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Culinary and medicinal household recipe book.

  • SCA400-GA466
  • Collection
  • [18-]-[19-]

Culinary and medicinal manuscript household recipe notebook including recipes for food (such as jelly and lemonade), medicinal remedies (such as an earache cure and a cough syrup), and household remedies (such as furniture cream and cement).
Contents are divided into sections. First 25 pages are not numbered and include lists of contents. Pages 1 to 73 are numbered and contain culinary recipes, medicinal remedies, and household remedies. Pages 74 to 108 are numbered and left blank with a few pencil-written sums and calculations. Pages 109 to 112 were numbered and are missing. Pages 113 to 115 are numbered and contain culinary recipes and household remedies.
Includes unbound pages with recipes inserted in the book.
Script is in black, blue, and red ink and graphite pencil.

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 family

Ivan W. Keffer : F.W. Woolworth Co.

Series consists of material accumulated by Ivan W. Keffer relating to his career at the F.W. Woolworth Co. after his appointment to executive vice-president. Material relates to the performance of the company, the German company, and Keffer's work and personal interests in Germany. A small amount of material relates to his actual role as executive vice-president in North America. Series includes correspondence (from colleagues; some may also be personal), reports, legal documents, clippings, a speech, meeting minutes, photographs, and other material.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Unidentified couple.

File consists of a snapshot of an unidentified couple standing together and smiling a the camera while visiting Bad Gastein.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Ivan W. Keffer fonds.

  • SCA223-GA210
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]-1965

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated mainly by Ivan W. Keffer, and some by his wife Mary L. Keffer, that documents the lives and activities of the Keffers, especially during the time they lived in Germany. Records also relate to the career of Ivan W. Keffer at the F.W. Woolworth Co. Includes diaries, correspondence, photographs, souvenir postcards and other ephemera, personal documents, reports, clippings, and other material.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Keffer family.

File consists of photographs of Keffer and his family, most of which appear to have been taken while they were living in Germany. Includes snapshots of Keffer, his wife, Mary, and his daughter Mary Jane around their home, on outings or travelling, and participating in activities including golf and skiing. File also includes a portrait of Keffer's wife; a snapshot of Norman Schneider; and photographs taken at a figure skating competition or show.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Visit of Mr. R.C. Kirkwood in Frankfort.

File consists of a photograph of a group of men standing on a street in front of several buildings during the visit of Mr. R.C. Kirkwood in Frankfort from February 22-27, 1961. The men are identified by surname on an accompanying piece of paper (typescript).

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Wittenberg, Bez. Halle.

File consists of a booklet of 10 black and white postcards [rotogravure prints?] containing views of Wittenberg.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Zugspitze im winter.

File consists of a set of black and white photographs in a folded paper covering containing views of the Zugspitze mountain peak in winter. The original set contained 12 images, but some from another unidentified set have been added for a total of 22.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of a booklet containing 64 black and white images [rotogravure prints?] of Wien.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of a booklet originally containing 10 black and white postcards [rotogravure prints?] with views of Breslau (Poland). Five postcards remain; one has been separated from the booklet.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of a booklet containing 12 black and white photographs of Burgenstock.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of 11 postcards containing views of Munich. Some are photochrom and some are black and white [rotogravure prints?].

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Loose postcards.

File consists of 212 loose postcards, including black and white and sepia-toned photographs, black and white and sepia-toned rotogravures, photochroms, and other colour prints. Postcards contain views of numerous European cities and landforms (including Binz, Potsdam, Oberammergau, Berlin, Wittenberg, Lucerne, the Rhine, and the Alps), as well as views along the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia and Alberta (photographed by Byron Harmon) and the Columbia River Highway in Oregon (photographed by Cross & Dimmitt), and views of Banff, the Rocky Mountains, Stratford (Ontario), and other places and scenes. Some duplicates are present. Six postcards contain a stamp (four German, one Canadian, and one Czechoslovakian). Two postcards were sent through the mail; one from Keffer to his wife, and one from Max [last name illegible] to Keffer (in German). Six of the postcards were published by Valentine & Sons.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of two souvenir cards containing views of Lucerne.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of a booklet of ten black and white postcards [rotogravure prints?] containing views of Norderney.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of a clipping from a souvenir booklet or similar explaining the tradition of bridalcups and stating that original bridalcups can be found at the Germanic Museum in Nuremberg.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Album von Leipzig.

File consists of a booklet of 12 photochrom prints as postcards containing views of Leipzig.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur


File consists of a booklet containing 12 black and white postcards [rotogravure prints?] with views of Berlin.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Album von Berlin.

File consists of a booklet containing 16 black and white postcards [rotogravure prints?] with views of Berlin.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

10 ansichten von Berlin.

File consists of a booklet of 10 black and white postcards [rotogravure prints?] containing views of Berlin.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Keffer, Ivan W. and Mary Jane.

Photograph of Ivan W. Keffer standing with Mary Jane Keffer, who is seated in a baby carriage. The pair is seen in front of a statue of Albrecht II along the Siegesallee in Berlin.

Schneider family

Mount Gabriel.

Canister includes notes by unknown hand about places in film. Includes possible source: "this could have been one of the times Dad went skiing at Mt Gabriel from Ottawa when Dad was an MP."

Schneider family

Olympic games, August 1-16, 1936, Berlin #2.

Consists of footage taken during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Includes footage of a large scale calisthenics demonstration; Korean athlete Sohn Kee-chung, who won the marathon running gold medal while competing for Japan, speaking and signing autographs; a view of Brandenburg Gate and the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument; a partial pan of a busy Berlin street; an exterior view of Amerika Haus; various scenes shot on the Olympic Village grounds and views of buildings there, as well as athletes and delegation members walking on the grounds, practising for events, playing organized activities, and relaxing; a panoramic view of sail boats in what may be Kiel Bay; uniformed officers marching through the street; and the closing ceremonies. Extended footage of sporting events appear through out including: water polo [continued from end of Berlin #1 reel], marathon running, relay, diving (platform and springboard), and equestrian jumping.

Schneider family

Olympic Games, August 1-16, 1936, Berlin #1.

Consists of footage taken during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Includes the opening ceremonies and the entrance of Olympic teams from Canada, Japan and Germany; the lighting of the Olympic flame in the stadium cauldron; several shots of stadium spectators with arms extended in Nazi salute; views of the Olympic grounds and environs; views of Nazi flags on display on Olympic grounds and outside of the [Reichstag?]; and multiple sporting events including: track, hurdles, polo, and water polo.

Schneider family

Le Havre.

Film canister includes handwritten notes about film that read: "War monument - Schneiders, Harbour, Sailing boat, Street scenes, Semi open toilets, Movie ad, Butcher shops, Who? spills beer, Harbour + Restaurants."

Schneider family

Olympic Games, Berlin.

One snapshot of a track and field stadium full of people, most with right arms outstretched in a Nazi salute taken during the entrance of Adolf Hitler.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Percy S. Keeting photograph album.

  • SCA283-GA318
  • Collection
  • 1897-1922

One photograph album owned by Percy S. Keeting with 120 photographs of daily life in Britain.

Keeting, Percy S.

Jerzy Pindera fonds.

  • SCA232-GA230
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1999

Fonds consists of materials relating to the life and career of Jerzy Pindera, with a specific focus on his time in World War II and as a prisoner of war in Sachsenhausen concentration camp during the Holocaust. Includes correspondence, articles, war records and short stories, as well as tapes of interviews conducted with Pindera.

Pindera, Jerzy Tadeusz

Account book.

  • SCA71-GA40
  • Collection
  • 1800-1809

Contains one unidentified English account book with entries from 1800-1809 for wages paid, property taxes, debts, etc.

Warren U. Ober Tintern Abbey print.

  • SCA263-GA280
  • Collection
  • 1784

Consists of one print of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, as seen from across the River Wye. Two men in a boat can be seen fishing on the river in the foreground. The print was published October 1784 by S. [Samuel] Hooper. The Abbey is referenced by Wordsworth in a poem and was used as inspiration for other poets and painters.

Victoria Mary Sackville-West letter.

  • SCA64-WA36
  • Collection
  • 1944

Fonds consists of one holograph letter dated March 9, 1944 from Sackville-West to Mrs. Leslie Hotson discussing the effects of war on South-West England.

Sackville-West, Victoria

R.A. Haney collection of legal instruments.

  • SCA244-GA246
  • Collection
  • 1738-1862

Collection consists of six British legal instruments, on vellum used by R.A. Haney when teaching law courses. Includes:

  • 1. Richard Knight and Elizabeth Collyer to John Hilde, assignment of lease of land, July 20, 1738;
  • 2. John Ball and Elizabeth Ball to John Hyde, partitioning of land, Dec. 23, 1754;
    1. John Ball and wife to John Hyde, assignment of land, Mar 14, 1757;
    2. George Elwes and John Elwes to Mr. George Lockett, reassignment of land, Apr 28, 1801;
    3. Benjamin Wall and Joseph Malden, lease, May 31, 1852;
    4. George Lockett to George Winter, reassignment of land, July 3, 1862 and George Winter to John Wright reassignment of land and John Wright to John Hyde reassignment of land.

Haney, R.A.

Arthur Wellesley Wellington letter.

  • SCA76-GA46
  • Collection
  • 1842

Contains one letter from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington addressed to Francis Fane, the 12th Earl of Westmorland.

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

Travel diary.

  • SCA361-GA414
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1816]

One travel diary written by an unknown person. The diary recounts a trip to France and Switzerland, with a particular emphasis on mountain climbing in the Swiss Alps. An accompanying item of correspondence addressed to George from Vivian de Sola Pinto of Nottingham University indicates that the traveler saw a woman he presumed to by Mary Shelley in Berne, possibly dating the diary to when Shelley was living in Geneva.

The Petworth Project fonds.

  • SCA162-GA136
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2000

Consists of material relating to the research for, writing and publication of two volumes relating to the Petworth Emigration Scheme: Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada : the Petworth Project, 1832-1837 / by Wendy Cameron and Mary McDougall Maude, and English immigrant voices : labourers letters from Upper Canada in the 1830's, both of which were published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2000.

The files retained by the Project fall into three broad categories :

1) the "results of genealogical research in England and the family history files used in creating the list in Part 2 of Assisting emigration;
2) files relating to research in Canadian genealogical resources;
3) files dealing with the process and creation of the books."

Included are correspondence among the primary researchers and to and from individuals relating to families and individual emigrants, data sheets and electronic databases relating to Petworth emigrants and sponsors, photocopies of original correspondence and documents, research notes, drafts and working papers relating to the editing of the final manuscripts.

The Jackman Foundation

Percival Horton-Smith Hartley scrapbooks.

  • SCA16-GA9
  • Collection
  • 1921-1939

Fonds contains two scrapbooks created by Sir Percival Hartley dating from 1921 to 1939. Both contain newspaper clippings and handwritten notes relating to a variety of topics in areas such as theology, physicians, poetry, and the history of England.

Hartley, Sir Percival Horton-Smith

Maria Louise Clough scrapbook.

  • SCA44-WA24
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1887

One scrapbook kept by Maria Louise Clough while on a trip from Boston to England, Scotland, France and Italy in 1886 and 1887. The scrapbook contains cards, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and realia (including plant material), and provides insight into the activities and tastes of a young woman from that period of time. Among the contents are: Cunard ephemera (including deck plans, menus, passenger list), theatre ephemera (including Henry Irving in Faust at the Lyceum), a cigarette, lace, Westminster Abbey ephemera, transportation tickets, a moving-part Christmas card, fringe forming part of the decoration of the funeral car of the Duke of Wellington, postcards, engravings, hotel ephemera, identified leaves and flowers, etc.

Clough, Maria Louise

London, England local government scrapbook

  • SCA18-GA10
  • Collection
  • 1886-1892

Scrapbook of manuscript notes, clippings, leaflets, handbills and other ephemera concerning the local government in London, England, from 1886 to 1892. Some of the clippings are accompanied by handwritten annotations. The scrapbook has a front pocket that holds several loose-leaf notes, clippings, and pamphlets.

Clippings cover a wide range of topics concerning the London County Council and Kensington Parliament such as meetings, motions, tax reforms, public addresses, as well as news about the law and parliamentary committees.

Handkerchief of King George V.

  • SCA302-GA338
  • Collection
  • [before 1914]

File consists of one mounted handkerchief showing a portrait of King George V in military dress [possibly wearing the Order of the Medjidie]. The portrait is surrounded in each corner by images of the Royal Dragoons, Gordon Highlanders, Bengal Lancers and Irish Guards and a border of flags, British, French, Russian, Russian Imperial, Belgian, and one unknown flag [possibly Serbian?].

George V, King of Great Britain

Charles Bickerstaffe and Norman Atwood indenture.

  • SCA272-GA293
  • Collection
  • 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

Edgar William Pyke coin collection.

  • SCA367-GA423
  • Collection
  • 585 BCE-1935

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

Kenneth Rowntree Germany collection.

  • SCA264-GA281
  • Collection
  • 1944-[ca. 1946]

Collection consists of materials collected by Kenneth Rowntree during his time in Germany as part of the Canadian Army Dental Corps at the end of the Second World War. The collection includes materials primarily created in Oldenburg including a scrapbook relating to the Hitlerjugend, propaganda photographs, a playbill, and a brochure for the Beaver Club.

Rowntree, Kenneth

Barrett Autograph Collection

  • SCA89-GA59
  • Collection
  • 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)

Suffragist at home.

Illustrated postcard of a woman lying in bed, turned to yell at an unhappy man seated at right, presumably her husband, who holding two crying babies. Caption on postcard reads: "The Suffragist at home. We don't know what we want, but we'll get it."

Verso indicates postcard, numbered 641, was printed in Great Britain.

Hyde Park demonstration.

Postcard with photograph of Christobel Pankhurst and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence seen looking at camera and wearing "Votes of Women" sashes taken of at Hyde Park demonstration. The pair is standing in front of a display with a "Votes for Women" banner and other demonstration attendees are visible in background. Caption at bottom of postcard reads: "Hyde Park Demonstration, June 21, 1908: Miss Christobel Pankhurst, LL.B. & Mrs. Pethick Lawrence."

The post card was published by Sandle Brothers, Empire House, Paternoster Row, London EC and identified as No. 101, Photo, Half Tones.


Illustrated postcard of a police office with a gesturing suffragette holding a "Votes for Women" poster thrown over his shoulder. Captioning on postcard reads: "The Suffragettes. Are we downhearted? No!"

Featuring a cartoon by Donald McGill, the postcard was published by E.S., London.

Mrs. Drummond.

Postcard with photograph of Flora Drummond standing, at right, with right arm in air. Other women and men on the boat are seen holding large signs that read "Votes for Women," "Hyde Park Sunday June 21," and "Cabinet Ministers Specially Invited". Caption at bottom of postcard reads: "Mrs. Dummond opposite the terrace of the House of Commons addressing M.P.'s, inviting them to the Hyde Park demonstration.'

The post card was published by Sandle Brothers, Empire House, Paternoster Row, London EC and identified as No. 103, Photo, Half Tones.

Mrs. Pankhurst.

Postcard with studio portrait of Christobel Pankhurst taken by Martin Jacolette, South Kensington. Caption under portrait reads: "Mrs. Pankhurst. Hon. Secretary, National Women's Social & Political Union. 4, Clement's Inn, W.C."


Illustrated postcard of a man kneeling in front of a stove, cooking something on a long fork, in a messy kitchen while holding a crying baby. In the background is a woman yelling from an open door with a "Votes for Women" poster visible at left. Captioning on postcard reads: "The Suffragettes. Ours is a happy home!"

Featuring a cartoon by Donald McGill, the postcard was published by E.S., London.

Procession of suffragists.

Illustrated postcard featuring a procession of suffragists marching in a line with mouths open and arms outstretched, many with umbrellas in hand. The woman at the front of the line is holding a sign that reads: "Down with the Men and Up with the Women". Verso indicates postcard, numbered 641, was printed in Great Britain.

Trip diary.

File consists of one trip diary kept by Florence Bray. The diary details trips to Europe (1926), California (1938 & 1939), New York and Atlantic City (1932), Virginia (1950), Florida (1930 & 1938), Scotland (1892), Gaspe (1946), Muskoka (1946). Also included in the diary are addresses of people met while on trips, a list of hotels stayed in and a fold out map of the United States and Mexico. The 1926 trip to Europe is of particular interest, with descriptions of major European cities and First World War battlefields.

Bray Family

Keffer, Ivan W. : Norman C. Schneider's visit to Berlin.

Three photographs of Norman C. Schnedier's trip to Berlin in 1934. Consists of one snapshot of Schneider on board a ship, one of him at the Keffer's piano in Berlin, and one of the Keffer family and guests, including Schneider, at their home in Berlin, Germany. File also includes one postcard of Norman C. Schneider taken in front of Köln Cathedral while on a visit to Ivan W. Keffer. On the verso is a note addressed to his mother and father dated Nov. 9, 1934.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Olympic Games, Berlin.

Official press card and pass for Norman C. Schneider for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Includes leather case and press badge with ribbon attached.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Projection Systems application photographs.

File consists of photographs, transparencies, and slides depicting Electrohome Projection Systems products and their applications in various corporations and organizations. Applications pictured include: CSX Transportation Control Center (Jacksonville, FL), Canadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan), Rochester Gas and Electric (Rochester, NY), Thames River Water System (London, UK), National Bowling Stadium (Reno, NV), the Barcelona Stock Exchange (Spain), and others.


Unidentified man and woman.

Cabinet card studio portrait of an unidentified man and woman, seen looking at camera, from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler family

Familienbriefe: 1993-1999.

  • SCA344-GA393-21
  • File
  • [August 1977?]-[December 14, 1999?], predominant 1993-1999
  • Part of Sommer family fonds.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as information about Angelika Sommer’s partner Gunther (surname unknown) and Angelika’s concern for Isle Stein’s well-being. Isle Stein was a friend of the Sommer family and she lived in Germany. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, press clippings and, photographs of family members, flowers, buildings, Christmas decorations, and art.

Familienbriefe: 1988-1992.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Angelika Sommer’s training and participation in a local choir and Cornelius Sommer’s trip to Hamburg, Germany in 1993. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, press clippings, and photographs of family members, events, pets, and a choir.

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