An essay on the history of farms and families in the area of Bayham Concession 10. Written by Duane Duff of Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, and sent to the Elgin County Archives in October 2020.
The essay primarily discusses the Firby farm, which was the second farm on the south side of Bayham Concession 10 (now Best Line) west of Corinth. This was later the farm where Duane Duff grew up. The essay discusses the history of the land, the Firby family, and neighbouring families. It also mentions the following people and subjects: Dan Floto, Jerry McKenney, Wilfred Travis, the tile and brick yard that Jackson Firby owned, the Orvis Babcock family, the Charlie Jennings family, a swimming hole called Jerry Creek, the Firby Cemetery, the Corinth School Reunion in 1995, Margaret Ronson, Andy Ronson, Olive Jennings, and Harold Summers.
Materials relating to F.S. Thomas induction in the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame, June, 2015. Includes application, career summaries prepared by Elgin County Archives and Elgin Federation of Agriculture, supporting letter signed by the Elgin County Warden, article published in St. Thomas Times-Journal March 13, 2015. Fletcher Stewart (Tommy) Thomas served as Elgin County Agricultural Representative for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, 1927-1945; Elgin MPP, 1945-1957; Ontario Minister of Public Works, 1951-1953; and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, 1953-1956.
"Becoming a cracker-jack backer upper: And other lessons from the tobacco fields", an article in Elgin This Month, July 2014. The article was written by Duncan Watterworth, who used to work as a student in the 1960s and 1970s in the tobacco fields in Elgin County and Norfolk County, measuring fields.
dvd disc containing video tribute to John Wise shown at the 2013 Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held November 3, 2013 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto. Includes several images from Archives' collections. File also includes induction ceremony program, biographies of John Wise and other inductees, Elgin County Warden's speaking notes.