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Libraries

The following libraries have information on home children and juvenile immigrants.

Belleville Public Library
223 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, ON
K8N 3A7
Canada
(613)968-6731

The Belleville Public Library has collected items on Marchmont Home. They have a card index with the names of the children that were sent to Marchmont. This index is not complete.

Hamilton Public Library
55 York Blvd
P.O. Box 2700
Station A
Hamilton, ON
L8N 4E4
(416)529-8111
(416)529-5326
(Although Dr. Stephenson's home was in this city for some considerable time the library has very little information about the home. The city directory can be used to trace the home but they have no information on the children.)

St. Catharines Public Library
Special Collections
St. Catharines Public Library
54Church Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 7K2
(905) 688 6103 EXT 220.

Non-summer hours are 10-9 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,10-6 Friday and 9-5 Saturdays. Closed Monday.

Special Collections on Home Children include information on the Maria Rye home on Niagara-on-the-Lake; the most popular books on the topic (these are circulating books); and immigrant children passenger lists from the NAC. These are not available for loan and are on 4 reels of microfilm. (Thanks to Gail Benjafield, SPCOLL Librarian for this information.)

Information to come on the following:

Kingston Public Library

London Public Library

Brockville Public Library

Sherbrooke Public Library


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