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Colour images of all the documents and books in the Burwell Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Date Range
2013
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1 F1
Date Range
2013
Scope and Content
Cardstock of colour images of all the documents and books in the Burwell Family fonds. Also in this file is a CD containing images files of the Louisa Burwell portrait.
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
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9 personal Burwell family member seals, each with initials, one is the Burwell family Coat of Arms

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives130371
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1900
Accession Number
2014-09
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Elgin County Museum
GMD
objects
Date Range
ca. 1900
Series
Burwell Family fonds- Associated Artifacts series
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
Images
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Finding Aid for the Anderson Family fonds and Donald Hume Anderson fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9815
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2006
Storage Location
REF 34
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 34
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2006
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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.
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Village of Port Burwell fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Village of Port Burwell fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1927-1997
Accession Number
2003-20
2005-04
2015-03
Storage Location
R13 S1 Sh5 B8-9
R13 S1 Sh6 B1
R15 S1 Sh4-6
R15 S2 Sh6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Village of Port Burwell fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2003-20
2005-04
2015-03
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S1 Sh5 B8-9
R13 S1 Sh6 B1
R15 S1 Sh4-6
R15 S2 Sh6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1927-1997
Physical Description
6 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The Village of Port Burwell is situated on the shores of Lake Erie, at the mouth of Big Otter Creek in the County of Elgin. It was initially a police village within the Township of Bayham until it was incorporated in 1949.
On January 1, 1998, the Village of Port Burwell amalgamated with the Township of Bayham and Village of Vienna to form the Municipality of Bayham.
Scope and Content
Consists of the following series:
-Police Village of Port Burwell series, 1901-1948
-Treasurer's series, 1949-1969
-Council series, 1949-1997
-Clerk's series, 1950-1997
-*The Police Village of Port Burwell records series pre-date the incorporation of the Village of Port Burwell.
Name Access
Port Burwell (Ont.: Village)
Access Restriction
Provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act apply
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically
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Abram Bond family Fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Abram Bond family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1836-1999
Accession Number
2001-02
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh3 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Abram Bond family fonds
Creator
Abram Bond
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2001-02
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh3 B2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1836-1999
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
9 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
Abram Bond was born on January 11, 1838. His parents were Thomas and Sarah Bond. His siblings were Harriet, Thomas, David, and Frances Ann.
On May 22, 1869, he left London, England on the ship "American Union," and arrived in London, Ontario on July 8, 1869.
Abram Bond married Elizabeth Ann (Edes) Nunn on August 24, 1872 in London, Ontario. Together they had seven children - Arthur, George, Emma, Fredrick, Charles, Rosa, and Thomas.
The Bond, Nunn, Edes, and Geach families moved to Perry Township in the Perry Sound District in 1879 - part of the Free Grants and Homestead Act in Ontario.
Abram moved to St. Thomas in 1887 and worked as a carpenter in the car shops for the Michigan Central Railway. He died on July 17, 1906.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of various documents and photographs relating to Abram Bond and his family, including father-in-law John Edes and son Charles Abram Bond.
The fonds is divided into the following series:
1. Correspondence (Abram Bond), 1869-1903
2. Travel Documents and Journal (Abram Bond), 1869
3. British Navy and London Metropolitan Police records (John Edes), 1836-1891
4. Photographs (Abram Bond family), 1881-1945
5. Legal Documents (Abram Bond family), 1868-1954
6. Miscellaneous records (Bond family), 1849-1999
Name Access
Bond, Abram
Bond, Abram (family)
Edes, John
Bond, Charles
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Anderson Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1877-1999
Accession Number
2004-05
2015-53
Storage Location
C4 Sh3 P1
C4 Sh5 P1-2
C4 Sh6 B1
C5 Sh2 B1-3
C5 Sh5 B1-2
C5 Sh5 B4-5
C5 Sh6 B3
C5 Sh6 B5
C6 Sh1 B3
M10e
M5 S2 Sh1 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2004-05
2015-53
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh3 P1
C4 Sh5 P1-2
C4 Sh6 B1
C5 Sh2 B1-3
C5 Sh5 B1-2
C5 Sh5 B4-5
C5 Sh6 B3
C5 Sh6 B5
C6 Sh1 B3
M10e
M5 S2 Sh1 B1
GMD
graphic material
architectural drawings
textual records
Date Range
1877-1999
Physical Description
1.36 m of textual records
63 photographs : b&w and col.
4 photographs : b&w negatives
9 postcards : b&w
8 architectural drawings
History / Biographical
Since the mid 1890s, the Anderson family has been prominent in the social and commercial life of St. Thomas, Ontario, with extensive involvement in community fund raising and other philanthropic ventures, church activities, the arts, sporting events, and the operation of one of the city's iconic business establishments and principal employers, the Anderson Department Store. Robert Marshall Anderson (1860-1940) came to St. Thomas in 1896 as the junior partner in a dry goods business and manager of the department store known as Northway and Anderson. In 1906 Anderson purchased his partner John Northway’s share in the company and established the family business known as the Anderson Department Store that dominated St. Thomas commercial life for much of the 20th century. Building on his success as a businessman, R.M. Anderson soon gained prominence in the city's social and philanthropic circles. He served as President of the Elgin Patriotic Society from the time of its founding in 1914 until its disbandment in 1919. He was active in several civic building campaigns in St. Thomas, including those supporting the construction of Memorial Hospital, new buildings for the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A., and extensions for Alma College. Mr. Anderson was also a devoted member of Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas and served for many years on its board of managers. He was an avid amateur golfer and curler and was instrumental in establishing several golf clubs/courses in the St. Thomas area. He was a founding member and director of the Elgin Country Club in 1899 (later renamed Pinafore Park Golf Club), one of the few clubs formed in Ontario prior to 1900 still in existence. Also in 1899 R.M. Anderson married Katherine (Kate) Wegg, a lifelong resident of St. Thomas whose ancestors included some of the area's first settlers, the Duncombe and Wegg families. Their son Donald Hume Anderson was born on April 14, 1910 and quickly absorbed his father’s passion for the sports of curling and golf. As a student at the University of Toronto (1928-1932), he was a member of the varsity curling team, and captain of the varsity golf team during his last three years. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1932, he entered the family business and continued his secondary career as a recreational and highly competitive amateur sportsman who was instrumental in organizing both curling and golf at local, provincial and national levels. D.H. Anderson was a sixteen-time Club Champion at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club and served as the Club's President from 1951-1953. In 1990 he donated a portion of farmland for the construction of the Redtail Golf Course in Port Stanley, Ontario, where the Club House is named Anderson House to honour its benefactor. He served as a governor of both the Ontario Golf Association and the Canadian Seniors Golf Association. D.H. Anderson was also a founding member of The St. Thomas Curling Club (formed in 1955), later served as Club President, and led the campaign to fund and construct the St. Thomas Memorial Community Centre Arena, which opened in 1956, providing St. Thomas curlers with six additional sheets of ice. The St. Thomas Curling Club has hosted or participated in many bonspiels at local, provincial, national and international levels. In 1961 a St. Thomas Curling Club team that included D.H. Anderson won the Governor General’s Cup, a feat repeated in 1970 by a Club team featuring his son, Bob Anderson. D.H. Anderson became a Vice-President of the Ontario Curling Association in 1968, and from 1971 to 1973 served as the Association's President. Following his father's example, D.H. Anderson became an influential community leader and philanthropist. He was the founding president of the St. Thomas-Elgin Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, the St. Thomas-Elgin Branch of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the St. Thomas Mental Health Care Association (subsequently renamed the Elgin Association for Community Living). He also served as president of the St. Thomas Board of Trade and the St. Thomas-Elgin Art Gallery Foundation, and was a director of the St. Thomas Y.M.C.A., the St. Thomas Industrial Board and the Elgin County Pioneer Museum. During the Second World War, he was Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the St. Thomas Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society. He was often called upon to lead important civic building campaigns, including such initiatives as the construction of a new general hospital and the Public Arts Centre. Like his father, D.H. Anderson was an extremely knowledgeable and widely respected collector of art, books, maps, furniture and other artifacts, especially those created in or relating to the local history of St. Thomas and Elgin County. His private collection was without equal in south western Ontario, and while much of the collection was sold at auction after his death in 2004, many items were donated to the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre where they remain on display. Donald Hume Anderson married Mary Catherine Morley, August 7, 1937. Their three children, Mary Catherine (Kate), Robert Morley, and Susan Elizabeth (Betsy) joined their father in running the store that bore their family's name. Donald Hume Anderson continued to serve as President of Andersons Limited until the store closed in 1988. He died on February 6, 2004 at the age of 93.
Custodial History
The items and 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 principally of records relating to the Anderson family's many athletic, philanthropic and community development activities and is of particular interest to those seeking information on the development of social-service organizations and institutions in St. Thomas, Ontario, and to historians and researchers generally concerned with museum administration, community development fundraising, and the organisation of golf and curling as amateur sports in Ontario. Fonds also includes correspondence of Robert Marshall Anderson and Donald Hume Anderson with various soldiers from the St. Thomas area who served during the Boer War/South African War (1899-1902), the First World War (1914-1918), and the Second World War (1939-1945). These records will interest military historians and researchers concerned with how the experiences of war are described and remembered. The correspondence embodies the distinct perspectives on military service of the regular infantry soldier and the military physician. Fonds also includes records acquired and maintained by Mary Morley Anderson during her service as an official with St. Thomas-Elgin Civil Defence. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Community Service 2. Curling 3. Golf 4. Photographs 5. War Correspondence 6. Mary Morley Anderson records
Name Access
Anderson, Donald Hume
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Art Gallery St. Thomas-Elgin
Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin
St. Thomas Curling Club
St. Thomas Golf and Country Club
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Business and Industry
Finding Aid
Finding Aid available in Reference Room - REF 34
Related Material
Anderson Department Store fonds
Donald Hume Anderson fonds
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Axford Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Axford Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1921-2002
Accession Number
2016-24
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B6-7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Axford Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2016-24
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B6-7
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1921-2002
History / Biographical
The Axford family originated in Hampshire and Wilshire, England. They settled primarily in yarmouth Township, Elgin County.
Scope and Content
This fonds is comprised of records created and collected by the Axford and Ewanick families, relating to the Axford family history, 1921-2002. Includes the following series:
-Photographs, 1921-1947.
-Publications, 1976-2002.
Name Access
Axford (family)
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Backus Family fonds

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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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Backus Family fonds- Historical records series

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1877-1909
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1877-1909
Series
Backus Family fonds- Historical records series
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Historical records created, collected or maintained by members of the Backus family. Records include:
-Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elgin County, Ontario by H.R. Page & Co., 1877.
-"Biographical Sketches of Some of the Residents of Elgin County, ca. 1885.
-Education Department, Ontario, High School Entrrance Examination in Literature, December Examinations, 1887. This examination copy belonged to Fannie Backus. -"The Evening Journal, St. Thomas, August 29, 1896". -an invitation to the Patterson, Pearce, Storey and Backus reunion, to be held at Port Talbot, July 14, 1909..
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Backus Family fonds- Land records series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171238
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1906
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1906
Series
Backus Family fonds- Historical records series
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Land records created, collected or maintained by members of the Backus family. Records include:
-Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot to Stephen Backus and Walter Storey of the Township of Dunwich, December 1, 1825. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot of Port Talbot to Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 1, 1826. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot of Port Talbot to Walter Storey of the Township of Dunwich, August 22, 1826. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich to Benjamin Willson of the Township of Yarmouth, August 1, 1837. -Memorial of an Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich to Benjamin Willson of the Township of Yarmouth, August 31, 1837.
-Indenture and Sale: from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, to Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 23, 1852. -Indenture: from Robert and Georgina Forbes Blackwood of Tyrconnell, Township of Dunwich, to Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 28, 1857. -Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, October 28, 1858.
-In Chancery (Office Copy Decree, Notice and Master's Warrant), between George Macbeth, Plaintiff, and James Blackwood and Georgina Forbes Blackwood, his wife, Andrew Backus, Richard B. Nichol and Joseph Scott, defendents, October 20, 1865. -Indenture between the Township of Dunwich and Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, February 22, 1870. -Indenture (Deed of Land) between Robert and Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Frederick Henry Backus of the Township of Dunwich, July 2, 1889. -Indenture (Deed of Land) between Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and John Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, October 6, 1898. -Release of Executor: John Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, to Jane Backus, October 6, 1898. -Indenture (Statutory Lease) between Annie Francis Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Frederick Henry Backus of the Village of Wallacetown, March 9, 1899.
-Quit Claim Deed: Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, widow of Robert Backus, deceased, and Anna Francis Docker, of the Township of Dunwich, wife of Edward Docker, December 17, 1904. -Lease from Edward Vernon Docker and Anna Frances Docker of the Township of Malahide to George Sidney Docker and Martha Docker, September 6, 1906. -A listing of landholders for Concession 9, Lot 13. Dunwich, from 1821 to 1891.
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Burdick Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burdick Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1849-1972
Accession Number
2006-18
Storage Location
R9 S5 Sh3 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burdick Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2006-18
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R9 S5 Sh3 B6
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1849-1972
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and graphic material
History / Biographical
Bruce Lawrence Burwick was originally from Malahide, 1st Concession, near Lakeview Line. He died in 1986. Margaret is his second wife.
Bruce's first wife Eula Kennedy, of near Calton. Bruce had twin boys from first marriage: Joe lives in London, Jim lives in Brantford. Margaret and Bruce had one daughter, Margaret, who lives in Kitchener.
William Burdick was a Veterinary Surgeon in Malahide. He married Araminta Chute in 1894, in Malahide, 1st Concession. Araminta's parents were Richard and Elizabeth Chute/They lived in Chesaning, Michigan when first married, but returned to Malahide. William received veterinary training in Guelph
Custodial History
Bruce Lawrence Burdick acquired the material, his wife Margaret donated the material.
Scope and Content
Fonds is comprised of records created and/or maintained by members of the Burdick and Chute families of Malahide Township. The records are divided into the following series:
-Correspondence, 1849-1970.
-Genealogical records series, ca. 1879-1972.
-Miscellaneous records series, 1897-1923.
-Photographs series, 1898-ca. 1970.
Name Access
Burdick (family)
Chute (family)
Malahide (Ont. : Township)
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Burgess Family Fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burgess Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1816-1907
Accession Number
2011-14
Storage Location
R2 S6 Sh2 B4 F1
R2 S6 Sh2 B4 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burgess Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-14
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S6 Sh2 B4 F1
R2 S6 Sh2 B4 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1816-1907
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Original deeds, mortgages and other documents relating to Lot 11, Concession 3, Yarmouth Township, 1816-1907.
Name Access
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
Burgess (family)
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Cloes family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9327
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Cloes family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1824-1998
Accession Number
2003-28
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh2 B2 F6-14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Cloes family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2003-28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh2 B2 F6-14
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1824-1998
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
13 photographs : b&w, some sepia toned
History / Biographical
O’Neal (O’Neil) Cloes (1792-1879) and Eunice R. Culver (Collver/Colver) were married in New Sarum, then Upper Canada, in 1821. They settled in Yarmouth Township, Elgin County. Cloes, a former resident of New York State, corresponded with various family members in different parts of Upper Canada and the United States. They had eleven children, the youngest surviving son, Lewis Cloes (b.1846) and his youngest son (of three); Floyd Cloes (b.1893) are the sources of most of the material in the fonds. The Cloes and Culver families were both large, and have a great number of descendants in the United States and Canada. Further biographical material, including a more detailed family history, can be found in Series 1 - Genealogy.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists largely of correspondence, including 20 letters received by O’Neal Cloes in the second half of the nineteenth century. Later correspondence between family genealogists and a number of family photographs and other documents including land and tax records and legal certificates are included. The fonds has been artificially arranged into the following series: 1. Correspondence, 1824-ca. 1898 2. Photographs, ca. 1860-1924 3. Personal Records, ca. 1916-1944 4. Genealogy, ca. 1976-1998
Name Access
Cloes (family)
New Sarum (Ont.)
Yarmouth (Ont. : Township)
Arrangement
Artificial arrangement imposed on material.
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Cox and Powles Family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives201906
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Cox and Powles Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1897-1978
Accession Number
2021-08
Storage Location
M2 S1 Sh3 B6 F3-5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Cox and Powles Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2021-08
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M2 S1 Sh3 B6 F3-5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1897-1978
Physical Description
49 photographs 1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The old home called "Sandymount" was the first brick house to be built on the London and Port Stanley Highway, between Middlesex County and St. Thomas. It is located at the top of the winding Sandymount Hill, on the east side of the highway, just north and west of the city. It was built in 1853, by Edward Rogers, great-grandfather of the later owners Misses Beatrice and Gladys Cox, and he named his homestead "Sandymount" after a summer resort on the Irish coast near Dublin. The property was the first to be acquired from the Crown in that area and was settled in 1836. The current address is 9592 Sunset Drive. Eugene Cox (born 1865 and died June 20th, 1930) and Margaret Cox (born September 24th, 1871 and died September 17th, 1944) had three children: Herbert (born February 2, 1897and died in 1950), Beatrice Cox (born July 13th, 1899) and Gladys Cox (born 1902 and died in 1985).
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records relating to, created by, and/or collected by the Cox and Powles Family fonds, ca. 1897-1978. Includes the following series: -Photographs series, ca. 1897-1953. -Personal records series, 1914-1978.
Name Access
Cox (family)
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Edison family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives8731
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Edison family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
objects
graphic material
Date Range
1812-1966
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B5
R6 S6 Sh4 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Edison family fonds
Creator
Edison (family)
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S6 Sh5 B5
R6 S6 Sh4 B2
GMD
textual records
objects
graphic material
Date Range
1812-1966
Physical Description
58 cm of textual records
3 locks of hair
1 photograph
History / Biographical
The Edisons were a prominent family in the village of Vienna in Elgin County. They were United Empire Loyalists who left the thirteen colonies for Nova Scotia. John Edison and his sons Samuel Sr., Thomas, and Marshalis eventually settled in Upper Canada. They were later joined by his other sons Moses and Adonijah. John died in 1814. His son Samuel Sr. distinguished himself in the war of 1812, serving as a captain in the Middlesex Militia. Samuel Sr.’s first wife, Nancy Simpson, passed away in 1824. He later remarried Elizabeth Yokum Cook. In 1834 Samuel Edison Sr. and Jessie Smith helped found the town of Vienna. The name of the town was chosen due to Samuel Sr.’s Austrian ancestry. It was during this period that the Edison family switched from being staunch supporters of the conservative party to reformers. Samuel Jr, Samuel Sr.’s son from his first marriage, openly joined William Lyon Mackenzie during the 1837 Upper Canada rebellion. Samuel Jr. was subsequently forced to leave Upper Canada for the United States after the rebellion was put down. It was Samuel Jr.’s son, Thomas Alva Edison, who would bring worldwide fame to the Edison name as a great inventor. It is suspected that Thomas Alva visited his grandfather and other relatives in Vienna during his childhood, and he certainly remained in contact with them during his later years. Samuel Sr. died in 1865, and much of his land was given to his son from his second marriage, Charles Oscar. Charles was a farmer in Vienna who married Mary Ann Finch. Together the two had six daughters and two sons. Charles died in 1922 leaving his land to his wife and daughters. Mary Ann Edison passed away five years later in 1927.
Custodial History
The papers of the Edison family were originally donated to the Elgin County Library and were later transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
The Edison family fonds is composed primarily of land indentures, mortgages, wills, and correspondence on matters pertaining to the family’s day to day business in Vienna. There are also graduation certificates, locks of hair, and a photograph in the fonds. Fonds is arranged into the following series: Samuel Edison Sr. Land Indentures, 1812-1861 Thomas Edison Land Indentures, 1830-1857 Simeon O. Edison Land Indentures and Correspondence, 1862-1872 Charles O. Edison Papers, 1860-1942 Charles Edison Family Papers, 1873-1966 Finch Family Correspondence and Indentures, 1851-1923 Michael/Frank Edison- Correspondence and Agreements, 1866-1911 J. Carruthers Correspondence, 1903-1922
Name Access
Edison (family)
Vienna (Ont.)
Arrangement
Due to the disorganized state of the records they have been reorganized using an artificial arrangement scheme.
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Gordon F. Robertson family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Gordon F. Robertson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1943-1976
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F8-17
R7 S1 Sh5 B2
R7 S1 Sh3 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Gordon F. Robertson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F8-17
R7 S1 Sh5 B2
R7 S1 Sh3 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1943-1976
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Gordon F. Robertson, his wife Ruth and their children operated a dairy and cash crop farm near Lambeth, Ontario on Lot 23, Concession 4, Delaware Township, Middlesex County from 1943 to ca. 1976. The dairy cattle operation was wound up and sold in 1971.
Custodial History
The fonds was donated to the Elgin County Library ca. 1999 and subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of financial and dairy herd-management records relating to the operation of the Robertson family farm. The fonds is arranged in two series: 1. Dairy Herd Records, 1944-1972 2. Farm Account Records, 1943-1976
Name Access
Robertson (family)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
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Lemon Family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives140535
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lemon Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1881-1981
Accession Number
2012-26
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lemon Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B6
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1881-1981
Physical Description
12 cm of graphic material and textual records
History / Biographical
Cyrenius Oxford Lemon moved from a farm in Delaware Township to West Lorne in 1873, where he operated a bakery until his death in 1878. C.O. Lemon's son, Joseph T. Lemon, after managing a canning factory in Thamesville, opened a general store on Graham Street in West Lorne in 1911 with his son, Victor Earl Lemon, under the name J.T. Lemon and Son. V.E. Lemon served overseas in the First World War from 1916 to 1918, but returned in 1919 to operate the general store in West Lorne, selling dry goods, clothing and groceries. V.E. Lemon served as West Lorne Village Councillor in 1934 and as Reeve of West Lorne, 1938-1939. Ca. 1964 V.E. Lemon sold the grocery business, moved the dry goods business into the former grocery section of the store and leased the former dry goods section to the Government of Canada for the operation of the West Lorne Post Office. In January 1979 V.E. Lemon sold the business to Harry and Ria Van Dyk, but continued to operate the store until April 1979.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists primarily of photographs of the Lemon family and their friends in the West Lorne vicinity. There are also many photographs documenting the Lemon's Store in West Lorne. Fonds has been divided into the following series:
-Photographs, 1881-1979
-Historical Research records, 1904-1981
-Correspondence, 1917-1979
Name Access
J.T. Lemon and Son
Lemon (family)
West Lorne (Ont.)
Subject Access
Business and Industry
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Lunn Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lunn Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2003
Accession Number
2016-25
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B8 F1-5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Lunn Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2016-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B8 F1-5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1947-2003
Physical Description
5 cm of rextual records
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Records relating to or collected by members of the Lunn family, and includes the following files:
-Family records, 1947-1958
-Independent Order of Odd Fellows records, 1963-2003
-St. James Presbyterian Church, North Yarmouth Willing Workers Society, 1966-1970.
-4-H records, 1971-1974.
Name Access
Lunn (family)
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McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1819-ca. 1980
Accession Number
99-18
2008-28
2013-23
2018-56
2019-09
2020-11
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B1-3
C10 Sh3 B1-5
C11 Sh3 B3-4
C13 Sh1
C13 Sh2
M10a
M11
M12
M15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Creator
K.W. McKay
McKay (family)
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
99-18
2008-28
2013-23
2018-56
2019-09
2020-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B1-3
C10 Sh3 B1-5
C11 Sh3 B3-4
C13 Sh1
C13 Sh2
M10a
M11
M12
M15
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1819-ca. 1980
Physical Description
5 m of textual records and graphic material
History / Biographical
Kenneth Weir McKay was the longest serving Clerk of Elgin County. He served from December 15, 1882 until December 1, 1939, continuing the family’s connection to the office; his uncle, John McKay, was the first clerk and his father, William McKay, was the second. K. W. McKay was considered the leading expert on municipal government during his day, participating is several monumental initiatives such as the codification of the Municipal Act, the Assessment Act and the creation of the Ontario Good Roads Association. He furthermore founded and was the first editor of Municipal World magazine in St. Thomas. This magazine remains based in Elgin County and is a vital source of information on local government across Canada and abroad.
K. W. McKay was on numerous committees and supported numerous causes including the Red Cross Society, St. Thomas and Elgin County Children’s Aid Society, Alma College Board, and Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. His historical prowess was well established; he authored the chapter on local government in Ontario for the seminal national history Canada and its Provinces (1914) as well as several books and articles on local history.
K. W. McKay was born to William McKay and Susan Sells of Southwold Township in 1862. He had an abiding interest in the family’s genealogy and organized many events and reunions at his home Selldon, Payne’s Mills (the ancestral home of the Sell’s family). This abiding interest is reflected in the fonds.
Elgin County Council passed a by-law in 1939 declaring Mr. McKay Clerk Emeritus for the county. He died October 4th, 1941. A more detailed biography is contained in the publication Documenting Our Roots: A Sesquicentennial History of the County of Elgin, 1852-2002 available through the Elgin County Library.
Custodial History
Material (AN 99-18) was acquired through the Elgin County Library. Family records were accumulated by K.W. McKay. AN 2008-28 was donated by Ian McKay.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records and photographs related to the McKay family, including the Sells and Bower family lines. The material covers the planning of the Sells family reunion at Selldon, various financial records and legal documents, K.W. McKay’s career as County clerk, newspaper clippings, Elgin County history and numerous Bower family photographs. The material has been arranged into the following series:
McKay Family series, 1819-ca. 1980
Elgin County History series, 1825-1969
Miscellaneous series, 1832-1969
Legal Documents series, [183-]-[186-]
John McKay series, 1847-1876
William McKay series, 1855-1882
Sells Family series, 1857-1977 (predominant 1930-1939)
Bowers Family series, [186-]-1952
Photographs series, ca. 1885-1984
Kenneth Weir (K.W.) McKay series, 1890-1942
Name Access
McKay, Kenneth Weir
McKay, William
McKay (family)
McKay, John
Sells (family)
Bowers (family)
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