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Bill Adams, Groundskeeper

Item consists of a black and white photograph of Bill Adams, the groundskeeper for Appleby School holding a shovel and digging in the ground. Note written on verso: "Bill Adams in charge of fruit trees, vegetables and gardening. He came with Mr. Guest from UCC, an old faithful who from the front looked like Beams father's caricature of the British Tommy 'Old Bill' - of the French warfare joke, 'If you know a better ole, go to it'. Scnes of havoc, mind, broken trees and desolation".


File consists of correspondence related to the history of Appleby College. It includes a 1917 letter inquiring about the sale of a bull, a postcard addressed to the school dated to 1918, a 1919 letter from Prince Edward - The Prince of Wales from his visit to Canada, a Christmas greeting letter from 1935 talking about the skating and ice conditions, a letter to Sir Edmund Walker regarding a suitable camp site for the students in 1920 (Camp Kushog - See Dec. 1920 Argus), a letter dated to 1938 discussing the cooking and food offerings at the school, reminiscences of school days gone by, the hanging of the new Canadian flag at Appleby College in 1965, and a letter dated to 1966 discussing the 1913-1914 prefects.

The file also includes correspondence regarding Miss Grindlay's photo album, correspondence from various alumni about their time at Appleby, correspondence about articles in the Quarterly and Argus including the school bell, as well as letters from family of alumni who may have donated items to the school archives. It also includes a sworn declaration regarding the history of McCraney House.