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Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives379
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
moving images
cartographic material
Date Range
1876-2004
Accession Number
2001-04
2003-27
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2
R4 S1 Sh3 B1
W6 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Creator
Elgin County House of Industry
Elgin Manor
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2001-04
2003-27
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2
R4 S1 Sh3 B1
W6 B2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
moving images
cartographic material
Date Range
1876-2004
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
174 photographs : b&w and col.
33 photographs : col. slides
2 maps
1 videocassette
History / Biographical
In accordance with the provisions of By-Law Number 269 enacted June 18, 1875, Elgin County Council authorized the purchase for $3,000 of fifty acres of land in Lot 39 North on Talbot Road East, two miles west of St. Thomas in the Township of Southwold from John Cole for the purpose of establishing an "industrial farm" and "House of Industry and Refuge." By-Law Number 276, enacted December 30, 1875, appointed the following officers to administer the House of Industry and Refuge: William McKay, County Clerk, Inspector; Michael Hunsberger and his wife Sarah Ann Hunsberger, respectively Keeper and Matron; Leonard Luton, Physician. By-Law Number 276 also established rules for inmates, including provisions forbidding passage "beyond the limits of the Industrial Farm unless by the permission of the Keeper" and authorizing "punishment", including "solitary confinement" for rules violations. Attendance by inmates at Sunday religious services was compulsory: those absent without permission were subject to "prompt and severe punishment." The House of Industry and Refuge for the County of Elgin opened in February, 1876, making Elgin one of the first counties in Ontario to establish such a facility. The original building was enlarged in 1891 with the construction of a third wing, which was used to house the female inmates. Initially the facility housed 32 inmates, increasing to 50 by 1903 when an additional 50 acres of adjoining land were purchased at a cost of $4,250. Residence in the County of Elgin was usually required for admission, but "transients requiring immediate attention" were occasionally committed as well. Admissions were subject to the approval of the Inspector and a committee of three appointed annually by County Council. Inmates were committed for various reasons, including "idiocy", destitution, sickness, old age, physical disabilites such as paralysis and blindness, "intemperance" (drunkenness), homelessness (vagrancy), and pregnancy out of wedlock. Orphans and children whose parents were in jail or had abandoned them were also admitted. Inmates participated in maintaining the building, working the land, and making most of their own clothing and bedding. Expenses were partially offset by the sale of farm produce. In 1903, the farm produced, among other crops, 24 bushels of wheat, 50 tons of hay, 510 bushels of oats, 266 bushels of barley, 70 barrels of apples, 40 hogs, 22 turkeys, 100 chickens and 1,249 pounds of butter. In 1946 the facility was renamed the Elgin County Home. By 1954 the facility was a provincially certified home for the aged known as Elgin Manor. In 1962, it became apparent that the 86-year-old building was obsolete. In January 1963, Elgin County Council approved plans to build a new 90-bed facility on the same site, at an estimated cost of $650,000. Following the demolition of the original building, construction began on July 17th, 1963, and residents were transferred to the new 90-bed capacity Elgin Manor on May 26, 1964. Elgin Manor was enlarged by the construction of a 60-bed addition, which opened in October 1969. The 1964 building was replaced by a new facility, also on the same site, in August 2003.
Custodial History
Most of the fonds was transferred directly from Elgin Manor.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of the Elgin County House of Industry and Elgin Manor Home for the Aged. Elgin County House of Industry records include visitors' registers, 1876-1964; registers of inmates, 1876-1947; time books, 1894-1945; physician's books, 1890-1953; photographs of the building; and miscellaneous documents including a commitment certificate. Elgin Manor records include visitors' registers, 1964-1989; daily journals, 1984; records of staff and committee meetings, 1980-1989; 25th Anniversary material, 1989; photographs and slides of the building and staff; and copies of the facility's newsletter. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Elgin County House of Industry 2. Elgin Manor
Name Access
Elgin County House of Industry
Elgin Manor
Subject Access
Homes for the Aged
Access Restriction
Access to records identifying patients/inmates is restricted subject to provisions of the Ontario Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Ontario Personal Health Information Protection Act.
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Sketches relating to the Elgin County Hosue of Industry cemetery (and the general area surrounding Elgin Manor)

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives203923
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1978-2004
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh3 B1 F18
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh3 B1 F18
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1978-2004
Series
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds- Elgin County House of Industry series
Scope and Content
Sketches relating to the Elgin County Hosue of Industry cemetery (and the general area surrounding Elgin Manor), 2000. Includes the following sketches:
-"Plan of Survey of Parts of Lots 39 and 40, Concession North Talbot Road, Township of Southwold, County of Elgin", created by Brian Vaughan, Ontario Land Surveyors, October 28, 1978.
-Preliminary Draft (Elevations taken January 2000): "Plan of Survey of Parts of Lots 39 and 40, North Talbot Road, Township of Southwold, County of Elgin", created by Donald Houghton, Ontario Land Surveyor, February 23, 2000.
-"Plan of Survey of Parts of Lots 39 and 40, North Talbot Road, Township of Southwold, County of Elgin", created by Donald Houghton, Ontario Land Surveyor, February 23, 2000.
-"Plan of Survey of Parts of Lots 39 and 40, North Talbot Road, Township of Southwold, County of Elgin (Part 2)", created by Donald Houghton, Ontario Land Surveyor, February 23, 2000.
-"Sketch of Grave Plots on Part of Lot 39, Concession North Talbot Road, Township of Southwold", 2004, created by Houghton & Company, Ontario Land Surveyors.
-"Plan of Survey of Part of Lot 39, North Talbot Road Concession, Township of Southwold, created by Houghton & Company, Ontario Land Surveyors, September 30, 2004.
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"County of Elgin, East Portion"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives64327
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
August 1981
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
M9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 291
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M9
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
August 1981
Publication
Revised February 1974 (updated to August 1981)
Physical Description
1 map sheet: plastic (2 copies)
Scope and Content
Map of the western portion of the County of Elgin.
Name Access
Aldborough (Ont. : Township)
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
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County of Elgin, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives50
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
January 1981
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
Elgin County Engineer's Office- St. Thomas
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T5
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
January 1981
Physical Description
1 map sheet: 2 copies.
Scope and Content
County of Elgin, Ontario (2 copies of map)
Name Access
Elgin (Ont.: County)
Maps
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County of Elgin road system map, 1985

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives166861
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1985
Storage Location
RM1 A3 3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
RM1 A3 3
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1985
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Elgin County History series
Physical Description
1 map
Scope and Content
Map of the County of Elgin, showing the county road system, as of 1985.
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"County of Elgin, West Portion"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives64326
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
August 1981
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Location
M9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 291
Accession Number
2012-30
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M9
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
August 1981
Publication
Revised February 1974 (updated to August 1981)
Physical Description
1 map sheet: plastic (2 copies)
Scope and Content
Map of the western portion of the County of Elgin.
Name Access
Aldborough (Ont. : Township)
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
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Elgin County House of Industry series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives11059
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1876-2004
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2
R4 S1 Sh3 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2
R4 S1 Sh3 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
Date Range
1876-2004
Series
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds- Elgin County House of Industry series
Scope and Content
This series comprises records pertaining to the Elgin County House of Industry, including:
-visitors' registers, 1876-1964
-registers of inmates, 1876-1947
-time books, 1894-1945
-physician's books, 1890-1953;
-photographs of the building
-will, estate and death records
-miscellaneous documents including a commitment certificate, cheques, a magazine article, financial records and a sketch of possible graveyard.
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Elgin County Road Map

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives8679
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1981
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Location
M10e
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Creator
Elgin County Engineer's Office
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 235
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M10e
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1981
Physical Description
1 map
Subject Access
Roads and Highways
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Elgin County Road System- 1985

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives70
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1985
Storage Location
M12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M12
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1985
Physical Description
1 map sheet: col; 1 map sheet: col.
Scope and Content
Elgin County Road System, 1985 (2 copies of map)
Subject Access
Roads and Highways
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Preliminary Soils of Elgin County: Central Portion

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives71
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1988
Storage Location
M12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 36
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M12
GMD
cartographic material
Responsibility
Ontario Institute of Pedology
Date Range
1988
Physical Description
1 map sheet: b&w (2 copies)
Scope and Content
-includes townships of Southwold and Yarmouth
Name Access
Ontario Institute of Pedology
Subject Access
Soils
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Preliminary Soils of Elgin County, Eastern Portion

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives164
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1988
Storage Location
M11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 103
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M11
GMD
cartographic material
Responsibility
Ontario Institute of Pedology
Date Range
1988
Physical Description
1 map sheet: b&w
Scope and Content
- includes townships of South Dorchester, Malahide, and Bayham.
Name Access
Ontario Institute of Pedology
Subject Access
Soils
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Preliminary Soils of Elgin County, Western Portion

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives163
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1989
Storage Location
M11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 106
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M11
GMD
cartographic material
Responsibility
Ontario Institute of Pedology
Date Range
1989
Physical Description
1 map sheet: b&w
Scope and Content
-includes townships of Aldborough and Dunwich.
Name Access
Ontario Institute of Pedology
Subject Access
Soils
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"The Elgin County Road System, 1989"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives1994
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1989
Storage Location
M4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Map Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MAP 178
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
M4
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1989
Physical Description
1 map
Scope and Content
Road map of the County of Elgin in 1989.
Subject Access
Roads and Highways
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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
M5 S4 Sh4 B5
M5 S4 Sh5 B8
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
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh4 B1-3
R7 S2 Sh3 B1-2
C4 Sh5
M10e
R15 S1 Sh1 B5
M5 S4 Sh4 B5
M5 S4 Sh5 B8
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.
86 cassettes
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 11. Audio-visual
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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Elgin Manor- Correspondence

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives410
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
-textual records
Date Range
1963-1989
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2 B1 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S1 Sh2 B1 F12
GMD
-textual records
Date Range
1963-1989
Series
Elgin County House of Industry/ Elgin Manor fonds- Elgin Manor series
Physical Description
6 letters
Scope and Content
Letter written to the Emersons, inviting them to the Sod-Turning Ceremony, 1963
Letters written to Elgin Manor, for the occasion of its' 25th Anniversary. From the Chairman of the Committee of Management for Elgin County Homes, the MP and MPP for Elgin County, Warden of Elgin County, and Minister for Senior Citizens' Affairs. Also, a letter written by F.J. Boyes, the Director/ Administrator for Elgin Manor.
Letter written to Elgin Manor from Pauline M. McGibbon, Lieutenant-Governor- October 7, 1974.
Name Access
Elgin Manor
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Route and Site Selection Map of West Elgin

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9977
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Dunwich fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1988
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T25 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Township of Dunwich fonds
Creator
Ontario Hydro
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C1 Sh5 T25 2
GMD
cartographic material
Date Range
1988
Physical Description
1 map
Scope and Content
This map covers the western portion of Elgin County and the south-west corner of Middlesex County. Divides the land area into classes of soil capability for agriculture.
Name Access
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Soils
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St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Archives fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives22710
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Archives fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1884-2005
Accession Number
2005-03
2008-13
2012-06
2020-28
Storage Location
C3 Sh1 B4-5
C6 Sh3 B8-9
C6 Sh4 B7-8
C6 Sh5 B4-6
C6 Sh6 B8
C7 Sh5 B1-2
C7 Sh6 B1-2
M10b
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Archives fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2005-03
2008-13
2012-06
2020-28
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh1 B4-5
C6 Sh3 B8-9
C6 Sh4 B7-8
C6 Sh5 B4-6
C6 Sh6 B8
C7 Sh5 B1-2
C7 Sh6 B1-2
M10b
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
objects
Date Range
1884-2005
Physical Description
1.87 m of textual records
ca. 750 photographs : b&w and col.
6 photographs : col. negatives
1 photograph : b&w negative
2 maps
1 crest
1 drawing
1 sign
History / Biographical
The history of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital began with the establishment in 1891 of its first predecessor institution, the Amasa Wood Hospital, named for its founder, the Elgin County philanthropist Amasa Wood. The Amasa Wood Hospital School of Nursing was established in 1892.
When the City of St. Thomas required expanded hospital services following the First World War, the new Memorial Hospital was built in 1923-1924. Nursing education in the city continued under the auspices of the new hospital, under the name Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses.
A further expansion of hospital services was required following the Second World War and, consequently, the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital was constructed, and opened on May 11, 1954. That same year the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital School of Nursing accepted its first students. Memorial Hospital continued to operate, as a chronic care unit of the new hospital. Beginning in the late 1950s, the hospital's School of Nursing facilities were modernized and expanded and re-opened in August, 1959 as the Dr. J.W. Snell School of Nursing.
In 1961, St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital established a 10 year plan for enlarging and updating its facilities. Construction began in 1964. By 1966 a new paediatric wing, emergency department, radiology, physiotherapy and male surgery wing were added giving a total of 301 beds in the active unit, and in 1970 the hospital's Cardiac Unit opened.
In 1974, the Province of Ontario transferred responsibility for nursing education from hospitals to community colleges. Beginning in 1975, the former St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital School of Nursing began operating as the St. Thomas campus of London, Ontario-based Fanshawe College.
The 1980s brought development of an ICU/CCU progressive care area with a bed capacity of thirteen, and the operating rooms were renovated, bringing the total of operating rooms to six, plus one recovery room.
Major construction again took place in 1990, providing new space for Materiels Management (including Central Stores and Central Supply), Rehabilitation Services and Long Term Care beds in the Continuing Care Centre (CCC). Patients were transferred to the new CCC from the old Memorial Hospital, which was then closed. Improvements in services continued through the 1990s, with advances in information technology and the addition of a CT Scanner, Bone Mineral Densitometer, Sleep Lab, and Mammography Suit.
The St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Archives was founded in 2000, with the assistance of hospital staff and volunteers including Donna Bethune, Mary Jane Doan, Susan Gordon, Steve Peters, Chris Stinson and Sue Wadley. The Archives was disbanded and its collection donated to the Elgin County Archives and Elgin County Museum in June, 2008.
Custodial History
Records were collected and maintained by the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Archives and donated to the Elgin County Archives by deed of gift in June, 2008.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records collected and maintained by the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Archives relating to the operation of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation, the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital School of Nursing, the Memorial Hospital, the Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses, the Amasa Wood Hospital and the Amasa Wood Hospital School of Nursing.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
Annual Reports
Archives Administration
By-Laws
Certificates
Financial Statements
Hospital Administration
Miscellaneous Records
Newspaper Clippings
Photographs
School of Nursing Administration
School of Nursing Alumnae
School of Nursing Yearbooks
Name Access
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital
St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital School of Nursing
Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses
Amasa Wood Hospital
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Hospitals
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