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Press clippings and related material.

Press clippings from various publications primarily regarding Cameron Hill, fellow aircrew, and prisoners of war likely collected by Cameron's parents, Britton and Grace Hill, during the Second World War. Also includes one holiday greeting card from Bob Spence and two photographs. The first photograph features Cameron and fellow aircrew at their British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) Wings Parade on June 7, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. The second photograph features Bob Spence and Jack Wood near El Alamein, Egypt in 1942.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Winnipeg

Correspondence, drafts, notes of Kay Rex, regarding Winnipeg Branch and biographical information about members, including Elizabeth Long, Pearl L'Ami, Miriam Green Ellis, and Abbie Sharman. Contains original clippings from the 1950's and photocopies of early material ca. 1904-1913, 1950's, including a photocopy of the June 25, 1904 Mail and Empire announcing the formation of the Canadian Women's Press Club, as well as photocopied material from the National Archives and the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.

Women's Press Club of Toronto

Newcastle.

Silver penny from Newcastle (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Ephemera : business cards, internal.

Two business cards of Orpheus Moyer Schantz from when he was employed by Carson, Pirie & Company (now Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company). One card is professionally printed and shows the company's office, the other has been hand lettered on a small piece of painted canvas. In 1890 the company became Carson, Pirie & Scott, and in 1904 they moved to the landmark Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building. Now called Carson's, the company continues to be an important Chicago business.

Schantz Russell Family

Barrett Autograph Collection

  • SCA89-GA59
  • Fonds
  • 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)

Ontario history collection.

Collection consists mainly of items relating to the history of Ontario, with some items relating to other parts of Canada, the United States and Europe. Includes correspondence, documents, land grants, leaflets, pamphlets, clippings, maps, photographs, etchings and ephemera.

Ontario History Collection

Schantz, Christian and family.

One photograph of Christian Schantz, his wife Hannah (nee Paul), five of their children and two dogs in front of their homestead south of Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Excellent photograph of early homestead life. Identification from verso.

Schantz Russell Family

Report by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes, Sept. 18, 1759.

  • SCA167-GA141
  • Fonds
  • 1759

7 p. ms. report dictated by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes for his superiors, recounting in detail the events of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Major-General James Wolfe captured Quebec on Sept. 13, 1759, but died on the battlefield. His opponent, the Marquis de Montcalm died the next day. Holmes dictated a detailed account of the battle and sent two copies on separate ships to the British Admiralty. This document is the second copy of that report.

Holmes, Charles, 1711-1861

Correspondence from Daniel Claus to Captain Matthews.

  • SCA363-GA416
  • Fonds
  • March 23, 1780

Correspondence from Daniel Claus to Captain Matthews. The letter is regarding the capture of Peter Hansen and his servant as members of the rebellion by the Mohawk nation to be used to gather intelligence. The letter also mentions a contract for fresh meat, and that members of the village had been unwell. At this time Claus had been appointed deputy agent of the Six Nations in Canada under Frederick Haldimand.

Mexico.

Silver eight reales from Spain (minted in Mexico) with a countermark bust of King George III in an oval in the centre of the head of Charles IV on the obverse. The reverse shows the Spanish coat of arms. These coins were issued by the British mint in response to a massive shortage of coinage and were valued at four shillings and ninepence.

Pyke, Edgar William

Colin Rankin fonds.

  • SCA6-GA3
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1968

Fonds consists of correspondence, documents, journals, and a photograph relating to Colin Rankin's activity as a Fur Trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Included are three journals kept by Donald McKay, Fur Trader, between 1799 and 1806, which were acquired by Rankin probably during his stay in the Temiskaming district.

Rankin, Colin

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

Letter to Joseph Jefferson from Jan Larue

  • SCA45-GA25
  • Fonds
  • [18-?]

Fonds consists of one undated typescript letter to Joseph Jefferson from Jan Larue in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The letter requests Jefferson put in a good word for Larue. Also included is an undated photograph card of Joseph Jefferson, taken by Gilbert & Bacon studios in Philadelphia.

Jefferson, Joseph

Ephemera : visiting cards.

Five hand lettered visiting cards of Jennie Moyer, Edmund Warren Moyer, Austin Schantz, and Orpheus Moyer Schantz and F.J. Ottmax. The cards of Edmund and Jennie list them as living at 3823 Langley Ave., Chicago. The card of Orpheus and F.J. Ottmax is inscribed "A Happy New Year 1889."

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph album.

File consists of one photograph album (some photos have been removed) showing photographs of Kay Rex, friends and family at school, on vacation, and at home. Also includes photographs of Niagara Falls, Dublin, and Paris (Ontario) and of a float plane.

Rex, Kay

Heefer, Frieda Kathleen Boyd and Mary Olive Body Morely

File consists of one full length studio portrait, possibly of Frieda Kathleen Boyd Heefer and sister Mary Olive Body Morely as young girls. One girl is seated holding a book in her lap while the other stands next to her. Photo taken by Green & Co., Berlin, Ont.

Bowlby Boyd Family

[?], Lily.

File consists of one three quarter length studio portrait of Lily, unknown surname, taken by W.T. Smith, Galt, Ont. Verso reads "For Emma with Lily's love."

Bowlby Boyd Family

[?], Olive and William.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of two children, identified on verso as possibly Olive and WIlliam. Photographer: Sallows

Bowlby Boyd Family

Bowlby, Martha Esther Murphy.

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait of Martha Esther Murphy Bowlby by J. Fraser Bryce, Toronto, Ont.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Mary Couch Pope [?].

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait, possibly of Mary Couch Pope Clement [?]. Photograph is identified as "Grandmother Clement."

Clement Bowlby Family

Unidentified child.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified child seen looking at camera and standing with arm and foot propped on wicker chair.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowlby, David Sovereign.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait photograph of David Sovereign Bowbly by J. Inglis, Montreal.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement family.

File consists of three snapshots taken by the Clement family showing images of Sarnia. One shows a group of tall ships, and two show unidentified children (possibly children of Edwin Perry Clement).

Clement Bowlby Family

Photographs.

Photographs of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

[Plan of Kitchener (then Berlin)].

This untitled drawing/plan shows part of the city of Kitchener (then Berlin), several lots bounded by Yonge and Railroad Streets. Includes lot numbers, extensive pencil annotations.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Austin : Colorado.

Snapshots taken between 1917 and 1942 of Austin Schantz and his life in Colorado. The photographs are largely unidentified, although some identifications are present. Includes images of Denver, Colorado during a snowstorm ; Colorado mountains and landscapes ; mining operations ; Christmas and New Years decorations ; animals ; buildings, ; Arthur Schantz at his cabin and holding fish ; as well as unidentified others.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified teenager.

Full body studio portrait of an unidentified teenager wearing an outdoor jacket and holding a pair of [knit?] mittens, seen looking off camera.

Schantz Russell Family

Ahrens, Aunt.

Head and torso studio portrait of an unidentified Ahrens family member seen looking off camera, seated next to a table, with left hand on top of closed book.

Schneider, J.M. family

Bissell Carpet Sweepers

Puzzle card postcard advertising Bissell Carpet Sweepers showing an unhappy couple with a regular broom and a happy couple with a Bissell Carpet Sweeper. Recto reads "Why is this gentleman so perplexed, why is this lady sorely vexed? Why does this gentleman now smile. and she be happy all the while? The reason will be plain, if you can but this puzzle card see through."

Bechler family fonds.

  • SCA153-GA126
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1945

The Bechler family fonds contains records created and accumulated by the Bechler family documenting life in Berlin (later Kitchener). Records include textual records and graphic material, predominantly photographs from an album. Records also contain confirmation certificates, marriage certificate, press clippings, and cards.

Bechler family

Berkinshaw, Daphne residence

File consists of one photograph, cut from a larger photograph postcard, showing the residence of Daphne Berkinshaw. Inscription on verso reads: " Daphne Berkinshaw. Daughter, Cecil Shuh Berkinshaw. John St. Waterloo."

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby family.

File consists of one group portrait of Martha Esther Murphy Bowlby (second from left) with daughters (from left to right) Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, Grace Esther Bowlby Fennell, and Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. All are seen in high-collared dresses with oversized leg of mutton sleeves.

Clement Bowlby Family

Boyd, Emma Allen Bowlby.

File consists of one full body studio portrait of Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd seen in profile, looking down, wearing a lace and embroidery adorned dress, and holding a book in her right hand.

Clement Bowlby Family

Chalk, John [?].

File consists of one studio portrait, possibly of John Chalk [?], wearing a fur hat by D.G. Denison, Berlin, Ont. Inscription on verso reads "Beau of Janie Bowlby."

Clement Bowlby Family

Boyd, Emma Allen Bowlby.

File consists of one full body studio portrait of Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. Emma is shown standing in a jungle setting wearing an elaborately decorated dress, holding her hat and umbrella.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Boyd, Emma Allen Bowlby.

File consists of three identical upper body studio portraits of Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. The portraits have been taken from a larger photograph of Emma, her sisters, and her mother.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Wilkis, Ethel M.

File consists of one three quarter length studio portrait of Ethel M. Wilkis. Verso reads "with much love from Ethel M. Wilkis." Photographer: Bogart Studio, Toronto.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Steam-powered pump of fire engine.

Exterior of gun and locksmith shop of Louis Hedderich located on King Street north. Horse-drawn wagon in front with man in driver's seat. Louis Hedderich in 1889 Directory, not in 1899 Directory

Company of Neighbours

Damaris Isabella Smith fonds.

  • SCA14-WA8
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-[19--]

Two scrapbooks, the first compiled by Damaris Smith containing clippings, engravings, stamps and seals, obituaries and biographies of prominent suffragists, literary, political and social women, some British. The second, compiled by her daughter Gertrude, contains an article written by Damaris Smith entitled "Pioneer Wife". As well, it documents the history of the Smith family and contains photographs and a pencil sketch of the "Mountain Hall" homestead.

Smith, Damaris Isabella

Bowlby family.

File consists of one group portrait of Martha Esther Murphy Bowlby (left) with daughters (from left to right) Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, Grace Esther Bowlby Fennell and Emma Allen Bowlby Boyd. All are seen in high-collared dresses with oversized leg of mutton sleeves.

Clement Bowlby Family

Georgian Bay.

File consists of snapshots taken by, and showing, extended family members and friends of the Clement family at locations in Georgian Bay. Edwin Perry Clement and his brother-in-law John Birnie both had cottages in Georgian Bay. The photographs show the cottages and camps as well as family and friends swimming, boating, picnicking and enjoying the outdoors. Family and friends shown include: John Birnie, Florence Grace Clement, Muriel Alberta Kerr Clement, David Ward Clement, Charles Bowlby Clement, Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly, Edwin Oliver Clement, William Pope Clement, Alice Lyons Clement Birnie, Esther Williams, Edwin Perry Clement, Mosson Boyd.

Clement Bowlby Family

Unidentified children.

Upper body studio portrait of two unidentified children wearing matching polka dot outfits and seen looking off camera. They are posed with heads together, one with arm around the shoulders of the other.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking directly at camera in hair short bangs and a high bun.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified teenager.

Head and shoulder studio portrait of unidentified teenager seen looking off camera and wearing a top with large leg of mutton sleeves.

Schantz Russell Family

Sol Eisen collection.

Collection consists of four files donated as part of the Sol Eisen collection of Canadiana. These items include a ms. of Mexican plays, a music manuscript, a receipt for work completed by a slave on chain gang, and materials related to the life of Frederic William Wile.

Eisen, Sol

William Dickson collection.

  • SCA12-GA7
  • Fonds
  • 1818, 1831-1834, 1839

Collection consists of seven legal documents regarding the sale of land in the Township of Dumfries in Southern Ontario.

File list:

1. Deed of land between Aaron White and Joseph Dorland -100 acres (Hallowell Township) – June 5, 1818
2. Deed of land between between William Dickson and William Otis - 50 acres – May 9, 1831
3. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Campbell - 315 1/3 acres – July 14, 1832
4. Deed of land between between William Dickson and Jacob Kinsey - 150 acres – April 25, 1833
5. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Fraser - 50 acres – October 1, 1834
6. Deed of land between between William Dickson - Levi Howell, 25 acres – April 16, 1834
7. Receipt for Joseph Pettengall from the Commissioner for Crown Lands - 100 acres (Hillier Township) – June 6 1839

Dickson, William

Clement, Edwin Rev.

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. Edwin Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Copy of Arthur Lang's diary

  • SCA123-GA96
  • Fonds
  • 1820

Fonds contains a 13 page carbon typescript transcript of Arthur Lang's diary prepared as a Christmas souvenir in 1907 by T.A. Lang in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. It includes a copy of a letter from one of Arthur Lang's granddaughters, giving some family background. Arthur Lang describes the sea voyage, scenery, and passengers on trip from Montreal, through the Lachine Rapids, to Prescott, Ontario. The diary also discusses Lang’s experiences inspecting land near the townships of Ramsay, Lanark, and Dalhousie in Lanark County, Ontario.

Lang, Arthur

Ahrens, Charles Andrew.

Two studio portraits of Charles Andrew Ahrens, seen in formal dress with hands crossed at abdomen. One is an upper body portrait, and the other is a head and shoulders crop of the same photo.

Schneider, J.M. family

Sims Family collection.

  • SCA369-GA427
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1963

The Sims family collection encompasses records of the Sims and Cook, Davidson and Garden families retained by members of the two family branches that came together when Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos married in 1902. Their Sims and Davidson forbears were equally significant in the history of the Waterloo-Wellington area and in the growth and development of agriculture, education, business and government. Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos were deeply involved in their local community of Berlin, (later Kitchener) Ontario and their own records contain significant additions to our knowledge of local personalities and affairs. Harvey was a childhood and lifelong friend of William Lyon Mackenzie King; they wrote and visited each other regularly. King's sister Bella was also a close friend of Florence from school days on.

Sims family

Deed of Bargain and Sale

  • SCA23-GA13
  • Fonds
  • 1834

Fonds contains a deed of bargain and sale on vellum. The deed, dated December 12, 1834, details a transaction between Vincent Dewell, and his wife Harriet, with Henry Smith regarding a plot of land in exchange for 50 pounds. The plot of land is identified as the west part of lot 29 on the 8th concession of Hope Township in Durham County, Upper Canada. Two red wax seals appear on the bottom right corner of the deed.

Dewell, Vincent

Bowlby, David Sovereign

File consists of two identical upper body studio portrait photographs of David Sovereign Bowbly in his graduation cap and gown taken by Gillespie, Berlin, Ont.

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby, David Sovereign.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of David Sovereign Bowbly in his graduation cap and gown by Martin, Montreal, QC.

Clement Bowlby Family

Plan.

Plan showing a subdivision of Berlin with 642 lots in three parcels. Includes transparent overlay stencil reflecting the locations of current Kitchener buildings and landmarks.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera while standing next to a table, holding a document..

Schantz Russell Family

Photograph collection.

  • SCA83-GA53
  • Fonds
  • [186-?]-[19--?]

Collection consists of 169 19th century American photographs. Included are 115 carte-de-visites, 40 cabinet portraits, 2 albums, 11 miscellaneous photographs and 1 envelope of miscellaneous business and greeting cards.

The photographs vary in size, but many of are 1 x 1 cm and mounted on card. Most are albumen type photographs depicting various people including infants, children, and adults. The photographs come from various studios across the United States though the majority come from studios in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Illinois. The photographs, since rehoused, were originally housed in two albums decorated with an intricate relief on the cover and a metal clasp lock.

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and Samuel W. Jackson.

File consists of one studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement with cousin Samuel W. Jackson dressed up and wearing hats. Janie, seen seated, is holding a doll and Samuel, standing next to her, is holding a flag and powder horn.

Clement Bowlby Family

Commemorative Coins

  • SCA37-GA20
  • Fonds
  • 1860
  • [Copper?] coin - Albert Edward Prince of Wales Visited Canada and Inaugurated the Victoria Bridge 1860.
  • 2 [Silver?] coins - The Victoria Bridge Medal Grand Trunk Railway of Canada 1860.
  • 2 [Silver?] coins - H.R.H. The Prince of Wales To Commemorate the Visit of Albert Edward Prince of Wales to Canada 1860.

Handbill for The Public Life of Capt John Brown.

  • SCA357-GA409
  • Fonds
  • 1860

One handbill advertising the publication of James Redpath's "The Public Life of Capt John Brown." Redpath and Brown were contemporaries and abolitionists and Redpath wrote this work the year after Brown's execution.

Thayer and Elridge

Bowman, Issac Lucius.

One full body studio portrait of Issac Lucius Bowman. Bowman is shown in a long coat with his hand resting on a chair.

Originally in page 31 upper left of album 1.

Schantz Russell Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one full length studio portrait showing Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement dressed as Little Red Riding Hood with her dog.

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby, George Herbert and dog Tippo Saib.

File consists of one full body studio portrait showing George Herbert Bowlby, about age 3, with dog Tippo Saib by the "Ontario" Photograph Gallery, Berlin, Ont. George and Tippo are shown in an outdoor setting in front of a wooden fence.

Clement Bowlby Family

Mt. Penn Stove Works advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Mt. Penn Stove Works featuring decorative floral illustration surrounding a woman cooking on a range with a caption reading "a complete kitchen always contains a pretty cook and a Penn Esther range." A large line of sizes and a great variety of styles. For sale by G.W. Rinesmith & Sons 114 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA. Made by Mt. Penn Stove Works, Reading, Pa."

Conqueror wringer advertisement

Conqueror wringer advertisement showing three women and one young girl ironing clothes titled "Ironing Day." The young girl is seated at a stool holding up a dress in front of a Conqueror wringer. Verso reads "The Conqueror excels all other wrings in having 1. A forged steel spring, tapered and tempered, and the temper not "drawn" by galvanizing. 2. The extension crank, which gives double power, without loss of speed. 3. Composition metal bearings, which neither rot, rust or wear out. 4. Patent solid white rubber rolls, fastened immovably to the shaft. 5. Malleable iron swivel clamps, which fit either round or stationary tubs. Foote & Gaskill dealers in hardware, agricultural implements, also stoves, hollow ware, house furnishing goods, &c. wringers repaired. Hamilton, New York."

David's Prize Soap

David's Prize Soap advertisement trade card showing a vital looking woman washing laundry in a washing bucket with David's Prize Soap while a young girl looks in. Looking in through the door way is a sallow looking older woman. The caption reads "Get David's Prize Soap if you want to avoid hard labor and save your health and strength in washing besides you may get a small fortune as a prize into the bargain." "Verso explains that prizes can be won by purchasing David's Prize Soap, including 2 grand pianos."

Universal Clothes Wringer advertisement

Universal Clothes Wringer puzzle advertisement showing a young woman using a clothes wringer while a man looks in from the window. When the advertisement is held up to the light you can see that the man is looking in with a gun while the young woman leans in to kiss a young man and an older woman comes towards them brandishing a broom. As well, a caption on the advertisement becomes clear which reads "Buy the universal clothes wringer."

Sapolio advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Sapolio showing two women cleaning marble statues with the caption "clean marble with Sapolio." Verso reads "1809 1880 Enoch Morgan's Sons' Sapolio for cleaning & polishing. Hand Sapolio for the toilet and bath. Sapolio being put up in an attractive style some persons think is a fancy article but the fact is that one cake is equal to three cakes of any 'mineral soap' and will do more and better work."

Lenox Soap advertisement

Die cut Lenox Soap advertisement showing a woman standing next to a washing tub with a large pile of soap suds coming out of it. The advertisement reads "Lenox Soap. Lather from 1 oz in hard water. Lathers freely in hard water."

Tree Ball Washing advertisement

Tree Ball Washing crystal advertisement trade card showing an illustration of three women washing, hanging out, and ironing laundry. The women are accompanied by a dog and a bird in a cage. Verso reads "Nellie - mama, shall I go for the washerwoman, as you have been sick lately and are not able to do the washing? Mother - Oh no, my dear child, you just go to our grocer and get me a large 5 cents package of the Three Ball Washing Crystal, it makes washing so easy that no washwoman is required. Manufactured by C.H. Fischer & Co., New York"

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