Fonds F 4595

Britnell family fonds

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Britnell family fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

5 centimetres of textual records

26 photographs : black and white prints

1 photograph : sepia print

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Britnell family, first of Oxfordshire, England and later of Toronto, Ontario.

Records accumulated by William Britnell include a program for a banquet held in honour of Sir Wilfred Laurier at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario (1906), souvenir of enrolment from the Methodist Church 20th Century Thanksgiving Fund (1901), and rent books for two years spent in Southampton, England from 1920 to 1922.

Records of George William Britnell include his St. George's Society of Toronto certificate, correspondence, documents acquired on a Cunard Steamship Company Limited family trip to England in 1922, as well as studio photographs of George William and Annie Britnell.

Fonds includes records concerning the Britnell family business such as business cards, a photograph of company machinery, and photographs of the Summerhill CNR railway station and construction site.

Other items included are: postcards of Burnt River, Ontario; photographs of the Malton airport and Frontier Mason Builders Association; photographs of a women's gathering in the vicinity of the Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion; as well as a photograph of a late nineteen century office interior.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Britnell family originate from Chinnor in Oxfordshire, England, but immigrated to Toronto, Ontario in 1881, where they were the owners of a concrete business.

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Britnell (family)

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. 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 donated to the Archives of Ontario by Florence Clapp, neighbour of the Britnell family, in 2010.
Custodial History

The records were part of the estate of Muriel Britnell, daughter of George William and Annie Britnell.


No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession 34603

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