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City and County Directories Collection

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Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1864-2014
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of city directories, which usually contain an alphabetic listing of people’s last names giving their occupation and home address, and of street names. The directories may also contain advertisements of local area businesses and brief facts on population and average household inc…
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Description Level
Fonds
Material Details
Books
Date Range
1864-2014
Scope and Content
Collection consists of city directories, which usually contain an alphabetic listing of people’s last names giving their occupation and home address, and of street names. The directories may also contain advertisements of local area businesses and brief facts on population and average household income.
County directories include sections for each municipality with an alphabetical list of owners or tenants.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
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Daniel Bechtel Detweiler Collection

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Part Of
Daniel Bechtel Detweiler Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1880-1919
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
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Part Of
Daniel Bechtel Detweiler Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Detweiler, Daniel Bechtel
Fonds Number
MC5
Material Details
Documents
Date Range
1880-1919
History / Biographical
1860-1919 Daniel B. Detweiler was one of the three "fathers of hydro" in Ontario. After years of hard effort, in association with others, his dream of hydro electric power as a provincial undertaking became a reality. He travelled dusty county roads on his bicycle seeking the support of councils in the project. A cairn erected in 1935 in his native Roseville is a monument to his participation in the enterprise. In 1963, Ontario Hydro named the transformer station at Petersburg after him. In 1918 he developed water power near Michipicoten on Lake Superior and organized the Algoma factory and in 1901 joined a shoe company. Detweiler was a leading member and President of the Board of Trade and a member of the Kitchener Light Commission
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Detweiler, Daniel Bechtel
Subject Access
Ontario Hydro
Great Waterways Union of Canada
Berlin (Kitchener) Board of Trade
Algoma Power Company Limited
Union Natural Gas Company
Panama Pacific National Exposition
Waterloo County Grand River Park Limited
Mining
Geographic Access
Berlin, Ontario
Finding Aid
Finding aid available. 25 pages.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
Documents

MC5 Daniel Bechtel Detweiler.pdf

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William Dickson Collection

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Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1798 - 1857
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
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Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
MC1
Material Details
Documents
Date Range
1798 - 1857
History / Biographical
The Honourable William Dickson was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1769 and emigrated to Canada in 1784. In 1794 he married Charlotte Adlam who became the mother of their three sons: William, Robert and Walter. Mr. Dickson received a special licence from the government of Upper Canada to practise law and he did so in Niagara Falls in 1803. In 1806, because of a misunderstanding, Mr. Dickson challenged another lawyer, Mr. Weekes, to a duel. Mr Dickson accused Mr. Weekes of abus­ ing the memory of the late Governor Simcoe. The duel was fought with Mr. Dickson emerging the victor. During the War of 1812, Mr. Dickson spent his time as a soldier in Albany, as a prisoner. He had been captured when the Americans took Niagara but was able to return to Canada in 1814. In 1815 Mr. Dickson was elected to the legislative council of Upper Canada. In 1816, Mr. Dickson purchased the entire block of land comprising the Township of Dumfries from the Honourable Thomas Clark for the sum of twenty-four thousand pounds, or a little over one dollar per acre.
He lived for nine years in Galt, or what was at that time Shade's Mills, and then went back to Niagara, leaving the handling of his land to his son, William Junior, and to Absalom Shade, a building contractor from Buffalo, whom he had induced to come to Dumfries. Mr. Dickson made several trips back to Scotland to induce his countrymen to emigrate to Canada and settle on the lands he had bought. The Dickson family sold all of the township, except one or two farms, and retained an active interest in the community. Although Mr. Dickson did not reside long in the community, his family continued to settle their lands with the kind of emigrants they believed would make good Canadian citizens.
A few words about Mr. Dickson's family may be interesting. Mr. Dickson had three sons: Robert (1796-1846), William (1799-1877) and Walter Hamilton (1806-1884). Robert and Walter were barristers and lived at Niagara. They were both in the Militia and probably both served as cavalry officers during the Rebellion of 1837« Walter repre­ sented Niagara in the Assembly from 1841-1&51. He was appointed a Legislative Councilor in 1855 and after Confederation, he sat in the Dominion Senate. Robert also was a Councilor. He died at Leghorn, Italy, in 1846. William lived at Kirkmichael, Galt, where he died in 1877. Walter lived at Niagara and married Augusta Maria Geale.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Dickson, Hon. William
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Finding Aid
Finding aid, April 4, 2010.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
Documents

MC1 Honourable William Dickson.pdf

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