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William Fitzgerald Langworthy collection
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William Fitzgerald Langworthy collection

  • Collection
  • 1870 - 1949

Photographs and documents, generally collected because they would be of interest regarding the history of Port Arthur and Fort William. Includes rail and CPR, ships, fishing, and social and sporting groups.

Letters addressed to W.F. Langworthy (15ba)

Correspondence with Alexander Fraser, Ontario Department of Public Records and Archives, 1932. Including information re: train between Prince Arthur’s Landing ad Winnipeg in 1879 with Lieutenant Governor Donald Macdonald.

Correspondence re Manitoba-Ontario Boundary Line, 1935.

Correspondence with James A McCumber re Franklin letters, 1935.

Correspondence with Office of the Minister of Trade and Commerce re: history of Port Arthur Post Office, 1948.

Correspondence with Office of the Inspector-General of Banks re: history of Royal Canadian Bank and Ontario Bank, 1949.

Photographs 14b

File of 3"x5" photographs:

Copies of sketches of Fort William in early settlement period
CPR construction near Jackfish (1884-1885)
First Through Train 1886
Several other trains and ships

Photographs 14c

Photographs "of historical interest" with subjects 1857-1938.

Port Arthur street scenes including streetcars.

Several photographs of a fishing trip, probably 1910s or 1920s, with camp scenes and nature scenes. A few people are identified by name: Bob Flaherty, Alderman Frank Duncan Roberts.

Ships: S.S. Algoma, “Glenlyon” December 18, 1919, “Waubung”, “Cumberland”, “Plough-Boy”

Postcard showing Prince Arthur’s Landing from sketch by William Armstrong

And various other images.

Photographs 14d

Photographs "of historical interest"

Construction of Iron Ore Dock (1945)
Shuniah Snow Shoe Club (1891, later print)
Silver Islet Jail
Schooner “David Dows”
J.G. Mathieu of Rainy River District
Large number of boys posed outside a school
Postcard of Louis Riel

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