|Item ID#||Vance family fonds|
|Title||Thomas Vance family fonds|
|Object Name||Archival Fonds|
|Dates of Creation||1865 to 1930|
|Other Creators||McLean-St. Clair, Leona (Vance)|
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)
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|
0.5 cm of textual materials
1 album (95 post cards)
Cards, New Year's
McLean-St. Clair, Leona (Vance)
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|Level of Description||Fonds||Child Records||