Township of Dunwich fonds- Engineering Department series
1 technical drawing : 48 x 59 cm
Scope and Content
Strain and Material Sheet: 1-90'-0" C to C Steel Highway Span, Port talbot Bridge over Talbot Creek on Tablot Road - on Lot 24- Concession 11 , Township of Dunwich, County of Elgin, County Road #8. James A. Bell and Son, Civil Egineers, May 28, 1927.
Black binder with title on spine "Classroom Training Manua - 4-Wheel Trucks for Freight Car trucks,
Contains many drawings with extensive Introduction and discussion on history of freight car trucks back to 1831 and up to 1956
Correspondence and documents relating to 46 Stanley Street, 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:
Photocopies of newspaper articles relating development in the Stanley Street and Walnut Street areas, 1991,1993,1994.
Agendas and meeting minutes for the St. Thomas Planning and Development Committee, 1994.
Copy of The Stage 1-2 Archaeological Assessment of the Walnut Park Development, 59 Walnut Street, City of St. Thomas, which found that "the historic reamins were not considered to be of sufficient significance to warrent registering under the provincial registry of archaeological sites", 1994.
2_1397 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on April 29, 1947, page one.
2 negatives : plastic
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Photographs of Rev. Harry Rodney, Rev. Stanley Scott, Rev. J. K. West, and Rev. Dr. Angus MacIver at the Presbyterian Synod of Hamilton-London meeting at Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Rev. Stanley M. Scott, of Kincardine, new Moderator of Hamilton-London Synod: 73rd Annual Session of Important Church Body Being Held in Knox Church; Retiring Moderator's Address; New Moderator Presents Gavel and Gets It Back."
2_1397: "Presents Gavel to Synod; Has It Handed Right Back to Him: Rev. Stanley M. Scott, B.A., of Kincardine, was elected moderator of the Presbyterian Synod of Hamilton and London at the 73rd annual meeting in Knox Church here Monday evening. In the above picture Mr. Scott is seen holding the gavel, which he had just presented to the Synod as a gift from the session of the Kincardine church, where the Synod met last year. Shortly after mr. Scott presented the gavel to the secretary, Rev. J. K. West, it was handed back to hom by Mr. West and at once put to use. In the picture above are shown, left to right: Rev. Harry S. Rodney, of Knox, the host church, St. Thomas; Rev. Mr. Scott; Rev. J. K. West, minister of Alma street church, St. Thomas, and secretary of the Synod; Rev. Dr. Angus MacIver, of Wyoming, the retiring moderator."
91st Battalion Departing from the Michigan Central Railway Station, St. Thomas, June 25, 1916, enroute to Halifax, Nova Scotia for deployment in Europe as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. View is from the south side of the station, looking southeast. The MCR Shops complex (built 1913, now the Elgin County Railway Museum) and the station coal dock are visible in the background. File includes:
glass lantern slide
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 16 (opposite Horton to opposite Manitoba).
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 17 (opposite Manitoba to opposite Alma).
View of the crowd assembled at the Michigan Central Railway Station, June 25, 1916 to witness the departure of the 91st Battalion, C.E.F. enroute to Halifax, Nova Scotia and transport to England. The photographer has etched this caption on the negative: "Crowd assembled at depot to bid Farewell to 91st Btn". View is looking northeast and includes businesses on the north side of Talbot Street, including the Chant Sperrin Dry Goods store on the northeast corner of Talbot and Manitoba Streets (801 Talbot Street), George W. Durkee, auctioneer (773), Bertrand A. Sumner, confectioner (779) - "Fresh Candy" on store awning, and the International Hotel (819-825). Balaclava Street Public School and Grace Methodist Church (after 1925, Grace United Church) are also partially visible. Several men have risked electrocution to climb a hydro pole for a better view.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 34 (Horton to Manitoba)
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 35 (Manitoba to Alma)
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 36 (Alma to Balaclava)
Lila Caroline (nee Taylor) McGillivray Knowles was born in Granton, Ontario in 1866. She was a local artist known for landscape, flowers, and coastal scene painting. She studied under Farqhuar McGillivray Knowles, who she later married in Toronto. In 1931, she became an art teacher at Alma College in St. Thomas. Her husband died in 1932, and she continued to teach at Alma College for thirty years. She died in St. Thomas in 1979.
William St. Thomas Smith, who spent most of his career in St. Thomas and teaching at Alma College, created landscapes and seascapes using watercolours, travelling to the East Coast, Britain and Europe to draw and paint. It’s unclear how he adopted the moniker “St. Thomas”, but one story has him adding it while a student at Ontario Art College in the 1800s because another student had the same name. Smith was born in Belfast in 1862 and his family emigrated to Canada when he was seven, settling in Beaverton, where his father started a foundry. He married an Elgin County woman, Julia Ann Elizabeth Payne, also an artist and teacher, and settled in St. Thomas in 1887. He received an honorary degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1940 and died in St. Thomas in 1947.
Scope and Content
A colour photograph showing an exterior view of 97 Stanley Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. This was the former home of artist William St. Thomas Smith (died in 1947), as well as Lila McGillivray Knowles (died in 1979). Both St. Thomas Smith and McGillivray Knowles were former teachers at Alma College.
link shows a more contemporary view provided by Google Maps Street View. Accessed on February 25, 2021.
Paper 'Certificate of Apprenticeship No. 299' from the Canadian National Railways. It reads 'This certifies C. Buckley has well and truly served as an apprentice of this Company from July 4th 1922 to July 4th 1927 in learning the art or trade of Freight Carman and that during his apprenticeship he received the requisite practical training and instruction necessary to qualify him to practice the said art or trade. The certificate is approved and signed by the Supervisor of Apprentices and Superintendant of Car Equipment.
Good. The certificate has faded and is frayed around edges with a tear along right side.