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Van der Smissen, William Henry
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Madawaska Club fonds

  • UTA 1514
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1983

This fonds consists of records documenting the founding, early activities, and 75th Anniversary of the Madawaska Club of Go Home Bay, Ontario. The records were acquired by the University of Toronto Archives over six accessions between 1974 and 1983.

B1974-0015: Consists of annual meetings and reports, charter and bylaws, shares and finances, land and titles records, transportation and maintenance, committee records; historical notes and club history, 1948. Photoprints and negatives of club activities at Go Home Bay; negatives showing maps of Go Home Bay and surrounding areas contained in albums. Photo albums were compiled and maintained by Professors C.A. Chant, G.R. Anderson and Grant Robertson.

B1975-0016: Consists of minutes books (1901 – 1953), register of shareholders, legal files re Madawaska Club vs Galbraith (1946 – 1948) and Joyce Rankin vs Madawaska Club (1964 – 1968), memorabilia, diaries, 75th anniversary celebrations, photographs.
B1976-0022: Consists of photographs documenting the recreational activities at Go Home Bay and Hope Island; dedication of the Soldiers' Tower; convocations and official visits of dignitaries such as Viscount Allenby (1926) and Lord Wellington (1926).

B1977-0030: Consists of minute books (1953 – 1976), and annual meetings of shareholders (1900 – 1962).

B1977-0034: Consists of sound recordings from the Madawaska Club and George Ross Lord.

B1983-0021: Consists of indexes (photocopies of cards) of general subjects and family names; subject files including minutes of directors and executive committees (1977 – 1983), annual meetings, reports, by-laws committee (dealing with John Galbraith case); article from "The Canadian Fish Culturist" with section on Go Home Bay (1946).

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