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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.

Vaughan Historical Reference Files [Textual record material]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.

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.

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.

Price list of repairs of agricultural implements and machines manufactured by Patterson & Brother at the Patterson Agricultural Works, Patterson, Ont

  • CA CoV Archives M008.1
  • Item
  • ca. 1885

Item consists of a catalogue. Catalogue describes in detail the various products produced by the firm, along with price list for the parts of the implements and machinery produced; detailed diagrams of the replacement parts certain products are included. The catalogue includes directions for the assembly and operation of the Patterson Harvester and Binder Twine, along with illustrated parts. Also, the prices of all parts for the following products are included: New Canadian Reaper, Patterson Mower, Patterson Light Reaper, Combination Mower, Patent Combined Empire Drill, Sprague Mower, Cayuga Junior Mower, Johnston Self-Rake Reaper, Ithica Horse Rake, Patterson Climax Horse Rake, Straw Cutter, Wrought Beam Plow, Spring Tooth Harrow.

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.

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.

Patterson collection [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 7
  • Collection
  • 1850-1995, predominant 1855-1920

Collection consists of textual records, photographs, site plans and a photobook. Copies of Vaughan Township by-laws and petitions, correspondence of Peter Patterson (the founder of Patterson, Ont. and one of the proprietors and manager of the Patterson Works) and Redelmeier family, report concerning period structures remaining on present site, and newspaper clippings, published and unpublished essays relating to various aspects of Patterson's history, including one pertaining to the Patterson School, S.S. #19. Collection also includes plans of the hamlet, 1928 and 1936, as well as records re: history, activities, personalities, etc. of Don Head Farms. The collection includes five photographs depicting life on property, by then known as Don Head Farms, when it was an agricultural enterprize during latter part of Patterson ownership, and into the administration of W. Redelmeier and his sons (see below for further information); also noteworthy are 23 photographs copied from the Patterson Family Album depicting family members from the United States and Canada; as well as a photograph of Mrs. Peter Patterson, executed in 1866, and a photograph of the Patterson residence, ca. 1870. Additionally, photographic documentation of Patterson family related matters in Westfield, New York focusing on the Asa Farnsworth House, Holland Land Company, and "Old Cemetary" (where a number of family tombstones are depicted), as well as the town of Patterson, California are present. Collection is also notable for the presence of a number of record copies pertaining to the noted town of Patterson, California, a present-day municipality of some 7000 people incorporated in 1919, and adjacent ranch founded by T.W. Patterson, the nephew of Peter Patterson, during the mid-nineteenth century: Cartographic material, municipal by-laws, newspaper articles, correspondence, and legal documents and other documentation generated by the Patterson ranch. M008.4 accession is constituted of photocopies of Patterson and Bro Manufacturers

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