Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Archives

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Plans & Maps

  • AJ-AJ
  • Item
  • 2018

List of plans & maps donated by Art Janse that relate to the Holland Marsh Scheme.

Art Janse

Jar of Wheat Seeds

  • AR-Farm-2018-08-02-02
  • Item
  • Pre-1950

Jar of wheat seeds. Wheat was one of the agricultural products grown in the Holland Marsh area. Part of a donation by Tom Fuller Jr. that consists of items used in agriculture on the Holland Marsh.

Tom Fuller, Jr.

Keuffel and Esser Level

  • CA BWGPL AR-2018-08-13-05
  • Item
  • c. 1925

A Keuffel & Esser level that was used for activities such as surveying. It was originally owned by Professor William H. Day, who was integral to the Holland Marsh Drainage Scheme's beginnings. The survey of the marsh determined the elevation of t...

Professor William H. Day

Storage Box for Professor Day's Level

  • CA BWGPL AR-2018-08-13-05-2018-08-13-06
  • Part
  • c. 1925

Ae box for an instrument, a Keuffel & Esser level. Part of a collection of Professor William H. Day's work equipment, donated by Joe Saint. Both the case and level were originally owned by Professor William H. Day, who was integral to the Hollan...

Professor William H. Day

Marsh Clippers

  • CA BWGPL AR-Farm-2018-07-31-02
  • Item
  • Pre-1950

One pair of marsh clippers. These clippers were used for cutting lettuce on the Holland Marsh during the 1930s. Part of a donation by Tom Fuller Jr. that consists of items used in agriculture on the Holland Marsh.

Tom Fuller, Jr.

Wheat Grinder

  • CA BWGPL AR-Farm-2019-01-14-02
  • Item
  • Pre-1950s

A hand powered wheat seed grinder. The grinder can be used by holding the handle and rolling it back and forth over seeds until ground. Wheat was one of the agricultural products grown in the Holland Marsh area. Part of a donation by Tom Fuller Jr...

Tom Fuller, Jr.

Cilipka Wagon

  • CA BWGPL DC-PH8845
  • Item
  • 1954

Please contact the library (905-775-3328) if you have any additional information about the contents of this photo.

Dorothy Cilipka

Canal crash

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26888
  • Item
  • 1976-01-07

"A 19-year-old Downsview man, Robert O'Brien, was the second driver to end up in the canal in the past four weeks. Mr. O'Brien lost control of his car on Friday night after freezing rain covered area roads with slick ice. O'Brien was not hurt in t...

George Jackson

Misty marsh morning

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76-PH26927
  • Item
  • 1976-09-01

"Temperatures which dipped below freezing Monday night met resistance from warm water early yesterday, creating what appears to be a grass fire. Icy weather did some damage on the Marsh, but farmers were expecting it. Warmer temperatures are expec...

Bradford Witness

The harvest

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26739
  • Item
  • 1977-09-21

"The Toronto Telegram, now defunct, ran this week's photographs in the 1950s, showing the Holland Marsh harvest. Even then the marsh was prized for its productivity and the great opportunities for employment it provided. The photos are included in...

Simcoe County Archives

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