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Wood family fonds

  • CA CoV Archives M987.1
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1985, predominant 1875-1985

Fonds consists of textual material, including funeral notices, 1899-1970; Woodbridge Council minutes (printed), 1925, 1930; Woodbridge voters lists, 1954, 1963, 1968; Town of Vaughan voters lists, 1974, 1979; Vaughan Township and Woodbridge telephone directories, 1946; notebooks listing Woodbridge reeves, councillors, auditors, and hydro commissioners for period 1882-1906; Woodbridge Citizen's Band, cash book, 1917-32; autograph book, 1896-1906; newspapers, 1913-1983; financial documents, predominantly Alvin Wood's tax receipts; text books, promotional exams and test answer sheets for various disciplines belonging to Mr. Wood. Also of note: 6 original letters of Vaughan's earliest settlers describing life in the area, 1843-1860.

White family collection [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives M011.11
  • Collection
  • [Photocopied 2011]

Collection consists of genealogical material on the White family which immigrated to the town of York in 1795 and later settled in Vaughan Township.

Weatherill family fonds [Textual records and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives M011.31
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1990

Fonds consists of correspondence, portraits of Joseph, Rachel and Alice Weatherill, three school certificates for Alice Weatherill, histories written by Ann Price concerning the Weatherill family and their descendants, an aerial photoprint of the farm at Lot 7, Concession 10, material concerning Lot 9, Concession 10, and various legal documents. Also included is a register of the births, marriages, and deaths in the family which used to hang in the parlour.

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.

Watson family fonds [Textual records]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 37
  • Fonds
  • 1801-1999

Fonds consists primarily of indentures, providing evidence of the disposition of the Watson family farm, located on lot 32, concession 7, Vaughan Township from the 1830's to the 1930's, and miscellaneous legal and financial documents; also includes William Watson's teaching certificate and a history of the Watson family compiled in 1999.

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 pioneer collection : [1844-1855]

  • CA CoV Archives M989.29
  • Collection
  • Photocopied 1989

Collection consists of textual records and broadside reflecting economic and social life in Vaughan and York County generally: excerpts from Burrows and Ferguson family papers, 1844; Vaughan Anti-bacchannalian Society minute book, 1852-1853; Henry Porter commercial records , 1854-1855.

Vaughan Township election returns, January 7, 1850 [Cartographic material] / by E. Ruth Redelmeier

  • CA CoV Archives M997.32
  • Item
  • Compiled 1996

Item consists of a map. Map of Vaughan Township indicating freeholders and householders for each lot with assessed value of real property for which the foregoing were rated; relative locaton of property owners not shown. Map indicates the exact vote cast by each eligible voter in the Township, and thus provides a cumulative portrait of the political leanings of municipality during time under examinatiion. Data derived from Vaughan Township election returns and assessment rolls; records for Ward #5 were incomplete, with the map reflecting this fact.

Vaughan Township election returns, 1857 [Cartographic material] / by E. Ruth Redelmeier

  • CA CoV Archives M995.19
  • Item
  • Compiled 1995

Item consists of election returns. Map of Vaughan Township indicating freeholders and householders for each lot with assessed value of real property for which the foregoing were rated; relative location of property owners not shown. Map indicates the exact vote cast by each eiligible voter in the Township, and thus provides a cumulative portrait of the political leanings of the township during the time under examination. Data derived from Vaughan Township election returns and collectors' rolls for 1857.

Vaughan Public Library fonds

  • CA CoV Archives RG 27
  • Fonds
  • 1833-2017

Fonds consists of items collected by the various branches of the Vaughan Public Library over the past few decades. Items were collected by both staff and Board Members who accumulated materials for VPLs Reference Collection. Included in the accession are various historical reference files, newspapers, minute books, historical slides, maps and clippings which relate to historic homes and personalities from the Vaughan area. Of particular note are: Thornhill Month Newspapers from 1980-1999; York Region Criss-Cross Directories from 1997-2000; "Woodbridge: A Heritage in Pictures" slide set by Nick Wesson; Woodbridge Women's Institute Minute Books, Treasury Books and Programs ca. 1904-1969; Vaughan Perspectives Newspapers from 2007; MTRCA Maple Area Study from 1974; Kleinburg, King City, Concord, Vaughan, Thornhill and Richmond Hill Historic House Clippings; "Crossroads to Urban Community" by Hugh Cook; Vaughan Weekly, Citizen and SNAP newspapers and an "Ontario Directory to 1900s on Microfiche".

Accession M016.3 consists of one printout of the Vaughan Poetry Map, created in 2016 for the celebration of Vaughan's 25th Anniversary.

M018.1 consists of items produced as a result of the Bathurst Clark Library's summer exhibit "Anne Frank - A History for Today". This exhibit, which ran from July 3rd - August 31st, 2017 was well received by the public and various comments were left by guests in a guest book, supplied by the library. This guest book, along with two promotional materials have been transferred to the archives.

Accession M020.1 consists of architectural plans and drawings from the construction of four Vaughan City Libraries: Civic Centre Resource Library, Pleasant Ridge Library, Dufferin Clark Library and Ainsley Grove Library. Primary focus is on showing finished designs for libraries and elevations. Drawings also show element schedules, construction details and other perspectives.

Acession M022.2 consists of two foamcore boards depicting interior renovations to the Bathurst Clark Library.

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