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Col. Joseph W. Boyle fonds
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- Textual record
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Dates of creation area
ca. 1979-1984 (Collection)
- Bennett, Edwin
Physical description area
17 cm of textual records including photographs, negatives, newspaper clippings, correspondence, beta video tape, cassette tapes, etc.
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Archival description area
The records associated with this fonds were created or collected by Edwin Bennett of Woodstock in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Following his death in 2010, his daughter Mary Jane Bennett gained ownership. In 2011, she donated them to the County of Oxford Archives along with his other personal records (please see COA44 Edwin Bennett fonds).
Scope and content
The fonds consists of various materials relating to the life of Joseph W. Boyle as well as the repatriation of his body to Woodstock in 1983 from Hampton Hills, England. Such materials include:
- Oxford Historical Society Newsletters re. Joe Boyle
- Russian Decorations
- Outline for Military Funeral Procession for Joe Boyle in Woodstock – 1983.
- life of Joe Boyle (Klondike days and military career during WWI)
- Joe Boyle Repatriation Committee / Repatriation of Joe Boyle’s body to Woodstock
Photographs and Negatives:
- Joe Boyle (throughout his lifetime including years in the Klondike, military career, etc)
- Yukon Trip – 1976. (Len Taylor, Ruth Taylor, Ed Bennett, Lee Bennett and Flora Boyle Frisch)
- Flora Boyle Frisch (daughter of Joe Boyle) – 1982.
- Hampton Hill, England gravesite – 1982.
- Joe Boyle Monument, Woodstock. – [198-].
- Joe Boyle Repatriation – 1983.
- Joe Boyle Day, Woodstock – 1983.
- Joe Boyle Day 1983 and Flora Bole Frisch Interview Cassettes:
- Dawson City: Land of the Midnight Sun produced by Miriam Evans & Cathy Jones-Gates,
manufactured by Finley-Holiday Film Corp. – nd.
- Flo Whyard on “Morning Side” on CBC. – nd. (name Martha Black is also written on the cassette)
- Interview with Len W. “Red” Taylor by Kathie Richards, recorded at Woodstock, ON. – 25 September 1985.
- Interview with Ed Bennett on Klondike Joe Boyle by Kathie Richards. – 10 May 1985.
Materials in this collection are in good condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was acquired in 2011, by the County of Oxford Archives from Mary Jane Bennett, daughter of the late Edwin Bennett, as part of his personal records. In 2012, a number of photographs were transferred from the Woodstock Museum (these photographs were previously donated to the Museum by members of the Bennett family).
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Restrictions on access
The fonds is open to public research. However, please contact the archivist responsible for the records regarding access, as some materials may be too fragile to handle. The Archives will make every effort to supply reference copies where feasible.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright is held by the archives. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright regulations that may apply to the publication of their research. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist responsible for the records.
The Archivist has the right to restrict reproduction if the material is in a fragile condition.
Please contact the Archivist for further information
COA44 Edwin Bennett fonds.
No further accruals are expected.
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