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Palestine and Israel postcard collection

  • RC0818
  • Collection
  • 1921-[197-]

This collection of postcards pertaining to Palestine and Israel is comprised of two parts.
Part 1: 114 cards produced by Shlomo Narinsky (1885-1960), a Russian-born Jewish photographer, of Holy Land portraits and scenes, printed in sepia photogravure in 1921 by the Jamal Brothers of Jerusalem (numbered 1-118, lacking numbers 82, 106, 108, and 111, but the missing cards were apparently never printed). There are also six other cards from the Middle East, not part of the Narinsky set of cards.
Part II: Souvenir of the Holy Land, old and new Jerusalem (18 b&w cards); Bethlehem (10 colour cards); Ancient Jerusalem model (10 colour cards); Souvenir of Jerusalem (10 sepia cards); Kibbutz Lohamei Haghettaot (6 colour cards); Eilat (9 colour cards); Caesarea (9 colour cards); 2 sets of Nazareth (9 colour cards apiece); Israel Exploration Society, Beth She’arim (10 b&w cards); Jerusalem (10 colour cards); Safad (6 colour cards); Yad Washem (7 colour cards); Jericho (10 colour cards); Flowers of Israel (10 colour cards); Hebron (7 colour cards); Haifa, Little Folder Series (15 colour cards); Galileee, Little Folder Series (15 colour cards); Negeb, Little Folder Series (15 colour cards); 30 colour cards of various scenes.

Drama collection

  • RC0819
  • Collection
  • 1777-1929

The engravings can be divided into two groupings. There is a collection of engravings done from paintings of scenes from Shakespeare's plays. There are thirty-five of these as well as a list of illustrations from an unidentified book. The other grouping consists mainly of engravings of actors and actresses in a variety of different roles, including Shakespearean roles. A few are portraits. This grouping contains ninety-two engravings, some of them duplicates. A few are autographed: signatures include Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, Edwin Forrest, Leigh Murray, Anna Cora Mowatt, Grant Thorburn, and William Wilberforce. One engraving, a depiction of Mr. Compton as Launce, is hand-coloured. In addition, there are sixteen theatre programmes, 1881-1929, from London, England.

French Revolution of 1848 collection

  • RC0820
  • Collection
  • 1848-1849

The French Revolution of 1848 was one of many national revolutions that swept across Europe in 1848. The revolution in France in February 1848 caused the fall of King Louis Philippe who had reigned since 1830. He abdicated and retired to England. The Second Republic (1848-1852) followed. National workshops were set up in Paris to provide work for the unemployed. Elections were held in April based on universal manhood suffrage but, even so, one-half of the deputies elected were monarchists. In May, Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881) led a failed coup. With little money to support them, the workshops closed causing a rising of the Parisian unemployed called the June Days. By December 1848 Louis Napoleon Bonaparte had been elected President.

There are 316 broadsides and broadsheets, including campaign literature and electoral lists. The collection covers a wide range of topics including early annoucements about the outbreak of violence; efforts by workers' organizations to organize; official decrees of the provisional government; the April elections to the National Assembly; the insurgency in June; philosophical contributions by private citizens; Socialist and Communists tracts; satirical subjects; review of events and personalities such as General Cavaignac. There is also one envelope of smaller items, mainly lists of candidates for l'assemblée nationale, le départment de la Seine, and des ateliers nationaux. Also in the envelope is a document of arrest issued by the Paris police, 12 April 1848. There are notes in pencil on the verso of this document.

Hamilton, Ontario Property Documents collection

  • RC0821
  • Collection
  • 1860-1915

Hamilton, Ontario was incorporated in 1847. Edward Jackson purchased property in the future city beginning in 1839. In May 1854 Jackson sold his property to Donald McInnes who later mortgaged the property. By 1859 he had sold the property to the firm of George Peabody and Co.

This collection consists of an abstract probably prepared in 1860 giving detailed information on the purchase, sale, and mortgaging of properties between King and Mountain (now John) Streets between 1839 and 1859; four indentures concerning Donald McInnes and his property; a broadside for part of a plan of the Beulah neighbourhood.

Hamilton (Ont.) social and political organizations collection

  • RC0822
  • Collection
  • 1968-1972

This collection consists of printed materials, including notices of meetings and information, issued by the following organizations:
Hamilton and District Co-ordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam
Hamilton Anti-war Committee
Hamilton Committee for Independent Canadian Unions
Hamilton Committee to Defend Civil Liberties
Hamilton Communist Club
Hamilton District Women's Liberation Movement
Hamilton Labour Committee for Jobs
Hamilton People's Movement
Hamilton Vietnam Mobilization Committee
Hamilton Women's Liberation Group
Hamilton Young Socialists

Hamilton (Ont.) history collection

  • RC0824
  • Collection
  • 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.

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.

Slavery collection

  • RC0827
  • Collection
  • [1807]-1884

The collections contains:
A legal document; James Peters, Maury County, Tennessee, 16 August 1823, re dividing land and slaves;
A letter by Jno. (John) A. Collins, 4 October 1884, to Charles E. Chapman who had requested Collins’s autograph. In the letter Collins writes that he thinks Chapman may be related to Maria W. Chapman, an abolitionist. Collins writes of his memories of her activities in the Anti-Slavery movement.

Frances Taylor - Letter to her granddaughter

  • RC0828
  • Collection
  • 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.

Token coinage collection

  • RC0829
  • Collection
  • 1792-1794

Tokens such as these were issued in many places in England between 1787 and 1800 when the government failed to mint enough copper coinage for the conduct of business. One of the coins is a Samuel Johnson copper coin, the other is a Jack Lackington copper coin.

World War, 1914-1918 poster collection

  • RC0830
  • Collection
  • 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.

Archivo General de Centro America fonds

  • RC0831
  • Fonds
  • 1544-1821

The microfilmed documents are arranged and were filmed by province (later country): Chiapas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Within each geographical location, arrangement is by type of document: A1, Superior Gobierno (Central Government); A2, Capitania Generale (Judicial, Economic, and Military); A3 Real Hacienda (Exchequer, Court Documents, Accounts, and Taxation).

Archivo General de Centro América (Guatemala)

Buck Engravings of England

  • RC0832
  • Collection
  • 1774-

The collection consists of fourteen engravings from the Bucks' series on England.

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

McMaster University Centre for Peace Studies fonds

  • RC0834
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2007

The fonds consists of recordings of prominent speakers and theorists in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. Many, but not all, of the recordings were done at McMaster University. The topics covered are wide-ranging, and there is enormous diversity within each series. A small selection of some of the more well-represented topics includes post-secondary education in El Salvador, the arms trade, violence in Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Central America, women and violence, nuclear disarmament, trade unionism in South Africa, and human rights in Guatemala. Some of the speakers are Noam Chomsky, Chief Ovide Mercredi, Ursula Franklin, Mubarak Awad, Helen Caldicott, Ramsey Clark, Joseph Rotblat, Gwynne Dyer and Gene Sharp.

McMaster University

19th Battalion scrapbook

  • RC0835
  • Item
  • 1915-1964

The scrapbook contains approximately 55 black and white photos (approximately half are originals, the others are good quality reproductions), 3 colour photographs, news clippings, maps, and other material related to the Battalion.

19th Battalion (Central, Ontario), Canadian Expeditionary Force

North-West Rebellion Scrapbooks

  • RC0836
  • Collection
  • 1867-1951

The first was compiled and annotated by Theodore Henry James Charmbury, who was a photographer in Saskatchewan. It consists of clippings and 41 photographs. A detailed description of the scrapbook and the material found therein is included in the box.
The second scrapbook is a collection of contemporary newspaper clippings about the Rebellion, pasted over the account book of James McDowell, an agent of The Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co., London. The material was pasted into the ledger sometime after 1883.

The Queen vs. William Rogers, Bill of Treason

  • RC0837
  • Item
  • 1838

The item is a Bill of Treason written on parchment against William Rogers. He is described as “not having the fear of God in his heart but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil”. It is stated he wished to “depose our said Lady the Queen … and to bring and put our said Lady the Queen to death.” He was specifically charged with offences that took place before, after and on 4 December [1837] in the Township of York. They included plotting an insurrection against the Queen, persuading others to join this insurrection, and assembling, with around fifty others, armed with guns, muskets, rifles, bullets, bayonets, swords, pikes and other weapons. The document is signed by the jury foreman, J. W. Gamble, and witnesses.

Rogers, William

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