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Press clippings and related material.

Press clippings from various publications primarily regarding Cameron Hill, fellow aircrew, and prisoners of war likely collected by Cameron's parents, Britton and Grace Hill, during the Second World War. Also includes one holiday greeting card from Bob Spence and two photographs. The first photograph features Cameron and fellow aircrew at their British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) Wings Parade on June 7, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. The second photograph features Bob Spence and Jack Wood near El Alamein, Egypt in 1942.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Newcastle.

Silver penny from Newcastle (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Ontario history collection.

Collection consists mainly of items relating to the history of Ontario, with some items relating to other parts of Canada, the United States and Europe. Includes correspondence, documents, land grants, leaflets, pamphlets, clippings, maps, photographs, etchings and ephemera.

Ontario History Collection

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.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family fonds.

Material related to the lives and activities of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario, in particular of the parents, aunt and grandparents of Mary Ham. Includes biographical information, clippings, correspondence, diaries, ephemera and photographs.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Photograph album.

File consists of one photograph album (some photos have been removed) showing photographs of Kay Rex, friends and family at school, on vacation, and at home. Also includes photographs of Niagara Falls, Dublin, and Paris (Ontario) and of a float plane.

Rex, Kay

Clement, Mary Couch Pope [?].

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait, possibly of Mary Couch Pope Clement [?]. Photograph is identified as "Grandmother Clement."

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby, Martha Esther Murphy.

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait of Martha Esther Murphy Bowlby by J. Fraser Bryce, Toronto, Ont.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement family.

File consists of three snapshots taken by the Clement family showing images of Sarnia. One shows a group of tall ships, and two show unidentified children (possibly children of Edwin Perry Clement).

Clement Bowlby 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

Unidentified teenager.

Full body studio portrait of an unidentified teenager wearing an outdoor jacket and holding a pair of [knit?] mittens, seen looking off camera.

Schantz Russell Family

[Plan of Kitchener (then Berlin)].

This untitled drawing/plan shows part of the city of Kitchener (then Berlin), several lots bounded by Yonge and Railroad Streets. Includes lot numbers, extensive pencil annotations.

Schantz Russell Family

Berkinshaw, Daphne residence

File consists of one photograph, cut from a larger photograph postcard, showing the residence of Daphne Berkinshaw. Inscription on verso reads: " Daphne Berkinshaw. Daughter, Cecil Shuh Berkinshaw. John St. Waterloo."

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby family.

File consists of one group portrait of Martha Esther Murphy Bowlby (second from left) with daughters (from left to right) Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, Grace Esther Bowlby Fennell, and Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. All are seen in high-collared dresses with oversized leg of mutton sleeves.

Clement Bowlby Family

Boyd, Emma Allen Bowlby.

File consists of one full body studio portrait of Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd seen in profile, looking down, wearing a lace and embroidery adorned dress, and holding a book in her right hand.

Clement Bowlby Family

Chalk, John [?].

File consists of one studio portrait, possibly of John Chalk [?], wearing a fur hat by D.G. Denison, Berlin, Ont. Inscription on verso reads "Beau of Janie Bowlby."

Clement Bowlby Family

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

Unidentified children.

Upper body studio portrait of two unidentified children wearing matching polka dot outfits and seen looking off camera. They are posed with heads together, one with arm around the shoulders of the other.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowlby family.

File consists of one group portrait of Martha Esther Murphy Bowlby (left) with daughters (from left to right) Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, Grace Esther Bowlby Fennell and Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. All are seen in high-collared dresses with oversized leg of mutton sleeves.

Clement Bowlby Family

Georgian Bay.

File consists of snapshots taken by, and showing, extended family members and friends of the Clement family at locations in Georgian Bay. Edwin Perry Clement and his brother-in-law John Birnie both had cottages in Georgian Bay. The photographs show the cottages and camps as well as family and friends swimming, boating, picnicking and enjoying the outdoors. Family and friends shown include: John Birnie, Florence Grace Clement, Muriel Alberta Kerr Clement, David Ward Clement, Charles Bowlby Clement, Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly, Edwin Oliver Clement, William Pope Clement, Alice Lyons Clement Birnie, Esther Williams, Edwin Perry Clement, Mosson Boyd.

Clement Bowlby Family

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

Clement, Edwin Rev.

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. Edwin Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

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

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

Bowlby, David Sovereign

File consists of two identical upper body studio portrait photographs of David Sovereign Bowbly in his graduation cap and gown taken by Gillespie, Berlin, Ont.

Clement Bowlby Family

Plan.

Plan showing a subdivision of Berlin with 642 lots in three parcels. Includes transparent overlay stencil reflecting the locations of current Kitchener buildings and landmarks.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera while standing next to a table, holding a document..

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Issac Lucius.

One full body studio portrait of Issac Lucius Bowman. Bowman is shown in a long coat with his hand resting on a chair.

Originally in page 31 upper left of album 1.

Schantz Russell Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one full length studio portrait showing Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement dressed as Little Red Riding Hood with her dog.

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby, George Herbert and dog Tippo Saib.

File consists of one full body studio portrait showing George Herbert Bowlby, about age 3, with dog Tippo Saib by the "Ontario" Photograph Gallery, Berlin, Ont. George and Tippo are shown in an outdoor setting in front of a wooden fence.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and cousins.

File consists of two identical group portraits showing Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement (far right) with cousins Alfred Hespeler, Samuel W. Jackson, Isabella Jackson Hayward, Berkley Powell, Adam Beck, and Geneva Jackson. Also includes note with cousin names written by Florence Grace Clement.

Clement Bowlby Family

Rev. J. H. Shoults fonds

The fonds consists of nineteen diaries kept by the Rev. J. H. Shoults for the period 1870-1884. It also includes printed materials and a publication by Udelle Wood entitled Our Christian Heritage , both of which focus on the history of the Christian Church in Canada.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one full length studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, seen in a crown, gown and boot cuffs, dressed as King Richard III.

Clement Bowlby Family

Motz, William John.

File consists of one studio portrait of William John Motz as an infant. He is sitting, likely in his mother's lap, but she has been cut out from the photograph.

Motz Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and Eddie Stinson.

File consists of two identical group portraits of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement and Eddie Stinson. Janie is shown leaning her elbow on a desk while Eddie points something out to her on a sheet of paper.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and dog.

File consists of one full length studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, at 12 years of age, with her dog. Both are seen lying on the ground. Janie is holding up her head with her right hand, arm propped on the back of the large black dog who is lying with its head on its outstretched paws.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Rev.

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. Edwin Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and others.

File consists of one group portrait showing Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement with Minnie Crookall [?] and Isabella Jackson. The girls are shown standing around a table with an open book on it, wearing winter coats, hats and muffs.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of two identical three quarter length studio portraits of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement. Janie is shown wearing a fur trimmed coat, a hat with a feather and a fur muff.

Clement Bowlby Family

Fritzy Beau.

File consists of one full length studio portrait of Bowlby family dog Fritzy Beau. The photo shows a white, long-haired, medium sized dog seated and looking at camera with mouth open in contented manner.

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby, Alfred.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Alfred Bowlby seen looking at camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

The First Saengerfest in Berlin, 1876.

Copy negative of old photograph printed in a book showing a decorated building with a large crowd of people at front. The caption under the reads: "The First Saengerfest in Berlin, 1876. Photograph kindly lent by Mr. Aug. Schmiedel." Typed caption included in file reads: "SAENGERFEST HALL 1876. photo from old book. located where present-day Woodside athletic field area is... large group of people."

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and Edwin Perry Clement.

File consists of two identical photographs showing the Bowlby and Clement families dressed as characters from "Cinderella." Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement is shown as Cinderella, and Edwin Perry Clement is the Prince. The family is shown standing on the front steps of Ward Hamilton Bowlby's home.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement.

File consists of two identical full length wedding portraits of Edwin Perry Clement and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement by C.R. Lundy, Berlin, Ont. Edwin Perry is shown seated in a chair and Janie is shown standing at his left side in her gown.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement by C.R. Lundy, Berlin, Ontario.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one full length studio wedding group portrait of Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement by C.R. Lundy, Berlin, Ont. The two are shown standing side-by-side in their wedding garments.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one three quarter length studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement. Inscription on verso reads "Janie E. Bowlby shortly before marriage."

Clement Bowlby Family

Album 2.

File consists of an album probably compiled by one or more of Martha Rieder's children. Includes snapshots of Martha and Talmon Henry Rieder, their children, and their family, many of them with extended family and friends. Includes snapshots taken at Felsheim, Woods Bay, Bayview Cottage, the family home on Belmont Ave in Montreal, etc. Album also includes newspaper clippings, letters to Santa from Edward and Paul Rieder, a letter from Edward to Talmon Henry Rieder, and ephemera. Some of the photographs include dates/captions, and album contains the handwriting of several different individuals.

Rieder and Anthes family

Confirmation certificate of Gottfried Lehler.

Confirmation certificate granted to Gottfried Lehler from Lutherithen Kirche zu Luden. The certificate is written in German and the translation is as follows: Gottfried Lehler, born on the 1st of September in the year of 1869, confirmed on the 15th of April in the year of 1883 in the Lutheran Church of [ineligible], Waterloo, Ontario.

Bechler family

Kelly, Blanche Mildred Clement.

File consists of two identical portrait photographs showing Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly at the age of three. The portrait shows Blanche leaning on the back of a couch resting her head on her arms. Only her head is visible.

Clement Bowlby Family

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

Kelly, Blanche Mildred Clement.

File consists of one full length studio portrait of Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly as a child. Blanche is seen standing in the studio, leaning against a decorative prop wall, wearing a dress and a bonnet.

Clement Bowlby Family

Confirmation certificate of Edward Bechler.

Confirmation certificate granted to Edward Bechler. Certificate signed by Reverend E. von Pirch from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berlin (later Kitchener) recognizing confirmation on March 25, 1888.

Bechler family

Scene Outside Kitchener Market, ca. 1890's?

Copy print, taken on the other side of the building shown in GA92-9-73, showing what is possibly a weigh scale for wagons. The domed building is the town hall and the light coloured building in the background is the Kitchener Hotel.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Miscellaneous : historic.

File consists of seven photographs and ephemera. Includes two mounted photographs taken on the streets of Berlin (Kitchener), including a shot of the Berlin market, town hall, and post office, a photograph of Alex Welker in his LeRoy car, a group portrait of students at Lady Belle [school?], a photograph of the interior of one of Electrohome's plants, and other photographs. File also includes a Christmas card from Elizabeth Pollock to John Koegler, and a page removed from a printed souvenir album containing a picture of C.E. Hoffman's button and suspender factory on Queen Street in Kitchener.

Page is annotated: "Pollock Mfg. Co. - 1908-1909 / upper floor - now SW corner Queen & Charles". File probably belonged to John Koegler.

Electrohome

Fogel, Angeline.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Angeline Fogel seen looking off camera. She is wearing a lace collard top and a [charm?] choker.

Schantz Russell Family

Album 1.

File consists of an album compiled by Ella Anthes Cook, and including some additions probably by Martha Rieder. Includes snapshots of family members and friends and snapshots taken on Ella's trip to Europe, around Ontario, at Felsheim, and on her honeymoon. Includes a family photograph taken at Talmon Henry Rieder's 40th birthday, a snapshot taken when Earl Grey visited Berlin, a snapshot taken at the unveiling of Queen Victoria's monument at Victoria Park, and a photograph by Denton of the interior of Zion Evangelical Church.

Rieder and Anthes family

Fogel, Angeline.

One upper body studio portrait of Angeline Fogel. Identification from album.

Originally on page 25 of album 3.

Schantz Russell Family

Woods Bay.

File consists of snapshots of the cottage of John C. Breithaupt at Woods Bay, and snapshots of people in a canoe. A duplicate photograph is present. Photographs may have been taken by Martha Rieder.

Rieder and Anthes family

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