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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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