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Series consists of general correspondence such as thank you cards and notes, as well as several letters written to members of the Hamilton Poetry Centre Executive, and letters written by members to other organizations and individuals. The letters...


Series consists of Freda F. Waldon's correspondence regarding Wesleyan Ladies' College, including a letter published in Saturday Night newspaper requesting information about Wesleyan from graduates and descendant of graduates. Correspond...

Waldon, Freda F.


Series consists of correspondence addressed to TPS executive members, and letters written by TPS executive members to publishers, organizations and poets. The letters predominately relate to promoting the Society’s publication “Tower” to publisher...


This series contains correspondence between the Hamilton Cricket club and its members and other cricket clubs, prominent Ontarians, and other institutions such as Ridley College, and the former Mimico Institute for the Insane. For preservation pur...


Series consists of correspondence related to RHCM’s affiliations, building maintenance and repairs, faculty correspondence, documents related to the RHCM’s instruments, fellowships publicity and sample letterheads. Series also contains corresponde...


Series consists of letters of appreciation from various organizations, agencies and individuals such as hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and grateful parents, for Jimmy Lomax’s Santa visits and his distribution of toys and items from Operation S...

Correspondence and Invoices

Series consists of letter correspondence and order forms correspondence between Grafton & Co. Ltd. and advertising company R.C. Smith & Son. Most of the letters discuss advertising slogans, logos, and information regarding the 90th anniver...

Correspondence and Reminiscences

Series consists of a one-page letter with accompanying reminiscences. The letter, dated July 23, 1903 was written by Thomas L. Kinrade, to W.C. Morton of Hamilton, Ontario. The four accompanying pages are Thomas L. Kinrade's reminiscences a...

Course Catalogues

Series consists of annual catalogues for Wesleyan Ladies' College, which contain lists of courses offered, faculty members, graduates and current students, as well as information about fees, student and alumnae associations, etc.

Court Documents

Subseries consists of a court document related to a case from the State of New Hampshire, USA in the names of Edward Lerned versus Calvin McQuesten. This subseries also includes documentation from the Provincial Secretary's Office regarding ...

Current File

Series includes but is not limited to, correspondence and poems, and was possibly used to house all current papers before they were filed into other more specific subject files at a later date by members of the Hamilton Poetry Centre Executive.

Deep rich coloured border of triangle shapes

Deep rich coloured border of triangle shapes along the sides and rectangular shapes along the top and bottom. Blue triangles inner top margin, pink triangles inner bottom margin. A single flower in each shape along the outside margins.


Subseries contains photograph negatives as well as publicity material advertising exhibits by local dress designer, Vesna Trkulja.


Series contains 32 personal diaries: one dated 1888-1892, and one for each year from 1912 to 1942. The diaries detail Webb's daily life, and contain both personal and work-related information. Some diaries include newspaper clippings, such as...

Donald William Adams fonds

  • CA ON00131 00954
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1939

The fonds consists of 7 envelopes of photographic prints and negatives all relating to the railways in and around Hamilton. Based on their content, the photographs and negatives appear to have been taken in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Image su...

Adams, Donald William


Screw (propeller) steamer built in Bill Quay, England in 1900 by Wood, Skinner and Company. The ship sank in the North Atlantic in October of 1915. The file contains a Certificate of British Registry, shipping port transfer documentation from th...

Dr. Nix

Material consists of 2 black and white photographs of Santa Claus visiting a child in the hospital, 1936.

Dr. William Colgate

File consists of correspondence between Waldon and Dr. Colgate, of Toronto, regarding the history of the college. A clipping with an illustration of the Wesleyan Female College from the Canadian Illustrated News (1863) is included.


Steel screw (propeller) steamer built in Dundee, Scotland in 1906 by the Caledonia Shipbuilding & Engineering Company. The vessel was owned by several companies and was requisitioned for use during World War One. It was sunk by an enemy subm...


American wooden-hulled ship built in Detroit, Michigan in 1882 (builder unknown). The vessel was in service in American waters for 24 years before being bought by the Canada Steam Lines Limited Company and used for service in the Hamilton area unt...

E.H. Rutherford

Wooden schooner sailing ship measuring 143 x 25 x 10 feet, built in Port Dalhousie, Ontario in 1869 by William H. Andrews. The vessel was re-built in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1881 by Joseph Shickluna. There is little information pertaining to ...

Edith Ellen Bowlby files

Series consists of the records of Edith Ellen (Adams) Bowlby (1864-1931), who attended Wesleyan Ladies' College as both a student and a teacher. Series includes photographs (featuring unidentified students of Wesleyan), studentship cards, an...


Screw (propeller) yacht measuring 41 x 9 ½ x 5 feet, built in Hamilton, Ontario in 1899 by James Weir. The voyage history of the vessel is unknown. The file contains a builder’s certificate, a certificate of survey, a declaration of ownership, a ...


Series consists of documents pertaining to educational functions of RHCM, including teacher lists, staff reports and staff biographical materials. Series also contains class schedules, schedules of fees, programs, course outlines and faculty evalu...

Educational Institutions

Subseries consists of photographs, negatives and contact sheets for Bennetto Public School, Sheridan College, Athabasca University and McMaster University.

Elastic Cotton Products

“Elastic Cotton Products are among the hardest hit under the present tariff structure. The specialty products produced by Hamilton Cotton Company and other Canadian mills are being undersold in the Canadian market by the “dumping” tactics of Japan...

Eleanor Lewis

The material consists of one photograph of Eleanor Lewis.

Elsie Pomeroy

File consists of a letter from Elsie Pomeroy to George Laidler of Hamilton, inquiring about material on Mary Electa Adams and Wesleyan, and correspondence between Waldon and Pomeroy.

Employment Documents

Series consists of a salesman route sheet belonging to Robert Lawrence. The sheet records the towns and cities he visited during the month of February 1948, while employed as a travelling salesman for the Life Savers Company.

Environmental Conservation Projects

Series consists of documentation and reports on several environmental conservation projects initiated by the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club out of concern for the protection of the environment and the local community. Projects include but are not lim...

Estate Papers

Subseries consists of records pertaining to the estates of Alexander Logie and William Logie, including the last will and testament of William Logie, the last will and testament of Anne Logie, as well as records related to the receipt of an inheri...

Estate Papers

Subseries consists of records pertaining to the estates of Calvin McQuesten and Isaac Baldwin McQuesten, including statements of assets, liabilities, life and property insurance.


Series consists of photographs, negatives and some contact sheets of some public events that took place in Hamilton, Ontario and were photographed by Peter Stevens. The events include the 1999 HamiltonTiger Cats Grey Cup Win and Champion Parade, ...

Events and poetry workshops

Series consists of promotional material related to events that the Society hosted such as poetry workshops, speakers, presentations, poetry launches, as well as community events that the Society participated and contributed in organizing. The seri...

F.A. Smith and J.R. Mountford

F.A. Smith and J.R. Mountford, wearing one overcoat, June 29, 1944. Back of the photo reads “Topcoat made by Grafton & Co., Ltd. for man in Woodstock, weight 465 pounds, waist 66”. F.A. Smith and J.R. Mountford of the Woodstock Branch, quite c...

Family Photographs and Paintings

Series consists of photographs of various members of the Lewis Family, including a family portrait, as well as photographs of Thomas and Ann Lewis, Eleanor Lewis, Flora Lewis and Julia Arthur. The series also contains 2 miniature framed paintings...

Family Records

Series consists of obituaries for Robert and Marion, two photographs, as well as two newspaper clippings, one referring to their marriage, the other about Robert receiving his high school diploma 60 years after he graduated.

Family Records

Series consists of one file folder containing a newspaper obituary for Julia Arthur, along with a letter written by Miss Flora F. Tobin, niece of Julia Arthur, to the Hamilton, Ontario City Clerk Office in regards to obtaining a birth registration...

Family Trip to Disney World

Material consists of 2 coloured photographs of Jimmy, Susan and Ryan Lomax posing with Disney characters, Disney World, Florida, U.S.A. Photographs taken by the Hamilton Spectator, 1981.

Family Trip to Disney World

Material consists of 3 black and white photographs of Jimmy, Susan and Ryan Lomax posing with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck characters at Disney World, Florida, U.S.A. Photographs taken by Walt Disney Productions, 1981.

Financial Records

Series consists of records relating to the incorporation of the Society, applications for heritage grant funding, annual financial statements, cash books and a record book of paid membership fees.

Financial Records

Series consists of documents pertaining to appraisals, audits, budgets, donations, grants, insurance and taxes. Series also contains material related to the RHCM’s fundraising campaign, including financial campaign materials, canvasser information...

Financial Statements

Series consists of documents that pertain to the Hamilton Poetry Centre's finances. Items include budget, expense and account statements, as well as an annual membership form and an un-cashed cheque from the Hamilton and Region Arts Council.

Financial records

Series consists of business transaction records for Hamilton chapters of the IODE, including a bank book, cheques and receipts, as well as records documenting donations made to the Jamaica Earthquake Relief Fund.

Firth Brothers

Item is an image of a tailor working at Firth Brothers clothing store, located at 106 James Street North, where Norman F. Firth began his clothing business in 1909.

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Firth Brothers Ltd.

File consists of photographs pertaining to Firth Brothers clothing store, located at 106 James Street North, where Norman F. Firth began his clothing business in 1909, including a photograph of a tailor and another of an exhibit booth at the 1949 ...

Fixtures and schedules

This series contains yearly publications created by the Hamilton and District Cricket League, concerning their schedule and club executives for the season. As well, it contains schedules created by various clubs prior to the establishment of the H...

Flora Fairchild

The material consists of one photograph of Flora Fairchild (Flora Lewis). The writing on the front says “Sincerely yours, Flora Fairchild.”

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