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Name Allan, Christina Idington (Mrs. David Allan)
Father William Allan
Spouse David Allan Sr.

Associated Records

1994.5.2 - Booklet

Booklet. Red Cross on cover on the upper left. "The Canadian Red Cross Society" at the bottom. The title of the booklet is in the middle. Black writing with red cross. "THE HISTORY OF THE GUELPH RED CROSS THE CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY" No of Pages: 51

Image of 1991.11.1 - List, Membership

1991.11.1 - List, Membership

Booklet, "Guelph Social Register, 1912." Small slim volume cover in navy blue silk "moire", with title "Guelph Social Register," embossed in gold lettering. Inside pages are white with black printed text. Contains alphabetical list of names of ladies in Guelph, and the days that they are home. Front cover: "Guelph Social Register". Inside front cover, handwritten in blue ink: "Mrs. W. H. Hamilton 1912". On title page: " Guelph Social Register / 1912". In lower left corner of page: "Published by the Watchful Circle of the King's Daughters". No. of pages: 34

Image of 1985.12.1 - Booklet

1985.12.1 - Booklet

Booklet, "The History of the Guelph Red Cross" written by Carol Vaughn, a local writer. Printed in 1977 in honour of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Guelph. Glossy white paper cover with black and red printed lettering on the front and back. Contains 51 pages of white glossy paper with black printed text and b/w printed photographs. The history of the Guelph Red Cross covers the years from 1900 (when a Guelph branch of the Canadian Red Cross was established to provide care for soldiers who had been wounded in the Boer War) to 1977 when the book was published. Contents include: World War I and II; Peacetime Years; Post War Period; the Homemaker Service; the Loan Cupboard; Swimming and

Image of 1979.75.5 - Journal

1979.75.5 - Journal

Journal, "Records of The Wellington Historical Society, Vol. 3, 1934." Published for the Society by The Confederate, Mount Forest, Ontario, 1935. Rectangular booklet with brown paper cover with printed black lettering & illustrations. Booklet has 23 pages off- white paper with printed black text. Bound together with 2 staples. Front Cover: "Records of The Wellington County Historical Society, Volume 3, 1934 / Papers, Memorial Notices and Report from October, 1933, to October 1934. / Published by the Society / 1935 / PRICE 50 CENTS." On page 3, it notes that the booklet is "Published for the Society by The Confederate, Mount Forest, Ontario, 1935". Includes a b/w photograph of an oil portra

Image of 1974.15.10 - Program

1974.15.10 - Program

Program, Family Reunion, Allan, Blaney, Torrance, Wallace and Higinbotham. Also commemorative of the 56th Wedding anniversary of David and Christina Allan. The program is printed in red, green and gold, . Inside, printed in blue, filled with quotes and verses. Names of family printed on inside. Back page includes black and white photo of the home "Riverview," with quotes. Illustration: Photograph, B/W Printed

Image of 1983.27.2 - List, Membership

1983.27.2 - List, Membership

Blue leather book with gold lettering "Guelph Social Register". Published by the Watchful Circle of the King's Daughters. Includes alphabetical names of women, their addresses and days of the week they are at home. 34 pages in total.

1970.39.15.1 - Book

Black hard cover book "St. Andrew's Church Centennial Anniversary 1832-1932" The book is 29 pages in length and has several black and white photos and illustrations. The book chronicles the 100 year history of St. Andrew's Church.

1970.39.15.2 - Book

Beige soft cover book "St. Andrew's Church Centennial Anniversary 1832-1932" The book is 29 pages in length and has several black and white photos and illustrations. The book chronicles the 100 year history of St. Andrew's Church. The book is string bound with a gold cord.

1970.49.1 - Book

Holy Bible. Brown leather with gold lettering and gold page edges. Inscribed in handwriting in front "To N. Higinbotham from his affectionate mother in law C. Allan hoping that he may increase the sanctified use of it Guelph 14, April 1875"

Image of 1972.10.41 - Brooch

1972.10.41 - Brooch

Gilded metal brooch in an oval shape with a glass insert. Behind the glass is hair arranged in a Fleur de lys and fastened at the bottom with a ribbon with seed pearls. On the back of the brooch is a tintype of a small boy wearing a plaid tunic, leaning against a chair. The brooch has a frame which at the front has stamped leaves that encircle the brooch. The leaves may have been added at a later date. The frame has a pin on one side that when pulled out, allows the brooch to turn in its frame. There are pins at the top and bottom as well, that the brooch spins on. On the back is a hinged pin - possibly also added at a later date.

Image of 1971.71.36 - Card, Cabinet

1971.71.36 - Card, Cabinet

Cabinet card with ivory mat. Full length studio portrait of woman seated. She is wearing a house cap, dark satin dress with fitted bodice and very full skirt. The brooch which is wearing is the collection. On back "To John D. Higinbotham and wife ---from grandmother Christina Allan" in different handwriting: "Dec 8th, 1891"

Image of 1972.66.16.1 - Carte-de-Visite

1972.66.16.1 - Carte-de-Visite

Carte de visite with light beige mount. Lady seated beside a table; full length portrait. Hall Brothers., Guelph C.W. .2 Frame was deaccessioned September 27, 2001

Image of Grundy 165 - Photograph

Grundy 165 - Photograph

Photograph of a photo of the David Allan and family in front of his home, the Priory. The Priory is covered in ivy and has a pediment over the front porch. The man on the left, holding the scythe, is Sandy Glass, the Allan's gardener. The man seated on the steps is David Allan's son William Allan Jr., next to him, in the top hat and cane is David Allan. The woman next to David is his daughter Margaret Allan (who later became Mrs. Higinbotham) and next to her is her mother Christina Idington Allan. On the back, in pencil, is "The Priory - Guelph's 1st house - built by John Galt in 1827 of elm logs - owned by William Allan sr. and later his son David from 1832 till 1879 or 9. Sandy Glass gar

Image of Grundy 173 - Photograph

Grundy 173 - Photograph

Close-up of GCM Collection 1977.80.9 Front of Riverview as the original stone cottage with Gothic gable and tiny trefoil window. Family grouped on front porch. There are two young boys in front, W.A. Higinbotham and John D. Higinbotahm (holding dolls), a young man behind the boys, an older man, Nathaniel Higinbotham, holding a baby and a woman, Margaret Jane Allan Higinbotham, holding on to a baby carriage. To the right of the door is an older woman, Christina Idington Allan. Written on the back, in pencil, is "Riverview 5 Queen St. Guelph when still a cottage 1866. Front W.A. Higinbotham, John D. Higinbotham with doll" On the back there is also a black stamp "F. Grundy"

Image of Grundy 174 - Photograph

Grundy 174 - Photograph

Copy of of GCM Collection 1977.80.9 Front of Riverview as the original stone cottage with Gothic gable and tiny trefoil window. Family grouped on front porch. There are two young boys in front, W.A. Higinbotham and John D. Higinbotahm (holding dolls), a young man behind the boys, an older man, Nathaniel Higinbotham, holding a baby and a woman, Margaret Jane Allan Higinbotham, holding on to a baby carriage. To the right of the door is an older woman, Christina Idington Allan. In front of the house are several trees. Written on the back, in pencil, is "The Higinbotham Home Riverview 5 Queen St. Guelph about 1866 when still cottage" On the back there is also a black stamp "F. Grundy"

Image of 2009.32.657 - Transparency, Slide

2009.32.657 - Transparency, Slide

Photograph of a photo of the David allan and family in front of his home, the Priory. The Priory is covered in ivy and has a pediment over the front porch. The man on the left, holding the scythe, is Sandy Glass, the Allan's gardener. The man seated on the steps is David Allan's son William Allan Jr., next to him, in the top hat and cane is David Allan. The woman next to David is his daughter Margaret Allan (who later became Mrs. Higinbotham) and next to her is her mother Christina Idington Allan.

Image of 2014.84.357 - Print, Photographic

2014.84.357 - Print, Photographic

Black and white copy of a photo of the front of Riverview as the original stone cottage with Gothic gable and tiny trefoil window. Family grouped on front porch. There are two young boys in front, W.A. Higinbotham and John D. Higinbotham (holding dolls), a young man behind the boys, an older man, Nathaniel Higinbotham, holding a baby and a woman, Margaret Jane Allan Higinbotham, holding on to a baby carriage. To the right of the door is an older woman, Christina Idington Allan. The photo has a white border. BACK: Information about people in the photo written in pen at the top.

Image of 2014.84.358 - Print, Photographic

2014.84.358 - Print, Photographic

Front of Riverview as the original stone cottage with Gothic gable and tiny trefoil window. Family grouped on front porch. There are two young boys in front, W.A. Higinbotham and John D. Higinbotham (holding dolls), a young man behind the boys, an older man, Nathaniel Higinbotham, holding a baby and a woman, Margaret Jane Allan Higinbotham, holding on to a baby carriage. To the right of the door is an older woman, Christina Idington Allan. In front of the house are several trees. The photo has a white border. BACK: Information about photo written in pen at the top.