Ditchburn Boats fonds Help

Fonds F 2191

Ditchburn Boats fonds

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Ditchburn Boats fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

42 centimetres of textual records

48 architectural and technical drawings

161 photographs

16 maps

1 postcard

1 lithographic print

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of records related to the ship-building heritage of the Ditchburn family, in particular Ditchburn Boats Limited, a boat building company owned and operated by Herbert Ditchburn in the Muskoka region of Ontario.

Fonds includes correspondence, notes and designs related to patent applications for boat parts invented by Herbert Ditchburn and for boat designs as well as general business documentation for the Ditchburn Boats Limited and its predecessors.

Fonds also consists of historical records and information about various shipbuilding companies owned by the Ditchburn family, including the Ditchburn and Mare Shipbuilding Company, which operated in England and built ships for Queen Elizabeth I to defeat the Spanish Armada as well as records related to Ditchburn family members.

Also includes material related to particular boats built by Ditchburn Boats Ltd. including boats built for the RCMP, the RCAF, raceboats that competed in the America's Cup and other speed boat races, in particular a series of boats built for Betty Estelle Carstairs.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Ditchburn Boats Limited of Gravenhurst, Ontario was a prominent boat building company that made a series of popular speed boats called "runabouts" during the 1920s.

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Ditchburn Boats Limited

Restrictions on Access
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to Archives of Ontario by the donor. Fonds 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 through the reference desk. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit and Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Mrs. Irma Ditchburn in 2002.

No further accruals are expected.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 2191-1 Ditchburn Boats patent documentation
F 2191-2 Photographs of Ditchburn boats
F 2191-3 Records relating to the Ditchburn and Mare Shipbuilding Company
F 2191-4 General business documentation for Ditchburn Boats Limited
F 2191-5 Historical research materials related to Ditchburn Boats Limited.
F 2191-6 Ditchburn family history materials
F 2191-7 Ditchburn boat designs