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  • Photograph - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff with rifle

    1891
    Framed photograph of Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff, so on William Woodruff. In this photograph he is carrying a rifle. The photograph was taken at his residence, DeVeaux Hall in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1891. This photograph was described by R. Band of Toronto in 1977.
  • Daguerreotype - Julia Canby Cleveland and her Doll

    Daguerreotype of Julia Canby Cleveland and her doll. Both the doll and the girl have wide brimmed hats. The photograph is in an ornate wooden (compact-like) case with carved thistles. There is a latch on the case. The case is lined in velvet and the leather binding on the spine has come away.
  • Drawing, St. Catharines House on February 26, 1849

    1849
    A drawing done on paper 50cm x 45cm and mounted in a frame under glass. This is a drawing of a meeting held at the St. Catharines House on February 26, 1849. The drawing was done from memory by W. Osborn who has signed the picture on one of the pillars on the right hand side of the picture. The caption under the picture reads "Act 1st Scene 1st". There is some dialogue, "Woodruff - 'He says gentlemen, my son holds an office under Government, of 400 pounds per year - he forgot to tell you, he sold his constituents at Cornwall' - Macdonald 'You're a liar'". The artist portrays a fight breaking out and lists the characters as Boyd , Rykert, Hobdon, Foley, The Sheriff, Woodruff, J.W.O. Clarke, McDonald, Lamb, Hamilton and Hathaway. There are some very slight wrinkles and tears in the drawing. They do not affect the drawing. [Rolland MacDonald (1810-1881) represented Cornwall in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1844-1846. He was called to the bar in 1832 and set up practice in St. Catharines. The quote on the drawing concerns the constituents at Cornwall. This meeting was covered in reports in the St. Catharines Journal on: March 1, March 8, march 15 and march 22, 1849. There is also an excerpt in William Hamilton Merritt's diary noting the riot and the sketch by Osborn].
  • Sketch of the ship "Jane C. Woodruff"

    n.d.
    A black and white copy of a sketch of the ship "Jane C. Woodruff". This appears to have been in a scrapbook. There is a slight tear which affects the picture slightly. [The Jane C. Woodruff was a barquentine ship built in St. Catharines in 1866 by Lewis Shikeluna. The ship belonged to John Battle who was an associate of Samuel D. Woodruff. She was named in honour of Samuel and his wife, Jane Caroline. She originated as a square timber trade boat before being converted into a 3 masted schooner. She collided with the "Mary Battle" in a snow squall in Georgian Bay. The ship passed out of existence in 1902].
  • Watercolour painting, Trees

    n.d.
    A watercolour painting of trees, 15cm x 10com, signed by Margaret Woodruff.
  • Card of Lady Wearing a Bonnet and Cloak

    n.d.
    A coloured card of a lady wearing a bonnet and cloak. On the back it says C.D. Fredericks & Co., 587 Broadway, New York; 108 Calle de Habana, Habana, and 31 Passage du Havre, Paris.
  • Postcard - W.D. Woodruff Homestead, DeVeaux Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario

    1900
    A black and white postcard of the W.D. Woodruff homestead, DeVeaux Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario. See reverse for note.
  • Postcard - H.K. Woodruff's Residence at 168 Ontario Street, St. Catharines

    n.d.
    A black and white postcard of H.K. Woodruff's residence at 168 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, Ontario. It is described on the reverse by R. Band in 1977.
  • Place Setting Cards (Various)

    n.d.
    Numerous place setting cards with the following names: Mrs. Hamilton K. Woodruff (several), Miss. Addie M. Shaw, Miss Lucilla C. Harris.
  • Postcard - "Hello Boys"

    1915-01-02
    A postcard with an insect illustration wearing a top hat and suit. The handwritten note on the front reads "Don't you think that I look well and prosperous?". On the reverse of the postcard it reads "A Happy New Year", addressed to Miss M. Woodruff, 168 Ontario St., St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. The stamp is U.S. postage and the postmark is for Grand Central Station N.Y.
  • Place Card - Girl Carrying Hat Boxes

    n.d.
    A place card with an illustration of the back of a girl as she carries two hat boxes.
  • Place Card - Girl in Red Dress on Yellow Chest

    n.d.
    A place card with an illustration of a girl in a red dress sitting on a yellow chest.
  • Place Card - Girl in Blue Dress on Yellow Chest

    n.d.
    A place card with an illustration of a girl in a blue dress sitting on a yellow chest.
  • Place Card - Girl in Green Dress with Flower

    n.d.
    A place card with an illustration of a girl in a green dress and red flowers.
  • Place Card - Girl in Blue Dress with Flower

    n.d.
    A place card with an illustration of a girl in a blue dress and red flowers.
  • Place Card - Girl in Blue Coat and Bonnet

    n.d.
    A place card with an illustration of a girl in a blue coat and bonnet.
  • Place Card - Girl in Bonnet

    n.d.
    A place card with an illustration of the back of a girl in a purple dress and bonnet.
  • Place Card - Baby

    n.d.
    A place card that has an illustration of a baby/toddler with their feet up.
  • Place Card - The Hostess

    n.d.
    A handmade place card with a pig dressed up like a clown in high heels. The card is labelled "The Hostess".
  • Place Card - The Host

    n.d.
    A homemade place card with an illustration of a pig with a wig and formal attire, holding a wine glass. The illustration is titled "The Host".

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