Beige-coloured rectangular certificate. Top third says "The High School Examinations. Commercial Diploma, Part 1" with an emblem to the left of the writing of a shield with three maple leaves and a crown on top and a banner that reads "Education Department Ontario". Under writing at top; "No. 62544/ It is hereby certified that Ada Caulfield passed the Commercial Diploma Examination, Part 1., held in July 1898, at Guelph. [Subjects:-Book-Keeping and Writing, Commercial Transactions and Business Forms, Stenography (Theory) and Stenography (Dictation).]" Signed W. P...(can't read), B.A. Registrar of the Educational Council". "Dated at the Education Department, Toronto, 22nd August, 1898." Under date, "Form 335-250-August, 1897." To the left of the signature is an embossed seal of the Education Department of Ontario.