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Artifacts

  • SCA233-GA231-10
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  • [ca. 1500], [18--?]-1955
  • Part of Kay Rex fonds.

Series is comprised of artifacts accumulated by Kay Rex. Includes two arrowheads, a sock darner, tatting and lace samples and gifts given to her aunt Frances Kathleen Montgomery.

Rex, Kay

Offprints, Articles, etc.

File consists of articles, offprints, excerpts from books and other items accumulated by Bertram R. Davis in the course of his research and study on Bristol and the romantics. Some offprints are presentation copies and feature inscriptions to Davis. A number of Davis' correspondents are represented through the articles in this series.

Davis, Bertram R.

Seagram Memorabilia Collection

Series consists of documents illustrative of some aspects of the history of beverage alcohol, particularly in North America. Contains correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts and newspapers relating to the shipment of wine and alcohol to Canada in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to eighteenth-century distilling processes, to a single piece of ephemera relating to prohibition in Canada in the 1920's.

Seagram Museum

Photographs and realia.

Photographs and realia created and collected by Harry J. Byers. Includes coins and banknotes, photographs of Harry with family and friends and more. Most of the materials were created or collected during Harry's time in Russia.

Byers, Harry J.

Graphic Material

Series consists of framed and unframed graphic material owned by Dendy, including engravings and etchings, original artwork, posters, photographs, and illustrations cut out of Harper's Weekly and The Illustrated London News. These items reflect Dendy's interests in architectural history, but also in art, opera, theatre, and literature.

This series includes single original paintings by A.Y. Jackson and Nicholas Hornyansky; an original colour cartoon by E.W.Kemble; hand-coloured photographs by H. Marshall Gardiner and W. R. MacAskill; engraved work by A. Sterner.

Dendy, William

Bertram R. Davis Research Files

Series consists of research files created and accumulated by Bertram R. Davis on his various areas of interest. Includes files on Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chatterton, Southey, Lamb, and others, as well as personal research files.

Davis, Bertram R.

Chattertonian Manuscript

File consists of one manuscript titled "Chattertonian ms." The manuscript itself is a transcribed typed copy of the original, which was compiled and written by George Catcott. Catcott was the first person to be approached by Chatterton regarding the Thomas Rowley poems. The manuscript includes passages from works by Thomas Chatterton, letters to and from Catcott and Chatterton, as well as notes by Catcott on Chatterton and the Thomas Rowley affair. Inlaid in the front of the book is a signature of Thomas Chatterton's as well as a letter addressing the authenticity of the signature. Also included is a print of George Catcott. The bookplate reads "Conrad P. Fry oneth me is me jure tenet, and this booke confesse to be quieunque me invenit."

Davis, Bertram R.

Manuscripts Held in Trust

Series is comprised of a collection of manuscripts held in trust, given to the archive by Doris Davis, widow of Bertram R. Davis. The items include letters, poetry, an indenture and other miscellaneous notes by romantic poets and their relatives including Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Davis, Bertram R.

Personal

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt documenting her personal life, and the lives of her family members. Includes photographs, clippings, ephemera and artefacts.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Personal Life

Series is comprised of materials created and accumulated by Kay Rex relating to her personal and family life. Includes photographs, clippings, ephemera, etc. Also includes materials on Kay Rex created posthomously.

Rex, Kay

Photographs

Series is comprised of photographs acculumated by Kay Rex. Photos include those of Rex, her family and friends as well as of holidays and events.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence: Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Series is comprised of correspondence to and from Elizabeth Smith Shortt. Correspondence is organized by surname of correspondent. Correspondents without known surnames are at beginning of series.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Schantz, Franklin Abram.

Material created and accumulated by Franklin Abram Schantz. Includes ephemera, clippings, notebooks and household accounts relating to properties in Kitchener and homestead lands.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Tobias Kolb.

Material created and accumulated by Tobias Kolb Schantz. Includes diaries, ephemera, school material, character references, and household and homesteading records.

Schantz Russell Family

Correspondence.

Correspondence and related ephemeral items, to and from members of the Schantz family and friends, including Moyer, Nash, Kolb and Russell relatives.

Schantz Russell Family

Maps and plans.

Maps and plans collected by members of the Schantz family. Includes maps of the greater Waterloo region, as well as other areas of Canada and the United States. Some of the maps show homesteading areas in which members of the Schantz family owned property.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Orpheus Moyer.

Material created and accumulated by Orpheus Moyer Schantz and family. Includes ephemera from Orpheus and his wife Carrie Schantz (nee Flagler).

Schantz Russell Family

Photographs.

Photographs, negatives, and slides of members of the extended Schantz family including the Russell, Schantz, Moyer, Flagler, Eby, Clark, Fry, Hunsperger, Snyder, Spelman, White and Wismer families as well as friends and places lived.

Schantz Russell Family

Photographs.

Photographs of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Professional

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt documenting her professional life. Includes primarily manuscripts, as well as materials relating to the publication and review of her works.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Photographs and Realia

Photographs and realia documenting the life of Mary Johnston as well as the history of education in the Waterloo Region.

Johnston, Mary

Visual Materials

Series consists of photographs of members of the extended Bowlby and Boyd families.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Smith Family Biographical Material

Series is comprised of biographical materials related to members of the Smith-Shortt family, primarily Elizabeth Smith Shortt and Damaris Isabel Smith. Includes manuscript and typescript notes, clippings, and a copy of Silas Smith, U.E.L. and his Descendants.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Photographs

Series is comprised of photographs of members of the Smith-Shortt family and friends.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Photographs.

Photographs of members of the extended Schantz family and friends. Includes primarily studio portraits, with some tintypes.

Schantz Russell Family

Photographs

Series consists of photographs, most of which were accumulated by Martha Rieder, with some accumulated by Talmon Henry Rieder and some probably by Margaret Paisley and Paul Rieder. Photographs relate predominantly to multiple generations of the Anthes and Rieder families and include formal and informal family portraits, snapshots of family and friends, and snapshots taken while visiting cottages in the Penetanguishene area.

Other subjects include: Martha and her friends at Ontario Ladies College, business associates of Talmon, the Dominion Tire Company, the Anthes Manufacturing Company, Zion Evangelical Church events and groups, the Kitchener Natatorium, and other subjects. Many photographs from the period 1895-1906 were taken and possibly developed by Martha Rieder.

Series contains eight portraits (plus two duplicates) by Notman & Son, Montreal, all of which are in very good condition; and many portraits by James Esson of Preston. Includes loose photographs, photograph albums, and negatives.

Rieder and Anthes family

Photographs

Series consists of 347 photographs and 12 negatives showing extended members of the Clement-Bowlby families. Includes formal studio portraits, snapshots, and negatives showing Clement, Bowlby, Jackson, Berkinshaw, Boehmer, Boyd, Chalk, Forbes, Kelly, Murphy, Oliver, Pope, Southgate, and Stewart families as well as friends, animals, and locales.

Clement Bowlby Family

Genealogical records.

Detailed family relationships are outlined in genealogical documents prepared by Gordon Wagner.

Wagner Hailer family

Clement, Florence Grace 1889-1988

Series consists of materials relating to the life, interests, and death of Florence Grace Clement. Includes biographical information, clippings, aid-memories, correspondence, diaries, poetry written and collected by Florence and other ephemera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Publication Process

Series consists of files which appear appear to be Mary McDougall Maude's files and Wendy Cameron's files. The folders contain material relating to editing the manuscript and correspondence, faxes, e-mails and other working papers circulated among the primary researchers for comment and correction. The "primary researchers" in this case are Wendy Cameron, Mary McDougall Maude, Shela Haines, Leigh Lawson, Brenda Dougall Merriman and sometimes Gwen Peroni.

The Jackman Foundation

George Davidson and Margaret Garden Family

Records documenting the family of George Davidson and his wife Margaret Garden, their daughters Margaret Kempt and Elizabeth Roos, and Elizabeth Roos' daughter Florence (the future wife of Harvey Sims.) Although there are very few letters from George extant, they are enough to show his genial and good-natured love of family, his keen and self-deprecating sense of humour, and his stoic acceptance of circumstances beyond his control. He had an unspecified affliction that require him to walk with canes; and two letters from New York City in 1880 describe in vivid detail the treatments he is receiving, most likely some form of electro-magnetic therapy.
Records making up the series include correspondence from George to his wife Margaret, letters written to Margaret by her daughter Maggie Kempt in Glasgow, letters from family in Scotland and friends in Canada, correspondence from Margaret to her granddaughter Florence, ephemera, and printed music. Some of the correspondence concerns Davidson and Sims genealogy.

Sims family

Bowman family.

Material created and accumulated by members of the Bowman family. Includes ephemera, an indenture and an agreement.

Bowman family

Motz, John and Motz, Helena Vogt

Series is comprised of materials relating to the life of John Motz and his wife Helena Vogt. Includes correspondence, ephemera, legal documents and clippings.

Motz Family

Ahrens family

Series consists of material relating to Charles A. Ahrens family, primarily photographs, genealogical and biographical information.

Schneider, J.M. family

Seagram Family: Documents

This series consists of correspondence, ephemera, estate records, photographs, scrapbooks, wills, etc. which shed light on the lives of some members of the Seagram family and their activities from 1848 to the 1980's, including Joseph Emm Seagram and his wife Stephanie, their daughter Adine, son Edward Frowde and grandson Joseph Edward Frowde.

Seagram Family

Rieder, Peter family.

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Peter Rieder and his family. Includes a mid nineteenth century scrapbook, correspondence, and ephemera.

Peter Rieder Family

Schantz, Mary.

Material created and accumulated by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer). Includes a genealogy notebook and school essays.

Schantz Russell Family

Property Transactions and Mortgages

Series consists of documents relating to land transactions. Most materials document the ownership history of the property consisting of Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4, and in particuar Lot 3, on the south (or west) side of Ahrens Street and the north side of Weber Street in David Weber's survey in the town of Berlin (now Kitchener); this property contained the Anthes home at 44 Weber Street and the Rieder home at 58 Roy Street.

Also present are documents relating to other land in Berlin as well as land in the Township of Wilmot, the Town of Moberly, and the District of Parry Sound. Series includes mortgages, deeds and certificates of ownership, abstracts from the Registry Office (Berlin), invoices, etc.

Rieder and Anthes family

Ratz Brothers business estate.

Series contains materials relating to the estate of Ratz Brothers Business, mostly pertaining to the work of John and George Ratz. Includes correspondence, tax records, receipts and invoices, cheques, ledger books, land deeds and legal documents.

Ratz Family

Ratz family history and genealogy.

Material related to the Ratz family history and genealogy. Includes artifacts, photographs, genealogy research notes and booklets, correspondence, a diary excerpt, press clippings, and ephemera.

Ratz Family

Tobias and Mary Schantz family.

Material created or accumulated by various members of the Schantz-Moyer family including Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Abraham Nash Moyer, Jesse Gross Moyer, Austin Tobias Schantz and Tobias Moyer. Includes property records, ephemera, and Abraham Moyer's 1889 travel album.

Schantz Russell Family

Peter Harvey Sims and Jemima Cook Family

Records documenting the lives, activities and interests of Peter Harvey Sims and his wife Jemima Cook, of Peter's interactions with his father James Sims, mother Janet Harvey Sims, step-brother John Robertson, sister Janet McQueen, and business partners, and childhood records and young adulthood records relating to their children Harvey and Rella.
Letters from Jemima's sisters shed light on girls' and women's lives in the latter half of the 19th century, the activities available, the desolation of being socially isolated, detailed recounting of the deaths of loved ones, all interspersed with everyday news of family and friends.
In his letters to family, Peter displays an articulate and caring nature, a love of his children and family, and good sense of humour. He writes long letters; the larger the paper the larger his writing, and he never hesitates to offer Harvey advice and opinions on Harvey's actions and activities, most of which fall short of Peter's expectations. Whenever Peter and Jemima travel together or alone, Peter surveys the social, economic, cultural, architectural state of the place visited, the habits, dress and morals of the inhabitants, and its agricultural and business prospects.

Sims family

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.: Topical

This series consists of originals and photocopies of correspondence, clippings, ephemera, essays, newspapers, photographs, etc. relating to all aspects of the history of the Seagram Company and distilling in general, to other business interests such as CanBar and Hopewell Farms, to the history of the plant site itself and the place of Seagram's in the larger context of Waterloo and the industrial history of the area from the 1850's to the plant's closing in 1990.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

Photographs.

Photographs primarily of Schantz Russell family members and possibly some friends of the family.

Schantz Russell Family

Tobias and Mary Schantz family.

Material created and accumulated by Tobias and Mary Schantz and family. Includes one photograph, a clipping, ephemera, song sheets and two books.

Schantz Russell Family

Physical Plant

Series consists of files created and maintained by the K-W YWCA mostly concerning construction, maintenance and renovation of the building at 84 Frederick St. Includes correspondence, blueprints, and maps, as well as construction files related to the renovations of the building in the 1980's.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Correspondence.

282 pieces of correspondence and related ephemeral items, to and from members of the Schantz family and friends, including Moyer, Nash, Kolb and Russell relatives.

Schantz Russell Family

Correspondence Received by Others

Series consists of correspondence received by various individuals in the Anthes family: Martin Anthes, Carrie Anthes Breithaupt, and Leo Anthes. Includes letters, invitations, clippings, and a postcard.

Rieder and Anthes family

Legal Documents

Series consists of legal documents created and accumulated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record relating to mortgages, land and building ownership, taxes, stocks, etc. Includes indentures, correspondence, tax forms, etc.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Bowman, Issac Lucius.

Material created and accumulated by Issac Lucius Bowman. Includes ephemera, diaries, notebooks, estate information, correspondence, and materials related to the Freeport Academy.

Bowman family

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.: Ephemera

Series consists of ephemera including advertisements, business cards, calendars, labels, signs, stationery, trade cards, etc. which illustrate some aspect of Seagram history.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

Anthes, John S.

Series consists of material created and accumulated by John S. Anthes and material accumulated by Talmon Henry Rieder and Martha Rieder during the process of settling his estate. Some of the latter material relates to the administration and eventual sale of the Anthes Furniture Company. Series includes correspondence, agreements, wills, estate statements, financial statements of the Anthes Furniture Company, share certificates, an accounting journal, a cemetary map and grant of burial lots, a marriage certificate, and other material.

Rieder and Anthes family

Schantz, Mary Moyer.

Includes one diary belonging to Mary Schantz (nee Moyer). Includes names, addresses and death dates of friends and family.

Schantz Russell Family

Visual Material

Series consists of photographs and other visual materials relating to the Kitchener Water Commission and the Grand River Conservation Commission. Photographs relating to the Kitchener Water Commission depict construction of water works facilities, pump houses, and pumping equipment mainly at the Shoemaker (now Greenbrook) and Strange Street pumping stations. Some photographs include the water commissioners. Photographs relating to the GRCC depict the the construction of the Shand and Conestogo dams.

Series also includes a mid-19th century portrait and cartes-de-visite of unidentified women and men, perhaps friends or relatives of the Pequegnat family.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Motz Family

Series is comprised of general materials related to the Motz family and their history. Includes a family history, and family correspondence.

Motz Family

History of Education in Waterloo

Materials collected by Mary Johnston documenting the history of education both in the Waterloo Region and broadly in Ontario. Includes school registers, minute books, historical notebooks kept by students, etc.

Johnston, Mary

Motz, William John and Motz, Rose Huck

Series is comprised of materials relating to the life of William John Motz and his wife Rose Huck Motz. Includes correspondence, ephemera, legal documents and clippings. Also includes a scrapbook from a Candian Press Club trip to Europe in 1929.

Motz Family

Diaries

This series includes the diaries of Rev. J. H. Shoults over the period 1870-1884. There are nineteen diaries in total and they are kept in copy books, bound diary books, and notebooks. The majority of diary entries relate to Rev. Shoults' work as a Minister with the Christian Church, though reference is also made to his work as a teacher, to family affairs, to farming and gardening activities, to shopping and errands, to prices of food and farm goods, to his personal finances, to social visits (Rev. Shoults had many friends and acquaintances), and to weather conditions.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Photographs

Series is comprised of photographs of photographs created and accumulated by the Motz family. Includes photographs of family members, the Motz family home, and of a printing press in England.

Motz Family

Rittinger & Motz

Series is comprised of materials relating to the company Rittinger & Motz as well as the newspapers that it owned and operated. Includes stationary, ephemera, legal documents, clippings, etc.

Motz Family

Clement, Edwin Perry 1853-1924 and Janie Elizabeth Clement née Bowlby 1859-1919

Series consists of materials relating to the life and death of Edwin Perry Clement and wife Janie Elizabeth Clement née Bowlby. Includes clippings and biographical information on the family, an autograph book owned by Janie, correspondence and ephemera. Note that textiles created by Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement are located in Series 22: Textiles.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clippings Files

Series is comprised of clippings accumulated by members of the Smith-Shortt family. Includes primarily clippings on topics of interest such as medicine and women's rights, as well as those relating to members of the family.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Scrapbooks, Local History, Historical Documents

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record on the history of the Waterloo Region as well as scrapbooks kept by the Record. Includes clippings, publications, ephemera, scrapbooks and a series of correspondence from "Joe Klotzkopp", the pseudonym of John Rittinger.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Joseph E. Seagram

Series consists of originals and photocopies of correspondence, invoices, partnership agreements re the business interests of Joseph Emm Seagram, George Randall and William Roos from 1869-1899.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

Family Files

Series consists of records documenting aspects of the lives, careers, and interests of Charles E. Greb, Harry Greb, Clara May Greb, Erwin C. Greb, and Charles E. Greb Sr.; and the lives and disappearance of basset hounds Velvet and Jasmine. Includes press clippings; correspondence; birth, marriage, and death certificates; wills; photographs; certificates and awards; ephemera; and other material. Material probably collected and compiled by Charles E. Greb.

Greb, Charles E. family

Pamphlets

Series is comprised of pamphlets accumulated by members of the Smith-Shortt family that relate to a variety of subjects.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

White, Etta Lydia Mary.

Material created and accumulated by Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz). Includes one photograph, ephemera, cards, certificates, examinations, and other records.

Schantz Russell Family

Correspondence: Shortt, Adam

Series is comprised of correspondence between Adam Shortt (husband of Elizabeth Smith Shortt) and others. Correspondence is organized by surname of correspondent.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

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