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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

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).

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

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.

Reuben Alvin Jukes (Jucksch) diaries

  • RC0872
  • Collection
  • 1916-1920

The collection consists of nine pocket diaries covering the period 21 April 1916-26 September 1920.

Jukes, Reuben Alvin

James Herbert (Herb) Gibson fonds

  • RC0873
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1919

The fonds consists of letters starting just prior to Gibson’s enlistment to his return to Canada, as well as pocket diaries for the years he served and some military documents.

Gibson, James Herbert (Herb)

First World War Broadsides

  • RC0875
  • Collection
  • 1914

The collection consists of broadsides issued to the Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

F.C.B. Crompton memoir

  • RC0876
  • Item
  • 1919

The book contains descriptions of events that took place in the Picardie and Artois regions of France in 1918.

Crompton, F.C.B.

Quittance by the Constable of France of seigneurial rights relating to exchange of the land of Mauregard between the de Billys of Mauregard and Jacques Amelot, the Lord of Carnetin.

  • RC0877
  • Item
  • 15 November 1601

Quittance by the Constable of France [ie Henri de Montmorency, not named in text] of seigneurial rights relating to the seigneurie of Mauregard. This followed on a contract between two parties, the first comprising of the Doya [Dean?] de Billy, escuier, Lord of Mauregard in France and of Manguinard in Beausse, his eldest daughter Catherine de Billy, and his daughters Jehanne and Margeurite de Billy, together with their respective husbands Pierre du Rousseau, escuier, Lord of Monvilliers, and Jacques Daunery, escuier, Lord of La Mothe du Riene. The other party to the contract was Jacques Amelot, Lord of Carnetin, king's councillor in the court of Parliament. By reason of an exchange between these parties of the land of Mauregard, the Constable has discharged 133 ecus of appointed revenue, and, the Lords Amelot and Duy [Dean?] paying him 100 ecus in cash, he discharges his seigneurial rights relating to the acquisition.

Montmorency, Henri de

The Book Society of Canada Ltd. fonds

  • RC0878
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1987; 1946-1987 predominant

The fonds consists of business and administrative papers for the company, including manuscripts, correspondence, editorial decisions and promotion. It also includes files related to the Belford Distributing Company Ltd.

Book Society of Canada Ltd.

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