Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This File Contains;
An Attendance Register For The Wesleyan Methodist Church In Canada Classes, December 1865-1868. Before 1873, there were no Methodist churches in St. Thomas. This is likely a register recording the attendance of congregants to class meetings (services) led by a preacher working in a Circuit. The preachers mentioned in the register include: William W. Clark, L. Warner and Herbert Blair.
Grace Methodist Church Financial Statement, 1899.
A List Of Landowners, 1834-1842. Possibly lists the earliest owners of the land that the Grace Methodist was built upon. List compiled ca. 1900.
Grace Methodist Church Annual Report, For Year Ending May 31st, 1906.
A Handwritten History Of The Grace Methodist Church, ca. 1910 (2 copies; one in booklet form). The author is unknown. Likely not Ian Cameron (the handwriting appears different). Also, due to the early date that the history was written.
Programs, “Grand Organ Recital: Opening Of New Pipe Organ At Grace Methodist Church, St. Thomas, June 27, 1911 by W.H. Hewlett, Organ Soloist of Hamilton, Assisted By Members Of The Various City Church Choirs”.
A Handwritten Transcription Of A Daily Times Article On The Burning Of The Mortgage Of The Grace Methodist Church By Pastor Dr. J.R. Gundy In 1907. The transcription was written ca. 1940 by Ian Cameron.
A Handwritten Transcription Of Memorial #2682: Indenture of bargain & sale, dated March 29, 1834, between William Drake, the elder, and Henry A. Collins, cabinet maker, and Thomas Allen and Enos Call and James Nevills and Garret Smith (Trustees). Lots are for the use and purpose of erecting a Canadian Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Memorial #157: Dated June 2, 1848. Between Margaret Drake, widow of William Drake, Benjamin Drake and Isabella Drake, James Nevilles, James Dodd, William Crowder, Willian Webb, William Henry Locke (Trustees). Transcription written ca. 1940.
A Newspaper Article: “70th Anniversary of Grace Church; Started on a Farm, Now in Residential Section, St. Thomas Times-Journal. 1943.