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Sims, Jemima to Harvey J. Sims.

On hearing a report that Harvey had been struck by a ball, Jemima advises him strongly to give up football as "beneath the dignity of a practicing [sic] barrister" (includes envelope).

Sims family

Sims, Jemima to Harvey J. Sims.

Jemima is glad to hear the news that Harvey has decided to leave the hotel and get a room; also advice on emulating his father's path to success, also to learn German (includes envelope).

Sims family

Sims, Jemima to Harvey J. Sims.

Jemima advises Harvey not to accept a judgeship "with such a small salary" so early in his career. She is lonely "way up here" and it is too cold to run the car.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Toronto: congratulating Harvey on finally getting his own room and on being appointed as secretary of the Berlin Board of Trade, advice about making the most of the opportunity: "Aim high, do your duty and you will get there. Do not neglect your reading: There is nothing more necessary in a young man, than that he read best current literature of the day and also the biographies of the world's great and good men."

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Aberdeen: he has been to Oban and Insch, "called on old people to find out about my father, mother and relatives but could find no one who could remember that far back., that is 75 years ago" (includes envelope).

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Describes facial swelling suffered frequently and use of antiphlogistine, also at Harvey's request writes as much as he knows of the life of his father the Rev. James Sims.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Response to Harvey concerning wedding invitations: "I do not like however the idea of your practically ignoring your relatives and asking outsiders" (includes envelope and enclosed list of invitees, with additional list by P.H. Sims).

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Stern criticism of Harvey's financial situation, debt incurred by spending money on his new home: "You are just in the condition I expected you would be. You started out with too big ideas and now you find you have gone steeper in than you should and loaded yourself with a heavy debt … but you always were an extravagant boy." He continues with advice on getting and staying out of debt and living within his means (includes envelope).

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Toronto: nervousness concerning Harvey's arranged yachting trip with "the boys": "You are a daring venturesome boy with not any too much precaution or forethought" (includes envelope and enclosed letter from Mr. Ruby).

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Step by step instructions for preparing Harvey's new house for occupancy, starting with liming the cellar and ending with papering and decorations (includes envelope).

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to Harvey J. Sims.

Congratulates Harvey on being elected president of the Berlin Board of Trade: "Enter upon your duties with modesty knowing that there is much to learn and act as one putting on armour and not boasting as one taking it off after victory." He reminds Harvey of his "paramount duty to home and family and that Florence and the baby have the first claim on your time and thoughts."

Sims family

Sims, Rella May to Harvey J. Sims.

Waterloo: letter addressed to Harvey in Forest, relaying all the family news, describing their mother's reaction to a newspaper report that Harvey had almost drowned (includes envelope).

Sims family

Skating Races at VP

Photograph of a skater, seen from behind, seated on a wooden barrel on a body of frozen water. In the background are other people skating and a large crowd of onlookers, positioned along the edge of the ice. Trees are visible behind the crowd and decorative bunting attached to a wooden pool in the centre of the shot is visible blowing in the wind.

Schantz Russell Family

Soapine advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Soapine by Kendall Manufacturing Company of Providence Rhode Island and illustrated by Charlotte Perkins Gilman showing a woman from behind dusting figurines that spell out Soapine on a mantel piece. Verso reads "Cleanliness in the house, laundry, kitchen and workshop is best secured by the use of Soapine. All wise people continue to use it after one trial. Kendall Mfg. Co. Established 1827. Providence, R.I."

Soapine advertisement

Soapine advertisement illustrated by Charlotte Perkins Gilman showing a woman hanging laundry out from a wash basket. The laundry on the line spells out "Soapine." Verso reads "Soapine the great dirt killer, will remove dirt of all descriptions! Without injury to hands or fabric. Kendall Mfg. Co. established 1827 Providence, R.I."

Soapona advertisement

Soapona trade card advertisement featuring an elephant looking on while two women hang laundry on a line. Verso reads "Saves times, expense and labor. Makes hard water soft. Does not injure the hands or clothes. Makes linen perfectly white. Is a great disinfectant. Each package contains a set of handsome picture cards. Manufactured only by R.W. Bell & Co. 77 to 89 Washington St., and 8 to 20 Beaver St., Buffalo, N.Y."

Stewart, J. Ross.

Carbon typescript transcription of a diary by J. Ross Stewart of a trip on the Mauritania to the Carribbean.

Sims family

Street in Grozny.

Snapshot of a city street in Grozny, with 4 unidentified individuals walking down it. Caption on verso reads: "Grozny. Photographer was --"

Byers, Harry J.

Swan Island

Photograph of Swan Island taken from the west bank of the lake, looking toward pavilion area. A swan is visible in water at right of island.

Schantz Russell Family

Swan Island

Photograph of a cluster of tress on Swan Island, surrounded by snow. A residential building is partially visible at left in background.

Schantz Russell Family

Sweeperette advertisement

Die cut card showing five women behind a fence with a caption reading "The look well on the fence! Much better on the other side. This road leads to success used by the million." The verso shows the backs of the women, each of whom are holding a Sweeperette sweeper. Verso reads "always in the push our Sweeperette. Sweeperette Company 76 5th Ave. New York Grand Rapids, Mich."

Thank you card.

A thank you card from the Bechler family photo album. The card is addressed to Aunt Annie from Jeanette and Ray Cosier in thanks for a wedding gift. Aunt Annie may refer to Annie Bechler (Schmidt).

Bechler family

That hot Saturday

Photograph of Martha Black seated on an upturned wooden box along the rocky shore of a body of water. Behind her are three unidentified people standing and seated in a large wooden boat, anchored to the shore.

The wide open spaces.

Snapshot of a field with no trees, and small dots of animals and people on the horizon line.

Byers, Harry J.

Thelma & Don, taken February, 1932.

Snapshot of individuals identified on verso of photograph as Thelma [Boyers] and Don. They are standing on a sidewalk in a residential area.

Byers, Harry J.

This is Don and Pap.

Snapshot of John Boyers and Don (at right) sitting on the stairs of the front porch of a house. An unidentified woman is visible behind them looking out of a screen door.

Byers, Harry J.

This is Patricia.

Snapshot of Patricia Gentry standing on a sidewalk, with a road and lamppost behind her.

Byers, Harry J.

Three children with stroller.

Photograph of Alfred (centre) and Violet Roberts (at right) with an unidentified girl standing with a stroller.

Byers, Harry J.

Tiflis.

Snapshot of a busy square with large buildings, and a fortification on a hill in the background. Shows the city of Tiflis (Tbilisi).

Byers, Harry J.

Tiflis.

Snapshot of a street in Tiflis (Tbilisi).

Byers, Harry J.

Tiflis.

Snapshot of the skyline of Tiflis (Tbilisi) with the river in the foreground, and a cliff in the immediate left foreground.

Byers, Harry J.

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