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Jardine family fonds.

  • SCA9-GA5
  • Fonds
  • 1797-1927

Fonds consists of seventeen documents relating to the Jardine family, dating from 1797 to 1927, including correspondence, character references, certificates of marriage, articles of partnership, and one will.

Jardine Family

Barrett Autograph Collection

  • SCA89-GA59
  • Collection
  • 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
  • Collection
  • 1842

Contains one letter from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington addressed to Francis Fane, the 12th Earl of Westmorland.

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

Account book.

  • SCA71-GA40
  • Collection
  • 1800-1809

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

Victoria Mary Sackville-West letter.

  • SCA64-WA36
  • Collection
  • 1944

Fonds consists of one holograph letter dated March 9, 1944 from Sackville-West to Mrs. Leslie Hotson discussing the effects of war on South-West England.

Sackville-West, Victoria

Gladys Lilian King fonds.

  • SCA62-WA35
  • Fonds
  • 1919

Fonds consists of one 141 page carbon typescript of "Among the beavers: Canadians and others" by Gladys Lillian King. The work is a personal narrative of the work done by the Military Women Police in and around the Beaver Hut in the Strand, London. Also includes two photographs of King with others.

King, Gladys Lilian

Maria Louise Clough scrapbook.

  • SCA44-WA24
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1887

One scrapbook kept by Maria Louise Clough while on a trip from Boston to England, Scotland, France and Italy in 1886 and 1887. The scrapbook contains cards, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and realia (including plant material), and provides insight into the activities and tastes of a young woman from that period of time. Among the contents are: Cunard ephemera (including deck plans, menus, passenger list), theatre ephemera (including Henry Irving in Faust at the Lyceum), a cigarette, lace, Westminster Abbey ephemera, transportation tickets, a moving-part Christmas card, fringe forming part of the decoration of the funeral car of the Duke of Wellington, postcards, engravings, hotel ephemera, identified leaves and flowers, etc.

Clough, Maria Louise

Edgar William Pyke coin collection.

  • SCA367-GA423
  • Collection
  • 585 BCE-1935

Collection of coins ranging from the Persian Empire of the 6th century BCE to 19th century Britain. The coins reflect the development of the monetary systems, art, religion and shifting borders of the world. Also included are a coin weight and various electrotype coin reproductions.

Pyke, Edgar William

Travel diary.

  • SCA361-GA414
  • Collection
  • [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.

Handkerchief of King George V.

  • SCA302-GA338
  • Collection
  • [before 1914]

File consists of one mounted handkerchief showing a portrait of King George V in military dress [possibly wearing the Order of the Medjidie]. The portrait is surrounded in each corner by images of the Royal Dragoons, Gordon Highlanders, Bengal Lancers and Irish Guards and a border of flags, British, French, Russian, Russian Imperial, Belgian, and one unknown flag [possibly Serbian?].

George V, King of Great Britain

Percy S. Keeting photograph album.

  • SCA283-GA318
  • Collection
  • 1897-1922

One photograph album owned by Percy S. Keeting with 120 photographs of daily life in Britain.

Keeting, Percy S.

Charles Bickerstaffe and Norman Atwood indenture.

  • SCA272-GA293
  • Collection
  • 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

Kenneth Rowntree Germany collection.

  • SCA264-GA281
  • Collection
  • 1944-[ca. 1946]

Collection consists of materials collected by Kenneth Rowntree during his time in Germany as part of the Canadian Army Dental Corps at the end of the Second World War. The collection includes materials primarily created in Oldenburg including a scrapbook relating to the Hitlerjugend, propaganda photographs, a playbill, and a brochure for the Beaver Club.

Rowntree, Kenneth

Warren U. Ober Tintern Abbey print.

  • SCA263-GA280
  • Collection
  • 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.

R.A. Haney collection of legal instruments.

  • SCA244-GA246
  • Collection
  • 1738-1862

Collection consists of six British legal instruments, on vellum used by R.A. Haney when teaching law courses. Includes:

  • 1. Richard Knight and Elizabeth Collyer to John Hilde, assignment of lease of land, July 20, 1738;
  • 2. John Ball and Elizabeth Ball to John Hyde, partitioning of land, Dec. 23, 1754;
    1. John Ball and wife to John Hyde, assignment of land, Mar 14, 1757;
    2. George Elwes and John Elwes to Mr. George Lockett, reassignment of land, Apr 28, 1801;
    3. Benjamin Wall and Joseph Malden, lease, May 31, 1852;
    4. George Lockett to George Winter, reassignment of land, July 3, 1862 and George Winter to John Wright reassignment of land and John Wright to John Hyde reassignment of land.

Haney, R.A.

Jerzy Pindera fonds.

  • SCA232-GA230
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1999

Fonds consists of materials relating to the life and career of Jerzy Pindera, with a specific focus on his time in World War II and as a prisoner of war in Sachsenhausen concentration camp during the Holocaust. Includes correspondence, articles, war records and short stories, as well as tapes of interviews conducted with Pindera.

Pindera, Jerzy Tadeusz

Ivan W. Keffer fonds.

  • SCA223-GA210
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]-1965

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated mainly by Ivan W. Keffer, and some by his wife Mary L. Keffer, that documents the lives and activities of the Keffers, especially during the time they lived in Germany. Records also relate to the career of Ivan W. Keffer at the F.W. Woolworth Co. Includes diaries, correspondence, photographs, souvenir postcards and other ephemera, personal documents, reports, clippings, and other material.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

London, England local government scrapbook

  • SCA18-GA10
  • Collection
  • 1886-1892

Scrapbook of manuscript notes, clippings, leaflets, handbills and other ephemera concerning the local government in London, England, from 1886 to 1892. Some of the clippings are accompanied by handwritten annotations. The scrapbook has a front pocket that holds several loose-leaf notes, clippings, and pamphlets.

Clippings cover a wide range of topics concerning the London County Council and Kensington Parliament such as meetings, motions, tax reforms, public addresses, as well as news about the law and parliamentary committees.

The Petworth Project fonds.

  • SCA162-GA136
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2000

Consists of material relating to the research for, writing and publication of two volumes relating to the Petworth Emigration Scheme: Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada : the Petworth Project, 1832-1837 / by Wendy Cameron and Mary McDougall Maude, and English immigrant voices : labourers letters from Upper Canada in the 1830's, both of which were published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2000.

The files retained by the Project fall into three broad categories :

1) the "results of genealogical research in England and the family history files used in creating the list in Part 2 of Assisting emigration;
2) files relating to research in Canadian genealogical resources;
3) files dealing with the process and creation of the books."

Included are correspondence among the primary researchers and to and from individuals relating to families and individual emigrants, data sheets and electronic databases relating to Petworth emigrants and sponsors, photocopies of original correspondence and documents, research notes, drafts and working papers relating to the editing of the final manuscripts.

The Jackman Foundation

Percival Horton-Smith Hartley scrapbooks.

  • SCA16-GA9
  • Collection
  • 1921-1939

Fonds contains two scrapbooks created by Sir Percival Hartley dating from 1921 to 1939. Both contain newspaper clippings and handwritten notes relating to a variety of topics in areas such as theology, physicians, poetry, and the history of England.

Hartley, Sir Percival Horton-Smith

Euboea.

Silver drachma from the Euboean league (Island of Euboea, Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Euboea and on the reverse a bull's head and kantharos.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rhodes.

Silver didrachm from Rhodes (Greece) showing on the obverse the radiate head of Helios and on the reverse a rose.

Pyke, Edgar William

Thebes.

Silver hemidrachm from Thebes (Greece) showing on the obverse a Boeotian shield and on the reverse a Kantharos.

Pyke, Edgar William

Italy.

Silver denarius from a military mint, possibly in Italy, showing on the obverse an elephant trampling a horned serpent over the word Caesar and on the reverse priestly implements. Stuck during the reign of Julius Caesar after his crossing of the Rubicon into Italy. This coin was possibly struck from the horde at the State treasury at the Temple of Saturn in Rome.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse Victory flying holding a wreath.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Roma and on the reverse the dioscuri mounted on horses.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Caracalla and on the reverse victory on prow.

Pyke, Edgar William

Milan.

Bronze coin from Milan (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Aurelian and on the reverse Fortuna seated left on wheel, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Nerva and on the reverse Fortuna standing holding rudder and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Julia Domna and the reverse Felicitas standing holding a sceptre and caduceus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Familienbriefe: 1967-1969.

  • SCA344-GA393-9
  • File
  • February 6, 1966-[January 8, 1970?], predominant 1967-1969
  • Part of Sommer family fonds.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Ulrich Sommer and Cornelius Sommer’s studies in university, Angelika Sommer’s pending visit with her grandparents, and Lina Neumeyer Raatz’s declining health. Lina Neumeyer Raatz was Ulrich Sommer’s aunt and she lived in Germany. Also contains correspondence between the Sommer family and the Altenmueller family from Cooksville, Ontario. Records include letters, postcards, and pamphlets.

England.

Bronze farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse Britannia seated. This is a bun farthing, so called because of the young head of Queen Victoria with a bun, with a beaded border.

Pyke, Edgar William

Caen, France.

File consists of six slides showing grave markers in Caen, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Propaganda Research Papers : Series 3A Week No. 60. Intake Report : U.S.A. Broadcasts for the American Listener during week 21st – 27th Oct.

Weekly intake report on broadcasts in English for North American listeners mainly from the United States of America, Germany, Italy and England. Copy no. 27.

University of Waterloo. Department of Political Science.

Suffragettes.

Illustrated postcard of a police office with a gesturing suffragette holding a "Votes for Women" poster thrown over his shoulder. Captioning on postcard reads: "The Suffragettes. Are we downhearted? No!"

Featuring a cartoon by Donald McGill, the postcard was published by E.S., London.

Thasos.

Silver drachma from Thasos (Thrace, now Greece) showing on the obverse a naked ithyphallic Satyr carrying off a protesting nymph and on the reverse an incuse quadripartite square.

Pyke, Edgar William

Olympic Games, Berlin.

One snapshot of a track and field stadium full of people, most with right arms outstretched in a Nazi salute taken during the entrance of Adolf Hitler.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Thasos.

Silver obol from Thasos (Thrace, now Greece) showing on the obverse a Satyr and on the reverse an amphora.

Pyke, Edgar William

Aegina.

Silver stater from Aegina (Greece) showing on the obverse a land tortoise with thirteen plates and on the reverse an incuse square with five compartments containing letters and a dolphin.

Pyke, Edgar William

Syracuse.

Electrotype coin from Syracuse (in two parts) showing on one coin the head of Apollo and on the other the head of Artemis.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Cnut and on the reverse a short cross with a broken annulet surrounding a pellet in each angle.

Pyke, Edgar William

Lincoln.

Silver penny from Lincoln (England) showing on the obverse the head of Cnut and on the reverse a short cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Aethelred II and on the reverse a small cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Visit of Mr. R.C. Kirkwood in Frankfort.

File consists of a photograph of a group of men standing on a street in front of several buildings during the visit of Mr. R.C. Kirkwood in Frankfort from February 22-27, 1961. The men are identified by surname on an accompanying piece of paper (typescript).

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Familienbriefe: 1962-1966.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Of special interest is a letter written by Eduard Höpken on May 29, 1965 revealing that he was a dedicated member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany since 1930. Eduard claimed that he reinstated his support for the political party after 1945. In this letter, Eduard wrote about the development of laws to provide the state increased control during emergencies. Also contains correspondence between the Sommer family and Friederich Joachim. Friederich Joachim adopted Ulrich Sommer as an adult and he lived in Germany. Records include letters, post cards, birth announcements, and a funeral invitation.

England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4. This is an 1885 maundy set.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver penny from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Aethelred II and on the reverse the hand of God.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the words EADGAR REX around a small cross and on the reverse the words GRID MONE, indicating the moneyer.

Pyke, Edgar William

Maps and tourist information.

File consists of material relating to travelling and sightseeing, probably collected by Carl A. Pollock. Includes road maps and tourist maps, leaflets and booklets from tourist attractions, and typed and ms. notes. Maps are for Kitchener, Ontario, various American states and cities, and Stuttgart, Germany.

Electrohome

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Harold II and on the reverse PAX between horizontal lines.

Pyke, Edgar William

Unidentified couple.

File consists of a snapshot of an unidentified couple standing together and smiling a the camera while visiting Bad Gastein.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse a hammer cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Keffer family.

File consists of photographs of Keffer and his family, most of which appear to have been taken while they were living in Germany. Includes snapshots of Keffer, his wife, Mary, and his daughter Mary Jane around their home, on outings or travelling, and participating in activities including golf and skiing. File also includes a portrait of Keffer's wife; a snapshot of Norman Schneider; and photographs taken at a figure skating competition or show.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Lincoln.

Silver penny from Lincoln (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse an expanding cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Stephen of Blois and on the reverse a cross moline. The coin is considered a Watord type due to the large hoard of this style of coin found in Watford.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of William I (also known as William the Bastard) and on the reverse a cross with the letters PAXS in circles in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I with a rose and on the reverse a square topped shield with the date 1561.

Pyke, Edgar William

Publicity photographs.

File consists of seven reprint and original photographs showing various aspects of YWCA programs and services. All photographs are undated. Includes photographs of Camp Clover, YW Daycare Centre, fundraising campaigns, and YW in Romania.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Zugspitze im winter.

File consists of a set of black and white photographs in a folded paper covering containing views of the Zugspitze mountain peak in winter. The original set contained 12 images, but some from another unidentified set have been added for a total of 22.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Keffer, Ivan W. : Norman C. Schneider's visit to Berlin.

Three photographs of Norman C. Schnedier's trip to Berlin in 1934. Consists of one snapshot of Schneider on board a ship, one of him at the Keffer's piano in Berlin, and one of the Keffer family and guests, including Schneider, at their home in Berlin, Germany. File also includes one postcard of Norman C. Schneider taken in front of Köln Cathedral while on a visit to Ivan W. Keffer. On the verso is a note addressed to his mother and father dated Nov. 9, 1934.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

York.

Silver halfgroat from York (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and the reverse a coat-of-arms on cross fourche; T W at sides, bishop's hat below for Archbishop Thomas Wolsey. Minted under the authority of the church.

Pyke, Edgar William

Wittenberg, Bez. Halle.

File consists of a booklet of 10 black and white postcards [rotogravure prints?] containing views of Wittenberg.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse a cross with arms that terminate in trefoils.

Pyke, Edgar William

Eschwege, Germany.

Snapshots, postcards and tourist information relating to Eschwege, Germany, home of the Roth family (Reichen Sachsen on the Werre, Hesse). Henrietta Charlotte Roth was the wife of Charles Andrew Ahrens.

Schneider family

England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

Pyke, Edgar William

Bourges, France.

File consists of five slides showing grave markers in Bourges, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Keffer, Ivan W.

Eight photographs taken during Norman C. Schneider's trip to Berlin [in 1934?]. Consists of two snapshots of the Empress of Britain and six taken in the Keffers' yard in Berlin.

Schneider family

Northampton.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Wien.

File consists of a booklet containing 64 black and white images [rotogravure prints?] of Wien.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with crosslets in the angles. The name Tealby was given to these coins because of the hoard of over 5000 of these coins was discovered at Tealby, Lincolnshire in 1807.

Pyke, Edgar William

Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse a cross with RICARDVS REX and on the reverse PICTAVIENSIS in three lines across the field.

Pyke, Edgar William

Yvetot, France.

File consists of eleven slides showing grave markers in Yvetot, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with five pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Canadian Women's Press Club European Tour photographs

Group portraits and snapshots of members of the Canadian Women's Press Club on a European tour in 1955 including Marjorie Oliver, Alva McColl, Lillian Foster, Marjorie McEnaney, Margaret Zieman and Marjory Freeman. Photos include members posing in front of site visit locations such as the Eiffle Tower, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe building and the West German Lookout Point, and more casual shots of members eating at restaurants.

Women's Press Club of Toronto

World War II : Normandy and Holland.

Six photographs of Normandy and Holland during World War II, probably taken by John Gartshore Martin. Photographs originally mounted in a frame with captions below each: Trun-Falaise gap Normandy 1944; Caen Normandy 1944; Road to Bergen-op-zoom Holland 1944; Trun-Falaise gap Normandy 1944; Kapelsche Veer Holland 1945; and Prisoners, Trun-Falaise gap Normandy 1944.

Martin, John Gartshore

Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Vichy, France.

File consists of sixteen slides showing grave markers in Vichy, France.

Urquhart, Tony

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