Fonds F 1026

Archibald Cochrane fonds

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Archibald Cochrane fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

1 metre of textual records

1 reel of microfilm (textual records)

1 audio cassette (ca. 60 minutes)

Scope and Content

Fonds consists primarily of records created or accumulated by Judge Archibald Cochrane, and also includes other records pertaining to Cochrane and his family. The fonds contains the correspondence of two predecessors of Archibald Cochrane, Judge Justin and Judge Trevor H. Grout; material regarding the activities of the Canadian Red Cross in the Brampton area; and case files for labour disputes for which Judge Cochrane functioned as arbitrator.

Also included is a scrapbook compiled by Cochrane's wife, Ethel Vivian (Brown) Cochrane, which documents Cochrane's military service, legal career, and family; a recipe book, compiled by Mrs. Cochrane prior to her marriage to Judge Cochrane in 1927; and a medical case journal recorded by Dr. Peter McGibbon, who attended Bracebridge United Church with the Cochranes.

In addition, the fonds contains an audio interview conducted on April 13, 1977 with Mrs. Ann Boyd Skinner, Cochrane's daughter, in which she discusses her father and her family history.

The correspondence of Cochrane's predecessor, Judge Justin, consists mainly of carbon copies of outgoing correspondence. The correspondence of Cochrane's other predecessor, Judge Trevor H. Grout, consists mainly of correspondence regarding County Court cases.

Labour dispute case files contain Judge Cochrane's correspondence, notes, briefs, submissions, evidence, and background information for conciliation, arbitration, and grievance cases.

The microfilmed scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, and other items.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Archibald Cochrane (1891-1960) was a Peel County Court Judge and Surrogate Court Judge, as well as Local Master of the Supreme Court of Ontario from 1936 to 1960.

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Cochrane, Archibald, 1891-1960
Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Records are in the public domain. 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
The records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario in 1977 among records from the Peel County Sheriff's Office. Additional materials were loaned to the Archives in 1977 for microfilming purposes by Mrs. Ann Boyd Skinner.
Availability of Other Formats

Scrapbook, recipe book, and medical journal are available on microfilm only.

Title based on content of fonds.


No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers: 11631, 11662

Finding Aid
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