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Accession Number: 01-016

Title

Marjorie McLean Oliver fonds. Additions. -- 1912-1986. -- .3 m of textual records. -- 1 map. -- ca. 250 photographs.

Biography / History

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

Custodial History

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

Scope and Content

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

Notes

Title based on the donor of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Marjorie McLean Oliver.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds is an addition to 01-010.

For information about Trent University's James McLean Oliver Ecological Centre, click here.

FINDING AID

Box 1

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

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

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

3. School Photograph

4. School Photograph, Jan. 1917

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

6. Aunt Dugan, Marg

7. Margaret Vianide

8. Margaret, Verna

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

10. Farm Photograph

11. Marg, Doris Parker

12. "Buffalo on Big Island (Boyds)"

13. Eleanor Fernie, [1930]

14. "Silo and Cattle"

15. Farm Property

16. Farm Photograph

17. Annie Mark

18. Three Unidentified Women, June 27, 1943

19. Two Unidentified Men

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

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

22. Farm Photograph

23. Farm Property

24. Oliver Home, 1989

25. Oliver Property, Lakeview

26. Oliver Home

27. Oliver Home

28. Oliver Property, Lakeview

29. Farm Property

30. "Leaves at Lakeview Farm"

31. Lakeview Farm

32. "Winter at Lakeview"

33. "View from the Window"

34. Oliver Home

35. Lakeview Property

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

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

38. Margaret, Marjorie, 1912

39. Margaret

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

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

42. Eleanor (Lernie) Tripp

43. The Burley's, Marg, Bertha

44. Post Card, Unidentified Women at the Lake

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

46. Post Card, "Guest at Lakeview"

47. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Florence Woodcock

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

49. Unidentified Male Portrait

50. Two Unidentified Men

51. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

52. Eva, Margaret

53. Edna, Margaret

54. Bertha, Marg

55. Edith, Marg

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

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

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

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

60. Marjorie, 1911

61. Margaret, Marjorie [1911] (2)

62. Marjorie, 1911

63. Margaret, Marjorie, 1911

64. Margaret, Marjorie, [1911]

65. Margaret, Marjorie, 1911

66. Margaret, Marjorie, 1911

67. Post Card, Margaret, Marjorie [1911]

68. Marjorie, 1911

69. Marjorie, 1911

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

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

72. Margaret and Spalding, 1908

73. Marjorie, 1910; "At Lakeview"

74. Marjorie, [1910]

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

76. Marjorie and Puppy

77. Marjorie

78. Post Card, Margaret, Marjorie

79. Margaret, Marjorie (2)

80. The Olivers

81. The Olivers

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

83. Dad [James McLean Oliver], Marjorie

84. Margaret

85. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

86. Margaret

87. Margaret

88. Margaret

89. Margaret and Dog

90. Margaret

91. Marjorie

92. Edith, Margaret, Marjorie

93. Margaret

94. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

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

96. Marjorie, Edith, Margaret

97. [Mary], Marg

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

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

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

101. Unidentified Group

102. Unidentified Group

103. Unidentified Group

104. Post Card, "Canoe Scene"

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

106. Farm Property

107. Farm Property

108. Mom, [Margaret Chase Oliver], Edith

109. Margaret

110. Unidentified Woman

111. Margaret

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

113. Three Unidentified Girls, Killarney Bay, August 1932

114. Unidentified Group of Children in a Wagon

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

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

117. Edith Oliver

118. Marjorie, Margaret

119. Margaret

120. "Mike and the Team"

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

122. Two Unidentified Men with a Horse and Wagon

123. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

124. Dad [James Mclean Oliver] (2)

125. Dad [James McLean Oliver]

126. Unidentified Group

127. Unidentified Group

128. Unidentified Group

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

130. Fern, Ethel, Vera, Mary

131. Marjorie, Margaret, Edith

132. Mary, Ed[ith], Marg

133. Marjorie, Margaret, Edith

134. Marjorie Parker, Bertha Dewdney

135. Farm Property

136. Alberta Trotter, Mr. Dorman

137. Margaret

138. Margaret

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

140. Mary, Marg

141. Marg, Mary

142. Margaret, Edith, Marjorie

143. Marg, Mary

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

145. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver]

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

147. Mrs. Ritchardson

148. Dad [James McLean Oliver] Marjorie

149. Unidentified Man

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

151. Margaret, Marjorie

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

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

154. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver]

155. The [Jermyns]

156. Unidentified Group

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

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

159. Margaret

160. Marjorie

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

162. Margaret, Helen, Grace

163. Marjorie, Queens

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

165. Susan Van Camp, Marjorie

166. Unidentified Woman, 1971

167. Margaret

168. Marjorie, Edith

169. Two Unidentified Women

170. Marjorie, Marg

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

172. Marjorie (2)

173. Margaret, Bertha

174. Norma Ritchie, Marjorie Oliver

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

176. Mary, Helen, Grace

177. Two Unidentified Women

178. Marjorie, Gladys McGregor

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

180. Mom [Margaret Chase Oliver], Margaret

181. Unidentified Man and Woman

182. Farm Property

183. Lakeview Farm (2)

184. Farm Property

185. Farm Property, Aug. 3 1978

186. Farm Property; "The Old Home"

187. Farm Property (2)

188. Farm Property; "lawns at Lakeview"

189. Farm Property

190. Unidentified Man and Woman with Fish, 1983

191. Unidentified Man, with Fish, 1983

192. Farm Property

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

194. Farm Property

195. Unidentified Woman

196. Farm Property

197. Farm Property

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

Box

1. Scrap Book of Photographs

2. Scrap Book of Photographs

3. Time Book, 1935-1936

4. Time Book, 1937-1939

5. Time Book, 1939-1940

6. Time Book, 1940

7. Time Book, 1941

8. Time Book, 1941

9. Time Book, 1942-1943

10. Time Book, 1943

11. Time Book, 1944

12. Time Book, 1944

13. Time Book, 1945

14. Time Book, 1946

15. Time Book, 1947

16. Time Book, 1948

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38. Tourist Register for Lakeview Farm, 1926-1950

39. Tourist Register for Lakeview Farm, 1951-1961

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

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

41: James McLean Oliver estate documents, 1952-1954

42: Miscellaneous property and estate documents, 1911-1937

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

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

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

46: Medical receipts, 1929-1939

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

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