Loose pages from a scrapbook compiled by Ron Payne containing original and photocopied newspaper clippings, published between 1903-2003, with content relating to Colonel Thomas Talbot and the Talbot Estate. Also includes the following items:
-A pamphlet published for the Talbot Bicentennial in 2003 showing the Calendar of Events.
-Booklet published by the Talbot Estate Task Force in December 1985, identifying significant aspects of the Talbot Estate and its potential for use and development.
-A booklet titled "Sidelights on the Talbot Settlement" written by Ella N. Lewis, and published for the Elgin Historical Society in 1938.
-A black and white photograph showing the Talbot Estate, captured on May 20, 1961. The following information is handwritten on the reverse of the photograph: "Dormer added by Mr. Ker when attic [unveiled] to bedroom in 1958. Garage also added in 1954, built from old timber of Col Talbot's blacksmith shop."
Eva Cosens (nee Thompson) was born in Harrow, Ontario to the late Lennox and Silina Thompson. She was a long-term resident of West Lorne, Ontario with her husband, Sydney Cosens, and was known locally for writing articles on community and historical affairs. She often signed her articles with the initials "ETC". She died on May 29th, 1968 in St. Thomas and is buriend at the Colchester Cemetery in Harrow, Ontario.
Scope and Content
File contains handwritten notes taken from Eva Cosen's notebooks about Colonel Thomas Talbot, the Talbot Estate, and the establishment of Port Talbot. Includes newspaper clippings.
A black and white photograph showing individuals sitting in front of the Talbot Estate in Port Talbot, with the caption, "Col. Talbots House at P' Talbot".
Photograph is part of an album compiled by Henry Roe.
File contains photographs showing the Talbot Estate with individuals gathered on the lawn for an event. Also contains photographs that contain scenic views around the estate, as well as one photograph taken from inside the estate.