Richmond Hill Tweedsmuir History Scrapbook
- Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON), 1957
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- Tweedsmuir History Scrapbook captures and preserves a history of local community. It contains information on a variety of topics including local Women's Institute Branch, early settlers in the area, agricultural practices, local schools and churches, and prominent personalities.
- Lady Tweedsmuir supported interest to local history in the following statement: "I am so glad to hear that the Women’s Institutes of Ontario are going to compile village history books. Events move very fast nowadays; houses are pulled down, new roads are made, and the aspect of the countryside changes completely sometimes in a short time. It is a most useful and satisfying task for Women’s Institute members to see that nothing valuable is lost or forgotten, and women should be on the alert always to guard the traditions of their homes, and to see that water colour sketches and prints, poems and prose legends should find their way into these books. The oldest people in the village will tell us fascinating stories of what they remember, which the younger members can write down, thus making a bridge between them and events which happened before they were born. After all, it is the history of humanity which is continually interesting to us, and your village histories will be the basis of accurate facts much valued by historians' of the future. I am proud to think that you have called them “The Tweedsmuir Village Histories”.
Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first “organized”, although amateur approach to recording local history.
Tweedsmur History Committees:
1949 - Mrs. Zuefelt, Mrs. C.E. Little, Miss Dawson.
1950-1955 - Mrs. Zuefelt, Miss Dawson.
1955-1960 - Mrs. F. Rumble, Mrs. F. Davis, Mrs. C.H. Sanderson.
Some Sources of Information:
Articles written for "The Liberal" by William Harrison.
Scrapbook compiled by Mrs. C.Skule, in possession of Mrs. W. Burnie.
Scrapbook owned by Miss Mr. Harrison, Richmond Street.
"Toronto of Old" by Dr. Scadding, History of Toronto and York County in Richmond Hill Library, published in 1885.
Atlas of York County, published in 1878.
Owned by Mrs. R.W. Hall Commemorative Biographical Record, County of York, published in 1905.
Owned by Mrs. J.A. McLatchy Scrapbooks and papers belonging to Miss Gertrude Grant.
The Toronto Transportation Commission.
"The Liberal" Weekly newspaper of Richmond Hill.
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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