Fonds FOE - Township of Escott Fonds

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Township of Escott Fonds

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  • 1888-1975 ; predominant 1892-1954 (Creation)
    Township of Escott

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19 shelf boxes of textual material

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Originally the Township of Yonge and Escott, it was divided into the Front of Yonge and Escott and the Rear of Yonge and Escott in 1853.
It was divided again in 1859 into the Front of Yonge and the Front of Escott.

The Township of the Front of Yonge and Escott (reference to 1889-1890, 1892-1905 in tax rolls)
was incorporated in [DATE]. It encompassed the area of

It was later divided into the Township of Front of Yonge and the Township of Front of Escott.

The Township of the Front of Escott was amalgamated into the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, in Leeds County (along with the Townships of Front of Leeds and Lansdowne and Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne) on January 1, 2001.

also referred to as the Gore of Escott

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These records remained in the Front of Escott Township Hall following amalgamation. They were still located there following the Archives move into the Township Hall building.

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Fonds consists of records of the Township of the Front of Escott (and of its' predecessor, the Township of the Front of Yonge and Escott). This includes tax records, vital statistics, census of children, council financial records, and electoral records including voter lists.
Series are as follows:

  1. Administration
  2. Council and By-Laws
  3. Electoral Records
  4. Financial Records
  5. Legal Affairs

Box G0166 contains SS #17 Escott Public School files cosisting of: a file of School Inspectors Reports – file of Teacher Contracts -- file of Insurance Policies –file of Book orders and receipts for various supplies – envelope of receipts including Billheads from local merchants such as Chas. Heaslip, Escott, R S Heaslip, R H Smart Brockville, R P Hagerman Escott, Wm Chick Mallorytown, Kelly Bros Mallorytown, Jas. Smart Mfg. Co Brockville, Merkley’s Transport Iriquois, E E Johnston Lansdowne, A E Summers & Son Mallorytown, Wm McConnell Lansdowne, Gananoque Agency of The Rathburn Company, J G Steacy Escott, Wm Mconnell & Son Lansdowne, S M Mallory Mallorytown, -- “Statutes and Regulations Respecting Public and High Schools Ontario 1896” -- “An Act respecting Public, Separate, and High Schools”, 1879 – “Catalogue of Books Recommended for Public School Libraries” Department of Education 1902 -- “Instructions to Inspectors” Dept of Education 1907 & 1910 – “Changes in the High and Public Schools Acts” 1907 – “An Act to Amend the Public Schools Act” 1907 – Elementary Agriculture and Horticulture and School Gardens in Village and Rural Schools” Dept of Ed. 1907 – blank Application Form for Teachers’ Summer Course at Ont. Agricultural College, Guelph, 1907 – Course Description for Summer Schools for teachers at Ont. Agricultural College 1907 – “An Act to Amend the Department of Education Act” 1907 – Accomodations and Equipment of Rural Public and Separate Schools” 1906 (incomplete) – Catalogue of Maps, Globes, and Charts, Geo. M Hendry Co. Toronto 1910 – Catalogues and price lists from E N Moyer Co. Ltd. School Furnishers, Toronto, 1909, ’10, ’11. – Catalogues of School Books from William Briggs, Toronto, undated – The Merchant’s Bank of Canada statement for 1909 from Lansdowne branch, R F Hungerford, manager -- Letter and reciepts to Miss Irene Finucane from Dept of Agriculture 1924 --

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The majority of the records are arranged chronologically from oldest to newest.

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Vital Statistics records are subject to the Vital Statistics Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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  • Coroplast box: G0035 - 36 - 48 - 49 - 50 - 60 - 61 - 62-63-64-65-66 - 70-71-72-73-139-140-166