- CMC C-120 (PHO Box #2); Box 600-1.
- [ca.1865] - [before 1960].
Items that comprise this fonds primarily consist of photographs that feature members of the McFarland family and Howden families. Many of the photographs have notes written on the reverse identifying the subjects but it is not known who wrote the notes. The work of a variety of Manitoba photographers is represented, both from Winnipeg and from rural areas. A number of Ontario photographers are also represented and based on their stamps, it can be seen that a significant number of photographs originated in the Mt. Forest and Durham areas of Ontario. In addition to a significant number of 19th century photographs, the fonds also includes a large number of small format, black and white snapshots dating from ca.1915 to 1950. The subjects of these photographs include men, women, and children, largely unidentified.
Items also include a set of Stereo Cards dating from ca.1910 and depicting the Winnipeg operations of the T. Eaton Co. These cards have detailed captions on the reverse. The set would have included 50 cards and 3 cards are missing form the set.
Items found among this fonds also include miscellaneous family papers (a list may be found in the first folder) including a number of items which had belonged to Mary Janet (Saunders) Burnett. Her relationship, if any, to Lena and Sandford McFarland is not known and it is possible that these items were mixed in with the McFarland materials at the time of accession. These items include a certificate documenting the marriage of James D. Stewart and Jennie M. Saunders in Normanby, County Grey, in 1895. James and Jennie were the parents of Mary Janet (Saunders) Burnett's first husband, James Stewart. The subjects of a number of photographs are identified as members of the Saunders family who were relatives of Mary Janet (Saunders) Burnett.