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Thomas McMaster fonds
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- Graphic material
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Dates of creation area
[192-?] - [194-?] (Creation)
- McMaster, Thomas
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2 photograph albums
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Name of creator
Thomas Grier McMaster was born in 1874 in Ireland. He was the son of William John and Elizabeth Georgina Carson McMaster. He married Edith Rowena Jackson in 1911, but they had no children. Thomas was a banker and he started his career with the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Toronto.
In 1903 he started work at the Metropolitan Bank and worked as a bank manager for a number of branches in the area. By 1908 he was appointed manager of the Guelph Commercial Banking Centre located at St. George’s Square which later became the Bank of Nova Scotia. During his time in Guelph Thomas was active in the United Church, the YMCA, and the Board of Trade. He traveled throughout Canada, the United States, England and Africa.
Thomas McMaster retired in 1936 with the Bank of Nova Scotia. He was active in the banking business for thirty three years. He died in Toronto June 7, 1945 and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. His wife died in 1980.
These records were donated to the Guelph Civic Museum in 2011 and subsequently transferred to the Guelph Public Library archives in September 2011.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of photographs created or accumulated by Thomas McMaster in the course of his travels throughout Canada, the United States, England, and Africa. Included are photographs of McMaster family members, landscapes likely of British Columbia and California, of travels to Africa and England visiting historic sites, buildings, and landmarks. Included are photographs of their home in Toronto. Many of the photographs include captions.
The photograph albums are fragile and require care in their handling and use.
Immediate source of acquisition
Guelph Civic Museum
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Restrictions on access
Access to these records is restricted for conservation reasons. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist to gain access to these records.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Donor-held copyright in these records has been transferred to the Guelph Public Library. Permission of the Guelph Public Library is required for publication.
A listing is not available for the photographs in this fonds. Consult this listing first to locate desired images. Contact the Guelph Public Library Archivist for additional information.
Generated finding aid
No further accruals of records are expected.