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Prints collection.

  • Fonds
  • 1564-1963

Collection of print works from the 16th to 20th centuries covering a variety of formats and topics.

Charles Bickerstaffe and Norman Atwood indenture.

  • SCA272-GA293
  • Fonds
  • 1669

Fonds consists of one indenture dated May 17, 1669 between Charles Bickerstaffe and his brother William, and Norman Atwood and his brother John.

Bickerstaffe, Charles

R.A. Haney collection of legal instruments.

  • SCA244-GA246
  • Fonds
  • 1738-1862

Collection consists of six British legal instruments, on vellum used by R.A. Haney when teaching law courses. Includes:

  1. Richard Knight and Elizabeth Collyer to John Hilde, assignment of lease of land, July 20, 1738;
  2. John Ball and Elizabeth Ball to John Hyde, partitioning of land, Dec. 23, 1754;
  3. John Ball and wife to John Hyde, assignment of land, Mar 14, 1757;
  4. George Elwes and John Elwes to Mr. George Lockett, reassignment of land, Apr 28, 1801;
  5. Benjamin Wall and Joseph Malden, lease, May 31, 1852;
  6. George Lockett to George Winter, reassignment of land, July 3, 1862 and George Winter to John Wright reassignment of land and John Wright to John Hyde reassignment of land.

Haney, R.A.

Report by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes, Sept. 18, 1759.

  • SCA167-GA141
  • Fonds
  • 1759

7 p. ms. report dictated by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes for his superiors, recounting in detail the events of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Major-General James Wolfe captured Quebec on Sept. 13, 1759, but died on the battlefield. His opponent, the Marquis de Montcalm died the next day. Holmes dictated a detailed account of the battle and sent two copies on separate ships to the British Admiralty. This document is the second copy of that report.

Holmes, Charles, 1711-1861

Contredanses, French

  • SCA86-GA56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1780]

Fonds consists of a notebook containing diagrams of 84 contredanses with written annotations, circa 1780. Diagrams show the step by step movements of specific types of dances such as La Camille, Les Caprices de Chantenany, Les Cerises de Montmorenci, and Le Retour de Blanchard.

List of Contredanses included in Notebook:

  1. La Camille
  2. Les Deux Amies
  3. La Zemia
  4. La Labotiere
  5. La Caprices Indiens
  6. La Legere
  7. L'Aufantine
  8. L'été
  9. La Nouvelle Etienne
  10. La Nouvelle Monaco
  11. L'Anglaise
  12. Paule et Virginie
  13. Lew Tembourins Picards
  14. L'Union Intime
  15. Les Trois Amis
  16. La Champete
  17. Les Caprices de Chantenany
  18. Les Folies de Roncé
  19. Les fête Villageoise
  20. La Crécy
  21. Les Plaisirs de Warennes
  22. La Juno
  23. La Petite Chasse
  24. La Colbert
  25. La Victoire de Cobourg
  26. La Princesse d'Orange
  27. La Rosalie
  28. Le Duc d'Yorck
  29. La Coalisée
  30. L'arrivée du P. d'Orange
  31. L'Espangnole
  32. La Belle Elizabeth
  33. Les Plaisirs d'Irlande
  34. Carlalez [?]
  35. La Julie
    4o. La Tulipano
  36. Le Retour Autrichien
  37. L'Arrivée de l'Empereur
  38. Les Cerises de Montmorenci
  39. La Yacinte
  40. La Belle Annete
  41. Les Bons Amis
  42. La Simplicie
  43. Les Plaisirs d'Alançon
  44. La Figaro
  45. La Fille à Nicolas
  46. L'inconnu à la Redoute
  47. La Belle Poûlé
  48. Le Plaisir de Chatenet
  49. La Satisfaction
  50. La Chinoise
  51. La Petite Charmante
  52. Le goût du jour
  53. La Guchen
  54. Le Plaisir de Basque
  55. La Pastorale
  56. La Charboniere
  57. Les nouveaux capricieu
  58. La Redoute
  59. La Vandeuie
  60. L'Enfant Trompeur
  61. La Petite Savoyarde
  62. Luca
  63. Les hannetons [?]
  64. Le Depart Indien
  65. La Chasse d'Amour
  66. Les Dettes
  67. La Nouvelle Eté
  68. La Tarare
  69. Le Portaille Anglois
  70. Le Caprice de Erevan
  71. Les Amourettes
  72. Les Pantalon
  73. La Neuville
  74. La Monaco
  75. L'Elisabeth
  76. La Fête villageoise
  77. L'Infortuné
  78. Le Retour de Blanchard
  79. [Untitled]

Correspondence from Daniel Claus to Captain Matthews.

  • SCA363-GA416
  • Fonds
  • March 23, 1780

Correspondence from Daniel Claus to Captain Matthews. The letter is regarding the capture of Peter Hansen and his servant as members of the rebellion by the Mohawk nation to be used to gather intelligence. The letter also mentions a contract for fresh meat, and that members of the village had been unwell. At this time Claus had been appointed deputy agent of the Six Nations in Canada under Frederick Haldimand.

Warren U. Ober Thomas Chatterton collection.

  • SCA259-GA271
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1782]-1862

Collection consists of two prints and one copy of art works about the life and death of poet Thomas Chatterton. Includes one lithograph of his death, one of Chatterton writing the Rowleian mss., and one reproduction of an eighteenth century handkerchief showing Chatterton.

Prayer books, Manuscript, German.

  • SCA81-GA51
  • Fonds
  • 1783-[188-?]

Fonds consists of three handwritten German prayer books dating from 1783 to the late 19th century. Each book contains a series of prayers such as communion, confession, morning, and evening prayers, in addition to examples of Fraktur (folk) art in ink and watercolour.

Warren U. Ober Tintern Abbey print.

  • SCA263-GA280
  • Fonds
  • 1784

Consists of one print of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, as seen from across the River Wye. Two men in a boat can be seen fishing on the river in the foreground. The print was published October 1784 by S. [Samuel] Hooper. The Abbey is referenced by Wordsworth in a poem and was used as inspiration for other poets and painters.

David R. McKnight fonds.

  • SCA151-GA124
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1901

This fonds consists of three groups of photocopies accumulated by David R. McKnight for research.

The first is a photocopy of Newmarket Cemetary Burial Records, 1869-1901, used for McKnight's publication Newmarket Cemetary Burial Records (1869-1901): a transcription from the Land Registry Office Records, York County Copybooks / transcription & production David R. McKnight, proofreading and editing, Rosemary Willard Ambrose. - [S.l.]: The Author, [1994].

The second is photocopies from an unknown source of documents relating to the Waterloo area. These include photocopies of official typescript transcriptions of land grants relating to land along the Grand River dated 1798, of a grant made to King's College in 1828, of maps from unidentified published works but originally from the National Archives of Canada, and photocopies of a number of 19th-century ms. agreements and indentures. Some of the items were originally stamped "Property of Registry Office, County of Waterloo". The third group of photocopies is a copy of a volume from the Archives of Ontario entitled "Crown lands" dated 1857, containing descriptions of same in Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich and North Dumfries townships.

Account book.

  • SCA71-GA40
  • Fonds
  • 1800-1809

Contains one unidentified English account book with entries from 1800-1809 for wages paid, property taxes, debts, etc.

Manuscript cookbook.

  • SCA236-GA235
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1800]

One 53 p. vellum bound ms. cookbook of unknown origin. Cookbook features approximately 50 recipes in at least fifteen different hands. Most recipes are for desserts, although a few are for savoury dishes and household products. Some recipes are signed and signatures include M. Moore, Mary Dawson, and S. Lowels. Also included in the file is an index of recipes and the original seller's note.

Letter to Joseph Jefferson from Jan Larue

  • SCA45-GA25
  • Fonds
  • [18-?]

Fonds consists of one undated typescript letter to Joseph Jefferson from Jan Larue in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The letter requests Jefferson put in a good word for Larue. Also included is an undated photograph card of Joseph Jefferson, taken by Gilbert & Bacon studios in Philadelphia.

Jefferson, Joseph

Hartley Coleridge poem.

  • SCA78-GA48
  • Fonds
  • [18--?]

Manuscript poem that was found in Hartley Coleridge's "Poems: Songs and Sonnets." The poem is written in an unknown hand and the title reads "Lines (unpublished) written to a friend after a discussion on [points] of faith - by Hartley Coleridge."

Coleridge, Hartley

Euclid's elements of geometry being an abbreviation of Mr. Cunn's edition of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th books, by James Horne : manuscript.

  • SCA296-GA331
  • Fonds
  • [18--?]

Fonds consists of one ms. copy (1 vol. 347 pp.) of Euclid's elements of geometry being an abbreviation of Mr. Cunn's edition of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th books in which the verbal demonstrations are greatly abridged and the figures for their elucidation laid down with accuracy, so as to be proved by scale and compass, by James Horne, son of Richard Horne, First Clerk of the Admiralty. Two bookplates, one of W.R.B. Osterholt and one of Henry Buxton Forman.

Euclid

John Galt letter.

  • SCA61-GA35
  • Fonds
  • [18--]

File consists of one holograph letter from John Galt addressed to "Croker." The letter requests that Croker publish the enclosed items in his magazine if they are not too late reaching him.

Galt, John

Bechler family fonds.

  • SCA153-GA126
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1945

The Bechler family fonds contains records created and accumulated by the Bechler family documenting life in Berlin (later Kitchener). Records include textual records and graphic material, predominantly photographs from an album. Records also contain confirmation certificates, marriage certificate, press clippings, and cards.

Bechler family

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark collection

  • SCA204-GA182
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1988

This collection, donated to the University of Waterloo in 1988 by the family of the late Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark, includes family papers from three families, the Breithaupt family, the Hewetson family, and the Clark family; records from the Guild of All Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, founded by Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark; and several smaller collections acquired by the Breithaupt family and by Spencer Clark. The personal library of Spencer Clark, which includes many books, periodicals, government documents, and ephemeral items, was donated together with the archival collections, and is particularly strong in the fields of urban planning, architecture, and Canadian art.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

William Ralph Inge letter.

  • SCA273-GA294
  • Fonds
  • [18--?]

Fonds consists of one handwritten letter from W.R. Inge addressed to "Dear Sir."

Inge, William Ralph

Margareta Riehl birth certificate.

  • SCA284-GA319
  • Fonds
  • 1807

Fonds consists of one birth-and-baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein) for Margareta Riehl. The certificate is written in German and is a fraktur text featuring examples of decorative calligraphy and artwork.

Riehl, Margareta

Cours de calcul integral

  • SCA73-GA42
  • Fonds
  • [18--]

Holograph manuscript titled "Cours de calcul integral." Bound with his Memoire sur les fonctions arbitraires exprimes par des integrales doubles. Taken from Tome XV of Memoires Couronnes, Academie Royale de Bruxelles.

Pioch, Auguste Bienaime Desire

Travel diary.

  • SCA361-GA414
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1816]

One travel diary written by an unknown person. The diary recounts a trip to France and Switzerland, with a particular emphasis on mountain climbing in the Swiss Alps. An accompanying item of correspondence addressed to George from Vivian de Sola Pinto of Nottingham University indicates that the traveler saw a woman he presumed to by Mary Shelley in Berne, possibly dating the diary to when Shelley was living in Geneva.

William Dickson collection.

  • SCA12-GA7
  • Fonds
  • 1818, 1831-1834, 1839

Collection consists of seven legal documents regarding the sale of land in the Township of Dumfries in Southern Ontario.

File list:

1. Deed of land between Aaron White and Joseph Dorland -100 acres (Hallowell Township) – June 5, 1818
2. Deed of land between between William Dickson and William Otis - 50 acres – May 9, 1831
3. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Campbell - 315 1/3 acres – July 14, 1832
4. Deed of land between between William Dickson and Jacob Kinsey - 150 acres – April 25, 1833
5. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Fraser - 50 acres – October 1, 1834
6. Deed of land between between William Dickson - Levi Howell, 25 acres – April 16, 1834
7. Receipt for Joseph Pettengall from the Commissioner for Crown Lands - 100 acres (Hillier Township) – June 6 1839

Dickson, William

Copy of Arthur Lang's diary

  • SCA123-GA96
  • Fonds
  • 1820

Fonds contains a 13 page carbon typescript transcript of Arthur Lang's diary prepared as a Christmas souvenir in 1907 by T.A. Lang in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. It includes a copy of a letter from one of Arthur Lang's granddaughters, giving some family background. Arthur Lang describes the sea voyage, scenery, and passengers on trip from Montreal, through the Lachine Rapids, to Prescott, Ontario. The diary also discusses Lang’s experiences inspecting land near the townships of Ramsay, Lanark, and Dalhousie in Lanark County, Ontario.

Lang, Arthur

Robert Forbes fonds.

  • SCA38-GA21
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1973

Fonds contains three books written by Robert Forbes. They consist of ledgers dating from 1823 to 1873 and daybooks documenting Fobes' activities as a farmer and merchant dating from 1856 to 1891. Also included are three leaflets with information about postal and farmers’ schedules from the Department of Agriculture, Ontario.

Daybook coverage:

  • January 1871 – October 1881;
  • January 1882 – December 1891; and
  • March 1856 – December 1862.

Ledger coverage:

  • July 1839 – [1858?];
  • September 1851 – December 1857; and
  • September 1823 – 1873.

Three files:

  1. 3 pamphlets; Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 1 of 3), 1839 – 1862
  2. Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 2 of 3), 1851 – 1881
  3. Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 3 of 3), 1843 – 1891

Forbes, Robert

Autograph album.

  • SCA360-GA412
  • Fonds
  • 1825-1854

One autograph album kept by an unknown person. The album spans from 1825-1854 and features biblical and literary passages written by those in England and Scotland. Locations include Glasgow, York, London, Newark, Rotherham and more. In the back of the volume is the Lord's prayer written in Malay by a Mr. Trout, Baptist missionary in Batavia, Java.

Thomas P. Stowell mathematical notebooks.

  • SCA352-GA404
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1826-July 18, 1860

Three notebooks kept by Thomas P. Stowell with mathematical problems, solutions, and notes.

Stowell, Thomas Pollard

Robert Southey letter to William Webb.

  • SCA322-GA363
  • Fonds
  • November 8, 1826

One handwritten letter from Robert Southey addressed to a William Webb of Dublin. The letter was sent from Keswick and is dated November 8, 1826. Also includes an etching of Southey.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

Richard Beasley Upper Canada deed of enrollment.

  • SCA256-GA267
  • Fonds
  • 1827

Fonds consists of one Upper Canada deed of enrollment from Richard Beasley to David Gingrich for a parcel of land in Waterloo County. The parcel in question is noted as being "a certain parcel on tract of land in the Township of Waterloo in Richard Beasley Lower Block on the Northside of the Grand River containing one hundred acres ... being composed of the Eastern half of lot number four in the Second Concession beginning at a post planted equal distance from the front to rear on the division line between lotts number three and four which is the south east corner of Jacob [M] half of the same lott. Thence move seventy seven degrees East forty chains more or less to within fifty links of the rear of the said concession. Thence North thirteen degrees west twenty five chains more or less to the north east of Jacob [M] said half lott thence south thirteen degree east twenty five chains more or less to the place of beginning containing one hundred acres..."

Beasley, Richard

Sermons by Reverend Joseph Irons.

  • SCA270-GA291
  • Fonds
  • 1828

Fonds consists of one bound ms. volume of sermons by Reverend Joseph Irons for the year 1828. The book appears to have been written by his son William Josiah Irons (note on p. 26 reads taken by W.J.I.)

Irons, Reverend Joseph

Deed of Bargain and Sale

  • SCA23-GA13
  • Fonds
  • 1834

Fonds contains a deed of bargain and sale on vellum. The deed, dated December 12, 1834, details a transaction between Vincent Dewell, and his wife Harriet, with Henry Smith regarding a plot of land in exchange for 50 pounds. The plot of land is identified as the west part of lot 29 on the 8th concession of Hope Township in Durham County, Upper Canada. Two red wax seals appear on the bottom right corner of the deed.

Dewell, Vincent

Extracts from Clare and other authors, by G. Silverlock : manuscript.

  • SCA294-GA329
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1847

Fonds consists of one ms. copy (1 vol. 299 pp.) of the 1839 edition of John Clare's "Shepherd's calendar with village stories and other poems" transcribed by G. Silverlock and presented to his son Orestes Silverlock. The text includes an introduction from "Village minstrel" as well as poems from other works by Clare. The work is written in fine calligraphy and includes a hand drawn frontispiece, title page, and publishers advertisements. Accompanying the ms. is one item of correspondence from E. Blunden to Mrs. Wrangham discussing the text.

Clare, John

William Henderson account book.

  • SCA349-GA399
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1880

Account book kept by William Henderson during the period 1841-1880. Some personal diary entries are also written, including a reference to William's 74th birthday and losing his sister's spectacles. William Henderson likely lived in Dover, New Hampshire and makes references to the Piscataque RIver, Wolfeboro New Hampshire, and Nottingham New Hampshire.

Henderson, William

Arthur Wellesley Wellington letter.

  • SCA76-GA46
  • Fonds
  • 1842

Contains one letter from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington addressed to Francis Fane, the 12th Earl of Westmorland.

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

John Goldie : correspondence.

  • SCA178-GA153
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1854

Consists of typescripts of fifteen letters, fourteen from from John Goldie to his son James written between 1846 and 1854, one undated from William to James.

Goldie, John

Christian Enslin : Letter to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., August 1849.

  • SCA200-GA177
  • Fonds
  • August 1849

File consists of one letter from Christian Enslin, bookseller and bookbinder, Waterloo, Ontario to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., Lancaster, Pennsylvania requesting the right to "Mother Drops", a medicine created by Dr. Heinitsch on which he held the patent.
The letter also includes information on bookbinding and printing practices in Upper Canada and makes reference to local figures such as Benjamin Eby, Bishop of the Mennonites.

Enslin, Christian

George W. Neale account book.

  • SCA348-GA398
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1874

One accounts book kept by George W. Neale between the period 1850-1874. It is likely that Neale lived in the region of Loudon, New Hampshire and did business with those nearby. Others named in his account book include Newel Lovering, Luther Copp, S. Neale, Benjamin Neale, Samuel B. Lovering, Alonzo B. Lovering, Alvin S. Taylor, Isaac B. Giddings, Stephen Moore, John Messer, Warren Gleason, and Dick Rogers.

Neale, G.W.

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.

Morton, William

Bowlby, Davison, Hoffman family fonds.

  • SCA187-GA162
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1954

Material relating to members of the Hoffman, Barnes, Schiedel, Bowlby, Davison and Carlisle families, primarily photographs. Includes correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, including snapshots taken during early construction of the Westmount area of Kitchener, Ontario.

Bowlby, Davison, Hoffman Family

George Baxter prints of Sir Robert Peel and Lord Nelson.

  • SCA307-GA343
  • Fonds
  • 1853

Fonds consists of prints of Sir Robert Peel and Lord Nelson. They are printed by George Baxter as an oil colour picture print, the first commercially viable colour printing.

Baxter, George

Rutherford family collection.

  • SCA325-GA366
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1957

File consists of materials relating to the Rutherford family of Wellesley, Ontario. Includes a subscription list for building a church in Wellesley (dated 1856), a snapshot of Harriet Rutherford Hess and four mounted portraits of members of the Rutherford family. These are identified on the verso as William Rutherford, his wife Mary Jane Freeborn Rutherford, his mother-in-law Jane Freeborn Rutherford and a first wife Ellen Freeborn Rutherford.

Rutherford family

Photograph collection.

  • SCA83-GA53
  • Fonds
  • [186-?]-[19--?]

Collection consists of 169 19th century American photographs. Included are 115 carte-de-visites, 40 cabinet portraits, 2 albums, 11 miscellaneous photographs and 1 envelope of miscellaneous business and greeting cards.

The photographs vary in size, but many of are 1 x 1 cm and mounted on card. Most are albumen type photographs depicting various people including infants, children, and adults. The photographs come from various studios across the United States though the majority come from studios in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Illinois. The photographs, since rehoused, were originally housed in two albums decorated with an intricate relief on the cover and a metal clasp lock.

Samuel Franklin French day books.

  • SCA347-GA397
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1898

Collection of day books maintained by Samuel Franklin French. Includes five account books and one book listing missionary and religious activities.

French, Samuel Franklin

Commemorative Coins

  • SCA37-GA20
  • Fonds
  • 1860
  • [Copper?] coin - Albert Edward Prince of Wales Visited Canada and Inaugurated the Victoria Bridge 1860.
  • 2 [Silver?] coins - The Victoria Bridge Medal Grand Trunk Railway of Canada 1860.
  • 2 [Silver?] coins - H.R.H. The Prince of Wales To Commemorate the Visit of Albert Edward Prince of Wales to Canada 1860.

John Keble fonds.

  • SCA75-GA45
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1862

Fonds consists of two holograph letters from John Keble addressed to Henry Thomas Ellacombe [?]. The fonds also includes one photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Keble.

Keble, John

Handbill for The Public Life of Capt John Brown.

  • SCA357-GA409
  • Fonds
  • 1860

One handbill advertising the publication of James Redpath's "The Public Life of Capt John Brown." Redpath and Brown were contemporaries and abolitionists and Redpath wrote this work the year after Brown's execution.

Thayer and Elridge

Mémoires sur la danse et la gymnastique des anciens : manuscript.

  • SCA295-GA330
  • Fonds
  • 1863

One ms. copy (1 vol. 180 pp.) of excerpts from works by Pierre Jean Burette on the history of ancient dance and sport. The transcription is in an unknown hand and was copied from the work in the Bibliothèque de la ville de Boulogne-sur-Mer. From the library of Gustave Desrat.

Burette, Pierre Jean

Auna Krems notebook.

  • SCA350-GA401
  • Fonds
  • 1865

One notebook kept by Auna Krems with passages from the Bible. The notebook is almost entirely in German with the exception of the last page which is the English lyrics to the gospel song "Room Among the Angels." It is possible that Auna was living in Austria, as the surname Krems comes from the town of the same name.

Handkerchief of King George V.

  • SCA302-GA338
  • Fonds
  • [before 1914]

File consists of one mounted handkerchief showing a portrait of King George V in military dress [possibly wearing the Order of the Medjidie]. The portrait is surrounded in each corner by images of the Royal Dragoons, Gordon Highlanders, Bengal Lancers and Irish Guards and a border of flags, British, French, Russian, Russian Imperial, Belgian, and one unknown flag [possibly Serbian?].

George V, King of Great Britain

Manuscript cookbook.

  • SCA72-GA41
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1867]

Contains one manuscript recipe book, in an unknown hand. One recipe is dated May 17, 1867. Contains recipes for mains, desserts, and home remedies for ailments.

Women's domestic work advertisements collection.

  • SCA339-GA384
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-[ca. 1950]

Fonds consists of a collection of advertisement trade cards, primarily from the Victorian era, that show the role of women in the household and the defining of gender roles in the period. There are also 4 items from the mid 20th century that speak to the changing and expanding role of women at the time.

Mary Augusta Fiske

  • SCA93-GA63
  • Fonds
  • [187?-18?]

Fonds contains a record book belonging to Mary Augusta Fiske. The book contains recipes for cakes, sauces, and puddings. Also contains household accounts and several diary entries dating between 1876 and 1887. Attached to the inside of the front cover is a sepia toned photograph of an unidentified child. Next to it is a newspaper clipping regarding the death of Fiske titled "Death of Mrs. Gen. William O. Fiske".

Fiske, Mary Augusta

Vanity Fair men of the day prints.

  • SCA305-GA341
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1897

Fonds consists of seven caricature prints from Vanity Fair of "men of the day." 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.

Vanity Fair

Charles E. Greb family fonds.

  • SCA210-GA189
  • Fonds
  • 1878, 1884-2009

Fonds consists of records documenting aspects of the lives, careers, and interests of Charles E. Greb, his father Erwin C. Greb, and his grandfather Charles E. Greb Sr., as well as his siblings, Harry Greb, Clara May Greb, and Arthur Greb. Includes press clippings; correspondence; birth, marriage, and death certificates; wills; photographs; certificates and awards; ephemera; scrapbooks, and other material.

Greb, Charles E. family

John William Dawson correspondence

  • SCA26-GA15
  • Fonds
  • 1878 April 17

Contains of a single holograph letter, dated April 17, 1878, written by Sir John William Dawson to an unidentified recipient about the conflict between science and religion.

Dawson, John William, Sir

G. Desrat fonds

  • SCA85-GA55
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]

A small notebook containing clippings of reviews, advertisements, and articles from Journal des Bals, La Danse and manuscripts of articles by G. Desrat regarding various types of dance (such as ancient Greek dancing, Scottish dancing, the cotillion, waltz, minuet, and the quadrille), along with handwritten notes. Also included in the fonds are three leaves of documents relating to the origin of the notebook and sources of the article clippings contained inside.

Textile work scrapbooks.

  • SCA379-GA441
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1889]

Two scrapbooks with handwritten patterns, clippings, and knit or crochet pattern samples.

Waldo Thompson correspondence

  • SCA55-GA31
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1889

Fonds contains two letters, both of which thank Thompson Waldo for providing a copy of his book, "Swampscott: historical sketches of the town". One letter is from C.B. Tillinghast, Acting Librarian at Boston, dated August 18, 1884 and the other is from Howard B. Nicholson, a librarian at Bodleian at the University of Oxford, dated November 19, 1889.

Thompson, Waldo

Home sweet home.

  • SCA338-GA383
  • Fonds
  • 1884

Fonds consists of one short manuscript with musings on the concepts of home and domestic life.

James Hoyes Panton letter.

  • SCA65-GA37
  • Fonds
  • April 16, 1884

Contains one holograph letter from James Hoyes Panton to Drinkwater (C.P.R.) requesting a pass to travel free during the summer in order to do geological research, dated April 16, 1884.

Panton, James Hoyes

Emma Clough diary.

  • SCA337-GA382
  • Fonds
  • 1884

Fonds consists of one diary maintained by Emma Clough of Hudson, New York from the period January 10-March 19, 1884. Emma travels to Washington after visiting friends in New York city and her diary details her tourist activities in both cities. In Washington she meets President Arthur as well as Blanche K. Bruce the first Black Senator, Frederick Douglass, Belva Lockwood, Helen Gougar, Susan B. Anthony and others. Along with shopping, visiting acquaintances and attending social functions, in early March of 1884 Emma begins to attend suffrage meetings which are detailed in the diary.

Clough, Emma

George Pattinson Woollen Mill fonds.

  • SCA230-GA227
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1992, predominant 1884-1951

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the George Pattinson Woollen mill and its predecessors. Includes primarily financial and account information for the mill, including journals, account books, and a ledger. Also includes photographs and ephemera.

George Pattinson Woollen Mill

Department of Indian Affairs land grants.

  • SCA324-GA365
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1915

Five land grants from the Department of Indian Affairs granting promised Indigenous lands. The grants are made out to Benjamin Franklin Mutchmor (200 acres), Elizabeth Mutchmor (175 acres), Charles Woodward (100 acres), and Mary Rowe (100 acres). The lands granted were to be for the use of the Ojibwe and Odawa of Manitoulin Island.

Canada. Department of Indian Affairs

London, England local government scrapbook

  • SCA18-GA10
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1892

Scrapbook of manuscript notes, clippings, leaflets, handbills and other ephemera concerning the local government in London, England, from 1886 to 1892. Some of the clippings are accompanied by handwritten annotations. The scrapbook has a front pocket that holds several loose-leaf notes, clippings, and pamphlets.

Clippings cover a wide range of topics concerning the London County Council and Kensington Parliament such as meetings, motions, tax reforms, public addresses, as well as news about the law and parliamentary committees.

William Wilfred Campbell fonds

  • SCA30-GA17
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1886 - [19-?]

Documents and published poems written by William Wilfred Campbell, dating to the late 19th century. Some of the poems are autographed while others have written annotations and corrections. Also a letter by J.S. McCuaig, dated May 17, 1886, about a request for the Crown's recognition of John A. Macdonald. The letter came with attached resolutions about a meeting of the Liberal Conservative Association at Town Hall Cherry Valley in 1886. Photocopy of pamphlet titled “The Dominion Campaign!: Sir John Macdonald on the Questions at Issue Before the People: The Premier's Great Speech Before the Workingmen of Toronto”.

Correspondence:
1. to My Dear Sir from J. S. McCuaig re recognition by Crown of Sir John A. Macdonald. May 17, 1886

Poems:
2. Untitled [part of "The Last Ride"]
3. "An August Reverie"
4. "The Children of the Light"
5. "A Day in June" [autographed]
6. "The Dread Voyage"
7. "Life"
8. "The Were-Wolves"[autographed, unpublished?]
9. "Winter"
10. "The Cloud Maiden" [autographed], 1892

Published material:
11. "Premonitions"
12. "The Dead Leader", June 10, 1891

Leaflet:
13. Resolutions [Came attached to correspondence 1]

Pamphlet:
14. "The Dominion Campaign. Sir John MacDonald on the Question at Issue before the People. The Premier's Great Speech before the Working men of Toronto"

Campbell, William Wilfred

Abram Ball will.

  • SCA340-GA433
  • Fonds
  • June 14, 1887

One will for Abram Ball of Galt. Lists gifts of possessions and money to family members, as well as the Galt estate known as "The Cedars" (45 Blair Road) to his wife Julia Ball.

Ball, Abram

William Kriesel fonds.

  • SCA179-GA154
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1905

Fonds consists of eleven day books and two ledgers listing daily sales and corresponding customer accounts for William Kriesel's stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1889-1905.

Kriesel, William

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society minutes.

  • SCA323-GA364
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1890

Two sets of minutes from the St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society. The minutes include lists of members, as well as debate topics and outcomes. Debate topics include work life, the railway, social services, roles of men and women, annexing Canada to the United States, and more.

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society

Lily Dale scrapbooks.

  • SCA300-GA336
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1925

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks maintained by William Phillips. The first includes clippings from newspapers and magazines that date from 1890-1914. Included are articles on topics relating to spiritualism, advertisements for mediums, and advertising for spiritualism products including the Ouija board. These materials are glued into "A History of Europe" and most clippings feature underlining of important sections.

The second scrapbook includes both clippings as well as handwritten notes from the spirit world. The notes were sent from friends and family of William Phillips including his wife Elizabeth, sister Fanny, brother John Edward and father Joseph. The notes primarily came through medium P.L.O.A. Keeler at Lily Dale. Most of the clippings are advertisements for publications relating to spiritualism and the occult.

Phillips, William

Ontario Association of Architects register book.

  • SCA63-GA36
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1913

Contains one register book kept by the Ontario Association of Architects for the years 1890-1899. The book lists dues paid by each member of the association as well as money received for exam fees, filing articles, student fees and more. Also includes one item of correspondence from Mills & Hutton, architects asking the secretary for information on rates for architectural work. The register was kept by William R. Gregg.

Ontario Association of Architects

Ivan W. Keffer fonds.

  • SCA223-GA210
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]-1965

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated mainly by Ivan W. Keffer, and some by his wife Mary L. Keffer, that documents the lives and activities of the Keffers, especially during the time they lived in Germany. Records also relate to the career of Ivan W. Keffer at the F.W. Woolworth Co. Includes diaries, correspondence, photographs, souvenir postcards and other ephemera, personal documents, reports, clippings, and other material.

Keffer, Ivan W.

The Boston Rivals concert handbill.

  • SCA310-GA346
  • Fonds
  • 1891

Fonds consists of one handbill advertising a concert of the Boston Rivals. The Boston Rivals were made up of Miss Hamlin, Mrs. Southwick, Mr. Winternitz, and Mr. Conant.

The Boston Rivals.

David Shannon Bowlby fonds.

  • SCA57-GA33
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1921

Fonds consists of 28 items of correspondence between David Shannon Bowlby and his family.

Bowlby, David Shannon

Eugene Ferrin Clark fonds

  • SCA50-GA27
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1922, predominantly 1920-1922

Fonds contains autographs collected by Eugene Ferrin Clark from various British and American actors. Correspondence from Clark to various people soliciting autographs and autographed photographs are included.

Correspondence:
1. Granville Barker also G. Barker’s autograph
2. John Randolph Bolling; November 23, 1921
3. Witter Bynner, New York; December 12, 1921/December 21, 1921
4. W. L. George, New York; October 22, 1920
5. B. Roland Lewis, University of Utah; December 14, 1919/December 19, 1919
6. Joseph Pennell, London/Philadelphia; June 8, 1913/November 16, 1919
7. G. Rollin, Chicago; May 10, 1919

Autographs collected by Clark:
8. George Arlis, Walter Hampden, Victor Herbert, William Hodge, James Hunellar, Oliver Lodge, Nance O’Neil, Eugene O’Neill, A.C. Read, Chauncey Brewster Tinker

Photographs:
9. Floral Tributes on Grave of Actor James O’Neill, 1920 and photographs with autograph signatures of:

  • Nazimova, n.d.;
  • Henry Irving dated 1894;
  • Anton Lang as Jesus dated 1922;
  • Anton Lang dated 1922;
  • Guido Moyr dated 1922.

Clark, Eugene Ferrin

John Woelfle fonds.

  • SCA182-GA157
  • Fonds
  • 1895

Fonds consists of ten letters written by John Woelfle to his brother Edward in 1895. The letters describe the travels and activities of the writer and express interest and concern about the activities and lifestyle of the recipient and other members of the family.

Woelfle, John

Architectural drawings for the Berlin Y.M.C.A.

  • SCA303-GA339
  • Fonds
  • 1895

File consists of three architectural drawings of the building of the Berlin [Kitchener] Y.M.C.A. at 22 Queen Street North. Includes a side elevation, main and upper floor plans, and details of the locker room.

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association

Dr. Stanley Francis Leavine fonds.

  • SCA143-GA116
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1958

Fond consists primarily of textual records relating to Leavine's political career as mayor of the City of Kitchener and as an M.P.P. (PC) for the constituency of Waterloo North, and his medical career as a doctor in Kitchener. Included are speeches, notes, news clippings, and scrapbooks related to his professional activities, as well as collected ephemera, photographs of Leavine and his family, and material related to his studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Percy S. Keeting photograph album.

  • SCA283-GA318
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1922

Fonds consists of one photograph album owned by Percy S. Keeting with 120 photographs of daily life in Britain.

Keeting, Percy S.

Waterloo County real estate transactions, 1897-1910.

  • SCA150-GA123
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1910

File consists of photocopies purchased from the National Archives of Canada of a single volume described as "Waterloo County real estate transactions 1897-1910". The transactions consist of deeds and mortgages dated 1901-1910, with an index, relating primarily to parcels of land in Berlin [i.e. Kitchener], Ontario.

Spirit photography collection.

  • SCA371-GA430
  • Fonds
  • 1897

Includes one stereograph that is an example of spirit photography.

Kilburn, Benjamin West

Letter to G.S. Payson from Patrick Foley

  • SCA28-GA16
  • Fonds
  • 1898

Consists of a single holograph letter from Patrick Foley to G.S. Payson dated April 23, 1898 and addressed to Boston, Massachusetts. The contents of the letter focuses on Nathaniel Hawthorne's book, "Doctor Grimshawe's Secret".

Foley, Patrick Kevin

Little Women postcard.

  • SCA315-GA351
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

Fonds consists of one postcard showing a scene from the Boston Majestic Theatre production of Little Women.

Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King at home of Hon. W.D. Euler.

  • SCA198-GA175
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

One formal group portrait.

Back row, left to right: Senator Robb, N. Asmussen M.P.P., J.A. Scellen, W.T. Sass, Hon. James Malcolm, John A. Lang, W. Max Euler.

Middle row, left to right: W.J. Motz, Mr. King's secretary, H.J. Sims, Mrs. J. Cole, Mayor Greb, Premier King, Hon. W.D. Euler, Mrs. Peden Mielke, Mrs. Leonard Oliver, Senator Dr. Rankin.

Front row, left to right: Mrs. Max Euler, Miss Rankin, Mrs. W.D. Euler, Mrs. W.J. Motz.

Denton, Ernest

Thomas Austen Brown print.

  • SCA308-GA344
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of one print of a work by Thomas Austen Brown. The drawing shows ships in the water at night underneath a moon. Signed by the artist.

Brown, Thomas Austen

Charcoal drawing of the old mill.

  • SCA314-GA350
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

Fonds consists of one charcoal drawing of a George Barrie print titled "The Old Mill." There is no signature on the drawing. Also includes a print of The Old Mill.

Charette family collection

  • SCA319-GA359
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

Fonds consists of a handwritten recipe book kept by members of the Charette family, primarily Helen Charette and Ann Lauzon. The book also includes pasted and set in recipes taken from magazines and newspapers. Many of the recipes are indicated as being from other women, and names include Mrs. Baker, Bertha, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. McCollough, Mrs. Duchene, Mémé Langlois, Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Laramie, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. McClelland. All of the recipes are for food, excepting one which is a remedy for rheumatism. The Five Roses Cook Book is also included. The collection also includes personal passports of Ann Lauzon and Helen Lauzon.

Charette family

Herbert Johnston fonds.

  • SCA80-GA50
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Large quantity of maps, drawings etc., largely unlisted at this time.

Johnston, Herbert

School of Pharmacy artefact collection

  • SCA334-GA379
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-1978

Collection consists of artefacts from the School of Pharmacy, including pharmacy bottles and a register of poisons.

Also included in this collection were 36 historic pharmacy books that can be found in the catalogue

School of Pharmacy

Barker's Powder puzzle pictures.

  • SCA304-GA340
  • Fonds
  • 1902

File consists of nine puzzle picture advertisements for Barker's Powder. The advertisements were snipped from a newspaper and feature a short story with a puzzle picture. The versos show astrology charts as well as letters of recommendation for Barker's Powder.

Barker's Powder

Samuel Daniel Buckberrough daybook.

  • SCA281-GA306
  • Fonds
  • 1904

Fonds consists of one daybook from The Standard Life Assurance Company, believed to have been kept by Samuel Daniel Buckberrough. Also includes a clipping re the January 21, 1904 snow storm in Kitchener.

Buckberrough, Samuel Daniel

Senior wand work.

  • SCA341-GA386
  • Fonds
  • 1906

Fonds consists of one photograph album with 67 black and white photographs showing various callisthenic movements using a "wand." Each photograph includes a caption with the movement and position of the wand indicated. 5 photographs are missing from the album. The album is titled "Senior Wand Work" and dated 1906 by M. [Lucile] Adams.

Adams, M. [Lucile]

Percy R. and Gertrude Wells Hilborn fonds.

  • SCA158-GA131
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1959

The fonds consists mostly of files relating to some of Percy R. Hilborn's areas of service to the community, including Freeport Sanitarium, Preston War Service Association and Waterloo College and Associate Faculties fundraising. Several Havergal College notebooks belonging to Gertrude R. Wells, who became P.R. Hilborn's wife, are also present.

Hilborn, Percy R., 1886-1972

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