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William Force Stead collection

  • RC0524
  • Colección
  • 1909-1972

The collection consists of 6 letters, only one of which is from Stead. There is a letter from Arthur Sherbo who enclosed three of his articles on Christopher Smart. There is one manuscript page by H.W. Powell, a writer of nature notes for the Oxford Times and a typescript biographical sketch of Stead by his son, Julian. There is a pen and ink caricature of Stead done by R. D. Usherwood at Worcester College in 1931; a few news clippings, and an issue of Alumnae Journal of Trinity College which published an article by Stead about T.S. Eliot whom he had baptized into the Church of England. The collection was supplemented by books by Stead and two books belonging to him which have been catalogued.

Stead, William Force

William G. Haydon fonds

  • RC0593
  • Fondo
  • 1916-1922

The fonds consists of letters to his wife and family, official notification of his death, letters from his fellow soldiers to his wife, a notebook with brief entries of the regiment’s movements and lists of soldiers, and photographs. Most of the photographs were taken in Egypt. They include a railway station, encampments, a football pitch and camel transport, as well a photograph of Sgt. Haydon. Also included in the fonds are photographs of Haydon’s brother Ted and his wife’s brother Peter Ryan, both of whom served in the War.

Haydon, William G.

William Humphreys Dayas fonds

  • RC0674
  • Fondo
  • 1877-1929

The fonds (15-1993) consists of correspondence mainly to his sister, Emma, with one letter to his fiancée, Margarethe Vocke, as well as other correspondence; his marriage certificate; his appointment letter to Manchester; a lecture on Liszt; a photograph, printed sheet music and other documents.

Dayas, William Humphreys

William M. Allison fonds

  • RC0642
  • Fondo
  • 1845-[192-]

The fonds consists of a manuscript account book kept by Allison for the period 1845-1849, 164 pages. There are also three b&w photographs, one of Allison, two of the blacksmith's shop. The date of one photograph is [192-]. A typed transcript of the account book has been made.

Allison, William M.

William Nobleman fonds

  • RC0154
  • Fondo
  • 1937-1982

The fonds is divided into two series: Personal and correspondence and Saturday Night.

Nobleman, William

William Ready fonds

  • RC0313
  • Fondo
  • 1948-1982

The fonds consists of two accruals. The first accrual contains correspondence, manuscripts of typescripts of his books, articles, reviews and other writings, speeches, newspaper clippings, artwork, photographs, sound recordings and manuscripts. There are also some research notes, correspondence, photographs and news clippings, artwork, photographs, sound recordings and moving images. The second accrual (15-2005) consists of six audio cassettes.

Ready, William Bernard

William Windridge collection

  • RC0548
  • Colección
  • 1918-2004

The collection consists of Windridge’s war medals and various military and civilian pins and badges, various service records and discharge papers and a couple of photographs. Included is a matchbox, with a holder made by Windridge with a small Scottie dog figurine, which must have been a good luck charm for him. There is also correspondence mostly from Windridge and his wife to his daughter during the period of the Second World War.

Windridge, William Eric

Williams family fonds

  • RC0183
  • Fondo
  • 1835-1930

The fonds contains correspondences and other material belonging to various members of the Williams Family. Further detail in description of the 'System of arrangement'.

Williams Family

Wilson Thomson fonds

  • RC0475
  • Fondo
  • [1948]-[1970]

The fonds consists of his artwork, along with a few amateur pieces done for school by other family members, Heather and Kathryn Thomson. Kathryn was living in Sharon, Ont. at the time she created her piece. One of Heather’s was done in 1970. Thomson’s work for the Blue Book was done in 1948. It includes illustrations for “The Last Outpost” (Oct. 1948), “McQuillan Lends a Hand”, “That’ll Be the Day McQuillan”, “Scandal in Eden” (June 1948), and “Lords of the Forest and Lakes” (Nov. 1948). The McQuillan stories could not be dated, although four stories about this character with different titles appeared from 1948 to 1950. His work is in varied media including: pencil, ink, water-colour, pastel and conté pencils, and includes portraits as well as landscapes. There is one pencil sketch for an advertisement, showing a housewife on the phone and a man painting. The fonds includes finished works as well as sketches. Some of the works have been signed; others have not. One is dated 1961. Much of it was not done for Blue Book. There is a poster probably done for his children to sell apple cider. Because material arrives in disarray from Morris Norman, there is a possibility that some of these works are not by Thomson.

Thomson, Wilson

Works of Voltaire manuscript

  • MS028
  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1736

Fair copy by an unknown hand of Voltaire's poem transcribed from a manuscript in the library of Prince Eugene of Savoy. The volume contains manuscripts of: Epitre a Uranie (8 p.); Le fameux livre des trois imposteurs traduit du latin en françois; Dissertation sur Le livre des trois imposteurs (28 p.); and, Le fameux livre des trois imposteurs traduit du latin en françois. All three manuscripts are bound into one volume. There is no agreement on the authorship of Les trois imposteurs.

World War, 1914-1918 collection

  • RC0309
  • Colección
  • 1761-1968

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, post cards, maps, manuscripts, typescripts, orders and other official documents, diagrams, programmes, souvenirs, song-sheets, artwork, leaflets, sound recordings and moving images, and printed materials.

World War, 1914-1918 poster collection

  • RC0830
  • Colección
  • 1913-1921

The collection consists of posters issued by the following British organizations: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London; Parliamentary War Savings Committee; National War Savings Committee; Joint Labour Recruiting Committee; Ministry of National Service; Navy; Imperial Maritime League; City of London; and Blue Cross fund. The collection also contains posters issued by the governments of Canada (includes Canadian Victory Bonds), France, United States and Germany. There are a large number of posters from Louvain, Belgium. There are also several posters issued by the German occupying forces in France and Belgium and the British occupying forces in Germany.

World War, 1914-1918 trench map and aerial photograph collection

  • RC0306
  • Colección
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of trench maps and aerial photographs created during the First World War. The majority of the maps were created by the British Ordnance Survey for the Allied forces, although a few German, French and other maps purchased privately by officers exist within the collection. As the collection is almost exclusively made up of British mapping, coverage is limited to the British sector of the Western Front extending from the English Channel in the north to the vicinity of Reims in the south.

The aerial photographs were produced by the [British] Royal Flying Corps (renamed Royal Air Force when it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service in 1918). However, a few French and German examples exist within the collection. Approximately 350 photographs in the collection have hand annotations ranging from simple circles indicating the location of important features on the recto to full, textual descriptions on the verso. Approximately 90 additional photographs are mounted in an Album acquired from the University of Alberta.

World War, 1914-1918, communications collection

  • RC0587
  • Colección
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of two collections of communications used during World War I. One collection is labelled “postal history”; the other is called “soldiers correspondence”. Both collections contain post cards of various types including official ones. The postal history collection is mounted on nine numbered sheets, and contains explanatory text typed on the bottom. It also has one letter. It may have been compiled by Keith Powell of the Guilford Philosophy Society, as his name is written on the back of each sheet. The soldiers correspondence collection is mounted on eleven sheets which are not numbered; it also has a title page. Explanatory text appears on each page; the text has been printed from a computer.

World War, 1939-1945 poster collection

  • RC0840
  • Colección
  • 1939-1945

This collection contains posters issued by Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The posters have been numbered sequentially with prefixes of A, C, B, and U. Facsimiles and duplicates are noted in the finding aid. Subject matter varies: recruitment, Victory Bonds, activities on the Home Front to aid and protect the troops, gas attacks and bombs, ARP. Although this is mainly a collection of posters, there is one photograph (C24) and one calendar (C21).

World War, 1939-1945, British War Despatches and Casualty Lists collection

  • RC0334
  • Colección
  • 1939-1945

The collection consists of communications from the War Office and other agencies during and after World War II. Box 1 contains a selection of British War despatches detailing troop movements and battle outcomes. These range from roughly mid-1941 to late-1942. Box 2 contains miscellaneous materials, including British casualty lists, special army orders, army council instructions, translated versions of the Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs (from 1939-42, and 1944), documents from the Civil Aeronautics Administration exploring the state of the post-war British aviation industry, and a collection of radar bulletins from 1945. Several print periodicals are also included, such as the Egyptian Mail and the Supplement to the London Gazette. Finally, box 2 also contains numerous miscellaneous materials, ranging from items published by the British Ministry of Information during wartime to Air Ministry publications from during and after the war. Wherever possible, copies have been made of some of the more illegible material in an attempt to preserve readability.

World War, 1939-1945, German Concentration Camps and Prisons collection

  • RC0583
  • Colección
  • 1939-1945

Collection consists of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.

World War, 1939-1945, Group Photographs

  • RC0838
  • Colección
  • 1943-1945

This is a small collection of posed group photographs of military and civilian units, the majority of which are mounted on board and list the individuals in each photograph.

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