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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.

Burgess Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1816-1907

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

Burgess (family)

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)

Land Records series

Land records created, collected or maintained by members of the Backus family. Records include:
-Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot to Stephen Backus and Walter Storey of the Township of Dunwich, December 1, 1825. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot of Port Talbot to Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 1, 1826. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot of Port Talbot to Walter Storey of the Township of Dunwich, August 22, 1826. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich to Benjamin Willson of the Township of Yarmouth, August 1, 1837. -Memorial of an Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich to Benjamin Willson of the Township of Yarmouth, August 31, 1837.
-Indenture and Sale: from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, to Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 23, 1852. -Indenture: from Robert and Georgina Forbes Blackwood of Tyrconnell, Township of Dunwich, to Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 28, 1857. -Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, October 28, 1858.
-In Chancery (Office Copy Decree, Notice and Master's Warrant), between George Macbeth, Plaintiff, and James Blackwood and Georgina Forbes Blackwood, his wife, Andrew Backus, Richard B. Nichol and Joseph Scott, defendents, October 20, 1865. -Indenture between the Township of Dunwich and Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, February 22, 1870. -Indenture (Deed of Land) between Robert and Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Frederick Henry Backus of the Township of Dunwich, July 2, 1889. -Indenture (Deed of Land) between Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and John Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, October 6, 1898. -Release of Executor: John Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, to Jane Backus, October 6, 1898. -Indenture (Statutory Lease) between Annie Francis Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Frederick Henry Backus of the Village of Wallacetown, March 9, 1899.
-Quit Claim Deed: Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, widow of Robert Backus, deceased, and Anna Francis Docker, of the Township of Dunwich, wife of Edward Docker, December 17, 1904. -Lease from Edward Vernon Docker and Anna Frances Docker of the Township of Malahide to George Sidney Docker and Martha Docker, September 6, 1906. -A listing of landholders for Concession 9, Lot 13. Dunwich, from 1821 to 1891.

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 series

Series contains postcards, envelopes and stamps collected by Robert Moore as part of his personal philatelic collection. In addition to the philatelic value of the items, they also include correspondence addressed to and received by Elgin County residents, businesses and officials, providing information and context relevant to Elgin County's history. Beyond Elgin County, the series also contains items postmarked from military post offices during the First and Second World Wars, with some correspondence included.

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.)

Scrapbook series

Series contains scrapbooks created by Robert Moore including the following files:
-Scrapbook - St. Thomas
-Scrapbook - St. Thomas
-Scrapbook - Elgin County
-Scrapbook - Elections and Political Ephemera
-Scrapbook - Second World War

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

Land Records series

Series contains land records, including deeds and mortgages, mostly pertaining to property in the Township of Aldborough, County of Elgin.

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)

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)

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

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