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'Elgin County Plowing Matches'

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives11954
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 93, File 39
R5 S4 Sh2 B2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1924-1998
Physical Description
9 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the following:
-a programme for the 1924 Elgin County Plowing Match, held on the farm of J.H. Miller, near Dutton, organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association (copy).
-a list of Elgin County Plowing Matches, 1936-1968; lists the year, location, number of plowmen, number of lands plowed and the Champion Plowman.
-an advertisement for the annual Elgin County Plowing Match organized by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, held beginning October 22, 1929 on the Dominion Canners Farm at Aylmer, just west of Orwell on Highway 3; published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 22, 1929 (copy).
-an advertisement for the 46th Annual Elgin County Plowing Match, held September 6, 1980 at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital Farm; taken from the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury, September 4, 1980, p. 8 (copy).
-Dutton Advance newspaper article: "63rd Annual Elgin Plowing Match", September 16, 1998.
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
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Elgin County Exhibit, International Plowing Match, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1940

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives16909
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
C5 Sh7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w on sheet 51 x 94 cm
Scope and Content
Exhibit comprising six black and white photographs mounted on cardboard with the legend "Elgin County Exhibit, International Plowing Match, St. Thomas, Ontario, 1940". Five photographs depict various exhibits of Elgin County agricultural produce displayed in the County Exhibits tent at the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. One image shows the exterior of the tent. Fragment of backing sheet attached to frame indicates that item was framed by Bishop's Art Store, 307 Talbot St., St. Thomas.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images
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Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives12130
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch fonds
Creator
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2011-30
2011-35
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh4 B1
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1940-1984
Physical Description
34.5 cm of textual records
119 photographs : b&w
History / Biographical
In 1907 the Ontario Department of Agriculture established its Extension Branch to set up and administer a network of branch offices in each county to provide advice and assistance to farmers and agricultural organizations at the local level. The Elgin County Branch office was established in 1911, largely as a result of the vigorous lobbying efforts of Wallacetown, Ontario resident John E. Pearce. Each Extension Branch office was headed by the resident Agricultural Representative. Fred Moore Clement of Lincoln County arrived in 1911 as the first Agricultural Representative for Elgin County. Mr. Clement was succeeded by Charles W. Buchanan, who served until 1927. Following Mr. Buchanan were Fletcher S. Thomas (1927-1945), A.O. Dalrymple (1945-1946), A. Victor Langton (1946-1972), Harold Buck (1972-1980), John A. Anderson (1980-[1985?]), and David Murray ([1985?]-[1996?]). By 1923 the Elgin County Branch office of the Ontario Department of Agriculture was situated at 371 Talbot St., St. Thomas, Ontario, subsequently known as the Royal Bank Building. The office relocated in early 1965 to 594 Talbot St., St. Thomas. In a press release issued May 22, 1996, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced the closure of its St. Thomas, Ontario branch office and the consolidation of its functions in a new regional Ministry office to be opened in London, Ontario.
Custodial History
Records comprising the fonds were in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario until its closure in May, 1996. Records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library and subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various records created, collected and maintained by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, St. Thomas, Ontario. Records include annual reports; records relating to the 1959-1960 Elgin Farmstead Improvement Contest and the Elgin Farmstead Improvement Centennial Contest (1965-1967); and miscellaneous records and photographs documenting agricultural events, activities and organizations in Elgin County.
Fonds is arranged into the following series:
1. Annual Reports, 1955-1965
2. Farmstead Improvement Contest, 1959-1971
3. Photographs, 1940-1979
4. Miscellaneous, 1954-1984
Name Access
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Elgin County Branch (St. Thomas, Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
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Peter Burwell's Oxen Team

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives122972
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63a
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63b
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Eden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2005-04
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63a
R7 S5 Sh1 B2 63b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs show (63a) Peter Burwell and family of Eden with their team of oxen, "Jiggs and Wimpy" pulling a wagon. (63b) shows the team of oxen at the first Plowing Match at Mitch Hepburn's farm near St. Thomas. Peter Burwell drove the oxen and Kenneth Waterworth took the plow handles. Included in the Eden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume One.
Name Access
Eden Women's Institute
Eden (Ont.)
Subject Access
Plowing Matches
Agriculture
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
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1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration - Official Programme and Prize List

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives10069
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
Box 92, File 58
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Ontario Plowmen's Association
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 58
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. The event was held under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with extensive organization by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association.
Scope and Content
Official programme and prize list for the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940.
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
Documents
Images
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1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration - Invitation and Letter Seal

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives10070
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Storage Location
Box 92, File 59
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Creator
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 92, File 59
R5 S4 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1940
Physical Description
1 p. of textual records
History / Biographical
The 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration was held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940, on lands adjacent to the Technical Training School (formerly and subsequently the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital), St. Thomas, Ontario and on Bannockburn Farms, property of Mitchell F. Hepburn, then Premier of Ontario. The event was held under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with extensive organization by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association.
Scope and Content
Letter of invitation to the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration held in Elgin County October 15-18, 1940 under the auspices of the Ontario Plowmen's Association. Letter was issued by Clarence Patterson, Elgin County Warden under letterhead of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association. Letterhead lists the executive officers of the Elgin County Plowmen's Association and the chairmen of committees for the 1940 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration.
Letter seal: "International Plowing Match, Elgin County, October 15-18, 1940".
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
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Elgin County Plowing Match

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives188505
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 7, 1946
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1433
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1434
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1435
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1436
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1437
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1438
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1439
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1440
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
46-1905 (1_1433)
46-1906 (1_1434)
46-1907 (1_1435)
46-1908 (1_1436)
46-1909 (1_1437)
46-1910 (1_1438)
46-1911 (1_1439)
46-1912 (1_1440)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1433
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1434
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1435
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1436
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1437
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1438
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1439
M7 S1 Sh3 B1 1_1440
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 7, 1946
Publication
1_1430 and 1_1432 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 10, 1946, page one.
Physical Description
8 negatives : plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of the Elgin County Ploughing Match, taken on October 7, 1946. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "At the Elgin County Plowing Match on Monday: Exceptionally Good Work of Elgin Men at Revival of Plowing Match; Dinner Held: Contestants Not as Numerous as the Matches Before War, but Enthusiasm Is High and Display Is Meriorious One; J. A. Carroll Speaks." 1_1435: "The youngest ploughman at the Match was Keith Benner, age 17, who competed in the three furrow plowing class in tractor, in stubble. Keith has been plowing for at least five years and can keep his end up with many ploughmen two or three times his age. His home is about six miles east of Aylmer. He finished second in his class." 1_1436: "The oldest woman spectator at the ploughing match was Mrs. Hannah Hepburn of New Sarum, wodpw of Mylson Hepburn, pioneer resident of that district, who died about a year ago. Mrs. Hepburn is 85 years old. She took a keener interest in the plowing events than many of the younger people. She admitted that she had never plowed on her husband's farm but said: "I've done about everything else - hauled in hay, pitched sheaves, milked cows and work like that." Born in the British Isles, Mrs. Hepburn came to Canada in her youth. She has been back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean five times and wouldn't mind making another trip." 1_1440: "Three young women competitors at the Match attracted the interest of hundreds of spectators and won the commendation of the judges and J. A. Carroll, managing secretary of the Ontario Plowman's Assocation, for their good work. Mrs. Grace Johnson, of Mossley, shown above, on the tractor she shared with her husband, John Johnson, finished a close second to Mrs. Cliff Bartlett, of Vienna, in the women's class. She took first in the Harrietsville match last week. Before her marriage Mrs. Johnson, like Mrs. Wilma Schackleton, of Belmont, another competitor at the Elgin match, was a trained nurse on the staff of Victoria Hospital, London, where she trained and graduated. "I think I'd rather do a day's nursink [sic] than this," she said, as the photograph was taken." 1_1438: "The oldest plowman by far at the Match was Alex McCormick, of Shedden, who is in his 82nd year and has been plowing sicne he was a boy of 14 or 15 years. He plowed a land in sod, using the sturdy old all-steel high cut plow with which he completed and won prizes at matches in bioth Canada and the United States over a period of about half a century. Mr. McCormick's plowing was one of the centres of attraction at the Match. He was presented with a special prize by the Elgin County Plowmen's Association. 1_1433: "A corn loader made when he was 80 years of age and still being operated by him at the age of 84 years was exhibited by C. W. Trigger, R. R. 6., St. Thomas, a pioneer farmer off the Wellington Road, Yarmouth, at the plowing match. Mr. Trigger is shown in the above picture explaining his corn loader to Charles D. Coyle, M. P. for Eglin, and to James McBain, deputy reeve of Yarmouth, his stepson. The exhibition of home-made farm machinery and equipment was under the direction of Frank Webster, assistant agricultural representative in Elgin."
Subject Access
Plowing Matches
Agriculture
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B1 1_247
Images
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Plowing Match at Talbotville

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191084
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 9, 1947
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3838
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3839
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3840
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3841
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3842
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
47-3654 (2_3838)
47-3655 (2_3839)
47-3656 (2_3840)
47-3657 (2_3841)
47-3658 (2_3842)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3838
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3839
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3840
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3841
M7 S1 Sh3 B2 2_3842
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 9, 1947
Publication
2_3838 and 2_3839 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 10, 1947, page twenty.
2_3840 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 10, 1947, page one.
Physical Description
5 negatives : plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of the Elgin County Plowing Match held at Talbotville. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 10, 1947, page twenty: "At Elgin County Plowing Match at Talbotville: Greater Competition Need of Elgin Plowing Matches: Response of Contestants Disappointing, Thursday; Especially Among Juniors; Winners Announced." 2_3838: "Indians take to plowing. Here are three from the Oneida Reserve (left to right): Sam Thomas, James Hill and Elijah Antone. They competed in Class No. 1, sod, walking plow." 2_3839: "For years Alex McCormick, 82, of Shedden, has held the honor of being the oldest competitor at the annual Elgin Plowing Matches. This year he was again in the centre of things at the match held Thursday at the Auckland farms at Talbotville. Here he is seen (centre) shaking hands with Elgin's Warden, James McBain, as Agricultural Representative Vic Langton looks on. Mr. McCormick has been plowing for almost 70 years, and has used the same plow for 50 years. He retired from farming 30 years ago after hurting his knee while working on the farm. However, he says he can still show a lot of the younger fellows how to plow. Competition in plowing with a team isn't as tough now as it was 50 years ago." 2_3840: "Elgin County Plowing Match at Talbotville: General View of the Event; Held on the Adjoining Farm of Walter and Ralph Auckland."
Name Access
Talbotville (Ont.)
Subject Access
Agriculture
Farm life
Farming
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B3 3_348
Images
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Plowing Match at Wallacetown

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives192713
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 27, 1948
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3600
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3601
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3602
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3603
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3604
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3605
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
48-3718 (1_3600)
48-3719 (1_3601)
48-3720 (1_3602)
48-3721 (1_3603)
48-3722 (1_3604)
48-3723 (1_3605)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3600
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3601
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3602
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3603
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3604
M7 S1 Sh2 B1 1_3605
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 27, 1948
Publication
1_3600, 1_3601, and 1_3604 were published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1948, page twelve.
Physical Description
6 negatives : plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of contestants and attendees at the Elgin County Plowing Match held at Wallacetown. Captions from St. Thomas Times-Journal: "Elgin Plowing Contests Attract Record Crowds; Largest Match in Years." "Team Drawing Competition Is Feature Attraction; So Many Plowing Contestants Second Farm In Wallacetown Area Has To Be Used." 1_3600: "A Plowing Family - The lyons boys really took the lion's share of the honors in the horse plowing class, open to Elgin contestants only, at the Elgin County Plowing Match at Wallacetown, Wednesday. In the order of their ages, they finished first, second and third. They were photographed right after the match with their proud mother, Mrs. Roy Lyons, 4 Omemee street, St. Thomas. Left to right: Douglas Lyons, aged 27, Wallacetown, who finished third; Mrs. Lyons; Wallace Lyons, 38, Iona Station, who finished second; Ray Lyons, 40, Dutton, who took first honors." 1_3601: "Team Drawing Contest - A sturdy team owned and driven by N. C. Srigley of Wheatley, Ont., tied for first place in the team drawing match which was a feature of the Elgin Plowing Match. The contest was a novelty for this district and attracted hundreds of spectators. The teams had to draw a stoneboat, loaded with bags of gravel, at least 12 inches, in three trials. The dead weight of the final load was about four tons. Mr. Srigley also won the special prize he put up for the best teamster in the match." 1_3604: "Only Woman Contestant - Mrs. Douglas Lyons of Wallacetown was the only woman to plow in the Elgin County match, Wednesday. It was her first attempt to plow in a match and she had only plowed about three hours previuosly/ While she was winning honors in her class, her husband, Douglas Lyons, took third prize in the horse plowing class for Elgin contestants. They are shown above measuring the furrows in Mrs. Lyons' land."
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Farm life
Farming
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B5 5_360
Images
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Plowing Match Judging

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives138389
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1948
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B3 103
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Clachan Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-20
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S1 Sh6 B3 103
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1948
Series
Clachan Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs of the plow teams being judged at the October,1948 Plowing Match, included in the Clachan Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume One, page 103. The match was held on Arthur Purcell's farm, Concession 3, Aldborough.
Name Access
Clachan Women's Institute
Clachan (Ont.)
Aldborough (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Plowing Matches
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
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Plowing Match

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives194788
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 26, 1949
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2460
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2461
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2462
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2463
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2464
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
49-3076 (2_2460)
49-3077 (2_2461)
49-3078 (2_2462)
49-3079 (2_2463)
49-3080 (2_2464)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2460
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2461
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2462
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2463
M7 S1 Sh2 B2 2_2464
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 26, 1949
Publication
2_2460 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page one.
2_2462 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page six.
Physical Description
5 negatives: plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of the Plowing match. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page one: “Young Women Compete in Tractor Plowing.” 2_2460: “Five young women competed in tractor sod plowing at the Elgin County match, on Wednesday, the largest number of fair contestants at a County match in several years. Front row, left to right: Anne Blue, Wallacetown, who finished fourth; Helen Pettit, St. Thomas, third; Margaret McWilliams, Wallacetown, who took first honors. Back row: Mrs. Ethel Longfield, Mossley, fifth; and Cela McKillop, Wallacetown, second.” Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 27, 1949, page six: “Plowmen’s President Prize Winner.” 2_2462: “Fred Charlton, Springfield, president of the Elgin County Plowmen’s Association, was a busy man at the match Wednesday. But he wasn’t so busy attending to his official duties hat he couldn’t go out and take seconds prise in the tractor playing in sod for Junior Farmers, 17 to 26 years. Harold Ellis, also from the Aylmer-Springfield district, took first prize in this class and also the special for the highest scoring land in the junior section with 83 point.”
Subject Access
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B7 7_320
Images
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Plowing Match

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives196374
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 25, 1950
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_894
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_895
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_896
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_897
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
50-2426 (1_894)
50-2427 (1_895)
50-2428 (1_896)
50-2429 (1_897)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_894
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_895
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_896
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_897
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 25, 1950
Publication
1_894 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one.
1_895. 1_896, and 1_897 were published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one.
Physical Description
4 negatives: plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of contestants in the Plowing Match. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one: “Three Generations of Family Compete at Elgin Plowing Match.” 1_894: “Three generations of good plowmen were exemplified by the Lyons family at the Elgin County Plowing match on the A.W. Purcell farm in Aldborough Township Wednesday afternoon. Shown above are, left to right: Roy Lyons, Jr. Dutton, who was fourth in the class for horse drawn plows, in sod, Elgin plowmen; Kenneth Lyons, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Lyons, Wallacetown, who took second prize in the tractor plowing class, sponsored by the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club; Roy Lyons, 4 Omeeme Street, St. Thomas, aged 69, the oldest plowmen at the match; Mrs. Douglas Lyons, Wallacetown, who was placed first in the women’s tractor plowing class, defeating some of the best from Kent and Middlesex; and Douglas Lyons, who was fourth in a keenly-contest tractor class, open to the world. The Lyons really took a lion’s share of the honors, Wednesday.” Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1950, page one: “Pictures snapped at Elgin Plowing Match.” 1_895: “Angus McLean, widely-known corn and bean producer of West Elgin, farming north of Rodney, really has an inspiration, Wednesday morning when he decided to enter the tractor class in sod, open to the world. Despite the fact that he hadn’t competed for year, he placed third, one the beautiful silver tray put up by Elgin Co-Operative Service for the highest scoring land by a resident of Elgin; the Imperial Oil Company’s Esso championship for the best land in sod by an Elgin plowman; and a host of the awards, including 100 ponds of chick feed from Reeve A. T. Lashbrook of Rodney.” 1_897: “A veteran of Ontario agricultural service and two generations of the Purcell family are represented in the above photograph, taken at the Elgin County Plowing Match, Wednesday. Left to right are Charles W. Buchanan of Thamesville, retired agricultural representative and Elgin’s first representative, who had a grand time renewing acquaintance. Arthur Purcell, owner of the farm, 3rd Concession, Aldborough, where the match took place; his mother, Mrs. Ella Purcell, who will be 90 in December and his lived on the farm for 66 year.; and Leslie Armstrong, Union, president of the Elgin County Plowman’s Association and also president of the Elgin County Junior Farmers. Mrs. Purcell’s son, John, in farming partnership with him, was too busy plowing to get into the photograph. John’s little daughter, representing the fourth generation on the farm, was also at the match.” 1_896: “Bothwell was represented at the Elgin County Plowing Match, Wednesday, by the Bergey sisters, Joyce and June, who plowed in the Highgate match land competition last week, when June won second and Joyce third. At the Elgin Match, the situation was reversed, with June, aged 19 shown above to the left, winning third, and Joyce, aged 18, being placed second by the judges. Their scores were very close.”
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B9 9_206
Images
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Plowing Match Aylmer

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives199520
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 2, 1951
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2971
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2972
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
51-2270 (1_2971)
51-2271 (1_2972)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2971
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2972
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 2, 1951
Publication
1_2971 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 3, 1951, page one.
Physical Description
2 negatives: plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs from the plowing match in Aylmer, Ont. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 3, 1951, page one: “East Elgin Junior Plowing Match Is Successful Event.” 1_2971: “The youngest contestant at the East Elgin Junior Plowing Match on the Leon Bodkin farm, one mile north of King’s Highway No. 3, Aylmer, Tuesday, was also the top winner in his class. He is shown to the left, in the above photograph, Ronald Prong, R.R. 1, Aylmer. Next from the left, seated behind the tractor, is Ronald’s brother, Fred Prong, aged 15, who finished second in their class. To the right is Bev Herman, aged 15, who finished fourth in this class. Stan Heffner, 16, was third in the class, but was not available when the photograph was taken. Ronald Prong scored 68 points to 67 points by his brother, Fred Prong. The boys were all complimented on their work by the judges and match directors. They drove tractors with single furrow plows, brought from their own home farms. John Woolley, R.R. 1, Aylmer, was first in the class for junior plowmen, 17 years to 20 years. Ronald Howe, Jaffa, was second; Peter Honsinger, third. “The boys who took part in the match were virtually all students in the East Elgin District High School, Aylmer, members of the agricultural course in the school. They were organized by William Wood, agricultural instructor at the school, who is shown at the right in the above photograph.”
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
East Elgin District High School
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B11 11_184
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Plowing Match Dutton

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives199525
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 3, 1951
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2981
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2982
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Stollery Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Item Number
51-2280 (1_2981)
51-2281 (1_2982)
Accession Number
2018-57
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2981
M7 S1 Sh1 B1 1_2982
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 3, 1951
Publication
1_2981 was published with article in St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 4, 1951, page one.
Physical Description
2 negatives: plastic
Scope and Content
Photographs of leaders in the organization of the plowing match competition and the top winners. Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 4, 1951, page one: “Girl Wins Senior Class in Match for Young Plowmen.” 1_2981: “The second section of the first Junior Plowing Match ever held in Elgin County brought out keen competition on the farm of Ivan Patterson, president of the Elgin County Plowmen’s Association, near Dutton, Wednesday. Shown above, left to right, are leaders in the organization of the competition and the top winners: J.A. Bosman, principal of the West Elgin District High School, Dutton; Kenneth Brown, 14, R.R. 2, Dutton, third in the junior class; Jon Jewell, 16, R.R. 1, Dutton, first in the junior class; Cela McKillop, 17, R.R.2, Wallacetown, winner of the senior class competition; Eugene Walter, 14, R.R. 1, Wallacetown, second in the junior class; and Frank Bolger, agricultural director at the West Elgin High School, coach of the young plowmen and leader of the West Elgin High School Tractor Maintenance Club.”
Name Access
Dutton (Ont. : Village)
Dutton (Ont.)
Elgin (Ont. : County)
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
West Elgin District High School
Subject Access
Plowing
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Original photograph sleeve: M7 S1 Sh4 B11 11_189
Images
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Profile Photographs, General Interest - The Prong Family

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives177322
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
October 22, 1953
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh6 B4 225
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh6 B4 225
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
October 22, 1953
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
2 photographs: b&w 1 p. textual record
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Ronald Prong, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 22, 1953. (R12 S1 Sh6 B4 225a)
Black and white profile photograph showing Mr. and Mrs. Ray Prong, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 22, 1953. (R12 S1 Sh6 B4 225b)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 22 1953, describing the Prong family, of R. R. 1 Aylmer, who have each won an award at the Elgin County Plow Match. (R12_S1_Sh6_B4_225a.pdf)
Name Access
Aylmer (Ont.)
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Plowing Matches
Documents
Images
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Profile Photographs, General Interest - Allan Brown & family

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives153413
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1953
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B8 274
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh4 B8 274
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1953
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w
1 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Ken Brown and his mother published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 22, 1953. (R8 S4 Sh4 B8 274a)
Black and white profile photograph showing Murray Brown published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 22, 1953. (R8 S4 Sh4 B8 274b)
Black and white profile photograph showing Gerald Brown published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 22, 1953. (R8 S4 Sh4 B8 274c)
Black and white profile photograph showing Allan Brown published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 22, 1953. (R8 S4 Sh4 B8 274d)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, October 22, 1953, describing Allan Brown of Dutton and his family in the plowing competition at the Elgin County Plowing Match at Talbotville. (R8_S4_Sh4_B8_274.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Plowing Matches
Documents
Images
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Elgin County Plowing Match

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives26212
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1953-1982
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1953-1982
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Plowing Match file
Physical Description
41 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
File contains black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal articles concerning the annual Elgin County Plowing Match, 1953-1982.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
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Elgin County Plowing Match - County Councillors Try Plowing

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives63058
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1953
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F8 24
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh5 B2 F8 24
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1953
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Plowing Match file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 20.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal published October 22, 1953 with caption: "Plowmen All? - It was a question at Elgin County Plowing Match on Wednesday if county councillors and wardens were good plowmen and from results obtained the result seemed somewhat doubtful. They all had a good time, however, and expert plowing didn't matter. Here are most of the contestants in the class lined up behind Warden W. S. McKillop, reeve of Dunwich, with the plow in hand who placed second. Reading to the rear are: C. M. Williams, deputy reeve of Yarmouth, class winner; P. W. Schleihauf, deputy reeve of Aldborough; Bruce Marr, deputy reeve of Malahide; Charles F. Jackson, reeve of Bayham; J. B. Wilson, reeve of South Dorchester; Cpl. Walter Robinson, O. P. P. St. Thomas, who was admitted as a ringer and won a red ribbon for putting on the best act; Walter Nelson, deputy reeve of Bayham; George Roszell, reeve of Malahide; and Ken Williamson, reeve of Aylmer."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Newspapers
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Images
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Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives12052
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
cartographic material
moving images
Date Range
1955-1988, predominant 1980-1985
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B3
R5 S2 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh4 B2
M10d
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R5 S2 Sh6 B3
R5 S2 Sh5 B1-3
R6 S1 Sh4 B2
M10d
GMD
textual records
graphic material
objects
cartographic material
moving images
Date Range
1955-1988, predominant 1980-1985
Physical Description
1.28 m of textual records
99 photographs : b&w and col.
83 negatives : b&w and col.
1 slide : col.
7 drawings
11 posters
3 signs
1 videocassette
1 knife
9 pins
27 crests
21 maps
History / Biographical
In February 1980 the Elgin County Plowmen's Association, in conjunction with various Elgin County municipal, civic and agricultural organizations, successfully petitioned the Ontario Plowmen's Association, at its annual meeting in Toronto, for the right to hold the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show in Elgin County. The Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show was established in April 1981, with the election of an initial slate of executive officers. Following a series of retirements and resignations, the following permanent executive officers were chosen: Ken Monteith, Chairman; Lorne Carroll, First Vice-Chairman; Bill Martyn, Second Vice-Chairman; Dave Murray, Secretary; Elgin Wells,Treasurer; Mayor Doug Tarry, City of St. Thomas Representative; Bill Caverly, County of Elgin Representative; Bill Martyn, Ontario Plowmen's Association Representative; Marian Millman, Elgin County Plowmen's Association Representative; and Merv Riddell, Legal Advisor. In 1983, Ruby Silcox joined the committee as Executive Secretary. The committee was responsible for planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 on the William F. Bradish and Sons farm and various neighbouring farms in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. The event was held at 41397 Shorlea Line, near the intersection with County Road 25 (Wellington Road). The event was sanctioned and sponsored by the Ontario Plowmen's Association, with additional funding support provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch, the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas.
Custodial History
The records comprising this fonds were originally in the custody of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Elgin County Branch. The branch was closed in May 1996 and the records were transferred to the custody of the Elgin County Library. The records were subsequently transferred to the Elgin County Archives.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Local Committee for the 1985 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show and its constituent committees in the course of planning, organizing and administering the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show held September 17-21, 1985 in the vicinity of St. Thomas, Ontario. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Executive Committee 2. Antique and Historical Committee 3. Banquet Committee 4. Billeting Committee 5. County Beautification Committee 6. County Exhibits Committee 7. Finance Committee 8. Ladies Fair Committee 9. Merchandising Committee 10. Publicity Committee 11. Queen of the Furrow Committee 12. Research Committee 13. Site Committee 14. Special Events Committee 15. Teams and Horse Show Committee
Name Access
Elgin County Plowmen's Association
Subject Access
Agriculture
Plowing Matches
Related Material
Local Committee for the 1960 International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration fonds
Elgin County Plowmen's Association fonds
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Profile Photographs, General Interest - Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Prong

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives149619
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1955-1963
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
1955-1963
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Profile Photographs, General Interest file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
1 p. textual records
Scope and Content
Black and white profile photograph showing Ronald Prong of Aylmer published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on September 27, 1955. (R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107a)
Black and white profile photograph showing Mrs. Ronald Prong at the Plowing Match published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on October 26, 1963. (R8 S4 Sh5 B7 107b)
Clipping, St. Thomas Times-Journal, September 27, 1963, describing Ronald Prong, a graduate of the Western Ontario Agricultural School at Ridgetown, winning the senior divsion of the East Elgin Junior Farmers' plowing match. (R8_S4_Sh5_B7_107.pdf)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Subject Access
Newspapers
Plowing Matches
Documents
Images
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