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  • Tin box "Waldmeister zur Bowle, Woodruff"

    Tin box with the title “Waldmeister zur Bowle, Woodruff” on it, 10 cm x 16 cm. The box is from Julius Schade and Co., German Army and Navy Contractors, Leipzig-Lindenau, Germany. This box contains dried woodruff leaves. Accompanying this box of woodruff is a handwritten recipe for woodruff brew, n.d.
  • Oak Chest

    Oak chest measuring 36 cm in height 45 cm in width and 32 cm in depth. The cabinet contains 5 graduating drawers and it closes with 2 hinged doors, each bearing an arch. There are recessed brass handles on the 2 sides of the cabinet and one of these handles on each of the drawers. On the top of the cabinet there is an escutcheon engraved with “S.D. Woodruff Esq., St. Catharines, 157 Ontario”. The cabinet has a lock which is still functional and opens with a skeleton key which is part of this collection. The top 2 drawers have been lined with a piece of cardboard carefully cut to size and covered with brocade. There is some scratching on the top of the cabinet and one of the front doors is missing some of the wooden trim.
  • Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff's Pewter Hunting Flask

    This is a 16 cm x 8 cm 19th century pewter flask which has 3 pieces including the flask, the screw-on cap and a cover/drinking cup. There is a W inscribed within the cap. This is well-worn and dented.
  • Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff's Pewter Match Box

    This pewter hinged flip-top box is 9 cm x 7 cm and has a 2 cm depth. It contains lit and unlit matches. It is worn and slightly dented.
  • Brass Surveying Compass

    Brass Surveying Compass with a 6 1/2 inch diameter silvered brass dial signed E. and G.W. Blunt of New York. There is a fleur-de-lis at the north point and the outer needle ring is engraved 0-90 in four quadrants. There is an engraved central pattern, blue steel hand and brass lifter, shaped limbs and a brass dial cover. This belonged to Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff who was a Civil Engineer. It also belonged to R.D.W. Band who was also a Civil Engineer. Also, One 13 cm. brass spindle taper for the surveying compass, n.d
  • Ivory Victorian Day Planner

    The planner has an ivory cover and 6 celluloid pages which fan out. The days of the week were stamped on each page, except Sunday. In this case, the days of the week are faded away and someone has rewritten them and included Sunday on the back cover. The front cover has a metal escutcheon engraved with the letter C and it closes with a metal latch. The front ivory cover is cracked down the middle and the front page is also cracked. R. Band has written on the “Monday” page that this belonged to Dr. Cleveland, this note is dated June 6, 2004. The “Tuesday” page has the title “Julia’s house” and gives the numbers of doors, lights, windows and water closets etc. within the house. On the back of the “Friday” page is the number 4784 and on the back of the Saturday page is the name and address of Dr. Mafarlan [?] of Pennsylvania.
  • Silver Pocket Knife

    A silver pocket knife with the initials W.K.C. [William Knapp Cleveland]. The knife measures 15 cm in length when opened and 8 1/2 cm in length when closed. There is no silver mark on the knife, but the word "coin" is printed on the blade.
  • OZO Fraternity Pin

    OZO fraternity pin of H.K. Woodruff, University of Toronto. He was one of the founding members.
  • St. Margaret's College Pendant

    A St. Margaret's College, Canada pendant. "M. Woodruff, 1911" is engraved on the back.
  • Navy League Pin

    A "Navy League, Keep Watch" pin with a screw-on backing.
  • Ridley College Pin

    A Ridley College, St. Catharines pin which belonged to Chester Woolworth of the Woolworth Family.
  • ATO Fraternity Pin

    An ATO fraternity pin which belonged to P.C. Band
  • Girl Guides Pin

    A Canadian Girl Guides pin presented to H.K. Woodruff to commemorate his presentation of a house to the Girl Guides of St. Catharines.
  • Red Cross Pin

    Life Member pin of the Red Cross Society
  • "V" Fifth Form Pin

    "V" fifth form pin which belonged to Margaret Julia Woodruff at St. Margaret's School, Toronto.
  • St. Margaret's College Pin

    A St. Margaret's College pin. The college was located at, 144 Bloor St. East, Toronto.
  • Sorority Pin

    A sorority pin of Margaret Julia Woodruff (Band). It is diamond shaped and it has a pearl like border around the outside.
  • Daughters of the Empire Pin

    A jewelry case which is a souvenir of the opening of the Royal York Hotel, June 1929. The case is faux leather with a velveteen lining. Inside the case is a pin for the Daughers' of the Empire. The pin belonged to Margaret Julia Woodruff (Band). "Margaret Woodruff" is scratched onto the back of the pin. She joined the group in 1909.
  • McGill Bronze Medallion

    Bronze medallion measuring 4cm. in diameter. This has Universitas Collegii McGill Monte Regio inscribed on the front along with a coat of arms underneath the words Medicinae Facultas. On the back it says: Prize for ophthalmology and oto-laryncology in memory of Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff [Thomas A. Woodruff graduated from McGill University. His specialty was ophthalmology].
  • Canadian National Exhibition Button

    Canadian National Exhibition button attached to a ribbon which says "C.N.E. 1914 cadets".

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