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Agreements and correspondence relating to 606-610 Talbot Street - Noble Manufacturing / Nobility Chocolates Ltd. / The Sutherland Press Ltd.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
Item
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1912-1928
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
Item
File Number
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1912-1928
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
1.0 cm of textual records
4 plans
History / Biographical
The property discussed in the agreements and correspondence was located at 606-610 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. The building on this site was constructed in 1913 for the Noble Manufacturing Co. Ltd., biscuit makers. It was taken over in 1916 by Nobility Chocolates Ltd., and was vacant from 1923 to 1926. In 1927, the Ross Leaf Tobacco Co. Ltd. moved its business into the building for a short time, until it was taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. Loder Sutherland was the last business that occupied this building, according to the St. Thomas city directories. It is listed in the 1992/93 Directory, but then listed as vacant in the 1994/95 Directory. In 2017, the building was demolished.
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and agreements between the Michigan Central Railroad and the various companies that occupied the property located at 606-610 Talbot Street, from 1912-1928. Includes: R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 1: Correspondence from A.L. Sarvey, Assistant Chief Engineer, addressed to W.O. Houston, Division Engineer, dated November 21, 1912. Correspondence discusses laying track for the Noble Manufacturing Company. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 2: Correspondence from the St. Thomas City Clerk's Office, addressed to F.W. Cowley, Division Superintendent, dated December 18, 1912. Letter states that the city consents to the Michigan Central Railroad constructing siding on Moore Street for the Noble Manufacturing Company. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 3: Order from H.L. Drayton, Chief Commissioner, Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada, stating that the Michigan Central Railroad is authorized to construct, maintain, and operating a branch of railway line and siding on the property of the Noble Manufacturing Company. Includes plan showing the proposed track dated October 7, 1912. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 4: Plan showing proposed track for the Noble Manufacturing Company, dated October 7, 1912. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 5: Plan showing extension of track for the Noble Manufacturing Company, dated June 3, 1913. Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 6: Four pieces of correspondence dated from June 7, 1920 to December 18, 1920, relating to the construction of a concrete pit for Nobility Chocolates Ltd. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 7: Indenture dated August 18, 1920, between Nobility Chocolates Ltd. and the Michigan Central Railroad regarding the construction of a concrete pit for unloading coal.Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 8: Plan showing the proposed coal pit for Nobility Chocolate Company, May 6, 1920. Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 9: Plan showing the proposed coal pit for Nobility Chocolate Company, June 9, 1920. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 10: Two copies of an agreement dated March 6, 1928, between the Michigan Central Railroad and Frederick W. Sutherland, in which the Michigan Central Railroad permits Sutherland to use a side track when receiving deliveries. Includes a plan showing the subject trackage. Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 11: Plan, dated September 11, 1940, showing track serving the Sutherland Press Company to be taken up. Note: scanned PDF available below.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Noble Manufacturing Company
Nobility Chocolates Ltd.
Sutherland Press Ltd.
Talbot Street
Moore Street
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Documents

R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 5.pdf

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R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 7.pdf

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R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 8.pdf

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R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 10.pdf

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R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 11.pdf

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Michigan Central Railroad plan showing track serving the W.G. Thompson Company Ltd. to be taken up in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
June 10, 1940
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B5 F2 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S6 Sh2 B5 F2
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B5 F2 3
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
June 10, 1940
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
1 plan
Scope and Content
A plan, created by the Office of the Division Engineer, Michigan Central Railroad (Canada Division), St. Thomas, Ontario, dated June 10, 1940. Plan shows the track serving the W.G. Thompson Company Ltd. (formerly Empire Flour Mills) to be taken up in St. Thomas, Ontario. Shows the land along Moore Street, between Amelia and Centre Streets.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Centre Street
Moore Street
Amelia Street
Subject Access
Railways
Documents

R4 S6 Sh3 B5 F2 3.pdf

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New York Central Railroad plan showing tracks to be taken up or retirend in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
December 5, 1952
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B5 F2 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S6 Sh2 B5 F2
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B5 F2 5
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
December 5, 1952
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
2 plans
Scope and Content
Two copies of a plan, created by the Office of the Division Engineer, New York Central Railroad (Canada Division), St. Thomas, Ontario, dated December 5, 1952. Plan shows portion of track to Chespeake and Ohio Railway, east of west limit of Moore Street, to be taken up or retired in St. Thomas, Ontario. Also shows Centre Street, the BX Tower, the London and Port Stanley Electric Railway line, and houses in lots along Moore Street. Plans are almost identical, with slightly different annotations.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
St. Thomas (Ont.)
New York Central Railroad
Moore Street
Centre Street
BX Tower
Subject Access
Railways
Documents

R4 S6 Sh3 B5 F2 5.pdf

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Plan showing Michigan Central Railroad land leased to the Elgin Egg Company in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 29, 1944
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 14
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 14
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
May 29, 1944
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
3 plans : 20 x 32.5 cm
Scope and Content
Three copies of a plan, dated May 29, 1944, showing Michigan Central Railroad land leased to the Elgin Egg Company in St. Thomas, Ontario. Shows property along Moore Street, between Centre and Amelia Streets.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Centre Street
Amelia Street
Moore Street
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Documents

R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 14.pdf

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Plan showing Michigan Central Railroad land leased to the St. Thomas Stamping & Enamelling Ltd. in St. Thomas, Ontario

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
October 13, 1930
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 8a
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 8b
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
File Number
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 8a
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 8b
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
October 13, 1930
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
2 plans : 20 x 32.5 cm
Scope and Content
Two plans, an original dated October 13, 1930, and a revised plan dated July 17, 1940, showing Michigan Central Railroad land leased to St. Thomas Stamping & Enamelling Ltd. Plan shows property along Moore Street, near the intersection with Amelia Street. Shows a building labelled "Cooper Shop" along Amelia Street, and also hows the London and Port Stanley electric railway tracks.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Moore Street
Amelia Street
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Documents

R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 8a.pdf

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R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F38 8b.pdf

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