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Phoebe Watson

Image of Phoebe Watson standing outdoors wearing a feathered hat and formal cloak.

Maines Pincock Family

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.

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence to and from Jenny Pincock, Fred and Minnie Maines, and others.

Maines Pincock Family

Church of the Divine Revelation : membership.

File consists of one notebook listing names and contact information of members of the Church of the Divine Revelation. Also includes materials relating to the church such as correspondence, a treasurers report and clergyman's records.

Maines Pincock Family

Prayer book

Item is a manuscript prayer book dating back to 1783. Acting as a small mass book, the prayer book serves partly as a table of contents by describing the kinds of prayers included as well as the inclusion of an index. On the front cover page there is a caption that reads "Together put for me, Johann Lorentz Garle from Knigswehrt. F.A.B." Along with the prayers, there are also coloured, hand-drawn illustrations (Fraktur art) of various religious figures in ink and watercolour with caption written under neath in Latin. Some of the figure include S. Cunigunta, Christus in Horto, Conceptio B.A. Maria, S. Iosephus.

Notebook

File consists of a notebook kept by Minnie O'Hara Maines with minutes from meetings with the Executive Committee, the Education Committee, the Committee for English-speaking classes at the YWCA, and the Canadian Affairs Group. Also included are two reports from 1957 and 1958 summarizing the activities of the Council's Service, Education, and Social committees; brochures from 1966 and 1967 outlining the general responsibilities and scope of the council; as well as a 1960 letter from Victoria Ullman to Maines, in which Ullman is thanking Maines for the bursary she received, are also included in the file.

Aloysius Pieris.

File consists of a photocopy of the back cover of a book with a biographical note about Aloysius Pieris, written by Robert Crusz.

Crusz, Rienzi

Ham, Mary Caroline : diary for the summer of 1949.

An 18 page typescript diary titled, Go west young lady, go west written by Mary Ham with entries from July 9 to August 11, 1949 detailing the events of a summer trip from Port McNicol, Ontario to the Canadian west including Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

1937 Royal visit.

Material relating to the 1937 Royal visit to Canada of Queen Elizabeth and King George VI. Includes two postcards and one photograph.

Bolender Ball Family

Bolender family : scrapbook.

One large scrapbook about the personal and professional life of the Bolender family. The scrapbook consists of 41 pages containing 97 photographs, b&w and col., and 91 other items including clippings, correspondence, programs, brochures, greeting cards, postcards, a business card, plane and train tickets, patches, ribbon and a napkin.

Bolender Ball Family

Personal

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt documenting her personal life, and the lives of her family members. Includes photographs, clippings, ephemera and artefacts.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Personal.

Materials relating to the personal life of Harry J. Byers. Includes correspondence, ephemera, clippings, etc.

Byers, Harry J.

Joseph E. Seagram

Series consists of originals and photocopies of correspondence, invoices, partnership agreements re the business interests of Joseph Emm Seagram, George Randall and William Roos from 1869-1899.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

Miscellaneous correspondence

File consists of incoming correspondence and copies of outgoing correspondence from Sanborn. Topics of discussion include the hatred of the Yankees by Boston Red Sox fans; the work of Carl Jung; Sandborn's writing and that of his correspondents; and Sanborn's involvement with a girl named Lee-Ann Salzer.

Correspondence includes:

  • John Lardner (August 27, 1953) [outgoing carbon copy]
  • Floyd (June 15, 1955) [outgoing carbon copy]
  • Jane [Merchant] (December 10, 1958)
  • Graham Greene (August 2, 1957) [outgoing carbon copy]
  • Olive Burchfiel (May 15, 1959) [outgoing carbon copy]
  • Olive Burchfiel (May 24, 1959)
  • Olive Burchfiel (April 10, 1960)
  • Mrs. Frances Brown (March 1, 1961)
  • Isa (October 6, 1960) [outgoing hand and type written copy]
  • Bill (December 1, 1961) [outgoing hand and type written copy]
  • May [Bresnahan] (December 21, 1961) [outgoing carbon copy] [RESTRICTED]
  • William Berenberg (April 23, 1962) [outgoing carbon copy]
  • Harry (June 8, 1964) [outgoing carbon copy]
  • May Bresnahan (October 1, 1964) [outgoing carbon copy] [RESTRICTED]
  • May Bresnahan (October 13, 1964) [outgoing carbon copy]

Muskoka Lakes Association: Minute Book, 1894-1910.

File consists of an untitled ms. volume containing minutes of the annual and general meetings starting with the first organizational meeting of Feb. 19, 1894. This was considered the 1st annual meeting. Annual meeting minutes are present for the years 1894, 1895, 1896, [1897], 1898, [1899], [1900],1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910.

Other minutes: Regatta Committee, 1894, Cottagers' Committee, 1896, as well as two leaves containing a list of prizes (medallions, etc.) with prices.

The volume also contains loose inserts:
1a) Minutes, Cottagers' Committee, Dec. 26, 1895,
1b) Telegram from the King, Aug. 6, 1906,
1c) certificates of measurement, undated, for named boats, signed Jno Rogers, Official Measurer.

Muskoka Lakes Association

Correspondence from Gabrielle Moule.

One item of correspondence relating to the centenary events planned by the K-W Y.M.C.A., as well as to the donation of the Y.M.C.A. papers and memorabilia to the archives of the University of Waterloo. R. J. Brown is asked to donate any relevant Y.M.C.A. materials he may have for preservation in this university's archives. Gabrielle Moule was the chair of the K-W YMCA Centenary Committee.

Brown, Robert J.

About Eric McCormack: Biographical.

This series contains primarily news clippings and serial publications containing articles with a biographical and/or critical focus. They relate to Eric McCormack's life history with special emphasis on the development of his career as an author and on the works of fiction which he has had published to date. A large number of these materials also relate specifically to Eric McCormack's receipt of and/or nomination for receipt of various literary awards.

Finally, a number of materials, including news clippings, correspondence, and ephemera relating primarily to Eric McCormack's personal interests, are grouped together in a miscellaneous file within this series.

McCormack, Eric P.

About Eric McCormack.

Series consists of material about Eric McCormack, his life, activities and career. Includes, clippings, correspndence and ephemera.

McCormack, Eric P.

Cloud.

File consists of one typed (computer output, original, 328 pp.) draft with handwritten annotations and corrections of McCormack's novel "Cloud" published by Penguin, September 2014.

McCormack, Eric P.

No II memoranda of missionary visits, Washington, D.C.

Diary kept by Samuel Franklin French detailing his missionary activities in Washington, D.C. from December of 1860 to August of 1861. Highlights include descriptions of Washington neighbourhoods such as English Hill (north east of Judiciary square) and The Island (south of the mall) as well as references to the beginning of the American Civil War. In the back of the diary are lists including parishioners in Tewksbury, Massachusetts 1871, list of parishioners in Wallingford, Vermont, 1889, record of school Wallingford, Vermont, 1883, and list of members of an unknown committee in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, 1875.

French, Samuel Franklin

Newton's Principia

One handwritten notebook with select passages and mathematical diagrams from Newton's Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. A note in the text indicates that this was likely copied from an 1826 edition of the work.

Stowell, Thomas Pollard

Correspondence and Information Files.

This series contains correspondence sent by or received by Mary Johnston as well as other administrative and legal documents maintained by her relating to the activities and affairs of the teachers' organizations of which she was a member. These include the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, The Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario, the Waterloo County Board of Education, and the Waterloo County Women Teachers' Association.

This series also includes materials maintained by Mary Johnston when she worked for the Waterloo County Women Teachers' Association in various capacitites including Key Teacher, President of Unit 1, as a W.C.W.T.A. Past President, as the association's County Adviser and P.R., and as a member of the Book Project Committee.

Also included in this series is a file containing correspondence sent to parents by Mary Johnston when she worked with the Kindergarten at Brighton School.

Johnston, Mary

Seagram, Blanche Alexandrine ("Adine"), 1871-1919: Scrapbook.

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.

Seagram Family

Kitchener-Waterloo Orphanage Society : certificate of appreciation to Frank C. Schantz.

One certificate that includes coloured calligraphy signed F.H. Budd, dated Nov. 9, 1942. Signed by [?] Slumkoski, Mrs. F.H. Schneider, H.B. Brubaker, Mrs. L. Jaeger, Mrs. C.H. Janzen, Mrs Mary Kaufman, L.G. Bauman, O.C. Wright, Herb Schaus, A.R. Kaufman, Anna S. Weber, Florence M. Bray, Anna E. Batt, Mrs N. Seebach, M. C. Cressman, Lydia L. Dankert (matron).

Schantz Russell Family

Biographical : Awards

Series consists of material relating to awards received by William H. Kaufman from the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, the Canadian Footwear Council and National Health and Welfare. Includes clippings, correspondence, ephemera, speech notes, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Kaufman, A.R. : autobiographical pieces.

Contains autobiographical sketches written by A.R. Kaufman. Includes one ms. (4 l., originals) and two tss., one dated May 1953 (ts. carbon) and one dated Nov. 1969 (1 leaf, original and carbon). Some of the "scrap" paper used for composition is correspondence carbons.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Barwell extruder.

File consists of materials relating to the Barwell extruder. Includes a user manual, a write up on how to fix a problem, and information on an upgrade that was done to the machine.

Kaufman Footwear

W. D. Euler correspondence

File consists of 5 letters between John Walter, the Kitchener Daily Record and William Daum Euler regarding Walter's request for a public debate with Euler over capitalism and the economy following comments made by Euler about private profit at an address in London, Ontario.

Included in the file:

  • John Walter to the Kitchener Daily Record Oct. 18, 1933 (2 copies);
  • John Walter to William Daum Euler, Kitchener Oct. 21, 1933;
  • William Daum Euler to John Walter, Kitchener Oct. 24, 1933;
  • John Walter to William Daum Euler, Kitchener Oct. 28, 1933;
  • William Daum Euler to John Walter, Kitchener Nov. 14, 1933;

Correspondence on locomotion 1959 on.

Contains material relating to Anne Innis Dagg's research on locomotion. Includes correspondence on the subject of locomotion and a questionnaire regarding locomotion of dogs that Anne Innis Dagg submitted to breeders, a note made by her uncle Fred Quayle regarding the gait of giraffe, and some notes transcribed for her by her PhD supervisor Antoon de Vos on morphology and behaviour along with some notes on mice on the back of some of the correspondence. Includes a carbon copy of a review of Anne Innis Dagg and D.E. Windsor's article on the gaits of marsupialia and a list of equipment bought by Anne Innis Dagg to study locomotion.

Correspondents consist of:

  • Ballantyne, J.H.
  • Bourns, T.K.R.
  • Cameron, T.W.M.
  • Clarke, Michael
  • Corbin, Jim
  • Elder, William H.
  • Fisher, J.
  • Foster, Bristol
  • Gardner, Catherine
  • Hepburn, Robin L.
  • Hildebrand, Milton
  • Kruuk, Hans
  • Linnard, Larry
  • Manville, Richard H.
  • Nilson, Bob & Sheryl
  • Rabb, George B.
  • Roelofs, Paul F.
  • Simon, Noel
  • Vincent, J.
  • Voss, Gunter
  • Zug, George R.

Dagg, Anne Innis

Juvenalia.

Contents: series consists of materials relating to the childhood and education of Anne Innis Dagg. Includes materials from her time in the Toronto Public School system, at Bishop Strachan School and at the University of Toronto.

Dagg, Anne Innis

Felice : final draft, originally written in 1955.

File contains photocopy of a manuscript of the play "Felice" by John Herbert.The play was originally created in 1955, with the final draft created in the 1980s. Includes author's note on the envelope: "B1 'Felice' : a one-act, four scene play written in 1955 and never performed. There is a first draft in the earlier part of the collection (1926 to 1980). This final draft was not found until 1982 when J.H. and his sister cleared the family house after the death of their mother. Enclosed: one copy of the final draft, 56 pages."

Herbert, John

Administration

Series consists of material relating to the administration of various aspects of Kaufman Rubber operations from 1927 to 1986. There are many gaps and the files are from several departments. Includes annual production reports from 1933 to 1955, sales reports from 1932-1964, records of special orders, government contracts, memoranda, and cost accounting information.

Kaufman Footwear

Biographical.

File consists of two typescript leaves by Catherine Taylor describing her employment and activities.

Taylor, Catherine

Juvenilia

Series consists of materials created or accumulated by Bernard Suits when he was a student in both public school and at university. Includes student work, class notes, term papers, one bound manuscript with manuscript notes and a year book.

Suits, Bernard

Taxes and estate disbursement.

Contains municipal and federal tax records pertaining to John Ratz as well as records regarding the disbursement of his estate. Also contains correspondence relating to the sale and rental of family property in Elmira, Ontario.

Ratz Family

Student, University of Waterloo.

This subseries includes material created and accumulated by Andrew Telegdi while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo. Records include Telegdi’s student identification card, coursework and exams, copies of periodicals and other publications focused on Canadian politics, a button from the Bombshelter Pub, and a theatre playbill.

Telegdi, Andrew

Clement child.

Unidentified Clement child, possibly Charles Bowlby, standing on the shore of a body of water and looking at camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Personal Files

Series consists of material relating to the activities and interests of Donald D. Cowan, apart from his career at the University of Waterloo. This includes a paper written on the CANDU Reactor transfer functions, a WATCOM annual report, and the Canada's Technology Triangle presentation cover. The series is arranged chronologically.

Cowan, Donald D.

Y.W.C.A. Camp Report to Board of Directors, Sept. 15, 1952.

[5] p. ms. Y.W.C.A. camp report presented by Margaret Schreiter to Board of Directors. In this report Margaret Schreiter describes her own personal observations and impressions as "Camp Mother" at the Y.W.C.A.'s Camp Tinawatawa on Paradise Lake. She praises the camp staff for their good work during the duration of the camp. She also refers to the the camp program and all the activities embraced by it including "Carnival Night", "Dress Up Night", the "Family Picnic", drama productions, singing, and the Christian teachings which were "woven into each day".

Schreiter, Margaret

Sims, Jemima to Harvey J. Sims.

On hearing a report that Harvey had been struck by a ball, Jemima advises him strongly to give up football as "beneath the dignity of a practicing [sic] barrister" (includes envelope).

Sims family

Lyle Hallman and Hallman Construction : biographical and historical.

Contains material relating to the history and biography of Lyle Hallman and his company, Hallman Construction.

Includes a photocopy of an article on "Our place in history since 1945" by Lyle S. Hallman [after 1992], Hallman Property Management Ltd. "Our background" synopsis of the history of Hallman Construction, a list of human interest questions for Lyle Hallman, notes, biographical notes, biographical time line, correspondence to Lyle Hallman, a "Memo of understanding" between Hallman Construction Ltd. and Urie A. Bender for a book on "The Lyle Hallman story" with a note from Lyle Hallman stating that the book was due out in 1992 or 1993.

Hallman, Lyle S.

Biographical.

Biographical material about Cora Hind in a variety of formats including typescript notes by Elizabeth Long; manuscript notes by Mrs. Valance Patriarche, a book review, and an excerpt from a biography published in 1945.

Hind, E. Cora

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims from Glenelg, September 18, 1869 to his wife Jemima Sims: "My dear wife
I arrived here safely last night and I Can tell you I was pretty tired. I feel somewhat sore this morning but will be all right soon. There was nothing remarkable happened on the way worthy to being related. When I came in sight of the old House in the moon light I then began to feel lonesome. I felt like turning in and staying all night but I knew you were not there to greet me on my return so I went on to mothers where I got a cup of tea and then went to bed. I slept well for  I was very tired. I begin to see now how lonesome I am going to be without you. No one can supply your place and now you are away I begin to feel it . . . I now bid you good bye with a good hearty kiss.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
I remain your loving husband
P.H. Sims.”
Includes a stamped envelope addressed to Jemima at Flora P.O. (later Floradale) and postmarked Walkerton.

Sims family

Trip diary.

File consists of one trip diary kept by Florence Bray. The diary details trips to Europe (1926), California (1938 & 1939), New York and Atlantic City (1932), Virginia (1950), Florida (1930 & 1938), Scotland (1892), Gaspe (1946), Muskoka (1946). Also included in the diary are addresses of people met while on trips, a list of hotels stayed in and a fold out map of the United States and Mexico. The 1926 trip to Europe is of particular interest, with descriptions of major European cities and First World War battlefields.

Bray Family

Dare sales wagon at H. K. Forler

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne standing next to a horse-drawn C.H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon outside of the H. K. Forler storefront in Wellesley.

Dare Foods Limited

Incorporation and Legal Documents

Series consists of material relating to the incorporation of Dare Foods Limited, changes to the corporate name over the company's history, and other aspects of the company's legal existence. Includes letters patent, supplementary letters patent, by-laws, agreements, an insurance appraisal, and other legal documents.

Dare Foods Limited

Biographical : encylopedia article by Anne Innis Dagg.

In 1992 Anne Innis Dagg was asked to contribute an article to a proposed Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists to be edited by Mary Ann and Robert Dimand and published by Elgar Publishing Ltd. This folder contains correspondence (original and copies) to and from Anne Innis Dagg, the Dimands, and others, and includes notes and photocopies made in the course of Anne Dagg's research, as well as ts. drafts (computer output) of the completed biographical article.

Innis, Mary Quayle

Day book.

Contains a day book that is handwritten and lists employees, amount paid for pay periods, and number of days worked.

Dare Foods Limited

Board members' handbook, 2004.

File consists of one "Board Member's Handbook: a board members' handbook for the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, 2004." Handbook is divided into 16 sections:

  1. Background,
  2. Enabling Documents,
  3. Vision and Mission,
  4. By-laws,
  5. Governance Model,
  6. Organizational Structure,
  7. Strategic Plan,
  8. Policies,
  9. Role of the Board,
  10. Board List,
  11. Committees,
  12. Special Projects,
  13. Agreements and Contracts,
  14. Community Foundations of Canada,
  15. Management and Administrations,
  16. Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas.

Some parts of the manual have been annotated.

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

Correspondence : 1895-1899.

File consists of five letters received by Martha Rieder from family members and friends. Some envelopes are included; stamps have been removed. Also present is an empty envelope. Includes letter from J.I. Frank Anthes on Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin letterhead and company envelope.

Rieder and Anthes family

Unidentified woman.

Studio portrait of an unidentified woman seen looking off camera in partial profile, wearing wire-framed glasses and a high-collar top with large leg of mutton sleeves

Schantz Russell Family

Envelope.

An envelope addressed to Florence Schantz from the Illinois Audubon Society.

Schantz Russell Family

Anthes, Lydia and daughters.

Studio portrait of Lydia Anthes with daughters Ella Cook, Martha Rieder, Louisa Breithaupt and Carrie Breithaupt. Ella and Martha are seen standing, with Louisa and Carrie seated on either side of Lydia. Only Lydia and Louisa are looking toward the camera.

Rieder and Anthes family

Rieder, Margaret.

File consists eleven of items of correspondence addressed to Margaret Rieder. Includes primarily Christmas cards, with one birthday card. Correspondents include: Anthes, Carolina; Clarke, Evelyn; Edkins, Phyllis; Morley, Margaret Louise and Anna Elizabeth; Parry, Magaret; Rieder, Emeline Merner; Rieder, Margareth Anthes.

Rieder and Anthes family

Biographical information.

File consists of handwritten and typed notes, interviews, ephemera, calendars, speeches, and articles relating to the personal and professional life of Tony Urquhart written by both him and others. Also includes a comprehensive CV.

Urquhart, Tony

Clippings.

Clipping of portraits with caption from unidentified newspaper: "By-election candidates in May 26 voting include (left to right) Herbert Roy Scott, 54-year-old Seagrave farmer and CCF choice in Ontario riding; Miss Elizabeth Janzen of Kitchener, Progressive Conservative candidate in Waterloo North, and her Liberal opponent Norman C. Schneider, packinghouse executive."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Ahrens, Charles August and Emma.

Photograph of Charles August Ahrens and Emma Ahrens standing in front of a teepee. Each is wrapped in a woollen tartan blankets. Charles is standing with a box upside down on head, pointing at something off camera, and Emma is seen in redface, wearing a feather headdress.

Schneider family

African trip 1.

One carousel of slides. The box is labelled "African trip". The carousel is labelled "Rio de Janeiro". The carousel contains slides identified as both, all dated Dec. 1970.

Schneider family

Articles.

Photocopy of a biographical piece on John Metz Schneider in The province of Ontario : a history, 1615-1927 by J. E. Middleton and Fred Landon. Toronto : Dominion Publishing, 1927-28: 615-616. Includes biographical information about J.M. Schneider and the history of the company.

Schneider family

Employee picnics : men's picnic.

Six snapshots taken at men's Schneider employee picnic. Includes photos of attendees in white paper hats eating and conversing, and photos of entertainers at the event.

Schneider family

Employees in service.

List of Schneider employees in service published in the January 1943 edition of Canada Food Packer titled "We carry on."

Schneider family

Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Postcard featuring photograph of Mackenzie King standing at the front of his childhood home. He is seen standing with right hand in suit pocket and left on the cope of a walking cane. Top of postcard reads: Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Schneider family

Schneider, Charles Alexander.

Biographical information compiled by Betty Schneider relating to Charles Alexander Schneider and his family. Consists of computer output of genealogical charts and information, reminiscences, photocopies of photographs, a photocopy of a marriage registration, and clippings of obituaries.

Schneider family

Correspondence from Ernie.

Photocopy of a letter to Jean Hawkings and Frederick P. Schneider from their cousin Ernie [?] in which he expresses admiration for his Aunt Ella and Uncle Fred dated Dec. 8, 1967.

Schneider family

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