47 records – page 1 of 3.

"A Guide to the Flora of Elgin County, Ontario"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives1324
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1969
Storage Location
REF 10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Authors: William G. Stewart and Lorne E. James
Description Level
Item
Library Catalogue Number
LH 917.13 STE
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1969
Publication
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority- St. Thomas, 1969
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
An annotated list of ferns, fern allies, conifers, and flowering plants found growing without cultivation in Elgin County, Ontario.
Subject Access
Natural History
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Airey Correspondence

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168976
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1834-1857
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F9
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F9
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1834-1857
Series
John Ker fonds- Airey Research Files series
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Copies and summaries of documents and letters which were sent or received by Richard Airey.
Name Access
Airey, Richard
Subject Access
History
Correspondence
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Amanda Graves (Irons)

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives199784
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Graves Family Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930s
Accession Number
2021-41
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh4 B8 F1 2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Graves Family Collection
Creator
Bradt Studio
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2021-41
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh4 B8 F1 2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1930s
Series
Graves Family Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : sep ; 8.5 x 14 cm
History / Biographical
Amanda Mahali Irons was born on October 4, 1840 in her family's home on River Road, Township of Southwold. Her father was Samuel Irons, who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and was raised in slavery. He escaped to Niagara Falls, Canada, and eventually settled in St. Thomas. Here, he married Annie Leonard and they lived in a log cabin on River Road. They had ten children including Amanda, Samuel, George, James, Annie, John, Dan, Mary Elizabeth, Charlotte and Caroline. Amanda married Lloyd Graves on August 19, 1868. Lloyd and Amanda had twelve children together: Oliver, Ernest, George, Walter, William, Emma, Hattie, Etta, Martha Jane, Frank, Bertha and Norman. They lived in a frame building on Concession 2, in the Township of Malahide. Around 1900, they moved their home to Mount Salem, and eventually built an extension. Amanda died at the age of 99 in 1939. Along with her husband and ten of their children, she is buried in Dunboyne Cemetery.
Scope and Content
A photograph showing Amanda Graves (nee Irons). The reverse of the photograph has a Bradt Studio stamp, and the following handwritten message: “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. From Mrs. Graves [likely Amanda Graves].” This photograph was given to Oral Babcock, who lived next door to the Graves family in Mount Salem.
Name Access
Graves (family)
Mount Salem (Ont.)
Subject Access
Black History
Website / Street View Notes
URL directs to a newspaper article published in 1934, in which Amanda Graves was interviewed.
Websites
Images
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Army Reform, 1870-1881

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168972
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1868-1971
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F5
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1868-1971
Series
John Ker fonds- Airey Research Files series
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Extracts from books relating to Richard Airey's role in army reform during the period from 1870 to 1881.
Name Access
Airey, Richard
Subject Access
History
Military
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Aspen trees in Vienna

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives205789
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ross Andrews fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
December 1974
Accession Number
2008-27
Storage Location
M1 S3 Sh6 B4 79
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ross Andrews fonds
Creator
Ross Andrews
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-27
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M1 S3 Sh6 B4 79
GMD
graphic material
textual records
Date Range
December 1974
Series
Ross Andrews fonds- Photographic negatives series
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w negatives ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm
History / Biographical
Ross Andrews was a photographer for the Tillsonburg News.
Scope and Content
Three photographic negatives of aspen trees in Vienna, in December 1974. An envelope with the identification of what is depicted in the negatives, is stored with the negatives.
These images don't appear to have been published in the newspaper.
Name Access
Vienna (Ont.)
Subject Access
Trees
Natural History
Images
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Babcock Family with Bertha and Norman Graves

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives199795
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Graves Family Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1945-1946
Accession Number
2021-41
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh4 B8 F1 5
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Graves Family Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2021-41
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S2 Sh4 B8 F1 5
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1945-1946
Series
Graves Family Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
History / Biographical
Llloyd Graves was born in Kentucky State, USA. His birth year is disputed. According to his tombstone, funeral card, obituary, and a 1934 newspaper article where his wife, Amanda Graves, was interviewed, he was approximately 104 years old at the time of his death in 1928, suggesting that he was born in 1824. However, census records vary; the 1861 and 1871 census records indicate he was born in circa 1837, the 1881 census indicates that he was born in circa 1836, the 1911 census indicates he was born in circa 1834, and the 1921 census indicates he was born in 1824. Graves used the Underground Railroad to flee the United States from Cleveland, Ohio, where he boarded a boat that crossed Lake Erie and arrived in Port Stanley. He was later hired as a driver for Lindop's Grocer in St. Thomas and settled in a log cabin on River Road. According to his obituary, he worked as the caretaker of the Mount Salem church and school until a few months before his death in 1928. He married Mary Irons and they had a daughter, Martha Ann. Mary died at the age of 28, when their daughter was three years old. After the death of his first wife, Lloyd married Amanda Irons on August 19, 1868. Martha Ann died at the age of 24 from tuberculosis. Lloyd and Amanda eventually settled in Mount Salem and had twelve more children: Oliver, Ernest, George, Walter, William, Emma, Hattie, Etta, Martha Jane, Frank, Bertha and Norman. Lloyd died at the age of 104 in 1928 and his wife, Amanda, died at the age of 99 in 1939. Along with ten of their children, they are buried in Dunboyne Cemetery, Township of Malahide.
Scope and Content
A photograph showing members of the Babcock family with their neighbours, Bertha Craig (nee Graves) and Norman Graves. The following individuals have been identified: Front row, from left to right: Oral Segui (nee Babcock) (1918-1998), in Oral's arms, Louis Segui (1940-2015), Paul Segui (1941-2021), Marjorie Crawford (nee Babcock) (1919-2017), John Segui (born 1942), and an unidentified individual. Middle row, from left to right: Martha Babcock (nee Irish) (1865-1947), Bertha Craig (nee Graves) (1880-1969), Orvis Babcock, and Norman Graves (1887-1978). Back row, from left to right: David Babcock (1924-2000), Mina May Babcock (1892-1966), unidentified, Stanley Babcock (1929-1999), and Oviet Babcock (1895-1965).
Name Access
Graves (family)
Mount Salem (Ont.)
Subject Access
Black History
Images
Less detail

Bibliographical and Record Sources

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168973
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1961-1972
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F6
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1961-1972
Series
John Ker fonds- Airey Research Files series
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Handwritten notes and published booklists outlining sources related to the life of Richard Airey and the Crimean War.
Name Access
Airey, Richard
Subject Access
History
Military
Crimean War
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"Bill Stewart: Botany" and "Hugh Sims: Ghost Towns of Elgin"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives1950
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Audio-Visual Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
moving images
Date Range
2003 (Originally broadcast in late 1970's)
Accession Number
2003-05
Storage Location
W6 B7
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Audio-Visual Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
AV 56
Accession Number
2003-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm.110
Storage Location
W6 B7
GMD
moving images
Date Range
2003 (Originally broadcast in late 1970's)
Series
Allview Cable 8 Local History Video fonds
Physical Description
1 DVD-video
Scope and Content
"Local History with George Thorman" series
Episode One: The topic is "Botany", with guest Bill Stewart
Episode Two: Topic is "Ghost Towns of Elgin", with guest Hugh Sims.
Name Access
Thorman, George
Sims, Hugh
Stewart, Bill
Subject Access
Botany
Natural History
Less detail

Biographical and Genealogical Information

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168975
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1840-1972
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F8
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F8
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1840-1972
Series
John Ker fonds- Airey Research Files series
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Documents relating to the life and family of Richard Airey, including handwritten notes, letters and newspaper articles, compiled by John S. Ker in approximately the 1960s and 1970s.
Name Access
Airey, Richard
Subject Access
History
Genealogy
Less detail

Birds of Elgin County: A Century of Change

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives124572
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2004
Accession Number
2013-14
Storage Location
REF 13
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Naturalist of Elgin County
Coordinating Committee: Harold Lancaster, Chris Leys, Dave Martin, George Prieksaitis & Marjorie Prieksaitis
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2013-14
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 13
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2004
Publication
Aylmer, Ontario: Aylmer Express, 2004.
Physical Description
1 volume
Scope and Content
Part One: The Community, Present Library Service, Future Trends.
Part Two: A New Library Building for St. Thomas.
Name Access
West Elgin Nature Club
St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
Subject Access
Bird Watching
Natural History
Conservation
Less detail

"Birds of Elgin County, Ontario"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives8565
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1954
Storage Location
REF 10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Author: R.C. Brooman
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1954
Publication
St. Thomas: The Gilbert Press, 1954
Physical Description
1 volume, 41 p.
Subject Access
Natural History
Less detail

"Botany"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives1772
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Audio-Visual Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
moving images
Date Range
1978
Accession Number
2003-05
Storage Location
W6 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Audio-Visual Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
AV 15
Accession Number
2003-05
Library Catalogue Number
(Rogers Cable No.: LH 49)
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W6 B2
GMD
moving images
Date Range
1978
Series
Allview Cable 8 Local History Video fonds
Physical Description
1 videocassette (00:58:46): b&w, VHS
Scope and Content
"Local History with George Thorman" series The topic is "Botany", with guest Bill Stewart.
Name Access
Allview Cable Services Limited
Thorman, George
Stewart, Bill
Subject Access
Botany
Natural History
Less detail

Calendar

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168981
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1970]
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
[ca. 1970]
Series
John Ker fonds- Airey Research Files series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
A chronology of the life of Richard Airey, including major events and correspondence, as well as a list of sources.
Name Access
Airey, Richard
Subject Access
History
Less detail

Crimea and After, 1851-1870

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168971
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1854-1969
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1854-1969
Series
John Ker fonds- Airey Research Files series
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Copies of documents relating to the life of Richard Airey during and after the Crimean War.
Name Access
Airey, Richard
Subject Access
Crimean War
History
Less detail

"Elgin Trees: A Guide to Heritage Trees in St. Thomas, Ontario"

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives56383
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2009
Storage Location
REF 23
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Reference Room Collection
Creator
Heritage Tree Committee
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Reference Room
Storage Location
REF 23
GMD
textual records
Date Range
2009
Physical Description
1 brochure
Scope and Content
Identifies and describes the heritage trees of St. Thomas. Includes a hand-drawn map of St. Thomas, showing the location of the trees.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Natural History
Trees
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Estate History

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168928
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1976-1977
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B1 F4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B1 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1976-1977
Series
John Ker fonds- Talbot Estate Historical Files series
Physical Description
4.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains:
-An essay on the life of Col. Thomas Talbot, by Rosemary McCallum, 1977.
-A catalogue from an auction held at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin, Ireland, May 1976.
"Historical Notes on the Malahide House Estate and Port Talbot - St. Thomas Region," by George Thorman and Ralph Parker.
Name Access
Talbot, Thomas
Talbot Estate
Malahide
Ireland
Subject Access
History
Historic Sites
Auctions
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Film crew in Port Glasgow

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives169582
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ron Payne Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1998
Accession Number
2010-37
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh2 B4 F11 4
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 4
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1998
Publication
Posted on Facebook: November 6, 2018
Series
Ron Payne Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
4 photographs : col ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Unidentified individuals filming a scene in Port Glasgow. The individuals being filmed are dressed in period costume, likely reenacting the arrival of early Scottish pioneers in Elgin County for the film "The early Scots Pioneers of Lambton and West Middlesex", produced by the Petrolia St. Andrew's Society. The film was written by former MPP Ralph Ferguson and directed by David Rombout. It was released in 1998. According to the video's catalogue record on WorldCat, the video examines the harsh conditions in Scotland after the battle of Culloden which led to the emigration of so many to Canada. It also re-enacts the hardships faced by the pioneers on the passage to, and after arrival in Canada.
Name Access
Port Glasgow (Ont.)
Scotland
Subject Access
Pioneers
Immigration
Education
History
Images
Less detail

General Research

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/archives168979
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1856-1962
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
John Ker fonds
Description Level
File
Accession Number
2012-13
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W5 Sh3 B3 F12
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1856-1962
Series
John Ker fonds- Airey Research Files series
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Copies of book chapters relating to the Crimean War and the life of Lord Wolesley, collected by John S. Ker.
Name Access
Ker, John S.
Airey, Richard
Subject Access
History
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Glimpses into St.Thomas Railway History Volume One: The Canada Southern Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/museum37820
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Date Range From
Circa 1989
Artifact Type
Book
Material
Paper
Storage Location
7-E-4 Ref. Material
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Book
Description
The book is titled "Glimpses into St.Thomas Railway History: The Canada Southern Railway" by Wayne Paddon. His signed by Wayne Paddon on the first page. Medium sized beige history book. Creasing near the spine of the book. Photo of a train on a bridge on the front cover.
Material
Paper
Category
Documentary
Sub-category
History Volume
Accession Number
2018-57-5
File Number
2018-57
Storage Location
7-E-4 Ref. Material
Date Range From
Circa 1989
Length
24
Width
17.6
Units
cm
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Glimpses into St.Thomas Railway History Volume One: The Canada Southern Railway

https://heritagecollections.elgin.ca/link/museum37821
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Date Range From
Circa 1989
Artifact Type
Book
Material
Paper
Storage Location
7-E-4 Ref. Material
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Railway Museum
Artifact Type
Book
Description
The book is titled "Glimpses into St.Thomas Railway History: The Canada Southern Railway" by Wayne Paddon. His signed by Wayne Paddon on the first page. Medium sized beige history book. Creasing near the spine of the book. Photo of a train on a bridge on the front cover.
Material
Paper
Category
Documentary
Sub-category
History Volume
Accession Number
2018-57-5
File Number
2018-57
Storage Location
7-E-4 Ref. Material
Date Range From
Circa 1989
Length
24
Width
17.6
Units
cm
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