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Roos, Elizabeth to C. White Mortimer.

Handwritten draft of a letter by Elizabeth Roos in response to a newspaper advertisement seeking relatives of John Davidson on behalf of the estate of Minnie B. Davidson, providing details of their relationship to the deceased. Attached is the advertisement "Are there heirs here?" Includes a carbon copy of a letter to the same Charles White Mortimer from James Davidson, M.A., M.B., Burnside House, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, describing his knowledge of the John Davidson who had been lost to his family, and also the family genealogy.
Includes a carte de visite, head and shoulders portrait, sepia-toned, signed John Davidson, taken by Caswell & Davy, Duluth, Minnesota.

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Sims, Harvey J. : ephemera : Scots Fusiliers.

Christmas card from the Scots Fusiliers of Canada with photograph (printed on coated paper) tipped in: "Their Majesties at Kitchener, June 6th, 1939." Left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Queen Elizabeth, King George VI, standing on the reception platform at the Kitchener railway station.

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie.

Formal studio portrait in photographer's folder of William Lyon Mackenzie King, seated, by Champion Studios, New York, inscribed to Harvey J. Sims: "To H.J. Sims, from his friend, W.L. Mackenzie King, Ottawa, ‘Xmas 1922."

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie.

Photograph of William Lyon Mackenzie King taken outdoors, inscribed to Harvey J. Sims: “To Peter, from Willy, with all good wishes for Christmas and the New year, Laurier House, Ottawa."

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie.

Photograph of William Lyon Mackenzie King standing on the steps of Laurier House, with printed greeting: "With the Season's Greetings, W.L. Mackenzie King, Laurier House, Ottawa, Christmas 1938."

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Sims Family collection.

  • SCA369-GA427
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1963

The Sims family collection encompasses records of the Sims and Cook, Davidson and Garden families retained by members of the two family branches that came together when Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos married in 1902. Their Sims and Davidson forbears were equally significant in the history of the Waterloo-Wellington area and in the growth and development of agriculture, education, business and government. Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos were deeply involved in their local community of Berlin, (later Kitchener) Ontario and their own records contain significant additions to our knowledge of local personalities and affairs. Harvey was a childhood and lifelong friend of William Lyon Mackenzie King; they wrote and visited each other regularly. King's sister Bella was also a close friend of Florence from school days on.

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