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Miles family fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1916-2012

The fonds consists of 48 letters written during World War I, transcriptions of the letters, 1 cd and a book titled “Just a Few Lines: A Memoir of William Thomas Miles from the Great War, 1916-1919.” The book is written by Thomas N. Miles and William J. Miles, Will Miles' sons and is based on the collection of letters in this fonds. 47 of the letters are from Will Miles to his mother and 1 is from his cousin Maud to Will Miles. The letters are written between Sept. 30, 1916 and Feb. 18, 1919. Most of the letters are sent from France with a few of them sent from England, Barriefield Camp and Bramshott Camp. The letters discuss Will Miles' day to day life being a soldier during WWI, Flanders mud, lice, hunger and poison gas, meeting girls, complaining of the the food he eats, people being injured or sick, himself being injured, the weather, thanks for recieving parcels, running into old friends and looking forward to coming home in 1918.

Miles, William Thomas

Olive Doran fonds

  • CA ON00334 F321
  • Fondos
  • 1870-1994

The papers consist of the genealogical records compiled by Olive Doran especially during the 1980s and 1990s.

A. Families, vols. 1 to 10, files 1-275, 3.2 metres, 1980-1994: Files include family trees, photographs, correspondence, relating to the following families in particular: (see below) . Photographs are interfiled in many places, and some of these date from as early as 1920s.
B. Cemeteries, vols 10-11: Includes copies of Ontario Genealogical Society inventories,
C. Research, vols 11
D. Publications, vol 12
E. News clippings, vol. 13 and 14
F. Photographs, vol. 15 to 23

Doran, Olive

Mark Young Stark family papers

  • CA ON00395 C.0004
  • Colección
  • 1812-1953, predominant 1833-[ca. 1878]

Most of the records consist of letters written to Mark Young Stark and his wife, Agatha, in Dundas. Correspondents include friends and family in Scotland or friends and colleagues in Upper Canada. Of the Scottish letters, those from Stark’s stepmother (Mary Bannatyne) and aunt (Grace Young) are the most numerous. Some letters predate Stark’s immigration to Canada in 1833. Other letters were written to his wife and to their daughter, Mary Ann, after Stark’s death in 1866. Topics addressed in the letters revolve around personal and family news but occasionally touch on current events, including politics and ecclesiastical affairs.

Stark, Mark Young

Atwood family fonds

  • CA ON00333 14-011
  • Fondos
  • 1865-1968

Fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Atwood family of Lakefield, Ontario. Also included are materials pertaining to Anne Atwood's family, the Traills; a sketch identified through an accompanying note as Ernest Shackleton; and correspondence between Edwin Guillet and explorer George M. Douglas.

Atwood (family)

Plowman Family Postcard Collection

  • Colección
  • 1902-1932

Fonds consists of 312 postcards received or collected by members of the Plowman family. The fonds has been arranged as follows:

1.) Postcards addressed to Olive Plowman (178; 1903-1932, predominant, 1908 - 1919)
2.) Postcards addressed to Charles Plowman. (15 postcards)
3.) Postcards addressed to Samuel Plowman (9 postcards)
4.) Postcards addressed to Ellen Plowman (53 postcards)
5.) Postcards addressed to Charles and Ellen Plowman (21 postcards)
6.) Postcards addressed to the Plowman family (3 postcards)
7.) Unaddressed postcards (33 postcards)

The postcards have been arranged chronologically. Undated cards have been placed at the end of the sections. The majority of the postcards are addressed to either 120 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto) or 96 MacPherson Avenue (Toronto), while the remaining 11 postcards are addressed to various hotels, inns, sanatoriums, and homes in Buffalo (NY), Rochester (NY), Long Beach (CA),San Francisco (CA), Petaluma (CA), and San Benito [?] (CA).
The collection includes greeting cards for birthdays, Easter, Christmas, New Years, Halloween, St. Patrick's day, the 4th of July, Valentine's day, Mother's day, and Thanksgiving. The collection also includes popular novelty cards such as photographic portrait postcards or postcards decorated with glitter. Numerous postcards depict buildings and streetscapes, the aftermath of the San Fransisco earthquake of 1906, and advertisements for barbershops, department stores, and hotels.

Plowman Family

John Oughton fonds

  • CA ON00259 SC 167
  • Fondos
  • 1928-1940

Fonds consists of 10 notebooks which capture Jack Oughton’s personal and professional life during his time as a student at the Univeristy of Toronto and his days as an employee at the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology. The diaries describe his daily life along with observations about nature (birds, insects, plants) around Southern Ontario. Oughton’s diaries document his work with J. R. Dymond at the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology and his participation with the Brodie Club and other naturalist clubs. A number of diaries document trips made to the Arctic, Baffin Island, Lake Nipissing, the Bay of Quinte and Trent Valley.

Oughton, John George

Frances Robin Ahern Fonds

  • CA ON00416 AC08
  • Fondos
  • 1931, 1934, 1996

Fonds consists of correspondence from Appleby College Headmaster John Guest to Frances Ahern and related transcriptions of these letters, and photocopied condolence letters on the passing of Frances' husband Arthur Ahern.

Ahern, Frances Robin

John S.H. Guest Collection

  • CA ON00416 AC07
  • Colección
  • 1911, 1916-1952

Collection consists of an assortment of documents such as speeches, a record of car ownership, correspondence mostly from John Guest's tenure as Headmaster of Appleby School (now College).

Kingsmill Family fonds

  • CA ON00353 AFC 388
  • Fondos
  • c1840 - 2016

The fonds consists of letters, deeds, scrapbooks, photographs, advertisements, press clippings, ephemera and works of art related to individual family members, the family as a whole, and various family business ventures.

Kingsmill's Ltd.

Drafts for "The Great Farini"

File consists of draft versions of "The Great Farini" by Shane Peacock, 1994-1995. It includes: First draft (795 pp), Second Draft (645 pp) and selected bibliography (30 pp).

Peacock, Shane

Port Hope Scrapbook Pages

File consists of four (4) oversized pages from a scrapbook accumulated by the donor's grandfather, c1945-1965. It includes information and handwritten notes on the following: Statement regarding the unionization of Nicholson File Company of Canada Ltd. by J.R. Giffen, Port Hope Evening Guide, c1950; the development of the national flag of Canada, 1964-1965; "Six Years of War Against Germany" timeline; various clippings regarding the early history of Port Hope; and a hand-written poem signed "Gill"

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1861-1881

File consists of five (5) sets of papers originally owned by Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) Page removed from an unknown book inscribed to "Arthur T. H. Williams from his affectionate Mamma Sarah S. Williams" also inscribed to "Lilian Williams from Papa Penryn;" (2) Four (4) postcards, dated 1880 addressed to A. T. H. Williams; (3) Envelope stamped 1861 addressed to "Arthur H. Williams Esq Port Hope C. W.;" (4) Envelope addressed "Arthur T. H. Williams Esq MP Ottawa, O." 1881; (5) A postcard postmarked 1907 sent to Mrs. Passmore, Hill & Dale, Port Hope. Scene on front is "R. N. W. M Police Barracks Regina tower is where Louis Riel was hanged."

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1851-1896

File consists of seventeen (17) business and financial papers originally belonging to Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) J. H. Delamere, 1868 Invoice; (2) D. Pillsworth, 1882 services rendered; (3) Canadian Express Company, 1881; (4) Fire Insurance Renewal Receipt, 1885; (5) Bank of Toronto, Candled Cheques, 1876, 1879, 1880, 1883; (6) Corporation of Port Hope Tax statement, 1882; (7) United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria, Taxes on property in Oops Township, 1860; (8) Duncan, Chisholm, Barrister & Attorney at Law, Port Hope, letter 1882; (9) Canada Company Receipt for land, 1860; (10) Rowlands Account, 1867; (11) The Midland Provident Loan & Building Society, 1877; (12) Superintendent of Insurance, letter, 1878; (13) Canada Company Office, Toronto, letter, 1851; (14) John Milligan, invoice for supplies needed for Doctor Shortt's house, 1864; (15) The Port Hope Gas Light Co., invoice, 1879; (16) Port Hope Market, receipt, hay purchase, 1860; (17) letter to Major Ryerson from General Middleton, Tower of London, 1896 (General Middleton was A. T. H. Williams' commanding officer).

Long Family Collection

  • CA ON00154 2015.25
  • Fondos
  • 1817-1992

Fonds consists of papers and photographs from the Long Family Collection. It includes materials created and accumulated by: Alfred H. Long (military publications, letter books), N. Tom Long (local history research files, St. Lawrence Hotel plan, directories, photographs), Geo. Wilson (memoirs, correspondence re: Port Hope Evening Guide, Wilson family photographs), and Brig. Gen. George H. Ralston. For more detailed information refer to series-level descriptions.

Col. Arthur T.H. Williams Research

Series consists of various research, notes, newspaper clippings, and correspondence created by N. Tom Long related to Col. Arthur Trefusis Heneage Williams. It also contains notices related to Sarah S. Williams (nee Ward), Phyllis Williams Arnoldi, William Fraser, and John Tucker Williams.

"Memoirs of My Life" by George Wilson

Series consists of a type-written copy of "Memoirs of My Life" by George Wilson, c1862. It was written in Montreal, and dedicated to Sarah (his wife). The series also includes one edition of the Port Hope Evening Guide (17 Jun 1929), as published by Geo. Wilson.

Norman Thomas Long Papers

Series consists of papers belonging to N. Tom Long, 1929-1976. It includes: newspaper clippings about Tom Long, Mary (Maunie) Long (nee Emeno), and their daughters Susan and Judith; newspaper clippings about Tom's involvement in Olde Tyme Christmas, c1970s; printing plate featuring N. Tom Long; one (1) negative; Port Hope High School Admission Certificate, 1929; letter addressed to "Mother" (Edna Alice Long), undated.

Long, Norman Thomas

Alfred Henry Clark Long Papers

Series consists of correspondence, legal documents, and financial documents pertaining to the life and estate of Alfred Henry Clark Long, 1888-1972. It also includes: A.H.C. Long Insurance Agent Licence/Photograph, 1899; Alfred Long Report Card, 1888; A.H.C. Long Chairman of Town Property Committee Announcement, 1918; Patient Chart regarding Mr. Long's stay at St. Luke's Home in Vancouver with Typhoid c1901; and Mr. A.H.C. Long Calling Card.

Brig. Gen. George H. Ralston Family Papers

Series consists of newspaper clippings and correspondence related to the family of Brigadier General George H. Ralston, of Hill and Dale, c1900-1984. It includes: obituaries, a Christmas card signed Billy and Elyse Ralston, Certificate of Registration of Birth for John Stewart Harrah Ralston (1903), and correspondence addressed to General and Mrs. Ralston.

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