46 records – page 1 of 3.

Adah Bell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191843
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Portrait photograph of Adah Bell. The reverse has the following message handwritten in ink: "With best wishes to Aunt Ada, Adah"
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Ambulance Service in St. Thomas

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191548
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2015
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2015
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a document written by Charles "Chuck" Brubacher regarding the history of ambulance services in St. Thomas, Ontario.
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Bell, Atkins, and Darrach Families

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191822
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1919-1992
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1919-1992
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File retained for reference and research purposes by Don Cosens, originally labelled "Bell-Atkins-Darrach". File includes photocopies of material and correspondence relating to the Bell, Atkins and Darrach familes, with an emphasis on James Anthony Bell and his family. Includes correspondence with local archival institutions regarding the deposition of the James A Bell Papers at the University of Western Ontario's archives and the Elgin County Library.
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Bell, Atkins, and Darrach Families

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191826
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1889-1966
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1889-1966
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File retained for reference and research purposes by Don Cosens, originally labelled "Bell-Atkins-Darrach". File includes original correspondence, newspaper clippings, telegrams and postcards regarding various family members. File also includes death notices for Jane Atkin, who died in Aylmer on December 11, 1895, and for Annie Nuget, who died on October 2, 1889.
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Bram Saywell's notes on the Talbotville School

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191171
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1968
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F4
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1968
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File maintained by Don Cosens for reference and research purposes. File contains notes and material from Bram Saywell regarding the public school in Talbotville (S.S. No. 6 Southwold).
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Central United Church

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191170
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1975-2003
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F3
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1975-2003
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File maintained by Don Cosens for reference and research purposes. File contains photocopies of newspaper articles relating to the church and its activities, the 1976 Annual Report, newsletters, photographs, correspondence, and ephemera including greeting cards, programs and bulletins.
Name Access
Central United Church
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Collecting Farmer's Cream in Talbotville

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191783
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1919
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1919
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph showing a horse and cart, with four individuals sitting in the cart. The reverse of the photograph has the following information handwritten in pencil: "Collecting farmer's cream in Talbotville the old-fashioned way. Summer 1919. Driver Wilfrid Fife, Morley Thomas - small child."
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David McLaws documents

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191523
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1879-1983
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1879-1983
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 booklet
0.3 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
David McLaws lived in Wallacetown, Ontario, and served as surrogate court clerk and registrar for Elgin County for 45 years. He was also Deputy Reeve of Dunwich Township and an Elgin County Councillor from 1869 to 1871.
Scope and Content
File maintained by Don Cosens for reference and research purposes. File contains original correspondence received from David McLaws as well as a booklet titled Free Trade and Direct Taxation, written by McLaws. File also includes the following items:
-Certificate of Commission Appointing David McLaws to be Clerk of the County Court, dated June 30, 1879
-Certificate of Commission appointing David McLaws to be Local Registrar of the County of Elgin, dated October 22, 1884.
-Typed summary regarding an event involving Nicol McColl, in which David McLaws delivered a speech and a resolution condemning McColl was voted unanimously.
-Obituary for Mary (Mamie) McLaws, published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on January 7, 1983.
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Dedication of Masonic Hall, 2013

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191582
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F14
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F14
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2013
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains photocopied newspaper articles regarding the history of the original masonic hall in Central Elgin. File also includes handwritten notes regarding the dedication of the new Masonic Centre of Elgin at 42703 Fruit Ridge Line in Central Elgin, as well as a programme for the ceremony held on December 14, 2013.
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Dunn and Bradstreet directories, 1885-1952

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives193042
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1885-1952
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh6 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh6 B1
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1885-1952
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
10 volumes
Scope and Content
Box includes 10 business directories produced by Dunn and Bradstreet, including the following titles that include Elgin County entries:
1. Mercantile Agency Reference Book for the Dominion of Canada, 1885
2. Bradstreet's Book of Commercial Ratings, July 1901
3. Bradstreet's Book of Commercial Ratings, January 1910
4. R.G. Dun & Co's Reference Book No. 1555, March 1928
5. R.G. Dun & Co's Reference Book No. 4363, September 1928
6. Dun and Bradstreet's Mercantile Agency Reference Book, Ontario and Quebenc, January 1934
7. Dun and Bradstreet's Mercantile Agency Reference Book for the Dominion of Canada, January 1934
8. Dun and Bradstreet's Annual Statistics of the Canada Reference Book, March 1937
9. Dun and Bradstreet's Semi-Annual Statistic of the Canada Reference Book, January 1940
10. Reference Book of Dun and Bradstreet of Canada, Ontario and Quebec, September 1952.
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Eunice Knight

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191789
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1883
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1883
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
A photocopy of a black and white portrait photograph of Eunice Knight, who later married James W. Smith.
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First Ford Coupe Car in Talbotville

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191787
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
A photocopy of a black and white photograph showing the first Forde Coupe car in Talbotville. Owned and driven by William "Billy" Ramey. The passenger is Walter Auckland.
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Fred A. Bell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191844
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 7
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
Portrait photograph of Fred A. Bell.
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James Anthony Bell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191846
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1871
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 8
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1871
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
History / Biographical
James Anthony Bell was born in 1851, in the township of Lobo, County of Middlesex. In 1876, Bell moved to St. Thomas, where he permanently resided and co-established the surveying firm of Ware & Bell. On September 20, 1882, he married Kate Darrach of St. Thomas and later had five sons. They lived at 81 Elm Street in St. Thomas. Bell worked as City Engineer of St. Thomas from 1882-1891, and from 1896-1911. He also worked as Engineer for the County of Elgin for over 40 years, and operated a private practice under the name of Jas. A. Bell & Son. Bell died in 1929 at the age of 78.
Scope and Content
Portrait photograph of James Anthony Bell.
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James Anthony Bell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191847
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F6 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1900
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 23 cm
History / Biographical
James Anthony Bell was born in 1851, in the township of Lobo, County of Middlesex. In 1876, Bell moved to St. Thomas, where he permanently resided and co-established the surveying firm of Ware & Bell. On September 20, 1882, he married Kate Darrach of St. Thomas and later had five sons. They lived at 81 Elm Street in St. Thomas. Bell worked as City Engineer of St. Thomas from 1882-1891, and from 1896-1911. He also worked as Engineer for the County of Elgin for over 40 years, and operated a private practice under the name of Jas. A. Bell & Son. Bell died in 1929 at the age of 78.
Scope and Content
Portrait photograph of James Anthony Bell.
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James W. Smith

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191790
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1883
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 10
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1883
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
A photocopy of a black and white portrait photograph of James W. Smith.
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James W. Smith and Syrup Production

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191581
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1999
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1999
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a typed transcript of a diary written by James W. Smith, including entries made between 1888-1917, documenting his days on a farm north of Talbotville. Includes an introduction written by Don Cosens.
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Jean Farrell

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191792
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1890
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Creator
Scott Studio
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1890
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white portrait photograph of Jean (Fowler) Farrell.
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Knox Church, St. Thomas, Ontario

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191172
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1915-1952
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh4 B7 F5
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1915-1952
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
4 newspaper articles
2 photographs
Scope and Content
File maintained by Don Cosens for reference and research purposes. File contains newspaper articles regarding Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas, Ontario, as well as two photographs showing the church's choir in 1915.
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Laying Sidewalk in front of Clarence Berdan's Residence

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives191786
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh5 B1 F2 6
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1908
Series
Don Cosens Collection - Reference files series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 21.5 cm
Scope and Content
A photocopy of a black and white photograph showing individuals laying sidewalk in front of Clarence Berdan's residence in Talbotville. The following individuals are identified, from left to right: John Remey (with shovel), Jack Scoyne (kneeling), John N. Smith (with wheelbarrow), Jim Wallis and John Siple. On top of the cement mixer, is William Remey (in front) and William Taylor (in rear).
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46 records – page 1 of 3.