The Elgin County Road Book was a unique document which was created in 1853 by hand-copying the Road By-Laws of the London District which related directly to Elgin County.
Scope and Content
This book is composed of two parts. The first part is a reprint of the Elgin County Road Book ("Index by Townships in Elgin County: New Road Requests, 1834-1849"), the second part is a reprint of the monthly reports from the Library Board to County Council for 1977.
This book aims to capture the events of the past century and a half as they relate to the commercial fishing industry in Port Stanley and to tell the stories of the families who built an industry that has sustained the community throughout good times and bad.