Cockburn family fonds

Title: Cockburn family fonds

Dates of creation: 1874-1958

Physical description: 10.05 metres of textual, graphic, and architectural material and artifacts

Scope and content: Personal records documenting the careers of Alexander Peter Cockburn and his children, Jean Elizabeth Munro, Harriet Macmillan Cockburn, James Roy Cockburn, Cecilia Catherine Cockburn, and Mary Barnfield.  The records include diaries, certificates, legal documents, course notes and term papers, lecture notes, notes, medical case books, addresses, publications, blueprints, design drawings, photographs, lantern slides, sketches, trench and other military maps (World War I), press clippings and medals.  The most extensive series record the activities of Alexander Peter Cockburn as president of the Muskoka and Nipissing Navigation Company; Harriet Cockburn as a medical doctor, especially relating to her service in Serbia during World War I; Jean Munro's career as an artist in France; and Roy Cockburn's career as professor of engineering drawing in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, and his military service in World War I with the Royal Engineers in France and with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under General Allenby in Palestine.

Finding Aids: Box/file list; item list for trench maps on the Western Front, World War I, and for many of the photographs.

Access: Open

Accession number: B1965-0005

Related records in a different fonds: J. Roy Cockburn fonds (B1977-1033, B1977-1034, B1977-1035, B1977-1036, B1981-1102)