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Historical Research

Item is a one page, typewritten paper by Rose Cvitkovich on the history of the telephone in Chelmsford, Ontario from the early 1900's to 1955.

Letter from Thomas Dixon, Clerk Peace Co Bruce

Item is a typed, carbon copy letter on onion skin paper from Thomas Dixon, Clerk of the Peace in Bruce County. The letter was most likely originally sent to a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) office in Bruce County and then copied and forwarded to other CPR stations, including the North Bay office. The letter quotes a letter Thomas Dixon received from the Attorney General on May 18, 1905 concerning homeless men in regards to burglaries and violent crimes. The letter instructs railway employees to assist the Railway Constables with handling these matters and to remind the constables of their duty to "administer the law strictly and vigorously."

Letter to Mrs. Diana Mulcahey from Mayor Grace Hartman

One letter addressed to Mrs. Diana Mulcahey, Assistant Programme Director, Recreation Department, City of Sudbury, from Mayor Grace Hartman, dated February 8, 1967. The letter was a reply to a letter sent by Mulcahey on February 6, 1967 concerning a Ringette Tournament the mayor attended. Hartman, in this letter, congratulated Mulcahey on her work with youth, the elderly, and the success of the ringette tournament. The city crest is included in the protocol section of the letter.

O'Flynn Cash Grocery Price List

Item is an annotated price list printed for O'Flynn Cash Grocery by Sudbury Star Print. Inside the volume are price lists for household items and foodstuffs. Household items include brooms, soaps and powders, polishes and starches. Foodstuffs include dried and canned fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, cereals, jams and jellies, fish, nuts, rice, pickles and soup. O'Flynn Cash Grocery also carried baking goods, such as flour, spices, syrups, salt, yeast, sugars, lard and butter. Items such as coffee, tea, chocolate and candy could also be purchased. Written on the inside front cover is a short note from the O'Flynn Cash Grocery expounding on the benefits of paying cash for groceries versus paying with credit. The store appeals to the "old-fashioned people" in the area to buy their fresh goods with cash and save money. On the back cover of the booklet are instructions on how to order from the store. According to the price list, no shipment was too great or too small, orders just had to be plainly written on only one side of a sheet of paper and cash had to be sent with the order. The front and inside covers are designed with a swastika in each corner, a symbol used for good luck in many cultures and religions.

RB 112 Butter

Item is a ration cheque booklet for World War II ration book 112 butter coupons. The first two cheques are missing in the 25 cheque booklet, however, the butter ration coupon account stubs remain for these cheques (the first stub has a balance forward of 0.20, however, no identifiable information is provided for the account or the account holder).

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