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Watson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-2002

The fonds consists of records and photographs largely related to the building and occupation of Burnside Farm, the family farm at Lot D, Concession 11, Aldborough Township, Elgin County. It includes a diary of the building of the house at the farm, kept by Jeannie Wilson Watson (later Schleihauf), a photograph album also kept by Mrs. Schleihauf, a disparate group of unbound photographs and genealogical materials created by several family members. The fonds has been arranged into the following series, largely following its divisions at the time of accessioning: 1. Photographs, 1894-1939 2. Burnside Farm, 1901-1903 3. Genealogy, 1935-2002

Watson (family)

Weaver family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1853-1993

Fonds consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, legal records and photographs created, collected and maintained by the Weaver family documenting the history of several prominent families in Bayham and Malahide Townships, including the Weaver, Haggan, Chute, Willis, Condon, Van Velzer and Coghill families. The fonds is arranged into the following series: 1. Scrapbooks, 1908-1967 2. Correspondence, 1976-1993 3. Legal Records, 1853-1892 4. Miscellaneous Records, 1886-1978 5. Photographs, [187-?]-[196-?]

Weaver (family)

Wegg and Marlatt family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860s-1880s]

Fonds consists of a photograph album, possibly kept by Mrs. George Wegg Sr. or Mr. George Wegg Jr., both of St. Thomas. The album contains 95 photos, predominantly featuring members of the Wegg and Marlatt families as well as friends and others.

Wegg (family)

West Elgin District Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-2016

Fonds consists of scrapbooks and Tweedsmuir Histories compiled by members of the West Elgin District Women's Institute.

West Elgin District Women's Institute

West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1878-2004

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company and its predecessors the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Fonds includes minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, annual reports/ financial statements, by-laws and miscellaneous records including centennial histories of the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company (1880-1980) and the Ontario Municipal Insurance Association (1882-1982). Fonds comprises the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Annual Reports 3. By-Laws 4. Miscellaneous Records

West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company

West Lorne Continuation School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1951

Fonds consists of daily attendance registers issued by the Ontario Department of Education and listing the names of pupils on a monthly basis. Registers also include the name of the teacher and/or principal in charge. Most years have two registers with two grades in each. September 1921 register has a list of children's parents, occupation and denomination. Note that there is a gap between September 1933 to June 1937 and September 1946 to June 1950. One register is entitled "Report of Principal and Staff" and lists student marks between 1923 and 1932. The following teachers and principals are listed in the registers: A.F. Graham, Muriel Gendron, Ida Cook, Persie Meadows, E. Adams, F.O. McMahon, E.J. Glave, N.A. Taylor (principal), Wilton Elliott (principal), John Coombs (principal), J.R. Edmonds, Agnes Farries, E. Mildred Elliott, Florence MacDonald, M. Helen Hogan, Ida Waddle, M.Y. Strader, C.S. McIllwain, H. Pammett, Kenneth Annable, Evelyn Dow (principal), Arthur Henderson, Edwin Burford, Margaret Thompson, Allan Craig, Harvey Robertson, Wilfred Johnston, S.G. Garnish.

West Lorne Continuation School (West Lorne, Ont.)

West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951-1989

Fonds consists of black and white photographs originally published in the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury newspapers, 1951-1989. Cumulatively, the photographs represent a comprehensive record of significant events in the communities of West Lorne and Rodney, Ontario and in West Elgin County during this period.

West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury

West Lorne Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1994

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by the West Lorne Women's Institute. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Tweedsmuir History series, 1914-1994 Minutes series, 1916-1991 Programs and reports series, 1929-1975

West Lorne Women's Institute

Wilfred Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1936

Fonds consists of fifty-five 8 x 10 black and white glass-plate negatives showing scenes in Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin County, 1913-1936, including interior and exterior views of businesses and residences and portraits of prominent citizens.

Smith, Wilfred

William G. and Eileene Stewart fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-2003

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by William G. (Bill) and Eileene Stewart during their personal and professional life, but primarily relating to their efforts in studying and documenting the natural history of Elgin County.
Comprised of the following series:
-Personal records series, 1955-1998
-Natural history publications series, 1958-ca. 1997
-William G. Stewart research notes series, 1975-1976
-William G. Stewart publications series, 1978-1999
-Publications series, 1985-2002
-Eileene Stewart publications series, 2000-2003

Stewart, William G.

William McLandress fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1928

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by William McLandress in the course of operating a stock merchant business in Dutton and West Lorne, Ontario. Includes warehouse books, order books, a correspondence copy book and a cash book.

McLandress (family)

William Murch fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860-1890]

Fonds contains letters, notes and other documents collected by William Murch in his personal life and career as a bookseller and is arranged into the following series:
-Personal Records series
-Business Records series
-Publications series

Murch, William

William Stafford and Helena Robertson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1917

Fonds consists of correspondence between Private William Stafford and Helena Robertson while William was serving overseas in England, France and Belgium during the First World War. During the time of their correspondence, Helena was living in Lambeth, Ontario.
During the dark days of the First World War, France found itself host to many Belgian refugee women and children while war ravaged their homeland. Anxious to help their men-folk in their battle for freedom, the women, among other things, made beautiful hand embroidered cards to sell to the Allied soldiers. These have since become some of the most desirable nostalgia available to the postcard world. Some of these cards have found their way to the Elgin County Museum and with them come a love story. The cards had been sent from the battlefields of France and Belgium by Gunner Will Stafford to Helena Robertson of Lambeth. They are beautiful cards with touching messages – ‘A kiss from France’ or ‘With loving wishes’ and ‘I don’t forget you’. Both Will and Helena sent other cards of a more common type. Some were in a numbered series, each carrying a verse from a well known poem or hymn. Thus the receiver would know if all the mail was reaching its destination. In this case, as indicated by the messages, they also acted as tracers for the letters which interspersed the cards. It was later learned that Will came home in good health, married Helena and together they had a daughter, Elsie and a son, Arnold. J. Kirby

Stafford, William

Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2001

Fonds consists of various records created, collected and maintained for reference by the Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1. Tweedsmuir History 2. Minutes 3. Programmes 4. 4-H Homemaking Clubs

Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute

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