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Keffer and Shunk family sous-fonds

  • CA CoV Archives MG 27/A
  • Sous-fonds
  • 1784-1968, predominant 1854-1950

Sous-fonds consists of textual material including a Lutheran prayer book dated 1784, minute books of the Sherwood Grange, 1875-1887, marriage records, receipts, daybook, and documentation of educational experience. Also present is an aggregate of graphic material constituted primarily of photographs of family members, the majority of which are card format or matt mounted albumen photographs, and snap shots, [ca. 1865]-1968. Architecture and farm equipment are also represented; as well as a fine portarit of the Vellore Football Team, champions of 1936. The inclusive dates of graphic materials are [ca. 1865]-1968 ; (predominant [ca. 1865]-1936).

Accession M017.7 consists of one (1) antique cedar steamer trunk with key, ca. 1850s, which housed all items received in this donation. Items housed within the trunk included: 2cm of textual records consisting of family documents, letters, receipts, and deeds of sale; fourteen (14) books; three (3) bibles; three (3) black and white photos; one (1) pencil crayon drawing entitled "Lonesome Pine" and one (1) West York Vaughan Agricultural Judges Ribbon, from 1861.

Accession M020.7 consists primarily of items relating to the land dispute between William Shunk and Downey over part of Lot 13, Concession 4. Other items from William Shunk and the Keffer family are also included.