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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds

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Elgin County Archives
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
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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 Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society Negatives, Vol. 2

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Elgin County Archives
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
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File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1983-1991
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4 F3
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Creator
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4 F3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1983-1991
Physical Description
27 negatives
Custodial History
Scrapbooks were compiled by Audrey Thomson and donated by her in 2005.
Scope and Content
Negatives of photographs contained within the Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society scrapbook, Volume 2. They were kept at the back of the binder in protective sleeves.
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
Subject Access
Community Service
Elgin County
Gardening
Scrapbooks
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society Negatives, Vol. 3

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Elgin County Archives
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1992-1997
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B5 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Creator
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B5 F2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1992-1997
Physical Description
48 negatives
Custodial History
Scrapbooks were compiled by Audrey Thomson and donated by her in 2005.
Scope and Content
Negatives of photographs contained within the Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society scrapbook, Volume 3. On some sleeves, notes have been written about the content of the photographs in pen and marker. They were kept at the back of the binder in protective sleeves.
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
Subject Access
Community Service
Elgin County
Gardening
Scrapbooks
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society Scrapbook, Vol. 1

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Elgin County Archives
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
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File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1972-1982
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4 F1
Oming ·weekend at-·the Aylmer nial Committee was formed in Formalcostume at Saxonia Hall: Curling Club with several thou- the Town of Aylmer. for the Mixed Centennial golf tourna" sand <>ld and pioneer exhibits on purpose of celebrating in a nicnt at Pleasant Valley Golf display. This created such an proper rrpinncr the lOO_ years of Club; Sports dayand Gymncana interest that there is now a very Ayln1er being incorporated as a held at Aylmer fairgrounds : Old good chance that Aylmer will town . · Timl'
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Creator
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society
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File
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4 F1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1972-1982
Physical Description
1 volume
3 negatives
Custodial History
Scrapbooks were compiled by Audrey Thomson and donated by her in 2005.
Scope and Content
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society scrapbooks contain paraphernelia relating to their activities. Volume 1 encompasses the period between 1972 and 1982, including items such as meeting programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, by-laws, and brochures. Negatives of photographs used within were kept at the back. The interior of the binder contained the phrase "Compiled by Audrey L. Thomson," alongside two newspaper clippings detailing the establishment of a horticultural society in Aylmer.
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
Subject Access
Community Service
Elgin County
Gardening
Scrapbooks
Documents
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society Scrapbook, Vol. 2

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
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File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1983-1991
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4 F2
Spruce St, Aylmer 278 John St S, Aylmer 32 Pine St W., Aylmer R. R. # 7, Aylmer 173 Rutherford Ave, Aylmer R. R. # 5, Aylmer 53 Cedar St, Aylmer Galamar Farms,R.R.# 1 Aylmer R. R. # 5, Aylmer R. R. # 5, Aylmer R. R. # 1, Aylmer R. R. # 1, Aylmer R. R. # 2, Aylmer R. R. # 2, Aylmer R. R. # 2, Sprinqfield R. R. # 1, Sprinofield 24 Moore Ave, Aylmer 48 South St W, Ay1mer 58 Dufferin St, Aylmer R. R. # 6, Aylmer R. R. # 6, Aylmer 45 Fath Ave, Aylmer R. R. # 4, Aylmer 47 Murray St., Aylmer R. R. # 1,
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Creator
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B4 F2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 volume
Custodial History
Scrapbooks were compiled by Audrey Thomson and donated by her in 2005.
Scope and Content
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society scrapbooks contain paraphernelia relating to their activities. Volume 2 encompasses the period between 1983 and 1991, including items such as meeting programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, by-laws, and brochures. Negatives of photographs used within were kept at the back. The interior of the binder contained the phrase "Compiled by Audrey L. Thomson."
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
Subject Access
Community Service
Elgin County
Gardening
Scrapbooks
Documents
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Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society Scrapbook, Vol. 3

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1992-1997
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B5 F1
WELLS Chief Librarian September 17th, 1993 Aylmer Centennial Garden & Horticultural Society c/o Aylmer Library 38 John Street South Aylmer, Ontario N5H 2C 2 Dear Members: 450 SUNSET DRIVE ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO N5R 5V1 PHONE (519)-60~631-1460 FAX (519) 633-7661 Thank you very much for your kind donation of the video of Pruning and the book Landscaping with Antique Roses for the Aylmer Library in memory of Helen Penhale. This is a most welcome addition to the Aylmer Library collection. Once again, thank you
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society fonds
Creator
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2005-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh1 B5 F1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1992-1997
Physical Description
1 volume
Custodial History
Scrapbooks were compiled by Audrey Thomson and donated by her in 2005.
Scope and Content
The Aylmer Centennial Garden and Horticultural Society scrapbooks contain paraphernelia relating to their activities. Volume 3 encompasses the period between 1992 and 1997, including items such as meeting programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, by-laws, and brochures. Negatives of photographs used within were kept at the back. The interior of the binder contained the phrase "Compiled by Audrey L. Thomson."
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
Aylmer Fair
Subject Access
Community Service
Elgin County
Gardening
Scrapbooks
Documents
Less detail

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