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1839 (May) from John Smith to Smithurst

Place: Hudsons Bay House, London [England]

From: John Smith

To: The Revd John Smithurst, Church Missionary House, Salisbury Square [London, England]

Details: 1pp

Notes: This letter confirms a previous conversation between John Smith of Hudson's Bay House in London and Reverend John Smithurst. Rev. Smithurst is awarded the position of chaplain to the Hudson's Bay Company at Red River in Rupert's Land. He is granted passage from London to Fort Garry [modern-day Winnipeg].

1839 (Nov) from William Cockran to Smithurst

Place: Grand Rapids

From: Wm Cockran

To: Rev. J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Details: 2pp

Notes: Rev. Cockran sends supplies with "Beary and William Thomas" and he spoke with Ferdinand regarding fat and dried meat for the children. He hopes that Rev. Smithurst is over his cold. Rev. Cockran will not be able to visit him because he has to be at the Middle Church this week.

Cockran, William

1839 (Nov) Copy of Verdict in Murder Trial

Place: Upper Fort Garry

From: unknown

To: Rev. J. Smithurst

Details: 2pp with integral address

Notes: Copy of not guilty verdict returned by the Jury on the trial of Henry Beardie for the murder of William Washington Bird. While the jury admits that Beardie did point his bow and arrow at Bird, the fact that Beardie is only 12 years old leads the jury to acquit him of murder. The jury warns parents to abolish archery in the community to prevent future deaths.

1842 (Mar) from William Cockran to Smithurst

Place: [Grand Rapids?]

From: Wm Cockran

To: Rev. J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Details: 3pp with integral address

Notes: Reverend William Cockran writes to Rev. Smithurst regarding Rev. Cowley and his wife Mrs. Cowley, who have lodged with Rev. Cockran since they arrived in Rupert’s Land the previous autumn. Rev. Cockran describes the Cowleys as being ungracious guests who do not understand the expense of living in the Red River Settlement. Rev. Cockran also writes that he has severed ties to the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Church Missionary Society but will continue as if he will “continue here for life.” He finishes the letter by discussing the flour he is sending to Henry Budd at the Cumberland House Mission. He mentions that James Sandison and Henry Bird are assisting him.

Cockran, William

1848 (Apr) from John Black to Smithurst

Place: Lower Fort Garry

From: John Black

To: Revd John Smithurst

Details: 2pp and integral address face.

Notes: John Black writes to Rev. Smithurst that he is sending along the requested nails by the bearer of this letter. Also, the flooding experienced the previous week resulted in 4 feet of water in the office, and significant ice damage to the distillery.

Black, John

1849 (Jan) from Peter Garrioch to Smithurst

Place: [Red River Settlement]

From: Peter Garrioch

To: The Rev. Mr. J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Details: 4pp and integral address

Notes: Peter Garrioch credits Rev. James at the Middle Church with urging his congregation to remember their obligations to God for an abundant harvest. Garrioch took it upon himself to organize subscriptions of wheat from his neighbours to give to the missionaries.

Garrioch, Peter

[1849] List of wheat subscriptions

A list with the heading "Subscriptions in Wheat, Barley or Peas, to be appropriated, exclusively, to the Rev. Mr Hunter's Station." Donations are promised by: Peter Garrioch, Henry Cook, William Gaddy, Robert Rowland, William Gibson, Peter Flett, Alexander Work, Sam Norn, James Slater, Henry Brown, James Taylor, William Taylor, Thomas Halcro Sr, Robert Miller, John Garrioch, and Samuel Cook.

1849 (Jul) from John Ballenden to Smithurst

Place: Fort Garry

From: John Ballenden

To: Revd John Smithurst, Indian Mission, Red River Settlement

Details: 1pp and integral address face

Notes: John Ballenden acknowledges receiving a letter from Rev. Smithurst from June 29th. He agrees that they need to limit cooperation between the Half Breeds & Indians, but he will not be opening a store at the Indian Mission because he cannot find a responsible person to run it.

Ballenden, John

1849 (Sept) from John Black to Smithurst

Place: Lower Fort Garry

From: John Black

To: The Revd John Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Details: 1pp with integral address face.

Notes: John Black refers to paying a courier on William Badger's account. He is sorry to hear that William Thomas has died, but does not believe there will be a coroner's inquest.

Black, John

1851 (Jun) from William Cockran to Smithurst

Place: Red River Settlement

From: Wm Cockran

To: Rev. John Smithurst, Upper Fort Garry

Details: 3pp and integral address face

Notes: Reverend William Cockran writes that he only just heard through Major Caldwell that Rev. Smithurst was leaving for England with Henry Cook in a few days. Rev. Cockran says he is sorry he cannot see Rev. Smithurst in person, but he is too busy preparing to form a settlement at Portage la Prairie. He then writes about the difficulties in getting a thrashing machine and asks Rev. Smithurst to inquire in the United States if a machine can be imported from there. He then complains about Adam Thom and Governor Colville throwing obstacles in the way of getting this new settlement established. Rev. Cockran then returns to the issue of Rev. Smithurst leaving and expresses his sadness that Smithurst and his congregation have had such a falling out. He then prays that God will grant Rev. Smithurst repentance. He asks Rev. Smithurst to send financial aid back to Red River to help pay for the building of a new stone church.

Cockran, William

1841 (Apr) from William Cockran to Smithurst

Place: Grand Rapids [Red River Settlement]

From: William Cockran

To: Rev. J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Carried by courier “James,” possibly on account of Church Missionary Society (?)

Details: 1 pp + integral address face

Notes: Cockran sends Smithurst hatchet bar and rod iron (as supplies for his smithy), and endeavors to get additional iron for him from the Fort (most likely Lower Fort Garry). He also sends barley and wheat.

Cockran, William

1841 (Aug) invoice from [Hudson’s Bay Company] to Smithurst

Place: Lower Fort Garry

From: [Hudson’s Bay Company]

To: The Rev’d John Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Local courier (probably HBC courier)

Details: 2 pp (additional accounting in hand of Smithurst) + integral address face

Notes: Invoice for purchases made at Lower Fort Garry, listing goods such as tea, sugar, soap, buttons, plates, saltpetre, kettles, knives, shot, etc. In red, items are assigned as purchased by Henry Budd, or “C.M.S.” (Church Missionary Society). The second page is an additional accounting of items purchased by Smithurst in September, showing amount paid and amount charged to C.M.S.

Hudson's Bay Company

1842 (Apr) from William Cockran to Smithurst

Place: Grand Rapids [Red River Settlement]

From: William Cockran

To: Rev. J. Smithurst [Indian Settlement]

Delivery: Carried by courier

Details: 2pp + integral address face

Notes: Rev. Cockran writes to Rev. Smithurst to let him know that Rev. Abraham Cowley will be visiting him to discuss the details of opening a mission at Manitoba [Lake]. Rev. Cockran is anxious to establish a mission there, and mentions that Mr. Roberts is content to stay in Red River as a catechist.

Cockran, William

1845 (Apr) from William Cockran to Smithurst

Place: Grand Rapids [Red River Settlement]

From: Wm Cockran

To: Rev. J. Smithurst, I[ndian] Settlement

Delivery: Carried by courier, possibly on account of Church Missionary Society

Details: 3.5pp + integral address face

Notes: Reverend William Cockran writes that the thaw has made the Red River very dangerous, interrupting travel. Cockran contacted Mr. McAllum [Reverend John Macallum, headmaster of the Red River Academy] and informed him that Smithurst was unlikely to make the trip to Grand Rapids as scheduled. He also relates that importers from the United States are refusing to pay an import fee. Cockran recounts how Mr. McAllum confronted one importer, Henry Cook, whom Smithurst has also had business with, and insisted on paying the import on a purchase of bonnets or Mr. Cook could take his contraband elsewhere.

Cockran, William

1846 (Mar) from Alexander Christie Jr to Smithurst

Place: Lower Fort [Garry]

From: Alex[ander] Christie Jr.

To: Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Carried by courier

Details: 2pp + integral address face

Notes: Christie discusses the shipment of goods that were deficient in the last shipment. He informs Smithurst that there is no flannel to be had, nor jackets of any description.

Christie, Alexander Jr

[ca. 1847] from Alexander Christie Jr. to Smithurst

Place: [Lower Fort Garry]

From: Alex[ander] Christie Jr.

To: Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Carried by courier

Details: 1 pp + integral address face

Notes: Christie thanks Smithurst for the gift of pigeons, and sends 495 lbs. of beef, crediting Smithurst’s account. While the note is undated, Christie was posted to Red River in 1847 and was transferred to Edmonton some time in 1848.

Christie, Alexander Jr

1849 (Sept) from William Douglas Lane to Smithurst

Place: Lower Fort Garry

From: W. Lane

To: Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Local courier (probably Hudson’s Bay Company courier)

Details: 1pp + integral address face

Notes: A short letter by William Douglas Lane, Postmaster at Lower Fort Garry, noting that he is sending copies of Smithurst’s accounts. The reverse of the letter is covered with columns of numbers, lists, and calculations.

Lane, William Douglas

1850 (Sept) from William Douglas Lane to Smithurst

Place: [Lower Fort Garry]

From: W[illiam Douglas] Lane

To: Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Local courier (probably Hudson’s Bay Company courier)

Details: 2pp + integral address face

Notes: A short letter from William Douglas Lane, Postmaster at Lower Fort Garry, noting that the 10 lbs of nails that Rev. Smithurst requested are being sent, and fresh beef will be available shortly. Lane also thanks Smithurst for recovering some goods stolen [from Lower Fort Garry] by young Flett, while expressing his suspicion that William Tait put the boy up to it, but Lane intends to “do all in my power to get the young scamp punished.”

Lane, William Douglas

1851 (Jun) from William Douglas Lane to Smithurst

Place: Lower Fort Garry

From: W[illiam Douglas] Lane

To: Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Local courier (probably Hudson’s Bay Company courier)

Details: 1pp + integral address face

Notes: A short letter by William Douglas Lane, Postmaster at Lower Fort Garry, discussing the payment of bills, refunding of money, and receipt of a flute.

Lane, William Douglas

1857 (Apr and May) from W.H. Taylor to Smithurst

Place: Saint James, Assiniboia [Red River Settlement]

From: W. H. Taylor

To: Rev. J. Smithurst, Harriston [Ontario]

Delivery: Postal system in Canada

Details: 16pp + addressed envelope with postal marks

Notes: A long and detailed letter from Reverend William Henry Taylor of Saint James parish along the Assiniboine River. Rev. Taylor writes to Rev. John Smithurst, updating him on the Red River Settlement. Much of the news has to do with repairing the extensive damage caused by the great flood in 1852. No one seems to be able to find enough workers for these repairs.

Mentioned are:
Father E.G. Gear, who broke his leg.
Mr. Robert Logan and Mrs. Logan, who are living near where the flax mill stood.
Old Mr. Pritchard and his wife died.
Their son, Sam Pritchard, teaches at St. Paul's school. His brother, Arelui (?), married.
Mr. Smith the Collector and Mr. Pruden are briefly mentioned.
Rev. Abraham Cowley and Mrs. Cowley are mentioned multiple times. Rev. Cowley now has a Seraphine instrument which Mrs. Cowley plays during services. Rev. Cowley also has detailed plans for the repair and renovation of his church.
Archdeacon James Hunter now has a barrel organ at the Rapids church (also known as St. Andrew's).
Thomas Cook is catechist at Nepowewin mission. Rev. Henry Budd says the work there is difficult.
Rev. Robert Hunt is at English River, also known as the Stanley mission near Lac la Ronge, and he is building an expensive and impressive church.
Rev. Henry Budd is at The Pas with a young Rev. Henry George, but plans to leave for Nepowewin permanently in the Spring.
Rev. William Stagg is struggling at Manitoba.
Rev. Kirkby is still assistant at St. Andrew's.
McDonald is at Islington (White Dog) but has health problems.
Watkins is leaving Fort George possibly for Cumberland.
Rev. William Mason has success in his work, but following the Bishop's visit, disease broke out and killed multiple Natives. Small pox is rampant among the Plains people in the area of Beaver Creek and Touchwood Hills.
The steam mill is producing excellent flour.
Political unrest as renewal of the Hudson's Bay Company's charter is being debated in England. A Mr. Kennedy and Donald Gunn have written and circulated a petition to the Canadian Legislature urging them to become involved.

Taylor, William Henry

1858 (Feb) from David Anderson to Smithurst

Place: Bishop’s Court [the name of the bishop's home in Red River]

From: David Rupertsland

To: Rev. J. Smithurst, Elora nr Guelph, Canada West

Delivery: Postal system in the U.S.A. and Canada

Details: 8pp on blue paper + addressed envelope with postal marks (stamp removed)

Notes: A friendly letter dated February 18th from David Anderson, Lord Bishop of Rupert’s Land, to Reverend John Smithurst. Postscript written February 27th.

Anderson, David

1859 (Feb) from David Anderson to Smithurst

Place: [Red River?]

From: David Rupertsland

To: The Rev J Smithurst, Lea Hurst, Harriston P.O., Minto, Wellington, Canada West

Delivery: Postal system in Canada.

Details: 2pp + addressed envelope with postal marks (stamp removed)

Notes: A short letter written by David Anderson, Lord Bishop of Rupert’s Land, to Reverend Smithurst with recent news.

Anderson, David

1902, Mar 22 – Letter to Marion

Place: Winnipeg

From: Alf [T.A. Patrick]

To: Mrs. Marion G. Patrick, Yorkton, Assa.

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 1pp typewritten letter on Hotel Leland, Winnipeg letterhead. Envelope is printed with “Hotel Leland, Winnipeg, proprietor W.D. Douglas.” Address is typed.

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife, Marion, that he has been busy "loafing" around Winnipeg since his arrival there. He mentions that he had lunch with Sanford Evans, editor of the Telegram, who had wrote "one of the articles on Territorial Autonomy in the last number of the Canadian Magazine." He states that he had to refuse to say anything for publication but that the discussion resulted in Evans agreeing to send a Telegram correspondent to Regina to write up the debates.

Patrick states that "the Nord-Westen (German) is a convert to my views and kindly consented to give reports of my work at Regina at full length without asking anything for doing it. This is unusual in a German newspaper." He then reports that he attended a the Winnipeg medical society "to hear and see a lecture on Neilsen's stomach and liver."

Patrick also had diner with H. A. Robson, late deputy attorney general of the North West Territories, and they chatted about Regina and the North West Government, which Robson thought "worthy of condemnation." Patrick reports that Robson assured him "that the opinions expressed to the Devils Lake school district in respect of the assessment of Doukhobortsi were wrong and that the opinion I expressed to them was right."

He finish his letter stating, "I expect a fighting session and will probably have given and received hard blows before I see you again."

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

PE004720 - Souvenir Royal Alexandra Hotel Guest Book from 1915

Royal Alexandra Hotel Guest Book from 1915.  Blue paper cover with the name of the hotel letter-pressed in gold ink on the front, and an advertisement for Blackwoods Dry Ginger Ale and Blackwoods Aero-distilled Drinking Water printed in black ink on the back cover. Inside the front cover is an advertisement for The Princess candy store.  Inside are forty (40) pages of glossy white paper bordered with a repeating maple leaf pattern printed in pale blue ink.  The left page is usually an advertisement for a local business, with the opposing page giving information and an image for a local Winnipeg attraction.  “This book designed and compiled for and with the approval of the Royal Alexandra Hotel by G. E. Webb” and printed by Sulman Bros. Ltd in Winnipeg.

PE000635 - Canada Paint advertisement

Brochure advertising for Canada Paint, sold at Alsip Brick, Tile & Lumber Co. of Portage Ave. [Winnipeg, Manitoba]. Includes 32 paint colour samples, suggested exterior painting colour schemes and bright colour illustrations on the front and back cover.

PE001269 - 15 Cents per Bushel--

Poster produced by the Vancouver Sun, protesting the opposition of the Winnipeg Board of Trade to modification of existing rail shipping rates. The poster opines that the present rates unnecessarily discourage Western farmers from shipping their products through the westbound route to Vancouver.

PE000672 - Winnipeg Municipal Election Handbills

Collection of handbills supporting candidates for positions in Winnipeg municipal government.
Collection includes:

  • Mary Jenkins for School Trustee in Ward 2, up for re-election. Features B&W photo of Jenkins and a brief biography. [1940?],
  • W. A. Cuddy for School Trustee in Ward 1. Features B&W photo of Cuddy and list of credentials. [1940?],
  • Ernest Hallonquist for Alderman in Ward 2, up for re-election. Features B&W photo of Hallonquist and list of credentials. Oct. 1948,
  • Slaw Rebchuk for Alderman and Andrew Zaharychuk for School Trustee (up for re-election) in Ward 3, supported by the Winnipeg Taxpayers’ Association. Features photos of both candidates. Oct. 1949,
  • James Black for Alderman in Ward 2, up for re-election. Features B&W photo of Black, list of credentials and the heading “Winnipeg Is Your City! Safeguard Its Future!!” Oct. [1949],
  • Peter Taraska for Alderman and Edward Bachynski for School Trustee in Ward 3, supported by the North Winnipeg Taxpayers’ Association. Features B&W photos of both candidates. Oct. 1952.

PE004765 - Federal re-election campaign brochure for Stanley Knowles of the NDP

Pamphlet from the federal re-election campaign for Stanley Knowles of the New Democratic Party in the riding of Winnipeg North Centre. The front of the pamphlet is taken up by a B&W portrait photograph of Stanley Knowles. The pamphlet’s back gives election day as Monday, November 8, and encourages voters seeking further information to call the New Democratic Party Headquarters at SPruce 2-5795. The pamphlet is authorized by Art Coulter, Official Agent, and is printed by Comet Press Limited.

PE001182 – Great Winnipeg Fire

Image has Gibson inscribed into it. Written under the image on paper is Winnipeg Fire 14/1/11. Image shows buildings covered in ice with ladders reaching up to windows. Written on back is “From Freddie to Nellie.

PE001004 - Album of a Trip across Canada

An album of photographs by an unidentified but accomplished photographer, with some commercial photos from Barclay and Steele & Co. mixed throughout. The album documents a trip across Canada, from sea to sea, taking place in the late 1800s. Many scenes in British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains, the Prairies (including Aboriginals and cowboys), and Ontario and Quebec, but the album does not seem to be arranged chronologically.

26 photographs in B.C.,
22 in the Prairies,
10 in Quebec and Ontario.

PE004759 - Photograph Album Documenting the Royal Visit to Winnipeg in 1951

The photographs cover the royal visit of Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to Winnipeg, MB in 1951.  Photographs processed by Sun Photo Co. in Winnipeg.  There are no captions. 

  • Princess Elizabeth, heir apparent to the British crown, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, disembark a Canadian Air Force plane and are greeted by uniformed gentlemen. 
  • Still on the tarmac, with the Canadian Air Force plane in the background, Princess Elizabeth smiles as she signs documents on a table flanked by two uniformed men.
  • Princess Elizabeth inspects a line of Royal Canadian Air Force members.
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip ride in the back of a Cadillac car, protected on all sides by a clear canopy.
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip pass officials on a staircase outside an unidentified location.  In the background, officers link hands to hold back a massive crowd.
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip ride in the back of the canopied car, driving past cheering crowds.  People crowd in the second and third floor windows above Moore’s restaurant.  A theatre marquee sign wishes “A Warm Welcome.”
  • Princess Elizabeth stands surrounded by officials at the top of stone steps between two stone columns. 
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip ride in the back of the canopied car.  Crowds appear to be pressing close, with this photograph taken very close to the passenger side of the car. 
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip descend stairs inside an unidentified location.

PE001257 - Hudson’s Bay Company Royal Visit Program

Information booklet & program for the royal visit to Old Fort Garry, in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 24, 1939. In addition to the events program, the booklet provides some background on the purpose of the event – namely, the ceremonial fulfillment of the obligation found in the Hudson’s Bay Company charter to provide two Elk and two black beavers to the crown upon any visit to HBC lands.

PE000760 - Testimonial Dinner in honour of the Rt. Hon. and Mrs. John G. Diefenbaker at the Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg

Testimonial Dinner in honour of the Rt. Hon. and Mrs. John G. Diefenbaker at the Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg. Put on by The Dominion Executive with the Winnipeg Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee. It includes the event schedule, dinner menu, and a biography of John Diefenbaker in English and Ukrainian. There is also a list of the members of the honorary committee and two photographs of John Diefenbaker.

PE000160 - Letter from Thomas Seaton Scott (former Chief Dominion Architect) to his daughter

Handwritten letter on Grand Union Hotel letterhead, dated April 15th, 1882 by Thomas Seaton Scott (former Chief Dominion Architect) to his daughter Alice in which he reminisces, discusses being out west, offers his opinions on the First Nations Peoples, etc. Winnipeg Manitoba. --Includes a short typed biography of Scott and a transcribed selection from the letter.

Scott, Thomas Seaton

PE001020 - 1931 Manitoba Wheat Pool Library Catalogue

The Pool Library Catalogue, written by the Department of Education and Publicity, Manitoba Wheat Pool, Winnipeg. This is the Fourth Issue, 1931.
This is the catalogue for the lending library run by the Manitoba Wheat Pool for its members. The Pool pays postage both ways to mail books requested by its members for their education on a wide variety of topics. Some books are also available for young readers.

Manitoba Wheat Pool

PE000902 - "Premier Truck Cabs and Bodies - Anthony Steel Dump Truck Bodies - D. Ackland & Son Limited - Winnipeg - Calgary - Chevrolet" booklet

Title reads: "Premier Truck Cabs and Bodies - Anthony Steel Dump Truck Bodies - D. Ackland & Son Limited - Winnipeg - Calgary - Chevrolet." Cover contains an ink drawing of a speeding truck with a farm scene in the background. Title and drawing are done in green ink. Interior contains descriptions and drawings of different truck parts and accessories available for purchase. A note on the back page says the booklet was printed by Birt Printing Co., Ltd, and compiled by W.H. Hart. There is an included page printed on thin green paper noting the Premier Truck, Cab and Body Price list at D. Ackland & Son, Limited, Winnipeg.

PE000785 - International Cartage Service Ltd. Brochure

This brochure is for International Cartage Service Limited, a truck service in Manitoba. Located at 363 William Ave. Phone 23 196. The inside of the brochure contains rates, contact information, and company features, while the back outlines rates for express services. All trucks are from General Motors Corporation in Winnipeg.

PE004763 - Postcard invitation to a Canada Club member for a Board of Trade Luncheon to be held May 31, 1937

Postcard invitation addressed to Louis Kornberger, Esq. of 501 Avenue Bldg, Winnipeg, MB.  The one (1) cent postage is pre-printed onto this cream-coloured card stock invitation and lacks a postal cancellation.  The invitation is for a Winnipeg Board of Trade Luncheon to be held May 31, 1937, in the Royal Alexandra Hotel.  Mr. Kornberger, as a member of the Canadian Club, is invited to purchase a 75 cent ticket to hear Sir Francis Floud, C.B., K.C.B., speak on the topic of “Agricultural Aspects of the Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom.”  Sir Floud is High Commissioner, and a summary of his career in the British Civil Service is given.  He previously spoke to the Canadian Club on June 7, 1935. 

PE004867 - The Prairie Lumberman Monthly Publication.

A monthly publication of the Western Retail Lumbermen's Association titled "The Prairie Lumberman"(January 26 volume). Printed in colour. Publication includes cartoons, illustrations, stories, jokes, updates and news relating to the lumber industry. Publication based in Winnipeg.

PE001239 - Winnipeg Typographical Union Working Cards

Working cards, issued by the Winnipeg Typographical Union, signed by A.J.P. Atkinson. The cards are dated for 1922 and 1926. Each card contains a description of union dues, as well as a chart to record the payment of dues. A number of stamps are affixed below the chart on each booklet, presumably to certify the payment of dues.

PE004845 - House of Commons Debates Official Report - Speech of Mr. Peter Heenan - Member for Kenora and Rainy River on The Winnipeg Strike of 1919

"Canada - House of Commons Debates Official Report - Speech of Mr. Peter Heenan - Member for Kenora and Rainy River on The Winnipeg Strike of 1919 - Delivered in the House of Commons on Wednesday, June 2, 1926." Consists of six (6) pages detailing the speech of Peter Heenan concerning the Winnipeg Strike. Printer’s mark is located on the last page: Printed by F.A. Acland, Printer to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, 1926. 

PE004762 - Souvenir photograph from Dukes (sic?) Barbecue

Front cover is printed with a B&W image of a long, low building identified as “Dukes (sic?) Barbecue, Dine and Dance, Featuring Piano-Solo Vox by Romeo.”  The address is 2523 Portage Avenue, phone number 62 951.  The photograph inside shows three (3) male-female couples sitting in a booth.  A 7up bottle is identifiable amongst the cigarette packs and glassware on the table.  The men all wear suits and ties, while two (2) of the women wear suit jackets.  The third woman wears a dress.  The printing company seems to be Cusitar, address 650 Maryland St, phone number 23 162.  Possibly located in Winnipeg, MB.  

PE000778 - Souvenir Album Folder of Western Canada.

Nine (9) photographs depict images of Winnipeg, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Moose Jaw, a standard passenger train, the train on the Canadian Pacific Railway, close-up of the Canadian Northern Railway Standard Passenger Train, and buffalo in the park at Wainwright, Alberta. These photographs are enclosed in a brown envelope containing various imagery typical of Western Canada. Printed by Hough Litho Limited (Toronto).

Recitals of the Students of Jean M. Wallace

Programs for musical, dramatic and humourous variety performances put on by the students of Jean M. Wallace - a Winnipeg, Manitoba teacher. Performances occurred between 1927 and 1931. Each program gives the title of each act (including plays, poems, dramatic readings and songs) and the performers' names.

PE000690 - Program for the Canadian tour of British actor Sir John Martin Harvey and his company

Program detailing the repertoire of British actor Sir John Martin Harvey and his company while on a Canadian tour. The four pages of the program feature B&W portraits of Martin Harvey and actress N. De Silva, as well as descriptions and reviews of each play performed. The back of the program lists the schedule of performances to be held at the Walker Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PE000758 - 37th Convention Program of the Western Retail Lumbermen’s Association at the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Program for the 37th convention of the Western Retail Lumbermen’s Association. The event was held at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, MB. Contents of the program include inspirational messages, a photograph of the principal guest speaker and president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, E.W. Beatty, as well as the event schedule, discussion questions, and songs performed.

PE004680 - Menu card for Shanghai Chop Suey restaurant

Menu card for Shanghai Chop Suey restaurant located at 238-240 King Street in Winnipeg, MB.  The covers are printed to look like red leather.  The front mentions the restaurant has air conditioning and does banquets, and has illustrations of the restaurant and a crane with silver accents.  There are one hundred sixteen (116) numbered menu items including chop suey, egg foyoung, chow fan, chow mein, warmein, and guykew.     

PE000611 - Ticket to Linton Dramatic Club’s One Act Play performance

Ticket to the Linton Dramatic Club’s One Act Play performance at Central Church on Hargrave St. in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ticket notes that the Minister of the Central Church is Stanley H. Knowles. Nine years later, Mr. Knowles would become a Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North Centre. Ticket lists the names of the plays and the actors’ names.

PE001087 - Winnipeg Jewish Community Wartime Materials

These materials comprise various cards, invitations and programs originating from the Jewish community in Winnipeg immediately prior to, and during the first years of the Second World War. Included are:

  • An invitation to a ‘stag’ in honor of Hy Chmelnitsky, held on Dec. 27, 1941.
  • An invitation to the wedding of Mary Zilberman and Jack Chochinov, held on Dec. 21, 1941.
  • A pamphlet from the National Council of Canadian Hadassah, which carries information about the work performed by the council in facilitating and supporting the movement of Jewish refugees into Palestine.
  • An invitation to, and program for an open meeting of the Hadassah Organizations of Winnipeg. The booklet includes a brief description of the Hadassah’s contribution to the Allied war effort.
  • An invitation to the wedding of the children of the Gold and Chmelnitsky families, Leah and Hymie, held on Jan. 4, 1942.
  • An album containing a variety of small – generally business card sized - greeting cards or invitation, as well as membership cards for the Hadassah Organization of Canada. Many of the cards carry content in Hebrew script, in addition to English text.

PE004723 - Flyer for “Face the Facts" talk by Judge Rutherford

Flyer advertising a free talk being given by Judge Rutherford on Sunday, September 11, 1938, 1 p.m. at Amphitheatre Rink in Winnipeg, MB.  The speech, titled “Face the Facts,” is to be broadcast simultaneously “throughout England, Australasia, Canada and America.”  Judge Rutherford is also the author of “Enemies,” a book available for purchase through the Watch Tower office in Toronto, ON, for twenty-five (25) cents.

PE004732 - Letter accepting Miss. Wilcox into Central Congregational Church in Winnipeg, MB

Envelope postmarked March 5, 1887, addressed to Miss Richardson c/o A. Wickson of 144 Donald Street.  A letter dated March 4, 1887, signed by J. M. Silcot or Silcox on behalf of the congregation of Central Congregational Church in Winnipeg, MB accepting Miss Richardson’s application for membership.  On the reverse is printed the covenant members enter into with the Church.  The letter is printed on cream paper watermarked “A Pirie & Sons 1886” and bears numerous creases.

PE004764 - "Favorite Songs of the M.F.A." compiled by Helen Watson for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture

Booklet titled “Favorite Songs of the M.F.A.” and compiled by Helen Watson, Director of Youth Work, in October 1941.  M.F.A. stands for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, located at 610 Royal Bank Building, Winnipeg, MB.  The introduction mentions that the accompanying music for two-thirds of these songs was published as the M.F.A. Music Kit.  Many of the songs are traditional, such as “Alouette” and “O Susanna,” or Christian, such as “Lord I Want to be a Christian” and “Nearer My God to Thee.”  The songs are organized under themes such as “Patriotic” and “Organization,” but also “Introduction.”  

Manitoba Federation of Agriculture

PE004769 - Booklet "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ Hockey Association Schedule 1922-1923."

Booklet titled: "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ Hockey Association Schedule 1922-1923." Contains a list of officers for the season, honorary patrons, past winners of the championship cup, and a list of dates, times, locations, and clubs playing in games throughout the season. Scores and results have been hand-written into the blanks provided. Printed by Veteran Press Ltd.

PE004816 - Booklet "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ / Hockey League Schedule 1921-22."

Booklet titled: "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ Hockey League Schedule 1921-22." Booklet contains a list of officers for the season, honorary patrons, previous winners of the championship cup, and a list of the times, dates, locations, and teams playing in games for the league’s season. Scores and final results have been written-in by hand. Printed by Veteran Press Ltd.

PE000766 - Advertisement for Reliance Ink 

Advertisement for Reliance Ink. It is printed on pink, light cardboard and features the illustration of a hand writing with an ink pen. The product logo is featured on the right bottom corner, as well as the name of the company (Reliance Ink Company Ltd), and the city it is based: Winnipeg.

PE004674 - Letter from Line Elevators Farm Service of Winnipeg, MB welcoming veterans

Typed letter from Line Elevators Farm Service of Winnipeg, MB as per Director F. J. Greaney.  The letter is a welcome to “newly-established veterans” who are entering the farming community, offering them consulting service, seed laboratory service, and publications.  Originally, this letter accompanied several bulletins and leaflets, now lost.  

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