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William Wallace Oakes - Diary, 1863

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1863
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1863
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Diary for the year 1863, created and maintained by William Wallace Oakes. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Wallace W. Oakes, St. Thomas, Elgin Co., C.W." Diary entries principally describe daily work activities and weather conditions.
Name Access
Oakes (family)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
Diaries

Robert Bruce Oakes - Diary, 1866

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1866
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1866
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Diary for the year 1866, created and maintained by Robert Bruce Oakes. Inscribed on flyleaf: "R.B. Oakes, Diary, Harrison, Illinois". Inscribed on inside back cover: "Robert Oakes, St. Thom., Diary for 1866". Diary entries principally describe daily work activities and weather conditions.
Name Access
Oakes (family)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
Diaries

Robert Bruce Oakes - Diary, 1869

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1869
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1869
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Diary for the year 1869, created and maintained by Robert Bruce Oakes. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Robert Oakes Diary for 1869". Diary entries principally describe daily work activities and weather conditions.
Name Access
Oakes (family)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
Diaries

Oakes family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
1863-1872
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
1863-1872
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
1 leather wallet : 17.5 x 27 cm (open); 17 x 8 cm (closed)
History / Biographical
Garrett Oakes was born in New Brunswick on September 10, 1791, and moved with his family to the Long Point Settlement on the north shore of Lake Erie between 1803 and 1805. By 1811, Oakes had petitioned for and been granted land on the Talbot Road in Yarmouth Township, where he was one of the earliest settlers. In the course of his long life, Garrett Oakes was an inventor, coffin maker, mechanical engineer, manufacturer of spinning wheels, school teacher, musician, ventriloquist, sailor, woodsman, and Justice of the Peace. Between 1873 and 1879 he published his memoirs in the form of a series of thirty one articles published in the Canadian Home Journal and the St. Thomas Journal. These reminiscences form an oral history of the early days in the Talbot Settlement and are considered unique in that they provide a true and accurate description of the time period and of the difficulties of pioneer life. With his first wife Maria Long, whom he married in March 1812, Oakes had eleven children, including sons Robert Bruce (1832-1891) and William Wallace. Maria Long Oakes died on November 21, 1848, and the next year Oakes married Julia Hitchcock. Garrett Oakes died April 6, 1881 and was buried in the New Sarum Baptist Cemetery.
Custodial History
The records comprising the fonds were in the custody of Robert Bruce Oakes, Oakdale, California, grandson of the Robert Bruce Oakes who owned some of the records, and great-grandson of Garrett Oakes. The records were donated to the Elgin County Pioneer Museum on August 12, 1980, by Mrs. Julia Ketzbeck, 243 East Heather Court, Highland, Michigan, 48031, on Mr. Oakes behalf. The records formed part of the collection of the Elgin County Pioneer Museum/ Elgin County Museum under file no. 80-3481. Transferred to Elgin County Archives, May, 2007.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of diaries created and maintained by William Wallace Oakes and Robert Bruce Oakes in the course of operating farms and working as day labourers in the vicinity of St. Thomas and New Sarum, Ontario. Fonds also includes a leather wallet belonging to Robert Bruce Oakes.
Name Access
Oakes (family)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
New Sarum (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
Diaries

Robert Bruce Oakes - Diary, 1867

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1867
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Oakes family fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B5 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1867
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Diary for the year 1867, created and maintained by Robert Bruce Oakes. Diary entries principally describe daily work activities and weather conditions.
Name Access
Oakes (family)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
New Sarum (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
Diaries

Deed to Land Purchased from John Leslie Pearce, 1869

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Agricultural Society fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1869
Accession Number
2008-17
Storage Location
C7 Sh1 B1 F21
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Agricultural Society fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C7 Sh1 B1 F21
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1869
Series
Wallacetown Agricultural Society fonds - Indentures series
Physical Description
6 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Indenture dated March 1, 1869 for land purchased by the West Elgin Agricultural Society from John Leslie Pearce, specifically described as the easterly and central part of the northwest quarter of lot 12, concession 8, Township of Dunwich (five acres).
Name Access
Wallacetown Agricultural Society
West Elgin Agricultural Society
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture

Wallacetown Agricultural Society fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Agricultural Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1869-1984
Accession Number
2008-17
Storage Location
C7 Sh1 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Agricultural Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2008-17
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C7 Sh1 B1
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1869-1984
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
2 maps
History / Biographical
The Wallacetown Agricultural Society was established under its original name, the West Elgin Agricultural Society, at a meeting held January 16, 1860 in the Village of New Glasgow, Ontario. Beginning in 1862, the Society was based in Wallacetown, Ontario and operated the annual Wallacetown Fair. The organization was renamed the Wallacetown Agricultural Society at the annual meeting held January 26, 1966.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Wallacetown Agricultural Society and its predecessor, the West Elgin Agricultural Society, 1869-1984, including constitution and by-laws, general correspondence, maps of the Wallacetown Fairgrounds, and indentures for properties purchased by the Society.
Fonds is organized into the following series:
Constitution and By-Laws, 1963-1984
Correspondence, 1937-1966
Maps, [1984?]
Indentures, 1869-1937
Name Access
Wallacetown Agricultural Society
West Elgin Agricultural Society
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Wallacetown Fair
New Glasgow (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture

Aylmer Fair - Fair In The 1860s

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1865
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh2 B2 F3 104
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh2 B2 F3 104
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1865
Publication
Posted on Facebook and Instagram as a #PlaceNames feature: May 11, 2021.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Aylmer Fair file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 20.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph retained for reference by the St. Thomas Times-Journal and published ca. 1978 with caption: "This is how the Aylmer Fairgrounds looked during the fairs of the 1860s. The charter for the event was granted to the fair board in 1856 and this year will be the 122nd time residents from Elgin County and beyond have been able to enjoy the many sights and sounds of this, Aylmer's biggest event of the year."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Images

Notice for Fall Exhibition

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of South Dorchester fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1866
Storage Location
M29
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of South Dorchester fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M29
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1866
Series
Township of South Dorchester fonds- Clerk's series
Custodial History
Was transferred to the Archives from the Township of Malahide Municipal Offices in June 2011. Was likely transferred to the Malahide Municipal Offices after the amalgamation in 1998.
Scope and Content
A notice for a Fall Exhibition of the South Dorchester Branch of the County of Elgin Agricultural Society that was held at Lyons on October 12, 1866.
Name Access
South Dorchester (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Agriculture

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