Volume 49

Mayor of All the People: Norm Jary and the 'Civic Revolution' in Late Twentieth Century Guelph, Ontario

November 27, 2018 — Author: Dr. Debra Nash-Chambers Publication Date: 2010   Mr. & Mrs. Norm Jary Photo courtesy of Norm Jary   "I will be forever humble and grateful to the citizens of Guelph for the great opportunity to serve them. I have met any numbers of VIPs over my lifetime, from prime ministers of Canada, governors general, leaders of other countries, and...

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The Trial of Captain Charles Kingsmill

November 27, 2018 — Author: Dr. Robert L. Davison Publication Date: 2010   Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill, 1910. Photo courtesy of Guelph Museums (1981_280_1)   Admiral Sir Charles Kingsmill, as the readers of Historic Guelph are no doubt aware, was the founding director of the Royal Canadian Navy and also a native of Guelph where he was born in July 1855. Exploring the life...

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Family History; Thorp: A Short Street with a Long Legacy

November 27, 2018 — Author: Shirley Newell Publication Date: 2010   The Sleeman Centre now occupies the land next to the Wellington County Court House that used to be 54 Woolwich Street - actually it was 62 Woolwich Street in the old directories before the new numbering system was introduced around 1916. The old home that once occupied that lot survives only in my...

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Book Review; Alice Street: A Memoir

November 27, 2018 — Author/Reviewed by: Dr. Terry Crowley Publication Date: 2010   At one time Alice Street in Guelph's Ward One was terra incognito to much of the City's Anglo population. Many people did not go into The Ward and they did not allow their children to go there either. This divide stemmed from animosities between natives and newcomers accentuated by geography. The...

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Erica Morant: The "Get Things Right" Archivist

November 27, 2018 — Auther: Donald Coulman with Rosemary Anderson Publication Date: 2010   Erica Morant, former Guelph Historical Society archivist, always insisted on "getting things right". She succinctly expressed her view of the purpose of archives and "getting it right" in a February 1996 GHS Newsletter: "It is from archival materials that researchers, historians and writers find the base from which they develop...

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In Memoriam: Hugh Guthrie

November 27, 2018 — Author: Dr. Debra Nash-Chambers Publication Date: 2010   Hugh Guthrie at the 2008 John Galt Sunday Kirking held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Photo by Don McAllister   The sympathy of the Guelph Historical Society is extended to GHS President Ann Guthrie and her sister Margaret on the June 28, 2010 passing of their beloved father Hugh Guthrie. Mr. Guthrie...

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