Title: Rectory at Bond Head
Location: Bond Head (Ont.)
Date: Bond Head and Dundas Period (1849-1864)
Physical Description: image.photograph.black and white
24.8 x 29.5 cm including borders
15.5 x 21.5 cm excluding borders
Image Number: CUS_031-010_P
Description: Undated photograph of the rectory at Bond Head, Tecumseth Parish, Ontario, where Sir William Osler spent his early childhood. The rectory was built for Osler's parents, Featherstone Lake Osler and Ellen Free Pickton Osler, in 1838.
Notes: From a clipping from a Toronto newspaper: “Bond Head, Ont., May 12[1927]. The old Tecumseh parish rectory was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning, it was erected in 1838 for the Rev. Featherstone L. Osler, Pioneer missionary. Rectory at Tecumseh. “Of south Simcoe, on an acre of ground given by James Armstrong. It was the home of Mr. Osler for about twenty years, and was the birth place of most of the members of his famous family.” “It was also occupied, after his removal, by Dr. Strong, father of Chief Justice Sir Henry Strong of the Supreme Court of Canada. The Rev. John Davidson, father of Archdeacon John Cheyne Davidson, Toronto, also lived there during his incumbency” … Sir William Osler. (transcribed from back of photo)
Subject Parsonages
Subject Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919 -- Homes and haunts
Subject Bond Head (Ont.)
Subject Tecumseth (Ont. : Township)
Publisher: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
is Part Of: Cushing Collection
Image Is Related To: Back

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