Fonds 12-011 - Nill family fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Nill family fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1886-1940 (Creation)
    Nill family

Physical description area

Physical description

12 cm of textual records.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Daniel Nill was a farmer who at one time owned the property at 1202 Morton Line in Cavan, Ontario. The fonds consists of items which were found on the property in 2001; they relate to Nill and to members of the Mason family.

Custodial history

Fonds was in the custody of Martha Hendriks before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2011.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, tax receipts, pamphlets, and invitations found in a home purchased by Martha Hendriks in 2001. The home is located at 1202 Morton Line, Cavan, Ontario and was owned previously by a farmer named Daniel Nill (1915-[1985]). Included are letters written by Frances [ ], New York, to Daniel Nill between 1933 and 1940. Also included are letters, agreements, pamphlets, etc. associated with John Mason, William Mason, Orlie Mason, and G.A. Mason. These items are dated between 1886 and 1915.

Notes area

Physical condition

The fonds was extremely dirty when received and in disarray; the documents may have been exposed to soot. Although the items have been cleaned with a soft cloth, researchers may wish to use a mask when handling them

Immediate source of acquisition

Fonds acquired from Martha Hendriks in 2011.


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access


Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


General note


Box 1


  1. Agreement between James Mason and William Mason, 1886; share document 1893; W. Mason Ontario Agricultural College report card, n.d.; invitations including wedding invitation for Ella Brisbin and Alexander Brown, n.d.
  2. Receipts, tax documents, 1902-1916
  3. Miscellaneous pamphlets: "Ontario Agricultural and Experimental Union Co-operative Experiments in Apiculture 1915"; "Co-operative Experiments in Beekeeping"; Automobile Tires flyer, 1914; "Keep Honest Bees", 1915; "Private Property and Public Welfare" by Wm. Preston Hill, n.d.; etc.
  4. Correspondence: Mason family members, 1891; 1909-1915
  5. Correspondence: Frances [ ], New York, to Daniel Nill, 1933-1936
  6. as above, 1940
  7. Correspondence: undated; incomplete

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres