Publications

Glen Williams – An Oasis in the Credit Valley, John Mark Benbow Rowe
History of Glen Williams, Ontario from its founding to 2014.
Over 80 B&W photos, maps, bibliographical references and index. Soft cover.
978-0-921901-30-3 ……………………………………….. $24.95

Georgetown: Reflections of a Small Town, John Mark Benbow Rowe
History of Georgetown, Ontario from its founding to 2005.
Over 80 B&W photos, maps, bibliographical references and index. Soft cover.
978-0-921901-28-0 ………………………………………… $24.95

Acton: The History of Leathertown, John Mark Benbow Rowe
History of Acton, Ontario from its founding to 2001.
Over 80 B&W photos, map, bibliographical reference and index. Soft cover.
1-55046-379-9……………………………………………… $24.95

For Our Heritage: A History of The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment), Richard E. Ruggle (2008)
Soft cover, 129 pages, unindexed.
0-9784310-1……………………………………………… $15.00

The Barber Dynamo A Perspective, Reinhard Filter (2012)
A remarkable innovation, possibly the first of its kind in the world, occurred just outside Georgetown, Ontario, in the late 1800s – the first recorded use of bulk power transmission to power the wheels of industry. This is the story of how The Barber Dynamo came to be, why it was ultimately abandoned, and what happened to it.
Soft cover, 60, pages, 59 drawings & photographs; 12 colour photographs.
ISBN 78-0-921901-29-1 ……………………… $19.95

Archival Papers, Volume 1, J.M.B. Rowe, ed.
Lists of names compiled from daybooks held in EHS Archives. The earliest source material for this area – 1836-38 Samuel Watkins & Co. daybook; 1850-52 P.W. Dayfoot daybook; 1860-62 J.B. Dayfoot account book and 1868-69 J.B. Dayfoot daybook. History of companies and 1842 map of Ashgrove area included.
0-921901-08-9…………………………………………………. $4.00

Archival Papers, Volume 2: Glen Williams School Registers , J.M.B. Rowe, ed.
Class lists from school registers from 1902 to 1933. The series is incomplete but provides a good sampling of junior and senior classes. Includes surname index.
0-921901-23-2…………………………………………………. $5.00

Collections 1, J.M.B. Rowe, Dawn Livingstone, and Elaine Robinson, eds.
Essays on the Georgetown Library, the first Halton Creamery, Georgetown
street names, the Odd Fellows, Holy Cross School, the village of Ashgrove
and the Kennedy family.
0-921901-02-X…………………………………………………. $5.00

Collections 2, J.M.B. Rowe and Walter Lewis, eds.
Essays on Georgetown Scouting, Drummer’s Snack, Limehouse Lime Kilns, Military Tradition, Holy Cross Parish, Carriages to Cars, Plank Road Opening and Georgetown in the 1850’s. Indexed.
0-921901-03-8……………………………………………….. $3.00

Collections 3, J.M.B. Rowe, Walter Lewis and Geoff Cannon, eds.
Essays on John Stewart Jr. Esquesing Rebel, 1917 Airplane Tragedy, Newspapers in Georgetown, Knox Church, Early Georgetown and Creelmans. Indexed.
0-921901-10-0……………………………………………….. $5.00

Glen Williams Public School Trustees Minutes, J.M.B. Rowe, ed.
School section #11, Esquesing Township from 1873-1893. Photocopy of original minute book held in the EHS Archives.
0-921901-20-8……………………………………………… $3.00

Private Education in Georgetown, J.M.B. Rowe
Histories of several private educational institutions from backwoods days to the present. Essays on Rev. Mr. Charles Dade, The Canadian Collegiate Institute, Georgetown Academy, Georgetown College, Old Maids and Widows, Cedar Vale Farm, Catholic Orphans, Georgetown District Christian School. Indexed.
0-921901-04-6………………………………………. $5.00

Rural Mail Directory, Halton County District, December 1925
A reprint of 1925 directory which lists all rural households in Halton County on 30 different rural routes. Includes many local advertisements.
0-921901-11-9………………………………………… $3.00

Township of Esquesing Agricultural Society’s Prize List, 1875
A reprint of the 1875 prize list for the Esquesing Fall Fair. Features advertisements for many local businesses.
0-921901-09-7………………………………….. $3.00

Voters List for 1875, Municipality of the Township of Esquesing
A reprint of the 1875 voters list for Esquesing Township. Does not include Acton and Georgetown. (1992)
0-921901-15-1…………………………………………. $3.00

The Scouting Spirit, John Mark Benbow Rowe
An introduction to the Scouting movement in Esquesing Township from 1910 to the year 2000. A history of each group in North Halton District is included.
0-921901-16-X…………………………………….. $5.00

EHS Pamphlet Collection – $0.25 each.

The Historical Town of Acton, J.M.B. Rowe ………………. 0-921901-05-4
The Historical Hamlet of Ashgrove, Betty Brownridge …. 0-921901-14-3
The Historical Hamlet of Ballinafad, J.M.B. Rowe ……….. 0-921901-21-6
Historic Georgetown, Walter Lewis …………………………………… 0-921901-07-0
Historical Hamlet of Glen Lawson, Mac Sprowl ………………. 0-921901-22-4
The Historical Village of Glen Williams J.M.B. Rowe………… 0-921901-06-2
Hornby, Gateway to Two Townships J.M.B. Rowe …………… 978-0-921901-31-0                  The Historic Village of Limehouse, Jean Ruddell ……………. 0-921901-17-8
Norval on the Credit, Rev. Dr. R. Ruggle ………… 0-921901-13-5
Historic Silver Creek, by John Mark Benbow Rowe …………. 0-921901-27-5
Historic Speyside, Dawn Livingstone ………………….. 0-921901-22-4
Historic Stewarttown, John Mark Benbow Rowe …………. 0-921901-25-9
The Historic Village of Terra Cotta, J.M.B. Rowe ……………. 0-921901-19-4

Esquesing Historical Society Publications Order Information
Please write to the Publications Officer of the Esquesing Historical Society, at P.O. Box 51, Georgetown, Ontario. L7G 4T1 or email esquesinghs@gmail.com or visit our display at our meeting on the second Wednesday of each month.
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