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Oxford.

Silver halfcrown from Oxford (England) showing on the obverse Charles I on a horse and on the reverse RELIG: PRO: LE / ANG: LIB: PAR in two lines across the field with the date 1644.

Pyke, Edgar William

Newark.

Silver shilling from Newark (England) showing on the obverse a crown with C-R across the field and XII below and on the reverse OBS NEWARKE 1645 in three lines. This coin was minted as siege money during the English Civil War.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver shilling from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Charles I, the king of England, Scotland and Ireland. The reverse shows the British coat of arms.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver halfcrown from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Oliver Cromwell and on the reverse a quartered shield showing the arms of England Scotland and Ireland, surmounted by a large crown.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Copper farthing from Norwich, England showing on the obverse the words A NORWICH FARTHING in three lines across the field and on the reverse the coat of arms of Norwich. These private tokens were issued due to a lack of official coinage in the period following English Civil War.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Worcester.

Copper farthing from Worcester, England showing on the obverse castle, with a falcon above it and the words WORCESTER FARTHING surrounding and on the reverse C W [City of Worcester] 1667 FOR NECESSARIE CHAING C W 1667. This is a tradesman token.

Pyke, Edgar William

Charles Bickerstaffe and Norman Atwood indenture.

  • SCA272-GA293
  • Fonds
  • 1669

Fonds consists of one indenture dated May 17, 1669 between Charles Bickerstaffe and his brother William, and Norman Atwood and his brother John.

Bickerstaffe, Charles

England.

Silver groat from England showing on the obverse the overlapping heads of William and Mary and on the reverse a crown over 4. This groat was issued in 1689 as Maundy money.

Pyke, Edgar William

Ireland.

Copper halfcrown from Ireland showing on the obverse the head of James II and on the reverse a crown over crossed sceptres with the date 1689 Aug. This so-called gunmoney (called such because of the belief that it was made from melted down guns) was issued during the Williamite War in Ireland and was intended to be traded in for silver coinage after James II won the war (which he did not). The fiscal year was changed in March of 1689 and the August date on the coin indicates the date for redemption.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver sixpence from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of William III and on the reverse four crowned shields.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver halfcrown from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of William III and on the reverse four crowned shields.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Anne and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. This is a Vigo issue, coins stamped from silver or gold captured from the Spanish in Vigo Bay during the War of Spanish Succession.

Pyke, Edgar William

Mr. Robertson of Strowan to Lord Mar.

One letter address to My Lord [Lord Mar] from Mr. Robertson of Strowan dated December 15, 1716. The letter gives an account of the journey through France that Robertson has taken to meet Lord Mar as well as news of his traveling companions. Also includes a later copy of the letter. Lord Mar was a major figure in the Jacobite uprising of 1715 and and fled to France shortly thereafter.

Ontario History Collection

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Oath of Elizabeth Collins.

File consists of a document declaring that Elizabeth Collins of [Kyre ?] in the County of Worcester in Great Britain is bound to Timothy Collins of the same place for a sume of 200 pounds. Contains original seal.

Haney, Haney, Kendall & Melville

England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. This is a Lima issue, coins stamped from silver captured from the Spanish that had been mined in Peru, near Lima.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Report by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes, Sept. 18, 1759.

  • SCA167-GA141
  • Fonds
  • 1759

7 p. ms. report dictated by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes for his superiors, recounting in detail the events of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Major-General James Wolfe captured Quebec on Sept. 13, 1759, but died on the battlefield. His opponent, the Marquis de Montcalm died the next day. Holmes dictated a detailed account of the battle and sent two copies on separate ships to the British Admiralty. This document is the second copy of that report.

Holmes, Charles, 1711-1861

Austria.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Chatterton, Thomas : Lines on Redcliffe Church.

File consists of Chatterton's poem "Lines on Redcliffe Church." The poem is torn from a book (possibly John Britton's "An Historical and Architectural Essay Relating to Redcliffe Church, Bristol. Also, an Essay on the Life and Character of Thomas Chatterton") and mounted on a heavy stock paper.

Davis, Bertram R.

Contredanses, French

  • SCA86-GA56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1780]

Fonds consists of a notebook containing diagrams of 84 contredanses with written annotations, circa 1780. Diagrams show the step by step movements of specific types of dances such as La Camille, Les Caprices de Chantenany, Les Cerises de Montmorenci, and Le Retour de Blanchard.

List of Contredanses included in Notebook:

  1. La Camille
  2. Les Deux Amies
  3. La Zemia
  4. La Labotiere
  5. La Caprices Indiens
  6. La Legere
  7. L'Aufantine
  8. L'été
  9. La Nouvelle Etienne
  10. La Nouvelle Monaco
  11. L'Anglaise
  12. Paule et Virginie
  13. Lew Tembourins Picards
  14. L'Union Intime
  15. Les Trois Amis
  16. La Champete
  17. Les Caprices de Chantenany
  18. Les Folies de Roncé
  19. Les fête Villageoise
  20. La Crécy
  21. Les Plaisirs de Warennes
  22. La Juno
  23. La Petite Chasse
  24. La Colbert
  25. La Victoire de Cobourg
  26. La Princesse d'Orange
  27. La Rosalie
  28. Le Duc d'Yorck
  29. La Coalisée
  30. L'arrivée du P. d'Orange
  31. L'Espangnole
  32. La Belle Elizabeth
  33. Les Plaisirs d'Irlande
  34. Carlalez [?]
  35. La Julie
    4o. La Tulipano
  36. Le Retour Autrichien
  37. L'Arrivée de l'Empereur
  38. Les Cerises de Montmorenci
  39. La Yacinte
  40. La Belle Annete
  41. Les Bons Amis
  42. La Simplicie
  43. Les Plaisirs d'Alançon
  44. La Figaro
  45. La Fille à Nicolas
  46. L'inconnu à la Redoute
  47. La Belle Poûlé
  48. Le Plaisir de Chatenet
  49. La Satisfaction
  50. La Chinoise
  51. La Petite Charmante
  52. Le goût du jour
  53. La Guchen
  54. Le Plaisir de Basque
  55. La Pastorale
  56. La Charboniere
  57. Les nouveaux capricieu
  58. La Redoute
  59. La Vandeuie
  60. L'Enfant Trompeur
  61. La Petite Savoyarde
  62. Luca
  63. Les hannetons [?]
  64. Le Depart Indien
  65. La Chasse d'Amour
  66. Les Dettes
  67. La Nouvelle Eté
  68. La Tarare
  69. Le Portaille Anglois
  70. Le Caprice de Erevan
  71. Les Amourettes
  72. Les Pantalon
  73. La Neuville
  74. La Monaco
  75. L'Elisabeth
  76. La Fête villageoise
  77. L'Infortuné
  78. Le Retour de Blanchard
  79. [Untitled]

Abyssinia.

Silver proof thaler from Abyssinia showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms. Restrike.

Pyke, Edgar William

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.

Warren U. Ober Tintern Abbey print.

  • SCA263-GA280
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Colonel Joel Stone.

File consists of one ms. petition of a land grant from Joel Stone, one ms. narrative of his life extracted from his own journals, and one accounting ledger, possibly of his estate. Note that Stone fled to Canada in 1786 and was the first white settler in what is now Gananoque.

Ontario History Collection

Catcott, George : Chattertonian Manuscript.

File consists of a typed transcription of the Chattertonian Manuscript, possibly by George Catcott. The manuscript is comprised of works by Chatterton, a history of the Rowley affair, letters from Chatterton to Catcott, with notes by Catcott throughout. This typed copy has been bound together with an index and table of contents. In the front of the book is laid in a signature of Thomas Chatterton and its accompanying auction notice, as well as a letter regarding the authenticity of the signature. Also included is a print showing George Catcott.

Davis, Bertram R.

Chattertonian Manuscript

File consists of one manuscript titled "Chattertonian ms." The manuscript itself is a transcribed typed copy of the original, which was compiled and written by George Catcott. Catcott was the first person to be approached by Chatterton regarding the Thomas Rowley poems. The manuscript includes passages from works by Thomas Chatterton, letters to and from Catcott and Chatterton, as well as notes by Catcott on Chatterton and the Thomas Rowley affair. Inlaid in the front of the book is a signature of Thomas Chatterton's as well as a letter addressing the authenticity of the signature. Also included is a print of George Catcott. The bookplate reads "Conrad P. Fry oneth me is me jure tenet, and this booke confesse to be quieunque me invenit."

Davis, Bertram R.

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Correspondence : Newton, Gordon, Johnston & Co., Wine Merchants, Madeira.

1 item of correspondence from Gordon Newton of Johnston & Co. Wine Merchants. Newton Gordon was one of the major suppliers to Canada at that time and this group of letters offers insights into the problems of quality, shipping, supply and demand, as well as into the drinking habits of the time.

Seagram Museum

Barrett, William : History & Antiquities of the City of Bristol : excerpt.

File consists of a an excerpt from the original 1789 edition of William Barrett's "History & Antiquities of the City of Bristol." This excerpt relates to Chatterton, and includes inserted plates, some of which may be extraneous. Barrett was known to have believed Chatterton's Rowley story and to have published the information as fact, before the scandal broke.

Davis, Bertram R.

England.

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

Pyke, Edgar William

Mexico.

Silver eight reales from Spain (minted in Mexico) with a countermark bust of King George III in an oval in the centre of the head of Charles IV on the obverse. The reverse shows the Spanish coat of arms. These coins were issued by the British mint in response to a massive shortage of coinage and were valued at four shillings and ninepence.

Pyke, Edgar William

Manuscript cookbook.

  • SCA236-GA235
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1800]

One 53 p. vellum bound ms. cookbook of unknown origin. Cookbook features approximately 50 recipes in at least fifteen different hands. Most recipes are for desserts, although a few are for savoury dishes and household products. Some recipes are signed and signatures include M. Moore, Mary Dawson, and S. Lowels. Also included in the file is an index of recipes and the original seller's note.

Wismer, Sophia [?].

One full length studio portrait possibly of Sophia Wismer. Sophia is shown wearing an elaborate hat and a long coat, and carrying a handbag. Identification from enclosure.

Schantz Russell Family

Slate and slate pencil.

One school slate with a wooden frame and an accompanying slate pencil. A note on the slate indicates that it was used by Henry B. Bowman (1900-1991), his father Abraham Bowman (1874-1964), Henry's grandfather Levi B. Bowman (1851-1927) and Henry's great-great-grandfather (1789-1866).

Bowman, Henry

Wordsworth, William 1770-1850: "Inscription for a Seat by a Road Side, Halfway Up a Steep Hill, Facing the South": clipping.

Clipping of poem "Inscription for a Seat by a Road Side, Half Way up a Steep Hill, Facing the South" Morning Post (?) no. 10, 021 (Oct. 21, 1800?) ("thou, who in youthful vigour rich, and light") initialed W.W. in Wordsworth's autograph. Possibly actually T.S. Coleridge's poem.

Davis, Bertram R.

Schantz, Ruth.

Three photographs that have been hole punched and tied together. The first shows Ruth Schantz sitting in a wheelbarrow with Carrie Flagler Schantz in front of the home at Morton Park. The second shows Ruth Schantz and Orpheus Moyer Schantz on the steps of the home at Morton Park. The third shows Ruth standing in a garden holding flowers.

Schantz Russell Family

Registration of birth.

File consists of a statement declaring the registration of the birth of James Colquhoun, son of Frederick Colquhoun and Jane Hanson, in the parish of Govan (in Glasgow). Possibly a draft or copy of an official registration certificate.

Haney, Haney, Kendall & Melville

England.

Silver dollar from England showing on the obverse the head of King George III and on the reverse Britannia seated surrounded by FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR and then again by BANK OF ENGLAND. This coin has been struck over a Spanish dollar.

Pyke, Edgar William

Margareta Riehl birth certificate.

  • SCA284-GA319
  • Fonds
  • 1807

Fonds consists of one birth-and-baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein) for Margareta Riehl. The certificate is written in German and is a fraktur text featuring examples of decorative calligraphy and artwork.

Riehl, Margareta

Account book.

  • SCA71-GA40
  • Fonds
  • 1800-1809

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

France.

Silver 5 franc coin from France showing on the obverse the head of Napoleon and on the reverse 5 FRANCS. Edge inscription reads 'France Dieu Protes.'

Pyke, Edgar William

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: ALS, 1809 March 14-15, Keswick, to Thomas Southey, Plymouth.

Autograph letter to Thomas Southey (Robert's brother and an officer in the Royal Navy.) March 14-15, 1809. Discusses progress on poem "Curse of Kehama." Reports that the Quarterly Review has been published, mentions his and Walter Scott's contributions, editorial deletions, his payment. Discusses development in the war, "Thalaba" has been finished. His Brazil reviewed by Sharon Turner, to be reviewed by Bedford and, possibly, S.T. Coleridge.
Published in Kenneth Curry's New Letters v.1 p. 502.

Davis, Bertram R.

Hunting the slipper.

File consists of one musical ms. Written on staff paper, the ms. is oblong and features numerous short songs, as well as small portions of notation. Notation is written in two distinct hands.

Eisen, Sol

Jardine, William : certificate of marriage for William Jordan[sic] and Catherine Bell, June 15, 1814.

This documents consists of two separate dated statements: "Kilbride, 14 June, 1814. William Jordan and Catherine Bell both in this parish have, on the three preceding Sabbaths, been regularly proclaimed in this church and no objections offered. Thomas Bryce, Sess. Clks [here the handwriting changes] This 15 of June 1814. The above parties were joined in marriage at Glasgow by J.M. Lockhart Minr.

Jardine Family

Travel diary.

  • SCA361-GA414
  • Fonds
  • [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.

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