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CA ON00279 F01-S108 · Series · 2005-2019

This series contains records related to the residence of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph located at 485 Windermere Road, London, Ont. The main topics are the design, and construction of the new building, its stained glass and metal artwork, public education efforts concerning the environmental features of the residence, the Sisters’ planning to move into the building, and the on-going administrative and community work of the Sisters.

A large collection of photographs shows the demolition of the old Medaille Retreat House and all phases of the construction of the new building. Information about the LEED environmental features of the residence are outlined in pamphlets, photographs, magazine and newspaper articles, event programs, and a CD-ROM Power-Point presentation. Brochures, flyers, and the scripts used by facility tour guides as part of the public education program provide detailed insight into the green features of the new building.

The series contains a copy of the Spring, 2013 issue of Stained Glass, Journal of the Stained Glass Association of America which has photographs and information about the stained glass mural commissioned for the Chapel entitled “Life Itself -That All May Be One” created by Ted Goodden. A sketchbook of drawings by Ron Milton used in the creation of the metalwork panels depicting fauna of the area which adorns the main foyer, and a magazine article profiling the artist are included in this series. A short description of the reconstruction of, and the features of the Casavant organ at 485 Windermere is contained in the series. Event programs and speaking notes prepared for the sod turning, land and building blessing ceremonies and the grand opening are included. Ancillary administrative matters related to the sale of the old Mount St. Joseph facility and its conversion to a retirement residence, and the granting of an exemption from taxation for municipal and school purposes are outlined in news clippings. The series contains is a 2010 study prepared for the Sisters by Deloitte, detailing demographic and financial projections, and recommendations to sustain financial support for the operation of the residence and the provision of needs-based care, assisted living, and hospice services to the Sisters. Minutes, email correspondence, and records of the Suites committee, deal with recommendations for facility uses, room allocation, the rental of surplus suites, and the need for additional staff to oversee administrative matters related to the suites. There are a few issues of a 2013 bulletin entitled London Neighbourhood Update. The bulletin provides information about administrative issues of concern to the Sisters, news from the Congregational Leadership Circle, special events, and accounts of the activities of individual Sisters. The bulletin refers to progress on the hospice project which resulted in the establishment of a hospice administered by a separate entity on the north and east wings of the third floor of the residence some time after the Sisters moved into the residence.

The records include a news release announcing educational bursaries for sole support mothers attending Brescia University College and Fanshawe College. News clippings report the end of the Sisters’ involvement in the governance of St. Joseph’s Health Care after 120 years, and the release of a commemorative book entitled Sister: The History of the Sisters of St. Joseph, of London published by St. Joseph’s Health Care. There is a collection of photographs of children engaged in planting trees at 485 Windermere as part of an Upper Thames Conservation initiative. A brochure advertising the cost of room and board at the residence for retreat days, week-long retreats, and companion retreats is included.

A press release sets out details of the Sisters of St. Joseph educational scholarship program, and news clippings report on the concerts performed by the Intergenerational Choir comprised of Sisters and local high-school students. Event brochures detail staff service award celebrations and an anniversary dinner celebrating the founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph. There is a collection of photographs of Sisters during taken during the 140th the anniversary dinner of the Sisters in 2008.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (London, Ont.)
CA ON00154 2015.25-2015.25.41 · Series · 1898-1899
Part of Long Family Collection

Series consist of a collection of legal documents likely typed by Alfred Henry Clark Long to showcase his skills as a typist, 1898-1899. It includes: Church v. Baird, Church v. Radcliff (26 Nov 1898); Midland Trust Company assignment of T. Dixon Craig (23 Mar 1898); Church v. Radcliff Examination (29 Nov 1898); Winslow and Miller v. Elliott and Company (28 Sep 1899).

CA ON00154 2010.44-995.52.3 · Series · 1853-1970
Part of Harold Reeve fonds

Series consists of letterheads and invoices from Port Hope businesses from the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Alfred H.C. Long Cash Books
CA ON00154 2015.25-2015.25.19 · Series · 1899
Part of Long Family Collection

Series consists of two (2) cash books purchased and maintained by Alfred H.C. Long, c1899. The books track his expenses per month over a two-year period, including an extended stay in Toronto and Vancouver.

Amalgamation Process series
CA ON00279 F01-S099 · Series · 1996-2013

This series contains records relevant to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the diocese of London’s amalgamation with the Hamilton, Pembroke, and Peterborough congregations to become the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. The records are from before, during, and just after the amalgamation. While material concerns all four of the congregations and the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada, it was created by and primarily concerns the London Sisters.

The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada was heavily involved in driving the amalgamation. In 1996 a video was shown to the London Sisters to bring awareness of the prospects of the religious communities and proposed uniting as one congregation. The London Sisters individually wrote reflections on this video. From 2007 to 2009 the Federation operated the Oneness Project which focused on interconnectedness and unity amongst the Sisters of St. Joseph and assessed four potential options of collaboration, one of which was amalgamation. This project resulted in newsletters, presentation slides, and the “Wisdom Gathering” report prepared by Sister Veronica O’Reilly. There is feedback from the London Sisters to the Oneness Project and the options presented at the 2009 Assembly.

Many of the records involved preparation for the amalgamation and the legal, organizational, and financial concerns related to the amalgamation. Other congregations of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States had undergone similar union of congregations. A booklet, timelines of their process, and minutes from meetings with these American Sisters were amassed by the Canadian Sisters in preparation for their own amalgamation.

Many committees and teams were formed and involved with preparing for and facilitating the transition, creating new goals and organizational structures for the amalgamated congregation, and communicating the process to the Sisters. Prayer pamphlets, minutes, and agendas from meetings as well as correspondence, newsletters, and reports from these teams and committees are present in this series. Those prominently featured are the Core and Local Futuring Teams, the Transitional Team, the Design Team, Chapter Planning Committee, Materials Resource Committee, Lay Advisory Committee, Website Committee, and the General Council. Select major topics include by-laws, insurance, finances, internal organizational structure, future planning, canonical and civil law requirements, and the creation of a website for the amalgamated congregation. There is also preparation for, and reports from, various Chapters and the Assembly where amalgamation and other options proposed by the Federation were discussed and voted on.

Another report included is “Evolving Design” which was created as part of the amalgamation process to outline the goals, governance, and process of the amalgamated congregation. There are several versions of this document from its creation process. It is based on the Sisters’ feedback on the congregation’s collective vocation and outlines the charism, the leadership structure, the role of the General Chapter, and contains a transitional constitution for the Sisters. It also outlines the duties of the Transitional Team.

There were many legal and financial issues which had to be addressed during the amalgamation. Forms, agreements, by-laws, acts, and correspondence with the Holy See, the Canadian government, solicitors, and Father Francis G. Morrisey about canonical and civil legal requirements for the amalgamation are present in this series. Some by-laws are internal and concern the operations and structures of the amalgamated congregation. Financial records, including budgets and arrangements for transfer of assets, for both the individual and amalgamated congregation are also included. There are also various iterations of guiding principles for the transition process and the amalgamated congregation.

The Sisters of St. Joseph of London had their final, binding vote on amalgamation at the Special Chapter in November of 2011 and there is an album of photographs documenting the event. The formal installation of leadership of the amalgamated congregation was held in 2013, and there is an invitation and brochure from the event. There are also correspondence and statements concerning press releases about the amalgamation.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (London, Ont.)
CA ON00370 F0514-S00410 · Series · 1999-2004 ; predominant 2004
Part of Marilou McPhedran fonds

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran while employed as an international consultant for Cowater International, hired to conduct a study and prepare a final report about the work of the Asian Development Bank's RETA 6008: Gender and Governance Issues in Local Government project. The records in this series document McPhedran's contract negotiations with Cowater; her preliminary research; her travel to the Philippines, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh; but primarily her work with Asian Development Bank staff to prepare the final report. The files in this series include correspondence, reports, drafts, contracts, notes, notebooks, programmes, presentation slides (paper copy), financial documents, and outlines.

CA ON00279 40 · Series · 1947-1991

This series contains records concerning the involvement of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Pembroke with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Barrhead, Alberta. The records cover the establishment of the hospital, the administration and operation of the hospital, the transfer of the hospital, and the Sisters’ involvement with the Catholic Hospital Association and the Alberta Hospital Association. Materials include financial records, agreements for the purchase and sale of property, annals, memoirs, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, lot maps, hospital floor plans, hospital bylaws, correspondence, and photographs. The major topics within the correspondence include establishing and operating the hospital, finances, the purchase and sale of property, construction and renovations, Catholic hospitals and medical ethics in Alberta, the changing role of Sisters in the hospital, and the relinquishing of ownership of the hospital. The photographs are of the hospital and Sisters at various events and locations.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (Pembroke, Ont.)
CA ON00370 F0514-S00412 · Series · 1990-1992
Part of Marilou McPhedran fonds

Series consists of records created and accumulated by Marilou McPhedran relating to her involvement with the creation the Canadian Women's Foundation, founded to distribute funds to programs and projects assisting the self-reliance and economic independence of girls and women. The records in this series document the activities of the foundation in its first two years, particularly its board meetings and fundraising efforts to secure support from individuals, organizations and institutions, as well as McPhedran's work as interim director of the foundation in 1990. These records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, notes, contracts, news releases, and invoices. Some records in this series were created by McPhedran's assistant for this project, Vicki Armstrong.

CA ON00279 F01-S126 · Series · 1966-1982, 2006

This series consists of committee reports by the Religious Education Program’s committees, of constitutions for the Sisters’ Council, of correspondence to and from the Sisters’ Council, of two newsclippings, and one agenda with hymns and prayers, and correspondence related to the Diocese of London’s 150th anniversary, of the treasurer’s report presented to the Sisters’ Council, of a study on the use of Chapels of Reservation, of membership lists for the Sisters’ Council, of newsletters created by the Council as well as by the Sisters’ Committee of the Essex Deanery, of questionnaires and correspondence related to the planning of the Study Days planned by the Sisters’ Council, and of the minutes, agendas, and surveys and questionnaires to aid event planning during the Sisters’ Council’s meetings.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (London, Ont.)
Donations series
CA ON00279 F01-S131 · Series · 1995-2017

The series contains records documenting the various activities of the London Donations Committee. These include charitable donations in Canada and abroad, educational bursaries given predominantly to community members in London and southwestern Ontario, as well as donor awards and recognitions received by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Records include administrative correspondence, annual reports, newsletters, press clippings, a magazine, photographs, certificates, and a plaque.

Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada (London, Ont.)
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.1 · Series · 1890-1893
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Business Report Book, 1890-1893. It is a copy-book containing records of business dealings with various transportation and travel companies while Cumberland worked as a ticket agent from his office on Yonge Street in Toronto. The register includes: tallies, reports, and financial registers.

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.23 · Series · 1892-1899
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Financial Ledger Copy Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 1892-1899. It includes: tables, promissory notes, brief correspondence, receipts, invoices, investments, etc., related to Frederick Barlow Cumberland's real estate and business dealings. The book is only half filled, and includes an index glued in the back of the ledger.

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.2 · Series · 1892
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Letter Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 27 Jun 1892 to 5 Sep 1892. It includes copies of correspondence to: Bank of Commerce, Col. Pemberton, Bell Telephone Company, Phelps Bros., Brock and Brown, Rev. Dr. Sutherland, Underhill and Co., Waddell, Ontario Bolt Co., International Navigation Co., Grand Trunk Railway (list is not inclusive).

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.3 · Series · 1892-1893
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Letter Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 5 Sep 1892 to 3 Jan 1893. It includes copies of correspondence to: Judge Ardagh, Fraser Hamilton and Sons, Bouring and Archibald, Globe Advertising Department, Bank of Commerce, Hudson Bay Co., Craig Family, Red Star Line, Canadian Pacific Railway, International Navigation Co., Lt. Col. Otter, Dr. Primrose, Rev. G.M. Wrong, Lt. Col. Dowson, Fulford Bros., Kingman Brown and Co. (list is not inclusive).

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.4 · Series · 1893
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Letter Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 4 Jan 1893 to 22 Jun 1893. It includes copies of correspondence to: Soper Family, Fraser and Son, Atlantic Transport Line, Montreal Gazette, Baltic Line, Rev. W.A. Hunter, C. Bethune, International Navigation Co., Canadian Bank of Commerce, Ontario Canoe Co., New York Herald, Dominion Bank, Underhill and Co., Rev. J. Young, J.E. Ward and Co. (list is not inclusive).

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.5 · Series · 1893
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Letter Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 22 Jun 1893 to 29 Nov 1893. It includes copies of correspondence to: Registrar of Simcoe, Trust and Loan Co., Rouge Harbour, F.W. Cumberland Estate, Rev. J. Pickering, Great West Railway, Atlantic Transportation Co., Red Star Line, American Line, Badgley Garretson and Co., Bowring and Archibald, Rev. James Hamilton, Rev. R.W.H. Bedford Jones, Canadian Bank of Commerce, New York Herald, National Publishing Co., Hunter Rose and Co., Ontario Coal Co. (list is not inclusive).

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.6 · Series · 1893-1894
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Letter Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 30 Nov 1893 to 9 Apr 1894. It includes copies of correspondence to: D. Torrance and Co., Toronto Plate Glass Manufacturing, Trust and Loan Co., Dr. Baldwin, Capt. Bunbury, Beatty Blackstock Co., Canadian Bank of Commerce, Thos. Cook and Son, Dr. Corbett, Fraser and Sons, Gibson Family, Sgt. Hawkins, Hambury AMP Co., Hunter Rose Co., Justice Robertson, Capt. H.W. Riddle, Ontario Publishing Co., Lt. Col. Otter, NY Shipping Co., J. Long, Rev. H.P. Lowe, Dr. Kitchen, Red Star Line, Rev. H. Bedford Jones, American Line, International Navigation Co., Rev. Stevenson, Dr. Stephen, Col. George A. Sweny, James E. Ward and Co., New York Herald, Rev. L. Phelps, Rev. William Patterson (list is not inclusive).

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow
CA ON00154 2016.10-2016.10.7 · Series · 1894
Part of Frederick Barlow Cumberland Letter Books

Series consists of one (1) Letter Book created by F.B. Cumberland, 9 Apr 1894 to 15 Aug 1894. It includes copies of correspondence to: Atlantic Transportation Co., Agricultural Association, Archbishop of Toronto, Beatty Blackstock Co., Bowring and Archibald, Z. Burnham, Baines and Cumberland, C.H. Bissell, Thos. Cook and Son, Canadian Bank of Commerce, Miss Cumberland, Rev. Phelp, R.S. Southby, D. Torrance and Co., Western Assurance Co., West Shore Railway, Bishop Young, F.W. Cumberland Estate, Ellis Furniture Co., Fraser and Sons, Justice Falconbridge, Rev. J. Gibson, Lt. Col. Graveley, Hnederson Bros. Anchor Line, Rev. H.H. Bedford Jones, Irwin Co., American Line, Red Star Line, International Navigation Co., Judge Kingsmill, Kingman Brown and Co., William Carlyle, Rev. Wm. Clark, H.E. Murray, NY Shipping Co., Orange Lodge, Ritchie Ryerson, Rev. Rigby, Rev. W.A. Strongman, Travelers Insurance Co., New York Central Railway (list is not inclusive). The letter book also contains a Barlow Cumberland business card.

Cumberland, Frederick Barlow