Collection 20-003 - Elizabeth Ruth Redelmeier collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Elizabeth Ruth Redelmeier collection

General material designation

  • Graphic material

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the donor of the collection.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • ca. 1840-1885 (Creation)
    Redelmeier, Elizabeth Ruth

Physical description area

Physical description

1 m of graphic materials

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Elizabeth Ruth Redelmeier is a resident of Port Hope, Ontario.

Custodial history

Collection was in the custody of Lord Russborough’s Annex before being purchased by Elizabeth Ruth Redelmeier and subsequently donated to Trent University Archives in 2019. Lord Russborough’s Annex collected the items from a variety of sources over a period of thirty years.

Scope and content

Collection consists of approximately fifty pieces of antiquarian maps, engraved views, portraits and scenes relating to the Red River Settlement of Manitoba and the North West Rebellion of 1885. The engravings reflect the emerging province of Manitoba as seen through the eyes of nineteenth century travellers and historians. Two bird’s eye views are of particular note, the first being a spread of views, buildings and an insert map of Winnipeg dated 1882, and the second being a lithographic bird’s eye view of Winnipeg, 1884, depicting the city in its early development, surrounded by vignettes of local prominent public and private buildings. Also included is a “British America” J. & F. Tallis map with the principle vignette being “Hudson City”, ca. 1849.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Collection acquired from Elizabeth Ruth Redelmeier in 2019 via Darrell Leeson of Lord Russborough’s Annex.


Some items were received in frames with acidic mats. For preservation purposes, most were removed from their frames and placed in non-acidic sleeves.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access


Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


General note

Collection located in Large Materials Cabinet – Drawer 55.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres