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In Flanders Fields at 100 collection - Guelph Public Library

  • C42
  • Collection
  • 2015

Collection consists of materials produced to celebrate 100 years of the poem in Flanders Fields by John McCrae. Included is a pamphlet outlining the events and speakers for the unveiling of the John McCrae Statue. There is also two booklets "In Flanders Fields at 100: Time to Remember" published by the Guelph Mercury and "John McCrae in Flanders Fields" published by New Smallprint Press.

City directories collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C10
  • Collection
  • 1867 - 2013

Collection consists of city directories, which since 1875, have made up of two parts: an alphabetic listing of people’s last names giving their occupation and home address and of street names. The directories may also contain advertisements of local area businesses and brief facts on population and average household income. Earlier directories included communities other than Guelph such as Erin, Peel, Minto and Puslinch Townships.

The directories are arranged chronologically by year.

The Guelph Public Library does not have directories available for the years 1910, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1965.

Architectural Plans Collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C18
  • Collection
  • 1966 - 1999

Collection consists of architectural plans of Guelph businesses, recreational facilities, and military instillations. They include the Stone Road Plaza, Knortigh Plaza, the Guelph Armoury and the branch libraries.

Guelph Spring Festival Collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C19
  • Collection
  • [196-] 2006

Collection consists of program guides, media releases and announcements, photographs, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings related to the Guelph Spring Festival and collected by the Guelph Public Library Archives.

Land deeds and mortgages collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C21
  • Collection
  • 1832-1957, 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.

Jim G. Dempsey collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C22
  • Collection
  • [191-], [198-]

Collection consists of letters, photographs, and postcards received by way of correspondence between Linda Kearns, former archivist, and Jim G. Dempsey. The photographs and postcards are of soldiers in military dress or uniform. Included are pictures of William Pearson a Guelph native who died in the First World War. Other photographs include civilians, possibly relatives of Mr. Dempsey, and photographs of a pilgrimage he took to the battlefields of the First World War in the 1980s.

The textual components consist of three letters one written by William Pearson and another by a comrade who served with him. A third letter was addressed to Mrs. Pearson by an army chaplain. This letter provided news of her son’s death. Also of interest is a Guelph Evening Mercury Newspaper edition with an article about William Pearson’s death.

There is no further arrangement to these records.

Guelph Life collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C23
  • Collection
  • 2007-2016

This collection consists of periodicals collected by the Guelph Public Library Archives. Titles include His Guelph, Her Guelph and At Home in Guelph, My Guelph at Home, and Guelph Life. These magazines focus on the people and events in Guelph and Wellington County. Included are articles written about local writers, artists, entrepreneurs, public servants, and academics. Records are arranged chronologically by date.

Couling building inventory collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C25
  • Collection
  • 1967, 1969, predominant 1970-1975

Collection consists of photographs and corresponding textual records for an inventory of homes built in Guelph before 1927. The inventory was created and/or accumulated by Gordon Couling, an artist and architectural expert.

Records are arranged alphabetically into series by street name and then generally by street number, often with even numbered buildings filed separately from odd numbered buildings.

Cookbooks collection Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C26
  • Collection
  • [196-?], 1977 - 2011

This collection consists of cookbooks collected by the Guelph Public Library archives. Some of the cookbooks include brief histories on the organizations that sponsored or created them. These records document the historical and or sociological aspects of food and nutrition in Guelph.

There is no further arrangement to this collection. The file listing has been arranged alphabetically by title for ease of use.

Guelph Light Opera Programs collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C28
  • Collection
  • 1956 -[197-]

Collection consists of program guides listing the names of production staff, actors, and members of the orchestra. In some cases summaries of the play or of particular scenes are provided. These textual records document theatre in Guelph.

Military drill and instruction manuals collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C39
  • Collection
  • 1915, 1929, 1940, 1941

Collection consists of instruction manuals for aiming and firing, map reading, elementary drills, and a work focusing on infantry section leading. Many of the manuals contain illustrations and diagrams. These materials were used by Guelph's auxiliary police force during the Second World War.

Goldie family collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C4
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1970]

Collection consists of records related to the Goldie family and the history of Guelph. Included in this fonds are six scrapbooks containing letters, photographs, and various publications and newspaper clippings related to the Goldie family and the history of Guelph. These records document the public and personal lives of the members of the Goldie family and the history of Guelph. The scrapbooks are lettered from A to D, and F and one scrapbook is entitled: Roswell Goldie's scrapbook. There is no scrapbook lettered: E.

Goldie (family)

Local history and rare books collection - Guelph Public Library

  • CA ON00126 C7
  • Collection
  • [ca.1845] - [2018?]

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).

Greta Shutt fonds

  • CA ON00126 F19
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1977

This fonds consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, newspaper clippings, historical publications, manuscripts, and other assorted material. These records were created, collected, or maintained by Greta Shutt to document various aspects of Guelph history including family history material for the Crowe, Shutt, Skinner, Watson, and Raymond families; compilations of earlier published histories of Guelph and related manuscript material; source material for Donald B. Shutt's autobiography; copies of early Guelph Historical Society publications; and copies of Greta and Donald Shutt's local history paper The Clarion.

Shutt, Greta, d. 1977

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.

Higinbotham, John David

Ralph W. Smith fonds

  • CA ON00126 F32
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1970

This fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Ralph Smith primarily during his tenure as mayor of Guelph. In addition, there is one appointment book dating from 1965 and one file containing assorted material such as newspapers clippings, an agenda from the 1967 Guelph Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, post cards, and a copy of minutes from the meeting of the Elliot Board in 1968. These records are arranged alphabetically by file title.

Smith, Ralph W., 1916-1963

Peerless Machine and Tool Company fonds

  • CA ON00126 F35
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930], 1950-2000

Fonds consists of records related to the management of the Peerless Machine and Tool Company. Included in this fonds are two minute books for 1964-1990 and 1982-2000, containing the company's charter, by-laws, shareholder and Director's registers, securities ledgers, and share certificates. Also included are promotional materials, 1950-1962 shipment records, photographs of the Peerless plant circa 1930 and drawings of Peerless products. These records document the management of the Peerless Machine and Tool Company of Guelph. The records are arranged by subject.

Peerless Machine and Tool Company

Victoria Gray fonds

  • CA ON00126 F50
  • Fonds
  • [between 1940 and 1960]

The fonds consists of records produced during the course of Victoria Gray's activities in theatre and music.

Gray, Victoria, 1923-2005

Guelph Harmony Club fonds

  • CA ON00126 F52
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2005

Fonds consists of minutes, financial records, photographs, and ephemera created or accumulated by the Guelph Harmony Club.

Guelph Harmony Club

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