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Hamilton Real Estate Board collection

  • RC0773
  • Coleção
  • 1918-1934

The collection consists of news clippings, letters to the editor of The Hamilton Spectator from the Real Estate Board, and a report done of the McKittrick Properties, a large 700 acre parcel of undeveloped land within the Hamilton, Ont. city limits, submitted on 1 February 1919.

Hamilton Real Estate Board

Hamilton Spectator WWII Photograph Collection

  • RC0169
  • Coleção
  • 1924-1975

The collection consists primarily of b&w photographs syndicated in North American newspapers during World War II. The collection was assembled by Cecil Williams, the librarian at the Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Spectator collection

  • RC0169
  • Coleção
  • 1922-1961

The collection consists of 4 letters addressed to William Mullis, editor, The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ont. and 1 letter to T. W. D. Farmer, editor, The Hamilton Spectator. The letters are from Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighen (1874-1960), Prime Minister of Canada, 1920-1921 and 1926; Vincent Massey (1887-1967), Governor-General of Canada, 1952-1959; John Hylan, Mayor of New York city; and William Maxwell Aitken, Baron Beaverbrook (1879-1964). There is also an autograph by Arthur Meighen.

Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Steel Wheel Company Limited collection

  • RC0691
  • Coleção
  • 1917

Hamilton Steel Wheel Company Limited was incorporated in 1916 by letter patent under the first part of the Companies Act with its head office in Hamilton, Ontario. Both certificates are stamped "cancelled".

Hamilton Steel Wheel Company Limited

Hamilton, Ontario Property Documents collection

  • RC0821
  • Coleção
  • 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.

Hans von Bülow collection

  • RC0725
  • Coleção
  • [1854?]-1891

There have been six accruals. The first accrual consists of 8 letters to Princess Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein, the daughter of a wealthy Polish landowner. The second accrual consists of 3 letters to unknown recipients. The third accrual consists of one letter to an unknown recipient as well as a photograph of von Bülow, inscribed to Annette Essipov. The fourth accrual consists of one letter to Albert Werkenthin. The fifth accrual consists of one letter to Mr. Kapellmeister. The sixth accrual consists of one letter to an "Esteemed Sir".

Bülow, Hans von

Havens family collection

  • RC0518
  • Coleção
  • 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

Henry James collection

  • RC0645
  • Coleção
  • 1878-1976

The collection consists of four accruals. The first accrual consists of 4 letters and 1 note from James to Edmund Gosse, 1 letter to Messrs. Clay, [?] & Taylor, 1 printed letter to his friends on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, and printed materials including the order of service for his funeral. The second and third accruals consist of adaptations of two of James' novels by other authors. The fourth accrual is a copyright registration document.

James, Henry

Herbert Stuart Finn maps

  • RC0659
  • Coleção
  • 1916-1918

The collection consists of maps from the First World War.

Finn, Herbert Stuart

Hilde Löw Notebook

  • RC0619
  • Coleção
  • 1931-1936

This notebook, the property of Hilde Löw, contains stamps of the Bund der Deutschen in Böhmen. Many pages also have postcards (pasted in) and patriotic sentiments written by her acquaintances (Emma Glatz, Camilla Wolf, Berta Hoffman, Lisette Rahn, and others).

Löw, Hilde

Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard collection

  • RC0779
  • Coleção
  • 1933-1937

The collection consists of 23 letters to Nancy Pearn of Curtis, Brown, a literary agency, and Sheppard's funeral order of service. For other Sheppard letters, see the Vera Brittain and George Edward Catlin fonds.

Sheppard, Hugh Richard Lawrie

Hugo Sonnenschein (Sonka) collection

  • RC0884
  • Coleção
  • 1945-2010

The fonds consists of correspondence and writing by and about Sonka. It also includes some audio visual material related to his life.

Sonnenschein, Hugo (Sonka)

International postcard collection

  • RC0343
  • Coleção
  • [188-?]-[195-?]

This collection of international postcards was pieced together by Morris Norman, a Toronto chartered accountant and notable collector of Canadiana, over a period of 30 years. The cards were purchased by Mr. Norman from postcard and antiquarian dealers.

There have been four accruals. The first accrual (46-2008) has been arranged primarily by country. In certain cases it was not possible to discern a geographic or national point of origin: ephemera, 224 cards; France and Germany, 152; miscellaneous, 557 cards; other foreign, 106 cards; USA and Mexico, 241; UK and Ireland, 459, totallying ca. 1,639 cards. The second accrual (50-2008) has been arranged as follows: France and Germany, 4 cards ; other foreign, 12 cards ; USA and Mexico, 20 cards; UK and Ireland, 22 cards; uncategorized, 8 cards, totalling 67 cards. The third accrual (11-2010) has been arranged as follows: ephemera, 7 cards; France and Germany, 9 cards; other foreign, 4 cards; USA and Mexico, 22 cards; UK and Ireland, 38 cards, totalling 80 cards. The fourth accrual (2011-43) has been arranged as follows: Australia, 1 card; Austria, Italy, German, Switzerlands, 20 cards; France (North America), 1 card; German origin, 2 cards; Ireland, 1 card; Mexico, 1 card, Spain, 1 card; U.K., 23 cards; U.S.A., 28 cards, totalling 78 cards. This arrangement is a preliminary one, and the postcards may be re-arranged upon further examination.

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

  • RC0798
  • Coleção
  • 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

Iris Murdoch collection

  • RC0209
  • Coleção
  • 1940-1989

The collection consists of a few pieces of correspondence, ephemera, and serials containing articles by and about Murdoch. It is a small adjunct to the main book collection of over 400 books and translations by and about Murdoch.

Murdoch, Iris

Iroquois Falls fire of 1916 collection

  • RC0520
  • Coleção
  • 1916

Iroquois Falls is a town in Northern Ontario, home to the Abitibi Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. The Great Fire took place on 28-29 July of 1916. Over one hundred people died.

The collection consists of three photographs all stamped on the verso “British and Colonial Press Ltd., Toronto”. One is of the Abitibi Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd plant. The second has a handwritten caption on the verso: “#18 Iroquois Falls – Bldgs. constructed in 3 weeks with Govt. Relief lumber by voluntary labor by employees of Abitibi Pulp & Paper Co. Standing on the steps are are Messrs. A.J. Hodgson & F.K. Ebbits, members of the Relief Committee at Iroquois Falls.” The third has a handwritten caption on the verso: “#19 General view burned area of Iroquois Falls. Abitibi Pulp and Paper Co. in background.” There is also a postcard photograph of the plant.

Irving Layton collection

  • RC0708
  • Coleção
  • 1961-1969

The collection consists of a small amount of correspondence with Glenn Sinclair, who was working on a bibliography of Layton, as well as interviews with and broadcasts by Layton which are available on audio cassettes and transcripts.

Layton, Irving

J. McQueen Moyes collection

  • RC0658
  • Coleção
  • 1916-1918

This collection consists of:

  1. A poem written and illustrated by Moyes about the Second Battle of Ypres, at Saint Julien, Belgium. [1915].
  2. “Ready for the Trenches. Every man is now equipped with a splinter proof helmet before going to the Trenches.” 13th Can. Batt. Pen and ink illustration. 1916.
  3. “Map showing position of Rest Billets.” A pen and ink map of the area just north of Bailleul and Meteren, France, notes the location of the 13th-16th Battalions. On the back are listed five casualties are listed on the back. [1916?].

Moyes, John McQueen

Jacobean to Edwardian manuscript letters collection

  • RC0189
  • Coleção
  • 1686-1905

This artificial collection consists of five sub-collections, each containing letters and associated materials from the Jacobean to Edwardian eras. They consist of a petition to the king of England, a letter from a minister in the French Imperial government, letters concerning mathematical calculations, and personal letters.

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