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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.

Robert Southey letter to William Webb.

  • SCA322-GA363
  • Fonds
  • November 8, 1826

One handwritten letter from Robert Southey addressed to a William Webb of Dublin. The letter was sent from Keswick and is dated November 8, 1826. Also includes an etching of Southey.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

Garden, Robert to Margaret, Jane, and Jessy Garden.

Partial letter from [Robert?] Garden dated London, 31 October, 1833, to "Dear Sisters," followed by a long disquisition on the proper response of women to changes in their circumstances: "It is the smile of contentment which ought to be on your lips even in the midst of the greatest difficulty." It is not made clear whether actual changes in circumstance in the financial or social standing Garden family are behind this well-meaning attempt to stave off discontent in the sisters. This is possibly from Garden sisters' brother Robert Garden.

Sims family

Garden, John to Margaret, Jane, and Jessie Garden.

Letter to Margaret, Jane, and Jessie dated London, September 11, 1835 from their brother John Garden, in which he reports on the sad state of his health and wardrobe, asks for shirts and collars, but particularly for "flannel drawers and a surcoat." He reports that on reading Jessie's letter "an overpowering sort of sensation thrilled through me, such as I have not felt since I came here … never did I wish so much to be home" (includes envelope).

Sims family

Forbes, Margaret to Margaret Garden.

Letter from Margaret Forbes dated Inverury, October 4, 1835 addressed to Miss Garden, 204 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, hoping that Margaret will visit after the communion: "It always gives me pleasure to know that you have been favoured with such a Minister, who is likely to be zealous, in the cause of Christ … while God gives much grace to your young minister, he also will be the means of comforting you." She goes on to say, "We at present are well supplied with Gospel ministers, I pray for us, that the Spirit may accompany their labours," and ends by sending love to Jane and Jessy and hopes all can visit or write.

Sims family

Bowman, Samuel to Samuel Ensley.

One item of correspondence from Samuel Bowman addressed to Samuel Ensley. The letter is dated and addressed June 28, 1837, Waterloo. The letter discusses the purchase of timber between Samuel Ensley and Wendel Bowman that was otherwise intended for the mill of Samuel Bowman.

Bowman family

Amelia Alderson Opie letter.

  • SCA68-WA38
  • Fonds
  • 1838

One holograph letter from Amelia Alderson Opie to an unidentified correspondent dated May 5, 1838 refusing an invitation.

Opie, Amelia

Peterson, H.W. to Samuel Bowman.

One item of correspondence from H.W. Peterson to Samuel Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed July 31, 1841, Berlin [Kitchener]. In the letter H.W. Peterson, J.P. [Justice of the Peace] instructs Samuel Bowman, in his role as Clerk of the Township of Waterloo, to give money from Benjamin Bowman (poundkeeper) to Jacob E. Schneider (overseer of highways).

Bowman 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)

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

Moyer, Jacob B. and Moyer, Catherine : correspondence received.

One letter received by Jacob B. Moyer from Abraham Bechtel Moyer and Mary Gross Moyer, (nee Nash) December 19, 1845, from Charlotteville, Talbot District, C.W.

Date and Place from: December 19, 1845 Charloteville [i.e. Charlotteville], Tolbert [i.e. Talbot] District, C.W. To Moyer, Jacob B. and Moyer, Catherine From Moyer, Abraham Bechtel, 1809-1865 and Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Schantz Russell Family

Davidson, George to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from George Davidson in Aberdeen, Scotland to his wife Margaret in New Aberdeen, C.W., responding to the news of the death of their infant son: "The intelligence was painful, more so than had I been present with you, for altho' my friends here feel deeply with me, still you were awaiting." He speaks of the comfort that their belief offers, and continues: "I thank God that you are living & that I have so near a prospect of meeting you again – how happy I shall be to see you & this feeling is strengthened from the fact that you will be the same regarding me." He will be on the steamer Europa from Liverpool to New York and lists in detail the amount of time it will take to be back in New Aberdeen. (includes envelope sealed with family crest)

Sims family

Davidson, John to George Davidson.

Letter from John Davidson, Fraserburgh, Scotland on October 16, 1848 to his nephew George Davidson, commiserating on the death of George's infant child: "I know that you are of tender heart and will be much affected." John is Assessor and Collector of Road Money in Fraserburgh and as such was out on business when George left for home.

Sims family

Christian Enslin : Letter to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., August 1849.

  • SCA200-GA177
  • Fonds
  • August 1849

File consists of one letter from Christian Enslin, bookseller and bookbinder, Waterloo, Ontario to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., Lancaster, Pennsylvania requesting the right to "Mother Drops", a medicine created by Dr. Heinitsch on which he held the patent.
The letter also includes information on bookbinding and printing practices in Upper Canada and makes reference to local figures such as Benjamin Eby, Bishop of the Mennonites.

Enslin, Christian

Court clerk to A. Clemens and H.R. Ferrie.

One item of correspondence from the court clerk to A. Clemens and H.R. Ferrie. The letter is dated and addressed June 11, 1851, Waterloo. The letter is an account of the activities and decision on the status of teacher James Finney.

Bowman family

Davidson, Alexander to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from Alexander Davidson, Port Elphinstone, dated July 22, 1856, to his niece Margaret Davidson, thanking her for presents sent. He reports on the growth and changes in Aberdeen and area since she had last been there, and lists all his children and what they are doing.

Sims family

Wagner, Philip to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Philip Wagner to brother Jacob Wagner. The letter discusses Philip building a house and the work that is going on on his land, as well as the dry weather and the price of crops and meat. Also included is a carte de visite full body portrait of Philip dressed in military uniform. A note on the verso indicates that he is a captain. Philip would later fight in the American Civil War.

Wagner Hailer family

Wagner, Heinrich to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Heinrich Wagner to his son Jacob Wagner. The letter discusses Heinrich's health, and he entreats Jacob to disregard his own health concerns and continue to minister. As well, Heinrich makes mention of Jacob's brother Phillip Wagner and indicates that he expects a letter from him, in German, truthfully updating Heinrich on his life.

Wagner Hailer family

Hailer, John Jacob to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from John Jacob Hailer to his son-in-law Jacob Wagner and daughter Margaret Hailer Wagner. The letter discusses the health of their family and local families, including an eye sickness that is going around. As well, John Jacob talks about the plight of their church and the bountiful summer crops. He ends the letter by sending greetings to new born Louis Henry Wagner and infant Catherine Wagner, and a post script indicates that Catherine Wirtz is supposed to come into a sum of money.

Wagner Hailer family

Wagner, Jacob to Hailer family.

Correspondence from Jacob Wagner to his brother and sister in-law. The letter discusses the purchase and repairs of a store, Jacob's health, and his intention to take on an orphaned boy. Jacob asks for advice on the terms that his in-laws took in Jacob Schidrunpf. As Jacob died less than six months after this letter it is unclear if he ever took the boy on.

Wagner Hailer family

Wagner, Heinrich to Breithaupt family.

Correspondence from Heinrich Wagner to the Breithaupt family. The letter seems to discuss the handling of an estate and the care of the children of his son Jacob Wagner (Louis Henry Wagner and Catherin Wagner) by Heinrich. He references them needing a guardian as well as payment for their upkeep. Heinrich ends the letter by noting that Mary's 4 children (Heinrich's grandchildren?) are ill with scarlet fever.

Wagner Hailer family

One item of correspondence to "my dear aunt."

File consists of one item of correspondence from Mary B. Churchill addressed to "My dear Aunt" dated May 20, 1859. The letter details a trip to visit an ailing uncle and gives information on housework, cooking, diet and the activities of neighbours, including a mention of a Mrs. Fennimore.

Churchill, Mary B.

Alice Riggs Hunt fonds : 2016 accrual

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt and her family. Includes correspondence to and from Alice, locks of hair, and photographs. The photographs document other members of the Hunt family including her mother Mary Osgood Riggs Hunt (1860-1953) and her brother Charles Warren Hunt Jr. (1888-1953). Also present are over 500 slides documenting Charles Warren Hunt Jr.'s trip around the world.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

John Keble fonds.

  • SCA75-GA45
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1862

Fonds consists of two holograph letters from John Keble addressed to Henry Thomas Ellacombe [?]. The fonds also includes one photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Keble.

Keble, John

Nusbickel, Margaret to Margaret Hailer Wagner and Daniel Bean.

Correspondence from Margaret Nusbickel to Margaret Hailer Wagner and Daniel Bean. The letter discusses a failed attempt to send Margaret and Daniel a basket of peaches, her activities at Christmas and the American Civil War. She discusses Philip Wagner being a First Lieutenant in the state militia and that the war is affecting the price of goods.

Wagner Hailer family

Davidson, George to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from George Davidson in Berlin, Ont. Dated 9 ½ o'clock, May 5, 1863 to his wife Margaret who is in Toronto: "The children have gone to bed, and so I sit down – all alone – to write you the promised letter – you will be enjoying yourself with Mrs. Manning over Schedam Sch[illegible] while I poor unfortunate am enjoying myself in thinking how comfortable it will be to go up to a cold bed, and nobody in it. I have just been up stairs Bob & Sandy are in bed the former at the front the latter at the back with space and an extra pillow between for Lizzie who has been managing the children and the affairs of the household at a great rate." He gives Margaret a list of cash payments to make – boys' board, clothes, but also ask her to bring home seed catalogues and stock. A postscript the next morning describes the state of affairs: "Wednesday morning 7 ½ O.C. we have slept and waked – thank God – Lizzie was up about ½ hour ago went down and put [kettle on], is however still in her nightgown sitting on the floor with Sandy playing Jackstones or something of that sort – Bob is up and takes this to the P.O. Very cold rainy morning GD."

Sims family

Shantz, Benjamin and Shantz, Margaret : correspondence received.

Two letters received by Benjamin Shantz and his second wife Margaret Shantz (nee Swinton).

Date and Place from: September 05, 1864 Waterloo To Shantz, Benjamin, 1811-1868 and Shantz, Margaret, 1840- From Shantz, Josiah Kolb, 1834- and Shantz, Nancy Kolb Notes: Writes that he and Nancy have a new son named Benjamin.

Date and Place from: [18-?] s.l. To Shantz, Benjamin, 1811-1868 and Shantz, Margaret, 1840- From Schantz, Josiah and Shantz, Nancy Notes: Partial letter, salutation missing.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Joseph to father [Samuel B. Bowman].

One item of correspondence from Joseph Bowman to his father Samuel B. Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed September 23, 1864, Carlisle Mills, Canada West. In the letter Joseph is writing to his father who is currently in Illinois. He makes mention of local happenings such as the Blenheim Union meeting, an auction and what his brothers are doing, as well as asks questions about the Civil War situation in the United States. Joseph wonders how the "copperheads" feel about Old Abe and Little Mack. This references Democrats who were against the war and their position on Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan. Joseph also updates his father on a local troupe of Civil War fighters who are currently in the Waterloo Region area but who are headed back to Kentucky and Alabama.

Bowman family

Bowman, Benjamin Baer to Samuel B. Bowman.

One item of correspondence from Benjamin Baer Bowman to his brother Samuel B. Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed March 31, 1865/April 1, 1865, Gains, Kent Co., Michigan. The letter discusses money of Benjamin's that Samuel is looking after as well as inquiring after Samuel's wife Elisabeth and their brother Elias.

Bowman family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Thirty-two letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: June 27, 1859 Rochester, Minn. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 01, 1860 Canning To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Mosher, Lovina Attachments: Newspaper Clipping of a Poem Included in Letter.

Date and Place from: July 26, 1860 Humberstone To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Anthes, Leah.

Date and Place from: [1862?] s.l. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Fry, Anna.

Date and Place from: September 18, 1858 Rainham Centre To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Holland, Sarah Notes: Letter from one of Marys' pupils.

Date and Place from: May 19, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: July 12, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: August -, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: September 19, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: November 18, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: May 19, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie Notes: Writes a religious poem in her letter.

Date and Place from: [18-?] [Camden, N.J.?] To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moses, R.G. Notes: Fragment with the name Mrs. Mary Moyer, an address 307 Stevens St., Camden, NJ with the name R.G. Moses B. Minister under address.

Date and Place from: June 15, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: July 27, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: September 25, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: October 01, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: About the fires that are burning in that part of the country.

Date and Place from: 11.02, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: "Railroad was opened yesterday, which makes times livelier here."

Date and Place from: 11.13, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: May 28, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: About visiting an Indian burying ground.

Date and Place from: September 06, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: 11.11, 1859 Oswego, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 30, 1859 Oswego, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: April 27, 1860 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about his professors and school.

Date and Place from: September 16, 1860 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 08, 1860 Pavilion To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Letter mainly about the scenery and weather.

Date and Place from: January 26, 1862 Eagles Nest To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 15, 1862 Pekin, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 01, 1865 South Cayuga, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: March 09, 1865 South Cayuga, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: October 18, 1865 [C.W., Home?] To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Fifteen letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: October 06, 1862 Louth To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935? From Moyer, Anna.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: May 29, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: December 25, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: June 14, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes About the crops and how the weather is affecting them. Tells of Samuel wanting to farm.

Date and Place from: September 09, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: August 18, 1860 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes about letters he has received from other family members, also about school.

Date and Place from: September 28, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes about attending the funeral of Cousin Rebecca Nash.

Date and Place from: December 17, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: [1862?] s.l. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Date and Place from: October 03, 1862 Toronto To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Mattie Notes: Writes about teaching school.

Date and Place from: September 22, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Hopes she is enjoying school, and tells her "No doubt you will be able to learn there, what you never could learn at home, and, what will be of more or at least as much, value to you as the book education you get."

Date and Place from: October 28, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Date and Place from: .11.11, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Date and Place from: November 13, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Twenty-two letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: December 01, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: February 04, 1858 Columbus City, Iowa To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: March 11, 1858 Columbus City, Iowa To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: November 12, 1858 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Writes about his life, work and his living quarters.

Date and Place from: November 29, 1858 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: January 07, 1859 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: June 19, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: July 21, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: August 15, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: October 09, 1859 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Writes in a melancholy tone about the autumn season.

Date and Place from: November 13, 1859 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: December 31, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Asks how her teaching is going and tells about his teaching.

Date and Place from: March 02, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: April 09, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: May 18, 1860 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: August 10, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: September 23, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: December 27, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: March 02, 1861 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: January 19, 1862 Lincoln, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: April 29, 1862 Lincoln, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: November 02, 1862 Andover, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Twenty-four letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: June 09, 1861 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: June 17, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: August 10, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: September 28, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 Notes: Writes about Cousin Rebecca's death: "Died of the tropsy at the brain."

Date and Place from: October 24, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: December 05, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: May 09, 1855 McGrawville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: November 17, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909 Notes: Writes about school, society, education.

Date and Place from: November 18, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: December 02, 1856 Wainfleet To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909 Notes: Writes about teaching, how he will like it.

Date and Place from: June 07, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: August 25, 1860 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909 Notes: Writes about his route from the "Twenty" to the "Short Hills". Talks about Mary's school and getting her certificate.

Date and Place from: September 19, 1860 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: December 26, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: March 13, 1857 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: April 05, 1860 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: August 03, 1860 Dunn To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: April 04, 1861 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: May 24, 1861 s.l. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: August 24, 1861 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca Notes: Writes a short note about school.

Date and Place from: November 25, 1861 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca Notes: Letter is written on paper with a fancy border.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1862 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: March 19, 1862 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: January 06, 1858 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Newcomb, M.L. Notes: Letter From Mary's teacher, offering her a job at his schoolhouse.

Schantz Russell Family

Wagner, Philip to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Philip Wagner to brother Jacob Wagner. The letter indicates that Philip is well, mentions a large snowstorm, and makes apologies to Jacob and others for not writing more.

Wagner Hailer family

Moyer, Sophia Nash : correspondence received.

Four letters received by Sophia Nash Moyer from sister Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

Date and Place from: December 13, 1862 Campden, C.W. To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: February 18, 1866 Port Elgin To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: March 02, 1866 Port Elgin To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: September 16, 1864 Poughkeepsie To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: Writes also to niece Mary Ann.

Schantz Russell Family

Bricker, Rosie to her sister Jemima Cook.

Letter at least partially from Rosie Bricker postmarked Salem, December 1, 1868 to her sister Jemima Cook, about Christmas. Most of the letter seems to be written by another (younger?) sister about social life or lack of it in Elora and Salem with some speculation about the future (includes envelope).

Sims family

Cook, Hannah to Jemima Cook.

Letter from Hannah Cook dated March 4, 1869 to her sister Jemima Cook, with an added note signed "Harriet", probably visiting their sister Rosie Bricker in Salem. Written on lined paper (Includes envelope postmarked Feb. 12, 1869; probably not correct one).

Sims family

Cook, Hannah to Jemima Sims.

Letter from Hannah Cook dated Preston, September 2, 1869 to her sister Jemima "Mrs. P.H." Sims, giving her family and friends' news from Salem and from Preston. Mention of dressmaking, spinning, and good food.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims from Glenelg, September 18, 1869 to his wife Jemima Sims: "My dear wife
I arrived here safely last night and I Can tell you I was pretty tired. I feel somewhat sore this morning but will be all right soon. There was nothing remarkable happened on the way worthy to being related. When I came in sight of the old House in the moon light I then began to feel lonesome. I felt like turning in and staying all night but I knew you were not there to greet me on my return so I went on to mothers where I got a cup of tea and then went to bed. I slept well for  I was very tired. I begin to see now how lonesome I am going to be without you. No one can supply your place and now you are away I begin to feel it . . . I now bid you good bye with a good hearty kiss.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
I remain your loving husband
P.H. Sims.”
Includes a stamped envelope addressed to Jemima at Flora P.O. (later Floradale) and postmarked Walkerton.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Salem, October 4, 1869 to his wife Jemima Sims: "I am making every endeavour to get out of the bush country but I cannot do so untill [sic] I collect the accounts and straighten the business somewhat. After I got back I went out collecting but found it was impossible to get any money, consequently I took cattle. By this means I got a dozen together and I then started for Elora to turn them into money, which I will do tomorrow."

Sims family

Moyer, Jesse Gross : correspondence received.

One letter received by Jesse Gross Moyer from Abraham Nash Moyer.

Date and Place from: June 16, 1870 Knobnoster, Mo. To Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about looking for a school.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Joseph to father and sisters [Samuel B. Bowman].

One item of correspondence from Joseph Bowman to his father Samuel B. Bowman and his sisters. The letter is dated and addressed December 9, 1870, Berlin [Kitchener]. In the letter Joseph discusses that he has married Nancy [Huber] and that he has been unwell. He discusses life on their farm including harvesting apples, potatoes and pumpkins keeping livestock, and dealing with pests. He also mentions that he is currently fixing their stable which he believes to be the oldest in Waterloo Township. As well, Joseph discusses the recent death of Joseph E. Erb without a will and that Joseph owed him $1200.

Bowman family

Moyer, Jacob Nash : correspondence received.

Two letters received by Jacob Nash Moyer.

Date and Place from: February 2, 1871 Ottawa, Ill. To Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 From Simon Bros.

Date and Place from: January 21, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Schantz Russell Family

Wagner, Catherine to Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean.

Correspondence from Catherine Wagner to Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean. The letter indicates that Catherine has returned from Liverpool and is Lyons, New York. She asks her mother to let her stay for the wedding of Liz Nusbickel (daughter of Elizabeth Wagner Nusbickel) to Emil Luesher and for money for a new dress and hat for the winter.

Wagner Hailer family

Correspondence to Martin Anthes.

File consists of 26 manuscript letters from Rev. Jacob Anthes of Carrick [township], then Port Elgin, then Sebringville, Ontario, to his parents Martin and Catharina Anthes of Baden, Ontario. Some letters include envelopes; stamps have been removed. File also includes one unidentified letter; an agreement [?] signed by Rev. Anthes, Glenlyon, Bruce Co.; and invoices, one for Martin Anthes' account at a store in New Hamburg signed by Jacob [Niebel?].

Rieder and Anthes family

Sims, Peter Harvey : Travers case.

Correspondence to Peter H. Sims from A. Millar, legal documents, and receipts all relating to action brought against Peter by creditors John Travers and Milton Cushing Schofield.

Sims family

Wismer, Mary Ann : correspondence received.

Nine letters received by Mary Ann Wismer from Moyer aunts and uncles, from her brother and from her friend Samantha Smith. This latter includes a fabric sample.

Date and Place from: December 8, 1862 Port Elgin, C.W. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jesse T.

Date and Place from: September, 28, 1863 Port Elgin, Ont. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Wismer, Solomon.

Date and Place from: April 25, 1864 s.l. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Date and Place from: September 7, 1866 St. Catharines, C.W. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jacob.

Date and Place from: May 3, 1868 Peru, Ill. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: September 1, 1868 St. Catharines To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jacob Attachments: Includes slip of paper containing several names.

Date and Place from: July 22, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jacob.

Date and Place from: March 27, 1870 Pekin, Ill. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: January 31, 1875 Campden To Wismer, Mary Ann From Smith, Samantha Attachments: Includes piece of fabric.

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Schantz, Tobias Kolb and Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Twenty-one letters received by Tobias Kolb Schantz and his wife Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

Date and Place from: June 26, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Date and Place from: December 26, 1875 Vinton, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about Christmas and the economy.

Date and Place from: May 13, 1866 Lake View, [Up Stairs?] To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933 Notes: Writes about the dream he had the night before.

Date and Place from: August 08, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Date and Place from: December 10, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933 Notes: Partial letter.

Date and Place from: July 12, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Date and Place from: March 18, 1866 s.l. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935? From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: April 14, 1866 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about the tough times they are having and that his sister is having.

Date and Place from: June 20, 1866 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about having his fortune read.

Date and Place from: November 25, 1866 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: April 25, 1869 Pekin, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: October 30, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: April 07, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: May 06, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: July 08, 1870 Mount Washington, Mass To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: July 24, 1870 New York City To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: November 10, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Letter informing her that Sophia is dying.

Date and Place from: December 16, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: October 25, 1875 Vinton, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: August 15, [18--] Campden, [Ont.?] To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Schantz Russell Family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Waterloo, July 28, 1876 to his wife Jemima Sims: "I am getting along very well, have plenty to do to keep me from getting lonesome. But when night come and before I retire to rest I feel that I [am] alone and that home would be dreary enough without you . . . What do you think the town has had a visit from Mrs Von Schultis. She is dressed up in wonderful fine style. Black. Silk. Bustles and flounces. I suppose she came to see her children, and get a plan (place?) for her little girl at [B---'s?] I think she has left. She created quite a sensation in town . . . Remember me to Harvey and tell him Pa would like to see him and that I hope he is a good boy. Be careful of the water and do not let him go too close to it. I do not wish to hurry you home but I feel that I would like to see you back sometime next week. I am your loving Husband, Peter."
Letterhead is The Mercantile Fire Insurance Company, President I.E. Bowman, P.H. Sims Secretary.

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Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Waterloo, September 6, 1876 to his wife Jemima Sims, who is in Montreal visiting Peter's brother James' family. He describes Harvey's distress at her leaving on the boat, his trip home to Berlin, arrangements for Harvey staying with Jemima's sister Rosy, and plans for visiting him the following day. Includes envelope.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Waterloo, September 8, 1876 to his wife Jemima Sims, who is in Montreal. He is pleased to have received a letter, also that she enjoyed the trip but wants a better description when she gets home. He tells her that Harvey is doing well and that he himself is coping: "I am enjoying myself and have plenty of work to keep me busy. I go down to the place in the evening and am taking up the potatoes, but when night comes and I find I am alone and my thoughts are on you my dear wife. I send you a dozen kisses and I will kiss Harvey for you." Includes envelope.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Waterloo, September 12, 1876 to his wife Jemima Sims, who is in Montreal: "My Dear Wife, I expected a letter from you yesterday and was much disappointed at not receiving one. However I conclude you are enjoying yourself so much that you can scarcely get time to write me. Yet I have no doubt that Harvey and Pa are the chief objects of your loving heart."

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Waterloo, September 13, 1876 to his wife Jemima Sims, who is in Montreal: "I was glad to hear you are seeing the great sights of the largest city in the Dominion and one of the best built cities on this continent." He gives news of Harvey, family, and friends. Includes envelope.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Waterloo, September 15, 1876 to his wife Jemima Sims, who is in Montreal. He counsels her not to take too much exercise as she is not strong, and that the Exhibition will be in Montreal that week. "I would like to see my dear wife and I count the days now wishing Tuesday next to [swing?] around as at that time I hope to see you again and clasp you to my heart."

Sims family

Royal Military College to Louis Henry Wagner.

Correspondence from the Royal Military College to Louis Henry Wagner. The letter is in response to one sent by Louis Henry requesting a copy of the Militia General Orders from the Canada Gazette, which is included.

Wagner Hailer family

Stick to Louis Henry Wagner.

Correspondence from Stick to Louis Henry Wagner. The postcard implores Louis Henry to write to Stick and indicates that he misses him.

Wagner Hailer family

John William Dawson correspondence

  • SCA26-GA15
  • Fonds
  • 1878 April 17

Contains of a single holograph letter, dated April 17, 1878, written by Sir John William Dawson to an unidentified recipient about the conflict between science and religion.

Dawson, John William, Sir

McQueen, John to his brother-in-law Peter Harvey Sims.

Letter from John McQueen, Walkerton, to Peter H. Sims: note enclosed in favour of John Robertson, "I have never been well Since I took the medison which caused the fits," also received a letter from Peter's mother asking for money.

Sims family

Gerrie, Maria to father and Allan [Samuel B. Bowman and Allan Bowman].

One item of correspondence from Maria Gerrie to her father Samuel B. Bauman and brother-in-law Allan Bowman (husband of sister Nancy). The letter is dated and addressed March 18, 1878, Hamilton. In the letter Maria mentions that she has recently married John Gerrie and that they have just moved from Stratford to Hamilton. She also describes their new home in detail and compares it to the previous one.

Bowman family

Gerrie, Maria and John to father and Nancy [Samuel Bowman and Nancy Bowman].

One item of correspondence from Maria and John Gerrie to her father Samuel B. Bowman and sister Nancy Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed July 2, 1878, Hamilton. In the letter Maria discusses recent Dominion Day celebrations in Toronto and taking the boat from Hamilton to their. She also mentions strawberry picking, friends visiting and that she is planning on going to the Mechanic's Institute Library. She also entreats her father to come visit her soon by taking the Great Western and Hamilton line.

Bowman family

Davidson, George to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from George Davidson in Toronto, dated June 26, 1879, to his wife Margaret, reporting on treatment he has received in Toronto on his leg, people he has seen and visited, and arrangements for getting home. He underlines "slang" words such as "chimbly" and "cracks" (jokes).

Sims family

Davidson, George to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from George Davidson at 100-West 53 St., New York dated May 7, 1880 to his wife Margaret, thanking her for letters received: "I am glad you are well and more than glad that Lizzie has got those ugly teeth out & hope she will now be free from that horrid disease neuralgia." He is having treatments of various sorts for his legs in the hope that he can walk without crutches, treatments that he describes in great detail and mentions that he is rooming with his son Sandy, who adds a page at the end of the letter.

Sims family

Davidson, George to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from George Davidson in New York, dated May 16, 1880 to his wife Margaret, commenting on the number of "pleasure seekers" passing his window on a Sabbath. He mentions that "other people from Berlin are here." He complains that he will be confined to his room as the elevator is out of order, recounts an accident with a chamber pot and complains that his appetite is not good (Includes envelope addressed to Margaret at "Forest Hill, Berlin, Ontario").

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Guelph, Ontario, May 31, 1880 to his wife Jemima Sims, on the way to Mount Forest where he has been called suddenly. Jemima and the children are not at home; he reassures her that he has left everything locked up, that he is lonely without the family, and that he is downhearted about serious business losses.

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