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Contract for Janitorial Services

File contains a handwritten contract between the trustees of the Watford Public School and Thomas Malone for janitorial services in 1900. Duties included general care of the school and its grounds, removing snow and ice during the winter, and ensuring an adequate supply of wood and attending to the school's furnace.

Class Card - Western University

File contains an undated class card from Western University. The card most likely dates from between 1878 (when the Western University of London Ontario was established) and 1923 (when the university was renamed the University of Western Ontario).

Letter by a School Master

File contains a letter written by a school master in 1826 describing the troubles of early school life.

File also contains a transcription of the letter created in 1957.

Norman Found

Files contain graded high school examination papers written by Norman Found circa 1910. These papers cover all subjects and Forms.

George Fothergill (Art)

File contains two art workbooks completed by George Fothergill. These workbooks include the Public School Drawing Course and the High School Drawing Course.

Jas McNiece

File contains 3 workbooks belonging to Jas McNiece, a student at Ottawa Normal School. Workbooks cover the following subjects: zoology, agriculture, history of education, school organization, music, reading, writing, and algebra.

Smith Griffin (Art)

File contains 3 art workbooks completed by Smith Griffin. Workbooks include the Ontario Blank Drawing Book, and the Blank Canadian Drawing Book.

Patsy Conway

File contains three graded workbooks created by Patsy Conway as a pupil in grades 8 and 9. These workbooks include the following: an English workbook, a scripture notebook, and hymn notebook.

School Supply Catalogue collection

  • CA OTUED 5
  • Collection
  • 1912-1980

This collection contains a number of school supply catalogues from the mid-20th century. These catalogues include supplies such as school furniture, maps and globes, art supplies, science supplies, and school readers.

OISE Library

[Donation acquisition]

File contains correspondence between Vernon Turner and Jeanette Shmidt (Librarian For Public Services, OISE) regarding the donation process and Turner's notes on the collection.

English

File contains one combined notebook for Form 1 English & Library classes. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. Tabs divide content into different units of writing composition and reading.

Latin

File contains one notebook for Form 2 Latin class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Canadian History

File contains one binder of notes for Form 2 Canadian History class. The structure of the binder consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages. The page count includes a 27-page appendix of world maps.

Third form

Series contains a notebook for each subject taken by Turner in Third Form (3B) at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

Geometry

File contains one notebook for Form 4 Geometry class. The structure of the notebook consists of cardboard covers that hold loose leaf pages.

Fifth form

Series contains a notebook for each subject taken by Turner in Fifth Form (5B) at North Toronto Collegiate Institute.

Correspondence

Series contains four files of correspondence related to the railway car schools. This correspondence includes letters between the Canadian National Railways, the Ontario Department of Education, and individual car school teachers, as well as internal interdepartmental correspondence. This correspondence addresses topics such as the establishment, management, and operation of the railway car schools.

Each file has been arranged into sets of correspondence, as follows:
File 1: 1991
File 2: 1936-1957
File 3: 1931
File 4: 1926

Please note that all materials in this series are photocopies, many of which have been obtained from Library and Archives Canada (then the National Archives of Canada).

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