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Vellore Women's Institute fonds [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 1
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1994, predominant 1960-1990

Fonds consists of minute books, 1915-1982, delineating deliberations, decisions, and activities of the Vellore Women's Institute, as well as occasionally citing the names of members and officers; and Vellore Tweedsmuir history (present in original and microform). Main topical subjects addressed in the latter include: Vellore Women's Institute and its contribution to welfare and development of the community; general community history including geography and topography of the locale; municipal government; agriculture; architecture; education; trade and commerce; histories of individual farms and families; religion; experiences of the community in Canada's wars including namers of volunteers in both conflicts; the Vellore Literary Society; the Vellore Band; transcribed reminicences of such individuals as Mrs. Ann Davidson, and Elizabeth Ann Snider; (extensive coverage of Rutherford Barn Raising, 1929; as well as history of hamlet of Teston; and Purpleville School (S.S #11).
The 2002 accrual consists of the papers from the Woodbridge Agricultural Fair and the Canadian Association of Exhibitions; minute books of the Vellore Women

Vaughan Township collection

  • CA CoV Archives M993.2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900]-1980

Collection consists of textual records and photographs. Textual material: copy of History of the Vaughan Lodge A.F. & A.M., No. 54, G.R.C. (Masonic Order)/by Neil J. MacDonald, the Lodge being founded in 1854; copy of Blackwood Lodge (Woodbridge) A.F. & A.M., No. 311 G.R.C. (Masonic Order)/by Blackwood Historical Committee; Ellis family genealogical charts. Photoprints: Depict Vellore School pupils assembled before their school building, 1907; Vellore Football Champs, 1933; Maple street scene, 4th Street, turn-of-the-century; and hand-coloured photoprint of the McCluskey House, Nashville, Ont., ca. 1900.

Vaughan Historical Reference Files [Textual record material]

  • CA CoV Archives Ref. 15
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1800-2011]

Collection consists of general reference files containing histories on many of Vaughan's communities as well as brief histories on a variety of historic structures and buildings throughout Vaughan.

The Book of Days and William Patterson Family History

  • CA CoV Archives M015.16
  • Item
  • 1901-2006, predominant 1901-1939

Item consists of one PDF document, containing page scans from a diary entitled "The Book of Days". This account captures personal information regarding people and events in Nashville and the surrounding area. It spans the years of 1901-2006, but primarily focuses on 1901-1939 as additional newspaper clippings appear to have been added ca. 2000-2006. In addition to "The Book of Days" a 3 page history of the William Patterson Family is also included in this accession and details genealogical information about Willima and Mary Jane Patterson and their eight children.

Some of Vaughan's Pictorial Past / by Hugh Cook

  • CA CoV Archives MG 47
  • File
  • 2011

File consists of three copies of a pictorial book with text depicting a wide range of structures throughout Vaughan including schools, churches, stores, farms, houses, and mills.

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.

Nashville Presbyterian Church - Commemorative quilt depicting Nashville

  • CA CoV Archives M999.3
  • Item
  • 1967

Item consists of a quilt. Item was created by the female members of the Nashville Church Congregation in 1967 as a Canadian Centennial project to commemorate the past of the hamlet of Nashville. Panels depict various natural and architectural features associated with Nashville over time.

Kleinburg and Nashville collection [Textual records]

  • CA CoV Archives M989.63
  • Collection
  • 1968-1969

Collection consists of 5 items. Correspondence of George F. East to Gordon McGillivray outlining former's reminiscences of history of Kleinburg and Nashville; brief history of advent of hydro-electric power and telephone service to Kleinburg and Nashville; records re: Kleinburg Binder Twine Festival.

Jonathan Scott fonds [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M011.40
  • Collection
  • 1833-1933

Collection consists of indentures, agreements, insurance policies, correspondence, last will and testaments, and a land survey for Lot 25, Concession 10 owned by Jonathan Scott in Nashville. Also includes 4 printouts of images Guylaine emailed to the Archives depicting House Yarrow in Nashville, the wedding in 1928 of Roberta Zella Scott and Frank Nattress, and Mrs Arabella Emma Scott (nee Erb) who was born in Nashville and for whom Nashville, Ontario was named. She was the wife of Jonathan Harries Scott. Also included is a family tree "Descendants of Jonathan Scott", also emailed to Archives by Guylaine Petrin. Also included is photocopy of the will of Jonathan Scott, 1884 (found by Guylaine in the Archives of Ontario).

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