Fonds F 2012 - Township of Whitby fonds

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Township of Whitby fonds

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CA ON00329 F 2012

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  • 1837-1968 (Creation)

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7 m of textual records
1 map

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Administrative history

The Township of Whitby was incorporated effective January 1, 1852 under the terms of the Baldwin Act, Chapter 81, Canada Statutes, 1849. The seat of local government was the Village of Brooklin, an agricultural community consisting of several mills and other small industries. Other communities in the Township included Ashburn, Myrtle, and Myrtle Station.

The Township of Whitby amalagamated with the former Town of Whitby in 1968 to create the current Town of Whitby.

Custodial history

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

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the official records of Whitby Township, including Council Minutes, 1852-1967; By-laws, 1850-1967; Board and Committee Minutes, 1884-1966; Assessment and Collectors Rolls, 1848-1968; and Clerk-Treasurer's Records, 1837-1967.

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


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Council Minutes and By-laws are available on self service microfiche at Whitby Public Library: Please see 349.71356 Whi in the microform cabinets.

Council Minutes and By-laws are available on self service microfilm at the Archives of Ontario: MS 800 Reels 1-9

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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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See F 1839, County of Ontario fonds.

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Revised: April 11, 2016

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