Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, as well as original records, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, relating to the political history of Aldborough township. Records created or compiled from 1978 to 1990. Records include:
-programme: "Official Opening of the Senior Citizens' Apartments, 144 Main Street, West Lorne, october 27, 1978".
-"Sixty Years of Politics in Elgin County has seen many changes", ca. 1912 (photocopy).
-a photocopy of Council and Municipal Officials, possibly Township of Aldborough, ca. 1940.
-a photocopy of Council and Municipal Officials, Township of Aldborough, 1943.
-A photocopy of a notice that Dugald Lindsey has been appointed to the Office of Collector for the Municipality of Aldborough.
-"Municipal Elections Off For Duration of the War", November 2, 1939 (photocopy).
Black and white negative photograph, featuring Liberal leader John Wintermeyer in Rodney. Captioned: "Liberal Leader John Wintermeyer was entertained at the home of Arnold Lee Thursday morning when he paid a visit to the village. Pictured left to right, are: Arnold Lee, John Spence, John Wintermeyer, Harvey Miller, Verne Frank, and T. A. Fairles." Published by the Mercury-Sun on July 11, 1963. (W11 B5 165)
Three black-and-white negative photographs taken during an assembly at West Elgin Secondary School, during which students and teachers could ask questions of Liberal and Conservative candidates in the upcoming provincial election.
W11 B9 175b was published in the Rodney Mercury on March 5th, 1981, with the caption "Conservative and Liberal candidates in the provincial campaign, Wes Thompson of Blenheim and incumbent Jim McGuigan of Cedar Springs, answered 100 senior WESS students and teachers' questions Tuesday morning in the cafeteria. Here candidate Thompson, seated, listens to Mr. McGuigan give his explanation to a student's question."
Two black-and-white photographs featuring Bob Campbell, on April 9, 1987.
W9 B7 334a was published in the West Lorne Sun on April 9, 1987, with the caption: "Fifty-nine year old Bob Campbell of Maple Grove, is the fourth to throw his hat in the ring for the Liberal nomination, so he can contest the forthcoming election as the Elgin candidate."
One black-and-white photograph featuring Kim McGuigan, July 17, 1986.
W9 B7 372 was published in the West Lorne Sun on July 17, 1986, with the caption: "West Elgin loses Jim McGuigan as Member in re-alignment. A re-alignment of the provincial riding boundaries passed the Legislature Friday and eliminates West Elgin from the Kent-Elgin riding, making Elgin one riding and North Essex to Kent."
One black-and-white photograph featuring Marietta Roberts, an Elgin MPP, on September 29, 1988.
W9 B7 433 was published in the West Lorne Sun on September 29, 1988, with the caption: "A year ago September 10th, the Liberal tide swept across Ontario, electing a majority Grit government for the first time in more than 40 years. In Elgin, Marietta Roberts rode the tide into office and recently celebrated her first anniverary as MPP."
One black-and-white photograph featuring John Southam Ker, on April 20, 1972.
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 302 was published in the West Lorne Sun on April 20, 1972, with the caption: "John S. Ker will let his name stand for the Progressive Conservative candidacy to contest the next federal election in Elgin. The Convention will be held Thurs., April 27th at 8 pm in Central Elgin Collegiate, St. Thomas."
One black-and-white photograph featuring Leroy Wright, in September 21, 1972.
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 415 was published in the West Lorne Sun on September 21, 1972, with the caption: "Leory Wright, a 35-year-old teacher at the Muncy Indian Reserve, was nominated to stand as the New Democratic Party candidate in the October 30, Federal election at a nomination meeting Thursday night, in St. Thomas."
One black-and-white negative photograph featuring Charlie Philips, on April 27, 1972.
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 514 was published in the West Lorne Sun on April 27, 1972, with the caption: "Nomination of Progressive Conservative candidate in the Elgin riding for the next federal general election has developed into a three-way race, with C. D. "Charlie" Phillips of Port Bruce, announcing his intentions, Friday."
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring Jack Spence, who has been receiving mail about the new seat belt legislation, on February 5, 1976.
R13 S3 Sh6 B2 23a was published in the West Lorne Sun on February 5, 1976, with the caption: "Jack Spence receives many petitions with thousands of people's names objecting to the seat belt legislation. Saturday morning, after opening his mail, he has 17,224 names, with many more thought to have arrived at his Queen's Park office. In hand is a 2,682 name petition from Chatham. On the table are many letters from obejctors on their behalf, as well as editorials, and interviews about how others are opposed too."
Seven black-and-white negative photographs featuring John Wise Night, on September 29, 1977.
R13 S3 Sh6 B2 226b was published in the West Lorne Sun on September 29, 1977, with the caption: "MP John Wise amused his wife, Ann, and the audience Friday night at the International Club, when he declared he did not have to buy her nearly as big a gift this year, because the party - John Wise Night - was being held on her birthday. Elgin PC Pres. Ron and Mrs. Lake, and MPP Ron McNeil showed their amusement also. About 300 attended and enjoyed a delicious meal served by International Club wives. A short program followed in which John Wise, Ron McNeil and Charles I. Black spoke briefly, and everyone enjoyed the dance which followed."
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring Joe Clark, the Conservative Leader, who made a speech on free enterprise, on September 28, 1978.
R13 S3 Sh6 B2 356a was published in the Rodney Mercury on September 28, 1978, with the caption: "Bill and Bette Hodge of Port Stanley, were introduced to Conservative Leader Joe Clark last Tuesday night at St. Anne's Parish Hall in St. Thomas, by MP John Wise. Mr. Clark spoke there on free enterprise, the guest of the city's Chamber of Commerce. Bill was born in Rodney and Bette is the C of C's secretary."
R13 S3 Sh6 B2 356b was published in the West Lorne Sun on September 28, 1978, with the caption: Conservative Leader Joe Clark was introduced to Lois and Dr. Bob Farley by MP John Wise last Tues. night at St. Anne's Parish in St. Thomas, where Mr. Clark spoke to a gathering on free enterprise. His visit was sponsored by the city's Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Farley is the former Lois Fulton, who taught at West Elgin District High School in the early 50's."
Seven black-and-white negative photographs featuring the Elgin Federation of Agriculture's banquet and dance, with guest speaker Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan, on February 5, 1981.
R13 S3 Sh6 B3 268a was published in the Rodney Mercury on February 5, 1981, with the caption: "Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan was presented with this box of fruit and cheese Saturday night at the International Club, where he was guest speaker at the Elgin Federation of Agriculture's banquet and dance. At left is OFA Pres. Tom Ford, Denis Zettler of Wallacetown, who made the presentation to Mr. Whelan and Don Watterworth."
R13 S3 Sh6 B3 268f was published in the Rodney Mercury on February 5, 1981, with the caption: "Local Liberals Don Watterworth, John Szabo and Henry Vergeer welcomed Argriculture Minister Eugene Whelan and MPP Jim McGuigan to the International Club., Saturday evening, when Elgin Federation of Agriculture held its annual banquet and dance, and where Mr. Whelan was guest speaker."
R13 S3 Sh6 B3 268g was published in the Rodney Mercury on February 5, 1981, with the caption: "Harold Stafford renewed acquaintance with his former Liberal back-bencher friend of a former Trudeau governement Eugene Whelan, at Saturday night's banquet and dance in the International Club which was sponsored by the Elgin Federation of Agriculture, where Mr. Whelan was guest speaker."