Scope note(s)

Source note(s)

Display note(s)

Hierarchical terms


Equivalent terms


Associated terms


98 Archival description results for Pioneers

98 results directly related Exclude narrower terms

A we came to Thornhill new horizons project : [unpublished essay] / Katherine Louise Davie

  • CA CoV Archives M993.35
  • Item
  • 1978

Item consists of an unpublished essay relating to the experience of Robert Arthur West, the great-grandfather of the author, in Thornhill; Mr. West was the "Thornhill General Merchant" from 1834 to 1884. In addition to commenting upon the general history of Thornhill through its formative period, the essay describes the original store (located on lot 31 , east or Markham side of Yonge St.), subsequent structural changes, merchandise stocked, delineation of ownership from 1837-1937; the house originally built by Mr. West (7780 Yonge St., on west or Vaughan side of Yonge Street), and the latter's recollections of life along Yonge Street during the period specified; includes observations re: Fire of 1950 and Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

Agar family fonds

  • CA CoV Archives M992.18
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1985

Fonds consists of an 1856 agreement between Zoar Primitive Methodist Chapel Building Committee, of which Richard Agar was a member, and J.D. Bird for construction of chapel, with accompanying structural specifications; also 1890 annual report of Knox Presbyterian Parish, Elder's Mills, Vaughan Township, and 1904-1908 annual reports of Nashville Presbyterian Parish, Nashville, Vaughan Township, sundry tax assessment records, 1884-1946, histories of the Zoar Primitive Methodist Church, ca. 1982-1985, map outlining Agar property holdings ca. 1878, and published monographs: History of old time Primitive Methodism in Canada 1829-1884, 1904, Primitive Methodist hymn book, 1863, and Nashville Presbyterian Church Sunday School attendance certificates for Gilbert Agar.

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.

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.

Bowes family fonds [Textual record]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 38
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1990

Fonds consists of a speech given by Ms. Rumble on the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque, located on the site of the original Bowes homestead, commemorating the contribution of the Bowes to the area. The Bowes line is traced back to 16th century England, but the speech principally concentrates on the descendants of Anthony Bowes (1789-1870), who settled on Lot 3, Concession 2, Vaughan Township in 1831. Fonds also includes a family tree and history of the Bowes and Maxwell families, with particular emphasis on William Maxwell, son of Anthony and Ellen, and his wife, Ann. Other properties of note are Lot 7, Concession 2, Lot 10, Concession 3 and Lot 11, Concession 3.

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.

Bullfrogs and watersnakes : 200 years Yonge, 1796-1996 : the birth of Yonge Street / produced by Heritage Richmond Hill ; edited by Mike Brillinger ; narrated by Allan Skeoch

  • CA CoV Archives M997.31
  • Item
  • ca. 1997

Item consists of a videocassette. Video focuses on the history of Yonge Street from its original use as an Ojibwaty trail providing a means to avoid the swamps of Holland Marsh and the Humber River Valley. Solid coverage of Simcoe's role in the development of Yonge Street as a military and commerical artery.

Results 1 to 10 of 98