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Routley, F.W. (Frederick William), M.D., d. 1951
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Gord Ingram fonds

  • CA CoV Archives M993.10
  • Fonds
  • [1946?-before 1962]

Fonds consists of photoprints that depict Superior Propane Company facility in Maple prior to 5 Aug. 1962 explosion that destroyed the former, the plant being originally built in 1947; and Dr. F.W. Routley, who practiced medicine in Maple from 1909 to 1922, and for 27 years was chief executive officer of the Canadian Red Cross Society, and contributerd to the Blue Cross Plan for hospital care which began in 1941 (latter is undated). Textual material consists of a copy of an official certificate issued by the British Secretary of War to Corporal William Charles Ingram of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps around 1946 in recogintion of publication of former's name in the London Gazette on 1946 April 4 for distinguished wartime service, as mentioned originally in and Official Despatch for distinguished service.

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).