Fonds F 2011 - Town of Whitby fonds

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Town of Whitby fonds

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    CA ON00329 F 2011

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    • 1855-1966 (Creation)

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    22 m of textual records

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    Administrative history

    Whitby was incorporated as a Village through a proclamation effective March 11, 1852 under the terms of the Baldwin Act, Chapter 81, Canada Statutes, 1849. In 1855, Whitby was incorporated as a Town made up of the three small communities of Port Whitby, Perry's Corners, and Hamer's Corners. Whitby's primary industry of the 19th century centred around the harbour and the transportation of local grain and lumber across Canada and to the United Kingdom.

    In 1968, the former Town of Whitby amalgamated with the communities of the Township of Whitby to become known as the Corporation of the Town of Whitby. The Town of Whitby includes the Village of Brooklin and the hamlets of Ashburn, Myrtle, and Myrtle Station.

    Custodial history

    These records were created and maintained by employees of the Town of Whitby. The records were transferred by the Town of Whitby to the Archives of Ontario in 1984 and 1985. The records were then transferred to the Whitby Archives in 2016.

    Scope and content

    This fonds consists of the official records of Whitby, including Council Minutes, 1855-1960; By-laws, 1855-1966; Board and Committee Minutes, 1861-1954; Assessment and Collectors Rolls, 1855-1960; Board of Health Records 1934-1957; Court Records, 1928-1955.

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    These records were transferred by the Archives of Ontario to the Whitby Archives in 2016.


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        Council Minutes, and By-laws are available on self service microfilm, MS 801 Reels 1-14 at the Archives of Ontario.

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        Council Minutes and By-laws may be closed for conservation purposes. Please contact the archivist for more information.

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        Copyright held by creator. There are no restrictions on reproduction. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist.

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        Associated materials

        See F 1839, County of Ontario fonds at the Archives of Ontario.

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        Revised: April 11, 2016

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