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  • Reminiscences of Dr. Langstaff
  • Prize-winning speech given by Bruce Langstaff
        Prize-winning speech given by Bruce Langstaff, Richmond Hill Public School, February, 1952.
      Prize-winning speech given by Bruce Langstaff, Richmond Hill Public School, February, 1952.
  • Riemann family tree
        Jacob Riemann's family tree showing his descendants who resided in Richmond Hill.
      Jacob Riemann's family tree showing his descendants who resided in Richmond Hill.
  • Trench family of Richmond Hill
        A history of Trench family of Richmond Hill written by W.D.T. Atkinson.
      A history of Trench family of Richmond Hill written by W.D.T. Atkinson.
  • Atkinson family of Richmond Hill
        A history of Atkinson family of Richmond Hill written for The Tweedsmuir History by W. Donald T. Atkinson, Principal Glebe Collegiate, Ottawa.
      A history of Atkinson family of Richmond Hill written for The Tweedsmuir ...
  • Valentine card
        Stoney Creek March 8th/56 My Dear Miss Grace Rosevenor A little word in kindness spoken A motion or a tear as often healed that's and made a friend sincere a word a look as brushed to carth full many a beeding [?] flower which had smiled but owned its birth ...
      Stoney Creek March 8th/56 My Dear Miss Grace Rosevenor A little word ...
  • Important Incident of 1837 Rebellion
        An article from "The Liberal" newspaper describes the incident of the 1837 Rebellion known as the Battle of Montgomery's Tavern.
      An article from "The Liberal" newspaper describes the incident of the 1837 ...
  • Letter written by Colonel Robert Moodie
        A letter written by Colonel Moodie to James Newton concerning rent of a room in a house.
      A letter written by Colonel Moodie to James Newton concerning rent of ...
  • Indenture for a parcel of land
        An indenture indicating a purchase of a parcel of land in Vaughan by James Newton from Aaron Munshaw.
      An indenture indicating a purchase of a parcel of land in Vaughan ...
  • Receipt for contract work on Plank Road
        Receipt for contract work on Plank Road issued by Mr. Teefy, Secretary and Treasurer.
      Receipt for contract work on Plank Road issued by Mr. Teefy, Secretary ...
  • Receipt for building a bridge on Plank Road
        In the year 1850, a company was formed called "The Markham and Elgin Mills Plank Road Company", with Mathew Teefy as Secretary-Treasurer, to plank the side road from Elgin Mills across to the 4th concession, then south through Victoria Square to Cashel. Toll gates were established where travelers paid for ...
      In the year 1850, a company was formed called "The Markham and ...
  • Receipt for measuring of Plank road
        Front side: Elgin Mills 21st May 1850 £0 7s 6d Received from Sec. Mr. Dickson [?] seven shilling and six pence [?] for chain bearing two day to Sec. McPhipps P.L.[?] measuring road for the Markham Elgin Mills Plank Road Company Francis Chadwick Back side: Receipt £0 7s 6d Francis ...
      Front side: Elgin Mills 21st May 1850 £0 7s 6d Received from ...
  • Receipt for work done on Plank Road
        £ 14 19s 0d Binghause Hotel 19th October 1850 Received from M. Teefy Sec. & Treasurer of Markham Elgin Mills Plank Roas Company Fourteen Pounds 19s 0d on as[?] of Plank. A. Fenwick
      £ 14 19s 0d Binghause Hotel 19th October 1850 Received from M. ...
  • Memorandum given to James Newton before his departure for Canada
        Front side: Wallaces Green Berwick upon Tweed 13th May 1833 Memorandum For Mr. James Newton as he is going to North America for him to be so good as write to me in the course of the summer 1835 - and let me know how they are all making out ...
      Front side: Wallaces Green Berwick upon Tweed 13th May 1833 Memorandum For ...
  • Elgin Mills General Store bill
        Elgin Mills General Store bill signed by Jos. Newton and sent to James Smith. Included list of items sold with indication of their quantity and price.
      Elgin Mills General Store bill signed by Jos. Newton and sent to ...
  • James Newton's contract of employment
        July 8 1835 I do here by to do all the carpenter and joiner work of every description of Mr. Smith's House glazing included in a substantial and workman like manner for the sum of one hundred and fifteen pounds currency according to the plan and specification James Newton
      July 8 1835 I do here by to do all the carpenter ...
  • The Kinnear murder
        A description of the events pertaining to the murder of Captain Kinnear of Richmond Hill in 1843.
      A description of the events pertaining to the murder of Captain Kinnear ...
  • Kinnear Home
        A photograph of the Kinnear Home, Lot 52, Yonge St.
      A photograph of the Kinnear Home, Lot 52, Yonge St.
  • Letter written by Mr. Kinnear
        To Mr. Newton Dear Sir, I have been put into a state of annoyance by Hugh Glass’s wife sending up an account she has trumped up against Mrs. Higgins. She has rendered Mrs. H. perfectly useless and ill, and as I mast go into Toronto tomorrow cost what will you ...
      To Mr. Newton Dear Sir, I have been put into a state ...
  • Mahoney family
        A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney, their children and grandchildren. The family lived at the end of Mill St. across the Phipps house. Mr. Mahoney worked at the Patterson plant for $1.50 a day.
      A photograph of Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney, their children and grandchildren. ...
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Tweedsmuir History


Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first “organized”, although amateur approach to recording local history. The idea was articulated by Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir, who was the wife of John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, and Governor General of Canada in 1935-1940. This digital collection contains materials from the scrapbook compiled by the members of the Richmond Hill Branch of Women's Institute. The include photographs, maps, reports, programs, and historical essays.