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Havens family collection

  • RC0518
  • Coleção
  • 1870-1900

The collection consists of letters written to Havens and his daughter from family, friends, and business people. There is one letter written by his wife Mary (née Hiscott) when she is away visiting her father who is ill. The letters span four generations: Richards Havens (the father), William (the son), Ciscelia (his daughter) and the Elmes (grandchild and spouse). Many of the letters are written from rural communities in Ontario. There are, however, letters written from the Oakfuskee Hills in Alabama and Emigrant Gap, California.

Havens family

Ontario publishing partnerships collection

  • RC0684
  • Coleção
  • 1870-1878

Practically all of the partnership certificates in this collection pertain to publishing, printing, book selling, and allied trades. The certificates were all registered at the Registry Office in Toronto.

Ontario publishing partnerships

Arthur Stringer collection

  • RC0719
  • Coleção
  • 1874-1950

This collection (19-1997) consists primarily of 32 letters, 3 post cards, 2 cards, and other enclosures written by Arthur Stringer and addressed to Mary Belle Edmonds, a school teacher from St. Thomas, Ontario. They first met in 1933 on the Newfoundland-Labrador boat cruise.

Stringer, Arthur

Canadian politics collection

  • RC0814
  • Coleção
  • 1874-1989

There have been five accruals. The collection consists of items related to Canadian politics. It includes correspondence, posters, photographs, campaign literature, a newspaper, and cartoon drawings by Duncan Macpherson.

Frances Taylor - Letter to her granddaughter

  • RC0828
  • Coleção
  • 1878

The letter begins: "I am very pleased that you are interested in your great grandfather's life." The letter contains a biographical sketch of George Stephen Benjamin Jarvis, soldier, judge, and politician who was born in New Brunswick in 1797 and moved to Canada in 1809. He died near Cornwall, Ont. on 15 April 1878.

Ethel Smyth collection

  • RC0651
  • Coleção
  • [1878]-1939

The collection contains letters from Pablo Casals, Albert Einstein, Gustav Holst, William James, Clara Schuman, Peter Tchaikovsky, Cosima Wagner, and others. Smyth drew on these letters in her autobiographical writings.

There is one letter from Smyth to Kenneth Wright, 19 November 1929. For additional letters written by Smyth, researchers are directed to the Eric Walter White fonds.

Smyth, Ethel

Tourism and Travel collection

  • RC0287
  • Coleção
  • 1878-1987

There have been three accruals. The collection consists of materials mainly related to travel in Canada. It includes pamphlets and leaflets, maps, posters and information about various methods of travel.

Henry James collection

  • RC0645
  • Coleção
  • 1878-1976

The collection consists of four accruals. The first accrual consists of 4 letters and 1 note from James to Edmund Gosse, 1 letter to Messrs. Clay, [?] & Taylor, 1 printed letter to his friends on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, and printed materials including the order of service for his funeral. The second and third accruals consist of adaptations of two of James' novels by other authors. The fourth accrual is a copyright registration document.

James, Henry

Sports and Recreation collection

  • RC0303
  • Coleção
  • 1879-1993

There have been four accruals. The collection consists of amateur and professional sports as well as recreational sports from Canada and the United States. It includes photographs, posters, pamphlets and leaflets, programs, calendars, a scrapbook and an engraving, cards and other items.

Virginia Woolf collection

  • RC0204
  • Coleção
  • 1879-[1977]

The collection consists of correspondence with John Lehmann, Roger Senhouse, Dora Carrington, and others; photographs taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell at Garsington, and other items. There are also two letters written by Sir Leslie Stephen to Mrs. Holman Hunt and one letter from E. M. Forster to Mr. Roberts. The collection also contained George Spater's book collection which has been catalogued.

Woolf, Virginia

Temperance collection

  • RC0600
  • Coleção
  • 1879-1950

The temperance collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, news clippings, government documents from various countries, lantern slides and realia. There have been four accruals; the first two accruals have been combined. Serials and monographs belonging to these accruals have been separately catalogued.

McMaster University Collection

  • RC0427
  • Coleção
  • 1887-2013

The collection consists of a vast range of records and documents created throughout the University's existence, both in Hamilton and Toronto. However, it is not a complete record of the University's activities.

McMaster University

Cigar label collection

  • RC0226
  • Coleção
  • 1889-2007

This collection consists primarily of illustrative labels from cigar boxes manufactured by cigar companies in the United States in the last decade of the nineteenth century when cigar companies became aware of the importance of advertising their products to a large number of discriminating cigar smokers. The major companies were: Geo. S. Harris & Sons, Lith. Phila.; L.E. Neumann & Co.; Schumacher & Ettinger N.Y.; and Schmidt & Co. With regard to Canadian cigar companies, Adam Beck. London Ont. is represented, and there is also a box lid from Joseph Winterhalt of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont. The labels were lithographed with original designs and often patriotic motifs: young women, historical figures, heroes of battles, native people, sports and leisure, Cuba and the Caribbean, and events of the day. For more information on the manufacture of cigar labels and their collecting, see Mark Trout’s “Essential Background Information for the Collector of Cigar-Label Art” in the 2007 edition of The Price Guide Book of Cigar Label Art.

Judaica collection

  • RC0285
  • Coleção
  • 1889-2010

There have been two accruals. The Judaica collection is concerned with Jewish people, organizations, Palestine and Israel. Some of the documents in the first accrual are Holocaust items. The collection contains documents written in 18 languages: English, French, Italian, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Serbian, Dutch, Slovakian, Romanian, Latin. The collection was compiled by Morris Norman. All selling information has been retained in the files.

James Slater and Frank Haviland collection

  • RC0514
  • Coleção
  • 1890-1953

The collection consists of James M. Slater's diary and bible and Frank Haviland's photographs of steel structures.

The photographs are black and white, approximately 145 x 90mm of steel structures. The majority of them are related to the Standard Steel Construction company. Many of the photos have notations on the back, most of it in short form; it is assumed the notations are related to the construction. There is one photo of a group of nine men, none of them are identified, but it is titled “Standard Steel, Port Robinson Ont.” The photo is circa 1912. There are three photographs of the Falls View Bridge when it collapsed in 1938 which were taken by John A. Cowan of Welland and sent to Haviland. A few of the older photos also bear his initials.

Slater, James

Cullen and John Perry collection

  • RC0857
  • Coleção
  • 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

Paper soldiers and battle scenes collection

  • RC0899
  • Coleção
  • c.1890-c.1925

Paper soldiers were a popular children’s entertainment or decoration beginning in the 1700s, rising to a height of popularity in the mid-19th century, before all but dying out after the Second World War. This small collection typifies the range of materials on offer from the late 1800s into the post First World War period from German printers (two of the companies were in Germany, the third was in the Alsace region, which at the time was under the rule of the German Kaiser). Some are printed on heavy card (soldaten auf karton, eg. item 1) while others on thin newsprint. There are examples of a number of styles, including simple cut-outs, others that could be glued together to create three-dimensional landscapes and objects, as well as black and white images for children to colour (eg. item 13). There is also one example of the scheibenbilder (target picture) style (item 16). German is always the first language on the sheets, but many included French and English, and some Italian and Spanish, showing the world-wide market for the material.

The Carl Joseph Scholz company of Mainz (founded 1793 and still in existence as of 2015) has a long history in both the printing industry and paper soldier manufacture. At one point their distribution of toy soldiers went as far East as Russian, and west to Great Britain and North America. The company stayed in the Scholz family at least until the Second World War.

Hohenstein & Lange operated in Berlin from 1876-1906. In 1898 the company became a joint-stock company and the inclusion of Druck und Verlag, Aktiengesellschaft Berliner Luzuspapier-fabrik vorm Hohenstein & Lang on item 11, date it to this later period.

There have been many iterations of Carl Burckardt’s original company, but they all maintained a variation of the name. The paper soldiers in this collection are all printed under the Druck u. Verlag v. C. Burckardt Nacht in Weissenburg (Elsass) imprint, which existed from 1890-1906.

C. Hubert H. Parry collection

  • RC0429
  • Coleção
  • 1890-1921

The majority of the collection consists of letters from Parry to William S. Hannam, a member of the Leeds Music Festival Committee.

Parry, C. Hubert H.

James R.H. Hille collection

  • RC0782
  • Coleção
  • 1892-1903

The collection consists of one autograph book as well as several loose sheets containing autographs of various people, the majority of which are from the theatre world.

Hille, James R. H.

British military in Halifax, N.S. collection

  • RC0852
  • Coleção
  • 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.

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