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Arts and Letters Club of Burlington

  • CA ON00034 2005.4.4
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2003

The fonds consists of minute books, treasurers reports, membership lists, lists of speakers and programmes, listings of books circulated, scrapbooks and photographs. There is one wooden plaque, presented to “Arts & Letters Club” on the occasion of the Incorporation of the City of Burlington, January 1, 1974.

Arts and Letters Club of Burlington

Burlington Spectator fonds

  • CA ON00034 1988.1.1
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1988

The collection consists of 107 photographs in a binder. Information about the photographs is hand-printed on the reverse. The photographers have not been identified. The subjects illustrated a number of “lifestyle” stories of local Burlington interest: community service organizations, awards, independent business owners, and cultural activities.

Burlington Spectator

Carlisle Development

  • CA ON00034 2012-004-2
  • Series
  • 1968 - 1979
  • Part of Cooke fonds

Series consists of records relating to the development of Carlisle by the Cooke family in the 1970s. Series includes deeds; details of gas, water and road services; grade sheets; and contour plans.

Cooke fonds

  • CA ON00034 2012-004
  • Fonds
  • 1855 - 2005

Fonds consists of material relating to J. Cooke Concrete and to William Jacob Cooke, and includes deeds and other legal documents relating to lands; correspondence; ephemera; news clippings; maps and plans; notes on biographical and administrative history; photographs; and artifacts.

Cooke family

Correspondence

  • CA ON00034 2012-004-4
  • Series
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Part of Cooke fonds

Series consists of letters written by William J. Cooke and others in support of the Trillium Award for the Aldershot community.

Ephemera

  • CA ON00034 2012-004-6
  • Series
  • 1951 - 2002
  • Part of Cooke fonds

Series consists of visitor maps of Burlington; advertisements and manuals for appliances, furniture, and Mack trucks; Burlington Centennial promotional material; concrete industry-related magazines and articles; and invitations and greeting cards. Series includes a Hamilton Forum program, 1961; a history of St. Matthew’s Church, 1951; and a historic tour of Aldershot, 2002.

Gallagher and Whatmough family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1999, predominant 1888-1974

The fonds consists of textual materials and photographs. The textual material consists of a small number of original documents such as a hand-written letter from Mrs. Jane A. Whatmough to her daughter, Annie Louise Gallagher, dated 1904, wedding invitations and funeral a programme, as well as Gallagher and Whatmough family trees compiled by Howard Gallagher (1887-1997), a Whatmough Family History compiled by Janet (Whatmough) Cureton in 1974, and a 1932 yearbook of the Ontario Agricultural College and Macdonald Institute (Guelph). Included is a typescript, "Greenwood Farm", by Grant A. Whatmough, 1976 (225 pages). There are 80 photographs. Some had labels or inscriptions, others were identified with the assistance of Grant A. Whatmough or the Gallagher and Whatmough Family Trees. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Photographs Gordon Gallagher Gallagher family Grant Al Gallagher Family trees/yearbook

Gallagher (family)

George Blair fonds

  • CA ON00034 1995.02.001
  • Fonds
  • 1844-1935, predominant 1879-1928

The fonds consists of personal papers and correspondence, household receipts, farming accounts and correspondence, and solicitations for business, building contracts, building accounts, business receipts and correspondence, banking papers, income tax papers, legal papers, assessment rolls and tax notices for the Township of Nelson and the Municipality of Burlington, wartime papers, education papers, Federal government papers, voters’ lists, Fruit Growers Association Reports, Ontario Department of Agriculture bulletins and other booklets about growing fruit collected by Blair. There is also considerable material pertaining to Knox Presbyterian Church including annual reports, financial statements and account books, quit claims, mortgage, deeds etc., lists of subscribers to the building fund, membership list, and magazines. Items with very early dates were acquired by George Blair in course of his professional life. The records were not consistently organized and were received by the Archives after the family had sorted them. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Account books 1861-1915. - 11.5 cm. Banking papers 1878-1928. - .5 cm. Business records 1878-1928. - 20 cm. Federal government papers 1887-1919 (artificial series). - .5 cm. Household receipts 1879-1928. - 1.5 cm. Income tax papers 1918-1924. - 1 cm. Insurance policy papers 1893-1927. - 1 cm. Investment papers 1889-1927. - .5 cm. Knox Presbyterian Church 1844-1930 (artificial series). – 1.5 cm. Legal papers 1850-1923. - .3 cm. Municipal records 1861-1928. - 12 cm. Personal papers 1860-1928. - 3 cm. War papers 1914-1918 (artificial series). - 2 cm.

Blair, George, 1852-1935

J. Cooke Business Papers

  • CA ON00034 2012-004-3
  • Series
  • 1940 - 1942
  • Part of Cooke fonds

Series consists of documents relating to Jacob Cooke’s property development business and includes correspondence, mortgage application questionnaires, National Housing Act specifications, materials and parts lists, receipts, Worker’s Compensation documents, purchase agreements, and cashed cheques. Series includes an operator’s manual for 1941 Chevrolet and Maple Leaf trucks.

Legal Documents

  • CA ON00034 2012-004-1
  • Series
  • 1855 - 1983
  • Part of Cooke fonds

Series consists of legal records primarily relating to land transactions. Series includes indentures, deeds, land title documents, purchase agreements, survey information, and land descriptions.

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