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John Ker fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives169096
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1807-2014
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B1 F1-9
W5 Sh3 B2 F1-11
W5 Sh3 B3 F1-13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B1 F1-9
W5 Sh3 B2 F1-11
W5 Sh3 B3 F1-13
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1807-2014
History / Biographical
John Southam Ker was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He was educated at the Royal Canadian Naval College and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy. When his father, former newspaper executive Frederick I. Ker, bought the Talbot Estate in 1954, John managed the property and turned it into a successful farming operation. Both John and his father were avid historians and encouraged schools, historical societies and other interested groups to visit Malahide, as they renamed the estate in honour of Col. Talbot's ancestral home. John conducted research into Col. Talbot, his nephew Richard Airey and the estate and was involved in creating the Col. Talbot room at the Elgin County Museum as well as celebrations of events in the area's history. He was also a Councillor for Dunwich Township, Chairman of the Elgin Deanery Great Chapter, President of the Aldborough-Dunwich Progressive Conservative Association, and President of the Elgin Historical Society in addition to serving on a number of other committees and associations throughout his life. He died on March 26th, 2014 at the age of 86.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records collected and maintained by John S. Ker primarily relating to the history and management of the Talbot Estate (or Malahide as it was later known) and his research into the life of Richard Airey.
Comprised of the following series:
-Personal Records series
-Talbot Estate Historical Files series
-Airey Research Files series
Name Access
Ker, John S.
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