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Item ID# Vance family fonds
Title Thomas Vance family fonds
Object Name Archival Fonds
Dates of Creation 1865 to 1930
Creator Vance, Thomas
Other Creators McLean-St. Clair, Leona (Vance)
Description This fonds consists of records of Thomas Vance which provide some details of his fifteen year military career in the 31st Regiment of Foot in the British Army (1851 to 1866). These records include an account book (handbook), pension certificate, discharge certificate, and a monthly settlements, clothing account and savings bank account book. Secondly, the fonds consists of postcards addressed to the Vance family which were collected by Leona (Vance) McLean-St.Clair.

The fonds consists of the following series:

1 Thomas Vance military records (1865-1866)
2 Vance family postcard album, 1908-1930 (predominantly 1908-1911)
Admin/Biographical History Thomas Vance of Ireland served in the 31st Regiment of Foot in the British army from 1851 to 1866. He served in the Ionian Islands, Crimea, East Indies, and China.

Leona McLean-St. Clair (Vance) grew up by Arkwright, Arran Township with her parents, William and Mary, and brothers, Jack and Irwin. Thomas Vance was Leona's grandfather on her mother's side.
Provenance The military records of Thomas Vance were passed down through the Vance family until they arrived in the hands of Leona McLean-St. Clair (nee: Vance). The post card album was created by Mrs. McLean-St. Clair as a combination of assembled post cards and post cards received in the mail directed to individual members of the Vance family. Mrs. McLean-St. Clair gave these records to her niece, Cecille Lockrey, to donate to the Bruce County Museum and Archives.
Collection Thomas Vance family fonds
Physical Description 0.5 cm of textual materials
1 album (95 post cards)
Subjects Cards, Christmas
Cards, Easter
Cards, New Year's
Military service
People McLean-St. Clair, Leona (Vance)
Vance, Thomas
Place Arkwright
Arran Township
Owen Sound
Tara
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