The Toronto Hunt Club

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Club: Toronto Hunt
Club: Toronto Hunt
This is a composite or collage pasted together out of many individual photographs against a painted background. The JRR Catalogue attributes the photograph to Notman & Fraser but this one is signed Stanton and Vicars, Photo[graphers].

At the Toronto Hunt is a list identifying 45 people in the picture. They include James G. Worts and George Gooderham, who were Masters of Foxhounds for several years, as wells as James G. Worts Jr and Frederick Worts (possibly Thomas Frederick Worts b. 1857}, and also Mrs. Harriet Anne Leys, George Gooderham's daughter. 
 
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The Hunt Club Steeplechases
The Hunt Club Steeplechases
A description of the steeplechase in which "Mr. Gooderham's gritty horse galloped in winner of the trophy by 9 or ten lengths." 
 
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The Toronto Hunt CLub
The Toronto Hunt CLub
Description of a hunt near the Danforth returning to Todmorden Mills. Mr. John Leys, the commodore of the RCYC is said to be "as good a performer cross country as on the deck of his yacht." 
 
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Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor I
Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor I
Polly Winsor did quite a bit of research into the Toronto Hunt, and wrote two publications that resulted in quite brief mentions of our family. The first of those excerpts are presented here.  
 
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Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor II
Toronto Hunt History by Polly Winsor II
Polly Winsor did quite a bit of research into the Toronto Hunt, and wrote two publications that resulted in quite brief mentions of our family. The first of those excerpts are presented here.  
 
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Winter Meet of The Hunt Club
Winter Meet of The Hunt Club
A detailed description of a "driving party" including fifty sleighs, beginning at Lindenwold, the home of Master of the Hunt, James Gooderham Worts and ending with a dinner at Hanwick's Hotel seating about 100. The article includes detailed descriptions of the toasts given at dinner and the attendees including "Old Mr. Gooderham, a gentleman over 90 years of age"