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Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Physical Description
34.5 cm of textual records
119 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
In 1907 the Ontario Department of Agriculture established its Extension Branch to set up and administer a network of branch offices in each county to provide advice and assistance to farmers and agricultural organizations at the local level. The Elgin County Branch office was established in 1911, largely as a result of the vigorous lobbying efforts of Wallacetown, Ontario resident John E. Pearce. Each Extension Branch office was headed by the resident Agricultural Representative. Fred Moore Clement of Lincoln County arrived in 1911 as the first Agricultural Representative for Elgin County. Mr. Clement was succeeded by Charles W. Buchanan, who served until 1927. Following Mr. Buchanan were Fletcher S. Thomas (1927-1945), A.O. Dalrymple (1945-1946), A. Victor Langton (1946-1972), Harold Buck (1972-1980), John A. Anderson (1980-[1985?]), and David Murray ([1985?]-[1996?]). By 1923 the Elgin County Branch office of the Ontario Department of Agriculture was situated at 371 Talbot St., St. Thomas, Ontario, subsequently known as the Royal Bank Building. The office relocated in early 1965 to 594 Talbot St., St. Thomas. In a press release issued May 22, 1996, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced the closure of its St. Thomas, Ontario branch office and the consolidation of its functions in a new regional Ministry office to be opened in London, Ontario.
Custodial History
Records comprising the fonds were in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario until its closure in May, 1996. Records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library and subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various records created, collected and maintained by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario. Records include annual reports; records relating to the 1959-1960 Elgin Farmstead Improvement Contest and the Elgin Farmstead Improvement Centennial Contest (1965-1967); and miscellaneous records and photographs documenting agricultural events, activities and organizations in Elgin County.
Fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Annual Reports, 1955-1965
2. Farmstead Improvement Contest, 1959-1971
3. Photographs, 1940-1979
4. Miscellaneous, 1954-1984
Name Access
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch (St. Thomas, Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
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Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds

1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration - Official Programme and Prize List

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
Box 92, File 58
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Ontario Plowmen's Association
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 58
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. The event was held under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with extensive organization by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association.
Scope and Content
Official programme and prize list for the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940.
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
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1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration - Invitation and Letter Seal

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
Box 92, File 59
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 59
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
1 p. of textual records
History / Biographical
The 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. The event was held under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with extensive organization by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association.
Scope and Content
Letter of invitation to the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940 under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association. Letter was issued by Clarence Patterson, Elgin County Warden under letterhead of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association. Letterhead lists the executive officers of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association and the chairmen of committees for the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration.
Letter seal: "International Plowing Match, Elgin County, October 15-18, 1940".
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds

'Elgin County Plowing Matches'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Physical Description
9 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the following:
-a programme for the 1924 Elgin County Plowing Match, held on the farm of J.H. Miller, near Dutton, organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association (copy).
-a list of Elgin County Plowing Matches, 1936-1968; lists the year, location, number of plowmen, number of lands plowed and the Champion Plowman.
-an advertisement for the annual Elgin County Plowing Match organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, held beginning October 22, 1929 on the Dominion Canners Farm at Aylmer, just west of Orwell on Highway 3; published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 22, 1929 (copy).
-an advertisement for the 46th Annual Elgin County Plowing Match, held September 6, 1980 at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital Farm; taken from the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury, September 4, 1980, p. 8 (copy).
-Dutton Advance newspaper article: "63rd Annual Elgin Plowing Match", September 16, 1998.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds