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The Boyd family, in Canada, originated with Mossom Boyd who was born in India in 1814 and died at Bobcaygeon, Ontario July 23, 1883. He was a member of the Anglo-Irish gentry and emigrated to the Sturgeon Lake region of Upper Canada in 1834. In 1844 Mossom married Caroline Dunsford. He became assistant to Thomas Need, owner of the Bobcaygeon sawmill and he eventually took over the mill when Thomas Need returned to England in 1843. Mossom was able to develop the mill into a large lumbering enterprise with land holdings and timber rights in Albany, New York; Bobcaygeon, Peterborough, Prince Albert in Saskatchewan, 20 000 acres around Cowichan Lake in British Columbia and 260 square miles in Quebec. By the 1870's he had the largest enterprise in the region. After his death the business was run by his son, Mossom Rater Boyd, who extended the business into Quebec and Vancouver as well as moving into steamboating, stock raising and railway development. (Taken from: "The Canadian Encyclopedia." Vol. I A-For. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1985.) The Boyd enterprises not only included lumbering but also breeding polled Hereford cattle and cross-breeding cattle and buffalo. The Boyds were involved with the Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Pontypool Railroad and the Trent Valley Navigation Steamship Company. This diversification helped the Boyd's through the lumber depression of the 1890's. Mossom Martin and his half-brother William Thornton Cust Boyd were active partners along with their cousin John MacDonald of Albany, New York in the firm of Boyd & Company. When Mossie died in 1914, the next generation became involved in the administration of the various estates and gradually disbanded the huge operation. The third generation of Boyds tended to have their own interests and professions although all were involved intermittently with the lumbering and stock farm concerns. Please see the end of the finding aid for the Boyd family genealogy.
This fonds was created by and in the custody of the Boyd family until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.
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This fonds consists of records encompasing three generations of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon. The fonds has been divided into the following series: photographs and glass negatives; Reverend Henry C. Avant; Mossom Boyd; Mossom Martin Boyd (Mossie); Lillian de Grassi Boyd; the De Grassi papers which are records of Dr. Alex De Grassi, Lillian Boyd's father, a physician from Lindsay, Upper Canada; Gardiner Cust Boyd; Mildred Boyd; Winnett (Brownie) Boyd; Laurence Chadwick Boyd; Mossom de Grassi Boyd; A. Sheila Boyd; stamps; artifacts; business which deals with the Boyds interests in lumbering; agricultural papers which deal with the Boyd's farming interests in buffalo and cattle; and, estate papers. The strength of this fonds lies in its completeness. Nothing was thrown away and there are grocery lists, laundry lists, staff salary books, furniture receipts, party and wedding invitations, school report cards, ship and railway timetables, diaries and approximately 20,000 pieces of correspondence. This has resulted in a remarkable record of a large household from the 1880s to the 1980s and an invaluable source for social and business historians.
Some of the records are fragile. Please handle with care.
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This fonds was donated by the Boyd Family.
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Associated material located at the Archives of Ontario and the Library and Archives Canada.
Maps located in Map Cabinet - Drawer 8 and Map Box in Manuscripts Room.
Outsized items located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 32.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Ministry of Communications and the National Archives of Canada in the processing of the Boyd family fonds.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The collection has been arranged under the following sous-fonds:
A: Photographs and Glass Negatives. A sample of these has been reproduced here.
B: Rev. Henry C. Avant.
C: Mossom Boyd.
D: Mossom Martin Boyd (Mossie).
E: Lillian de Grassi Boyd.
F: De Grassi Papers.
G: Gardiner Cust Boyd.
H: Mildred Boyd.
I: Winnett (Brownie) Boyd.
J: Laurence Chadwick Boyd.
K: Mossom de Grassi Boyd.
L: A. Sheila Boyd.
P: Agricultural Papers.
Q: Estate Papers.
SERIES A: PHOTOGRAPHS AND GLASS NEGATIVES
This collection of Boyd family photographs consists of a binder of contact prints 88-011/1 Volume I, some negatives and many glass negatives. The glass negatives are tied in tissue paper bundles identified by a Roman numeral.
88-011/1/I/1-N - Lumber yard.
88-011/1/I/2-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/I/3-N - Riding party - ?, Mossom de G., Doris, ?, ?, Laurie Boyd.
88-011/1/I/4-N - Golf party - back: ?,?,?,?, Laurie, Cust Boyd, ?,?, front: H.J. Wickham?, ?, Mossom de G. Boyd.
88-011/1/I/5-N - Boys pulling Mrs de Grassi in phaeton, May 1900.
88-011/1/I/6-N - Riding party - Mossom de G., ?, Doris, ?, ?, Laurie Boyd.
88-011/1/I/7-N - stereograph. Mildred?, Laurie, Mossom, Cust, Doris Boyd.
88-011/1/I/8-N - Native family. Unidentified.
88-011/1/I/9-N - Mossom de Grassi Boyd.
88-011/1/II/10-N - Mrs. Boyd's baby.
88-011/1/II/11-N - ?
88-011/1/II/12-N - Mrs. M. Boyd's baby.
88-011/1/II/13-N - ?
88-011/1/II/14-N - ?
88-011/1/II/15-N - Mossom de Grassi Boyd.
88-011/1/II/16-N - Unidentified group.
88-011/1/II/17-N - (Stereograph) - group Lillian? and Laurie? Boyd.
88-011/1/II/18-N - Mossom Martin Boyd.
88-011/1/II/19-N - Unidentified baby.
88-011/1/20-N - Captain Phillipe de Grassi.
88-011/1/III/21-N - Horse.
88-011/1/III/22-N - Mossom de Grassi Boyd?
88-011/1/III/23-N - Unidentified group.
88-011/1/24-N - Mildred and John Nind.
88-011/1/25-N - Group shot - Sheila Boyd fourth right.
88-011/1/26-N - Unidentified building.
88-011/1/27-N - Sheila Boyd and Terry.
88-011/1/28-N - Group with horse and cart.
88-011/1/III/29-N - Mossom de Grassi Boyd.
88-011/1/III/30-N - Stereograph - Doris, Mildred?, Cust, Mossom de Grassi Boyd?
88-011/1/31-N - Sailboat.
88-011/1/32-N - Unidentified young man.
88-011/1/33-N - Unidentified group in front of Christmas tree.
88-011/1/34-N - Unidentified woman.
88-011/1/35-N - House.
88-011/1/36-N - Unidentified children.
88-011/1/37-N - Probably Ann Nind.
88-011/1/38-N - Unidentified three women on deck ship.
88-011/1/39-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/40-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/1/41-N - Lillian Boyd.
88-011/1/42-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/43-N - Unidentified three women.
88-011/1/44-N - Group shot - Laurie Boyd second right.
88-011/1/45-N - Sheila Boyd and Eileen (Aileen Boyd?)
88-011/1/46-N - Laurie Boyd and Sheila Boyd.
88-011/1/47-N - Mossom Boyd.
88-011/1/48-N - Mossom Martin Boyd.
88-011/1/49-N - Unidentified children.
88-011/1/50-N - Brownie Boyd and Beatrice?
88-011/1/51-N - Scenery (Rockies).
88-011/1/IV/52-N - Unidentified scene.
88-011/1/IV/53-N - Unidentified scene.
88-011/1/IV/54-N - Unidentified scene.
88-011/1/IV/55-N - Unidentified group in woods.
88-011/1/IV/56-N - Unidentified scene.
88-011/1/IV/57-N - Scenery.
88-011/1/58-N - Horse and cart.
88-011/1/59-N - Grace? and Cust Boyd, riding.
88-011/1/60-N - Unidentified scenery - Rockies.
88-011/1/61-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/62-N - Unidentified woman on deck ship.
88-011/1/63-N - Unidentified women on beach.
88-011/1/64-N - Unidentified women on ship deck.
88-011/1/65-N - Horse and cart.
88-011/1/66-N - 3 people; unidentified.
88-011/1/67-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/68-N - Unidentified children.
88-011/1/69-N - 3 people on horses.
88-011/1/70-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/1/71-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/1/72-N - Wedding group ?,?, Sheila Boyd, Aileen Boyd?, ?,?,?
88-011/1/73-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/1/74-N - 2 unidentified children.
88-011/1/75-N - Unidentified man and dog.
88-011/1/76-N - Unidentified group.
88-011/1/77-N - Unidentified 3 women.
88-011/1/78-N - Unidentified house and group.
88-011/1/79-N - Unidentified house.
88-011/1/80-N - Unidentified three women.
88-011/1/81-N - Unidentified child holding rooster.
88-011/1/82-N - Bridge - probably Bobcaygeon.
88-011/1/83-N - Horse.
88-011/1/84-N - Decorated cart.
88-011/1/85-N - Unidentified man and woman.
88-011/1/86-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/87-N - Unidentified two women in car.
88-011/1/88-N - Echo III.
88-011/1/89-N - Unidentified children.
88-011/1/90-N - Group.
88-011/1/91-N - Sailboat.
88-011/1/V/92-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/V/93-N - Scenery.
88-011/1/V/94-N - Two people, unidentified.
88-011/1/V/95-N - (Stereograph) group and house.
88-011/1/V/96-N - Boyd mill? (damaged).
88-011/1/V/97-N - Cart and three people.
88-011/1/V/98-N - Riding group.
88-011/1/V/99-N - Mossom Martin, three children and Lillian Boyd?
88-011/1/VI/100-N - Bobcaygeon?
88-011/1/VI/101-N - Unidentified group in woods.
88-011/1/VI/102-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/VI/103-N - Boyd house.
88-011/1/VI/104-N - Cust Boyd.
88-011/1/VI/105-N - Boys pulling Mrs de Grassi in phaeton.
88-011/1/VI/106-N - Mossom de Grassi Boyd.
88-011/1/VIII/107-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - instantaneous view of rapids.
88-011/1/VIII/108-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - American falls #39.
88-011/1/VIII/109-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - American falls #40.
88-011/1/VIII/110-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - Ice bridge below falls #78.
88-011/1/VIII/111-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - Horseshoe falls and table rock, Canada side #10.
88-011/1/VIII/112-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - Suspension bridge #15.
88-011/1/VIII/113-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - Terrapin tower #37.
88-011/1/IX/114-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - Gunner Island Bridge #50.
88-011/1/IX/115-P - (Stereograph) Niagara - Luna Island #15.
88-011/1/IX/116-P - Tyrol #371.
88-011/1/IX/117-P - Tyrol.
88-011/1/IX/118-P - Hamilton.
88-011/1/IX/119-P - James Street, Hamilton.
88-011/1/120-P - (Tintype) unidentified two women.
88-011/1/121-P - View from plane circa World War I.
88-011/1/122-P - Planes, circa World War I.
88-011/1/123-P - Unidentified baby.
88-011/1/124-P - Unidentified building probably India.
88-011/2/VII/1-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/2/VII/2-N - Unidentified scenery, probably Bobcaygeon.
88-011/2/VII/3-N - Boyd house.
88-011/2/V/4-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/2/II/5-N - Laurie Boyd and three girls.
88-011/2/I/6-N - Group by water, possibly a regatta.
88-011/2/I/7-N - Boyd house and riding party.
88-011/2/I/8-N - Slide: group. 88-011/2/I/9-N - Stereograph - Cust, Mossom Martin Boyd, Mildred?, Lily?, Brownie?, Mossom de Grassi Boyd.
88-011/2/I/10-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/2/I/11-N - Christchurch, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/2/I/12-N - Unidentified group.
88-011/2/I/13-N - Ogemah and Boyd house.
88-011/2/I/14-N - Laurie, Mossom de Grassi and Cust Boyd.
88-011/2/V/15-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/2/II/16-N - Gardens -probably Boyd house.
88-011/2/I/17-N - stereograph - tennis party.
88-011/2/V/18-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/2/I/19-N - ?, Mossom de Grassi,?,?,?, Cust and Doris Boyd.
88-011/2/VI/20-N - Unidentified scenery.
88-011/2/21-N - Unidentified boy.
88-011/2/22-N - Unidentified woman.
88-011/2/23-N - Unidentified group of boys.
88-011/2/24-N - Unidentified woman.
88-011/2/25-N - Shipboard group.
88-011/2/26-N - Rowers.
88-011/2/27 - Scenery.
88-011/2/28-N - Punt, probably Oxford.
88-011/2/29-N - Building, probably Oxford.
88-011/2/30-N - Rower, probably Oxford.
88-011/2/31-N - Unidentified child.
88-011/2/32 - Unidentified group.
88-011/2/33-N - Damaged.
88-011/2/34-N - Building, probably Oxford.
88-011/2/VI/35-N - stereograph: horses.
88-011/2/I/36-N - Unidentified baby.
88-011/2/37-N - Rowers.
88-011/2/38-N - Rowers.
88-011/2/39-N - Unidentified group.
88-011/2/40-N - Probably river, Oxford.
88-011/2/VII/41-N - stereograph: Doris Boyd riding.
88-011/2/VII/42-N - Three children, unidentified.
88-011/2/VII/43-N - Man, team of horses.
88-011/2/VII/44-N - Boyd house.
88-011/2/III/45-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/III/46-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/III/47-N - stereograph: gate to Boyd house.
88-011/2/III/48-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/III/49-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/III/50-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/VII/51-N - Unidentified woman and desk.
88-011/2/VII/52-N - Doris Boyd.
88-011/2/VII/53-N - Mossom Martin, three children and Lillian Boyd.
88-011/2/III/54-N - Unidentified house.
88-011/2/II/55-N - Scenery.
88-011/2/II/56-N - Unidentified house.
88-011/2/III/57-N - Scenery.
88-011/2/II/58-N - Unidentified group of boys.
88-011/2/II/59-N - Unidentified boy.
88-011/2/VI/60-N - stereograph: inside of house.
88-011/2/I/61-N - Riders in front of Boyd house.
88-011/2/I/62-N - stereograph: unidentified group.
88-011/2/VII/63-N - stereograph: horses.
88-011/2/VI/64-N - stereograph: horses.
88-011/2/V/65-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/VI/66-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/VI/67-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/VI/68-N - stereograph: Boyd house.
88-011/2/VI/69-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/V/70-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/III/71-N - stereograph: horses.
88-011/2/III/72-N - stereograph: two girls.
88-011/2/V/73-N - stereograph: woman and boy.
88-011/2/VII/74-N - Riders in front of Boyd house.
88-011/2/V/75-N - stereograph: Laurie Boyd.
88-011/2/V/76-N - Three girls in pigtails and Brownie Boyd?
88-011/2/V/77-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/V/78-N - stereograph: scenery.
88-011/2/II/79-N - Greenhouse.
88-011/2/V/80-N - Greenhouse.
88-011/2/V/81-N - stereograph: house.
88-011/2/82 - stereograph: unidentified boys.
88-011/2/VI/83-N - stereograph: inside Boyd house.
88-011/2/III/84-N - stereograph: inside Boyd house.
88-011/2/85-N - Scenery.
88-011/2/86-N - Laurie Boyd.
88-011/2/87-N - Unidentified man, India.
88-011/2/88-N - Laurie Boyd.
88-011/2/89-N - Laurie Boyd?
88-011/2/90-N - Scenery.
88-011/2/91-N - Unidentified man, India.
88-011/2/92-N - Unidentified man, India.
88-011/2/93-N - Laurie Boyd.
SERIES B: REVEREND HENRY C. AVANT
The Reverend Henry C. Avant was minister of Christ Church, Bobcaygeon and St. John's, Dunsford. He died in 1883 without leaving a will. As Avant's "oldest and most trusted friend" in Canada, it was up to Mossom Boyd to dispose of his personal effects.
6 bound volumes: Volume I - 1880 Daily journal, sermon notes, visitation records
Volume II - 1881 Daily journal, sermon notes, visitation records
Volume III - 1882 Daily journal, sermon notes, visitation records
Volume IV - 1879 Receipt book for communicants of Christ Church, Bobcaygeon and St. John's, Dunsford
Volume V - 1881 List of communicants of Christ Church, Bobcaygeon and St. John's, Dunsford
Volume VI - n.d., 1 ledger: re Private Quadrille Club (Avant was apparently a member)
88-011/3/1 - Papers relating to the death of the Reverend Avant (1883), one letter from his sister (1873) and one receipt (1882)
SERIES C: MOSSOM BOYD
Mossom Boyd was born in India in 1815, the son of Colonel Gardiner Boyd of the Bengal Army. He emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1834. Mossom settled in the Bobcaygeon area, clearing some land for himself and working in the lumber business. He quickly impressed his neighbours and associates with his industry and his business sense.
Mossom leased from Thomas Need a gristmill, a sawmill and a house in 1843. The following year, Need returned to England and Mossom bought the three buildings. The same year, 1844, Mossom Boyd married Caroline Dunsford, of the Beehive. Mossom and Caroline hadsix children: Gardiner, Anne, Mary, Caroline, Mossom Martin and Emma.
Between 1849 and 1855, Mossom was a partner in business with John Langton, who was married to Caroline Dunsford's sister. John Langton subsequently went into politics and gave up his lumberinterests.
Caroline died in 1857, leaving Mossom with six children between the ages of one and twelve. Mossom found a mother for his children in Letitia Cust, whom he married within two years of Caroline's death. Mossom and Letitia also had two children of their own, William Thornton Cust and Letitia Kathleen.
Mossom Boyd & Co. was incorporated in 1875. At this time, Mossom Boyd was making $200,000 a year in timber sales alone and had otherbusiness interests.
When Letitia Cust died in 1881, Mossom was already ill. He died in 1883, leaving an estate worth $700,000.
88-011/4 1 receipt book 1857
1 cheque book 1862
1 time book and record of purchases 1857
1 cheque book 1858
2 volumes of Shakespeare plays, bound with works of Sir Walter Scott. Included in one volume is a receipt for books sold to Mr. Nead [Thos. Need] dated York, 14th Dec. 1832. These volumes were apparently purchased by Mossom Boyd. Later, he (or more likely Mossom Martin Boyd) had them bound by R. Romaine, Printer, Bookbinder & Stationer, Peterboro'.
88-011/4/1 - 18 invoices and ten receipts belonging to John Belcher, May 1867 - December 1868.
88-011/4/2 - Correspondence of Mossom Boyd, September 3, 1873 - January 10, 1883. 5 items.
88-011/4/3 - Price lists of plants for garden and greenhouse. 8 items, no date.
88-011/4/4 - Invoices and receipts of Mossom Boyd, 1875 - 1888. 15 items.
88-011/4/5 - Invoices sent to Mrs. Mossom Boyd. 1876 - 1881. 13 items.
88-011/4/6 - Letter dated January 2, 1881 to Letitia Cust, who was ill. Letter 1883 to Letitia Kathleen Boyd.
SERIES D: MOSSOM MARTIN BOYD
The Boyd family business reached its peak under Mossom Martin Boyd, as he diversified and expanded the business West. He was an innovative man, always willing to try something new, be it telephones, bicycles or breeding cattallo. Generally, he would start up a new business, get it going and then hand it over to his half-brother Willie to run while he started on another scheme.
Mossom Martin Boyd, known as Mossie, was born in 1855. Although he was the second son in the family, it was he who inherited the entrepreneurial spirit from his father and took over the family business. His older brother Gardiner went into real estate in Toronto.
Mossie was educated at Trinity College School in Port Hope where he made a close friend, Sutherland Macklem. He left school at the age of sixteen or seventeen and because he was needed in the family business. It seems he regretted not continuing his education. When Mossie had children of his own he made a point of sending them to the best schools at home and abroad.
When Mossom Boyd died in 1883, Mossie took over the business. The same year he married Ida Lillian de Grassi. Mossie, W.T.C. Boyd (Willie), and their brother-in-law John Macdonald went into partnership together, but this was dissolved in 1892, when John Macdonald died. A new partnership was formed between Mossie and Willie.
In 1882, the Boyds had bought the Big Island Stock Farm on an island near Bobcaygeon and here Mossie pioneered the breeding of polled Herefords and attempted to breed cattallo, a mixture of cattle and buffalo. The following year, Willie and Mossie started the Trent Valley Navigation Company to link up the lakes with the railway, using steamships. In 1890, they started their own railway, the Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Pontypool Railway. In 1897,the Boyds bought timber rights in British Columbia, and a saw mill at Genoa, and the Cowichan Lumber Company was in business.
By 1912, the Trent Navigation Company was closed down and the Mossom Boyd Company was made into a joint stock company. The children and nephews were given shares. At this time, the Cowichan Lumber Company represented the only lumber interests the Boyds had left.
In 1914, Mossie began to suffer from anemia. At first the family could not persuade him to go into hospital, but convinced him to stay in Toronto close to medical attention. When Mossie's condition did not improve, he, Lillian and Laurie went to Philadelphia for further treatment and blood transfusions. Mossie died in Philadelphia in June 1914.
88-011/5/1- 1868 - Personal correspondence (mostly copies of letters to family while at school at Weston and Trinity College School).
88-011/5/2 - 1870 - Personal correspondence from friends and family.
88-011/5/3 - 1871 - Personal correspondence.
88-011/5/4 - 1872 - Personal correspondence from family and from friend, Sutherland Macklem.
88-011/5/5 - 1873 - Personal correspondence from family and from friend, Sutherland Macklem and some invoices.
88-011/5/6 - 1874 - Personal correspondence. Some invoices.
88-011/5/7 - 1875 - Personal correspondence.
Photographs: 88-011/5/7/1 - 2 photographs, unidentified.
88-011/5/7/2 - Trinity Church, Genesee, New York.
88-011/5/8 - 1876 - Personal correspondence.
88-011/5/9 - 1877 - Personal correspondence.
88-011/5/10 - 1878 - Personal correspondence, invoices and miscellaneous.
88-011/5/11 - 1879-1880 Personal correspondence, some invoices.
88-011/5/12 - 1881-1882 Personal correspondence. Letters of condolence re Letitia Cust. Some business letters, some religious tracts.
88-011/5/13 - 1883 - Personal correspondence. Lillian de Grassi and Mossom Martin Boyd's engagement, letters of condolence re Mossom Boyd's death.
88-011/5/14 - 1884 - Personal correspondence.
88-011/5/15 - 1885 - Personal correspondence.
88-011/5/16 - 1886-1887 - Personal correspondence, mostly from Lillian de Grassi Boyd.
88-011/5/17 - 1888-1889 - Personal correspondence.
88-011/5/18 - 1911 - Personal correspondence: letters from children, letters concerning Brownie and Monnie's engagement.
88-011/5/19 - 1912 - Personal correspondence: mostly letters from children.88-011/5/19/1 -Photograph, probably Lily, Sheila and Olive Boyd.
88-011/5/20 - 1913-1914 - Miscellaneous: clippings, business papers, details of treatment of last illness, plan of apartment in Philadelphia.
88-011/5/21 - 1868-1885 - Papers from Trinity College School: invoices, receipts and report cards.
88-011/5/22 - Undated papers, medical prescriptions.
88-011/5/23 - 1896 - File concerning hiring of a tutor for Boyd children.
88-011/5/24 - Executors of the Estate of M. M. Boyd. Summary of Receipts and Disbursements: 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935.
88-011/5 Volume I: Boyd genealogy circa 1865.
88-011/5 Volume II: Cash book 1868 - 1874.
88-011/5 Volume III: School notebook from Trinity College School 1870.
88-011/5 Volume IV: Cash book 1872 - 1873.
88-011/5 Volume V: Account book.
88-011/5 Volume VI: Daily journal 1872.
88-011/5 Volume VII: Cash book 1872 - 1874.
88-011/5 Volume VIII: Account book 1878 - 1881.
88-011/5 Volume IX: Account book 1882 - 1892.
88-011/5 Volume X: Account book 1882 - 1894.
88-011/5 Volume XI: Private Accounts 1883.
88-011/5 Volume XII: Record of wages 1885 - 1894.
88-011/5 Volume XIII: Receipt 1888.
88-011/5 Volume XIV: The Bank of Toronto Passbook 1892 - 1897.
88-011/5 Volume XV: Cash book 1896 - 1911.
88-011/5 Volume XVI: Mailing list (possibly for Trent Valley Navigation Co.) 1903 - 1906.
88-011/5 Volume XVII: Cashbook 1904 - 1911.
88-011/5 Volume XVIII: London and South Western Bank passbook 1911.
SERIES E: IDA LILLIAN DE GRASSI BOYD
Lillian Boyd's papers constitute a smaller collection within a collection. There are fourteen cubic feet of her papers, covering a time span from the 1860's to 1940. Owing to the variety of material, the Lillian Boyd series provides a comprehensive picture of the life of a household from late Victorian times to the Second World War.
Lily appears to have kept papers for two reasons: practicality and sentimentality. While Sheila Boyd's papers reflect a concern for the family and what she saw as its place in history, Lily tended to save such items as theatre programmes, dance cards, children's drawings and personal letters. On the other hand, in true Boyd fashion, she kept a close record of all her expenses, and so there is a clear record of the household finances.
Lily loved gardening. Her papers include many seed catalogues and much of the correspondence is about gardening. As well, there are photographs of the gardens and the greenhouse at Bobcaygeon, whichare magnificent.
Ida Lillian de Grassi was born in Lindsay in 1858, the only child of Mrs. Annie de Grassi and Dr. Alexander William James de Grassi. Although most people called her Lily, she was later known as Pinkie and occasionally Monie.
Early correspondence of Lily is essentially from friends and relatives. One of these correspondents was Stella (nee Weller, later Herriman and Moffat by marriage) who was a friend and a relative. Stella was a regular correspondent until Lily's death when she continued to write to Sheila until her own death in 1968. Stella's changes in fortune make an interesting history and especially so in contrast to Lily's life.
Although she grew up in Lindsay, Lily seems to have taken an active part in the social life of Bobcaygeon. In 1883, she married Mossom Martin Boyd (Mossie) and in the next eleven years bore seven children. These were Mossom de Grassi (1884 - 1948), Gardiner Cust known as Cust (1885 - 1971), Laurence Chadwick or Laurie (1887 -?), Lillian Doris known as Doris (1889 - ?), Winnett Wornibe known as Brownie (1890 - 1950), Mildred Collinette (1892 - 1990) and Annie Sheila (1894 - 1982) known as Sheila.
In the early years of the marriage, Mossie seems to have travelled a lot on business and his letters seem rather factual compared to the affectionate letters of Lily's parents. Traditionally the family spent summers in Bobcaygeon and winters elsewhere, generally renting a house in Toronto. In 1895, Lily's father died and her mother came to live in the house at Bobcaygeon. The children were first tutored at home and then sent away to school, some of them to school in England. The boys went to Oxford, as well. Lily went to England fairly often, especially when the children were there.The war years brought many changes to Lily's life. In 1914, Mossie died of anemia after a brief illness. Mossom de Grassi joined up and was sent to England in 1918, although he never saw any fighting. Laurie went to India with the Royal Flying Corps, marrying in England while still in training. Cust, also, married in 1916. Brownie went overseas and Mildred was a war bride, marrying a British naval officer and settling in England after the war. As well, in 1916, Lily's mother, Annie, died. Three of Lily's nephews, Thornton and Eric Boyd and Herbert Boyd Symonds were killed in the Great War.
After the war Lily was left alone to spend the summers with Mossom de Grassi and Sheila in the house in Bobcaygeon and the winters in Toronto. Miss Isabella Macnab (Nabba) was hired as a companion for Lily and in the summers Jung Kay was hired to cook. In 1920 she visited Mildred and John Nind in England. Later that year came news of their baby's sickly condition and his death from pneumonia.
Lily suffered her first stroke around 1933 and although paralyzed seems to have led a fairly full life until another stroke in 1938 affected her mind. She died in 1942.
88-011/6/1/1 - "Master Boyd and sister" probably Cust and Doris, circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/2 - "Master Boyd and sister" probably Cust and Doris, circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/3 - "Master Boyd and sister" probably Cust and Doris, circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/4 - "Master Boyd and sister" probably Cust and Doris, circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/5 - "Master Boyd and sister" probably Cust and Doris, circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/6 - "Master Boyd and sister" probably Cust and Doris, circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/7 - "Master M. Boyd" circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/8 - "Master M. Boyd" circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/9 - "Master M. Boyd" circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/10 - "Master M. Boyd" circa 1896. Badly damaged.
88-011/6/1/11 - Unidentified man
88-011/6/1/12 - Unidentified child at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/6/1/13 - Unidentified child at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/6/1/14 - Unidentified child at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/6/1/15 - Unidentified child at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/6/1/16 - Winter landscape with sled. Blueprint.
88-011/6/1/17 - 2 boys boxing, third looking on. Probably Mossom de Grassi, Cust and Laurie Boyd.
88-011/6/1/18 - Unidentified man, woman and child. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/19 - St. Michael's Church, South Carolina.
88-011/6/1/20 - St. Michael's Church, South Carolina.
88-011/6/1/21 - St. Michael's Church, South Carolina.
88-011/6/1/22 - St. Michael's Church, South Carolina.
88-011/6/1/23 - Unidentified interior.
88-011/6/1/24 - Unidentified woman, photographed Llandudno.
88-011/6/1/25 - Unidentified woman.
88-011/6/1/26 - Unidentified house, five people on porch, possibly southern U.S.A.
88-011/6/1/27 - Unidentified landscape.
88-011/6/1/28 - "Francis Herbert Whitton aged 17 months", photographed in Hamilton.
88-011/6/1/29 - "To dear Lill with love from Little Lottie, July 2nd/74", photographed in Toronto.
88-011/6/1/30 - Unidentified baby. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/31 - Unidentified man. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/32 - 2 women, 1 man, unidentified. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/33 - 2 women, unidentified. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/34 - Unidentified child. Photographed Toronto.
88-011/6/1/35 - Unidentified child. Photographed Toronto.
88-011/6/1/36 - Unidentified man and woman. Photographed Lindsay.
88-011/6/1/37 - "Miss Nielson".
88-011/6/1/38 - Unidentified man.
88-011/6/1/39 - Unidentified man.
88-011/6/1/40 - 2 women, 1 man, unidentified. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/41 - Unidentified house. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/42 - Unidentified man. Photographed Lindsay.
88-011/6/1/43 - Unidentified woman. Photographed Halifax.
88-011/6/1/44 - Unidentified woman. Photographed Toronto, 1886.
88-011/6/1/45 - Unidentified woman. Photographed Winnipeg.
88-011/6/1/46 - "Miss Nellie Keenan". Photographed Lindsay.
88-011/6/1/47 - Unidentified 2 men, 2 women. Tintype.
88-011/6/1/48 - "Winnette de Grassi". Photographed Ohio.
88-011/6/1/49 - "Captain de Grassi, son and daughter".
88-011/6/1/50 - Suffolk stallion: "Mars 2434".
88-011/6/1/51 - Unidentified scene, probably Barmouth, Wales. See letter in 88-011/13/3.
88-011/6/1/52 - Unidentified scene, probably Barmouth, Wales. See letter in 88-011/13/3.
88-011/6/1/53 - 3 boys, unidentified, probably Mossom de G., Cust Boyd and Cyril Mendham photographed by Brownie. See letter in 88-011/13/3.
88-011/6/1/54 - Unidentified young man, probably Mossom de G. Boyd.
88-011/6/1/55 - Unidentified young man, probably Cust Boyd.
88-011/6/1/56 - Unidentified young man, probably Laurie Boyd.
88-011/6/1/57 - Unidentified young man, probably Brownie Boyd.
88-011/6/1/58 - Unidentified young woman, probably Doris Boyd.
88-011/6/1/59 - Picnic scene.
88-011/6/1/60 - Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/6/1/61 - 2 girls, probably Mildred and Sheila Boyd.
88-011/6/1/62 - Risalpur July 1916. Native workmen sawing lumber. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/63 - June 1916. Rest house on the road to Murree in the hills. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/64 - Risalpur 1916 July. Native workman and view in aerodrome looking towards R.F.C. men's quarters under construction. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/65 - Risalpur July 1916. Hangar in background, mortar and mixer in front. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/66 - On the road to Rawalpindi. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/67 - Top of the hill at Murree. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/68 - On the road to Pindi. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/69 - Another view from Tret. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/70 - On the road to Murree. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/71 - Mending a puncture. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/72 - Top of the hill at Murree 7000 ft. Ethele Boyd. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/73 - Corner of Ethele's Boyd's dressing room. Bungalow, Risalpur. See letter in88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/74 - Laurie Boyd in car at Tret. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/75 - Ethele Boyd being carried up hill in 'pug-dandi'. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/76 - Tret. The rest house half-way up to Murree. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/77 - View from Tret half-way up to Murree. See letter in 88-011/16/6.
88-011/6/1/78 - Christmas party. Probably Mildred Boyd, Berlin 1911.
88-011/6/1/79 - Laurie Boyd on camel, April 1919.
88-011/6/1/80 - The road to Kashmir above the Jhelum River. See letter in 88/011/17/12.
88-011/6/1/81 - Babu Lal, Laurie Boyd's Christian bearer and his wife. Murree, June 1918. See letter in 88/011/17/12.
88-011/6/1/82 - On the road to Kashmir. Rice terraces and Jhelum River in the distance. See letter in 88/011/17/12.
88-011/6/1/83 - Native boats in Dal Lake, Kashmir, 1918. See letter in 88/011/17/12.
88-011/6/1/84 - Stone fence at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon. See letter in 88-011/17/13.
88-011/6/1/85 - Tennis court at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon. See letter in 88-011/17/13.
88-011/6/1/86 - Gardens at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon. See letter in 88-011/17/13.
88-011/6/1/87 - Gardens at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon. See letter in 88-011/17/13.
88-011/6/1/88 - Gardens at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon. See letter in 88-011/17/13.
88-011/6/1/89 - Gardens at Boyd House, Bobcaygeon. See letter in 88-011/17/13.
88-011/6/1/90 - Unidentified couple. See letter in 88-011/18/4.
88-011/6/1/91 - Unidentified group. See letter in 88-011/18/4.
88-011/6/1/92 - David Boyd. See letter in 88-011/18/4.
88-011/6/1/93 - Ottilie Boyd See letter in 88-011/18/4.
88-011/6/1/94 - Probably Grace Maskelyne. See letter in 88-011/18/9.
88-011/6/1/95 - Probably Grace Maskelyne. See letter in 88-011/18/9.
88-011/6/1/96 - Pat Boyd and Ann Nind.
88-011/6/1/97 - 1910 Watson Street, Victoria.
88-011/6/1/98 - 1910 Watson Street, Victoria.
88-011/6/1/99 - 1910 Watson Street, Victoria.
88-011/6/1/100 - Ann Nind, 1936.
88-011/6/1/101 - The Sherwells' new house 1930. See letter in 88-011/19/12.
88-011/6/1/102 - The Sherwells' new house 1930. See letter in 88-011/19/12.
88-011/6/1/103 - Unidentified woman, probably Ethele Boyd.
88-011/6/1/104 - Unidentified woman, probably Ethele Boyd.
88-011/6/1/105 - Unidentified man, probably Laurie Boyd.
88-011/6/1/106 - Unidentified man, probably Laurie Boyd.
88-011/6/1/107 - Taj Mahal
88-011/6/1/108 - Ethele Boyd, 1918. See letter in 88-011/16/15.
88-011/6/1/109 - Ethele Boyd, 1918. See letter in 88-011/16/15.
88-011/6/1/110 - Ethele Boyd, 1918. See letter in 88-011/16/15.
88-011/6/1/111 - Barracks, Risalpur.
88-011/6/1/112 - Barracks, Risalpur.
88-011/6/1/113 - Barracks, Risalpur.
88-011/6/1/114 - Laurie Boyd in plane 1917.
88-011/6/1/115 - Laurie Boyd in plane 1917.
88-011/6/1/116 - Laurie Boyd with Squadron members.
88-011/6/1/117 - Laurie Boyd with Squadron members.
88-011/6/1/118 - Bridge over Indus River, Attock.
88-011/6/1/119 - Car.
88-011/6/1/120 - Laurie Boyd on Delhi Street.
88-011/6/1/121 - Ethele Boyd.
88-011/6/1/122 - Burwell in "Tin Lizzie" circa 1916, London.
88-011/6/1/123 - Probably Burwell Bonnell, Vera and Norman Taylor in London.
88-011/6/1/124 - India - tents part of George Hotel showing primitive Persian wheel for watering.
88-011/6/1/125 - Indus River at Attock.
88-011/6/1/126 - Maiden's Hotel, Delhi.
88-011/6/1/127 - Mrs. Max Williams of Toronto after driving accident.
88-011/6/1/128 - Laurie Boyd.
88-011/6/1/129 - Unidentified, 1910.
88-011/6/1/130 - Mildred and Sheila Boyd at fancy dress ball 1914.
88-011/6/1/131 - Bobcaygeon after fire.
88-011/6/1/132 - Bobcaygeon after fire.
88-011/6/2 - Children's drawings - mostly 1880's - 1890's.
88-011/6/3 - Newspaper clippings.
88-011/6/4 - Blank postcards.
88-011/6/5 - Miscellaneous tickets, recipes and other papers. See Large Materials Cabinet for
88-011/6/5/1 - Broadsheet describing parking arrangements for the coronation of George V and Queen Mary.
88-011/6/6 - Miscellaneous papers.
88-011/6/7 - Travel brochures and souvenirs of sea voyages.
88-011/6/8 - Wedding invitations and announcements, 1882 - 1940.
88-011/6/9 - Invoices and receipts 1916 - 1927. Mostly
88-011/6/10 - Household invoices and receipts, 1887 - 1928.
88-011/6/11 - Household invoices and receipts, 1916 - 1924.
88-011/6/12 - Invoices and receipts from London, 1923 - 1924.
88-011/6/13 - Invoices and receipts 1904 - 1929.
88-011/6/14 - Minutes and correspondence re: Canadian Convalescent Home for Officers, Dieppe, 1916.House leases, 1922, 1932.
88-011/7/1 - Correspondence, catalogues etc., mostly undated, to do with gardening.
88-011/7/2 - Correspondence, catalogues etc., mostly undated, to do with gardening.
88-011/7/3 - Gardening catalogues.
88-011/7/4 - Gardening catalogues.
Volume I - Hand-copied book of verse, circa 1883.
Volume II - Cash book, 1883 - 1886.
Volume III - Cash book 1887 to 1891.
Volume IV - Record of wages, 1896 - 1913.
Volume V - Cash book 1898 to 1902.
Volume VI - Home cash book 1903 - 1909.
Volume VII - Cash book for Europe 1904.
Volume VIII - Cash book 1907 - 1914. [M.M. Boyd]
Volume IX - Cash book 1909 - 1911.
Volume X - Notebook circa 1909.
Volume XI - Account book 1910 - 1913.
Volume XII - Cash book 1912.
Volume XIII - Cash book 1912 - 1913.
Volume XIV - Accounts 1913, Europe.
Volume XV - Account book 1892 - 1897.
Volume XVI - Mrs. Boyd's English cash 1910.
Volume XVII - Mrs. Boyd's Harrod's accounts 1905 - 1906.
Volume XVIII - Mrs. Boyd's Harrod's accounts 1909.
Volume XIX - Mrs. Boyd's Harrod's accounts 1911.
Volume XX - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1925 - 1930.
Volume XXI - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1930 - 1932.
Volume XXII - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1932 - 1935.
Volume XXIII - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1935 - 1936.
Volume XXIV - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1936 - 1937.
Volume XXV - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1937 - 1939.
Volume XXVI - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1939 - 1942.
Volume XXVII - Cheque stubs Bank of Commerce 1883.
Volume XXVIII - Mrs. M.M. Boyd, English Accounts May to July 1907.
88-011/9/1 - Children's exams 1889 - 1898.
88-011/9/2 - Miscellaneous papers re: girls' education, including some exams of Lillian's 1870 - 1911.
88-011/9/3 - Miscellaneous papers re: boys' education (including university) 1896 - 1909.
88-011/9/4 - Papers re: girls' education: brochures, correspondence, etc. 1904 - 1909.
88-011/9/5 - School publications: Trinity College School Record 1905 - 1908. Shrewsbury School publications 1903 - 1906.
88-011/9/6 - School publications: The Salopian (Shrewsbury School) 1904 - 1906.
88-011/9/7 - School publications 1905 - 1910.
88-011/9/8 - School publications: The Pelican Record 1907 - 1912.
88-011/9/9 - Theatre programmes 1882 - 1927.
88-011/9/10 - Theatre programmes 1901 - 1928.
88-011/10/1 - Christmas cards, no date.
88-011/10/2 - Christmas cards, no date.
88-011/10/3 - Christmas cards, no date.
88-011/10/4 - Christmas cards, no date.
88-011/10/5 - Christmas cards, no date.
88-011/10/6 - Christmas cards, no date.
88-011/10/7 - Christmas cards, no date.
88-011/10/8 - Christmas cards, 1870's - 1880's.
88-011/10/9 - Christmas cards, 1870's - 1880's.
88-011/10/10 - Christmas cards, 1890's.
88-011/10/11 - Christmas cards, 1900's.
88-011/10/12 - Christmas cards, 1900's.
88-011/10/13 - Christmas cards, 1910's.
88-011/10/14 - Christmas cards, 1912.
88-011/10/15 - Christmas cards, 1913.
88-011/10/16 - Christmas cards, 1914 - 1918.
88-011/10/17 - Christmas cards, 1920's.
88-011/10/18 - Christmas cards, 1930's.
88-011/10/19 - Birthday cards.
88-011/10/20 - Easter cards.
88-011/10/21 - Dance programmes.
88-011/10/22 - Miscellaneous greeting cards.
88-011/10/23 - Miscellaneous cards.
88-011/11/1 - Personal correspondence, not dated.
88-011/11/2 - Personal correspondence, not dated.
88-011/11/3 - Personal correspondence, not dated.
88-011/11/4 - Personal correspondence, not dated.
88-011/11/5 - Personal correspondence 1860's, school girl letters from Bessie Cameron.
88-011/11/6 - Personal correspondence 1870's.
88-011/11/7 - Personal correspondence 1870's.
88-011/11/8 - Personal correspondence 1880's, mostly from Lily's parents and Mossie.
88-011/11/9 - Personal correspondence 1880's, mostly from parents, Stella Weller, and Mossie.
88-011/11/10 - Personal correspondence 1880's, mostly from parents, Stella Weller, and Mossie.
88-011/11/11 - Personal correspondence 1880's, mostly from parents, Stella Weller, and Mossie.
88-011/11/12 - Personal correspondence 1880's, mostly from friends, dated before Lily and Mossie's marriage in 1883.
88-011/11/13 - Correspondence 1880's, mostly from parents and Stella.
Volume I - Diary 1876.
Volume II - Diary 1879.
Volume III - Diary 1880.
Volume IV - Diary 1881.
Volume V - Diary 1882.
Volume VI - Diary 1882 contains only a riddle.
Volume VII - Diary 1883.
Volume VIII - Diary 1888.
Volume IX - Diary 1889, almost empty.
Volume X - Diary 1892.
Volume XI - Diary 1895.
Volume XII - Diary 1897.
Volume XIII - Diary 1898.
Volume XIV - Diary 1899.
Volume XV - Diary 1900.
Volume XVI - Diary 1901.
Volume XVII - Diary 1902.
Volume XVIII - Diary 1903.
Volume XIX - Diary 1904.
Volume XX - Diary 1908.
Volume XXI - Diary 1909.
Volume XXII - List of books lent (empty).
Volume XXIII - Notebook (empty) with 1913 calendar.
Volume XXIV - Notebook (full).
Volume XXV - Notebook (mostly empty).
Volume XXVI - Passport.
1 King George V mourning pin.
1 gilded picture frame.
1 brass plate "Christchurch Bobcaygeon Easter 1907"
88-011/13/1 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/2 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/3 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/4 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/5 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/6 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/7 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/8 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/9 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/10 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/11 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/12 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/13/13 - Personal correspondence 1890's.
88-011/14/1 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/2 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/3 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/4 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/5 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/6 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/7 - Personal correspondence 1900's, mostly letters from Mossie.
88-011/14/8 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/9 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/10 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/11 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/12 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/13 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/14 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/15 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/16 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/14/17 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/1 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/2 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/3 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/4 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/5 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/6 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/7 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/8 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/9 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/10 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/11 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/12 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/13 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/14 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/15 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/16 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/15/17 - Personal correspondence 1900's.
88-011/16/1 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/16/2 - Personal correspondence 1910's, including description of Laurie and Ethele's wedding 1919.
88-011/16/3 - Personal correspondence 1910's, mostly letters of condolence re: Mossie's death, 1914.
88-011/16/4 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/16/5 - Personal correspondence 1910's, mostly letters from Laurie and Ethele.
88-011/16/6 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/16/7 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/16/8 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/16/9 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/16/10 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/16/11 - Personal correspondence 1910's, including description of Monnie and Brownie's wedding.
88-011/17/1 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/2 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/3 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/4 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/5 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/6 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/7 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/8 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/9 - Personal correspondence 1910's, includes letters of condolence re: Annie de Grassi.
88-011/17/10 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/11 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/12 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/13 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/14 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/15 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/16 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/17 - Personal correspondence 1910's including letters re: Mossie's illness.
88-011/17/18 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/17/19 - Personal correspondence 1910's.
88-011/18/1 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/2 - Personal correspondence 1920's, some description of the General Strike, England 1926. Letter, 1928, from Brownie describing divorce from Monnie and marriage to Ena.
88-011/18/3 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/4 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/5 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/6 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/7 - Personal correspondence 1920's letter, 1920 discussing Monnie and Brownie's separation.
88-011/18/8 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/9 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/10 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/11 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/12 - Personal correspondence 1920's, including letter from Rudolph Valentino.
88-011/18/13 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/18/14 - Personal correspondence 1920's.
88-011/19/1 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/2 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/3 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/4 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/5 - Personal correspondence 1930's, some mention of the outbreak of World War II.
88-011/19/6 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/7 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/8 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/9 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/10 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/11 - Personal correspondence 1930's. Brownie's marriage to Ena appears to have ended. In a letter dated 1937 he says: "In 4 years I have only encountered Ena 3 times to speak to.
88-011/19/12 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/13 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/14 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/15 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/16 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/17 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/18 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/19/19 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/20/1 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/20/2 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/20/3 - Personal correspondence 1930's.
88-011/20/4 - Personal correspondence 1940's.
88-011/20/5 - White Star Line, S.S. Megantic, Berth Layouts
SERIES F: DE GRASSI PAPERS
The papers in this series come from Lily de Grassi Boyd's parents, Dr. Alexander William James de Grassi and Mrs. Annie de Grassi. They mostly cover the 1860's to 1895 when the de Grassis lived on Wellington Street in Lindsay and Dr. de Grassi practiced medicine there. When Dr. de Grassi died in 1895, Mrs. de Grassi (known as Gran) moved into the Boyd House in Bobcaygeon, where she lived until her own death in 1916.
Lillian Boyd's papers contain many letters from her parents and they were evidently very affectionate and took an active interest in Lily and Mossie's children.
Dr. de Grassi was the son of Captain Phillipe de Grassi, an Italian, educated in France, who fought under Napoleon and was taken prisoner by the British. He settled in England and married Charlotte Hearn, an Englishwoman. In 1831, Phillipe de Grassi, Charlotte and their eight children came to Canada and homesteaded on the banks of the Don River. De Grassi also built a sawmill in the Don Valley. During the rebellion of 1837, de Grassi and his two daughters, Charlotte and Cornelia became loyalist heroes in a story to be found in Mossom de Grassi Boyd's papers. Phillipe deGrassi died penniless in Lindsay in 1877.
88-011/21/1 - Letters, cards and clippings of Mrs. Annie de Grassi, undated.
88-011/21/2 - Records of Dr. de Grassi's account with G.H. Hopkins, Barrister & Solicitor, Lindsay between June 1881 and February 1895. Statement of the late John Irvine, who died owing Dr. de Grassi $163.50, not dated.
88-011/21/3 - Documents relating to de Grassi brick cottage, Wellington Street, Lindsay 1890 - 1911.
88-011/21/4 - Certificate appointing Dr. de Grassi Medical Examiner. Accounts relating to the Estate of Dr. de Grassi 1896. Record of a mortgage taken by Mrs. de Grassi, 1903.
88-011/21/5 - Correspondence to Mrs. de Grassi, 1910's.
Volume I - Journal and patients' account book 1873 (Martin and de Grassi).
Volume II - Journal and patients' account book 1876.
Volume III - Index list - unidentified as to purpose or compiler.
Volume IV - Index list - unidentified as to purpose or compiler.
Volume V - Index list - unidentified as to purpose or compiler.
Volume VI - Index list - unidentified as to purpose or compiler.
Volume VII - Index list - unidentified as to purpose or compiler.
Volume VIII - Index list - unidentified as to purpose or compiler.
Volume IX - Index list - unidentified as to purpose or compiler.
Volume X - 1 Journal or medical lecture notes and prescription recipes 1877 - 1884.
NOTE: Volume XI - Volume XXIV on shelf beside Box 21
Volume XI - 1 index.
Volume XII - 1 book, record of prescriptions 1884 - 1895.
Volume XIII - Patients' account book 1867 - 1889.
Volume XIV - Patients' account book 1874 - 1875.
Volume XV - Patients' account book 1876 - 1881.
Volume XVI - Patients' account book Dr. A. W. J. de Grassi and J. J. Ogden 1895.
Volume XVII - Doctor's day book - Dr. de Grassi 1865 - 1871.
Volume XVIII - Doctor's day book - Dr. de Grassi 1871 - 1873.
Volume XIX - Doctor's day book - Dr. Martin 1873 - 1874.
Volume XX - Doctor's day book - Dr. Martin 1874 - 1876.
Volume XXI - Doctor's day book - Dr. de Grassi 1876 - 1877.
Volume XXII - Doctor's day book - Dr. de Grassi 1881 - 1882.
Volume XXIII - Doctor's day book - Dr. de Grassi 1883 - 1886.
Volume XXIV - Doctor's day book - Dr. de Grassi 1887 - 1893.
NOTE: The following two items are loose in Box 21.
1 chocolate box, probably gift from Mossom de Grassi Boyd.
1 envelope containing framed invitation and index card. Found among Grace and Collinette Harris' things in 1948.
SERIES G: GARDINER CUST BOYD
Gardiner Cust Boyd, known as Cust, was born 1885, the second son of Mossom Martin and Lily Boyd. He was educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope and at Oxford University.
In 1916, Cust married Grace Henderson and settled in Victoria, British Columbia. Along with Laurie, he ran the Cowichan Lumber Company. Cust and Grace had three children: Ottilie (born 1916), David (born 1918), and Pat (born 1921). David became a doctor and married Joan Sutherland. Pat married twice, once to John Arnoldi and once to a man named Stone. The family lived in Victoria, spending as much of their time as possible at Lake Cowichan.
Cust's papers consist mostly of business papers from the Cowichan Lumber Company and correspondence with Mossom de Grassi about the M.M. Boyd Estate as well as some personal correspondence. Cust was a regular correspondent with his mother, and so was Grace, and many of their letters can be found among Lily's papers. Cust's letters are lively and full of details to amuse his mother. Grace's letters are charming and often illustrated with little drawings. Cust died in 1971.
88-011/22/1 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. Some personal letters. 1906 - 1933.
88-011/22/2 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company 1934.
88-011/22/3 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company 1935.
88-011/22/4 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company 1936.
88-011/22/5 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. From one letter: "Well, Mr. Boyd that clinches the deal I'll say you deal like a gentleman". Legal documents re: suit of Doris vs. Trustees of M. M. Boyd Estate in the Supreme Court of Ontario. January - June 1937.
88-011/22/6 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. Legal documents re: suit of Doris vs. Trustees of M. M. Boyd Estate in the Supreme Court of Ontario decided in favour of Doris. July 1937 - 1938.
88-011/22/7 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. Includes request from British company to supply lumber for duration of war 1939.
88-011/22/8 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. January - June 1940.
88-011/22/9 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. Also some letters from the Ninds about the war in England. July - December 1940.
88-011/22/10 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. More letters from the Ninds. January - June 1941.
88-011/22/11 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. More letters from the Ninds. June - December 1941.
88-011/22/12 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. First mention of Ida Lillian Boyd's will. Letter from Brownie explaining how he became a lawyer and why he received shares from Mossom Martin. 1942.
88-011/22/13 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. More letters from the Ninds. 1943.
88-011/22/14 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. 1944.
88-011/22/15 - Mostly business papers from Boyd Estate and Cowichan Lumber Company. 1945 and undated.
88-011/22/16/1 - Letter found in 88-011/22 Volume IV. April 1898 to M. Boyd Co. from Executors of John Brown deceased.
88-011/22 Volume I - Letterbook: H. R. Morse Jr. 1893 - 1896.
Volume II - Letterbook: Wm. Little, Letters re: Ross McLaren properties 1890 - 1891.
Volume III - Copy of Nelson Vannier's Diary April 30th - October 3rd 1891.
Volume IV - Volume containing timber and railway maps of Nipissing district.
Volume V - Notebook: "Bela-Kula Timber Limits", ca. 1891.
Volume VI - Letterbook of Nelson Vannier 1893 - 1894. Letters are pasted into an 1884 catalogue.
Volume VII - Surveyor's notebook for Cowichan Lake 1897.
Volume VIII - Nelson Vannier. Notebook for account of expenses 1898.
Volume IX - Nelson Vannier diary 1898.
Volume X - Notebook.
Volume XI - Surveyor's field notes Cowichan Lake, British Columbia 1902.
Volume XII - Cashbook 1906 - 1909.
Volume XIII - Surveyor's field notes Lake Cowichan 1907.
Volume XIV - Letterbook 1917.
Volume XV - Diary 1908 - 1912.
SERIES H: MILDRED BOYD NIND
Mildred's papers mostly date from her school days up to the middle of World War I, but as she spent many years in England, her lively and outspoken letters can be found throughout the collection in the other family members' papers.
Mildred Collinette Boyd was born in 1892, the middle daughter of Mossom Martin and Lillian Boyd. She attended Wycombe Abbey in England between 1908 and 1910. From 1911 to 1914 she studied violin and German in Berlin, Germany. Mildred returned to Bobcaygeon in 1914 in time to see her father before he died. During World War I, much of her correspondence concerns the knitting she did for the Red Cross.
In July 1918, Mildred married Captain John Nind in Halifax, and lived most of her married life in England. A son, John Roderick Nind, was born in 1920, but died in 1921 of pneumonia. In 1922, Ann Nind was born.
In the late 1930's the Ninds moved to Victoria and built a house there. By the outbreak of the Second World War John and Mildred were back in England but Ann was sent to Bobcaygeon to spend the duration of the war in the care of Mossom de Grassi and Sheila Boyd. Mildred and John's letters from this time (see Series G) are very bitter about Germany and British politics although they seem fairly stoic about the war itself. In 1944 Ann married William Neilson. With Sheila's death in 1982, Mildred was the last surviving sibling.
88-011/23/1 - Personal correspondence 1905 - 1906.
88-011/23/2 - Personal correspondence at Wycombe Abbey, England, 1908.
88-011/23/3 - Personal correspondence at Wycombe Abbey, England, 1909.
88-011/23/4 - Personal correspondence at Wycombe Abbey, England, and Bobcaygeon, 1910.
88-011/23/5 - Personal correspondence at Bobcaygeon and Berlin, 1911.
88-011/23/6 - Personal correspondence at Berlin and Bobcaygeon, 1912 - 1913.
88-011/23/7 - Personal correspondence, Berlin, London, Bobcaygeon. Letters of condolence on Mossie's death. Correspondence re: the knitting of socks for Red Cross. 1914.
88-011/23/8 - Personal correspondence, 1915.
88-011/23/9 - Personal correspondence from Mary Burnham, circa 1911, undated.
88-011/23/10 - Letters to Mildred in Berlin from Benno Schuch, music teacher. Undated.
88-011/23/11 - Christmas cards. Undated.
88-011/23/12 - Personal correspondence. Undated.
Volume I - Account book from time in Berlin.
SERIES I: WINNETT WORNIBE BOYD
Winnett Wornibe Boyd (Brownie) was the youngest of the four Boyd sons and was born in 1890. As a boy, he was educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope and Shrewsbury School in England. He went on to Oxford and got a degree in mining engineering at McGill.
After finishing at McGill in 1913, Brownie was anxious to marry Marjorie St. George (Monnie), the daughter of family friends with whom he'd had an understanding for five years. In spite of family opposition on the grounds that the couple were too young, Brownie and Monnie were married in September 1913. Strangely enough, Lily did not attend the wedding and instead went to England to visit Mildred and Sheila who were in school there.
After the wedding, Brownie was to study at Osgoode Hall. This was an idea of Mossom Martin's to bring Brownie into the family business, following Mossom Martin's cousin H.J. Wickham as legal counsel. It is not clear from the papers whether Brownie finished his legal studies after the war broke out, but it seems likely that he did.
During World War I, Brownie joined the Canadian Field Artillery and Marjorie followed him to Wales. He appears to be the only one of the four brothers to see active service at the front and his letters home describe the experience. In 1916, he left the artillery to join the Royal Flying Corps, where he was an Artillery Observer. After the war, he continued to train the militia in the summers.
Brownie and Monnie had four children. St. George, born 1914, became a clergyman, Winnett, born 1916, became one of the world's foremost aeronautical engineers, Laurence was born in 1921 and Ann(Bridgie) was born 1923.
By 1920, Brownie and Monnie had separated, and although they were reconciled and had another child, they were divorced by 1928. At this time Brownie married a woman named Ena, and this marriage seems to have lasted until 1933. Brownie married a third time, to Beatrice in 1938.
After his first divorce, Brownie settled in the Montreal area and worked as legal counsel for the Canadian National Railway. As a child, he seemed to take more interest in raising animals than his siblings and kept this interest as an adult, in spite of living in the city. Brownie died in 1950.
Volume I 1918 - 1920
Volume II 1920 - 1921
Volume III 1921 - 1922
Volume IV 1922 - 1924
Volume V n.d. - almost empty
88-011/24/1 - Personal correspondence 1910 - 1912, including letter of recommendation from Alexander Niven, Surveyor.
88-011/24/2 - Personal correspondence 1914 - 1919. List of properties sold in Verulam township. List of hackney horses to be sold at auction. Telegram 1950 from Sheila to Cust re: Brownie's papers.
SERIES J: LAURENCE CHADWICK BOYD
Laurence Chadwick Boyd, or Laurie, was born in 1887, the third son of Mossom Martin and Lillian. He was educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope and Shrewsbury School in England. Between 1907and 1909, he studied at Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he also rowed. Laurie qualified as an engineer at McGill in 1911. One of his McGill friends, Clyde Gillies, worked in mining in theTransvaal for a time and was engaged to Sheila at the end of World War I.
After graduation, Laurie worked for the Laurentide company at Grand'mere, Quebec. During his father's illness in 1914, he went to Philadelphia with his parents. He was the donor in some blood transfusions for his father.
During the war, Laurie signed up with the Royal Flying Corps. While he was training in England, he met a young Australian widow, Ethele Findlay Godfrey. Within two months of their first meeting, Ethele and Laurie were married on May 17, 1916. Shortly after, Laurie was sent to India with the Royal Flying Corps. Ethele followed, living in Murree while Laurie lived in barracks at Risalpur. In India, the Royal Flying Corps was engaged in suppressing rebellions on the North-West border.
In 1919, Laurie and Ethele returned to Canada and settled in British Columbia. They never had any children, but after Ethele's death Laurie married Claire, who had two children.
88-011/25/1 - Personal correspondence and miscellaneous 1904 - 1908.
88-011/25/2 - Personal correspondence 1909 - 1911, includes a letter from Clyde Gillies, 1910 re miners' strike in the Transvaal.
88-011/25/3 - Personal correspondence, invoices, 1912. Includes news of Cust Boyd and Grace Henderson's engagement.
88-011/25/4 - Personal correspondence, 1913. Includes letters re: the deaths of Jack Belcher and Herbie Burnham.
88-011/25/5 - Personal correspondence, 1914. Mostly about Mossom Martin Boyd's illness from Laurie in Philadelphia.
88-011/25/6 - Personal correspondence, 1916. Includes notice about infantry school, letters from Thornton Boyd about enlistment and a Certificate of Military Instruction.
88-011/25/7 - Personal correspondence, 1916. Letters to Ethele Boyd, letters from Ethele, letter from Thornton Boyd in Flanders, invoices.
88-011/25/8 - Personal correspondence, mostly from Ethele Boyd to Laurie, 1917.
88-011/25/9 - Correspondence to Ethele Boyd from Laurie Boyd, 1917.
88-011/25/10 - Personal correspondence, 1918. Mostly between Laurie and Ethele Boyd.
88-011/25/10/1 - Clyde Gillies and Sheila Boyd.
88-011/25/10/2 - Clyde Gillies and Sheila Boyd.
88-011/25/10/3 - Clyde Gillies and Sheila Boyd.
88-011/25/10/4 - Clyde Gillies and Sheila Boyd.
88-011/25/10/5 - Mildred Boyd.
88-011/25/11 - Personal correspondence mostly between Laurie and Ethele Boyd.
88-011/25/12 - Letterbook - correspondence from Mossom de Grassi Boyd to Laurie Boyd.
88-011/25/13 - Miscellaneous.
Volume I - Jone oder Die lezen Tage von Pompeji
Volume II - List of Passengers, RMS "Royal George", 1920.
Volume III - Cox and Co. Bankers and Agents, passbook, 1916 - 1919.
Volume IV - Pilot's Flying Log Book 1915 - 1918.
Volume V - Pass book, Lloyd's Bank, Oxford 1906 - 1908.
88-011/26/1 - (Map) Punjab and N.W. Frontier Province 1912. See Map Cabinet.
88-011/26/2 - (Map) India, showing railways, circa 1916. See Map Cabinet.
88-011/26/3 - (Map) Index map to routes in Waziristan, Baum and Derajat, 1915. See Map Cabinet.
88-011/26/4 - (Map) Sketch map of Waziristan 1907. See Map Cabinet.
88-011/26/5 - (Map) Bobcaygeon, Victoria County, c1900, plan of the River & Works, also showing location of Mossom Boyd. See Map Box for oversized maps in Manuscript Room.
SERIES K: MOSSOM DE GRASSI BOYD
Mossom de Grassi Boyd was a meticulous man. He had the attention to detail that could have made him a good businessman, but he lacked the flair and the drive that characterized his father's and his grandfather's business dealings. He kept careful accounts of his spending, lists of books read, and copies of his correspondence. Mossom made rough notes of his day's activities and copied them neatly into his diary. His handwriting was beautiful and ornate.
Mossom de Grassi was not robust and always seemed to be ill. He was always concerned about his health and would subscribe to dubious treatments such as exercise courses to make him taller orthyroid treatments for migraines. On the other hand, he was an avid golfer and he curled.
The oldest son of Mossom Martin and Lillian, Mossom de Grassi Boyd was born in 1884. He attended Upper Canada College in Toronto and Trinity College School in Port Hope. Between 1903 and 1907 he studied at Lincoln College, Oxford where he received his B.A. On his return to Canada, Mossom apprenticed to a surveyor in British Columbia. In 1910 he started work towards a degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Of the four brothers, Mossom was the only one to spend his adult life in Ontario and he was the one most responsible for the M.M. Boyd Estate. As well, he seemed to spend the summers, if not the winters with his mother, looking after her finances and handling much of her correspondence after she became ill. He dealt with any requests for genealogical information about his family and his papers include correspondence with two historians who were researching the deGrassis.
Mossom de Grassi Boyd died in 1948 of a heart attack. After his death, he was described in a letter of condolence to Sheila as a gentleman of another era.
Volume I - Looseleaf notebook. Contains a copy of W.T.C. Boyd's will.
Volume II - Special diaries I. Diary of surveying trip near Alberni, British Columbia, Summer 1909.
Volume III - Special Diary II. Surveying trip, Summer 1909.
Volume IV - Notebook I, Lincoln College, Oxford. 1906.
Volume V - Notebook II, January 1st, 1908 - August 22nd, 1908.
Volume VI - Accounts III, August 22nd 1908 - December 23rd 1908.
Volume VII - No. IIIa, Books in Radcliffe Library, Oxford.
Volume VIII - Book IV, December 23rd 1908 - April 26th 1909.
Volume IX - Book No. V, April 26th - May 30th, August 15th - December 31st, 1909.
Volume X - Notebook.
Volume XI - Notebook.
Volume XII - Notebook. August 1st, 1935 - April 20th, 1938.
Volume XIII - Account book.
Volume XIV - Cement notebook.
Volume XV - Diary 1903 - 1905.
Volume XVI - Diary 1906 - 1909.
Volume XVII - Diary 1910 - 1912.
Volume XVIII - Diary 1910 - 1913.
Volume XIX - Diary year 1914 - 1915.
Volume XX - Diary 1915 - 1918.
Volume XXI - Diary 1918.
Volume XXII - Diary 1919 - 1921.
Volume XXIII - Diary 1921 - 1922.
Volume XXIV - Diary 1923 - 1927.
Volume XXV - Diary 1927 - 1929.
Volume XXVI - Diary 1929 - 1930.
Volume XXVII - Diary 1930 - 1933.
Volume XXVIII - Diary 1933 - 1938.
Volume XXIX - Account book 1914 - 1918.
Volume XXX - Account book 1919 - 1928.
Volume XXXI - Notebook.
Volume XXXII - Notebook (notes on Greek).
Volume XXXIII - Notebook (notes on Latin).
Volume XXXIV - Notebook, possibly for postage stamp collection.
Volume XXXV - Notebook 1916.
Volume XXXVI - Notebook 1917.
Volume XXXVII - Account Book I, Oct. 1904 - Aug. 1907
Volume XXXVIII - Account Book
88-011/28/1 - Personal correspondence, 1900.
88-011/28/2 - Personal correspondence, school papers, 1901.
88-011/28/3 - Personal correspondence, cheque stubs, 1902.
88-011/28/4 - Personal correspondence, 1903.
88-011/28/5 - Personal correspondence, 1903.
88-011/28/6 - Personal correspondence, 1904.
88-011/28/7 - Personal correspondence, 1904.
88-011/28/8 - Personal correspondence, 1905.
88-011/28/9 - Personal correspondence, cheque stubs, 1905.
88-011/28/10 - Personal correspondence, 1905.
88-011/28/11 - Personal correspondence, cheque stubs, 1906. (see also Large Materials Cabinet - 11/1, 11/2)
88-011/28/12 - Personal correspondence, 1906.
88-011/28/13 - Personal correspondence, 1906.
88-011/28/14 - Personal correspondence, 1906.
88-011/28/15 - Personal correspondence, 1907.
88-011/28/16 - Personal correspondence, 1907.
88-011/28/17 - Personal correspondence, 1907.
88-011/29/1 - Personal correspondence, 1908.
88-011/29/2 - Personal correspondence, 1908.
88-011/29/3 - Personal correspondence, 1908.
88-011/29/4 - Personal correspondence, some school notes, pamphlet for Dr. Barnardo's homes, 1908.
88-011/29/5 - Personal correspondence, 1909.
88-011/29/6 - Personal correspondence, 1909.
88-011/29/7 - Personal correspondence, 1910.
88-011/29/8 - Personal correspondence, 1910.
88-011/29/9 - Personal correspondence, 1910.
88-011/29/10 - Personal correspondence, 1911
88-011/29/11 - Personal correspondence, 1911.
88-011/29/12 - Personal correspondence, 1911.
88-011/29/13 - Personal correspondence, 1912.
88-011/29/14 - Personal correspondence, 1912.
88-011/29/15 - Personal correspondence, 1912.
88-011/29/16 - Personal correspondence, 1913.
88-011/30/1 - Correspondence, mostly military, 1917.
88-011/30/2 - Correspondence, mostly military, 1918 - 1919.
88-011/30/3 - Personal correspondence, 1920.
88-011/30/4 - Personal correspondence, 1921.
88-011/30/5 - Personal correspondence, 1922.
88-011/30/6 - Personal correspondence, 1923.
88-011/30/7 - Personal correspondence, 1924.
88-011/30/8 - Personal correspondence, 1925, 1926, 1927.
88-011/30/9 - Personal correspondence, 1928.
88-011/30/10 - Personal correspondence, 1929.
88-011/30/11 - Personal correspondence, 1930.
88-011/30/12 - Personal correspondence, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936.
88-011/30/13 - Personal correspondence, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941.
88-011/30/14 - Personal correspondence, 1943, 1947.
88-011/30/15 - Letters from Mary Burnham 1929, 1937 - 1938.
88-011/30/16 - Correspondence with G.W. Beall, 1936 - 1940, correspondence with Charles Sauriol, 1937 - 1938.
88-011/30/17 - Personal correspondence, no date.
88-011/31/1 - Miscellaneous.
88-011/31/1/1 - The ideal chest-expander chart (see Large Materials Cabinet).
88-011/31/1/2 - Diagram - Proposed log crossing (see Large Materials Cabinet).
88-011/31/2 - Miscellaneous - includes Mossom's Oxford degree and newspaper clipping of Mildred's wedding.
88-011/31/3 - Meredith Clease treatment.
88-011/31/4 - Empire Club programs, 1936 - 1941.
88-011/31/5 - Blank postcards.
88-011/31/6 - Theatre programmes 1908 - 1934.
88-011/31/7 - Theatre programmes 1904 - 1910.
88-011/31/8 - Receipts and accounts 1904 - 1908.
88-011/31/9 - Business correspondence 1910's - 1920's.
88-011/31/10 - Business correspondence 1920's.
88-011/31/11 - Business correspondence 1930's.
88-011/31/12 - Business correspondence 1940's.
88-011/31/13 - Photographs.
88-011/31/13/1 - Unidentified boys.
88-011/31/13/2 - Unidentified woman circa 1910.
88-011/31/13/3 - Cattle.
88-011/31/13/4 - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dunsford (Annie and Willie) 1940.
88-011/31/13/5 - Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Comber swimming circa 1902, damaged.
88-011/31/13/6 - Unidentified scenery, circa 1905.
88-011/31/13/7 - Unidentified bridge, circa 1908.
88-011/31/13/8 - Train (see letter dated January 10, 1904 in 88-011/28/8). 4 copies.
88-011/32/1 - Letterbook - Laurie to Mossom de Grassi 1919 - 1923.
88-011/32/2 - Letterbook - Laurie to Mossom de Grassi 1923.
88-011/32/3 - Letterbook - Laurie to Mossom de Grassi 1923 - 1926.
88-011/32/4 - Notebook 1927 - 1942.
88-011/32/5 - Notebook 1936 - 1939, rough notes for diary.
88-011/32/6 - 1924 calendar.
SERIES L: A. SHEILA BOYD
Annie Sheila Boyd was the youngest child of Mossom M. and Lillian Boyd. Sheila attended schools in both England and Germany. While she was away at school, Sheila's father became ill and was eventually taken to a hospital in Philadelphia in 1914 and died shortly after. When Sheila returned home from school she moved back into her parents' home. Up until the early 1930s the house was used only during the summer and closed up during the winter while Sheila and her mother stayed in Toronto. Afterwards the house at Bobcaygeon was used year-round. About 1933 Sheila's mother, Lillian, suffered a stroke and was bedridden. Sheila helped to nurse her until her death in 1942. Although she never married, Sheila was engaged for some time to Clyde Gillies, a friend of her brother, Laurie.
Two of Sheila's pastimes were painting and gardening. Her talent for growing flowers and arranging gardens won her many prizes and her paintings did well in competitions at local fairs. She was also very much involved with the girl guides and helped to organize the Jubilee Camp in 1927.
The letters in this series are mainly socially oriented, many of them are from Miss Maynard Grange, a distant relative and Sheila's closest friend. Some of the earlier papers contain Sheila's diaries and account books as well as tests and report cards. Sheila's notes are of interest because they contain first drafts of her letters to other people and help to complete the picture of what her life was like. The receipts, account books and bills give us an idea of what was involved in running such a large household. Letters that were written during the war years show how the lives of families in Canada were affected and how they contributed to the war effort.
88-011/33/1 - Correspondence 1900-1909
88-011/33/2 - Correspondence 1900-1909
88-011/33/3 - Correspondence 1900-1909
88-011/33/4 - Correspondence 1900-1909
88-011/33/5 - Correspondence 1900-1909
88-011/33/6 - Diary 1905; 1909; 1920
88-011/34/1 - Correspondence 1910-1912
88-011/34/2 - Correspondence 1910-1912
88-011/34/3 - Correspondence 1910-1912
88-011/34/4 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/34/5 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/34/6 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/34/7 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/34/8 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/34/9 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/34/10 - Tests; report cards; artwork
88-011/34/11 - Postcards; greeting cards
88-011/34/12 - Notes; receipts
88-011/34/13 - Appointment calendar; 2 notebooks
88-011/34/14 - Diary Dec. 1, 1911 - July 6, 1912
88-011/35/1 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/2 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/3 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/4 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/5 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/6 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/7 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/8 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/35/9 - Notes; receipts etc.
88-011/35/10 - Postcards; greeting cards
88-011/35/11 - World War 1: correspondence; newspaper clippings
88-011/36/1 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/36/2 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/36/3 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/36/4 - Correspondence 1910-1919
88-011/36/5 - World War 1: Correspondence
88-011/36/6 - Notes; receipts etc.
88-011/36/7 - Postcards; greeting cards
88-011/36/8 - Death of Mossom M. Boyd: letters of condolence, etc.
88-011/37/1 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/2 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/3 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/4 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/5 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/6 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/7 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/8 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/9 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/37/10 - Personal Correspondence 1920-1929: Girl Guides Council 1920-1929
88-011/37/11 - Postcards; greeting cards
88-011/37/12 - Notes; receipts
88-011/38/1 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/38/2 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/38/3 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/38/4 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/38/5 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/38/6 - Correspondence 1920-1929
88-011/38/7 - Girl Guide Council 1920-1929
88-011/38/8 - Postcards; Greeting Cards
88-011/38/9 - Notes; Receipts
88-011/39/1 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/2 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/3 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/4 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/5 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/6 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/7 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/8 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/39/9 - Notes etc.
88-011/39/10 - Receipts and bills
88-011/39/11 - Girl Guide Council
88-011/39/12 - Greeting cards; postcards
88-011/39/13 - Dietary notes
88-011/39/14 - Account book 1935-1937; Account book 1931-1935
88-011/40/1 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/2 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/3 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/4 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/5 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/6 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/7 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/8 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/9 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/10 - Correspondence 1930-1939
88-011/40/11 - Girl Guide Council
88-011/40/12 - Receipts and bills
88-011/40/13 - World War II Correspondence etc.
88-011/40/14 - Notes
88-011/40/15 - Greeting Cards; postcards
88-011/40/16 - Telegrams
88-011/41/1 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/41/2 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/41/3 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/41/4 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/41/5 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/41/6 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/41/7 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/41/8 - Letters of condolence etc. regarding the death of Lillian Boyd (1942)
88-011/41/9 - Notes etc.
88-011/42/1 - Correspondence 1940-1949 including letters from Laurie re Lillian's estate, income tax returns etc
88-011/42/2 - Correspondence 1940-1949 including a letter from Dorothy about some old family documents.
88-011/42/3 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/42/4 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/42/5 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/42/6 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/42/7 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/42/8 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/42/9 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/42/10 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/43/1 - Correspondence 1940-1949 including a letter from Cust reporting an earthquake in B.C.
88-011/43/2 - Correspondence 1940-1949 including letters re the division of Lillian's estate (d.1942)
88-011/43/3 - Correspondence 1940-1949 including letter re division of Mossom's estate (d.1948)
88-011/43/4 - Correspondence 1940-1949
88-011/43/5 - Post cards; greeting cards
88-011/43/6 - Bills and receipts
88-011/43/7 - Letters re death of Mossom de Grassi Boyd (1948)
88-011/43/8 - World War II correspondence
88-011/43/9 - Notes etc.
88-011/44/1 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/44/2 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/44/3 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/44/4 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/44/5 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/44/6 - Notes etc. 1950-1959
88-011/45/1 - Correspondence 1950-1959 including letters about a memorial stained glass window imported from England.
88-011/45/2 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/45/3 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/45/4 - Correspondence 1950-1959
88-011/45/5 - Notes etc.
88-011/46/1 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/46/2 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/46/3 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/46/4 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/46/5 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/46/6 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/46/7 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/1 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/2 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/3 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/4 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/5 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/6 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/7 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/8 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/9 - Correspondence 1960-1969
88-011/47/10 - Notes etc.
88-011/48/1 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/2 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/3 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/4 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/5 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/6 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/7 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/8 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/9 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/10 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/48/11 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/49/1 - Sheila's Will
88-011/49/2 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/49/3 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/49/4 - Correspondence 1970-1979
88-011/49/5 - Notes etc.
88-011/50/1 - Ledgers
88-011/50/2 - Bills and receipts 1900-1919
88-011/50/3 - Bills and receipts 1920-1929
88-011/50/4 - Bills and receipts 1930-1939
88-011/50/5 - Bills and receipts 1940-1949
88-011/50/6 - Bills and receipts 1950-1959
88-011/50/7 - Bills and receipts 1960-1969
88-011/50/8 - Bills and receipts 1970-1979
88-011/50/9 - Calculation sheets for Lennie Cross' salary.
88-011/50/10 - Bills: Telephone, electricity, oil etc.
88-011/50/11 - Bills for renovation of Boyd offices.
88-011/50/12 - Miscellaneous
88-011/50/13 - Book of share certificates
88-011/50/14 - Handbook of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry
88-011/50/15 - Account book
88-011/51/1/1 - Freshman class, Lincoln College, 1903? (Mossom de Grassi Boyd, rear centre).
88-011/51/2/1 - Gardner Cust Boyd.
88-011/51/2/2 - Mildred Collinette Boyd.
88-011/51/2/3 - Nyaniso, Dick, R.A. Dold (chief surveyor), De Beer (miner), Manwagle, Gillies, Jan. K.D
1900' level South Reef Stope. (South African,mining scene, probably sent by Clyde Gillies)
88-011/51/2/4 - Lothe Andrews.
88-011/51/2/5 - Master Boyd and brothers (Mossom, Cust and Laurie) circa 1890.
88-011/51/2/6 - Papa, Leo, Helen 1904 (Baumfelder?).
88-011/51/2/7 - Indian women at Yuma.
88-011/51/2/8 - Marion Mcdonald.
88-011/51/2/9 - Leonard and baseball team: V&S Morden.
88-011/51/2/10 - Mossom Richard (80th Battalion) and Howard Fairbairn (109th Battalion) circa 1914.
88-011/51/2/11 - Barbara, Diana, David and Edward 1966.
88-011/51/2/12 - Marion Mcdonald, August 1904.
88-011/51/2/13 - Annie Taylor and unidentified woman.
88-011/51/2/14 - Sheila and Eileen (Aileen?) Boyd.
88-011/51/2/15 - Church at Wyde and gravestone of John Roderick Nind.
88-011/51/2/16 - Cust, Frieda, Olive?, Doris Boyd, Marjory and
Carolyn Macdonald, Arthur Hammond, Claude ?, Sheila and Laurie Boyd circa 1905.
88-011/51/2/17 - Mildred Collinette Boyd circa 1902.
88-011/51/2/18 - H.J. Wickham 1912.
88-011/51/2/19 - Howard Sutherland Malgachen 1881.
88-011/51/2/20 - Annie Taylor.
88-011/51/2/21 - Marion Mcdonald in fancy costume 1905.
88-011/51/2/22 - Marion, Helen, Margaret 1904.
88-011/51/2/23 - Laurie Boyd 1916.
88-011/51/2/24 - Mildred Boyd Nind 1918.
88-011/51/2/25 - Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt and Miss Blawdell, Florida 1910.
88-011/51/2/26 - Mauney, Laurie and Christie Boyd, 1969.
88-011/51/2/27 - E.S. Windeah, 1910.
88-011/51/2/28 - Winnett Boyd circa 1916.
88-011/51/2/29 - Winnett Boyd circa 1916.
88-011/51/2/30 - W. Boyd.
88-011/51/2/31 - Thornton and Paul (Boyd?) 1892.
88-011/51/2/32 - Laurence S. Boyd family 1968.
88-011/51/3/1 - Sheila Boyd February 1950 passport photo.
88-011/51/3/2 - Sheila Boyd 1963.
88-011/51/3/3 - Glad Macfarlane at 80 (1969). See letter dated August 27, 1967.
88-011/51/3/4 - Hugh Logie. See letter dated September 4, 1967.
88-011/51/3/5 - Group shot, Sheila Boyd far right. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/6 - Water lilies. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/7 - Group shot, 3 women and a baby. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/8 - Group shot in costume. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/9 - Woman in costume. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/10 - Car and three people. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/11 - Car and five people Sheila Boyd second left. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/12 - Window. See letter dated September 5, 1931, 88-011/40/6.
88-011/51/3/13 - Mr. Boyd. Possibly Cust.
88-011/51/3/14 - Four girls, unidentified.
88-011/51/3/15 - Unidentified girl.
88-011/51/3/16 - 2 unidentified girls holding cricket bats.
88-011/51/3/17 - Group shot, girls.
88-011/51/4/1 - Making 'winecocks'.
88-011/51/4/2 - John Nind and Hicks.
88-011/51/4/3 - John Nind 1920.
88-011/51/4/4 - John and Mildred Nind's chickens, 1920.
88-011/51/4/5 - Gravestone of John Roderick Nind.
88-011/51/4/6 - "Little Close" Bledington.
88-011/51/4/7 - Back of Nind house.
88-011/51/4/8 - Mildred Nind making 'winecocks'.
88-011/51/4/9 - Mildred Nind 1920.
88-011/51/4/10 - Nind house.
88-011/51/4/11 - John Nind.
88-011/51/4/12 - "Little Close" Bledington.
88-011/51/4/13 - "Little Close" Bledington.
88-011/51/4/14 - "Little Close" Bledington.
88-011/51/4/15 - Ann Nind.
88-011/51/4/16 - Ann Nind.
88-011/51/4/17 - Ann Nind.
88-011/51/4/18 - Ann Nind.
88-011/51/4/19 - Ann Nind and John Nind.
88-011/51/4/20 - Ann Nind.
88-011/51/5/1 - H.J. Wickham.
88-011/51/5/2 - H.J. Wickham.
88-011/51/5/3 - Cust Boyd and dog, circa 1886.
88-011/51/5/4 - Cust Boyd circa 1888.
88-011/51/5/5 - Cust Boyd circa 1905.
88-011/51/5/6 - Cust Boyd circa 1905.
88-011/51/5/7 - Mossom de Grassi Boyd circa 1894.
88-011/51/5/8 - Mossom de Grassi Boyd circa 1903.
88-011/51/5/9 - Laurie Boyd circa 1903.
88-011/51/5/10 - Sheila Boyd circa 1920.
88-011/51/5/11 - Sheila Boyd and Ann Boyd circa 1940.
88-011/51/5/12 - Sheila Boyd and Ann Boyd circa 1940.
88-011/51/5/13 - Sheila Boyd? and Maynard Grange? circa 1970.
88-011/51/5/14 - Sheila Boyd? and Maynard Grange? circa 1980.
88-011/51/5/15 - Group shot - Laurie? front, second left.
88-011/51/6/1 - David Boyd and Terry 1942.
88-011/51/6/2 - David Boyd 1919.
88-011/51/6/3 - David Boyd 1919.
88-011/51/6/4 - David Boyd 1919.
88-011/51/6/5 - Unidentified man, Pat and Cust Boyd.
88-011/51/6/6 - Cust and Grace Boyd 1956.
88-011/51/6/7 - Gladys Boyd.
88-011/51/6/8 - Unidentified woman, possibly Grace Boyd.
88-011/51/6/9 - Laurie's Laddie and Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/10 - Ottilie and David Boyd 1919.
88-011/51/6/11 - David Boyd and unidentified man.
88-011/51/6/12 - Unidentified baby.
88-011/51/6/13 - Unidentified baby.
88-011/51/6/14 - Unidentified baby.
88-011/51/6/15 - Ottilie and David Boyd 1920.
88-011/51/6/16 - Ottilie and David Boyd 1920.
88-011/51/6/17 - Cust, Grace and Ottilie Boyd 1917.
88-011/51/6/18 - Robin, Lindsay, Jillian and Mossom Boyd circa 1950.
88-011/51/6/19 - Mossom M. Boyd 1954.
88-011/51/6/20 - 3 unidentified boys.
88-011/51/6/21 - Near Cowichan Lake.
88-011/51/6/22 - Near Cowichan Lake.
88-011/51/6/23 - Near Cowichan Lake.
88-011/51/6/24 - One of Cust and Grace Boyd's children unidentified.
88-011/51/6/25 - Ottilie at Sanatorium 1926-28.
88-011/51/6/26 - Unidentified house.
88-011/51/6/27 - Ottilie or Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/28 - Ottilie or Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/29 - Ottilie or Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/30 - Ottilie or Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/31 - Ottilie or Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/32 - Ottilie or Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/33 - Probably David Boyd.
88-011/51/6/34 - Ottilie, Pat and David Boyd.
88-011/51/6/35 - Possibly Ottilie Boyd's house, Cowichan Lake.
88-011/51/6/36 - Pat Boyd, 1938.
88-011/51/6/37 - Grace, Ottilie and David Boyd, probably 1919.
88-011/51/6/38 - Grace, Ottilie and David Boyd, probably 1919.
88-011/51/6/39 - Cowichan Lake.
88-011/51/6/40 - David, Ottilie and Pat Boyd.
88-011/51/6/41 - David and Ottilie Boyd.
88-011/51/6/42 - Pat Boyd and dog.
88-011/51/6/43 - Unidentified, 1932.
88-011/51/6/44 - Unidentified, David, Cust Boyd.
88-011/51/6/45 - Ottilie, David, Pat Boyd and dog.
88-011/51/6/46 - Grace, David Boyd, unidentified.
88-011/51/6/47 - Southern Arizona east of Phoenix 1939.
88-011/51/6/48 - Southern Arizona east of Phoenix 1939.
88-011/51/7/1 - Trinity College School, Port Hope.
88-011/51/7/2 - Circular Bridge, Echo Mountain and Valley, Mt. Lowe Alpine RR.
88-011/51/7/3 - Old St. Paul's Lindsay, 1887.
88-011/51/7/4 - Wadham College, Oxford.
88-011/51/7/5 - Jim Dowding's house, 1911.
88-011/51/7/6 - Laurel Lumber Co. Camp, Mississippi.
88-011/51/7/7 - Live Oaks City Park, New Orleans.
88-011/51/7/8 - The Village, Tintern.
88-011/51/7/9 - Tintern Abbey, Cloister Arch.
88-011/51/7/10 - New California Palms.
88-011/51/7/11 - Parliament buildings, Toronto.
88-011/51/7/12 - Inverlea Bridge.
88-011/51/7/13 - Inverlea Bridge.
88-011/51/7/14 - Newark, New Jersey.
88-011/51/7/15 - Mildred and John Nind's house, Cheltenham 1921.
88-011/51/7/16 - Hastings Mill.
88-011/51/7/17 - Boyd Mill, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/51/7/18 - St. John's, Peterborough.
88-011/51/7/19 - Lindsay.
88-011/51/7/20 - Ruddock Mill.
88-011/51/7/21 - Inglis Falls, Owen Sound.
88-011/51/7/22 - Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/51/7/23 - Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/51/7/24 - Boyd House, Bobcaygeon.
88-011/51/7/25 - The Old Rectory, Weston, 1912.
88-011/51/7/26 - Falls of the Montmorency, Quebec.
88-011/51/7/27 - Ben Lomond and Rowardennan Hotel.
88-011/51/7/28 - Liverpool.
88-011/51/7/29 - Liverpool.
88-011/51/7/30 - Liverpool.
88-011/51/7/31 - Liverpool.
88-011/51/7/32 - Liverpool.
88-011/51/7/33 - Canopy Hall, Cave of the Winds.
88-011/51/7/34 - View in Dante's Inferno, Cave of the Winds.
88-011/51/8/1 - Walter Ventress' farm at Nogey's.
88-011/51/8/2 - Unidentified.
88-011/51/8/3 - East beyond Nogey's Creek Bridge.
88-011/51/8/4 - Unidentified.
88-011/51/8/5 - Unidentified.
88-011/51/9 - Photographs.
88-011/51/10 - Photographs.
88-011/51/11 - Photographs.
88-011/51/12 - Photographs.
88-011/51/13 - Photographs.
88-011/51/14 - Photographs.
88-011/51/15 - Photographs.
88-011/52/1 - Undated correspondence
88-011/52/2 - Undated correspondence
88-011/52/3 - Miscellaneous
88-011/52/4 - Recipes
88-011/52/5 - Newspaper clippings
88-011/52/6 - Notebooks, appointment books, programs etc.
88-011/52/7 - School work, artwork, map of South Central Sahara
88-011/52/8 - Plans and letters re Bobcaygeon bridge.
SERIES M: STAMPS
Black binder designated Box 53
This consists of loose stamps found in envelopes throughout the collection.
SERIES N: ARTIFACTS
Assorted artifacts including toys and cut-out paper animals.
SERIES O: BUSINESS PAPERS
88-011/55 - unused form pads, cheque books, indexes, catalogues, pamphlets, seed catalogues, farm stock catalogues
88-011/56 - Account Books, 1910, 1911, 1912
88-011/57 - Account Books, 1913, 1914 (2)
88-011/58 - Account Books, 1915, 1916
88-011/59/1 - Correspondence re Northumberland Power and Electric Co.
88-011/59/2 - Estate and business papers of Lily Boyd, 1931-1947
88-011/59/3 - Cowichan Lumber Company, 1914-1915
88-011/59/4 - Business correspondence pre death of Mossie, 1912- 1914
88-011/59/5 - Insurance policies and lumbering agreements, 1894 - 1944
88-011/59/6 - Wright property correspondence 1894-1908
88-011/59/7 - Subdivision plans, Verulam Twp. 1915, 1938
88-011/59/8 - Correspondence with Department of Marine and Fisheries, 1907-1908
88-011/59/9 - Purchase of Bobcaygeon Farm from W.T.C. Boyd estate, 1925-1928
88-011/59/10 - Port Moody correspondence, 1918-1925
88-011/59/11 - W.T.C.Boyd and M.M.Boyd Estates Partition, 1926
88-011/59/12 - Lot 226 G1 British Columbia, 1908
88-011/59/13 - T1 Y2 Sale (B.C.) 1924-1926
88-011/59/14 - Copy correspondence, Cowichan Lumber Co. 1924-26
88-011/59/15 - Copy correspondence, Cowichan Lumber Co. 1926-27
88-011/60 - 7 letterbooks of Boyd and Co. 1903-1909
88-011/61 - 6 letterbooks of Boyd and Co. 1905-1909
88-011/62/1 - W.T.C. Boyd Family Records; school records of Thornton, Eric and Rosalind, 1905-1907
88-011/62/2 - W.T.C. Boyd Guardian Accounts, 1906-1907
88-011/62/3 - Agenda of meetings of W.T.C. Boyd Trust Estates, 1919-1922
88-011/63/1 - Receipts, 1909-1913
88-011/63/2 - Receipts, 1915-1916; 1939-1940
88-011/63/3 - Account pass books 1897-1909
88-011/63/4 - Account pass books 1888-1898
88-011/63/5 - M.M.Boyd Balance sheets 1920-1921
88-011/63/6 - Trial balance sheets 1920-1921
88-011/63/7 - M.M.Boyd Estate correspondence 1922-1923
88-011/63/8 - Miscellaneous
88-011/64 Letterbooks, 1907-1911; correspondence re Trent Valley Navigation Company and other Boyd enterprises; invoices 1908-1912.
88-011/65/1 - Walkabout Realty Co. 1913-1925
88-011/65/2 - Walkabout Realty Co. 1913-1925
88-011/65/3 - Sales, Verulam Twp. properties 1919-20
88-011/65/4 - Lot 15, Con. 19, Verulam Twp. 1919
88-011/65/5 - Cowichan Lumber Co. correspondence, 1919-23
88-011/65/6 - Lot 30, Con. 10, Verulam Twp.
88-011/65/7 - Cowichan Lumber Co. correspondence, 1924
88-011/65/8 - Business correspondence 1917-38 (scattered)
88-011/65/9 - Winnett Boyd business correspondence 1924-26
88-011/65/10 - M. De G. Boyd business correspondence 1925-27
88-011/65/11 - M. De G. Boyd business correspondence 1925-27
88-011/65/12 - M. De G. Boyd rough draft business correspondence
88-011/65/13 - W.T.C. Boyd correspondence re timber rights in B.C. 1917-18
88-011/65/14 - Miscellaneous business correspondence 1913-17
88-011/66/1 - Business correspondence 1913-17
88-011/66/2 - Pamphlets: re stock, timber, Stoney Lake, Viamede, Kawarthas
88-011/66/3 - Cowichan Lumber Co. Index, 1922
88-011/66/4 - Business correspondence B.C. timber rights, 1945
88-011/66/5 - as above
88-011/66/6 - Deeds, sales, mortgages re Bobcaygeon properties
88-011/66/7 - Mortgages, deeds re Toronto properties
88-011/66/8 - Trent Canal Expropriation 1920-22
88-011/66/9 - Shawinigan timber lands
88-011/66/10 - B.C. lumbering business papers 1938-46
88-011/66/11 - B.C. lumbering business papers 1947
88-011/66/12 - Cowichan Lumber Co.
88-011/66/13 - Miscellaneous
SERIES P: AGRICULTURAL PAPERS
88-011/67/1 - Certificates of prizes won by Boyd stock at various exhibitions
88-011/67/2 - Index of stock
88-011/67/3 - Hereford cattle certificates
88-011/67/4 - Index list of horses
88-011/67/5 - Notebooks (3) re stock purchases and inquiries in U.K. 1909
88-011/67/6 - Notebook of veterinary and medical recipes
88-011/67/7 - Calgary auction sales 1901-06
88-011/67/8 - Cattle auction sale catalogues
88-011/67/9 - Miscellaneous stock papers; ear tags; horse pedigrees
88-011/68/1 - Pedigree stock charts
88-011/68/2 - Promissory notes, clippings
88-011/68/3 - Diary of cattle buying trip 1903
88-011/68/4 - Stock sales catalogues: Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Chicago, Detroit, Windsor, 1888, 1907-23
88-011/68/5 - Stock sales: Red Deer Hill Stock Farm 1905, 1907, 1910
88-011/68/6 - Boyd Farm correspondence 1918-24
88-011/68/7 - Boyd Farm - Bank of Montreal correspondence 1919-23
88-011/68/8 - Stock Names
88-011/68/9 - Farm record books (2)
88-011/68/10 - Cattle pedigrees books
88-011/68/11 - Cattallo Breeding by Mossom Boyd and livestock record book
88-011/68/12 - Stock pamphlets
88-011/69 - 3 files of Winnett Boyd, stock correspondence 1925
Bound journals, etc., randomly shelved in 88-011 section (these materials were removed from the Boyd Bobcaygeon farm house on February 5, 2002; received via Winnett Boyd)
American Hereford Record. Vol.1 (1880) - Vol.35 (1911); 34 volumes in total (nearly complete run)
Herd Book of Hereford Cattle. Vol.1&2 (1862) - vol.42 (1911); 20 volumes in total (incomplete run)
The Canadian Hereford Herd Book. Vol.23 (1941)
The Polled Herd Book. Vol. 32 (1908)
The Principles and Practice of Veterinary Surgery / William Williams, 1886
Red Deer Herd Book No. 1, Mossom Boyd Co. - entries for cows born 1898-1916; one entry re Cornwall Construction Co., 1967
SERIES Q: ESTATE PAPERS
88-011/70/1 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd, 1948.
88-011/70/2 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd, 1949.
88-011/70/3 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd, 1950.
88-011/70/4 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd, 1951.
88-011/70/5 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd, 1952, including 1952 will of Grace E. Boyd and 1926 will of her father, David Henderson.
88-011/70/6 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd, 1954.
88-011/70/7 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd, 1955.
88-011/70/8 - Miscellaneous documents, Gardiner Cust Boyd, Grace E. Boyd.
88-011/70/9 - Estate of M.M. Boyd, miscellaneous.
88-011/70/10 - Estate of M.M. Boyd, miscellaneous.
88-011/70/11 - Estate of M.M. Boyd, miscellaneous.
88-011/70/12 - Estate of M.M. Boyd, office copies of income tax returns 1927 - 1948.
88-011/70/13 - Estate of M.M. Boyd, income tax returns, employees, 1919 - 1947.
88-011/70/14 - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Mossom de Grassi Boyd's working papers.
88-011/70/15 - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Mossom de Grassi Boyd's working papers.
88-011/70/16 - Irwin Estate Papers.
88-011/70/17 - Symonds Estate Papers.
88-011/70/18 - Dunsford Trust Papers.
Volume I - Estate of M.M. Boyd cheque stubs, 1943 - 1949.
Volume II - Boyd Auction catalogue 1983.
Volume I - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook No. 1, 1919 - 1922.
Volume II - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook No. 2, 1923 - 1924.
Volume III - General letter book, 6 April 1925 to July 2, 1940.
Volume IV - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook No. 3, 1925.
Volume V - Estate of M.M. Boyd, January 1926 - December 1926.
Volume VI - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook, 1 January 1929 to 31st July 1928.
Volume I - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook No. 6, 1 August 1928 to 31st May 1930.
Volume II - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook, 1 June 1930 to 31st May, 1932.
Volume III - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook, 1 June 1932 to 30th April 1935.
Volume IV - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook, 1 May 1935 to July 1938.
Volume V - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Letterbook, August 2nd 1938 to June 30, 1940.
Volume VI - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Cash Book and Journal No. 1 from June 15, 1914 to September, 1920.
Volume VII - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Cash Book and Journal No. 2 from October 1920 to December 1927.
Volume VIII - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Cash Book and Journal No. 3, from January 1, 1938 to December 1st, 1947.
Volume IX - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Journal No. 4, from January 1 1938 to December 1st, 1947.
Volume X - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Ledger 1911 to 1921.
Volume XI - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Receipts and Disbursements, 1914 to 1930.
Volume XII - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Ledger, 1914 to 1932.
Volume XIII - Estate of M.M. Boyd, Ledger, 1921 to 1928.
A- Gardiner Boyd, Colonel
B- Mossom Boyd (1815-1883)
1- Caroline Dunsford (1820 -1857)
C- Gardiner Boyd (1845-1898)
D- Gardiner (Gardie) Mossom
D-Frieda Kathleen Boyd (1888-?)
1-Edward Coltrin Keefer
E- Peter Keefer
D- Mary Olive Boyd
1- George Morley
E- Mary Morley
C- Anne Boyd (1846-1912) (separated 1891)
1- James Moore Irwin (?-1908)
D- (Willie) Irwin
1 - Rose Dunsford
D- Elizabeth (Bessie) Irwin
1- Edgar Howes
D- (Carrie) Irwin
D- Mossom Irwin
C- Mary Arabella Boyd (1849-1932)
1- Charles Bonnell, Dr. (?-1905)
D- Wilhelmina Bonnell (1858-1948)
D- Eva Cust Bonnell
D- Mossom Burwell Bonnell
D- Vera Ellen Bonnell
1- Norman B. Taylor, Dr.
E- Eric Taylor
C- Caroline Boyd (1851-?)
1- John Macdonald (?-1892)
D- Marion Cust Macdonald
D- Ronald Boyd
D- Reginald Boyd
2- Willie Baumfelder
D- Leo Baumfelder (1901)
C- Mossom Martin (Mossie) Boyd (1855-1914)
1 - Ida Lillian (Pinkie) de Grassi (1858-1942)
D- Mossom de Grassi Boyd (1884-1948)
D- Gardiner Cust Boyd (1885-1971)
1- Grace Edith Henderson (1894-?)
E- Ottilie Grace Boyd (1916-?)
E- David M. Boyd, Dr. (1918- )
1- Sydney Dora Grant
E- Patricia Joan (Pat) Boyd (1921)
1- John F. Arnoldi
2- ? Stone
D- Laurence Chadwick (Laurie) Boyd (1887-?)
1- Ethele Findlay (1891-?)
2- Claire ?
D- Lillian Doris Boyd (1888-?)
1- Ivan MacIntosh
D- Winnett Wornibe (Brownie) Boyd (1890-1950)
1- Marjorie Sterne (Monnie) St. George (1892-?)
E- St. George Mossom [Geordie] [Puff] Boyd (1914-1951)
E- Winnett (Binnie) Boyd (1916- )
1- Jean Sutherland
E- Laurence S. (Larry) Boyd (1921- )
E- Ann de Grassi (Bridgie) Boyd (1923-2001)
1- Russell (Gus) McIntosh
D- Mildred Collinette Boyd (1892-1990)
1- John Nind (1885-1973)
E- John Roderick Nind (1920-1921)
E- Ann Nind (1922- )
1- William Neilson
D- Annie Sheila Boyd (1894-1982)
C- Emma Blackall Boyd (1856-1924)
1- Herbert Symonds, Rev. Dr. (?-1921)
D- Hannah Greta Lydia Symonds
1- Corbett Francis Whitton
E- Greta Whitton
E- Mary Whitton
E- Patricia Whitton
D- Hilda Boyd Symonds
1- F.R. Adelheim
E- Raymond Herbert Adelheim
E- William Lawton Adelheim
D- Victor Kingsley Symonds (?-1939)
D- Herbert Boyd Symonds (?-1917)
D- Bertha C. Symonds
1- H. Percy Thornhill
E- B. Eleanor E. Thornhill
E- Sylvia M. Thornhill
E- Hilda M. Thornhill
D- Spencer Rupert Symonds
D- Isabel Mary Symonds
2- Letitia McGhee Cust (1819-1881)
C- William Thornton Cust (Willie) Boyd (1859-1919)
1- Meta Anne Bridgman (1869-1933)
D- Thornton Bridgman Boyd (1889-1916)
D- Paul Magee (1891-1893)
D- Kathleen Cust (1892-1893)
D- Rosalind Letitia Boyd (1894-?)
1- Thornton Edwyn Charles Dowding
D- Gladys Rosetta Boyd (1894-1930)
1 - Dudley Orgill (1892-1930)
E- Herbert Orgill
1 - Norma ?
F- Sheila Constance Orgill
F- Janet Orgill
F- Peter Orgill
D- Eric Mossom Boyd (1896-1917)
D- Herbert Cust (1897-1918)
D- Meta Aileen Boyd (1899-?)
1- Thomas Oakley
E- Thomas Eric Oakley (1923-?)
C- Letitia Kathleen (Kate) Boyd (1861-1948)
1- Alfred Belcher (1854-1907)
De Grassi Family Tree
A- Joannie Brumaritz, Baron
B- Anna E. Brumaritz
1- Alfio Mariano Grassi
C- Philippe de Grassi, Captain (1793-1877)
1- Charlotte Hearn
D- Alfio Thomaso Antonio Filip de Grassi (-1895)
D- Charlotte de Grassi (1823-1872)
1- ? Bacon
D- Cornelia de Grassi (1825-1885)
1- J.I. Mathewson
E- Collinette Smith
D- Collinette de Grassi
1- Richard H. Harris
E- Collinette Harris
E- Grace Harris
D- Alexander William James de Grassi (1831-1895)
1- Annie ? (1835-1916)
E- Ida Lillian de Grassi (1858-1942)
1- Mossom Martin Boyd (1855-1914)