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Request for a loan

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding a loan to Brother Büsch dependent on the receipt of money from Uncle Georg Schmitd following the sale of wheat. Includes well wishes to his parents and a question about the cost and potential sale of oats.

Rieder and Anthes family

Sebringville letter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine that begins with an update about a blessed assembly and extended meeting at Brother Bittner's. He shares that his wife Magdalena has been unwell for some time, but remains cheerful, and notes that he wants to fetch Katharina Weber to server her. He also shares that Magdalena David, currently in Berlin, is expected in the next week. He concludes by asking that Heinrich be told to come to Sebringville to wed and that J. Wolf be advised to hold off selling half the wheat.

Rieder and Anthes family

I will see that the cow is fetched

Undated letter from Jacob Anthes indicating he will ensure a cow is fetched as soon as possible. Letter also asks about Johann's marriage and makes mention Wilhelm being a "fine fellow" acting in a "truly brotherly way".

Rieder and Anthes family

Bowman, Maud to Uncle and Aunt [Simon and Elizabeth Bowman].

One item of correspondence from Maud Bowman addressed to her Aunt and Uncle [Simon and Elizabeth Bowman]. The letter is dated and addressed October 13, 1893 Goderich St., Perth [Australia]. Maud and her husband Oliver are recently married and Maud discusses life in Australia including a dried flower competition that she entered and that she is no longer teaching. She also complains that Oliver is away a lot, leaving her a "grass widow." Maud also asks after Annie and Howard, presumably the children of her aunt and uncle.

Bowman family

Bowman, Oliver to Aunt and Uncle [Simon and Elizabeth Bowman].

One item of correspondence from Oliver Bowman address to his aunt and uncle [Simon and Elizabeth Bowman]. The letter is dated and addressed October 13, 1893, Perth [Australia]. In the letter Oliver discusses family news, the Chicago Exhibition, plans for a trip to America and opportunities for importing tinned fruit to Australia.

Bowman family

Bowman, Allan to Simon Bowman.

One item of correspondence from Allan Bowman to his brother Simon Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed December 2, 1895, Galt. The letter mentions that Allan is in Chicago and talks about his wife Nancy moving with him to California, but that funds mean this is now not possible. Allan also mentions that he is training Ben Unger to assist him with the malting season.

Bowman family

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

Correspondence from Talmon Henry Rieder : 1921.

File consists of 20 letters (one consists of last page only) received by Martha Rieder from Talmon Henry Rieder mostly during the year 1921. Some letters include envelopes; 12 envelopes contain stamps. Also present are: one empty envelope, manuscript notes by Talmon, a newspaper clipping, a promissory note and receipt between Martha and Talmon, and funeral notice cards for Talmon.

Rieder and Anthes family

Correspondence from Martha Rieder.

File consists of 12 letters received by John S. and Lydia Anthes from Martha Rieder; some letters also contain notes from Ella Anthes Cook and Louisa Anthes Breithaupt. Also includes one letter from Martha to Louisa.

Rieder and Anthes family

Correspondence from Martha Rieder.

File consists of 23 letters received by John S. and Lydia Anthes from Martha Rieder. Some letters are addressed individually to her mother or father. File also includes a letter from Ella Anthes Cook to Lydia; and two letters to Louisa Anthes Breithaupt, one from Martha and one from Ella.

Rieder and Anthes family

Correspondence to Martin Anthes.

File consists of 28 German letters from between 1867 and 1872. The majority of the letters were written by Reverend Jacob Anthes, from the Carrick and Port Elgin areas of Ontario, to his parents Martin and Catharina Anthes, in Baden and New Hamburg in Waterloo County. They document his young family's experience living in a new place while he preached, sometimes at long-distances, attempting to convert people to the Evangelical Association Church. Included are references to the Anthes family's health and living situation, local weather and farming conditions, and happenings related to the day to day lives of people with whom he interacted.
File also includes one unidentified letter; an agreement [?] signed by Rev. Anthes, Glenlyon, Bruce Co.; and invoices, one for Martin Anthes' account at a store in New Hamburg signed by Jacob [Niebel?].

Rieder and Anthes family

Without a home

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding his family's trip through Carrick Township seeking a suitable home. After failing to do so, the family moves in with Brother Dinkel’s and his family to wait for the construction of a preacher's residence.

Rieder and Anthes family

Sad news

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding the death of Magtalena Buesch. Includes reference to Little Lievei being seriously sick and at risk of dying like sister Lena. Anthes concludes by noting that he continues to have
considerable pain" in chest following a severe cold.

Rieder and Anthes family

Assemblies and conversions

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He details his success converting several heads of local families, some of whom are identified by name, despite the efforts of a [Lutheran?] pastor to prevent their departure from their former beliefs. Anthes explains that he has fallen ill from the exertion of hosting repeated assemblies and that the snowy weather is preventing him from travelling to hold yet another assembly. Prior to signing off he notes that son Martin's arm was burned by a cup of hot tea and that Brother Umbach’s Märthe may be visiting in early March.

Rieder and Anthes family

Sick wife

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares news of his wife Magdalena's illness and her return to health, nothing they have had to rely on female help to get by. Anthes notes their youngest daughter is "quite healthy and so very friendly" and invites his parents to the consecration of the church later in January. The letter ends with a postscript note about the possible digging of a new well and his inability to contribute due to winter expenses.

Rieder and Anthes family

Autumn apples

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine Anthes. He begins by saying that he's feeling healthier and that the fall weather has been beautiful. After mentioning a visit by Wagenast and his wife, and fish sent with them as gifts, he provides suggestions for transporting and selling apples, sharing that he's pleased with the barrel yielded from his garden.

Rieder and Anthes family

Correspondence: miscellaneous personal.

File consists of seventy six items of miscellaneous correspondence between James Downey and others for the year 2001. Correspondents include:

  • Aitken, Lady Violet;
  • Anderson, John;
  • Armitage, Howard;
  • Barry, Michael H.;
  • Berland, Kevin;
  • Bird, J.W. Bud;
  • Carty, Arthur J.;
  • Chakma, Amit;
  • Cook, Nancy;
  • Currie, Richard J.;
  • Davenport, Paul;
  • De la Durantague, Claire V.;
  • Dellandrea, J.S.;
  • English, John;
  • Foster, Florence;
  • Gillham, Robert;
  • Goodwin, Ed;
  • Graham, Mary;
  • Green, Irvin;
  • Hallman, Lyle and Wendy;
  • Heroux, M. Michel;
  • Hiscock, Ethel and Ralph;
  • Hnatyshyn, Ray and Gerda;
  • Hobday, John;
  • Kildaris, Fred;
  • Konrad, Helmut;
  • Krupke, Erma;
  • Lemessurier, Bob;
  • MacDonald, Alastair;
  • Maiden, Colin and Jenefor;
  • McCarthy, Sheila and Mac;
  • McCutchan, Walter;
  • Mitchell, Paul D.;
  • Monkman, Julia;
  • Nicholson, Doris;
  • O'Donovan, Valentine;
  • Parsons, June;
  • Reid, Hugh;
  • Saunders Bellingham, Susan;
  • Simpson, Ronald;
  • Strangway, David;
  • Szathmary, Emoke J.E.;
  • Talbot-Allan, Laura;
  • Thayer Scott, Jacqueline;
  • Thompson, John;
  • Van Loon, Richard J.;
  • W., Doug; Watts, Ronald L.;
  • Wright, Janet;
  • Wurtele, Douglas.

Downey, James

Correspondence.

File consists of approximately twenty five items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others. Also includes accompanying materials, and correspondence to her brother and mother. Correspondents include:

  • Clark, W.E.;
  • Department of Labour;
  • Dimbert, Eleanor;
  • Doak, Buckingham, Pressley and Perlmutter;
  • Hartwell, G.O.;
  • Parker, H.L.;
  • [?], Frances;
  • [?], Maud.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence.

File consists of twenty four items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others. Correspondents include:

  • Casgrain, Therese
  • Dennis, Laddie
  • Evans-Ehricht, Mark & Barb
  • Hauschildt, Elda
  • Kiyoshik, Ramona
  • Lenaham, Kim
  • McCullum, Terry
  • Purcell, Gillis
  • Renwick, Cathy
  • Rex, Beverly
  • Scarse, Carole
  • Taylor-Turpin, Pam
  • [?], Flo,
  • [?], Dorothea.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence.

File consists of thirty five items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others. Correspondents include:

  • Arnott, Edythe and Al
  • Burcher, Dorothy
  • Canadian Council
  • Dennis, Laddie
  • Doyle, Richard J.
  • Edwards, Bess
  • Evans-Ehricht, Mark and Barb
  • Freedman, Sonya
  • Gatenby, Greg
  • Hamm[?], Rene
  • Hauschildt, Elda
  • Ludwig, Doris
  • Mason, Madge B.
  • Pearson, Shirley
  • Rex, Sylvia
  • Sawyer, Glad
  • Stewart, William
  • Tanzola Sorbara McClellan and Handler
  • Taylor-Turpim, Pam
  • Verbugge & Co.
  • Warren, Isobel
  • Wright, C.F.

Rex, Kay

Letters to public figures.

File consists of nineteen items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others, primarily members of the Canadian Government. Correspondents include:

  • Akiwenzie, Chief Ralph
  • Bertrand, Luc
  • Birtch, Gilberte
  • Bordeleau, Christine J.
  • Bourassa, Robert
  • Cameron, Christina
  • Cameron, Don
  • Filmon, Gary
  • Foote, Judy M.
  • Fraser, John
  • Harcourt, Mike
  • Hurtig, Mel
  • Krackovic, Elvira
  • Lobregt, Patricia D.
  • McKenna, Frank
  • Rae, Bob
  • Romanow, Roy
  • Valcourt, Bernard.

Rex, Kay

Family correspodence.

File consists of sixteen items of correspondence between Kay Rex and other members of her family, as well as between other family members. Correspondents include:

  • Montgomery, Jennie
  • Montgomery, Jim
  • Rex, Beverly
  • Rex, Grace Montgomery
  • Rex, Kay
  • Rex, Lionel
  • [?], Mill (Aunt).

Also includes a folder of envelopes without correspondence.

Rex, Kay

RNAO foundation appointment book : correspondence.

File consists of forty four items of correspondence between Kay Rex and others regarding research for, and publication of, the 1987 RNAO foundation historical appointment book. Correspondents include:

  • Anderson, Claudia
  • Barrick, C.G.
  • Barry, Judy
  • Bryce, P.R.
  • Cameron, P.M.
  • Christie, Kay
  • Currow, Maureen
  • Desai, Kathy
  • Dewar, Jane
  • Donner, Gail
  • Fisher, Mary
  • Flaherty, Josephine
  • Gallop, Ruth
  • Hurd, G.T.
  • Kellough, M.H.
  • King, Nancy
  • Kirkby, Patricia
  • Lee-Hannah, Marilyn
  • McKay, E.
  • Ogilve, Heather
  • Parker, Jacqueline
  • Pepper, Evelyn
  • Pollett, Elaine
  • Reid, B.
  • Rossander, Pauline
  • Shields, Donna
  • Taylor, Mary
  • Tumber, Trudie
  • Wright-Pelrine, Eleanor
  • [?], Barb
  • [?], Ora
  • [?], Nora
  • [?], Ruth.

    Also includes three press releases.

Rex, Kay

Correspondence.

Correspondence sent and received by James Downey related to different areas of Downey's professional life. Includes letters of appreciation, tributes, newspaper clippings, and ephemera related to awards received and work performed by Downey in different roles and associations.
Also contains drafts of speeches and addresses related to Downey's work or roles, such as "Remarks by the Chancellor" during the official launch of Lord Beaverbrook and the Kennedys by James Downey (May 15, 2012) or "Commencement Address the University of Waterloo" by Trina McQueen, president, Discovery Channel (June 18, 1999).

Downey, James

Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray sent May 7, 1843 from Leeds, Yorkshire. The letter discusses Sarah moving to Yorkshire, family news and health, and life in Leeds.

Bray Family

John Lazenby to Abraham Bray.

One letter from John Lazenby to Abraham Bray dated July 5, 1843 from Holbech. The letter is written on behalf of Abraham's grandmother, who is unwell, and discusses sending Abraham 20 pounds, the health of the family, and news that friends are on their way to settle in Toronto.

Bray Family

Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray dated May 20, 1845. The letter was sent to Abraham via their parents and discusses Sarah's life and work and her best wishes to Abraham on the news of his wedding to a wife also named Sarah. She also gives a recipe for sealing wax.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated January 1, 1846 from Rathmines Mill, near Dublin. The letter starts off with a message from Sarah Bray giving details on her life and their grandmother's health as well as mentioning friends who have moved to Canada. George writes about the family in Ireland as well as commodity prices and scarcity and the Great Potato Famine.

Bray Family

Jemima Schofield to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Jemima Schofield (nee Bray) to Abraham Bray dated June 17, 1846 from Leeds. The letter reports on updates about the family, including Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Ann, and gives the news of the death of George Bray on May 25, 1846.

Bray Family

Ann Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Ann Bray to Abraham Bray dated August 12, 1847 from Leeds. This short letter gives news that Ann, as well as children Jacob, Mary, and Hannah are set to leave from Liverpool for New York on August 16th or 20th.

Bray Family

Hannah Hargreaves to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Hannah Hargreaves (nee Bray) to Abraham Bray dated April 22, 1869. This letter was originally written by Sarah Rawson (nee Bray) and was forwarded, with notes, to Abraham by his sister Hannah. Sarah once again asks for help in migrating to Canada and asks after the health of the family. Hannah adds that their sister Mary has moved to Ingersoll.

Bray Family

James Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from James Bray to Abraham Bray dated March 9, 1874 from Springfield Missouri. James Bray is a cousin to Abraham Bray who has moved to Missouri. The letter discusses James' siblings, the farming conditions in Missouri and land prices. He advises Abraham on whether he should sell his land in Canada and move to Missouri.

Bray Family

John Henry Rawson to Abraham Bray.

One letter from John Henry Rawson, dated May 20, 1876 from Holbeck. John, Abraham's nephew, gives an update on himself, his mother Sarah, sister Elizabeth Ann and Uncle William. He also discusses the price of apples and the possibility of importing them to Leeds.

Bray Family

Ann Elizabeth Rawson to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Ann Elizabeth Rawson, dated November 12, 1876 from Holbeck. The letter gives an update on her mother Sarah and brother John Henry, and mentions Sarah falling down the cellar stairs and hurting her back.

Bray Family

Sarah Rawson to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Sarah Rawson (nee Bray) to Abraham Bray, dated July 9, 1878 from Holbeck. The letter gives an update on Sarah and her children, John Henry and Ann Elizabeth, and tells of Uncle William's death.

Bray Family

Sarah Rawson to Abraham Bray.

One undated letter from Sarah Rawson (nee Bray) to Abraham Bray. The letter asks for information on their mother's life and death and requests that any last messages for Sarah be sent to her.

Bray Family

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

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked (confidential) from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated September 11, 1907, accompanied by a carbon copy of a letter from John A. Lang to A.B. Aylesworth; together with a letter from Peter H. Sims to Harvey dated October 1, 1907 commenting on Mackenzie King's proposals.

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Monogrammed card from Laurier House, Ottawa sent as a Christmas card from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims, undated, inscribed inside in Mackenzie King's handwriting: "With the season's Greetings, W.L. Mackenzie King." Printed inside is King's favourite portrait of Isabel King (painted by J.W.L. Forster in 1905).

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated August 7, 1925, thanking him and his wife Florence for the memorable visit: "I can recall no happier home town visit since the days of Woodside."
Salutation: none; Signature: "Billy."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Florence Sims.

Handwritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Florence Sims, dated August 10, 1925, containing effusive thanks for her hospitality during the Old Boys' Reunion in Kitchener, many memories of the past, and reminiscences of all he saw and did while in the area.

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims

Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated January 31, 1928, concerning the possibility of Mackenzie King attending the funeral of Florence Sims' mother Elizabeth Roos.
Salutation: "Dear Peter"; Signature: "William L. Mackenzie Kin.[sic]"

Sims family

Skelton, O.D. to Harvey J. Sims

Typewritten letter from O.D. Skelton, Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada, replying to Harvey J. Sims on Mackenzie King's behalf, concerning a letter of introduction.

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated December 22, 1930, in reply to one just received. King describes the volume of mail he still receives, "whether it be due to sympathy or regard." In response to being asked how he felt about being in the opposition, King says there is not much difference: "Office is a hard row and a perpetual grind. Opposition is just about the same," and confesses that he is glad not to have to "carry responsibility for conditions as they are in Canada at present."
Salutation: "My dear Peter" [typewritten]; Signature: "Your very devoted and affectionate friend [typewritten], Billy [handwritten]."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated August 6, 1931, expressing his frustration and humiliation over "incidents of the past few weeks" and declaring that "far too much has been left to one or two to do. I have made up my mind that unless a sufficient number of Liberals can be found who will undertake the management and maintenance of an information and organization office, run under the party's own responsibility, I shall cease to have anything further to do with the party's leadership."
Salutation: "My dear Peter" [typewritten]; Signature: "Believe me, as always, dear Peter [handwritten], Yours very sincerely [typewritten], W.L. Mackenzie King [handwritten]."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated December 29, 1931, thanking Harvey for his letter and comparing Harvey's enjoyment of country life at Chicopee with his own experience "through similar ventures at Kingsmere. Indeed, some of the things you have been doing, and some of the improvements you have made on your property are so ridiculously like those which I have been attempting myself that I have fairly danced with glee at the parallel." King elaborates on improvements and work at Kingsmere, walks, and underbrush, and says he intends to follow Sims' efforts with little dams and waterfalls along a stream. He thanks Harvey and Florence for the gift of a book England, The Unknown Isle and counters with a similar book by Lukin Johnson, a personal friend. King also thanks Harvey for sending him the 1930 volume of the Waterloo Historical Society, detailing the writers and contents, giving a paean of praise for the work of the Society, and expressing amazement at the growth of the County. King ends by mentioning his health, his fatigue. and his need for recreation, and sends New Year's wishes to the Sims family: "The older we grow, the more precious become the friendships that have their beginnings in childhood's days."
Salutation: "My dear Peter" [handwritten]; Signature: "With affectionate good wishes to you all, Believe me, as always, dear Peter, Your sincere and devoted friend [typewritten], Billy [handwritten]." Includes insertions and corrections in Mackenzie King's handwriting.

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated January 32, 1932, offering to "get up" a book of photographs of Kingsmere and exchange it for one of Chicopee, after having seen one that had been received by someone else.
Salutation: "My dear Peter" [typewritten]; Signature: "With kindest regards, Yours very sincerely [typewritten], W.L. Mackenzie King [handwritten]."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated November 9, 1933, concerning publication of the proceedings of the Port Hope Conference as The Liberal Way and the picture of King that appears in it. King submitted to the publication committee a picture that had been taken at Chicopee, not at the conference. He is asking, after the fact, for permission and thanks to the actual photographer.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [typewritten]" ; Signature: "With all good wishes, believe me, as always, dear Peter, Yours affectionately [typewritten], Billy [handwritten]."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated April 6, 1934, concerning King's travels in the South Oxford by-election, allowing him to consider visiting Homer Watson again, with whom he has "one or two matters" to discuss. He refers to his previous visit in Harvey's company and reiterates that he wants to see Harvey again on the same visit. The bulk of the letter concerns organizing the trip to suit King's wishes.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [typewritten]"; Signature: "With kindest regards, Yours very sincerely [typewritten], Billy [handwritten]." Includes handwritten insertion and handwritten P.S.: "Please do not think of this above for a moment if you have other engagements or should it not be wholly convenient. This is just a [illegible] shot. K."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated April 16, 1934: "The memories of Kitchener visit and South Oxford campaign more delightful than ever, never mind the IOU, I can never repay all your kindness to me."
Salutation: none; Signature: "Affectionate remembrance to all, Billy."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated May 10, 1934, in which he passes thanks to Mr. Burden for a clipping sent through Harvey, and expressing interest in obtaining plants and shrubs from his old home Woodside to re-plant at Kingsmere. He asks Harvey to be his middle-man in finding a way to accomplish this while also releasing him from any feeling of obligation. King notes that Kingsmere is looking beautiful and that he has a good gardener, and adds a handwritten postscript emphasizing that Harvey need not take any trouble unless he knows "just the person."
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]" ; Signature: "With affectionate remembrances to you both, Believe me, as always, dear Peter, Yours very sincerely [typewritten], Billy [handwritten]." Includes corrections and postscript in Mackenzie King's handwriting.

Sims family

Sims, Harvey J. to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Typewritten letter, green carbon copy, from Harvey J. Sims to William Lyon Mackenzie King dated May 12, 1934, in reply to King's letter of May 10 requesting plants and shrubs from Woodside. Harvey replies that he was unable to make the request due to the health of the owner and says he will let King know when it might be possible.
Salutation: "My dear Billy"; Signature: "With the kindest regards from the both of us, I am, Yours most sincerely."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Florence Sims.

Handwritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Florence Sims dated December 23, 1934, affirming Florence's decision to stay home at Christmas but to let her two sons travel to Hartford, CT, where Harvey is in hospital. King offers to help in any way and offers to see Florence should she wish to come to Ottawa and talk: "If you thought a chaperone necessary, it would be well to bring one of the boys along, or Madge Gibson, or Mrs. Patteson would I am sure be glad to make a second or have you stay with her."
Salutation: "My dear Florence [handwritten]" ; Signature: "With every affectionate good wish to yourself, Believe me, as always, Very sincerely yours, Willie [handwritten]."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated August 12, 1936, apologizing for not having been able to visit Chicopee due to pressure of work, and to preparing for his forthcoming trip to Geneva where he is to head the Canadian delegation to the League of Nations. He makes reference to a photograph of himself and "The President" sent to him by Harvey. King tells Harvey that he has received two letter from "your friend Borgstrom" and says he has written again to the Minister of Labour and the National Employment Commission on his behalf. He asks Harvey bring Florence and Carl Borgstrom to visit Kingsmere so that he might "sound him out" before possibly obtaining his professional opinion about improvements at Kingsmere.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [typewritten] ; Signature: "Yours as ever, Billy [handwritten]."

Sims family

Borgstrom, Carl A. to Harvey J. Sims

Typewritten letter from Carl A. Borgstrom, landscape architect, to Harvey J. Sims, expressing gratitude to Harvey for his assistance in arranging for him to be able to visit Kingsmere, and enclosing a copy of the letter he had written to Mackenzie King with thanks for putting his name before the National Employment Commission.

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated December 2, 1936, thanking Harvey for information, describing the pressure of his work: "The problems are far and away beyond anything the like of which we have had hitherto to consider," and expressing sympathy for Euler and his wife in their "great bereavement."
Salutation: "My dear Peter [typewritten]"; Signature: "Yours affectionately, Billy [handwritten]."

Sims family

Sims, Harvey J. to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Typewritten letter, carbon copy, from Harvey J. Sims to William Lyon Mackenzie King dated October 22, 1937, following up on King's letter of October 16 and replying that he has ordered two copies of Violet Markham's book; also that he had spoken to "Mr. Sanderson, the Chief Librarian of the Toronto Public Library." This letter is accompanied by a carbon copy dated the same day of Harvey J. Sims' letter to Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. In London, England, requesting copies of Violet Markham's book and mentioning that it had been suggested to him by "The Rt. Hon. Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada."
Salutation: "My Dear Billy [typewritten]"; Signature: "Yours very sincerely [typewritten]."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated October 30, 1937, refusing an invitation from Harvey J. Sims to a banquet in Kitchener on the grounds of overwork: "The truth is, I am at present, once again played out. " He leaves it to Harvey to explain "to our friends" and to pass on King's appreciation of the thought.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [typewritten]"; Signature: "Love to Florence and to yourself [handwritten], Yours very sincerely [typewritten], Billy [handwritten]."
Includes handwritten corrections and insertion.

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated January 12, 1938, concerning his present to Harvey of an autographed copy of John Buchan's Augustus and his wishes for good health for Florence in the coming year.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]"; Signature: "My best of wishes again to you both [typewritten], Yours affectionately, Billy [handwritten.]"

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated June 4, 1938, mentioning the "Grand River conservation matter" and also looking forward to seeing Harvey in Queenston on June 18. He mentions that due to fatigue he has given up attending sittings of the House.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]"; Signature: "I do hope Florence is regaining her strength. With affectionate good wishes to you both, Billy [handwritten]."
This letter is accompanied by material relating to the opening of the Memorial Arch at Niagara Falls by Mackenzie King on June 18, 1938: official invitations to Harvey and Florence Sims to attend the opening ceremony, a luncheon, and a dinner, as well as a two-page typescript carbon itinerary.

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims (who is a passenger on the Letitia, en route to Scotland) dated August 3, 1938, in which he thanks Harvey for his visit to Kingsmere and relates that a "vision" had led him to listen to a radio story about the composer of the music for "The Sweet by and by," who felt he was guided by his deceased wife. King states "When I see you again, I shall tell you more in the way of evidence of Florence's continued existence, and her power to continue to share your life." King describes the Army Corps Reunion and his day in Kingston where he spoke at the official opening of Fort Henry. He gives Harvey advice on how to structure his life on the trip to Scotland, and ends: "Continue to think of nature as the garment of the invisible, and to commune with the spiritual reality which lies behind the things we see."
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]"; Signature: "With every good wish, Yours affectionately, WLM Billy [handwritten]."

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter Marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated August 17, 1939, regretting not having seen him after "the banquet in Toronto."
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]"; Signature: "Believe me, Yours very sincerely [typewritten], Billy [handwritten."Billy [handwritten]."

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated September 26, 1941, thanking Mrs. Shannon Bowlby for sending photographs to him through Harvey. He expresses interest in visiting Chicopee but is having difficulty arranging it.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]"; Signature: "All good wishes, Yours affectionately, Billy [handwritten]."
Includes handwritten correction.

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated December 23, 1941, concerning changed arrangements for Harvey to visit Ottawa, as King is unsure when he will be called to Washington by the President.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]"; Signature: "Please let this letter bring to you anew my warmest and best of wishes for your seventieth birthday anniversary, and for Christmas day. Let it bring my best of wishes also to the boys, and my love to Madge and Minnie. Indeed, I send my love to you all [typewritten]. Yours affectionately, Billy [handwritten]."

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

Typewritten letter marked "Personal" from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated May 12, 1942, concerning the opening of "the great Dam on the Grand River, which has recently been completed," and the impossibility of his being able to attend. He explains that although he has had many invitations and honours, he does not "feel at liberty to make any engagement which might take me from Ottawa at a time when I might be most needed." King has also received Harvey's letter of May 11 and replies that he would not approach Mr. Litvinoff about an engagement in Canada, as he had already indicated to King that he would not travel here again for the coming year.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [typewritten]"; Signature: "With all good wishes, Yours affectionately, Billy [handwritten]."
Includes handwritten corrections.

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B.

Includes invitation to the Cook family reunion, correspondence about peafowl and other wild stock available, and a postcard showing Hialeah Park Race Track, Florida.

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C.

Correspondents include the Canadian Legion, Canadian Kennel Club, A. Chappell concerning Chicopee Heights, Ernest and Alice Chadwick, Hector Charlesworth, Chicopee Tennis Club, Chicopee Ski Club, and E.H. Coleman.

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G.

Correspondents include the Hon. Mr. Justice Godfrey, Supreme Court of Ontario, V. Evan Gray, Ainslie W. Greene, and Norman S. Gurd.

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K.

Correspondents include Bob Kay and L. Keyzer. Bob Kay, an old friend of Harvey Sims, lived in Hartford, CT and Florida, and was acquainted with Harvey's sister Rella and her husband John Ross Stewart. The correspondence concerns mostly the scrapbooks about curling and football that Kay had assembled and their eventual disposition.
Postcard in this file: "RMS Ausonia, White Star Line" from L. Keyzer, a fellow Rotarian, postmarked Brussels.

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Scots Fusiliers.

Correspondence relates to Harvey J. Sims' activities as Colonel of the Scots Fusiliers.

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Correspondence 1929-1930.

Correspondence to and from Harvey J. Sims (carbons), tenders, agreements, invoices and other material relating to work being planned and carried out at Chicopee, including landscape features, nursery stock, concrete bridge, bubbling tanks, dry stone walls, also to a Workmen's Compensation case. Correspondents include Ball Bros., Dunker Brothers, Herbert Johnston, Civil Engineer, Forsey Page & Steele, architects, Fess Oil Burners of Canada Ltd., Thomas Rennie, Ontario Agricultural College, Carl A. Borgstrom (of Wilson, Bunnell & Borgstrom Ltd., also of Lorne Park Nurseries) landscape architect.

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Correspondence 1931.

Correspondence to and from Harvey J. Sims (carbons), relating to ongoing work at Chicopee, such as the pergola, log cabin, frog fountains, plantings, trees, and shrubs, and problems with wiring for road lights and flood lights. Includes detailed lists of nursery stock. Correspondents include Carl A. Borgstrom, Ball Brothers, Lorne Park Nurseries, A.H. Tomlinson (Department of Horticulture, University of Guelph), and the Mattell & Bierwagen Electric Company.

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Correspondence 1931-1933.

Correspondence to and from Harvey J. Sims and Carl A. Borgstrom of Carl Borgstrom & H.S.M. Carver, Landscape Architects and Town Planners, relating to nursery stock supplied through Lorne Park Nurseries. Includes a hand-drawn orchard plan.

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Correspondence with Col. H.D. Smith.

Correspondence from and to Harvey J. Sims and H.D. Smith, K.C., R.A. McLaren, and Charles C. Bell in Chatham, Ont. about sourcing and procuring seedlings of specific native trees and shrubs found at Rondeau Park and vicinity.

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Correspondence with Mr. Alfred Rehder.

Correspondence from and to Harvey J. Sims and Alfred Rehder, Curator of the Herbarium at The Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plains, New York, attempting to identify specimens Harvey is sending.

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