Fonds F26 - John David Higinbotham fonds

'Puslinch lake Helen's Island Camp 1879' 'Puslinch lake Helen's Island Camp 1879' Two rocks Wallace Havelock Robb
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John David Higinbotham fonds

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CA ON00126 F26

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  • [192-]-[196-?] (Creation)

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48 cm of textual records
5 photographs : b&w prints

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John David Higinbotham was born in Guelph in 1854 and educated at Guelph Academy and Collegiate Institute. At 19 years of age he moved out west where he opened his first drugstore at Fort Macleod Alberta. He later became the first president to the Alberta pharmaceutical society. He eventually moved to Lethbridge Alberta where he took on the role of Postmaster and Sunday School Superintendent. Mr. Higinbotham also authored a book entitled When the West Was Young. He returned to Guelph in 1937. He died in April 1961.

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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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It is believed these records were acquired from John’s sister Phyllis Higinbotham.

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Copyright for these records has expired and the records are now in the public domain. Permission of the Guelph Public Library, however, is still required for publication.

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Revised April 2012

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