- 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
Grand Trunk Railway Locomotive [No. 207?], ca. 1890. The Grand Trunk Railway roundhouse/engine house is in the background. Note the metal figure of an elephant at the front of the train, possibly an allusion to the circus elephant "Jumbo" who was struck and killed by a Grand Trunk Railway locomotive in St. Thomas, September 15, 1885. Note the child standing at the front of the locomotive and the dog on the running board. This image was copied from a newspaper article possibly published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal claiming that this is the train that killed Jumbo. File includes:
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.
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Photographs series
1 photograph : sepia cabinet card ; 10 x 14.5 cm on card 11 x 16.5 cm
Scope and Content
A "souvenir" cabinet card of Jumbo after being hit by a locomotive on September 15, 1885, in St. Thomas. On the reverse of the card, it states: "The Death of Jumbo, Photographed on the Spot, Presented with Compliments of W.R. Jackson, Jeweler. Goldsmith's Hall, 292 Talbot Street. Oddfellows' Block, St. Thomas".
Comment by Steve Peters on Facebook in September 2020: "These are quite rare. Have only seen a few over the years. Note the photo has been cropped. The original shows a man on the tender to the right and a young girl in dressed in black on the upper left. Have always been baffled that no one ever identified all the people in the picture. We likely know less than a 1/4".