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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1972-1997
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4
R8 S5 Sh1 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Creator
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4
R8 S5 Sh1 B5
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1972-1997
Physical Description
3 volumes
History / Biographical
The Aylmer Horticultural Society was established in 1915, with a Mr. A.J. Elliott as provisional secretary. Although little information beyond the initial announcement of its formation, it continued up until the 1930s and apparently dedicated itself to beautifying the town of Aylmer through planting and maintaining garden beds. No information exists after that, but in terms of its scope and work, it appears to be a precursor for the Aylmer Centennial Garden Society. In 1972, Dr. Bill Cresswell, then Director of the Aylmer Centennial Activities Committee and member of the Aylmer Fair Board, convinced the Board to sponsor an Aylmer Garden Club. The Board agreed and financially sponsored the club for the next four to five years, during which time Dr. Cresswell worked to properly organize the club. He was assisted greatly by Helen Penhale, who had worked for the city of Chicago as an award-winning horticulturist, and Mrs. Penhale came up with a variety of activities for its members, including garden walks, tours, plant sales, and contests. By 1983, talks began to affiliate with the Ontario Horticultural Association, which they achieved (by attaining the required 50-member minimum) in 1984. That same year, the name appears to have been changed to the Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society, although informally it was still known as the Garden Club. In 1996, the name changed to the Aylmer and District Garden Club, with its stated aim being “to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture” through such things as holding meetings to learn about aspects of horticulture; encouraging improvement of private and public grounds by planting trees, shrubs, and flowers; conducting contests and giving out prizes as appropriate; distributing seeds and plants; and promoting the protection of the environment. As before, they also promoted horticulture through donations to the Aylmer Public Library, and served as an affiliate of the Aylmer Fair Board. By September 2005, the club re-established itself as a new entity, the Aylmer and District Horticultural Society, affiliated with the Ontario Horticultural Association.
Custodial History
Scrapbooks were compiled by Audrey Thomson and donated by her in 2005.
Scope and Content
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds consists of 3 scrapbooks, and associated negatives, encompassing the years 1972-1997, that document the Society's meetings, activities, events, and members.
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
Subject Access
Community Service
Elgin County
Gardening
Scrapbooks
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Aylmer Fair fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Fair fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1974-1996
Accession Number
2016-10
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh1 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Fair fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2016-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R13 S2 Sh1 B6
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1974-1996
Physical Description
125 photographs
0.4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds contains photographs documenting the history of the Aylmer Fair, predominantly from 1974-1982, as well as newspaper clippings relating to the 1983 Fair and and entry tags and ribbons from 1995 and 1996.
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
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Aylmer Women's Institute fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1983-1987
Accession Number
2020-08
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh6 B3 F24
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2020-08
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh6 B3 F24
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1983-1987
Physical Description
5 pamphlets
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of annual meeting plans for the period from 1983 to 1987.
Name Access
Aylmer Women's Institute
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Town of Aylmer fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Town of Aylmer fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1872-1995
Accession Number
2003-20
2006-10
Storage Location
R14 S1
R14 S2 Sh1-3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Town of Aylmer fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2003-20
2006-10
Storage Room
Archives Basement Storage
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R14 S1
R14 S2 Sh1-3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1872-1995
Physical Description
19 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The development of the Town of Aylmer was in large part due to the coming of the railway in 1871. The rapid progress brought about by the railway resulted in the incorporation of Aylmer as a village in January 1872. The town was named after Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th Baron Aylmer, who was Governor General of British North America from 1830 to 1835. It is sometimes referred to as Aylmer West, to distinguish it from Aylmer East, Aylmer, Gatineau, Quebec. Aylmer was incorporated as a town in 1887, and remains a separate municipality.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the full-range of corporate records divided into the following series:
1. Treasurer's series, 1872-1995
2. Clerk's series, 1883-1994
3. Council series, 1887-1993
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
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Jenny Phillips Collection

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Jenny and Dave Phillips Collection
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900- ca. 2009
Accession Number
2019-04
2021-21
Storage Location
M1 S3 Sh2 B1-4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Jenny and Dave Phillips Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2019-04
2021-21
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M1 S3 Sh2 B1-4
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900- ca. 2009
Physical Description
48 cm of textual records and graphic material
History / Biographical
Jenny Phillips was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She is a direct descendent of Samuel Bricker, one of three pioneer Mennonite men who bought the Beasley Tract for the German Company from Lancaster Pennsylvania. All her immediate relatives were Mennonite farmers. Jenny attended Shepherd Public School and later Eastwood and Kitchener Collegiates. December 23, 1963 during a blizzard the family of nine moved to London, Ontario. Jenny’s father’s new job was to begin January, 1964. When he went to the office there was a Sherriff’s notice on the door. The firm was out of business. When the school year was complete the family moved to St. Thomas. Jenny dropped out of school and worked as a waitress and as a factory worker. While working at Paul’s Food Bar, Jenny learned about Alma College’s bursary program. She applied and in August of 1965 she enrolled in Alma’s grade twelve class and paid for her room, board, tuition and books working as Head Girl in the Barbara Heck Dining Hall. Jenny graduated Class of ’66. Bell Telephone offered Jenny a position as a long distance operator. The shifts varied day by day and week by week. After an illness, Jenny accepted work with regular hours as hostess in the Executive Dining Room of Ford Motor, Talbotville. Jenny married Dave Phillips in 1968 in the Alma College Chapel. They have four children and 9 grandkids. The family lived in Dutton. In 1990, Jenny & Dave realized their dream. They opened Village Crier Gallery. Jenny has always doodled but never had much spare time to indulge in the arts. David encouraged and supported her dreams. They now live in an apartment above the gallery, a studio was added upstairs. David was appointed as Town Crier for the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich (1990) as well as the County of Elgin (2006).
Scope and Content
Collection consists of research files, photographs, and other local history material created, collected and/or maintained by Jenny Phillips. It is comprised of the following series:
-Photographs series, ca. 1900- 2003.
-Publications series, 1928-1930.
-Newspapers series, July 4, 2004- November 14, 2007.
-Research notes series, ca. 2005-2009.
Name Access
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Cantelon, A.E.
Dutton (Ont.)
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
International Plowing Match
Subject Access
Agriculture
Newspapers
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West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1951-1989
Accession Number
2009-29
Storage Location
C9 Sh5
C9 Sh6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds
Creator
West Lorne Sun/ Rodney Mercury
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2009-29
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh5
C9 Sh6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1951-1989
Physical Description
5,744 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
The West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury were purchased by Ernest Lashbrook in April, 1921. He operated them as separate entities until merging them in 1932 as the Rodney Mercury-Sun. Ernest Lashbrook sold the Mercury-Sun to his son, Lynn Lashbrook, in 1949, and in 1950 Lynn Lashbrook acquired a second newspaper, the West Lorne Express, soon renaming it the West Lorne Sun. Harley Lashbrook worked there from 1947 until he retired in 1989-- 42 years of dedicated service. When publisher-editor Lynn Lashbrook retired in 1989, the papers were sold to Leader Publications.
Custodial History
The fonds was created and maintained by long-serving publisher-editor Lynn Lashbrook and his brother/ assistant Harley Lashbrook, in the course of their operation of the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury newspapers. Following the death of Lynn Lashbook in 1996, the fonds was maintained by Harley Lashbrook, who donated the photographs to the Elgin County Archives in 2009.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of black and white photographs originally published in the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury newspapers, 1951-1989. Cumulatively, the photographs represent a comprehensive record of significant events in the communities of West Lorne and Rodney, Ontario and in West Elgin County during this period.
Name Access
West Lorne (Ont.)
Rodney (Ont.)
West Lorne Sun
Rodney Mercury
Subject Access
Newspapers
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