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Walters-Wagar family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875-1975, predominant 1890-1945

This large collection contains letters from family and friends to Charles and Stella Wagar at Napanee, Ontario, as well as letters from their children, some of which were written during World War Two. Much of the material reflects the leisure interests of the family including fraternal orders such as the Oddfellows, Masons and Rotary and patriotic endeavours such as Red Cross. There are three scrapbooks kept by Allan Walters when a boy during the First World War and six scrapbooks kept by Margaret Walters, c1920-1925. The fonds contains a large quantity of ephemera such as greeting cards and local calendars, travel souvenirs, as well as mementos from meetings, concerts and plays held in the Napanee, Ontario area. There are classroom notes from all three children, including some notebooks kept by Margaret Walters while studying nursing. From Stella Walters came a large collection of sheet music which she used at home and during her many public performances, and another series of cook books. There is also some memorabilia from the Wagar family during the 19th century. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Family correspondence, 1906-1975 Family activities, 1920-1963 Ephemera, 1875-1950 Scrapbooks Napanee Rotary Club Margaret Walters, nursing notes c1937 School days memorabilia and notebooks Cookbooks, 1896-1960 Music, first published 1843-1932 Photographs

Walters, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1879-1963

Ruth Wright Babcock fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1998

Fonds consists of documents and ephemera kept by Mrs. Babcock when she entered a seniors’ residence. Some were saved for legal reasons but most had sentimental value to her. Included is a Christmas card sent home by sapper, Wilkie Laird in 1918 and a blue cotton armband worn by Harry Babcock at the Legion in 1929. There are many letters of congratulations and certificates of appreciation. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1976 90th and 93rd Birthdays Certificates and memorabilia

Babcock, Ruth Wright, 1906-

Miles family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Collection
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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

  • Collection
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Collection
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Long Family Collection

  • CA ON00154 2015.25
  • Fonds
  • 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.

George Brogdin fonds

  • CA ON00154 2007.34
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1890

Fonds consists of papers related to the personal and professional life of George Brogdin, c1830-1890. It includes legal documents created by Mr. Brogdin's law practice in Port Hope, ON. For more detailed information please refer to file and item-level descriptions.

Brogdin, George

Harold Reeve fonds

  • CA ON00154 2010.44
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1993

Fonds consists of documents gathered by Harold Reeve. It includes personal records, photographs, one (1) clippings scrapbook, historical records, and notes regarding the publication "The History of Hope Township." See series descriptions for more information.

Reeve, W. Harold

Hall family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1965

Fonds comprises photographs, correspondence and printed materials relating to the activities of members of the Hall family of Deseronto, particularly Flossie Hall (later Flossie Chalmers).

Hall (family)

Leggott family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1863-1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia relating to the Leggott family of Lakefield, Ontario.

Leggott (family)

Edith Louise (Betty) Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1880-1985, predominant 1880-1930

Fonds consists of items mostly pertaining to the William C. Miller family in Napanee during the last quarter of the 19th century and to Betty's childhood. The genealogy is incomplete, but concerns the Smith and Miller families. The photographs show some activities of Napanee clubs, such as the Tennis Club, Banjo Club and Bicycle Club. Fonds is comprised of the following series: School reader for beginners. Early 20th century. Photographs of family and friends. File of genealogical material. Oil painting by William C. Smith of his mother.

Smith, Edith Louise (Betty), 1906-1995

Peter Miller fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1792-1998, predominant c1905-1995

The fonds consists of four primary categories of material: personal papers, school board materials, business records of the Miller farm and genealogical research. Most of the personal papers are letters, postcards and greeting cards sent to the Millers, materials from Peter Miller’s school days and from his son, Peter Miller Junior (who was Editor of the Ernesttown Secondary School newsletter in 1962 and 1963). There are also some materials related to local Methodist activities, particularly the Switzerville Busy Bee Mission Band. Peter Miller also kept various enumeration lists for Prince Edward, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Counties from 1938 until 1984 which were useful for his activities. Five property tax rolls for Richmond Township dated between 1873 and 1894 may have been used by Peter Miller’s grandfather. The school board materials include various accounts books, minutes of meetings of the Lennox and Addington Board, assessment reviews and correspondence. There are also Minute Books for Richmond S.S. 8 (1908-1942) and for Richmond S.S. 20 (1910-1948). The Miller Family Farm was a typical Ontario mixed farming operation which included dairy cattle and grains. Most activities were wound up following the death of Peter’s father in 1964. Farm records include bills, receipts, statements, lists of expenditures, circa 1916 until 1970. There are publications concerning breeding and showing livestock and instruction manuals for operating and repairing farm machinery. The genealogical research files contain Peter Miller’s notes about his own Miller line as well as the Husband, Martin and Switzer families. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Personal papers School board materials Miller Family Farm Genealogical research

Miller, Peter Egerton Ryerson, 1910-1999

Eloise A. Skimings fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1936

The fonds consists of textual records and other material created and accumulated by Eloise A. Skimings during her career as a newspaper correspondent, teacher, poet, and composer in Goderich, Ontario.

The fonds includes business and personal correspondence, business and personal invoices and receipts related to Eloise Skimings professional and personal activities, family account books of her and her brothers, insurance records, bank records, music records, poetry, notebooks, scrapbook, tickets, invitations, announcements, cards of memoriam, newspaper clippings and articles, photographs, postcard, a drawing, and published poetry books. Some of the records relate to her brothers, Richard Skimings and William Skimings, as well as A.M. Polley, Mrs. Flora A. Polley, and S.B. Williams.

Skimings, Eloise A.

Theodore Thorne Hamilton family fonds

  • CA ON00333 13-003
  • 1890-1959

Fonds pertains to the life of Theodore Thorne Hamilton (1890-1959) and his extended family. The documents, comprised of original letters, vital statistic certificates, photographs, and postcards, are interleaved with detailed biographical information compiled by the donor, Mr. Jim Hamilton, a second cousin (twice removed) of Theodore Thorne Hamilton. Included are approximately 100 photographs pertaining to the Skeena River flood of 1936, approximately 30 early 20th-century Bobcaygeon area postcards, and two Bibles.

Theodore Thorne Hamilton (family)

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