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Marsh Store

  • Fonds
  • 1862-1955

The Marsh Store was a community hub for Coldstream and Lobo Township. There are eight series. These include store records, sawmill and gristmill records, and woollen mill records. Other businesses that operated out of there were: the Coldstream Telephone Company ; Lobo Mutual Fire Insurance; and the Great Western Railway and Telegraph Company. Of special interest are the magazines and books located in the Public Library collection which also operated out of the Marsh Store. Jacob Marsh was also involved with the local council which also operated from his store.

Marsh Store


Sarja sisältää kaksi käsinkirjoitettu suosituskirjeitä; yksi Anna Koivulalle (Anna Kantokoski), ja yksi hänen tytär Ann Chisholmille (Ann Eva Kantokoski/Koski). Apteekin rouva Lydia Lofman kirjoitti Anna Koivulan (syntynyt 1903) suosituskirje Lapuassa, Suomessa, Toukokuun ensimmainen päivä 1921, ja varmenti hänen työtä keittiössä. Mrs. J. Ferrier kirjoitti Ann Chisholmsille (sytynyt 1924) suosituskirje Sudbury, Ontariossa, Keskuun 14, 1942, ja varmenti hänen työtä Ferrierin talolla siivoojana.


Sarja sisältää Kantokosken perheen virkatodisteita Alajärven seurakunnasta, Lapuan hiippakunnassa, Suomessa ja ripellepääsy todistus Sudbury, Ontario. Ensimmäinen virkatodistus on Alajärven seurakunnasta, Lapuan hiippakunnassa, Suomessa, päivetty Toukokuun 13, 1961. Virkatodistus varmentaa Matti Kantokosken syntymäpäivää (Maaliskuun 23, 1901), Anna Milja (Kantokosken)syntymäpäivää (Syyskuun 24, 1903) ja Eeva Annikki Kantokosken syntymäpäivää (Toukokuun 8, 1924). Virkatodistus myös varmentaa Matti Kantokosken vihkimistä Anna Milja Koivulaan (Marraskuun 24, 1923), ja Matti Kantokosen kuolemaa (Toukokuun 15, 1956). Virkatodistus on allekirjoitettu J. Laurilalla. Toinen virkatodistus on myös Alajärven seurakunnasta, Lapuan hiippakunnassa, Suomessa, päivetty Kesäkuun 13, 1973. Virkatodistus varmentaa Eeva Annikki Kantokosken syntymäpäivää (Toukokuun 8, 1924), päivä hän kastettiin (Toukokuun 19, 1924), hänen vanhemman nimet (Matti Niilo Kantokoski & Anna Milia), hänen kummin nimet (Kustaa Kantokoski & Aino Kantokoski), ja pastori joka hänet kastoi (J.H. Peltokallio). Tämä virkatodistus on allekirjoitettu O.M. Tunturilla. Viimeinen virkatodistus on päivetty Heinäkuun 23, 1939. Ripellepääsy todistus on annettu Eeva Annikki Koski, joka ilmaisee hänen ripellepääsy Suomen Evankelisluterilainen Kirkon, Sudbury, Ontario. Tämä virkatodistus on allekirjoitettu pastori [Mathew Lepisto].

Allan Chester Hull fonds

  • CA ON00093 2004/76
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1972, 1980

Fonds consists of a Submission to the Task Force on Review of Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, written by A.C. Hull. The document contains extracts from letters written between 1967 and 1972, which refer to most of the points made in the submission, and which cover such topics as terms of reference for medical officers, defence policy review, implementation of the Official Languages Act and the organization and structure of the Armed Forces, as well as dress, personnel management, reputation, and performance and career management in the Canadian Forces. Also includes copies of these letters and an inaccurate inventory of documents contained in the file folder. Files are organized chronologically inside a single folder.

Hull, Allan Chester

Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment fonds

  • CA ON00093 2004/77
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1970

Fonds consists of 7 volumes prepared and compiled by the Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment of Canadian Forces Base Rivers from 1965 to 1970. The volumes include trial reports (with in-flight procedures and checklists), photographs of parachutes and parachute drops. The fonds also includes a volume entitled "Duties of the Stick Commander."

Canada. Canadian Forces Base (Rivers, Man.) Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment.

Task Force on Military Museum Collections in Canada fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/14
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1994, predominant 1992-1994

Fonds consists of documents regarding the creation of the Task Force on Military Museums Collections in Canada to examine the development of military history museum collections in Canada. Includes memoranda, briefings, studies and other documents. Financial papers are also in the collection, as well as Canadian Forces (CF) Museum disposal requirements. Float files, arranged chronologically, provide documentation on museum accreditation, invoices, receipts and CF badges.

Canada. Task Force on Military Museum Collections in Canada

Queen's Harbour Master (Esquimalt, BC) fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/15
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1987

Fonds consists of Operations Dispatcher Logs and Operations Officer Logs for 1971-1987. These logs listed the times of harbour activities for each day, as well as the names, timing, points of departure and destinations of arriving and departing vessels. Also includes 1 general information log book, 1 ledger containing descriptions of ships and files regarding ceremonies, inspection reports, historical matters and the maritime code of Canada.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Queen's Harbour Master (Esquimalt, BC)

E.F. Weeks fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/16
  • Fonds
  • 1997

Fonds consists of letters to Major General George R. Pearkes presenting and asking support for the E.F. Weeks Mechanical project to recover Spitfires aboard the SS Zarian, lost due to war action 28 December 1942. The SS Zarian was a member of Convoy ONS 154, which left England for New York 19 December 1942 escorted by the Royal Canadian Navy. SS Zarian was torpedoed by U-406 and sunk by U-591 on 28-29 December 1942. The fonds also contains a more detailed 1997 report entitled "Immortal Wings: The Recovery of the Aircraft from the SS Zarian" explaining the program: recovery, restoration, feature film documentary, establishing world-class business, finance, museum package and the principles.

Weeks, E.F.

Loop and Cable Department fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/3
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1961

Fonds consists of material documenting the field trials and proceedings of the CNAV Bluethroat and the work of Loop Laying Officers from 1956 to 1961 along the east coast from Nova Scotia to Labrador. Monthly naval reports are present for most months from 1959 to 1961 detailing various jobs and trials the ship completed. Most of the documentation pertains to a specific field trial - that of August 18-28, 1956 at Red Bay at Belle Isle Straits, Newfoundland and the recovery of the involved equipment two years later. Included are naval messages, memoranda, naval reports, correspondence, handwritten notation, charts, photographs, diagrams, maps, film negatives and other documents. Fonds is divided into eight folders:
1 - Naval reports from 1956 to 1961
2 - Correspondence, memoranda
3 - Naval messages
4 - Miscellaneous documents
5 - Maps
6 - Diagrams
7 - Photographs, negatives
8 - Magnetic signatures

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Loop and Cable Department

Supplies and Services (1958)

Series consists of documents pertaining to Exercise Phoenix (such as message forms, memoranda and correspondence) that contain general information about supplies and services. Specifically, the documents relate to food, rations and Petrol, Oil and Lubricants (POL). Files in this series also include folders entitled “Buildings and Grounds: Construction and Maintenance” and” Transportation - Personnel: Policy.”

Equipment and Stores (1939-1958)

Series consists of documents pertaining to Exercise Phoenix (such as message forms, memoranda and contract demands) that contain general information about equipment and stores. Specifically, the documents relate to anti-tank equipment; prefabricated huts; the sports collection; equipment and stores for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Canadian Forces in Europe; equipment and stores design, development and research; restocking the ordnance depot; maintenance and repair; equipment and stores manufacture, procurement and requirements; scales and tables; airborne, ammunition, artillery and small arms equipment and stores; clothing and general stores; dental, medical and engineer equipment and stores; electrical and signal communication equipment and stores; vehicles; and special weapons (A, B and C warfare).

Reports (1964)

Series consists of two reports, entitled “Organizational Review of Army Headquarters (Project ORA)” and “Organizational Review of Army Headquarters (Project ORA) Supplementary Report on Committee Activity”. Carried out by a specially directed Organizational Study Team, the general purpose of the first report was to determine whether the organization of Army Headquarters was adequate to meet its commitments. The aim of the supplementary report was to review the committee activity at Army Headquarters. Both reports include several appendices.


Series consists of material written by Alan James between 1957 and 1998. Includes articles, book reviews, lecture texts and book chapters, which were published in a variety of peacekeeping journals, magazines, newspapers and books. Subjects covered include the United Nations generally, and specifically in relation to international relations, the Cold War and disarmament, and UN peacekeeping in general as well as specific peacekeeping operations. The series also contains two books by Alan James. Sovereign Statehood: The Basis of International Society, was published in 1986 as part of the Key Concepts in International Relations Series, and Britain and the Congo Crisis: 1960-1963 was published in 1996.


Series consists of correspondence between Alan James and various others from 1981 to 1990. His correspondents include James O.C. Jonah, Assistant Secretary-General for Field Operational and External Support Activities, and Erika G. Alin, of the National Council on US-Arab Relations (of America). All correspondence relates to peacekeeping and in particular, to the Middle East and Turkey. Aspects of the 1974 Nicosia Airport incident (United Nations Force in Cyprus – UNFICYP), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL), and a visit made by Alan James to the UNIFIL Headquarters in Israel in 1986 are discussed.

Peacekeeping Records in the Middle East

Series consists of records relating to seven countries within the Middle East collected by Alan James from 1960 to 1998. General files concerning all Middle Eastern countries contain newspaper clippings and United Nations documents from 1969 to 1995. The Iran / Iraq files contains records of the Iran and Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIMOG), records concerning the Gulf War in 1987 and 1989, the Gulf Cease Fire from 1988 to 1990 and newspaper clippings on the Iranian Airbus Incident in 1988. The records relating to peacekeeping in Lebanon constitute the majority of the series. These records relate to the Multinational Force (MNF) in Lebanon as well as the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The series also contains records relating to mines found in the Red Sea in 1984, and the hijacking of the Italian Cruiser “Achille Lauro” by Palestinian gunmen in 1985.

Multinational Force in Lebanon

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