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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.

Marshall Dean family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1868 - 2000

Marshall Blanchard Dean was an early physician in Fort William; his son Marshall Macdougall Dean had a career with the Canadian Coast Guard and a lifelong interest in history and genealogy. Collection includes correspondence, photographs, and research materials.

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.

Photographs

Photographs of Silver Islet Mine, and the Silver Islet community. Organized into two folders, the first of small photographs and the second of large photographs.

Various Finnish materials from Northwestern Ontario

Listing of Finnish materials available from Lakehead University Library (1975) and notes regarding miscellaneous historical information (1870's-1914) ; Fort William Assessment Rolls (1906-1912) ; Emigration Map for 1905 ; Immigration statistics (1900-1973) ; Miscellaneous information from the Henderson's Directory ; Information regarding Intola's commemorative sign ; Items donated by Mrs. Mary MacDonald including Land Deed (1903), Port Arthur Board of Education Election Results (1933, 1934), E. Seppala's advertising poster List of Finnish workers in Northwestern Ontario ; Correspondence regarding Finland's 50th Anniversary of Independence ; Copy of City of Port Arthur Building Permit (1914). 1870's -1975.

Silver Islet Collection

  • Collection
  • 1870 - 1910

Photographs and documents from the Silver Islet Mine and Silver Islet Store, including ledgers and a chart.

A rich deposit of silver was discovered on Silver Islet in 1868. A small island at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula, the mine was built deep below the waterline, and relied on breakwaters and pumps. Silver Islet was mined until 1884, when pumps failed, and the mine was flooded. The small community built on shore to support the mine is still inhabited.

Canadian Regional Wealth Micro-Data Collection

  • Collection
  • 1870 - 1930

This collection consists of data on over 12,000 probated decedents in Ontario and Manitoba for 1872 to 1927. The historical probate wealth data was collected for four regional areas: Wentworth County, Ontario (1872-1927), Thunder Bay District, Ontario (1885-1927), Ontario (1892, 1902) and Manitoba (1873-1927). The data is in the form of hard copy survey sheets (paper records) and compiled spreadsheets (electronic records.)

A full description of the project and data can be read here: https://libguides.lakeheadu.ca/ld.php?content_id=36498994

Borthywick Schools Collection

  • Collection
  • 1873 - 1961

Letters, minutes, reports, and other documents regarding schools at the Lakehead: early Port Arthur, Fort William, and the region.

R. J. Flatt collection

  • Collection
  • 1874 - 1936

The collection consists of legal files and documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and drawings from the legal firm Wink & Cameron (Port Arthur). The collection consists of the following series:

  1. Legal Documents
  2. Drawings
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