Holy Bible (brown in colour) which belonged to J.S. Cairnduff (Auburn: Published by Alden, Beardsley & Co., Rochester: Wanzer, Beardsley & Co., 1851). Interspersed are marriage, birth, and death records for names such as Cairnduff, Yarwood, Tait, and Wilson, dates ranging 1826-1937. Inside is a newspaper obituary for Manley Cairnduff, who died at age 29 in Bobcaygeon.
Photograph album (red velvet) containing 14 photographs identified as members of the Cairnduff and Tait families, Charles Crowe, and Queen Victoria; a fringed double-sided Christmas greeting card; a T. Beall business card (copyright 1876) with Stanley Cairnduff noted on the reverse; a calling card from Mary Vera Renonf; a calling card from Charles N. Lowey.
Reydon Manor, Lakefield, Ontario (between 1905 and 1936)
Holy Bible (gold leaf) which belonged to J.S. Cairnduff, Published by A.J. Holman & Co., Philadelphia, 1892. The following items are loosely inserted: 1873 letter to Cairnduff from the Conservatives of the Township of Athol; a photograph of three girls taken by W.B. Ewing Photographer, Picton; various pressed leaves and flower. The writing at the back of the Bible reads “Presented to Mr. and Mrs. Cairnduff by their loving neighbours and friends, Athol January 25th 1873.” There is also a merchant’s label on the back of the Bible which reads “R.A. Foster & Co. Booksellers, Stationers and Dealers in Fancy Goods Picton ON.”
Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani fonds 94-016 Transcriptions
Oral histories : audio cassettes and transcript collection