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Correspondence from Colonel Thomas Talbot to Leslie Patterson

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1812-1960
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F12
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1812-1960
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Correspondence series
Physical Description
0.3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the follow items:
-Copies of letters sent by Colonel Thomas Talbot to Leslie Patterson and Joseph Patterson, 1812-1842.
-Handwritten notes on Elgin County Pioneer Museum letterhead dated January 29, 1960, listing original letters of Colonel Thomas Talbot that were donated to the Archives of Ontario by John E. Pearce.
-Typed transcriptions of letters created by Colonel Thomas Talbot, which were donated to the Archives of Ontario.
Name Access
Patterson (family)
Talbot, Thomas
Subject Access
Correspondence

Scrapbook containing correspondence from Colonel Thomas Talbot

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1812-1960
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C1 Sh3 B7 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh3 B7 4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1812-1960
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Correspondence series
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
File contains scrapbook pages that contain records mostly relating to the Patterson family of the Township of Dunwich. Includes a letter from the Archivist of Ontario to John E. Pearce regarding records donated to the Archives of Ontario, a newspaper clipping titled "Life of Col. Patterson" and a souvenir ribbon from the Centennial picnic on July 14, 1909 in honour of the landing in Port Talbot. Also includes copies of letters sent to Patterson from Colonel Thomas Talbot.
Name Access
Patterson (family)
Talbot, Thomas
Subject Access
Correspondence

Correspondence series

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1812-1960
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F11
C4 Sh4 B7 F12
C1 Sh3 B7 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F11
C4 Sh4 B7 F12
C1 Sh3 B7 4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1812-1960
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Correspondence series
Physical Description
0.4 cm of textual records
1 volume
Scope and Content
Series contains original and copied correspondence relating to the Patterson family. Includes copies of letters sent to Leslie Patterson by Colonel Thomas Talbot (1812-1842), as well as a letter, dated July 25, 1830, addressed to Captain John Stephens from his nephew, Edward Matthews. Also includes a scrapbook, mostly containing copies of letters sent from Colonel Thomas Talbot.
Name Access
Patterson (family)
Talbot, Thomas
Subject Access
Land Settlement
Correspondence

Philatelic Collection - Dunwich Postmarks

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1840-1985
Accession Number
2011-16 to 2011-25
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B13 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-16 to 2011-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B13 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1840-1985
Publication
February 1, 2019: Talbot Letter posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (stories only).
Series
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection - Philatelic collection series
Physical Description
60 envelopes
26 postcards
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains postcards, envelopes and stamps collected by Robert Moore, showing postmarks from towns in the Township of Dunwich, excluding Dutton. The binder was labelled "Dunwich except Dutton" by Moore. File also contains photocopies of articles related to local postal history, including about the Iona Station post office and a fire that occurred in 1985, and includes a copy of the Talbot Review published by the Ministry of Natural Resources - Aylmer District, 1976. File also includes a photograph and newspaper clipping about the history of the post office in Campbellton, Ontario. Files also contains some early correspondence (1840-1856), collected for their local postmarks, with correspondence that includes Colonel Thomas Talbot and Mahlon Burwell. These items include:
-A letter addressed to Reverand Proudfoot (London) from James Skinner (Southwold), dated May 13, 1840. Includes a postmark from Port Talbot.
-A letter from John B. Askin (London) from M. Burwell (likely Mahlon Burwell), dated March 8, 1844, with a postmar from Port Talbot. -A letter addressed to Colonel Thomas Talbot from Douglas Fraser (Hamilton), dated March 21, 1848. Shows Hamilton, Brant and Port Talbot postmarks.
-A letter addressed to Lt. Col. Airey (Port Talbot) from Macphereson & Crane, notifying Airey of a parcel delivery. Dated July 16, 1850. Shows Hamilton, London, St. Thomas and Port Talbot postmarks.
-A letter addressed to John McKay, Registrar (St. Thomas) from John McKillop (Wallacetown), dated March 11, 1856. Showings St. Thomas and Wallacetown postmarks.
-A letter addressed to William McKay, County Council Clerk, from Daniel J. McCallum, dated October 3, 1855.
-A letter addressed to William McKay, County Clerk, from Robert March, Township Clerk, dated January 19, 1854. Shows a postmark from Iona.
Name Access
Talbot, Thomas
Burwell, Mahlon
Subject Access
Post Offices
Images

Genealogy Research - Colonel Leslie Patterson

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1850-2007
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1850-2007
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Pearce Family Genealogy series
Physical Description
0.3 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Colonel Leslie Patterson arrived to the Talbot Settlement alongside John Pearce and his sisters, Mrs. Storey and Mrs. John Pearce, in 1803. During the War of 1812, Patterson participated as a Private and was later promoted to Captain and Colonel. He was known for allegedly saving Colonel Thomas Talbot's life during the war. He was married to Lydia Patterson and had nine children, including Mary, Hannah, Catherine Anne, Olivia, Frances, Lydia, Joseph and Walter. Leslie died in 1852 and is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Scope and Content
File contains records collected by Alison Pearce during her genealogical research project which informed the publication "The Pearces of Little Ireland". Includes photocopies and internet print-outs of reference material related to Colonel Leslie Patterson. Also includes the following original documents: -The Last Will and Testament of Leslie Patterson, circa 1850. -Handwritten note delineating the familial relationships in the Patterson, Wilson and Backus families. -Assignment of Mortgage, dated September 14, 1881, from Thomas Urquhart and William Joseph Moon, executors of the Last Will and Testament of Frances Patterson, to Alice S. Patterson. -Copy of the Last Will and Testamnet of Francis Patterson, Township of Dunwich, dated July 15, 1881. -Miscellaneous savings and shares certificates issued by the Canada Permanent Building and Savings Society to various members of the Patterson family, 1862-1888. -Transcription of grave marker for Leslie and Catherine Patterson, which reads "Underneath Lieth the Remains of Leslie Patterson, and Cathrine his Wife; the former died January 26th Aged 71 years; the latter February 19th 1800 Aged 62 Years."
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Pearce, Alison
Tyrconnell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Genealogy

Township of Aldborough fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Aldborough fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1850-1997
Accession Number
2003-12
2003-20
2003-32
2006-20
Storage Location
R8 S2 Sh1 B2 F3-9
R8 S3-4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Aldborough fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2003-12
2003-20
2003-32
2006-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S2 Sh1 B2 F3-9
R8 S3-4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1850-1997
Physical Description
19.4 m of textual records
History / Biographical
Aldborough Township was named for a town in the County of Suffolk, England. It was part of a tract of land granted to Colonel Thomas Talbot by the British crown, with the objective of acquiring settlers for this crown colony.
Aldborough Township was the westermost township in Elgin County. It was bounded on the west by Kent County, on the north by Middlesex County, on the east by the Township of Dunwich and on the south by Lake Erie.
In 1994, Aldborough and Rodney amalgamated to form an expanded Township of Aldborough.
On January 1st, 1998, the Township of Aldborough and the Village of West Lorne amalgamated to form the Municipality of West Elgin.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the full-range of corporate records divided into the following series:
-Council series, 1850-1997
-Treasurer's series, 1858-1997
-Clerk's series, 1866-1992
Name Access
Aldborough (Ont. : Township)

Backus Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1909
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1909
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Backus family was one of several families that had obtained land from Colonel Thomas Talbot and settled in the area which quickly came to be known as Little Ireland (a namesake due to the Irish ancestry of the settlers).
The Backus-Page House Museum is located within the grounds of the John E. Pearce Provincial Park, situated within a restored Georgian style house which was constructed in 1850. It is one of the first brick homes built in what would eventually become Dunwich Township. The house was commissioned by Andrew and Mary Jane Backus. The property that Andrew built his house on was given to him by his grandmother, Mary Storey, who received her original land grant in 1809.
Scope and Content
Records created, collected and/or maintained by the Backus family of Dunwich Township. The fonds is comprised of the following series:
-Land records series, 1825-1906.
-Historical records series, 1877-1909.
Name Access
Backus (family)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1821-1873
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh2 B5 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh2 B5 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1821-1873
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Land records series
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous land records grouped together in a folio. Includes the following items:
-Bargain and Sale, Samuel McIntyre to Daniel McIntyre, dated May 16, 1821, for part of Lot 1, on the North Branch of Talbot Road, Township of Southwold.
-Bargain and Sale, Colonel Thomas Talbot to Bray Willie, dated October 9, 1830, for Lot 19, Concession 9, Township of Dunwich.
-Bargain and Sale, Joseph DeFields and Elizabeth DeFields to David Stewart, dated August 9, 1830, for the north half of Lot 113 north on Talbot Road East, Township of Southwold.
-Mortgage, Simon Bradt and wife to Barzillia Samson, dated July 13, 1839, for
-Mortgage, Samuel Burwell to Amasa Wood, dated June 21, 1841, for Lot 19, on the south side of Talbot Road East, Township of Southwold.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, Henry Tisdale to Solomon Dils, dated February 27, 1841, for Lot 13, Concession 2, Township of Malahide.
-Mortgage, Henry Bowen and James Bowen to David Parish, dated February 8, 1847, for part of Lot 1, Concession 1, Township of Yarmouth.
-Bargain and Sale, Heirs at Law of the Estate of John Richardson to William Phineas Barber, dated April 18, 1859.
-Deed of Land, Robert Kerr to the Trustees of School Section No. 3, Township of Aldborough, dated July 29, 1874, for the northerly corner of Lot 12, Concession 12, Township of Aldborough, to be used for school purposes.
-Deed of Land, Archibald McAlpine to Archibal McAlpine and Duncan McAlpine, dated December 11, 1879, for the southerly half of Lot 19, Concession 2, Township of Aldborough.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, Hugh Gunn to Alexander Gunn, dated November 3, 1853, for the southeasterly quarter of Lot 4, Concession 7, Township of Dunwich.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, James Blackwood to William Hillis, dated August 30, 1859, for Lot 3 on Tecumseh Street in the Village of Tyrconnel, and art of Lot 8, Concession 9, Township of Dunwich.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, James Blackwood to Henry Hamilton, dated August 20, 1859, for Lot 9, south side of Victoria Street in the Village of Tyrconnel.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, James Blackwood and George Wright, dated August 20, 1859, for Lot 4 on Scotland Street in the Village of Tyrconnel.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, James Blackwood to Georgina Forbes Blackwood, for Lots 10 on Wellington Street and 173 on Ireland Street in the Village of Tyrconnel.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, James Blackwood to the Corporation of Dunwich, dated December 24, 1860.
-Conveyance of Land, Meredith Conn to Deborah Blackwood, dated December 5, 1873, for Lot 9, Erie Street, according to the plan of Lot 8, Concession 10, Township of Dunwich.
-Deed of Bargain and Sale, James Hamilton to Calvin Witt, dated October 31, 1848, for Lot 35, north side of Talbot Road East, Township of Southwold.
-Copy of Lease, Stephen Backus to Elginfield Oil and Gas Developing Company, dated May 13, 1898.
-Bargain and Sale, Andrew McDiarmid to William Cassers, dated June 21, 1853, for part of Lot 10 on the Northside of Talbot Road, Township of Southwold.
-Bargain and Sale, Thomas Pettit to Thomas Brady, dated March 11, 1863, for Lot 11, South of Lake Road, Township of Southwold.
-Mortgage, John Boughner to Colonel Crutchley, dated March 12, 1861, for the south half of Lot 43, east side of the North Branch of Talbot Road, Township of Southwold.
-Bargain and Sale, Elisha Pettit to Thomas Pettit, dated March 28, 1862, for Lot 7, south of Lake Road, Township of Southwold.
-Bargain and Sale, Adam Robins to William Francis, dated April 14, 1864, for the east half of Lot 5 in the second Range East of River Road, Township of Southwold.
-Indenture of Life Lease between Peter Sutherland and James Donaldson Barber, dated May 30, 1865.
-Mortgage, Henry Berdan to Cordelia Jane Vanseder, for the southwest quarter of Lot 32, North Branch, Township of Southwold.

Miscellaneous Records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1830-2003
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1830-2003
Physical Description
33 cm of textual records
1 drawing : 11.5 x 18 cm
6 postcards: b&w and col.
Scope and Content
Series consists of miscellaneous records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F1 contains miscellaneous legal documents, 1830-1893: indenture of bargain and sale dated August 6, 1830 between Cyrus M. Beach and [Asel?] B. Lewis concerning Lot 3, Fifth Concession, Township of Malahide; indenture of apprenticeship dated April 1, 1846 between William Jackson, Herman Gabriel Chartrain and Henry Huff; indenture for the conveyance of real property dated August 26, 1856 between Jonathan Johnston Teetzell and Ann Travers concerning part of Lot 22 north on Talbot Road East in the Township of Southwold; sworn deposition by Alfred Ryckman of the Township of Malahide dated April 17, 1859 charging that Elisha Sheldon Ganson of the Township of Malahide murdered Dennis Frost with an axe on April 16, 1859; form headed "Information and Complaint for an Indictable Offence" sworn by Isaac Smith of the Township of Malahide, May 13, 1865, charging David Mann, formerly of the Township of Malahide with attempted murder; and depositions dated April 6, 1893 concerning the examination of William Lough of the Town of Ridgetown in the County of Kent on a charge of stealing money from Florence Moody. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2 contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1893-1918. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F3 contains programme for historical exhibition in the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas, May 22-29, 1899. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F4 contains lists of authors of student essays organized by Township and School Section, [189-?].
File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F5 contains Talbot Centennial Banquet notice, invitation (photocopy), and programme, 1903. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F6 contains C.O. Ermatinger prospectus for publication by subscription of sequel to "The Talbot Regime," a work to be titled "The Second Half of the Talbot Settlement: 1853-1903," [191-?]. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F7 contains programme for unveiling of Port Talbot Memorial, June 30, 1926 (photocopy). File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F8 contains programme for dedication of commemoration tablet at Southwold Prehistoric Earthwork, September 15, 1930. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F9 contains itinerary and historical notes for Ontario Historical Society visit to Elgin County, June 1952. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F10 contains deposition of W.C. Miller concerning the Society's claim to the Mrs. Wilson bequest of land on Elgin St., St. Thomas, 1964. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F11 contains newspaper clippings concerning the preservation of the Elgin County Jail, 1977-1978. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F12 contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings concerning the Society's activities, 1978-1989. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F13 contains "Tribute and Toast to Colonel Thomas Talbot, Delivered at the Gravesite...May 18, 1984," by Don Cosens. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F14 contains notice of meeting to establish a committee to preserve and maintain Malahide Farm, the Talbot Homestead. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F15 contains dinner ticket, Trinity Anglican Church, St. Thomas, December 14, 1988. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F16 contains notes for walking tour of old St. Thomas, [1988?]. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F17 contains invitation to Society's 100th anniversary celebration, April 29, 1991. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F18 contains a scrapbook illustrating the history of the Society, 1891-2003. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F19 contains a copy of "One of The Few" by Wayne Neal, published by the Elgin Military Museum, 2000: a biography of Pilot Officer Neil Campbell, St. Thomas, and his service in the RAF 242 'All-Canadian' Squadron, 1940. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F20 contains photocopies of articles written by George Thorman and published in the St. Thomas Courier in 1978 under the general column title "The Way It Was", principally concerning the history of specific City buildings, including the Free Trade Building, corner of Talbot and St. George Streets; Ponsford House, 106 Elgin Street; the Elgin Block, northeast corner of Talbot and New Streets; the Beaver Block, corner of Talbot and John Streets; the Free Library of the City of St. Thomas, Talbot Street; George Wegg residence, corner of Pearl and Curtis Streets; William Arkell residence, 91 Metcalfe Street. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F21 contains a blank form, circa 1900, headed "Information to Obtain a Search Warrant". Used in applying for a search warrant before a Justice of the Peace in the County of Elgin. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F22 contains printed instructions for knitting the "Elgin Sock", compiled by M.C. Foss, published and distributed by the Canadian War Contingent Association and St. Thomas Patriotic Women: presumably prepared to assist and encourage women to knit socks for delivery to Canadian servicemen during the First World War. To view the brochure, enter R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F22 in the "Any word or phrase" search box. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F23 contains ticket, programme, advertisement and notes for theatrical performance entitled "When We Dead Awaken: A Ghost Walk Through the Talbot Settlement", held September 2001 at Old St. Thomas' Church, Walnut Street, St. Thomas. Fundraising event organized by the Old St. Thomas' Church Restoration Committee and the Talbot Bi-Centennial Committee, with performance by the King's Company of Re-Enactors. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F24 contains article published in the London Free Press, December 19, 1964 concerning James Milton of Iona Station, who worked as a lineman for various Elgin County area telephone companies from 1906 to 1964, including the Dunwich and Dutton Telephone Company and the Southwold and Dunwich Telephone Association Limited. Includes photographs. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F25 contains copy of undated newspaper article published in the St. Thomas Times [before 1918] including photographs of various Shedden and area residents gathered at the home of Mrs. Abe Sells, Shedden. Shown in the photographs are Mrs. John Sells, Mrs. Abe Sells, Mr. and Mrs. L. Bainard, Mr. and Mrs. David Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. William Farrah, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Broan, Mr. and Mrs, William Lumsden, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Warner, Mr. Thomas Armstrong, Mrs. Dan Turner, Mr. Joseph Spackman and Miss Eliza Spackman. Photographs were taken by Mr. G.H. Sells. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F26 contains St. Thomas Model School graduation dinner menu, December 13, 1901, together with correspondence between the donor, Mr. Laurie J. Winter, Glendon, Alberta, and the Elgin Historical Society. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F27 contains copy of genealogical research entitled "William Hatch of Bayham Township...With Notes on Related Families: Bowes, Brown, Culp, Dean, High, Johnson, Merritt, Montross, Speice and Travis" compiled and published in 1972 by Donald G. Lane. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F28 contains copy of typescript notes with photographic illustrations relating to a walking tour of pre-Jumbo era homes in the City of St. Thomas conducted June 1985 by George Thorman, Don Cosens and Steve Peters. 17 page tour with 49 points of interest. Sponsored by the St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F29 contains copies of newspaper articles concerning Thomas Talbot, the Talbot Estate and the Talbot Settlement published in the London Free Press, July 1971. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F30 contains copy of a pamphlet entitled "Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks: A Neutral Indian Village," prepared circa 1980 by Parks Canada in co-operation with the Elgin West Women's Institute. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F31 contains two copies of a drawing by J.F. Green depicting the exterior of the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, dated May 5, 1962. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F32 contains programme for a series of public lectures organized in 1988 by Alma College, St. Thomas. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F33 contains programme for a series of public music concerts organized in 1988 by Alma College, St. Thomas. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F34 contains three copies of a booklet containing rules and regulations and schedule of water rates for the St. Thomas Waterworks, 1900. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F35 contains typescript history of the St. Thomas Waterworks, circa 1935. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F36 contains Y.W.C.A. of St. Thomas Devotional and Educational Programme for 1909-1910. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F37 contains undated typescript list of St. Thomas Post Office locations. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F38 contains two copies of programme for unveiling of plaque commemorating the founding of the Talbot Settlement, Elgin County Court House, St. Thomas, September 11, 1971. Jointly organized by the County of Elgin, the City of St. Thomas, the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario, and the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F39 contains two copies of reprints of an obituary notice/ tribute for James Henry Coyne (1849-1942), published by Fred Landon in Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Coyne was the chief organizer and first president of the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute (founded 1891 - later reorganized as the Elgin Historical Society), and the Pioneer and Historical Association of Ontario (founded 1888 and later renamed the Ontario Historical Society). Coyne also served for many years as Registrar of Deeds for the County of Elgin (appointed 1888). File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F40 contains reprint of an article published by James Henry Coyne in Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Third Series, Volume XXII, 1928, entitled "Presidential Address: The Sixty Eventful Years," a summary of significant events in the history of the Dominion of Canada, 1867-1928. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F41 contains photocopy of a letter to the editor by Margaret Coyne, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, January 20, 1948, entitled "Setting Matters Straight About the Buildings Now on the Historic Col. Talbot Estate." File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F42 contains notice of a public meeting organized by the St. Thomas branch of the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee to discuss strategies for preserving the architectural heritage of St. Thomas, [198-?]. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F43 contains undated typescript transcriptions of two letters concerning the establishment of the Talbot Settlement Anniversary: one letter, dated at Port Talbot, March 10, 1817, is addressed from Thomas Talbot to "the inhabitants of the Talbot Settlement"; the second letter, undated, and signed on behalf of a larger group by J. Wilson and L. Patterson, is addressed to Thomas Talbot. Typescripts found in file labelled "Four Winds Press". File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F44 contains reprint of an article published by the Ontario Historical Society in its journal Papers and Records, Volume XXIII, 1926, entitled "The Bold Canadian: A Ballad of the War of 1812," attributed to Pte. Flumerfelt, with an introduction by James Henry Coyne. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F45 contains a photocopy of a prospectus announcing the publication of and soliciting orders for The Talbot Papers, Part I, edited by James Henry Coyne and published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Third Series, 1907-1908. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F46 contains original receipt dated July 1, 1842 and signed by Thomas Talbot: "Received of Edmond Westlake the sum of twenty four pounds five shillings and four pence farthing as payment in full with interest for lot number fifteen south on Edgeware Road in Yarmouth one hundred acres at twelve shillings and six pence per acre." File also includes correspondence concerning the receipt dated May-June, 1903 between Mrs. E. Westlake, New Sarum and Mrs. E.W. Gustin, member of the Society's Council and Vice-President of the Society's Ladies' Auxiliary. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F47 contains copies of St. Luke's Community, a monthly newsletter published by St. Luke's Church, Yarmouth Heights, St. Thomas. Includes Volume 1, Number 2, February 1919; Volume 1, Number 8, August 1919; and Volume 1, Number 9, September 1919. February 1919 issue includes article entitled A Brief History of St. Luke's Church, by Rev. W.F. Brownlee. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F48 contains two copies of a paper entitled "The Political Power of Colonel Thomas Talbot" by Paul Baldwin, published by the Ontario Historical Society. Published in 1965 or later, probably in the late 1960s. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F49 contains a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings concerning the City of St. Thomas for the period November 13, 1934-March 20, 1935. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F50 contains a pamphlet produced and distributed in 1990 by the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society outlining the Branch's mandate, schedule of meetings, special projects, benefits and conditions of membership. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F51 contains a pamphlet entitled "Visit 'the Hill' in St. Thomas" produced and distributed by the Southwestern Ontario Travel Association, [199-?]. Includes descriptions and illustrations of key tourist attractions in St. Thomas, including the Jumbo Monument, Elgin Military Museum, Old St. Thomas Church on Walnut Street, and Elgin County Pioneer Museum. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F52 contains six postcards, [190-?], depicting St. Thomas landmarks: Queen's Bridge (sepia-toned), Talbot Street (black & white), Wellington Street School (colour), M.C.C.R. Bridge (colour), M.C.C.R. Yards (colour), and Bird's Eye View Looking West From City Hall (colour). All contain correspondence, and four are postmarked either 1911 or 1912. Addressees include Mrs. Dugald Tallman, Iona Station, and Mr. V.E. Wickerson, London. Laminated for display by the Elgin Historical Society. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F53 contains petitions dated February-March, 1901 and addressed to the Earl of Minto, Governor-General of Canada, by the municipal councils of the Village of Port Stanley (2 copies), the Village of Springfield (2 copies), the Township of Dunwich (2 copies), the Village of Dutton (2 copies), the Town of Dresden (2 copies), the Township of Gosfield North (2 copies), and the Township of Caradoc in support of an application by the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute for a grant to pay for the erection of a monument in St. Thomas to commemorate Queen Victoria, the establishment and development of the Talbot Settlement, and the military service of area residents during the War of 1812 and the Boer War. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F54 contains a letter dated at Southwold, May 24, 1843, from Colin Munro to John Siton or Aiton, Mission Institute, near Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA. Postmarked at St. Thomas (May 24, 1843) and Detroit (May 27, 1843). Munro discusses his struggles with religious faith, his work as a school teacher in St. Thomas, the construction of plank roads in the district, construction work at the harbour in Port Stanley and ship traffic between Cleveland, Ohio and Port Stanley. Munro also mentions several mutual acquaintances, including John Campbell and George Bonaton, as well as an extra-marital relationship between Jane Begg and Neil Darrach, described as a cart maker, that resulted in their marriage, the birth of a daughter and the death in childbirth of Jane Begg. Colin Munro served as Sherriff of the County of Elgin, 1852-1869. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F55 contains the letter book of James Bell for the period August 1896-April 1903, including copies of out-going correspondence relating to Bell's duties as City Engineer for the City of St. Thomas. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F56 contains an accounts ledger for an unidentified [St. Thomas?] livery stable business for the period March 1852-February 1856, with an index of client account names. The book was later used as a recipe book and household accounts book ca 1896, and later still used as a notebook by a primary school student, possibly a member of the Stover family. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F57 contains the minute book of the Balaclava Home and School Council and its predecessor the Balaclava Mothers' Club for the period May 1919-September 1932. The Balaclava Mothers' Club was established at a meeting held May 20, 1919. The club was for mothers of schoolchildren in the Balaclava Street School District in St. Thomas, Ontario, and was organized to provide social opportunities for its members, to promote an exchange of information and mutual support, to foster parent-teacher relations, and to raise funds. 40 women became members of the Club at its organization meeting. In September 1931 the Club changed its name to the Balaclava Home and School Council. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F58 contains file cards comprising the membership records of the St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society for the period 1943-1945. Cards include members' names and addresses, and notations indicating payment of annual fees. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F59 contains an envelope addressed to Mr. W.H. Murch, [1903?] bearing letterhead of the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute.
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society
Balaclava Home and School Council
Balaclava Mothers' Club
Bell, James
Munro, Colin
Elgin County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
Thorman, George
St. Thomas Waterworks
Coyne, James Henry
Alma College
St. Thomas YWCA
St. Thomas Model School
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks
Subject Access
Municipal Officials
Elgin County Municipal Officials
Schools
Scrapbooks

Elgin Historical Society fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1830-2016
Accession Number
2002-25
2017-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B1-3
R7 S2 Sh3 B1-2
C4 Sh5
M10e
R15 S1 Sh1 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Creator
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
Ontario Historical Society
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2002-25
2017-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B1-3
R7 S2 Sh3 B1-2
C4 Sh5
M10e
R15 S1 Sh1 B5
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1830-2016
Physical Description
1.27 m of textual records
244 photographs : b&w and col.
73 photographs : b&w glass slides
33 photographic negatives
2 photographs : b&w metal plate negatives
1 drawing
6 postcards : b&w and col.
1 map
History / Biographical
The Elgin Historical Society was formed under its original name, the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute, on April 29, 1891, and was soon thereafter affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society.
A separate women's section of the Institute, variously known as the Ladies' Auxiliary or Women's Historical Society, was formed in 1899 and continued in operation until the early 1920s.
For many years the Institute maintained offices, a library and a small museum in the St. Thomas Court House, initially in the original building (destroyed by fire in July 1898), and subsequently, beginning in 1900, in the new Court House.
Prominent early Presidents of the Institute included James H. Coyne, Registrar of Deeds for Elgin County, who also served as President of the Ontario Historical Society and the Royal Society of Canada; Judge C.O. Ermatinger; and long-time Elgin County Clerk K.W. McKay.
The Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute collected, preserved and exhibited archival documents and artifacts, and sponsored numerous publications relevant to the history of Elgin County. At its regular meetings, Institute members presented essays on various subjects. In addition, the Institute raised funds to organize public events and to support the erection of numerous markers and memorials commemorating individuals and events significant in the history of Elgin County, including, in 1903, a four-day celebration in St. Thomas of the Talbot Centennial, marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Talbot Settlement by Colonel Thomas Talbot.
As a result of declining membership, the Society ceased active operations in the early 1940s. At this time, the Society donated a significant portion of its collection of archival documents and artifacts to the Public Archives of Canada.
The Elgin Historical Society was reconstituted in 1967 as a centennial project and has continued in operation since then. For many years, The Society maintained its library and archive of artifacts and documents in the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, St. Thomas.
The Society's objectives as outlined in its constitution are to "bring together those people interested in the diverse heritage of Elgin County and St. Thomas...to research, retain, preserve and present historical data pertaining to the region...to solicit for preservation artifacts, arms, uniforms, military accoutrements, and other objects of historical interest...to solicit for preservation manuscripts, letters, documents, maps, books, pictures and other materials relating to the Society's objectives...to participate in public functions designed to perpetuate the memory of the past...[and] to publish and republish historical material with the aim of disseminating local history over a wide area."
Custodial History
The records composing the fonds were created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute and the Elgin Historical Society. Records were stored as part of a much larger collection at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, and moved to the basement of Yurek's Drug Store, St. Thomas after the Museum fire in 2001. Records were donated to the Elgin County Archives in December 2002.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. Fonds includes minutes of Society meetings; administrative records including annual reports, constitution and by-laws, financial statements, lists of officers, programmes, newsletters and membership lists; correspondence; photographs; records relating to the Society's involvement in the annual Talbot Anniversary Dinner; Society-sponsored publications; and papers and essays prepared for or presented to the Society. The Miscellaneous Records series principally consists of archival records relating to various Elgin County municipal officials, institutions and agencies, collected and maintained by the Society as part of its mandate to preserve and provide access to resources for the study of Elgin County history. Fonds also includes records of the Ontario Historical Society, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute, and an 1886 colour perspective map of the City of St. Thomas that includes a classified business directory and illustrations of prominent city buildings. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Talbot Anniversary Dinner 3. Correspondence 4. Publications 5. Papers and Essays 6. Archives 7. Administration 8. Ontario Historical Society Records 9. Photographs 10. Miscellaneous Records
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society
Balaclava Home and School Council
Balaclava Mothers' Club
Bell, James
Munro, Colin
Elgin County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
Thorman, George
St. Thomas Waterworks
Coyne, James Henry
Alma College
St. Thomas YWCA
St. Thomas Model School
Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks
Accruals
Accruals of minutes and administrative records expected.

St. Thomas, Ontario: The Railway City

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Municipal World Inc. fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1891
Accession Number
2006-11
Storage Location
R5 S1 Sh3 B3 F5
of an equally ancient and honorable English family- the Earls of Shrewsbury. Colonel Thomas Talbot traced his
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Municipal World Inc. fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2006-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S1 Sh3 B3 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1891
Series
Municipal World Inc. fonds - K.W. McKay series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a copy of a publication entitled "St. Thomas, Ontario: The Railway City. Souvenir Edition of The Evening Journal" published in 1891 by the St. Thomas Evening Journal and illustrated with black and white photographs by T.H. Scott and R. Ellison. Collected by K.W. McKay, perhaps in his capacity as a member of the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute.
Name Access
McKay, Kenneth Weir
Municipal World Inc.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Scott Studio
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Publishers
Photographers
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Clachan Community Tweedsmuir History, Volume One

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1890-1984
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B3
to the ladies. Later he met • hundreds of them at a reception. MIDDLE RIGHT- Hon. Thomas L. Kennedy, minister
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1890-1984
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
2 volumes
Scope and Content
The first volume of the Clachan Tweedsmuir History was compiled between ca. 1950 and 1984. The book covers the history of the Clachan Women's Institute and the Clachan village itself, as well as the Thames Valley Red Cross Society,Oak Grove School No. 10, the Aldborough Plains Baptist Church, the Knox Presbyterian Church at Kintyre, the Purcell-McLean Cemetery, the Fleming Pioneer Cemetery, and the village of Cashmere. Many valuable photographs grace the pages documenting the rich history of this community.
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Documents

Burwell Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1982
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Elgin County Museum
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1982
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records and objects
History / Biographical
The Burwell family emigrated to Upper Canada in the aftermath of the American Revolution, settling in the Niagara District in Bertie Township. A son, Mahlon Burwell, born in 1783, trained as a provincial land surveyor and came to Port Talbot in 1811 to work for the District's Crown Land Agent, Thomas Talbot. He surveyed most of the townships in the London and Western Districts and laid out the town plot of London. He was appointed to several key offices in the district including Registrar, was the Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions, the regional government of the day, and was elected several times to the Colonial Assembly. He was regarded as the region's contribution to the Family Compact.
He married Sarah Haun in 1810 and together they had 8 children. Several of his sons rose to positions of local significance within their communities, including Isaac Brock Burwell of Caradoc, John Burwell of Port Burwell, a community founded by his father, Hannibal the creator of this collection and Hercules, who succeeded him as Registrar of Middlesex.
Hannibal took over Mahlon's estate in Elgin County near Port Talbot and lived there with his family until 1871 when he moved the family to London. There he entered the city's elite, supporting the Church of England as had been the family's tradition. Hannibal's daughter Hannah married Rev. David Williams, destined to become the Bishop of Huron and the Archbishop of Ontario.
Of Hannibal's sons, only Alfred E. is represented in this collection. He received his father's papers and associated artifacts which after his own death in 1943, passed to his niece Mary Gweno Williams (later Mrs. K. Boughner) and thence to her daughter, the donor, Rebecca Boughner.
Custodial History
Records were in the custody of Colonel Mahlon Burwell, ca. 1835-1846; from 1846-1886, to his son Hannibal Burwell; 1886-1943 to his son Alfred E. Burwell; 1943-1968, to his niece Mary Gweno Williams Boughner; 1968-2013, to her daughter Rebecca Boughner (the donor).
Scope and Content
The Burwell Family fonds is primarily comprised of the personal and buisness papers of Hannibal Burwell (1825-1886), his son, Alfred E. Burwell (1871-1943) and his daughter Hannah Alberta Eliza Burwell (1864-1929), later Mrs. David Williams.
There are 20 related artifacts including two family bibles, a portable writing desk belonging to Hannibal's father, Mahlon Burwell (1783-1846), a prominent surveyor, Justice of the Peace and MLA, Albert Burwell's South Africa War medals and volunteer service medals and a portrait of Mahlon's daughter Louisa Burwell (1818-1834).
The fonds is divided into the following series:
-Associated Artifacts series, ca. 1800-1914
-Books series, 1808-1931
-Personal Documents and Ephemera series, 1810-1932
-Financial and Real Estate series, 1861-1886
-Correspondence series, 1863-1887
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
Accruals
It is unlikely that additional material related to Hannibal Burwell will be obtained. This collection represents the donor's entire holdings related to that side of the family.

Anderson Department Store fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson Department Store fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
architectural drawings
graphic material
sound recording
objects
multiple media
Date Range
1894-1989
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T5
C1 Sh5 T7
C3 Sh7-C4 Sh7
C5 Sh3 B1-5
C5 Sh4 B1-4
C5 Sh5 B8
C5 Sh6 B1-2
C5 Sh6 B4-5
C6 Sh1 B1-2
C6 Sh1 B4
M1
M10d
M10e
M10f
M10j
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson Department Store fonds
Creator
Northway and Anderson
The Anderson Company Limited
Andersons Limited
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T5
C1 Sh5 T7
C3 Sh7-C4 Sh7
C5 Sh3 B1-5
C5 Sh4 B1-4
C5 Sh5 B8
C5 Sh6 B1-2
C5 Sh6 B4-5
C6 Sh1 B1-2
C6 Sh1 B4
M1
M10d
M10e
M10f
M10j
GMD
textual records
architectural drawings
graphic material
sound recording
objects
multiple media
Date Range
1894-1989
Physical Description
2.27 m of textual records
621 photographs : b&w and col.
4 photographs : b&w negatives
1 photograph : b&w ; metal plate negative
1 photograph : b&w ; glass plate negative
2 photographs : hand col.
11 postcards : b&w
47 architectural drawings
2 drawings
9 metal printing plates
24 signs
1 volume
2 audio cassette tapes
4 ink stamps
2 napkins
5 ribbons
1 banner
2 paper bags
Physical Condition
The condition of the material in the fonds varies from poor to excellent. The majority of the records are in very good condition; however, several ledgers have damaged spines.
History / Biographical
Robert Marshall Anderson was born October 1, 1860 in Peterborough, Ontario where his father, Duncan Anderson, was a Crown Land Agent. He began his career in business as a teenager, working in the nearby town of Lindsay, Ontario for his uncle, Samuel Ritchie, who ran a local dry goods store. Later, Anderson worked as a salesman in the Dundas & Flavelle dry goods store in Lindsay. In 1890 R.M. Anderson invested as a junior partner with John Northway in a new dry goods store in Tillsonburg, Ontario, which Anderson managed. On April 27, 1896 Northway and Anderson opened a new store in nearby St. Thomas, Ontario, with R.M. Anderson as manager. During the next few years the partners expanded their business, opening stores in Chatham, Simcoe and Ingersoll. The Northway and Anderson store in St. Thomas was originally located in the former Griffin and Wright dry goods store in the Arkell Block at 262 Talbot Street, between Queen and Metcalfe Streets. The Arkell Block was destroyed by fire in 1966. Many of the original staff who joined the store in 1896 remained as employees for more than 30 years, including John P. Coyne, Charles Cowley, Harry Scott, John Vahey (window trimmer and decorator), Jennie Drake, Eliza McPhail, Annabelle Sheldon, Mercy Parsons (milliner), Elizabeth Hayton, and Bertha Cox (bookkeeper). Ruby Copeman, the longest serving employee, became a part-time cashier in 1896 while she was a student at St. Thomas Collegiate Institute. During the next fifty years of continuous service Ms. Copeman became Secretary-Treasurer of the company and joined its Board of Directors. She retired in 1946. Another long-serving employee, Warren A. Andrews, joined the store in 1897 as a delivery boy and rose to become head of the house furnishings department. After returning from military service during the First World War as a Lieutenant Colonel, Andrews became a member of the company's Board of Directors and went on to design many of the store’s window displays. To provide much needed space for the growing business, the store's second and third floors were extended to the rear of the building in 1900. Despite these changes, the store soon outgrew its original premises and in 1902 the partners purchased the outstanding stock of dry goods merchants Lindsay Brothers and established a second location in the former Lindsay Brothers premises at 410 Talbot Street between Hincks and Southwick Streets. The new store opened for business on April 23, 1902; the original location at 262 Talbot Street remained open until July 1902 while inventory was consolidated at the new location. Northway and Anderson occupied the first and second floors in their new building, and shared the street level with the Stephen B. Pocock Shoe Store. A small business college occupied the third floor, but it would vacate the space by 1903, allowing Northway and Anderson to establish a tailoring and dressmaking department. In 1906 R.M. Anderson purchased Northway’s majority shares and reorganized the business as The Anderson Company Limited, with himself as company President. In 1908, Anderson purchased the Pocock shoe store and converted the space into an expanded men’s department and administrative offices. In 1919 the demand for additional space led to an extension of the third floor to the rear half of the building, while customer service, convenience and accessibility were improved with the installation of washrooms for store customers and St. Thomas’ first elevator. In 1920 R.M. Anderson incorporated his business as Andersons Limited. By 1929 the store again needed to expand, and an excavation of the basement of the building provided additional space for a new housewares department. In 1932 the store entered a new era when Donald Hume Anderson joined his father as a member of the Board of Directors and manager. In 1939 the store acquired additional space fronting Hincks Street, and the building to the rear of the store was purchased and converted into a cold storage warehouse for fur coats. When Robert Marshall Anderson died on August 24, 1940, D.H. Anderson became company President. To boost public morale in St. Thomas and rally support for soldiers of the Elgin Regiment during the Second World War, D.H. Anderson brought in several traveling displays such as the Royal Dolls, Titania’s Palace, and others for the Red Cross Society and the Cadet Corps. In 1949 he oversaw the installation of new lighting and sprinkler systems. Under the Anderson family's stewardship the store became a landmark institution in the local business community, widely recognized as a leader in retail sales, labour relations and customer service. Robert Marshall Anderson was one of the first businessmen in Ontario to implement a 40 hour work week and, beginning in 1921, also offered his employees sick benefits. By 1946, D.H. Anderson had established an extremely generous employee pension plan. The Anderson Department Store was the first commercial establishment in St. Thomas to install restrooms and drinking fountains for its customers, an elevator, free delivery of purchases, ladies’ tailoring, and customer parking facilities. In 1967 a third generation of the Anderson family joined the business when Robert Morley Anderson became a member of the Board of Directors. The Anderson Department Store continued as a full-service retail operation selling housewares, fine china, clothing and furs until the doors were closed for the last time on October 8, 1988, ending 92 years' of service to the citizens of St. Thomas and surrounding area.
Custodial History
The items and records comprising the fonds were originally in the custody of the Anderson family and were transferred to the Elgin County Archives in 2004.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by Andersons Limited (1920-1988) and its predecessors Northway and Anderson (1896-1906) and The Anderson Company Limited (1906-1920) in the course of conducting business as a retail department store in St. Thomas, Ontario, 1896-1988. Records include ledger books, financial and personnel records, correspondence, photographs and objects. Fonds will be of particular interest to researchers seeking information on the local history of St. Thomas, and the development of retail department stores in Ontario. It would also be of interest to those who want to investigate changes in retail fashion, advertising and marketing during the last century, or local social history through the commercial development and activities of businesses. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Northway and Anderson 2. The Anderson Company Limited 3. Andersons Limited
Name Access
Northway and Anderson
Anderson Company Limited
Andersons Limited
Anderson Department Store
Anderson, Donald Hume
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Northway, John
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Finding Aid
Finding Aid available in Reference Room- REF 34
Related Material
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Anderson Family fonds
Donald Hume Anderson fonds

Papers and Essays

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F31-96
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F119-127
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Creator
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F31-96
R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F119-127
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1897-2001
Physical Description
14 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of papers and essays prepared for and/or presented to the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. To view full transcripts of the following, see separate data base entries: -"Elgin Women's Work During the Great War" by Hattie Robinson. Enter: R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69 in "Any word or phrase" search field. -"Letters to His Family" by First World War fighter pilot "Jack," 1917. Enter: R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F47 in "Any word or phrase" search field. Series contains the following files:
"St. John's Church, St. Thomas" by Amelia Wilson, 1897. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F31
"Election Returns for Dominion Parliament, Elgin County, 1848-1878" by Amelia Wilson, [189-?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F32
"Robert Gourlay" by Amelia Wilson, [190-?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F33
"Jacob Van Ruisdael" by Amelia Wilson, 1901. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F34
"John Graves Simcoe" by Amelia Wilson, 1902. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F35
"Papineauville" by Amelia Wilson, 1904. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F36
"Marguerite du Roberval" by Mrs. J.P. Finlay, [1907?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F37
"George Vancouver" by Mrs. J.P. Finlay, 1904. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F38
"The Old Town Hall, St. Thomas" by Emma Kains, 1908. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F39
"Alma College" by Mrs. Warner, 1908. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F40
"Short Sketch of Waterloo County" by Mrs. S.H. Eby, 1909. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F41
"Acadia" by Mrs. C. St. Clair Leitch, 1909. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F42
"Recent Books by Canadian Authors," [1910?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F43
"Some Reminiscences of the Lives of Aldborough and Dunwich Pioneers" by C. St. Clair Leitch, 1913. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F44
"The Turkish Empire" by Mrs. Holtby, 1915, revised 1923. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F45
"Woman's Proper Place in Society" by A.W. Graham, [1916?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F46
"Letters to His Family" by First World War fighter pilot "Jack," 1917. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F47
"An Ancient Grudge," unattributed, 1921. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F48
"New Lights From Old Letters - Montcalm" by Bessie Hambleton, 1924. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F49
"The Treaty of Locarno" by A.W. Graham, 1926. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F50
"History of the Ross Family, Lake Road, Yarmouth" by Ella Lewis, 1928. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F5
"Disarmament" by George Gray, [1929?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F52
"Rise of the Universities" by Rev. S.F. Main, 1930. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F53
"Colonel Talbot - In Retrospect" by Ella Lewis, 1936. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F54
"Hog's Hollow" by W.C. Miller, [196-?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F55
"Education for Young Women in St. Thomas" by W.C. Miller, [196-?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F56. Concerns the establishment of the Young Ladies' Finishing School, 1848.
"Early St. Thomas Industries" by W.C. Miller, [196-?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F57
"History of Tyrconnell" by W.C. Miller, [196-?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F58
"Historical Notes of a Century-Old Church - The Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, Consecrated October 27, 1847" by W.C. Miller, 1963. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F59
"Leonidas Burwell" by W.C. Miller, 1967. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F60
"Sir Richard Airey" by Mary Earnshaw, 1969 (2 copies). R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F61
"The Foundations of North Yarmouth" by Don Cosens, 1969-1971. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F62
"The Military History of Elgin County" by Brian Sim, 1974. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F63
"History of the St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society" by Richard W. Cartwright, 1995. Includes copy of Cartwright's publication "St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society, 1870-1995." R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F64
"History of Sparta, Ontario and Notes on the Haight and Chase Families" by Sally Martyn, 1995. Includes copy of pamphlet "A Tour of the Historic Village of Sparta" which contains illustrations of village landmarks and a brief history of the village. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F65
"The Founding of the Child Welfare Movement in Elgin County" and "A Brief History of the St. Thomas-Elgin Children's Aid Society" by Steve Bailey, 1997. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F66
"History of Freemasonry in Elgin" by Steve Peters, 1997. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F67
"History of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and Newspaper Publishing in St. Thomas" by Jeff Booth, 2001.
"Elgin Women's Work During the Great War" by Hattie Robinson, 2001. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F69
"The City of Brantford" by Minnie E.H. McConnell, [1907?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F70
"Dr. Annie A. (Backhouse) Backus" by William G. Stewart, not dated, [197-?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F71
"Some South Dorchester Early Settlers" by Mrs. M.B. Stewart, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F72
"Dunwich Township" by Mrs. E.V. Docker, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F73
"Some Early History of Lyons" by Mrs. John Evert, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F74
"Place Names in Aldborough Township" by Mary Lang Ferguson, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F75
"Place Names of Aldborough Township" by John A. McKillop, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F76
"Newfoundland" by Mrs. R.I. Warner, [1906?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F77
"Madeleine de Vercheres" by Miss S. McCausland, [1905?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F78
"St. Augustine, Florida" by Mrs. C.W. Colter, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F79
"The Hudson's Bay Company" by Grace McConnell (incomplete), [1906?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F80
"The Story of Laura Secord" by Mrs. W.H. Waterbury, [1902?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F81
"Australia With Glimpses at its Development and History" by Mr. McColl, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F82
"Sir William Johnson" by A.H. Young, 1928 (incomplete). R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F83
"Wiener's Half Way House," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F84
"Notes on Various St. Thomas Businesses and Buildings," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F85
"Early Settlers of Red River," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F86
"Totem Poles," by Mrs. J.H. Robertson, [1911?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F87
"A Sketch of Malahide and Malahide Castle, Ireland," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F88
"Red River Colonists and Lake Erie Pioneers," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F89
"In the Old Days: A Woman Who Stood For Her Rights," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F90
"Port Stanley History," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F91
"A Record of Lord Elgin's Visit to the Talbot Country ca. 1850," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F92
"Early Days of Canada," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F93
"Duelling in Upper Canada," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F94
"Cobble Stone Masonry Construction in Elgin County ca. 1850," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F95
"Directory Lists of Early Bottlers, Brewers and Druggists of St. Thomas" by Steve Peters and Joseph Peters, 1979 (2 copies). R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F96
"Jacques Cartier" by Mrs. J.P. Finlay, 1908. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F119
"Jean Antoine Matteau" by Amelia Wilson, 1903. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F120
"History of Ottawa" by Amelia Wilson, [1906?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F121
"History of St. John, New Brunswick" by Hattie Robertson, [1906?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F122
"History of the County of Haldimand" by Mrs. C.W. Colter, [1907?]. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F123
"The Seigneurial Tenure," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F124
"Fountainbleu," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F125
"Sir Edwin Landseer," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F126
"Robert Baldwin and Responsible Government," unattributed, not dated. R7 S2 Sh4 B2 F127
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute

Guide to the City of St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Date Range
1893
Storage Location
Box 100, File 24
R5 S4 Sh4 B2
. • Thomas, Ont. 2 T. DONLEY, PROP . The Talbot Settlement In the year 1803, the Hon. Col. Talbot
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 100, File 24
R5 S4 Sh4 B2
Date Range
1893
Scope and Content
The 1893 Gazetteer for St. Thomas
Includes a guide to the city of St. Thomas with pictures of buildings and a short history of the area
68 photocopied pages
There is also an original copy.
Documents

Jumbo - Killed September 15, 1885 - St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1885-1985
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh5 B2 F13
and Bailey Circus visited St, Thomas and the usual parade was held along Talbot street. Here the parade
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh5 B2 F13
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1885-1985
Publication
13e was posted on Facebook: March 17, 2021.
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.2 x 23.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.2 x 14.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18.1 x 22.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 9.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 14.6 x 14.2 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 10.9 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 19.2 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.9 x 11.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 10.7 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.6 x 24.1 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.6 x 14.8 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 16 cm
18 p. textual records
Scope and Content
One black and white copy of a photograph taken on September 15, 1885 on the occasion of Jumbo's death; frequently republished. (13a)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 15, 1975. (13b)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 15, 1975, with caption:
"Big top burns - The P.T. Barnum Hall at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., burns early Monday, destroying Barnum circus memor[a]bilia in the 91-year-old building built with funds provided by the showman. Included in the loss is the preserved remains of Jumbo the elephant." (13c)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published April 15, 1975, and republished ca. 1980 with caption:
"Legend grew in death - Probably the legend of Jumbo grew far more in death than it did during the elephant's life time and much of this can be attributed to the razzle-dazzle circus promoter P.T. Barnum. After the elephant's death in St. Thomas in 1885, Barnum had Jumbo stuffed. He was later on display at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., until he became a fire casualty in 1975." (13d)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published ca.1977. John Kinnear is likely presenting the Elgin County Pioneer Museum with the copy of the "Remember Jumbo" painting that the Elgin County Museum still has in their collection. (13e). From left to right are: Mrs. Marguerite Young, Secretary-Treasurer, Elgin County Pioneer Museum; unidentified, unidentified; John Kinnear (artist), and St. Thomas City Councillor Janet Golding.
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 18, 1977. (13f)
One black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 16, 1977, with caption:
"Plaque to memory of Jumbo unveiled - George Lang, authority on Jumbo memorabilia, and his granddaughter, Sheila Smith, standing in front of the Ontario Heritage Foundation plaque dedicated to the memory of Jumbo, unveiled the plaque[.] The 13,000-pound African elephant was killed in St. Thomas on September 15, 1885 when struck by a locomotive. The plaque was unveiled Friday during a ceremony at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum sponsored by the University Women's Club of St. Thomas. Attending the ceremony were Mrs. Jill Green, president of the club; Mrs. Marguerite Young, secretary-treasurer of the museum; Bill Haight, persident of the Elgin Historical Society; Cliff Barwick, mayor of St, Thomas; Dave Cook, Warden of Elgin County; Ron McNeil, Elgin MPP; John Wise, Elgin MP, and R. Alan Douglas, Ontario Heritage Foundation representative. Richard Glover, a retired history professor from Carleton University, spoke on the historical background of Jumbo at the ceremony. The plaque was dedicated by Rev. R.K. Farrell." (13g)
One black and white photograph taken of the cover of the book "Jumbo 1883-1983" by Andrew Phillips. (13h)
One black and white photograph taken of an illustration in the book "Jumbo 1883-1983". (13i)
One black and white photograph of conceptual art for the statue of Jumbo, 1985. (13j)
One black and white photograph of conceputal art for the statue of Jumbo, 1985. (13k)
One black and white photograph of miniature version of Jumbo statue used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published ca. 1985. (13l)
One photocopy of a black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published 1985, with caption:
"Jumbo recreated - Jumbo, killed in a freak train accident at St. Thomas, Ont., 100 years ago, has been immortalized by animal sculptor Winston Bronnum of Sussex, N.B. The lifelike 40-ton statue is separated at the knees by crane and hydraulic life to begin its journey back to St. Thomas where it will become a landmark overlooking the town.The $70,000 work was commissioned by the town's Kiwanis Club." (13m)
Photocopy of article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, 1935, "Barnum Ballyhoo Made Jumbo Famous on Two Continents". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13a)
Photocopy of article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, August 1, 1952, "Jumbo, Killed Here in 1885, Was Not World's Biggest Elephant, Records Show". 3 copies. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13b)
Photocopy of article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 15, 1955, "Tragic Death of Jumbo In St. Thomas Occurred Seventy Years Ago Tonight". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13c)
Article, Weekend Magazine, December 22, 1973, "The Towering Monarch Of His Mighty Race, Whose Like The World Will Never See Again". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13d)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal (?), April 14, 1975, "Remains of Jumbo destroyed in fire". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13e)
Article, Medford Daily Mercury, April 14, 1975, "$2 Million Tufts Fire Damage; P.T. Barnum's 'Jumbo' Destroyed". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13f)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 15, 1975, "Jumbo was most prized exhibit at Medford, Mass. university". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13g)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 17,1977, "Death of P.T. Barnum's Jumbo is recalled". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13h)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca. 1977, "Commemorating the legendary Jumbo". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13i)
Article, St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 9, 1978, "Elephant's death brought city fame". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13j)
Article, Reader's Digest, 1982, "Jumbo, the World's Most Beloved Animal". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13k)
Press Release, Super Circus International 1984 Program Highlights. (R4_S6__Sh5_B2_F13l)
Typewritten article, intended for St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 1985, "By George!" (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13m)
Typewritten article, intended for St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca. 1985, "Stardom as much as fate brought about the death of the world's largest captive elephant in 1885". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13n)
Typewritten article, intended for St. Thomas Times-Journal, ca.1985, "A 1921 account of the death of Jumbo sugests the giant elephant was killed because of the negligence of a young boy". (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13o)
Typewritten poem, "Jumbo", by W.R. Lundy of Peterborough, on the occasion of the statue of Jumbo being erected in St. Thomas, received by the St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 10, 1985. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13p)
Handwritten poem, "Jumbo's Home Again", signed WBBB, written on the occasion of the statue of Jumbo being erected in St. Thomas. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13q)
Photocopy of handwritten "Elephant Soup" parody recipe, date and writer unknown. (R4_S6_Sh5_B2_F13r)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Jumbo the Elephant
Subject Access
Newspapers
Jumbo
Circus
Historic Plaques
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The Almafilian

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alma College fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1886-1893
Storage Location
R6 S4 Sh2 B1 F4
.." , \\ holl's.,11' l;Hk.'er, 67 Fro1' Sl. l:'1.st, Toronto. 221 Talbot St., St, Thomas, Onto THE J OURN A L
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alma College fonds
Creator
Alma College staff and students
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S4 Sh2 B1 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1886-1893
Series
Alma College fonds- Almafilian series
Physical Condition
poor
Scope and Content
File consists of the Alma College yearbook The Almafilian. Published first as a school newspaper in 1886, The Almafilian was published monthly and seasonally until 1917. After 1917 The Almafilian was published annually at the end of the school year. The Almafilian was written and edited by students with assistance from staff and includes descriptions of school events, jokes, stories, poetry, advertising and photographs of students, staff, visitors and school events.
Name Access
Alma College
Alma Ladies College
St. Thomas Ladies College
Subject Access
Schools
Women
Education
Documents

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