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Mathilda Wry Autograph Item

  • CA THT IWFFonds-2006.14.02-2006.14.02./1
  • Item
  • 1884-1941
  • Part of Wry Family Fonds

Item is a leather bound autograph album given to Mathilda Wry as a gift on her twentieth birthday. Amongst the autographs are two adjoining pages from roommates in the Mount Allison Ladies’ College (1887), a poem from her sister Mary E. Wry, and several entries from Great Village where Tillie visited and where her fiancée George was later the post master. Some of the entries are probably from sewing clients. There are also additional autographs from 1938 and 1941 written to Tillie’s niece, Mabel Alward.

1957 Father's Day Card

Item is a card sent to John Alward for Father’s Day from his daughter Pauline (Alward) Spatz, which contains a lock of hair. On the envelope is written “Daddy, June 16, 1957, with love” and on the inside the card is signed Pauline, Albert, and Lucky [her dog].

Fox Ranching Records

  • CA THT IWFFonds-2006.14.03-2006.14.03/76
  • Item
  • 1923-1931
  • Part of Wry Family Fonds

Item is a binder which on the cover reads: “Canadian National Livestock Records – Private Record”, and which on the inside contains items pertaining to John Alward’s raising of foxes. The content includes log sheets describing foxes owned by John Alward, extra copies of the log sheets that would have been filled out for each fox, an envelope from the Canadian National Silver Fox Breeders’ Association Head Office in Summerside, PEI, marketing agreements, etc. A key to unlock the binder to add additional sheets is also included.

Greeting Card Album

Items are ninety holiday cards glued onto the pages of an album. For the majority of the items, the writing on the back is not accessible without damaging the album, so recipients, senders, and dates have not been determined
Items which have become loose are located in the front inner-cover

Wry Family Fonds

  • CA THT IWFFonds
  • Fonds
  • [185-?] to 1997

Fonds contains photographs and textual records pertaining to the descendants of Isaac Wry, which were handed down to and kept by his great granddaughter, Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz. Most of the content refers to Pauline, her parents John Bunyan and Mabel Lena (Wry) Alward, and her grandparents John Willard and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry, as well as other close relatives. The records listed here were part of a donation that also included a number artifacts.

Fonds is divided into four sousfonds which are further divided into relevant series. All content has been arranged chronologically.

Sub-fond 1: John Willard Wry and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry
Sub-fond 2: Mathilda Wry and Mary Elsie Wry
Sub-fond 3: John Bunyan Alward and Mabel Lena (Alward) Wry
Sub-fond 4: Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz

John Willard Wry & Jennie G. Snowdon Wry

  • CA THT IWFFonds-2006.14.01
  • Subfonds
  • [after 1910] to 1937
  • Part of Wry Family Fonds

Subfonds contains various textual items pertaining to John Willard Wry and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry. Includes incoming correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other textual records.

Mathilda Wry & Mary E. Wry

Subfonds contains various textual items pertaining to Mathilda “Tillie” Wry and her sister Mary Elsie Wry. Includes an autograph album, incoming correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other textual records.

John Bunyan Alward & Mabel L. Wry Alward

Subfonds contains textual items pertaining to John B. Alward and Mabel Lena (Wry) Alward. Content is divided into three series: Incoming Correspondence, Financial Records, and Other Personal Papers.

Boultenhouse Family Bible

  • CA THT 2007.09.01
  • Item
  • 1841-1925

Item is the family bible which was published in 1841 belonging to the Boultenhouse family. On the first page is written “John E. Boultenhouse” … “From his Mother, who died Jan 5 1868”. In the middle of the volume are four pages labeled “Family Record” with subheadings, “marriages”, “births”, and “deaths”.

Transcription available at Boultenhouse Heritage Centre

Read Stone Company Fond

  • CA THT ReadStone
  • Fonds
  • 1800-2009

First accession contains items from six plywood boards used in the Grindstone Museum set up by Herbert C. Read in the “Carriage House” of the Marshlands Inn, which includes various materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company and grindstone production, including primarily photographs, as well as graphic drawings, newspaper clippings, and other textual records.

Second accession, contains materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company, grindstone production, and the Read family. Content includes primarily photographs, as well as postcards, articles, and a guest book from the Marshlands Inn which was formerly the Read home, and that contained a museum devoted to displaying the history of the grindstone industry in Sackville.

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