Three Tuesdays ago, Malcolm Mcleod surprised me with a
Have a look at this 5 oz medicine bottle. Although a little dirty, its in good condition. The stain from the original contents is still visible inside, and that’s perfect. That’s just how I intend to preserve the treasures – as found. The slug plate on this transparent piece of Canadian history reads: ROBERT W CAMPBELL / PHARMACIST /
It actually doesn’t surprise me that there are historic objects bearing my name. As one of
Today, when I type my name into Google, I find there are hundreds of contemporary examples – an actor, an architect, a fiction author and a real estate agent in southern
Generally speaking, the
This particular pharmacist, Robert W Campbell lived and worked in the City of
I was the first official visitor to sign into the building that morning – the doors open at , and I was there at .
The City of
Don’t even mention the word ‘camera’ when you visit the Toronto Archives. It’s a bad word. It triggers a conditioned response of ‘No Cameras Allowed!’ This clause ‘special permission required’ is peppered with words like ‘appointment’, ‘request forms’ and ‘fees’… yes the Toronto Archives profits by making photographic reproductions. They charge $25 to lens each piece of public property.
Robert W Campbell appears the 1896 City of