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Milne- & Inglis-related Documents and Photos
These Milne- & Inglis-related documents and photographs are from the
estate of Dorothy (Dobie) Fraser who died in Toronto, ON, on
3 October, 1996. She was the daughter of Joshua Coatsworth
Dobie and Dora Lovell Meikle. Dora Meikle was the daughter of
John Lovell Meikle and Jeanne Milne, married 28 August, 1873 in Meaford, Ontario.
Items have been lifted from a master list -- only the Milne- and Inglis-related items are listed here
which explains the missing sequence numbers.
- BOX "A"
- Small, faded and dirty photograph of a group of men.
Printed photographer's name on back is: "J. HOGG, Milne's
Block, Meaford". Handwriting on back of photo:
"Left Back William
Left Front George
Other brothers were John, James, Robert, Alexander (who
was knighted) Centre front is Alexander Milne, father of
these men and of Jennie who married John Lovell Meikle
(father & mother of Dora Lovell Meikle Dobie (Mrs. J.C.
- One-page letter, dated Meaford, 24th Sept. 1884. It starts
"Dear James", and chats about health, etc. Signed "Your
aff't Parent, Alex. Milne". On back of letter is a
signature "Mr. James W. Milne".
- Photograph, torn in two places, of family group on lawn in
front of house. Writing on back says:
"Grandma & Grandpa Meikle (John Lovell M.) & Grandma's
sister Amelia & son Blake & his children". [Their surname
- Photograph, sepia coloured, of group of three young women.
On back is handwritten:
Mrs (or Mis) Smith
Jennie Milne (Meikle)
- BOX "B"
- Programme -- "An original COMIC OPERA in two acts / THE
PRINCESS BONNIE" etc. Names of the players include, J.C.
Dobie, Mrs. J.C. Dobie, Mr. E. Dobie and Mr. Inglis Milne.
- Envelope containing letter and manuscript. Letter is dated
Barrie, July 7/73. Text of letter:
"Dear Miss Milne, Herewith I send you the Phrenological
Analysis. In reading it you may notice some things that
you would like to ask some questions about. If so drop a
line to me care of Allan Miller. I shall be in Toronto in
a day or two and shall not leave again until Monday. With
kind regards and best wishes to all.
Yours very truly,
(signed) F.W. Byron.
Miss Jenny Milne
The enclosed manuscript is torn and very fragile, but
seems to deal with phrenology.
- BOX "C"
- Letter, three pages on one sheet, dated "1902 N. 18 Street
/ June 25". It starts "My Dear Mrs. Dobie" and it
concerns the ill health of Mrs. Dobie's mother. It is
signed "From Auntie Hewish". [This would be from Margaret
Milne, wife of William Church Hewish, and sister of Jeanne
Milne who was Dora Meikle's mother].
- Remembrance Card: "In Loving Remembrance of / Alexander
Milne / Died July 19, 1894. Aged 81 Years 7 mon 6 days"
- Remembrance card: "In Affectionate Remembrance / of /
Alexander R. Milne, / who departed this life / January
17th, / nineteen hundred and four, / Aged 64 years. /
Interred at Ross Bay Cemetery, / Victoria, B.C."
- Imprinted card, 4-1/2" x 7", entitled "Dr. Morris at
Victoria". "Dr. Rob. Morris, Masonic Poet-Laureate,
visited the Freemasons of Victoria, British Columbia,
January 13th, 1888, and they honoured him . . ." etc. Half
of the card consists of a poem dedicated to Bro. A.R.
- Studio photograph, 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" vertical, showing family
group. On back is photographer's imprint: "Spencer &
Hastings / Portrait and Landscape / Photographers / Fort
Street, Victoria, B.C." etc. Also written on back is:
"Brother John & Family" and in different hand: "With Compt
of the Season to Mr. and Mrs Hewish from J and S. Milne".
- Studio photograph, 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" vertical, showing adult
male, facing right. On reverse is photographer's imprint:
"Mrs. R. Maynard, / Photographic / Artist / (etc. 4 lines)
/ Corner Douglas and Johnson Sts. / Victoria, B.C." [This
must be a Milne].
- Studio photographs about 4" x 2-1/2", with written
information included. For brevity, only the written &
photographer's information is described:
Note: complete collection of identified photos is listed here
because they may be Milne-related.
- James and Florence Thompson 1870;
- Miss Nellie Inglis (William Reid, photographer, 3
Summer Street, Aberdeen);
- James Hogg, Meaford (James Hogg, photo, Meaford);
- Duncan W. Morrison, No. 3 Camp, 31st Balts(?) Oct 1869
(W.C. Adams, photographer, Owen Sound);
- Mrs. James Inglis Aberdeen Scotland (William Reid,
photographer, 3 Summer Street, Aberdeen);
- Wedding Picture, Jean Milne & John Meikle, circa 1870
(Pagets Art Gallery, Meaford, Ont.);
- Mrs. Sangster (H. Gordon, 26 Union Terrace, Aberdeen);
- Mrs. Thompson, Amelia, Jeanne Milne;
- Florence Thompson, 2 years old (J. Hogg's enameled
- Mrs. Sangster (William Reid, photographer, 3 Summer
- Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, Meaford Ont. (J.H. Davis,
photographer, Milne's Block, Meaford, Ont.);
- "Teacher (Silcox)" (Owen Sound or Meaford newspaper
used as backing);
- Cousin James Inglis Aberdeen (William Reid,
photographer, 3 Summer Street, Aberdeen);
- Miss Williams / Owen Sound (W.C. Adams, photographer,
- Mrs. Inglis / Chapel Street / Lady Lyon (J. Wood,
photgrapher, 11 Crown Street, Aberdeen);
- Mr. & Mrs. Gallowa (sic) / Owen Sound (J. Hogg's
enameled Cards, Meaford)
- Studio photograph, 5-1/2" x 4" horizontal, of group of
four young adults or teens, two male, two female. Photo
mounted on dark green card. Photographer's imprint at
bottom right corner: "Cavanaugh(?) Victoria B.C." [These
must be Milnes].
- Letter, four pages on single sheet, dated "Calgary, Jan
2nd". Starts "My Dear Dora, I can assure you Dora, I did
get a shock when I received the notice of your dear
mother's death." Signed "Love and Sympathy, Cousin May
McKenzie, 915 - 5th Ave. West." [This is an interesting
letter -- refers to her interest in family history and
says "I often think of the wonderful family tree Dr. Milne
had hanging on the wall. I wonder if that was sent your
mother. It was a wonderful piece of art and information of
- Envelope, empty, postmarked Victoria B.C. May 14, 1937.
Return address is 618 Dallas Rd. Victoria, B.C.