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World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in 1906.

The item is a group photograph taken November 11, 1906 during World heavyweight Boxing Championship. The fighter on the left is Thomas Burns Canadian born World heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1906 to 1908. The man with the white shirt is the referee James J. Jeffries. The fighter on the right is Jack O'Brien. The three men behind O'Brien are is training team. Robert Grant Ward, Abdul ''The Turk'' Malgan and Swee Swanson ''the Swede''.

Ward family (Thetford) fonds

  • CA ETRC P205
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1988

The fonds contains primary source information on the Ward family of Thetford Mines from 1904 to 1988. The fonds consists of photographs, land records, correspondence, which include information on the Royal Scots of Canada, 5th Battalion; mining in the area of Thetford and Black Lake; and includes photographs from Albion Ward's summer home Lower Ireland as well as Robert Grant Ward, boxer. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Business Documents (1925-1977), Births, Marriages and Deaths (1913-1986), Estates (1966-1988), Military (1904), Photographs ([1907?]-[before 1970]), Miscellaneous (1905-1973).

Ward family (Thetford, Que.)

Ward family

The item is a photograph of Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward family. From left to right the back row: Agnes Gertrude Moore-Ward (the mother), Marjorie Ward, Don Beathie (Marjorie's husband), Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward. Front row: Evelyn Ward and Lois Ward.

Ward Family

The item is a photograph of Albion Ward, his wife Doris Christine Peterson, Evelyn Ward, doctor Peter Ward, WM. Ward, Robert Grant Ward and Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward, petting a dog.

Ward Family

The item is a photograph of Robert Grant Ward (standing on the left), Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward, Charlie Ward, Grant, Peter Ward and Albion Ward.

Ward Family

The item is a photograph of Agnes Gertrude Moore-Ward, Albion and Peter Ward and a cousin named Alex.

Ward Brothers

The item is a photograph of Alexander Henry (Harry) Ward, Robert Grant Ward, Bill Ward and Albion Tudor Ward.

Ward Brothers

The item is a photograph of six of the Ward brothers at Albion's house in Lower Ireland. The house used to be the one of Annie M. Cairns Ward.

The Knitting Pin

The file contains primary source material on business conducted by Doris Peterson Ward in Montreal from 1954 to 1967. It consists of two declarations from the Cour Superieure du Quebec authorizing Mrs. Ward to carry on buisiness as a trader under the firm name and style of "The Knitting Pin Reg'd" and to certify that she has ceased to carry on the same activities.

Statement of George Hanby Cairns

Item is a statement of George Hanby Cairns of Montreal, written July 6, 1905. It primarily describes the lives and assets of Robert Cairns (tailor) and Ann Jane Hope Cairns, with mentions of a Mr. Fergerson (merchant tailor) and his daughter, Hanby F. Cairns (lawyer), Dr. James Douglas, Charles Cairns, and Arthur Cairns. It statement appears to be a claim to a portion of the estate of Ann Jane Hope Cairns by her nephew, George Hanby Cairns.


The series contains primary source material on the Ward family from around 1907 to before 1970. It consists of photographs and postcards featuring members of the family, their friends, a vacation home in Black Lake, and mining installations. It also includes an identity and registration card with photograph for Doris Ward.

Patrick Dempsey and Robert Grant Ward.

The item is a photograph of Robert Grant Ward and Jack Dempsey. Dempsey was the most popular and the greatest Heavyweight Champion of the World. Ward was amateur heavyweight Champion of America and British Empire Pro Heavyweight Champion.


The serie contains primary source material on the Ward family in Thetford from 1905 to 1973. It consists of various documents including a statement by Geo. Hamby Cairns, a newspaper article on Robert (Bob) Ward from 1946, a letter between Albion and Harry Ward in 1962, a letter from Albion Ward to an unnamed brother in 1962, an adjustment of sale and a common share of Midland Dsler Securities, and a copy of "Appendix, Reply to the Common Council of the City of New York" concerning Thomas F. Meagher from 1852 [typed ca. 1950s].


The file contains primary source material on the mining in Thetford from 1925 to 1977. It consists of deeds of sales and partitions for mining lots, certificates of titles, a report on A. T. Ward copper prospects in Inverness and Halifax townships, contracts, correspondence and a map showing the holdings of the Asbestos Corporation Limited in Broughton, Coleraine, Thetford and Ireland Townships from around the 1930s.


The series contains primary source material on the military service of Captain Peers Davidson in 1904. It consists of two letters from Capt. Peers Dadvidson to A. H. Ward informing the latter of activities of the Royal Scots of Canada, 5th Battalion, Highlander Regiment.

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