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Wood family fonds
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CA ON00373 M987.1
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predominant 1875-1985 (Creation)
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60 cm of textual records (ca. 256 items)
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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.
Fonds was in custody of Mary Wood until it was gifted to the Vaughan Archives in 1987.
Scope and content
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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