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Jerry Wynne fonds

  • CA ON00126 F63
  • Fonds
  • [199-?]-2002

Fonds consists of photographs created and or accumulated by Jerry Wynne in the course of his activities as an avid photographer. Included are photographs of the construction of the covered bridge on Gordon Street, the Sleeman Centre, and the demolition of the Eaton Centre.

There is no further arrangement to these records.

Wynne, Jerry

George Whitaker Collection

  • CA ON00335 F2107
  • Collection
  • 1810-[199-?]

The collection contains records pertaining to George Whitaker’s Provostship, as well as his final departure to England. It consists of vital records, correspondence, financial records, newspaper excerpts, tributes, manuscripts related to his theology teaching, and photographs.

George Whitaker

Ferguson family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 4599
  • Fonds
  • 1911-[200-?], predominant 1938-1962

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Ferguson family of Uxbridge and later of North York, Ontario. Included are diaries, correspondence, literary journals, Christmas and greeting cards, cookbooks, and various publications.

The majority of the fonds consists of correspondence, which was written between Beatrice and Murray Ferguson, the Fergusons and their friends, and Beatrice and her mother Gertrude, as well as between Beatrice's grandparents Gertrude and Frank Botha. Included in the correspondence are letters written between Beatrice Botha Ferguson and her pen pals, one of whom was Canadian poet Louis Dudek. Fifteen volumes of the First Statement literary journal accumulated by Beatrice Botha Ferguson from 1942 to 1944 are included in the fonds, as well as fifteen volumes of diaries written by Beatrice that document a twenty-four year period from 1938 to 1962.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Ferguson (family)

Ernest Donat Therrien collection

  • CA ON00093 2012/16
  • Collection
  • [201-]

Collection consists of research material on Ernest Donat Therrien’s experience as a prisoner of war during the Second World War. Includes emails between Janie and Gary Therrien and Dr. Steve Harris listing the 22nd Armoured Regiment’s movements from mobilization until the end of the war. Also includes emails describing different sources of information that were consulted including Library and Archives Canada, The Red Cross, and The Memories Project. The research material contains an excerpt from the book “A Measure of Protest” written by A.H. LeReverend who was a POW at Stalag XIB with Ernest Therrien. Copies of the 22nd Armoured Regiment’s War Diary for 24 October 1944 to 29 Oct 1944, and Orders for 27 October 1944 are included in the research along with emails exchanged between Jakke Arnouts in Essen, Belgium and Janie and Gary Therrien in relation to the precise location Ernest Therrien was captured and a possible tour of the site.

Therrien, Ernest Donat

Sudbury and District Ministerial Association fonds

  • CA ON00159 P066
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1969, predominant 1960-1065

This fonds consists of their Constitution, minutes and related papers, general correspondence, cash books, reports, pamphlets and mailing lists. The records are directly related to the organization of the Sudbury and District Ministerial Association. This fonds pertains to the social and educational involvement of an organization of Protestant churches in the Sudbury region. The cooperation of SDMA with several community-based organizations, as well as the participation of SDMA with regard to inter-church activities, is well documented. SDMA was involved in activities in the community such as: radio and television broadcasts of Sunday services, a nursing school at Memorial Hospital, help for addiction and alcoholism, an emergency counselling service, religious education, a Northern Ontario home for unwed mothers, helping the families of strikers, weekly services at Pioneer Manor and the Sudbury Sanatorium, and submitting a report to the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. There are no documents for the year 1960, and very few documents for the years 1955 and 1959.

Sudbury and District Ministerial Association


  • ON00098 MG9 A26
  • Collection
  • 1296 – 1989

Esquesing Historical Society AuthorityRecord

Canadian Canoe Museum collection

  • CA ON00333 93-016
  • Fonds
  • 1556-1994, predominant 1965-1980

The collection consists of articles and research notes written by Kenneth Roberts and Philip Shackleton who, together, wrote a canoe history entitled "The Canoe." Also included are photographs for "The Canoe" and correspondence regarding the museum; Kirk Wipper's collection of canoe related articles and correspondence and minutes of the Kanawa and Trent/Kanawa Boards of Directors; and the records and correspondence which were collected by Michael Ketemer, former Haliburton site manager of the Canadian Canoe Museum.

Canadian Canoe Museum

Samuel E. Weir collection

  • CA ON00311 PF54
  • Fonds
  • 1571-1835

Collection consists of miscellaneous legal documents accumulated by Samuel Weir. Documents include indentures, deeds, a will, a letter of administration, an order of payment and a summary of land titles. Ten of the documents are from England, while two are from the United States.

Weir, Samuel Edward, 1898-1981

Edward Johnson fonds

  • CA ON00344 XR1 MS A410 through XR1 MS A426
  • Fonds
  • 1600-1959, 1992, predominant 1890-1959

Fonds includes correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, recordings, news clippings, speeches, awards and personal items relating to the personal life and career of Edward Johnson. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence. XR1 MS A410 Articles. XR1 MS A411 Photos, Portraits. XR1 MS A412 Professional Portraits. XR1 MS A413 Photos, Operas. XR1 MS A414 Professional Portraits. XR1 MS A415 Photos, Friends and Family. XR1 MS A416 Photos, Snapsphots. XR1 MS A417 Postcards. XR1 MS A418 Photo Album. XR1 MS A419 Newspaper Clippings. XR1 MS A420 Programs. XR1 MS A421 Scrapbooks. XR1 MS A422 Ephemera, Audio Visual. XR1 MS A424 Ephemera. XR1 MS A425 Regalia. XR1 MS A426

Johnson, Edward, 1878-1950

Donald Plaxton collection

  • CA ON00311 PF119
  • Collection
  • 1616

Collection consists of a deed dated 1616, signed by Edmund Bury and written in Latin.

Plaxton, Donald Gordon Wilson

Gary Lumsden collection

  • CA ON00408 C009
  • Collection
  • 1639

Collection consists of a book of sermons by English theologians.

Lumsden, Gary

Frank Birch Caldwell fonds

  • CA ON00093 2011/5
  • Fonds
  • Reproduced 19- (originally created 1657, 1978)

Fonds consists of miscellaneous material from Commodore Frank Birch Caldwell’s naval career, from the period 1953-1973. Includes photographs of various ships and some crew. A few photographs have captions on the back. There are maps of Canada dated 1969-1973, as well as reproductions of historical maps of the world. The fonds also includes a citation for a Naval Medal awarded to Caldwell by the Portuguese navy, a caricature, and other memorabilia. There are reproductions of an account of Admiral Nelson’s victory over the French fleet at the battle of the Nile, on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, originally published in The Times on 3 October 1798.

Caldwell, Frank Birch, 1915-

Simcoe family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 47
  • Fonds
  • 1665-[ca. 1918] (predominant 1762-1848)

Fonds documents the official and private lives of several members of the Simcoe family in England and Upper Canada, predominantly in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The fonds also contains records from John Graves Simcoe's Lieutenant-Governorship of Upper Canada 1792-1796. The records document the administrative and military careers of four generations of men of the Simcoe family, as well as the family's private life, including management of the family estate in Devonshire, financial matters, and genealogical research conducted by later generations of the family.

Family members represented in the fonds include Captain John Simcoe, John Graves Simcoe, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Francis Simcoe, Eliza Simcoe, and John K. Simcoe.

Records include personal and official correspondence, letter books, reports, returns, and commissions. The fonds contains a considerable quantity of graphic materials, including watercolour paintings, drawings and prints; maps and celestial charts; architectural and technical drawings; and artifacts attributed by Simcoe descendents to John Graves and Elizabeth Simcoe.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Simcoe (family)

Jean V. Allard fonds

  • CA ON00093 84/126
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1666], 1875, 1939-1996

Fonds consists of 272 files that document both Allard's professional and personal life. Textual documents include correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, and reports. There are various personal records relating to Allard, including genealogical information, autobiographical memoirs, scrapbooks and agendas and daybooks used by Allard. There are newspaper and journal articles collected by Allard on various topics of interest to him, as well as numerous articles about him. There are also several transcripts of speeches, addresses and lectures given by Allard, as well as transcripts of interviews about him or with him.

In addition to textual records, there are approximately 450 pictures, most of which are in black and white. Many of these are of Allard at various stages of his life. Other photograph subjects include Allard's family and his ancestors, and various military ceremonies. Many of the pictures lack captions or other explanations. There are also approximately ten maps, mainly of European locations where Allard fought during the Second World War, a few drawings, blueprints, travel albums, flags, badges, greeting cards, and certificates.

Each of the stages of Allard's life is documented. From his childhood, to his personal participation in the Second World War, the Korean War, as well as Canada's more general involvement, to his years in the USSR and West Germany, to his role in the unification of the armed forces and his time as CDS, Allard's rich and varied experiences can be largely reconstructed from the diverse materials found in this fonds.

Allard, Jean V. (Jean Victor), 1913-

J. D. Edgar family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 65
  • Fonds
  • 1680-1988, predominant 1840-1955

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Sir James David Edgar, his wife Matilda, and various other members of the Edgar family.

Their records include correspondence, both political and personal, speeches, lecture notes, invitations, published material, scrapbooks and photographs. As J.D. Edgar was actively involved in politics, correspondents includes many prominent politicians of his day, including Alexander Mackenzie and Sir Wilfred Laurier; there are also letters regarding important political events such as the North-West Rebellion.

Fonds also contains records from other family members, such as the diaries of Maud Edgar, a hand-written Shawnee-English dictionary compiled by Thomas Ridout, a typescript copy of Thomas Ridout's Old Memoir covering the period 1786-1788, photographs of various members of the Edgar family, genealogical material, and correspondence with family in the United States and overseas.

The fonds is divided into 11 series.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Edgar, J. D. (family)

Professor David Macmillan collection

  • CA ON00333 05-003, 90-001, 94-002
  • Fonds
  • 1680-1920, predominant 1750-1890

Collection consists of disparate records from and to North America. Correspondence involves numerous senders and receivers and topics covered include military matters between America and Great Britain, the North American fur trade and Upper Canadian political issues. These materials were collected by Professor David Macmillan through his interest in philately. Correspondents include John Beverley Robinson, William Berczy, Major James Clephane, Basil Hall, James Keith, John Macaulay, William Hamilton Merritt and Andrew Russell.

Macmillan, Professor David, 1925-1988

Edmison family fonds

  • CA ON00334 F2
  • Fonds
  • 1690-1990, predominantly 1920's-1980's

This collection consists of papers relating to the Edmison family. Rev J. H. Edmison, Presbyterian minister, 1857-1928 includes sermons, news clippings and correspondence chiefly in Chelteham Ontario. Correspondence of J Alex Edmison and family, including ephemera, photographs and memorabilia of McGill, Trent University, Jarvis Collegiate, Broadview YMCA and Queen’s University in the 1920s. Some papers related to Montreal politics (1938-40); research materials related to Camp Ahmek, the Taylor Statten Memorial Fund, and camping reunions (1920s to 1970s); research materials and incidental correspondence relating to the history of Peterborough, Douro Township and other local matters (1960s and 1970s); including incidental correspondence on criminology, penal history, as well as Vercoe family history.

Edmison family

Charles Shirreff family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 604
  • Fonds
  • 1694-1958, predominant 1723-1893

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Charles Shirreff and other Shirreff family members. Included are correspondence, land records, genealogical information and biographical information regarding the Shirreff family, notices of appointments, diaries, and other records. Correspondence includes: letters received by Charles Sherriff before his emigration from Scotland; letters regarding Colonel John By; letters detailing Alexander Shirreff’s expenses while exploring the land between the Ottawa River and Lake Huron; letters regarding the purchase of land and the purchase of the Bytown Gazette; and letters regarding the Shirreff family’s claim to the earldom of Stirling. Land records consist of: land grants; a Scottish property transfer; a rent roll of Fitzroy Harbour lots; a statement of property at Fitzroy Harbour; maps of the land by the Carp River and part of Fitzroy Township; and a plan of the Fitzroy Harbour. Genealogical and biographical material includes newspaper clippings, manuscript histories of the family, and a history of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at Fitzroy Harbour.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Shirreff, Charles, 1768-1849

Fonds Lilianne-Frégault

  • CA ON00341 P258
  • Fonds
  • 1697-1912, 1936-1995, [reproduit en 1992 et 2000], surtout 1936-1995

Le fonds témoigne partiellement de la vie personnelle et familiale de Lilianne Frégault, principalement de 1936 à 1995. Il témoigne notamment de ses études; de son intérêt pour la carrière de son mari Guy Frégault comme historien, professeur et haut-fonctionnaire et de sa collaboration à ses travaux d'historien; des hommages rendus à Guy Frégault après son décès, notamment par Jean-Claude Falardeau et la Fédération des sociétés d'histoire du Québec, aujourd'hui la Fédération des sociétés d'histoire et de généalogie du Québec. Il témoigne également des relations de Lilianne Frégault avec : Michel Brunet, historien; Jean-Claude Falardeau; Marcel Trudel, historien; Juliette Rémillard; la Fondation Lionel-Groulx; Lydia Frégault; Édith Rinfret et Gabrielle Rinfret. Le fonds est constitué de 4 séries : A) Affaires personnelles et familiales; B) Collaboratrice de Guy Frégault; C) Correspondance; D) Documentation amassée au sujet de Guy Frégault. Il comprend principalement : de la correspondance, incluant des brouillons de lettres expédiées par Lilianne Frégault; des certificats et des diplômes; des photographies, des copies de spicilèges et de coupures de presse; des textes d'allocutions; des imprimés annotés.

Frégault, Lilianne, 1917-1997

Legal documents collection

  • CA ON00311 PF118
  • Collection
  • 1698-1973

This is an artificially created collection comprised of miscellaneous legal documents from unknown sources accumulated by the Archives. Included in the collection are mortgages, affidavits, contracts, deeds, wills, correspondence, and stock certificates drawn from the files of various wound-up law firms.

Legal documents collection

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