Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.112

Title: Leslie R. Gray fonds

Dates of creation: 1935-1968

Physical description: 17 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Leslie R. Gray was a former President of the Ontario Historical Society. He and his wife, Elma, had Pennsylvania German roots, and carried on significant research on Mennonite and Pennsylvania German history. A particular interest was fraktur art. A manuscript, "The cultural background of the Pennsylvania German Mennonites in Ontario" is housed in the collection of the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario. The first 21 chapters are by Mrs. Gray; the latter three chapters are by Leslie Gray. He was employed by Silverwoods Dairy in London, Ontario.

Custodial history: Donated by Leslie R. Gray, 1986

Scope and context: Offprints, research notes, correspondence, slides and photographs.

Notes: See also slides of Fraktur at Hist.Mss.10.4

For photographs related to Leslie R. Gray search Mennonite Archival Image Database.

Original archival description created 1990s by Sam Steiner.

File list:

Box 1

  1. Misc. copies of S'Pennsylfawnish Deitsch Eck, 1935-1968 (A Pennsylvania German column in the Allentown, Pennsylvania Morning Call)

Box 2

  1. Research notes, correspondence re: Fraktur
  2. Correspondence re: Elma Gray manuscript on Mennonites (See manuscript in Mennonite Historical Society collection at XV-30.10)
  3. Pamphlets and notes from Elma Gray's Research into Pennsylvania German Mennonite history.
  4. Misc. brochures and single copies of serials on Pennsylvania Germans


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