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The "Abbey" and Moedinger's Hardware and Undertaking

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1890]
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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img083a
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[ca. 1890]
Publication
Posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: November 26, 2020.
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1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the "Abbey" and Moedingers' hardware, undertaking and furniture shop. "The Abbey"was originally used as an inn. Later it became a residence and in 1844 a printing shop was on the second floor. When Louis W. Moedinger (d.1905) and his wife Catherine Barbara came to Sparta about 1859, they set-up shop on the south side of Main street across from the Abbey. The Abbey at the time was being used as a cabinet shop by R. J. Stratton. There was also another cabinet shop operated by Ezra Oille. After a time Moedinger bought his competitor out and moved into his shop. Meanwhile, the building on the north-west corner, the old Sparta Hotel, was being used as a general store by Ira Hilborn. Lewis Moedinger (1861-1940) learned the business and purchased the west end of Hilborn's store for an undertaking and hardware establishment. He later secured the whole building. At his death, the business was taken over by his daughter and son-in-law, Robert Harvey. When Miss Amelia Moedinger died in 1945, "The Abbey" was moved west on the same lot, and made into a duplex. The Harvey's then erected a warehouse between it and the store for storage of farm implements and machinery. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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The Abbey in Sparta

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1905]
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img096c
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img096c
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the Abbey located beside the former Mills Hotel. Originally used as an inn, the Abbey housed a printer in 1844, and eventually was purchased by the Moedinger family and used as a family dwelling beside their hardware and undertaking business. The Abbey was moved on the same property and became a duplex ca. 1945. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
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Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Abner Chase Home

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1940]
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img043a
img043b
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img043a
img043b
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graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photographs show the Abner Chae home built in 1871 on lot 22, Concession 4, Yarmouth township. (43a) shws the design and detail of the cobblestones used for the house. It was believed to be the only one like it in Canada. The mason work was done by an uncle, Amasa Chase who came from Rochester, New York. He was 78 years old when he designed and built the mason work which was popular in New York. (43b) shows more of the stone detail. The farm sold out of the Chase family to W. H. Mills in 1916 and in 1948 remained in the Mills family. Included in the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Alexander Gunn Property

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1940]
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img008a
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img008a
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graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the house on lot 24, Concession 4, Yarmouth township, formerly owned by Alexander Gunn and family in 1822. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
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Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Alvin Jay House

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives118753
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1910]
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img035
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img035
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graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the home of Alvin Jay, lot 5, King Street North in Sparta. The house was built by Alvin Jay in 1892 of white brick. In 1898 he sold it to William Kerley, who in 1902 sold it to Joseph Vincent. Vincent sold it to Dr. G. A. Shannon in 1909. In 1913, William Cole took over the house from his son-in-law Dr. Shannon. In 1916 Dr. Lee Elliott bought the house and was still iving there in 1955. Alvin H. Jay died in 1906 at the age of 79 years. Included in the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Amos Rogers and the old Rogers home

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1890]
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img052b
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img052b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1890]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the brick home of Amos Rogers (1831-1906). Amos was born near Newmarket and came to the Sparta district in the 1860s and bought lot 20, Concession 5. In 1948, his great-granddaughter, Mrs. Sam McLorn lived on the farm. Included in the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Amy Mann Harvey and David Harvey on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
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1890
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img012a
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img012a
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graphic material
Date Range
1890
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1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
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Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows Amy Mann Harvey (1818-1901) and David Harvey (1809-1891) on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1890.
David was the eldest son of William Harvey and Cynthia Kenzie Harvey and came to Canada from Buck County, Pennsylvania when he was about eight years old. The family settled lots 16 and 17, Concession 3 of Yarmouth Township. William Harvey died when David was about nineteen years old and he was left to take care of the family. David and Amy's youngest son Marshall remained on the homestead, followed by his son Leroy and grandson David.
Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Barnum School, SS No 4

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
graphic material
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1906
[ca.1905]
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img104a
img104b
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
Creator
Elliot, Mrs. L
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Item
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img104a
img104b
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graphic material
Date Range
1906
[ca.1905]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs show SS No. 4, Barnum Gulley School. (104a) shows Barnum Gulley school, also known as the South School in 1906, as photographed by Mrs. L. Elliot when she attended as a student. (104b) shows Barnum School from the road, ca. 1905. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Barnum SS No 4, Coles SS No 13 and Chestnut Grove SS No 6 Schoolhouses

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
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[ca. 1940]
[ca. 1930]
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img101c
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img101a
img101b
img101c
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graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1940]
[ca. 1930]
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3 photographs : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
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Scope and Content
Three black and white photographs show (101a) SS No. 4, Barnum School, (101b) SS No 13, Cole's School and (101c) SS No 6, Chestnut Grove School. (101a) was built in 1875 to replace a log schoolhouse. The building was frame and about 1895 was bricked over. (101b) Cole's School was built about 1840 on John Mill's property. (101c) was built a white brick school built in 1875. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Blue and white bedspread made by Maria Marlatt Oille

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1910]
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img042
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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img042
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graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1910]
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1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows a blue and white bedspread woven by Maria Marlatt. The spread measures two yards by two and a half yards and is dated December 17, 1834 on the lower corners. Maria married John Oille in January 1837. John owned the blacksmith shop in Sparta ca. 1840. Included in the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Canby-Donnelly Place

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1910]
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img038c
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img038c
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graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the house on the farm owned by Amos Canby about 1850. There was a cheese factory on this property. In 1911, the McCullough brothers sold the cheese factory to John Donnelly who was the last to use the factory to make cheese. In 1948, Wallace Little purchased the farm and factory and engaged in gardening and general farming. In 1955, the old cheese factory was converted to a cannery by the Little family. Included in the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Cole Family Home

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives118741
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
graphic material
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ca. 1886
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img026a
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img026a
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1886
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1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the home of William B. Cole and Almira Mills Cole. William and Almira Cole are shown in the photo at the buggy with their son Earl (b. 1884), while their other children are on the porch, in upper rooms or veranda. The house was built in 1880 by William B. Cole on lot 21, Concession 5, Yarmouth township. The property was originally part of the John Mills estate. John Mills (1770-1864) purchased 1200 acres in 1831 and divided the land between his six sons. Almira's father, Samuel Mills, was a son of John Mills and Abigail Minard Mills (1770-1864). William and Almira Cole had at least five children: Mable, Anna, Jeannie, Emma and Earl. Included in the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Daniel Gunn Property

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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1940]
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img007
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img007
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the property of Daniel Gunn, son of Alexander Gunn. The farm was originally settled by Jonathan Doan, and was the location of Doan's tannery and the first log Friends' Meeting House (which was later used as a school). It is also the farm that the Friends' cemetery is located. This house was built in 1860 by Joseph Baker, who had purchased the farm from Doan's heirs. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Denniss / Dennis Homestead

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives119330
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
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[ca. 1950]
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img049
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img049
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the Denniss Homestead at lot 25, Concession 6, Yarmouth. The 200 acre farm was bought in 1891 by Henry Dennis (1852-1911) from Seth Zavitz. The house was built in the Quaker style and contained twelve rooms, including seven bedrooms. In 1948 the farm was operated by George Denniss and Sons. Included in the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume Two.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Eakin's Store and Sparta Post Office

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives118221
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Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1925
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img081b
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
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Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
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img081b
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graphic material
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ca. 1925
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, October 28, 2015: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/22386330649/in/dateposted-public/.
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows Eakin's Store at the corner of Quaker Road and Sparta Line. The brick building was built in 1846 by John Eakins, replacing a frame structure which had been erected in 1818. In 1851, the post office was housed in the store. John Eakin served as postmaster from 1851 until December 1900. His son Edwy took over from him and served until his death in 1922. After the death of Edwy Eakin, Eric Oille purchased the store and served as postmaster. From 1924 to 1942, the public library was also in this building. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One. Sign is visible: "Public Library Upstairs".
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Elgin County Women's Institutes - Sparta Sorosis 40th Anniversary

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1970
Accession Number
2008-01
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C8 Sh4 B1 F3 126
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B1 F3 126
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graphic material
Date Range
1970
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Women's Institutes file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published October 23, 1970 with caption: "Celebrate Anniversary - The Sparta Sorosis women's institute held their 40th anniversary celebrating Thursday afternoon at the "Ye Olde Forge and Anvil" in Sparta. Many guests from Elgin institutes were expected before the event came to a close. Seen here signing the register are, from left to right: Miss Helen Martyn of Sparta, president of the Sparta Institute (seated); Mrs. John Millman of 68 Southwick Street, St. Thomas, president of the club in 1936; Mrs. Wesley Phillips of 4 Bell Avenue, St. Thomas, president of the institute from 1955-57; and Mrs. George Wetherelt of Sparta, who spent seven years as president of the institute."
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Women's Institutes
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
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Newspapers
Women
Community Service
Women's Institutes
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Elgin County Women's Institutes - Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives30472
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[197?]
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B1 F3 107
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B1 F3 107
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[197?]
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Women's Institutes file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published [197?] depicting three members of the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute; Mrs. Lee Elliott, left, Mrs. Norman Cloes, centre, and Mrs. Ray Tansley, right.
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Women's Institutes
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
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Newspapers
Women
Community Service
Women's Institutes
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Elgin County Women's Institutes - Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Present Centennial Skit

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives45914
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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1967
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh4 B1 F3 110
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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 Sh4 B1 F3 110
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1967
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Elgin County Women's Institutes file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 13.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published January 13, 1967 with caption: "Family Life 1867 - The pages of Tweedsmuir Books of the Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute came to life last night as members of the organization presented a skit complete with dress and settings reminiscent of a century ago. The skit was performed in the Old Forge and Anvil Women's Institute Hall in Sparta during the WI's family night. Portraying a typical 1867 family scene are, left to right, Mrs. Harold Nichols, Mrs. W.I. Rogers and Mrs. Sam McLorn. The cast represented Amos Haight, Esther Haight and their daughter Irena Haight, members of a local pioneer family."
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St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Elgin County Women's Institutes
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
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Newspapers
Women
Community Service
Women's Institutes
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Elgin House, Ontario Hotel and Temperance House in Sparta

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives118411
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1905]
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img096b
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
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Item
Storage Location
img096b
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1905]
Publication
Posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram July 18, 2019
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the Elgin Hotel, which was built because of the demise of the Sparta Hotel / Mills Hotel. In 1851 it was known as the Elgin House. In 1872, it was purchased by Freeborn Taylor and named the Ontario House. In 1901, the religious groups in Sparta, led by Rev. J. J. Baker, Rev. W. H. Graham and Dr. G. A. Shannon organized a successful temperance drive. Eventually the Ontario house was bought out and it became the Temperance House. Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
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Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
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Farewell Party for Sparta Continuation School Teachers

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives118422
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June 8, 1963
Storage Location
img109
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Location
img109
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
June 8, 1963
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
The Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History books belong to the Forge and Anvil Museum.
Image(s) reproduced with permission for reference purposes only.
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph shows the farewell party on June 8, 1963, honouring Miss Marion McIntyre and Mrs. Gertrude Mathews. Mrs. Mathews taught for five years at the school. Miss McIntyre taught for eighteen years, 1941-1963 and served as principal from 1947-1963. Miss McIntyre was presented with a painting by Rev. Father Marcel Gervais, a former student. Left to right: Father Gervais, Mr. Charles Smale (trustee), Miss McIntyre and Mr. Everett Bond (trustee). Included in Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History Book, Volume One.
Name Access
Sparta Sorosis Women's Institute
Sparta (Ont.)
Subject Access
Tweedsmuir Histories
Women's Institutes
Website / Street View Notes
Link directs to the source information for this image, from the Tweedsmuir book.
Websites
Images
Less detail

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