Fonds RC0686 - Salford Public School Literary Society fonds

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Salford Public School Literary Society fonds

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  • 1891-1893 (Creation)

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The Salford Public School Literary Society met weekly, except in the summer months. The purpose of the society was to provide social gatherings. A critic was appointed for each meeting, and then participants sang, and gave recitations and readings, after which the critic made comments. The Society presumably was made up of residents of Salford, Ontario and vicinity. A post office was established at Salford in Oxford county on 1 November 1955. The population in this dispersed rural community was 200 in 1886. It is not known when the Society was established.

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The fonds consists of minutes which are contained in school exercise notebook, entitled "The Ryerson Composition and Exercise Book" which bears an portrait of Egerton Ryerson. The minutes list the participants of each meeting, what they performed, and remarks by the critic.

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Item purchased from Gord Russell, Alexander Gallery, Ancaster, Ontario in October 1997.


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