of the Might family of Brampton and their relatives. The donor provided annotations regarding identities on tags attached to the photographs whose subjects were known to them. These were removed and photocopied along with the corresponding photograph; photocopies are included with the fonds. The subjects of some of the portraits are unknown. The first file contains identified portraits, the second unidentifed.

Lorena Beck fonds

  • Fonds
  • Mar. 1960 - Sep. 1985

Fonds consists of slides focusing on the architecture of Peel County, but including images from elsewhere in the province. While Beck was a resident of northern Chinguacousy Township, now part of the Town of Caledon, her images skew to downtown Brampton. Building types include houses, cabins, churches, schools, train stations, theatres, and mail boxes.

Photographs were taken in all of Peel's townships.

Beck's photos of residences in Brampton include structures on Alexander Street, Centre Street, Church Street, David Street, Elizabeth Street, Ellen Street, John Street, Joseph Street, Isabella Street, Lynch Street, Malvern Court, Main Street North, Maple Street, Market Street, Mill Street, Nelson Street, Rosedale Street, Thomas Street, Queen Street, Vodden Street, Wellington Street.

  • File 1: Barns
  • File 2: Bolton
  • File 3: Brampton Main St. N.
  • File 4: Brampton - Nelson St.
  • File 5: Brampton - Northeast
  • File 6-7: Brampton - Northwest
  • File 8: Brampton - Oakville
  • File 9-10: Brampton - Queen Street
  • File 11: Brampton - Southeast
  • File 12: Brampton - Southwest
  • File 13-15: Cemeteries
  • File 16: Chinguacousy Township
  • File 17-22: Churches
  • File 23: "E" - Township [Bruce County, Halton County, Simcoe County, Wellington County]
  • File 24: Farms - Summer
  • File 25: Gravestones
  • File 26: Inglewood
  • File 27: Log Cabins
  • File 28: Mailboxes
  • File 29: Main Street South, Brampton
  • File 30: Metal Tombstones Family
  • File 31: Mississauga
  • File 32: Mississauga (Toronto Township)
  • File 33: Mono Township
  • File 34: Schools - Chinguacousy Township
  • File 35: Schools - Other
  • File 36: Stations
  • File 37: Unsorted
  • File 38: Schools - possibly Chinguacousy Township

Ontario locations outside of Peel appear in a variety of files. Known villages and townships include Acton, Arthur, Balsam Lake, Beeton, Belwood, Blue Mountain, Chesley, Clarksburg, Collingwood, Collingwood Township, Egremont Township, Elmwood, Eramosa Township, Erin Township, Essa Township, Glen Williams, Goderich, Grand Valley, Grey County, Guelph, Hamilton, Harriston, Hillsburg, Hope Township, Hornings Mills, King City, Lavender, Lloydtown, Maple, Markdale, Meaford, Melancthon, Milton, Mono Township, Mount Forest, Mulmur Township, Nassagaweya Township, Nelson Township, Neustad, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Norval, Oakville, Orangeville, Orillia, Ospringe, Paisley, Palmyra, Perrytown, Port Perry, Relessey, Stratford, Swinton Park, Toronto, Trafalgar Township, Uptergrove, Uxbridge Township, Weston, West Montrose, Whitfield, and Woodbridge.

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Armitage family collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915] - 2014

Collection consists of personal and professional records collected by Dr. Kathleen Armitage. The collection includes 2 editions of the Griffen (Central Peel yearbook) for 1963 and 1964, Peel Memorial Hospital material, including bylaws (1980s), staff annual reports (1981-1990), staff photo directory (1980s), and information/donor package (1988), Armitage family genealogy research (1827-1977), a photograph of students in a classroom in the Helen Wilson Public School (1960s), a photograph of Dr. George Clifford Armitage from the First World War (ca. 1915), and photographs of the Region of Peel's 40th Anniversary Levee held at PAMA on June 7th, 2014.

2017.020 is a copy loan photograph of Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford, Resident Medical Staff 1933 (includes J.A. Bull, G.B. Palmer, A. Lees Low, G.C. Armitage, and G.B. Stewart.

Brampton Seniors Club 106 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964 -

Fonds consists of records created by the Brampton Seniors Citizens Club 106, a social organization for those over the age of fifty. The group emphasizes affordable programming and trips for its membership. Records relate to this programming, as well as the Cardinal Choir, and their relationships with the Brampton Senior Citizens Council organization which acts as an intermediary with government, and the United Senior Citizens of Ontario, of which they are a member. The "106" in their name is a reference to this relationship.

  • Series 1: Corporate records
  • Series 2: Events
  • Series 3: Operational records
  • Series 4: Cardinal Choir
  • Series 5: Brampton Senior Citizens Council
  • Series 6: United Senior Citizens of Ontario

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Minute books

Series consists of minute books created during the third and fourth incarnations of the Board:

  • Vol. 1: 1909-1919
  • Vol. 2: 1947-1955
  • Vol. 3: 1956-1961

Brampton Board of Trade fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900] - 1987

Fonds consists of the records created by or maintained by the Brampton Board of Trade. It covers the period from 1909 to 1973, with a few items from the 1980s; there is a gap from 1919 to 1947, when the organization was inactive. Minute books contain director's meeting minutes, treasurer's statements, and annual reports. The fonds also includes scrapbooks, photographs, and certificates.

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Scrapbooks

Series consists of scrapbooks with clippings from local newspapers, relating to the Brampton Board of Trade and local businesses:

  • Vol. 1: 1958-1960
  • Vol. 2: 1960-1962
  • Vol. 3: 1963-1965
  • Vol. 4: 1965-1966
  • Vol. 5: 1967-1968
  • Vol. 6: 1972-1973
  • Vol. 7: n.d.

Photographs

Series consists of five photographs, collected by or created for the Brampton Board of Trade.

  • Item 1: Brampton Fire Department, ca. 1905 (21 x 16 cm, mounted)
  • item 2: Official Opening, Brampton Real Estate Board and Chamber of Commerce Office, 11 April 1958 (19 x 24 cm)
  • item 3: Office, 39 Main St. S., ca. 1960 (19 x 24 cm)
  • item 4: 1963 American Motors Rambler (24 x 16.5 cm)
  • item 5: group of men seated in a restaurant, possibly a Brampton Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting, ca. 1950 (35 mm negative, single frame)

Publication

Series consists of a copy of "Brampton: an illustrated history" (1987), written by Helga Loverseed. The book was published by Windsor Publications in cooperation with the Brampton Board of Trade.

Art Group '59 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1977

Fonds consists of the records of Art Group '59, an unincorporated club with a constitution, operating from 1959 to 1977. Membership was primarily from the traditional boundaries of Brampton, but also areas beyond including Bramalea.

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Hillson O'Hearn family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1963

Fonds consists of two accessions of records donated by Bert O'Hearn, grandson of James Albert "Bert" Hillson, who was Peel County Jail (Gaol) governor from 1935 to 1943. Accession 2003.017 (file 1) comprises correspondence (including telegrams) to James Hillson in his capacity as jail governor, as well as other ephemera and documentary memorabilia collected during his tenure. Correspondence notably includes letters from Salvation Army prison secretary Wallace Bunton regarding prisoner welfare, and letters from prisoners and family members of prisoners. Other documents include copies of official records pertaining to the trial and death by hanging of Gordon Ross Matthew in 1941. Peel County Gaol letterhead is included in this accession.

Note that several items are currently on display in the jail exhibit of the museum. These include a receipt for the effects of Gordon Matthew (1941), letter from Kingston Penitentiary (1944), letter from family of "Ken" (1941).

Accession 2016.031 (files 2 and 3) comprises records documenting the activities of Mildred O'Hearn nee Hillson, the daughter of James Bert Hillson and the mother of Bert O'Hearn (the donor), and her husband William "Bill" O'Hearn, as well as other relatives. Notably records include photographs of James Bert Hillson and youngest son, John Hillson, as well as "Aunt Annie," posing outside the jail. Photographs and ephemera document the Brampton-based social activities of both Mildred and William which include church and musical involvement. Photographs depict the following: employees at Copeland-Catterson Ltd. in 1960; various lacrosse teams ca. 1900 and 1924, the Ionic Male Choir of Brampton in 1949; Brampton High School class of 1926-7; the Brampton Citizen's Band in 1955; what is possibly Grace Church Choir in the 1930s in the church's sanctuary; the Grace Church Choir production of Iolanthe ca. 1930, Baptist Church softball team c. 1930.

Souvenir and programme of banquet

Item is a programme for a banquet held in honour of the Shoeies' Softball Team, the 1929 Brampton League champions. The event was held at the "O.C.C. Banquet Hall". Inside, the team is referred to as the Shoemakers. W. O'Hearn is listed as the team catcher.

The Growler

File consists of a satirical newspaper called "The Growler". The title was apparently printed weekly on Saturday afternoons.

While the item lists "Quirk, Gammon & Snap" as its editors, it was a project of the Brampton Times editor and his son, George and Luther "Lou" Tye.

Grace United Church (Brampton, Ont.) fonds

  • CA ON00340 F2185
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1995

Fonds consists of records of Brampton Wesleyan Church, 1864-1888; records of Grace Methodist Church, Brampton, 1889-1925; records, including baptisms, 1926-1957, marriages, 1902-1952, burials, 1926-1991, of Grace United Church, Brampton (includes Grace Methodist Church), 1902-1995

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Home-Huttonville-Norval Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

  • CA ON00340 F2687
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1997

Fonds consists of records of Huttonville Methodist Circuit (includes Brampton Methodist Episcopal Circuit, Brampton West Methodist Circuit, Brampton, Huttonville, Churchville, Home Church in Alloa, Springbrook, Glen Williams), 1875-1907; records of Huttonville Methodist Church, 1885-1905; cemetery book of Home Methodist Church, Alloa, 1889-1920; cradle roll of Huttonville Presbyterian Church, 1907-1923; baptisms of Norval Pastoral Charge (includes Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Cheltenham Presbyterian Church, Mount Pleasant United Church and Norval United Church, 1912-1937; records, including baptisms, 1917-1957, marriages, 1896-1970, burials, 1914-1959, of Huttonville Pastoral Charge (includes Brampton West Methodist Circuit, Huttonville Methodist Circuit, Huttonville, Churchville, Meadowvale, Home Church in Alloa), 1914-11971; records, including marriages, 1963-1979, burials, 1963-1977, of Huttonville-Norval Pastoral Charge (includes Huttonville United Church, Churchville United Church, Meadowvale United Church, Home United Church in Alloa, Norval United Church), 1962-1989; records, including baptisms, 1964-1969, of Churchville United Church, 1944-1969; records of Meadowvale United Church (includes Meadowvale Methodist Church), 1915-1988; records, including baptisms, 1926-1989, marriages, 1927-1988, burials, 1928-1987, of Home United Church, Alloa (includes Mount Pleasant United Church), 1926-1994; and records, including marriages, 1979-1987, of Huttonville United Church (includes Huttonville Methodist Church), 1922-1997

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