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Letters from Betty and Peg.

Letters and postcards from Betty and Peg Forbes to their parents, Millicent Lyall Forbes and George Alex Forbes. Also includes drawings as well as letters to the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus written by Betty Forbes and Peg Forbes.

Chatterton composing the Rowleian manuscrips.

File consists of one print showing Chatterton in his room composing the Rowleian manuscripts.
Caption reads "Bristol: published 1st September, 1846, by C. Mitchell, 37 College Green. To the right worshipful John Haberfield, esq. third time mayor of Bristol. This engraving of Chatterton composing the Rowleian manuscripts. in the lumber room of his mother's house, Colston's Parade, the Church of St. Mary's, Redcliffe, which contains the celebrated Muniment Room, being seen through the window is respectfully dedicated, by his obligated servant, the publisher."

Posters and related material.

Posters advertising concerts held at the Village Bistro featuring a variety of artists including the Papa Bears, Chase Anderson, the Paisleys, Black Shake Blues Band, Sleepy John, Seeds of Time (later known as the Passionate Mad), Tomorrow’s Eyes, the Poppy Family, Mock Duck, Grady Moore, Black Snake, Hydroelectric Street Car, As Sherriff, the Billy Joe Bottom Band, and the Isle of Sky. One poster contains a handwritten contract on the verso transferring ownership of the Village Bistro to Allan Kirton for the sum of $2000.00. The contract is dated March 22, 1969 but is not signed by Telegdi or Kirton.

Also includes posters and related material including press clippings and a brochure advertising musicians and bands performing at other venues in Vancouver, British Columbia or Toronto, Ontario including Sweetwater, Buffy Saint-Marie, Dick Gregory, the Poppy Family, Mother Tucker, Black Shake, Seeds of Time, Mock Duck, Tomorrow’s Eyes, Tiny Tim, Country Joe and the Fish, A Wizard of the North, Tunnel, Deyong Sound, Lights by Ecto Plasmic, the Papa Bears, Man Child, Elusive Butterfly, the Collectors, the Tote Family, and a variety of other bands that performed at the 1969 Thunderbird Peace Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Telegdi, Andrew

Artwork, Cartoons, Comics

Series consists of artwork, cartoons and comics created by John Herbert between 1964 and 1998. Many of the drawings illustrate story development and ideas for his plays as well as comics and advertisements. The series is divided into files and arranged chronologically.

Herbert, John


One folder of loose pencil and pen and ink sketches by David Hill.

Hill, David

Drawing : house.

File consists of one drawing of a house in the daytime. The house has been coloured in with watercolours. Although unsigned, it is likely by W.H.E. Schmalz.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Christ seated (Physick 918).

File consists of one print of Christ Seated. Numbered 14 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for Quia Amore Langueo, printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric


One folder of loose pen and ink sketches by David Hill. Includes two clippings dated 1952.

Hill, David

Churchill, Winston : print.

One reproduction print of a charcoal portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, by Tom Hall, specially commissioned by Rolland Paper Company Limited, and its coated papers division: Canada Glazed Papers Limited.

Bolender Ball Family

Christchild (Physick 597).

File consists of one print of Christchild, showing a young Jesus holding boughs of leaves. Numbered USA 3/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

Chute, Desmond : Catharina Sponsa.

File consists of one print probably by Desmond Chute. Print shows a woman with a halo and head dress holding a sprig of plants. Lettering reads "Catharina Sponsa XTI."

Gill, Eric

Unattributed sketchbook.

One undated, unattributed sketchbook, containing pencil and pen and ink sketches, possibly by both David Hill and Joe Plaskett.

Hill, David

Drawing : sketches of borders and ceiling roses.

File consists of a sheet of paper with sketches of borders, corner designs, cornices and ceiling roses. Some are pencil, and some are coloured with watercolour. Sheet is double sided. Although unsigned, it is attributed to W.H.E. Schmalz.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Sketch of Leonard M. Davis.

File consists of a sketch (self-portrait) of artist Leonard M. Davis presented to Catherine Taylor in appreciation for her services in the US and overseas.

Taylor, Catherine

Chute, Desmond : engraving

File consists of one engraving by Desmond Macready Chute (1895–1962). Engraving shows the Madonna with child. Recto note reads "Engraving by Desmond Chute see Songs to our Lady SDP 33."

Gill, Eric


Materials related to biographical sketches written by James Downey. Contains writings about different people, tributes and essays by Downey, materials accumulated by Downey to support his research (such as news stories and photocopies of photographs), and related correspondence.
Titles of speeches and articles are:

  • "A toast to Tom" (May 14, 2003),
  • "Foreword" to Otto Tucker That nothing be lost (2003),
  • "Mary Louise Lynch: lawyer; adviser & confidante of Lord Beaverbrook,"
  • "Protectorate to Province: Newfoundland, 1934-1957,"
  • "Ernest Fletcher Downey" (July 14, 2006),
  • "Jemima Anne (Andrews) Downey" (May 13, 2000),
  • "Dorothy (Downey) Elder" (January 31, 2000),
  • "Margaret (Downey) Richards, on the 50th anniversary of her marriage,"
  • "Lorne Parott" (July 9, 2000) and related correspondence,
  • "Roland Hawkins" (April 11, 2000) and related correspondence,
  • "Arthur S. Butt" (August 11, 2001),
  • "Memories are made of this & that: recollections of life on Long's Hill, 1955-1956,"
  • "Cott Fillier: a quick sketch" (September 16, 2005),
  • "Dunville" (January 11, 2000),
  • "George Story" (December 29, 1999)
  • "Paul West" (January 6, 2000),
  • "Eric Richards (1924-2004)" (August 4, 1999),
  • "John Hutchinson",
  • "Donald Soper" (January 2000),
  • "A tribute to Chester Campbell" (March 1995),
  • "A tribute to Eric Garland" (February 1997),
  • "A toast to Harrison McCain" (January 17, 1998),
  • "A toast to James F. O'Sullivan" (April 23, 1999),
  • "Bob Burridge: a tribute (sort of)" (April 12, 1991),
  • "For Colin B. Mckay" (March 30, 1999),
  • "Beaverbrook's choice: the appointment of Colin B. Mackay as President of UNB" (February 18, 2003),
  • "Tom Condon" (May 14, 2003),
  • "Mary Ives (Anglin) Mackay,"
  • "The Beaverbrook Beneficence" (January 1992),
  • "Frank McKenna" (April 13, 2006),
  • "Ted Williams" (July 11, 2002),
  • "The brothers Kennedy at UNB. Introduction,"
  • "Notes for remarks about Les Harris at AAU Dinner" (March 22, 1990),
  • "Opening of Pratt exhibition" (September 16, 1993),
  • "Senator J. Trevor Eyton" (January 19, 1994),
  • "Michael Higgins" (May 9, 1994),
  • "Introduction for peter Gzowski" (February 16, 1995),
  • "Alex Colville" (November 10, 1995),
  • "Remarks for the opening of an exhibition of the sculpture of Judith Schwartz" (January 14, 1998),
  • "Installation of Bonnie Patterson: Luncheon talk" (October 2, 1998),
  • "Introduction for David Johnston" (May 19, 1999),
  • "Brian Hendley" (June 2, 1999),
  • "Peter Harvey Sims to be Doctor of Laws" (June 15, 1999)
  • "For Jim Kalbfleisch" (December 10, 2000),
  • "For Susan Shantz" (April 24, 2000),
  • "For Ian Lithgow, friend and colleague" (October 19, 2000),
  • "Paul Mitchell" (April 3, 2001),
  • "Arnold Naimark" (August 1998),
  • "Anastasios Christodoulou: the very model of a Secretary General" (August 2002),
  • "Introduction for Michael Ignatieff" (January 24, 2001),
  • "For Paul Davenport, Officer of the Order of Canada" (October 28, 2002),
  • "Conclusion to slide/video tribute to Valentine O'Donovan" (October 29, 2002),
  • "J. Robert S. Prichard to be Doctor of Laws" (May 18, 2002),
  • "For Lyle Hallman: a funeral tribute" (October 31, 2003),
  • "Russel Legge: a funeral tribute" (March 28, 2004),
  • "Welcome to the groom & toast to the bride" (May 2005),
  • "For Bill Klassen" (April 23, 2006),
  • "Words for Robin" (March 24, 2013),
  • "For Mary Bales,"
  • "For Doris Nicholson" (August 21, 2015),
  • "A funeral tribute for Jim Kalbfleisch" (April 30, 2017).

Also includes one drawing by Gerard Brender à Brandis titled “Winterton, Newfoundland” and photocopies of photographs.

Downey, James

Bowlby, George Herbert.

File consists of one painted portrait of George Herbert Bowlby in his army uniform. The painting appears to be watercolour on ivorine, and the signature reads E.C. Blisley, 1917. Bowlby died in 1917 during First World War and this is possibly a commemorative portrait.

Bowlby Boyd Family


One mounted painting of a jack-in-the-pulpit flower, one watercolour landscape signed by D.E.W., and one reverse painting on glass of puppies.

Schantz Russell Family


File consists of twenty three prints by Virgil Burnett. The prints are of five different images by Burnett.

Burnett, Virgil


File consists of ten collage artworks created by Virgil Burnett. Each artwork is a large piece of construction paper with words cut out from newspapers pasted on to form poems. Some have illustrations as well.

Burnett, Virgil

The constant mistress (Physick 867).

File consists of one print of The Constant Mistress. Numbered 7/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress printed by the Golden Cockerel Press.

Gill, Eric

Schantz, Ruth.

Photograph of Ruth Schantz on an illustrated mount. The photograph consists of four separate shots of Ruth in different poses that have been developed together as one photograph and mounted on a large board around which Carrie Flagler Schantz has painted pink flowers. The mount is dated September 30, 1899 and includes two lines from the poem, Seven Times One by Jean Ingelow: “I've said my seven times over and over; Seven times one are seven.”

Schantz Russell Family

Child drawings.

File consists of one leaf of paper with drawings by a child on it. Possibly by Julian or Dana Porter Jr.

Porter, Dana Harris

Sketchbook, 1967 : London, Lugano.

One sketchbook (9 pages). Includes landscapes and cityscapes of London and Lugano: Hyde Park, the Marble Arch, Great Cumberland Crescent, an outdoor scene in Lugano, still life studies, flowers, and figures.

Odd, Herbert

Busy Berlin map poster.

File consists of one reprint of the Busy Berlin map of 1912. The map was reprinted in 1989 at 69% of the original size by the Kitchener Public Library.

Kaufman Family

Retirement gift.

Retirement gift in the form of a drawing received by Cully Schmidt from his work colleagues at the Kitchener-Waterloo Record in 1975. Drawing shows a caricature of Schmidt as "The Iron Duke" by Bert Bullock, and signed by his colleagues.

Schmidt, Carl B.

Memorial exhibit typescripts and pamphlets

Series contains leaflets relating to Homer Watson’s life and memorial exhibits. Leaflets contain information about memorial exhibits such as one held by the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company building in Kitchener. One of the leaflets also contains a photocopied sketch of a graveyard scene. The series also contains a typescript biography of Watson written by his friend, Ross Hamilton. Another typescript covers a speech by Watson to shareholders of the Waterloo County Grand River Park. The speech calls for the conservation of a woodland area called Cressman Bush.

14. Address by H. Watson “Conservation of Cressman Bush for Waterloo County”
15. Homer Watson Paintings
16. Expense Account of Ross Hamilton in Connection with H. Watson Estate Feb. 4-10

17. Homer Watson, Artist - A Tribute
18. Biography of Homer Watson by Ross Hamilton
19. Catalogue Memorial Exhibition of Original Paintings by Homer Watson, R.C.A., L.L.D. 1947

Birthday card.

Handmade birthday card from Orpheus Moyer Schantz to Sophie Schantz. The card has scherenschnitte edges and features calligraphy, drawings of small animals, birds and plants. It reads: "May Happy Returns. Sophie E. Schantz. May 4-'89"

Schantz Russell Family


One sketch of an owl by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) in pencil outline which has been filled in with crayons.

Schantz Russell Family

Plate No. I.

File consists of one hand drawn printing plate titled Plate No. I. The plate shows upper case and lower letters as well as numbers in various fonts and sizes. Plate is signed by W.H.E. Schmalz and is dated at R.M. College, Kingston, January 31, 1910. The plate has been given a grade of 75.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Divine lovers (Physick 915).

File consists of one print of Divine Lovers. Numbered 14/25 and signed by Gill. Originally the frontispiece from Morals and Marriage.

Gill, Eric

Plate No. II.

File consists of one hand drawn printing plate titled Plate No. II. The plate shows upper case and lower letters as well as numbers in various fonts and sizes. Plate is signed by W.H.E. Schmalz and is dated at R.M. College, Kingston, March 14, 1910. The plate has been given a grade of 95.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Sketchbook, 1967 : Skye, Scotland.

One sketchbook (17 pages). Includes landscape sketches of the Western Isles, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, the Highland Ferry, and Iona, as well as sketches of flowers, ships, boats, birds, and cars.

Odd, Herbert

Porter, Dana : caricature.

File consists of one reproduction of a caricature of Dana Porter by Henry H. Bull. Bull was the Crown Attorney for Metropolitan Toronto and the County of York and drew many caricatures of colleagues. The reproduction print is mounted using Durograf technology, a type of screen printing where the image is applied to a spunbonded polyester fibre. The image has been mounted on a piece of acrylic, with a biography of Henry Bull on the back.

Porter, Dana Harris

Ecce tu pulchra es (Physick 614).

File consists of one print of Ecce Tu Pulchra Es, showing three women. Part of the print is in blue. Numbered 1/10 and signed by Gill. Originally intended to be used for the Cranach Press edition of Canticum, Canticorum.

Gill, Eric

The empty bed (Physick 876).

File consists of one print of The Empty Bed. Numbered 19/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress. Also includes a photocopy of the print and a caption from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room.

Gill, Eric

Ephemera : drawings.

Twenty drawings and sketches by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Included are portraits, studies of animals, technical drawings for a boat, one ink drawing of the back of a woman in a gown, two drawings after C.D. Gibson- "When Doctors Disagree" and "Mr. Pipp just after dinner steps our for a few moments with a change acquaintance. He returns at 2 A.M.", and two with leaf varieties and poetry. Smaller drawings were originally found in an old men's silk handkerchief box with other ephemera.

Schantz Russell Family

Porter, Dana : reproductions of paintings.

File consists of six high quality colour photocopies of original paintings by Dana Porter. The paintings are typically Northern Ontario landscapes and were stylistically inspired by the Group of Seven. Porter's maternal uncle was Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris.

Porter, Dana Harris

Sketchbook, 1968 : Wellfleet.

One sketchbook (17 pages). Includes sketches of landscapes, cityscapes, marinas, flowers, boats, geometric studies, birds, and still life studies.

Odd, Herbert

Construction paper tie.

A tie made from red construction paper made by an unknown individual. Words describing Andrew Telegdi are written on the tie.

Telegdi, Andrew

Sketchbook, 1968 : Cape Cod.

One sketchbook (21 pages). Includes ms. notes, landscape sketches of Provincetown and Wellfleet, sketches of harbours and boats, figures, cityscapes, still life studies, geometric designs, and painting plans.

Odd, Herbert

Brochures (file 2 of 2).

Contains one colour poster advertising Dare Foods Limited schoolhouse promotion. The promotion consisted of customers filling out ballots to win a free cardboard schoolhouse playhouse for children.

Dare Foods Limited

Andrew Telegdi by Eugène Bellemare.

An original caricature of Andrew Telegdi by Eugène Bellemare. The caricature was drawn in pen and pencil on paper and is signed by the artist. The caricature was published on page one hundred and sixteen of Bellemare’s book titled, Caricatures. Photocopies of this caricature are included in this file. Also includes two copies of a second caricature of Andrew Telegdi by Eugène Bellemare. This caricature does not contain any signatures or inscriptions and is likely a photocopied reproduction. It is possible that this caricature appeared in Bellemare’s book titled, Meet Your MPs, 1993-1997. In addition, the file contains an invoice issued to Andrew Telegdi during his tenure as a Member of Parliament likely for the purchase of the caricature(s) at the cost of $50.00 from “Caricatures in Trust,” House of Commons.

Telegdi, Andrew

Political cartoon by Patrick Corrigan.

A colour copy of a political cartoon by editorial cartoonist Patrick Corrigan that was likely featured in the Toronto Star. The cartoon depicts Michael Ignatieff, then Leader of the Opposition, driving a large Liberal bus closely behind Stephen Harper, then Prime Minister of Canada, shown driving a small car filled with recreational items such as golf clubs and a fishing rod. The cartoon includes the following caption: “Objects in the rear-view mirror may appear closer than…” This copy was likely given to Andrew Telegdi. The political cartoon is signed by Michael Ignatieff.

Telegdi, Andrew

Hamlet (Physick 838).

File consists of one print of Hamlet, the cover page for the Hague and Gill edition of Hamlet. Numbered 12/25 and signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Exhibit clippings

Series contains clippings documenting memorial exhibits for Homer Watson and articles reviewing his life. There are two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings between 1936 and 1947. One scrapbook contains mostly newspaper memorabilia and exhibition advertisements, while the other contains clippings focused mainly on announcing exhibits throughout Ontario along with press and editorial comments. There are also files of clippings that discuss the closure of Watson’s art gallery and studio in 1947. One of the clippings is a print, from a magazine, depicting Homer Watson.

New years card.

Handmade New Years card sent to Sophie Schantz. The card has scherenschnitte edges and features calligraphy and a painting of pink flower blossoms by Carrie Schantz. It reads "Of this joyous day. Sophie Schantz. Many happy returns."

Schantz Russell Family

The history of King Henry VIII (Physick 925).

File consists of one print of the frontispiece for Henry the Eighth. Signed by Gill with a note reading "for Shakespear's Henry VIII pub by New York Limited Edition Club, 1937. Also includes the back of the original mat.

Gill, Eric

Dogwood drawing.

A black ink drawing of a dogwood flower and an unidentified building done by Orpheus Moyer Schantz September 1st and 2nd, 1895.

Schantz Russell Family

The holy face (Physick 111).

File consists of one print of The Holy Face. Originally an illustration for "Ritus Servandus In Benedictione" printed by the St. Dominic's Press.

Gill, Eric

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