Music book for violin (handwritten), which belonged to J.S. Cairnduff and has his name in gold lettering on the front cover; spine is titled “Sacred Music”, undated. The first few pages contain handwritten explanations on the differences between harmony and melody as well as a vocal scale. Half of the book contains handwritten musical compositions for violin and the remainder of the book is blank. There is an index in the back of the book where the names of the compositions (which are generally place names) and page numbers are recorded. (Note: J.S. Cairnduff was from Picton, Ontario where he had a shop selling shoes and harnesses; he moved to Nogie’s Creek (Mill Line) near the Oliver property which is now owned by Trent University; Cairnduff was married to a Yarwood).
Photograph album (cream colour) which belonged to Margaret McWilliams, great-grandmother of Joyce Anderson. The album contains 43 photographs of unidentified people. Also inside is an obituary card for Frank Crowe, who died 21 February 1904, with handwriting that reads “Aunt Maggie and Uncle Nat,” as well as a handwritten note that reads “To Mother from Ida and Frank with love and Christmas greetings.”
Martha & Kenneth Kidd (Photo credit: Jack Marshall)
TRANSCRIPTION: Journal of Events: Eastmain Post, Outfit 260, James Bay District
Arctic Regions. 1680? De Wit, Frederick Poli Arctici et circumiacentium terrarum descriptio novissima per Fredericum de Wit Amstelodami. [Amsterdam, 1680?] Coloured. "Gedruckt i Amsteldam by Frederick de Wit in de Valverstract aen den Dam in de Wit paseaert." A highly decorative piece consisting of a circular map 17 in. in diameter of the Arctic set within a rectangle 19 x 17 in. with its remaining portions filled with remarkable coloured vignettes of whaling scenes in the northern regions. The Arctic is shown in its standard form for this period ... with Northwest America absent due to lack of available knowledge. Slot 28. (Digitized copy on CD, Hunter donor file).
Letter: Arthur Ross Ackerman, Bustard Camp, Salisbury Plains, to his sister [in Canada], 25 October 1914, describing living conditions and camp life, English reaction to the coming of the Canadians, and expressing a general feeling that they might not be needed at all.
Letter: Arthur Ackerman, France, to Sid Medd, 12 November 1915, thanking him for cigarettes. He is at G.H.Q. taking a course on maps at a cadet school.
Letter: Thomas Medd, England, to his brother Robert Medd, Cavan, Upper Canada, via Joseph Bletcher, Smith’s Creek (Port Hope), Township of Hope, 24 June 1822.
Letter: Richard Westoby, [England], to his uncle Robert Medd, Millbrook, Township of Cavan, Upper Canada, North America, 28 February 1852.