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Accession Number: 97-1019


Norman R. McBain manuscript. -- 1985. -- 1 folder of textual records.

Biography / History

Norman McBain was born in 1914 and died in 1989. He had a long-standing interest in local history and offered great support to the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society in the preparation of the history of "This Green and Pleasant Land: Chronicles of Cavan Township". The McBain family homesteaded in northeast Cavan Township, and his interest in the family history led to McBain's extended research into all aspects of the history of the Township.

Custodial History

This manuscript was created by Norman R. McBain, and was in the custody of Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This 73-page typewritten manuscript is an anecdotal record of the information McBain amassed about the properties in northeast Cavan Township. It includes a record of the hamlet of Springville west of the Cavan-Monaghan boundary and of Fairmount (formerly Morrow), a crossroads on the 12th Line, and references to Ida and Mount Pleasant on the middle road. There are in-depth references to properties and families on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th lines east of the middle road to the Monaghan boundary.


Title based on the creator of the manuscript.

This manuscript was donated by Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 95-002 and 97-1018

This manuscript was turned over to Trent University Archives by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society along with other research materials which were accessioned as 95-002, and used in the preparation of "This Green and Pleasant Land: Chronicles of Cavan Township".

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