Clippings, ephemera, telegrams. The subject matter includes events of personal and family interest, such as weddings, obituaries, society events, sports, etc. Family names which occur often are Bland, Warnock, Bowlby and Seagram. Also included are items of national and international scope, such as items concerning the death of Queen Victoria, items about other royalty and items pertaining to musicians and composers.
Of particular interest are original telegrams to Mayor Bowlby concerning the visit to Berlin on Oct. 10, 1901 of the Duke and Duchess of York. During their scheduled stop of five minutes they were met by Mayor Bowlby, introduced to Mrs. J.E. Seagram, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Breithaupt and Mrs. G.H. Bowlby, and were presented with a bouquet tied with Seagram colours.
Local ephemera is also present, some of it loose:
Church of St. John the Evangelist, Berlin, Ont.: Opening of the New Church Building, Order of Services, Sunday, October 7th, 1894;
Hymns: Opening Services, New Church of St. John the Evangelist, Berlin, Sunday October 7th, 1894;
*In Memoriam [Queen Victoria] 1819-1901, The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Berlin, Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 1901.