Series contains a variety of photographic material including: activities and portraits of Senator Forsey, family, and friends, 1860-1976; photographs of St. John's Harbour, Trinity, Twillingate, Whitbourne Griges, Burgeo, and Holyrood, Nfld., Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Mexico, sealing, heading and spletting codfish, buildings, vessels and street scenes, and a portrait of Sir Robert Bond, Premier of Newfoundland.
The series also includes a portrait of Dr. Forsey at Lake Louise, Alberta, 1964; the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings, 1874; the Parliament Buildings destroyed by fire, 1916; a bean supper at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, 1900; aspects of the public and private life of Forsey, 1904-1976; activities and portraits of members of the Forsey, Bowles, Shaw, and Roberts families, their friends and acquaintances.
Series also documents events, places, and individuals associated with the career of Forsey as Director of Research and Special Project Director for the Canadian Labour Congress, and as a member of the Senate of Canada. The following events are documented: tidal wave disaster, Newfoundland, 1929; Fourth World Congress of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, Vienna, 1955; investiture of Forsey as a member of the Order of Canada, Ottawa, 1969; Queen Elizabeth II opening Parliament, Ottawa, ca. 1970-1979; visit of the Prince of Wales to the Senate of Canada, n.d.; convocation at Trent University, Peterborough, Ont., 1975; inaugural meeting of the Canadian Club, Medicine Hat, Alta., 1976; Sixth Baltic Evening dinner, Ottawa (?), 1978; Forsey speaking at the opening of the Bytown Museum, Ottawa, 1979; United Empire Loyalists dinner, Ottawa, 1979; Forsey with Jeanne Sauvé and Brian Mulroney after being sworn in as a member of the Privy Council, 1985; Forsey visiting CFRN-TV, Edmonton, Alta., n.d.; Forsey with labour leaders at Club Whitesands, Lake Catchacoma, Ont., n.d.; Forsey speaking with high-school students, Scarborough, Ont., n.d.; Canadian Labour Congress meeting, Ottawa, n.d.; Eugene Forsey at the Forum for Young Canadians at Tony German's home, Chelsea, Que., n.d.; Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting, Charlottetown, P.E.I., n.d.
Places documented include: Grand Bank, St. John's, Nfld.; Ottawa, St. Catharines, Ont.; Lake Louise, Alta.; Esquimault, B.C.; Chapultepec, Mexico; Kiev, Ukraine; Mysore, and India.
The following individuals are documented: Sir Robert Bond, Ardoin, Mildred, Charlotte and Louise Casgrain; Eugene and Harriet Forsey; Nancy Hatheway Hazen; Curt Heidenreich; Mr. and Mrs. James; Pauline McGibbon; Phiroz and Silvia Mehta; Rose Patten; Don and Nancy Ross; Jason Travers; and Xenia Woolner.
Photographers represented include: Lancefield Studio, Lyon & Vey, Marshall Studio, S.H. Parsons, Gauvin & Gentzel, H.J. Moss, Notman Studio, R.S. Pridham, American Studio (Climo), Harold Climo, Bowron & Cox, J.H. Connolley, Marsters, P.H. Green, J.M. McClure, Reid Studio, G.P. Roberts, Wallace, Woodburn & McClure, A.G. Pittaway, W.J. Topley, S.J. Jarvis, Snider, Royal Studio, Elihu Spencer, Jarvis & Arless, Finley, J.D. Wallis, C.W. Parker, Powis, Thomas Studio, Vanès Studio, Paul Horsdal, Yousuf Karsh, Walford, William Notman & Sons, Homier, Van Dyke & Myers, Rice Studio, Lyonde, Park Bros., Simpson Bros., Ellison & Co., J.L. Jones, Smeaton, William Webb, Sheldon & Davis, Robert Milne, J.F. Rowe, F.J. Skitch, E.L. Johnson, Andrews-Newton Photographers, Ottawa; Choate, Peterborough; Daniel Gagné; Geological Survey of Canada; S.J. Jarvis, Ottawa; Mike Kerr; Andy McDermott, Toronto; National Library of Canada, Ottawa; K.V. Achyuta Rao, Mysore; Shawinigan Water & Power Co.; Vanès Studio, Ottawa; Verlag des OGB, Vienna; C.B. Waite, Mexico City, and Canadian Pacific.