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Agnes Hepburn Collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1906]-1957

This collection consists of historical records collected and maintained by Agnes Hepburn, a well-known Port Stanley historian. Also in this collection are essays written by her, primarily relating to the history of Port Stanley and area, as well as the research material which she used to write these essays. The collection is comprised of the following series:
-Historical records, ca. 1906-1957
-Research, 1947-1952
-Essays, 1949-1952

Hepburn, Agnes

Bruce Johnson Collection

  • Collection
  • 1860-2008

This series is comprised of records, collected and/or compiled by Bruce Johnson, relating to the history of Port Bruce, 1860-2008. Includes land records, a marriage certificate, and newsletters for the community.

Johnson, Bruce

Bruce Marshall Collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1955-1975]

Fonds consists of 36 photographs collected by Bruce Marshall. Many of the photographs are of minor hockey teams, many of which were connected to St. Thomas, Ontario.

Marshall, Bruce

Catherine Neff Collection

  • Collection
  • 1897-2010

Fonds consists of records created, collected or maintained by Catherine Neff. Fonds is arranged into the following series:
-Central United Church, St. Thomas series, 1897-2010
-Alma College Valleyview Satellite Home series, 1980-1990
-Elgin Historical Society series, 1983-1991

Neff, Catherine

Don Cosens Collection

  • Collection
  • 1817-2015

Collection contains historical material pertaining to the history of Elgin County, which was collected by Don Cosens throughout his lifetime. Material includes photographs, postcards, business records, records from local families and individuals, ephemera, land records, estate records, scrapbooks, newspapers and newspaper clippings, fire insurance plans, art and reference material and books. The collection also contains material that reflects Don Cosen's personal involvement in a number of local organizations, as well as personal photographs.

The collection is arranged into the following series:

•Photographs series
•Postcards series
•William Hendershott series
•Cameron Family Records series
•Paddon Family Records series
•David Fleming Hunter Records series
•Wallace Verne Ferris Records series
•St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee series
•St. Thomas Collegiate Institute Reunion series
•Edna Bennett series
•Estates Files series
•Land Records series
•Municipal World Inc. series
•Reference files series
•Scrapbook series
•Carolyn Curtis Records series
•Directories and Gazetteers series
•Elgin County Local History series
•Ephemera series
•Fire Insurance Plans series

Cosens, Don

Dr. Homer G. McLay Collection

  • Collection
  • 1904-1935

Collection contains day books documenting transactions for Dr. Homer Garfield McLay's medical practice in Aylmer, Ontario. Also includes a draft book, and one day book for Dr. H.G. McLay and McLay Miller.

McLay, Dr. Homer G.

Duncan C. McKillop Collection

  • Collection
  • 1841-1987

Collection contains materials collected or created by Duncan C. McKillop including business ledgers, photographs and miscellaneous historic documents and ephemera. Also contains records from Elgin County residents and families including Samuel M. Pearce, the McKillop family, the Fowler family, and from Edward Frost.

McKillop, Duncan C.

Duncan Richard Hale Collection

  • Collection
  • 1885-1891

Fonds consists of a Bailiff Process Book for the 4th Division Court in the County of Elgin, 1885-1891. Placed inside the book is a typed document that outlines the Phrenological Chart of D. McGregor.

Hale, Duncan Richard

Elgin County Fire Insurance Plans Collection

  • Collection
  • 1894-[ca. 1960]

Collection consists of fire insurance plans of St. Thomas, produced in 1894 and 1903. Also included is a map of highways in Elgin County, dated ca. 1960.

Elgin County Microform Collection

  • Collection

The Elgin County Microform Collection is comprised of the following records on microfilm and microfiche:
-Assessment and collectors' rolls for the different municipalities
-Complete microfilm copies of every census from 1842 to 1901 for the Province of Ontario
-Bylaws and minute books from municipalities within the County
-Tweedsmuir Histories
-Assorted city and county directories from Elgin and neighbouring municipalities
-Gazeteers and directories concerning Upper Canada, Canada West, and Ontario
-Business directories
-Diaries and letter books
-Newspapers published in the County
-Surrogate Court Estate Files and Wills for the London District and Elgin County
-Surrogate Clerk of Ontario records
-Upper Canada Land Petitions
-Church records from various churches in the County

Elgin County Vertical File Collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1800s - ]

The Elgin County Vertical File Collection is comprised of records originating from a database of miscellaneous items inherited from the Elgin County Library which were described at the file or item-level. Some of these records may eventually become part of another fonds or collection, but are currently maintained as part of this collection to enhance accessibility.

Elgin County/St. Thomas Photographers' Collection

  • Collection

This collection consists of sample photographs taken from local studios. Many are unidentified, but are being maintained as representative of the photographers' work. Many are stamped with addresses and/or logo insignia.

Elizabeth Raven Collection

  • Collection
  • 1931-2008

Collection contains material collected or maintained by Elizabeth Raven, former teacher and Chairman of the Board for Alma College. Material related to Alma College includes ephemera, newspapers and newspaper clippings regarding the fire, newspaper clippings and memorial booklets for Dr. Flora Sifton, a session calendar, Alma College Alumnae bulletins, volumes of Almafilians, and meeting minutes of the Alma Alumnae Auxiliary. Collection also includes a scrapbook that highlights the activities of the Tonti Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E), in which Elizabeth Raven was a member and served as First Vice-Regent.

Raven, Elizabeth

Evelyn Moore Collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850-1989]

Collection contains material collected or created by Evelyn Moore and her husband Frank C. Moore, with records mostly relating to Belmont, Ontario. There is an emphasis on records from the Yarmouth and Belmont Agricultural Society records, which were likely acquired by Frank C. Moore during his tenure as the society's President. Fonds is arranged into the following series:

  1. Photographs
  2. Yarmouth and Belmont Agricultural Society records
  3. Manuscripts
  4. Belmont Telephone Co-Operative Association Limited records
  5. Knox Presbyterian Church records
  6. Miscellaneous historical records

Moore, Evelyn

Fritz Family Alma College Collection

  • Collection
  • 1928-2015

Fonds contains records created or collected by the Fritz family relating to Alma College. Includes personal records belonging to Betty Smith, a student from 1941-1945, and Mary Louise Fritz, a student from 1954-1955. Also includes a photograph album and photographic negatives compiled by Bernice Fritz (nee Eilber), who was a student from 1928-1930. Fonds also contains miscellaneous documents and ephemera relating to Alma College, ca. 1932-2015.

Fritz (family)

George Gray Collection

  • Collection
  • 1878-2005

Records relating to George Gray's life and career in St. Thomas. Fonds includes the following series:
-St. Thomas Collegiate Institute
-Parkside Collegiate Institute

Gray, George

Graves Family Records

  • Collection
  • 1926-1946

Records include photographs of the Graves and Babcock families of Mount Salem, and a funeral card for Lloyd Graves (1824-1928). Item-level description is available.

Graves (family)

Haight Family Collection

  • Collection
  • 1871-1955

Collection includes photographs of the Haight and Zavitz families from Elgin County and Lobo Township in Middlesex County. The photographs primarily show close relatives of Eva Marguerite Haight, who went by Marguerite, and later married Russell Zavitz. Includes photographs of her children and grandchildren, mainly taken at Sunnyside in Lobo Township, and Cedar Villa or Locust Grove in Elgin County. Item-level description is available.

Haight (family)

Harry and Glenn Alward Collection

  • Collection
  • 1951-2008

The Collection primarily contains historical notes made by Glenn Alward from scrapbooks his father created comprised of newspaper clippings documenting the community history of Port Burwell. Alward's father was Harry O. Alward, former Reeve of Port Burwell. The Collection also contains an assortment of newspaper clippings regarding events in Port Burwell, and Harry Alward's contribution to the community.

Alward, Glenn

Ken Verrell Collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1851-2010]

Collection contains several thousand items, including correspondence, photographs, personnel records, financial records, subscription books, lease agreements, maps, plans and drawings from a number of railway companies that operated in Elgin County. This includes the Michigan Central Railroad, the London & Port Stanley Railway, the Pere Marquette Railway Company, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Wabash Railroad Company, Canada Southern, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company, the Canadian National Railways, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Consolidated Rail Company (Conrail), as well as many of their subsidiary companies. There is a strong emphasis on the Michigan Central Railroad and the London and Port Stanley Railway.

The collection provides insight into the day-to-day interactions between local businesses, residents and the railway companies that were operating in Elgin County and increases our understanding of the county’s economic development over time. The collection documents changes in the county’s built environment as a result of the development of railway in the area, and illustrates the evolution of railway technology from early steam engines to electrified and high-speed rail.

The collection also includes personal records belonging to Ken Verrell, reflecting his role in various local organizations and his interest in railway history.

The collection is arranged into the following series:
-Photographs series
-Postcards series
-Michigan Central Railroad Records series
-Canada Southern Railway Records series
-Pere Marquette Railway Records series
-Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Records series
-London and Port Stanley Railway Records series
-Grand Trunk Railway Records series
-Wabash Railroad Records series
-Canadian Pacific Railway Records series
-Canadian National Railways Records series
-Conrail Records series
-Miscellaneous Railways Records series
-General Railway History series
-St. Thomas Railway History series
-Labour Unions Records series
-Elgin Photographic Heritage Society Records series
-Elgin County History series
-St. Thomas History series
-Personal Records and Memberships series
-Miscellaneous Records series
-Newspaper Clippings series
-Audio-Visual series

Verrell, Ken

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