Fonds C 88
2 reels of microfilm (textual and photographic records)
71 film reels
12 centimetres of textual records
ca. 1500 photographs
Fonds consists of photographs and personal memorabilia relating to the McLaughlin family of Oshawa from 1878-1971, as assembled by C. Ewart McLaughlin and Mary Hare. Included are photographs of members of the McLaughlin family and textual documents relating to their charity work in the community. This fonds also contains home movies produced mainly by Ewart McLaughlin, documenting four generations of the McLaughlin family, including George McLaughlin, Ewart McLaughlin, Ewart's children, Dick and Mary, and their children, from 1925 to 1967. Leisure activities such as travel and family events are the subject of most of these films.
This fonds also contains a small amount of business records and photographs of the McLaughlin Carriage Company and its successors, McLaughlin-Buick and the General Motors Company of Canada in Oshawa. It also contains two medals won by the McLaughlin Carriage Company for its work.
This fonds also contains copy negatives and prints of most of the photographs and some of the publications in this fonds. These records were created by the National Archives when they borrowed the records on copy loan in 1971. The records were transferred from the National Archives of Canada in 2000 when the Archives of Ontario acquired the original documents from the McLaughlin family. See series description for C 88-3 for more information.
The fonds has been described in three series.
The McLaughlin family was a prominent family in Oshawa, Ontario. Robert McLaughlin, the father, founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company, which later became General Motors of Canada.
Robert McLaughlin (1836-1921) was an Oshawa business man who founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company which later became General Motors of Canada.
George McLaughlin (1869-1942) was an Ontario businessman who was Vice-President of General Motors of Canada and its predecessor companies the McLaughlin Motor Car Company and Chevrolet Motor Company.
Clarence Ewart McLaughlin (1898-1968) was the son of George W. McLaughlin, and grandson of Robert McLaughlin, founder of the McLaughlin Carriage Company and the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, which became General Motors of Canada.
Click on the link(s) below for more information.McLaughlin (family) McLaughlin, Robert, 1836-1921 McLaughlin, C. Ewart, 1898-1968 McLaughlin, George W., 1869-1942
The Archives of Ontario borrowed and microfilmed textual and photographic records in this fonds that were in the possession of Mary Hare in 1983. Many of these records were later donated to the Archives of Ontario by in the original by Mary Hare in 1999 and 2000.
The National Archives of Canada borrowed and copied textual and photographic records in this fonds that were in the possession of the McLaughlin family in 1971.
Accession Numbers 15808, 37787, 41195.
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For copy negatives and prints, order C 88-3, container A 2948 (barcode B378927).
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|C 88-1||McLaughlin family personal records|
|C 88-2||McLaughlin family business records|
|C 88-3||McLaughlin records available in other formats|