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The Steam Age in Western Ontario (Second Edition)

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Date Range
1976
Storage Location
Box 215, File 1
R11 S4 Sh5 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Author: E.B. George
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 215, File 1
R11 S4 Sh5 B1
Date Range
1976
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
Presented to the Elgin County Archives in May 2014.
Chapters in this publication:
-The Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific.
-The Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway and the Pere Marquette.
-The Canada Southern and the Michigan Central.
-The London and Port Stanley Railway.
-Early Canadian Pacific Recollections.
-The Wabash Railroad.
-The Michigan Central-New York Central.
-The Traction Company (London & Lake Erie Railway).
-Post-Script on the London Grand Truck Station
-Trains & Trips in the 1920s and 1930s.
-The War and After.
-The Twilight of Steam.
-Connecting lines (electric) east of London and the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway.
-Railway Stations.
-Locomotive Classification and Listing of Engine Photos.
-Listing of Terminals and Junction Points & Index of Picture Locations.
-Listing of Railway Subdivisions with their mileages.
-Index of Places Mentioned.
-Index of Railways.
Name Access
Grand Trunk Railway
Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company
Canada Southern Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
London and Port Stanley Railway
Wabash Railroad
Subject Access
Railways

St. Thomas Collegiate Institute Reunion

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives123923
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Garnet Trevithick fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1989
Accession Number
2012-06
Storage Location
R3 S3 Sh6 B3 F5 32
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Garnet Trevithick fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S3 Sh6 B3 F5 32
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1989
Series
Garnet Trevithick fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Jean Trevithick at the New York Central Railway Station, St. Thomas.
Name Access
New York Central Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Images

Canada Southern Railway Freight Office, St. Thomas

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives114646
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh1 B3 F70
  1 image     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
G-13
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh1 B3 F70
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880
Publication
Published in Down the Street to Yesterday, p. 344.
Published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and on the Archives' flickr site: December 5, 2013.
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Canada Southern Railway Freight Office, St. Thomas, ca. 1880, looking southeast from the Canada Southern Railway Station platform. Constructed ca. 1875; demolished ca. 1980. The Canada Southern Railway Shops building can be seen behind and to the right of the freight office - this was the predecessor to the Michigan Central Railway Shops (built 1913, now the Elgin County Railway Museum). Pictured in the background is Michigan Central Railroad Locomotive No. 321, an 1873 Baldwin steam engine (0-4-0). This engine was formerly Canadian Southern Railway Locomotive No. 28, which was converted to Shop Locomotive "A" in St. Thomas, Ontario, in 1903.
File includes:
glass-plate negative
glass lantern slide
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 17 (opposite Manitoba to opposite Alma)
Name Access
Canada Southern Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
URL Notes
For contemporary view see Google Street View, accessed August 19, 2014.
Images
Websites / Street View

Michigan Central Railway Power House, Pinafore Lake, St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh2 B4 F34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
G-47
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh2 B4 F34
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1905
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
Colour postcard showing the Michigan Central Railway Power House, Pinafore Lake, St. Thomas, ca. 1905. File includes:
postcard
Name Access
Michigan Central Power House
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Pinafore Park
Pinafore Lake
Images

Photographs, Trains and Locomotives - Michigan Central Railroad

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1892-1940s
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F8
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1892-1940s
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
30 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of Michigan Central Railroad locomotives and equipment.
Name Access
Railways
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
New York Central Railroad
Canada Southern Railway
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation

Photographs - Michigan Central Railroad Detroit River Tunnel

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1906-1947
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B6 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B6 F8
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B6 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1906-1947
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
13 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Michigan Central Railroad Detroit River Tunnel, a railroad tunnel that ran under the Detroit River. Construction began in 1906 and officially opened in 1910 as the first immersed tube tunnel to carry traffic.
Name Access
Detroit River Tunnel
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Detroit (Mich.)
Windsor (Ont.)

Photographs - Canada Southern (CASO) Railway Station, St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1883-1995
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F4
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1883-1995
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
26 photographs
Custodial History
The station was built by the Canada Southern Railway in 1871-1873 and served as both a passenger station and as the company's corporate headquarters. Throughout the years, many railway companies operated in the building including the New York Central Railroad, the Michigan Central Railroad, the Penn Central Transportation Company, Conrail, Amtrak, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railways. Passenger traffic through the station ceased in 1979, and the station was officially closed in 1980. In 2005, the building was purchased by the North America Railway Hall of Fame, who carried out a campaign to restore the building. As of 2017, it remains the home of the North American Railway Hall of Fame and is available as an event space.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs containing exterior and interior views of the Canada Southern (CASO) Railway station in St. Thomas, Ontario
Name Access
Railways
Canada Southern Railway Station
Canada Southern Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
New York Central Railroad
North America Railway Hall of Fame
Subject Access
Railways
Train stations
Transportation

Photographs - Interior of Canada Southern (CASO) Railway Station, St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980-2005
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F5
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1980-2005
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
15 photographs : col ; 10 x 15 cm
History / Biographical
The station was built by the Canada Southern Railway in 1871-1873 and served as both a passenger station and as the company's corporate headquarters. Throughout the years, many railway companies operated in the building, including the New York Central Railroad, the Michigan Central Railroad, the Penn Central Transportation Company, Conrail, Amtrak, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railways. Passenger traffic through the station ceased in 1979, and the station was officially closed in 1980. In 2005, the building was purchased by the North America Railway Hall of Fame, who carried out a campaign to restore the building. As of 2017, it remains the home of the North American Railway Hall of Fame and is available as an event space.
Scope and Content
File contains photographs containing interior views of the Canada Southern (CASO) Railway Station in St. Thomas, Ontario after it had ceased its operations.
Name Access
Railways
Canada Southern Railway Station
Canada Southern Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
New York Central Railroad
North America Railway Hall of Fame
Subject Access
Railways
Train stations
Transportation

Photographs - Michigan Central Railroad Yard in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920-1988
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F6
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B7 F6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920-1988
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
25 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Michigan Central Railroad yard in St. Thomas, Ontario, including exterior views of the freight house, roundhouse and other buildings, and interior views of the locomotive shops.
Name Access
Railways
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation

Correspondence regarding the Griffin Coal and Ice Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1910-1921
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F1
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1910-1921
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence relating to the Griffin Coal and Ice Company Ltd. obtaining rights to harvest ice on Pinafore Lake. File also includes a copy of an agreement between the Michigan Central Railroad and Frank Griffin, dated 1910, which is referred to in the correspondence.
Name Access
Griffin, Frank M.
Griffin Coal and Ice Company Ltd.
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Pinafore Lake
Subject Access
Correspondence

Correspondence - Cultivating land in Charing Cross, Kent County

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1891-1896
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1891-1896
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records 1 plan ; 20 x 37 cm
Scope and Content
Filed internally at the Michigan Central Railroad as File No. 2300, this file contains correspondence relating to Sidney White cultivating land owned by the Michigan Central Railroad in Charing Cross, Kent County. Includes a plan of the lots in question (Concession 11, Lots 24 and 25) as well as a list of individuals who have a lease to cultivate the railway company's land in Canada with the corresponding expiry dates.
Name Access
Kent County
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence
Documents

R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F2.pdf

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Correspondence regarding policy for Michigan Central Railroad employee transportation

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1907-1911
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F3
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1907-1911
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence relating to the policy surrounding employee transportation on the Michigan Central Railroad, including the issue of providing their employees with free passes.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence

Correspondence - Requests for switch keys

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1928-1942
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F4
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1928-1942
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence from the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway as well as the Pere Marquette Railway, sent to Michigan Central Railroad's St. Thomas, Ontario headquarters with requests that switch keys be sent to them for employees in joint service.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Pere Marquette Railway
Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway
Michigan Central Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence

Correspondence regarding the Slingsby Manufacturing Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1939-1944
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F5
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1939-1944
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence sent to Mr. J.A. Machan, Division Freight Agent from the Michigan Central Railroad in St. Thomas, Ontario, from Mr. G.L. Barber from the Lake Erie and Northern Railway Co. in Preston, Ontario. The letters discuss complaints from the Slingsby Manufacturing Company regarding freight service.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Lake Erie and Northern Railway Co.
Subject Access
Correspondence

Correspondence regarding payment of Canadian duty on Michigan Central Railroad equipment

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162694
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1910-1911
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F6
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1910-1911
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
1.0 cm of textual records
1 memorandum
Scope and Content
File contains a 1908 memorandum from the Canadian Customs Department regarding foreign-built locomotives, as well as correspondence between F.G. Scace, a special agent with the Canadian Customs Department, and S.W. Brown, General Superintendent of the Michigan Central Railroad in St. Thomas, Ontario, regarding the Michigan Central Railroad acquiring new equipment. Scace requests clarification if the railway company will be building new equipment in Canada, or in the United States, to determine if a duty payment is required. File also contains internal correspondence between Michigan Central Railroad employees regarding the matter, in an attempt to determine if equipment is needed and where it will be built to allow an informed response to the Canadian Customs Department.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Railways
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways

Correspondence - laying additional track on Noble Manufacturing Company property in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1912-1913
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F7
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1912-1913
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The subject property discussed in the correspondence was located at 606-610 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. The building was constructed in 1913 for the Noble Manufacturing Co. Ltd., biscuit makers. It was taken over in 1916 by Nobility Chocolates Ltd., and was was vacant from 1923 to 1926. In 1927, the Ross Leaf Tobacco Co. Ltd. moved its business into the building for a short time, as it was taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. Loder Sutherland was the last business that occupied this building, according to the St. Thomas city directories. It is listed in the 1992/93 Directory, but then listed as vacant in the 1994/95 Directory. In 2017, the building was demolished.
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence regarding an application which requests permission from the Railway Board to install a Hayes Derail on the spur track that serves the Noble Manufacturing Company, located on Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario. File also contains three track track orders that details the length of track laid on the property, and a detailing of the m aterial and cost required.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Noble Manufacturing Company
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways
Related Material
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F10

Correspondence regarding track pans at various Michigan Central Railway yards

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1938-1943
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F8
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1938-1943
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence regarding track pans at various Michigan Central Railway yards in the Canadian Division, including Forks Creek, Waterfod, Tillsonburg, West Lorne, Tibury, St. Thomas and Windsor, as well as yards in the United States Division. Correpsondence discusses milepost locations, maintenance and possible extensions of track pans.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways

Correspondence regarding disposal of waste from Michigan Central Railroad dining cars

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1911-1931
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F9
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1911-1931
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Filed internally at the Michigan Central Railroad as File No. 10444, this file contains correspondence regarding the disposal of waste from Michigan Central Railroad dining cars. Includes correspondence between H. Shearer, the Division Superintendent of the Michigan Central Railroad in St. Thomas, and C.R. Emery, Assistant Superintendent, Dining Car Service in Detroit, Michigan, discussing where and how employees should properly dispose of waste from dining cars in response to complaints, including from the International Bridge Company. Also contains correspondence between H. Shearer and F.W. Cowley, Trainmaster, regarding a complaint from W.J. Shaw, Sanitary Inspector from the Board of Health Office in St. Thomas. Also contains correspondence regarding unauthorized indiviuals stealing garbage that had been removed from dining cars, rather than being collected via proper channels, and a police report being filed in response to this issue.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways

Correspondence regarding occupation of vacant Nobility Chocolates factory

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162701
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1923-1926
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1923-1926
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The subject building discussed in the correspondence was located at 606-610 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. It was constructed in 1913 for the Noble Manufacturing Co. Ltd., biscuit makers. It was taken over in 1916 by Nobility Chocolates Ltd., and was was vacant from 1923 to 1926. In 1927, the Ross Leaf Tobacco Co. Ltd. moved its business into the building for a short time, as it was taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. Loder Sutherland was the last business that occupied this building, according to the St. Thomas city directories. It is listed in the 1992/93 Directory, but then listed as vacant in the 1994/95 Directory. In 2017, the building was demolished.
Scope and Content
Filed internally at the Michigan Central Railroad as File No. 11676, this file contains correspondence between the law firm Cameron, Grant & Cameron and D.W. Donahue, Division Superintendent of the Michigan Central Railroad, in St. Thomas, Ontario. Correspondence discusses the possible sale or lease of the Nobility Chocolates Factory, which was vacant at the time. The Michigan Central Railroad had an interest in this issue, as occupation of the building by a new company would increase business for the railway.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Nobility Chocolates Ltd.
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways
Related Material
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F7

Correspondence - Interchange Tracks at Charing Cross, Kent County

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives162702
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1908-1924
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F12
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1908-1924
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Filed internally at the Michigan Central Railroad as File No. 10402, this file contains correspondence regarding the handling of cars as well as changing trolley wire at the interchange tracks at Charing Crossing, in Kent County.
Name Access
Kent County
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways

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