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A walking tour of Thornhill / Thornhill Public Library Archives Committee

  • CA CoV Archives M989.65
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  • 1974

Item consists of a support document for tour of historically and/or architecturally significant structures, and historically important sites located in the village of Thornhill; includes brief history of village; bulk of document expounds upon building methods, architectural styles, and the architectural and/or historical significance of a number of structures and sites; sketches by Group of Seven artist Thoreau MacDonald.

A we came to Thornhill new horizons project : [unpublished essay] / Katherine Louise Davie

  • CA CoV Archives M993.35
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  • 1978

Item consists of an unpublished essay relating to the experience of Robert Arthur West, the great-grandfather of the author, in Thornhill; Mr. West was the "Thornhill General Merchant" from 1834 to 1884. In addition to commenting upon the general history of Thornhill through its formative period, the essay describes the original store (located on lot 31 , east or Markham side of Yonge St.), subsequent structural changes, merchandise stocked, delineation of ownership from 1837-1937; the house originally built by Mr. West (7780 Yonge St., on west or Vaughan side of Yonge Street), and the latter's recollections of life along Yonge Street during the period specified; includes observations re: Fire of 1950 and Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

Conservative Fete Thornhill photoprint [Graphic material]

  • CA CoV Archives M013.30
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  • ca. 1900

Item consists of a photoprint (copy) of a conservative fete in Thornhill. Original belonged to owner's grandfather and owner believes photo depicts grandfather's Stump or Patten side of the family. Man with beard in photo could be related to owner's great grandfather, Robert Reuben Stump. Robert was the son of Joseph Stump who, as a child, came with his family in 1804 from Pennsylvania to Vaughan Township. Joseph's brother Jacob stayed in Vaughan until he died and is buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

Journal entry : [1829 Feb. 11]

  • CA CoV Archives M989.11
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  • Photocopied 1987

Item consists of a journal entry. Excerpt from journal no. 11 describing Vaughan area and specifically Thornhill: provides very incisive commentary on climate, architecture, clothing, language, and principal occupations of inhabitants, etc.

Street index

  • CA CoV Archives M989.39
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  • [ca. 1985]

Item consists of an alphabetical street listing for town; maps showing street locations, grouped by local community.

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