Fonds F 946

Huronia Historical Parks collection

About these records

Huronia Historical Parks collection
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

1 metre of textual records

1 volume of textual records

1 photograph : black and white tintype

Scope and Content

Collection consists of miscellaneous documents, relating mainly to the military establishment at Penetaguishene from 1813 to 1868. Records include provision lists, accounts, a cash book, correspondence and circulars, a land patent, a manuscript description of Penetaguishene which was published in the Montreal Gazette in 1836, certificates, garrison and general orders, contracts for various services provided to the military establishment, and an orderly book. Also included is a tintype of an unidentified soldier. Collection also contains various press clippings regarding Huronia Historical Parks.

Records are arranged primarily by creator, and include the William Simpson papers, the James Dumars papers, the Luke Woods papers, the George R. Dartnell papers, and the James Caughey orderly book.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

On March 19, 1964, the Government established the Huronia Historical Development Council to advise the Minister of Tourism and Information on the reconstruction of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, the naval and military establishments at Penetanguishene, and the construction of the Museum of the Upper Lakes at Wasaga Beach. The Council was also assigned responsibility for the actual reconstruction projects until 1968, when the Huronia Historical Parks Branch of the Department of Tourism and Information was created to assume the responsibility for planning, construction and operation of these historic sites. After this date, the Huronia Historical Development Council continued to work in an advisory capacity.

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. Series also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1979 and 1982 from Huronia Historical Parks of Midland, Ontario.
Custodial History

The Huronia Historical Parks agency at Midland received the records in this collection from a variety of sources. The records of James Wickens were donated to the agency by Peter McGarvey of Orillia. The records of William Simpson were donated by Alan Simpson. The cash book of Deputy Commissary- General Fulford B. Feilde was donated by Edmund Feilde Sefton of Toronto. The records of Luke Woods were donated to the agency by Anne Morrison of Barrie in 1963.

Related Material

Additional records related to Huronia Historical Parks can be found in Archives of Ontario record series RG 65-7 Huronia Parks reorganization project files. Records related to the Huronia Historical Development Council may be found in RG 5-4 Correspondence of the Minister of Tourism and Information.

Availability of Other Formats

The Huronia Historical Parks press clippings and the Penetanguishene cash book of Assistant Deputy Commissary-General Fulford B. Feilde are both available on self-service microfilm.

No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers: 12700, 14958

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