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Archibald McLachlin fonds Elgin, County of
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Personal Papers series

This series contains personal correspondence written to Archibald McLachlin and his family members, financial records, and various discrete items.

Business Records series

This series contains the business records of Archibald McLachlin and family members. Correspondence and accounts pertaining to the Fort Erie property, the Potter purchase, the Thomson estate, and the Colin Munro estate are included.

Alma College series

This series contains those minutes, reports, financial records, and correspondence retained by Archibald McLachlin pertaining to Alma College. Records include letters from visitors, solicitations, meeting minutes, an annual report, tuition statements, and lists of boarders.

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

Returning Officer for West Elgin and East Elgin series

This series contains correspondence and other records pertaining to Archibald McLachlin’s position as returning Officer for West Elgin County for the election years 1878, 1879, and 1882, and the returning Officer for East Elgin County for the election year 1886. Letters from the Attorney General Department, voter registration sheets, polling station reports, and copies of the Dominion Election Act and Ontario Election Act are included. Also included are unused ballots for the 1882 Dominion election in the West riding of Elgin County. The ballots are erroneously dated “1822.”