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Harley Lashbrook research files: Township of Aldborough history

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Date Range
1967- ca. 2011
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Location
W8 B5 F1
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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
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2016-09
2018-35
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Archives Storage Rm. 110
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W8 B5 F1
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Date Range
1967- ca. 2011
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, during his research on the history of the Township of Aldborough. Compiled ca. 1960-1980s. Includes:
-West Lorne Sun Aldborough Section- Centennial Edition, June 29, 1967. Includes articles such as: "Nelly Campbell first woman ashore at Aldborough's Plymouth Rock", "Oak Grove area settlers played prominent role in Aldboro's history", and "James Fleming tombstone".
-"The Early History of Aldborough".
-"Interesting stories about Aldborough in Dutton Enterprise": an index of stories, 1882-1908.
-"Aldborough's Great History"
-"Aldborough Settlers Found a helpmate in Flora McKellar".
"Aldborough's First Settler Was Alone In the Forest Five Years: James Crane settled in 1811 and had no permanent neighbour until 1816, when Scottish families arrived; fine German stock helped development, which was slow"", June 29, 1927. (St. Thomas Times-Journal Special Edition on Aldborough and West Lorne).
-"Old West Elgin Homes: The Brock's Creek McColl's Home".
-"John Outdid Victoria in Early Elgin Street Names"/
-"Elgin Once Land of Great Oaks and Walnuts".
-"Rodney, West Lorne Incorporated", The West Lorne Sun, December 17, 1987.
-newspaper article: "Seaside Waterfronts Inc. Plan for Port Glasgow", ca. 2011.
-scanned photograph of Hotel Eagle, ca. 1910, from the collection of Vicky Swain, ca. 2011.

Harley Lashbrook research files: Biographies/ Family histories

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1979-2002
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-39
Storage Location
W8 B5 F2
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-39
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1979-2002
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of biographies of important people in the history of Aldborough Township/ prominent citizens. Compiled 1979-2002. Articles include:
-"Pioneer Women Knit Mitts for Men Who Laid Rails for Canada Southern Railroad: Mrs. Eliza J. Person Reveals a Wealth of Pioneer Incidents From Her Storehouse of Memories; member of Yarmouth's Taylor Family", August 1, 1952.
-"Irving Thomas one of five chosen in '37 to organize TCA", The West Lorne Sun, December 21, 1974.
-Programme for the 25th Anniversary, Rodney and West Lorne Kiwanic Clubs and Honour Night: Dr. Robert Bandeedm President Canadian National Railways, West Elgin Secondary School, West Lorne, Ontario, April 11, 1975".
-"A most unforgettable character: Alex "Doc Shack" Sim", The Rodney Mercury, September 27, 1979.
-Obituaries for Patrick Doyle (founder of the Aldborough Old Boys Association), Edward J. Doyle, David Hoy, George Deshaw, Duncan Doyle, Mrs. Fred Deshaw, and Edward Doyle.
-Biography of James Campbell, who died in 1892.
-"Old Mrs. Ritchie".
-Correspondence and notes on the Mistele family, 1985.
--"Clint Campbell 90 Tuesday, has many recollections", 1989.
-Correspondence with Barbara Axford, regarding the Tansley family, 2002.
-photocopies articles (no date) relating to Mrs. Katie Young, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Mckillop's golden wedding anniversary, W. Lawrence Kruppe, Mrs. C. Tunks, and Lydia Ripley.

Harley Lashbrook research file: Business and Industry

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1934-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
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W8 B5 F3
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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
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W8 B5 F3
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graphic material
Date Range
1934-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of businesses and industry in Aldborough Township. Records date from 1934 to 2000. Articles include:
-"A Pioneer Business Passes", an article about Mistele's store, August 1934.
-"Saw, Planing and Shingle Mill erected by Stoddard and Stewart (business began in 1863).
-"Started in 1863: Stoddard and Stewart Old Rodney lumber mill supplied the area".
-Write-up of Carl Wray's photography business.
-Advertisement for S.B. Morris & Co., Rodney, from the St. Thomas Times Steam Print, March 18, 1879.
-Advertisement for J.J. Mistele & Co., Rodney Chronicle Print, October 27, 1884.
-A write-up of Nicholson's Turning Factory, which operated from ca. 1880-1892.
-A write-up about the First Casket Factory, run by the Mowbray family.The Greer and Flater families are also mentioned.
-"Canada Casket Company, A Joint Stock Co. promoted by W.N. Lusty".
-"Factory Burned", Rodney Mercury, May 13, 1915. Article about the Rodney Woodenware Factory burning down.
-A write-up of the Rodney Sash and Door Factory (known for many years as the Mitchell and Graham factory). It was built in 1884.
-A write-up of the Rodney Cheese Factory.
-"Cheese Making business Became Thriving indutry for Rodney Farmers". Article about George Henry's cheese-making business.
-A write-up of Edward Josph Schmid's jewellery business.
-"Dan Markle's Carriage Works".
-Photocopied notes about businesses Stinson, Lusty, Staddrd & Stewart.
-"Lasbrook Produce building new egg-breaking Plant; To Employ 9".
-"Lashbrook Produce installs costly new egg pasteurizing equipment".
-"Open House at Lashbrrok Produce"
-"Canadian Egg Grading Laws Assure Buyers of Fresh Produce".
-"Great Lakes Paint Company Locating Here", May 25, 1950.
-"Rodney Flour Mills Operate Grain Elevator", ca. 1950.
-"Bus Route Sold" (Nelson Horne), The West Lorne Sun, December 13, 1962.
-"Canadian Wood Products Closing Down October 18th; 45 Affected", August 22, 1963.
-"Unusual Harvester Built at West Lorne, Shipped to Great Britain", May 16, 1966.
-"South Shore Manufacturing builds pea picking machine for Britain", May 16, 1966.
-"Canadian Woodenware Products burned down in mid-July 1967, the result of arson".
-"Cucumber crop heaviest ever; New picking nachine is use", Rodney Mercury, August 25, 1966.
-"Joe Schmid retiring: Schmid's Jewellery going out of business after 92 years in Rodney", The West Lorne Sun, October 26, 1967.
-"Lord Elgin tours Schliehauf farm and Swain Greenhouse", The West Lorne Sun, October 7, 1976.
-"Jewell's West Lorne Tractor Ltd. official opening today", The West Lorne Sun, March 15, 1979.
-"Jocius' greenhouses being utilizes year roundwith winter crop of snapdragons", The West Lorne Sun, January 5, 1984. Also, a written background of Erie Gaardens at New Glasgow (his business).
-"Expansion underway at Milner-Rigsby".
-West Elgin Free Press issue, including coverage of the demolition of the Elgin Co-operative buildings, March 11, 1998.
-"New era dawns for Milner-Rigsby: Ownership change brings stability to West Lorne firm", St. Thonmas Times-Journal, April 1, 2000.
-"Walterscheid rebounds from near closure", St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 1, 2000.
Subject Access
Business and Industry

Harley Lashbrook research file: Church history

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of churches in Aldborough Township. Records compiled from 1972 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-"Blessings on a New Bell: Notable day for Roman Catholics at Bismarck: Reopening of the Church: The Splendid Work of Rev. Father Quinlan and His Parishioners" (about St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, West Lorne).
-A history of St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church on Middle Street.
-a photocopy of an unidentified church, likely in Aldborough Township. It is captioned "Presbyterian: Now United Church". Original photograph is ca. 1910.
-photocopied article: "German Immigrants Built the First Catholic Church", St. Thomas Times-Journal.
-"Pentecostals building seventh Rodney Church", Rodney Mercury-Sun, January 5, 1950.
-A brief history of the Argyle Presbyterian Church, Crinan.
-"Sod broken Sunday for new St. Mary's Church", West Lorne Sun, June 8, 1972.
-"St. Mary's Church re-opened, new bell dedicated, 26 boys, girls confirmed 75 years ago", The West Lorne Sun, September 20, 1976.
-photocopied newspaper clipping, December 1983: "Rodney Christian Church had its own orchestra 50 or so years ago..": provides an identification for the photograph.
Subject Access
Churches
Religion

Harley Lashbrook research file: Clubs and service groups

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F5
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of clubs and service groups in Aldborough Township. Records compiled from 1972 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-"Aldborough Old Boys' Picnic: the 16th Annual Picnic and Reunion was a splendid success", August 13, 1914.
-"Rodney's former Sit and Spit Clubhouse leaves Furnival St.", Rodney Mercury, 1970.
-"Officers returned: International Club's second annual meeting held Saturday", The West Lorne Sun, February 17, 1972.
-"Electa Chapter donates to three worthy causes".
-"International Club to build $100,000 club at Back and Kerr: Ready for Oktoberfest", The West Lorne Sun, July 3, 1975.
-"International Club's Holiday Fest attracts large crowds", The West Lorne Sun, July 3, 1975.
-"International Club makes offer on Ontario Plant Foods warehouse", March 25, 1976.
-"25th Talent Show, Silver Memories very successful (West Lorne Kiwanians), West Lorne Sun, May 4, 1978.
-"400 pack International Club to honor V.E. "Earl" Lemon", The West Lorne Sun, May 10, 1979.
-"Future of Morris Bank Block as a lodge hall in question", The Rodney Mercury, September 6, 1979.
-"International Club's 9th annual meeting held Sat.", February 14, 1980.
-"30-year history of Rodney Kiwanis Club recalled", The Rodney Mercury, June 12, 1980.
-"Winners of the Elgin Open Log-Sawing Contest at the Knights of Columbus Hall", The West Lorne Sun, February 3, 1983.
-"International Club burns $145,000 mortgage at Saturday's night ceremony", June 14, 1984.
Subject Access
Churches
Religion

Harley Lashbrook research file: Cultural history

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F6
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of cultural history in Aldborough Township. Records compiled from 1972 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-"20-2- Gallery focuses on Elgin sculptors' work".
-"West Lorne Artists Win Canada Council Awards".
-an articleabout the Rodney Choral Class' March 1935 production of "Tulip Time".
Subject Access
Theatre

Harley Lashbrook research file: Disasters

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1972-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of disasters in Aldborough Township. Records compiled from 1972 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-a write-up from the Dutton Advance, June 14, 1906: "Rodney was in the direct part of the storm Friday night which did much damage throughout the area, the village suffering severely".
-"The four victims of the horrible accident here", January 4, 1934. This article is about how four young people died when a fast Michigan Central Railway freight train crashed into their automobile at the crossing on Furnival Street (2 copies).
-"Rodney asks 24-Hour gates at crossing", St. Thomas Times-Journal, January 3, 1934.
-"Tornado causes $100,000 Damaage in W. Aldboro", March 7, 1956.
-"June 11 not late for frost".
-"Parents' rescue bid fails, four children die in fire", london Free Press, January 9, 1968.
-"Tornado-like winds interrupt power 4 hours Monday in WL", June 1983.

Harley Lashbrook research file: Fairs and celebrations

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1971-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Location
W8 B5 F8
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1971-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of fairs and celebrations in Aldborough Township. Records compiled from 1971 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-"Rodney Reunion sets Record Attendance of Seven Thousand", ca. 1920.
-a history of the Rodney Fair. Also, a photocopied newspaper article from the Mercury-Sun, 1938: "First Aldborough Fair Scoiety was organized in 1851".
-"Aldboro enters centennial year Saturday", 1950.
-"Writer sees unlimited possibilities for Aldborough Township's centennial", 1950.
-an article about the Aldborough Boys' Beef Calf Club at the Rodney Fair, St. Thomas Times-Journal, 1950.
-"25th Anniversary of Rodney Fair as reported in 1883 issue of Dutton Enterprise", October 6, 1977.
-"Coronation ceremonies held 25 years ago in Rodney, West Lorne", 1978.
-"5th Alboro Old Boys' picnic attracted 6,000 75 years ago".
-several newspaper articles relating to the history of the Rodney Agrcultural Society and the Rodney Fair, 1904-1990 (photocopied ca. 2000).
Subject Access
Sports and Recreation

Harley Lashbrook research file: Financial history

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1934-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F9
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1934-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of the financial history of Aldborough Township. Records compiled from 1971 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-Tax receipt for Adam McLean, 1876 (photocopy).
-Tax receipt for Duncan McCallum, 1906 (photocopy).
-Advertisement for The Traders' Bank, Rodney Branch, A.S. Winlow, Manager, Rodney Branch (photocopy).
-Village of Rodney Tax Notice, 1934.
-Duplicate of a one dollar bank note of the Bank of the County of Elgin (photocopy).
Subject Access
Sports and Recreation

Harley Lashbrook research file: Law history

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1990-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F10
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1990-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of the lawl history of Aldborough Township. Records compiled from approximately1990 to 2000. Records include:
-a copy of an article form October 21, 1906, about the arrest of Frank Dusenberry, for being married to two women.
-a list of the first women jurors in Elgin County, September 14, 1953.
Subject Access
Justice
Crime

Harley Lashbrook research file: Medical history

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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1931-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F11
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1931-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of the medical history of Aldborough Township. Records created from 1931 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-an obituary for James S. Munger of Rodney, 1912.
-an obituary for Dr S.M. Dorland, 1931.
-"Rodney had some fine medical men".
-biographies of Dr. Harold McCann, Dr. John G. Whittekar, Dr. Hector McLean Paterson, Dr. Soloman Matthey Dorland, and Dr. D.F. McDonald.
-biography of Dr. Thomas Ivison Barnby.
Subject Access
Medicine
Doctors

Harley Lashbrook research file: Military history

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2008
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Location
W8 B5 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F12
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2008
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of the military history of Aldborough Township. Records created from 1975 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-"First Rodney Man Killed In Action", May 5, 1917, newspaper notice regarding the death of Sapper Frank Kay (photocopy).
-"Canada Pledges Aid to Great Britain: Germany's Failure to Answer British Ultimatum Puts Nations at War". September 7, 1939 (photocopy).
-"New and Increased Taxes to Meet War Expenditure", Rodney Mercury, September 14, 1939 (photocopy).
-A letter to R.A. Swartz of West Lorne, regarding membership in the Caterpillar Club.
-a photocopy of an unidentified group of young women, likely in military uniform, ca. 1942. The women's signatures is also included.
-"Honor Roll: Those who paid the Supreme Sacrifice", August 16, 1945.
-a programme: "Welcome Home Banquet to The Boys and Girls of West Lorne and SS No. 6 who servied in the Armed Forces, Community Hall, West Lorne, Wednesday, January 29, 1947".
-a photocopied St. Thomas Times-Journal, January 30, 1947 article: "West Lorne honors those who served: At great community meeting, veterens welcomed home; dinner and presentation".
-an original London Free Press article, regarding the formal welcome home for veterans of West Lorne, January 31, 1947.
-"History of West Elgin Legion Branch 221", 1975.
-"Villagers, Evaporator dried apples for starving Belgians: 1915 war effort", The Rodney Mercury, November 27, 1975.
-a photocopied St. Thomas Times-Journal, November 14, 1981 article about George Pfeifer of West Lorne, who was abomber during the First World War: "Great War pilots: Last in a series: Night bombing lonely, lacked glamor of day fighter pilots".
-"Honored for 40 years of service", ca. 1984. Newspaper article relating to 40-year members of the Legion.
-"Canadian medical unit in NATO operates just behind front", The Rodney Mercury, June 18th, 1987.
-"Request for Veteran's Information": forms produced by the Elgin Military Museum and Harley Lashbrook, ca. 2000.
-Photocopies of crests of Canadian regiments, as well as photocopies of pages from the book "The Canadian Corps, 1914-1934", listing significants battles of the First World War.
-Copies of newspaper articles and other write-ups about Major James G. McMillan, from Dunwich Township. He served in the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross in December 1916. He was also a well-known mining engineer.
-a photocopy of a 2004 article about Charlie Cronkite, who served in the Second World War.
-Photocopies of pictures of First World War veterans, likely from Aldborough Township.
-Photocopies of newspaper articles relating to soldiers from Elgin County who served in the Second World War. Most of the articles are relating to soldiers from Aldboroogh Township, but some are relating to soldiers from other parts of Elgin County.
-2008 newspaper article: "Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget", The Chronicle, November 6, 2008. Discusses some of the prominent veterans from the western part of Elgin County.
Subject Access
Military

Harley Lashbrook research file: Newspaper indexes and history

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163757
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Elgin County Archives
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Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1904-2007
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W8 B5 F13
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W8 B5 F13
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1904-2007
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of the newspaper indexes and history of Aldborough Township. Records created from 1904 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-Front page of The Elgin Sun, January 14, 1904.
-"The fall meeting of the Southwestern Ontario Weekly Newspaper Publishers Association was held Friday, October 14th at the Tally-Ho Inn, Kingsville", 1949.
-"Finds Old Mercury with Interesting News", April 7th, 1949.
-A 1953 calendar advertising Mercury-Sun Publications.
-"Life in Rodney Reflected in West Elgin Mercurys: Many interesting items found in Old Mercurys of 1887 and 1897".
-Rodney Mercury, January 7, 1959: "Ernest Lashbrook, 70, Former Publisher, Passes After Long Illness".
-An index to Aldborough-related stories in the Elgin-St. Thomas Centennial edition.
-An index of feature articles, 1975-1987.
-Correspondence to Lynn Lashbrook, regarding the Anniversary edition, 1985.
-History of West Lorne newspapers, history written ca. 1989.
-a 2007 article about Lynn Lashbrook, who was President of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association, 1977-1978 (he died in 1996).
Subject Access
Medicine
Doctors

Harley Lashbrook research file: Photographs and postcards research

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1977-1988
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B7 F14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B7 F14
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1977-1988
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of photographs and postcard research. Records created from 1904 to approximately 2000. Records include:
-Photocopies and captions of photographs in Harley's collection. Could assist in identifications of photographs.
-Photocopies of columns "From the Early Files", 1977-1988.

Harley Lashbrook research file: Political history

https://inmagic.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives163763
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978-1998
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Location
W9 B8 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
2018-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B8 F1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978-1998
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, as well as original records, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, relating to the political history of Aldborough township. Records created or compiled from 1978 to 1990. Records include:
-programme: "Official Opening of the Senior Citizens' Apartments, 144 Main Street, West Lorne, october 27, 1978".
-"Sixty Years of Politics in Elgin County has seen many changes", ca. 1912 (photocopy).
-a photocopy of Council and Municipal Officials, possibly Township of Aldborough, ca. 1940.
-a photocopy of Council and Municipal Officials, Township of Aldborough, 1943.
-A photocopy of a notice that Dugald Lindsey has been appointed to the Office of Collector for the Municipality of Aldborough.
-"Municipal Elections Off For Duration of the War", November 2, 1939 (photocopy).
-"Philip Schleihauf Becomes 90th Elgin Warden in Landslide Vote", 1955 (photocopy).
-"A Glance at the Legislative History of Kent-Elgin", compliments of Jim McGuigan, MPP, Kent-Elgin Riding, ca. 1981.
-a list of Reeves of Aldborough Township, 1850-1998.
Subject Access
Politics

Harley Lashbrook research file: Postal history

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-1990
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B8 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B8 F2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-1990
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of postal history research of Aldborough township. Records created or compiled from ca. 1970 to 1990. Records include:
-a photocopy of an Eagle postmark, 1883.
-a general history of postal service in Rodney, with a listing of the Postmasters of Rodney.
-"Postal and Other History of Elgin County": Lists former Postmasters for the various communities in Aldborough and Dunwich Townships, as well as Former Post offices in Elgin County.
-"Crinan Post office operated 108 years by three Mcintyre families: Started June 4, 1859", The West Lorne Sun, June 29, 1967 (photocopy).
-"Era end for Crinan: Post office closes after more than century", London Free Press, 1967 (photocopy).
-photocopy of an article relating to the excavation of the site for Rodney's new post office, The West Lorne Sun, July 22, 1965.
-"Excavation for Rodney's Post Office was made in July 1965", The Rodney Mercury, July 17, 1975: photograph and caption (photocopy).
-"Envelope is More Than Item of Stationery", Coin Stamp Antique News, January 3, 1976.
-newspaper article: "retiring postmaster in Rodney won't have to sort out her work", 1987. Discusses the retirement of Anne Wallis.

Harley Lashbrook research file: Infrastructure history

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B8 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B8 F3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of public utilities history research of Aldborough township. Records created or compiled from ca. 1970 to 1990. Records include:
-a transcript of an Elgin Sun article, November 28, 1912, about the Wallaceburg-Rodney Oil and Gas Company.
-a scan of a photograph of the Official Opening of Hwy #75 from New Glasgow to Rodney on August 11, 1937. Also, information and identifications relating to the photograph.
-"New Main Street Lighting Turned on First Time Monday", The Mercury-Sun, June 9, 1938.
-"Await Final Word from Railway on Waterworks Idea / Village Calls for tenders on Proposed Waterworks System", December 1, 1938 (photocopy).
-"West Lorne Waterworks Formally Opened Friday / Waterworks at West Lorne ready for use this week", October 19, 1939 (photocopy).
"Town Justly Proud of Lighting System", 1947 article (photocopy) about Rodney's lighting system.
-"New telephone system now effective in Rodney", The Mercury-Sun, February 1948.
-"Motoring made easy of County roads today", 1950.
-"Beck makes good promises to farmers: Rural Hydro first shown to Elgin County farmers near city forty years ago", St. Thomas Times-Journal, August 1, 1952.
-"History of Hydro, West Lorne" by Mary Lou Phoenix Sheeler, ca. 1970.
-"West Lorne PUC chairman announces his resignation", ca. 1975.

Harley Lashbrook research file: Quizzes

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B8 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B8 F4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Two history/ heritage quizzes likely created by Harley Lashbrook, relating to the history of Elgin County. Includes the answers to the quizzes.

Harley Lashbrook research file: Railway History

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B8 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B8 F5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of railway history research of Aldborough township. Records created or compiled from ca. 1970 to 1990. Records include:
-"Rodney Helped by Rail Branch as Rival Hurt: Community of Centreville important in early days of Aldborough Township: District was noted for shipment of hard wood", London Free Press, 1941 (photocopy).
-"The day the gravel train struck the passenger train at the West Lorne depot": 1978 article about the April 28, 1903 accident (photocopy).
Name Access
Rodney (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways

Harley Lashbrook research file: Rodney History

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-2000
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B8 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B8 F6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1970-2000
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Research files series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Photocopied and original newspaper articles and typed write-ups, compiled or created by Harley Lashbrook, of Rodney history research of Aldborough township. Records created or compiled from ca. 1970 to 1990. Records include:
-"Little remains of Old Rodney, Once Thriving", St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 29, 1927 (photocopy).
-"Rodney moved to railway; has flourished ever since", St. Thomas Times-Journal, June 29, 1927 (photocopy).
-"Research of the Village of Rodney": Rodney Mercury, January 24, 1929 (photocopy).
-"Village of Rodney got its name by package in opening post office", London Free Press, June 6, 1936 (photocopy).
-"Rodney-Ridgetown District Fine Farmland: Once Bed of a Lake", London Free Press, 1938.
-"Rodney got its name from two men who thought the name Centreville Clumsy".
-"Rodney known as Centreville in days prior to Coming of Railroad", Mercury-Sun, March 31, 1949 (photocopy).
-"Rodney's First Council, 1908", 1967.
-an early history of Rodney, written by Carl F. Janaway, Rodney.
-"First Settler in Rodney was Weaver" (photocopy).
-"Rodney's 1915 Victoria Day Parade", The West Lorne Sun, May 22, 1975.
-"Rodney got respect after start on wrong lot", London Free Press, November 21, 1983.
-"Rodney shines brightly": St. Thomas Times-Journal Online, February 22, 1999.
-"Far from sea, Rodney names for famous admiral", newspaper article, ca. 2000.
Name Access
Rodney (Ont.)
Subject Access
Railways

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