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Iris Amy Warden - Bettina Randall's Charges: A Story for Girls manuscript

  • RC0798
  • Collection
  • 1920-1934

Bettina Randall's Charges is the second part of an illustrated story for girls which also contains seven water-coloured illustrations and another seven India ink pen-and-ink drawings.

At end of ms.: "First Part commenced 1915. Second Part finished 1920 (aged 16)". A charming period piece of the Home Front, featuring Bettina, Pixie and Trixie, Lieutenant and Mrs. Lancing, Colette, Neanette and Ronnie. Chapter 1 entitled "Belgian Flag Day" and Chapter 3 "An Air Raid". Also contains a black-and-white studio portrait of Warden herself.

Warden, Iris Amy

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.

Sammy Shields letter

  • RC0650
  • Pièce
  • 27 October 1932

Letter to Louis Katin [?] by Sammy Shields, 27 October 1932.

Shields, Sammy

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.

British military in Halifax, N.S. collection

  • RC0852
  • Collection
  • 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.

Cullen and John Perry collection

  • RC0857
  • Collection
  • 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

Maintenance Log Book for M-Class Destroyers in the British Royal Navy

  • RC0855
  • Pièce
  • 1917

Bound log book titled “Information concerning P.V. Gear in 13th Flotilla”. There is an index of the 26 ships listed in the log: Medway, Moresby, Narborough, Nepean, Nictator, Nereus, Norseman, Obdurate, Octavia, Oracle, Onslow, Oriana, Orpheus, Oriole, Orsis, Oberon, Pelican, Paladin, Penn, Petard, Pigeon, Paisley, Pylades (all Admiralty M-Class); Nerissa and Rival (Yarrow M-Class) and Patrician (Thornycroft M-Class). Following the index, beginning on page 100 are entries about each ship. Paravanes (P.V.) are devices towed behind a vessel at a regulated depth, so that the cable to which it is attached can cut the moorings of submerged mines. It was a new weapon in World War I. In addition to information about the paravanes, the log also contains maintenance and circuit test notes. Two of the destroyers, Oracle (p. 149) and Pasley (p. 169) had collisions with submarines.

Sid Blum fonds

  • RC0006
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1968

Blum, Sidney

R.H.F. Manske fonds

  • RC0011
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1981

The fonds consists of his publications from 1926-1981. It also contains his research notebooks and his theses for M.Sc. and D.Sc.

Manske, R. H. F.

Friends of McMaster fonds

  • RC0113
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1983

The fonds consists primarily of the correspondence and minutes of the association, as well as additional records.

Friends of McMaster

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 5167 (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds

  • RC0135
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2007

There have been two accruals. The first accrual contains material from before the merger of the two locals and after the merger. The second accrual consists of correspondence, reports, and printed materials.

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 5167 (Hamilton, ON)

Stelio Cro fonds

  • RC0161
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

The fonds consists of a photocopy of the manuscript of Descripcion de la Sinapia Peninsula en la Tierra Austral: A Classical Utopia of Spain (1975) with related reviews and correspondence; also negatives and prints of parts of the manuscript, the original of which is at the Fundacion Universitaria Espanola.

Cro, Stelio

Royal Society of Canada Awards Committee fonds

  • RC0251
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977

The fonds consists of the correspondence files of the Awards Committee. There is a file for each of the following awards: Bancroft Award, Chauveau Medal, Banting Medal, Marshall Tory Medal, Eadie Medal, Hannah Medal, Flavelle Medal, Harrison Prize, Innis-Gérin Medal, Lorne Pierce Medal, Miller Medal, Sims Scholarship, NATO Fellowships, Rutherford Memorial Award and the Tyrell Medal. E. Whalley of the National Research Council chaired the Committee in 1972. He was succeeded by A. D'Irio of the Faculty of Science of the University of Ottawa.

Royal Society of Canada

Ancaster (Ont.) Ministerial Association fonds

  • RC0255
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1989

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, orders of service, marriage preparation course materials, and a community study of Ancaster.

Ancaster (Ont.) Ministerial Association

Gaspar Melchor de Tovellanos manuscript

  • MS025
  • Pièce
  • 17--

Informe dado por D. Gaspar Melchor de Tovellanos. A peticion de la Academia, encaroada por el convego, sobre la reforma, y mejor arreglo de los treatos y espectaculos de Espana [Information given by D. Gaspar Melchor de Tovellanos. A petition of the Academy Recommended by the Council for the reform and better regulations of the Theatres and Shows of Spain].

Joseph Ely manuscript

  • MS026
  • Pièce
  • 1817

The following composed and executed for amusement by Joseph Ely. Manuscript consists of six different poems, all titled "Poetical Thoughts".

Catalogue of library books manuscript

  • MS031
  • Pièce
  • c.1875

This item is a ledger with printed lines and headings for the author, location, no. of volumes, size, and date of each item in a library. There are alphabetical tabs and on the cover, stamped in gold it says "Hazelby. Catalogue of Library." followed by the word "Richmond", which has been crossed out. Loose at the beginning of the manuscript are two pages title "Books to leave at Richmond", suggesting the catalogue was made for the Hazelby library prior to the move and then modified following the move. The catalogue was written in two hands, there seems to be a complete list in one hand and then, presumably a later one, that is only for A and B, but considerably more extensive.

Irish and Scottish song manuscript collection

  • MS032
  • Pièce
  • 1861-1889

The manuscript contains over one hundred Irish and Scottish songs, collected by Harry S. Higginson. The index at the front goes as high as ninety-one songs at page 98, but there are songs until page 162, suggesting approximately 150 titles. Song lyrics are by Thomas Moore, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and others. In the front of the book Higginson has also kept track of his movements.

Loose with the manuscript is a clipping for the "Connaught Foxes" (between pp. 99-100) song and two other hand written notes, one of which has the Legend of the seven churches of Glendalough written by Henry S. Wedderburn and The Bengalee Baboo.

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