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Backus Family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171259
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1909
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1909
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Backus family was one of several families that had obtained land from Colonel Thomas Talbot and settled in the area which quickly came to be known as Little Ireland (a namesake due to the Irish ancestry of the settlers).
The Backus-Page House Museum is located within the grounds of the John E. Pearce Provincial Park, situated within a restored Georgian style house which was constructed in 1850. It is one of the first brick homes built in what would eventually become Dunwich Township. The house was commissioned by Andrew and Mary Jane Backus. The property that Andrew built his house on was given to him by his grandmother, Mary Storey, who received her original land grant in 1809.
Scope and Content
Records created, collected and/or maintained by the Backus family of Dunwich Township. The fonds is comprised of the following series:
-Land records series, 1825-1906.
-Historical records series, 1877-1909.
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Elgin Historical Society fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/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.
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Guy St-Denis Collection: Colonel Thomas Talbot Research Papers

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives176503
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Guy St-Denis Collection: Colonel Thomas Talbot Research Papers
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1907-2003
Accession Number
2017-42
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh5 B4-6
R12 S1 Sh6 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Guy St-Denis Collection: Colonel Thomas Talbot Research Papers
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2017-42
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh5 B4-6
R12 S1 Sh6 B3
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1907-2003
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
These papers were collected as part of a comprehensive study into the life and career of Colonel Thomas Talbot, the early nineteenth-century settlement agent whose authority extended over much of what is now southwestern Ontario. The research was conducted by Guy St-Denis in various archival repositories with the intention of publishing a new biography of Talbot. After the project was discontinued, the photocopied documents were preserved in hopes of being useful to future scholars of Talbot and his settlement. The files were compiled ca. 1985-2003.
This collection is primarily comprised of secondary source material (reference copies). However, there are a number of original records, including newspaper articles, booklets and programmes, 1907-1977.
Name Access
Talbot, Thomas
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Milton Berry Collection

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives172064
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Milton Berry Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1925-1926
Accession Number
2017-02
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Milton Berry Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2017-02
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1925-1926
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records, graphic material and cartographic material
Custodial History
Transferred from the Elgin County Museum in January 2017.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of reports, documents, photographs and maps relating to the Talbot Estates, former home of Colonel Thomas Talbot, ca. 1925-1926. Collection is arranged into the following series:
-Documents series, 1925
-Reports series, 1925
-Photographs series, 1925
-Maps series, ca. 1926
Name Access
Talbot Estate
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Sir Richard Airey fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sir Richard Airey fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1850?]
Accession Number
2010-15
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh4 B4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sir Richard Airey fonds
Creator
Sir Richard Airey
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2010-15
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh4 B4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[1850?]
Physical Description
1 painting : watercolour on paper ; 17.5 x 28 cm
Custodial History
1984-2010: Nancy Poole (donor), purchased from the Becher family, 1984
1850-1984: H.C.R. Becher and his descendants, acquired from the artist, ca. 1850
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a watercolour painting on paper by Sir Richard Airey showing Colonel Thomas Talbot in the "Den" at his home, circa 1850.
Name Access
Airey, Richard
Talbot, Thomas
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Township of Aldborough fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Aldborough fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1850-1997
Accession Number
2003-12
2003-20
2003-32
2006-20
Storage Location
R8 S2 Sh1 B2 F3-9
R8 S3-4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Aldborough fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2003-12
2003-20
2003-32
2006-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S2 Sh1 B2 F3-9
R8 S3-4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1850-1997
Physical Description
19.4 m of textual records
History / Biographical
Aldborough Township was named for a town in the County of Suffolk, England. It was part of a tract of land granted to Colonel Thomas Talbot by the British crown, with the objective of acquiring settlers for this crown colony.
Aldborough Township was the westermost township in Elgin County. It was bounded on the west by Kent County, on the north by Middlesex County, on the east by the Township of Dunwich and on the south by Lake Erie.
In 1994, Aldborough and Rodney amalgamated to form an expanded Township of Aldborough.
On January 1st, 1998, the Township of Aldborough and the Village of West Lorne amalgamated to form the Municipality of West Elgin.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the full-range of corporate records divided into the following series:
-Council series, 1850-1997
-Treasurer's series, 1858-1997
-Clerk's series, 1866-1992
Name Access
Aldborough (Ont. : Township)
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