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Catalog Number 2002.55.1
Object Name Envelope
Title 175th Anniversary Commemorative Envelope
Date 04/23/2002
Year Range from 2002
Year Range to 2002
Description Commemorative Envelope marking the 175th anniversary of Guelph's founding. White envelope with a photo of Church of Our Lady and a photo of the Priory on the front. In the lower left corner is the City of Guelph crest and in the upper right corner is "Canada Post Postes Canada 175 2002-04-23 Guelph, Ontario". Above that is a 48 cent stamp. On the back of the envelope, in blue type, is the story of Guelph in English and French. The envelope is sealed.
Illustrations: Photographs, Colour
On the back "One of the first planned towns in Canada, the City of Guelph celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2002. It was founded in 1827 by Scottish literary figure John Galt, who was then the superintendent of a British firm established to colonize Upper Canada. Galt chose a picturesque site for his new settlement at the junction of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers, west of Toronto. Named for the family of King George IV, Ontario's "Royal City" has a distinctive European flavour, with its century-old limestone buildings, downtown squares and wide avenues, which radiate out from the city centre like spokes in a wheel. It is the seat of the world-class University of Guelph and the birthplace of both operatic tenor Edward Johnson and Colonel John McCrae, the soldier poet who wrote "In Flanders Fields". Now home to over 100,00 people in the City of Guelph remains a prosperous manufacturing centre and agricultural district, and a leader in the development and implementation of environmentally friendly policies and practices. Photos: Church of Our Lady Immaculate (City of Guelph); first log building erected in 1827 by John Galt (Archival and Special Collections, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph)."
People Galt, John
Search Terms City of Guelph
Priory
Church of Our Lady
Subjects ARCHITECTURE - CHURCHES
ARCHITECTURE - PRIORY
SPECIAL EVENTS - ANNIVERSARIES
STAMP COLLECTING
HISTORY - LOCAL
EDUCATION - UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
Dimensions 6.69/4.52 in. - Length/Width