Correspondence and documents relating to Inaugural Addresses, which were created, collected and/or maintained by Steve Peters during his time as Alderman and Mayor of the City of St. Thomas. Includes the following records:
Photocopied Inaugeral Address of Mayor E.O. Fanjoy, January 5th, 1970.
Photocopied Inaugeral Address of Mayor Donald T. Hitch, December 4th, 1978.
Mayor's Annual Address, December 2nd, 1991.
Mayor's Annual Address, January 2nd, 1933.
Photocopied Inaugeral Address of Mayor Janet Golding, December 5th, 1988.
Photocopied Inaugeral Address of Mayor D.J. Tarry, December 6, 1982.
Autograph book collected and maintained by Mrs. Mary Crothers, with enclosed correspondence and other documents relating to the political career of her husband, Thomas Wilson Crothers, who served as MP, Elgin West, 1908-1921; Minister of Labour, 1911-1918; and Senator (1921). Includes original signed correspondence from Sir John A. Macdonald (Prime Minister of Canada, 1867-1873, 1878-1891), Sir Robert L. Borden (Prime Minister of Canada, 1911-1920) and Sam Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence, 1911-1916).
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
3 metal types
9 newspaper clippings
Scope and Content
Black and white profile metal types showing Mr. and Mrs. William Stokes, of 78 Forest Avenue, St. Thomas, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal.
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, unknown date, describing the life and career of William Stokes. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232a.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, circa 1927, describing St. Thomas's Mayor-elect for 1928, William Stokes. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232b.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, May 11, 1949, describing that William Stokes, of Nineveh Council No. 3, was elected Grand Master for the Province of Ontario. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232c.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, November 28, 1949, describing nearly 200 Masons attending the international field day to honor ex-Mayor William Stokes, grand master of the Supreme Grand Council of Ontario, Royal and Select Masters. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232d.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, December 3, 1949, photograph with caption 'William Stokes'. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232e.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, December 16, 1949, announcing that William Stokes, "The One and Only Bill Stokes", is retiring from his position as passenger conductor on the Canadian Division of the Michigan Central Railroad (New York Central System) after 46 years on the railroad. Pictured are Albert Stokes, Mrs. Stokes, William Stokes and Victor Stokes. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232f.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, April 11, 1950, describing that Alderman W. Stokes, veteran of the South African War and a member of the 91st Battalion in the First World War, is president of the 91st Battalion Association, which is holding its annual reunion. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232g.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, May 8, 1950, photograph with caption 'Prominent Visitors at Masonic Gathering', describing the 27th annual meeting of the Grand Council of the Royal and Select Masters of Ontario, which was held in St. Thomas. Pictured are L. O. Miller, William T. Wooster, William Stokes and Ira R. Ferguson. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232h.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, February 6, 1952, photograph with caption 'Veteran Trade Unionist Honored', describing that Alderman William Stokes, dean of local trade unionists, was the honor guest at a presentation dinner given by the St. Thomas District Trades and Labor Council. Pictured are Mrs. Currah, Mayor Allan Rush, Alderman William Stokes, Mrs. Stokes, Mrs. Rush and Mayor Thomas H. Currah. (R8_S4_Sh3_B7_232i.pdf)
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection - Scrapbook series
3.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous political ephemera relating to elections and candidates in Elgin County and St. Thomas. Includes brochures, posters, postcards, newspaper clippings, election notice cards and items such as matchboxes and calendars branded with candidates. This file also contains an Assignment of Mortgage Indenture between The Honorable Sir William Mulock & Lady Sarah Ellen Cawthra Mulock and William Mulock, the Younger regarding Lot 12, Concession 5 in the Township of Townsend, County of Norfolk. Also includes a greeting card signed by Lester B. Pearson in celebration of a Golden Anniversary.
File contains promotional material for local liberal party candidates for Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament, including Graham Warwick, Wilson H. Mills, Harry S. Rodney, Marietta Roberts, Barry Fitzgerald, Stephen Peters, Gerry Phillips, Tony Csinos, Gerard Kennedy, Lori Baldwin-Sands, Dr. Gary Johnson, and Suzanne van Bommel.
File contains promotional material for local Conservatiive / Progressive party candidates for Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament, including Harry C. Borbridge, F.S. "Tommy" Thomas, Ron McNeil, Bill Denning, Bob McCaig, James A. "Jim" McBain, Ken Monteith, John Wise, and Joe Preston.
File contains promotional material for local New Democratic party candidates for Members of Provincial Parliament, including Gord Campbell and Bob McNaughton. File also contains an information brochure about the New Democratic Party under the leadership of Tommy Douglas.
File contains voting ballots for the following local elections:
-1882 Election for the Electoral Districy of the West Riding of the County of Elgin. Candidates listed include George Elliott Casey and Alexander Clark. Note: the ballots contain a typo that inccorectly dates the election as being held in 1822 (3 ballots)
-1943 Election for Alderman of the Municipal Council of the City of St. Thomas. Candidates listed include Achibald C. Askew, J. Bruce Caldwell, Deorge T. Dyer, Charles M. Finlay, John Handford, John Lane, Peter J. McLean, E. Forbes Raven, George E. Richardson, George F. Rose, Richard A. Sanders, and J. Carson Smith.
File contains ephemera created for local political events, including the following items:
-Invitation, address given by The Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King, Minister of Labor, at the Grand Opera House, St. Thomas, September 11, 1911.
-Invitation, speaking event, The Honourable Howard Ferguson, Premier, at the Tivoli Theatre, November 24, 1926.
-Programme, The Liberal-Conservative Association of Ontario's Eleventh Annual Meeting, Toronto, November 9, 1932.
-Programme, "An Evening with John Diefenbaker: Prime Minister of Canada", 1962
-Announcement and tickets to a rally held by the Progressive-Conservative Party of Canada, October 1, 1965.
-Commemorative Brochure, unveiling of the marker commemorating the gravesite of The Honourable Mitchell Frederick Hepburn, Premier of Ontario, by the Ontario Heritage Trust, October 1, 2010 at the St. Thomas Cemetery.
-Invitation, fundraising reception to support the Mark Cosens Campaign for Mayor, October 7, 2014.
File contains miscellaneous posters created for local events and businesses. Includes the following items:
-Quarantine Poster, on account of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis, circa 1920. The reverse has a handpainted picture of an individual peering through jail bars.
-Poster advertising Commssioner James Hay and his wife coming to St. Thomas for the first time to host a meeting at the Violi Theatere of February 22, circa 1925. The reverse includes a list of names, possibly attendees of the event.
-Poster advertising the Potvin's Famous Exhibition in St. Thomas, Ontario, 1932
-Poster for the 40th Anniversary of CHLO radio in 1988
Studio portrait of Peter Laing, Jr., machinist, Michigan Central Railway, residing at 10 Arthur Avenue, St. Thomas, ca. 1932. Laing went on to serve on St. Thomas City Council for many years, including two terms as mayor, 1939-1940 and 1955-1956.
20875a: Two studio portraits (on one negative) of Malcolm Murray Laing, son of Peter Laing, Jr., and his wife Annie (Murray) Laing, born May 4, 1932.
20875b: Studio portrait of Peter Laing, Jr., his wife Annie (Murray) Laing, and their son Malcolm Murray Laing (born May 4, 1932). Peter Laing worked as a machinist with the Michigan Central Railway and served for many years on St. Thomas City Council, including two terms as Mayor, 1939-1940 and 1955-1956.
Studio portrait of Charles E. Raven, proprietor, Raven's Shoe Store, 655-659 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, residing with his wife, Alberta, at 74 Rosebery Place, St. Thomas, ca. 1931. Raven served as Mayor of St. Thomas from 1922-1923.
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Mitchell F. Hepburn file
10 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
File contains black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal articles concerning Mitchell F. Hepburn, 1934-1958. Hepburn, August 12, 1896 – January 5, 1953, served as MP, Elgin, 1926-1930; Leader of the Liberal Party of Ontatio, 1930-1943, 1944-1945; MPP, Elgin, 1930-1945; Premier of Ontario, 1934-1942.