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Five Hundred Dollars Worth of Knowledge for One Dollar: Great Exposure of Liquors and Recipe Book / Charles H. Hagar

  • 92-1009
  • Item
  • Photocopied [ca. 1992]

This item is a photocopy of an 1870's recipe book entitled Five Hundred Dollars Worth of Knowledge for One Dollar: Great Exposure of Liquors and Recipe Book by Charles H. Hagar. The book was published in Binghampton, New York and contains recipes for alcoholic drinks and sundry other recipes for things such as hair tonic, sore throats, pain killers and others.

Five Hundred Dollars Worth of Knowledge for One Dollar: Great Exposure of Liquors and Recipe Book / Charles H. Hagar

Horses for sale.

  • 89-1043
  • Item

This item is a broadside advertising Horses for Sale by the Patterson Brothers of Millbrook, Ontario.

Reid family dictionary

  • 99-1003
  • Item
  • [1780]

This accession consists of one dictionary, of which the title page is missing. The oldest date pencilled in appears to be 1780. Signatures include Robert Stewart, William Reid, Mary Stewart, and John Stewart. The dictionary, referred to as "Old Noah" by the Reid family, was passed down through several generations of Reid family. It originated in Ireland, and was brought to Canada by Robert and Maria Reid.

Reid family

Return Journey / Jean McCullough & Bob McElroy

  • 05-1003
  • Item
  • 1973

Item is a bound typescript of a description of a journey made to Europe in 1973 by a group of war veterans and their families. The group included the authors of the manuscript. Author Jean McCullough is from Gunn, Alberta, and author Bob McElroy is from Bridgenorth, Ontario.

Return Journey / Jean McCullough & Bob McElroy

Louis Riel letter

  • 77-1007
  • Item
  • Photocopied [between 1970 and 1977]

This item is a copy and translation of a letter from Louis Riel in the prison at Regina to Dr. Romuald Fiset, thanking Fiset and the committee for Riel's defence, for what they were doing for him and outlining his activities since his return from the United States so that his attorneys (Lemieux and Fitzpatrick) might have his side of the story. In the letter, Riel also voices his desire that his trial be held in Lower Canada.

Louis Riel

Mark Robinson letter

  • 05-1005
  • Item
  • [Photocopied after 1953]

Item is a photocopy of a letter written 10 December 1953 by Mark Robinson, Superintendent and Ranger of Algonquin Park, to Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Statten, parents of Taylor Statten of Camp Ahmek.

Mark Robinson

Rubidge family portraits

  • 02-1001
  • Item
  • [181-?], 1845

These portraits consist of two items. One is a portrait of Charles Rubidge, [181-?]. The caption "Captn C. Rubidge. Royal Navy, London, England," and a stamped credit "Brown 163 High Holborn London" are found on the reverse. The other is a portrait by F.W. Lock, 1845, of an unidentified male with last name Rubidge, believed to be a son of Charles Rubidge.

Rubidge family

Peter Russell correspondence copy book

  • 74-010
  • Item
  • Microfilmed [between 1971 and 1972]

The item is a microfilm of a copy book of correspondence from and to Peter Russell, president administering the government of Upper Canada during the period November 1796 to March 1798. The correspondents include Captain William Claus, Superintendent of Indians and Indian Affairs, and Captain Joseph Brant. Included are copies of speeches made by Russell to "Brothers, Chiefs and Warriors of the Six Nations" concerning their land grants on the Grand River, as well as speeches to "Brothers, Chiefs and Warriors of the Chippewa Nation".

Peter Russell

Henry Ruttan report

  • 92-1000
  • Item
  • Photocopied [between 1990 and 1992]

This item is a photocopy of an 1840 report written by Henry Ruttan, Sheriff of Newcastle District, as a response to the circular letter of Lord Sydenham. Discussed in the letter are the militia, the roads and other internal improvements, the land granting system, the state of education; the (projected) union of the two provinces and responsible government. Several uncritical pages are missing.

Henry Ruttan

Herman W. Ryland warrant

  • 75-1019
  • Item
  • 2 May 1814

This item is a warrant from Sir George Prevost, Governor of Lower Canada to John Caldwell, Receiver-General, authorizing payment of salary to H.W. Ryland for services rendered from 1 November 1813 to 30 April 1814.

Herman Witsius Ryland

Arthur Thibert dictionary

  • 04-1001
  • Item
  • 1932, [1942]

Item is a 180-page typescript of an Eskimo-French dictionary written by Arthur Thibert in 1932. An accompanying note written by Mary M. Parsons reads as follows: "While stationed at Eskimo Point N.W.T. where my husband was the O/C the R.C.M.P. detachment, I was requested by the priests of the Catholic mission to type a copy of this dictionary. I would believe this book to be one of the copies I made at that time. Arthur Thibert whose name the manuscript bears, was a priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and was, in fact, the priest who performed our marriage so I got to know him well. My part was done during the winter of 1941-42. [signed] Mary M. Parsons."

Arthur Thibert

Rowland Tivey student notebook

  • 89-1017
  • Item
  • 1850

This item is a student notebook of mathematical problems. Inside the cover is written 'Rowland Tivey 1850'. This item is remarkable for its beautiful calligraphy.

Rowland Tivey

Toronto, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Underwriters' Survey Bureau

  • 76-006
  • Item
  • 1964

This item is a Fire Insurance Plan of the downtown area of Toronto, partially revised in January 1964 from a plan dated July 1954. The plan includes a standard key of signs and the scale varies on individual sheets.

Toronto, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Underwriters' Survey Bureau

Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend letters fonds

  • 75-1017
  • Item
  • 1912-1920

This fonds consists of letters from F.A. Verner to C.J. Townsend relating to the disposition of his pictures and paintings. From the appearances in these papers, Verner's most-oft-painted subject was the Canadian bison.

Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend

Trent Canal glass negatives

  • 83-009
  • Item
  • ca. 1907-1912

This fonds consists of 82 glass negatives of the Trent Canal waterway including shots of various locks along the route and several industries. Positive prints were made from the negatives in 2004.

Trent Canal

Trenton, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Underwriters' Survey Bureau

  • 76-032
  • Item
  • 1949

This item is an Underwriters Survey Bureau fire insurance plan of the town of Trenton, Ontario as at March, 1949. It includes a key plan (scale 500':01"), a key to symbols, and an index.

Trenton, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Underwriters' Survey Bureau

Attack on the people's depository for Ontario / People's Depository for Ontario

  • 97-1003
  • Item
  • March 1874

This item is a 16-page compilation of letters and excerpts from letters gathered in response to an attack on the Department of Education contained in a 24-page pamphlet written by G. Mercer Adam, a bookseller in Toronto. The first section contains three letters by Rev. Dr. Egerton Ryerson. The second section contains replies from public school inspectors, while the third section contains responses by J. George Hodgins, manager of the depository, and remarks and opinions of school trustees.

Attack on the people's depository for Ontario / People's Depository for Ontario

Upper Canada. Aggregate census and assessment returns

  • 79-004
  • Item
  • Microfilmed 2 Dec. 1965

The assessment and census returns contained in this microfilm are taken from the Journals of the Assembly of Upper Canada and its successor, the Assembly of United Canada from 1824 to 1850. Genealogical resource.

Upper Canada

Henry Vansittart last will and testament

  • 77-1009
  • Item
  • 1836-1843

This item is the last will and testament of Henry Vansittart dated October 22, 1836. The land bequeathed in the will includes property in Blandford Township, Bexley Township, East Oxford Township and lands on Lake Simcoe.

Henry Vansittart

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