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Margareta Riehl birth certificate.

  • SCA284-GA319
  • Collection
  • 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.

Lily Dale scrapbooks.

  • SCA300-GA336
  • Collection
  • 1890-1925

Collection consists of two scrapbooks maintained by William Phillips. The first includes clippings from newspapers and magazines that date from 1890 to 1914. Included are articles on topics relating to spiritualism, advertisements for mediums, and advertising for spiritualism products including the Ouija board. These materials are glued into "A History of Europe" and most clippings feature underlining of important sections.

The second scrapbook includes both clippings as well as handwritten notes from the spirit world. The notes were sent from friends and family of William Phillips including his wife Elizabeth, sister Fanny, brother John Edward and father Joseph. The notes primarily came through medium P.L.O.A. Keeler at Lily Dale. Most of the clippings are advertisements for publications relating to spiritualism and the occult.

Phillips, William

Barker's Powder puzzle pictures.

  • SCA304-GA340
  • Collection
  • 1902

File consists of nine puzzle picture advertisements for Barker's Powder. The advertisements were snipped from a newspaper and feature a short story with a puzzle picture. The versos show astrology charts as well as letters of recommendation for Barker's Powder.

Barker's Powder

Vanity Fair men of the day prints.

  • SCA305-GA341
  • Collection
  • 1877-1897

Collection consists of seven caricature prints of "men of the day" from the British weekly magazine Vanity Fair. Includes images of Mr. R. Richardson-Gardner; Mr. Herbert Spencer; Marquis of Winchester; Admiral Sir H.R. Yelverton; Mr. Joseph Ernest Renan; The Reverend Arthur Tooth; Lord H.F. Thynne.

David Shannon Bowlby fonds.

  • SCA57-GA33
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1921

Fonds consists of 28 items of correspondence between David Shannon Bowlby and his family.

Bowlby, David Shannon

Roy Mitchell typescript.

  • SCA67-GA38
  • Collection
  • 1913

One transcript of "The Blue Bird", written by Roy M. Mitchell. The typescript has been hand bound and a manuscript note, in Mitchell's hand reads:
"This impression of the “Blue Bird” is limited to three copies on superfine linen record, typewritten and made into a book. The copies have been disposed of as follows:
1. To Georgina Helen Saunders of Toronto
2. Reserved
3. Offered to the Forum Magazine of New York for publication.
This copy is number 1., and signed this sixteenth day of February 1913. Roy M. Mitchell."

The typescript is an essay reviewing Maurice Maeterlinck's play "Blue Bird".

Mitchell, Roy Matthews

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.

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

Responses to petitions : petition on acid rain.

File consists of signed individual acid rain petition forms (many with envelopes and stamps) returned to Judy Godfrey or the Muskoka Acid Rain Petition Committee, and original and photocopies of the signed petition. File also includes letters of support for the petition, notes, and photocopied newspaper clippings.

Godfrey, Judy

William Kindree fonds.

  • SCA218-GA204
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1966]-1990, predominant 1967-1971

Fonds consists of material relating to William Kindree's involvement in the WATFOR 360 group and material relating to the 25th anniversary of WATFOR. Includes Kindree's notes (design and general) and draft documentation, guides and other publications about WATFOR, photocopied conference proceedings and published papers, correspondence, a newsletter, and a photograph of the WATFOR team.

Kindree, William

WATFOR group : progress and documentation.

File consists of material relating to the WATFOR group and Kindree's involvement with the development of /360 WATFOR and WATFIV. Includes a photocopy of draft documentation for WATFOR and notes about the group's progress and activities.

Kindree, William

Updates for /360 WATFOR compiler.

File consists of material relating to the /360 WATFOR compiler. Includes a memorandum addressed to all /360 WATFOR users and several loose packages containing updates and corrections for the program, including printed lines of code.

Kindree, William

Manuscript cookbook.

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

One vellum bound manuscript 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. 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.

Burrett, Alida : Kitchener Waterloo Status of Women Group.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by Alida Burrett while she was a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Status of Women Group. Includes notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, and more. The materials are separated into sections and appear to have originally been in a tabbed binder.

Burrett, Alida and George

Two career families.

File consists of materials related to two career families. Includes a report on the "problems" of two career families, as well as correspondence.

Burrett, Alida and George

Burrett, Alida : Environmental Protection

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Alida Burrett relating to her interest and work in environmental protection, particularly air quality and deforestation. Includes materials related to Clayoquot Sound, materials from the Citizens Advisory Committee and Air Quality including clippings, correspondence, municipal publications, surveys and ephemera as well as a speech by Alida Burrett.

Burrett, Alida and George

Calyoquot Sound.

File consists of two items relating to Clayoquot Sound and the anti-logging ecofeminist protests there. Includes a brochure advertising the documentary "Fury for the Sound" as well as a newsletter sent to the Friends of Clayoquot Sound.

Burrett, Alida and George

Nuclear disarmament.

File consists a materials related to nuclear disarmament and the "star wars" program. Includes a statement from Voice of Women, a newsletter from Voice of Women, one item of correspondence between the Burretts and Hon. Walter McLean, notes for an address on peace by Douglas Roche, a report from parliament, and House of Commons debate information.

Burrett, Alida and George

Sommer family fonds.

  • SCA344-GA393
  • Fonds
  • [1918?]-February 15, 2008

A compilation of personal correspondence consisting mostly of letters exchanged between members of the Sommer family, and occasionally their friends, in Canada or Germany. These letters are interspersed with details of family life and contain observations about the Sommer family’s immigration to Canada, educational pursuits, health and well-being, relationships, finances, businesses and careers, and more. Additionally, these letters contain commentary on contemporary social and political events including the aftermath of World War II, Quebec separatism, and German politics during the 1970s and 1980s. The fonds also incudes photographs, greeting cards, postcards, pamphlets and related ephemera likely exchanged alongside the letters between family members and friends.

Sommer family

Briefe von Annemarie Boden, Max Boden, Axel and Sibylle Boden, 1954 mit einige briefe von John und Gisela Sommer an Annemarie Boden.

Correspondence primarily between the Sommer family and the Boden family. The Boden family lived in Bonn, Germany and included Annemarie Boden, Max Boden, Axel Boden and Sibylle Boden. Of special interest are letters commenting on social and political matters such as issues of ethnicity, Quebec separatism, and World War II. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, press clippings, a funeral invitation, and photographs of a family home and the University of Bonn in Germany.

Familienbriefe: 1958-1962.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters describing Eduard and Elisabeth Höpken’s impending trip to Canada and letters discussing Ulrich Sommer’s adult adoption by a man named Friedrich Joachim who lived in Germany. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, floor plans, and a wedding invitation.

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.

Familienbriefe: 1973-1975.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Eduard Höpken’s declining health and Angelika Sommer’s relationship with her parents and her husband Uwe Schriever. Records include letters and greeting cards.

Familienbriefe: 1979-1980.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters sent between Gisela Sommer and Ulrich Sommer that were written while Gisela visited her parents in Germany. Also contains a copy of the last will and testament of Friederich Höpken. Friederich Höpken was Eduard Höpken’s brother and he lived in Brazil. Records include letters, greeting cards, and postcards.

Familienbriefe: 1985-1987.

  • SCA344-GA393-19
  • File
  • November 22, 1979-June 8, 1996, predominant 1985-1987
  • Part of Sommer family fonds.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters sent between Gisela Sommer and Ulrich Sommer that were written while Gisela visited her parents in Germany. Of special interest is a letter by Ulrich to Gisela that describes his experience attending Barker Fairley’s birthday celebration at University College in Toronto, Ontario on May 21, 1986. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, funeral invitations, and photographs of family members.

Familienbriefe: 1988-1992.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Angelika Sommer’s training and participation in a local choir and Cornelius Sommer’s trip to Hamburg, Germany in 1993. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, press clippings, and photographs of family members, events, pets, and a choir.

Familienbriefe: 1993-1999.

  • SCA344-GA393-21
  • File
  • [August 1977?]-[December 14, 1999?], predominant 1993-1999
  • Part of Sommer family fonds.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as information about Angelika Sommer’s partner Gunther (surname unknown) and Angelika’s concern for Isle Stein’s well-being. Isle Stein was a friend of the Sommer family and she lived in Germany. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, press clippings and, photographs of family members, flowers, buildings, Christmas decorations, and art.

Family Letters: 1952-2008.

Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family and Wilhelm and Helga Höpken. Wilhelm and Helga Höpken are Gisela Sommer’s brother and sister-in-law. Of special interest is a programme for an exhibit presented by the University of Guelph from January 12, 2001 to March 17, 2001 titled, The John & Gisela Sommer Collection: 40 years of collections at Gallery House Sol. The exhibit featured 111 items, mostly books and prints, collected by Ulrich and Gisela Sommer for their art gallery, Gallery House Sol. All of the items featured in the exhibit were subsequently donated to the University of Guelph. Records include letters, greeting cards, post cards, a programme, press clippings and, photographs of family members, friends, plants, art, and animals.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family fonds.

Material related to the lives and activities of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario, in particular of the parents, aunt and grandparents of Mary Ham. Includes biographical information, clippings, correspondence, diaries, ephemera and photographs.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Mary : ephemera, artifact.

A valentine's card sent to Mary Kaufman in 1874. Also includes a Christmas card from Mary Kaufman [ca. 1920] with a Japanese Christmas card to her attached and one pink and blue embroidered book mark

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Ratz family : biographical.

Material relating to the Henry Ratz family. Consists of photocopies of genealogical information, photocopies of photographs and photocopies of clippings. Contains one snapshot of the "Ratz homestead, Elmira?" and a letter from Herb Ratz to Mary Ham, Jan. 11, 1992.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Augustine and Kaufman families.

A photograph of the Augustine and Kaufman families taken on December 25, 1941 in front of 22 Margaret Ave. Kitchener, Ontario.

Back row, left to right: Albert William Augustine, Mary Eleanor Kaufman (Merritt), Edmond Kaufman, Bernard Sandwell, Robert Kaufman, Carl Kaufman, Alvin Ratz Kaufman, Milton Ratz Kaufman.

Middle Row, left to right: Mary Caroline Augustine, Edna Louise Augustine, Helen Mary Sandwell, Jean Kaufman (wife of A.R. Kaufman), Jean Kaufman (Koetsier), Emma Ratz Kaufman, Edith Kaufman (wife of M.R. Kaufman), John Ross Augustine.

Front row, left to right, seated: Mrs. Hutton, Mary Kaufman.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Breithaupt family gathering.

Snapshot taken during a Breithaupt family gathering.

Back row, left to right: Milton Cook (family friend), Mary Caroline Augustine, Ella Cook (wife of Milton Cook), Marion Augustine (wife of Lee Augustine who was a second cousin of Albert William Augustine), J.C. Breithaupt (brother of Caroline Barbara Augustine), Albert William Augustine.

Front row, left to right, Laurine Catharine Augustine (daughter of Caroline Barbara Augustine), Edna Louise Kaufman (Augustine), Frieda Breithaupt (daughter of J.C. Breithaupt), Caroline Barbara Breithaupt (Augustine), Carrie Breithaupt (wife of J.C. Breithaupt).

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Ham, Peter Stace.

Full body studio portrait of Peter Stace Ham (b. March 22, 1957) as an infant seen seated with legs at side and looking off camera.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma : photograph album from Matsunoya cottage on Drag Lake, Haliburton, Ontario.

Photograph album containing snapshots taken at Emma Kaufman's cottage in Haliburton, Ontario between 1942-1968. Inserted in the album is a hand-made "newsletter" by Patty Augustine concerning activities at the cottage in the summer of 1965. Identifications appear throughout and include:

  • Charlotte Adams
  • Mateo Ando
  • Mrs. Aspinwall
  • Albert William Augustine
  • Barbie Augustine
  • Edna Augustine
  • Keith Augustine
  • Patty-Anne Augustine
  • Gerhard A. Baum
  • Elinor Black
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cary
  • Connie Chappell
  • Stella Cheng
  • David Chu
  • Grace Chu
  • Samuel Chu
  • Dorothy Cleveland
  • Bruce Coates
  • Donald Coates
  • Donna Coates
  • Ella Cook
  • Milton Cook
  • Mrs. Hans de Does
  • Dr. and Mrs. Duncan
  • Mary Dingman
  • Evelyn Fox
  • Ella Grott
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kau
  • Reiko Kawano
  • Taye Shidachi Kiachi
  • P. Haga
  • Michiko Hasegawa
  • Phyllis Haslam
  • Yoshio Hikida
  • Eleanor Hinder
  • Jean Hutchinson
  • Hide Hyodo
  • Arthur Jorgensen
  • Lona Jorgensen
  • Julia Matouskova
  • Aiko Murakami
  • Michael Murakami
  • Ian Paisley
  • Mae Paisley
  • Marnie Paisley
  • Pennie Paisley
  • Kay Phelps
  • Mary Phelps
  • Sidney Phelps
  • Ward Phelps
  • Florence Rawlinson
  • Anna Rice
  • Eric Roeder
  • Lucille Roeder
  • Sanda Roeder
  • Winnifred Ross
  • Gertrude Rutherford
  • Luella Ruterhford
  • Sumi Sasaki
  • Chizuko Shimano
  • Tsune Shirai
  • Ryrie Smith
  • Sachi Takimoto
  • W. Thomas
  • Yuriko Toriumi
  • Ernest Trueman
  • Louise Trueman
  • Ruth F. Woodsmall
  • Hiro Yamanaka
  • Margaret Yamanaka
  • Masako Yamanaka
  • Mr. and Mrs. Young

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma Ratz.

Head and shoulders portrait of Emma Ratz Kaufman. In the photograph, Emma is wearing a brooch from the Young Women’s Christian Association in Japan in recognition of 30 years of service.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma : 1938.

One piece of personal correspondence from Emma Kaufman to her sister Edna. Also includes one report relating to activities of the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) by Emma Kaufman and a report by Margaret Hockin on the ceremonies relating to the 25th anniversary of Emma Kaufman's arrival in Japan. Additionally contains a leaflet memorializing Hedwig Dora Hobrecker, a pamphlet on the Airindan Settlement in Nippori, Arakawa Ku, Tokyo, Japan and an annual report of the Tokyo Y.W.C.A. for 1938.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma : 1941.

Four pieces of personal correspondence one written to Emma Kaufman, and three written by Emma Kaufman. These three letters are written to friends in Japan and are dated Dec. 4, 5 and 7 respectively, and describe her efforts to gather material to send back with a Japanese friend on the Dec. 14th sailing of a ship from Los Angeles to Japan.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma : 1966 : 85th birthday.

Material relating to a "pre-birthday party" held for Emma Kaufman at Covenant College in Toronto, Ontario. Contains an invitation, guest-book sheets, regrets list, snapshots, photographs, and party ephemera.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Costume party : minuet.

Two photographs of two different couples in 18th-century costume likely taken at the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.). Both photographs contain inscriptions on the verso.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Tokyo Y.W.C.A. : 25th Anniversary.

A photograph of a presentation of flowers to Mrs. Mata, of the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) during the Tokyo Y.W.C.A.'s 25th anniversary. The photograph may also include Miss Caroline MacDonald and Miss Michi Kawai.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma and Tsune Shirai.

Photograph of Tsune Shirai and Emma R. Kaufman standing on a sidewalk along Rosehill Avenue in Toronto and smiling at the camera. Trees and residential homes are visible in background.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Kaufman, Emma.

Photograph of Emma Kaufman outside in front of a tree and flowerbed. Kaufman is seen looking at camera, dressed in a matching button up jacket and skirt.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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