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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

George Melvin Kennedy fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1945-1982]

Black and white negatives and prints of various Elgin County and St. Thomas scenes, including the Elgin County Courthouse, Old English Church, Cadet parades, Elgin County bridges, roads, and swimming holes.

Kennedy, George Melvin

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

Hines Studio Collection

  • CA ON00353 AFC 341
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1929

The collection consists of photographs created by Henry G Hines (Harry) and William H. Hines (Bill) over the course of the operation of his photographic studio in London from 1906-1929. The collection includes original glass plate photographic negatives commissioned by various City of London affiliates, local businesses, private individuals and the photographer's personal photographs. There are images of London with focus in east London mainly of industry, manufacturing and commercial for promotion and Port Stanley scenes. Also included are prints, and copies of Hines' photographs collected by Alan Noon and copy prints and digital images of all photographs created by Noon and given as part of the donation.

Hines Studio

Ida Haggan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1975

The primary subject of Ida Haggan's work was compiling the histories of the pioneering families of Bayham Township, including the Edisons, McConnells, McDermands, Haines, Weavers, Northrups, Chutes, Lyons, Haggans, Hankinsons, Shooks, and Saxtons. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence Genealogical Research Local History Research Personal Records Photographs Publications

Haggan, Ida

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Centennial Chapter, St. Thomas, fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-2013

This fonds contains records pertaining to The Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE), Centennial Chapter, St. Thomas, Ontario. Records include membership records, meeting minutes and reports, programs and services, and photographs.

Records are organized into the following series:
1) Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1982-1993
2) Membership, 1981-2012
3) Newsletters, 1998-2013
4) Programs and Services, 1995, 2000-2010
5) Photographs, 1981 – 2006
6) Scrapbook, 1981-1995

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Centennial Chapter

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Talbot Chapter fonds

  • Fonds
  • September 11, 1914-February 10, 1928

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Talbot Chapter, Dutton.
Fonds is organized into the following series:
-Minutes, 1914-1928
-Miscellaneous historical information, ca. 1916-1928
-Correspondence, 1917-1928

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Talbot Chapter

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Alexandra Lodge No. 337 (Dutton, Ontario) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900-2009

This fonds contains a variety of materials created or relating to IOOF Alexandra Lodge No. 337. Items include minute books, cash and receipt books, attendance and membership registers, copies of by-laws, certificates, photographs, medallions, and pins.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Alexandra Lodge No. 337 (Dutton, Ontario)

Independent Order of Oddfellows Elgin Lodge No. 32 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1854-2000

This fonds contains records pertaining to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) St. Thomas Lodge #32 (Elgin Lodge). Records include membership and financial records, historical documents, meeting minutes, bylaws, and facility records.

Records are organized into the following series:

1.Meeting Minutes, 1949-1993

  1. By-Laws, 1922-1952
  2. Membership Records, 1854-2000
  3. Officers’ Roll Book 1926-2000
  4. Financial Records, 1854-1997
  5. Historical Documents, 1854-1878, 1978, 2000
  6. Facility, 1951-1953
  7. Cemetery, 1951-1979

Independent Order of Oddfellows Elgin Lodge No. 32

Iona Station Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • October 18, 1928-1991

Fonds consists of records of the Iona Station Women’s Institute.
Fonds includes the following series:
-Minutes, 1928-1990
-Programmes, 1929-1978
-Tweedsmuir History, 1929-1984
-Scrapbooks, 1958-1990

Iona Station Women's Institute

Iona Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1989

Fonds consists of administrative records of the Iona Women’s Institute, Iona, Ontario, including minute books and a newspaper article. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: 1. Minutes, 1915-1985 2. Historical information, 1959

Iona Women's Institute

John Parsons fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1980

Fonds consists of approximately 200 file cards with typescript summaries of notices originally published 1902-1918 in the St. Thomas Daily Times, the St. Thomas Evening Journal, London Free Press and other newspapers relating to the Southwestern Traction Company, the London and Lake Erie Railway and Transportation Company, and the London & Port Stanley Railway.

Parsons, John

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

Kenneth Williamson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915-1994]

Fonds contains records created or collected by Kenneth McIver Williamson, who owned and operated local businesses and was also involved in municipal politics, serving as Reeve, Town of Aylmer from 1952-1956 and Warden, County of Elgin in 1954. Includes correspondence, prepared speeches, photographs, an architectural plan and letterhead.

Williamson, Kenneth M.

Kensington Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1960

Fonds consists of a Tweedsmuir History which gives a history of Lawrence Station and surrounding area.

Kensington Club

King Street Primitive Methodist Church (London, Ont.) fonds

  • CA ON00340 F1843
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1884

Fonds consists of records, including baptisms, 1861-1879, of King Street Primitive Methodist Church (includes London Primitive Methodist Mission, Gore Church in London, Hamilton Road Church in London, Talbotville (now Talbotville Royal), London Primitive Methodist Circuit), 1854-1884

King Street Primitive Methodist Church (London, Ont.)

Kingsmill-Mapleton Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-2000

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by the Kingsmill-Mapleton Women's Institute. Fonds is arranged into the following series:
-Meeting Programs series
-Minutes series
-Photographs series
-Tweedsmuir History series

Kingsmill-Mapleton Women's Institute

Kiwanis Club of St. Thomas fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931-2004

Records created and/or maintained by the Kiwanis Club of St. Thomas. Records have been divided into the following series:

  1. Special Events, 1931-2000
  2. Historical records, 1940-1990
  3. By-laws, 1941-2001
  4. Financial records, 1941-2004
  5. Reports, 1944-2003
  6. General correspondence, 1947-2001
  7. Newsletters, 1948-2004
  8. Membership records, 1949-2009.
  9. Minutes, 1952-2004
  10. Clubs, 1962-1966
  11. Service Projects, 1970-2001

Kiwanis Club of St. Thomas

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