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Fonds C 7

John Boyd fonds

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John Boyd fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

4380 photographs

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of photographs taken or acquired by John Boyd. The fonds contains images of Boyd's family; nature landscapes and subjects; and hunting trips to Parry Sound, Haliburton, and Algoma Districts. With his transfer to Sarnia in 1899, he began photographing railway equipment; Great Lakes sailing vessels; vacations to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay; and fishing trips to Muskoka District. After his return to Toronto, Boyd photographed the scenery and activities near his home at High Park and Lambton, his automobile travels around central Ontario, and vacations in the Muskoka Lakes region. The fonds also contains a wide variety of images from Niagara Falls, Thunder Bay, Montreal, Quebec City, the Gaspé Region, and the New England seaboard.

This fonds has been arranged into six series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

John Boyd (1865-1941) was an amateur photographer and railway employee in Toronto and Sarnia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Boyd, John, 1865-1941

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has expired. To publish, submit a Request to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in several accruals from Boyd's daughter, Edna A Boyd.
Associated Material

Boyd images are held by several institutions. Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa holds the negatives to most of the Boyd's photographs in the Archives of Ontario's custody. The City of Toronto Archives holds several albums of photographs, including those taken between August 1914 and November 1917 of the training activities of Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers. Showing parade drilling, artillery exercises, signaling, trench digging, and camp life, most of the images were taken in Toronto, with others shot in Montreal, Barriefield and Kingston, Camp Borden, Niagara, London, and Guelph.

Availability of Other Formats

Selected photographs from this fonds have been digitized and can be viewed through the Archives of Ontario's Visual Database.

Most photographs bear John Boyd's stamp on the back and many are annotated with captions. These captions have been preserved in listings as photograph titles. Whenever given, the creator's code has been recorded in the appendices. When studying an event or location depicted in this fonds, researchers should record the creator's code and examine the other series, especially Series C 7-3, for related images. The creator's code will also prove useful when examining Boyd's negatives at the National Archives of Canada.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 9912

Finding Aid
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Online Images

Digital images of all or some of these records are available for online research in the Visual Database.

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By Microfilm Interloan
This material is not available through Interloan.

Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
C 7-1 John Boyd loose photographs
C 7-2 John Boyd photograph albums
C 7-3 John Boyd numbered photographs
C 7-4 John Boyd unnumbered photographs
C 7-5 John Boyd glass plate negatives
C 7-6 Aerial photographs of Toronto