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Abram Bond family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1836-1999

This fonds consists of various documents and photographs relating to Abram Bond and his family, including father-in-law John Edes and son Charles Abram Bond. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Correspondence (Abram Bond), 1869-1903 2. Travel Documents and Journal (Abram Bond), 1869 3. British Navy and London Metropolitan Police records (John Edes), 1836-1891 4. Photographs (Abram Bond family), 1881-1945 5. Legal Documents (Abram Bond family), 1868-1954 6. Miscellaneous genealogical records (Abram Bond family), 1849-1999

Bond, Abram, 1838-1906

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

Aldborough Old Boys Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1989

The Aldborough Old Boys Association fonds consists of the records of that association. It is comprised of two series:

  1. Minutes (1905-1986)
  2. Financial Records (1921-1989)

Aldborough Old Boys Association

Aldborough School Section No. 1 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914

Records relating to the construction of the Aldborough School Section No. 1 building in 1914. The records were created by John T. Findlay, Architect, St. Thomas. Fonds has been divided into the following series:
-Architectural drawings.

Findlay, John T.

Allview Cable 8 Local History Video fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-2003

The fonds consists of recordings of the "Local History with George Thorman" series, which ran on the local Allview Cable 8 network. In each episode, George Thorman interviews guests about various aspects of the history of St. Thomas and Elgin Country. In the early to mid-1990's, Steve Peters took on the role of host. The show then became known as "The New Local History with Steve Peters". These shows examined a wide range of topics, such as: the military careers of local citizens, the history of St. Thomas businesses, and the natural history of Elgin County. The diverse and detailed expertise of the guests makes this fonds an important source of historical information.

Allview Cable Services Limited

Alma College fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1997

Fonds consists of the records of the Alma College Board of Management, Council, Senate and Students' Council and includes correspondence, accounts, minutes, photographs, negatives, scrapbooks, student newspapers, yearbooks, programs and invitations to special events, blueprints and plans, and prospectuses. Scrapbooks, photograph albums and memorabilia kept by students and staff are also included. The fonds will be of particular interest to historians seeking information about Alma College in particular and about the administration, staffing, curriculum, academic standards and student life of Canadian and international women’s private boarding schools in general. The fonds will also interest students of denominational educational institutions in Canada, particularly those administered by the Methodist/United Church. Historians will also find the fonds useful for investigating the social history and commercial development of the city of St. Thomas and Elgin County, as the records provide voluminous information about local events, institutions, businesses and individuals through their interaction with Alma College and its students and staff. Genealogists seeking information about particular students and staff will find the student records and staff registers invaluable. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Scrapbooks Alma The Almafilian Board of Management records Board of Management Executive Committee Prospectuses Special Events Student records Mary Powell MacKellar records Miss Bone records Staff records Student grades The Alma Mater Record and log books Kate Johnson MacTavish records Contents of the Cornerstone General Correspondence Miscellaneous records Accounts Fundraising records Photographs Blueprints and building records Student Council minutes The Bulletin and Alumnae correspondence Alumnae index cards The Alma Buzzer The Doughnut Marriage Registers May Day 50th Anniversary 75th Anniversary 100th Anniversary Graduation records Diplomas Advertisements and posters Music building records Academics at Alma Alma Students' Guides and A-B-C Alma College Directories Alma College Address lists Student lists Staff lists Student profiles Letters of permission Student grades Senate minutes Alma College Council minutes

Alma College

Alma College International Alumnae Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1901-2002

Fonds consists of the records of international alumnae chapters including minutes, accounts, correspondence, membership lists, constitutions, scrapbooks, The Bulletin, legal records, invitations, programs and photographs. Fonds is comprised of the following series: The Bulletin Miscellaneous records International Council records Branch records Address books and membership lists Reunions Gail McGilvary records Legal records International Alumnae Networking Directory Questionnaire Photographs Semi-annual meetings Students at Alma Newsletters Ingeborg Anderson's scrapbook

Alma College International Alumnae Association

Alma Pearl McMullin fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-1948

Photographs and letters written by Alma Pearl McMullin, a teacher at the Talbotville Public School (Southwold School Section Number 6) from 1939-1944. Fonds includes class photographs of her students, and letters that she sent to her boyfriend at the time, W.L. "Jimmy" Ward. At the time, teachers had to resign on marriage. Alma and Jimmy were married in July 1944.

McMullin, Alma Pearl

Anderson Department Store fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1989

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by Andersons Limited (1920-1988) and its predecessors Northway and Anderson (1896-1906) and The Anderson Company Limited (1906-1920) in the course of conducting business as a retail department store in St. Thomas, Ontario, 1896-1988. Records include ledger books, financial and personnel records, correspondence, photographs and objects. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Northway and Anderson 2. The Anderson Company Limited 3. Andersons Limited

Northway and Anderson

Anderson Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1999

Fonds consists principally of records relating to the Anderson family's many athletic, philanthropic and community development activities and is of particular interest to those seeking information on the development of social-service organizations and institutions in St. Thomas, Ontario, and to historians and researchers generally concerned with museum administration, community development fundraising, and the organisation of golf and curling as amateur sports in Ontario. Fonds also includes correspondence of Robert Marshall Anderson and Donald Hume Anderson with various soldiers from the St. Thomas area who served during the Boer War/South African War (1899-1902), the First World War (1914-1918), and the Second World War (1939-1945). These records will interest military historians and researchers concerned with how the experiences of war are described and remembered. The correspondence embodies the distinct perspectives on military service of the regular infantry soldier and the military physician. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Community Service 2. Curling 3. Golf 4. Photographs 5. War Correspondence

Anderson (family)

Archibald McLachlin fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1853-1926

The fonds reflects the history of Archibald McLachlin and his family from 1859-1926. The textual records consist of his correspondence, financial records, business records, documents related to his duties as returning Officer for West and East Elgin, and minutes and reports for Alma College. Also included are financial and business receipts pertaining to Walter McBrien, a family relative, and various discrete items retained by McLachlin and his family. The fonds is arranged into the following series:
-Personal papers series
-Business records series
-Returning Officer for West Elgin and East Elgin series
-Alma College series
-Walter McBrien series

McLachlin, Archibald

Archives of Ontario - Ministry of Natural Resources fonds, RG 1-470

  • Fonds
  • 1793-1844

The Ministry of Natural Resources fonds consists of 33 large-scale plans (registered 1793-1844; incorporating annotations dating up to 1981) created by the Surveyor General’s Office documenting 23 townships along the north shore of Lake Erie. The plans show lot and concession numbers, major roads, First Nations settlements, mills, creeks, swamps, and local geographic information. Many maps contain an assortment of notes on specific geographic features and have settler names written in; others are blank. The maps were frequently used as working documents, and bear revisions and annotations dating years after their apparent creation.

Seven maps lack any sort of date; in these cases, the Archives of Ontario’s estimation has been used. In other cases, a map bears dates of annotation but no written date of registration; in these cases the date range of the annotations has been used as an approximate date.

Office of the Surveyor General for Upper Canada

Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501

  • Fonds
  • 1802-1849

The Thomas Talbot fonds includes 45 large-format plans (registered 1802-1832; incorporating annotations dated 1810-1849) and a lease settlement register (created and maintained 1842-1846; includes retroactive entries dated 1825-1836) documenting land distribution in the town of London and the 30 townships in six counties throughout southwestern Ontario in which Talbot controlled land allocation. The plans show survey grids, clergy and school reserves, town sites (including London), First Nations villages, mill seats, footpaths, trails, waterways and crossings, local and regional roads. Most significantly, perhaps, the plans include personal land settlement information, with the names of grantees and dates of occupation penciled in by Talbot on individual lots.

A note on dating the maps: in many cases, Talbot treated them as working documents, adding, removing, overwriting and revising annotations, often over a period of several years, and, in a few instances, including information retroactive to the creation of the document. For example, item F 501-1-0-0-18 was registered in 1824, but incorporates annotations dated 1817-1840. 34 of the plans have been registered, and their registration dates have been adopted as a "date of creation". 10 plans bear no registration date, but do incorporate dated annotations: in the absence of other evidence, the earliest and latest dated annotations in these plans have been adopted as representing the plan's temporal scope. One plan (F 501-1-0-0-38) contains no dated data and has been assigned an estimated date based on internal evidence and comparison with related plans.

Talbot, Thomas, 1771-1853

Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1997

The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds consists of 3 scrapbooks, and associated negatives, encompassing the years 1972-1997, that document the Society's meetings, activities, events, and members.

The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society

Aylmer Fair fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1996

Fonds contains photographs documenting the history of the Aylmer Fair, predominantly from 1974-1982, as well as newspaper clippings relating to the 1983 Fair and and entry tags and ribbons from 1995 and 1996.

Aylmer Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1983-1987

Fonds consists of annual meeting plans for the period from 1983 to 1987.

Aylmer Women's Institute

Backus Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1825-1909

Records created, collected and/or maintained by the Backus family of Dunwich Township. The fonds is comprised of the following series:
-Land records series, 1825-1906.
-Historical records series, 1877-1909.

Backus (family)

Bayham Historical Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2000-2016

Fonds consists of records created or collected by the Bayham Historical Society. Fonds is arranged into the following series:
-Minutes series

Bayham Historical Society

Bayham Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1987

Fonds consists of various records created, collected and maintained for reference by the Bayham Women's Institute. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1. Tweedsmuir History 2. Minutes

Bayham Women's Institute

Belmont Telephone Co-operative Association Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1965

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Belmont Telephone Co-Operative Association Limited in the course of operating a rural co-operative telephone service based in Belmont, Ontario. Fonds includes minutes of annual general meetings of Association shareholders and meetings of the Association's Board of Trustees/Board of Directors; by-laws; shareholders registers; accounts ledgers and financial statements; and correspondence. •Fonds will be of value to researchers interested in the formation, development, and administration of rural telephone service co-operatives in Ontario during the first half of the twentieth century. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Minutes, 1905-1963 Shareholders registers, 1909-1963 Financial records, 1958-1963 Miscellaneous records, [195-?]-1965

Belmont Telephone Co-Operative Association

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