Title and statement of responsibility area
Orgill family collection
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the creators of the collection.
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ca. 1888-1910 (Creation)
- Orgill family
Physical description area
9 photograph albums
14 glass plate negatives : ca. 100 strip negatives
1 cm of textual records
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The Orgill family is a branch of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Mrs. Norma Orgill (1922-2020), the donor of the collection, was the wife of Herbert Orgill, a descendant of William (Willie) Thornton Cust Boyd (1859-1919). Willie was the son of the lumbering entrepreneur Mossom Boyd (1815-1883).
Collection was in the custody of Mrs. Norma Orgill before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2011.
Scope and content
Collection consists of nine Boyd family photograph albums, 14 glass plate negatives, and several strip negatives. The images depict the lives and activities of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, and include lumbering scenes, Trent Canal steamboats, buffalo/Hereford animals, and travel excursions. Also included are three "Gypsy" photographs (Peterborough, 1909), and photographs of winter sporting activities. Several photographs depict family members; many are unidentified. Also included in this collection are copies of the wills of WT.C. Boyd and Mossom Boyd.
All photographs are glued into the albums and fading of image has occurred in some instances; the albums may be acidic and some are fragile with loose bindings.
Immediate source of acquisition
Collection acquired from Mrs. Norma Orgill in 2011.
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Associated material located at Archives of Ontario and Library and Archives Canada.
For related records see: 75-1024, 75-1025, 88-011, 97-1013, 99-008, 01-019, 02-014, 04-003, and 04-011.