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"CHD Personal Prints, group at Emery's house Edm. Probably 1916"

British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority envelope labelled "CHD Personal Prints, group at Emery's house Edm. Probably 1916", contains:
b&w ; 7 cm x 12 cm print, group portrait of 11 young men in suits, caption reads "Emery's House Edmonton probably 1915 or early 1916"
Slip of paper originally attached to the above that reads "L to R Back Row CHD/Doug Emery/Arch Ponton/Bruce Smith/Otis Bishopric/Francis Dickins/Lysle Blain. Front row, Keith Aylen[?]/Doug Fraser/Clyde Smith/Renée Barnes"

"CHD – Keep, Personal, News items + photos, 1929-1980 incl. McKee Tr. - Keep"

Envelope labelled "CHD – Keep, Personal, News items + photos, 1929-1980 incl. McKee Tr. - Keep" contains Manufacturers Life Insurance Company envelope labelled "V.P. small prints. WWI, CHD, F.C.D. Jock Adam" containing:
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm print, portrait of young man in uniform outside building
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm print, portrait of 1 man [Jock Adam] and 2 women sitting on grass with golf clubs
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm print, portrait of young man in uniform standing on sidewalk, caption on reverse reads "Lieut. F. C. Dickins. R.F.C. c/o 7 Amerland Road, Wansdworth [sic] S.W. 18 London Eng."
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm print, portrait of man in uniform in front of house, caption on reverse reads "May 1918"

"Jock Adam & Sandy Alexander, ex 211 Squadn R.AF [i.e. No. 211 Squadron RAF] 1918. Pic taken in 1919 - Scotland"

Envelope labelled "Jock Adam & Sandy Alexander, ex 211 Squadn R.AF [i.e. No. 211 Squadron RAF] 1918. Pic taken in 1919 - Scotland", contains:
b&w ; 5 cm x 7 cm print of 3 people seated in the grass with golf clubs, caption reads "[AM] 'Jock' Adam - my observer 211 Squadn RAF 1918. Pic taken 1919 in Scotland. [David Anderson?] 'Sandy' Alexander observer 211 Sqd - 1918 RAF"
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm print, group portrait of 4 people in front of the Burns Monument, Alloway, caption reads "Jock Adam with sister & mother, Edinburgh 1919" [top left and bottom right corners missing]

[Canada post glassine-type paper stamp envelope containing two photos]

Canada post glassine-type paper stamp envelope containing two photos:
b&w ; 11 cm x 7 cm print of portrait of a woman with two children [has negative]
b&w ; 7 cm x 5 cm print of a person [F.C. Dickins?] in a heavy leather overcoat and flying cap, caption reads in two separate scripts: "Myself Aeronautically dressed." and "High boots, leather coat, leather helmet, goggles, fur gloves & [mufs?]."

[Portrait and copy]

sepia ; 20 cm x 13 cm print, portrait of CHD, taken by Robson, Wpg., caption reads "about 1922"
b&w ; 20 cm x 13 cm print, copy of above, caption reads "about 1922?"

"Prints MFSH print - Parka - 1930 - negatives also, 2 negs McKee Trophy 1929, Edm Airport 1927"

Envelope labelled "Prints MFSH print - Parka - 1930 - negatives also, 2 negs McKee Trophy 1929, Edm Airport 1927", contains:
b&w ; 12 cm x 9 cm print, portrait of Clennell Dickins in parka, caption reads "1930, Edmonton" [has negative]
b&w ; 12 cm x 17 cm print, portrait of Clennell Dickins in flight suit shaking hands with Edmonton Mayor Ambrose Bury in front of aircraft, caption reads "official opening Edmonton Municipal Airport. March 1927, CH Dickins, Mayor Bury, 3 copies made 1982"
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print, portrait of 5 men standing in front of aircraft and equipment, caption reads "L to R Jim Uhlman, Laurie ? Finnie, Jock Barclay, Chas Travers, Marlowe Kennedy, May 1932, Cormorant L. Manitoba, Man Govt Air Service"
Envelope labelled "CH Dickins in 1930 parka, 1 print & negative", containing b&w ; 12 cm x 9 cm print, portrait of Clennel Dickins in parka [same as above], caption reads "Clennell H. "Punch" Dickins Pioneer Flye[r], 1930, 1 col X 3-1/2" [has negative]

[colour portrait of CHD]

colour ; 26 cm x 21 cm print, portrait of Dickins in graduation cap and gown [possibly from 1967, when awarded an honorary degree by University of Alberta?]

"Order of Icarus - Edmonton - Keep, 1972 - Cdr Lovell - etc."

De Havilland high lift envelope labelled "Order of Icarus - Edmonton - Keep, 1972 - Cdr Lovell - etc.", contains:
b&w ; 26 cm x 21 cm, portrait of Moretta Fenton Beall Reilly with CHD, both with Order of Icarus medal
b&w ; 26 cm x 21 cm print, portrait of CHD with Order of Icarus medal
b&w ; 26 cm x 21 cm print of CHD placing Order of Icarus medal around collar of Jack Moar
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print of CHD [left] with 2 other men [poss. Thomas Frederick Williams on right]
b&w ; 26 cm x 21 cm print of CHD placing Order of Icarus medal around collar of Donald Netterville Watson

"Pictures, Book material, Personal - Keep, 1919-1920 on, 1974 CAHF Edm, Edmonton Airfield Jan 1927, [Robf?] - Blatchford - Haddow, CHD, Ferguson"

Envelope labelled "Pictures, Book material, Personal - Keep, 1919-1920 on, 1974 CAHF Edm, Edmonton Airfield Jan 1927, [Robf?] - Blatchford - Haddow, CHD, Ferguson", contains:
b&w ; 25 cm x 13 cm print of museum display featuring biography, portraits and other prints of CHD, caption reads "photo of panel in Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame"
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print, portrait of CHD next to Trans-Canada [McKee] Trophy, caption reads "CHD with McKee Trophy at National Museum, Ottawa, Ont May 1977"
Envelope labelled "CHD 1974 photos & pic - Edm + CAHF", containing b&w ; 11 cm x 13 cm print of artist's portrait of CHD, caption reads "Mrs Irma Concill, portrait in Ink from a photo - 1974"

"1985 - pics of Eldorado and Plaques at mine site, Great Bear Lake"

Envelope labelled "1985 - pics of Eldorado and Plaques at mine site, Great Bear Lake" contains:
colour ; 15 cm x 10 cm print depicting plaque describing Gilbert Labine's discovery of silver and pitchblende and subsequent establishment of Eldorado Mine, caption reads "Plaque at Eldorado mine site Great Bear Lake 1985"
colour ; 10 cm x 15 cm print, aerial photograph depicting barge and shoreline, caption reads "Eldorado - 1985, after demolition, service roads"
colour ; 15 cm x 10 cm print, portrait of two men standing next to plaque at Eldorado mine site, caption reads "Plaque & cairn at Eldorado mine site Great Bear Lake - 1985"
colour ; 15 cm x 10 cm print depicting plaque describing the uranium industry and Labine's discovery of pitchblende, caption reads "Plaque at Eldorado mine site Great Bear Lake"

"Hoy, First flight Van - Calgary Aug - 1919, JN4"

Sears envelope labelled "Hoy, First flight Van - Calgary Aug - 1919, JN4", containing b&w ; 9 cm x 13 cm print of group of men tending to aircraft, automobile adjacent, caption reads "8, Capt Hoy - at Cranbrook BC on first flight through the Rockies, Van to Calgary via Lethbridge etc. Aug 7 - 1919 - 12 hrs 35 min fly time, 16 hrs 40 min elapsed" [has negative]

"Pics SK at Cormorant Lake Base, 1928"

Envelope labelled "Pics SK at Cormorant Lake Base, 1928" contains:
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of three aircraft on ice, registration [L to R] G-CAJ[?], G-CAIX, G-CAFU, attached caption reads "(4) Your aircraft on ice at Cormorant Lake waiting for spring breakup. 1928"
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of aircraft on rollers being towed by small tractor, registration G-CAIX, attached caption reads "(5) Launching IX after change over from skiis [sic] with RCAF help. On tractor CPL Miller and next left Sgt. Milne. Remainder are your staff. Cormorant Lake 1928"
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of man looking toward aircraft on the water, registration G-CAIX, attached caption reads "(6) "IX" approaching dock after after [sic] test flight on floats. Cormorant Lake 1928."
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of 4 men observing pilot in cockpit of Fokker Universal aircraft, attached caption reads "(7) Your staff waiting for the word after test flight. Art James, RCAF at extreme right. Cormorant Lake 1928"
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of aircraft at shoreline in foreground and another aircraft (registration G-CASJ) in middle of river in background, attached caption reads "(8) SJ coming in at Brandon Ave. ,Red River Winnipeg [19]28 or 29."
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of 3 aircraft on shoreline next to hangar, attached caption reads "(9) Some of your aircraft waiting for the ice to go out after changing from skiis [sic] to floats, Cormorant Lake 1928."
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of ski-equipped aircraft on ice, registration G-CAJK, attached caption reads "(10) Ryan at Cormorant Lake 1928. Perhaps you can remember who was trying to make a living with this "monster"."

[colour prints]

colour ; 15 cm x 10 cm print, group portrait of 3 older men in front of an aircraft, caption on reverse reads "Vern Simmonds, Gordon Caunam, Mickey S."
colour ; 10 cm x 15 cm print of [Vern Simmonds] and [Mickey S] in front of aircraft, registration CF-ATZ
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print of single-engine aircraft on runway, registration CF-ATZ
colour ; 10 cm x 15 cm print, group portrait in front of plane of [Simmonds], [Mickey S], and [E.J. McGoldrick], caption reads "Capt. Joe McGoldrick CANADIAN"
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print, similar to above, with [McGoldrick, Simmonds, and Mickey S] in front of plane on tarmac
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print of [Simmonds and Mickey S] in front of plane on tarmac
colour ; 10 cm x 15 cm print of aircraft with registration CF-ATZ
colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print of [Simmonds and Mickey S] in front of plane on tarmac near hangar

"Planes, Fox Moth Seapl., Vickers Vedette, Junkers W34"

KCTS envelope labelled "Planes, Fox Moth Seapl., Vickers Vedette, Junkers W34", contains:
b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print of an aircraft on floats at dock, caption reads "Fox Moth, De Havilland Canada"
b&w ; 12 cm x 17 cm print, aerial photograph of a seaplane in flight, a person just below with parachute opening, registration DU, caption reads "Vickers (Canada), Vedette? I don't think so 1929, more likely HS2h boat 1926 to 1929"
b&w ; 7 cm x 12 cm print of 3 people standing next to Junkers aircraft, caption reads "Junkers W34, P&W Hornet Wpg - 1932 - [??]"

[various aircraft]

b&w ; 7 cm x 9 cm print of a twin-engine United Air Lines aircraft on tarmac, caption reads "Boeing in United colors, 247 D. Later (Cdn Airways)"
b&w ; 7 cm x 9 cm print of a twin-engine aircraft outside a hangar, caption reads "Boeing 247 D. 1942"
b&w ; 7 cm x 9 cm print of a four-engine seaplane on dolly just outside hangar, 'Philippine Clipper' markings, caption reads "Pan Am Phillipines [sic] Clipper as flown on Pacific routes"
b&w ; 7 cm x 9 cm print of men tending to bi-plane on tarmac, 'Boeing School of Aeronautics' marked on side of aircraft, registration NC 587K, caption reads "Pitcairn Trainer Cdn Airways 36?"

[men and aircraft]

b&w ; 11 cm x 13 cm print [image is reversed] of man waving from Wardair aircraft in snowy field to person with dog team, caption reads "Yellowknife NWT 1950, May Ward's Beaver near Yellowknife NWT"
b&w ; 9 cm x 15 cm print of 3 men posing for photograph, another looking away, next to aircraft in snowy field

"C.P.A. aircraft"

Public Archives Canada envelope labelled "C.P.A. aircraft", contains:
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print of Canadian Pacific Airlines 4-engine aircraft in flight, registration CF-CPR, caption reads "Canadair Four - 1948"
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print of Canadian Pacific Airlines 4-engine aircraft in flight, registration CF-CZX, caption reads: "Britannia 1957 - 10 years"
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print of Canadian Pacific Airlines 4-engine jet aircraft in flight, registration CF-GPF, caption reads "DC8-50-1961"
b&w ; 21 cm x 26 cm print of Canadian Pacific Airlines twin-engine aircraft in flight, registration CF-CPA, caption reads "M 2706 Canadian Pacific Airlines Lockheed Lodestar. 1942"

[caribou herds]

b&w ; 13 cm x 18 cm print, aerial photograph of Caribou herds in a snow-covered clearing, caption reads "Title: Caribou, Place: Short Lake, Date: 1949, Taken By: Dr WAF Banfield. Please credit to Canadian Wildlife Service"

[lake and landscape]

colour ; 9 cm x 13 cm print, aerial photograph of lake and landscape, caption reads "CH Dickins, Typical northern scene on edge of tree line, no neg."

"Old Letters"

Envelope labelled "Old Letters" contains:
Letter from Connie Dickins to John Dickins, Dec. 1972
Letter from "Yvette" to Dickins and wife, Sept. 17, 1989
Letter from [Doreen?] to "Mom", Aug. 13, 1962
Letter from "Mother" to Connie Dickins, Mar. 30, 1945, plus photocopy of same
Letter from Dickins to wife, circa 1952
"We’re moving" card signed by Dickins and wife, June 3, 1964; handwritten on front: "de H’s put out these cards. We sent out when we moved to our apartment on Highbourne"
Letter from "Mare" [i.e. Mary] to Dickins and wife, Jan. 17, 1987
Letter from "Mrs. Martin Unholzer, formerly Anna Schmidt" to Dickins and wife, Feb. 20, 1972

"Aviation Art Catalogue"

CAHS (Canadian Aviation Historical Society) envelope labelled "Aviation Art Catalogue" [contents are unrelated], contains:
Letter from Ted Nagle to Dickins and wife, Dec. 12, 1979, with attached copy of letter from F.J. Fitzgerald to Ed Nagle, Feb. 1, 1904
Letter from Jordan Zinovich to Dickins, Sept. 18, 1988, with attached copy of letter from Dickins to Grant Webber and copy of paper titled "James Hislop, Edmund Nagle, and the rise of the Hislop and Nagle Company" by J. Zinovich and E.H. Nagle
The following letters attached together:
Letter from Ted Nagle to Dickins, circa Feb. 1989?
Letter from Jordan Zinovich to Dickins, Mar. 29, 1989
Letter from Jordan Zinovich to Dickins, Mar. 13, 1989
Letter from Jordan Zinovich to Dickins, Sept. 29, 1988
Letter from Jordan Zinovich to Dickins, Oct. 12, 1988, with attached copy of Dickins’ foreword for Nagle and Zinovich’s book and copy of letter from Zinovich to Ted Nagle, Oct. 12, 1988
Two copies of Dickins’ foreword for Nagle and Zinovich’s book
Lone Pine Publishing mail-out flyer for The prospector north of sixty / Ted Nagle & Jordan Zinovich, with attached note to Dickins from Jordan Zinovich, postmarked Jan. 13 [1990]
Letter from Jane Spalding (Promotion Manager, Lone Pine Publishing) to Dickins, Dec. 18, 1989
Letter from Dickins to Jordan Zinovich, Oct. 18, 1990, with attached letter from Zinovich to Dickins, Oct. 4, 1990

Valuation day prices of Government of Canada and provincial direct and guaranteed bonds and debentures, Metropolitan Toronto debentures, publicly traded corporate bonds and debentures, December 31, 1971 = Cours au jour de l'évaluation des obligations et débentures émises par le Gouvernement du Canada et par ceux des provinces et garanties par eux, debentures émises par le Toronto metropolitain, obligations et débentures émises dans le public par des corporations, le 31 decembre 1971

Valuation day prices of Government of Canada and provincial direct and guaranteed bonds and debentures, Metropolitan Toronto debentures, publicly traded corporate bonds and debentures, December 31, 1971 = Cours au jour de l'évaluation des obligations et débentures émises par le Gouvernement du Canada et par ceux des provinces et garanties par eux, debentures émises par le Toronto metropolitain, obligations et débentures émises dans le public par des corporations, le 31 decembre 1971 / compiled and published by Toronto Bond Traders' Association.

Deadwood Dick Library

Series consists of 65 issues from the Deadwood Dick Library. A copy of issue #36 is held in this Dime Novel Collection; issues 1-64 are shelved separately in Bruce Peel Special Collections.

Publisher: M.J. Ivers, Arthur Westbrook

Date of First Issue/First in Collection (No. 1): Mar. 15, 1899
Date of Last Issue/Last in Collection (No. 64): May 30, 1900

Deadwood Dick is a weekly publication. The format is 5 x 8 inches, with 32 pages. Issues cost 5 cents. Pictorial covers are coloured. Stories are authored by Edward L. Wheeler. Consists primarily of frontier, western and detective stories. Deadwood Dick, an outlaw, is considered the quintessential dime novel hero. These stories were later reprinted several times due to popularity.

Beadle's Pocket Novels

Series consists of one Beadle's Pocket Novel.

Publisher: Beadle and Adams

Date of First Issue (No. 1): July 7, 1874
Date of Last Issue (No. 272): November 25, 1884

In collection (No. 191): October 18, 1881

The format is 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, with 100 pages. Novels cost 10 cents. Front wrapper has series name, title of novel, and a coloured illustration, surrounded by a plain tinted background--either blue, green, orange, or gray. All the books are reprints of various Beadle publications.

Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

  • FC 3213 L55
  • Collection

The Life, Events, and Players in the North-West is comprised of several smaller collections within Bruce Peel Special Collections that contain materials related to the history and culture of the north-west of what would become Canada.

Rev. C.E. Thomson Letters

Reverend C.E. Thomson replaced Reverend John Smithurst at St. John’s Church in Elora, Canada West [later Ontario] after Smithurst’s dismissal by John Strachan, Bishop of Toronto. Thomson ministered in Elora from 1857-1877.

1859 (May) Letter from J. B. Robinson

Place: Toronto

From: J.B. Robinson

To: [Reverend C.E. Thomson]

Delivery: unknown

Details: 2pp

Notes: A short letter regarding the approaching Diocesan Synod and representatives from St. John’s Church in Elora.
Note on the back says “J.B. Robinson Esq. Read May 13/59.” While the recipient is not named, it is likely to be Reverend C. E. Thomson who led the Elora parish in 1859. J. B. Robinson is possibly Sir John Beverley Robinson, the noted lawyer and judge.

1873 (Jul) Letter to Bishop

Place: Elora

From: [Rev. C.E. Thomson]

To: Possibly addressed to Bishop of Toronto, Alexander Bethune

Delivery: unknown

Details: One sheet of paper, embossed.

Notes: A letter, marked "Copy," written July 23, 1873 in Elora. The recipient of the letter is likely the Bishop of Toronto, Alexander Neil Bethune. Although the signature is illegible, the probable author is Reverend C. E. Thomson. Various notes and numbers written on the back. Rev. Thomson writes that he would prefer Thorold, but will take Newmarket for the following Sunday. He also relates his opinion on the behaviour of Mr. Butler, who "has forgotten himself since he came to Fergus, but not at Elora so far as I know." Thomson asks that Bishop Bethune consider his remarks confidential.

Thomson, C.E. (Charles Edward)

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