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Charles Berkeley Powell scrapbook no. 3 [graphic material, textual record, object] 

File consists of

Date(s)

1890-1905

Place of creation

Canada

118 prints: 25 lithographs; 11 engravings; 82 wood engravings; various dimensions.
78 reproductions: 72 half-tone prints; 1 photostat; 5 photographs; various dimensions.
1 drawing: pen and ink.
6 letterpress: pamphlets and leaflets

Scope and content

Volume 3 is a red cloth-bound album with a burgundy leather spine and corner accents. "The Gift of C. Berkeley Powell" is inscribed in gold leaf on the bottom of front cover, and "Powell Scrap-Book III" is engraved on the spine. The scrapbook consists of 50 sheets of light cardstock, and a back section that contains 13 sheets of lined paper. All pages are numbered. The first endpaper had become unbound, and the tissue paper throughout the album has become extremely brittle. Items in this album are are not arranged chronologically. The album is mostly pictorial, and includes items between from the Dominion Illustrated (predominantly, from ca.1890-1905) as well as the Canadian Military Gazette. This volume contains several themes: 1) Old forts, ruins and historic buildings, 2) Readiness and training of the Western militia, North West Mounted Police, Soldiers at Skeena, BC, 3) General militia readiness and training, including marksmanship competitions (the Bisley Teams for 1894 and 1895), Naval training, soldiers on parade, in formation, etc., 4) Uniforms, accoutrements, munitions, 5) Commanding officers. A detailed list of the contents follows: Pamphlet titled "The Royal Line of Scotland" explaining the lineage of the Royal Family. United States postage stamp, 2 cents, commemorating the landing of Columbus, 1492-1892. Coat-of-arms, "Dieu et mon droit". Chromolithograph. Portrait of Queen Victoria, seated, and "In dress worn at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York". Halftone, from an unknown publication. Blank View of the "Entrance to Fort Lennox, Ile-Aux-Noix, P.Q. Our National Ruins". Depicting a soldier and an officer standing in what used to be the entrance of the fort. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 13 Dec, 1890, p.389. Two views of Fort Lennox "As they are now" according to the Dominion Illustrated, 13 Dec, 1890, p. 398. Halftone reproductions. Two views of martello towers at Kingston. Halftone reproductions from an unknown publication. Copied as C-11733 View of a family group posing outside of the main gate at Old Fort Chambly. Halftone from an unknown publication. Small cutout of a soldier. Chromolithograph. View of "Martello Tower on Cedar Island, near Kingston". Halftone from Dominion Illustrated, 25 April, 1891. View of the entrance to the "Old Fort at Annapolis Royal". A picnicking family and a low-lying building can be seen through a masonrry archway that occupies the centre of the frame. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 1890. Small cutout of a soldier. Halftone showing "Interior of Fort Wellington, Prescott". From the Dominion Illustrated, 1892. Two cutouts of soldiers. Chromolithographs. "Sketches at the Dominion of Canada Rifle Matches". Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 13 Sept, 1890, p. 177. "Photographs of the Skeena Expedition, by Major Peters" depicting their camp and fishing trips. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 27 October, 1888, p. 265. "Photographs of the Skeena Expedition, by Major Peters" depicting soldiers on board of H.M.S. Esquimalt. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 27 October, 1888, p. 264. Blank "Sketches at the Dominion of Canada Rifle Matches". Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 13 Sept, 1890, p. 192. Portrait of Sergeant Rolston, seated, and holding a trophy won at the Dominion of Canada Match. 20th Lorne Rifles. Halftone, unknown publication. Captain Hartt, St. John's Rifles. Winner of the Governor General's Prize. Halftone, unknown publication. Miniature cutout of a soldier. Hand coloured, shown wearing a uniform of rifle green. View of "The Old Military Buildings, St. Helen's Island, Montreal". Showing buildings from across the St. Lawrence River. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 9 May, 1891. Small cutout of a soldier wearing a rifle green uniform. Chromolithograph, 1892. View of "The North-West Mounted Police barracks at Regina, from the top of the riding school". Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 1 March, 1890. Original photo negative A1830. View of "North-West Mounted Police pack train, foot of the Rockies, Alberta, N.W.T.". Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated. Original photo negative A1828. Six cutouts of soldiers in various poses and ranks. All have some hand coloured details, either showing red or green uniforms. Two cutouts of soldiers. Composite photograph reproduced in the Dominion Illustrated. Caption reads: "A message from South Africa: The Dream of an old member of No. 3 Company, and of the St. George Snowshoe Club". Depicts a man sleeping in front of a cactus "dreaming" of showshoeing in Canada. From the Dominion Illustrated, n.d. Blank 24 Regimental Badges Blank Original pen and ink drawing of a soldier from the Governor General's Foot Guards, 1893. Copied as C-12069. Regimental badge of the Governor General's Foot Guards. Lithograph of the Sir Donald Smith Challenge Cup won by the Sixth Fusiliers. Poem in tribute to the Union Jack by the Albany Club, 1889. Colour lithograph. Portrait of Lieutenant William Stairs. Halftone with some hand colouring. Half-length portraits of Staff Sergt. Rolston, 20th Battalion, Lt. E. A. Smith, and Lt. Col. Boulton. Halftones from Dominion Illustrated. Portraits of Lt. Col. Bacon, Lt. MacKay, and Lt. Col. Macpherson. Halftones with some hand coloured details from Dominion Illustrated. View of the "Main gate, Tete-de-Pont Barracks, Kingston". Halftone from Dominion Illustrated, 3 January, 1891, p.8. Three small cutouts of soldiers holding rifles. Two cutouts of soldiers in a marching band. Chromolithographs. Full-length portrait of Lt. Col. Turnbull. Halftone with some hand coloured details. Views of "The Royal School of Cavalry, Quebec". Halftone reproductions from the Dominion Illustrated, 19 December, 1891, p. 594. Blank "Scenes at the embarkation of the West Riding Regiment (Late 76th Foot) at Halifax for the West Indies, 9th March, 1891". Consists of three views of the ship unloading at Halifax Harbour. Halftone from Dominion Illustrated, 18 April, 1891, p. 364. Interior view of an empty drill hall, possibly in Montreal. Halftone from an unknown publication. Exterior view of the "Drill Hall opposite Champ de Mars, Montreal." Halftone. Depiction of "The Prince of Wales and the Emperor of Germany on board H.M.S. Immortality in 1889". Chromolithograph. Depiction of sailors using a "Hotchkiss quick-firing gun, 1891" and an "Electrical Light, 1891" on board a Navy vessel. Chromolithograph. Three half-length studio portraits of Lt. Col. Bog, Hon. G.A. Kirkpatrick, and Lt. Col. Thomas De la Cherois Irwin. Halftones from Dominion Illustrated. Regimental badge of the Prince Edward Battalion. Small chromolithographic print of a landscape, showing a tree and a brightly coloured sky. Stuck onto this is a small soldier carrying a rifle, also a chromolithograph. Black and white print of a soldier, captioned "Infantry of the Line". Blank Three full-length studio portraits of Lt. Col. Maunsell, Major Peters, and Lt. Col. Coffin. Halftone reproductions with some hand coloured details. View of "'B' Company, Royal School of Infantry, the Permanent Officers". This image depicts Cpt. Frenette, Cpt. Chinic, Lt. Col D'Orsonnens, Surgeon-Major Campbell, and Cpt. Coursol standing on the doorsteps of an unnamed building. Halftone from Dominion Illustrated, 1 Nov, 1890, p. 293. Two cutouts of soldiers. Chromolithographs. Regimental badge of the Royal School of Infantry. Portrait of Lt. Col. Massey, Sixth Fusiliers, from a painting by Mr. Robert Harris, 1891. Halftone Regimental badge of the 6th Fusiliers. Black and white cutout of a fusilier. Blank View of "H.M.S. Canada: a Tar and a Marine". Depicts two men standing near the rail of the ship, leaning on one of its guns. A lifeboat can be seen behind them. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 20 September, 1890. View of " The Grant Trunk Railway bridge, St. Anne, P.Q." Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 9 May, 1891, p. 446. Half-length portrait of Governor General Lord Stanley. Halftone print. View of a military cemetery surrounded by trees at an unknown location. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 17 October, 1891. View of "Store sheds from the river on St. Helen's Island". Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 17th October, 1891. Copied as C-11517. Blank Multiple views of "Old Military Buildings on St. Helen's Island", including the interior courtyard, a wooden watchpost, the exterior barracks, and a stone gate. Halftones from the Dominion Illustrated, 17 October, 1891. This page has been inserted in to the album up-side-down. Copied as C-1500. Blank View of the military grounds on St. Helen's Island. Shows a long road and several soldiers standing near the gate of a long wooden fence. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 15 August, 1891. Blank Portrait of the Earl of Aberdeen and his family posed on their front porch. Inscribed in pencil: "Before he became Governor General." Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 1 October, 1890. Three halftones from the Dominion Illustrated, 13 September, 1890: Two half-length portraits of the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen, and a sketch of Highfield, their Canadian residence. Reproduction of an old plan of Montreal from 1830. From the Dominion Illustrated, 26th December, 1891. View of "The ceremony at Lundy's Lane, 17th October, 1891; Firing volleys over the graves". Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 21 November, 1891, p. 487. Diagram of a service helmet. Black and white print. View of the memorial to eleven soldiers killed in battle during 1814, and reburied by the Lundy's Lane Historical Society in 1891. Halftone reproduction. View of ""B Company on parade", in formation outside of their barracks. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 1 November, 1890, p. 295. View of the ""B" Battery at sheer drill in the Citadel, Quebec". Shows soldiers standing in front of a large wooden pulley. Halftone from the Dominion Illustrated, 15 December, 1888, p. 377. Reproduction of a drawing by A. H. H. Heming of "A Canadian Infantry Adjutant" at Camp Niagara. Halftone. Copied as C-43157. Regimental badge of the Royal Canadian Militia. Blank Three schematic diagrams of the parts and measurements of three different field cannons. Colour lithograph, copied as C-5502. Blank Group portrait of the Queen's Own Rifles, 1893. 14 men are shown posing with their rifles outside of a white tent. Halftone print. Blank Group portrait of the Queen's Own Rifles, Detachment No. 4, Ambulance Corps. Halftone from an unknown publication. Blank Group of portraits of "The Bisley Team" led by Major Ibbotson and Captain Kirkpatrick. 22 halftones published as a supplement to the Canadian Military Gazette, July 1, 1894. Blank Albumen photograph of a soldier wearing the ceremonial uniform of the 48th Highlanders. Full-length studio portrait. Copied as C-43488. Albumen photograph of a soldier wearing the field uniform of the 48th Highlanders. Full-length studio portrait. Copied as C-43486. Small black and white depiction of a soldier from the 48th Highlanders in ceremonial uniform. Regimental badge of the 48th Highlanders. Blank Composite photograph of the "Headquarters Staff of the Militia of Canada, 1894". Halftone reproduction. Blank Half-length portraits of Col. C.E. Panet and Hon. J.C. Patterson. Halftone reproductions. Blank Seven views of "The St. Thomas Collegiate Institute Cadet Corps". Halftone reproductions. Blank View of "The Bisley Meeting: the shooting ground and targets, first stage for "The Queen's". Halftone reproduction, n.d. Blank "General view of the 'Rideau Camp' on Band Day". Scene depicts many tents and a mingling crowd on a large field. Halftone reproduction. Blank Group of Officers, 1893. Last names include: Temple, Baxter, Crawford, Jones, Armstrong, Andrews, Harrison, Steeves, White, Gordon, McLeod, Farmer, Smith, Daniel, Gordon, Scovil, Tilley, Jones and Foster. Inscribed in ink: "NB Regiment of Garrison Artillery". Halftone reproduction. Blank View of "No.2 Company Royal Canadian Regiment, with Attached Company, at Stanley Barracks, Toronto", depicting soldiers in formation. Inscribed in ink:"1893". Halftone reproduction. Blank Halftone showing a group of soldiers attending several field cannons on a large open field. N.d. Blank Group of portraits of "The Bisley Team" led by Major Markham and Captain Mitchell. 22 halftones published as a supplement to the Canadian Military Gazette, July 1, 1895. Blank Faded albumen photograph of Col. W. Powell seated at his desk, 1895. Copied as C-8633. Albumen photograph of five men standing outside of a stone building. Inscribed in pencil: "Four members of 1895 Board of Visitors (?) and Mr. Jarvis secretary of R(oyal) M(ilitary) College". Half-length portrait of Major General Hewitt, 1894. Photograph. Two views of military uniforms for five different ranks of soldiers, one showing summer dress, the other, winter dress. Halftones from the Dominion Illustrated, 30 November, 1889, p. 344. Blank 46 regimental badges, and one United States two cent postage stamp. Inscribed in pencil: "Types, 1894". Large chromolithograph of five soldiers, three in red uniforms, and two in rifle green uniforms. Original negative C-6334. Blank One Canadian two cent postage stamp, postmarked Ottawa, April 6,1896. Original ticket to the inauguration of the Victoria Bridge by HRH the Prince of Wales, Montreal, 25th August, 1860. The ticket is addressed to Mr. W. Powell, and informs him of his assigned seating number. It also informs him that "This ticket is available for one Gentleman only...and is not transferable. The holder must be prepared to leave Point St. Charles Station by Special Train for the Bridge at 12:30pm". Blank Large pamphlet describing "The North West Field Forces, 1885". Explains the order of events, the number of troops commissioned, arms, munitions, etc, and hospital service. Verso, "Map of the Dominion, Illustrating the Use of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Movement of Troops". Blank Flyer publicizing the "Illustrated Histories of the Scottish Regiments, by Lt. Col. Percy Groves, Illustrated by Harry Payne." One side colourfully illustrates a number of Scottish troops in different uniforms. The other side has been stamped by Harrison & Sons Publishers and Booksellers, London, and explains that "The first book of the series is now ready". Letter addressed to Colonel Powell, 8 Nov. 1892, explaining that a military parade in Toronto was executed with great success. Rendition of "HRH Princess Louise presenting the new colours to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle". Wood engraving. Blank A long description of the 1st Rifle Company on Montreal is inscribed in Ink. Blank Large colour map of Canada "specially prepared by authority of the Hon. T. Mayne Daly, Minister of the Interior, to accompany report of committee on Immigration & Colonization. House of Commons Session of 1893".

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Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright: expired
Credit Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1933-237

Textual A more detailed finding aid with page information and other details is located on an internal LAC server 90 (Electronic)

Additional information

Album is barcoded as 2000859353

Custodial history
Assembled by C. Berkeley Powell, and donated to Public Archives of Canada in 1933.

Subject heading

SUB. - MILITARY, Army - Canada.

Private

Related control no.

1933-237 PIC

4162065