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Name McCrae Memorial Gardens
Details From Torch magazine Vol. X1 1944 1972.20.16 page 15
The Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch of the canadian Legion of Guelph is sponsoring a memorial Garden in memory of Colonel John Mccrae, Author of the poem "In Flanders' Fields" and a distinguished soldier and physician of the last Great War. The lots of land beside the Old McCrae Homestead on water street, Guelph, - where John McCrae was born - have been donated to the Branch, and they intend to erect a memorial shrine in the Garden which will be symbolic of John McCrae's great poem "In Flanders' Fields". A model of the proposed shrine is shown, and we are sure that when completed the Memorial Garden and Shrine will be worthy of the man whom the Branch seeks to honour.

In order to raise the necessary funds for this purpose the Branch is puting on a campaign to collect $10,000 from the citizens of Guelph, and many other admirers of John McCrae, who are legion throughout Canada and the United states. The Branch is sure that they can count on the support of these many admirers of John McCrae, and contributions to this worthy project will be gladly received by the Treasurer of the branch. the following are the Patrons of the Colonel John McCrae Memorial Garden Fund: - Colonel george Drew, Premier of Ontario; Mayor R.B. Robson, of Guelph; Brigadier-General K. Torrance, Dr. Edward johnson, Dr. H.O. Howitt, Colonel J.B. Maclean; W.P. Gamble, Esq.; Dr. N.C. Wallace; C.L. Dunbar, K.C.; R.W. Gladstone, M.P.; Leslie Hancock, M.L.A.; Dr. F.H.C. Baugh; J.E. Carter, Esq.; John D. Higinbotham, Esq.; A.H. Bazet, esq.; and Miss M.F. Bliss, R.N. A very active McCrae Memorial Garden Committee, is composed of the following members: - Ivan C. Glover, Chairman; J. Creighton Sanders, President; William A, McAlpine, Past President; Charles H. Vince, Vice President; Cecil Sharpin, with F.A.U. Clark, 39 Parkholme Ave., Guelph, as Treasurer; and A.L. Shepherd, 61 Lyon Ave., Guelph, as secretary. Advisory members are: - R. Stewart Clark, K.C.; H.S. Nicklin, City Engineer, and D. Burnett. The Architect for the Memorial Shrine is Mr. A.C. Burnett Nicol of Toronto, the Contractors for the stone work of the Shrine are Sharp Brothers Cut Stone Co. of Hamilton, Ont., and the Contractor for the building work is Mr. William Parker of Guelph, Ont.

All the land has now been cleared of the trees, the land levelled, the excavation for the Memorial shrine has been made, foundations for the sidewalks and for the stone wall surrounding the property has been made, and the wall has been erected. It is expected that before the winter sets in the foundation for the memorial shrine will be completed.

The voluntary response, even before the campaign for funds was started, has been very encouraging. the Guelph City Council has made a grant of $1,500 towards this worthy project, which when finished will add one more beauty spot to the Royal City.

Associated Records

Image of 2009.28.1 - Booklet

2009.28.1 - Booklet

A Guidebook to the city of Guelph. This is the 2nd Edition as part of the Centennial Project of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The cover is green and has a collage of Guelph pictures in the shape of G. Inside of front cover - Gilson Page 1 - Guelph Chamber of Commerce; Message from the Mayor: Paul W. Mercer Page 2 - Bucyrus-Erie Company of Canada Ltd.; The Bank of Nova Scotia Page 3 - Guelph City Hall and Memorial Gardens; Guelph Public Library Page 4 - Guelph Statistics; City Officials: Mayor Paul W. Mercer, City Administrator F.M. Woods, City Clerk W.G. Hall, City Treasurer M.R. Sather, Assessment Commissioner R.W. Brydon, City Engineer W.P. Taylor, Industrial Commissioner R.S. Macp

Image of 2012.43.14 - Booklet

2012.43.14 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. XIV 1947" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". On the page cover there is an ad for John Sutherland and Sons Insurance. The booklet is 64 pages and is filled with legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: Image of John McCrae and In Flanders Fields poem Page 3: "The Cross and the Sword" by D. Crawford Smith Page 5: Greetings from the President Page 7: List of Legion 234 Executive Page 9: "Edward Johnson" by J.E. Cart

Image of 2013.34.2 - Booklet

2013.34.2 - Booklet

Black and white booklet for the dedication service of the Col. John McCrae Memorial Garden. The booklet is 3 pages, including the cover. On the front cover there is an image of the McCrae Memorial Garden. Below it says: "Order of Ceremonies at the Dedication Service of Col. John McCrae Memorial Garden Guelph Ont. Monday August 5th, 1946 3:00pm". Further below it says "Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch No. 257 Canadian Legion B.E.S.L.". Around the writing there is a border. On the first page it is listed as the Order of Service. Below it states what will be happening during this time on both the first and second page. The headings are: Opening Sentences Hymn -- "Land of Hope and Glory" S

Image of 1971.47.2.7 - Newspaper

1971.47.2.7 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury 1954 Progress Edition, January 30, 1954. The paper is seven sections, the first two sections the regular news while the other sections are part of the Progress edition. The paper is incomplete with one section of the Progress Edition missing (Section D). .1 Section 1 of the paper with a blue cover with an image of Guelph with hands superimposed over the image. The title is "1954 Progress edition - The Future of Guelph is in Our Hands". This section covers the news of the day. Pages 1 - 12. .2 Section 2 is a continuation of the news of the day. Pages 13 - 28. .3 Section 3 - First section of the Progress edition with a collage of photos on the front cover. pages A1- A16

2015.38.13 - Film, Video

Go to Media section to view film. 8mm roll of film of footage of McCrae Memorial Gardens, St. George's Square, and the 1977 Sesquicentennial parade and 1977 Santa Claus Parade. The footage starts with the plaque on the entrance to the McCrae memorial Garden sand then focuses on the Memorial and the bronze book on the memorial. The footage then goes to St. George's Square. The footage then cuts to the 1977 Sesquicentennial parade showing a woman pulling some little white dogs that look like her sheep and several other floats and marching bands and the police. The footage then cuts to the Santa Claus parade with floats and marching bands like the Royalaires. The reel has a blue plastic co

1972.46.2 - Postcard

Tinted. Memorial with a side view of the McCrae Birthplace.

Image of 2008.30.1 - Postcard, Souvenir

2008.30.1 - Postcard, Souvenir

Blue coloured souvenir folder of Guelph with a drawing of a scroll on the front and the Union Jack flag on the back. Postcards double-sided with a total of 16 photos including: Wyndham Street, the Circle, the Ontario Reformatory, MacDonald Institute, Ontario Veterinary College, In the grounds of the Ontario Agricultural College, Birthplace of Laura Lemon, a Beauty Spot in Guelph, a picture of the pool at the Ontario Reformatory, the Administration Building of the OAC, the Speed River, Church of Our Lady, John McCrae Memorial, Exhibition Park, a Corner of the Lake Ontario Reformatory.

Image of M1996X.23.1 - Collage

M1996X.23.1 - Collage

Gilded wood frame that holds a piece of dark wool, which is a part of John McCrae's coat. The piece of material has been cut in the centre and now frame his photo which was a reproduction from a magazine. Beside the cloth is some dried heather and above, some purple and gold fabric. In the upper right corner there is a pin of the McCrae clan. On the back is a letter from Alderwoman Elizabeth Mowat (Nind) who presented this to the legion.

Image of 2012.43.28 - Booklet

2012.43.28 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. XXVIII 1961" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". On the back cover there is an ad for John Sutherland and Sons Insurance. The booklet is 44 pages and is filled with Legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: Branch 257 Executive Page 3: "Saved For What?" by Padre Crawford Smith Page 5: President's message Page 7: "The Poppy" Page 9: Continued from page 7 Page 11: "A Challenge to the Legion" Page 13: Conti

Image of M1996X.9.1 - Program

M1996X.9.1 - Program

White paper program with a sketch of the John McCrae memorial in the gardens at McCrae House and below it is the title of the event and time. All of the above is surrounded by a black 4 line border. Inside is the Order of the Service including a copy of "In Flanders Fields". "Order of Ceremonies at the Dedication Service of Col. John McCrae Memorial Garden, Guelph, Ont. Monday, August 5th, 1946, 3:00pm."

Image of 2012.43.23 - Booklet

2012.43.23 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. XXIII 1956" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". On the back cover there is an ad for John Sutherland and Sons Insurance. The booklet is 64 pages and is filled with Legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: Image of John McCrae Page 3: "Prepare to Move" by Padre Crawford Smith Page 5: Greetingd from the President Page 7: Wishes from Mayor and Council Page 9: In Flanders Fields poem Page 11: List of Legion Branc

Image of 2017.10.3 - Map

2017.10.3 - Map

Guelph Transportation Commission Map, 1971. Printed on tan coloured paper with red and blue text. When completely unfolded there is a large map of the City of Guelph with the bus routes highlighted in a thicker blue line. A legend for the map, the bus routes and a street index appear along the bottom. The reverse side of the map lists information including the schedule for nine bus routes, fares, points of interest and information about a charter service. The front cover reads "25 cents, Official Schedules and Route Map, Guelph Transportation Commission, Effective August 3, 1971".

Image of 2013.34.3.3 - Ticket

2013.34.3.3 - Ticket

.1 small cream coloured invitation to the Dedication Service for the Colonel John McCrae Memorial Garden. It says " The officers and Members of the Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch No. 257 Canadian Legion request the honour of your company at the dedication Service of the Colonel John McCrae Memorial Gardens to be held on Monday, August the 5th, 1946 at three o'clock. Banquet Tickets Enclosed. R.S.V.P. .2 small blue ticket with black printing for the Col. John McCrae Memorial Gardens Dedication Banquet. At the top it says "Col. John McCrae Memorial Gardens". In the middle section it says "Dedication Banquet to be held in the Banquet Hall, Royal Hotel. Monday, August 5th, 1946". At the

1977.148.3.8 - Newspaper

Guelph Mercury, March 5 1977. 1977 Progress Edition. The paper is 8 sections with a total of 114 pages. .1 Front section containing news of the day. Main headline "Devastating Quake Batters Bucharest" The section is 8 pages long. .2 Second section of paper continues with the days news. The cover has pictures of local politicians. 18 pages long .3 First section of the Progress edition. Front and back cover are green and the front cover has a full page ad for Imperial Tobacco with birthday wishes for Guelph. Section contains profiles of local industries. Pages 1A-16A .4 Front page has a full page ad for Euclid. Section contains profiles of local industries.Pages 1B-16B .5 Front p

Image of 2012.43.15 - Booklet

2012.43.15 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. XV 1948" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". On the page cover there is an ad for John Sutherland and Sons Insurance. The booklet is 64 pages and is filled with legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: "Stand To" by Padre D. Crawford Smith Page 3: List of Legion 257 Executive Page 5: Greetings from the President Page 7: "Lieut.-Col. Hon. George Alexander Drew" One of Guelph's famous Sons" by J.E. Carter Page 9: Con

Image of 2012.43.27 - Booklet

2012.43.27 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. XXVII 1960" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". On the back cover there is an ad for John Sutherland and Sons Insurance. The booklet is 48 pages and is filled with Legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: Branch 257 Executive Page 3: "The Padre" by Padre Crawford Smith Page 5: Greetings from the President Page 7: "Our New Building" Page 9: "Guelph History" by A. Leone Hinds Page 11: Image of Col. John McCrae

Image of 1981.42.26 - Booklet

1981.42.26 - Booklet

"1943 (logo) The Torch Year Book - Vol X - Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch (Torch Logo) Guelph Ontario - "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?" Various WW2 pictures, articles, poems and many commercial advertisements.

Image of M1996X.4.1 - Scrapbook

M1996X.4.1 - Scrapbook

Plain brown paper covered scrapbook. The scrapbook is filled with newspaper and magazine articles chronicling John McCrae's family history, his own life and poetry, and the creation and dedication of the memorial gardens at McCrae House. "Ivan Glover 19 London Rd. E."

Image of 2017.10.4 - Booklet

2017.10.4 - Booklet

Guelph Guide, Spring 1985. The booklet contains advertisements and promotions for various businesses in Guelph and surrounding areas. The booklet offers many suggestions for dining, shopping, attractions, and activities visitors or residents can partake in. Front Cover: A picture of Guelph in the distance from the top of a hill, with some bullet-points in red describing what's in the book. Page 2: (inside of Front Cover) Ad for Stone Road Mall Page 3: Intro and Index Page 4: "Places to See" and Photo of St. George's Church Page 5: "Places to See" cont'd. with sketches of buildings Page 6: "Places to See" cont'd. Page 7: Ad for Brancier Page 8: "Places to See" cont'd. plus "Places to

Image of 2012.43.24 - Booklet

2012.43.24 - Booklet

"The Torch: Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch Yearbook, Vol. XXIV 1957" The booklet is beige with an illustration of a hand holding a red torch. The Legion crest is in red at the top of the cover. At the bottom of the cover is a quote "They Served Till Death - Why Not We?". On the back cover there is an ad for John Sutherland and Sons Insurance. The booklet is 60 pages and is filled with Legion related articles and ads from local businesses. Page 1: Image of John McCrae Page 3: "The Future" by Padre Crawford Smith Page 5: Greetings from the President Page 7: Wishes from Mayor and Council Page 9: Home of the McCrae Legion Branch Page 11: List of Legion Br