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Backus Family fonds- Historical records series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171231
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..
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Backus (family)
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Backus Family fonds- Land records series

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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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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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Backus Family

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives136713
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Location
R7 S4 Sh3 B2 F2 51
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S4 Sh3 B2 F2 51
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1960
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph the Backus Family, ca. 1960, included in the Eden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 3, page 51. From left to right are Grace Backus, Stanley Backus, Mae Backus, and George Backus.
Name Access
Eden Women's Institute
Eden (Ont.)
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
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Backus family in front of residence

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives172301
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1940s
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2 1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2 1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1940s
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Pearce Family Genealogy series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Members of the Backus family in front of their residence near Chatham in Kent County, circa 1940s. A caption provided by the donor reads "Mr. & Mrs. Backus and daughter - widow, early 40's"
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Pearce, Alison
Tyrconnell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Genealogy
Images
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Backus Family land records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171101
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1837
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1837
Series
Backus Family fonds- Land records series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
-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
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Backus Family land records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1852-1858
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1852-1858
Series
Backus Family fonds- Land records series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
-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.
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Backus Family land records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171117
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1865-1899
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1865-1899
Series
Backus Family fonds- Land records series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
-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.
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Backus Family land records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171226
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1904-1906
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1904-1906
Series
Backus Family fonds- Land records series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
-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.
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Backus Family miscellaneous historical records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171227
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1887-1909
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1887-1909
Series
Backus Family fonds- Historical records series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Miscellaneous historical records that likely belonged to Backus family members. This file includes the following:
-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 residence, Chatham

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives172302
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1940s
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1940s
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Pearce Family Genealogy series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Backus family residence near Chatham in Kent County, circa 1940s. Caption provided by the donor reads: "Backus house - southwest Chatham - Vicar Road. As it looked from photos left by family. Family is in 1903 Biographical History of Kent County."
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Pearce, Alison
Tyrconnell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Genealogy
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Backus family residence, Chatham

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives172303
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2 3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Pearce Family Genealogy series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Backus family residence near Chatham in Kent County, circa 1990s.
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Pearce, Alison
Tyrconnell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Genealogy
Images
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Genealogy Research - Stephen Backus and family

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives172300
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1807-2007
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B6 F2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1807-2007
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Pearce Family Genealogy series
Physical Description
2.1 cm of textual records
5 photographs
Scope and Content
File contains records collected by Alison Pearce during her genealogical research project which informed the publication "The Pearces of Little Ireland". Includes genealogical records, photocopies and internet print-outs of reference material related to Stephen Backus and family. Also contains photographic prints of the Backus residence and family members (item-level description availabe). File includes the following original documents: -Marriage Certificate between Bamlet Esdras Sifton and Catherine Elizabeth Backus, dated June 14, 1888 in Tyrconnell. Signed by witnesses Joseph Pearce and Jane R. Taylor. -Correspondence, dated June 3, 1921, written by John Backus to his cousin regarding family history. Includes a family chart. -Genealogical family charts showing ancestors of Anna Frances Backus Dockter, Robert Backus, Joseph Backus and Johannah (Cleveland) Backus. -Correspondence sent from Lydia and Leslie Patterson to Joseph Backus in Erie County, Pennsylvania, circa 1807. -Notebook, possibly belonging to and created by Anna Frances Dockter (nee Backus), containing genealogical notes on the Backus family.
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Pearce, Alison
Tyrconnell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Genealogy
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'Port Burwell Lighthouse Commemoration' / 'Patterson, Pearce, Story, Backus Family Bicentennial' invitation

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9809
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2002-2009
Storage Location
Box 63, File 28
R5 S5 Sh3 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 63, File 28
R5 S5 Sh3 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2002-2009
Scope and Content
-1 booklet: "The Ontario Heritage Foundation welcomes you to the unveiling of a provincial plaque commemorating the Port Burwell Lighthouse, 1840- Saturday, August 17, 2002, 2 p.m. at the Port Burwell Lighthouse- Port Burwell, Ontario" (3 copies)
-1 invitation to the unveiling (2 copies)
-Patterson, Pearce, Story, Backus Family Bicentennial' invitation, 2009
Name Access
Port Burwell (Ont.)
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Abram Bond family Fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives1909
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

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9643
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

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171884
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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Burdick Family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives114095
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

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives50943
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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Burwell Family fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1982
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Burwell Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2014-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Elgin County Museum
Storage Location
C3 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
objects
Date Range
ca. 1800-1982
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records and objects
History / Biographical
The Burwell family emigrated to Upper Canada in the aftermath of the American Revolution, settling in the Niagara District in Bertie Township. A son, Mahlon Burwell, born in 1783, trained as a provincial land surveyor and came to Port Talbot in 1811 to work for the District's Crown Land Agent, Thomas Talbot. He surveyed most of the townships in the London and Western Districts and laid out the town plot of London. He was appointed to several key offices in the district including Registrar, was the Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions, the regional government of the day, and was elected several times to the Colonial Assembly. He was regarded as the region's contribution to the Family Compact.
He married Sarah Haun in 1810 and together they had 8 children. Several of his sons rose to positions of local significance within their communities, including Isaac Brock Burwell of Caradoc, John Burwell of Port Burwell, a community founded by his father, Hannibal the creator of this collection and Hercules, who succeeded him as Registrar of Middlesex.
Hannibal took over Mahlon's estate in Elgin County near Port Talbot and lived there with his family until 1871 when he moved the family to London. There he entered the city's elite, supporting the Church of England as had been the family's tradition. Hannibal's daughter Hannah married Rev. David Williams, destined to become the Bishop of Huron and the Archbishop of Ontario.
Of Hannibal's sons, only Alfred E. is represented in this collection. He received his father's papers and associated artifacts which after his own death in 1943, passed to his niece Mary Gweno Williams (later Mrs. K. Boughner) and thence to her daughter, the donor, Rebecca Boughner.
Custodial History
Records were in the custody of Colonel Mahlon Burwell, ca. 1835-1846; from 1846-1886, to his son Hannibal Burwell; 1886-1943 to his son Alfred E. Burwell; 1943-1968, to his niece Mary Gweno Williams Boughner; 1968-2013, to her daughter Rebecca Boughner (the donor).
Scope and Content
The Burwell Family fonds is primarily comprised of the personal and buisness papers of Hannibal Burwell (1825-1886), his son, Alfred E. Burwell (1871-1943) and his daughter Hannah Alberta Eliza Burwell (1864-1929), later Mrs. David Williams.
There are 20 related artifacts including two family bibles, a portable writing desk belonging to Hannibal's father, Mahlon Burwell (1783-1846), a prominent surveyor, Justice of the Peace and MLA, Albert Burwell's South Africa War medals and volunteer service medals and a portrait of Mahlon's daughter Louisa Burwell (1818-1834).
The fonds is divided into the following series:
-Associated Artifacts series, ca. 1800-1914
-Books series, 1808-1931
-Personal Documents and Ephemera series, 1810-1932
-Financial and Real Estate series, 1861-1886
-Correspondence series, 1863-1887
Name Access
Burwell (family)
Burwell, Mahlon
Burwell, Hannibal
Accruals
It is unlikely that additional material related to Hannibal Burwell will be obtained. This collection represents the donor's entire holdings related to that side of the family.
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