Thursday, December 22, 2016

Special Collection at the Toronto Congregation Library

In addition to antique published books, our congregation library includes a number of manuscript records dating back to our reorganization in 1891.  These are logged as follows:


MEMBERSHIP REGISTERS MANUSCRIPTS
  • Branch Membership/Sacramental Register 01, “Record of the Toronto Branch of the London District” (Filled) 1890s – 1916
  • Branch Membership/Sacramental Register 02, “Branch Record” (Filled, 10 pages blank) 17 September 1891 – 5 November 1916
  • Marriage Register MS 01, “Marriage Register” furnished to Elder Geo. Virgin, February 16, 1897, (Filled, 40 pages blank), 20 January 1897 – 26 June 1918
  • Marriage Register MS 02, “Reg #5244” (Filled, 17 pages blank) 24 May 1905 – 31 October 1942
  • Marriage Register MS 03, “Marriage Register” (Active Register, 20 pages blank) 7 September 1951 – 17 August 2013

 FINANCIAL REGISTERS MANUSCRIPTS
  • Financial Register MS 01, Receipts and Expenditures (Filled, 50 pages blank) 20 July 1896 – 29 May 1909
  • Financial Register MS 02, “Toronto Branch L.D.S” (approximately one third filled) 11 February 1901 – 9 February 1904
  • Financial Register MS 03, “Temple Café” (19 pages filled) 26 July 1903 – 3 January 1906
  • Financial Register MS 04, “Soho St Church Building Day Book” (only 10 pages filled) 29 September 1906 – 29 March 1907
  • Financial Register MS 05, “Ledger Soho St Church” (three-quarters filled) 1906 – 1907
  • Financial Register MS 06, (only 15 pages filled) 12 June 1909 – 10 January 1918
  • Financial Register MS 07, “Cash Book” (only 39 pages filled) 31 May 1909 – 3 June 1918
  • Financial Register MS 08, “Toronto Agency” (only 49 pages filled) 11 June 1909 – 4 June 1918
  • Financial Register MS 09, “Toronto District Treasurer’s Book” (only 19 pages filled) 25 October 1909 – 4 June 1918
  • Financial Register MS 10, “Toronto Agency R. C. Evans” (154 pages filled) 1 October 1910 – 4 June 1918
  • Financial Register MS 11, “To Chief Bishop” (only 5 pages filled) 28 November 1910 – 5 June 1918
  • Financial Register MS 12, “No. 782 Dominion Columnar Book” (Filled) 1 January 1929 – 20 August 1961
  • Financial Register MS 13, (Filled), 1 September 1947 – 30 August 1967
  • Financial Register MS 14 (About three-quarters filled), 1 September 1970 – 30 August 1988
  • Financial Register MS 15 (Empty)
  • Owen Sound Financial Register MS 01, “Owen Sound January 1st 1893” (Filled) 1 January 1893 – 15 March 1905
  • Owen Sound Financial Register MS 02, “Owen Sound Sept 1st 1893” (Filled) 1 September 1893 – 11 March 1906

GUEST REGISTERS MANUSCRIPTS
  • Guest Book MS 01, “Our Church Guests” (Filled) 13 January 1955 – 15 January 1956
  • Guest Book MS 02, “Our Church Guests” (Filled) 8 December 1955 – 26 January 1958
  • Guest Book MS 03, “Our Guests” (Filled) 2 Febrary 1958 – 27 January 1963
  • Guest Book MS 04, “Guests” (Filled) 3 March 1963 – 29 March 1964
  • Guest Book MS 05, “Guests of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Toronto Branch” (Filled, 6 pages blank) 19 April 1964 – 3 August 1969
  • Guest Book MS 06, “Guests” (Filled) 17 August 1969 – 21 January 1979 *Note: Guest registers from February 1979 through December 1999 lost
  • Guest Book MS 07, “Guests” (Filled, 9 pages blank) 16 January 2000 – 6 October 2013 *Note: no guest register was kept November 2016 through December 2016

ADDITIONAL MANUSCRIPTS
  • Semi-Annual Business Meeting Minutes Book, 8 November 1909 – 10 July 1918, 131 pages typed, 2 manuscript pages
  • “In the Supreme Court of Ontario, Benjamin R. McGuire et al. vs. R. C. Evans et al.” 26 May 1919, typed manuscript 761 pages
  • “Addition to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints” Pentland & Baker, Architects, 30 July 1962, typescript manuscript
  • Women’s Department Record MS 1, (Filled) 13 September 1949 – 7 March 1967
  • Women’s Department Record MS 2, (Only 46 pages filled) 3 April – 3 November 1970

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