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Postcard of Patterson School (Patterson, Ont.)

  • CA CoV Archives M007.1
  • Item
  • [1918 or 1919]

Item consists of a postcard. Postcard depicts the front facade of the school, as well as the students. The fifth child from the right in the front row is Myrtle Ash, first cousin of Mary Pelletier.

Living and working conditions under paternalistic management in an industrial company town: Patterson, Ontario, 1856-1887 : [unpublished academic essay] / by Denis R. DesRivieres

  • CA CoV Archives M992.1
  • Item
  • 1982

Item consists of an essay. Paper written by DesRivieres in partial fulfilment of requirements for credit in Ontario Institute for Studies in Education course 1425 S: Canadian Working Class History. DesRivieres offers essential thesis that the paternalism witnessed in the hamlet of Patterson was not the byproduct of the altruism of Peter Patterson, but rather a mechanism conceived by the latter to maximize profit through the creation and maintenance of a motivated, contented, and consequently loyal and hardworking workforce.

Photographs of Vaughan Township : [ca. 1890-1930]

  • CA CoV Archives M988.5
  • File
  • Copied 1988

File consists of a group of photographs constituted of images depicting various scenes in a number of Vaughan Township hamlets, enclaves, and police villages: Edgeley Side Road, Edgeley Post Office, Concord United Church, Thornhill Station, Grand Trunk Railway Station in Maple, as well as general scenes of Carrville and Patterson; also includes images of Smith family of Edgeley engaged in curing meat in front of their smoke-house. In total, photographs capture flavour of rural-agrarian life in late-19th to early-20th century Vaughan Township.

Maple Women's Institute fonds [Textual records and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 21
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1995, predominant 1920-1995

Fonds consists of minute books delineating deliberations, decisions, and activities, for the period 1920-1991; members and officers also cited, intermittently. Fonds also constituted of the Maple Tweedsmuir history, in 2 volumes, compiled between ca. 1948 and 1995 (while the institute disbanded in 1991, work on the compilation of the final volume of the Tweedsmuir history continued until 1995) the history, which includes numerous 19th and early twentieth century photographs and postcards, comments on: architecture and buildings such as the Maple Community Library, Canadian Bank of Commerce, Maple Community Centre; general history of Maple; personalities such as Dr. Routley and Isaac Baker; events such as the Superior Propane Explosion of 1962; institutions and agencies such as Woodbridge and Vaughan Telephone Co., Maple Flying Club; etc. A historical sketch of the hamlet of Sherwood, just south of Maple, is also included. Tweedsmuir history provides excellent photographic evidence of Maple and its inhabitants, and includes postcards, some examples of which are hand-coloured. The history chronicles Maple and its evolution to 1995, with the second volume focusing heavily on streetscapes and heritage preservation in the mid-1980's to 1990's. Fonds also includes two large volumes of newspaper clippings chronicling various events in Maple from 1960 to the early 1980's and the history of the Maple Women's Institute; volume focusing upon Maple includes extensive coverage of Maple Lions Club and Superior Propane Explosion of 1962, development and local opposition thereto, municipal government, as well as images and text from newspapers re: 19th-century Maple. Second volume centres primarily upon the history of the Maple W.I. Fonds also includes loose postcards and photographs documenting architecture, streetscapes, and personalities; as well, odd documents such as maps, printed histories of the Hope United Church and Teston United Church, 1891 by-laws for the Maple United Church, etc. Of final note is the presence of a Primitive Methodist "preachers' plan" for the Laskay Circuit for 1867-1879, indicating preachers, stewards and places on the circuit (includes villages of Carrville and Patterson in Vaughan Township).

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.

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.

Dora and George Snider collection [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M013.41
  • Collection
  • 1912-1998

Collection consists of various historical write-ups on villages (Edgeley, Sherwood, Langstaff, Maple, Coleraine, Purpleville, Elder's Mills, Woodbridge, Vellore, Carrville, Concord, Hope, Kleinburg, Patterson, Pine Grove, Teston), genealogical histories (Stong, Jackson), and issues of The York Pioneer and Canadian-German Folklore.

Watson family fonds [Textual records]

  • CA CoV Archives M002.6
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1884

Fonds consists of correspondence, receipts, and bills acquired by the Watson family from their business dealings with the Patterson & Bros. Co.

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.

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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