Volume 55

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The Fate of the Priory

November 5, 2018 — Author: Cameron Shelley Publication Date: 2017   The image  above is an illustration of the Priory from David Allan's 1936 book 'About Guelph: Its Early Days and Later'. The original is part of the Guelph Public Library Archives. Image courtesy of Guelph Public Library Archives   Introduction On 4 May 1926, workmen demolished the decaying remains of the Priory, Guelph's...

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The Veil Lifted: A Portrait of Helmer's Beloved

November 7, 2018 — Author: Linda Granfield Publication Date: 2017   The soft, white batiste summer blouse, the delicate bar pin, the chignon hair-style, and the loving gaze, are compelling evidence that this is a copy of the same photograph of Muriel Robertson, 22, that her fiancée Lex Helmer took to war in 1914. lmage courtesy of Ann Schlutter Spitzer   On the morning...

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"Pleased and Thankful": James Bowman's Diary, 'Rural Profiteering', and the Great War

November 9, 2018 — Author: Kyle Pritchard Publication Date: 2017   James Bowman was a purebred cattle herder living on Paisley Road on the western outskirts of Guelph, Writing'over twelve volumes during his lifetime between 1866 and 1944, his diaries are now housed and available for viewing at the University of Guelph Mclaughlin Library Archives, including around 240 pages of Bowmant diaries written during...

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