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Steam traction engine

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1850 and 1928]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor photograph of a group of men and women with a steam tractor. A thresher is in the background.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000003
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
23.9 cm (W) X 18.9 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.1 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1850 and 1928]
Date of Publication
1850
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor photograph of a group of men and women with a steam tractor. A thresher is in the background.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Agricultural laborers
Agricultural machinery & implements
Steam engines
Threshing machines
Tractors
Traction engines
Notes
Original cataloguing for this image noted that "the steam traction engine was the first sign of automation on farms in Erin Co. This engine was being built in Waterloo." Traction engines were built by the Waterloo Manufacturing Co., Waterloo, Ontario, between 1850 and 1928. This image is a copy of a photograph which was published in the 1976 Grand River Conservation Foundation Calendar 1976, and is part of the Boston Mills Press Collection. This image is in the Jim Johannes Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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William Dickson Collection

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Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1798 - 1857
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
  1 document
Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
MC1
Material Details
Documents
Date Range
1798 - 1857
History / Biographical
The Honourable William Dickson was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1769 and emigrated to Canada in 1784. In 1794 he married Charlotte Adlam who became the mother of their three sons: William, Robert and Walter. Mr. Dickson received a special licence from the government of Upper Canada to practise law and he did so in Niagara Falls in 1803. In 1806, because of a misunderstanding, Mr. Dickson challenged another lawyer, Mr. Weekes, to a duel. Mr Dickson accused Mr. Weekes of abus­ ing the memory of the late Governor Simcoe. The duel was fought with Mr. Dickson emerging the victor. During the War of 1812, Mr. Dickson spent his time as a soldier in Albany, as a prisoner. He had been captured when the Americans took Niagara but was able to return to Canada in 1814. In 1815 Mr. Dickson was elected to the legislative council of Upper Canada. In 1816, Mr. Dickson purchased the entire block of land comprising the Township of Dumfries from the Honourable Thomas Clark for the sum of twenty-four thousand pounds, or a little over one dollar per acre.
He lived for nine years in Galt, or what was at that time Shade's Mills, and then went back to Niagara, leaving the handling of his land to his son, William Junior, and to Absalom Shade, a building contractor from Buffalo, whom he had induced to come to Dumfries. Mr. Dickson made several trips back to Scotland to induce his countrymen to emigrate to Canada and settle on the lands he had bought. The Dickson family sold all of the township, except one or two farms, and retained an active interest in the community. Although Mr. Dickson did not reside long in the community, his family continued to settle their lands with the kind of emigrants they believed would make good Canadian citizens.
A few words about Mr. Dickson's family may be interesting. Mr. Dickson had three sons: Robert (1796-1846), William (1799-1877) and Walter Hamilton (1806-1884). Robert and Walter were barristers and lived at Niagara. They were both in the Militia and probably both served as cavalry officers during the Rebellion of 1837« Walter repre­ sented Niagara in the Assembly from 1841-1&51. He was appointed a Legislative Councilor in 1855 and after Confederation, he sat in the Dominion Senate. Robert also was a Councilor. He died at Leghorn, Italy, in 1846. William lived at Kirkmichael, Galt, where he died in 1877. Walter lived at Niagara and married Augusta Maria Geale.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Dickson, Hon. William
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Finding Aid
Finding aid, April 4, 2010.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
Documents

MC1 Honourable William Dickson.pdf

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Pine stump pulling in Waterloo Township

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1860]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photo mounted on cardboard of men in a cleared field pulling tree stumps out of the ground with stump pulling equipment and horses. Two large triangular frames on wheels supporting winches are visible.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000688
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
12.5 cm (W) X 9.5 cm (H)
16.5 cm (W) X 10.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[ca. 1860]
Date of Publication
1860
Scope and Content
Black and white photo mounted on cardboard of men in a cleared field pulling tree stumps out of the ground with stump pulling equipment and horses. Two large triangular frames on wheels supporting winches are visible.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Clearing of land
Hoisting machinery
Horses
Pines
Tree Stump Removal
Notes
Handwritten on the card is the following: "Pine stump pulling Waterloo Tp. About 1860. Donated by Miss Katherine Potter. Stump pulling about 1860." This photograph is in fair condition: mat is soiled, faded around the edges.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Cambridge Grist and Flour Mill, Preston, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1861
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a drawing of the Cambridge Grist and Flouring Mills, Preston, Ontario.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000828
Material Details
Drawings
Physical Description
11.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H)
12.2 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1861
Date of Publication
1861
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a drawing of the Cambridge Grist and Flouring Mills, Preston, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Maps
Mills
Cambridge Grist and Flouring Mills (Preston, Ont.)
Place
Preston, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
Notes
Drawing appears on the 1861 Tremaine's Map of Waterloo County. The mill was built by John Erb in 1807.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Ayr Foundry, Ayr, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1861
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a drawing of the Ayr Foundry, Ayr, Ontario.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000829
Material Details
Drawings
Physical Description
11.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H)
12.2 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1861
Date of Publication
1861
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a drawing of the Ayr Foundry, Ayr, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Foundries
Ayr Foundry (Ayr, Ont.)
Place
Ayr, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Ayr, Ontario
Notes
Drawing appears on the 1861 Tremaine's Map of the County of Waterloo.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Corner of King and Queen Streets, Berlin, Ontario, 1863

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1863
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph mounted on black cardboard of the corner of Queen and King Streets, Berlin (now Kitchener) Ontario. Photo shows office of the Berliner Journal Printing Office (on left hand side of image) and A. Tyson's Grocery (later part of the American Hotel).
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000269
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
13.5 cm (W) X 9.5 cm (H)
18.5 cm (W) X 13.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1863
Date of Publication
1863
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph mounted on black cardboard of the corner of Queen and King Streets, Berlin (now Kitchener) Ontario. Photo shows office of the Berliner Journal Printing Office (on left hand side of image) and A. Tyson's Grocery (later part of the American Hotel).
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Berliner Journal
A. Tyson's Grocery
Subject Access
Business districts
Grocery stores
Newspapers
Printers
King Street (Kitchener, Ont.)
Street Corner
Streets - Kitchener, Ontario
Queen Street (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Only the original image (labelled Copy 3) has been digitized and uploaded. Four other black & white copies of this image have not been digitized or uploaded.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Location - Copy
PB2 PB3 PB4
Collection
Photograph Collection
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County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1864
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Parallel Title
Sutherland's County of Waterloo Gazetteer and Directory, 1864
Description Level
Item
Creator
Sutherland, James
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
207 p.
Date Range
1864
Publisher
Mitchell & Co.
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
32 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents

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Peter N. and Mary Tagge

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1865
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white studio portrait photograph, mounted on mat, of merchant, Peter Tagge, and his wife Mary.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Rice, Montreal, Photographer
Accession Number
P000412
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
9.5 cm (W) X 13.4 cm (H)
20.2 cm (W) X 27.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1865
Date of Publication
1865
Scope and Content
Black and white studio portrait photograph, mounted on mat, of merchant, Peter Tagge, and his wife Mary.
Storage Location
PB5
Name Access
Rice, Montreal
Tagge, Peter N.
Tagge, Mary
Dobbin, Mary
Subject Access
Couples
Merchants
Portrait photographs
German Canadians
Place
Bridgeport, Ontario, Canada
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Geographic Access
Bridgeport, Ontario
Montréal, Quebec
Notes
Peter Tagge was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on 22 Nov 1817 and died on 4 Jan 1892 in Ann Arbor Michigan. He operated a General Store in Bridgeport during the mid-nineteenth century.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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King Street, Berlin, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1865]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of people standing in front of a store on King Street in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The stores in photo have been identified; left to right: William Younge's store, Fusch Block, Red Lion Hotel, Jacob Gaukel's meat shop, and the Henry B. Bowman Block.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000645
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24 cm (W) X 19.1 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[ca. 1865]
Date of Publication
1865
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of people standing in front of a store on King Street in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The stores in photo have been identified; left to right: William Younge's store, Fusch Block, Red Lion Hotel, Jacob Gaukel's meat shop, and the Henry B. Bowman Block.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Business districts
Pedestrians
Stores & shops
King Street (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The source of the photo is "Berlin to-day: official souvenir 1806-1906". Date indicated on reverse of photo is 1856. However, based on from information found in the book "Hannes Schneider and His Descendants" (page 250B) and from Waterloo Historical Society annual 1978 volume (pages 91-92), this date is wrong. The actual date of the photo is probably circa 1865 when the Fusch's block was erected. This photo is in good condition, with creases.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Bailiff John Kirkpatrick

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1865
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white studio photograph of Bailiff John Kirkpatrick of Galt, Ontario.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002498
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
4.2 cm (W) X 5.8 cm (H)
8.1 cm (W) X 11.7 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1865
Date of Publication
1865
Scope and Content
Black and white studio photograph of Bailiff John Kirkpatrick of Galt, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Bailiffs
Portrait photographs
Kirkpatrick, John, 1816-1892
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Notes
The photograph is mounted on a brown mat.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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