|Item ID#||Burgess series 2|
|Title||Elizabeth Oliver Burgess diaries|
|Object Name||Archival Series|
|Dates of Creation||1915-1918, 1920, 1924-1926, 1966-1972, 1974|
|Creator||Burgess, Elizabeth Oliver|
Series 2 of the James and Elizabeth Burgess family fonds consists of nine diaries written by Elizabeth Oliver Burgess, born June 14, 1896, son of Christina Thompson Rowand and William Burgess of Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario.
The dates covered by each diary are:
.013 July 19, 1915 - April 12, 1917
.014 Jan. 18, 1918- July 19, 1918
.015 May 1, 1920 - December 31, 1920
.016 January 1, 1924 - March 1925
.017 1 page, January 1, 1926 - January 7, 1926
.018 August 10, 1966 - June 6, 1967
.019 September 1, 1967 - October 23, 1968
.020 December 25, 1968 - November 9, 1970
.021 January 1, 1971 - October 10, 1972
.022 February 6, 1974 - December 31, 1974
Many of the diaries have a record of letters sent and received.
[Diaries numbered A2012.087.013, A2012.087.014 and A2012.087.016 are also described separately as they have either been scanned, transcribed, or reviewed in more detail.]
Elizabeth Oliver Burgess, known as "Olive", was born in Port Elgin, Ontario on June 14, 1896. Her parents were William Burgess, lawyer in Port Elgin, and Christina Thompson Rowand. She had two brothers: Rowand Burgess (1890-1968) and Noble Burgess.
In 1897, William Burgess purchased a large house at east end of Mill St., Port Elgin. He and his family lived there, but would spend a month or two in the big farm house at lot 13, Con. A, Arran Township, Bruce County where he resided before becoming a lawyer. In 1915, James, Elizabeth and their brother, William Noble Burgess ("Noble"), moved out to live on the farm. Around 1917, William and Christina moved there as well. After the death of her brothers, Olive went to live in Port Elgin with her sister-in-law Nellie (Mrs. Noble Burgess).
Olive was active in Church work, the Sunday School, the Bible Society and the Women's Missionary Society at Burgoyne Presbyterian Church.
James Rowand Burgess died in Port Elgin on December 27, 1968. Elizabeth Oliver Burgess died in Southampton on January 13, 1980. Both are buried in Burgoyne, Bruce County, Ontario.
|Collection||Burgess, James and Elizabeth family fonds|
|Physical Description||6 cm of textual records|
First World War
Burgess, Elizabeth Oliver ("Olive")
Burgess, James Rowand ("Rowand")
Burgess, William Noble
|Related Units of Description||A2014.008.0048, .0049 - Photographs of Burgess Burgoyne home and Olive on a horse next to her father.|
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|Level of Description||Series|
|Parent Object||Burgess family fonds||Child Records||