Fonds - Zavitz Bycraft Family Collection

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Zavitz Bycraft Family Collection

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  • circa 1850-1980 (Creation)
    Zavitz Bycraft Family Collection

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66 cm of textual records
approximately 50 photographs

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The records are a collection of family research, articles, journals, diaries, and photographs from the Zavitz and Bycraft families. These were early Society of Friends families and provide a good overview of the families' relationships and stories. The records were organized by Anna Mary Bycraft Ward who worked on a history of the Bycraft/Zavitz families in Coldstream, Ontario (part of the former Lobo Township). The records were deposited in the archives by Anna's family. The following is from the genealogy and explains some of the records that will be found in this colleciton.

Custodial history

The records were gathered by Anna Bycraft Ward for research purposes. A manuscript was created featuring many of the original materials. The records were stored by her niece, Ruth Bycraft Zavitz, until they were donated to the MIddlesex Archives by her son, David Zavitz, a local historian. and genealogist.

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The prominent series is the unpublished Manuscript of the family, written by Anna Bycraft Ward. Also included are records from the families named above. Of interest are the early journals of Anna Susannah Hampton as well as family photographs and journals.

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The records are in excellent condition.

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Copyright Legislation applies. Copying of some material especially for publication purposes, may require family permission.

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Unpublished Manuscript of Anna Bycraft Ward
Zavitz Genalogy from David Zavitz

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