Fonds 01-016 - Marjorie McLean Oliver fonds. 2001 additions

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Marjorie McLean Oliver fonds. 2001 additions

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  • 1912-1986 (Creation)
    Oliver, Marjorie McLean

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.3 m of textual records
1 map
ca. 250 photographs

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Miss Marjorie McLean Oliver was born 8 October 1909 and lived in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Her parents were James McLean Oliver and Margaret Chase. Oliver attended the Normal School in Peterborough and received her BA from Queen's University. She became a school teacher and taught in Whitby and Peterborough. In October 1998, Oliver donated the Bobcaygeon property which her family had operated as a tourist resort, to Trent University in memory of her father, James McLean Oliver. This 270-acre property is now known as the James McLean Oliver Ecological Centre. Marjorie McLean Oliver died 28 November 2003.

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This fonds was created by and in the custody of Marjorie McLean Oliver before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

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Fonds consists of photographs and post cards relating to the Oliver family and their friends, and their home at Lakeview Farm, Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Family members referred to include Marjorie McLean Oliver, Margaret Elizabeth Oliver, Margaret Chase Oliver, and James McLean Oliver. The fonds also consists of a collection of Time Books for 1935-1948, The Clan Oliver Magazine and The Oliver Society Magazine 1969-1986, a family scrapbook of birth and death notices, newspaper clippings, letters and certificates, and two Tourist Registers for Lakeview Farm 1926-1961. Also included are family property documents including a map issued by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1955, entitled Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecoregions of Canada, with handwritten notation indicating the location of the Oliver Property which was donated to Trent University by Marjorie McLean Oliver in 1998.

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This fonds was donated by Marjorie McLean Oliver.


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This fonds is an addition to 01-010.

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Box 1

Items 1-197 are photographs and cards which were originally in a photograph album. They have been removed for preservation purposes.

  1. School Photograph, Class of Mrs. Ethel Thomas; with student names

  2. School Photograph, "To Margaret and Marjorie/ M. Gillogly/ Aug. 1919"

  3. School Photograph

  4. School Photograph, Jan. 1917

  5. Post Card, Nacey's Creek School, 1918

  6. Aunt Dugan, Marg

  7. Margaret Vianide

  8. Margaret, Verna

  9. J. M. Oliver, Bobcaygeon, 1938; "James McLean Oliver removes the blankets from the horses in front of the 'Orr House' for the drive down from Pigeon Lake to Lakeview from Bobcaygeon across to home"

  10. Farm Photograph

  11. Marg, Doris Parker

  12. "Buffalo on Big Island (Boyds)"

  13. Eleanor Fernie, [1930]

  14. "Silo and Cattle"

  15. Farm Property

  16. Farm Photograph

  17. Annie Mark

  18. Three Unidentified Women, June 27, 1943

  19. Two Unidentified Men

  20. Post Card, Mamma [Margaret Chase Oliver] and Margaret

  21. Post Card, Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Marg, Edith

  22. Farm Photograph

  23. Farm Property

  24. Oliver Home, 1989

  25. Oliver Property, Lakeview

  26. Oliver Home

  27. Oliver Home

  28. Oliver Property, Lakeview

  29. Farm Property

  30. "Leaves at Lakeview Farm"

  31. Lakeview Farm

  32. "Winter at Lakeview"

  33. "View from the Window"

  34. Oliver Home

  35. Lakeview Property

  36. Marjorie; Margaret, Lakeview Farm, Aug. 1914

  37. Oliver/ Mic Aktison/ Marg, Marji Oliver/ and the Cumberlands, Bobcaygeon, July 1913

  38. Margaret, Marjorie, 1912

  39. Margaret

  40. "Child at the Well"; "For Peggy Jr."

  41. School Photograph, Entrance Exam, 1920; with student names

  42. Eleanor (Lernie) Tripp

  43. The Burley's, Marg, Bertha

  44. Post Card, Unidentified Women at the Lake

  45. Sterling, Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Mr. [Jeremy], Marg, Kathleen

  46. Post Card, "Guest at Lakeview"

  47. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Florence Woodcock

  48. Betty Cumberland, Marg Oliver, Spt. 1913; "On the stoney shore of the lake"

  49. Unidentified Male Portrait

  50. Two Unidentified Men

  51. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

  52. Eva, Margaret

  53. Edna, Margaret

  54. Bertha, Marg

  55. Edith, Marg

  56. Mr. [Jeremy], Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver] (2)

  57. Mr. [Jeremy], Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Marjorie, Margaret

  58. Mrs. Steele, James Oliver, Mom, [Margaret Chase Oliver], Joe Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beatty

  59. Lilly [Browning]; "At the old kitchen door"

  60. Marjorie, 1911

  61. Margaret, Marjorie [1911] (2)

  62. Marjorie, 1911

  63. Margaret, Marjorie, 1911

  64. Margaret, Marjorie, [1911]

  65. Margaret, Marjorie, 1911

  66. Margaret, Marjorie, 1911

  67. Post Card, Margaret, Marjorie [1911]

  68. Marjorie, 1911

  69. Marjorie, 1911

  70. Dad [James McLean Oliver], Margaret, Marjorie

  71. Spalding Black, Margaret Oliver; "Spalding and Black and Margaret Oliver got cold water from the well", [1908]

  72. Margaret and Spalding, 1908

  73. Marjorie, 1910; "At Lakeview"

  74. Marjorie, [1910]

  75. Margaret, Marjorie; "On the veranda of [the] house" (2)

  76. Marjorie and Puppy

  77. Marjorie

  78. Post Card, Margaret, Marjorie

  79. Margaret, Marjorie (2)

  80. The Olivers

  81. The Olivers

  82. The Olivers, Mrs. [Boeckh], June 27, 1943

  83. Dad [James McLean Oliver], Marjorie

  84. Margaret

  85. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

  86. Margaret

  87. Margaret

  88. Margaret

  89. Margaret and Dog

  90. Margaret

  91. Marjorie

  92. Edith, Margaret, Marjorie

  93. Margaret

  94. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

  95. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Dad [James McLean Oliver]

  96. Marjorie, Edith, Margaret

  97. [Mary], Marg

  98. Unidentified Woman, Heather; "Summer, Heather is nearly three"

  99. Post Card, "Lakeside Village Scene" [1909]

  100. Post Card "Working at the Lakeside" [1909]

  101. Unidentified Group

  102. Unidentified Group

  103. Unidentified Group

  104. Post Card, "Canoe Scene"

  105. Post Card, "Girl at Lakeview Farm, Pigeon Lake"

  106. Farm Property

  107. Farm Property

  108. Mom, [Margaret Chase Oliver], Edith

  109. Margaret

  110. Unidentified Woman

  111. Margaret

  112. Farm Property, May 24, 1918; "The beach along Lakeview Farm"

  113. Three Unidentified Girls, Killarney Bay, August 1932

  114. Unidentified Group of Children in a Wagon

  115. "At Dinner", Aug. 1913; Lakeview Farm

  116. Marg, Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Mary

  117. Edith Oliver

  118. Marjorie, Margaret

  119. Margaret

  120. "Mike and the Team"

  121. Lorne Davis, Guests, 1946; "Resort Owner and Guide on Pigeon Lake with a load of guests at Bobcaygeon"

  122. Two Unidentified Men with a Horse and Wagon

  123. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

  124. Dad [James Mclean Oliver] (2)

  125. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

  126. Unidentified Group

  127. Unidentified Group

  128. Unidentified Group

  129. Mrs. [Boeckh], Mr., Mrs. Beatty, E. Bourne

  130. Fern, Ethel, Vera, Mary

  131. Marjorie, Margaret, Edith

  132. Mary, Ed[ith], Marg

  133. Marjorie, Margaret, Edith

  134. Marjorie Parker, Bertha Dewdney

  135. Farm Property

  136. Alberta Trotter, Mr. Dorman

  137. Margaret

  138. Margaret

  139. Margaret Oliver, Mary [Boeckh], May 24, 1918

  140. Mary, Marg

  141. Marg, Mary

  142. Margaret, Edith, Marjorie

  143. Marg, Mary

  144. Mrs. Mark, Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver]

  145. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver]

  146. Mrs. Ritchardson, May 24, 1918; "My Nurse"

  147. Mrs. Ritchardson

  148. Dad [James McLean Oliver] Marjorie

  149. Unidentified Man

  150. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver]; "Sept. 6 At Age 94"

  151. Margaret, Marjorie

  152. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver] Dad [James McLean Oliver]

  153. Dad [James McLean Oliver] Dianne, Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver]

  154. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver]

  155. The [Jermyns]

  156. Unidentified Group

  157. Marjorie McLean Oliver; "Daughter of James McLean Oliver"

  158. Margaret Elizabeth Oliver; "Daughter of James McLean Oliver"

  159. Margaret

  160. Marjorie

  161. Marjorie; "At the Boeckh's Home in Toronto

  162. Margaret, Helen, Grace

  163. Marjorie, Queens

  164. Marjorie, Kingston, April 25, 1942; "At the Train Station"

  165. Susan Van Camp, Marjorie

  166. Unidentified Woman, 1971

  167. Margaret

  168. Marjorie, Edith

  169. Two Unidentified Women

  170. Marjorie, Marg

  171. Marjorie Oliver, Bobcaygeon, April 25, 1942; "On the Train"

  172. Marjorie (2)

  173. Margaret, Bertha

  174. Norma Ritchie, Marjorie Oliver

  175. Gladys, Normie [Norma?], Marjorie, Unidentified Woman

  176. Mary, Helen, Grace

  177. Two Unidentified Women

  178. Marjorie, Gladys McGregor

  179. Marjorie, [Oliver Chick] ; [Chick] "who married Gladys"

  180. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Margaret

  181. Unidentified Man and Woman

  182. Farm Property

  183. Lakeview Farm (2)

  184. Farm Property

  185. Farm Property, Aug. 3 1978

  186. Farm Property; "The Old Home"

  187. Farm Property (2)

  188. Farm Property; "lawns at Lakeview"

  189. Farm Property

  190. Unidentified Man and Woman with Fish, 1983

  191. Unidentified Man, with Fish, 1983

  192. Farm Property

  193. Farm Property; "The Lawn at Pigeon Lake"

  194. Farm Property

  195. Unidentified Woman

  196. Farm Property

  197. Farm Property

  198. Loose Miscellaneous Photographs; includes larger reprints of images 9, 12, 104


  1. Scrap Book of Photographs

  2. Scrap Book of Photographs

  3. Time Book, 1935-1936

  4. Time Book, 1937-1939

  5. Time Book, 1939-1940

  6. Time Book, 1940

  7. Time Book, 1941

  8. Time Book, 1941

  9. Time Book, 1942-1943

  10. Time Book, 1943

  11. Time Book, 1944

  12. Time Book, 1944

  13. Time Book, 1945

  14. Time Book, 1946

  15. Time Book, 1947

  16. Time Book, 1948

  17. The Oliver Surname on the Scottish Border; by Colonel W. H. Oliver/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1982

  18. The Clan Oliver Magazine; Issue 1/ Scotland: The Clan Oliver Society, 1969

  19. The Clan Oliver Magazine; Issue 2/ Scotland: The Clan Oliver Society, 1970

  20. The Oliver Magazine; Issue 3/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1971

  21. The Oliver Magazine; Issue 4/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1972

  22. The Oliver Magazine; Issue 5/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1973

  23. The Oliver Society; Issue 6/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1974

  24. The Oliver Society; Issue 7/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1975

  25. The Oliver Society; Issue 8/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1976

  26. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 9/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1977

  27. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 10/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1978

  28. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 11/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1979

  29. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 12/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1980

  30. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 13/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1981

  31. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 14/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1982

  32. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 15/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1983

  33. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 16/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1984

  34. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 17/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1985

  35. The Oliver Society Magazine; Issue 18/ Scotland: The Oliver Society, 1986

  36. Scrapbook Pages; including marriage certificate, correspondence, birth and death notices, certificates of achievement, newspaper clippings; as collected by Marjorie Oliver.

  37. Farm Property Documents; including Property Registration Document for Lot 17 in 16th Concession, 1825-1934; Map of Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecoregions of Canada, 1995; Letter to Mr. Jas. McLean Oliver from Ruby E. Cairnduff, June 10, 1937

  38. Tourist Register for Lakeview Farm, 1926-1950

  39. Tourist Register for Lakeview Farm, 1951-1961

Additional material added 10 June 2002 (received February 12, 2002, via Development Office, Trent University):

40: Rachel Middleton last will and testament (1941), and estate documents (1947-1950)

41: James McLean Oliver estate documents, 1952-1954

42: Miscellaneous property and estate documents, 1911-1937

43: Property insurance documents, 1934, 1946; municipal water & sewage connection, 1983

44: Mackay Funeral Home, Lindsay, receipts, etc. re deaths of James Oliver, 1952, and Mrs. Margaret Oliver, 1972

45: Receipts related to properties and buildings, 1895-1985

46: Medical receipts, 1929-1939

47: Bank books, house expenses ledger, ration coupon books, Scribner's Log & Lumber Book [187-?], envelopes

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