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Arthur Stringer collection

  • RC0719
  • Collectie
  • 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

John and Jane Jones sale documents

  • RC0797
  • Stuk
  • 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

Boer War stereographs

  • RC0810
  • Collectie
  • 1900-1901

This collection of stereographic images depicts scenes from the South African War, or Boer War (1899-1902). The images were produced by Underwood & Underwood (and one by the Keystone View Company). The Underwood cards are captioned on the front in English and on the back in English, French, German, Spanish, [Danish?], and Russian. Some of these cards have a more lengthy explanation in English as well. The Keystone View card is only captioned in English, with a lengthy description. It depicts 48th Highlanders of Toronto.

Bradley-Garretson Company Limited fonds

  • RC0750
  • Archief
  • 1914-1915

Fonds consists of a recruitment letter dated 15 May 1915 looking for agents to sell and promote Bradley-Garretson publications. Along with the letter are the postmarked envelope and a return envelope, and three advertising supplements that accompanied the letter. One flyer promotes a publication detailing the sinking of the Lusitania. A second promotes a book entitled The World's Greatest War. The final large poster promotes the book Billy Sunday: The Man and His Message. These supplements were tools used by the agents to promote sales of these publications.

Bradley-Garretson Company Limited

C.C. Brant fonds

  • RC0654
  • Archief
  • 1919-1922

The fonds consists of four letters written to John and Christine McCampbell. All the letters are signed C.C.B. Three are written from Whitney while the fourth is from “Brant and Walker, Z Cross Ranch, Fort St. John, B.C.” The assumption has been made that Christine is his sister and John his brother-in-law, although he does address them as “brother and sister”. The McCampbells are living in Uxbridge Ont. in 1919 and in Thessalon, Ont. in 1922. The most interesting letter is the one written from Fort St. John. He predicts that “this country is going to boom” before too long.

Brant, C.C.

Canadian Military Rifle Team collection

  • RC0754
  • Collectie
  • 1926-1930

Collection consists of five photographs, all of which appear to have been taken at Bisley, Surrey, England. All photographs depict the team; in three of the photographs the scoring board is also on display. In 1927 the team is identified as winnter of the Mackinnon Challenge Cup. In 1929 the team is identified as the winners of the Rajah of Kolapore's Imperial Challenge Cup. The names of all the team members are printed beneath each photograph; in four the photographs their regiment names are also included.

Canadian Military Rifle Team

Charles Kingsley collection

  • RC0739
  • Collectie
  • 1834-1837

The collection consists of manuscripts. There have been three accruals which have been combined.

Kingsley, Charles

Charles Wilkinson fonds

  • RC0801
  • Archief
  • 1963-1985

Fonds consists of 14 scrapbooks of clippings from The Hamilton Spectator.

Wilkinson, Charles

Circuses and Wild West Shows collection

  • RC0815
  • Collectie
  • 1902-1957

The collection consists of posters advertising shows by a variety of circuses and Wild West shows including Cole Brothers and Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey. There have been two accruals. The first accrual has 36 posters. The second accrual has five posters, including one in German.

Claude Guillot fonds

  • RC0770
  • Archief
  • 1789-1798

The fonds consists of the following documents: a military certificate, noting that Claude Guillot is a volunteer in a military company stationed in Marseille, 6 June 1789; a letter of recommendation from his military company, 11 June 1794; a certificate of his admission to hospital in Mezierot on 14 July 1794; a travel document, 10 April 1798.

Guillot, Claude

Colin Lock fonds

  • RC0709
  • Archief
  • 1954-1996

The fonds consists of correspondence, lab notebooks, research material, and scientific reprints of the majority of publications.

Lock, Colin

Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) collection

  • RC0816
  • Collectie
  • 1978-1983

The content of the posters concerns: Pierre Elliot Trudeau depicted as a lackey; Hardial Bains in Conversation with the President of the East indian Defence Committee in 1978; a ten year anniversary march of the CPC (M-L) in 1980; the first Congress/Communist Youth Union of Canada meeting in 1983.

Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)

David Paul Gagan fonds

  • RC0769
  • Archief
  • 1972 [1981]

The fonds consists of two series. One series contains correspondence, submissions, photographs (both used and not used) and issue files for Canada: An Historical Magazine. The other series contains microfilms of historical research materials that Gagan used for his book, Hopeful Travellers: Families, Land and Social Change in Mid-Victorian Peel County, Canada West (c 1981). The microfilms include: Canada West census for Peel and Oxford counties, 1851; Ontario census for Peel and Cardwell counties, 1871; Peel County, Chinguacousy township, copy books of deeds, Vols. 1-13, 1820-1877; Toronto township., Vols. 1-9, 1807-1871; Toronto, Gore, Albion, and Caledon townships, abstract index of deeds, villages and farms; Brampton School Board minutes, 1873-1875; Chinguacousy township council minutes book, 1858-1867 and 1875-1887; Caledon township council minutes, 1861-1869 and 1873-1906; Caledon township Board of Health minutes, 1884-1894; Toronto township council minute books, 1844-1854 and 1873-1887; Toronto Gore township council minutes, 1857-1861, 1871-1881, 1882-1895; Mould Board Association minutes, 1888-1892; marriage registers undated; Peel county wills, 1867-. Several of the microfilms are not identified. One reel of microfilm, Denison and John A. Macdonald papers are related to the magazine.

Gagan, David Paul

Dominion Foundries and Steel Limited collection

  • RC0690
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1917]-[ca. 1935]

All certificates are undated and stamped "cancelled"; two of the certificates are issued pursuant to supplementary letters patent granted on 25 April 1935.

Dominion Steel Castings Company Limited

Dominion Steel Foundry Company collection

  • RC0689
  • Collectie
  • 1913-1917

One certificate of deposit was issued in 1913 before the company was incorporated; two certificates were issued in 1917; the two stock shares are undated. All documents are stamped "cancelled".

Dominion Steel Castings Company Limited

Ghizi Kirshen-Ijaky collection

  • RC0722
  • Collectie
  • 1963-1972

Most of the collection is found in an album with the items either taped or pasted to the pages. The remainder is found loose. It consists of news clippings, in Romanian and Hebrew, documenting her career. There is one English language tear-sheet from the Wizo Review about the film “Strange Holiday” as well as one English language review of the play “The Jolly Pauper” staged in Montreal in 1969 where she played the role of a young boy. The collection also contains programmes, including one signed by Grigore Vasiliu Birlic, one of the greatest Romanian actors. There are also photographs, mainly publicity ones of Ghizi, although there are some family snap shots as well. There are two photographs of her gravestone. Finally, there is a handwritten, undated, unsigned poem in Romanian, “Maicute mes” [My Mother].

Kirshen-Ijaky, Ghizi

H.W. Snelling fonds

  • RC0784
  • Archief
  • 1870-1873

The fonds consists of a diary and typescript of the diary transcribed by Dr. Norman Shrive. Passages within the diary include "Sunshine and Storm by a Rifleman,1870" and a brief passage entitled "Journey through Persia and other Eastern countries," written by Corporals R. Murphy and J. Kenderick. Murphy and Kenderick are identified as serving with the 100th Royal Rifles. The diary also contains personal information about Snelling, including family health and business prosperity. There is a page of business transactions from 1873.

Snelling, H.W.

Hamilton (Ont.) history collection

  • RC0824
  • Collectie
  • 1934-1983

The Hamilton history collection consists of essays written about Hamilton by McMaster students for Professor John Weaver of the McMaster University History Department and numbered file folders containing news clippings about Hamilton.

Additionally, it lists some material available in the Marjorie Freeman Campbell and Mabel Burkholder collections, which are related to the material here.

Hamilton Spectator collection

  • RC0169
  • Collectie
  • 1922-1961

The collection consists of 4 letters addressed to William Mullis, editor, The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ont. and 1 letter to T. W. D. Farmer, editor, The Hamilton Spectator. The letters are from Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen (1874-1960), Prime Minister of Canada, 1920-1921 and 1926; Vincent Massey (1887-1967), Governor-General of Canada, 1952-1959; John Hylan, Mayor of New York city; and William Maxwell Aitken, Baron Beaverbrook (1879-1964). There is also an autograph by Arthur Meighen.

Hamilton Spectator

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