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Index to The Axe and the Wheel: a history of West Oxford Township, 1790-1974

The Axe and the Wheel: a history of West Oxford Township, was published in 1974 by Otter Publishing Tillsonburg, and authored by the West Oxford Women's Institute Book Committee; members included Kit Caffyn, Dorothy Currie, Laurene Hargreaves, Grace Hill, Anne Jakeman, Hilda Julian, Shirley Law, Edna Meek, Beth Shelton, Elizabeth Heeney [art and cover design], Earl Hill [photography].

The forward of the book reads as follows:

"We of the West Oxford Women's Institute Book Committee have sought to present a true picture of early beginnings of our West Oxford District, and some record of those pioneers whose courage, determination and earnest endeavours converted the unbroken forest into the thriving community of today. We wish to express sincere appreciation to all who contributed in any way to make this history possible. We regret any errors of omissions; they were not by design - but by inadvertence. Our information was gained primarily from interviews with descendants of early settlers, from family records, newspaper clippings, gazetteers and above all, from our own wealth of material contained in our Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Books. It is our hope that the reading of this book may enhance our knowledge of, and respect for, the pioneers who have bequeathed to us so rich a heritage".

This book is now out of print.

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Index to History of North Oxford Township 1867-1967

Index of North Oxford

History of North Oxford Township: 1867-1967 , compiled by the North Oxford Centennial Project Committee in 1967. Members of the historical committee included: Miss Jean Sutherland, James Revell, Mrs. William Kerr, Stanley Brown, Thomas Comiskey, Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn Patience, James Forbes, Wallis Hammond, Mrs. George Pounds, Mrs. R. Cartmale, Arthur Hutchison, Harry Stephenson, E. J. Richardson, D. W. Ranney

The afterword portion of the book reads as follows:

"The committee entrusted with the preparation of this booklet have tried to portray life in North Oxford [township], through the years, and list the officials. There are many people not mentioned who, by their influence and hospitality, have contributed to the spirit and progress of the township, and to them we pay tribute. We also wish to thank all who have shared in the work, typed, loaned pictures, or supplied information, especially the writers of the Grace Patterson Women's Institute and Byron Jenvey of Ingersoll."

This book is now out of print.

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Index to Ingersoll: Our Heritage by Henry W. Whitwell

Ingersoll Heritage book cover

Ingersoll: our heritage , text and illustrations by Harry Whitwell, published in 1978, funded by a Canada Works Project; research and text compiled with the help of Michelle Hanlon, Merriel LaRose, Ruth Merrill.

The forward of the book reads as follows:

Dedicated to the people and the youth of Ingersoll. The writing and illustrations are intended to record an aspect of the older history of our town. Where my heart is centered, and my roots are deep, especially to my friend, Mr. B. Jenvey

Henry W. Whitwell

This book is out of print.

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Index to With Mortar and Pine: a collection of the architectural heritage in the Township of Norwich

Ingersoll Heritage book cover

With Mortar and Pine: a collection of the architectural heritage in the Township of Norwich, was published in 1980, and authored by the Local Architecture Conservation Advisory Committee of the Township of Norwich; members included Murray Rettie, Joyce Pettigrew, Marie Avey, Joyce Clark, Christine Holdsworth, Mac Hicks

The forward of the book reads as follows:

"The Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee [LACAC] of the township of Norwich has compiled this group of drawings, histories, and descriptions of some of the early architecture of the township. The Norwich and District Historical Society and the South Norwich Historical Society, with the support of Wintario, dedicated to the past, present and future generations of the township of Norwich.

The committee, in their preparation of this book, fully realize that they have offered only a portion of the architectural heritage of the area. It is our hope that through the drawings and text the residents will more fully appreciate their heritage and pursue its preservation.

The drawings have been done by Joanne Pettigrew, a graduate of Fine Art [McMaster] and a native of the township.

We are indebted to all those who have assisted with this publication in any way, especially the homeowners who opened their homes to the interviewers. Thanks go to the students of the 1977 Young Canada Works Project: Joel Howard, Lahring Tribe and Joanne Pettigrew. We also thank Mary Ellen Walker of the Experience ’78 Project. Through a knowledge and appreciation of the past we may more capably mould the future”".

This book is now out of print.

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