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Ann Verrell with the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1990s]
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F1 24a
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F1 24b
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F1 24c
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F1
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F1 24a
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F1 24b
R4 S5 Sh2 B2 F1 24c
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1990s]
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
3 photographs : col ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Three photographs of Anna (Ann) Verrell posing beside the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas, Ontario, while the statue was painted with pink primer.
Name Access
Verrell, Ken (1926-2016)
Jumbo the Elephant
Subject Access
Railways
Images

Arrival of the Jumbo statue in St. Thomas

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives181924
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

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives181929
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

'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

Grand Trunk Railway Locomotive

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1890
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh2 B4 F26
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Item Number
G-35
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh2 B4 F26
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1890
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Photographs Series
Scope and Content
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:
glass lantern slide
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Grand Trunk Railway
Wabash Railroad
Jumbo the Elephant
Subject Access
Jumbo
Railways
Images
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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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Location
R7 S4 Sh3 B2 F2 115
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S4 Sh3 B2 F2 115
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of a group of tourists visiting the Jumbo Monument in St. Thomas, included in the Eden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 3, page 115.
Name Access
Eden Women's Institute
Eden (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Images
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.)
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
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
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
September 15, 1885
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
C4 Sh5 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 31
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh5 B3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
September 15, 1885
Series
Scott Studio fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 19 x 25 cm in mat 30 x 35 cm.
(There is also a close-up duplicate in the same box)
History / Biographical
Jumbo, the P.T. Barnum Circus elephant, was struck and killed by a Canada Southern Locomotive on September 15, 1885.
Scope and Content
This photograph is of Jumbo shortly after he was killed. He is surrounded by a group of people, and a locomotive is parked on the tracks behind the body.
-To the left of Jumbo in the photograph is Edgar H. Flach.
-In front of Jumbo is a Grand Trunk Railway official.
-Beside Jumbo's head is Matthew Scott.
-Third row from back of photograph, fifth from left- probably George Cosens.
-The sixth person from the right is possibly the uncle of George Henry Robbins.
-The eighth person from the right is identified as George Henry Robbins.
Name Access
Hopkins Studio
Scott-Sefton Studio
Jumbo the Elephant
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
September 15, 1885
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Location
C4 Sh5 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
P 32
Accession Number
2002-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh5 B3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
September 15, 1885
Series
Scott Studio fonds
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 25 cm in mat 25 x 30 cm
Physical Condition
Fair: ripped along edges
History / Biographical
Jumbo, the P.T. Barnum Circus elephant, was struck and killed by a Canada Southern Locomotive on September 15, 1885.
Scope and Content
This photograph is of Jumbo shortly after he was killed. A man is standing beside the body.
Name Access
Hopkins Studio
Scott-Sefton Studio
Jumbo the Elephant
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F1 #16
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
Brian Wilsdon
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F1 #16
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Jumbo monument, St. Thomas. On the back of the postcard, there is a caption containing a brief history of Jumbo.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F1 #19
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
The Postcard Factory
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F1 #19
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Jumbo Monument, St. Thomas.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F5 #11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
Brian Wilsdon, St. Thomas, Ontario
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F5 #11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 15 x 23 cm
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Jumbo Monument, St. Thomas, with school children seated at its feet. On the back of the postcard there is a caption containing a brief history of Jumbo.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images
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

Jumbo after being hit by a locomotive on September 15, 1885, in St. Thomas

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1885
Accession Number
2018-56
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B3 F22 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-56
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B3 F22 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1885
Publication
Posted on Facebook: September 9, 2020.
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
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".
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
User Comments
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".
Images

'Jumbo at Night, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada'

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F5 #10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert Moore Postcard Collection
Creator
Brian Wilsdon
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh6 B2 F5 #10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[199-]
Physical Description
1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Jumbo Monument, St. Thomas, by night.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Jumbo the Elephant
Images

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