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W. B. Yeats - Horseman, pass by! the story of a poet

  • RC0869
  • Collection
  • 1990

The collection contains 'Horseman, pass by! the story of a poet', told by Frank O'Connor and Brendan Kennelly in a series of moving images. These images are saved in various formats.

Yeats, W. B.

George and Jannet Gallinger sale documents

  • RC0868
  • Item
  • 17 June 1840

Bargain and sale by George Gallinger the Younger and Jannet his wife, daughter of the late Allan Cameron, a United Empire Loyalist, both of the Township of Cornwall in the County of Stormont, in the Eastern District and Province of Ontario, to Philip VanKoughnet, a tract of land in the Township of Alfred in the County of Prescott in the District of Ottawa in the Province of Upper Canada consisting of two hundred acres, being the North and South halves of Lot Number Five, for ₤100.
Indenture. Printed form completed by hand. On the verso is a memorandum that Jannet was examined separately from her husband and appeared to give her consent to depart with her estate in the within mentioned deed. There are witness signatures. Jannet’s signature is marked with a cross.

Gallinger, George and Jannet

Canadian military uniforms collection

  • RC0867
  • Collection
  • [194-]-1963

The collection consists of uniforms worn by women (Patricia Gray, D.H. Currie, and possibly others) in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service and the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division, respectively established in May 1942 and July 1941. The items in the collection are as follows: no. 1 Lieutenant’s medical uniform (black blazer, 4 gilt buttons, and matching tie and skirt); round cap (H.M.C.S. Cornwallis on tally) with signatures of other Navy staff on the top and dated July 7 ’63, belonging to D.H. Currie; 2 black great coats, one coat with a blackish green lining and 2 gilt buttons, and the other with a black lining and 4 gilt buttons; no. 3 working blue jacket, white collar, 12 gilt buttons, and blue skirt; 3 cream-coloured blouses; white pinafore; 2 cuffs, each with a gilt button; white kerchief; black Oxford shoes; Navy blue skirt; black tie; 2 black skirts; and Navy blue top with matching pants. The collection also has a b&w photograph of a nurse in uniform (presumably Patricia Gray).

A.E. Coppard manuscript

  • RC0866
  • Item
  • [192-?]

A manuscript page from The Higgler by A.E. Coppard. On the other side appears is an unidentified typescript.

Coppard, A.E.

Richard Hoff fonds

  • RC0865
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1995

The fonds consists of documents concerning the life of Richard Hoff in German and English. There are also family history documents, materials documenting the history of Breslau, and some issues of the “Freie Deutsche Jugend” [Free German Youth]. The fonds is arranged into seven series: Historical Hoff Family Documents; Life of Richard Hoff; Visa for Brazil; Refuge in England; Internment Camp Life in Canada; Genealogical Notes and Charts; Breslau History and Memorabilia.

Hoff, Richard

Virtues collection

  • RC0864
  • Collection
  • 1928

The collection consists of sixteen printed cards, each illustrating a virtue: Reverence, Good Resolution, Perseverance, Helpfulness, Courage, Unselfishness, Cheerfulness, Truthfulness, Love of Father, Good-will, Obedience, Ambition, Influence, Honesty, Purity, Mutual Aid. Each desired quality is illustrated with a poem and a photograph. Each card has either a red, green or brown border with the same printed design on each side of the poems. The cards were published by the Life Portrayal Series, Toronto, Ont. Someone has numbered the series by hand: 1-8, 11-16, 18, 21-22, which would indicate that some of the cards are missing from the set. Some of the cards are stained.

Daily Mail Bird's-Eye Map of the British Front

  • RC0863
  • Item
  • [191?]

This is a “Bird’s-Eye Map of the British Front” published by the Daily Mail. It covers the geographical area from north of Ypres to south of Loos, from west of Poperinghe to Menin in the east. It is in full colour and illustrated with pictorial terrain features.

Daily Mail (London, England)

Vietnam War - Prisoners of War and Missing in Action collection

  • RC0862
  • Collection
  • 1956-1989

The collection contains some of the research materials gathered for Kiss the Boys Goodbye. They are primarily generated by Monika Jensen-Stevenson. Included are: research notes, transcripts and notes from interviews, photographs, and many photocopied documents. The collection has been arranged into five series: Research materials: families and friends of POWs/MIAs, military personnel, CIA; Research materials: journalists, politicians, lawyers, and others; Other research materials; Photographs; Book drafts and other materials.

Vietnam War Poster collection

  • RC0861
  • Collection
  • 1969

This collection consists of three posters created by artist, Mark Podwal (b. 1945), to protest the Vietnam War. Podwal is well known for his drawings in The New York Times opinion page. In addition, he is the author and illustrator of books for children as well as for adults.
The three posters are printed on heavy cream paper with original pen, brush, and ink drawings by Podwal. All three feature quotations and were created sometime between 1965-1975:

  1. “If anyone in days to come should say that we were civilized in this country, this war will be cited as proof we were barbarians.”
  2. “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men – Abraham Lincoln.”
  3. “November 15, Washington, D.C. – Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Created for or in response to the Moratorium March in 1969.

Vancouver Island photograph collection

  • RC0860
  • Collection
  • 193?

This album contains b&w photographs of Vancouver Island. Locations include: Victoria, Cowichan Bay, Fulford Harbour, Maple Bay, Tent Island, Somenos Lake. It is a family album but the name of the family is not known the family photographs are not captioned. There are two events depicted: a fire and the Siwash Canoe Races. There is one photograph of a Pile Driver owned by the Island Tug and Barge Co. Ltd. There is also one photograph of H.M.S. Apollo in Comox harbor in 1936. The album also contains photographs of Columbia River, Bonneville, Oregon, Skamokawa, Wash., and Mt. Hood, presumably taken on a family vacation. Photographs of Saskatchewan railway construction in 1930 have been removed from this album and form a separate collection.

Niagara region photograph collection

  • RC0859
  • Collection
  • 1938-1945

Several of the photographs document young men who served in World War II. They include an unidentified soldier in front of a 2nd/10th Dragoons vehicle. This regiment was based in St. Catharines as well as Hamilton and Brantford and did not serve overseas. There are five photographs taken by a soldier who built bailey bridges over the Aller and Weser rivers, who was a member of the 147 football team, and who was photographed in a former P.O.W. camp with a Nazi swastika near Onasbrück, Germany. The versos of all these photographs have descriptions of the events depicted. There are three photographs of Matt Wilkinson whose trade in the army was that of a blacksmith. There is also a postcard photograph of the Ravens Hotel in Schleswig, Germany where he was billeted. Also in the album are a group of news clippings about Flying Officer Alexander Jamieson Muir (1920-1944) who served in the 626 Squadron. There are no identified photographs of him in the album, although there are ones of Jack and Don Muir, presumably his cousins. There are two pages photographs of the Victoria Rifles Company in May 1944. A Montreal regiment, it embarked for Great Britain on 20 November 1944. Its Niagara connection is unclear. Also in the album are family, wedding, vacation photographs of Wasaga Beach as well as photographs of various locales in the Niagara region.

Robert Kirkland Kernighan collection

  • RC0858
  • Collection
  • 1928-1933

Mary J. Mason was the sister of Kernighan. She was contacted after her brother’s death by F.E. Page of New Dundee in 1928 with regard to a memorial to her brother and later on for her memories of him. The fonds consists of three letters to Page, and a memoir of Kernighan’s life, death, and funeral (manuscript, 7 pages) sent to Page on 5 September 1933. Page was writing a life of Kernighan. In the memoir, his sister gives his date of birth as 1854. Note: Mason’s hand makes it difficult to read the name of her correspondent; “Page” is assumed but may not be correct.

Kernighan, Robert Kirkland

Cullen and John Perry collection

  • RC0857
  • Collection
  • 1890-1941

The papers in this collection consists mainly of material from the First World War relating to Lieut. Cullen Perry and Lieut. John Ham Perry of Whitby, Ontario. The Perry brothers came from a family tradition of military service dating from the Loyalist Oliver Hazard Perry, who fought in the War of 1812 (Battle of Lake Erie). Both volunteered when the war began in 1914. The archive consists of letters, photographs, ephemera, and other service material: Military Service Record book, diary, flight log, and other items. Additionally, there is a scrap book kept by John, following the war.

Perry, Cullen Hay

Montréal tricentenary collection

  • RC0856
  • Item
  • 1942

The collection consists of an album of b&w photographs taken inside and outside the Oratory The album, bound in leather, was inscribed and presented to Adhémar Raynault, the mayor of Montreal by the committee. The photographs were taken by F.E. Marsan.

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.

Samuel Matthews fonds

  • RC0854
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1883

The fonds consists of a notebook compiled by Matthews containing the following:

  1. Minutes, 1878-1879, of the Richmond Branch of the Alymer Blue Ribbon Club, whose members were temperance advocates. The minutes of 30 September 1878 note that 236 people had signed the pledge.
  2. Day book, containing financial account, 1879-1882
  3. Farm contracts, 4 April 1882-5 April 1883
  4. List of stock bought, April-August 1883
  5. Other financial accounts, 1883-1884

Matthews, Samuel

Labour unions' name tags collection

  • RC0853
  • Collection
  • 1937-1962

The collection consists of labour union name tags, mostly from conventions in Canada and the United States. Several of the name tags belonged to Claude Jodoin (1913-1975), the first president of the Canadian Labour Congress from 1956 to 1966 and to William Dodge, Executive Vice-President of the CLC. Unions include the Seafarers International, the International Ladies Garment Workers, International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Employees International Union, the Journeymen Barbers International Union and the International Wood Workers of America. There is one tag from the Second World Congress of the Confederazione Internazionale Sindacati Liberi (International Confederation of Free Unions) held in Milan. Most of the tags are labour ones. However, there are three tags (staff, delegate, and guest) to the founding convention of the New Democratic Party. Most of the tags are ribbons attached to pins. There are also three metal plaques: two of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada (French and English) and one for Montreal, 1947-50, with the city’s motto “Concordia salus” and crest. The tags were originally stapled, pinned or glued to a polystyrene foam board. The board was photographed by archival staff before the tags were removed.

British military in Halifax, N.S. collection

  • RC0852
  • Collection
  • 1893-1894

The collection consists of 10 sepia photographs pasted on board. Most of the photographs are captioned with the names of the men in the photographs. Col. Leach, V.C. is identified as being in one of the photographs. This is surely General Sir Edward Pemberton Leach (1847-1913) who won his V.C. in 1879 and rose of the rank of General with the Royal Engineers. One of them has “Notman Studio” printed on the photograph. There is a photograph of the Wellington Barracks.

George M. Kennedy

  • RC0851
  • Item
  • 1912-1916

This album was given to Kennedy, who lived in Collingwood, Ont., for Christmas 1912. The album contains b&w photographs that depict life there as well as trips to Wasaga Beach and the Nottawasaga River, Peterborough, Niagara Falls and Port Dalhousie, and Porcupine. The album arrived unbound so the order of the pages may not be correct. Notable photographs include Wahnapitae Camp, the 1912 flood, lakes ships such as the Turret Chief, the City of Midland and Dalhousie City, as well as the Bank of Ottawa in Porcupine. Some of Kennedy’s friends or family are identified in the album : various members of the Beasley family, Leila Ironside, Nettie McLeod, Leon Bosdet, V. Fitzgerald., Grace Stubbs, Miss Whalen, O.W. Wylde, Miss Richardson, Dorothy Mair, MacKay family, and Josephine White. Presumably it is Kennedy who appears with the caption “And now I wear the kilts”; there is another photograph where he is with V. Fitzgerald. Most photographs are not captioned.

Hannah Street Methodist Church Hamilton (Ont.)

  • RC0850
  • Item
  • 29 June 1893

The two items are contained in leather covers with the name “Rev. Hugh S. Dougall, B.A.” in gold letters on the front cover. Inside is a water-colour of Hannah St. Methodist Church in Hamilton as well as a letter of thanks for Dougall’s service as pastor at the church. The letter is from the Quarterly and Trustee Boards and written by calligrapher. It is signed for the Boards by both the secretary-treasurer and the chairman.

Hannah Street Methodist Church Hamilton (Ont.)

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