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James E. Anderson collection

  • RC0502
  • Collectie
  • 1961-1995

The collection is divided into two series: Archaeological Sites and Research and Teaching Materials.

Anderson, James E.

Havens family collection

  • RC0518
  • Collectie
  • 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

Opal L. Nations collection

  • RC0528
  • Collectie
  • 1974-1975

The collection consists of letters written by Nations to Beth Jankola when Nations was living in Vancouver and running Strange Faeces. There are three letters, 1974-75, with enclosures. The enclosures consist of printed notices re poetry and other readings. Also in the collection: a play “Patients, Patients” by Dannnie Loreno and two printed poems by Brad Chisholm, 1975.

Nations, Opal L.

HMS Carnarvon Fonds

  • Archief
  • 1914-1915

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of two night order books, 1914-1915, 166 pages and 1915, 161 pages. The second accrual consists of a bound notebook (40 pages) containing a memoir written by George H.J. Hanks who was a Sick Bay Attendant on the Carnarvon. It was written in 1915 in Montreal while the ship was undergoing repairs and contains an extract from the ship's log for the Battle of Falkland Islands (p. 40). The fonds is supplemented by a transcript of the diary prepared by Robert K. Hanks, available in hard copy and on a CD. It includes additional documentation, including profiles of opposing fleets and maps

HMS Carnarvon

Shipboard engines fonds

  • RC0545
  • Archief
  • [1914-1916]

Fonds consists of a notebook on shipboard engines kept by unidentified person, 172 p. with diagrams. The notebook begins with "Working and Installing Boldiners Crude Oil Engines". At the end of the notebook, the note-keeper turned it over and began a new section titled "Notes on Starting Running and Maintenance of Bon-Accord Paraffin Engine Pumping Set".

Richard Parr

  • RC0547
  • Archief
  • 1914-1915

The fonds consists of Parr's journal, a bound manuscript, 90 pages in length. The first entry in the first section is 2 Aug. [1914] when he leaves home. The next day he boarded HMS Canopus. The last dated entry is 8 June [1915] which notes orders to proceed to Malta. The next section, titled "Our Food Supply" covers the same time period. The third section contains some reflections on the ship's officers.

Parr, Richard

Pigeon Service Message

  • RC0550
  • Stuk
  • 1918

The message notifies Headquarters, RGA, of a successful attack by the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Daniel William Fraser fonds

  • RC0561
  • Archief
  • 1916-1919

The fonds consists of his Officer's record of service book, his certificate of service, his war service badge certicate, invitations and correspondence, including a letter of 8th October 1917 setting out in detail the tasks performed by the 6th Canadian Railway Troops.

Fraser, Daniel William

Marion S. Simpson fonds

  • RC0563
  • Archief
  • 1916-1918

The fonds consists of fourteen letters written by soldiers in appreciation of the gifts sent to them as well as one b&w photograph.

Simpson, Marion S.

William Fingland fonds

  • RC0567
  • Archief
  • 1915-1920

This fonds consists of 111 letters, the majority of which were written by Fingland to his sweetheart, Etta. There are a few responses from Etta to William. The letters combine Fingland's feelings for Etta with his descriptions of life on the battlefront and his struggle to do the work of the YMCA. He speaks about his travels through the countryside while on leave. There is a wedding invitation announcing the couple's nuptials in August 1920. A photograph-postcard of a group of soldiers is included in this fonds. Fingland is not identified in the photograph.

Fingland, William

Wallace Brett fonds

  • RC0569
  • Archief
  • 1917-1918

The fonds consists of fourteen letters and envelopes written by Brett to his sister Esther. Esther resided in Toronto. Brett's letters told his sister about the correspondence he was receiving, the individuals from home he was encountering and some of the details of his day-to-day activities both in England where he was drilling and shoveling coal, to his time on the battlefields in France. One letter was written while he was in hospital in Shorncliffe.

Brett, Wallace

James Henry Reid fonds

  • RC0577
  • Archief
  • 1916-1925

The album contains 115 b&w photographs. There are photographs of the following: the H.M.S. Megantic; Reid in a graduation gown; soldiers in uniform, on board ship, in tents, and on horseback; medical and dental staff; views of buildings (King’s College, Cambridge, for example), and hospitals and clinics (London General Hospital and the Etchinghill Hospital, etc). Most of the photographs are unidentified. Approximately 30 photographs were taken between 1920 and 1925; they depict Reid, his family, and friends at Severn River and Wood’s Bay. He worked as a dentist in Toronto as late as 1925.

Reid, James Henry

John Terpstra fonds

  • RC0582
  • Archief
  • 1930-2006

The fonds contains correspondence, books and other writings, photographs, audio-visual and related materials, community involvement, conferences, readings, personal materials, printed materials.

Terpstra, John

Bruce Doherty fonds

  • RC0586
  • Archief
  • 1917-1926

The fonds consists of 53 black and white photographs and photographic postcards, most showing World War I aircraft. Many have messages or annotations on the reverse side. They have been organized into five groupings: those showing Bruce Doherty, those identified as Toronto, those identified as Texas, those showing airmen and aircraft, and others (includes one Christmas card).

Doherty, Bruce

Lloyd J. Montgomery diary

  • RC0589
  • Collectie
  • 1945

The collection contains a diary. Included with the diary is a small black and white photograph, presumably of Montgomery. There is also some background information on the HMCS Iroquois, the Murmansk run, and a hand-written transcript of the diary’s contents.

Montgomery, Lloyd J.

Nash's Magazine World War I collection

  • RC0592
  • Collectie
  • 1914

This is a collection of fourteen letters, some addressed to the editor of Nash’s magazine, mostly written in August and September 1914, the beginning of World War I. One of the letters begins: “you have asked me for a message of encouragement to your readers in the dark hour of our country’s fortune.” The collection ranges from lengthy letters to a few lines. Literary contributors include Barry Pain, Louis Parker, Mrs. W. Desmond Humphreys, E. Temple Thurston. There are also letters from military figures (Major General Sir Henry Page Croft, Major General Sir Alfred Edward Turner, General Sir George Benjamin Wolseley). Other contributions are from Sir T. Vansittart Bowater, the Lord Mayor of London , the Archbishop of Armagh and the Bishop of Chicester.

Temperance collection

  • RC0600
  • Collectie
  • 1879-1950

The temperance collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, news clippings, government documents from various countries, lantern slides and realia. There have been four accruals; the first two accruals have been combined. Serials and monographs belonging to these accruals have been separately catalogued.

Spruce Falls Power and Paper Company

  • RC0602
  • Collectie
  • 1926-1968

The black and white photographs were either taken and/or collected by H.C. Hodgens of Peterborough, Ont. He was presumably an employee of Morrow and Beatty Ltd. Most of the photographs are undated, but those that are dated were taken in 1927 and 1928. Some of the photographs have either written or typed captions. They depict the Mattagami River, Smoky Falls dam and power plant, the paper mill, the rail line as well as unidentified men. Most of the photographs have numbers stamped on their versos from 00 to 96. They have been removed from an album.

The second part of the collection consists of news releases, letters to employees, and other communications created during the 1968 labour dispute between Papermakers and Paperworks Union, Local 256, and the Spruce Falls Power and Paper Co. Ltd. and Kimberly-Clark of Canada Ltd. The material belonged to John Grimshaw, who was the mediator for the dispute.

Spruce Falls Power and Paper Comparny

Ronald Broadbent fonds

  • RC0610
  • Archief
  • 1932-1947.

The fonds consists of a scrapbook with items pasted in. There are also some loose items. There are a few items that pre-date the war such as Bessie’s Girl Guide certificate and Ronald’s choir membership card, as well as his Orderly certificate. Most of the fonds consists of sports and entertainment programmes. The theatrical programmes were mainly issued by the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) under the director of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute (NAAFI). There is also a service dedication and two photographs for the Church of St. Luke, 115 British General Hospital, and one group photograph including Bessie.

Broadbent, Ronald

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