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Account ledger [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M009.44
  • Item
  • 1900-1911

Item consists of an account ledger used by an unknown person or family to record daily expenses and the number of stock born each year. The names of many people also appear throughout the ledger when the owner of the ledger either sold them items, stock, services or paid them wages. Book gives a good example of the cost of everyday items (ex. sugar, apples, bread, eggs, lemons, oil cloth, curtains, paper, starch) as well as the type of items available at that time and their change in value over time. Ledger was also used by a child for scribbling and writing practice.

An annotated atlas of Vaughan and King Township ca. 1851 : [1984]

  • CA CoV Archives M992.25
  • File
  • Copied 1992

File consists of maps compiled as part of a York University Geography course, 1984. Three sets of 2 maps (1 each of Vaughan and King Township per set); the first set delineates land use per 1000 acre blocks; the second indicates the names of landowners/tenants; the final set outlines the number of horses, oxen, cattle, sheep, and swine per 1000 acre block. All maps are based on the 1851 nominal and agricultural census returns.

And the road is now called Rutherford \ by Olive Marina Arlow Watson [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M013.19
  • Item
  • 2011

Item consists of a manuscript that contains memories of Olive Arlow growing up on the farm just outside of Elder's Mills. Topics include: farming, local businesses, schools and churches, Hurricane Hazel, WWII, scarlet fever, polio and quarantines, snowstorms, and local families and individuals.

Bob Thomson : book of his life : [unpublished autobiography] / Bob Thomson

  • CA CoV Archives M988.25
  • Item
  • [1975?]

Item consists of an autobigoraphy. Recounts life on a farm in rural Markham during early 20th-century; agriculture, machinery, crops grown, methods of harvesting, etc., is especially well-documented. Also provides insight into rural education, economic relationship between such outlying rural areas and Toronto, collective psyche of rural-agrarian populace, etc.; observations apply to Vaughan Township and other constituent municipalities of York County.

Bruce Snider fonds

  • CA CoV Archives M997.3
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1867-1945]

Fonds consists of photographs, legal documents (mortgages, indentures, etc.), commonplace book (i.e. a volume in which is entered information of any kind to be remember by the compiler), correspondence, financial documents, WW II ration book, greeting cards, newspaper clippings and livestock gestation table.

Cameron family fonds [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 36
  • Fonds
  • 1820-1995, predominant 1857-1995

Fonds consists of photographs of the annual Cameron family picnics and the Cameron and Walkington families; the 1932, 1971, 1987 editions of the booklets containing the memoirs of Donald Cameron and the remarks of his son, Archibald Cameron; write-ups on the history of Vellore and Vaughan Township; responses to invitations to the Cameron family picnics; photocopies of the 1820

Carrville post office and Sherwood log schoolhouse photographs [grahic material]

  • CA CoV Archives M013.29
  • File
  • 1963

File consists of 1963 photographs of Stan Sellen and his family and a neighbor, Bert Whitty, at Carrville Post Office (at that time their family home) which was built by Thomas Cook in 1844 and became the post office in 1965. The Del Broccos (first Italian family in Vaughan) lived in the house in the 1920s. Building bought by Reamington Developments and restored. Restoration ceremony organized by Stan

City Archives Memory Project [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 55
  • Collection
  • 2013-2014

Collection consists of manuscripts with people's memories of growing up or living in Vaughan. Includes stories and memories of buildings, people, businesses, roads, storms, schools, churches, etc. Some responders even included copies of images and artwork.

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