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Name Humphries (Ralph W.) Tea Merchant

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Image of 1974.15.7 - Booklet

1974.15.7 - Booklet

Booklet , entitled "The Royal City of Canada, Guelph and Her Industries" - Special Industrial Souvenir Number of the Guelph Daily Mercury, Guelph, Canada" published by Authority of the City Council and Guelph's Old Home Week Committee. Printed in 1908 for Guelph Home Week and booklet has a programme for the festivities occurring from Sunday to Thursday on pages 6 to 8. On page 54 is an index of the contents of the booklet. Paperback cover, white with organ pillar design with b/w photograph of Guelph in the center. Black printed lettering. No. of pages; 54 glossy paper typeset in black printed 1908 "Containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of Guelph, togeth

Image of 1979X.00.632 - Program

1979X.00.632 - Program

Program for Old Home Week, 1908. Rectangular booklet with paper cover. Front cover is a faded blue and white with blue and white printed lettering, with a photo of the Priory with "For Auld Lang Syne" printed at the top of the photograph. Inside pages are white with black print and b/w photographs. Contents include: a schedule of events for Old Home Week; photographs, some with biographical information, of prominent men within the community (ie City Officials; executives of Old Home Week Association); b/w photographs of sites and public buildings in Guelph; as well as advertisements of local businesses. Front cover: "GUELPH - OLD HOME WEEK / AUGUST -2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - 1908". Written in ink in l

1991.41.15.1 - Newspaper

Guelph Evening Mercury, Monday February 14, 1910. The main article on the front cover is about the Great Mercury Contest and its winners. The paper is 8 pages in length.

1978.165.554 - Invoice

Invoice from Ralph W. Humphries tea merchant to John McAteer, May 6, 1912.

1978.165.555 - Invoice

Invoice from Ralph W. Humphries tea merchant to John McAteer, May 27, 1912.

Image of 2004.17.13 - Tin

2004.17.13 - Tin

Large tin tea caddy, square shape, mustard colour with gold and black lettering. "India Ceylon Teas/Ralph W. Humphries, Guelph, Ontario".

Image of 1988.30.3 - Tin

1988.30.3 - Tin

Deep tin box with hinged lid, painted gold with black oriental designs. Silver interior. "R.W. Humphries, Guelph" on front. On each side: "MacDonald Mfg. Co. Toronto, No. 9"

Image of 1974.36.1 - Canister, Tea

1974.36.1 - Canister, Tea

Tea canister, red, gold, and black. Cube-like, panels read: "Indian Ceylon and Japan Teas, Ralph W. Humphries, Guelph, Ont.", "Fine Coffees, Baking Powder, Spices & Cocoas". Gold lid is hinged to back.

Image of 1952.3.23 - Canister, Tea

1952.3.23 - Canister, Tea

Silver tea tin, rectangular box with rounded corners, round hole in top, printing on wide surfaces. "Ceylon & Japan Teas/ Ralph Humphries, Guelph, Ont."

Image of 1969.55.1.2 - Caddy, Tea

1969.55.1.2 - Caddy, Tea

(1) Tin tea box - red, gold and black rectangular box with rounded corners, round hole in top, printed on wide faces. "Ceylon & japan Teas/ Ralph W. Humphries, Guelph, Ont/ Macdonald Mfg. Co.Limited, Toronto".

Image of 1974.36.2 - Canister

1974.36.2 - Canister

Tea canister, red, gold and black. Cube-like, panels read: "Indian, Ceylon and Japan Teas, Ralph W. Humphries, Guelph, Ont.", "Fine Coffees, Baking Powder, Spices & Cocoas". Gold lid hinged to back.

Image of 1984.107.14.2 - Canister, Tea

1984.107.14.2 - Canister, Tea

(.1) Tea tin painted red with a gold stylized leaf motif on each side which encloses the company's name in gold and black. Two panesl have a picture of tea growers, the other two have a picture of Oriental honsing. (.2) Gold printed tin lid. The lid has a 'D' shaped handle hinged to the top of it.

Image of 1968.115.1 - Settee

1968.115.1 - Settee

Settee, part of an 8 piece early Victorian parlour set; wood is walnut, plush mohair upholstery in a floral design in shades of blue, grey and black; partly upholstered arms; gold gimp; wood is carved with fruit and leaf design, three front legs are turned. Dimensions: L: 177.8 cm.[from R.arm to L.arm}; Ht: 106.6 cm.; Width: 58.5 cm. [front to back of seat] (70in. X 42in. X23 in.) Excellent condition. Was purchased in 1968 for $157.50. Settee was originally owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Humphries, parents of Wilma. Mr. Humphries was a tea salesman (blind).