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Personal.

Materials relating to the personal life of Harry J. Byers. Includes correspondence, ephemera, clippings, etc.

Byers, Harry J.

Nikolskoye Nov. 20, 1930.

File consists of 1 portrait of Harry Byers and an unidentified man posing in a studio prop of an automobile. Byers is drinking something from a bottle. Caption on the verso reads: "Nikolskoye Nov. 20: 30. Holy smokes here we come 2 the 4 Horseman give us room. Now if I only had our radiator cap - I'd show you some speed. My American friend with me."

Byers, Harry J.

Personal Papers

Series consists of personal papers created and accumulated by Harry Byers. Includes epehemera, clippings, certifcates, correspondence, a passport, employment and education information, and a diary detailing Byers' time working in Russia.

Byers, Harry J.

Address book.

One address book kept by Harry J. Byers. Includes lists of names and addresses of friends in North America as well as those met overseas. Also includes financial notes, Russian language translation notes, menus, etc.

United States Army records.

Contains an original ms. copy of Harry Byers' Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States, a ts. copy of his Honorable Discharge, and a ts. copy of Harry Byers' Enlistment Record, including his enlistment details and honorable discharge details.

Byers, Harry J.

Lawson [Byers?] placing roses on William Byers' grave.

Snapshot of a young child identified as Lawson, placing flowers on William Byers' grave. Explanation on verso reads: "This is Lawson putting the bunch of roses he had for his christining [sic] on his Uncle Will's grave. The words on the stone are 'In loving memory of Wm C. Byers born August 1, 1885, died August 13, 1921', the circle 'Woodmen of the World' his lodge."

Byers, Harry J.

Helen Bawman.

Snapshot of Helen Bawman in front of a home with a carpet bag.

Byers, Harry J.

SAS Kansas City : plate 1157, January 3, 1928.

Group portrait of Harry Byers (front row, centre) with and what appears to be his Kansas Sweeney Tractor Machine Company class. There is a banner above the class that says "SAS Kansas City" [Sweeney Automobile School], and Harry Byers is holding a sign that says "Plate 1157 Jan. 3, 1928."

Byers, Harry J.

Postcard : Les rivales.

One postcard with the painting "rivals" by Nikolay Kasatkin. Verso reads "Dear Mother, May 13, this picture is so real I just had to send it. It looks just exactly like the village we lived in the far east & the women are just almost real. I'm feeling better mother, will be moving again in about 2 weeks. Violie will write in a few days. We send love. H &V" The letter is addressed to Mrs. Albert Scherbarth, West Monkton, Ontario, Canada.

Ralph Fischer, Martin Diegel, Harry J.

Snapshot of three men loading a shotgun. The men are identified on the verso of the photograph as Ralph Fischer, Martin Diegel, and Harry J. [Byers] (at right).

Byers, Harry J.

Byers family snapshot.

Snapshot of members of the Byers family with Harry Byers at left.

Back row: Harry Byers, unidentified woman, unidentified man, [Helen Bawman (nee Byers)?], unidentified man, Fred Byers.

Front row: unidentified child, unidentified child, unidentified child.

Byers, Harry J.

Postcard : Old Inn in Berlin.

One postcard reading "Alte Schanke OLD INN Weinhandlung inh. Erich Haupt. Berlin W8. Unted den Linden 16. Telefon Zentrum 2736." Image shows the interior of a pub. Verso is blank

Group standing in front of a Russian train.

Informal group portrait of 2 men identified as Kelly and Showen, 2 other unidentified men, and 1 unidentified woman. Letter on verso reads: "This we had taken just as we were leaving for Vladivostok after spending the 4th of July here. The fellow between Kelly & Showen works in the Cater [?] office here & thats Kellys flame he's holding onto. Bud."

Byers, Harry J.

Two unidentified men from behind.

Photograph of two unidentified men standing outdoors with their backs to the camera. Person on right is wearing a jumpsuit that reads: "Gats Service. HA. 7770. HA. 0825."

Byers, Harry J.

Group at Swope Park.

Snapshot of Violet Byers and two unidentified men behind a picnic sign at Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri.

Byers, Harry J.

Loose photographs.

File consist of loose photographs of Harry Byers with family, friends and colleagues during his time as a mechanic in the United States and in Russia.

Byers, Harry J.

Tiflis.

Snapshot of the skyline of Tiflis (Tbilisi) with the river in the foreground, and a cliff in the immediate left foreground.

Byers, Harry J.

Two unidentified men.

Snapshot of [Fred Byers] and an unidentified ma standing outdoors wearing suits and boater hats.

Byers, Harry J.

Plowhorses.

Photograph of a man plowing a field using four plowhorses.

Byers, Harry J.

Child and dog.

Snapshot of a boy with a dog. The two are on the ground and the dog is drinking from a bowl.

Byers, Harry J.

Clark and his aunt in Illinois.

Snapshot of Clark [?] and his aunt. There is an explanation on the verso of the photograph. Explanation on verso reads: "This is Clark & his aunt in Illinois she was a sweet old lady just like ma - she's 84 yrs old."

Byers, Harry J.

Photograph Album.

File consists of a photograph album containgin 266 photographs. The photographs have been removed from the album and are listed separately in the following records.

Byers, Harry J.

Postcard : Russian worker.

One postcard with Cyrillic writing on the front and an image of a draftsman working at a desk. Verso reads "Hello Jack, well we have been home for the last 4 days and it is sure H-. Leaving today for Valavodstok [Vladivostok?]. Had one hell of a trip on the train also had a wreck but they did not shoot the engineer. Best Regards, Kelly.

Group snapshot.

Snapshot of an unknown group with a dog outside of a home.

Byers, Harry J.

Tiflis.

Snapshot of a street in Tiflis (Tbilisi).

Byers, Harry J.

Group standing outside.

Snapshot of a large group of unidentified people (likely Russians) standing outside near tents.

Byers, Harry J.

Traveling salesman.

Snapshot of 2 unidentified children standing beside a dog, with two horses, a cart, and a car in the background.

Byers, Harry J.

Printing plate.

One printing plate used in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record of St. Basil's Cathedral.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

No comments.

Snapshot of an unidentified man kneeling down by a boat on a dock, with a lighthouse in the distance.

Byers, Harry J.

Tiflis.

Snapshot of a busy square with large buildings, and a fortification on a hill in the background. Shows the city of Tiflis (Tbilisi).

Byers, Harry J.

We are ready for scuffeling now.

Snapshot of an unidentified woman on a horse hitched to a plough, with another unidentified woman holding the plough. There is a barn and farmland in the background.

Byers, Harry J.

Thelma & Don, taken February, 1932.

Snapshot of individuals identified on verso of photograph as Thelma [Boyers] and Don. They are standing on a sidewalk in a residential area.

Byers, Harry J.

Mickey's team, 1956 & 1957.

Group portrait of a boy's hockey team. Not clear whether "Mickey" is in the photograph, or is a supporter of this team.

Byers, Harry J.

Rose and Jack.

Snapshot of 2 children identified as Rose and Jack, standing on a residential street.

Byers, Harry J.

Unidentified street scene.

Snapshot of an unidentified street scene showing building facades, people, and cars. Possibly somewhere in Russia.

Byers, Harry J.

Three children with stroller.

Photograph of Alfred (centre) and Violet Roberts (at right) with an unidentified girl standing with a stroller.

Byers, Harry J.

Machine shop.

Snapshot of men working around machinery in a machine shop.

Byers, Harry J.

Valentine card.

One die cut valentine card of a woman holding a suitcase reading "ay ban gude girrul wit lotsa it, yu betcha."

Cows.

Snapshot of cows outside on a farm standing in hay.

Byers, Harry J.

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