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A Wartime Log.

A log book published by the War Prisoners Aid of the Young Men's Christian Association in Geneva, Switzerland and given to Cameron Hill while he was a prisoner of war during the Second World War. Includes the original letter sent with the book to Cameron Hill by the Young Men's Christian Association.

Cameron filled the log book with poetry, diary entries, lists of rations, excerpts from correspondence, contact information for fellow prisoners of war that he met, and artwork completed by himself or other prisoners of war. In addition, Cameron pasted greeting cards, a photograph as well as Italian and German prisoner of war camp vouchers into the book.

Inside a pocket adhered to the back cover of the log book, Cameron stored additional items he accumulated before and after he was captured as a prisoner of war. This includes a Royal Canadian Air Force leave or pass form issued to Cameron in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as cinema and opera house tickets for shows in England and a ticket from Iceland for an unknown event or activity. In addition, the pocket contains a Christmas card from the Vatican dated to 1942, an additional memorandum book filled with diary entries, Italian stamps, loose notes, a postal censorship slip, 1 Deutsche Mark, and a 10 Belgian franc banknote.

Hill, Cameron Clare

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.

Acragas.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Acragas (Agrigento, Italy). Shows a crab and a sea eagle with the inscription AKRAC-ANTO? .

Pyke, Edgar William

Aegina.

Silver stater from Aegina (Greece) showing on the obverse a land tortoise with thirteen plates and on the reverse an incuse square with five compartments containing letters and a dolphin.

Pyke, Edgar William

Ahrens and Schneider families at Lake Huron.

Two copies of an informal group portrait taken at Grand Bend or Southampton, with cottage visible in background.
Back row, left to right: Lotte (Ahrens) Shupe, Emma (Hirshey) Ahrens, J.M. Schneider, Charles A. Ahrens, Norman C. Schneider.
front row, left to right: Stella Daniels, Emma Schneider, Ella Daniels, Floss Ahrens.

Schneider, J.M. 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

Amphipolis.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Amphipolis (Greece). The obverse shows the head of Apollo and the reverse a lit race torch surrounded by the city name.

Pyke, Edgar William

Annecy, France.

File consists of thirty one slides showing grave markers in Annecy, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse a cross with RICARDVS REX and on the reverse PICTAVIENSIS in three lines across the field.

Pyke, Edgar William

Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse the head of Edward II and on the reverse a long cross with crowns in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Arcachon, France.

File consists of twenty four slides showing grave markers in Arcachon, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Arles, France.

File consists of twenty two slides showing grave markers in Arles, France.

Urquhart, Tony

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

Athens.

Silver drachma from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver Tritartemorion (or 3/4 obol) from Athens, Greece. Obverse shows a head of Athena and the reverse the letters AOE surrounded by crescents.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver hemiobol from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and the reverse an owl and the letters AOE. The hemiobol was often used in Greek mythology to pay the Ferryman to cross the River Styx.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver obol from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse a four spoked wheel and on the reverse incuse of same.

Pyke, Edgar William

Austria.

Silver thaler from the Austrian Empire showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms.

Pyke, Edgar William

Auvers, France.

File consists of seven slides showing grave markers in Auvers, France.

Urquhart, Tony

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)

Berthing card and meal card.

A berthing card and meal card issued to Cameron Hill during the Second World War likely when he traveled on a troopship sailing from Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England between August and September 1941.

The berthing card indicates that Cameron was assigned to cabin S22, in section 3 of the Sports deck. The meal card indicates that Cameron was assigned to eat first meal (breakfast) during the second sitting at table number 28. The name of the ship that Cameron traveled on is unknown.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Besancon, France.

File consists of seven slides showing grave markers in Besancon, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Bourges, France.

File consists of five slides showing grave markers in Bourges, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Briefe von Annemarie Boden, Max Boden, Axel and Sibylle Boden, 1954 mit einige briefe von John und Gisela Sommer an Annemarie Boden.

Correspondence primarily between the Sommer family and the Boden family. The Boden family lived in Bonn, Germany and included Annemarie Boden, Max Boden, Axel Boden and Sibylle Boden. Of special interest are letters commenting on social and political matters such as issues of ethnicity, Quebec separatism, and World War II. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, press clippings, a funeral invitation, and photographs of a family home and the University of Bonn in Germany.

Sommer family

Briefwechsel mit Ilse Stein: 1954-1969.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family and Isle Stein. Isle Stein was a friend of the Sommer family and she lived in Germany. Records include letters, a postcard and photographs of Isle Stein, her family, and the Sommer family.

Sommer family

Briefwechsel mit Ilse Stein: 1970-1982.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family and Isle Stein. Isle Stein was a friend of the Sommer family and she lived in Germany. Includes letters that discuss Angelika Sommer’s impending divorce from her husband Uwe Schriever. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, and photographs of Christmas decorations.

Sommer family

Briefwechsel mit Ilse Stein: 1983.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family and Isle Stein. Includes letters indicating that Isle Stein moved from Essen, Germany to Reutlingen, Germany. Isle Stein was a friend of the Sommer family. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, and photographs of Christmas decorations, animals, buildings, and landscapes.

Sommer family

Caen, France.

File consists of six slides showing grave markers in Caen, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Calais.

Silver groat from Calais (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VI and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Canadian Women's Press Club European Tour photographs

Group portraits and snapshots of members of the Canadian Women's Press Club on a European tour in 1955 including Marjorie Oliver, Alva McColl, Lillian Foster, Marjorie McEnaney, Margaret Zieman and Marjory Freeman. Photos include members posing in front of site visit locations such as the Eiffle Tower, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe building and the West German Lookout Point, and more casual shots of members eating at restaurants.

Women's Press Club of Toronto

Canterbury.

Silver halfgroat from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and on the reverse a cross fourche over quartered coat of arms. The coin was minted under the authority of the Church.

Pyke, Edgar William

Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (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

Carcasonne, France.

File consists of seven slides showing grave markers in Carcassone, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Card and photographs.

File consists of a card addressed to Hynes from Joan [Venn] and two photographs taken at Hirnant (Wales), research stations 5 and 6.

Hynes, H.B.N.

Caulonia.

Silver stater from the ancient city of Caulonia (in Italy) showing on the obverse Apollo with a branch and a stag to his right. On reverse same incuse.

Pyke, Edgar William

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

Corcyra.

Silver stater from Corcyra (on Cofru) showing on the obverse a cow with a suckling calf, and on the reverse a stellate pattern in double rectangles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Corinth.

Silver drachma from Corinth (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Aphrodite and on the reverse a pegasus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Corinth.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Corinth (Greece). Shows the head of Athena wearing a Corinth helmet, and a pegasus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Corsica, France.

File consists of eighty eight slides, largely showing grave markers in Corsica, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Deployment near El Alamein, Egypt.

Snapshots likely taken by Cameron Hill while he was stationed near El Alamein, Egypt with the No. 40 Squadron of the Royal Air Force in 1942. The photographs feature Cameron Hill, fellow aircrew, local civilians, landscapes, camels, and historic landmarks such as the Great Sphinx of Giza. The photographs were likely taken near El Alamein, Egypt but may also have been taken near the cities of Giza and Cairo in Egypt as well as Malta and Gibraltar.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Dijon/Dole, France.

File consists of fourteen slides showing grave markers in Dijon and Dole, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Dordogne, France.

File consists of thirteen slides showing grave markers in Dordogne, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Driving instruction.

A German driving instruction form possibly authorizing personnel to travel by car between the town of Gustrow and the city of Rostock in Germany to pick up their wages in Rostock.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Edgar William Pyke coin collection.

Collection of coins ranging from the Persian Empire of the 6th century BCE to 19th century Britain. The coins reflect the development of the monetary systems, art, religion and shifting borders of the world. Also included are a coin weight and various electrotype coin reproductions.

Pyke, Edgar William

Electrohome Europe.

File consists of five photographs of the staff and office building of Electrohome Europe in Reading, UK. File also includes a memorandum.

Electrohome

Eloise, France.

File consists of two slides showing grave markers in Eloise, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Embarkation card.

An embarkation card issued to Cameron Hill on May 11, 1945 for travel from a holding camp in Germany to England. Also includes a supplementary document titled, Appendix B, certifying that Cameron underwent a medical examination on May 13, 1945 in Bournemouth and is fit to proceed on leave and be repatriated to Canada.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Embarkation cards.

Two embarkation cards issued to Cameron Hill for travel by ship from Douglas, the capital town of the Isle of Man to Fleetwood, a coastal town in Lancashire, England in May 1945.

Hill, Cameron Clare

England.

Silver double florin England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned shields with sceptres in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Bronze farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse Britannia seated. This is a bun farthing, so called because of the young head of Queen Victoria with a bun, with a beaded border.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver florin from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned cruciform shields; thistle, rose, & shamrock in each quarter between trefoil arches.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse a 2. Also a brass commemorative token issued upon the marriage of Prince Albert to Queen Victoria. The obverse shows the head of Prince Albert and the reverse the words �BORN AUG 26 1819 MARRIED FEB 10 1840� across the field.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse an image of St. King George slaying the dragon.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Gold half guinea showing on the obverse the head of King George III and on the reverse a spade shaped shield.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. These appear to be one shilling and two sixpence.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse Britannia seated.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Bronze coin weight for the god Unite coin, valued at twenty shillings, or one pound. The obverse shows the head of Charles I and the reverse a crown and XX.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I with a rose and on the reverse a square topped shield with the date 1561.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the words EADGAR REX around a small cross and on the reverse the words GRID MONE, indicating the moneyer.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George V and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse a lion over a crown and a rose.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George III (penny with 1 on the reverse) and King George IV (groat with 4 on the reverse). Both of these are maundy coins.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and the reverse a 3 (threepence), a 4 (fourpence), four shields surrounding a garter star with crowns in the angles (Shilling and sixpence).

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George I and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star with C and SS in the angles. This is a South Sea Company issue that was minted from silver found by the South Sea Company in Indonesia in 1722.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver halfcrown from England showing on the obverse the heads of William and Mary and on the reverse a crowned quartered shield of arms.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse the head of William. This pattern farthing was struck as an experimental coin and was never entered into circulation.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse a square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined in 1st and 4th quarters, Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver fine shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of Edward VI and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a diamond jubilee issue.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4. This is an 1885 maundy set.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned, cruciform shields around Garter Star; rose, thistle, & shamrock in quarters; all within Gothic frame.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse a crowned shield of arms within olive wreath; thistle, rose, & shamrock below.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver groat from England showing on the obverse the head of William IV and on the reverse Britannia seated.

Pyke, Edgar William

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