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Image of 2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

Very poor condition and should only be handled when absolutely necessary City of Guelph fire insurance plan February 1897 revised to 1907 and then revised again in September 1916. The plan has a black hard cloth cover. The first page has a street index. In the upper right corner there is a blue label that describes the revisions "Surveyed Feb'y 1897 revised to Sept. 1916 new sheets 35 to 38 are added population 16,738 ..." Page 2 is the map of the city with colour coding showing which page each area is shown. There is also a legend showing what each abbreviation or symbol means. There are 38 pages and each page shows a particular area. Each page shows the buildings in that area and t

1978.165.164 - Directory

Bell Telephone November 1927 phone directory. The cover is a dark beige with navy blue print. The inside pages are light brown with black print. The directory covers Fergus, Guelph, Preston, Galt, Kitchener and Waterloo. There are ads for businesses throughout. The Guelph pages start on page 49.

Image of 1976.40.37 - Catalogue

1976.40.37 - Catalogue

Catalogue - "Souvenir Catalogue / First Amalgamated Ontario Provincial Winter Fair / Guelph, Dec. 11 to 14, 1900." Cover is heavy purple paper with printed text in gold lettering. There is a double lined gold border around the outside of the front cover. At the bottom of front cover, the border becomes more elaborate with gold swirls. Cover is stapled and catalogue is comprised of 36 pages of beige coloured paper with black printed text and illustrations. Besides numerous commercial advertisements, book contains the list of officials, executives and committees, an extract of the Rules and Regulations, Show Classes and a list of the winners. Some Guelph Advertisements have pictures of the

Image of 1980.114.81 - Booklet

1980.114.81 - Booklet

"Guelph Ontario - The Royal City 1907" "A City of Great Enterprises - Wholesale and Manufacturing Agricultural Resources Unsurpassed" Booklet of trade information on the City of Guelph from 1907 Covers missing 31-0 cm W X 23-0 cm H pages missing 16 pages total left

1986.14.10 - Book

"Guelph, Canada" book filled with printed images of Guelph. The front cover is brown with silver title. The book is bound with brown string. On the front cover is the Carnegie library. On the first page is a paragraph describing the City of Guelph. The images are: The H. Ellis Private Ambulance Service Panorama of Guelph St. George's Square and Lower Wyndham Street Collage of City Hall, Court House, Armoury, Post Office Collage of Speed River from Allan's bridge, Speed from Foot bridge, Guelph from Goldie's Mill, The Old dam at Riverside Park Woolwich and Cardigan Streets and Eramosa Hill Footbridge and St. George's Church Interior of Church of Our Lady Macdonald Hall and Macdonald I

Image of 1986.32.4 - Map

1986.32.4 - Map

City of Guelph Map, 1907. Paper mounted on cardboard, black printing. "Map of the City of Guelph Canada 1908. Drawn and published by Frank P. Lloyd 561 Euclid Ave. Toronto price 25 cents Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada in the year 1907 by Frank P. Lloyd Toronto at the Department of Agriculture Ottawa". Map of city of Guelph showing street names, ward boundaries, city limits, steam railways, electric lines, 42 references of places of business and municipal buildings, rises in land, lot numbers, Ontario Agricultural College and Experimental Farm

Image of 2007.4.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

2007.4.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

A large brown book with maroon spine and tips with a blue label in the centre with black printing. Title reads; "Insurance Plan/of/ Guelph./Ontario./Published by/Chas. E. Goad. Civil Engineer,/Montreal" Stamped at the top and bottom of the label is "F. Grundy". It is also stamped 3 times on the inside cover. There are three pieces of paper here: the first is part of the book, "This plan has been revised to" written in pencil "June 1888 & Nov 1892". "Free of expense to the Company owning it, and is returned to the local agent," the name has been erased and a dark smudge left so the name cannot be made out....The next piece of paper is white and has been taped inside just below. It is hard to m

Image of 1977.33.5 - Program

1977.33.5 - Program

Program, The Royal City Grand Dominion Day Celebration Program, Wednesday July 1, 1891. Rectangular paper covered booklet of 20 pages bound together with two staples. Cover is white paper with blue print. There is a print in blue of City Hall on front cover, above and below which is printed: "THE ROYAL CITY GRAND DOMINION DAY CELEBRATION. / Wednesday, July 1st, 1891. / AT THE CITY OF GUELPH. / One Thousand Dollars in Prizes. / Mayor Goldie, Hon. Chairman; Ald. Jas. Hough, JR., Chairman; A.W. Alexander, Vice-Chairman; Ald. F. Dowler, Secretary; A. Robertson, Treasurer." Other prints within program: View of Upper Wyndham St. and St. George's Square; View of Lower Wyndham Street; View of C

Image of 1981.240.1 - Menu

1981.240.1 - Menu

Menu and Toast List for St. George's Society's Annual Dinner, April 23, 1894. Rectangular off-white card with scalloped edges, folded in half. Card forms a cover for a paper insert that has scalloped edges to match the cover. The off-white paper insert is also folded in half to form a four page booklet. The outside of the paper insert, front and back, has a gold, blue and red printed border at the top and bottom of the page.The cover and the paper insert have three holes at the centerfold and a brown cord is drawn through these holes and tied to bind the booklet together. Front cover has a large red cross outlined in gold. Printed in silver on the cross is: "Annual Dinner 1894". Printed in

Image of 1980.114.83 - Booklet

1980.114.83 - Booklet

Booklet, "Commercial, Industrial and Progressive Edition of Guelph, Ontario," issued 1916. 24 page booklet with detailed information about Guelph industries, commercial and civic operations. Has numerous B/W photographs of industries and buildings in Guelph. Rectangular booklet with pink construction paper cover with black printed text. Front cover has photograph of the Guelph Carnegie Public Library on the front cover. Written in ink at top: "Chamber of Commerce 1964 / Ross Maltby." Under picture of library is written in ink "1916". Printed on front cover: "Commercial, Industrial and Progressive Edition of Guelph, Ontario / A Descriptive Review of a Number of Manufacturing and Mercanti

Image of 1979.75.1 - Program

1979.75.1 - Program

Program, "Souvenir Programme of the Band Tournament and Firemen's Demonstration, June 19th and 20th, 1889". Soft off-white paper cover that has tape along the spine to bind it together. Front cover has sepia toned photograph of Guelph City Hall. Above and below picture, the text is printed in red, gold and black lettering. The back cover is an advertisement for "J.D. Williamson & Co. - The Golden Lion". Inside pages are white with printed black lettering and b/w pictures and sepia toned photographs (by Burgess & Son photographers). Contents of book include: a schedule of events for the two day tournament and demonstration; photographs of various buildings and streets in Guelph; a brief essay

1976.40.46 - Book

Book "Souvenir of the 28th Annual Convention of The Trades and Labour Congress of Canada in Guelph, Ontario, September 1912" The book is hardcover with a dark red cover with gold print. The book is 102 pages in length and has photos of different unions, members of Guelph Labour Council and ads from companies all over the country.

Image of 2012.85.26 - Program

2012.85.26 - Program

Souvenir Programme of the Band Tournament and Firemen's Demonstration, 1889. The programme is 40 pages and is staple bound. The cover has a photo of City Hall (with its tower) and the print on the cover is pink and gold. The programme is filled with photos, ads of local businesses and the programme details for each day's events. Page 1: Description of the City of Guelph Page 3: List of City Officials Page 4: Image of Central School Page 5: List of Tournament Committees Page 7: First Day Morning Programme Page 8: Image of St. George's Square Page 11: Programme for first day afternoon Page 12: Image of Lower Wyndham Street Page 15: Programme of first day evening Page 16: Image of Ca

Image of 2017.62.7 - Invoice

2017.62.7 - Invoice

Invoice from R.H. Barber, December 11, 1907 on the back of Commercial Hotel letterhead. The invoice is printed on beige paper with red print at the top centre. The letterhead reads "Commercial Hotel Guelph, Ont. B.E.E. Stewart successor to Reinhart Brothers proprietors" On the back is the handwritten invoice. The handwriting reads "Guelph Dec. 11, 1907 Mr. Patrick Hanlon to R.H. Barber to repaint outside of House total $45.00 He by country apron (?) $8.20 total 36.80 Recd. payment in full to date R.H. Barber"

Image of 2009.26.1 - Map

2009.26.1 - Map

A reproduction of a Fire Insurance Map from 1892. There are land use designation, and a key identifying various elements. On the right side is a message on how the map was made, and what it took, by Phil Keddie. Department of Geography, University of Guelph. February 2009. On the bottom are acknowledgements to: "Dr. Gil Stelter; Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Guelph, for his interest and encouragement; and Kathleen Wall, Guelph Civic Museum, for providing me with access to the Insurance Plan and a place to do proof reading. My greatest thanks to Robert Miller and Adam Bonnycastle. This map was printed by Marie Puddister, Cartographer, Department of Geography, Univers

Image of 1992.47.1.2 - Catalogue

1992.47.1.2 - Catalogue

.1 - Booklet/ Catalogue: "Ontario Provincial Winter Fair (OPWF) Review, 1883-1919, and Programme for Winter Fair, December 8, 9, 10, 11". Reviel celebrates its 27th year and commemorates its history. The review is 31 pages in length. It gives a history of the fair over its years, lists the accolades of the past and gives a brief synopsis on Guelph as a centre of manufacture - see page 27 which lists the companies and product made in Guelph. On back cover is printed in black and red lettering the programme for the fair held in December 1919. Surrounded by a green border. Front cover; white paper, stapled. Has title printed in red letters and photographs are printed in green. Illustrations:

Image of 2004.27.13 - Envelope

2004.27.13 - Envelope

Envelope with hotel letterhead; rectangular white paper envelope with black print and ink. In upper left corner is a black printed picture of hotel with printed text below it: "If not called for in 10 days return to Commercial Hotel, C. Reinhart, Prop. Guelph, Ont". There is an orange three cent postage stamp on the upper right corner with part of a black stamp in which can discern "NO 22". Addressed in handwritten black ink to Mr. Draper Esq., Petrolia, Ont." On the reverse of envelope is stamp which reads "PETROLIA NO 2? /94 / ONT."

Image of 1976.40.38 - Catalogue

1976.40.38 - Catalogue

Booklet/ Catalogue: "Ontario Provincial Winter Fair (OPWF) Review, 1883-1919, and Programme for Winter Fair, December 8, 9, 10, 11". Reviel celebrates its 27th year and commemorates its history. The review is 31 pages in length. It gives a history of the fair over its years, lists the accolades of the past and gives a brief synopsis on Guelph as a centre of manufacture - see page 27 which lists the companies and product made in Guelph. On back cover is printed in black and red lettering the programme for the fair held in December 1919. Surrounded by a green border. Front cover; white paper, stapled. Has title printed in red letters and photographs are printed in green. No. of pages 31

1979.61.1 - Book

Red hard cover book "A Picture History of Guelph 1827-1978 Volume Two" by Robert Stewart. The book contains a series of clippings an historic photos telling the history of Guelph. On the inside front cover the book has been autographed by the author with the note "February 21st 1979 To the Guelph Civic Museum with my compliments Robert A M Stewart". Pages 2-18 Stewart Family history Pages 19-27 Stewart Lumber history Page 28 Robert Stewart history Pages 29-38 Guelph's 150th birthday Pages 39-44 Guelph Hotels Pages 45-56 Guelph Churches Pages 57-66 Guelph Industries Pages 67-71 Guelph Mayors Pages 72-99 Education Page 100 Library Page 100-107 Hospitals Page 108-122 Sports Page 1

Image of 2007.49.1 - Program

2007.49.1 - Program

Music Program, "O.A.C. Athletic Association, Grand Minstrel Entertainment," at the Royal Opera House on Tuesday, June 4th, 1895. One page, printed both sides, folded. Advertisements for many Guelph businesses. Program listed in two parts on inside. For the OAC Athletic Association, Grand Minstrel Entertainment at the Royal Opera House. Printed by the Mercury Electric Press.