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City directories collection - Guelph Public Library

  • ON00126 C10
  • Collection
  • 1867 - 2013

Collection consists of city directories, which since 1875, have made up of two parts: an alphabetic listing of people’s last names giving their occupation and home address and of street names. The directories may also contain advertisements of local area businesses and brief facts on population and average household income. Earlier directories included communities other than Guelph such as Erin, Peel, Minto and Puslinch Townships.

The directories are arranged chronologically by year.

Guelph Harmony Club fonds

  • ON00126 F52
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2005

Fonds consists of minutes, financial records, photographs, and ephemera created or accumulated by the Guelph Harmony Club.

Matthew-Wells Company fonds

  • ON00126 F56
  • Fonds
  • [193-?] - [196-?]

This fonds consists of photographs and textual records created and or received by the Matthew Wells Company in Guelph, Ontario during the course of their business activities. The photographs include aerial shots of the plant in Guelph and of one based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. There is also a photograph of the plant’s employees, a woman’s sport team and of the company’s products such as bottles of jams and jellies likely used for promotional or advertisement purposes. The textual components consist of the company’s stationary, examples of labels for use on their products, payment vouchers and a booklet entitled, NPPA Sponsored Fundamental Research Unraveling the Mysteries of Pickling, 70 Years of Progress: The Pickle Fair. There is no further arrangement to these records

Traditional songs from New Glasgow

  • CA NSHDA MS-2-353, SF Box 38, Folder 1
  • Item
  • [ca. 1975]

File contains five traditional songs sung to Edward Charles Feltmate during his childhood in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Feltmate, Charles, fl. 1975

Jeffrey Cook fonds

  • UMASC MSS 208 (A05-21)
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2003

This fonds consists of records related mainly to the academic research and writings of Jeffrey Cook. Records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, research notes and draft writings. Areas of research include Hungarian and Eastern European organic architecture (including research on Imre Makovecz), and research on Frank Lloyd Wright and the FLW School of Architecture. Also included is a set of The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration from 1899-1901 and a facsimile edition of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence.

Cook, Jeffrey

Dennis Howard fonds

  • ON00126 F60
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1918

Fonds consists of deeds, mortgages, letters, last wills and testaments, and abstracts many associated with Guelph residents including James Goldie. Included are deeds issued by the Canada Company, the City of Guelph, and the James Goldie Company Limited. Other records describe lots or pertain to water levels at the “People’s Mill” in Guelph. There is no further arrangement to these records.

Howard, Dennis

Guelph Life collection - Guelph Public Library

  • ON00126 C23
  • Collection
  • 2007-2015

This collection consists of periodicals collected by the Guelph Public Library Archives. Titles include His Guelph, Her Guelph and At Home in Guelph and My Guelph at Home. These magazines focus on the people and events in Guelph and Wellington County. Included are articles written about local writers, artists, entrepreneurs, public servants, and academics.

Records are arranged chronologically by date.

Niska Wildlife Foundation fonds

  • ON00126 F58
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]-[198-?]

This fonds consists of minutes, financial statements and park managers reports documenting the official business of the foundation. The Park Managers Reports describe maintenance carried out on the park and activities associated with helping to care for the park’s waterfowl. A small proportion of records in this fonds includes pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters and a photograph created and or accumulated by the Niska Wildlife Foundation.

These records document the foundation’s history and its activities related to education and conservation awareness. There is no further arrangement to these records.

John David Higinbotham fonds

  • ON00126 F26
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-[196-?]

This fonds consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, poetry, radio scripts, biographies and obituaries of local people and scrapbooks created, collected and or maintained by John David Higinbotham. The newspaper clippings are from the Guelph Mercury and include the Lore of Bygone Days and Glancing back to District’s Early days. The letters contain information about Guelph such as people’s reminisces of the city or requests for information pertaining to histories of various townships. Of note are letters received from Alexander Tilloch Galt, the grandson of John Galt, providing information on Alexander Galt’s family and friends. The photographs include images of a camp at Puslinch Lake, Rockwood Academy, and of poet Wallace Havelock Robb. These records document Higinbotham’s interest in local history. These records are arranged by subject.

Guelph Spring Festival Collection - Guelph Public Library

  • ON00126 C19
  • Collection
  • [196-] 2006

Collection consists of program guides, media releases and announcements, photographs, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings related to the Guelph Spring Festival and collected by the Guelph Public Library Archives.

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