- June 14, 1887
One will for Abram Ball of Galt. Lists gifts of possessions and money to family members, as well as the Galt estate known as "The Cedars" (45 Blair Road) to his wife Julia Ball.
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One will for Abram Ball of Galt. Lists gifts of possessions and money to family members, as well as the Galt estate known as "The Cedars" (45 Blair Road) to his wife Julia Ball.
File consists of pages from a ledger book from the Acadian Athletic Club. The book includes meeting minutes from the first meeting, as well as for subsequent meetings, and accounts information.
Acadian Athletic Club
This file consists of photocopies made for K.M. McLaughlin by the National Archives of Canada and consists of documents pertaining to the Acadian Club raid and the attempt to gain restitution from the government. The file contains copies of letters by N.A. Zick, President of the Acadian Club, W.G. Weichel, M.P., Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, and others, as well as a memorandum of damage done and recommendation of the Court of Inquiry. It also contains 2 photocopied chapters from Ontario and the First World War, 1914-1918: a collection of documents.
File consists of three architectural drawings of the building of the Berlin [Kitchener] Y.M.C.A. at 22 Queen Street North. Includes a side elevation, main and upper floor plans, and details of the locker room.
Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association
File consists of one photograph of conference attendees at the B.F. Goodrich industrial products conference. Identifications from verso:
The fonds consists of two volumes, one a letter book R. Boehmer & Co., 1900-1908, and the other the minute book of the Kitchener, Waterloo and Bridgeport Coal Dealers Association, 1919-1936. E.S. Boehmer was secretary of the Association and H. Boehmer was a member. Also included is a small amount of ephemera.
Fonds is comprised of materials related to the Bowlby-Boyd family of Emma Allen Boyd nee Bowlby and her husband Gardiner Boyd. Includes materials related to their children, as well as to Emma's family. Fonds is comprised primarily of photographs of various extended family members and friends, as well as of Emma's autograph book.
Bowlby Boyd Family
Material relating to members of the Hoffman, Barnes, Schiedel, Bowlby, Davison and Carlisle families, primarily photographs. Includes correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, including snapshots taken during early construction of the Westmount area of Kitchener, Ontario.
Bowlby, Davison, Hoffman Family
Fonds consists of materials from many generations of the Bray family. Includes 26 items of correspondence sent to Abraham Bray, the first Bray family settler to Canada as well as 19 diaries kept by later generations of the Bray family. Includes 18 diaries kept by (George) Murray Bray from the years 1929-1949 as well as one trip diary kept by his mother Florence Murray Bray detailing a variety of trips from 1892-1950.
This collection, donated to the University of Waterloo in 1988 by the family of the late Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark, includes family papers from three families, the Breithaupt family, the Hewetson family, and the Clark family; records from the Guild of All Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, founded by Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark; and several smaller collections acquired by the Breithaupt family and by Spencer Clark. The personal library of Spencer Clark, which includes many books, periodicals, government documents, and ephemeral items, was donated together with the archival collections, and is particularly strong in the fields of urban planning, architecture, and Canadian art.
Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family
One undated photograph showing a Breithaupt Leather Co. truck in front of the Shipping Dept. at the tannery, which was located in Kitchener, Ont.
Fonds consists of records documenting most aspects of the development of the Central Ontario Art Association, the events and activities of the association, and its administration and membership in the period from its formation in 1954 to about 2000, with some gaps in coverage. The records were accumulated by various members and some organization was imposed by the association for the purpose of researching its history.
Fonds includes correspondence, membership lists, flyers, announcements, programs, newsletters, exhibitors' catalogues, minutes, reports, the association constitution and by-laws, histories, forms and questionnaires, clippings, lectures and articles, photocopied information, photographs, slides, and other material.
Fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Administration and Membership
Series 2: Files of Gordon Couling
Series 3: Events and Exhibitions
Series 4: Publications
Series 5: Subject Files
Series 6: History Working Files
Series 7: Photographs.
Central Ontario Art Association
Collection consists primarily of negatives taken by Charles Belair during the course of his professional career as a photographer. The images include those of local families, events and buildings in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The collection includes some 21, 000 negatives as well as in some cases accompanying prints, transparencies, and contact sheets.
Fonds consists of records documenting aspects of the lives, careers, and interests of Charles E. Greb, his father Erwin C. Greb, and his grandfather Charles E. Greb Sr., as well as his siblings, Harry Greb, Clara May Greb, and Arthur Greb. Includes press clippings; correspondence; birth, marriage, and death certificates; wills; photographs; certificates and awards; ephemera; scrapbooks, and other material.
Greb, Charles E. family
File consists of one letter from Christian Enslin, bookseller and bookbinder, Waterloo, Ontario to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., Lancaster, Pennsylvania requesting the right to "Mother Drops", a medicine created by Dr. Heinitsch on which he held the patent.
The letter also includes information on bookbinding and printing practices in Upper Canada and makes reference to local figures such as Benjamin Eby, Bishop of the Mennonites.
Fonds consists of textual and graphic materials created or accumulated by members of the Clement and Bowlby families, largely photographs of extended family members and materials created or accumulated by William Pope Clement and Florence Grace Clement. Also contains clippings, correspondence, genealogical records and research, textiles, artifacts including First World War medals, and other ephemera.
Clement Bowlby Family
Photographs of Waterloo, Ont.
Fonds consists of twelve daily diaries, intermittently spanning between 1907 and 1948, that contain entries pertaining to daily farm operations. Included, though unrelated, are two ledgers from a Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario general store for the years 1893 and 1907. Accounts listed include purchases by John King, father of William Lyon Mackenzie King, that help document the lifestyle of the King family while living at Woodside, now a National Historic Site.
Snyder, David H.
This fonds consists of three groups of photocopies accumulated by David R. McKnight for research.
The first is a photocopy of Newmarket Cemetary Burial Records, 1869-1901, used for McKnight's publication Newmarket Cemetary Burial Records (1869-1901): a transcription from the Land Registry Office Records, York County Copybooks / transcription & production David R. McKnight, proofreading and editing, Rosemary Willard Ambrose. - [S.l.]: The Author, .
The second is photocopies from an unknown source of documents relating to the Waterloo area. These include photocopies of official typescript transcriptions of land grants relating to land along the Grand River dated 1798, of a grant made to King's College in 1828, of maps from unidentified published works but originally from the National Archives of Canada, and photocopies of a number of 19th-century ms. agreements and indentures. Some of the items were originally stamped "Property of Registry Office, County of Waterloo". The third group of photocopies is a copy of a volume from the Archives of Ontario entitled "Crown lands" dated 1857, containing descriptions of same in Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich and North Dumfries townships.
Fonds consists of 28 items of correspondence between David Shannon Bowlby and his family.
Bowlby, David Shannon
File consists of one photograph of the employees of the head office of the Dominion Life Assurance Company in Waterloo, Ontario. The photograph was taken July 1939. The employees are standing in front of the building at 14 Erb Street West.
Dominion Life Assurance Company
Dominion Rubber Company
Fonds consists of 29 photographs documenting the employees, buildings and events of Dominion Rubber Systems.
Dominion Rubber Systems
Fonds consists of three share certificates for Dominion Woollens & Worsteds Limited. The certificates were issued to Paul Aggerholm and are in the amounts of ten and five.
Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd.
The fonds consists of materials relating to the oral history interviews that were conducted, as well as final reports that were created based on the subject. This includes transcripts of twenty one interviews and accompanying appendices, three student reports on the project and related themes, a photocopy of an essay detailing the history of the mill pre Dominion and a file of miscellaneous materials.
Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd.
Consists of one photocopied memoir and a file of photocopied clippings.
This collection is composed primarily of textual materials including speeches and speech notes of Mayor Leavine and Dr. S.F. Leavine, M.P.P (PC), clippings, correspondence, a medical research paper, a degree certificate and schedule of studies from the Medical Faculty at Queen's University in Kingston, as well as ephemeral materials. A small number of photographs and two scrapbooks are also contained in this collection.
Leavine, Dr. Stanley Francis, 1896-1958
Fonds consists of material related to the family of J.B. English of Plattsville, Ontario. Includes a store ledger dated 1916-1923; two 19th century photographs; and a folder of genealogical information including a family tree.
Fonds consists of one photograph of students of the First Mennonite Church bible school. Students are shown outside in front of the church building.
First Mennonite Church
Consists of sewing patterns, ms. recipe books and other material belonging to Flora J. Reaman during her school days and married life.
Reaman, Flora J.
Materials created by Murray Fried on the history of the Fried family. Includes primarily genealogy charts for the children of Sam Fried.
Fonds consists of ephemera relating to the unionization of furniture makers and woodworkers in the Kitchener, Stratford, and Woodstock area. Includes a mock liberty bond for the defence of workers arrested protesting, a card promoting socialist industrial unionism, a handbill outlining union desires, a letter from Canada Furniture Manufacturers regarding an adjustment to pay rates, a handbill encouraging furniture workers to unionize, and a photocopy of a letter to Herman Kreuger.
Furniture and woodworkers unions.
Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the George Pattinson Woollen mill and its predecessors. Includes primarily financial and account information for the mill, including journals, account books, and a ledger. Also includes photographs and ephemera.
George Pattinson Woollen Mill
Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Includes records created by the centre, promotional items, and materials relating to events and activities supported by Glow.
Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity
23 photographs from the wedding of Gordon Fraser and Olive A. Rennie, June 20, 1946 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Includes photographs of the church interior, as well as of the bridal party at the reception at the bride's home at 35 Fairview Ave., Kitchener. Also includes one mounted photograph of the wedding of George Biehn to Elva Capling, in which Gordon Fraser was best man.
Fonds consists primarily of records relating to the operation and activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1938 to 1966, mostly records maintained by successive secretary-treasurers, but including some chairman's files (William Philip), and operations files. Includes a wide range of documentation, including correspondence, financial records, minutes, personnel records, reports, maps and plans and environmental monitoring records. Documentation includes construction of the Shand and Conestogo Dams, property acquisition and management, relations and interactions with municipalities and government departments at the provincial and federal levels, flood management and monitoring, implementation and management of health care, unemployment insurance, provincial and federal taxes, rental and leasing of cottage lots and other properties, reforestation and nursery operations, management of motor vehicles and other equipment.
Grand River Conservation Commission
Large quantity of maps, drawings etc., largely unlisted at this time.
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 W.
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.
File consists of one holograph letter from John Galt addressed to "Croker." The letter requests that Croker publish the enclosed items in his magazine if they are not too late reaching him.
Consists of typescripts of fifteen letters, fourteen from from John Goldie to his son James written between 1846 and 1854, one undated from William to James.
Fonds consists of materials relating to the professional and private life of John Panabaker. Includes diaries spanning over fifty years, artwork and doodles, speeches, genealogical information, as well as materials created and accumulated while he was a student and during the course of his professional career.
Panabaker, John H.
Fonds documents John Walter’s term as President of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) Party’s Kitchener branch during 1930 to 1937. Included is correspondence concerning William Daum Euler, leaflets regarding an election campaign and anti-war messages, as well as various reference materials.
Fonds consists of ten letters written by John Woelfle to his brother Edward in 1895. The letters describe the travels and activities of the writer and express interest and concern about the activities and lifestyle of the recipient and other members of the family.
Fonds consists of one lithography stone used to print materials for Joseph E. Seagram and Sons.
Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.
File consists of one scrapbook maintained by Eunice Gearard with clippings about people relating to Kitchener Collegiate Institute (KCI) as well as about people from Kitchener-Waterloo who participated in the Second World War.
Fonds consists of texts of speeches given by Ken Murray from 1967 to 2004.
Murray, Kenneth G., 1924-
One photograph of a section of King Street, Waterloo, Ont. showing recently completed paving work by Standardite Paving. Also visible in the photograph are streetcar tracks, early street lights and automobiles.
The records of K-W Oktoberfest document all aspects of the growth and day-to-day operation of the festival from its beginnings in 1969. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, committee minutes and reports, publications, ephemera, audio-visual materials, and other material created or received by the Corporation in the course of its business. Records from 1969-1983 are incomplete.
K-W Oktoberfest Inc.
Photograph of the entertainment committee of the [Guelph?] Knights of Columbus. Photograph was taken March 1, 1917.
Knights of Columbus
Fonds consists of material relating to the administration and operation of the Lang Tanning Company in Kitchener Ontario, from 1888 to 1974. Contains minutes, agreements, clippings and a photograph album. Also contains a colour photocopy of a site plan from 1938. Includes 24 photographs.
Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.
Fonds consists of four large albums, entitled "Pan Politae and Friends", that contain photographs, ephemera and text, both original and copies, relative to the history of the Pan Politae Club, as well as photographs and biographical information about its members from 1938 to 1995.
The history of Pan Politae is documented through current and historical portraits, as well as photographs of activities such as reunions. The albums include photographs of fundraising projects like the Christmas tree sales and service projects events held with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) camps. Photographs depict service work done primarily in Camp Wabanaki at its original location on Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, which was destroyed by fire in ca. 1970.
These albums were compiled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA. Included are portraits of and information about K-W YMCA Presidents, influential members, former staff, and information about awards and recipients. Also included is correspondence addressed to Lloyd Stamp from former members of the Pan Politae Club where they discuss their experiences and reflections from their time in the club.
Fonds consists of material relating to the career and activities of Lyle S. Hallman, the history of Hallman Construction, and material relating to the history of the Hallman family. Includes correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and pamphlets.
Hallman, Lyle S.
Fonds consists of records accumulated by Marcel Pequegnat in his professional roles as superintendent of the Kitchener Water Commission, vice-chairman of the Grand River Conservation Commission, and president of the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company; and records collected by him relating to the history of these bodies.
Records relating to the Kitchener Water Commission and its predecessor, the Berlin Water Works Company, span from ca. 1887 to 1961, and are mainly from 1898 to the 1930s. Records relating to the Grand River Conservation Commission cover the period from 1939 to 1943. Includes correspondence, contracts and other legal documents, reports, minutes, architectural and technical drawings, photographs and other visual material, press clippings, ephemera, and advertising material.
Margaret Schreiter was "Camp Mother" at Camp Tinawatawa on Paradise Lake near Waterloo, Ontario between 1952 and 1959. The materials contained in this fonds include reports, the texts of presentations given by Margaret Schreiter, the outline of a discussion at a camp counsellors meeting led by Margaret Schreiter, correspondence, an ms. list, and a camp newspaper. These items help document Y.W.C.A. camping activities at the time.
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.
Fonds consists of two ts. leaves with directions for the tanning process used by the Lang Tanning Company for their contract with the RCAF.
Stowell, Clarence Loran
The fonds consists mostly of files relating to some of Percy R. Hilborn's areas of service to the community, including Freeport Sanitarium, Preston War Service Association and Waterloo College and Associate Faculties fundraising. Several Havergal College notebooks belonging to Gertrude R. Wells, who became P.R. Hilborn's wife, are also present.
Hilborn, Percy R., 1886-1972
Fonds consists of negatives and proof prints taken by Robert T.G. Nicol under the name of Personal Studio between 1946 and 1996. Studio, home portraits and candid photography of families and weddings, as well as commercial jobs for many local industries and businesses document comprehensively the growth and changes in the way of life in the Waterloo Region in the post-war era. Many nationally important companies employed Nicol, some as their "house photographer": these include B.F. Goodrich, Budd Automotive, Mutual Life Insurance Co., Bell Telephone, Electrohome, Raytheon, IBM and Greb Shoes. Many types of businesses are represented: storefronts and interiors of banks, clothing, department, music, furniture and grocery stores, dairies, factories, restaurants, hotels and motels, churches, service stations, car dealerships, service industries, construction trades and more.
Fonds consists of ephemera relating to the Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training program. Includes song and lyric sheets, programs from the 1970 vesper service, notes on overcoming denominational difference in CGIT, a booklet by Marilyn Kalbfleisch on Christian living and a brochure for the 1967 New Hamburg relief sale.
Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training
File consists of one film reel showing the exterior and operations of the R. Forbes Co. woollen mill in Hespeler (Cambridge), Ontario. The mill would later become the Dominion Woollen and Worsted Mill.
R. Forbes & Co. Ltd.
Fonds consists of one Upper Canada deed of enrollment from Richard Beasley to David Gingrich for a parcel of land in Waterloo County. The parcel in question is noted as being "a certain parcel on tract of land in the Township of Waterloo in Richard Beasley Lower Block on the Northside of the Grand River containing one hundred acres ... being composed of the Eastern half of lot number four in the Second Concession beginning at a post planted equal distance from the front to rear on the division line between lotts number three and four which is the south east corner of Jacob [M] half of the same lott. Thence move seventy seven degrees East forty chains more or less to within fifty links of the rear of the said concession. Thence North thirteen degrees west twenty five chains more or less to the north east of Jacob [M] said half lott thence south thirteen degree east twenty five chains more or less to the place of beginning containing one hundred acres..."
Fonds contains three books written by Robert Forbes. They consist of ledgers dating from 1823 to 1873 and daybooks documenting Fobes' activities as a farmer and merchant dating from 1856 to 1891. Also included are three leaflets with information about postal and farmers’ schedules from the Department of Agriculture, Ontario.
Fonds consists of material accumulated and kept by Ross Dixon relating to his entrepreneurial interests, career, and personal life, and to the philanthropic activities of Ross and Doris Dixon. The material documents some aspects of his personal interests and childhood, his early career, and his career in industrial relations at Uniroyal Canada (formerly the Dominion Rubber Company). A significant portion of the fonds relates to the businesses he formed outside of his professional career, the Westmount Construction Company and Westmont Enterprises Limited, for the period from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. These records document trends in suburban home-building and design during that time and include a large number of architectural drawings. The fonds is not comprehensive, lacking documentation relating to the formation and administration of the Westmount Construction Company and Westmont Enterprises Limited and containing only a small amount of material relating the other area of his entrepreneurial activities, investment and financial services. Fonds includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertising material, architectural drawings, legal documents, photographs, accounting records, reports, ms. notes, certificates, speeches, company publications, minutes, financial statements, ephemera, and other material.
One holograph letter, written from the trenches in France during the First World War. Ross Hamilton is sending Miss Henstridge a book he has found in a ruined house, and is asking for news of his old school, Kitchener Collegiate Institute.
One formal group portrait.
Back row, left to right: Senator Robb, N. Asmussen M.P.P., J.A. Scellen, W.T. Sass, Hon. James Malcolm, John A. Lang, W. Max Euler.
Middle row, left to right: W.J. Motz, Mr. King's secretary, H.J. Sims, Mrs. J. Cole, Mayor Greb, Premier King, Hon. W.D. Euler, Mrs. Peden Mielke, Mrs. Leonard Oliver, Senator Dr. Rankin.
Front row, left to right: Mrs. Max Euler, Miss Rankin, Mrs. W.D. Euler, Mrs. W.J. Motz.
File consists of materials relating to the Rutherford family of Wellesley, Ontario. Includes a subscription list for building a church in Wellesley (dated 1856), a snapshot of Harriet Rutherford Hess and four mounted portraits of members of the Rutherford family. These are identified on the verso as William Rutherford, his wife Mary Jane Freeborn Rutherford, his mother-in-law Jane Freeborn Rutherford and a first wife Ellen Freeborn Rutherford.
Fonds consists of one daybook from The Standard Life Assurance Company, believed to have been kept by Samuel Daniel Buckberrough. Also includes a clipping re the January 21, 1904 snow storm in Kitchener.
Buckberrough, Samuel Daniel
One studio portrait of the children of Joseph E. Schneider (son of Joseph Schneider). From left to right: David, Louisa, Barbara, Lydia(?), Maria(?), Hannah, Samuel.
Schneider, Joseph E. family
Collection consists of 11 albums of Schwaben music and sketches. Note that in the titles of the albums the word "Nazi" does not relate to the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Nazi is an abbreviation of the name Ignatz, a colloquialism used to signify someone who is clumsy or foolish.
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.
Two sets of minutes from the St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society. The minutes include lists of members, as well as debate topics and outcomes. Debate topics include work life, the railway, social services, roles of men and women, annexing Canada to the United States, and more.
St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society
Fonds consists of one photograph of students at Sunnyside School, taken September 29, 1944. Identifications included on verso read:
Fonds consists of correspondence, legal documents, photographs, ephemera and genealogical records, relating to Jacob Hailer (1804-1885), Henry Wagner (1793-1867), Jacob Wagner (1824-1858), Louis Henry Wagner (1857-1945), their families and the related Staebler Family, Biehn/Bean Family and Breithaupt Family.
Wagner Hailer family
File consists of photocopies purchased from the National Archives of Canada of a single volume described as "Waterloo County real estate transactions 1897-1910". The transactions consist of deeds and mortgages dated 1901-1910, with an index, relating primarily to parcels of land in Berlin [i.e. Kitchener], Ontario.
Collection consists of seven legal documents regarding the sale of land in the Township of Dumfries in Southern Ontario.
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
Fonds consists of eleven day books and two ledgers listing daily sales and corresponding customer accounts for William Kriesel's stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1889-1905.