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Miscellaneous records relating to Jumbo the Elephant

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh4 B4 F10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh4 B4 F10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Series
Ron Payne Collection - Miscellaneous documents series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains items related to Jumbo the Elephant and his death in St. Thomas, Ontario on September 15, 1885. Includes a centennial matchstick box, a tourist brochure highlighting the history of Jumbo and typed document titled "Jumbo Fact Sheet" which includes biographical information as well as a list of statues erected in his honour.
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elda Mae Patterson fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1973-1993
Accession Number
2003-18
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B1 F25
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elda Mae Patterson fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2003-18
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B1 F25
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1973-1993
Physical Description
20 newspaper clippings
5 pamphlets
3 booklets
2 plastic bags
1 bumper sticker
Scope and Content
Pamphlet: "Jumbo"
Pamphlet: "Jumbo: Schedule of Activities"
Pamphlet: "The Jumbo Story"
Pamphlet: "The Great Jumbo" (2 copies)
Booklet: Newspaper flier, Elgin Mall.
Booklet: "Jumbo Days: A Mammoth 6-Day Celebration with Tons of Fun for Everyone".
Newspaper clippings about Jumbo.
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant
Documents

R6 S6 Sh5 B1 F25 1.pdf

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'Elgin County- Famous Animals'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh1 B2 F13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh1 B2 F13
GMD
textual records
Scope and Content
- assorted newspaper and magazine articles about Jumbo - The Story of Jumbo, by W.F.L. Edwards. St. Thomas, Ontario: Sutherland Press Limited, c1935. (children's book) - eight copies of a large colour postcard showing the Jumbo statue and a bunch of children and adults clustered around it
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant

Jumbo memorabilia

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1978-1989
Accession Number
2010-42
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B6 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2010-42
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B6 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1978-1989
Series
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection - St. Thomas history series
Physical Description
2 volumes
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous memorabilia relating to Jumbo the elephant, killed in St. Thomas, Ontario on September 15, 1885. Includes the following items:
-A children's book titled "Jumbo" published in 1989.
-A children's book titled "Jumbo: The Biggest Elephant in all the World" by Florence McLaughlin Burns, published in 1978.
-Souvenir insert from the St. Thomas Times-Journal created to honour the 100th Anniversary of Jumbo's death. Published on June 18, 1985.
-Brochure for the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, Ontario. Includes a history of Jumbo and his death in St. Thomas.
-Newspaper clipping with article titled "Moment of silence Sunday in city pays tribute to Jumbo anniversary", published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal.
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1973-1991
Accession Number
2005-10
Storage Location
Box 50, File 39
R5 S5 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2005-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 50, File 39
R5 S5 Sh2 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1973-1991
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Custodial History
Transferred from the collection of the London Room, London Public Library.
Scope and Content
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, originals and photocopies, concerning Jumbo, the African elephant and Barnum and Bailey Circus performer killed by a train at St. Thomas September 15, 1885, and about the creation and unveiling of the Jumbo Monument in St. Thomas in 1985.
Includes an advertisement for "A Jumbo Valentine Program", a poetry event held at the St. Tomas Public Library, February 14, 1991 (2 copies). The front of the advertisement card features a design of the Jumbo Statue.
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant
Subject Access
Historic Sites
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1990-2014
Accession Number
2017-39
Storage Location
Box 215, File 12
R11 S4 Sh5 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2017-39
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 215, File 12
R11 S4 Sh5 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1990-2014
Scope and Content
-Green pamphlet: "Jumbo: The Jumbo Story", ca. 1990. Compliments of Waite's Printing Service.
-"Jumbo myth turned inside out: Andrew Hunter goes on a weird safari to fathom the circus elephant", The London Free Press, July 2, 2006. Relating to a Jumbo exhibit at Museum London in 2006.
A photocopy of a St. Thomas Times-Journal newspaper article: "What's bigger than Jumbo in St. T.", June 6, 2014. This article describes the Elgin County Museum exhibit on Jumbo.
Greeting cards and a postcard relating to when Jumbo was painted pink during a repainting of the monument, ca. 2014.
A pamphlet describing The Jumbo Story, ca. 2014 (2 copies).
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant
St. Thomas (Ont.)

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

Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 1
R8 S3 Sh6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 1
R8 S3 Sh6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 12.5 cm
Custodial History
Transferred from the Elgin County Museum: October 29, 2019.
Scope and Content
Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, 1985.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images

Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives181926
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 2
R8 S3 Sh6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 2
R8 S3 Sh6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 12.5 cm
Custodial History
Transferred from the Elgin County Museum: October 29, 2019.
Scope and Content
Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, 1985.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images

Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives181927
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 3
R8 S3 Sh6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 3
R8 S3 Sh6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 12.5 cm
Custodial History
Transferred from the Elgin County Museum: October 29, 2019.
Scope and Content
Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, 1985.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images

Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives181928
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 4
R8 S3 Sh6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 4
R8 S3 Sh6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 12.5 cm
Custodial History
Transferred from the Elgin County Museum: October 29, 2019.
Scope and Content
Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, 1985.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images

Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 5
R8 S3 Sh6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 260, File 12 5
R8 S3 Sh6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 12.5 cm
Custodial History
Transferred from the Elgin County Museum: October 29, 2019.
Scope and Content
Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, 1985.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images

Weekend Magazine

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
December 22, 1973
Storage Location
Box 49, File 38
R5 S5 Sh2 B1
, the largest elephant seen by modern man, the mighty Jumbo. They have seen the posters that bill him
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 49, File 38
R5 S5 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
December 22, 1973
Scope and Content
Issue titled: "St. Thomas, Ontario: where the mighty Jumbo became a legend",
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Documents
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

Jumbo: P.T. Barnum's Greatest Creation

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2007
Storage Location
REF 13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Author: John Passfield
Description Level
Item
Library Catalogue Number
LH 971.334 SIM
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2007
Physical Description
1 volume
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant

Jumbo: Marvel, Myth and Mascot

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014
Storage Location
REF 10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Author: Andrew McClellan
Edited by Jane Bobko
Description Level
Item
Library Catalogue Number
791.32
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2014
Publication
Medford, MA.: Trustees of Tufts College, 2014
Physical Description
1 volume
Name Access
Jumbo the Elephant

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

Research Notes And Transcriptions, St. Thomas Newspapers, ca. 1950.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1950
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B4 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B4 F9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1950
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Research Notes Series
Scope and Content
This File Contains;
A typed history of Jumbo.
Handwritten highlights in St. Thomas newspapers, June to July 1881. Also includes letterhead for the Ontario Provincial Command Ladies' Auxiliary, Canadian Legion. President: Mrs. I. Cameron, 39 Scott Street, St. Thomas.
A brief description of a CN train wreak at Dundas on Christmas night, 1934.
A typed description of instructions for Horse Cars: "When turning corners from one street to another, the horses or mules shall not be driven faster than a walk".
A typed transcription of a Weekly Dispatch article from 1856 relating to a new route opened for conveyance of freight to and from London. The London & Port Stanley Railway will commence carrying passengers and freight on September 25th.
A typed transcription describing the problem of children stealing rides upon the Horse Cars, and the danger this poses to the children, 1883.
A description of the facilities in St. Thomas in 1830. Also, a list of early St. Thomas newspapers. Also, a description of the possibility of the termination of the Liberal newspaper, due to subscribers not paying their subscription money, February 27, 1858.
A typed list of prices for goods, ca. 1860. Goods include shoes, dry goods and teas.
A list of prices for goods in the 1860s. Goods include: butter, lard, cheese, eggs, chickens, potatoes and beef. Mentions the Eakins Manchester House, Brown's, McLean's or Arkell's.
A description of the Dewitt Clinton locomotive.
A description of market price fluctuations and fish prices, 1850.
A history of the Claris Opera House.
An account by Mrs. Jameson, wife of Vice-Chancellor Jameson, first Chancery Judge in Canada, of her visit to St. Thomas in 1837. The account provides an overview of the town, which she describes as "one of the prettiest places I have yet seen".
A description of Daily Lines of Mail Stages, 1856. Provides an overview of the route of Mail Stages, and the overview was prepared by John D. Kiely, Proprietor.
A description of the predecessors of the Wellington Street School: the Classical School, the Grammar School, and the Central School. On the same page is a description of the Moores Tannery: built by Joshua Doan. Joshua Doan was hanged in London after the rebellion.
A description of Robert Carrie's Scotch Warehouse.
A typewritten description of The Waterworks, from the Historical Atlas of Elgin County, 1877. Describes the first public trial of the waterworks on December 16, 1874, and the second trial.
A history of the Grace United Church (a description of landowners of the property, 1816-1848).
The market prices of butter, potatoes, eggs, chickens, geese and turkeys, December 11, 1845.
A Publisher's Complaint from the Canadian Home Journal, July 13, 1877, relating to the fact that six cows broke into a poor printer's garden.
A description of St. Thomas in 1846, from Smith's Canadian Gazetter. Also, an obituary of Samuel Ivor, Tavern keeper, which was published on July 29, 1879.
An announcement from the St. Thomas Journal, April 15, 1879, that work has commenced on the Centre Street Baptist Church. Also, a description of services at the William Street Baptist Church and the Flora Street (later Zion) Baptist Church.
A description of Dr. Walker's California Vinegar Bitters, from the Times, May 1, 1874.
An announcement of a concert to be held in the Opera House. The announcement was published in the Daily Times, December 13, 1882.
An announcement published in the Times, November 24, 1881, regarding the placement and cost of nine new gas lamps (street lighting) which were recently ordered by the City Council to be erected.
An article, "Magnificent Beneficiary", published in the in the Weekly Times, March 26, 1885, relating to a donation of $2000 made by Thomas Williams to pay off the mortgage of $1531 still left on the Thomas Williams Home. The Home was officially opened on October 24, 1882. By a public social (which was covered in the Journal, October 19, 1882).
The Cost of Government, from the Times, November 24, 1881. Lists the salaries of officers. St. Thomas is described as the cheapest conducted city in Canada, insofar as salaried officers are concerned. Lists salary of Police magistrate, City clerk, Treasurer, Assessor-collector, Police force, Engineer, Auditor, and Sanitary inspector.
An announcement in the St. Thomas Standard, February 5, 1846, regarding the ordination and induction of the Reverend John McKinnon in the St. Thomas (now known as Knox) Presbyterian Church.
A description of Rapid Transit, St. Thomas Standard, June 19, 1845. Taken from an ad of "Steamboat Arrangements for 1845". Relates to the steamboat London, which plied between Buffalo and Detroit via Port Stanley, making three rounds trips each week.
A note that Miss Fannie McLean was presented with a gift by her pastor, Rev. F.W. Archibald, on the occasion of her marriage in Knox Church, St. Thomas, October 25, 1887.
A note from the Weekly Times, April 8, 1880 that the members of the Loop Line Rowing Club will commence practicing next week on Pinafore Lake.
An advertisement for baby carriages, sold by J.J. Blackmore, 225 Talbot Street.
A note about the sad condition of the board sidewalks in St. Thomas. Includes the statement: "Wake up councilors and nail down those boards".
A list of people taking part in the program of an unidentified event, June 21, 1898.
Extract from an advertisement for the Martin & Company store, which was located east of New Street. Lists the prices of goods such as socks & stockings, linen towels, feather ticking, caskets, table linens and scotch tweeds.
A note that John Rolph instituted the Talbot Anniversary in 1817. It has been held annually on May 21st ever since.
A biographical note relating to Jabel Robinson.
A list of businesses destroyed or damaged by a fire, published in the Canadian Home Journal, May 9, 1873. Also, a list of articles in the Canadian Home Journal, 1873, relating to The Beaver Fire Company, the opening of the Opera House, and the Waterworks by-law situation.
An item from the Canadian Home Journal, May 2, 1823, from London, Ontario, mentioning that a company has been formed here to manufacture an article similar to India-rubber out of a common Canadian weed by a process discovered by a gentleman of this place.
A listing of furniture business locations can be found in the Canadian Home Journal, May 11, 1873, page 4; business location for the Southern Counties Permanent Building & Savings Society.
A description of a strike at Haggart & Cochrane's foundry, St. Thomas Times, November 22, 1881. A biography of Colonel Talbot, St. Thomas Times, October 27, November 3, November 10, 1881. A description of Ward boundaries, St. Thomas Times, October 22, 1881.
From the St. Thomas Times, September 27, 1885, that extra policemen will be on duty during Fair week.
Brief biographical sketch of Dr. John Henry Wilson, MPP for East Elgin, 1871-1879, MP for 1882-1891.
A note stating that it was resolved that Reverend Griffith is permitted to get the Methodist Episcopal Church (now Central United Church) frescoed on condition that he assume the liability for same.
List of newspaper articles, 1883. List includes item re. tearing down the St. Thomas Church, June 27, 1883; Central Market controversy, contract for iron bridge for the MCR, Times, June 11, 1883.
A note relating to an article in the Southern Counties Journal, March 22, 1887 regarding turning the old Cochrane works into an Opera House.
A note outlining the history of the YMCA 1860-1915.
A note describing the Robertson, Lindsay & Wilcox stores in 1895.
A partial handwritten transcription of an article by Dr. J.H. Coyne in Journal, December 29, 1917: "Village of St. Thomas Came into Existence Hundred Years Ago".
A note regarding the Scott Act, which prohibited the sale of liquor in hotels. The act came into force on May 1, 1886.
A list of references to people in the book "Talbot Regime".
A list of Chisholm family members and their dates of death.
A written transcriptionof two articles published in the St. Thomas Times, September 13, 1881: "Pioneer Pictures: How St. Thomas Got Its Name: A Pioneer House" , "The First Suicide (From the Recollection of Jeronimus Rapelje)".
A list of teacher salaries in 1906.
A photocopy of a February 1934 article: "Cal Ellis, who Owner first Auto Here, in 1900, Is Dead".
A description of the Vickers Express, a rail line that was organized by John J. Vickers in 1854. Includes information about J.O. Kains and the Kains East India House.
A list of names that the Knox Church Memorial Windows are dedicated to.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas
Jumbo the Elephant
Chisholm (family)
Central United Church

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
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"The Story of Jumbo" (copy)

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
originally published in 1935
Storage Location
REF 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Author: W.F.L Edwards
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Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
originally published in 1935
Publication
St. Thomas, ON.: The Sutherland Press Limited (original publishers)
Physical Description
1 volume, 34 p.
Scope and Content
A children's story about Jumbo the Elephant.
Subject Access
Jumbo

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