• Coloured print of John Band

      1822
      A coloured print of John Band in Fifeshire, in 1822. This is supposedly a picture of him before being exiled to Canada for acquiring his forge by questionable means.
    • Certificate from Bellevue Hospital for W.K. Cleveland

      1862-03-03
      A certificate from Bellevue Hospital in New York City to "certify that W.K. Cleveland, M.D., has attended the practice of the medical and surgical ward of Bellevue Hospital for the term of two years."
    • Passport for John Band (a miller) of Thorold

      1865-02-28
      A passport page certifying that John Band (a miller) of Thorold is a British subject living in Canada. This page is for a journey to the United States. The page was signed by John Band; Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck; the Governor General and William M. McDougall, Secretary of the Province of Canada, Feb. 28, 1865 [This document was part of the Robert Band Collection and was purchased from Gordon Russell in February of 2016. John Band is the paternal grandfather of Percy Carruthers Band], 1865.
    • College of Physicians and Surgeons Certificate - W.K. Cleveland

      College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (1873-08-23)
      Certificate from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario that William Knapp Cleveland "has complied with the requirements of the Ontario Medical Act" and is duly registered as a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario, 23 August 1873.
    • Photograph - Shaw Family

      1882
      The Shaw family of St. Catharines, Ontario: Thomas Shaw (1817 - 1884), Margaret Boles (1834 - 1916), Maude m. Henderson (1853 - 1930), George (1856 - 1921), Alexander (1858 - 1921), Thomas (1860 - ?), Albert (1862 - 1921), Jessie m. C.W. Band (1863 - 1938), Walter (1867 - 1920), Addie (1870 - 1936), Cassie (1873 - 1948), Ernest (1875 - 1937), Nellie (1877-1879).
    • Photograph - Percy Carruthers Band with Parents

      1896-01-25
      A photograph of Percy Carruthers Band with his parents on a horse carriage in Winter. The reverse of the photo reads "Queen's Park Toronoto, Ont.o. Jany 25th 1896.
    • Letter to Margaret Woodruff from her Grandmother [Julia Cleveland]

      Cleveland, Julia (1897-04-27)
      A letter wishing Margaret Woodruff a happy first birthday from her Grandmother. The letter discusses how sweet Margaret is as a baby and looking forward to a visit in May.
    • Will of Henry Pellatt

      1905
      A certified copy of the Will of Henry Pellatt received by Joseph Tait, Registrar, 1905.
    • Postcard

      1913-03
      A small postcard with Woodruff family crest, addressed to Miss Margaret Woodruff. The reverse is a picture of a young man in military attire placed beside a cut out of a duck in military attire too. The cartoon caption reads "'I may look the part all right - but who ever heard of a duck playing the bag-pipe!'". Beneath this is a handwritten note that reads "The more I look the harder I laugh but believe me, am running no chances pulling my feet long sided yon fellow".
    • Letter to Margaret Woodruff from Percy Band

      Band, Percy (1913-07-20)
      Percy begins by saying he has tried to start the letter several times. He mentions a ride through Oakville and his Father.
    • Letter to Charles W. Band from the members of the Flour and Grain Section of the Board of Trade of the City of Toronto

      1914
      Letter to Charles W. Band from the members of the Flour and Grain Section of the Board of Trade of the City of Toronto regarding the closure of Messrs. James Carruthers and Company Ltd. office in Toronto necessitating Mr. Band’s move to New York. The letter is done in calligraphy and signed by numerous people including Mr. Hogg, Chairman and Mr. Tolchard, secretary, 1914.
    • World War I Trench Helmet which belonged to Percy Carruthers Band

      1914
      A World War I trench helmet which belonged to Percy Carruthers Band during his time in the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion. The helmet has the Battalion colours emblazoned on it. It has a few slight chips in it, but is in very good condition. The leather straps are partially attached to the inside, n.d.
    • Two 2nd Battalion badges (cap badge and collar badge) and 6 uniform buttons

      1914
      Two 2nd Battalion badges (cap badge and collar badge) and 6 uniform buttons (2 small, 2 medium and 2 large). The badges are inscribed with “2 Battalion Semper Paratus” [always ready]. The buttons are engraved with “East Ontario Regiment”. These items are enclosed in a frame. The backing within the frame has some staining n.d.
    • Photograph - Camp Niagara 1914

      1914
      The photograph caption reads "Camp Niagara 1914 The 48th Highlanders". The reverse of the photo reads "48th Highlanders at Niagara C 1912 2nd Lieut. P.C. Band fifth from right in white sweater..."
    • Certificate of Military Qualification

      1914-12
      A Canadian Certificate of Military Qualification for Lieutenant P.C. Band of the 48th Regiment in the year 1914.
    • Appointment of Percy Carruthers Band to be an Officer in the Active Militia of the Dominion of Canada

      1914-12-24
      Appointment of Percy Carruthers Band to be an Officer in the Active Militia of the Dominion of Canada, signed by the Minister of Militia and Defense, Dec. 24, 1914.
    • Appointment to Percy Carruther [Carruthers] Band to be an officer in the Land Forces in the rank of Lieutenant

      1915-08-17
      Appointment to Percy Carruther [Carruthers] Band to be an officer in the Land Forces in the rank of Lieutenant, Aug. 17, 1915.
    • Canadian Base Depot Camp Magazine

      1916-10
      Canadian Base Depot Camp Magazine, volume 2, October 1916, European War 1914, 1915, 1916. It includes Battalion Orders, A Soldier's Prayer, Diary of Visits of Distinguished Personages, A Glad Home-Coming, Jock's Miraculous Escape, Hints on Eats, The Cast Sheath, The Heroine, Back Home, Tommy's Alphabet, "Tommy", "To The Tune of "Row, Row, Row", Very Startling Indeed, A new Hand but on the Job, IN the Prevailing Mode, In the Red Cross Tent, Some Short Stories, Hill 63 - Jan. 1916, God Bless you, Letters to our Leaders, The Charge of the "Crumb" Brigade, What do you Think?, Medical Board, Worse Than That, We Should Like to Know, Things Unlikely to Happen, Society notes, Only Too True, Rumours, Our Crack Football Team.
    • Post Card to Mrs. Oliver Mabee

      Band, Percy (1917-02-05)
      A post card addressed to Mrs. Oliver Mabee indicating that P.C. Band is "quite well" and has received a parcel and that a "letter follows at first opportunity". The post cards are typewritten and the sender indicates there message by crossing out those messages that do not apply. There is no handwriting other than a signature and date.
    • Letter from Captain P.C. Band to Margaret Woodruff

      Band, Percy (1917-06-08)
      The letter discusses the loss of a friend "Walter" who was struck in the head with a shell "as he was leaving the trench...". He also mentions that he may be moving on to Paris or London and that he is homesick for Canada.