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Annecy, France.

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

Urquhart, Tony

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

Lina (Nini) Neumeyer Raatz: letters, photographs, cards.

Correspondence primarily between Ulrich Sommer and Lina Neumeyer Raatz. Lina Neumeyer Raatz was Ulrich Sommer’s aunt and she lived in Germany. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Lina’s death on January 21, 1969. Records include letters, postcards, poems, amateur drawings, and photographs of family members and friends.

Correspondence.

Twenty six postcards sent between Montgomery and her family while she was studying in Paris at the Sorbonne. Also includes one postcard sent to Kay Rex by her mother, and Montgomery's sister, Grace Montgomery Rex.

Montgomery, Frances Kathleen

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

Spiritualist manuscript : Mr. and Mrs. Pagesmith and circle.

A manuscript notebook that records the details of séances held by a group of individuals in Weston-super-Mare, England between April 16, 1924 and February 27, 1925. The handwritten entries in the notebook describe the manner in which a circle was opened to begin the séance, any images seen or sensed, whether or not a spirit appeared, all questions and answers made by sitters and spirits, and often include a general summation of the séance. An index featuring a list of topics raised during the séances and the name of the spirit who discussed the topic is available at the back of the notebook. Inserted between page 250 and 251 is a poem handwritten on a blue card dated February 17, 1945 and addressed to Dora written by J. & A.P. In addition, the notebook contains a photograph pasted onto the verso of the flyleaf. The photograph shows four men and eight women, possibly the members of the Spiritualist circle in Weston-super-Mare, England.

Pagesmith, Mr. and Mrs.

Hunt, Alice Riggs.

File consists of one upper body portrait photograph of Alice Riggs Hunt taken while she was overseas taken by G&R Lavis, Eastbourne.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

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

Familienbriefe: 1969-1971.

Correspondence between various members of the Sommer family including letters that describe Cornelius Sommer’s European vacation and Angelika Sommer’s political involvement in Germany, her Marxist beliefs and her plans to pursue post-secondary education in Germany. Some letters also indicate that Angelika Sommer met and was dating Uwe Schriever, who later becomes her husband. Also includes greeting cards, postcards, a pamphlet, and photographs of Uwe Schriever, and the wedding of Friedemann and Petra (surnames unknown) in March 1970.

Carcasonne, France.

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

Urquhart, Tony

Propaganda Research Papers : Series 3B Week No. 62. Intake Report : U.S.A. Broadcasts in English for North America during week 5th – 11th Nov.

Weekly intake report on broadcasts in English for North American listeners mainly from the United States of America, Germany, Italy and England. Copy no. 27.

University of Waterloo. Department of Political Science.

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

London.

Bronze follis from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Crispus and on the reverse a wreath surrounding the letters VOT X.

Pyke, Edgar William

Trier.

Bronze follis from Trier (Germany) showing on the obverse the head of Helena-Augusta and on the reverse Securitas holding a branch.

Pyke, Edgar William

Siscia.

Bronze coin from Siscia (modern day Sisak, Croatia) showing on the obverse the head of Probus and on the reverse Mars holding a spear and a trophy.

Pyke, Edgar William

Syracuse.

Silver litra from Syracuse (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Arethusa and on the reverse an octopus.

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

Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Maxentius and the reverse showing the Dioscuri Castor and Pollus seated each other each holding a bridled horse and scepter.

Pyke, Edgar William

Hunt, Alice Riggs.

File consists of one upper body portrait photograph of Alice Riggs Hunt taken while she was overseas in 1900 by Madame Pestel, Eastbourne.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Studies in Broadcast Propaganda Study No. 23 : the British Action at Taranto in Foreign Broadcasts (12th-14th November, 1940).

Report providing an analysis of the collaboration between the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) to minimize and discredit the British success at Taranto, Italy in broadcasts from Greece, Turkey, Russia, United States of America, Madrid, Free France and Switzerland. Copy no. 192.

University of Waterloo. Department of Political Science.

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.

Schneider family relatives in Germany.

Thirteen snapshots taken in Unterowisheim, Germany, the birthplace of Johann Christoph Schneider, during a visit there by Norman C. Schneider in 1938. Includes snapshots of Norman Schneider and Frau Herman Oberst, "only living relative".

Schneider, Norman Christoph

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

Nemausus.

Bronze Dupondius from Nemausus (Nice, France) showing on the obverse back-to-back heads of Agrippa and Augustus and on the reverse a crocodile chained to a palm tree.

Pyke, Edgar William

Trier.

Bronze follis from Trier (Germany) showing on the obverse the head of Licinius I and the reverse Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Tiberius and the reverse Livia seated on a throne. This is often referred to as a Tribute Penny, being the coin that Jesus refers to during his �Give unto Caesar speech.�

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Severus Alexander and on the reverse Mars holding an olive branch and a sceptre.

Pyke, Edgar William

Gaul.

Silver coin from Gaul (modern day France) minted by the Gallic Aedui people. The image on the obverse shows the helmeted head of Roma and the reverse a horse.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver alloy coin from eastern England minted by the Brittonic Iceni people. The image on the obverse is obscured and the reverse seems to show a stylized horse.

Pyke, Edgar William

Gaul.

Silver quinarius from central Gaul (modern day France) minted by the Gallic Sequani people. The obverse shows the helmeted head of Roma and the reverse a galloping horse.

Pyke, Edgar William

Trip to Yugoslavia.

File consists of materials relating to Kay Rex's trip to Yugoslavia. Includes ephemera, itineraries, postcards, notes and travel information.

Rex, Kay

Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Claudius and on the reverse Minerva advancing with a spear and a shield and the letters SC.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Augustus and on the reverse the facade of the Ara Providentiae Augusti with Provident below. This coin was minted during the reign of Tiberius in honour of the deification of Augustus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Propaganda Research Papers : Series 3B Week No. 63. Intake Report : U.S.A. Broadcasts in English for North America 12th – 18th Nov.

Weekly intake report on broadcasts in English for North American listeners mainly from the United States of America, Germany, Italy and England. Copy no. 27.

University of Waterloo. Department of Political Science.

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

Liberation anniversary certificates.

Material relating to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Holland (Bergen op Zoom) and Belgium in WWII. Includes certificates, a photograph of John Gartshore Martin shaking hands with the [Prime Minister of Belgium?], and a photocopied 1945 press clipping.

Martin, John Gartshore

Familienbriefe: 1971-1973.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters expressing concern for Angelika Sommer because she was increasingly committed to Communist ideologies and involved in politics in Germany during the 1970s. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, and a press clipping.

Thurium.

Silver 1/6 stater from Thurium, Lucania (modern day Southern Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse a bull butting right.

Pyke, Edgar William

Ontario trade and investment mission to the United Kingdom.

File consists of material relating to John A. Pollock's participation in an Ontario trade and investment mission to the United Kingdom led by Premier William G. Davis, in May 1973. Includes a group portrait and typed list identifying the people in the photograph, a letter from Premier Davis, and ephemera.

Electrohome

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of King Titus Tatius and on the reverse Tarpeia being tortured.

Pyke, Edgar William

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

Lucania.

Silver Nomos from Lucania (modern day Southern Italy) showing on the obverse Poseidon walking with a raised trident and on the reverse a bull standing left in circular incuse.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Domitian and on the reverse Minerva brandishing a spear and a shield.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the Cybele with a turreted crown and on the reverse Bacchius Judeaus (Aristobulus II, High Priest and King of Judaea) holding an olive branch and the reigns of a camel.

Pyke, Edgar William

Update photos.

File consists of photographs, negatives, and a slide used in the company newsletter Electrohome Update. Includes photographs, snapshots, and portraits of Electrohome staff and employees; and photographs and snapshots taken at exhibits and meetings and of people receiving awards. Includes a photograph of the Reading, UK, office and a meeting in Singapore. Some photographs include John A. Pollock. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Electrohome

Lyon.

Silver denarius from Lyons (France) showing on the obverse the head of Augustus and on the reverse Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of King Titus Tatius and on the reverse two Sabine women being carried by soldiers.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Commodus and on the reverse victory walking holding a wreath.

Pyke, Edgar William

Lyon.

Bronze coin from Lyons (France) showing on the obverse the head of Constantine I and on the reverse Sol standing.

Pyke, Edgar William

Map : 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Map showing the movements (with dates) of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division from the UK, the crossing to Normandy, and the advance into Holland and then across northern Germany. John Gartshore Martin's regiment (Lincoln and Welland) was part of this division. The border of the map includes the crests of all regiments in the division.

Martin, John Gartshore

England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Victoria and on the reverse the same in reverse. This coin is a brockage error during the minting process.

Pyke, Edgar William

Propaganda Research Papers : Series 3B Week No. 64 Intake Report : U.S.A. Broadcasts in English for North America during week 19th – 25th Nov.

Weekly intake report on broadcasts in English for North American listeners mainly from the United States of America, Germany, Italy and England. Copy no. 27.

University of Waterloo. Department of Political Science.

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.

Siscia.

Bronze follis from Siscia (modern day Sisak, Croatia) showing on the obverse the head of Diocletian and on the reverse Genius holding a patera and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Greece.

Bronze coin from Greece showing on the obverse the helmeted head of Athena and on the reverse Pan erecting a trophy. The coin was minted during the time of Antigonus II Gonatas.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Liberty and on the reverse the consul Lucius Junius Brutus walking left, between two lictors, carrying fasces over their shoulders, and preceded by an accensus. The coin was minted by Marcus Junius Brutus during the reign of Julius Caesar.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Bronze coin from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Constantine I and on the reverse Sol holding a robe and raising right hand.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Bronze coin from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Carausius and on the reverse Pax walking holding branch and sceptre.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse Neptune with a trident.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Marcus Aurelius and on the reverse Honos carrying an olive branch and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Germanicus and on the reverse the letters SC.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Hadrian and on the reverse Aegyptos reclining with an ibis and sistrum.

Pyke, Edgar William

Slides.

File consists 324 of slides. Slides shows Kay Rex's trips to Mexico, Africa, Greece and Yugoslavia as well as images of friends and family and Ontario. Some slides belong to Kenneth Rex.

Rex, Kay

Isle of Man.

Bronze farthing from the Isle of Man showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the three-legged Manx triskelion.

Pyke, Edgar William

Familienbriefe: 1976-1978.

  • SCA344-GA393-14
  • File
  • [January 6, 1976?]-November 19, 1980, predominant 1976-1978
  • Part of Sommer family fonds.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Cornelius Sommer’s university graduation and his plans to open his own law firm as well as Angelika Sommer’s move to Hamburg, Germany. Also contains letters describing Isle Stein’s upcoming visit with Ulrich Sommer and Gisela Sommer in Canada. Records include letters, greeting cards, and postcards.

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Vespasian and on the reverse priestly implements

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse victory walking holding a wreath and a palm.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Bronze follis from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Constantine II and on the reverse an altar with the letters VOP IS XX.

Pyke, Edgar William

Tiflis.

Snapshot of a street in Tiflis (Tbilisi).

Byers, Harry J.

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Vespasian and on the reverse Pax seated holding and olive-branch and a caduceus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Bronze dupondius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Nero and on the reverse winged victory holding a wreath and a palm branch.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Janus on the reverse the letters ACAE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Syracuse.

Electrum litrae from Syracuse showing on the obverse the head of Apollo and on the reverse a lyre.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Trajan and on the reverse Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

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

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Rome and on the reverse the she-wolf with Romulus and Remus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Familienbriefe: 1979-1980.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters sent between Gisela Sommer and Ulrich Sommer that were written while Gisela visited her parents in Germany. Also contains a copy of the last will and testament of Friederich Höpken. Friederich Höpken was Eduard Höpken’s brother and he lived in Brazil. Records include letters, greeting cards, and postcards.

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

Corsica, France.

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

Urquhart, Tony

Ration coupons and scrip

File contains an two envelopes with examples of German ration coupons from the 1920s and examples of scrips from Rochester, New York and Multnomah County in Oregon. The ration coupons include a pencil identification that reads: "Walter Johann".

Thessalonica.

Bronze follis from Thessalonica (Greece) showing on the obverse a bust of Constantine I and on the reverse a campgate with two turrets.

Pyke, Edgar William

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

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Ancus Marcius and on the reverse an equestrian rider on a five arched aqueduct. The coin was struck by Lucius Marcius Philippus, who claimed descent from Ancus Marcius.

Pyke, Edgar William

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.

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Clodius Albinus and on the reverse Rome leading on a shield holding the palladium.

Pyke, Edgar William

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