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Scrapbooks

File consists of two Tweedsmuir Village History scrapbooks which cover the history of Chelmsford, Ontario.

Plants

File consists of papers regarding plants or flowers presented during the regular monthly meetings of the Chelmsford Women's Institute.

The African Violet

Item is a four page paper, handwritten in pencil on lined linen paper, regarding the African Violet. This paper describes where the flower grows naturally and how to grow and care for the flower as a house plant.

Azilda

File consists of papers regarding the history of Azilda, Ontario presented during the regular monthly meetings of the Chelmsford Women's Institute.

The First Pioneers & The History of Chelmsford

Item is a five page, typewritten paper by Rose Cvitkovich on the history of Chelmsford, Ontario between 1882 and 1952. The paper covers the first settlers in Chelmsford, the history of the Catholic Church in that parish as well as the history of two short-lived Protestant churches and touches on prominent individuals within the community, such as Raphael Groulx, the first mayor; Elzear Belanger, the first merchant and post master; Hugh Gratton, post master; and Dr. Rodolphe Tanguay, general practitioner. Prominent women mentioned within the essay include church decorators Mrs. D. Seguin, Mrs. Raphael Groulx and Mrs. Clement Methe.

Chelmsford Telephones

File consists of papers regarding the history of telephones in Chelmsford, Ontario presented during the regular monthly meetings of the Chelmsford Women's Institute.

Chelmsford Growth and Development

Item consists of a typewritten, annotated paper, written in the format of a speech, which was most likely presented to the group at one of their monthly meetings. The paper outlines the growth and development of Chelmsford, Ontario during that time period (1950's) and focuses on such events as the laying of new roads, the creation of a new sewage system, the opening of new subdivisions, improvements to the local churches and the work being done by local groups and sports teams, such as the Lion's Club, the Women's Institute, the Girl Guides and the high school hockey team.

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