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Alexander McPherson fonds
CA ON00329 F27 · Fonds · 1825-1843

The fonds consists of 12 letters written by Alexander McPherson to members of his family, including his mother and his brother-in-law. The majority of the letters were written while he held the position of Manager at Plantation Nos. 17 & 18 in Berbice, British Guiana and the remainder represent the period following when he settled at Whitby.

Alexander McPherson
Marshall Dean family fonds
Fonds · 1868 - 2000

Marshall Blanchard Dean was an early physician in Fort William; his son Marshall Macdougall Dean had a career with the Canadian Coast Guard and a lifelong interest in history and genealogy. Collection includes correspondence, photographs, and research materials.

Olive Doran fonds
CA ON00334 F321 · Fonds · 1870-1994

The papers consist of the genealogical records compiled by Olive Doran especially during the 1980s and 1990s.

A. Families, vols. 1 to 10, files 1-275, 3.2 metres, 1980-1994: Files include family trees, photographs, correspondence, relating to the following families in particular: (see below) . Photographs are interfiled in many places, and some of these date from as early as 1920s.
B. Cemeteries, vols 10-11: Includes copies of Ontario Genealogical Society inventories,
C. Research, vols 11
D. Publications, vol 12
E. News clippings, vol. 13 and 14
F. Photographs, vol. 15 to 23

Doran, Olive
Buchanan family fonds
CA ON00159 P088 · Fonds · 1888-1979

The Buchanan family fonds consists mostly of correspondence, invitations, photographs, books and other types of documents. The records pertain to the years that George and Lilla Buchanan were residents of Sudbury. Most of the correspondence is between Lilla Buchanan and her family and friends. There are also letters of congratulations for the appointment of George Buchanan as King's Counsel. A program, photographs and a newspaper clipping document the Royal Visit to Sudbury on June 5, 1939. The photographs of the fonds depict the Buchanan family and their friends. There are also 11 copies of photographs depicting Sudbury in the early 1900s, people of the community, and early railway construction.

Buchanan, George Edmund, 1875-1941
Atwood family fonds
CA ON00333 14-011 · Fonds · 1865-1968

Fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Atwood family of Lakefield, Ontario. Also included are materials pertaining to Anne Atwood's family, the Traills; a sketch identified through an accompanying note as Ernest Shackleton; and correspondence between Edwin Guillet and explorer George M. Douglas.

Atwood (family)
Collection · 1902-1932

Fonds consists of 312 postcards received or collected by members of the Plowman family. The fonds has been arranged as follows:

1.) Postcards addressed to Olive Plowman (178; 1903-1932, predominant, 1908 - 1919)
2.) Postcards addressed to Charles Plowman. (15 postcards)
3.) Postcards addressed to Samuel Plowman (9 postcards)
4.) Postcards addressed to Ellen Plowman (53 postcards)
5.) Postcards addressed to Charles and Ellen Plowman (21 postcards)
6.) Postcards addressed to the Plowman family (3 postcards)
7.) Unaddressed postcards (33 postcards)

The postcards have been arranged chronologically. Undated cards have been placed at the end of the sections. The majority of the postcards are addressed to either 120 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto) or 96 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto), while the remaining 11 postcards are addressed to various hotels, inns, sanatoriums, and homes in Buffalo (NY), Rochester (NY), Long Beach (CA),San Francisco (CA), Petaluma (CA), and San Benito [?] (CA).
The collection includes greeting cards for birthdays, Easter, Christmas, New Years, Halloween, St. Patrick's day, the 4th of July, Valentine's day, Mother's day, and Thanksgiving. The collection also includes popular novelty cards such as photographic portrait postcards or postcards decorated with glitter. Numerous postcards depict buildings and streetscapes, the aftermath of the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, and advertisements for barbershops, department stores, and hotels.

Plowman Family
Miles family fonds
Fonds · 1916-2012

The fonds consists of 48 letters written during World War I, transcriptions of the letters, 1 cd and a book titled “Just a Few Lines: A Memoir of William Thomas Miles from the Great War, 1916-1919.” The book is written by Thomas N. Miles and William J. Miles, Will Miles' sons and is based on the collection of letters in this fonds. 47 of the letters are from Will Miles to his mother and 1 is from his cousin Maud to Will Miles. The letters are written between Sept. 30, 1916 and Feb. 18, 1919. Most of the letters are sent from France with a few of them sent from England, Barriefield Camp and Bramshott Camp. The letters discuss Will Miles' day to day life being a soldier during WWI, Flanders mud, lice, hunger and poison gas, meeting girls, complaining of the the food he eats, people being injured or sick, himself being injured, the weather, thanks for recieving parcels, running into old friends and looking forward to coming home in 1918.

Miles, William Thomas
Walters-Wagar family fonds
Fonds · 1875-1975, predominant 1890-1945

This large collection contains letters from family and friends to Charles and Stella Wagar at Napanee, Ontario, as well as letters from their children, some of which were written during World War Two. Much of the material reflects the leisure interests of the family including fraternal orders such as the Oddfellows, Masons and Rotary and patriotic endeavours such as Red Cross. There are three scrapbooks kept by Allan Walters when a boy during the First World War and six scrapbooks kept by Margaret Walters, c1920-1925. The fonds contains a large quantity of ephemera such as greeting cards and local calendars, travel souvenirs, as well as mementos from meetings, concerts and plays held in the Napanee, Ontario area. There are classroom notes from all three children, including some notebooks kept by Margaret Walters while studying nursing. From Stella Walters came a large collection of sheet music which she used at home and during her many public performances, and another series of cook books. There is also some memorabilia from the Wagar family during the 19th century. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Family correspondence, 1906-1975 Family activities, 1920-1963 Ephemera, 1875-1950 Scrapbooks Napanee Rotary Club Margaret Walters, nursing notes c1937 School days memorabilia and notebooks Cookbooks, 1896-1960 Music, first published 1843-1932 Photographs

Walters, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1879-1963
Ruth Wright Babcock fonds
Fonds · 1906-1998

Fonds consists of documents and ephemera kept by Mrs. Babcock when she entered a seniors’ residence. Some were saved for legal reasons but most had sentimental value to her. Included is a Christmas card sent home by sapper, Wilkie Laird in 1918 and a blue cotton armband worn by Harry Babcock at the Legion in 1929. There are many letters of congratulations and certificates of appreciation. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1976 90th and 93rd Birthdays Certificates and memorabilia

Babcock, Ruth Wright, 1906-
Long Family Collection
CA ON00154 2015.25 · Fonds · 1817-1992

Fonds consists of papers and photographs from the Long Family Collection. It includes materials created and accumulated by: Alfred H. Long (military publications, letter books), N. Tom Long (local history research files, St. Lawrence Hotel plan, directories, photographs), Geo. Wilson (memoirs, correspondence re: Port Hope Evening Guide, Wilson family photographs), and Brig. Gen. George H. Ralston. For more detailed information refer to series-level descriptions.

George Brogdin fonds
CA ON00154 2007.34 · Fonds · 1830-1890

Fonds consists of papers related to the personal and professional life of George Brogdin, c1830-1890. It includes legal documents created by Mr. Brogdin's law practice in Port Hope, ON. For more detailed information please refer to file and item-level descriptions.

Brogdin, George
Harold Reeve fonds
CA ON00154 2010.44 · Fonds · 1866-1993

Fonds consists of documents gathered by Harold Reeve. It includes personal records, photographs, one (1) clippings scrapbook, historical records, and notes regarding the publication "The History of Hope Township." See series descriptions for more information.

Reeve, W. Harold
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
Kingsmill Family fonds
CA ON00353 AFC 388 · Fonds · c1840 - 2016

The fonds consists of letters, deeds, scrapbooks, photographs, advertisements, press clippings, ephemera and works of art related to individual family members, the family as a whole, and various family business ventures.

Kingsmill's Ltd.
Edwin Vivian fonds
Fonds · 1892- 1898, 1902, 1906-1907

Fonds consists of diaries written by Edwin Walker Vivian. Edwin writes about the weather, his daily chores and his activities including the literary club and skating. The fonds also contains school examination certificates and family photographs.

CA ON00395 C.0004 · Collection · 1812-1953, predominant 1833-[ca. 1878]

Most of the records consist of letters written to Mark Young Stark and his wife, Agatha, in Dundas. Correspondents include friends and family in Scotland or friends and colleagues in Upper Canada. Of the Scottish letters, those from Stark’s stepmother (Mary Bannatyne) and aunt (Grace Young) are the most numerous. Some letters predate Stark’s immigration to Canada in 1833. Other letters were written to his wife and to their daughter, Mary Ann, after Stark’s death in 1866. Topics addressed in the letters revolve around personal and family news but occasionally touch on current events, including politics and ecclesiastical affairs.

Stark, Mark Young
Fonds Lisette Tremblay
CA ON00431 F3-GG · Fonds · 1940-2008

Contains over 300 images by herself, sister, friends, three children and great grand child. Most were made at school, but also at home.

Tremblay, Lisette
John Oughton fonds
CA ON00259 SC167 · Fonds · 1928-1940

Fonds consists of 10 notebooks which capture Jack Oughton’s personal and professional life during his time as a student at the Univeristy of Toronto and his days as an employee at the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology. The diaries describe his daily life along with observations about nature (birds, insects, plants) around Southern Ontario. Oughton’s diaries document his work with J. R. Dymond at the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology and his participation with the Brodie Club and other naturalist clubs. A number of diaries document trips made to the Arctic, Baffin Island, Lake Nipissing, the Bay of Quinte and Trent Valley.

Oughton, John George
Alton Family
Collection · 1771-1935

Collection consists of family photographs, one genealogical record book and one marriage certificate

Lawrence Family fonds
Fonds · 1820 - 1943

The fonds consist of records related to the history of the Lawrence family of Oxford County. They are arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Family History

  • Sub-series A: Genealogical Records
  • Sub-series B: Financial Records

Series 2: Correspondence

Members of the Lawrence family.