Volume 47

Capturing The Past Through Evan Macdonald's Drawings of Guelph's "Lost" Buildings

December 7, 2018 — Author: Flora M. Spencer Publication Date: 2008   Evan Macdonald, Wellington Hotel, (pen and ink and graphite).   Collection of Flora Spencer     Macdonnld's drawings that depict buildings that once stood in Guelph, I would like to start by making a general point about the use of art to illustrate n text. Occasionally an artist may be commissioned specifically to...

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"Ulmenwald": The Lost Peterson Estate

December 7, 2018 — Author: Leanne Piper Publication Date: 2008   Location of H. W. Peterson property, Map of Guelph, 1856, Part Lot 2, 3rd Concession, Dia. G. Guelph Tounship. Address: 122 Wnter Street. Image courtesy of Guelph Museums   Heritage architecture is our physical link to the people and events of Guelph's past. Every building lost is a story lost. The story of...

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Biltmore Hats: A Brief History

December 7, 2018 — Author: Dr. Andrew M. Thomson Publication Date: 2008   Biltmore Hats, ca. 1960  Photo appears courtesy of the Guelph Public Library Archives, (F34-0-3-0-0-98)   In the 2006 movie The Good Shepherd, one of the characters removes his fashionable hat. The hat's interioe displays the crest of Guelph's Biltmore Hat Company. In an age of product placement, the company had not...

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Costain:Guelph's Million Selling Author

December 7, 2018 — Author: Greg Oakes Publication Date: 2008   After a lengthy successful career in editing and publishing. Thomas Bertram (Bert) Costain began writing best-selling novels in his twilight years when most people are winding down for retirement. From 1947 to 1965, he dominated the best-seller and book club lists, as he churned out epic historical novels and non-fiction titles annually, selling...

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In Memoriam: Eber Pollard (1919 - 2008)

December 7, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 2008   Eber Allison Pollard (1918 - 2008)   It was with great sadness that members of the Guelph Historical Society learned of the death of Eber Pollard on March 20,2008.He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth Florence Pollard in 2005. For many years, the names Ruth and Eber Pollard were synonymous with the Guelph...

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Tribute to: Barbara Brooks

December 7, 2018 — Author: Susan Ratcliffe Publication Date: 2008     A lady with a passion for architecture and history, with an enthusiastic curiosity, with a drive for research, with an eye for detail and love of correct language, and with an abiding love for Guelph - that was Barbara Brooks. Her sudden loss on January 24, 2008 is not only a loss...

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