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H.C. Hass photograph album

  • RC0493
  • Item
  • 1942-1943

The album contains photographs belonging to Flight Officer H.C. Hass, RCAF, at Air Observer School #8, Ancienne Lorette, Quebec in 1942-1943. Typically at an AOS, trainees took a 12-week course on aerial photography, reconnaissance, and air navigation, which included 60 to 70 hours of practical experience in the air. The album illustrates Norwegian trainees, New Zealand and Czech liaison officers, wings ceremonies, mess scenes, the hockey team, buildings, planes, as well as scenes in Quebec City. In addition there are photographs of the Quebec Conference in August 1943, including Winston Churchill, Mackenzie King and others; also two photographs of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands making presentations. The album measures 28 x 40 cm and contains 18 leaves with approximately 126 photographs. Most photographs are 8 x 11 cm but some are as large as 25 x 21 cm.

British Commonwealth Air Training Program

George Arnet manuscript

  • MS001
  • Item
  • 1732-1742

The fonds consists of a bound manuscript containing a sermon Arnet preached titled "A sermon, preach'd at Wakefield, at the visitation held there, by the Reverend Mr. Hayter, Archdeacon of York June, 30, 1732". The pages are numbered [1], 2-56. It is bound together with a letter to Philip Fruchard by Arnet, 12 July 1742, 2 p., introducing the sermon and making note of their friendship. Mr. Fruchard was a London merchant.

Arnet, George

Andrew Lang manuscript

  • MS040
  • Item
  • c.1911

The collection consists of two manuscripts bound together in same volume. Stamped on spine:
Andrew Lang. Last Ms. The two manuscripts are described as follows:
Books and Bookmen. 14 July [1911 or 1912], 15 p. New introduction for Books and Bookmen, 1912.
Religio Loci. 8 Ap[ril 1910 or 1911], 61 p. Contribution to Votiva Tabella. St. Andrew's, 1911.

Lang, Andrew

Richard Nisbet manuscript

  • MS045
  • Item
  • 1786

The manuscript is titled "Richard Nisbet's Navigation Book". A bookplate bearing his coat of arms and motto (Vis Fortibus Arma) with his initials is affixed to the pastedown of the front board. A smaller binder's mark is affixed in the upper left corner of the front pastedown indicating that the manuscript was bound by T. Hookham of New Bond Street [London]. The front board bears the word "Navigation" embossed in gold. The manuscript contains 177 pages of text with extensive geometric diagrams, some of which have been coloured. A sea chart of the area around the English Channel and Bay of Biscay has been tipped in near the centre of the manuscript.

Nisbet, Richard

Sarah Dixon poems

  • RC0666
  • Item
  • 1800?-1820?

Additions to Poems on Several Occasions Canterbury: printed by J. Abree, 1740. The early nineteenth century owner of the book (which has been catalogued as a rare book (C2584), apparently had access to the papers of Mrs. Dixon's niece, Mrs. Eliza Bunce. It seems Mrs. Bunce saw this volume through the press and kept the original manuscripts; from these the owner copied a number of unpublished poems, and added some which were printed in the newspaper at later dates, and lines which were found in a copy of the book in the British Museum. Two leaves are bound in the book and do not form part of the page count above.

Dixon, Sarah

John and Jane Jones sale documents

  • RC0797
  • Item
  • 1806

Bargain and sale by John Jones of Niagara [Niagara-on-the-Lake] in Lincoln in the province of Upper Canada, tailor, and Jane, his wife, to Phinihas Howell of Niagara, carpenter, of a tract of land, with all buildings on it, on the north-eastern part of Lot 30 in the town of Niagara for £294. Jones had the land by letters patent, dated 16 Nov. 1804 (registered 7 Dec. 1804 in Book R, fol. 351). Boundaries of the property include Prideaux Street and the house of Elizabeth Thompson. Among the conditions of sale, for ten shillings, Jane Jones agreed to quitclaim her right to her dower. Dated at Niagara, 29 Jan. 1806. Signed and sealed by John Jones, Jane Jones, and Phinihas Howell. Witnesses, A[lexander] Cameron and J. Macdonell.
Subscribed receipt for £294, signed by John Jones, witnessed by A[lexander] Cameron and J. Macdonell.
Endorsed memorandum of release of dower rights, signed by Robert Thorpe, justice of the King's bench for Upper Canada, dated near Niagara, 2 Aug. 1806.
Endorsed memorandum of enrollment in the register, dated 15 Sept. 1806, in Book C, fol. 294, signed by Ralph Clench, deputy registrar of the county of Lincoln.
Indenture. Three red wax seals, cracked and without impressions.

Jones, John and Jane

Hungarian World War II moving images

  • RC0825
  • Item
  • 194-

The original film is b&w, 14 minutes long, with no sound. It depicts Budapest, Hungary before during and after World War II. It focuses on the charitable activities of the Roman Catholic church, in particular that of Cardinal Mindszenty. The film has been converted to a VHS video cassette.

Hymn to be sung by the charity children

  • MS138
  • Item
  • 17--

The text of the hymn begins "Did Jesus weep for human woes". The date "c1780's" has been written in pencil by an unknown hand. Research Collections has two broadsides containing hymns. One is titled "The First Hymn Sung by the Charity Children" and is dated 7 July 1713. The other one is "The Second Hymn Sung by the Charity Children" and is dated 20 Sept. 1914. The text of the broadsides does not match this manuscript.

Letter to Elizabeth Hudson

  • RC0676
  • Item
  • 193-

A letter dated, 27 May 1936, to Elizabeth Hudson. In addition to the letter, there are three newspaper clippings from the 1930s.

Baring, Maurice

George Anne Bellamy Letters

  • RC0749
  • Item
  • 1780

The collection consists of two letters, written c. 1780. Both letters concern her need for money.One was to John Coakley Letsom, a physician.

Bellamy, George Anne

Quittance by the Constable of France of seigneurial rights relating to exchange of the land of Mauregard between the de Billys of Mauregard and Jacques Amelot, the Lord of Carnetin.

  • RC0877
  • Item
  • 15 November 1601

Quittance by the Constable of France [ie Henri de Montmorency, not named in text] of seigneurial rights relating to the seigneurie of Mauregard. This followed on a contract between two parties, the first comprising of the Doya [Dean?] de Billy, escuier, Lord of Mauregard in France and of Manguinard in Beausse, his eldest daughter Catherine de Billy, and his daughters Jehanne and Margeurite de Billy, together with their respective husbands Pierre du Rousseau, escuier, Lord of Monvilliers, and Jacques Daunery, escuier, Lord of La Mothe du Riene. The other party to the contract was Jacques Amelot, Lord of Carnetin, king's councillor in the court of Parliament. By reason of an exchange between these parties of the land of Mauregard, the Constable has discharged 133 ecus of appointed revenue, and, the Lords Amelot and Duy [Dean?] paying him 100 ecus in cash, he discharges his seigneurial rights relating to the acquisition.

Montmorency, Henri de

Herbert Edward Palmer - Letter to L. A. G. Strong

  • RC0648
  • Item
  • [194?]

Palmer's letter was written to Leonard Alfred George Strong (1896-1958), author, journalist, and a director of Methuen Ltd. from 1938 to 1958. In the letter Palmer makes an assessment of his own poetry.

Palmer, Herbert Edward

Sammy Shields letter

  • RC0650
  • Item
  • 27 October 1932

Letter to Louis Katin [?] by Sammy Shields, 27 October 1932.

Shields, Sammy

Maintenance Log Book for M-Class Destroyers in the British Royal Navy

  • RC0855
  • Item
  • 1917

Bound log book titled “Information concerning P.V. Gear in 13th Flotilla”. There is an index of the 26 ships listed in the log: Medway, Moresby, Narborough, Nepean, Nictator, Nereus, Norseman, Obdurate, Octavia, Oracle, Onslow, Oriana, Orpheus, Oriole, Orsis, Oberon, Pelican, Paladin, Penn, Petard, Pigeon, Paisley, Pylades (all Admiralty M-Class); Nerissa and Rival (Yarrow M-Class) and Patrician (Thornycroft M-Class). Following the index, beginning on page 100 are entries about each ship. Paravanes (P.V.) are devices towed behind a vessel at a regulated depth, so that the cable to which it is attached can cut the moorings of submerged mines. It was a new weapon in World War I. In addition to information about the paravanes, the log also contains maintenance and circuit test notes. Two of the destroyers, Oracle (p. 149) and Pasley (p. 169) had collisions with submarines.

Gaspar Melchor de Tovellanos manuscript

  • MS025
  • Item
  • 17--

Informe dado por D. Gaspar Melchor de Tovellanos. A peticion de la Academia, encaroada por el convego, sobre la reforma, y mejor arreglo de los treatos y espectaculos de Espana [Information given by D. Gaspar Melchor de Tovellanos. A petition of the Academy Recommended by the Council for the reform and better regulations of the Theatres and Shows of Spain].

Joseph Ely manuscript

  • MS026
  • Item
  • 1817

The following composed and executed for amusement by Joseph Ely. Manuscript consists of six different poems, all titled "Poetical Thoughts".

Catalogue of library books manuscript

  • MS031
  • Item
  • c.1875

This item is a ledger with printed lines and headings for the author, location, no. of volumes, size, and date of each item in a library. There are alphabetical tabs and on the cover, stamped in gold it says "Hazelby. Catalogue of Library." followed by the word "Richmond", which has been crossed out. Loose at the beginning of the manuscript are two pages title "Books to leave at Richmond", suggesting the catalogue was made for the Hazelby library prior to the move and then modified following the move. The catalogue was written in two hands, there seems to be a complete list in one hand and then, presumably a later one, that is only for A and B, but considerably more extensive.

Irish and Scottish song manuscript collection

  • MS032
  • Item
  • 1861-1889

The manuscript contains over one hundred Irish and Scottish songs, collected by Harry S. Higginson. The index at the front goes as high as ninety-one songs at page 98, but there are songs until page 162, suggesting approximately 150 titles. Song lyrics are by Thomas Moore, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and others. In the front of the book Higginson has also kept track of his movements.

Loose with the manuscript is a clipping for the "Connaught Foxes" (between pp. 99-100) song and two other hand written notes, one of which has the Legend of the seven churches of Glendalough written by Henry S. Wedderburn and The Bengalee Baboo.

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