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Basil H. Johnston fonds

  • RC0038
  • Fondo
  • [1860]-2012

The fonds contains material in multiple languages: English, French, Ojibway/Chippewa, Cree, Latin.

Johnston, Basil

Irish and Scottish song manuscript collection

  • MS032
  • Unidad documental simple
  • 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.

Charles W. Hall fonds

  • RC0780
  • Fondo
  • 1861-1862

There has been one accrual. It consists of Hall’s manuscript diary, 8 paginated, 4 looseleaf foolscap leaves in length. A typed transcript accompanies the journal. The first entry is dated 11 December 1861: “The following is the diary of our passage from Dublin, to Hamilton. C.W.” The last entry is dated 1 February [1862] upon arrival in Hamilton: “The town is very prettily situated on a Bay called ‘Burlington’, and is about 70 miles from the ‘Falls of Niagara’, and contains about 25,000 inhabitants. Thus ends my diary.”

Hall, Charles W.

John Coode's engineering firm fonds

  • RC0391
  • Fondo
  • 1862-1951

The fonds consists of nearly fifty duplicate letter-books, the majority containing 1,000 pages each.

Coode, John

Military collection

  • RC0380
  • Colección
  • 1863-1973

There have been three accruals. The first accrual consists mainly of World War I and II materials, although there are materials from the American Civil War and Vietnam. It includes Christmas cards, postcards, letters, pamphlets, photographs, and periodicals. Although mainly Canadian and British, other nationalities are represented. The second accrual consists of a few World War I and II items, 3 pennants, a swagger stick, a print and other items, including NORAD materials and photographs. The third accrual consists of photographs, advertising in support of the military, cards and other printed materials, and realia, all from the twentieth century. The fourth accrual is menu in the style of a fan for the Queen's Own Rifles 1912 dinner.

Bargain and sale, with dower, by Timothy Buckly and Julia, his wife, to Mary Anne Foley, wife of Declan Foley, of a tract of land in the Township of North Crosby in the County of Leeds,

  • RC0753
  • Unidad documental simple
  • 6 January 1863

Bargain and sale, with dower, by Timothy Buckly and Julia, his wife, to Mary Anne Foley, wife of Declan Foley, of a tract of land being Lot Number 18 in the Seventh Concession, containing 200 acres and the north-east half of Lot Number 26 in the Third Concession containing 100 acres and the south west part of Lot Number 27 in the Second Concession containing 54 acres and Lot Number 72 in the Sixth Concession contain 70 acres, all in of the Township of North Crosby in the County of Leeds for the sum of $20.
Indenture was printed and sold by Charles J. Hynes, Messenger Office, Prescott. Signed by Timothy and Julia Buckly, witnessed by James and John Buckly. The deed was registered by George B. Glasford, Deputy Register, County of Leeds
This indenture, which was cut into sections, has been repaired with backing paper.

Buckly, Timothy and Julia

Thompson family fonds

  • RC0170
  • Fondo
  • 1864-1904

The fonds consists of diaries of Sarah Robson Thompson (transcribed by Emily Bradshaw, Berton's secretary, in June 1998) and Delia Florence Thompson and family correspondence.

Thompson Family

Richard Hoff fonds

  • RC0865
  • Fondo
  • 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

Canadian company catalogues collection

  • RC0068
  • Colección
  • 1865-1972

This collection consists of company catalogues produced by Canadian firms. The catalogues are mainly from manufacturing companies, although there is one for cattle and there are some retailers. Products manufactured vary greatly from clothing to bicycles, doors, and steam power equipment. Retailers include Birks and Eaton's.

Julian Gould fonds

  • RC0467
  • Fondo
  • 1865-1932

The fonds consists of 24 letters from Gould to his parents, 1915-1917, fifteen pencil sketches of scenes behind the British lines and a self-portrait, drawings and watercolours of landscapes (including juvenilia), Parisian architecture (1910), and nature studies, b&w photographs, news clippings, maps, letters of condolence, letters about the book Memorial and a letter concerning the Arras memorial in 1932, mostly bound in an album. There are annotations throughout by Frederick J. Gould. There are also a memorial card and letter of condolence with regard to Gould's sister who died at age six in 1893 and a photograph of St. George's Chapel Choir, Windsor, in 1865 (Frederick J. Gould was a member). A photocopy of a Memorial Notice of Julian Gould was acquired in November 2007.

Gould, Julian

John Shelley fonds

  • RC0490
  • Fondo
  • 1865-1937

The fonds contains correspondence, photographs, printed materials, technical notebook and plan, and other materials.

Shelley, John

North-West Rebellion Scrapbooks

  • RC0836
  • Colección
  • 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.

Advertising collection

  • RC0304
  • Colección
  • 1867-1991

There have been three accruals. The collection consists of Canadian, American, and British advertisements for products, services and businesses. It includes pamphlets, leaflets, posters, calendars, display cards, trade cards, photographs and proofs.

Giuseppe Buonamici collection

  • RC0200
  • Colección
  • 1869-1935

Collection consists of correspondence with Hans von Bülow and several others. Photograph is of Buonamici; engraving is of von Bülow.

Buonamici, Giuseppe

Qing Dynasty scroll

  • MS140
  • Unidad documental simple
  • 1869

The handscroll is an Imperial mandate from the Tongzhi Emperor ( 1856-1875) to the parents of Lu Chuan-Lin (1836-1910), an officer of the court and a Jinshi who passed the highest Imperial examinations. The text which is in Mandarin and Manchu, is written in ink and gold paint upon contiguous panels of blue, fuchsia, gold, cream and purple silk, backed onto sections of laid paper. The edict proclaims a promotion given to a Manchu official. The emperor praises the distinguished service of Lu Chuan-Lin. The scroll is wound around two cedar dowels at both ends, and is tied with multicoloured flat silk ribbon. The scroll is housed in an acid-free box.

E. Pauline Johnson fonds

  • RC0234
  • Fondo
  • 1870-1913

The fonds consists of material related to Johnson's work: her writing, clippings, programmes, posters, and other material. In addition there is personal items such as photographs and other items. Additionally, there is research material, writings on Johnson, and additional material.

Johnson, E. Pauline

H.W. Snelling fonds

  • RC0784
  • Fondo
  • 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.

Havens family collection

  • RC0518
  • Colección
  • 1870-1900

The collection consists of letters written to Havens and his daughter from family, friends, and business people. There is one letter written by his wife Mary (née Hiscott) when she is away visiting her father who is ill. The letters span four generations: Richards Havens (the father), William (the son), Ciscelia (his daughter) and the Elmes (grandchild and spouse). Many of the letters are written from rural communities in Ontario. There are, however, letters written from the Oakfuskee Hills in Alabama and Emigrant Gap, California.

Havens family

Edward Manning Saunders and Marshall Saunders

  • RC0239
  • Fondo
  • 1870-1938

There have been two accruals. The first accrual contains the typescript of the Tupper book which has been annotated by Margaret Marshall Saunders as well a typescript of an unpublished work by her, "Poor Phoebe". There is correspondence relating to the Tupper book, including correspondence between Edward Saunders and Sir Charles Tupper (1821-1915). Tupper was a physician from Nova Scotia who briefly served as Prime Minister of Canada in 1896. There is correspondence gathered as part of the research of the Tupper book, including one undated letter from Sir John A. MacDonald (1815-1891) to Tupper. There is also correspondence to Margaret Marshall Saunders, mainly from the 1930s. This accrual also contains photographs and news clippings. This accrual was supplemented by books owned by Margaret Marshall Saunders. They have been separately catalogued. The second accrual is a letter, 28 March 1894, from Margaret Marshall Saunders to Faith Fenton.

Saunders, Edward Manning

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