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'Early Township Land Papers: Elgin County'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives8184
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Microform Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
records on microform
Date Range
1808-1858
Storage Location
Microfilm Cabinet Drawer #16
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Microform Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MF-1254
Storage Room
Archives Microform Room
Storage Location
Microfilm Cabinet Drawer #16
GMD
records on microform
Date Range
1808-1858
Physical Description
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Includes the following:
Early Township Land Papers: Elgin County
Yarmouth: Lot 18 (on Catfish Creek), Front Concession (Con. 1) -- Lot 26 Concession 7
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Elgin County- Historical Documents

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives598
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1899
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Hugh Sims fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
99-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R6 S5 Sh2 B3 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1899
Scope and Content
- "Supreme Court. Joseph Bull vs. Thomas Pound. Satisfaction is acknowledged between Joseph Bull plaintiff and Thomas Pound defendant …" - Utica, New York, September 12, 1825
- last will and testament and surrogate court record of William Bowerman of Yarmouth Township, who died November 30, 1876. - Indenture of Bargain and Sale - Alonzo Stephens sells to James Haight 37 acres from Lot 2 Concession 4, Yarmouth. - witnessed by William Hathaway and George Wegg.
- William Shattuck to Thomas Pound Mortgage Deed - Wayne County, New York, July 11, 1829.
- letter from John W. Foley to "Ruby and Nels" - from Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1899 - advertisement put out by J.W. Foley for his saw and knife sharpening business in Omaha. (could be the same John Foley who later settled in St. Thomas, and had a cigars and billiards business at 597 Talbot St.)
Name Access
Bowerman, William
Stephens, Alonzo
Haight, James
Yarmouth (Ont.: Township)
Pound, Thomas
Shattuck, William
Foley, John
Subject Access
Surrogate Court Records
Mortgage
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Elgin County History series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives2876
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1825-1969
Accession Number
99-18
2008-28
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B2 F12-13
C10 Sh3 B2 F10-11
C13 Sh1 B2 F6
C13 Sh1 B1 F11-12
C13 Sh1 B1 F14-15
C13 Sh2 B1
C13 Sh2 B2
M10a
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
99-18
2008-28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh2 B2 F12-13
C10 Sh3 B2 F10-11
C13 Sh1 B2 F6
C13 Sh1 B1 F11-12
C13 Sh1 B1 F14-15
C13 Sh2 B1
C13 Sh2 B2
M10a
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1825-1969
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Elgin County History series
Scope and Content
This series consists of an audit of the Townships of Dunwich and Southwold, a picture of Ralph Auckland from 1942 (when he served as the Warden of Elgin County) and a picture of Ernest Lashbrook, Reeve of Rodney and Warden of Elgin County in 1938. Other items include a picture of the Elgin County Council in 1874 (with names listed), a photograph of an unidentified group of men (which may be Elgin County Council, circa 1930’s or 1940’s), and a three-page document on the formation of Elgin County.
C10 Sh2 B2 F12: Southwold and Dunwich Townships
C10 Sh2 B2 F13: Elgin County History.
This series also contains a number of important documents compiled by the McKay family relating to the general history of Elgin County, primarily land records and local history publications.
Name Access
McKay (family)
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Elgin County Local History series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives193423
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1803-2014
Accession Number
2018-58
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2018-58
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1803-2014
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Elgin County Local History series
Physical Description
32.8 cm of textual records
125 newspapers
60 volumes
38 documents
27 booklets
15 prints
3 photographs
1 sketch
1 map
0.3 cm of newspaper clippings
Scope and Content
Series contains miscellaneous records relating to the history of Elgin County. Series contains newspapers personal, business and estate records for various local individuals, families and committees or oganizations, including correspondence, writs, meeting minutes, annual reports, yearbooks, registers, memorial books, stock certificates, debentures, invoices, genealogy records, personal Alma College records, and voting lists. Series also contains daily diaries written by James W. Smith of Talbotville, Ontario, which documents his activities on a farm north of Talbotville, as well as his interactions with members of the community, school registers and records, as well as reference books relating to Elgin County.
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Elgin County Vertical File Collection

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives6663
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Collection
GMD
multiple media
Date Range
1800's-2005
Storage Location
R5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Collection
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5
GMD
multiple media
Date Range
1800's-2005
Physical Description
ca. 40 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
The Elgin County Vertical File Collection is comprised of records originating from a database of miscellaneous items inherited from the Elgin County Library which were described at the file or item-level. Some of these records may eventually become part of another fonds or collection, but are currently maintained as part of this collection to enhance accessibility.
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Map of Yarmouth, Elgin County

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives181122
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F7
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Series
Steve Peters Papers - Local History series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a colour photocopy of a map from Yarmouth in Elgin County. Writing at the top of the page says F 501-1-0-0-42. Writing on the back of the page gives specifics about the area. This local history file was compiled by Steve Peters.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
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Map of Yarmouth, Elgin County

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives181123
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Series
Steve Peters Papers - Local History series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a colour photocopy of a map from Yarmouth in Elgin County. Writing at the top of the page says F 501-1-0-0-43. Writing on the back of the page gives specifics about the area. This local history file was compiled by Steve Peters.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
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Map of Yarmouth, Elgin County

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives181124
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Series
Steve Peters Papers - Local History series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a colour photocopy of a map from Yarmouth in Elgin County. Writing at the top of the page says F 501-1-0-0-44. Writing on the back of the page gives specifics about the area. This local history file was compiled by Steve Peters.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
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Miscellaneous deeds and indentures relating to Elgin County properties, 1817-1865

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives132469
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1817-1865
Accession Number
2014-27
Storage Location
Box 217, File 23
R11 S4 Sh5 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2014-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 217, File 23
R11 S4 Sh5 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1817-1865
Scope and Content
Miscellaneous deeds and indentures relating to Elgin County properties, 1817-1865.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
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Plan of the Township of Bayham, County of Elgin - F 501-1-0-0-2

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives149068
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1810 - ca. 1839
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
Item Number
F 501-1-0-0-2
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1810 - ca. 1839
Series
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501 - Plans of the Talbot Tract series, F 501-1
Physical Description
1 plan ; 81 x 50 cm
Scale
1 inch equals 40 chains
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Scope and Content
Digitized copy of an original survey plan of part of the Township of Bayham, County of Elgin, ca. 1810 - ca. 1839. Scale 1 inch equals 40 chains. No information is present indicating a date of creation or date of registration for this plan; however, the plan includes annotations dated 1810-1839. Named geographic and cultural features shown on the plan include Lake Erie, Talbot Road, Big Otter Creek, Little Otter Creek, Hemlock Creek. Various lots are marked "Cn" (indicating Crown reserves) and "Cy" (Clergy reserves).
Name Access
Archives of Ontario
Talbot, Thomas
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Bayham (Ont. : Township)
Talbot Road
Subject Access
Maps
Surveying
Repro Restriction
The records digitized and made accessible through this site remain the exclusive property of the Archives of Ontario. Use of these records is for research and private study only. Requests for reproduction of the records presented on this site must be directed to the Archives of Ontario: reference@ontario.ca
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Road Reports and Petitions for Elgin County 1830-1831

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives3134
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Clerk fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1830-1831
Accession Number
99-2
Storage Location
Box 1, File 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Clerk fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
99-2
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 1, File 5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1830-1831
Scope and Content
Road Reports and Petitions for Elgin County 1830-1831
- to see some of these road reports and petitions, click on the Link field above
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Land Grant to Mahlon Burwell of the Township of Southwold in the County of Middlesex for land in the Township of Colchester in the County of Essex

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives44913
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
November 2, 1835
Storage Location
C13 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C13 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
November 2, 1835
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Elgin County History series
Name Access
Burwell, Mahlon
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County Court Documents, 1799-1850.

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives129282
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1799-1850
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ian D. Cameron Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B5 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1799-1850
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
This file contains;
Grant to James Robins 75ths of an area in the town of Kingston, County of Frontenac, Midland District, recorded in the Registers Office, January 12, 1799.
Bargain & Sale: From James Thomas Curtis & Wife to Daniel Harvey. Dated at St. Thomas, June 3, 1835; recorded at the Office of Register for the County of Middlesex, May 4, 1836.
Letter from Thomas Higgins of Vienna to Robert G. Kirkland of Jamaica, describing a famine in Elgin County, April 29, 1837. (R11_S5_Sh5_B6_F7_1.pdf)
Crown Land Department Land Deed for John Munro, Lot 20, Concession 4, Township of Southwold, March 14, 1847.
Promissory note from Joseph Conrad, Charles Conrad, Thomas Irwin and Amos Barnes, to James Fulton. Dated at Fingal, March 8, 1850.
Documents
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Land Grant to Jeronimus Rapelje of the Township of Yarmouth in the County of Middlesex for land on the South side of Talbot Road in the Township of Yarmouth

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives44916
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
March 15, 1834
Storage Location
C13 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C13 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
March 15, 1834
Series
McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds- Elgin County History series
Name Access
Burwell, Mahlon
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Map of Gosfield, Essex County

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives181120
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Steve Peters Papers
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-48
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M1 S1 Sh6 B2 F6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
January 18, 1832
Series
Steve Peters Papers - Local History series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a colour photocopy of a map from Gosfield in Essex County. Writing at the top of the page says F 501-1-0-0-8 (5008). Writing on the back of the page gives specifics about the area. This local history file was compiled by Steve Peters.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
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Plan of the Township of Gosfield, County of Essex - F 501-1-0-0-8

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives149072
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1832
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
Item Number
F 501-1-0-0-8
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1832
Series
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501 - Plans of the Talbot Tract series, F 501-1
Physical Description
1 plan ; 77 x 59 cm
Scale
1 inch equals 40 chains
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Scope and Content
Digitized copy of an original survey plan of the Township of Gosfield, County of Essex, registered January 18, 1832, Surveyor General's Office, York, William Chewett, Acting Surveyor General. The plan also has the notation "Copy J.G.C." (James Grant Chewett, Official, 1810-1819, Deputy Surveyor, 1819-1832, and Deputy Surveyor General, 1832-1841 in the Surveyor General's Office at York). Scale 1 inch equals 40 chains. Various lots shown in the plan are outlined in gray and red ink, signifying Clergy (gray) and Crown (red) reserves. Several lots are marked as reserved for or granted to Mahlon Burwell. Named geographic and cultural features shown in this plan include Lake Erie, Chesnut Ridge and the Ruscom River; the Talbot Road is shown but not named. Various unnamed watercourses and marsh lands are also shown. An index to lot numbers occupied/assigned as indicated in this plan have been created and made available in pdf format.
Name Access
Archives of Ontario
Talbot, Thomas
Essex (Ont. : County)
Gosfield (Ont. : Township)
Burwell, Mahlon, 1783-1846
Talbot Road
Chewett, James Grant, 1793-1862
Chewett, William, 1753-1849
Subject Access
Maps
Surveying
Repro Restriction
The records digitized and made accessible through this site remain the exclusive property of the Archives of Ontario. Use of these records is for research and private study only. Requests for reproduction of the records presented on this site must be directed to the Archives of Ontario: reference@ontario.ca
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Plan of the Township of Romney, County of Kent - F 501-1-0-0-31

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives149096
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1832
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
Item Number
F 501-1-0-0-31
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1832
Series
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501 - Plans of the Talbot Tract series, F 501-1
Physical Description
1 plan ; 57.5 x 84 cm
Scale
1 inch equals 40 chains
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Scope and Content
Digitized copy of an original survey plan of the Township of Romney, County of Kent, registered January 18, 1832, Surveyor General's Office, York, William Chewett, Acting Surveyor General. Legend reads: "Surveyed by M. Burwell Esquire. Copied by J.G.C." (James Grant Chewett, Official, 1810-1819, Deputy Surveyor, 1819-1832, and Deputy Surveyor General, 1832-1841 in the Surveyor General's Office at York). Scale 1 inch equals 40 chains. Annotations dated 1832-1836 show the names of grantees resident on various Township lots. Named geographic and cultural features shown in this plan include Lake Erie, Talbot Road, Muddy Creek, Two Creeks, Yellow Creek, and Crooked Creek. Several lots are marked as reserved for or granted to "Burwell", and a related notation reads "NB Mahlon Burwell Esquire has not drawn his percentage for the survey of 23,909 Acres in this Township. W. Chewett, Acting Surveyor General." Several lots are marked with gray ink (indicating Clergy reserves) and red ink (indicating Crown reserves).
Name Access
Archives of Ontario
Talbot, Thomas
Kent (Ont. : County)
Romney (Ont. : Township)
Talbot Road
Burwell, Mahlon, 1783-1846
Chewett, James Grant, 1793-1862
Chewett, William, 1753-1849
Subject Access
Maps
Surveying
Repro Restriction
The records digitized and made accessible through this site remain the exclusive property of the Archives of Ontario. Use of these records is for research and private study only. Requests for reproduction of the records presented on this site must be directed to the Archives of Ontario: reference@ontario.ca
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Plan of the Township of Tilbury East, County of Kent - F 501-1-0-0-35

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives149097
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1832 - ca. 1843
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
Item Number
F 501-1-0-0-35
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1832 - ca. 1843
Series
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501 - Plans of the Talbot Tract series, F 501-1
Physical Description
1 plan ; 62.5 x 72 cm
Scale
1 inch equals 40 chains
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Scope and Content
Digitized copy of an original survey plan of the Township of Tilbury East, County of Kent. No information is provided regarding a date of creation or registration for this plan. Scale 1 inch equals 40 chains. Annotations dated 1832-1843 show the names of grantees resident on various Township lots. Named geographic and cultural features shown in this plan include Lake Erie, Middle Road, and the Thames River. Baptiste Creek and Jeanette Creek are shown but not named.
Name Access
Archives of Ontario
Talbot, Thomas
Kent (Ont. : County)
Tilbury East (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Maps
Surveying
Repro Restriction
The records digitized and made accessible through this site remain the exclusive property of the Archives of Ontario. Use of these records is for research and private study only. Requests for reproduction of the records presented on this site must be directed to the Archives of Ontario: reference@ontario.ca
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Plan of the Township of Zone, County of Kent - F 501-1-0-0-45

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives149098
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1818 - ca. 1840
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501
Description Level
Item
Item Number
F 501-1-0-0-45
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
ca. 1818 - ca. 1840
Series
Archives of Ontario - Thomas Talbot fonds, F 501 - Plans of the Talbot Tract series, F 501-1
Physical Description
1 plan ; 96 x 66 cm
Scale
1 inch equals 40 chains
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Scope and Content
Digitized copy of an original survey plan of the Township of Zone, County of Kent. No information is provided regarding a date of creation or registration for this plan. Scale 1 inch equals 40 chains. Notation reads: "Copy from Mr. Burwell's Plan of Survey." Notation reads: "Order of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Dated the 27th December 1820 - 'That all ungranted Lots containing less than 100 Acres be considered as reserves for a special purpose; and that in all Lots containing less than 200 Acres, the excess of 100 Acres be also reserved'." Annotations dated 1818-1840 show the names of grantees resident on various Township lots. Named geographic and cultural features shown in this plan include "Boundary Line Between the London & Western Districts", Big Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Grand River, Oil Spring, Salt Spring, and a first nations village site on the Grand River marked "Moravian Village". Several lots are marked as reserved for or granted to Mahlon Burwell. Several lots are marked with gray ink (indicating Clergy reserves) and red ink (indicating Crown reserves).
Name Access
Archives of Ontario
Talbot, Thomas
Kent (Ont. : County)
Zone (Ont. : Township)
Burwell, Mahlon, 1783-1846
Subject Access
Maps
Surveying
First Nations
Repro Restriction
The records digitized and made accessible through this site remain the exclusive property of the Archives of Ontario. Use of these records is for research and private study only. Requests for reproduction of the records presented on this site must be directed to the Archives of Ontario: reference@ontario.ca
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Elgin Historical Society fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9858
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1830-2016
Accession Number
2002-25
2017-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B1-3
R7 S2 Sh3 B1-2
C4 Sh5
M10e
R15 S1 Sh1 B5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Creator
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
Ontario Historical Society
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2002-25
2017-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B1-3
R7 S2 Sh3 B1-2
C4 Sh5
M10e
R15 S1 Sh1 B5
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1830-2016
Physical Description
1.27 m of textual records
244 photographs : b&w and col.
73 photographs : b&w glass slides
33 photographic negatives
2 photographs : b&w metal plate negatives
1 drawing
6 postcards : b&w and col.
1 map
History / Biographical
The Elgin Historical Society was formed under its original name, the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute, on April 29, 1891, and was soon thereafter affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society.
A separate women's section of the Institute, variously known as the Ladies' Auxiliary or Women's Historical Society, was formed in 1899 and continued in operation until the early 1920s.
For many years the Institute maintained offices, a library and a small museum in the St. Thomas Court House, initially in the original building (destroyed by fire in July 1898), and subsequently, beginning in 1900, in the new Court House.
Prominent early Presidents of the Institute included James H. Coyne, Registrar of Deeds for Elgin County, who also served as President of the Ontario Historical Society and the Royal Society of Canada; Judge C.O. Ermatinger; and long-time Elgin County Clerk K.W. McKay.
The Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute collected, preserved and exhibited archival documents and artifacts, and sponsored numerous publications relevant to the history of Elgin County. At its regular meetings, Institute members presented essays on various subjects. In addition, the Institute raised funds to organize public events and to support the erection of numerous markers and memorials commemorating individuals and events significant in the history of Elgin County, including, in 1903, a four-day celebration in St. Thomas of the Talbot Centennial, marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Talbot Settlement by Colonel Thomas Talbot.
As a result of declining membership, the Society ceased active operations in the early 1940s. At this time, the Society donated a significant portion of its collection of archival documents and artifacts to the Public Archives of Canada.
The Elgin Historical Society was reconstituted in 1967 as a centennial project and has continued in operation since then. For many years, The Society maintained its library and archive of artifacts and documents in the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, St. Thomas.
The Society's objectives as outlined in its constitution are to "bring together those people interested in the diverse heritage of Elgin County and St. Thomas...to research, retain, preserve and present historical data pertaining to the region...to solicit for preservation artifacts, arms, uniforms, military accoutrements, and other objects of historical interest...to solicit for preservation manuscripts, letters, documents, maps, books, pictures and other materials relating to the Society's objectives...to participate in public functions designed to perpetuate the memory of the past...[and] to publish and republish historical material with the aim of disseminating local history over a wide area."
Custodial History
The records composing the fonds were created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute and the Elgin Historical Society. Records were stored as part of a much larger collection at the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, and moved to the basement of Yurek's Drug Store, St. Thomas after the Museum fire in 2001. Records were donated to the Elgin County Archives in December 2002.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. Fonds includes minutes of Society meetings; administrative records including annual reports, constitution and by-laws, financial statements, lists of officers, programmes, newsletters and membership lists; correspondence; photographs; records relating to the Society's involvement in the annual Talbot Anniversary Dinner; Society-sponsored publications; and papers and essays prepared for or presented to the Society. The Miscellaneous Records series principally consists of archival records relating to various Elgin County municipal officials, institutions and agencies, collected and maintained by the Society as part of its mandate to preserve and provide access to resources for the study of Elgin County history. Fonds also includes records of the Ontario Historical Society, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute, and an 1886 colour perspective map of the City of St. Thomas that includes a classified business directory and illustrations of prominent city buildings. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Talbot Anniversary Dinner 3. Correspondence 4. Publications 5. Papers and Essays 6. Archives 7. Administration 8. Ontario Historical Society Records 9. Photographs 10. Miscellaneous Records
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society
Balaclava Home and School Council
Balaclava Mothers' Club
Bell, James
Munro, Colin
Elgin County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
Thorman, George
St. Thomas Waterworks
Coyne, James Henry
Alma College
St. Thomas YWCA
St. Thomas Model School
Southwold Prehistoric Earthworks
Accruals
Accruals of minutes and administrative records expected.
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