The textual materials of the William Henry Nelles Hull Family fonds includes correspondence, legal documents, photographs, clippings and various other materials that document the lives of the Drope, Hull and Nelles Families, as well as the history of Lake Lodge School, Grimsby and William John Drope’s career as a Grand Master of the Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario.

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  • Lake Lodge School Entrance Report - Gladys Drope 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    The entrance report of Gladys Drope for Lake Lodge School (all boys school).
  • Photograph - Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (large group) 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A large group photograph of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
  • Photograph - Royal Hamilton Light Infantry 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A photograph of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Edward Hull is third from the right (standing).
  • Photograph - Edward and Gladys Hull 

    Unknown author (1925)
    A wedding photograph of Edward and Gladys Hull, 1925.
  • Birth Notices - Gladys & Gordon William Drope 

    Unknown author (1900)
    Birth notices for Gladys and Gordon Drope.
  • Photograph - Drope Children 

    Unknown author (1903)
    A photograph of the Drope children (Harold, Gordon, Gladys) ca. 1903.
  • Photograph - Drope Family Lake Lodge 

    Unknown author (ca. 1910)
    A photograph of the Drope family at Lake Lodge, Grimsby ca. 1910. Listed in the photograph are the following: Julia Lillian Henrietta Hudson (Nelles) Drope, William John Drope, Gordon William Drope, John Harold Nelles ...
  • Photograph - Lillian Drope 

    Cunningham (n.d.)
    A photograph of Julia Lillian Nelles Drope in a white lace dress. The reverse of the photograph reads "cousin Lillie Drope". The photograph company is Cunningham Hamilton.
  • Photograph - Julia Lillian Drope 

    Unknown author (1934)
    A photograph of a group of young children surrounding Julia Lillian Nelles Drope. The reverse of the photograph is stamped "The New enameloid deckled print by July 26, 1934. The Chicago Postal Photo Supplies Regina, Sask."
  • Photograph - William John Drope, 1921 

    Unknown author (1921)
    A photograph of William John Drope in robe. The reverse of the photo reads "Principal Drope at the end of June 1921 (as seen in the Lake Lodge Record - midsummer 1921).
  • Photograph - Gordon, William, and Harold Drope 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A copy of a photograph showing (from left to right) Gordon, William and Harold Drope. William Drope is seated in the centre with the boys standing on either side of him.
  • Tintype - Mr. & Mrs. Drope and Son Harold Drope, Niagara Falls 

    Johnsons Union Tin Type Gallery (1897)
    A tintype of Mr. and Mrs. Drop with infant son Harold Drope. The caption on reverse reads "Grampa Drope, Nannie (Mrs. W. S. Drope), Harold Drope. at Niagara Falls? 1897?". There is a second copy of the tintype that ...
  • Photograph - J.W. Drope 

    Unknown author (1889)
    A photograph of J. W. "Will" Drope, Class of 1889, Victoria College. There is a note on the photograph that reads "Uncle Will, mothers brother"
  • Letter to Frank Hull, 28 April 

    Unknown author (04-28)
    A letter with an accompanying photograph. The letter is simply dated Saturday April 28, year unknown, and is signed "Jim". The letter indicates that the following individuals are included in the photograph: Stuart Bruce, ...
  • Letter to Mr. & Mrs. Ed Hull, 25 December 1940 

    Unknown author (1940-12-25)
    A letter from someone in active Canadian service to Gladys and Ed Hull. The signature appears to be a Gordon A. S. He thanks the couple for sending cigarettes and asks how they Frank and Bill are doing. The envelope is ...
  • Letter from Ed Hull to Gladys Drope 

    Hull, E.H. (1925-01-12)
    The letter is brief from Ed to Gladys, but he mentions a trip in to Hamilton and there is a cartoon included. The letter is written on Lake Lodge School stationary. The cartoon is from College Humor (Winter) and the ...
  • Letter from Theo. A. Clifton Jones to Gladys Drope 

    Jones, Theo. A. Clifton (1916-12-28)
    A letter from Theo. A. Clifton Jones to Gladys Drope. Jones is stationed at Sandling Camp, Hyde, Kent. He mentions in his letter that one evening they heard machine guns shooting and a mine was blown up. They are working ...
  • Letter from Harold L. Grout to Gladys Drope 

    Grout, Harold L. (1916-05-11)
    A letter from a soldier, Harold L. Grout to Gladys Drope. In the letter, Grout discusses the "76th" and their location at Shorncliffe. He mentions Lake Lodge, "You seem to be losing all your boys from 'Lake Lodge'. I ...
  • Post card to Gladys Drope 

    Unknown author (1916-04-09)
    A post card with an image of a soldier kissing the cheek of a girl. The post card is titled "Tommy's Farewell". The reverse of the post card is a brief message that is mostly faded. A couple of the lines read "So I hope ...
  • Letter to Gladys Drope from William Foster Lickers, 6 March 1915 

    Lickers (1915-03-06)
    A letter from a William Foster Lickers to Gladys Drope. In the letter, Lickers thanks Drope for the package she has sent to him while on service in France. He states "I might mention as you did I am trying my best to ...

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