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University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Archives & Special Collections Harley J. Spiller collection File
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Menus from Kenya

File includes menus from Nairobi, Kenya. Material consists of lunch menus, bound menus, take away menus, and laminated menus. Menus feature Chinese cuisine. The Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant Limited features handwritten prices for dishes and a note from Harley about the restaurant. The file also features an unsigned letter from a friend of Harley's. Many menus are photocopies. The photographs in the file depict the facades and some interior of several Chinese restaurants. The restaurants in the photographs include the Kowloon Garden Chinese Restaurant with the inscription, "The cutest couple made us drink tea while they coupled papers + hand wrote name in Chinese," the Dragon Pearl Restaurant, the Five Star Chinese Restaurant, (the back of the photograph reads "Took me 5 minutes to 'spain [sic] what I wanted they did not have full menu and would not give me original. Oh Well but they let me use the bathroom"), the Hong Kong Restaurant with the inscription "Gorgeous restaurant. Owner thought I was sort of insane but amusing," and the Panda Chinese Restaurant. The corresponding menus to the photographs can be found in the file. Menus are found in booklet style and as single or multiple pages. File also contains a menu from a hotel in Nairobi.

Menus from Hong Kong (1)

File contains trifold, single sheet and booklet style menus. Menus feature Chinese, Italian, American, Japanese, Russian and seafood cuisine. File also contains a banquet menus for Mr. L. Everett and Captain A Seeder and officers of the S.S. Siberia.

Menus from India

File contains booklet and small sheet menus featuring European and Chinese cuisine. Menus are from Mumbai (formally Bombay).

Menus from Morocco

File includes menus from the Marrakech in Morocco. Menus feature Chinese, Italian, French, Thai and Moroccan cuisine. The Moroccan Restaurant Marrakech includes a note to Harley from Helga M. Smith.

Menus from South Africa

File includes menus from South Africa. Menus feature Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The Silver Lantern menu is a photocopy of the original. Also included in the file are two notes to Harley from friends. Some menus have had their prices altered by hand in blue ink.

Menus from Egypt

File contains a trifold menu from Cairo featuring Chinese cuisine. File also contains a menu from the Pink Panda restaurant at the Isis Hotel Luxor.

Menus from the United States - New York - New York county (Hu-Hun)

File contains single sheet, booklet and trifold menus. Menus are predominantly from the Manhattan area. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan and Hunan), Vietnamese and Mongolian cuisine. Menus in this file are stained. File contains take out menus. Menu from Hunan’s Hunan Restaurant has numbers writtin on the front in crayon.

Menus from the United States - New York - New York county (J)

File contains single sheet, booklet and trifold menus. Menus are predominantly from the Manhattan area. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan, Cantonese and Hunan), Thai, Jamaican, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Italian and Hong Kong style cuisine. Menus in this file are stained. File contains take out menus.

Menus from the United States - New York - New York county (K)

File contains single sheet, booklet and trifold menus. Menus are predominantly from the Manhattan area. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan, Cantonese and Hunan), Indian, Israeli, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Italian, America and Thai cuisine. Menus in this file are stained. File contains take out menus.

Menus from the United States - New York - New York county (M-Me)

File contains single sheet, booklet and trifold menus. Menus are predominantly from the Manhattan area. Menus feature Chinese (Szechuan and Mandarin), Spanish, Korean Indonesian, Italian, Malaysian, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine. Menus in this file are stained. File contains take out menus.

Menus from the United States - New York - New York county (N-New)

File contains single sheet, booklet and trifold menus. Menus are predominantly from the Manhattan area. Menus feature Chinese (Peking, Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese), Mediterranean, Jamaican, Mexican, Malaysian, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine. Menus in this file are stained. File contains take out menus.

Menus from the United States - New York - New York county (S-Sh)

File contains single sheet, booklet and trifold menus. Menus are predominantly from the Manhattan area. Menus feature Chinese (Hunan, Szechuan and Mandarin) Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Moroccan, Indonesian, Malaysian, seafood, Tibetan and Italian cuisine. Menus in this file are stained. File contains take out menus.

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