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Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Train in Dearborn, Michigan

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1856-1879
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 36
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 36
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1856-1879
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
History / Biographical
The Atlantic and Gulf Railroad operated from 1856-1879, primarily in Georgia, USA, and was often referred to as the Main Trunk Railroad.
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of an Atlantic and Gulf Railroad train at Smith Creek Station in Dearborn, Michigan.
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Western and Atlantic Railroad Locomotive No. 3 "The General" in Detroit, Michigan

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives160427
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1855-1891
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 43
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 43
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1855-1891
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of Western and Atlantic Railroad Locomotive No. 3, an American type (4-4-0), wood-burning steam engine built in 1855 by Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor in Paterson, New Jersey. The engine is pictured at the New York Central depot in Detroit, Michigan. It was nicknamed "The General" after being stolen by spies during the Great Locomotive Chase, an attempt to cripple the Confederate rail network during the American Civil War. It was retired in 1891.
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Ken Verrell Collection - Miscellaneous Railways records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives165356
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1863-1975
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1863-1975
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Miscellaneous railways records series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
2 volumes
Scope and Content
Series contains records created or retained by miscellaneous railways that operated in Southwestern Ontario. Series is comprised of the following files:
W1 B2 F9: Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway records
W1 B2 F10: Penn Central Transportation Company records
W1 B2 F11: Brantford, Waterloo and Lake Erie Railway memorandum of agreement
R4 S5 Sh5 1: Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Index of letters forwarded
R4 S5 Sh5 2: Erie and Niagara Railway Company shares subscription book
W1 B2 F12: Records from miscellaneous railways
Subject Access
Railways

Miscellaneous deeds and indentures relating to Elgin County properties, 1817-1865

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives132469
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1817-1865
Accession Number
2014-27
Storage Location
Box 217, File 23
R11 S4 Sh5 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 217, File 23
R11 S4 Sh5 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1817-1865
Scope and Content
Miscellaneous deeds and indentures relating to Elgin County properties, 1817-1865.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)

Train Orders From New York Central and TH & B

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/museum37222
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Date Range From
1857
Date Range To
1951
Artifact Type
Train Orders
Material
Tissue paper
Storage Location
7-E-2- James Ray / Bob Ray Box
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Train Orders
Description
A) Two Th&B Train Orders, 1. September 20th, 1951 and 2. June, 30th 1947. For trains 380 and 383. B) Three pages together Jan, 29, 1957 Clearance form handwritten, memo to extra 5827 East and form 19R detailing stop at Canfield Junction. C) Two pages together dated Feb, 21, 1957 I-Terminal clearance Form B For Extra 5631 and 2-Form 19Y for same. Extra 5631 to Ambestburg.
Material
Tissue paper
Condition Information
Concerns: tissue paper, a bit rough, but clean and readible condition.
Sub-category
Visual Artifact
Accession Number
2018-30-16-A-C
File Number
2018-30
Storage Location
7-E-2- James Ray / Bob Ray Box
Date Range From
1857
Date Range To
1951
Length
19
Height
165
Units
mm
Item History
From the estate of Bob Ray via James Ray

Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad Steam Engine

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives160426
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1870s
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 42
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 42
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1870s
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: sep; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
A sepia-toned photograph printed on cardstock of an early steam engine from the Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad. The engine was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1865.
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Western and Atlantic Railroad Locomotive No. 3 - "The General"

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1855-1891
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 38
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 38
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1855-1891
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of Western and Atlantic Railroad Locomotive No. 3, an American type (4-4-0) steam engine built in 1855 by Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor in Paterson, New Jersey. It was nicknamed "The General" after being stolen by Union spies in the Great Locomotive Chase, an attempt to cripple the Confederate rail network during the American Civil War. It was retired in 1891.
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Western and Atlantic Railroad Locomotive No. 3 - "The General"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives160423
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1855-1891
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 39
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B4 F6 39
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1855-1891
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of Western and Atlantic Railroad Locomotive No. 3, an American type (4-4-0), wood-burning steam engine built in 1855 by Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor in Paterson, New Jersey. It was nicknamed "The General" after being stolen by spies during the Great Locomotive Chase, an attempt to cripple the Confederate rail network during the American Civil War. It was retired in 1891.
Name Access
Railways
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Images

Wabash Railroad steam engine

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives159040
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. early 1900s
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F3 8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F3
Accession Number
2016-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh3 B2 F3 8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. early 1900s
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of Wabash Railroad Locomotive No. 2155, a Consolidation Type (2-8-0) steam engine, class I-2.
Name Access
Railways
Wabash Railroad
Subject Access
Railways
Transportation
Steam Engines
Images

Miscellaneous Records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives9639
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1830-2003
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1830-2003
Physical Description
33 cm of textual records
1 drawing : 11.5 x 18 cm
6 postcards: b&w and col.
Scope and Content
Series consists of miscellaneous records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F1 contains miscellaneous legal documents, 1830-1893: indenture of bargain and sale dated August 6, 1830 between Cyrus M. Beach and [Asel?] B. Lewis concerning Lot 3, Fifth Concession, Township of Malahide; indenture of apprenticeship dated April 1, 1846 between William Jackson, Herman Gabriel Chartrain and Henry Huff; indenture for the conveyance of real property dated August 26, 1856 between Jonathan Johnston Teetzell and Ann Travers concerning part of Lot 22 north on Talbot Road East in the Township of Southwold; sworn deposition by Alfred Ryckman of the Township of Malahide dated April 17, 1859 charging that Elisha Sheldon Ganson of the Township of Malahide murdered Dennis Frost with an axe on April 16, 1859; form headed "Information and Complaint for an Indictable Offence" sworn by Isaac Smith of the Township of Malahide, May 13, 1865, charging David Mann, formerly of the Township of Malahide with attempted murder; and depositions dated April 6, 1893 concerning the examination of William Lough of the Town of Ridgetown in the County of Kent on a charge of stealing money from Florence Moody. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2 contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1893-1918. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F3 contains programme for historical exhibition in the Old Town Hall, St. Thomas, May 22-29, 1899. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F4 contains lists of authors of student essays organized by Township and School Section, [189-?].
File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F5 contains Talbot Centennial Banquet notice, invitation (photocopy), and programme, 1903. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F6 contains C.O. Ermatinger prospectus for publication by subscription of sequel to "The Talbot Regime," a work to be titled "The Second Half of the Talbot Settlement: 1853-1903," [191-?]. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F7 contains programme for unveiling of Port Talbot Memorial, June 30, 1926 (photocopy). File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F8 contains programme for dedication of commemoration tablet at Southwold Prehistoric Earthwork, September 15, 1930. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F9 contains itinerary and historical notes for Ontario Historical Society visit to Elgin County, June 1952. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F10 contains deposition of W.C. Miller concerning the Society's claim to the Mrs. Wilson bequest of land on Elgin St., St. Thomas, 1964. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F11 contains newspaper clippings concerning the preservation of the Elgin County Jail, 1977-1978. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F12 contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings concerning the Society's activities, 1978-1989. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F13 contains "Tribute and Toast to Colonel Thomas Talbot, Delivered at the Gravesite...May 18, 1984," by Don Cosens. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F14 contains notice of meeting to establish a committee to preserve and maintain Malahide Farm, the Talbot Homestead. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F15 contains dinner ticket, Trinity Anglican Church, St. Thomas, December 14, 1988. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F16 contains notes for walking tour of old St. Thomas, [1988?]. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F17 contains invitation to Society's 100th anniversary celebration, April 29, 1991. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F18 contains a scrapbook illustrating the history of the Society, 1891-2003. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F19 contains a copy of "One of The Few" by Wayne Neal, published by the Elgin Military Museum, 2000: a biography of Pilot Officer Neil Campbell, St. Thomas, and his service in the RAF 242 'All-Canadian' Squadron, 1940. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F20 contains photocopies of articles written by George Thorman and published in the St. Thomas Courier in 1978 under the general column title "The Way It Was", principally concerning the history of specific City buildings, including the Free Trade Building, corner of Talbot and St. George Streets; Ponsford House, 106 Elgin Street; the Elgin Block, northeast corner of Talbot and New Streets; the Beaver Block, corner of Talbot and John Streets; the Free Library of the City of St. Thomas, Talbot Street; George Wegg residence, corner of Pearl and Curtis Streets; William Arkell residence, 91 Metcalfe Street. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F21 contains a blank form, circa 1900, headed "Information to Obtain a Search Warrant". Used in applying for a search warrant before a Justice of the Peace in the County of Elgin. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F22 contains printed instructions for knitting the "Elgin Sock", compiled by M.C. Foss, published and distributed by the Canadian War Contingent Association and St. Thomas Patriotic Women: presumably prepared to assist and encourage women to knit socks for delivery to Canadian servicemen during the First World War. To view the brochure, enter R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F22 in the "Any word or phrase" search box. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F23 contains ticket, programme, advertisement and notes for theatrical performance entitled "When We Dead Awaken: A Ghost Walk Through the Talbot Settlement", held September 2001 at Old St. Thomas' Church, Walnut Street, St. Thomas. Fundraising event organized by the Old St. Thomas' Church Restoration Committee and the Talbot Bi-Centennial Committee, with performance by the King's Company of Re-Enactors. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F24 contains article published in the London Free Press, December 19, 1964 concerning James Milton of Iona Station, who worked as a lineman for various Elgin County area telephone companies from 1906 to 1964, including the Dunwich and Dutton Telephone Company and the Southwold and Dunwich Telephone Association Limited. Includes photographs. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F25 contains copy of undated newspaper article published in the St. Thomas Times [before 1918] including photographs of various Shedden and area residents gathered at the home of Mrs. Abe Sells, Shedden. Shown in the photographs are Mrs. John Sells, Mrs. Abe Sells, Mr. and Mrs. L. Bainard, Mr. and Mrs. David Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. William Farrah, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Broan, Mr. and Mrs, William Lumsden, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Warner, Mr. Thomas Armstrong, Mrs. Dan Turner, Mr. Joseph Spackman and Miss Eliza Spackman. Photographs were taken by Mr. G.H. Sells. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F26 contains St. Thomas Model School graduation dinner menu, December 13, 1901, together with correspondence between the donor, Mr. Laurie J. Winter, Glendon, Alberta, and the Elgin Historical Society. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F27 contains copy of genealogical research entitled "William Hatch of Bayham Township...With Notes on Related Families: Bowes, Brown, Culp, Dean, High, Johnson, Merritt, Montross, Speice and Travis" compiled and published in 1972 by Donald G. Lane. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F28 contains copy of typescript notes with photographic illustrations relating to a walking tour of pre-Jumbo era homes in the City of St. Thomas conducted June 1985 by George Thorman, Don Cosens and Steve Peters. 17 page tour with 49 points of interest. Sponsored by the St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F29 contains copies of newspaper articles concerning Thomas Talbot, the Talbot Estate and the Talbot Settlement published in the London Free Press, July 1971. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F30 contains copy of a pamphlet entitled "Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks: A Neutral Indian Village," prepared circa 1980 by Parks Canada in co-operation with the Elgin West Women's Institute. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F31 contains two copies of a drawing by J.F. Green depicting the exterior of the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, dated May 5, 1962. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F32 contains programme for a series of public lectures organized in 1988 by Alma College, St. Thomas. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F33 contains programme for a series of public music concerts organized in 1988 by Alma College, St. Thomas. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F34 contains three copies of a booklet containing rules and regulations and schedule of water rates for the St. Thomas Waterworks, 1900. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F35 contains typescript history of the St. Thomas Waterworks, circa 1935. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F36 contains Y.W.C.A. of St. Thomas Devotional and Educational Programme for 1909-1910. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F37 contains undated typescript list of St. Thomas Post Office locations. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F38 contains two copies of programme for unveiling of plaque commemorating the founding of the Talbot Settlement, Elgin County Court House, St. Thomas, September 11, 1971. Jointly organized by the County of Elgin, the City of St. Thomas, the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario, and the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F39 contains two copies of reprints of an obituary notice/ tribute for James Henry Coyne (1849-1942), published by Fred Landon in Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Coyne was the chief organizer and first president of the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute (founded 1891 - later reorganized as the Elgin Historical Society), and the Pioneer and Historical Association of Ontario (founded 1888 and later renamed the Ontario Historical Society). Coyne also served for many years as Registrar of Deeds for the County of Elgin (appointed 1888). File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F40 contains reprint of an article published by James Henry Coyne in Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Third Series, Volume XXII, 1928, entitled "Presidential Address: The Sixty Eventful Years," a summary of significant events in the history of the Dominion of Canada, 1867-1928. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F41 contains photocopy of a letter to the editor by Margaret Coyne, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, January 20, 1948, entitled "Setting Matters Straight About the Buildings Now on the Historic Col. Talbot Estate." File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F42 contains notice of a public meeting organized by the St. Thomas branch of the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee to discuss strategies for preserving the architectural heritage of St. Thomas, [198-?]. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F43 contains undated typescript transcriptions of two letters concerning the establishment of the Talbot Settlement Anniversary: one letter, dated at Port Talbot, March 10, 1817, is addressed from Thomas Talbot to "the inhabitants of the Talbot Settlement"; the second letter, undated, and signed on behalf of a larger group by J. Wilson and L. Patterson, is addressed to Thomas Talbot. Typescripts found in file labelled "Four Winds Press". File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F44 contains reprint of an article published by the Ontario Historical Society in its journal Papers and Records, Volume XXIII, 1926, entitled "The Bold Canadian: A Ballad of the War of 1812," attributed to Pte. Flumerfelt, with an introduction by James Henry Coyne. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F45 contains a photocopy of a prospectus announcing the publication of and soliciting orders for The Talbot Papers, Part I, edited by James Henry Coyne and published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Third Series, 1907-1908. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F46 contains original receipt dated July 1, 1842 and signed by Thomas Talbot: "Received of Edmond Westlake the sum of twenty four pounds five shillings and four pence farthing as payment in full with interest for lot number fifteen south on Edgeware Road in Yarmouth one hundred acres at twelve shillings and six pence per acre." File also includes correspondence concerning the receipt dated May-June, 1903 between Mrs. E. Westlake, New Sarum and Mrs. E.W. Gustin, member of the Society's Council and Vice-President of the Society's Ladies' Auxiliary. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F47 contains copies of St. Luke's Community, a monthly newsletter published by St. Luke's Church, Yarmouth Heights, St. Thomas. Includes Volume 1, Number 2, February 1919; Volume 1, Number 8, August 1919; and Volume 1, Number 9, September 1919. February 1919 issue includes article entitled A Brief History of St. Luke's Church, by Rev. W.F. Brownlee. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F48 contains two copies of a paper entitled "The Political Power of Colonel Thomas Talbot" by Paul Baldwin, published by the Ontario Historical Society. Published in 1965 or later, probably in the late 1960s. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F49 contains a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings concerning the City of St. Thomas for the period November 13, 1934-March 20, 1935. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F50 contains a pamphlet produced and distributed in 1990 by the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society outlining the Branch's mandate, schedule of meetings, special projects, benefits and conditions of membership. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F51 contains a pamphlet entitled "Visit 'the Hill' in St. Thomas" produced and distributed by the Southwestern Ontario Travel Association, [199-?]. Includes descriptions and illustrations of key tourist attractions in St. Thomas, including the Jumbo Monument, Elgin Military Museum, Old St. Thomas Church on Walnut Street, and Elgin County Pioneer Museum. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F52 contains six postcards, [190-?], depicting St. Thomas landmarks: Queen's Bridge (sepia-toned), Talbot Street (black & white), Wellington Street School (colour), M.C.C.R. Bridge (colour), M.C.C.R. Yards (colour), and Bird's Eye View Looking West From City Hall (colour). All contain correspondence, and four are postmarked either 1911 or 1912. Addressees include Mrs. Dugald Tallman, Iona Station, and Mr. V.E. Wickerson, London. Laminated for display by the Elgin Historical Society. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F53 contains petitions dated February-March, 1901 and addressed to the Earl of Minto, Governor-General of Canada, by the municipal councils of the Village of Port Stanley (2 copies), the Village of Springfield (2 copies), the Township of Dunwich (2 copies), the Village of Dutton (2 copies), the Town of Dresden (2 copies), the Township of Gosfield North (2 copies), and the Township of Caradoc in support of an application by the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute for a grant to pay for the erection of a monument in St. Thomas to commemorate Queen Victoria, the establishment and development of the Talbot Settlement, and the military service of area residents during the War of 1812 and the Boer War. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F54 contains a letter dated at Southwold, May 24, 1843, from Colin Munro to John Siton or Aiton, Mission Institute, near Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA. Postmarked at St. Thomas (May 24, 1843) and Detroit (May 27, 1843). Munro discusses his struggles with religious faith, his work as a school teacher in St. Thomas, the construction of plank roads in the district, construction work at the harbour in Port Stanley and ship traffic between Cleveland, Ohio and Port Stanley. Munro also mentions several mutual acquaintances, including John Campbell and George Bonaton, as well as an extra-marital relationship between Jane Begg and Neil Darrach, described as a cart maker, that resulted in their marriage, the birth of a daughter and the death in childbirth of Jane Begg. Colin Munro served as Sherriff of the County of Elgin, 1852-1869. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F55 contains the letter book of James Bell for the period August 1896-April 1903, including copies of out-going correspondence relating to Bell's duties as City Engineer for the City of St. Thomas. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F56 contains an accounts ledger for an unidentified [St. Thomas?] livery stable business for the period March 1852-February 1856, with an index of client account names. The book was later used as a recipe book and household accounts book ca 1896, and later still used as a notebook by a primary school student, possibly a member of the Stover family. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F57 contains the minute book of the Balaclava Home and School Council and its predecessor the Balaclava Mothers' Club for the period May 1919-September 1932. The Balaclava Mothers' Club was established at a meeting held May 20, 1919. The club was for mothers of schoolchildren in the Balaclava Street School District in St. Thomas, Ontario, and was organized to provide social opportunities for its members, to promote an exchange of information and mutual support, to foster parent-teacher relations, and to raise funds. 40 women became members of the Club at its organization meeting. In September 1931 the Club changed its name to the Balaclava Home and School Council. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F58 contains file cards comprising the membership records of the St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society for the period 1943-1945. Cards include members' names and addresses, and notations indicating payment of annual fees. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F59 contains an envelope addressed to Mr. W.H. Murch, [1903?] bearing letterhead of the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute.
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society
Balaclava Home and School Council
Balaclava Mothers' Club
Bell, James
Munro, Colin
Elgin County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
Thorman, George
St. Thomas Waterworks
Coyne, James Henry
Alma College
St. Thomas YWCA
St. Thomas Model School
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks
Subject Access
Municipal Officials
Elgin County Municipal Officials
Schools
Scrapbooks
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1830- ca. 1910
Accession Number
2019-09
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B1 F30
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2019-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B1 F30
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1830- ca. 1910
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Miscellaneous series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Miscellanous records, likely collected by, or relating to, the McKay family, 1852-1887. Include the following:
-a letter to "Margaret", dated at St. Thomas, July 11, 1830.
-Memorial card: "In Memory of the late William Johnson, who died April 5th, aged 5 years, Huddersfield, April 8th, 1852".
-"Public Notice: Samuel J. Levick of Pennsylvania, a Member of the Society of Friends, Gives Notice thata Religious Metting will be held in the Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas", dated Sparta, Ont., 8th June, 1873.
-a programme: "Horticultural Gardens: this Thursday Evening, August 28, 1873: Rosa D'Erina, in Concert and Opera, with Christine Dossert".
-a sheet with two religious bookmarks pasted to it: "Wield the Sword of Justice", and "Search the Bible, Bear the Cross and you shall wear the Crown", ca. 1875.
-Memorial card: "In Memoriam: Rev. E. Franklin, of Marsdenm near Huddersfield, who died April 26th, 1877, aged 53 years".
-a handwritten note: "Ellen Ainley, Ashfield, Golcan, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England", [187-].
-two cards: a 1878 Happy New Year card and a: "1880 A Happy New year, Compliments of Rev. M. Fraser, Knox Church, St. Thomas, Ont." card.
-a card: "New Year Prayer" by Julia Goddard, ca. 1880.
-a blank "A Merry Christmas" card with a floral design, ca. 1880.
-a blank "Canada Letter Card", ca. 1880.
-a letter to "Margaret", from someone in Toronto, dated November 19, 1882.
-"Wesley Park Guide and Programme of Services", 1887.
-an advertisement bookmark: "Canada's Hope is Dingman's Soap", ca. 1890. On the back of the book mark
-a newspaper column: "Hints for Housewives: Borax in the Home- Some of the Diverse Ways in Which It May be Made Useful", January 9th, 1897".
-a letter to "James", inviting him to Selldon, ca. 1905.
-a letter referencing writing to Mr. Jell and Robertson, ca. 1905.
-an envelope addressed to Horace F. Jell, care of T.W. Crothers, St. Thomas, ca. 1910.
-an envelope addressed to Dr. W. McKay, Saint Marys, Ont., ca. 1910.
-a "Christmas Greeting" card: "To Grandpa, from Elizabeth and Rachael", ca. 1910.
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
William Murch fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1860-1890
Accession Number
2014-10
Storage Location
W6 B11 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
William Murch fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W6 B11 F4
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1860-1890
Series
William Murch fonds- Personal Records series
Physical Description
2.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File contains photographs, notes and other documents collected or produced by William Murch, including:
- A photograph of an unidentified man.
- The Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of the Young Men's Reform Club, St. Thomas, Ont. 1877. (2 copies)
- The Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of the Reform Literary and Debating Club, Toronto. 1876.
- A card holder containing an advertisement for a Venetian lace manufacturer and a hotel in Rome.
- Handwritten notes on scripture and proverbs.
Name Access
Murch, William
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1869-1910
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B5 F12
M19 6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B5 F12
M19 6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1869-1910
Series
Ron Payne Collection - A. McKillop and Sons Ltd. series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
1 volume
Scope and Content
File contains miscellaneous documents collected by A. McKillop and Sons Limited, including notices and documents relating to milling. Also includes:
-Auction Catalogue listing the shorthorn cattle belong to the McKillop Brothers, West Lone, for an auction on July 3, 1917.
-A family tree delineating ancestors of Minnie Webster.
-A four-page document written by Mrs. John A. McKillop titled "West Lorne's First Decade". This document provides details of the early history of West Lorne including mention of early settlers, the first church and school, discussion of the original homes built in the area, the construction of the business district in West Lorne, as well as the sports culture in the area.
-Knights of the Maccabees Social Membership Certificate issued to Neva McQueen of West Lorne, Ontario, dated May 8, 1901 (oversized location: M19 6).
-Wedding invitation for the marriage of Marian Vietta McKillop and Charles Frederick Orval Percy on April 17, 1928 in West Lorne, Ontario.
-Christmas greeting card from Mrs. McLean addressed to Mr. and Mrs. H. McKillop, n.d.
Name Access
McKillop Family
A. McKillop & Sons
West Lorne (Ont.)

Miscellaneous Receipts

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives194338
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1861-1892
Accession Number
2014-20
Storage Location
Box 284, File 20
M3 S1 Sh3 B8 F20
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-20
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
Box 284, File 20
M3 S1 Sh3 B8 F20
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1861-1892
Physical Description
7 receipts
Scope and Content
File contains receipts from various Elgin County businesses, 1861-1897, including the following: -J&W Mickleborough (St. Thomas), April 9, 1892 -Two receipts from P.J. Lindemann (Eagle), October 12, 1877 -John Burger (West Lorne), December 26, 1887 -Thomas [Orthell?] (St. Thomas), June 22, 1861 -F. Lindemann (Bismarck), November 26, 1887
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1832-1969
Accession Number
99-18
2008-28
Storage Location
C10 Sh3 B1 F1-7, 9
C10 Sh3 B3-5
C13 Sh1 B1 F11
C13 Sh1 B3 F10
C13 Sh1 B3 F12
C13 Sh1 B3 F14
C13 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
99-18
2008-28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh3 B1 F1-7, 9
C10 Sh3 B3-5
C13 Sh1 B1 F11
C13 Sh1 B3 F10
C13 Sh1 B3 F12
C13 Sh1 B3 F14
C13 Sh2 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1832-1969
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Miscellaneous series
Scope and Content
Consists of various miscellaneous material compiled by the McKay and Sells families. Series varies from a scrapbook to wedding invitations to the papers of George Scott. Includes two unidentified daily journals likely from the store run by John and William McKay and documents from the provincial legislature pertaining to the amendment of the Assessment Act in 1924.
Part of this series includes the following files:
C10 Sh3 B1 F1: George Scott 1890-1900
C10 Sh3 B1 F2: Scrapbook 1860-1890
C10 Sh3 B1 F3: Books 1900-1905
C10 Sh3 B1 F4: Wedding Invitations- Brook Family
C10 Sh3 B1 F5: Assessment Act 1924
C10 Sh3 B1 F6: Taxes went up with Fireplaces
C10 Sh3 B1 F7: Ledger 1883-1887
C10 Sh3 B1 F9: Notebook 1884-1898
C10 Sh3 B5:
Daily Journal May 1842 to April 1843
Daily Journal 1843-1845
Name Access
McKay (family)
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Date Range
1834-1983
Accession Number
99-7
Storage Location
Box 50, File 4
R5 S5 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-7
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 50, File 4
R5 S5 Sh2 B2
Date Range
1834-1983
Physical Condition
Medium
Scope and Content
George E. Thorman Papers
- 1983 letter to George Thorman containing information about Mark Burnham when he lived in Peterborough
- indenture of bargain and sale June 11, 1834, where Joseph Boughner sold to Edward Dancey part of Lot 96 South on Talbot Road East in Malahide Township
- 1971 letter to George Thorman containing information about Delos Bell, an artist who lived near Grimsby
- undated obituary for James Brodie, and a copy of a 19th century photograph of the man
- St. Thomas Daily Times, May 21, 1910, article about the Marquette Bessemer No. 2
- St. Thomas Times-Journal, April 28, 1975, article about the Marquette Bessemer No. 2
- 1980 letter concerning Joanne Bannerman and William Buchanan

Miscellaneous Documents series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives170093
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1869-1999
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B7
R12 S1 Sh4 B4
M19 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B7
R12 S1 Sh4 B4
M19 9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1869-1999
Series
Ron Payne Collection - Miscellaneous documents series
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
36 booklets
5 programs
2 drawings
1 volume
1 poster
1 sign
Scope and Content
Series contains miscellaneous documents collected by Ron Payne, which have relevance to Elgin County's history, with an emphasis on West Elgin, including the former Township of Aldborough, West Lorne, Iona and Eagle.

Miscellaneous historical records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives44311
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1866-1969
Accession Number
2018-56
Storage Location
C13 Sh1 B3 F10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-56
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C13 Sh1 B3 F10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1866-1969
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Miscellaneous series
Scope and Content
Miscellaneous documents compiled by the McKay and Sells families.
Includes:
"The ABC with the Shorter Cathechism", 1866
"The Sunday at Home", October 1873
"Our Heavenly Rest", by Margaret Stewart Hormel, 1892
-"Hazeltine's Pocket Book Almanac for 1895". On the back cover is an ad for Piso's Remedy cough medicine, sold at F.P. Reynolds, 275 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ont.
-Canada Victory Bond subscription for Margaret McKay, November 1917.
"The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons", August 1919
'Township of Southwold Centennial Remembrance Service, Selldon", 1950 (2 copies)
"Thirty-Seventh Annual Sunday Service, Elgin Junior Institute and Junior Farmers' Association at Selldon Farms, Paynes Mills, August 17, 1958"
"Thirty-Seventh Annual Sunday Service, Elgin Junior Institute and Junior Farmers' Association at Selldon Farms, Paynes Mills, August 16, 1959"
"Thirty-Seventh Annual Sunday Service, Elgin Junior Institute and Junior Farmers' Association at Selldon Farms, Paynes Mills, August 13, 1961"
-a poster for the Sells and Gray Circus, held at the Central Super Market Grounds, Vassar, Tuesday, August 21, ca. 1962.
"Thirty-Ninth Annual Sunday Service, Elgin Junior Institute and Junior Farmers' Association at Selldon Farms, Paynes Mills, July 21, 1963"
"Fortieth Annual Sunday Service, Elgin Junior Institute and Junior Farmers' Association at Selldon Farms, Paynes Mills, July 12, 1964"
"Frome United Church 150th Anniversary, 1819-1969"

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives44703
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1868-1871
Accession Number
2008-28
Storage Location
C13 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C13 Sh2 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1868-1871
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Miscellaneous series
Physical Description
3 p.
Scope and Content
Newspaper clippings about the assassination of D'Arcy McGee (1868). Also includes a poem from the London Free Press (October 31, 1871) entitled "The Country Life", author unknown.

Miscellaneous land records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives172469
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1869-1942
Accession Number
2015-31
Storage Location
Box 158, File 14
R10 S3 Sh4 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2015-31
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 158, File 14
R10 S3 Sh4 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1869-1942
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file includes the following records:
-Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Thomas Graham of the Township of Yarmouth and Hannah Graham and Robert Graham of the Township of Yarmouth, April 6, 1869.
-Quit Claim Deed: Between Archibald Murchey of the Township of Dunwich and Amasa Wood of the Township of Southwold, September 27, 1870.
-Conveyance of Certain Land: Between John Cheney of the Village of Bryanston, Township of London, and James Ball, of the Township of Southwold, April 29, 1871.
-Deed of Land between James and Jane Davidson of the Village of Union in the Township of Yarmouth and Robert Graham of the Township of Yarmouth, March 14, 1873.
-Deed of Land between Matthew Henry and Winona Penhale of the CIty of St. Thomas and Oliver LeRoy Hepinstall of the City of St. Thomas, August 7, 1906.
-Deed of Land: Between William H. and Clarissa Mary Small of the City of St. Thomas, and Errnest Oldham of the Township of Southwold, March 15, 1921.
-Executor's Deed of Land: Between Frederick W. Schmelz of the Township of Aldborough and Charles Schmelz of the Township of Aldborough, March 4, 1927.
-Assignment of Mortgage: Between Jonathan W. Jackson of the City of St. Thomas and Alma McEwen of the City of St. Thomas, July 25, 1928.
-Deed of Land between Duncan Gardiner of the Township of Aldborough and Ernest Gardiner of the Township of Aldborough and Catherine Gardiner of the Township of Aldborough, February 14, 1941.
-Bill of Sale and Agreement: Arthur C. Doub of the Township of Aldborough, and Nelson Doub of the Township of Aldborough, February 10, 1942.

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