Woodruff Series XVIII – Broadsides, 1856, 1868, 1884, 1909
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Broadside for a centennial celebration of the settlement of Ontario by the United Empire Loyalists1884Broadside, 90 cm. x 55 cm. made from canvas. This broadside is for a centennial celebration of the settlement of Ontario by the United Empire Loyalists. The first line reads “1774 -1884” [it should be 1784-1884]. The celebration was to be held on the historic plains of Niagara. The names of the general committee of the celebration are listed as well as the names of Major Hiscott, warden; F.A.B. Clench, chairman and Dan Servos. It is written in pencil that “this was given by J.B. Secord”. There are some small holes in the broadside and a small bit of canvas has lost some of its texture. This affects the text very slightly. 1884
Broadside with a coloured picture of a case engine and tender [steam engine]1909-10-11Broadside, 47 cm. x 31 cm. with a coloured picture of a case engine and tender [steam engine] printed by Meyer-Rotier of Milwaukee. On the back is a sketch of a building. This has a stamp on the back which indicates that this is an exhibit in the High Court of Justice in Coburg in the case of Bigelow vs. Powers et al. This item has been torn down the middle and taped. This does not affect the text nor picture, Oct. 11, 1909.
Broadside of a notice of laborers wanted1868-12Broadside, 60 cm. x 45 cm. of a notice of laborers wanted. 300 woodsmen were required including choppers, scorers, hewers and teamsters for work on Long Point. It also states that there is a large quantity of timber for sale. Dec. 1868.
Broadside of a requisition to W. Woodruff from William W. Ball, John McBride, Robert N. Ball, W. Servos, Joseph Wynn and 150 other people for Mr. Woodruff to run as a Representative in Parliament1856-06-03Broadside, 45 cm. x 30 cm. of a requisition to W. Woodruff from William W. Ball, John McBride, Robert N. Ball, W. Servos, Joseph Wynn and 150 other people for Mr. Woodruff to run as a Representative in Parliament. This is followed by a positive, and humble response from Mr. Woodruff, June 3, 1856.