Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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21 Holland Street West

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  • 1995

The structure located at 21 Holland St. West is part of what is known as the Evans Block. The building was raised and Len Saint added a cellar and a foundation. The work was done by Mac Campbell and his team of carpenters. T.W.W. Evans had the bui...

Janice Hopkins

Angus Mowat's Journal

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  • 1937 - 1938

Excerpts relating to Bond Head and Bradford Libraries from Angus Mowat's journal. Mowat was the first Inspector of Public Libraries for Ontario, a position he held from 1937 - 1960.

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Day, Ethel E.

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Photograph of Ethel Day, wife of Professor W.H. Day and librarian of Bradford Public Library from 1936 - 1953. She was also the mother of Ida Day Smith, former librarian, whom she took over from in 1936. Mrs. Day was the sole librarian and worked ...

Day, Ethel E. Williams obituary

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  • 1953-12-02

Event Date : Tuesday, November 24, 1953 Event Type : Death Description : Died suddenly at Bradford. Beloved wife of the late Professor W. H. Day, and dear mother of Mrs. Earl Caughty (Stella), of St. Andrew's, N.B.; Mrs. R. C. Smith (Ida), of Wes...

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Day, Mrs. W. H. obituary

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  • 1953-11-25

Event Date : Tuesday, November 24, 1953 Event Type : Death Description : Although it was known that Mrs. W. H. Day was in very frail health, the suddenness of her passing early yesterday morning shocked her friends.Mrs. Day returned to her home h...

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Day, William Henry obituary

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  • 1938-07-06

Event Date : Tuesday, July 05, 1938 Event Type : Death Description : Passed away suddenly, in his 68th year, while working his land in the Holland Marsh. Husband to Ethel A. Williams. Was instrumental in establishing the Holland Marsh after movin...

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From Mechanics' Institute to a State-of-the-Art Public Library

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  • 1988-10-26

"Editor's note: with the new Bradford Public Library scheduled to hold Official Opening Ceremonies November 6, 1988, following is an article submitted by D. Cilipka on the library's past history in Bradford." ...

Dorothy Cilipka

Librarian Taking Course; Library Closed Tuesday

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  • 1948-06-30

"During the month of July, the Bradford library will only be open on Saturdays. Mrs. Day, librarian, is taking the librarians' course, provided by the Province of Ontario, - in Barrie, and will therefore only be in town, during the next month, at ...

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Smith, Ida (nee Day)

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Photograph of Ida Day Smith, daughter of Professor W.H. Day and librarian of Bradford Public Library in 1936. She was also the daughter of Ethel Day, who took over the librarianship in 1936. Ida Day was the sole librarian after Mary Brown, and wor...