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Hist.Mss.1.117.3

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Series 3: Amish and Their Neighbours research notes

Scope and content: These files contain photocopies of original documents from the National Library and Archives, the Ontario Archives and the University of Toronto Archives. Often there are typescript transcriptions prepared by Roth, as well as explanatory notes explaining the significance and relationship of the documents.

  1. 1970s Research on Wilmot Amish Settlement by Orland Gingerich, Mark & Glennis Yantzi and Lorraine Roth. Includes Samuel S. Wilmot Survey; the Order in Council of 1822, the Christian Nafziger obituary of 1836.
  2. University of Toronto Archives, Wilmot Township Papers from file A68-0010/50. Summary of events and correspondence, 1793/94-1822 (includes copies and transcriptions)
  3. University of Toronto Archives, Wilmot Township Papers from file A68-0010/47, 49. Photocopies of documents Transfers, Requests for Deeds, Wills, 1840-1857 (includes copies and transcriptions)
  4. University of Toronto Archives, Wilmot Township Papers from file A68-0010/001-008, 010 . Photocopies of letters from settlers to U. of Toronto, 1851-1852 (includes copies)
  5. University of Toronto Archives, Wilmot Township Papers from file A68-0010/012-013, 023 . Photocopies of letters from settlers to U. of Toronto, 1853-1856 (includes copies)
  6. New Hamburg notes & documents, 1832-1856
  7. Alphabetical Summary of Correspondence between Wilmot settlers and Kings College and University of Toronto (cross-references if a photocopy is available in above files)
  8. German Block Land Transaction Summary (summary of land transactions by lot number up to about 1900; references are to both Registry Office Abstracts and University of Toronto Archives files)
  9. German Block -- Maps, Chronological Summary of Events, Copies and Trascriptions of three documents (grant of land to King's College, German letter by Elder Peter Nafziger, petition on appointment of Justice of Peace for Wilmot Township)
  10. German Block Deeds -- Summaries of purchases in chronological and alphabetical order. A few copies and transcriptions included
  11. Miscellaneous Land Records (Copies & transcriptions for Christian and Joseph Nafziger, settlers at what became Baden, and misc. land transcriptions in chronological order
  12. Schools, Churches, Cemeteries, Wilmot Township Hall transactions (copies and transcriptions)
  13. Reg Good notes on early Wilmot Township from archival and printed sources
  14. General Research notes from secondary sources
  15. Draft Vignettes - Biographical, General, Institutional, Political Issues (some longer than used in the book)
  16. Miscellaneous Items & Notes
  17. Crown Patents and Crown Lands Correspondence
  18. Publicity, talks and correspondence - Includes comments from manuscript readers before publication.

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