Fonds 87-011 - Sproule family fonds

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Sproule family fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1869-1930 (Creation)
    Sproule family

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16 cm of textual records

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This fonds was in the custody of Laura Sproule before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of three scrapbooks of assorted clippings covering such topics as: handicrafts, holidays, poetry and song. Also includes attendance records, trustee meetings, teachers contacts and other education related records for School Section No. 10, Brock Township, Ontario.

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This fonds was donated by Laura Sproule via Ronald Sproule


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School attendance and grading records are subject to privacy legislation

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Associated material located at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa and the Archives of Ontario in Toronto.

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Box 1

Scrapbook 1

  • Assorted newspaper clippings in G L of Ontario, I O O F, 1899 book: - patterns - crochet - knitting - recitations - pottery - quilts

Scrapbook 2

  • Assorted news paper clippings in ledger for school # 10, Brock Township 1895-1912. Some of original entries not covered over by clippings, including: minutes of trustees meetings, 1906-07; and accounts 1895-1900, 1906-10. The clippings in this scrapbook relate to: - bride showers - weddings - Halloween - Christmas - New Years - Valentines Day - St. Patrick's Day - recipes - entertainment - readings and songs

Scrapbook 3

  • In the book with picture of a Cardinal on the cover - assortment of clippings: - poetry - songs - helpful hints

Folder 1

  • Ledger of Charles Sproule, Secretary-Treasurer for Brock School Board, school # 10 - itemized list of expenses, 1868-81; including teachers salary - annual report of school board meetings, 1871-81 - copy of contracts between the school board and teacher, 187-74

Folder 2

  • Daily register for recording the attendance of pupils in public school # 10, Brock Township, 1916 - includes section on religious instruction and selected scripture readings for 1916 - outline of instruction to be given in elementary agriculture and horticulture - rules regarding structure of school and sessions

Folder 3

  • Daily register for recording the attendance of pupils in public school # 10, Brock Township, 1901. This register was used as a scrapbook, clippings of children's stories, animal pictures - register includes list of textbooks authorized for use in public schools - a programme of studies for public schools

Collection also includes 3 atlases shelved in the reading room and 4 other books shelved with the box.

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Ontario (Toronto: J H Beers and Co, 1877)

The Home Knowledge Atlas (Toronto: Home Knowledge Association, 1889)

Atlas of Ontario County, Province of Ontario (Toronto Chas. & Gond 1895)

The Canadian Hymnal (Toronto: Wm Biggs 1913)

Weddings and Wedding Anniversaries (New York: Butterick, 1894)

Hymns for Schools (Toronto: Gordon Thompson, nd)

Ontario Public School Geography (Toronto: W J Gage, 1922)

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