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Fire trucks collection

  • RC0519
  • Collectie
  • [192-]-[195-]

The collection consists of b&w photographs of fire trucks. There are trucks from the Burlington, Grimbsy, Kamsack, Kelowna, Kentville, Niagara, Niagara Falls, Pickering, Point Claire, Revelstoke, and the Canadian National Parks Fire Departments. Many of the trucks are identified as Bickle trucks. Founded in Winnipeg in 1906, the company had been moved to Woodstock, Ont. becoming Bickle Fire Engines Ltd. in 1922. Four of the photographs are taken by Charles W. Hayrall of Woodstock, Ont. One of the photographs was taken by W.J. Oliver. Most of the photographs are stationary portraits of trucks. Only three of the photographs show any action: two men are atop the Canadian National Parks truck operating the fire hose at a lake; one photograph is of a truck moving down a street; one photograph is of men climbing a fire truck ladder.

Eighteenth Century Newsletters collection

  • MS139
  • Collectie
  • 1719-1720

This collection of newsletters was written in London by John Farr and his son John Farr Junior between 25 June 1719 and 10 September 1720. They were sent periodically to Francis Thistlethwayte in Winterslow, Wiltshire. The number sent varies from five to fourteen per month. The content includes: military and naval affairs, especially the war with Spain; foreign news from Europe, Jamaica, Newfoundland, and the Americas; news from Scotland and Ireland; commerce and shipping movements; natural disasters such as earthquakes; criminal affairs, spies, murders and arrests; deaths and the funeral of Joseph Addison; legal reports, stock reports and quotations, South Sea Bubble, politics and Parliamentary affairs.

The most likely Francis Thistlethwayte to be a recipient of the newsletters was born in 1658 and attended New College Oxford. The date of his death is uncertain but his father, Alexander (1636-1715) was long-lived. John Farr signed one newsletter dated 12 December 1719. There is a note on the verso of the 17 December 1719 newsletter by John Farr Junior.

Farr, John

Pope Clement XIII and Conde de Oeyras manuscript collection

  • MS135
  • Collectie
  • 1767-1768

Relaçaõ das cartas de Roma, e suas respostas, que vaõ indicadas no despacho no. VIII expedido sobre esta materia ao Sñr. Ayres de Sá e Mello em 15 de Março de 1768. -- March, 1768. -- Manuscript, 1 p. -- The title is followed by a list of the seven numbered manuscripts below.

No. I. Copia da carta escripta em nome do papa a el Rey nosso senhor. Carrissimo in Christo filio nostro Josepho Portugalliae, et Algarbiorum regi fidelissimo. Clemens Papa XIII. -- 31 August 1767. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Latin.

No. II. Copia da resposta de sua magestade ao papa. -- 5 December 1767. -- Manuscript, 2 p. -- Text is in Portuguese.

No. III. Copia do breve dirigido em nome do papa ao Conde de Oeyras. Clemens P.P. XIII. -- 31 August 1767. -- Manuscript, 3 p. -- Text is in Latin.

No. IV. Copia da resposta do Conde de Oeyras a sua santidade. -- December 1767. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Latin.

No. V. Copia da carta do nuncio de Madrid escripta ao Conde de Oeyras. -- 28 October 1767. -- Manuscript, 3 p. -- Text is in Italian.

No. VI. Copia da resposta do Conde de Oeyras ao dito nuncio. -- 5 December 1767. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Portuguese.

No. VII. Copia da consulta, que a meza do dezembargo do paço fez a S. mage. em 13 de Janeiro de 1768 sobre o descripto expedido em nome do Papa debaixo das formas da bula da cruzada. -- 13 January 1768. -- Manuscript, 6 p. -- Text is in Portuguese.

Beatissimo padre. -- [176-]. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Portuguese. -- Manuscript is not complete.

Clemens XIII, Pope

Eighteenth Century British military manuscript collection

  • MS136
  • Collectie
  • 1761-1774

A List of the Reduced Officers of Our Land Forces and Marines Entitled to Receive Half Pay in Our Kingdom of Great Britain for the Year 1774 / By His Majesty's Command, Groonslow, Townshend, and Beauchamp. -- 5 May 1774. -- Manuscript, 50 p. -- List is addressed to Richard Rigby, Paymaster General. -- List includes names of corps, officers' names and quality; it concludes with a two-page abstract.

An Independent Company of Foot / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- [1761?]. -- Manuscript, 2 p., numbered 91 and 92. -- Per diem and yearly ranks of pay.

The Charge of the Garrison of Guadeloupe / by His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- [1761?]. -- Manuscript, 2 p., numbered 93 and 94. Manuscript is headed George R. -- Per diem and yearly rates of pay for various positions such as the Governor, Chaplain, Surgeon as well as military ranks at Guadeloupe, Fort Royal, Fort George, Marie Galante, and Grand Terre.

Regulation of Subsistence to Be Paid to Every Officer and Soldier on the Foregoing Establishment. -- [8 December 1761?]. -- Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 95. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

Warrant for Deducting the Subsistence to Two Men Per Company From the Captains in Case They Do not Keep Them Compleat According to This Establishment / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North and James Oswald. -- 8 December 1761. -- Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 96. -- Warrant is addressed to Henry Fox, Paymaster General. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

Warrant for Deducting Twelve Pence in the Pound / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- 8 December 1761. --. Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 97. Warrant is addressed to Henry Fox, Paymaster General. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

Warrant for Deducting One Day's Pay Yearly / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- 8 December 1761. -- Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 98. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

Buck Engravings of England

  • RC0832
  • Collectie
  • 1774-

The collection consists of fourteen engravings from the Bucks' series on England.

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

Edward Burnaby Greene collection

  • RC0771
  • Collectie
  • 1775

Ode / by Edward B. Greene -- [1775]. -- Manuscript, 1 p.

Ode / by E.B.G. -- 31 March [1775]. -- Manuscript, 1 p.

Ode / by E.B.G. -- 7 May 1775. -- Manuscript, 3 p.

Ode / by E.B.G. -- 12 April 1775. -- Manuscript, 3 p.

Alcaic / by E.B.G. -- [1775]. -- Manuscript, 1 p.

All five manuscripts are written on blank pages of The poems of Mr. Gray to which are prefixed memoirs of his life and writings by W. Mason, M.A.

Greene, Edward Burnaby

Token coinage collection

  • RC0829
  • Collectie
  • 1792-1794

Tokens such as these were issued in many places in England between 1787 and 1800 when the government failed to mint enough copper coinage for the conduct of business. One of the coins is a Samuel Johnson copper coin, the other is a Jack Lackington copper coin.

Dorset (England) manuscript collection

  • MS134
  • Collectie
  • 1796

The collection consists of seven inventories, compiled for each Dorset parish, of the number of farmers, livestock, amount and type of crops (dead stock), number of servants who can be mounted on horseback, number of servants who can be armed with pickaxes and shovels. The inventories were collected by Lord Milton's Corps of Yeomanry Calvary, the volunteer Dorset Rangers. It seems likely that the inventory was prepared in anticipation of a French invasion.

Fortifications, warfare, navigation and architecture manuscript collection

  • MS133
  • Collectie
  • [17--]

Nouveau sistème de fortification. [17-?] -- 192 p.

Proposal of a new system of fortification containing several new advantages that may be made of sluices in the fortifying and defending places that are situated on rivers or near the sea as likewise a solution to the first question proposed to the learned in 1708 viz how to make mines or furnaces (fourneaux) each of which you may fire as often as you please without bursting them, & these to be made in such a manner as not to be liable to be flooded ... as likewise a new method of attacking ... more expedite and less bloody than those practised in the last wars. [17-?-]. -- 10 p. -- Partial translation of preceding manuscript. -- Drawing : pen and ink.

Notes extraites d'un memoire sur Maestricht. -- [17-?]. -- 2 p.

Nouvelle construction d'ecluses pur le menagement des eaux, ou maniere d'etablir la navigation dans les plaines des pays ou les eaux sonts rares. -- [17-?]. -- 6 p. -- Methode generale pour tracer sure le papier, ou sur le terrain le trait magistral ... -- 2 p. Nouvelle construction d'ecluses pour empecher l'entree de l'eau sallee d'un havre, dans celle d'un canal, ou riviere navigable ... 7 p. -- These three manuscripts are all written on the same gathering of paper. Premier exemple de l'usage d'un seul reservoir. -- 2 p. This manuscript is loose in the gathering. Drawing : pencil sketch. -- Drawing: pen and ink.

Description par letres de renvoy des principales parties ... des bastions. [17-?] -- 21 p. -- Drawing : pencil sketch.

Discours sur quelques sujets d'architecture. -- [17-?]. -- 14 p.

Untitled fragments. -- [17-?]. -- 34 p. -- Drawing : pen and ink.

Plates for the appendix to the Third Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons upon the Improvement of the Port of London

  • RC0903
  • Collectie
  • 1800

The twenty-one plates were issued unbound and accompanied by a listing of the plates. This listing divides the plates to match the reports they accompanied:
Appendix to Mr. Mylne’s Report (Plate I)
Mr. Dodd’s Designs (Plate II-VII)
Mr. Wilson’s Design (Plate VIII)
Messers Telford and Douglass’s Designs (Plate IX-XII)
Mr. Dance’s Designs (Plate XIII-XIX)
Mr. Jessop’s Section of the River Thames (Plate XX)
Copy of Sir Christopher Wren’s plans after 1666 (Plate XXI)

Charlotte Turner Smith collection

  • RC0674
  • Collectie
  • 1801-1803

The fonds consists of letters and a print portrait. Only one letter in the collection has an identified recipient, Samuel Rose.

Smith, Charlotte Turner

William Cowper collection

  • RC0707
  • Collectie
  • 1773-1824

The collection contains manuscripts and letters written by Cowper and Newton.

Cowper, William

British legal instuments collection (Late Medival to Post-Regency)

  • RC0495
  • Collectie
  • 1336-1825

This artificial collection of documents consists of 81 manuscripts, including deeds, charters, instruments of sasine, obligations, letters patent, wills, probate certificates, and manorial court proceedings, placed into 76 separate groupings. Most of the documents are English, concerning Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Essex, Hampshire (including Isle of Wight), Kent, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Rutland, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire. Some are Scottish, from Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, and West Lothian. One was drawn up in Louth, Ireland while under British rule. Among the notable names occurring in these documents are North of Kirtling, Addington of Harlow, Cotton of Leswade, Primrose of Chester, Paston of Paston, and Shelley of Horsham. Also included, in envelope A, are several pieces of seals which have broken.

Georgian Songs collection

  • RC0054
  • Collectie
  • 1700-1830

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of 923 songs from 1714-1830. The second accrual consists of approximately 1,000 songs from 1700-1830. Both accruals of songs are mainly from the Georgian Era, that is during the reigns of the four Georges. The majority of the songs were published in London, England.

Jane Elliott collection

  • RC0644
  • Collectie
  • 1830-1837

The collection consists of a diary kept from 1 November [1835?] to 14 March [1837?] when the Elliotts were living in Quebec City, Canada. The diarist is presumed to be Jane Elliott. Also in the collection is a play, "My Niece!!--In One Act"; a diary titled "Diary or Young Night Thoughts", 2 May 1830 to 10 September 1830; an undated essay about chalk; and 2 undated letters, written in Italian, possibly from R. Ferry, with one addressed to Luigia. The pencil drawing is presumably of the St. Lawrence River.

Elliott, Jane

Society of Friends (Pickering, ON) collection

  • RC0703
  • Collectie
  • 1838-1839

The collection consists of seven statements of expulsion from the Yonge Street Monthly Meetings mostly held at Pickering. One of the statements makes specific reference to Elias Hicks. More than one of the statements makes reference to participation in the Rebellion of 1837 which violated the known Christian Testimony against war. There is also an extract from the Yonge Street Monthly Meeting held on 12 December 1839 and a one-leaf untitled, unsigned manuscript of religious writing.

Society of Friends (Pickering, ON)

Chartist collection

  • RC0388
  • Collectie
  • 1836-1840

Chartism was a working class reform movement in England during the period from roughly 1836 to 1850. Its name was taken from The People's Charter and its leaders included William Lovett and Feargus O'Connor (1794-1855). The Chartists agitated for better working conditions, universal male suffrage, and other political reforms. The movement ultimately dissipated due to disagreements among its members and the rise of other reform bodies such as the Anti-Corn Law League.

The collection consists of printed materials.

French Revolution of 1848 collection

  • RC0820
  • Collectie
  • 1848-1849

The French Revolution of 1848 was one of many national revolutions that swept across Europe in 1848. The revolution in France in February 1848 caused the fall of King Louis Philippe who had reigned since 1830. He abdicated and retired to England. The Second Republic (1848-1852) followed. National workshops were set up in Paris to provide work for the unemployed. Elections were held in April based on universal manhood suffrage but, even so, one-half of the deputies elected were monarchists. In May, Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881) led a failed coup. With little money to support them, the workshops closed causing a rising of the Parisian unemployed called the June Days. By December 1848 Louis Napoleon Bonaparte had been elected President.

There are 316 broadsides and broadsheets, including campaign literature and electoral lists. The collection covers a wide range of topics including early annoucements about the outbreak of violence; efforts by workers' organizations to organize; official decrees of the provisional government; the April elections to the National Assembly; the insurgency in June; philosophical contributions by private citizens; Socialist and Communists tracts; satirical subjects; review of events and personalities such as General Cavaignac. There is also one envelope of smaller items, mainly lists of candidates for l'assemblée nationale, le départment de la Seine, and des ateliers nationaux. Also in the envelope is a document of arrest issued by the Paris police, 12 April 1848. There are notes in pencil on the verso of this document.

Réamur collection

  • MS091
  • Collectie
  • 1859-1861

The collection consists of letters and documents concerning several voyages made by the Réamur. There is correspondence from La compaignie générale maritime, Le gouvernment des establissement français dans l'Inde (India), and La Ministère de l'Algérie (Algeria) et des colonies. Recipients include Monsieur de Challié, capitaine de vaipeau, president de la commission supérieure d'immigration. The collection also contains two swatches of jute, perhaps woven by artisans in Pondicherry

France. Ministère de l'Algérie et des Colonies

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