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[British North America]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue21421
Medium
Library - Maps and blueprints (unannotated; published)
Map
Published Date
1754-1761
Publisher
Canadian Geographic Journal (Public Archives of Canada)
Call Number
C11-1.2
Publisher
Canadian Geographic Journal (Public Archives of Canada)
Published Date
1754-1761
Medium
Library - Maps and blueprints (unannotated; published)
Map
Subjects
British North America
Accession Number
495
Call Number
C11-1.2
Collection
Archives Library
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1723 Copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ Possibly Morant’s (?) and Japanese Stamp Collection

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54220
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 books; one 18th century, one 20th century stamp book. Includes 1723 copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ by Humphrey Prideaux; missing front/back covers, replaced with plain brown paper covers. Handwritten title ‘Mahomet’ written on front cover and side binding in different handwritings; …
Date Range
1723
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1940 - ca. 1960]
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 91 and 95
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / V500 / S20
Sous-Fonds
M300
Sub-Series
M300 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
Unknown
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 91 and 95
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant (?), Nicholas Morant
Date Range
1723
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1940 - ca. 1960]
Physical Description
2 books (1 published, 1 stamp book)
History / Biographical
Humphrey Prideaux (1648-1724) was born in Cornwall and eventually became a Doctor of Divinity. Prideaux was an author of multiple textual works pertaining to faith and particularly Christianity. He was the Dean of Norwich from 1702 until his death in 1724.
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 books; one 18th century, one 20th century stamp book. Includes 1723 copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ by Humphrey Prideaux; missing front/back covers, replaced with plain brown paper covers. Handwritten title ‘Mahomet’ written on front cover and side binding in different handwritings; front believed to be by Nicholas Morant (?), side unknown. Also includes book of Japanese stamps collected by Nicholas Morant; many not dated, various designs and sizes, annotated on covers with Nicholas Morant's personal ink stamp.
Storage Range
In file box M300 / III / D / 5 / 75 to M300 / III / D / 5 / 91
Subject Access
Religion
Biography
Stamps
Postage
Geographic Access
England
Japan
Canada
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified owner(s).
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified owner(s).
Language
English
Conservation
'Mahomet' book must be stored with protective barrier to prevent further damage (i.e. acid-free paper).
Creator
Humphrey Prideaux, Nicholas Morant
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.ccel.org/ccel/prideaux
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Date
1750 – 1850
Material
shell, tortoise; paper; metal
Catalogue Number
103.08.1051 a-c
Description
Small round glasses with tortoise shell frame in one piece. The arms are hinged at the sides and have curved ear arms. Each arm ends with a circle cut out.
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Title
Eyeglasses
Date
1750 – 1850
Material
shell, tortoise; paper; metal
Description
Small round glasses with tortoise shell frame in one piece. The arms are hinged at the sides and have curved ear arms. Each arm ends with a circle cut out.
Subject
Mary Schaffer
Serena M. Potts
Credit
Gift of Charles C. Reid, Banff, Alberta, 1986
Catalogue Number
103.08.1051 a-c
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Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/artifactmaw.04.01
Artist
William E. Marshall
Date
1750 – 1850
Medium
engraving on paper
Catalogue Number
MaW.04.01
Description
A head and shoulders portrait of Abraham Lincoln. He is facing to his left, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and bow tie. An oval mat frames the portrait.
Artist
William E. Marshall
Title
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Date
1750 – 1850
Medium
engraving on paper
Dimensions
41.0 x 53.0 cm
Description
A head and shoulders portrait of Abraham Lincoln. He is facing to his left, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and bow tie. An oval mat frames the portrait.
Subject
portrait, male
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
MaW.04.01
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Date
1759 – 1759
Material
wood; ivory; metal, brass; metal, silver
Catalogue Number
103.08.0110
Description
A straight walking stick with an ivory knob handle joined to the wooden stick with a silver ring. The bottom tip of the cane is covered with brass. There are holes at either side of the top of the cane for a hand strap. The silver ring is inscribed with “Fort Dummer 1759 James W. Brown”.
Title
Cane
Date
1759 – 1759
Material
wood; ivory; metal, brass; metal, silver
Dimensions
81.0 cm
Description
A straight walking stick with an ivory knob handle joined to the wooden stick with a silver ring. The bottom tip of the cane is covered with brass. There are holes at either side of the top of the cane for a hand strap. The silver ring is inscribed with “Fort Dummer 1759 James W. Brown”.
Subject
assistive device
social customs
Maria Moore
Philip Moore
James W. Brown
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.08.0110
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Date
1750 – 1820
Material
wood; metal, silver; metal, brass
Catalogue Number
104.20.0221
Description
A shaped wooden box with a hinged veneered cover. The box rests on small ball feet. The lid is bevelled to accommodate varying heights of knives. There is a keyhole at the front, near the top, of the box (key missing). A small sterling silver plaque beneath the keyhole is monogrammed “E.L.”.
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Title
Flatware Tray
Date
1750 – 1820
Material
wood; metal, silver; metal, brass
Dimensions
22.5 x 40.4 x 29.0 cm
Description
A shaped wooden box with a hinged veneered cover. The box rests on small ball feet. The lid is bevelled to accommodate varying heights of knives. There is a keyhole at the front, near the top, of the box (key missing). A small sterling silver plaque beneath the keyhole is monogrammed “E.L.”.
Subject
households
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.20.0221
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Date
1750 – 1800
Material
fibre; fibre, flax; fibre, silk; hair, sheep
Catalogue Number
103.08.0226
Description
A long narrow fabric strip with seven pockets formed along its length. Each pocket is made of neatly handsewn pieces of differently patterned silk swatches, with the bottom pocket made of velvet. The outside of the case is covered with linen canvas covered completely with very fine cross-stitch d…
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Title
Jewellery Case
Date
1750 – 1800
Material
fibre; fibre, flax; fibre, silk; hair, sheep
Dimensions
10.0 x 54.0 cm
Description
A long narrow fabric strip with seven pockets formed along its length. Each pocket is made of neatly handsewn pieces of differently patterned silk swatches, with the bottom pocket made of velvet. The outside of the case is covered with linen canvas covered completely with very fine cross-stitch designs of the alphabet at the top and patterned bands of flowers with a tree, bird, cat, and dog, and the initials 'ML' at the centre in traditional needlepoint sampler manner. The edges of the case have been bound with turqoise silk ribbon. There is a two-layered semicircular black wool flap at the bottom, and an arched silk-lined red velvet flap at the top.
Subject
households
crafts
needlework
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.08.0226
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Date
1750 – 1800
Material
metal
Catalogue Number
104.08.0005
Description
Small, heavily rusted iron ball.
Title
Cannonball
Date
1750 – 1800
Material
metal
Dimensions
3.7 x 3.7 cm
Description
Small, heavily rusted iron ball.
Subject
warfare
fighting
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.08.0005
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Date
1750 – 1820
Material
wood; metal
Catalogue Number
104.20.0229
Description
A tall varnished dark brown wooden box with heavy hinged lid sloping downward in front. Front of box is ornately shaped and bevelled with metal keyhole plaque on flat surface just below lid, and small hinged ring attached to metal back just above on lid. Exterior of box completely covered with vene…
Title
Knife Box
Date
1750 – 1820
Material
wood; metal
Dimensions
36.8 x 22.2 x 27.4 cm
Description
A tall varnished dark brown wooden box with heavy hinged lid sloping downward in front. Front of box is ornately shaped and bevelled with metal keyhole plaque on flat surface just below lid, and small hinged ring attached to metal back just above on lid. Exterior of box completely covered with veneer with marquetry of lighter veneer along edges of lid on top and outlining bevelled joints on front of box. Inside of lid parqueted with six pointed star inside oval of lighter and darker woods. Bent metal pin on lid fits into lock chamber when closed, insides have been removed.
Subject
households
kitchen
dining
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.20.0229
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Date
1750 – 1820
Material
ceramic
Catalogue Number
104.20.0318
Description
Trimmed and single notched foot. Glaze has created salmon pink colours distinct to Kiyomizu, Kyoto ceramics from Kyoto province, Japan. Signature stamp on exterior near base. Two triangular glaze voids near base, possibly another form of identification as Kiyomiz were, such as the nick is Kiyomizi …
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Title
Teacup
Date
1750 – 1820
Material
ceramic
Dimensions
4.8 x 6.9 cm
Description
Trimmed and single notched foot. Glaze has created salmon pink colours distinct to Kiyomizu, Kyoto ceramics from Kyoto province, Japan. Signature stamp on exterior near base. Two triangular glaze voids near base, possibly another form of identification as Kiyomiz were, such as the nick is Kiyomizi identification .
Subject
households
Edith Morse Robb
Edward S. Morse
Rokubei
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
104.20.0318
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Date
1750 – 1800
Material
wood; metal
Catalogue Number
102.03.0085
Description
A four legged, supported top-opening chest, panels on front are inset into vertical post by mortise and tenon technique; three front panels have diamond pattern with floral carved relief. Inside the chest is a lidded inset shelf.
Title
Blanket Chest
Date
1750 – 1800
Material
wood; metal
Dimensions
60.5 x 49.7 x 99.0 cm
Description
A four legged, supported top-opening chest, panels on front are inset into vertical post by mortise and tenon technique; three front panels have diamond pattern with floral carved relief. Inside the chest is a lidded inset shelf.
Subject
households, furniture
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.03.0085
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Date
1750 – 1825
Material
wood; metal
Catalogue Number
102.03.0104
Description
A four-drawer secretary desk with drop front hinged and two pull-out supports for lowered front. All hardware in good condition. Governor Winthrop style. Interior of desk back has cubbyholes and two deep, narrow slot drawers. Also a hidden drawer centre top. Secret drawer has a letter inside fr…
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Title
Drop-Front Desk
Date
1750 – 1825
Material
wood; metal
Dimensions
110.0 x 54.0 x 101.0 cm
Description
A four-drawer secretary desk with drop front hinged and two pull-out supports for lowered front. All hardware in good condition. Governor Winthrop style. Interior of desk back has cubbyholes and two deep, narrow slot drawers. Also a hidden drawer centre top. Secret drawer has a letter inside from Catharine's mother dated October 7, 1938, part of it reads: "I am going to find out about the age of the desk 150 years anyway & most likely older. My father bought it 60 years ago, from the old Derby house in Salem, where Lafayette stayed & the desk was old then." Letter now in Archives M36/164.
Subject
households
furniture
E.S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.03.0104
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Date
1750 – 1850
Material
wood; ivory
Catalogue Number
105.02.0092 a-q
Description
A collection of 17 various caps used to conceal the rough ends of dowels on which scrolls are rolled. 10 smooth, polished, cylindrical pieces of ivory, roughly hollowed with small inset lip at one end to accommodate dowel, some with hairline cracks. 7 smoothly finished wooden caps, one black pai…
Title
Collection Scroll End
Date
1750 – 1850
Material
wood; ivory
Description
A collection of 17 various caps used to conceal the rough ends of dowels on which scrolls are rolled. 10 smooth, polished, cylindrical pieces of ivory, roughly hollowed with small inset lip at one end to accommodate dowel, some with hairline cracks. 7 smoothly finished wooden caps, one black painted wooden peg.
Subject
households
Japanese
Edward S. Morse
Edith Morse Robb
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
105.02.0092 a-q
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