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McClure (family)
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Cameron family fonds [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 36
  • Fonds
  • 1820-1995, predominant 1857-1995

Fonds consists of photographs of the annual Cameron family picnics and the Cameron and Walkington families; the 1932, 1971, 1987 editions of the booklets containing the memoirs of Donald Cameron and the remarks of his son, Archibald Cameron; write-ups on the history of Vellore and Vaughan Township; responses to invitations to the Cameron family picnics; photocopies of the 1820

McClure family fonds [Textual record and other material]

  • CA CoV Archives MG 68
  • Fonds
  • 1833-2002

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal lives and history of the McClure family, in particular of Samuel and Nancy McClure and their eight children, as well as material related to the history of Elder's Mills. Records consist of correspondence; sound recordings and transcribed interviews with members of the McClure family; postcards; invitations to the McClure and Cameron family gatherings; assessment notices and tax bills for Lot 14, Concession 8 and Lot 15, Concession 8; letters regarding the sale of Lot 14, Concession 8 and Lot 11, Concession 9; a book titled "The Clan McClure" compiled by Thomas Andrew McClure; a scrapbook; photographs of the Knox Presbyterian Church and Elder's Mills Public School; the bank book and ledger from the Elder's Mills Old Boys Association; historical write-ups of Elder's Mills used in the book "Remembering Elder's Mills"; and a series of photographs of the McClure members and the various families into which they married. Members of the Cameron, Nattress, Quinn, McNeil and Agar families, who were related by marriage, are also represented in the fonds.

Accession M017.4 consists of 2cm of textual records, 5 family bibles and 19 photographs. The bibles where once owned by Andrew Waugh, Andrew McClure (2 vols.) and John and Leticia Waugh (2 vols.). Of particular interest are the Andrew McClure bibles, which contain detailed family history starting in 1788. Various photographs of the Stone House, McClure Family, Beamish Family and panoramic family reunion photos are also included.

Accession M017.6 contained one hard cover book "Samuel and Nancy (Cameron) McClure: Their Lineage, Life and Legacy" written by Ann McClure. This book is currently in the Reading Room.

Accession M018.15 consists of one (1) 1833 indenture between John Henderson and Joseph Wells for lot 13, concession 8.

Accession M019.5 consists of 4.5 cm of textual records, 1 soft cover book, 5 cabinet cards, 3 photographs and 4 cartes des vistes. Accession contains official records relating to the estates of Magaret Thomson, Thomas H. Steele, Edward Hooper, James Stewart, James Rutherford, William Beaton McGillivray, Neil McGillivray and Jane McGillivray eg. income tax forms, mortgages, deeds, bond payments, wills and settlement. Other official documents are land division outlines for Lot 19, Concession 9, a death notice for William Beaton McGillvray and a marriage certificate between James Peter McKay and Mary Ann Elliot. Accession contains four pamphlets: two on Richmond Hill Presybeterian Church, one on Woodbridge Presbyterian Church and the Gordon McGillivray Male Choir. There is also a book about William Beaton and Catherine McFee and carte de vistes, cabinet cards and photographs of members of the McGillivray and Lawrie families and individuals of Lachlan Beaton and Teenie Cameron.

Accession M019.7 consists of 4 cm of textual record, 1 cabinet card, 1 cartes des vistes, 2 glass plate negatives and 15 photographs. Records consist of certificates for accomplishments, including the joining of the Masonic Lodge, a list of those who attended George Miller's barn raising, a copy of the final edition of the Toronto Telegram Newspaper, photographs of the McClures, Walter Quinn, cows and groups of people, notably the Coleraine Public School, Junior Boys Farmers, Woodbridge United Church Choir, Elder's Mills Choral Society, and Masonic Lodge members.

Robert J. Patton fonds

  • CA CoV Archives MG 60
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2011, predominant 1937, 2011

Fonds consists of a photograph (M015.3) of students at Purpleville School (School Section #11) in June of 1937. Included in the photo is Jean McClure (centre, back row), who taught at the school for a number of years during the 1930s. Fonds also consists of historical accounts of the Bryson and McClure Families (M015.4), including a handwritten account of the Bryson's and their genealogy. It details how James Bryson settled on Lot 30, Concession 6 in 1832 after immigrating from Scotland and includes genealogical information about the Bryson Family. Genealogical information is also included for some members of the Mitchel, McLean, McClure and Kennedy families.