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A.T. Hill fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 17
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1977

Fonds consists of A.T. Hill's manuscripts, files, published material, miscellaneous textual records and photographs dealing primarily with the union and labor movements in Canada and at the Lakehead, and Communist Party activities, as well as Hill's own interest in the U.S.S.R. and other communist countries. Arranged by record type into six series. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 17/1/1-11 - Manuscripts - 114 fol - 1948-1974 Series A 17/2/1-16 - Miscellaneous files - 17cm - 1973-1977 Series A 17/3/1-11 - Pamphlets, Reports and Magazines - 7cm - 1944-1948, 1966, 1970, 1974-1977 Series A 17/4/1-6 - Documents - 1cm - 1944-1950 Series A 17/5/1-12 - Miscellaneous - 8cm - 1909, 1912, 1937-1976 Series A 17/6/1-6 - Photographs - 162 items

Hill, A.T. (1898-1978)

Alfred Coombs fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 8
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1978

The Alfred Coombs fonds consists of miscellaneous materials relating to Alfred Coombs, including three notebooks, a field service pocket book, an RAF Flying Training Manual, a letter sent to Coombs, and other various items (military pass, letter, receipts). These items are all contained within one series. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 8/1/1-12 - Miscellaneous papers - 27cm - 1914-1978

Coombs, Alfred

Andrew Dick fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 39
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1905

The Andrew Dick fonds consists of day books or diaries of daily activities of Mr. Dick, recounting events in his life such as fish catches, plantings, ships passing, temperatures and weather conditions. There is one series. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 39/1/1-2 - Day Book

Dick, Andrew

Anne J. Barrie fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 35
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1914

The Anne J. Barrie fonds consists of two scrapbooks containing clippings, poetry, and notes. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 35/1/1-2 - Scrapbooks

Barrie, Anne J.

Art Widnall fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 18
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1980

Fonds consists of Art Widnall's papers relating to his personal affairs as a member of various clubs and organizations such as the Rotary Club, the Emergency Measures Organization and the Thunder Bay District Municipal League; to his family life and to his and others' activities on the Fort William Progressive Conservative Association in the 1970s. Arranged into two series. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 18/1/1-17 - Files - 13cm - ca.1972-1977 Series A 18/2/1-29 - Personal Papers - 11cm - c.1964-1980

Widnall, Art

Bernard Rogan Ross fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 50
  • Fonds
  • 1845

The Bernard Rogan Ross fonds consists of one manuscript entitled "The Athabasca Journal and English River Inquirer" handwritten by Ross giving an account of his trip up the English (Churchill) River towards Methy Portage and the fellow travelers and fur traders around him. It was written in the style of a popular newspaper of the period and is full of humour. Dated 8 Aug. 1845. Ross wrote this "newspaper" at the age of 18. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 50/1/1 - Manuscript - 11 p

Ross, Bernard Rogan

Blake-McNaughten collection

  • CA ON00318 A 47
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1964

The Blake-McNaughten collection consists of both original documents, mostly pertaining to the business of the City of Fort William, Ontario, and a research collection of clippings and information on the history of the Lakehead (primarily Fort William). The collection also includes some documents relating to the Mount McKay Golf Club and the Old Timer's Club. It is arranged into eight series by producer with one, A 47/7, for small miscellaneous items. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 47/1/1-17 - Files of the Treasury Department, Town and City of Fort William - 21cm - 1897-1913, 1925 Series A 47/2/1-8 - Files of the Public Utilities (hydro-electric power, lights, waterworks and civic railway) Department of Fort William - 7cm - 1893-1922 Series A 47/3/1 - Files of the Public Works Department of Fort William - 2cm - 1894-1895 Series A 47/4/1 - Records of the tax collectors of the Corporation of the town and city of Fort William, E.S. Rutledge, tax collector - 1cm - 1898-1900 Series A 47/5/1 - Files of the Personnel Department of the City of Fort William - 4cm - 1962 Series A 47/6/1-5 - Files of the council and town clerk of the Corporation of the Town of Fort William. Files of correspondence arranged by applicant industry for bonuses - 1cm - 1890-1897, 1908 Series A 47/7/1-4 - Correspondence and minutes from the Mayor's and city clerk's offices, town of Fort William, the Mount McKay Golf Club and the Old Timer's Club - 1cm - 1903-1910 Series A 47/8/1-6 - Manuscript binders - 87cm - ca.1860-1964

McNaughten, Alexander

Canon C.J. Machin fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 22
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1906

Fonds consists of the papers of Canon C.J. Machin, including sermons given in Port Arthur in the 1880s, correspondence relating to family matters and miscellaneous papers and books concerning his activities as an Anglican minister. There are four series in total. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 22/1/1 - Sermons - 2cm - 1887-1889 Series A 22/2/1 - Correspondence - 1cm - 1880-1904 Series A 22/3/1 - Miscellaneous papers - 1cm - 1875-1899 Series A 22/4/1-2 - Sheet music and literature - 10cm - 1886-1906

Machin, C.J., Canon

Carson Piper collection

  • CA ON00318 A 48
  • Fonds
  • 1763-1951

The Carson Piper collection consists of both original and published material pertaining to a broad expanse of the history of Northwestern Ontario, concentrating primarily on early fur trading and settlement activities. It is arranged into 12 series by record type. The first and eleventh series contain material relating to Mr. Piper's activities as president and member of the Thunder Bay Historical Society. Most of the rest of the collection contains pamphlets, articles and reports published between 1763 and 1951. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 48/1/1-27 - Papers and addresses - 8cm - 1932-1938 Series A 48/2/1-3 - Election literature - 3 files - 1937-1948 Series A 48/3/1-31 - Articles and booklets - 8cm - 1763-1948 Series A 48/5/1-14 - Misc. records and transcripts - 7cm - 1803-1949 Series A 48/6/1-16 - Promotional books and pamphlets - 5cm - 1883-1949 Series A 48/7/1-16 - Travel and tourism booklets and pamphlets - 6cm - 1893-1950 Series A 48/8/1-9 - Local pamphlets and booklets - 3cm - 1874-1940 Series A 48/9/1-17 - Annual reports and souvenir booklets - 5cm - 1891-1948 Series A 48/10/1-8 - Newspaper articles - 5cm- 1889-1939, 1954-1970 Series A 48/11/1 - Correspondence - Thunder Bay Historical Society - 4 cm - 1934-1947 Series A 48/12/1-2 - Personal correspondence and legal papers - 4 cm - 1929-1931, 1887-1951

Piper, Carson

D.B. McKillop fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 53
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1960

The D.B. McKillop fonds consists of the final summaries of the construction details of the Canadian National Railway's ore dock-viaduct and trestle approach at Port Arthur, 1944-1945 and 1958-1960. Includes a weekly progress chart of the trestle erected from Oct. 1944 to June 1945. Includes three items: Timber and pilings (1944-1945), 65 fol.; progress chart (1944-1945) (1 fol.); quantities for substructure (1950-1960), 45 fol. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 53/1/1 - Specifications

McKillop, D.B.

David Smith fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 20
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1960

Fonds consists of the papers of David Smith. The papers, arranged by record type into four series, primarily include files and correspondence from the 1930s to the 1950s relating to his general interest in local history and railways. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 20/1/1-10 - History files - 15cm - 1930-1950 Series A 20/2/1-3 - Correspondence - 1cm - 1946, 1956 Series A 20/3/1-4 - Railroad timetables - 2cm - 1892-1909 Series A 20/4/1 - Miscellaneous - 2cm - 1869-1956

Smith, David

Dr. Mary Isabel Mackey Kelly collection

  • CA ON00318 A 37
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-1980

Collection consists of material compiled by Dr. Mary Isabel Mackey Kelly relating to the Port Arthur school system from 1970 to 1980 with the intention of producing a book on the subject. The book never came about but the collection of notes and manuscripts, almost all of which she transcribed and typed herself from the originals, remains in the form of binders. There are two series in total. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 37/1/1-2 - Manuscripts - 46cm - ca.1960-1980 Series A 37/2/1-4 - Notes - 17cm - ca.1960-1980

Kelly, Mary Isabel Mackey

E.A. Carpenter fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 15
  • Fonds
  • 1894

The E.A. Carpenter fonds consists of a diary which he used to keep daily records of his activities during the year 1894. This handwritten account contains mostly business details such as settling of accounts, hiring workers, hauling and cutting wood, rails and ties and a description of his travels to various work sites. Also contains notes of his social and family activities and of local events of importance. Contains references to many of Fort William's notables such as the McKellars, J.T. Horne, Mr. McLaurin, and George A. Graham. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 15/1/1 - Diary - 427 p

Carpenter, E.A.

Einar Nordstrom fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 19
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1980, predominant 1933-1980

Fonds consists of Einar Nordstrom's papers and other material, primarily concerning labour and union activities at the Lakehead with a particular emphasis on the Finnish community and socialist movements locally. They are arranged into nine series and include taped interviews with past labor leaders, personal papers, research files containing historical clippings, local newspaper issues, copies of the Canadian Tribune, the Pacific Tribune and other left wing papers, books and promotional material relating to his occupation as a music salesman. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 19/1/1-3 - Taped interviews - 8cm - 1978-1979 Series A 19/2/1-9 - Personal papers - 5cm - 1971-1980 Series A 19/3/1-15 - Clipping files - 9cm - 1903-1914, 1937-1976 Series A 19/4/1 - Newspapers local - 3cm - 1933, 1972-1976 Series A 19/5/1-7 - Newspapers - 53cm - 1946-1980 Series A 19/6/1-6 - Magazines - 3cm - 1950-1974 Series A 19/7/1-12 - Books - 20cm - 1946-1963 Series A 19/8/1-16 - Promotional material - 4cm - 1960s Series A 19/9/1-21 - Miscellaneous - 3cm - 1933-1980

Nordstrom, Einar

Fred Stephenson collection

  • CA ON00318 A 40
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1920

The Fred Stephenson collection consists of one scrapbook entitled "History of Playground Movement in Fort William" compiled by Fred Stephenson. Contains newspaper clippings, advertisements, programs, newsletters, lists of equipment and names, and city departmental records pertaining to playground activities in Fort William. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 40/1/1 - Scrapbook

Stephenson, Fred

G.R. Duncan fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 55
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1971

The G.R. Duncan fonds consists of records relating to Mr. Duncan's business interests in the fields of real estate and insurance. Also included are municipal records which relate to Duncan's business interests, speeches which he gave at various venues, material relating to a number of organizations to which he belonged, and an account book from the G.R. Duncan Real Estate and Insurance Co. Ltd. Fonds is comprised of the following nine series: Series A 55/1/1-5 - Speeches - 1cm - 1919-1923 Series A 55/2/1-6 - Municipal records - 13cm - 1908-1923 Series A 55/3/1 - Financial statements and annual reports - 9 cm - 1913-1965 Series A 55/4/1-3 - Records of organizations - 3 cm - 1915-1923 Series A 55/5/1 - Legal records - 8 cm - 1897-1941 Series A 55/6/1 - Prospectuses - 6 cm - 1917-1943 Series A 55/7/1-3 - Mining reports - 6 cm - 1896-1915, 1960-1971 Series A 55/8/1 - Miscellaneous papers - 8 cm - 1910-1925 Series A 55/9/1 - Real Estate Holdings Account Book - 4 cm - 1910-1935

Duncan, G.R.

George E. Eakins collection

  • CA ON00318 A 52
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1962

The George E. Eakins collection consists of five series: scrapbooks, programs, publications, manuscripts/transcripts, and miscellaneous documents. It covers a broad spectrum of subjects all relating in general to the history of the Thunder Bay region. Most of the collection is composed of clippings and transcripts of the work of others. Some series, however, contain original materials such as speeches given and papers written by Eakins and others and some legal documents. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 52/1/1-2 - Scrapbooks - 1.5cm - 1906-1961 Series A 52/2/1-7 - Programs - 5cm - 1915-1954 Series A 52/3/1-5 - Publications - 1cm - 1889-1962 Series A 52/4/1-9 - Manuscripts and transcripts - 1.5cm - 1870-1932 Series A 52/5/1 - Miscellaneous - 5cm - 1872-1893

Eakins, George E.

George S. Dennis fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 56
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1960

The George S. Dennis fonds is a compilation video tape entitled "When Steam was King". Includes amateur films by George Dennis taken during the 1940s and 1950s. Shows the various types of locomotives, cars, stations, towns and people who served on the line. Some are in colour while others are in black and white and the video tape is narrated by George S. Dennis. The films were transferred to video tape in 1988. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 56/1/1 - videotape

Dennis, George S.

Gertrude Dyke fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 60
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1973

The Gertrude Dyke fonds includes speeches, addresses, manuscripts, correspondences and notes regarding the history of Northwestern Ontario including pioneer women, local churches, Silver Islet, and the Thunder Bay Historical Society. All documents were produced in Thunder Bay and Fort William. There are four series. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 60/1/1 - Speeches and Addresses - .5 cm - 1920-1960 Series A 60/2/1-13 - Manuscripts - 1.5 cm - 1930-1973 Series A 60/3/1-3 - Correspondence - .5 cm - 1943-1968 Series A 60/4/1-5 - Notes - 4 cm - 1920-1960

Dyke, Gertrude

H. Sydney Hancock Jr. fonds

  • CA ON00318 A 21
  • Fonds
  • 1920

The H. Sydney Hancock Jr. fonds consists of his application for the position of City Engineer of Vancouver, B.C., March 1920. Includes a resume and a letter of reference. Also includes a letter to F.W. Peters, General Superintendent, C.P.R., Vancouver, regarding the application. The fonds consists of one series. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series A 21/1/1 - Job application and resume

Hancock, H. Sydney (b. 1879)

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