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Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alex Forbes. Also includes drawings as well as letters to the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus written by Betty Forbes and Peg Forbes.

Vanity Fair men of the day prints.

  • SCA305-GA341
  • Collection
  • 1877-1897

Collection consists of seven caricature prints of "men of the day" from the British weekly magazine Vanity Fair. Includes images of Mr. R. Richardson-Gardner; Mr. Herbert Spencer; Marquis of Winchester; Admiral Sir H.R. Yelverton; Mr. Joseph Ernest Renan; The Reverend Arthur Tooth; Lord H.F. Thynne.

Churchill, Winston : print.

One reproduction print of a charcoal portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, by Tom Hall, specially commissioned by Rolland Paper Company Limited, and its coated papers division: Canada Glazed Papers Limited.

Bolender Ball Family

Artwork.

One mounted painting of a jack-in-the-pulpit flower, one watercolour landscape signed by D.E.W., and one reverse painting on glass of puppies.

Schantz Russell Family

Busy Berlin map poster.

File consists of one reprint of the Busy Berlin map of 1912. The map was reprinted in 1989 at 69% of the original size by the Kitchener Public Library.

Kaufman Family

Art prints.

22 coloured illustrations of flowers, animals, children, and sentimental scenes. Most of the prints are Chicago Tribune Art supplements.

Schantz Russell Family

Sketch of Leonard M. Davis.

File consists of a sketch (self-portrait) of artist Leonard M. Davis presented to Catherine Taylor in appreciation for her services in the US and overseas.

Taylor, Catherine

Drawing : cartoons and sketches.

File consists of various small drawings of cartoons and sketches on three sheets of paper. Includes cartoons copied from famous works (including Mutt and Jeff), original cartoons, and sketches.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Plate No. I.

File consists of one hand drawn printing plate titled Plate No. I. The plate shows upper case and lower letters as well as numbers in various fonts and sizes. Plate is signed by W.H.E. Schmalz and is dated at R.M. College, Kingston, January 31, 1910. The plate has been given a grade of 75.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Porter, Dana : reproductions of paintings.

File consists of six high quality colour photocopies of original paintings by Dana Porter. The paintings are typically Northern Ontario landscapes and were stylistically inspired by the Group of Seven. Porter's maternal uncle was Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris.

Porter, Dana Harris

Sketches.

One folder of loose pencil and pen and ink sketches by David Hill.

Hill, David

Native peoples.

File consists of magazine and newspaper clippings pertaining to Indigenous peoples in Canada, with particular focus on northern communities. Many of the clippings are from the Winnipeg Free Press. Also in the file is a Canadian Indian Workshop (July 4th - August 12th, 1966) pamphlet and an envelope containing Birch back bite photographs by Mrs. [Angelique?] Merasty, a Cree woman from Beaver Lake, Saskatchewan and clippings regarding birch bark biting.

Long, Elizabeth

Collages.

File consists of ten collage artworks created by Virgil Burnett. Each artwork is a large piece of construction paper with words cut out from newspapers pasted on to form poems. Some have illustrations as well.

Burnett, Virgil

Schantz, Ruth.

Photograph of Ruth Schantz on an illustrated mount. The photograph consists of four separate shots of Ruth in different poses that have been developed together as one photograph and mounted on a large board around which Carrie Flagler Schantz has painted pink flowers. The mount is dated September 30, 1899 and includes two lines from the poem, Seven Times One by Jean Ingelow: “I've said my seven times over and over; Seven times one are seven.”

Schantz Russell Family

My symphony.

Pen drawing featuring the lines of the poem titled, My Symphony by William Ellery Channing as well as flower and butterfly motifs. The creator of this drawing changed the order of some of the lines in the original poem titled, My Symphony by William Ellery Channing.

Schantz Russell Family

Christ seated (Physick 918).

File consists of one print of Christ Seated. Numbered 14 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for Quia Amore Langueo, printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

Chute, Desmond : Catharina Sponsa.

File consists of one print probably by Desmond Chute. Print shows a woman with a halo and head dress holding a sprig of plants. Lettering reads "Catharina Sponsa XTI."

Gill, Eric

Marionette (Physick 872).

File consists of one print of Marionette. Numbered 15/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress.

Gill, Eric

The nun's priests's tale (Physick 603).

File consists of one print of The Nun's Priests's Tale showing three figures and a chicken under a leaf border with the letter "H". Numbered 4/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

The pardoner's tale (Physick 649).

File consists of one print of The Pardoner's Tale showing three men in a garden with a skeleton looking up at them, along with the letter "O." Numbered 10/10 and signed by Gill along with the annotation USA 5. Used as an illustration for the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

Puck juggling (Physick 857).

File consists of one print of Puck Juggling. Numbered 5/20 and signed by Gill. Originally from half title for The New Temple Shakespeare.

Gill, Eric

The shipman's tale (Physick 586).

File consists of one print of The Shipman's Tale showing a man and woman on a bed surrounded by a border of leaves and the letter "O." Numbered USA 1/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

The Skaters (Physick 368).

File consists of one print of The Skaters showing two naked skaters based on a photograph from the London Daily Mail. Labled "specimin plate."

Gill, Eric

Father O'Connor.

File consists of one drawing of Father O'Connor. Verso identifies him as "Father O'Connor (the very reverend mgr. John O'Connor). Also includes a photocopy of the drawing.

Gill, Eric

Pencil drawing of a female nude.

File consists of one drawing of an unidentified femal nude. The drawing has been squared, possibly indicating it was to be made into a sculpture. Verso of drawing appears to be a list of books. Also includes photocopy and original sale notice.

Gill, Eric

Seen in utopia.

File consists of one watercolour painting by Gill, titled Seen in Utopia. The work is very different from his usual style. Signed and dated.

Gill, Eric

Ville de Madrid.

File consists of one drawing of a house, titled "Ville de Madrid." Titled, dated and signed by Gill with an explanatory note. Also includes photocopy and caption from Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room.

Gill, Eric

A.R.H.

  • SCA328-GA372
  • Collection
  • 2017

Fonds consists of four prints titled "A.R.H." by Olivia Carvalho. The prints feature a portrait and handwriting of Alice Riggs Hunt.

Carvalho, Olivia

Watercolours.

File consists of four watercolour paintings of landscapes.

Panabaker, John H.

Kimmel, Husband E.

File consists of eleven items of correspondence from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and one photograph of a painted portrait of Kimmel. The letters are dated:

  • November 11, 1960 (handwritten, 4 leaves);
  • November 30, 1960 (handwritten, 1 leaf);
  • February 14, 1961 (handwritten 1 leaf);
  • August 2, 1961 (handwritten, 1 leaf);
  • August 20, 1961 (handwritten, 2 leaves);
  • September 1, 1961 (handwritten, 1 leaf);
  • November 3, 1961 (handwritten, 5 leaves);
  • January 21, 1962 (handwritten, 1 leaf);
  • May 22, 1962 (handwritten, 1 leaf plus envelope);
  • June 25, 1962 (typed, 1 leaf - note that this letter is addressed to the publishers Harper & Row who published "The Puzzle of Pearl Harbor");
  • June 25, 1962 (handwritten, 1 leaf).

The letters discuss the events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, the publication of books on the history of WWII, an interview with Kimmel, possible resources to consult and the publication of "The Puzzle of Pearl Harbor."

Burtness, Paul S.

Sketchbook, 1971 : miscellaneous scribbles.

One sketchbook (16 pages). Includes ms. notes, still life studies, sketches of boats, painting plans, landscape sketches, geometric designs, equations, a watercolour sketch of boats, and a sketch of the Courthouse Theatre in Niagara on the Lake.

Odd, Herbert

Sketchbook, 1978 : Alaska, armchair.

One sketchbook (58 pages). Includes ms. notes, seascape sketches, boats and harbours, landscapes, sketches of mountains, a watercolour sketch, and geometric designs.

Odd, Herbert

Sketchbook, 1982-1983 : Cape Cod, arm chair.

One sketchbook (55 pages). Includes ms. notes, sketches of landscapes, notes and calculations relating to perspective, sketches of boats, harbours, plans for paintings, plans for linocut prints, and geometric designs.

Odd, Herbert

Sketchbook, September-October, 1983 : Cape Cod.

Contents: contains 1 sketchbook (19 pages). Includes ms. notes, painting plans, landscape sketches of Scotish locations (Flowerdale, Ross Shire, Kimloch, Iona), one set of landscape sketches of Wellfleet, Cape Cod, geometric designs, and calculations.

Odd, Herbert

Painting of Dana Porter Library.

  • SCA336-GA381
  • Collection
  • 1975

Fonds consists of one painting by Peter Etril Snyder of the Dana Porter Library. The work was commissioned in 1975 for the home of the then President of the University, Burt Matthews.

Snyder, Peter Etril

Andrew Telegdi by Eugène Bellemare.

An original caricature of Andrew Telegdi by Eugène Bellemare. The caricature was drawn in pen and pencil on paper and is signed by the artist. The caricature was published on page one hundred and sixteen of Bellemare’s book titled, Caricatures. Photocopies of this caricature are included in this file. Also includes two copies of a second caricature of Andrew Telegdi by Eugène Bellemare. This caricature does not contain any signatures or inscriptions and is likely a photocopied reproduction. It is possible that this caricature appeared in Bellemare’s book titled, Meet Your MPs, 1993-1997. In addition, the file contains an invoice issued to Andrew Telegdi during his tenure as a Member of Parliament likely for the purchase of the caricature(s) at the cost of $50.00 from “Caricatures in Trust,” House of Commons.

Telegdi, Andrew

Political cartoon by Patrick Corrigan.

A colour copy of a political cartoon by editorial cartoonist Patrick Corrigan that was likely featured in the Toronto Star. The cartoon depicts Michael Ignatieff, then Leader of the Opposition, driving a large Liberal bus closely behind Stephen Harper, then Prime Minister of Canada, shown driving a small car filled with recreational items such as golf clubs and a fishing rod. The cartoon includes the following caption: “Objects in the rear-view mirror may appear closer than…” This copy was likely given to Andrew Telegdi. The political cartoon is signed by Michael Ignatieff.

Telegdi, Andrew

Bowlby, George Herbert.

File consists of one painted portrait of George Herbert Bowlby in his army uniform. The painting appears to be watercolour on ivorine, and the signature reads E.C. Blisley, 1917. Bowlby died in 1917 during First World War and this is possibly a commemorative portrait.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Porter, Dana : caricature.

File consists of one reproduction of a caricature of Dana Porter by Henry H. Bull. Bull was the Crown Attorney for Metropolitan Toronto and the County of York and drew many caricatures of colleagues. The reproduction print is mounted using Durograf technology, a type of screen printing where the image is applied to a spunbonded polyester fibre. The image has been mounted on a piece of acrylic, with a biography of Henry Bull on the back.

Porter, Dana Harris

William Morton fonds

  • SCA90-GA60
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1851

Manuscript poem entitled, "On Parting from My Sister and Her Children." Also included are two pencil drawings, one of which depicts a church and graveyard scene in a village located three miles from Dublin. The poem and drawings have been bound into a book. In the front cover of the book is a newspaper clipping of an obituary for Isabella Jane and Caroline Olivia Clare.

Arthur Lismer drawing of Elizabeth S. Nutt.

  • SCA287-GA322
  • Collection
  • [191-?]

Fonds consists of one charcoal drawing by Arthur Lismer of Elizabeth Styring Nutt of Halifax. Elizabeth was principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design in Halifax (later NSCAD) in the period immediately following Lismer's time there.

Lismer, Arthur

Helen Edmonds sketchbook

  • SCA183-GA158
  • Collection
  • July 1991

Sketchbook belonging to Helen Edmonds, dated July 1991, containing sketches in the style of Virgil Burnett. Most sketches are drawn with brown ink and feature people, landscapes, buildings, and sculptures. The sketchbook also includes watercolour sketches accompanied by notes and quotations.

Edmonds, Helen

Prints : portraits and scenes.

Ten prints including:

One portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

Two memorial portraits of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.

One portrait of the [George] Washington family.

One portrait of Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Baron, 1857-1941. This print is mounted on the lid of a box and decorated with gilt paper trim.

Side-by-side portraits of George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 and Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953.

Side-by-side portraits of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910 and Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925.

One illustration of the G?ltzsch Viaduct, a railway bridge in Germany.

One illustration of a landscape in Switzerland.

One illustration of cupid and another figure warming their hands by a fire.

Schantz Russell Family

Artwork.

One small watercolour sketch and a drawing of a dog with puppies mounted on board and matted with construction paper and secured with brass brads.

Schantz Russell Family

Artwork.

One sketch of an owl by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) in pencil outline which has been filled in with crayons.

Schantz Russell Family

Artwork, Cartoons, Comics

Series consists of artwork, cartoons and comics created by John Herbert between 1964 and 1998. Many of the drawings illustrate story development and ideas for his plays as well as comics and advertisements. The series is divided into files and arranged chronologically.

Herbert, John

The sideshow, or, The ten-in-one tent.

File contains 6 pen and ink drawings created by John Herbert in 1973 regarding his comic "The Slideshow". The drawings have captions written on them. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box D: John Herbert archives. D15: original drawings, 1973. The Sideshow (a comic book). The enclosed 6 pages were John Herbert's beginning of a comic-book project (under the name 'Jack Past') based on his memories of working with a carnival burlesque show (Model Shows' 'Paris After Midnight') in 1953, travelling through Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (over a 6 months period)."

Herbert, John

Cartoon sketches.

File contains 28 drawings (originals and photocopies) of draft cartoon drawings, unfinished drawings, and sketches. They also include notes regarding story development ideas. Includes a photocopy of a three page manuscript letter to the editor of Now Weekly. Includes author's note on the envelope: "Box E: John Herbert archives , Porter Library, University of Waterloo. Enclosed: cartoons. E16: a variety of complete and incomplete cartoons and comic strips by John Herbert (under one or another of his 'noms de plume' as cartoonist) - plus some preliminary sketches and notes in planning the cartoons. Names (noms de plume) Nemesis, Hellican, Jan, R.U. Horny, Jacki Brun, No. of items: 31 pages - Dates: 1989 to 1994."

Herbert, John

New years card.

Handmade New Years card sent to Sophie Schantz. The card has scherenschnitte edges and features calligraphy and a painting of pink flower blossoms by Carrie Schantz. It reads "Of this joyous day. Sophie Schantz. Many happy returns."

Schantz Russell Family

The girl he left behind him.

Pen drawing by Orpheus Moyer Schantz titled, The Girl He Left Behind Him. The drawing features a woman sitting in a field with ships visible in the distance. Artist's note underneath signature confirms this drawing was modeled after the works of Charles Dana Gibson.

Schantz Russell Family

Brochures (file 2 of 2).

Contains one colour poster advertising Dare Foods Limited schoolhouse promotion. The promotion consisted of customers filling out ballots to win a free cardboard schoolhouse playhouse for children.

Dare Foods Limited

Babe on bough (Physick 874).

File consists of one print of Babe on bough. Numbered 19/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress.

Gill, Eric

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