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Richmond Hill (Ont.)
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City of Vaughan Engineering Services Department Fonds

  • CA CoV Archives RG 17
  • Fonds
  • 1995-2003

Fonds consists of aerial photographs that cover the entire City of Vaughan and include images of streets and highways, rivers, railway lines and stations, hospitals, community centres, subdivisions, conservation areas, public attractions, reservoirs, factories and plants, lumber yards, airfields, fairgrounds, and shopping centres. Also included are "indexes" for each year which make finding a particular photograph or area of Vaughan quite easy. Also included is a Leroy Lettering Set which was used for mechanical lettering on maps and drawings in the Engineering Services Dept until 1995/96 at which time computers took a more prevalent role in the department's business functions. Also included are a polar planimeter which was used to determine metric area, and a case containing fifty-five railroad curves which were used in the design and layout of roads.

Constable family fonds [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M008.4
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1943, predominant 1842-1900

Fonds consists of indentures, land deeds, tax assessments, correspondence, insurance forms, by-laws, leases, notices, ledgers, and bank books. Fonds also includes the last will and testaments of Jacob Snider and James Mathewson.

Jim Cameron fonds [Textual records and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 31
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2001, predominant 1950-1990

Fonds consists of plans, reports, studies, correspondence, published materials, essays, and newspaper clippings which document the planning and development of Vaughan. Specific Vaughan topics within the fonds include the Maple dump, the Maple theme park, the Woodbridge annexation, and the building of the Vaughan industrial park, to name but a few. Moreover, official plans and studies for Thornhill, Maple, Kleinburg, Nashville, and Woodbridge provide invaluable evidence as to the evolutionary development of these communities.

Laura Weaver collection

  • CA CoV Archives M998.17
  • Collection
  • [ca.1890]-1985

Collection consists of photographs of students and staff of Langstaff School, 1893 and Concord School, 1924, n.d.; photographs of attendees of Thornhill United Church Sunday School picnic, 1925, Thornhill Girls Hockey Team, 1918, and unidentified family portrait originally owned by the late Mary Jane Weaver. Textual records consist of newspaper clippings documenting aspects of the heritage of Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill from the 1970's to 1985, with a particular focus on built heritage.

Maple and Rupert Town : [site plan] : [18--?] [see notes]

  • CA CoV Archives M991.9
  • File
  • Copied 1991

File consists of a site plan that delineates the division line between Maple and Rupert Town; also indicates lot subdivisions and illustrates situation of Village of Richmond Hill relative to Maple and Rupert Town.

Norberta O'Rourke fonds [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 45
  • Fonds
  • 1828-2002, predominant 1900-1980

Fonds consists of family histories and genealogical material, histories of schools and churches in Pine Grove and Woodbridge as well as the communities themselves, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, architectural drawings of the St. Margaret Mary School, diplomas, report cards, invitations, certificates, awards, programs, maps, correspondence, newspaper ad layouts, newspaper clippings, and commemorative coins from the 1991 inauguration of the City of Vaughan. Also includes County of York uniform promotion examination certificate documenting promotion of Mary O'Rourke of the Pine Grove School and an indenture between Alfred and Harriet Gooderham, grantors, and Michael O'Rourke, grantee. Also contains "1833 it was -- a trading post and granary 1989 it is -- a house of the 20th century", an unpublished essay by Norberta O'Rourke which details the history of the Elliot Trading Post and surrounding area, originally constructed on Lot 11, Concession 8, Vaughan Township in 1833.

Richmond Hill and vicinity : ill. / [compiled] by William Harrison

  • CA CoV Archives M996.8
  • Item
  • 1911

Item consists predominantly of newspaper clippings, many of which were originally attributable to Wm. Harrison, detailing various aspects of the history of Richmond Hill; includes numerous illustrations, in lithographic and photographic formats, as well as occasional pieces of original correspondence from the 1850's-1870's originating with the Harrison family. Item compiled by Wm Harrison for his son F.W. Harrison, L.L.B.

Richmond Hill Public Library fonds

  • CA CoV Archives MG 63
  • File
  • ca. 1850-1967

Fonds consists of various items relating to Vaughan and it's administrative history.

Accession (M015.26) consists of three (3) booklets, containing Treasurer's Accounts for the Township of Vaughan for 1933, 1934 and 1937. These account books were made available to residents of the Township as a means of fiscal transparency and accountability.

Accession (M016.2) consists of six items relating to Vaughan and the area of Patterson. The donation includes items from Paterson and Brother Agricultural Works relating to business operations, photos of the area of Patterson and a page from the Treasurer's Account for the Municipality of Vaughan, ca. 1850.

Accession (M016.3) consists of two hand drawn maps detailing Vaughan and King Township ca. 1815. These items were in the possession of RHPL, and have since been copied and donated to the Archives.

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