A collection of items relating to the Mann family of Ottawa including: - business cards (x3) of Mann & Co. Commission Agents, Hardware and Machinery, Ottawa; - invitations to Township Hall, Billings Bridge (x2); - "at Home" invitations (x3); - invitation to Ottawa Collegiate Institute Games (1883); - and a formal Parliament of Canada invitation for Miss Bird Griffidus Mann to be present at the Opening of Parliament, September 8, 1930. Also included, though unnamed, is a four-page poem believed to be by Miss Bird Mann - "She was a Maid of Sandy Hill and she telephoned to me-'A weekend-party, tell me, will its charms appeal to thee?,,,,".
np. 1930. about fine. (On) An interesting collection of material of a prominent Ottawa family dating from late 1800's to 1930's. Also included is a double negative photograph titled on envelope "Mother. B. Mann 6 Somerset St., West". Mann Avenue in Ottawa is named after the family. Other business cards included in this collection: - J.M. Lavoie, Wholesale Tobacconist, Ottawa; - F.S. Evanson-Shoes, Clothing, Men's Furnishing's, Prescott; - Head Chief Kahle-wa-quo-na-by, M.D. (Dr. P.E. Jones), Hagersville, Ont.; - The Fire Insurance Association of London England, Montreal. Item #37820