Frederick Innes Ker lived on what was the former estate of Colonel Thomas Talbot.
Scope and Content
File contains a photocopy of the Application for Probate of the Last Will and Testament of Frederick Innes Ker, dated September 27, 1968. Ker died on September 24, 1977, and his will was dated September 27, 1968.
File contains a Memorial of a Bargain and Sale instrument, dated March 15, 1837, between Colonel Thomas Talbot and Angus Gunn, for the southwest half, and the northwest quarter of Lot 4 [or Lot 5], Concession 8, in the Township of Dunwich.
File contains a Memorial of a Bargain and Sale instrument, dated March 17, 1837, between Colonel Thomas Talbot and George Gunn, for the northeast half of Lot 5, Concession 8, and the northwest quarter of Lot 6, Concession 8, in the Township of Dunwich.
File contains records collected by Don Carroll pertaining to the Colonel Thomas Talbot, the Talbot Settlement, and the demolition of the Talbot Estate. Records include the following items:
-A paper on Colonel Thomas Talbot, delivered to the London and Western Ontario Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada in February 1989.
-Miscellaneous newspaper clippings (original and photocopies)
-A speech by Don Cosens about Colonel Thomas Talbot delivered at his gravesite at St. Peter's Cemetery in Tyrconnell, at the regular meeting of the Elgin Historical Society, on May 18, 1998.
-Cue cards containing a speech about Colonel Thomas Talbot, delivered at the Retired Warden's Banquet in London, Ontario,
-Cue cards containing a speech about Colonel Thomas Talbot, delivered at the United Empire Loyalist Association in London, Ontario.
-Photocopy of a map of the Talbot Settlement
-Handwritten historical notes regarding the Talbot Settlement, St. Peter's Church and the Southwold Earthworks, made by Shirley Carroll.
-Photocopy of a Notice published in a local newspaper by Colonel Thomas Talbot on March 19, 1832.
-Artistic depictions of the original Talbot house, the Estate as it appeared in 1900, and the Estate as it appeared in circa 1990s.
-Photocopy of "The Life of the Late Colonel Thomas Talbot" by L.C. Kearney
-An invitation for the Talbot Settlement Centennial Cairn Re-Dedication Ceremony, held on July 15, 2003.
-A transcript of a toast made to Colonel Thomas Talbot's memory by Don Carroll on May 17, 1995, titled "Colonel Thomas Talbot, The Woman Hater"
-Program for the Talbot Anniversary Dinner, May 21, 1986
-Program for the Talbot Anniversary Dinner, May 18, 1988
-Program for the Talbot Anniversary Dinner, May 21, 1999
-Program for the Colonel Thomas Talbot Bicentennial Exhibit at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, June 20, 2003.
-Invitation to the Colonel Thomas Talbot Bicentell Exhibit opening, June 20, 2003.