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Ahrens Pottery.

Clippings, correspondence, manuscript notes related to Ahrens Pottery in Paris, Ontario.

Schneider, J.M. family

Autumn apples

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine Anthes. He begins by saying that he's feeling healthier and that the fall weather has been beautiful. After mentioning a visit by Wagenast and his wife, and fish sent with them as gifts, he provides suggestions for transporting and selling apples, sharing that he's pleased with the barrel yielded from his garden.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

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)

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1948. Several entries describe Betty’s work in British Columbia, family events, dances, a trip to Alaska, holidays, and Peg Forbes’s wedding to Colin Andrew (Joe) Wilson. The diary contains letters, invitations, lists, a patch, and press clippings including one titled, Girls advised to train for career and marriage published in The Globe and Mail on January 27, 1948.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1944 during her time as a student at the School for Nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Several entries describe Betty’s work at the hospital, student exams and marks, school dances, class dinners, and capping ceremony. The diary includes press clippings, letters, notes, event programs, and a photograph of an adult and child. In addition, numerous entries describe events and activities related to the Second World War including an entry written on D-Day (June 6, 1944). Some of these entries contain attached items such as press clippings related to military personnel and banknotes including a 1 lire banknote issued by Italy in 1939, 5-francs Type 1942 issued by Banque de l'Algérie, a 10-AM lire banknote as well as a one shilling and a half shilling Japanese government-issued Oceanian Pound.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1945 during her time as a student at the School for Nurses at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. Several entries describe Betty’s work at the hospital, student exams, patient care, and school dances. The diary includes press clippings, a convocation program, letters, telegrams, notes, pressed flowers, restaurant menus, business cards, event programs, and a photograph likely of Betty and an unknown individual. In addition, numerous entries describe events and activities related to the Second World War including an entry written on Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on May 8, 1945, an entry written on Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) on August 15, 1945 as well as entries describing food rationing, and the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States (1933–45). Also includes one United States Army Anti-Aircraft Command sleeve insignia. The insignia is circular with an embroidered white background, blue border, and two red capital letter A's in the centre.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's diary.

A diary containing daily entries written by Betty Forbes in 1947. Several entries describe family events, parties, dances, trips to Buffalo, Sudbury and British Columbia, and Betty’s work at Claremont Nursery School. The diary includes letters, telegrams, invitations, programs, press clippings, pressed flowers, a napkin, and a photograph of an unknown individual.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's photograph album.

An album containing photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Peg Forbes, Betty Forbes, Bill Land, Jennifer Land, Janet Land, Thomas Land, and Greg Clark. Several photographs feature the Hillhead estate, Lake Tyson, the Toronto Hunt Club, and a party held at Dr. Biglow’s residence in honour of Greg Clark receiving an L.L.D. from the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) on June 4, 1960. Also includes a letter written by Janet Land to Dampa regarding an attached photograph of Bill and Betty Forbes along with their children.

Forbes, Betty

Betty Forbes's wedding planner.

A wedding planner notebook containing correspondence, sketches, advertisements, and notes pertaining to Betty Forbes's wedding ceremony with Bill Land on May 29, 1954 in Hespeler, Ontario.

Forbes, Betty

Correspondence.

Letters written to and from Alice Egan Hagen. Correspondents include Woman's Art Association of Canada, and the Nova Scotia College of Art.

  • Date and Place From: 1893.04.29 Halifax, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From ?
  • Date and Place From: 1896.11.06 Toronto, Ont. To Hagen, Alice Mary From Thompson, E.J. Notes: Partial letter
  • Date and Place From: 1896.12.05 Toronto, Ont. To Hagen, Alice Mary From Thompson, E.J.
  • Date and Place From: 1897.07.08 Toronto, Ont. To Hagen, Alice Mary From Thompson, E.J.
  • Date and Place From: 1897.12.06 Toronto, Ont. To Egan, Thomas J. From Maughan, J. Notes: Re his daughter's work.
  • Date and Place From: 1898.07.07 Toronto, Ont. To Hagen, Alice Mary From Morson, Jessie D. [?]
  • Date and Place From: 1940.03.30 Halifax, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Mulcahy, Mary
  • Date and Place From: 1940.04.10 Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia To Mulcahy, Mary From Hagen, Alice Mary
  • Date and Place From: 1940.04.13 Halifax, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Nutt, Elizabeth S.
  • Date and Place From: 1940.04.23 Halifax, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Nutt, Elizabeth S.
  • Date and Place From: 1946.08.07 Ottawa, Ont. To Hagen, Alice Mary From Smart, J.
  • Date and Place From: 1947.08.05 Falmouth, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Emelie
  • Date and Place From: 1948.10.08 Saskatoon, Sask. To Hagen, Alice Mary From McNaughton, Violet
  • Date and Place From: 1948.10.25 Falmouth, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Emelie
  • Date and Place From: 1953.04.29 Oakville, Ont. To Hagen, Alice Mary From Satterly, M.F.
  • Date and Place From: 1958.08.05 Cambridge, ? To Hagen, Alice Mary From ?
  • Date and Place From: 1961.08.07 Halifax, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Rita and Bill
  • Date and Place From: 1961.08.15 Halifax, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Balcom, S.R.
  • Date and Place From: 1961.08.16 Halifax, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Roche, Gertrude
  • Date and Place From: 1961.08.16 West Bay, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Urquhart, Earl W.
  • Date and Place From: n.d. S.l., To Hagen, Alice Mary From Emelie Notes: Top of letter torn off.
  • Date and Place From: n.d..09.10 Falmouth, Nova Scotia To Hagen, Alice Mary From Emelie

Hagen, Alice Mary

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.

Correspondence, 1913-1919.

  • Date and Place from 1915 April 5 Whitby, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Hare, J.J. Attachments Letter of reference. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1913 December 31 Toronto, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Harrison, J.W.F. Attachments One leaf excerpts from newspaper reviews, of Jenny O'Hara's piano recital. Envelope, stamp removed. Notes ALs. Letter of reference from her piano teacher.

Maines Pincock Family

David M. Netterfield correspondence

  • SCA20-GA11
  • Fonds
  • 1958

File contains a typescript letter regarding lumbering on Lake Huron, Ontario written by David M. Netterfield. The letter describes the history of the Spanish River Lumber Company that operated near the Sauble River, between 1882 and the 1940's, focusing on the 20th century history of the company. Account makes reference to the Spanish River Indian Reserve, Wahnapitae, Ontario, the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 and the Mississauga Timber Reserve. Also included is a business card dated July 14, 1958, for Noranda Mines Limited located in Toronto, Ontario with a handwritten note that reads: Thought this might interest you. Hope you had a good trip. Hank. 14 July/58."

Netterfield, David M.

Ewald and Anthes letters

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Includes message from Daniel Ewald. Ewald reports about the success of assemblies, making mention of people seeking blessings and families who have converted including the Davids, the Cress', the Beckers, the Schneiders, Büschlens, Deuners and Detweilers. He comments about the good work of Brother Moyer, Brother Jacob, and Brother S. Eby. Before signing off he shares that his wife recently gave birth to a daughter and that he will be travelling to Cleveland.

Anthes' shares that he is one again in good health and that the doctor said he'd "improved beyond all expectations". He notes however that he has to be careful and can't preach, but that he has led a prayer assembly and has occasionally given the Invitation. He gives thanks to the prayer of his Brothers and Sisters in Christ as the reason for his recovery. Anthes also offers updates about various families and people including the Schwedenborgians, Brother M. Weber, Brother Mayer and Brother Umbach. He asks that his parents pass on well wishes to Brother Meyer, J. Wolfs, the Anthes, the Meyers and "all the Brothers and Sisters."

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Familienbriefe: 1954-1958.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Ulrich Sommer and his wife Gisela Sommer’s immigration to Canada with their two children Cornelius Sommer and Angelika Sommer in 1954. Also contains letters confirming Ulrich and Gisela Sommer passed an exam designed for new Canadians that was established by the Government of Ontario’s Department of Education Information Branch. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, children’s drawings, pamphlets, hand-drawn floor plans, wallpaper samples, a cross-stitch sampler, and photographs of family members.

Familienbriefe: 1983-1985.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as information related to Angelika Sommer’s partner Gunther (surname unknown) and Cornelius Sommer’s request to his grandmother, Elisabeth Höpken, for a loan of money to buy a house near Toronto, Ontario. Records include letters, greeting cards, and postcards.

Familienbriefe: 1985-1987.

  • SCA344-GA393-19
  • File
  • November 22, 1979-June 8, 1996, predominant 1985-1987
  • Part of Sommer family fonds.

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. Of special interest is a letter by Ulrich to Gisela that describes his experience attending Barker Fairley’s birthday celebration at University College in Toronto, Ontario on May 21, 1986. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, funeral invitations, and photographs of family members.

Fatal accident

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by sharing that the family has returned home safely but that he's still having bouts of illness, though less severe than before. In addition to updates about preaching activities, he tells of the death of Thede, who succumbed to injuries suffered being run over by an oxen-driven wagon. He concludes by sharing news of the summer harvest, indicating that several families will be struggling to make ends meet due to mildew drying up the wheat crops.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Forbes family and friends.

Photographs of the Forbes family and their friends including Mary Evelyn "Effie" Buck (nee Agnew), Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes, Betty Forbes, Peg Forbes, Phyllis Agnew Buck, Isabelle Alexandra Burt (nee Buck), Florence Mary Louise Middleton (nee Buck), Evelyn Alice Foster Ferguson, Mary Ferguson, Norman and Barbara Forbes, Pamela Wilson, Stephanie Diane Forbes Derenzo, Robert Allen Forbes Derenzo, Nicholas Anthony Michael John Derenzo, Robert Forbes, A.R. Kaufman, and Dr. Robert James Lockhart. Also includes photographs featuring Royal Air Force members, Camp Forty at Tyson Lake, Ontario and the dining room of George Philip Buck and Mary Evelyn "Effie" Buck (nee Agnew) at 70 Dufferin Ave in Brantford, Ontario. Additionally, contains some correspondence between family members, primarily regarding the photographs.

Forbes, Betty

Household economics and building a church

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares that everyone with the exception of Sara is healthy, but that she's still going to school. He says the family is in good spirits and are speaking English well. Martha is noted as having a difficult time knowing how to cook and that until they got some new potatoes she had been relying on bread and coffee, though Anthes emphasizes that they're still better off than many others. He provides updates about the prices for various crop yields explaining that the buyers are still figuring out how things should work and that he'll rely on credit if need be to get by. Martin and Catherine are also provided updates about the building Jacob is working that is described as 42x50 with arched windows and a small tower. He concludes by noting the help of S. Eby and Mr. Gilger before asking asking Wolf is getting along.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

James Hoyes Panton letter.

  • SCA65-GA37
  • Fonds
  • April 16, 1884

Contains one holograph letter from James Hoyes Panton to Drinkwater (C.P.R.) requesting a pass to travel free during the summer in order to do geological research, dated April 16, 1884.

Panton, James Hoyes

Kaufman, Emma : 1966 : 85th birthday.

Letters solicited for a presentation at a "pre-birthday party" held on May 18, 1966 at Covenant College in Toronto, Ontario. Contains 18 letters and notes written between April 27, 1966 and May 9 ,1966 to Emma Kaufman.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma : 1966 : 85th birthday.

Letters solicited for presentation at a"pre-birthday party" held on May 18, 1966 at Covenant College in Toronto, Ontario. Contains 57 letters, telegrams and notes written between May 10, 1966 and May 18, 1966 to Emma Kaufman. One letter has a photograph pasted-on of a party held in Emma Kaufman's home in Tokyo, Japan on March 19, 1937.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes. Postcards feature illustrations and photographs of the Bigwin Inn in Lake of Bays, Ontario and Huntsville, Ontario.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time at Camp Wapomeo in Algonquin Park. Includes a postcard photograph of Taylor Statten, founder of Camp Ahmek in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Letters and postcards to Peggy and Betty Forbes.

Letters to Betty and Peg Forbes from their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes. Also includes letters to Betty Forbes from Jack, Lois, and Sally and a postcard addressed to Betty Forbes with a photograph of Central Park, Calgary, Alberta from Helena Williams.

Forbes, Betty

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, predominantly during their time at Camp Wapomeo in Algonquin Park. Also included are letters to Millicent Lyall Forbes from a camp counsellor at Camp Wapomeo.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario. Letters also include a package of test questions.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishops Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alexander Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peg and Betty.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peg and Betty.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peg and Betty.

Letters from Betty and Peg Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes, predominantly during their time as students at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario.

Letters from Peggy and Betty.

Letters and postcards from Peg and Betty Forbes to their mother, Millicent Lyall Forbes. Letters from Betty Forbes during her time as a nurse in Vancouver are included.

Letters to Betty and Bill.

Letters, cards, and postcards written to Betty Forbes and Bill Land from Millicent Lyall Forbes, Helene, Isabelle Alexandra Burt (Aunt Diddy), and Uncle Art. File also includes letters from Ray McMurphy to Betty Forbes, an account with Smuck's China and Gift Shop in Kitchener, and a wedding program for Thomas Land and Sylvia Wink.

Forbes, Betty

New assignment

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes shares that the family is in good health and that he his back to preaching and visiting people. He makes note of the "self-destructive" efforts of a Baptist preacher and comments about the number of preachers that have passed through Port Elgin. He shares that the quarter-year assembly was a success making note of the contributions of Brother Umbach and Brother Büsh, and warns his parents that he won't be able to visit over the summer due to plans to spend several weeks preaching in the north part of Mission. The remainder of the letter consists of questions about the wheat crop and Jacob, along with additional updates about his work and that of Brother Eby. He concludes with well wishes to family and friends, and shares that Martha Magdalena "is really growing, is chubby and cheerful and has now started to slide about"

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

New daughter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding the birth of daughter Martha Magdalena, indicating that she and his wife, Magdalena Stricker, are doing well. He also notes that the church construction is progressing quickly and that the apples arrived.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Religious fervour and financial worries

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by praising their recent letter and health, wishing God's peace upon them. He shares that he is "am more firmly determined than ever before to lay myself totally on the altar of God." He also notes that his health is better and that attendance at a recent assembly was sparse. Anthes comments about the family's tight financial situation and sends well wishes to family and friends. In an addendum he asks his parents to make arrangement for payments and accounts receivable explaining that his income from the Mission only covers a quarter of the family's expenses and that winter will be hard.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Religious rivalry

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes shares that the family is healthy and that a snowstorm blocked most of the streets just as an assembly was getting underway. He makes reference to preaching done by Reverend Mr. Behr and Wissmor in the Mennonite assembly and the desire of S. Eby to hold an extended assembly in Brant. He also comments about Brother Anthes being publicly expelled by E. Eby and that "Old Satan also did damage among our people with a trifle.." The letter concludes with a request to extend warm greetings to his uncle.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Research file.

Correspondence, notes, and photocopies of press clippings related to E Palmer Patterson's research about Indigenous peoples in British Columbia and Reverend A.E. Green.

Patterson, E Palmer

Several Mennonites converted

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in which he shares news of recent conversions and how he's been fairing after falling and being ordered by the doctor to take a break from preaching. Includes message from S. Ewald at end of letter sending the Anthes blessings and well wishes.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Sick wife

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares news of his wife Magdalena's illness and her return to health, nothing they have had to rely on female help to get by. Anthes notes their youngest daughter is "quite healthy and so very friendly" and invites his parents to the consecration of the church later in January. The letter ends with a postscript note about the possible digging of a new well and his inability to contribute due to winter expenses.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

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

Toothache

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in which he mentions having had head- and toothaches for the past week. He comments about the burial of Mrs. Hilbert and a trip in heavy snow to Bruce, as well as plans to preach further north for several weeks. Anthes shares news of the Steuernagels, who travelled for Assembly and had previously met Martin. He concludes by saying he's written to J. Wolf about property and noting how busy the summer harvest will be.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family