Volume 3

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John Galt's Sons

August 30, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1963   One of the honoured members of the Society, Mr. Findlay Weaver, has lately been writing in his column, “Lore of Bygone Days”, articles about the three sons of John Galt, founder of Guelph. With assistance from Mr. Weaver’s articles, the files of the Galt Reporter for 1866, O.D.Skeleton’s Life and Times of Alexander Tilloch...

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The Early Anglican Churches in Guelph

August 30, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date:  1963   Certain areas of land were given to various denominations for the building of churches by those who were in charge of the laying out the town of Guelph. One of these areas, and one of the most central, was that of St. George’s Square which was one day to house the church attended by...

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Passenger Pigeons in Guelph

August 30, 2018 — Author:  Unknown Publication Date:  1963   In 1931 the GummerPress limited, Guelph, Ontario, printed a very valuable pamphlet of 12 pages entitled "The wild or passenger pigeon." This pamphlet was written by Henry Howitt, MD, MRCS, Eng, FACS.  The front cover had a print of a painting by Fred Dixon of Guelph of a male and female pigeon. The original...

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John Galt's Grave Inscription

October 4, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1963   Mr. Mike Dinning of Greenock, Scotland, has sent the president, Mr. Douglass, the followinginformation about John Galt’s grave in the Galt Memorial Cemetery, Inverkip Street, Greenock,Scotland. The slabs show that his father, mother and he are buried under I, his sister and brother-in-law under III and his nephew and nieces under II. I Here are...

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Samuel Strickland 1804 - 1867

October 4, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1963   Samuel Strickland was born on Nov. 6, 1804 at Reyden Hall, Suffold, England. Educated at Dr.Valpy’s school in Norwich, and emigrated to Canada in 1825, he settled first at Darlington, nowBowmanville, where he married Emma, daughter of Colonel Black, who died in childbirth in1826. In that year, Strickland left Darlington for Peterborough. In 1828...

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An Early Fire Company

October 4, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1963   A meeting of the employees of the Raymond and Osborne sewing machine shops, and Crowe’sFoundry was called on the evening of June 17, 1875 for the purpose of forming a volunteer fire company.Mr. William Wilkie was appointed chairman, and B. Fairly secretary protem. It was moved by Mr. S.R.Moffatt, seconded by Mr. F. Curtis,...

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Guelph Grammar School

October 4, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1963   The President of the Society, Mr. High Douglass, has come across some interesting information regarding the time and cost of the erection of the old Guelph Grammar School which was the precursor of the Guelph High School, which in turn became the Guelph Collegiate. This building was the one that faced on Paisley Street...

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James Gay

October 4, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication date: 1963   This interesting character well-known to Guelphites of yester year, was born in the village ofBratton, Devonshire, England on the 24 th of March 1810. When a youth he was apprenticed to hisgrandfather for seven years as a carpenter. At the expiration of his apprenticeship, he set up his ownbusiness in Plymouth. In 1834, shortly...

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