Fonds Number: 424
Title: Holley Family album
Creator: Holley family
Dates of Material: c 1870s to 1939
Physical Description: 71 photos
Scope and Contents:
Attractive Victorian photo album containing 71 photos, mnostly carte de visites and cabinet photos, produced by more than thirty photographers, primarily in Toronto.
Open to researchers.
None Available on site.
Acquired June 2014 from William Ronald Pickell.
Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
The Holley family was based in Weston, Ontario over several generations. Joseph Holley, who arrived in 1827, opened a sawmill about 1/4 mile south of Lawrence Avenue. This property passed to James Magee, who operated a flax and saw mill by 1850. A large woollen factory was built there in 1853, and by the end of the century was the site of the Weston Woollen Manufacturing Co. (Patricia Hart, Pioneering in North York, 71). The land included 150 acres, which James Farr developed and was known as Farr’s Mills, later Weston.
The family at the centre of this album appears to be that of Joseph Holley Jr.
The photographers represented in this fonds are:
Staunton and Vicars, King Street
John Cook, Albert Hall, 191-193 Yonge Street
J. B. Cook, Albert Hall, 191-193 Yonge Street
S. J. Dixon, Albert Hall, 191-193 Yonge Street
D. C. Butchart, near St. Lawrence Hall
R. LeMaistre, Royal Opera Photographic Studios, 101 King Street West
W. H. Cone, 75 King Street
Notman & Fraser., Toronto
J. Bruce & Co., 118 King Street West, opp Rossin House
Thomas E. Perkins, 293 Yonge Street
J. H. Novarre, 29 King Street East, opp Globe office
W. C. Connor, Toronto CW
Middlemiss & Hunter, late Ewing & Co, 39-41 King Street West
Victoria Gallery, 386 Queen Street West
Gagen & Fraser, 79 King Street West
S. C. Jory, 31 King Street East
Micklethwaite Photo, 40 Jarvis Street
A. Turner, 53 King Street East
J. A. Castor, Collingwood ON
A. Barrett & Co., Whitby ON
E. L. Johnson, Goderich ON
J. D. Wallis, Ottawa
Murdoch Brothers, Windsor ON
E. J. Tippen, Parkhill ON
A. C. Platt, Sandusky, Ohio
Richardson, Brooklyn E. E. D. NY
H. C. Tate, Brooklyn NY
A. Fillman, Buffalo NY