Andrew Elvins

Elvins House, Cobourg

130 University Avenue West, Cobourg, Ontario. This house belonged to Andrew Elvins. Photo taken in August 1983 by Peter Broughton.

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Andrew Elvins 1872

Andrew Elvins in 1872.

Picture published in JRASC, 1919.

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Andrew Elvins 1910

Picture published in JRASC, 1919.

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Andrew Elvins

(1823-1918) One of the founding members of the society in 1868.

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Elvins AutoBiography

Autobiography of Andrew Elvins.  There are three sections in this document:

  1. Autobio dictated by Mr. Elvins to L.H. Graham in 1904.
  2. Autobio dictated by Mr. Elvins to C.A. Chant in 1913 (transcription of #3).
  3. Original Shorthand version of #2.

The text of these autobiographies appear on the two pages following this one.

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TAS 1880s #2

At Mr. Howell's house, 218 Bleecker Street, Toronto. (About 1888).  The object shown on the table is a Wimshurst influence machine made by Mr. Moore.  With this machine and Leyden jars, they were able to get a spark about 13 inches long, which they photographed.

Left to right: Mr. Baters, A. Elvins, A.F. Miller, G.G. Pursey, W.J. Moore.

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TAS 1880s

Photograph taken at a meeting of the Toronto Astronomical Society (probably 1888).  This meeting was held at the home of Samuel E. Roberts, 1 Avenue Street (a short street that ran from the head of Elizabeth Street to University Avenue), Toronto.

From left to right: G.G. Pursey, A. Elvins, S. Roberts, D.J. Howell, A.F. Hunter, A.F. Miller.

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Mars 18xx

Mars, as seen in 1868(?). Sketch by Andrew Elvins.

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Mars 1892

Mars as seen in 1892(?). Sketches by Andrew Elvins.

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Mars 1892

Mars as seen in 1892(?). Sketch by Andrew Elvins.

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