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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

Winnipeg

Correspondence, drafts, notes of Kay Rex, regarding Winnipeg Branch and biographical information about members, including Elizabeth Long, Pearl L'Ami, Miriam Green Ellis, and Abbie Sharman. Contains original clippings from the 1950's and photocopies of early material ca. 1904-1913, 1950's, including a photocopy of the June 25, 1904 Mail and Empire announcing the formation of the Canadian Women's Press Club, as well as photocopied material from the National Archives and the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.

Women's Press Club of Toronto

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

Barrett Autograph Collection

  • SCA89-GA59
  • Fonds
  • 1716-1827, 1841

Collection contains prints of Canadian landscapes done by William Henry Bartlett in 1841 and portraits of prominent 17th and 18th century politicians from Europe and Canada. Also included are letters from English prime ministers dating around the 1700s. The collection is arranged in one series consisting of print engravings, a file of Bartlett prints, and a scrapbook containing letters.

Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry)

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

Schantz, Christian and family.

One photograph of Christian Schantz, his wife Hannah (nee Paul), five of their children and two dogs in front of their homestead south of Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Excellent photograph of early homestead life. Identification from verso.

Schantz Russell Family

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

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.

Claus, Daniel

Colin Rankin fonds.

  • SCA6-GA3
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1968

Fonds consists of correspondence, documents, journals, and a photograph relating to Colin Rankin's activity as a Fur Trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Included are three journals kept by Donald McKay, Fur Trader, between 1799 and 1806, which were acquired by Rankin probably during his stay in the Temiskaming district.

Rankin, Colin

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

Heefer, Frieda Kathleen Boyd and Mary Olive Body Morely

File consists of one full length studio portrait, possibly of Frieda Kathleen Boyd Heefer and sister Mary Olive Body Morely as young girls. One girl is seated holding a book in her lap while the other stands next to her. Photo taken by Green & Co., Berlin, Ont.

Bowlby Boyd Family

[?], Lily.

File consists of one three quarter length studio portrait of Lily, unknown surname, taken by W.T. Smith, Galt, Ont. Verso reads "For Emma with Lily's love."

Bowlby Boyd Family

[?], Olive and William.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of two children, identified on verso as possibly Olive and WIlliam. Photographer: Sallows

Bowlby Boyd 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, 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, David Sovereign.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait photograph of David Sovereign Bowbly by J. Inglis, Montreal.

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

[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

Boyd, Emma Allen Bowlby.

File consists of one full body studio portrait of Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. Emma is shown standing in a jungle setting wearing an elaborately decorated dress, holding her hat and umbrella.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Boyd, Emma Allen Bowlby.

File consists of three identical upper body studio portraits of Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. The portraits have been taken from a larger photograph of Emma, her sisters, and her mother.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Wilkis, Ethel M.

File consists of one three quarter length studio portrait of Ethel M. Wilkis. Verso reads "with much love from Ethel M. Wilkis." Photographer: Bogart Studio, Toronto.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Steam-powered pump of fire engine.

Exterior of gun and locksmith shop of Louis Hedderich located on King Street north. Horse-drawn wagon in front with man in driver's seat. Louis Hedderich in 1889 Directory, not in 1899 Directory

Company of Neighbours

Damaris Isabella Smith fonds.

  • SCA14-WA8
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-[19--]

Two scrapbooks, the first compiled by Damaris Smith containing clippings, engravings, stamps and seals, obituaries and biographies of prominent suffragists, literary, political and social women, some British. The second, compiled by her daughter Gertrude, contains an article written by Damaris Smith entitled "Pioneer Wife". As well, it documents the history of the Smith family and contains photographs and a pencil sketch of the "Mountain Hall" homestead.

Smith, Damaris Isabella

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

Sims Family collection.

  • SCA369-GA427
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1963

The Sims family collection encompasses records of the Sims and Cook, Davidson and Garden families retained by members of the two family branches that came together when Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos married in 1902. Their Sims and Davidson forbears were equally significant in the history of the Waterloo-Wellington area and in the growth and development of agriculture, education, business and government. Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos were deeply involved in their local community of Berlin, (later Kitchener) Ontario and their own records contain significant additions to our knowledge of local personalities and affairs. Harvey was a childhood and lifelong friend of William Lyon Mackenzie King; they wrote and visited each other regularly. King's sister Bella was also a close friend of Florence from school days on.

Sims family

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

Bowlby, David Sovereign.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of David Sovereign Bowbly in his graduation cap and gown by Martin, Montreal, QC.

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

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and Samuel W. Jackson.

File consists of one studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement with cousin Samuel W. Jackson dressed up and wearing hats. Janie, seen seated, is holding a doll and Samuel, standing next to her, is holding a flag and powder horn.

Clement Bowlby Family

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.

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

Fennell, Grace Bowlby.

File consists of one snapshot of Grace Bowlby Fennell standing on her father's porch in Kitchener. Identification from verso.

Bowlby Boyd 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

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of three identical full length studio portraits of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement. Janie is shown seated, with her elbow resting on a table. She is wearing a long gown with a large beaded necklace, and is holding a fan.

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

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