Fonds MG 10 - Mary Wood collection [Textual record and other material]

Farmers Taking Delivery of Machinery, Pine Street Woodbridge, 1904 Royal Bank of Canada in Woodbridge from Pictorial Woodbridge by Mary Wood, n.d. Sewer Construction, 1968 Sewer Construction, 1967 Mary Wood Collection, n.d. Receipts from Woodbridge Citizen's Band, n.d. Gooderham Doneddy Creed Farm Newspaper Clipping, 1927 Gooderham Doneddy Creed Farm Newspaper Clipping, n.d. Woodbridge, McLean House, 1889 Unidentified, n.d.
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Mary Wood collection [Textual record and other material]

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  • Textual record
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CA CoV Archives MG 10

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  • [ca. 1900]-2003, predominant 1929-1984 (Creation)

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  • 3.2 m of textual records
  • 767 photographs: b&w and col.; 18 x 23 cm or smaller
  • 1118 slides: col.. some b&w ; 35 mm
  • 8 postcards
  • 6 microfiches: photo albums, 293 frames; 16 mm
  • 4 negatives
  • 1 stereoscopic negative
  • 14 negative strips
  • 5 objects: cap, candy dish, marbles, button with mirror and photograph

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Mary Wood (born Mary Isabel Hollingshead, September 14, 1908) was a longtime Woodbridge resident and was known as

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Fonds consists of textual records, photographic material and objects. Textual material predominantly composed of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, typescripts, circulars, brief histories and biographical sketches, pamphlets, etc. Also, graphic material including photoprints, some of which are located in the abovereferenced binders, slides, and microfiche copies of 2 photo albums. All material reflects Mrs. Wood's eclectic conception of those topics, events, persons, places, etc. constituting the history of the Vaughan area, with a particular emphasis on Woodbridge. M013.40 includes 19 diaries kept by Mary Wood between 1928 and 1989 as well as various cookbooks from the 1960s-1980s, photos of the Mud Brick House being moved, photos of the Fairground Lane Houses in Woodbridge being developed, and a Woodbridge School class photo from 1914 or 1915 as well as a book recording the graves at various cemeteries between 1921 and 1954. Also a book with obituary newspaper clippings from 1982 to 1989 and details on Wayne and Gert's 1956 wedding.

M019.3 contains material from Mary Wood received via Ann and Wayne Wood. This accession contains physical material from the Woodbridge Fall Fair (one cap, one candy dish, one entry ticket), one button with a mirror and a photograph material related to the funerals of Mary Wood, John Wood, and various others held at Scott Funeral Home in Woodbridge from 1969 to 1980. There is also 108 various Woodbridge photos (some identified, some not), 4 photo negatives, 1 stereosocopic negative, 14 negative strips, 3 postcards, business cards from Woodbridge in the mid-20th century, a baby book and pamphlet for Wayne Wood and funeral registers for (James Alvin Wood and Mary Wood, as well as the marriage certifcate and wedding book for John Wood and Mary (nee Brown) Wood. In addition, there are a couple scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, cards and documents, and a portrait of Mary Wood.

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  • English

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Bay 4, Sh. 3 (M990.30 - photonegatives);
Bay 7, Sh. 37;
Bay 7, Sh. 38 (M990.30);
Bay 7, Sh. 39 (M990.30; M013.13; M019.3);
Bay 7, Sh. 40 (M013.40; M019.3);
Map 16 (M990.30)

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