Collection RC0266 - Temperance collection of Garnet W. Lynd

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Temperance collection of Garnet W. Lynd

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  • 1853-1956 (Creation)

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24 cm of textual records and graphic material

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Garnet Watson Lynd was born in Port Credit on November 6th, 1882, the son of Benjamin and Ida Lynd. He attended the local public school and later, for eight years, worked in the local starch factory during which time he commuted to Toronto to attend night school. He obtained his matriculation and registered in Victoria College. He was ordained in 1913 in the Presbyterian church. Following his ordination he ministered in various Ontario communities until he retired in 1951. His ministry, however, continued after his retirement. For fifteen years he was the Secretary of the Toronto West Presbytery and its Chairman from 1958 to 1960. Prior to this he had been Chairman of the Toronto Presbytery and the Dufferin-Peel Presbytery. He was a Director of the Ontario Temperance Federation and a member of the South Peel Board of Education. He was also a Director of the South Peel Retarded Children's Association. At time of his death he was engaged in writing a history of the Port Credit community. He died on May 6th, 1961.

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The collection details Rev. Garnet Lynd's personal involvement in the temperance movement in Peel and York counties and his function as a member of the Ontario Temperance Association.

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The collection was purchased from Acadia Book Store, Toronto, Ontario in 1974.


The collection has been arranged into the following series: correspondence, news clippings, newspapers, miscellaneous publications, cartoons and posters, Ontario Woman's Christian Temperance Union (includes records of Port Credit Branch), manuscript about John Bartholomew Gough (1817-1886) by R.B. Robertson.

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