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John Flanders Photography collection

  • CA ACU CAA C0012
  • Collection
  • [199-]-[2001]

The John Flanders Photography collection contains approximately 2,000 slides and 2,700 negatives from the 1990s to the early 2000s in the Toronto, Ontario area. Photographed buildings include residences, office buildings, Confederation Square (Toronto), hotels, Massey College, Scarborough Metro Zoo, Pearson College of the Pacific, Plywood Research Building, Queen's University, Shaw Festival Theatre, and Trent University.

Flanders, John

Riveredge Foundation collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0166
  • Collection
  • 1489-1979

The collection reflects the diverse collecting interests of Eric Harvie and consists of materials from many different sources. Much of the material reflects western Canadian history and military history. It includes many isolated items bearing autographs of statesmen, military leaders, and other famous people. The materials were originally arranged in accession number order by the Riveredge Foundation, but subsequently the order has been lost. Many of the items within the collection have been described separately as fonds or parts of fonds.

The collection includes substantial textual information created by or about the following: Mary Steele, Fred J. Cameron, Alexander Norman Lafferty, Holy Cross Mission (Holy Cross, Alaska), Inuit language, "Peppers" (Guest house, Tyrell Wood, England), Motor Car Supply Company of Canada Ltd., Lloyd J. Edric, J. D. Newton, irrigation, Kathleen Shackleton, Frank Gilbert Roe, William Rodney, G. F. "Hub" Adams, Grant Spratt, Ralph Will, Turner Valley, Canadian Western Natural Gas Co., Alan Edward Rowbotham, Ken Ford, Ernest C. W. Lamarque, the Bedaux Expedition, Frederick Burt-Johns, R. W. Rutherford, Don Woodside, John W. Proctor, G. W. Baird, Alejandro Malaspina, Chief Khalserten Sepass, Brinsley George H. Palmer, George Pocaterra, Upper Thelon River Archaeological Project, Nickle Arts Museum, Rudyard Kipling, Franz Liszt, Jawaharlal Nehru, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Jan Christian Smuts, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, George Bancroft, Henry Wheaton, Canadian War Memorial Exhibition (1919), Maximilian I (Holy Roman Emperor), Alfred Lord Tennyson, P. H. Galt, Ramsay MacDonald, Ernest Thompson Seton, Sir Ernest Shackleton, John Hall, Baron Napier of Magdala, Benjamin Disraeli, Captain Kidd, Henry Davis, Crown Lumber Company Ltd., Murray Christman, Austin Deuel, Donald Cameron, Laurandeau family, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, University of Calgary Department of Archaeology, "Wonderful Group" Mining Co., Nehemiah G. Ordway, Alaric B. Chapin, Albert R. Decuyper, John A. O'Farrell, Charles E. Moss, Harry Cohen, Samuel Anthony Tomlinson, Kemp family, Prince Edward Island, Lord Minto, Alfred Patrick, Edward Cox, Henry Hunt, Mungo Martin, Rudolf Cronau, A. C. Leighton, Thomas Allen.

The collection also includes sound recordings by or about the following: Ethel Baker, Cheyenne tribe, Helen Kihn, Kiowa tribe, Mackenzie River Survival Project, Maori, Rocky Boy Plains Cree Tribe, Grant Spratt, Surinam tribes.

The collection also includes films about Jimmy Simpson, Arctic oil exploration, Turner Valley oil exploration, First Nations of North America, Tom Wilson, and grizzly bears.

Riveredge Foundation

Southern Alberta Hutterian Brethren collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0045
  • Collection
  • 1527-1971, predominant 1527-1825, 1924-1971

The collection consists of Stand Off colony records: recording of church service (1963) and singing (1971); photographs (1940s-1964); recorded interview with Jacob Walter on early history of colony (1971); sketches of early buildings; ethnological study, recorded observations and films by Dr. Karl Peter on colony life; microfilm of early religious writings (ca. 1550s-1560s), chronicle of Hutterian history (1527-1665, 1947- 1960), and legal agreements with government authorities (1782-ca. 1960) (predominantly in German); articles of association for Stand Off colony (1924-1956); and genealogy of Jacob Walter family (in German). Also consists of records from a number of southern Alberta colonies, especially Red Willow: German songbooks (1800s-1955, and some microfilmed from 1696-1825); medical book (1612, in German); microfilm of religious writings (1696-1875); recorded songs and interviews; and photographs (1961-1964). Includes microfilm of correspondence between Russian Hutterite colonies (1800s).

Hutterian Brethren

Ussher Family fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F2474
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1600]-1928

The fonds consists of genealogical notes, personal correspondence, legal documents, and business correspondence of the Ussher and Stiff families. Includes a copy of the letters patent (1614) of the Borough of Wicklow, Ireland. Includes several letters and documents which provide insight into family life in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Includes some letters which document conditions during the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada.

Ussher (family)

Garnet Wolseley fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F1952
  • Fonds
  • 1640-1968, predominant 1870-1906

The fonds consists of personal correspondence; manuscripts of his memoirs; his military writings; and extensive awards and recognitions (scrolls, addresses, etc.) presented to him.

Wolseley, Garnet Joseph

Hudson's Bay Company Posts fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0980
  • Fonds
  • 1683-1911, predominant 1683-1888

The fonds consists of journal of daily occurrences at York Factory (1786-1789); McLeod's Lake post journal (1845-1848); Qu'Appelle Lake post journal (1857-1858 [typescript]); Fort St. John post fur account book (1909-1911); minutes of Northern Department council meeting (1883); and diary of Mr. Robinson, secretary of HBC commissioner, Joseph Wrigley, about 1887 trip to Alberta and Saskatchewan HBC posts (photocopy). Includes Fort Vermilion post balance sheet (1888); invoice from York Factory to Swan River District (1852); Fort Dunvegan daily account book (1891-1899 [photocopy]) and line of credit (1888); correspondence with French about claims to Hudson Bay (ca. 1687 [microfilm]); James Keith NWC and HBC papers (1802-1851 [microfilm]); Arthur Dobbs papers about HBC and search for Northwest Passage (1683-1752 [microfilm]); statement of account with Wesleyan Mission (1841-1842); statement of account with Russian American Fur Co. (1843-1844); anonymous diary kept during 1852 flood of Red River; letter from William Hemming Cook (1802), letter from Hugh Inkster (1801), letter from William Smith (1839), John Willes stock sale (1832).

Hudson's Bay Company

B. Rowell's Military collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0161
  • Collection
  • 1716-1919

The collection consists predominantly of autographs of British military and naval leaders, statesmen, nobility, and other famous people. Many of the autographs are accompanied by portraits. It also includes a collection of British military documents from the Napoleonic Wars: recruiting instructions issued by the commanders of two regiments; an oath of allegiance; a notice of reward for apprehension of a deserter; proceedings of a court-martial; a circular letter from the War Office regarding payment of men; and a pay sheet for officers. Includes photographs of the South African War and the First World War, including some depicting Winston Churchill as a young officer. Includes British First World War propaganda posters, and a poster issued by the Allied occupation forces in Jerusalem.

Rowell, B.

Franklin Expedition and Arctic Exploration collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0033
  • Collection
  • 1758-1967

The collection consists of diaries, letters, memoirs, reports and other records created by these individuals involved in searches for the missing Franklin Expedition, as well as other explorers who were comtemporaries of Franklin: Sir Edward Belcher, George Brown, E.N. Kendall, W.H. Hooper, Sir Francis McClintock, Sir Erasmus Ommanney, Sir William Edward Parry, Robert Peary, John Rae, Sir John Richardson, Sir John Ross, Sir Edward Sabine, R.C. Scott, and the Canadian Department of National Defence. Also consists of Robert Hood's diaries of the 1819-1820 Franklin Expedition and photographs of original watercolours painted by Lt. Hood on this Expedition; Robert McVicar's letters; Jane Franklin's signature; and miscellaneous correspondence of Sir John Franklin. Includes Royal Geographical Society articles and documents about Franklin and the Arctic (1825-1928); and records related to the following Arctic visits: M'Clure's navigation of the Northwest Passage (1876); George Back's northern Canada overland expeditions letters (1833); J.A. Cook's whaler's log, San Francisco to Arctic (1905-1906); James W. Allan's manuscript of a whaling voyage (1893); Henry W. Fielden's Arctic voyage diary (1875-1876); O.C. Forsyth-Grant's Davis Strait whaler's log (1903); Surgeon R.H. Hilliard's diary and sketches of a voyage to the eastern Arctic and Greenland (1859); log of the HMS Herald's Bering Strait voyage (1848-1851); Knud Rasmussen's Fifth Thule Expedition letter (1922); and B Westropp's journal while on the Parry polar expedition (1824-1825).

Franklin Expedition

Frederick J. Niven fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F1393
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1963, predominant 1900-1944
  • The fonds consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts (The Three Marys, When I was a Child, His Hour or Two, Mine Inheritance, Triumph, What's Past is Prologue, Family Album, The Staff at Stimsons, A Candle in the Rain, Tales of the Black Flag, Hands Up, Brothers in Arms, Under Which King, Island of Arran, The Transplanted, Once Upon a Time, The Garricks of Renfrew, Dead Men's Bells, The Flying Years, etc.), reviews of books, publication agreements, scrapbooks, newsclippings and family photograph albums. Includes Pauline's diaries (1947, 1959, 1961) and correspondence. Also includes material collected by Frederick for research purposes: ration ticket of Cree, Mechawayis of the Sweet Grass band (1885), and newsclippings about Sitting Bull, Sioux uprisings, etc. (1890s).
  • RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Blackfoot, Canadian Authors Association, Bliss Carman, John Murray Gibbon, George H. Gooderham, William H. New, Walter J. Phillips, poetry, and Bernard Keble Sandwell.

Niven, Frederick J.

Riveredge Foundation Ships' Logs collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0165
  • Collection
  • 1790-1872

The collection consists of ships' logs, a shipboard newspaper, and a seaman's diary from merchant and naval sailing vessels. Includes the diary of John Bartlett (1790-1795), a member of the crew of the Massachusetts, an American merchant ship sailing from Boston to Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands and back to Canton via the Sandwich Islands. Bartlett then joined the American whaling ship Elenoro, bound back to the USA via Madagascar. Includes the log (1805-1806) of the Royal George, a British merchant ship sailing from England via India to China and back. Includes a manuscript newspaper published aboard the British naval vessel Alceste in 1816. Also includes logs kept aboard British naval vessels as training exercises by junior officers George Buck Keene (1844-1848), G. T. L. Bolton (1860-1865), and Collingwood Fenwick (1870-1872). These logs feature watercolour views of ports visited, profiles of coastlines, and manuscript maps.

Riveredge Foundation

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