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Mildred Pascoe fonds
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Series consists of letters between family members and various correspondents. Letters detail discussions of interpersonal matters between family members from across Ontario, while others contain communications regarding various business interests for their farm. A set of letters within the series detail the transfer of Bayside land from the Smith family to the Ontario provincial government for the purposes of the construction of the Ontario Hospital, Whitby, and depicts Lydia Smith, advocating for additional compensation for the land after the passing of her father and cessation of operations at the farm.

Mildred Pascoe fonds

  • CA ON00329 F 33
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1865-1985

The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and records pertaining to and maintained by the Smith, and later Pascoe, families. Photographs depict the Smith family during their construction of and residence at Bayside farm. Later photographs depict the town of Whitby, notable landmarks, and prominent events throughout the life of Mildred Pascoe (1927-1985), a great-granddaughter of the Smith patriarch who maintained and organized the Smith family’s records. Correspondence consists of letters between family members. Records represent the Smith family’s business affairs, religious affiliations, educational achievements, and other personal belongings. Fonds consists of 4 series: Photographs, Correspondence, Receipts, and Miscellaneous records.

Mildred Pascoe

Miscellaneous Records

Series consists of a variety of documents and records belonging to the Smith and Pascoe families. Records range from the Smith children’s school and church achievement certificates, to the family’s personal collection of books, as well as Mildred Pascoe’s newsletters and records from her time with the Whitby Historical Society. Series also includes information about Sir William Stephenson Public School’s Mildred Pascoe graduation award.


Series consists photographs depicting the lives of the Smith and Pascoe families in Whitby. Early photographs portray the lives of the Smith family at their Bayside farm residence, while later photographs depicted Mildred Pascoe, her family, Whitby. Series also contains photographs of distant relatives and notable locations around Whitby, including Heydenshore at Lake Ontario, Whitby High School, and the now-defunct Whitby Jail.


Series consists of business receipts between the Bayside Farm and various suppliers and machinery salespeople, as well as personal expenses such as doctors, lawyers, as well as newspapers and electricity companies.