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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1807-2007
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B5
C4 Sh4 B6
C4 Sh4 B7
C1 Sh3 B7
M19 25
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B5
C4 Sh4 B6
C4 Sh4 B7
C1 Sh3 B7
M19 25
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1807-2007
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Pearce Family Genealogy series
Physical Description
14.3 cm of textual records
37 photographs
9 volumes
3 plans
1 postcard
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created or collected by Alison Pearce, mostly during her genealogical research project on the Pearce family, which informed the publication "The Pearces of Little Ireland". Includes records and photographs related the Pearce, Backus, Storey, Patterson and Goddard families of Elgin County. Fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Pearce Family genealogy series
2. Pearce Family financial records series
3. Pearce Family legal documents series
4. John E. Pearce Provincial Park series
5. Correspondence series
6. Photographs series
7. Publications series
8. Miscellaneous records series
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Pearce, Alison
Tyrconnell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Genealogy
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Village of Vienna fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1859-1996
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Location
M10e
M10g
M11
R15 S2 Sh4 B1
R15 S2 Sh4 B3-6
R15 S2 Sh5
R15 S3 Sh3 B5-7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Village of Vienna fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
M10e
M10g
M11
R15 S2 Sh4 B1
R15 S2 Sh4 B3-6
R15 S2 Sh5
R15 S3 Sh3 B5-7
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1859-1996
Series
Village of Vienna fonds- Clerk's series
Physical Description
1.4 m of textual records and cartographic material
Scope and Content
Records created and/or kept by the village clerk. Includes records relating to the infrastructure of the village.
Consists of the following:
-Ledger containing List of Streets, Owners of Property and Tax Returns, 1859-1862
-Local Selectors of Jurors, Court of Revision Minute Book, 1922-1972
-Voters Lists, 1924-1970
-Correspondence, 1936-1985
-Legal agreements, 1936-1991
-Municipal Election forms, 1941-1971 ("Return of Officers", Candidate Qualification, Candidate Nomination, Oaths of Office, Returns of Elected and Appointed Officers)
-Land records, 1947-1961
-Street Plans, 1948-ca.1965
-Welfare records, 1949-1970
-Insurance records, 1950-1966
-Building Permits, 1960-1968
-Population and Assessment Information, 1961-1969
-Maps and plans re. drains and roads, 1962-1990
-Environmental reports, 1963-1989
-Preliminary Lists of Electors, 1978-1994
-East Elgin Official Plan and Amendments relating to the Village of Vienna, 1981-1984
Name Access
Vienna (Ont. : Village). Clerk's Office
Access Restriction
Vital Statistics records are restricted.

"Counties of Middlesex, Oxford, and Norfolk"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives2909
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1850-1855
Accession Number
2004-26
Storage Location
M10j
  1 image     1 document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
Published by Thomas Maclear, Toronto
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 186
Accession Number
2004-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M10j
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1850-1855
Publication
Posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: August 21, 2020.
Physical Description
1 map; 24 x 33 cm
Material Details
(To zoom in closer on the map, click on the PDF file)
Scope and Content
Map depicting townships in Middlesex, Oxford, and Norfolk Counties, including townships that formed Elgin County in 1852. Several of the villages noted on the map have since disappeared or changed names. These include: Selborne, Five Stakes (now Talbotville), Temperanceville, Jamestown, Sandytown (now Straffordville). Map also depicts early roads and the route of the Great Western Rail Road through Oxford and Middlesex Counties.
Subject Access
Maps, Early
Images
Documents

Donald Hume Anderson fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives9550
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Donald Hume Anderson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1820-1915
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B6
C5 Sh5 B7
M10d
C3 Sh3 P1-3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Donald Hume Anderson fonds
Creator
Donald Hume Anderson
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B6
C5 Sh5 B7
M10d
C3 Sh3 P1-3
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1820-1915
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w
1 map
70 cm of textual records
Physical Condition
Generally good to excellent, but ledgers have spine damage
History / Biographical
Donald Hume Anderson (1910-2004) was a prominent business man in St. Thomas, Ontario, directing the operation of the family business known as the Anderson Department Store from 1932 until his retirement in 1967. Mr. Anderson was also a passionate supporter of the arts, and assembled one of south western Ontario's largest private collections of art, books, local history records, maps, furniture and other artifacts. He was particularly interested in cartography and local history and thus collected books and documents concerned with the history and prominent citizens of St. Thomas and Elgin County as well as early survey maps of Elgin County communities and the concession roads linking its villages and towns. Much of Mr. Anderson's collection was sold at auction following his death in February 2004, but many items were donated to the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Arts Centre where they remain on display.
Custodial History
The records comprising the fonds were originally in the custody of the Anderson family, and were transferred to the Elgin County Archives in 2004.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of selected items from Donald Hume Anderson's private collection including photographs; an early survey map and surveyor's report; books of poetry; ledgers maintained by temperance societies in Vienna, Ontario and other Elgin County communities, including The Sons of Temperance and the Masonic Lodge; and bailiff's ledgers from the 1st Division Court, Vienna, Ontario. Fonds will be of particular interest to researchers studying the Pre-Confederation history of Elgin County, particularly the emergence of the Temperance Movement, the development of transportation systems and urban/rural planning, and the administration of justice at village and town courthouses.
Name Access
Anderson, Donald Hume
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Vienna (Ont.)
Subject Access
Court records
Maps
Temperance
Masons
Finding Aid
Finding Aid available in Reference Room - REF 34
Related Material
Anderson Department Store fonds
Anderson Family fonds
Village of Vienna fonds
Ladies Benevolent and Temperance Society of St Thomas fonds
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual records
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
ca. 1817-2015
Accession Number
2018-58
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2018-58
GMD
graphic material
textual records
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
ca. 1817-2015
Physical Description
128.7 cm of textual records
3,577 photographs
668 postcards
245 greeting cards
107 volumes
53 scrapbooks
119 programs
87 tickets
81 trade cards
81 sketches
67 invitations
39 business cards
38 documents
37 membership cards
27 booklets
22 posters
16 brochures
15 prints
9 calendars
5 fire insurance plans
5 objects
4 ribbons
126 newspapers
newspaper clippings
1 album
History / Biographical
Donald "Don" Leroy Cosens was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, on April 4, 1935, to Charles Roy Cosens and Viola Lulu Cosens (nee Smith). Cosens attended Myrtle Street Public School and St. Thomas Collegiate Institute in St. Thomas, and later, Westervelt Business School in London, Ontario. He married Lynda Karen Gloin of Yarmouth Centre, Ontario, on July 20, 1968, and they had two children, Mark and Josie (married Mike Nichol). Don worked for about three years at Clevite Corp, then became a law clerk at Stafford and Fanjoy Law Firm in St. Thomas, in 1960. A few year later, in October 1962, Cosens began working at the Elgin County Registry Office. He was appointed Senior Deputy Registrar three years later, and retired from the registry office in 1994 after a 31-year career. In 1969, Cosens also established an auction business, from which he retired in 1989, and his son, Mark Cosens continued this business. Cosens was involved in many local organizations in various capacities, including various masonic fraternal organizations and the Independent Order of Oddfellows. He served on various boards, including as a Member of the Board of the Canadian Red Cross, Member and President of the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas Cemetery Company, Member and Vice-President of the Board of the St. Thomas Mausoleum Board, and Trustee of the Talbotville Cemetery Board. He was also an active member on the Resoration Committee of the Old St. Thomas Church. Cosens had an interest in genealogy and local history, and was a member of the Backus-Page Tyrconnell Heritage Society, Heritage Port, the Elgin Historical Society and the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. He also served as Director of the St. Thomas Jumbo Foundation and was Vice-Chairman of the St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee. Don Cosens died on March 15, 2019, shortly before his 84th birthday. He is buried at Union Cemetery.
Custodial History
Collection was purchased from the Estate of Don Cosens.
Scope and Content
Collection contains historical material pertaining to the history of Elgin County, which was collected by Don Cosens throughout his lifetime. Material includes photographs, postcards, business records, records from local families and individuals, ephemera, land records, estate records, scrapbooks, newspapers and newspaper clippings, fire insurance plans, art and reference material and books. The collection also contains material that reflects Don Cosen's personal involvement in a number of local organizations, as well as personal photographs. The collection is arranged into the following series: Photographs series
Postcards series
William Hendershott series
Cameron Family Records series
Paddon Family Records series
David Fleming Hunter Records series
Wallace Verne Ferris Records series
St. Thomas Jumbo Centennial Committee series
St. Thomas Collegiate Institute Reunion series
Edna Bennett series
Estates Files series
Land Records series
Municipal World Inc. series
Reference files series
Scrapbook series
Carolyn Curtis Records series
Directories and Gazetteers series
Elgin County Local History series
Ephemera series
Fire Insurance Plans series
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

Duncan C. McKillop Collection

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives171027
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Duncan C. McKillop Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1841-1972
Accession Number
2015-54
2016-20
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B9
C3 Sh4 B1
C3 Sh4 B2
C3 Sh4 B3
C3 Sh4 B4
M19 19
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Duncan C. McKillop Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2015-54
2016-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh5 B9
C3 Sh4 B1
C3 Sh4 B2
C3 Sh4 B3
C3 Sh4 B4
M19 19
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1841-1972
Series
Duncan C. McKillop Collection - Miscellaneous Historic Documents series
Physical Description
523 photographs
46 volumes
2.8 cm of textual records
1 newspaper
1 photographic negative
1 map
Scope and Content
Collection contains materials collected or created by Duncan C. McKillop including business ledgers, photographs and miscellaneous historic documents and ephemera. Also contains records from Elgin County residents and families including Samuel M. Pearce, the McKillop family, the Fowler family, and from Edward Frost.

Elgin Historical Society fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives9858
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1830-2016
Accession Number
2002-25
2017-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B1-3
R7 S2 Sh3 B1-2
C4 Sh5
M10e
R15 S1 Sh1 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Creator
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
Ontario Historical Society
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2002-25
2017-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B1-3
R7 S2 Sh3 B1-2
C4 Sh5
M10e
R15 S1 Sh1 B5
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1830-2016
Physical Description
1.27 m of textual records
244 photographs : b&w and col.
73 photographs : b&w glass slides
33 photographic negatives
2 photographs : b&w metal plate negatives
1 drawing
6 postcards : b&w and col.
1 map
History / Biographical
The Elgin Historical Society was formed under its original name, the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute, on April 29, 1891, and was soon thereafter affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society.
A separate women's section of the Institute, variously known as the Ladies' Auxiliary or Women's Historical Society, was formed in 1899 and continued in operation until the early 1920s.
For many years the Institute maintained offices, a library and a small museum in the St. Thomas Court House, initially in the original building (destroyed by fire in July 1898), and subsequently, beginning in 1900, in the new Court House.
Prominent early Presidents of the Institute included James H. Coyne, Registrar of Deeds for Elgin County, who also served as President of the Ontario Historical Society and the Royal Society of Canada; Judge C.O. Ermatinger; and long-time Elgin County Clerk K.W. McKay.
The Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute collected, preserved and exhibited archival documents and artifacts, and sponsored numerous publications relevant to the history of Elgin County. At its regular meetings, Institute members presented essays on various subjects. In addition, the Institute raised funds to organize public events and to support the erection of numerous markers and memorials commemorating individuals and events significant in the history of Elgin County, including, in 1903, a four-day celebration in St. Thomas of the Talbot Centennial, marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Talbot Settlement by Colonel Thomas Talbot.
As a result of declining membership, the Society ceased active operations in the early 1940s. At this time, the Society donated a significant portion of its collection of archival documents and artifacts to the Public Archives of Canada.
The Elgin Historical Society was reconstituted in 1967 as a centennial project and has continued in operation since then. For many years, The Society maintained its library and archive of artifacts and documents in the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, St. Thomas.
The Society's objectives as outlined in its constitution are to "bring together those people interested in the diverse heritage of Elgin County and St. Thomas...to research, retain, preserve and present historical data pertaining to the region...to solicit for preservation artifacts, arms, uniforms, military accoutrements, and other objects of historical interest...to solicit for preservation manuscripts, letters, documents, maps, books, pictures and other materials relating to the Society's objectives...to participate in public functions designed to perpetuate the memory of the past...[and] to publish and republish historical material with the aim of disseminating local history over a wide area."
Custodial History
The records composing the fonds were created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute and the Elgin Historical Society. Records were stored as part of a much larger collection at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, and moved to the basement of Yurek's Drug Store, St. Thomas after the Museum fire in 2001. Records were donated to the Elgin County Archives in December 2002.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. Fonds includes minutes of Society meetings; administrative records including annual reports, constitution and by-laws, financial statements, lists of officers, programmes, newsletters and membership lists; correspondence; photographs; records relating to the Society's involvement in the annual Talbot Anniversary Dinner; Society-sponsored publications; and papers and essays prepared for or presented to the Society. The Miscellaneous Records series principally consists of archival records relating to various Elgin County municipal officials, institutions and agencies, collected and maintained by the Society as part of its mandate to preserve and provide access to resources for the study of Elgin County history. Fonds also includes records of the Ontario Historical Society, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute, and an 1886 colour perspective map of the City of St. Thomas that includes a classified business directory and illustrations of prominent city buildings. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Talbot Anniversary Dinner 3. Correspondence 4. Publications 5. Papers and Essays 6. Archives 7. Administration 8. Ontario Historical Society Records 9. Photographs 10. Miscellaneous Records
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas (Ont.)
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
Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks
Accruals
Accruals of minutes and administrative records expected.
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1807-2014
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B1 F1-9
W5 Sh3 B2 F1-11
W5 Sh3 B3 F1-13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B1 F1-9
W5 Sh3 B2 F1-11
W5 Sh3 B3 F1-13
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1807-2014
History / Biographical
John Southam Ker was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He was educated at the Royal Canadian Naval College and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy. When his father, former newspaper executive Frederick I. Ker, bought the Talbot Estate in 1954, John managed the property and turned it into a successful farming operation. Both John and his father were avid historians and encouraged schools, historical societies and other interested groups to visit Malahide, as they renamed the estate in honour of Col. Talbot's ancestral home. John conducted research into Col. Talbot, his nephew Richard Airey and the estate and was involved in creating the Col. Talbot room at the Elgin County Museum as well as celebrations of events in the area's history. He was also a Councillor for Dunwich Township, Chairman of the Elgin Deanery Great Chapter, President of the Aldborough-Dunwich Progressive Conservative Association, and President of the Elgin Historical Society in addition to serving on a number of other committees and associations throughout his life. He died on March 26th, 2014 at the age of 86.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records collected and maintained by John S. Ker primarily relating to the history and management of the Talbot Estate (or Malahide as it was later known) and his research into the life of Richard Airey.
Comprised of the following series:
-Personal Records series
-Talbot Estate Historical Files series
-Airey Research Files series
Name Access
Ker, John S.

Ken Verrell Collection - St. Thomas history

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives165366
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1851-2000
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1851-2000
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - St. Thomas History series
Physical Description
2.1 cm of textual records
1 map
2 volumes
1 program
1 booklet
18 photographs
Scope and Content
Series contains miscellaneous records created collected by Ken Verrell regarding general history of St. Thomas, Ontario. Series is comprised of the following files:
W1 B4 F1: 2006 St. Thomas Municipal Election
W1 B4 F2: Historical notes on Lot 80, Plan 23 and Lot 25, Plan 185 in St. Thomas, Ontario
W1 B4 F3: Photographers in St. Thomas, Ontario
W1 B4 F4: Report from the Railway Action Committee, City of St. Thomas, 1998
W1 B4 F5: Appraisal of the St. Thomas Municipal Street Railway, 1923
W1 B4 F6: St. Thomas Collegiate Institute
W1 B4 F7: Annual Report, Board of Education of the City of St. Thomas, 1906
W1 B4 F8: Cheques issued to F. Sutherland and Co., St. Thomas
W1 B4 B9: Program, Millennium Celebration, City of St. Thomas, 2000
W1 B4 F10: On Track St. Thomas outdoor mural competition
W1 B4 F11: Howard regulating clock in CASO station
W1 B4 F12: History of Elm Street, St. Thomas, 1880-1890s
W1 B4 F13: Records relating to the repaving of Talbot Street, St. Thomas, 1939
M23 63: Plan of the City of St. Thomas, 1948
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)

"Map of part of the town of St. Thomas showing the property of Eltham Paul, Esq."

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives2943
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1854
Accession Number
2005-03
Storage Location
M10j
  1 image     1 document  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
Surveyed by Daniel Hanvey, Provincial Land Surveyor
Published by Compton, Gibson, & Co., Buffalo
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 188
Accession Number
2005-03
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M10j
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1854
Physical Description
1 map; 87 x 52 cm
Material Details
(To zoom in closer on the map, click on the PDF file).
Scope and Content
The names of a few residents/ landholders are identified. Lot numbers and subdivisons are identified with numbers and letters.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Conservation
Applied document repair tape to tears. Placed in polyester map folder.
Images
Documents

Map of showing the property of Eltham Paul in St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166665
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1854
Storage Location
RM1 B2 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Records Centre
Storage Location
RM1 B2 2
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1854
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - St. Thomas History series
Physical Description
2 maps [photocopies]
Scope and Content
Two copies of a map of part of the Town of St. Thomas showing the property of Eltham Paul, esq., as surveyed by Daniel Hanvey in 1854.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Talbot Street

Map of the Seminary Burying Ground

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives191206
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1850
Storage Location
Box 128, File 6
R5 S3 Sh5 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 128, File 6
R5 S3 Sh5 B2
GMD
cartographic material
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1850
Physical Description
1 map
1 document
Scope and Content
"A Map of the Seminary Burying Ground on Lot No. 11 on the 4th Concession of the Township of Yarmouth as directed by the Proprietors November 26th, 1823, and since revised with an extension of ground".
-Also included in this file is a photocopy of an Indenture of Bargain and Sale, for the land known as "Seminary Burying Ground", from Benjamin Doan of the Township of Yarmouth, December 16, 1865.
Name Access
Seminary Cemetery
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Cemeteries

Miscellaneous Historic Documents series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives171020
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Duncan C. McKillop Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1841-1917
Accession Number
2015-54
2016-20
Storage Location
M19 19
C3 Sh4 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Duncan C. McKillop Collection
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2015-54
2016-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M19 19
C3 Sh4 B3
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1841-1917
Series
Duncan C. McKillop Collection - Miscellaneous Historic Documents series
Physical Description
3 volumes
1 newspaper
1 photographic negative
0.3 cm of textual records
1 map
Scope and Content
Series contains miscellaneous records collected by Duncan C. McKillop including a St. Thomas newspaper, a map of Elgin County, personal diaries and ephemera.

Municipal World Inc. fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives16402
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Municipal World Inc. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
architectural drawings
technical drawings
graphic material
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
1850-2001
Accession Number
2004-20
2004-27
2006-11
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh2 B2-3
R5 S2 Sh1 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh6 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh5 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh4 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh3 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Municipal World Inc. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2004-20
2004-27
2006-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh2 B2-3
R5 S2 Sh1 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh6 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh5 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh4 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh3 B1-3
R5 S1 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
architectural drawings
technical drawings
graphic material
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
1850-2001
Physical Description
6.10 m of textual records
1 v.
2 architectural drawings
1 technical drawing
42 photographs : b&w and col.
1 map
1 printing die
History / Biographical
In January, 1891 George E. Neilson began publishing "The Municipal Miscellany" in Arnprior, Ontario. After publishing twelve issues, Neilson sold his journal to K.W. McKay, who moved its operations to St. Thomas, Ontario and in January, 1892 resumed its publication under a new name, The Municipal World.
Municipal World Limited originally operated from an office in the Journal Building on the north west corner of Talbot and Hiawatha Streets, St. Thomas. The Journal Building was demolished in 1936.
In 1895, the company moved its operations to a small cottage located at 28 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, adjacent to the home of K.W. McKay.
In September, 1901 Municipal World moved into a large two-storey building on Talbot Street that became known as the Municipal World Building. This served as the company's base of operations until 1988.
In addition to publishing Municipal World magazine, Municipal World Limited designed, printed and distributed forms, stationery, ledgers, election materials, seals, dog tags and other supplies to municipalities and municipal officials in Canada and the United States.
In 1927, W.S. McKay joined Municipal World as Associate Editor, rising to become Editor following K.W. McKay's retirement in 1941.
Until 1968 Municipal World maintained its own on-site printing facilities. From 1951 to 1968 the printing division operated under the name "The Printing World". In 1968, the printing division was sold to Phibbs Printing, St. Thomas.
In 1964, Michael J. Smither joined Municipal World as Associate Editor. He became Editor in 1974 following the retirement of W.S. McKay, and Editor and Publisher in 1984.
In 1988, Municipal World relocated to a retrofitted former school house in Union, Ontario.
Susan M. Gardner joined Municipal World in 1989. She was appointed Assistant Editor in January, 1994 and became Executive Editor in 2001, following the retirement of Michael J. Smither.
Custodial History
The records comprising the fonds were in the custody of Municipal World Inc. at its corporate offices in Union, Ontario. The records were donated to the Elgin County Archives by deed of gift in March, 2006.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by Municipal World Inc. and its predecessor, Municipal World Limited in the course of operating a publishing and printing business in St. Thomas and Union, Ontario. Details of the content of the fonds are provided in the various series and sub-series-level descriptions.
Fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Administrative Records
2. K.W.McKay
3. W.S. McKay
4. Michael J. Smither
5. Publications
Name Access
Municipal World Inc.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Publishers
Access Restriction
Access to personal information in files of Municipal World Consulting associates is subject to review by Archives staff.

Plan of Port Stanley

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives105
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
January 5, 1852
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
London and Port Stanley Railway Company fonds
Creator
London and Port Stanley Railway Company
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 62
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T8
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
January 5, 1852
Series
Elgin County Map Collection
Physical Description
1 map : col., waxed linen.
Custodial History
Donated to London Room likely by the estate of Stanley Shantz of London or was purchased at auction from estate. Transferred to ECA by London Room.
Scope and Content
"Plan of Port Stanly" [map]. Signed: W.L. Hale.
Name Access
London and Port Stanley Railway
Port Stanley (Ont.)

Plan of Survey of the Concession Line between Talbot Road East and the North Branch of Talbot Road in the Township of Southwold, September 30, 1854.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives127158
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1854
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B3 F23
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Creator
Department of Crown Lands
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B3 F23
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1854
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
By Charles Fraser Prov. Land Surveyor. Under instruction dated Quebec March 4, 1854.
Name Access
Southwold (Ont. : Township)

Plan showing the boundaries of the City of St. Thomas in 1851

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166668
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1851
Storage Location
RM1 B2 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Records Centre
Storage Location
RM1 B2 4
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1851
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - St. Thomas History series
Physical Description
1 plan [photocopy]
Scope and Content
Plan showing the boundaries of the City of St. Thomas as of 1851.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)

Port Burwell Provincial Park fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Port Burwell Provincial Park fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
records in electronic form
Date Range
1855-2005
Storage Location
C6 Sh3 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Port Burwell Provincial Park fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh3 B6
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
records in electronic form
Date Range
1855-2005
Physical Description
9.5 cm of textual records
112 photographs : b&w
1 photograph : b&w, mounted on cardboard
1 photograph : b&w negative
1 photograph (tiff)
106 photographs (jpeg)
2 maps
History / Biographical
Port Burwell Provincial Park, located in the village of Port Burwell in Elgin County, was established in 1968 by Ontario Regulations as a recreational park and includes the area known as Iroquois Beach Provincial Park (1971-1986). The Port Burwell area also contains three other designated park areas administered by Ontario Parks: Beattie Access, John F. Pearce Provincial Park, and Port Bruce Park. Beattie Access, established in 1966, is in Aldborough Township and is classified as a day park. It contains the longest stretch of protected shoreline on Lake Erie,1157 feet. John F. Pearce Provincial Park was established in 1959 and has been classified as a nature reserve. Iroquois Provincial Park was established in 1971 as a recreational park and was amalgamated into Port Burwell Provincial Park in 1986. Port Bruce Park is not an official Provincial Park, but is operational for day use. The village of Port Burwell is located on the North shore of Lake Erie, and has a population of approximately 1000. Its main industries are tourism and commercial fishing.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records related to the history and operation of Port Burwell Provincial Park. It also includes operational records of Iroquois Beach Provincial Park, Beattie Access, Port Bruce Provincial Park and John E. Pearce Provincial Park. Fonds includes Superintendent’s Annual Park Reports, photographs, a history of Port Burwell, Park Information Guides, a plan of the park site, and a plan of one phase of land acquisitions in the park. The fonds has been arranged into the following series:
1. History
2. Photographs
3. Superintendent’s Reports
4. Information Guides
5. Park Plans
Name Access
Port Burwell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Parks
Arrangement
Series files for photographs arranged in numeric order based on the index provided. All other series files arranged by location, in alphabetic order, and then chronologically.

Railway map of Canada West, 1857

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives166863
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1857
Storage Location
RM1 A3 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Records Centre
Storage Location
RM1 A3 4
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1857
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - General railway history series
Physical Description
1 map [photocopy]
Scope and Content
A railway map showing the railway lines that ran through Canada West in 1857. Originally published in the Canadian Almanac.
Subject Access
Railways

Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/en/permalink/archives170629
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
1832-2005
Accession Number
2010-42
2011-16
2011-17
2011-18
2011-19
2011-20
2011-21
2011-22
2011-23
2011-24
2011-25
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B4-B13
C3 Sh6 B7-B8
C4 Sh1 5
C4 Sh6 B4
C4 Sh6 B6
C4 Sh6 B7
M19 11-12
M21 12-17
RM1 C3 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Robert and Patricia Moore Local History Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2010-42
2011-16
2011-17
2011-18
2011-19
2011-20
2011-21
2011-22
2011-23
2011-24
2011-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
C1 Sh6 B4-B13
C3 Sh6 B7-B8
C4 Sh1 5
C4 Sh6 B4
C4 Sh6 B6
C4 Sh6 B7
M19 11-12
M21 12-17
RM1 C3 2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
objects
Date Range
1832-2005
Physical Description
36.7 cm of textual records
1,716 envelopes
946 postcards
294 photographic slides
72 photographs
40 volumes
32 brochures
18 programs
8 magazines
4 newspapers
4 posters
4 maps
1 object
Scope and Content
Fonds contains miscellaneous material collected by Robert and Patricia Moore, with relevance to St. Thomas and Elgin County's history. Includes photographs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, magazines, publications, documents, maps, miscellaneous ephemera and a philatelic collection containing envelopes, postcards and stamps. Collection is arranged into the following series:
1. Philatelic Collection series
2. Ephemera series
3. Scrapbook series
4. Elgin County history series
5. St. Thomas history series
6. Maps series
7. Newspaper series
8. Photographs series
9. Publications series
10. Railway records series
11. County records series Series and File-level descriptions are available.

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