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Crombie, Edward Rubidge,

  • RC0001
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1874-1937.

The Crombie family, still resident in Brant county, has antecedents in England, the Isle of Man and in Ireland. Some of their earliest ancestors were active in the British military service: Richard Hedges Cradock (married in 1767) served in America, Spain, Portugal, France and the West Indies and his son, Adam Williamson Cradock, established himself in Canada for a time before returning to Dublin. One of the primary unifying links in this collection of family papers covering more than two centuries is Agnes Georgina Cradock (1839-1916) who was born in Dublin and died in Canada, dividing her life between the two countries, first marrying Henry Archdall Wood (1861) and after his death in 1874, marrying George Thomas Atkins in 1877. The Atkins family were neighbours of the Cradocks; George's father, Major Thomas Atkins, served in India before purchasing a property in West Flamborough in 1840. The elder daughter of Agnes and George, Hilda Isabelle Georgina Atkins (1878-1949), married into the Crombie family. Edward Rubidge Crombie (1874-1937), Hilda's husband, was a farmer and writer whose literary efforts form a significant part of this fonds. Their son Edward B. H. Crombie (1909-1994) married Margaret C. Reynolds (1918-2003), daughter of V. Ernest Reynolds and Estella M. Craig.

International Harvester Company.

  • RC0088
  • Pessoa coletiva

The members of Local 2868 are employees of International Harvester Company in Hamilton, Ont.

Amberley, Katharine Louisa Stanley Russell,

  • RC0096
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1842-1874.

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, philosopher, logician, peace advocate and social reformer, was born at Trelleck in Monmouthshire on 18 May 1872, the younger son of Viscount Amberley, and the grandson of Lord John Russell, the first Earl Russell. Educated at Cambridge, Russell was a prolific author, publishing his first book, Germany Social Democracy, in 1896, quickly followed by his dissertation, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry (1897). His principal work, Principia Mathematica, written with Alfred North Whitehead, was published in three volumes, 1910-1913. In addition to philosophy, he wrote books about education, marriage, religion, politics, and many other subjects. He was an active campaigner against World War I, nuclear weapons, and the Vietnam war. For a time he owned and operated his own school, Beacon Hill, together with his wife, Dora. He was a recipient of many awards and honours, including the Nobel Prize for Literature (1950) and the Order of Merit (1949). He married four times. Russell published an Autobiography in three volumes, 1967-1969. He died at Plas Penrhyn, Merionethshire, Wales on 2 February 1970.

Curry, J. W.

  • RC0126
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1959-

The Canadian poet John W. Curry (jw curry) created the Curvd H&z Press in Toronto in 1979. Curvd H&z Press continues the tradition of such 1960s Canadian poetry presses as Gronk, Ganglia and Blewointment, and is particularly interested in offbeat, experimental, concrete and sound poetry. The writers include such well-known poets as bp Nichol and Steve McCaffery, and lesser known ones like Peggy Lefler, William Maki and John Curry himself. In addition to the finding aid, see also David Uu, Curvd H&z: A Catalogue ([1993?]), Mills Research Collections Ref Z232.C977U8 1993.

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.

  • RC0151
  • Pessoa coletiva

Local 205 received its charter on 27 June 1900 from the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America. Meetings to organize the local began in August 1899, after the failure of Local 27. Members of Local 205 work for a variety of different contractors. This history of Local 205 has been written in two-coil bound, mimeographed books. The first on is located with the fonds and was written by George McMenemy. The second book has been catalogued for Archives and Research Collections. The International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades officially changed its name to International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, in August 1999, to better reflect its membership of men and women.

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.

  • RC0152
  • Pessoa coletiva

Local 1795 received its charter from the International Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers on 8 December 1954. Members of this local are glaziers. The International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades officially changed its name to International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, in August 1999, to better reflect its membership of men and women.

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.

  • RC0153
  • Pessoa coletiva

The International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades officially changed its name to International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, in August 1999, to better reflect its membership of men and women.

Bridge and Tank Company of Canada.

  • RC0178
  • Pessoa coletiva

Members of Local 2537 are employees of Bridge and Tank Company of Canada--Hamilton Bridge Division.

American Can (Simcoe, Ont.)

  • RC0180
  • Pessoa coletiva

In 1983 the workers at American Can in Simcoe, Ont. voted to join the United Steel Workers of America. Previously they had belonged to the Can Workers' Federal Unions (a directly chartered Canadian Labour Congress Union) as Local 535. In 1986 the company name was changed to Onex Packing Inc.

Front de Libération Populaire.

  • RC0257
  • Pessoa coletiva

Le front de libération populaire was formed in 1968 by the union of several left-wing groups that had broken away from the Rassemblement pour l'indépendance nationale. It was the main organization behind the Opération McGill demonstrations and in the mobilization against Bill 63, as well as Opération Congrès. It ceased activity in 1970.

Ministerial Association (Ancaster (Ont.))

  • RC0255
  • Pessoa coletiva

The Ancaster Ministerial Association is a voluntary organization with its membership drawn from ministers serving the Christian churches of Ancaster.The first meeting of the re-organized association was held on 10 March 1964. The association has been active in planning joint services, making political statements, issuing advertising, and providing programming and studies. The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, orders of service, marriage preparation course materials, and a community study of Ancaster.

FLQ.

  • RC0260
  • Pessoa coletiva

The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) was founded in March 1963 to promote the establishment of an independent Québec. Pierre Vallières jointed the FLQ in 1965 and provided its philosphical underpinnings. The group used readical tactics, being involved in over 200 bombings between 1963 and 1970. In 1970 the FLQ kidnapped cabinet minister Pierre Laporte and British trade commissioner James Cross. Laporte was later murdered. The FLQ, many of its members in prison, ceased activity in 1971.

Freeman, David E.

  • RC0267
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1945-2012.

David Freeman was born in Toronto in 1945 with cerebral palsy. Early on, Freeman began writing poetry and novels, aided by a modified IBM typewriter. Initial success came with two published articles, “The World of Can’t” in Maclean’s, and “How I Conquered Canada”, for the Toronto Star Weekly Magazine. He attended McMaster University from 1966-1971, graduating with a degree in Political Science. Freeman moved to Montreal in 1975, where he lived with his partner, Francine Marleau. The two travelled frequently, until her death in 2010. Following her death, Freeman’s health began to suffer from recurring bouts of pneumonia. He passed away in November 2012.;During his time at McMaster, David Freeman began writing plays. His debut, Creeps, was the first production at the new Tarragon Theatre, in 1971. It won the inaugural Chalmer’s Award for Best Canadian Play. Freeman continued to write and a number of his plays have been performed extensively in Canada and regularly in the US and Europe. Notable actors such as John Candy, David Ferry, William H. Macy, and Monique Mercure, have portrayed his characters on stage.

French, Percy,

  • RC0279
  • Pessoa singular
  • 1854-1920.

Lady Constance Malleson, actress and author , was born on 24 October 1895 in Castewellan castle, the country home of her parents, Hugh, the 5th Earl Annesley and his wife Priscilla. Constance Malleson was educated in Dresden and Paris as well as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She acted in many West End productions in London, as well as in repertory theatre, using the stage name of Colette O'Niel. She also appeared in the two films Hindle Wakes and The Admirable Crichton. Colette toured South Africa with Dame Sybil Thorndike and Sir Lewis Casson in 1928; later on in 1932 she toured the Middle East with them. In 1915 she had married Miles Malleson. They divorced in 1923. She worked for various social causes, including mental hospital reform and the blood supply system. Opposed to World War 1, she met Bertrand Russell through her association with the No-Conscription Fellowship. She lectured in Sweden in 1936-37 and in Finland during 1941 and 1946. She wrote several books including the autobiographical After Ten Years (1931). Her sister Mabel M. Annesley was a well-known wood-engraver; Constance Malleson edited her unfinished autobiography, As the Sight Is Bent. She died on 5 October 1975 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.;Priscilla, Countess Annesley was the wife of Hugh, the 5th Earl of Annesley. After the death of her husband, Priscilla began a long affair with Prince Henry of Prussia. Percy French married Priscilla's sister, Ettie Armitage-Moore, in 1890. French was an accomplished painter, poet, singer and composer.

Norman, Morris.

  • RC0286
  • Pessoa singular

Harrison, Michael.

  • RC0295
  • Pessoa singular

Mulberry Harbours were artificial harbours, assembled and built in Britain, and transported to France during World War II. The initial components for the two harbours, one for the American sector, and one for the British-Canadian sector, arrived in France on D-Day, 6 June 1944. By D-Day plus 7, the harbour erected in the British sector at Arromanches, Mulberry B, was operational. Mulberry A, in the American sector at St. Laurent, was so badly damaged by a storm that it could no longer be used. Colonel Vassal C. Steer-Webster headed the War Office branch co-ordinating all aspects of the invention, design, development, trials and siting of the harbours.

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