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Accession Number: 97-1018

Title

Norman R. McBain collection. -- 1876, [198-?]. -- 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 collection was created by Norman McBain, and was in the custody of Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a number of articles written by Norman McBain about familes in Cavan and about topics of interest in the Cavan area, i.e. inns, taxes, schools, etc. It also includes the following: an article by E.S. Clarry on an 1821 petition to the King regarding voting rights; a bylaw re taverns; the history of Fairmount Church and Methodist givings; an 1896 ballot for Cavan officers; a clipping re George Berry; a list of Overseers of Highways, fence viewers, etc.; an audited financial statement of Cavan for 1875; a newspaper report of Cavan Council business; an invoice re sidewalks; notes on Cavan town hall; and several pages of original hand-written notes re persons holding various offices in Cavan. Also included are copies of clippings re Cavan Blazers, school graduation results, etc.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the collection.

This collection was donated by the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 95-002

This collection 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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