The information for George Emery’s newest publication is provided by Debbie Kasman, co-author of:
THE BODWELLS OF ELGIN HALL: MOUNT ELGIN HAMLET, DEREHAM TOWNSHIP, OXFORD COUNTY, 1848-2023
BY GEORGE EMERY PH. D. (UBC) PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF HISTORY, WESTERN UNIVERSITY AND DEBBIE L. KASMAN, M. ED.
Is now available for pre-order – CA$50.00
This 8 1/2 “ x 11” 260 page authoritative, evidence-based study memorializes Elgin Hall, a stately home and landmark in Mount Elgin hamlet, Dereham Township, Oxford County, the Honourable Garth Turner’s ancestral home, from its construction in 1849 to its demolition in 2023. This book also explores the history of descendants of James Bodwell, Sr. (1764-1853), the family’s pioneer settler in Dereham Township, and his roots in 17th Wales, through New England, Stanstead, Nissouri, and eventually Dereham Township.
The book evolved from our “Save Elgin Hall from Demolition” Project. Debbie L. Kasman was the project’s leader; the Hon. Garth Turner, its patron; George Emery, its Historian; and Cody Groat, its expert on heritage designation.
We offer this book as a tribute to Garth Turner PC, Patron of the Elgin Hall Project, and to anyone with a love of history.
The book makes an excellent coffee table book, with its detailed studies, its rich stories, and its 125 images, 62 of which are colour.
To pre-order a copy click on this link: Bodwells of Elgin Hall