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Backus Family fonds

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171259
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1909
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1909
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Backus family was one of several families that had obtained land from Colonel Thomas Talbot and settled in the area which quickly came to be known as Little Ireland (a namesake due to the Irish ancestry of the settlers).
The Backus-Page House Museum is located within the grounds of the John E. Pearce Provincial Park, situated within a restored Georgian style house which was constructed in 1850. It is one of the first brick homes built in what would eventually become Dunwich Township. The house was commissioned by Andrew and Mary Jane Backus. The property that Andrew built his house on was given to him by his grandmother, Mary Storey, who received her original land grant in 1809.
Scope and Content
Records created, collected and/or maintained by the Backus family of Dunwich Township. The fonds is comprised of the following series:
-Land records series, 1825-1906.
-Historical records series, 1877-1909.
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Backus Family fonds- Historical records series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171231
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1877-1909
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh2 B4
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1877-1909
Series
Backus Family fonds- Historical records series
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Historical records created, collected or maintained by members of the Backus family. Records include:
-Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elgin County, Ontario by H.R. Page & Co., 1877.
-"Biographical Sketches of Some of the Residents of Elgin County, ca. 1885.
-Education Department, Ontario, High School Entrrance Examination in Literature, December Examinations, 1887. This examination copy belonged to Fannie Backus. -"The Evening Journal, St. Thomas, August 29, 1896". -an invitation to the Patterson, Pearce, Storey and Backus reunion, to be held at Port Talbot, July 14, 1909..
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Backus Family fonds- Land records series

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171238
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1906
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F1-4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1825-1906
Series
Backus Family fonds- Historical records series
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Land records created, collected or maintained by members of the Backus family. Records include:
-Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot to Stephen Backus and Walter Storey of the Township of Dunwich, December 1, 1825. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot of Port Talbot to Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 1, 1826. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from The Honourable Thomas Talbot of Port Talbot to Walter Storey of the Township of Dunwich, August 22, 1826. -Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich to Benjamin Willson of the Township of Yarmouth, August 1, 1837. -Memorial of an Indenture (Bargain & Sale): from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich to Benjamin Willson of the Township of Yarmouth, August 31, 1837.
-Indenture and Sale: from Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, to Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 23, 1852. -Indenture: from Robert and Georgina Forbes Blackwood of Tyrconnell, Township of Dunwich, to Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, August 28, 1857. -Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Stephen Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, October 28, 1858.
-In Chancery (Office Copy Decree, Notice and Master's Warrant), between George Macbeth, Plaintiff, and James Blackwood and Georgina Forbes Blackwood, his wife, Andrew Backus, Richard B. Nichol and Joseph Scott, defendents, October 20, 1865. -Indenture between the Township of Dunwich and Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, February 22, 1870. -Indenture (Deed of Land) between Robert and Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Frederick Henry Backus of the Township of Dunwich, July 2, 1889. -Indenture (Deed of Land) between Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and John Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, October 6, 1898. -Release of Executor: John Robert Backus of the Township of Dunwich, to Jane Backus, October 6, 1898. -Indenture (Statutory Lease) between Annie Francis Backus of the Township of Dunwich, and Frederick Henry Backus of the Village of Wallacetown, March 9, 1899.
-Quit Claim Deed: Jane Backus of the Township of Dunwich, widow of Robert Backus, deceased, and Anna Francis Docker, of the Township of Dunwich, wife of Edward Docker, December 17, 1904. -Lease from Edward Vernon Docker and Anna Frances Docker of the Township of Malahide to George Sidney Docker and Martha Docker, September 6, 1906. -A listing of landholders for Concession 9, Lot 13. Dunwich, from 1821 to 1891.
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Backus Family miscellaneous historical records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives171227
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1887-1909
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Backus Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R8 S5 Sh3 B6 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1887-1909
Series
Backus Family fonds- Historical records series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Miscellaneous historical records that likely belonged to Backus family members. This file includes the following:
-Education Department, Ontario, High School Entrrance Examination in Literature, December Examinations, 1887. This examination copy belonged to Fannie Backus.
-"The Evening Journal, St. Thomas, August 29, 1896".
-an invitation to the Patterson, Pearce, Storey and Backus reunion, to be held at Port Talbot, July 14, 1909.
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Backus-Page Home

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives142163
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1993
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B3 F1 135
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2003-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh3 B3 F1 135
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1993
Series
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Backus-Page House in 1993, located at 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown, included in the Wallacetown Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Five, page 135. The land was first acquired in 1809, and the house built in 1850. In 1965, the Page family that owned the house sold it to the Ontario Government, who converted it into the museum it is today.
Name Access
Wallacetown Women's Institute
Wallacetown (Ont.)
Backus (family)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Website / Street View Notes
https://www.elgincounty.ca/ElginCounty/CulturalServices/Archives/tweedsmuir/Wallacetown%20Vol%205/page%200125%20-%200129.pdf
Websites
Images
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Backus-Page House Museum

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives169587
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B4 F11 6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B4 F11 6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1990s
Series
Ron Payne Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
An unidentified individual posing in front of the Backus-Page House Museum building, before its restoration by the Tyrconnell Heritage Society in 1998.
Name Access
Backus-Page House
Backus (family)
Images
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Correspondence with Lois M. Scott

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives17315
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1975
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B5 F31
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B5 F31
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1975
Series
Ida Haggan fonds- Correspondence series
Scope and Content
Correspondence regarding the Backus family.
Name Access
Backus (family)
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Illustration of Stephen Backus Residence

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives204763
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Atlas Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1877
Accession Number
2002-26
Storage Location
C5 Sh1 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Atlas Collection
Creator
H.R. Page & Co.
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2002-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh1 B3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1877
Publication
H.R. Page & Co.- Toronto, 1877
Physical Description
1 illustration
Scope and Content
Illustration of Stephen Backus Residence. Concession 10, Lot 13, County of Elgin. This illustration is located in H.R. Page & Company's Historical Atlas of Elgin County, Ontario, 1877, page 31.
Name Access
Backus (family)
Images
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Patterson, Pearce, Storey & Backus 200th Year Celebration records

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives45625
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-2009
Accession Number
2017-39
Storage Location
Box 119, File 1
R5 S3 Sh3 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2017-39
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 119, File 1
R5 S3 Sh3 B6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1959-2009
Scope and Content
-an invitation to a commemorative picnic at John E. Pearce Park, July 1959, for the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Patterson, Pearce, Storey and Backus families.
Certificates from Dalton McGuinty, Premier, Joe Preston, M.P., and Steve Peters, M.P.P. in recognition of the bicentennial of the arrival of the first families of the Talbot Settlement, 2009.
Name Access
Pearce (family)
Patterson (family)
Storey (family)
Backus (family)
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Photographs

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9987
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B2 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B2 F11
GMD
graphic material
Series
Ida Haggan fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
29 photographs : prints and negatives
1 postcard
Scope and Content
4 negatives: Hankinson Family
3 negatives: Haines family
4 prints: Marr Family
2 prints: Mrs. Godfrey's pupils, Reunion of Mrs. Godfrey's class
9 prints and 1 negative: McDermand Family
1 print: Hilliard McConnell family
1 negative: Albert H. Backus
2 negatives: McConnell Farm
1 negative: Mary Eliza Timpany Heard
1 print: Residence of James Martin Sr.
1 postcard: Martin House (Beecher Sr. married Mrs. Jane Weaver Martin)
2 negatives: Mr. and Mrs. William McConnell
1 negative: Miss Huldah Weaver, Mrs. Tamar Weaver and Mrs. Robert Moore
Name Access
Hankinson (family)
Haines (family)
Marr (family)
McDermand (family)
McConnell (family)
Backus (family)
Heard (family)
Weaver (family)
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Photographs

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9990
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B2 F13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B2 F13
GMD
graphic material
Series
Ida Haggan fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
9 photographs : negatives
Scope and Content
1 negative: Minnie & Charles Blount
1 negative: Elder Merrill and family
1 negative: Benjamin Haines and family
1 negative: Lennie Haines and first wife
1 negative: Dr. Percy Backus
1 negative: Butler Backhouse family
1 negative: Mary Pinkney Tedford
1 negative: Mr. and Mrs. Milton McConnell
1 negative: Samuel Newell Cameron and wife
Name Access
Blount (family)
Merrill (family)
Haines (family)
Backus (family)
Backhouse (family)
Tedford (family)
McConnell (family)
Cameron (family)
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Photographs

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives9992
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
graphic material
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B2 F15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ida Haggan fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
C10 Sh4 B2 F15
GMD
graphic material
Series
Ida Haggan fonds- Photographs series
Physical Description
14 photographs : negatives
Scope and Content
1 negative: James McDermand
1 negative: Sydney McDermand
1 negative: Aggie Backus, Ron, Lena and Mrs. Sydney McDermand
1 negative: Samuel Tedford family
1 negative: Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dakin
1 negative: Mr. & Mrs. Albert Saxton
2 negatives: Solomon Drew Parks
1 negative: John Sharp & wife
1 negative: Elizabeth Cohoon Parks
1 negative: Spencer D. McConnell
2 negatives: Reuben McConnell and family- 50th wedding anniversary
1 print: Ron Adams, Aggie Backus (wife of Ira Coswell), Mrs. S.S. McDermand nee Frances Cameron, Mrs. Ron Adams nee Lena Haines.
Name Access
McDermand (family)
Backus (family)
Tedford (family)
Dakin (family)
Saxton (family)
Parks (family)
Sharp (family)
McConnell (family)
Adams (family)
Haines (family)
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Sarah Ann Backus notebook

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives172472
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1911-1939
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F15
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Alison Pearce fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2017-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C4 Sh4 B7 F15
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1911-1939
Series
Alison Pearce fonds - Miscellaneous records series
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
A notebook with handwritten notes by Sarah Ann Backus, wife of Thomas Leslie Pearce. Includes an account of her trip to Western Canada with her husband, Thomas, in 1911, when they visited their sons Walter and Leslie. When they returned home, their son Ernest had built his home where he was living with his wife, Alice Lisle Morris. Also includes an account of Sarah's trip to Western Canada in 1939.
Name Access
Backus (family)
Pearce (family)
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W.I. Meeting at Backus Page House Museum

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives140482
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2010
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh1 B1 F3 136
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S5 Sh1 B1 F3 136
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
2010
Series
Wallacetown Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
3 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
Three colour photographs of a W.I. meeting held at the Backus Page House Museum in September, 2010, included in the Wallacetown Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume Nine, page 136:
Lori Miles-Ivanski, cultural manager of the museum, who gave the W.I. members a guided tour [136a];
Members of the River Road, Boxall, and Wallacetown W.I.s [136b];
A room in the museum [136c].
Name Access
Wallacetown Women's Institute
Wallacetown (Ont.)
River Road Women's Institute
Boxall Women's Institute
Backus (family)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Museums
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
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