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  • Marjorie Harris,  in the arms of her mother outside the Harris home at 513 Locust Street, ca 1908
    Marjorie Harris, in the arms of her mother outside the Harris home at 513 Locust Street, ca 1908
    image  ca 1908     Marjorie, the daughter of Elgin and Lena Harris, was born 17 October 1906.
    image  ca 1908   Marjorie, the daughter of Elgin and Lena Harris, was born 17 October 1906.
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Members of the Bridge Club on a summer weekend up north, ca 1940s
    Members of the Bridge Club on a summer weekend up north, ca 1940s
    image  1940s     Elgin Harris (1875 -1975) was editor and publisher of the Burlington Gazette.From Helen Langford's manuscript, "Growing up in Burlington 1928 - 1947" (1987)
    image  1940s   Elgin Harris (1875 -1975) was editor and publisher of the Burlington Gazette.From Helen Langford's manuscript, "Growing up in Burlington 1928 - 1947" (1987)
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Gazette Office, Brant Street, 1902
    Gazette Office, Brant Street, 1902
    image  1902     Gazette publisher and editor Elgin Harris is standing to the right of the printing office door.
    image  1902   Gazette publisher and editor Elgin Harris is standing to the right of the printing office door.
    Burlington Historical Society
  • An outhouse set in front of the door to the Gazette Printing Office, now 370 Brant Street, as a Hallowe'en prank, ca 1910
    An outhouse set in front of the door to the Gazette Printing Office, now 370 Brant Street, as a Hallowe'en prank, ca 1910
    image  1910     The outhouse or "honey house" is labelled "Honey in Caledonia". Elgin Harris, the editor and publisher of the Burlington Gazette from 1899, was a native son of Caledonia.
    image  1910   The outhouse or "honey house" is labelled "Honey in Caledonia". Elgin Harris, the editor and publisher of the Burlington Gazette from 1899, was a native son of Caledonia.
    Burlington Historical Society
  • J. Wilson Henderson farm workers, with Elgin Harris standing 2nd from the right, ca 1900
    J. Wilson Henderson farm workers, with Elgin Harris standing 2nd from the right, ca 1900
    image  ca 1900     The Wilson Henderson farm was on Martha Street, opposite the site of the present Lions Park.A photocopy of an undated leaflet published by the Town of Burlington, in the Marjorie Harris fonds, includes this image of her father in a section called "Burlington always was a great place for family ...
    image  ca 1900   The Wilson Henderson farm was on Martha Street, opposite the site of the present Lions Park.A photocopy of an undated leaflet published by the Town of Burlington, in the Marjorie ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Elgin Harris, ca 1893
    Elgin Harris, ca 1893
    image  ca 1893     Elgin Harris was born in Seneca Township, in the County of Haldimand, in 1876, and died in Burlington at age 98 in 1975. His parents were George H. Harris (1846 - 1924) and Agnes Smith (1857 - 1944), both born in Seneca township and died in Caledonia. In 1899 Harris ...
    image  ca 1893   Elgin Harris was born in Seneca Township, in the County of Haldimand, in 1876, and died in Burlington at age 98 in 1975. His parents were George H. Harris (1846 ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • George R. Harris standing outside the Harris home at 513 Locust Street, ca 1915
    George R. Harris standing outside the Harris home at 513 Locust Street, ca 1915
    image  ca 1915     George R. Harris, the son of Elgin and Lena Harris, was born in 1903. He was elected Reeve, defeating the incumbent Joseph W. Breckon, in 1930-35 and Mayor in 1936-39.
    image  ca 1915   George R. Harris, the son of Elgin and Lena Harris, was born in 1903. He was elected Reeve, defeating the incumbent Joseph W. Breckon, in 1930-35 and Mayor in 1936-39.
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Members of the James Mortimer family, May 1924
    Members of the James Mortimer family, May 1924
    image  May 1924     In ink on the reverse: "This picture was taken in our back garden in the month of May 1924. Isn't it a splendid one of Mamma?"
    image  May 1924   In ink on the reverse: "This picture was taken in our back garden in the month of May 1924. Isn't it a splendid one of Mamma?"
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Nelson Township Reeve's Inaugural Luncheon, The Estaminet,  January 1956
    Nelson Township Reeve's Inaugural Luncheon, The Estaminet, January 1956
    image  January 1956     Printed on the right lower edge below the image: "F. WRIGHT". The names and notes on the photograph are by Harold Adkins.
    image  January 1956   Printed on the right lower edge below the image: "F. WRIGHT". The names and notes on the photograph are by Harold Adkins.
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Inauguration of the new Civic Building,  January 1965
    Inauguration of the new Civic Building, January 1965
    image  January 1965     The names on the photograph are by Harold Adkins, as well as the note: "Dedication of new Civic Bldg. --Burlington / Jan. 11, 1965 / Last Reeve of Nelson Township / Seven Past-Mayors of Burlington / Current Mayor of Burlington".
    image  January 1965   The names on the photograph are by Harold Adkins, as well as the note: "Dedication of new Civic Bldg. --Burlington / Jan. 11, 1965 / Last Reeve of Nelson Township ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • 515 Locust Street, winter, ca 1950
    515 Locust Street, winter, ca 1950
    image  winter, ca 1950,     On the left, a part of the house originally built for Jack Ireland, a painter and wallpaper hanger; on the right, a part of 513 Locust, built in 1904 for Elgin Harris, and later repurposed as A Different Drummer Books. The centre house, 515, was built in 1904 for Brant ...
    image  winter, ca 1950,   On the left, a part of the house originally built for Jack Ireland, a painter and wallpaper hanger; on the right, a part of 513 Locust, built in 1904 for ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Elgin Harris holding a copy of the Burlington Gazette, ca 1910
    Elgin Harris holding a copy of the Burlington Gazette, ca 1910
    image  ca 1910,     A copy of an original in the Joseph Brant House Museum collection.Elgin Harris was born in Seneca Township, in the County of Haldimand, in 1876, and died in Burlington at age 98 in 1975. His parents were George H. Harris (1846 - 1924) and Agnes Smith (1857 - 1944), both ...
    image  ca 1910,   A copy of an original in the Joseph Brant House Museum collection.Elgin Harris was born in Seneca Township, in the County of Haldimand, in 1876, and died in Burlington at ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • 513 Locust Street, ca 1975
    513 Locust Street, ca 1975
    image  ca 1975,     Built in 1905 for Elgin Harris, who purchased the eight-month-old Burlington Gazette in 1899 and was its Editor for 57 years; he served as Reeve in 1921 and Mayor in 1923-24. The property was owned by Garnett Ireland until 1975, when it was purchased by Al Cummings for conversion into ...
    image  ca 1975,   Built in 1905 for Elgin Harris, who purchased the eight-month-old Burlington Gazette in 1899 and was its Editor for 57 years; he served as Reeve in 1921 and Mayor in ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • 513 Locust Street, ca 1975
    513 Locust Street, ca 1975
    image  ca 1975,     Built in 1905 for Elgin Harris, who purchased the eight-month-old Burlington Gazette in 1899 and was its Editor for 57 years; he served as Reeve in 1921 and Mayor in 1923-24. The property was owned by Garnett Ireland until 1975, when it was purchased by Al Cummings for conversion into ...
    image  ca 1975,   Built in 1905 for Elgin Harris, who purchased the eight-month-old Burlington Gazette in 1899 and was its Editor for 57 years; he served as Reeve in 1921 and Mayor in ...
    Burlington Historical Society
  • Vote solicitation card printed for James Mortimer, candidate for the postion of Reeve for the Village of Burlington in 1893
    Vote solicitation card printed for James Mortimer, candidate for the postion of Reeve for the Village of Burlington in 1893
    image  1892 December,     James Mortimer (1852 - 1926), a merchant in Burlington, was elected Reeve in 1893.In 1901, when Mortimer was listed in the Census as a retired merchant, his daughter Alexandrina (Lena) married Elgin Harris, the editor and publisher of the Gazette, and later Reeve and Mayor of Burlington (1922 - 1924).Mortimer's ...
    image  1892 December,   James Mortimer (1852 - 1926), a merchant in Burlington, was elected Reeve in 1893.In 1901, when Mortimer was listed in the Census as a retired merchant, his daughter Alexandrina (Lena) ...
    Burlington Historical Society
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