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Burwell Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1800-1982

The Burwell Family fonds is primarily comprised of the peronal and buisness papers of Hannibal Burwell (1825-1886), his son, Alfred E. Burwell (1871-1943) and his daughter Hannah Alberta Eliza Burwell (1864-1929), later Mrs. David Williams.
•There are 20 related artifacts including two family bibles, a portable writing desk belonging to Hannibal's father, Mahlon Burwell (1783-1846), a prominent surveyor, Justice of the Peace and MLA, Albert Burwell's South Africa War medals and volunteer service medals and a portrait of Mahlon's daughter Louisa Burwell (1818-1834).
•The fonds is divided into the following series:
•-Associated Artifacts series, ca. 1800-1914
•-Books series, 1808-1931
•-Personal Documents and Ephemera series, 1810-1932
•-Financial and Real Estate series, 1861-1886
•-Correspondence series, 1863-1887

Burwell (family)

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.

Alison Pearce fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1807-2007

Fonds consists of records created or collected by Alison Pearce, mostly during her genealogical research project on the Pearce family, which informed the publication "The Pearces of Little Ireland". Includes records and photographs related the Pearce, Backus, Storey, Patterson and Goddard families of Elgin County. Fonds is arranged into the following series:</p>

  1. Pearce Family genealogy series
  2. Pearce Family financial records series
  3. Pearce Family legal documents series
  4. John E. Pearce Provincial Park series
  5. Correspondence series
  6. Photographs series
  7. Publications series
  8. Miscellaneous records series

Pearce, Alison

West Elgin Genealogical and Historical Society Collection

  • Collection
  • 1813-2000

Records relating to the history of West Elgin. Included are:

  • Church deeds from the area
  • Account books for businesses and municipalities
    -Daily registers for schools in Aldborough Township
    -Land study plans and maps from the area
    -Photographs of local sports teams, families, buildings and events
    -Personal correspondence such as wedding and party invitations
    -Municipality records and repots for towns and villages in the area

West Elgin Genealogical and Historical Society

Burgess Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1816-1907

Original deeds, mortgages and other documents relating to Lot 11, Concession 3, Yarmouth Township, 1816-1907.

Burgess (family)

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

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)

Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection

  • Collection
  • 1832-2005

Fonds contains miscellaneous material collected by Robert and Patricia Moore, with relevance to St. Thomas and Elgin County's history. Includes photographs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, magazines, publications, documents, maps, miscellaneous ephemera and a philatelic collection containing envelopes, postcards and stamps. Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Philatelic Collection series
  2. Ephemera series
  3. Scrapbook series
  4. Elgin County history series
  5. St. Thomas history series
  6. Maps series
  7. Newspaper series
  8. Photographs series
  9. Publications series
  10. Railway records series
  11. County records series

Moore, Robert G.

Philatelic Collection of Dr. B. Connor Johnson

  • Collection
  • 1833-2017

This collection is comprised of research notes, award and society information, letters and stamps which comprise early postal markings and history of Elgin County and the surrounding region, 1833-2017

Johnson, Dr. B. Connor

Silverdale - Tintern Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

  • CA ON00340 F2849
  • Fonds
  • 1833-2009

Fonds consists of records of Silverdale Methodist Church, including Centenary and Salem Churches, 1864-1926; records of Tintern Methodist Church, 1909-1923; records, including baptisms, 1862, 1864, 1904-1916, of St. Ann's Presbyterian Church, 1833-1923; records of Tintern-St. Ann's Pastoral Charge, 1915-1945; records, including baptisms, 1920-1967, 2008, marriages, 1927-1967, 2006-2007, burials, 1919-1967, 2008, of Silverdale-Tintern Pastoral Charge (includes Tintern Methodist Circuit), 1919-2009; records, including marriages, 1884-1963, of St. Ann's United Church, 1907-1963(includes St. Ann's Presbyterian Church); records of Eden United Church, 1938-1941; records of Silverdale United Church (includes Silverdale Methodist Church), 1916-2009; and records of Tintern United Church (includes Tintern Methodist Church), 1915-2009.

Silverdale - Tintern Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

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.

Ron Payne Collection

  • Collection
  • 1844-2000

Fonds contains records collected by Ron Payne that are significant to Elgin County's history, with an emphasis on West Elgin, including West Lorne and Eagle. Collection contains postcards with images of Elgin County and St. Thomas scenes, as well as messages sent to or from Elgin County residents. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of records created by A. McKillop and Sons Ltd. and includes legal documents, correspondence and administrative records. The Collection is arranged into the following series:
-Photographs series
-Newspapers series
-A. McKillop & Sons Ltd. records series
-Eva Cosens notebook series
-Promotional calendars series
-Letterhead series
-Land records series
-Miscellaneous documents series
-Maps and plans series
-Postcards series

Payne, Ron

St. Thomas Suburban Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds

  • CA ON00340 F1816
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1975

Fonds consists of records, including baptisms, 1845-1850, of Talbotville Methodist New Connexion Circuit (includes St. Thomas Methodist New Connexion Circuit, Townline Church in Yarmouth Township, Delaware, Dorchester, Talbotville Royal, Byron), 1845-1875; records of Talbotville Methodist Circuit (includes Talbotville Royal, Delaware, Townline Church in Yarmouth Township), 1875-1917; Trustees minutes of Townline Methodist Church, Yarmouth Township (includes Townline Wesleyan Methodist Church), 1859-1895; records of Talbotville Methodist Church, Talbotville Royal, 1892-1925; records of Talbotville United Church, Talbotville Royal (includes Talbotville Methodist Church), 1909-1931; women's group records of Townline United Church, 1969-1975.

St. Thomas Suburban Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

Vesey A. Brown fonds

  • CA ON00353 AFC 260
  • Fonds
  • 1845 - 1895

This fonds consists of Vesey Brown’s medical education and military certificates and personal correspondence, as well as material relating to Brown and Masingberd family property in London and Morpeth, Ontario. Majority of fonds consists of Series 4 that is Brown's work as watercolour artist, mainly depicting London, Port Stanley and Elgin County.

Brown, Vesey Agmondisham

Nova Scotia Line Families Collection

  • Collection
  • 1847-1994

Fonds is comprised of photographs of early families that settled on Nova Scotia Line. These families include the Hankinsons, Haggans and Chutes. The fonds also includes general historical records such as memorial cards, correspondence and an early marriage registration, regarding these families.

Hankinson (family)

Burdick Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1849-1972

Fonds is comprised of records created and/or maintained by members of the Burdick and Chute families of Malahide Township. The records are divided into the following series:
-Correspondence, 1849-1970.
-Genealogical records series, ca. 1879-1972.
-Miscellaneous records series, 1897-1923.
-Photographs series, 1898-ca. 1970.

Burdick (family)

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

Township of Aldborough fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1850-1997

Fonds consists of the full-range of corporate records divided into the following series:
-Council series, 1850-1997
-Treasurer's series, 1858-1997
-Clerk's series, 1866-1992

Aldborough (Ont. : Township)

Sir Richard Airey fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1850]

Fonds consists of a watercolour painting on paper by Sir Richard Airey showing Colonel Thomas Talbot in the "Den" at his home, circa 1850.

Airey, Richard

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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