by Michael Nettleton, House of Industry Project Coordinator
Toronto Branch volunteers will soon complete the first phase of transcribing the manuscript records of Toronto’s House of Industry.
In the first phase, Branch volunteers have been transcribing six volumes of minute books and case recommendations of the House.
Transcriptions from five of the volumes of minute books and case recommendations are now available online through the Internet Archive web library. The final remaining transcriptions from the sixth volume (1879–1882) are close to completion.
Follow the links below to access the completed volumes—for each one, you’ll find high-resolution digital images, a searchable PDF of the transcriptions and supporting notes, and a plain text file of the transcribed content:
- Minute Book 1855-1859
- Minute Book 1860-1862
- Minute Book 1863-1866
- Minute Book 1867-1870
- Minute Book 1871-1874
The House of Industry Project volunteers are also compiling an enhanced name index to the case recommendations.