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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1930-1985
Accession Number
2008-01
2015-09
2017-39
Storage Location
Box 14, File 30
R5 S6 Sh1 B3
the one hundredth anniver- sary of the last visit of the great circus elephant, Jumbo, to our city
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
2015-09
2017-39
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 14, File 30
R5 S6 Sh1 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1930-1985
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
"Tufts College: A Seat of Learning in New England" booklet. Includes a picture of "Jumbo, the King of the Elephants" (his specimen on display at Tufts University), ca. 1922.
"Don't Miss Seeing Jumbo"- a reproduction of a circus poster heralding Jumbo.
-"The Beloved Jumbo", an essay by CVN (Charlotte Vidal Nisbet), published in the Vidal Papers, 1939.
"Books: Jumbo biography tells ignominous fate of a regal beast". The London Free Press, April 30, 1977.
Copy of "Jumbo 1885-1985: Official Souvenir Program". Associated with Jumbo Days, June 27-July 1, 1985, marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Jumbo, September 15, 1885.
-"Souvenir Copy: Jumbo 100 Year Celebration", an advertising section of The London Free Press, June 18, 1985" (3 copies).
Promotional package: "Jumbo Comes to St. Thomas, Ontario: Jumbo Days: June 27 to July 1, 1985": includes a schedule of activities, a press release, and a letter to local newspapers.
Brochure: "Jumbo Days & Homecoming Weekend: June 27th to July 1st, 1985" (2 copies).
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Documents

Newspaper clippings - Jumbo

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1929-1985
Storage Location
W1 B6 F15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
W1 B6 F15
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
W1 B6 F15
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1929-1985
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Newspaper clippings series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
1 booklet
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected by Ken Verrell with articles pertaining to Jumbo and his death in St. Thomas, Ontario on September 15, 1885. Also includes a souvenir booklet printed in 1985 as an insert to the London Free Press for the 100 year anniversary of Jumbo's death.
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Newspapers
Railways

Scrapbook - St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900-1990s
Accession Number
2011-16 to 2011-25
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B6 F13
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 B6 F13
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900-1990s
Publication
C1 Sh6 B6 F13 4 - posted to Facebook Monday October 7, 2019.
Series
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection - Scrapbook series
Physical Description
1.6 cm of textual records
8 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains scrapbook material collected by Robert Moore that includes items related to St. Thomas and its history. Includes photographs, postcards, greeting cards, newspaper articles about the St. Thomas Times-Journal, miscellaneous ephemera and invoices from various St. Thomas businesses. Includes the following photographs:
1: Postcard photograph showing the main floor of W.B. Jennings Furniture Co. in St. Thomas.
2: Photograph with caption "1935 Old Home Week" showing Talbot Street, St. Thomas, across from City Hall.
3: Cabinet card potrait photogaph of Colin St. Clair Leitch.
4: Portrait photograph of an unidentified individual, possibly Colin St. Clair Leitch.
5: Scott Studio Copy Print of the 1935 Jumbo Committee
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Scrapbooks
Images

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
the ties were broken and the elephant, now so grotesquely famous, was transported to the docks. So Jumbo
  13 images     18 documents  
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
Images
Documents

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Honsinger Cigar Store

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910-1960
Storage Location
Box 18, Envelope 99040
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 18, Envelope 99040
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1910-1960
Publication
Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: January 26, 2006 Similar to shot in "The Scott-Sefton Collection: Elgin's History Through A Photographer's Lens, Volume 1", pg. 195.
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
The Honsinger Cigar Store, with an Indian ('Chief Mazeppa') statue in front.
The Honsinger Cigar & Tobacco Company Limited was located at 312 Talbot Street from approximately 1910 to 1940. Honsinger's was located at 302-304 Talbot Street as early as 1895. They were the producer of fine cigars in the city. A special cigar brand "Jumbo" was manufactured to commemorate the death of Jumbo the Elephant.
'Chief Mazeppa' was a fixture in front of the Honsinger Cigar Factory and Store on Talbot St. He was later owned by the A.E. Maxwell Cigar Company. In 1969 he was sold to the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers Marketing Board. He was renamed 'Chief Sguharissen' and located in the lobby of their offices in Tillsonburg.
Copy Print Number
793

Records relating to elephant handler Sabu (Roy Moreau)

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1928-1979
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B1 F11
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 Sh4 B1 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1928-1979
Series
Don Cosens Collection - St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains material relating to Roy Moreau, known as "Sabu", who was an elephant trainer who worked for the Ringling Brothers, and whose father was the financial manager for John Ringling. Includes a newspaper article regarding Sabu's visit to St. Thomas in 1978. Also includes material personally sent to Dorothy Ayearst from Sabu, including correspondence, a signed note with a photograph of Sabu handling elephants and a souvenir folder of the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Fingal Observer, April 15, 1941

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Fingal Bombing & Gunnery School fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1941
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B1 F3
and a baby elephant, Tons Thumb, which was always exhibited by the side of Jumbo, no doubt to accentuate
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Fingal Bombing & Gunnery School fonds
Creator
No.4 Bombing and Gunnery School (Fingal, Ont.)
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh4 B1 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1941
Physical Description
1 volume of textual records
Scope and Content
The Fingal Observer, Vol.1, No. 3, April 15, 1941.
Name Access
No.4 Bombing and Gunnery School (Fingal, Ont.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
Fingal (Ont.)
Subject Access
Military
Second World War
Documents

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Profile Photographs, General Interest - Lieut.-Col. Walter Francis Lane Edwards

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1920-1958
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh6 B8 83
- iiderable writing, particularly a listory of "Jumbo," the Barnum ind Bailey elephant that was kill- id in St
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. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh6 B8 83
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1920-1958
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
5 newspaper clippings
Scope and Content
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, undated describing Walter Edwards and his First World War career (R8_S4_Sh6_B8_83a.pdf).
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, 1945 describing the retirement of Lieut.-Col. W. F. L. Edwards back to civilian life (R8_S4_Sh6_B8_83b.pdf).
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, February 17, 1951 describing a forthcoming speech by Colonel Walter F. L. Edwards at a meeting of the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club (R8_S4_Sh6_B8_83c.pdf).
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 10, 1955 describing the death of Colonel Walter Francis Lane Edwards (R8_S4_Sh6_B8_83d.pdf).
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 10, 1958 describing a bronze cup in memory of Col. Walter F. L. Edwards which was presented by his family to Lawrence Park Community Church in Toronto (R8_S4_Sh6_B8_83e.pdf).
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Business and Industry
Documents

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Profile Photographs, General Interest - Walter A. Becker

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1937-1956
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh6 B1 83
, attracted by a crowd, saw Bar- num's big elephant, Jumbo, in his throes of death after being struck down
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. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh6 B1 83
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1937-1956
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Scope and Content
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, 1937, describing the retirement of Mr. Walter A. Becker, an employee of the Michigan Central Freight agents for 52 years. (R8_S4_Sh6_B1_83a.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, May 11, 1950 describing a ceremony for Becker at McColl Lodge No. 386 where he received his 50-year past master's jewel. (R8_S4_Sh6_B1_83b.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, July 22, 1950 describing members of Becker's family who were early pioneers in the area. (R8_S4_Sh6_B1_83c.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, May 1952 describing a picture of Becker and his two sons in West Lorne when he was a freight agent for Michigan Central. (R8_S4_Sh6_B1_83d.pdf)
Clipping, St. Thomas-Times Journal, April 28,1956 describing the death of Becker on Friday, April 27, 1956 with a brief obituary. (R8_S4_Sh6_B1_83e.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Documents

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