Innerkip Community fonds

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Innerkip Community fonds

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  • 1854-1994, nd. (Creation)
    Innerkip Community

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approx. 6.5 inches of textual records

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(early 19th century - present)

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The Village of Innerkip has its beginnings in the early 19th century when settlers from Scotland, England and Ireland settled in and around the 17th concession of East Zorra. Originally know as Melrose, the Village of Innerkip officially received its name with the coming of the post office in 1853. In 1913, Innerkip was incorporated as a Police Village. On January 1, 1975 the village was incorporated into the township of East Zorra-Tavistock.

Custodial history

The records associated with this fonds were donated to the Innerkip Museum by local residents. Upon the closing of the Museum in October 2005, these records were transferred to the County of Oxford Archives.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of various materials related to the history of the Village of Innerkip. Such materials include:

Brochure entitled “Take a walk through time” A walking tour of homes and historic buildings. – ca. 1991.

Correspondence. – 1870, 1898, 1940

Front roll card for St. John Sunday School. – 1910.

Ladies Aid Birthday Calendar, Presbyterian Church. – 1948.

Local History Books:
“A History of Blandford Township” by George Oliver. – 1966.
“The Early Days of Innerkip District” by Zella M. Hotson. – 1952.
“History of the Village and neighbourhood of Innerkip” by Zella M. Hotson. – nd.

Topographic Map of Woodstock and Area. Original survey 1908; revised 1935.
Whiteprint map of Oxford County. - ca 1950s

Membership card for the United Church Women, Innerkip United Church. – 1962.

The story of an old house, lot 15, Vincent Survey – Innerkip. – 1962.
List of former residents of Innerkip. – nd.
List of teachers and students of S.S. No. 10 East Zorra. – nd.

Newspaper clippings. – 1854, 1967, 1978, nd.

Photographs. – 1909, 1955-6, 1959, 1963, 1967-9, 1978, 1989, 1991, nd.

Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid programme booklet. – 1944.

Prize List for the Annual School Fair for East Zorra Township. – 1932.

Innerkip Annual Decoration & Memorial Service. – 1990.
Innerkip Cemetery Decoration and Memorial Service. – 1994.
Innerkip Centennial and Old Boys’ Reunion. – ca. 1967.
Innerkip Centennial Celebrations. – 14-16 July 1967.
Innerkip Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Society, 90th Anniversary. – 1991.
27th Annual Innerkip Cemetery and C.O.F. Decoration Service. – 2 August ?

Scrapbook for the Innerkip Unit of the Red Cross. – 1939-1946.

Township of Blandford Minutes of the Meetings of Blandford Council. – 1961.

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Some Material requires conservation work.

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The County of Oxford Archives acquired the fonds from the Innerkip Museum in October 2005.


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  • English

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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.

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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.

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