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Photographs, negatives, and slides of members of the extended Schantz family including the Russell, Schantz, Moyer, Flagler, Eby, Clark, Fry, Hunsperger, Snyder, Spelman, White and Wismer families as well as friends and places lived.

Schantz Russell Family


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

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family


Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt documenting her professional life. Includes primarily manuscripts, as well as materials relating to the publication and review of her works.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Photographs and Realia

Photographs and realia documenting the life of Mary Johnston as well as the history of education in the Waterloo Region.

Johnston, Mary

Visual Materials

Series consists of photographs of members of the extended Bowlby and Boyd families.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Smith Family Biographical Material

Series is comprised of biographical materials related to members of the Smith-Shortt family, primarily Elizabeth Smith Shortt and Damaris Isabel Smith. Includes manuscript and typescript notes, clippings, and a copy of Silas Smith, U.E.L. and his Descendants.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith


Series is comprised of photographs of members of the Smith-Shortt family and friends.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith


Photographs of members of the extended Schantz family and friends. Includes primarily studio portraits, with some tintypes.

Schantz Russell Family


Series consists of photographs, most of which were accumulated by Martha Rieder, with some accumulated by Talmon Henry Rieder and some probably by Margaret Paisley and Paul Rieder. Photographs relate predominantly to multiple generations of the Anthes and Rieder families and include formal and informal family portraits, snapshots of family and friends, and snapshots taken while visiting cottages in the Penetanguishene area.

Other subjects include: Martha and her friends at Ontario Ladies College, business associates of Talmon, the Dominion Tire Company, the Anthes Manufacturing Company, Zion Evangelical Church events and groups, the Kitchener Natatorium, and other subjects. Many photographs from the period 1895-1906 were taken and possibly developed by Martha Rieder.

Series contains eight portraits (plus two duplicates) by Notman & Son, Montreal, all of which are in very good condition; and many portraits by James Esson of Preston. Includes loose photographs, photograph albums, and negatives.

Rieder and Anthes family

Manuscripts Held in Trust

Series is comprised of a collection of manuscripts held in trust, given to the archive by Doris Davis, widow of Bertram R. Davis. The items include letters, poetry, an indenture and other miscellaneous notes by romantic poets and their relatives including Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Davis, Bertram R.

Chattertonian Manuscript

File consists of one manuscript titled "Chattertonian ms." The manuscript itself is a transcribed typed copy of the original, which was compiled and written by George Catcott. Catcott was the first person to be approached by Chatterton regarding the Thomas Rowley poems. The manuscript includes passages from works by Thomas Chatterton, letters to and from Catcott and Chatterton, as well as notes by Catcott on Chatterton and the Thomas Rowley affair. Inlaid in the front of the book is a signature of Thomas Chatterton's as well as a letter addressing the authenticity of the signature. Also included is a print of George Catcott. The bookplate reads "Conrad P. Fry oneth me is me jure tenet, and this booke confesse to be quieunque me invenit."

Davis, Bertram R.

Bertram R. Davis Research Files

Series consists of research files created and accumulated by Bertram R. Davis on his various areas of interest. Includes files on Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chatterton, Southey, Lamb, and others, as well as personal research files.

Davis, Bertram R.

Graphic Material

Series consists of framed and unframed graphic material owned by Dendy, including engravings and etchings, original artwork, posters, photographs, and illustrations cut out of Harper's Weekly and The Illustrated London News. These items reflect Dendy's interests in architectural history, but also in art, opera, theatre, and literature.

This series includes single original paintings by A.Y. Jackson and Nicholas Hornyansky; an original colour cartoon by E.W.Kemble; hand-coloured photographs by H. Marshall Gardiner and W. R. MacAskill; engraved work by A. Sterner.

Dendy, William

Photographs and realia.

Photographs and realia created and collected by Harry J. Byers. Includes coins and banknotes, photographs of Harry with family and friends and more. Most of the materials were created or collected during Harry's time in Russia.

Byers, Harry J.

Seagram Memorabilia Collection

Series consists of documents illustrative of some aspects of the history of beverage alcohol, particularly in North America. Contains correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts and newspapers relating to the shipment of wine and alcohol to Canada in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to eighteenth-century distilling processes, to a single piece of ephemera relating to prohibition in Canada in the 1920's.

Seagram Museum

Offprints, Articles, etc.

File consists of articles, offprints, excerpts from books and other items accumulated by Bertram R. Davis in the course of his research and study on Bristol and the romantics. Some offprints are presentation copies and feature inscriptions to Davis. A number of Davis' correspondents are represented through the articles in this series.

Davis, Bertram R.


  • SCA233-GA231-10
  • Series
  • [ca. 1500], [18--?]-1955
  • Part of Kay Rex fonds.

Series is comprised of artifacts accumulated by Kay Rex. Includes two arrowheads, a sock darner, tatting and lace samples and gifts given to her aunt Frances Kathleen Montgomery.

Rex, Kay


Series consists of two scrapbooks containing loose and pasted-in clippings, as well correspondence (letters and cards), speech notes, invitations, programs, photographs, and other ephemera predominantly relating to Dr. S.F. Leavine's election as Mayor of Kitchener in 1949. Also included are clippings from after he died in 1958, outlining his professional accomplishments and impact on the community.

Leavine, Stanley Francis


Series consists of cartographic items collected by the Hobson family. Includes two maps of Southern Ontario showing train and maritime routes.

Hobson Family

Audio Visual and Realia

Series consists of audio visual materials including radio and television advertisements, data tapes, and artefacts relating to tires, Dominion Rubber, and Uniroyal.

Dominion Rubber Company

Robert Alden Sanborn : Writing

Series predominantly consists of type- and manuscripts drafts written by Robert Alden Sanborn. Focused primarily on the social development of two young girls referred to as "Little Anna" and "Bunty" the narrative drafts include extensive revision annotations. Also in the series are draft letters regarding a child model named Carol and children in the writing of Lewis Carroll, as well as poems written by Sandborn and his mother Mary Farley Sanborn.

Mary Farley Sanborn : Writing

Series consists of published works and typescripts, one incomplete, written by Mary Farley Sanborn. They include the story Valor Ranch and pieces of poetry that appeared in various literary publications.

Political career

Series consists of records pertaining to Leavine's political career at the municipal and provincial level. Includes notebooks with speeches drafts and notes, as well as clippings about electoral campaigns, political positions, policy changes, and events attended as a public figure.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Medical career

Series consists of records pertaining to Leavine's medical training and career, including his study schedule at Queen's, an article submitted to the British Medical Journal, and news clippings regarding hospital patients he attended to in Kitchener, Ontario.

Leavine, Stanley Francis


Series consists of records pertaining to Leavine's personal life including news clipping about his daughter Desta, and a note and photograph sent to him by Carl Smith.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Robert Alden Sanborn : Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence to and from Robert Alden Sanborn to family, colleagues and publishing contacts regarding his writing process and progress, his family, and his personal interests including the social development of children and the work of Carl Jung.

Historical Records.

Series consists of historical records accumulated by the Hobson family relating to the history of Kitchener-Waterloo. Includes newspaper clippings and sections, special publications and prints.

Hobson Family

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