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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) 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.

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

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

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

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

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 (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] 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 (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

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 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

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

1903, Dec 7 – Letter to Marion

Place: Winnipeg

From: Alf [T.A. Patrick]

To: Mrs. Marion G. Patrick, Byron, Middlesex Co., Ont[ario]

Delivery: Canada Post, postmarked

Details: 2 pp on Hotel Leland letterhead. Envelope is printed with the words “Hotel Leland, Winnipeg” in black ink.

Notes: T.A. Patrick writes to his wife from Winnipeg while she is away in Ontario stating, "I arrived in Winnipeg yesterday, and Jack [his brother] arrived today having been detained by a banquet given in his honour at Regina on Saturday night. We both leave for Yorkton tomorrow." He continues, "yesterday I got your letter and was sorry to learn of your Aunt Lou's serious illness. I hope this may find her better. Yesterday I heard Rev. Marsh G. Pearse in the Afternoon." He changes the topic back to Jack: "Jack and I have been looking up office equipment for his new office in Yorkton. He will have the best equipped office in Yorkton both in respect of books and filing cabinets. Dick [another brother] and I are giving him the necessary financial backing. Am pleased he got such a pleasant send off and nice address from his Regina friends who included the Deputy Commissioner of Education and the Editor of the Leader and the Law students."

Patrick then changes the subject stating, "I think an other collar would not look well. It looks out of place on a small man, and in my opinion is a [sic] far more becoming to people who are above the average in size, but I am not a good judge. I hope you will get a jacket of the best quality." He then ends his letter with some brief news on a few of his patients.

Patrick, Thomas Alfred

[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

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

PE000162 - Documents related to The Winnipeg Paint and Glass Co., Ltd.

Items related to The Winnipeg Paint and Glass Company Limited, including:

  • A typed letter on company letterhead, addressed to The Kennedy Mercantile Co. in Sifton Manitoba regarding a catalog, price list, and discount card. May 22nd, 1914. -- Includes envelope.;
  • A staple-bound pamphlet - a dealers’ price list for screen doors and window screens. Jan 1st, 1914.;
  • A staple-bound pamphlet - a dealers’ price list for roofing and construction materials. Jan 1st, 1914.

See also PE000163 for a booklet of sample roofing papers from The Winnipeg Paint and Glass Co., Ltd.

PE000382 - Group of children, poss. Cadets

B&W print, mounted, of nine (9) children - male and female - who appear to be youth cadets. Flag at feet of children is the Canadian (Red?) Ensign, so estimated date of photograph is between 1921 and 1957. Photographed by Meyers of Winnipeg.

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.

PE000613 - Five Roses Flour farm record calendar

Farm record calendar printed by Lake of the Woods Milling Co. Ltd. A colour print of Keewatin, Ontario “The Home of Five Roses Flour” is on the cover. Contains information “of practical value to the farm home,” such as recipes, advice on how to treat the common ailments of farm animals, food preservation etc. Also includes empty charts on which to record animals or produce sold per month. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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.

PE000664 - Duff Roblin Campaign Materials

Collection of campaign materials in support of former Manitoba Premier Duff Roblin’s campaign to be the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre. Collection includes: Handbill with B&W photo of Roblin and information on how and where to vote., Handbill with B&W image of Roblin talking on the phone and looking at his watch, includes a map of the Winnipeg South Centre riding., Pamphlet, trifold, titled “…we want this man” featuring a B&W picture of Roblin lifting up a smiling young girl, includes lists of his achievements and policies., Flexidisc in a red and purple, paper cover titled “Duff Roblin in the Man for South Centre.” Cover and flexidisc feature two-tone high contrast images of Roblin’s profile. Produced by McKim Productions.

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.

PE000685 - E. B. Osler Campaign Booklet

Booklet supporting E. B. Osler, the Liberal candidate for the federal riding of Winnipeg South Centre. The booklet has the aesthetic of an issue of TIME magazine, including a masthead listing the members of his campaign committee on the front inside cover; editorials by Osler and Pierre Elliott Trudeau; an article on Osler’s policy positions; many B&W pictures of Osler, his constituents and his family; and a review of Osler’s books The Man Who Had to Hang: Louis Riel and La Salle.

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.

PE000753 - C.S. Judson Company Catalogue

Catalogue - C.S. Judson Company. Typewritten catalogue of farm equipment by C.S. Judson Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Contents include a variety of farm articles with prices and illustrations, as well as two order forms and an envelope addressed to C.S. Judson Co., Limited. Printed in colour.

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.

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.

PE000765 - Winnipeg Movie Advertisement

Advertisement for three films playing throughout April 17th-26th. Film titles are “The Saturday Night Kid,” “Devil May Care,” and “The Return of Sherlock Holmes.” The first film is advertised on one side and the remaining two on the back side. Each side is headlined “Osborne Western Electric System.” Advertisement includes photographs of cast members Clara Bow and Ramon Novarro, as well as prices for adults and children. 

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.

PE000775 - Championship Gala by the Maple Leaf Swimming Club

Championship Gala at Sherwood Pool staged by the Maple Leaf Swimming Club. It is typewritten on orange newsprint. The cover lists the participating categories, ticket prices, and contact information. It has a printed illustration of a swimmer diving on the top left corner. Printed by the Alberta Printing Trades Council of Winnipeg.

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).

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.

PE000786 - Brochure announcing the municipal elections of the city of Winnipeg

Brochure announcing the municipal elections of the city of Winnipeg. It includes poll locations and hours and voting guidelines. The flipside of the brochure includes the mailing stamp, addressee (identified as Marteinsson Runolfur), his address, and his reference number. There is a handwritten note on the bottom right corner that reads “Prominent Icelandic Canadian Lutheran Minister” and an arrow pointing to the addressee’s name.

PE000826 - Photograph Album Belonging to "Ben" of the No. 39 Service Training Flying School

Albums contain several portraits of the photographer, Ben (last name not mentioned), member of No. 39 Service Training Flying School (Swift Current, Sask. British Commonwealth Air Training Plan).
Photographs capture daily activities, events, and context related to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, such as the city, images of the prairie, classrooms, sleeping accommodations, leisure activities (e.g. skating), colleagues’ study areas, farm items and animals, transit stations, and Wings parades.
A prominent image is that of the cast of the 3rd Current Review (Sept. 1942), which depicts a line of beauty queens named after war-planes (Miss Hurricane, Miss Spitfire, Miss Mosquito, etc.), and a drag queen at the centre named Missed It.
The photo albums also document the photographer Ben’s travels during his leave. As a result, the albums include many images of Swift Current, Winnipeg, the Rockies, various locations in BC, and California.

PE000841 - Album of newspaper clippings detailing the Winnipeg Newspaper Strike

The first page contains a type-written preface bordered with strips of green paper and pasted to a sheet of yellow paper. The preface explains the Winnipeg Newspapers Strike, which began on November 8, 1945, when the printers failed to turn up for the night shift. The following pages are sheets of green paper with typed accounts and newspaper clippings pasted on. Some attachments are held together with metal brads. The clippings narrate the sequence of events following the strike (e.g. creation of alternate papers, Ottawa legislation appeal, opposition between publishers and stereotypers), and typed captions provide context to each page.

PE000880 - Menu and program for the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot

Menu and program for a complimentary banquet held to commemorate the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot and to honour Ashmore Kidd, M.P.P. in Ontario. The cover indicates the location (County of Winnipeg), the sponsoring group (Loyal Orange Order), its active dates, and information regarding time/location of the event.  The left page contains the menu while the right page contains the program. Each page is delineated with a decorative black frame. The back side of the document contains four (4) advertisements for various local businesses.

PE000898 - "Our Northern Waters; A Report Presented to The Winnipeg Board of Trade regarding the Hudson’s Bay and Straits"

Book titled: "Our Northern Waters; A Report Presented to The Winnipeg Board of Trade regarding the Hudson’s Bay and Straits. Being a statement of their resources in minerals, fisheries, timber, furs, game and other products. Also notes on the navigation of these waters, together with historical events and meteorological and climatic data." Written by Charles N. Bell, and published on by the authority of the Winnipeg Board of Trade. James E. Steen, Printer, Winnipeg.

There is no cover to speak of, only a sheet of paper before the title page. The title page has two embossed stamps from the Toronto library, and a stamp of ‘Cancelled’ over these. Page two contains a partial list, made by the author, of authors quoted from when writing the book. A table of contents can be found on the last page. The center of the book contains a pull-out map detailing the plan of Churchill Harbor.

Bell, Charles N.

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.

PE000917 - Borbridge’s Fall 1918 Flyer

Flyer printed on thin newsprint and folded three times. Title states: "Borbridge’s Fall 1918 Flyer." The cover has a faded red background with a floral banner running along the left side. There is a large blurb on the front cover describing the up and coming events and specials at the store. The bottom of the flyer contains the store’s logo, indicating its location in Winnipeg, Canada. The interior contains advertisements for products, including pictures and descriptions. Some of the products advertised are horse harnesses and blankets, men’s mitts and pullovers, saddles, robes, bells, and a variety of boots and shoes.

PE000970 - "Peerless Wire Fences" brochure

Brochure for Peerless Wire Fences. Front cover reads: "Peerless Wire Fences Banwell Hoxie Wire Fence Co. Ltd-Hamilton Ont., Winnipeg Man." Below this title is a photograph of two men loading pumpkins into a wagon, with a drawn-in white fence in the foreground. Brochure contains twenty-one (21) pages depicting the various types of fences for sale. Printing credit given to Southam Press, Limited, Toronto.

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