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Don Cosens Collection

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual records
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
ca. 1817-2015
Accession Number
2018-58
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2018-58
GMD
graphic material
textual records
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
ca. 1817-2015
Physical Description
128.7 cm of textual records
3,577 photographs
668 postcards
245 greeting cards
107 volumes
53 scrapbooks
119 programs
87 tickets
81 trade cards
81 sketches
67 invitations
39 business cards
38 documents
37 membership cards
27 booklets
22 posters
16 brochures
15 prints
9 calendars
5 fire insurance plans
5 objects
4 ribbons
126 newspapers
newspaper clippings
1 album
History / Biographical
Donald "Don" Leroy Cosens was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, on April 4, 1935, to Charles Roy Cosens and Viola Lulu Cosens (nee Smith). Cosens attended Myrtle Street Public School and St. Thomas Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas, and later, Westervelt Business School in London, Ontario. He married Lynda Karen Gloin of Yarmouth Centre, Ontario, on July 20, 1968, and they had two children, Mark and Josie (married Mike Nichol). Don worked for about three years at Clevite Corp, then became a law clerk at Stafford and Fanjoy Law Firm in St. Thomas, in 1960. A few year later, in October 1962, Cosens began working at the Elgin County Registry Office. He was appointed Senior Deputy Registrar three years later, and retired from the registry office in 1994 after a 31-year career. In 1969, Cosens also established an auction business, from which he retired in 1989, and his son, Mark Cosens continued this business. Cosens was involved in many local organizations in various capacities, including various masonic fraternal organizations and the Independent Order of Oddfellows. He served on various boards, including as a Member of the Board of the Canadian Red Cross, Member and President of the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas Cemetery Company, Member and Vice-President of the Board of the St. Thomas Mausoleum Board, and Trustee of the Talbotville Cemetery Board. He was also an active member on the Resoration Committee of the Old St. Thomas Church. Cosens had an interest in genealogy and local history, and was a member of the Backus-Page Tyrconnell Heritage Society, Heritage Port, the Elgin Historical Society and the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. He also served as Director of the St. Thomas Jumbo Foundation and was Vice-Chairman of the St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee. Don Cosens died on March 15, 2019, shortly before his 84th birthday. He is buried at Union Cemetery.
Custodial History
Collection was purchased from the Estate of Don Cosens.
Scope and Content
Collection contains historical material pertaining to the history of Elgin County, which was collected by Don Cosens throughout his lifetime. Material includes photographs, postcards, business records, records from local families and individuals, ephemera, land records, estate records, scrapbooks, newspapers and newspaper clippings, fire insurance plans, art and reference material and books. The collection also contains material that reflects Don Cosen's personal involvement in a number of local organizations, as well as personal photographs. The collection is arranged into the following series: Photographs series
Postcards series
William Hendershott series
Cameron Family Records series
Paddon Family Records series
David Fleming Hunter Records series
Wallace Verne Ferris Records series
St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee series
St. Thomas Collegiate Institute Reunion series
Edna Bennett series
Estates Files series
Land Records series
Municipal World Inc. series
Reference files series
Scrapbook series
Carolyn Curtis Records series
Directories and Gazetteers series
Elgin County Local History series
Ephemera series
Fire Insurance Plans series
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Pearce family land records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1859-1914
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F1
M19 24 (oversized)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F1
M19 24 (oversized)
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1859-1914
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Pearce Family legal documents series
Physical Description
0.9 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains original instruments pertaining to Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin. The transactions involve various members of the Pearce family. File includes the following items: Bargain and Sale, dated March 5, 1859, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Deed, dated October 6, 1868, between Thomas Pearce & Marinda Pearce and John Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Mortgage Agreement, dated January 24, 1871, between Thomas Leslie Pearce and John Seabury Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Assignment of Mortgage, dated November 14, 1868, from Thomas Pearce to Samuel Williams, in relation to Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Duwich, County of Elgin. Bargain and Sale, dated January 24, 1871, between John Pearce & Eliza Pearce and Thomas Leslie Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin. Assignment of Mortgage, dated February 6, 1874, between John Seabury Pearce and The Agricultural Investment Society and Savings Bank, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin. Deed, dated January 16, 1879, between John Pearce and Thomas Leslie Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Agreement of Mortgage, dated January 16, 1879, between Thomas Leslie Pearce & Sarah Pearce and John Bobier, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Assignment of Mortgage, dated March 9, 1880, from Alfred Bobier (deceased) to Sarah Jane Bobier, regarding Deed, dated January 16, 1879, between John Pearce and Thomas Leslie Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin, and the mortgage granted to Thomas Leslie Pearce on January 16, 1879 (oversized location: M19 24). Agreement of Mortgage, dated January 16, 1879, between Thomas Leslie Pearce & Sarah Pearce and John Bobier, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Assignment of Mortgage, dated March 9, 1880, from Alfred Bobier (deceased) to Sarah Jane Bobier, regarding Deed, dated January 16, 1879, between John Pearce and Thomas Leslie Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin, and the mortgage granted to Thomas Leslie Pearce on January 16, 1879 (oversized location: M19 24). Mortgage Agreement, dated January 5, 1889, between Thomas Leslie Pearce and Robert White, Deed, dated January 16, 1879, between John Pearce and Thomas Leslie Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Mortgage Agreetment, dated September 8, 1890, between Thomas Leslie Pearce & Sarah Ann Pearce, and James Finlay, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (oversized location: M19 24). Certified abstract of title for the South East 1/4 of Lot 10, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, dated November 6, 1897. Shows transactions from 1807-1897. Certified abstract of title for Lot 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, dated September 9, 1898. Shows transactions from 1820-1898. Certified abstract of title for Lot 10, Concession 10, in the Township of Dunwich, dated November 9, 1897. Shows transactions from 1807-1897. Agreement, dated December 19, 1914, between Thomas L. Pearce & Sarah Ann Pearce, John E. Pearce and Ernest H. Pearce, stating that any profits from the sale of Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin, shall be divided four ways, to include Walter R. Pearce. Mortgage Agreement, dated December 19, 1914, between John Edward Pearce and Thomas L. Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin. Life Lease, dated December 19, 1914, between Thomas L. Pearce & Sarah Ann Pearce and John E. Pearce, regarding Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin (2 copies). Dunwich Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company issued to Ernest H. Pearce, dated November 11, 1914, for property on Lot 11, Concession 9, in the Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin.
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Pearce, Alison
Tyrconnell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Land Records

West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1878-2004
Accession Number
2005-25
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh3 B9 F24-27
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F18
R7 S3 Sh3 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Creator
Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
Ontario Municipal Insurance Association
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2005-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh3 B9 F24-27
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F18
R7 S3 Sh3 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1878-2004
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company and its immediate predecessor, the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, were products of an amalgamation effected in December 1978 between the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established at Shedden, Ontario at an organization meeting held July 27, 1878. The company's first Board of Directors included George Silcox, A. Waugh, Charlie Newland, Daniel Turner, Andrew Horton, John Andrews and Tom Hunter. In 1905, John H. Sells was appointed company Secretary, serving until his son, Wilfred Sells was appointed in 1937. When Wilfred Sells died in 1953, his wife, Edna Sells became Secretary and served until the time of amalgamation in 1978. The Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established in 1880 at Dutton, Ontario, for the purpose of providing the farmers and other residents of Dunwich Township with low cost fire insurance. John Pearce was elected as the Company's first President, with Samuel McColl as Vice-President, A.R. Patterson of Iona Station as Secretary, and John Lyons of Wallacetown as agent/valuator. In 1882, a delegation from Aldborough Township petitioned the Company to extend insurance policies to residents of that township. A.R. Patterson was succeeded as Secretary in 1887 by John Pearce, who served until 1890 when he was succeeded by W.A. Galbraith. Galbraith continued as Secretary until 1938, when he was succeeded by his son, William Galbraith. In 1943 Clarence Blue was appointed Secretary and served until 1968, when he was succeeded by Don Mylrea. At the close of business on December 30, 1978, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company amalgamated to form the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, with its headquarters in Dutton. Don Mylrea, formerly Secretary of the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, was appointed Secretary and Manager of the amalgamated company. At its annual meeting held February 24, 1989 the company was renamed the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company.
Custodial History
Records were stored at the offices of the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company, Dutton, and were donated to the Elgin County Archives in November 2005.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company and its predecessors the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Fonds includes minutes of meetings, annual reports/financial statements and by-laws. Fonds comprises the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Annual Reports 3. By-Laws 4. Miscellaneous Records
Name Access
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Dutton (Ont.)
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Accruals
Expected
Access Restriction
Access to certain minute books is restricted.

Fire Insurance records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1879-1939
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B5 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B5 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1879-1939
Series
Ron Payne Collection - A. McKillop and Sons Ltd. series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains fire insurance records issued to A. McKillop & Sons and to members of the McKillop family, including the following items: Provisional Receipt issued to A. McKillop from the Phoenix Mutual Fire Insurance Company, dated September 29, 1879. Certificate issued to A. McKillop from the Huron and Middlesex Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Ontario, dated March 19, 18[83]. The reverse includes the statutory conditions. Two provisional receipts (No. 329 and No. 330) issued to A. McKillop from the Huron and Middlesex Fire Insurance Company of Ontario, dated April 14, 1884. Interim Receipt issued by The Glasgow and London Insurance Company to Archibald McKillop, insuring him against loss or damage by fire to the extent of $600. Dated September 19, 1884. Assessment from the Grand Camp Sons of Scotland, Office of the District Deputy Grand Chief, listing C. Ferguson's stock in 1903. Certificate issued to A. McKillop & Sons from the London Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Canada, dated May 6, 1904. Guarantee/Agreement, dated June 1, 1922, between Dodd & Struthers and Daniel McKillop, who purchased the Dodd System of Lightning Protection. Renewal Certificate issued to Isabella Fuller (nee McKillop) from the Merchants Fire Insurance Company, dated January 27, 1931. Insurance Policy issued to Isabella Fuller (nee McKillop) from the Merchants Fire Insurance Company, insuring property from January 27, 1928 to January 27, 1931. Description of property is Lot 67, Plan 199, on the west side of Graham Street, West Lorne, Ontario. Renewal Certificate issued to Daniel McKillop from the Wellington Fire Insurance Company, dated September 19, 1933. Renewal Certificate issued to Daniel McKillop from the Wellington Fire Insurance Company, dated August 18, 1936. Insurance Policy issued to Daniel McKillop from the Wellington Fire Insurance Company, insuring property from August 19, 1936 to August 19, 1939. Description of property is Lot 80, Block 199, on the west side of Graham Street, West Lorne, Ontario.
Name Access
McKillop Family
A. McKillop & Sons
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company employees

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880s
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B7 F6 27
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B7 F6 27
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880s
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white postcard photograph showing employees of the Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company. From left to right, the individual pictured are: Charles Locke, George Westlake, Samuel Buck, William G. Saunders, Seth W. Zavitz, William H. Elliott (Secretary/Treasurer from 1888-1918) and William L. Vansyckle.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 1A

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 1B

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 2A

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 2B

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 3A

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 3B

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 4A

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 4B

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 5A

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 5B

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan, 1882 (revised in 1889): Sheet 5C

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Storage Location
M19 17
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 296
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 17
Date Range
1882 (revised in 1889)
Scope and Content
St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance plan created in 1882 (revised in 1889) by the Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

Goad / Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plan fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Goad/ Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plans fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
April 1894- July 1952
Storage Location
M13- M15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Goad/ Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plans fonds
Creator
Charles E. Goad Company, Underwriters' Survey Limited
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M13- M15
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
April 1894- July 1952
Physical Description
74 map sheets: col.
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
The Charles E. Goad Company and, later, the Underwriters' Association, produced fire insurance plans for communities across Canada, including several within Elgin County. Charles E. Goad was born in England in 1848. He emigrated to Canada in 1869 and eventually began business as a cartographer in Montreal. Following his death in 1910, the company was reorganized and operated under the name Charles E. Goad Company. This firm was responsible for a major share of the insurance plans produced in Canada until 1917 at which time the Underwriters' Survey Limited became the primary producer of these plans. Underwriter's eventually bought out the assets of the Goad Company in 1931.
Custodial History
Transferred from the J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of fire insurance plans documenting contemporary building features for the purpose of assessing fire risk. Information includes the type of construction, number of storeys and proximity to other buildings. Each plan consists of a number of sections which, when assembled together, constitute a complete map of the town/village at that time, with street and building names clearly indicated. Buildings are also colour coded according to the type of fabrication, with colours corresponding to a key plan on the first section. Periodically, these plans were revised. Dates of revision are clearly marked. These plans provide a detailed overview of contemporary community development and are an invaluable source of information for dating buildings and for use in matters such as environmental site assessments. The Elgin County Archives possesses plans for the following communities: Belmont, April 1894, Goad, 1 copy-- 1 sheet (1 section). Fingal, Oct. 1896, Goad, 1 copy-- 1 sheet (1 section). Shedden, Oct. 1896, Goad, 1 copy-- 1 sheet (1 section). Vienna, Nov. 1896, Goad, 2 copies-- 1 sheet (1 section) per copy. West Lorne, May 1906, Goad, 2 copies-- 3 sheets (3 sections) per copy. Springfield, May 1906, Goad, 1 copy-- 3 sheets (3 sections). Port Stanley, Feb. 1925, Underwriters, 3 copies-- 3 sheets (3 sections) per copy. Rodney, May 1906 (Charles E. Goad Company), 1 copy-- 4 sheets (4 sections); July 1926, Underwriters, 2 copies-- 4 sheets (4 sections) per copy. St. Thomas, March 1922 (Revised and Reprinted 1929), Underwriters, 1 copy-- 17 sheets (17 sections) per copy. St. Thomas, March 1922 (Revised and Reprinted 1929), Underwriters, 1 copy-- 10 sheets (10 sections) per copy. Port Burwell, 1896, Goad, 2 copies-- 1 sheet (1 section) per copy. Dutton, 1946, Underwriters, 3 copies-- 4 sheets (4 sections) per copy. Aylmer, 1952, Underwriters, 1 copy-- 6 sheets (6 sections) per copy.
Name Access
Charles E. Goad Company
Underwriters' Survey Limited.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Accruals
(Acc. 2002-26).--"St. Thomas, 1929, Underwriters, 17 sheets", is from a separate accession.

Fire Insurance Plan- Belmont, April 1894

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
April 1894
Accession Number
2004-24
Storage Location
M15
  1 image     1 large document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
The Charles E. Goad Company
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 1
Accession Number
2004-24
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M15
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
April 1894
Series
Goad/ Underwriters' Fire Insurance Plans fonds
Physical Description
1 map sheet: col.
Custodial History
Transferred from J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario.
Scope and Content
Belmont, April 1894, Goad, 1 sheet.
Name Access
Charles E. Goad Company
Belmont (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Large documents / Zoomable Image

Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1894-ca. 1960
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1894-ca. 1960
Physical Description
30 maps
Scope and Content
Collection consists of fire insurance plans of St. Thomas, produced in 1894 and 1903. Also included is a map of highways in Elgin County, dated ca. 1960.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

St. Thomas, Ontario Fire Insurance Plan

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1894
Accession Number
2009-12
Storage Location
M10E
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
MAP 263
Accession Number
2009-12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M10E
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1894
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
13 maps
Custodial History
Reproductions made from original records in J.J. Talman Regional Collection, University of Western Ontario.
Scope and Content
Laminated reproduction (13 sheets) of St. Thomas, Ontario fire insurance plan created December 1890, revised April 1894 by Charles E. Goad Company.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

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