Fonds - Daniel Giles fonds

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Daniel Giles fonds

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  • 16 June 1900 – 17 December 1904 (Creation)
    Giles, Daniel
    East Zorra Township, Oxford County

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1 bound volume (Account Book)

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(4 January 1858 - 9 January 1943)

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The son of Isaac and Jane (nee) Skelton, Daniel Giles was born in East Zorra Township on January 4, 1858. He married Emily Chamberlain on February 22, 1893 and on December 4th that same year, they welcomed their daughter Leola Bertha Giles. Sadly, Emily would pass away a few years later on December 2, 1896 and is buried in the Christ Church Anglican Cemetery in Huntingford, Ontario.

Daniel Giles began farming at the age of seventeen and continued for forty-one years. He operated a 100 acre farm on the 14th Line of East Zorra Township, known as the R.G. Sawtell farm. He sold the farm in 1916, and moved with his family to Woodstock, Ontario, where he resided on Huron Street, until his later years when he went to live with his daughter on Riddell Street. He passed away on January 9, 1943, in his 86th year, and is buried in the Woodstock Anglican Cemetery.

Custodial history

The ledger was compiled by Daniel Giles between the years 1900-1904. The ledger was donated to the Woodstock Museum in 1978 by his daughter Leola B. White, of Woodstock, Ontario. Museum staff eventually transferred the item to the Oxford Historical Society. In 2022, the Oxford County Archives received the ledger, upon the closure of the Society’s resource centre.

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The fonds consists of one account book (1900-1904) compiled by Daniel Giles, farmer on the 14th Line, East Zorra Township.

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The account book is good in condition.

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Upon the closure of the Oxford Historical Society’s Resource Centre at the end of 2021, the ledger was transferred to the Oxford County Archives.


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The fonds is open to publish research. However, please contact the archivist responsible for the records regarding access, as some materials may be too fragile to handle. The Archives will make every effort to supply reference copies where feasible.

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Copyright is held by the archives. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright regulations that may apply to the publication of their research. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist responsible for the records.

The Archivist has the right to restrict reproduction if the material is in a fragile condition.

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A Finding Aid is available. Please contact Archives Staff for further information.

Associated materials

RG6 East Zorra-Tavistock fonds
COA163 Giles-Hallock family fonds

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No further accruals are expected.

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Formally located in Oxford Historical Society Box No. 564

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