William Nisbet Ponton fonds [multiple media]
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William Nisbet Ponton fonds [multiple media]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1830-[ca.1950].Reference:R4886-0-2-E, MG30-E96Type of material:Textual material, PhotographsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:102712Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:6 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1830-[ca.1950].Place of creation:OntarioExtent:4.6 m of textual records.
69 photographs b&w.
1 technical drawingLanguage of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of correspondence, n.d., 1830-1939; subject files, n.d., 1865-1939; letterbooks, diaries, and notebooks, ca. 1851-1929; speeches and notes, n.d., 1899-1923; souvenirs and memorabilia, n.d., 1845-1921.
The fonds also contains photographs depicting Ponton family life; C.E.F. camps in Canada and England; and the Queen's Canadian Military Hospital, England, postcards of Toronto, [ca. 1860-1950].
The fonds also contains maps of Manitoba, Alberta, 1905-1907; the township of Thurlow, [after 1912]; the North West, 1878; the Balkan states and central Europe, [ca. 1900]; a map of Hastings and Prince Edward counties, 1898; plans relating to land Ponton owned, along with two letters related to this land and six letters about the land and the railway's right of way, [ca. 1910]; maps of the Belleville area, 1966, 1968; and drawings of oil well rigs, patented 1879.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Ponton, William Nisbet, 1856-1939 : Colonel William Nisbet Ponton, born in 1856 at Belleville, Ont., was educated at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto, B.A. 1877, M.A. 1878, and Osgoode Hall. He practised law in Belleville where he apparently specialized in the administration of property and estates, and served for 27 years on the Belleville Board of Education in addition to acting as Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Colonel Ponton was an executive of the Associated Boards of Trade of Ontario. Registrar of the Canadian Bar Association, President of the Ontario Bar Association, a member of the Council of the Canadian Red Cross, Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada A.F. & A.M., a Fellow and Vice-President of the Royal Empire Society, a Senator of the University of Toronto, Vice-President of the Old Boys' Association of Upper Canada College, and a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He commanded the 15th Battalion, Argyll Light Infantry, from 1892 to 1901. See also: Morgan, "Canadian Men and Women of the Time", 1912, and "The Canadian Who's Who", 1938-1939.Finding aid:Additional information:Subject heading:
- Ponton family, 1857-1939 Belleville Chamber of Commerce (Belleville, Ont.), [1865-1938]
- Hutton family, 1830-1886 West Indies, [1865-1938]
- Estates - Canada, [1830-1939] Newfoundland, [1865-1938]
- Property - Canada, [1830-1939] University of Toronto, [1865-1938]
- William Nisbet Ponton - Correspondence, [1865-1938] Upper Canada College (Toronto, Ont.), [1865-1938]
- Legal documents - Canada, [1865-1938]
- Associations, institutions, etc., [1865-1938]
- Investments - Canada, [1865-1938]
- William Nisbet Ponton - Diaries, [ca. 1851-1929]
- Freemasonry - Canada, [1856-1939]
- William Nisbet Ponton - Oratory, 1899-1923
- Military paraphenalia - Canada, 1845-1921
- Newfoundland - History - Confederation, 1949, 1899-1923
- Canada Confederation, 1867
- Confederation - Newfoundland
- Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian
- Ambassadors Canada
- Lawyers Canada
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