Fonds M987.1 - Wood family fonds

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Wood family fonds

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CA ON00373 M987.1

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  • predominant 1875-1985 (Creation)
  • 1843-1985 (Creation)

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60 cm of textual records (ca. 256 items)

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Biographical history

Mary Wood (1908-1989) was a local historian specializing in the Vaughan Township-Woodbridge area. Her husband, Alvin Wood, was a life-long Woodbridge resident and local history aficianado.

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Fonds was in custody of Mary Wood until it was gifted to the Vaughan Archives in 1987.

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Fonds consists of textual material, including funeral notices, 1899-1970; Woodbridge Council minutes (printed), 1925, 1930; Woodbridge voters lists, 1954, 1963, 1968; Town of Vaughan voters lists, 1974, 1979; Vaughan Township and Woodbridge telephone directories, 1946; notebooks listing Woodbridge reeves, councillors, auditors, and hydro commissioners for period 1882-1906; Woodbridge Citizen's Band, cash book, 1917-32; autograph book, 1896-1906; newspapers, 1913-1983; financial documents, predominantly Alvin Wood's tax receipts; text books, promotional exams and test answer sheets for various disciplines belonging to Mr. Wood. Also of note: 6 original letters of Vaughan's earliest settlers describing life in the area, 1843-1860.

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Gift of Mary Wood, 1987.

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