Port Stanley main beach, ca. 1872, looking southeast from Fraser Heights. View includes an early version of the harbour pier and lighthouse. This photograph predates the construction of the Stanley Beach Casino in 1909 and the extension of the London and Port Stanley Railway to the beach area in 1897. A rudimentary baseball diamond is visible, on which the professional baseball player Jonas (Joe) Knight (Cincinnati Reds, 1880s) may have played as a boy in Port Stanley. File includes:
Many pages in the minute book of the St. Thomas Curling Club have become brittle and its spine is damaged.
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Series consists of files relating to the Anderson family's involvement in the sport of curling and to the history of the St. Thomas Curling Club. Includes the following files:
The Highland Curling Club - Correspondence, 1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F1
International Curling Federation - Rules for International Competitions, 1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F2
St. Thomas Curling Club - By-Laws, 1956. C5 Sh5 B4 F3
St. Thomas Curling Club - Map of Proposed Parkside Drive Extension, 1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F4
St. Thomas Curling Club - Executive Committee Minutes, 1959. C5 Sh5 B4 F5
St. Thomas Curling Club - Report of the Ice Committee, 1957-1958. C5 Sh5 B4 F6
St. Thomas Curling Club - Report of Expansion Committee, 1976. C5 Sh5 B4 F7
St. Thomas Curling Club - Heat and Light, 1958. C5 Sh5 B4 F8
St. Thomas Curling Club - Financial Statements, 1957-1958. C5 Sh5 B4 F9
St. Thomas Curling Club - Calendar, 1972-1973. C5 Sh5 B4 F10
St. Thomas Curling Club - Labatt's Early Bird Bonspiel, 1957. C5 Sh5 B4 F11
St. Thomas Curling Club - 3rd Annual Married Couples' Bonspiel, 1959. C5 Sh5 B4 F12
St. Thomas Curling Club - Membership Application Form, [196-?]. C5 Sh5 B4 F13
St. Thomas Curling Club - Membership List, 1964-1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F14
St. Thomas Curling Club - Rink Sleepers, 1957. C5 Sh5 B4 F15
St. Thomas Curling Club - The Hogline Informer, 1966. C5 Sh5 B4 F16
Burlington Curling Club - Correspondence, 1957. C5 Sh5 B4 F17
The Granite Club - Event Tickets, [196-?]. C5 Sh5 B4 F18
The Granite Club - Men's Curling Schedule, 1973. C5 Sh5 B4 F19
The Granite Club - Men's Bonspiel, 1961. C5 Sh5 B4 F20
The Granite Club - Rules and Regulations, 1974-1975. C5 Sh5 B4 F21
Toronto Cricket and Skating Club - Curling Events Tickets, [196-?]. C5 Sh5 B4 F22
Governor General's Curling Club - Membership List, 1999. C5 Sh5 B4 F23
Dominion Curling Association - Miscellaneous Records, 1965-1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F24
The Ivanhoe Curling Club - Correspondence, 1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F25
Orillia Curling Club - Ontario British Consuls' Playdown, 1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F26
Scarborough Golf and Country Club - Playboy's Bonspiel, [196-?]. C5 Sh5 B4 F27
Woodstock Curling Club - 20th Annual Bonspiel, 1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F28
Tillsonburg and District Curling Club - Colt Bonspiel, 1958. C5 Sh5 B4 F29
Glenbriar Curling Club - 2nd Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Men's Wear Bonspiel, 1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F30
Victoria Curling Club - Canadian Curling Championship Letterhead, 1958. C5 Sh5 B4 F31
Ontario Curling Association - Financial Statements, 1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F32
Ontario Curling Association - Executive Committee Minutes, 1965-1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F33
Ontario Curling Association - Executive Committee Membership Lists, 1965-1969. C5 Sh5 B4 F34
Ontario Curling Association - Management Committee Minutes, 1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F35
Ontario Curling Association - Report of the Nominating Committee, 1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F36
Ontario Curling Association - Competitions Committee Minutes, 1966. C5 Sh5 B4 F37
Ontario Curling Association - Rules Committee Memorandum, 1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F38
Ontario Curling Association - Advisory Committee Minutes, 1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F39
Ontario Curling Association - Constitution, 1967. C5 Sh5 B4 F40
Ontario Curling Association - Correspondence, 1965-1969. C5 Sh5 B4 F41
Ontario Curling Association - Memoranda, 1965. C5 Sh5 B4 F42
Ontario Curling Association - Letterhead, [196-?]. C5 Sh5 B4 F43
Dominion Curling Association - National Seniors Curling Championship Program Book, 1966. C5 Sh5 B4 F44
London Curling Club - 61st City of London Bonspiel, 1971. C5 Sh5 B4 F45
Canadian Curling Championship - Background Notes, 1974. C5 Sh5 B4 F46
Canadian Curling Championship - Official Program, 1962. C5 Sh5 B4 F47
Canadian Curling Championship - Official Clothing, 1973-1974. C5 Sh5 B4 F48
Canadian Curling Championship - Official Clothing Regulations, 1974. C5 Sh5 B4 F49
Canadian Curling Championship - Official Program, 1974. C5 Sh5 B4 F50
Canadian Curling Championship - Signs, 1974. C5 Sh5 B4 F51
Canadian Curling Championship - Souvenir Program, 1957. C5 Sh5 B4 F52
Canadian Curling Championship - Competitors' Dinner Program, 1977. C5 Sh5 B4 F53
World Curling Championship - "Eye Opener" Newsletter, 1978. C5 Sh5 B4 F54
World Curling Championship - Program Magazine, 1978. C5 Sh5 B4 F55
World Curling Championship - Newspaper Clippings, 1978. C5 Sh5 B4 F56
World Curling Championship - Souvenir Edition of the Winnipeg Tribune, 1978. C5 Sh5 B4 F57
World Curling Championship - Souvenir Program, 1981. C5 Sh5 B4 F58
World Curling Championship - Souvenir Program, 1977. C5 Sh5 B4 F59
Ladies' Ontario Curling Association - Visit of the Scottish Lady Curlers to Ontario Souvenir Program, 1958. C5 Sh5 B4 F60
St. Thomas Curling and Skating Club - Minute Book, 1877-1882. C5 Sh5 B5 F1
Postcard, showing a group of bathers at the main beach in Port Stanley, Ontario, looking east, ca. 1895. View includes safety ropes and, in the background, the passenger ferry "Joe Milton", constructed at Ellison's shipyard. This image was published in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Souvenir booklet, 1906. File includes:
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, June 23, 2015: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/19056488822/in/dateposted-public/.
Posted on Instagram and Twitter: January 24, 2018.
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
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St. Thomas Bicycle Club, posed in front of the Hotel Loney in Port Stanley, ca. 1898. The Hotel Loney was constructed in 1896 on the former site of the Port Stanley Bath House, which was destroyed by fire in 1894. It is likely that this photograph was taken on the same day as Cameron Collection item L-9, which shows the same group at the Royal Templars of Temperance Hall in Union. The group are riding "safety"-style bicycles, which were introduced in the late 1880s/ early 1890s, replacing the "ordinary" or "pennyfarthing" style bicycle with the oversized front wheel. An advertisement for lager produced by St. Thomas brewery Rudolph & Begg is visible. The Hotel Loney was later known as the Clifton Hotel. File includes:
Two copies of a photograph of a number of women in front of the school beside a tennis net. LR: "Marks '98". Verso: "After a Tennis Party", "Mrs. Parsons, Mrs. Warner, Mrs. W. Brown, Mrs.Whitmore, Miss E. Lovell, B. King, Grace Anderson, Annie Yalland, Beatrice Manner (?), Annie Forden, Florence Rodenhurst, Mabel Eckels, McEvoy, Hill, (?), Murray, Ida Anderson, Eva Coghill, Jean Westland, Gertrude Gregg, Ella Graham, Etta Manlay, Mabel Batty, Lizzie Connell, Bella Veale, Amy Nelson, Nellie Taylor, Gertrude Kenney, Birdie Campbell, Sade Newton, Annie Smith, Cora Assalstaire?, Lillian Mallough, May Mallough, Nellie Stocker, Maud Miller, Bessie Payne, Maud Watson, Grace Ross, Pearl Whitmore, Maud Hayes, Beulah Beaver, Edith Caughill, Eva B. Dittrick, Bertha Rosamand, Emily Lovell, Eva Glasgow". Published in The Prospectus, 1899 - 1900, P. 3.
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4308585861/in/set-72157623294869516.
Alma College fonds - Photographs series
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm on sheet 17.5 x 23 cm
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Alma College baseball team, 1899. Identified on reverse: "1. Maud Newton, Toledo, Ohio; 2. Mae Cooper, Mich[igan]; 3. Lizzie Ratz, Crediton, Ont.; 4. Evelyn Parker, St. Catherines; 5. Mabelle Williamson, Berlin, Ont.; 6. Laura Thibadeau, Essex Co[unty]; 7. Nellie Gibb; 8. Lillian Mallough; 9. Anne E. Campbell, Toronto; 10. Flossie Boublec; 11. Maude Watson, Burks Falls, Ont.; 12. Nellie Taylor, London; 13. Gertrude White, Medicine Hat, N.W.T.; 14. Daisy Muriel Clark, Albany, U.S.; 15. Minnie Kennedy, Salford; 16. Grace E. Ross, Detroit, U.S.; 17. Bessie Payne, Port Stanley; 18. Alma Ellis; 19. Maud Payne, Port Stanley. Maple Leaves: Red and Blue caps. Hustlers: Blue and White [caps]." Photograph by Hopkins Studio, St. Thomas.
Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: February 16, 2008. Caption reads: "An unidentified hockey team in the Granite Arena, ca. 1900. The Granite Arena was a large frame natural ice curling and skating rink and was built by the St. Thomas Curling and Skating Company in 1878. The building cost $1700 and was built on the east side of Metcalfe Street, just south of Talbot Street. It faced the Canada Southern tracks".
Published in "Harvest of Memories: Elgin's History Through a Photographer's Lens-Volume II" on page 155.
Published on the Archives' flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/4329745227/in/set-72157623225446063/.
Posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: December 8, 2020.
1 photograph : b&w, sepia toned ; 31.5 x 17.5 cm on sheet 27 x 35 cm
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Photograph showing several unidentified young women wearing skates and holding hockey sticks, probably in the Granite Arena in St. Thomas, Ontario. Mounted on cardboard with the caption "Girls Hockey Team, St. Thomas".
Rodney Women's Institute fonds- Tweedsmuir History series
1 photograph : b&w
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Black and white photograph showing the Rodney Lacrosse Club, 1902. Identified as, front row, left to right, C.W. Baughman, G. Morris, H. Vogan, J.W. Young, secretary-treasurer H. McColl, A. McColl; middle row, left to right, C. Pinfold, Dr. G.A. McLevey, Capt. R.H. McMicking, Field Capt. Carl Wray, W. Whitton, R. McPherson, J.C. Ross; back row, left to right, Hon. vice-president Dr. S.M. Dorland, Hon. president D.H. McRitchie, T.W. Kirkpatrick, president Dr. H. McL. Paterson. Included in the Rodney Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History.