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Charles E. Stanbury fonds

  • CA OTTCA F2234
  • collection
  • [188-?]-[193-?]

The fonds consists of documents and photographs related to Dr. Stanbury’s education at the Trinity Medical College, and his later life in Chicago.

Charles E. Stanbury

Kingsley Joblin fonds

  • CA ON00357 2171
  • collection
  • [199–?]–[ca. 2003]

Consists of a photocopy of a manuscript of Kingsley Joblin's memoirs. Joblin reminisces about his student days and teaching career at Victoria University, 1929-2003.

Joblin, Kingsley

George M. Wrong Family fonds

  • UTA 1310
  • collection
  • 1762-1995, predominant 1898-1950

This fonds consists of Professor Wrong's academic and professional papers as well as family records relating to George M. Wrong's family as well as those of his in-laws, the Edward Blake family. Among Prof Wrong's professional correspondence with fellow historians, and with politicians of the day such as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, MacKenzie King; and others. Also included are the manuscripts of some of G. M. Wrong's essays and books, concerning Canadian and Commonwealth history. It also contains records relating to the Armstrong and Wrong families including postcards collected during trips overseas to Europe, England, China and Japan, photographs and family histories by G. M.Wrong ca 1938-1948 and by Dr. Norman Wrong in the 1970’s and donated in 1975.

Family records document three generations of the Wrong family predominantly, but also including Margaret Blake (wife of Edward Blake), her daughter, Sophia and wife of George Wrong, their children Margaret (Marga), Murray, Hume, Harold and Agnes, and their cousin, Gerald Edward Blake. Margaret Wrong was a leader in the student Christian movement and missionary educator in Africa. Murray Wrong was Commonwealth historian at Oxford University. Hume Wrong was lecturer in history at the University of Toronto and later diplomat and specialist in Canadian-American relations. Harold Wrong and, his cousin, Gerald Blake were students at the University of Toronto who died in World War I. Agnes Wrong Armstrong was a leader of the Junior League movement in Canada and the United States.

The records include diaries, certificates, correspondence, student papers, articles and poems, press clippings, photographs, and medals. Letters to and from the Wrong family members predominate, especially between George and Sophia and between them and their children. They document a wide range of family matters and the careers, activities, and ideas of the correspondents, along with letters of condolence and tributes on the deaths of some of them. Margaret Wrong’s files include the reports and letters she wrote while with the World Students’ Christian Federation and the International Committee of Christian Literature for Africa.

Wrong, George MacKinnon

Robert Alexander Falconer fonds

  • UTA 1253
  • collection
  • 1776-1940

Fonds consists of 3 accessions:

B1965-0015: Addresses, speeches, articles, reports and memoranda relating to Sir Robert Falconer in his capacity as President of the University of Toronto and the affairs of the University. (1 box, 1905-1940)

B1979-0065: Portrait of Lady Sophia Falconer, wife of Sir Robert Falconer. Microfilm copy of a stamp scrapbook belonging to Robert Falconer. Contains correspondence on several postcards. (1 photo and 2 reels of microfilm)

B2009-0023: Film entitled "Undergradutes Presentation and Farewell to Sir Robert Falconer". This is a black and white silent film showing the presentation of a gift book to President Falconer in Convocation Hall. (1 film, March 1932)

Falconer, Sir Robert Alexander

Stacey (William) Family fonds

  • UTA 1802
  • collection
  • 1798-1889 (predominant 1850-1889)

Correspondence and accounts of William Stacey and family; includes correspondence of Mary Adams to her daughter Maria Stacey and letters of sisters of William Stacey.

Stacey (William) Family

John Satterly fonds

  • UTA 1743
  • collection
  • 18-- - 1964 [predominant 1886-1963]

This fonds contains the personal and professional papers documenting the life and accomplishments of physicist John Satterly. Included is personal and professional correspondence, family documents, material related to Devon, England and its history; photoprints; course notes and related material such as certificates and diplomas from Satterly's days as a student; lecture notes; laboratory experiments; problem sets, examinations; textbooks; research notes; and publications which document his career as physicist at the University of Toronto.

Few administrative records of the Department of Physics from the first half of the twentieth century are available in the University Archives. As a result, this fonds provides documentation not only the life of the renowned physicist, but also of the teaching of Physics at the University of Toronto from 1912 to 1950 as well. The personal papers of other physicists already in the Archives compliment the Satterly fonds.

Satterly, John

Miller Family fonds

  • UTA 1574
  • collection
  • ca 1800-1941

Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks for chemistry, ledgers, notes and clippings, publications, photoprints, artifacts of members of the Miller family, including William Lash Miller (former professor of chemistry at University of Toronto), Mrs F.L. Miller, W. Nicholas Miller, and others. Also contains material relating to Christian Science collected by Mrs. F.L. Miller. Includes fishing rod and case, ca 1870, "made by John Kay, Galt Ont and given by him to W.N.Miller and given by W.N.M. to Z.A. Lash when W.N.M. moved to England. Given by Z.A. L. to W. Lash Miller December, 1918"

Miller Family

Cartwright and Wood Families fonds

  • CA OTTCA F2182
  • collection
  • 1806 - 1968

Fonds consists of records relating to three generations of the Cartwright family, their relatives, friends and colleagues. Most prominent are the papers of Mabel Cartwright, which includes correspondence with her family and relatives, diaries, notebooks and photographs.

Correspondence and other records from earlier generations of Cartwrights are included, most from Mabel Cartwright’s parents dating from the late 1860s to the early 1920s. Letters from Mabel Cartwright’s siblings, including Stephen, a missionary in Japan, are included. Financial and legal documents are included from the time Mabel Cartwright lived with her sister Winifred. The fonds also contains material accumulated and written by Hilda Fern Wood about Mabel Cartwright, and some records relating to the Wood family.

Cartwright and Wood Families

MacKinnon-Wrong Family fonds

  • UTA 1503
  • collection
  • 1808-1935

The material consists mainly of correspondence between members of the extended MacKinnon and Wrong families, back and forth between Canada and Scotland. They regularly related news and updates about the health and situation of family and friends. There are also a few pieces of correspondence for George M. Wrong.

Additionally, this accession includes poetry written by George M. Wrong’s father, Gilbert Wrong, as well as a few other documents from the family.

MacKinnon-Wrong Family

University of Toronto. Office of the Bursar fonds

  • UTA 0159
  • collection
  • ca. 1814-1942

This fonds contains 4 accessions of records from the Office of the Bursar. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Office of the Bursar

John Beatty fonds

  • CA ON00357 2160
  • collection
  • 1819-1868

Fonds consists of personal papers related to John Beatty's work as a minister and involvement with the Upper Canada Academy including correspondence, deeds, professional licences, and lists of financiers for various church projects.

Beatty, John

University of Toronto. University College fonds

  • UTA 0213
  • collection
  • ca. 1820s - ca. 2000

This fonds contains 19 accessions from University College. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. University College

Gerald M. Craig fonds

  • UTA 1184
  • collection
  • 1823-1988

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1984-0003: Book reviews, articles for newspapers, notes, correspondence, obituaries and other items found interleaved in books from the library of Gerald Marquis Craig, professor of history. Most of these reflect Professor Craig's interest in American political and social issues (1 box, 1944-1982).

B1989-0003: Files assembled for the writing of the first (1827-1906) of a two-volumed history of the University of Toronto (project abandoned) (2 boxes, 1823-1988)

Craig, Gerald M.

University of Toronto. Office of the Comptroller fonds

  • UTA 0163
  • collection
  • ca. 1823-1973

This fonds from the Office of the Comptroller contains 5 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Office of the Comptroller

Upper Canada College fonds

  • UTA 0220
  • collection
  • 1824-1961

This fonds from Upper Canada College contains 2 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

Upper Canada College

Graeme H. Patterson fonds

  • CA OTTCA F2008
  • collection
  • 1824-1993

The fonds is comprised of material relating to Patterson's teaching activities at Trinity College, including correspondence, manuscripts of his writings and publications, thesis notes, materials for lectures and research materials. The fonds also contains family papers which include material on the people and events of Paris, Ontario, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including records relating to the immigration of Home Children to Canada.

Contains series

  1. Correspondence
  2. Personal Information
  3. Writings and publications
  4. Thesis notes
  5. Materials for lectures
  6. Other research materials
  7. Family papers

Patterson, Graeme H.

Henry John Cunningham Ireton fonds

  • UTA 1419
  • collection
  • 1827-1973

Correspondence, reports, course and lecture notes, photoprints, etc., documenting the career of H.J.C. Ireton as a professor of physics; included are files of professors James Loudon, J.C. McLennan, and E.F. Burton.

Ireton, Henry John Cunningham

University of Toronto. Department of Graduate Records fonds

  • UTA 0053
  • collection
  • ca. 1827 - 1970

This fonds contains 2 accessions from the the Department of Graduate Records. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Department of Graduate Records

Hermann Boeschenstein fonds

  • UTA 1072
  • collection
  • 1827-1997, predominant 1924-1997

Personal papers of Hermann Boeschenstein, professor of German at the University of Toronto, documenting his academic activities, family and outside activities, especially those within the German-Canadian community. Includes: correspondence; notes; manuscripts of books; addresses; radio talks; and other published and unpublished literary works, photographs and publications. His external activities are documented in records relating to his involvement with the War Prisoners' Aid of the Young Men's Christian Association (during the Second World War); German Prisoner-of-War associations; the Canadian Society for German Relief; the German-Canadian Club; and the Trans-Canada Alliance of German Canadians.

See accession-level description for further details.

Boeschenstein, Hermann

Harold Gordon Skilling fonds

  • UTA 1778
  • collection
  • 1828-2001

Personal records of Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science and a specialist in East European (especially Czechoslovak) studies. Fonds consists of 18 accessions:

B1983-0013: Records of conferences and meetings attended; drafts of and correspondence regarding articles written; correspondence relating to the writing of "Communism, National and International" and "Governments of Communist East Europe"; personal files (1961-1979) and correspondence (1974-1983); lecture notes as visiting professor, Columbia University, 1952 (9 boxes, 1952-1983).

B1984-0044: Lecture notes on international politics and international organization, University of Wisconsin and Dartmouth College (1941-1959); files for courses on Soviet politics at Dartmouth College and the University of Toronto; lecture notes for courses on Eastern Europe and comparative communism at the University of Toronto; lecture notes by Hazard at Columbia University (1949-1950). (20 boxes, 1941-1984).

B1985-0029: Addresses, radio scripts, correspondence, lecture notes; files on the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (1980-1981); files relating to the publication of "Interest Groups in Soviet Politics" (1971). (6 boxes, 1937-1982).

B1987-0064: Correspondence, articles, reports, and related material on East European studies at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including a study of the U.S. Helsinki Watch project prepared by the Ford Foundation (4 boxes, 1977-1986)

B1987-0083: Addresses; correspondence with students, 1970-1986, and on the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, 1980; course outlines in political science, 1960-1980 (2 boxes, 1958-1986).

B1988-0007: Records documenting Skilling's expertise relating to East European studies with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia and his role in the the Centre for Russian and East European Studies. Contains addresses and speeches; manuscripts and publications including related correspondence and reviews (books included are "Czechoslovakia's Interruped Revolution", "Charter 77 and Human Rights in Czechoslovakia", and "The Czech Renaissance in the Nineteenth Century"); lecture notes; subject files, mainly of associations; sound recording, video and photographs; University of Toronto administrative files including the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, the Department of Polical Economy, Committee on International Studies as well as the Centre for International Studies (3 boxes, 1945-1986)

B1989-0030: Addresses, articles, correspondence, minutes of meetings and financial files documenting Gordon Skilling's activities as a specialist in East European studies, with particular emphasis on Czechoslovakia (4 boxes, 1965-1989).

B1989-0045: Bibliography on communism in Czechoslovakia and the history of the Czech Communist Party, 1918-1958; files pertaining to Gordon Skilling's publications, "Charter 77 Documents", "Socialist Opposition in Czechoslovakia" (proposed), and "Samidzat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (1988), including correspondence with Jan Kavan (5 boxes, ca. 1958-1988).

B1991-0037: Manuscripts, correspondence, addresses, lectures, conference files, subject files, greeting cards and index cards documenting Gordon Skilling's teaching and research interests in East European affairs, with particular reference to events in Czechoslovakia (6 boxes, 1949-1991).

B1993-0028: Diaries, notebooks, personal and research correspondence, manuscripts, articles, press clippings and photoprints relating to Dr. Skillings trips to Eastern Europe, his personal life and his research and writings. Included is research material for: "Samizdat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (20 boxes, 1934-1988).

B1994-0011: Correspondence, addresses, lecture notes, minutes of meetings, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, publications, notes and press clippings documenting Professor Skilling's interest in Eastern Europe, particularly Czechoslovakia, and his association with the Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Royal Society of Canada. Also includes consultant files, foreign language clippings and collected papers on Czechoslovak history and politics (7 boxes, 1927-1993).

B1999-0017: Personal records of Gordon Skilling, relating primarily to the Czech Republic, including professional and private correspondence with colleagues and friends, including Vilem Precan (1969-1996); drafts of his "Memoirs of a Canadian" and articles, with covering correspondence; addresses; conference papers, photographs (13 boxes, 1969-1997).

B2000-0027: Personal records of H.G. Skilling, relating primarily to his interest in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Includes early correspondence with his wife Sally, correspondence with friends and associates in Czechoslovakia, grant applications, itineraries, subject files relating to human rights groups, publishers and the medal that he received from the Royal Society. The records also include a printout of Skilling's autobiography entitled "The Education of a Canadian: My Life as a Scholar and Activist" (5 boxes, 1936-1999).

B2001-0017: Records documenting the history of the family of Harold Gordon Skilling, including his wife, Sara (Sally) and his own life and career. Sous-fonds I: Skilling family. Documents Gordon's father, William Watt, his uncle, Ernest (a Shriner), and his brothers Donald and William, who fought in World War I (Donald was killed in action). Sous-fonds II: Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling. Her education in the United States, her travels with Gordon in eastern Europe in the 1960s and her skill in entertaining. Sous-fonds III: Harold Gordon Skilling. Focuses on his research and writing of books on T. G. Masaryk and Alice Masaryk, on his travels, especially in Eastern Europe, and on the seminars he held in his residence during the last years of his life. These records consist primarily of correpondence (personal and professional, including with Vilem Precan (1993-2000) and Vaclav Havel), diaries, drafts of books and articles, reviews, addresses, index cards, scrap books, and photo albums (64 boxes, 1828-2001).

B2002-0020: Bibliographic references and research notes on index cards, with some accompanying notes, compiled by Professor Gordon Skilling for his book, 'Czecholslovakia's Interrupted Revolution', along with three boxes of other notes and references relating to Samizdat and dissent, Charter '77, Czechoslovak history and Czech-German relations (14 boxes, n.d. - ca. 1985)

B2002-0024: Personal records of H. Gordon Skilling, consisting of: Masaryk medal awarded by the Czechoslovak Association of Canada, 1985; certificate, case and medallion relating to honorary degree awarded by Charles University, Prague, 1990; Komensky medal awarded by Komensky University, Bratislava, 1990; certificate and medal for the Order of the White Lion, Third Class, Czechoslovakia's highest honour for non-citizens, awarded by President Vaclav Havel on Professor Skilling's 80th birthday, 28 February 1992 (3 boxes and 1 folder, 1985-1992).

B2009-0032: Correspondence, research notes, manuscripts etc. of Prof. Gordon Skillling relating to his career as professor of political science. Includes files for Josef Pekar, Czech politics, etc. (1 box, 1985-1987).

B2012-0005: Further personal records of Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science and a specialist in East European (especially Czechoslovak) studies, consisting of research notes for and drafts of his doctoral thesis, 'The German-Czech national conflict in Bohemia, 1779-1873', with subsequent revisions; correspondence with scholars in East European studies, publishers, and editors. Also address books, 88th birthday greetings, slides and photographs, and medals. (12 boxes and medals, 1917-1997).

Skilling, H. Gordon (Harold Gordon)

Dorothy Toye Long fonds

  • UTA 1485
  • collection
  • 1828-1979; predominant 1922-1949

Long, Dorothy Toye

Alida Martin fonds

  • CA ON00357 2103
  • collection
  • [ca. 1829]–1949

Fonds consists of addresses and lectures notes by Samuel Nelles; clippings, eulogy and biographical information regarding Samuel Nelles and his family; photographs.

Martin, Alida

Rev. Charles Dade fonds

  • UTA 1191
  • collection
  • ca. 1830-1901; predominant 1830-1872

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings presumably collected by Rev. Charles Dade (b1803-d1872) former Mathematical Master at Upper Canada College (ca1829). Inside cover inscribed "C. Dade Toronto U. Canada 1835". Obituaries at front of volume. Clippings relate to events in Upper Canada, including U.C. College and education.

Dade, Charles, Reverend

Upper Canada Academy fonds

  • CA ON00357 2084
  • collection
  • 1831-1849

Fonds consists of records related to the founding of Upper Canada Academy, which later became Victoria College. Records includes the Royal Charter, constitutions, financial records, register of students and notebooks of Reverend John Beatty and Matthew Richey. Also included are one series of minutes: Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy Building Committee, 1831-1836; Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy and Victoria College Managing Committee, 1836-1843; and minutes of the Victoria College Financial Committee, 1843-1849.

Upper Canada Academy

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2001
  • collection
  • 1831-2017

Fonds consists of the records from the Upper Canada Academy and the period when Victoria University (formerly College) was situated in Cobourg. It includes records of the Academy Treasurer, John Beatty and of the Bursars/Treasurers, John Potts and George Cox.

Subsequent records are from the Bursars of Victoria University:
W.J. Little (1932-1951)
W.C. James (1951-1963)
F.C. Stokes (1963-1985)
Larry Kurtz, (1985-2003)
David Keeling (2004-2009)
Ray deSouza (Present)

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office

Richard Noble Starr fonds

  • UTA 1806
  • collection
  • 1833-1951; predominant 1838-1843

Diary, indenture of bargain and sale, newspaper clippings, notes relating to Dr. Richard Noble Starr (1791-1843), donor of the Starr Medal in Medicine; copy of Dr. Starr's will (1843); material re Phillips and Carruthers families. The Starr medal originated from a bequest on 4 August 1843 by Richard Noble Starr, M.D.

Starr, Richard Noble

University of Toronto Libraries fonds

  • UTA 1894
  • collection
  • 1835-2015

This fonds for the University of Toronto Libraries contains 71 accessions of material originating from no discernible office within the University of Toronto Libraries system, or from defunct offices, and previous committees and task forces. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto Libraries

Cassels Brock and Blackwell fonds

  • UTA 1127
  • collection
  • 1836-1907

Deeds for land at Bloor and Spadina between George Dickson and the University of Toronto (July 1907) and for land at Bloor and Huron Street between W. G. Gooderham and Trustees and Governors of the University of Toronto (27 June 1907). Copy of an indenture, Jan. 20, 1836 between King's College and Ezra Annes, Township of Whitney for lot 28 in first concession of that Township containing 100 acres: "Enterest Kings College Registry page 101".

Cassels Brock and Blackwell

McPhedran / Duncan / Green Family fonds

  • UTA 1563
  • collection
  • 1836-1995

Records documenting the lives of John Harris McPhedran, associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, and members of his family, including his first wife, Florence Davidson, and their children, Isobel and Elizabeth, and his second wife, Marie Green Duncan, author of several books and a Governor-General's Award winner.

Included is correspondence, diaries, and his autobiography which, in addition to personal and family matters, detail his activities during World War I and at the University of Toronto; certificates and diplomas, legal documents, memorabilia, notes, research files, interviews, manuscripts, radio scripts, photographs, glass-plate negatives, and postcards.

McPhedran, John Harris

Archibald Hope (A.H.) Young Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2053
  • collection
  • 1837-1935

The collection consists of material related to Young’s academic interest in the Anglican Church in Canada and its related people, records related to Young’s time as an administrator of Trinity College, and some material from his personal life. The fonds contains original and copied research material accumulated by Young from various sources, written by John Strachan, his family and contemporaries. Other research interests included Bishop Mountain, the Stewart family, and Trinity College. Published and unpublished manuscripts, Young’s correspondence relating to the administration of Trinity College, and personal artefacts and photographs, are included.

Contains series:

  1. John Strachan research
  2. Mountain family correspondence
  3. Drafts and published work
  4. Trinity College administration
  5. Personal records

Young, Archibald Hope

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar's Office fonds

  • CA ON00357 2049
  • collection
  • 1837-2019

Fonds consists of the records of the Registrar and Associate Registrar, primarily relating to Victoria College students and student records as well as awards, prizes and scholarships, convocations, registration procedures, baccalaureate services, receptions, counselling, etc. Fonds also consists of material related to the Registrar's work with the Senate. Records include correspondence, annual reports, as well as ephemera and photographs.

Fonds consists of three series: Correspondence/subject files, 1893–2013; Student records, 1837–2008; Photographs.

Victoria College (Toronto. Ont.). Registrar's Office

Ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church fonds

  • CA ON00357 2092
  • collection
  • 1837–1888

Fonds consists of minutes of annual meetings of the Ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1837-1856, 1860-1861 as well as minutes of the Faculty of Theology and Board of Examiners.

Ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church

Langton (John) Family fonds

  • UTA 1464
  • collection
  • 1837-1953

Correspondence, diaries, and writings of members of the Langton family, especially John (1808-1894) and Hugh Hornby (1862-1953), Librarian at the U. of Toronto, 1892-1923; photoprints. Includes material on a variety of subjects, including the administration of University College. Also includes copy of sections from the diary of Sir Daniel Wilson relating to the University of Toronto.

Langton, John

Francis Huston Wallace fonds

  • CA ON00357 2186
  • collection
  • 1839-1936

Fonds consists of mostly personal papers divided into the following series: Studies (1863-1872); Ministry (1871-1926); Finances (1863-1936); Autobiography (1873-1921); Memorabilia (1883-1933); Family Correspondence (1839-1930).

Wallace, Francis Huston

University of Toronto. Physical Plant Department fonds

  • UTA 0173
  • collection
  • ca. 1839 - 1985

Fonds contains 26 accessions of records from the Physical Plant Department and its predecessor the Office of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. See accession-level descriptions for details.

University of Toronto. Physical Plant Department

Sir Daniel Wilson fonds

  • UTA 1957
  • collection
  • ca. 1840-1881, 1974

Fonds consists of 6 accessions:

B1973-0043: 19 paintings - Views of Toronto locations, including Yorkville Creek, and scenes in Northern Ontario, Quebec, the United States, England and Scotland painted by Daniel Wilson (19 paintings, 1855-1881).

B1974-0033: Microfilm copy of Wilson's diary (1974)

B1993-0022: Copies of correspondence from Daniel Wilson (later Sir Daniel Wilson, former President of U. of T.) to individuals in Edinburgh and to institutions such as American Philosophic Society and Smithsonian Institution (1 box, 1846-1890).

B2001-0048: 1 painting - "Brown Square" [Edinburgh] by Daniel Wilson. Watercolour and graphite on paper. Framed size 32.4 X 43.9 cm, ca. 1840-1850

B2004-0015: 2 paintings: Watercolour paintings by Daniel Wilson: "Mounds, Murray Bay July 22, 1865" and "Cap Blanc July 25, 1865".

B2010-0004: Illuminated "In Memoriam" volume produced by the City of Toronto containing the "Resolution of Condolence" dated 10 October 1892 relating to the death of Sir Daniel Wilson.

Wilson, Daniel, Sir

Wallace Family fonds

  • CA ON00357 2187
  • collection
  • ca 1840-1996, predominant 1890-1940

Fonds consists of various diaries, journals, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs/negatives, regarding travel, careers, school, and life. Includes documentation about travel to China, Europe, World War I, Go Home Bay and the Madawaska Club (cottage community associated with the University of Toronto).

Fonds has been divided into four series: 1 - Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace; 2 - Edward Wilson Wallace, Jr; 3 - Muriel Joy Wilson Wallace; 4 - Photographs.

Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board fonds

  • CA ON00357 2086
  • collection
  • 1841-1889

Fonds consists of minutes (including extracts), notes and drafts, reports and other records of the Victoria College Board. Also includes minutes of the annual meetings of ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church to elect Board and Officers of the College, 1862-1866. Fonds also consists of records of committees of the Victoria College Board, including the Building Committee.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board

Richard Birdsall fonds

  • UTA 1057
  • collection
  • 1842

Letter, dated 24 February, 1842, from Henry Boys, Bursar of King's College, to Richard Birdsall of Belleville, surveyor to the Canada Company and surveyor of the land on which King's College was built, requesting him not to seize the timber on Lot No. 18 in the 14th concession of Seymour Township, which the College had sold to E.D.S. Wilkins.

Birdsall, Richard

John Ambery Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2060
  • collection
  • 1842 - 1903

The fonds consists of a letter book and an itemized list of the contents of that letter book. A significant portion of the correspondence is in regard to a letter published in The Globe on 2 February 1875. The fonds also includes a poem titled "College Vagaries."

Ambery, John

Samuel Sobieski Nelles fonds

  • CA ON00357 2038
  • collection
  • 1842-1962

During his thirty-seven years as a teacher and administrator at Victoria College, Samuel Nelles made an indelible imprint on both the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the system of higher education in Ontario. Consequently, his papers possess significant research value for religious, intellectual, and educational historians. The collection held by the Archives is a fairly representative sampling of Nelles' correspondence, essays, articles, sermons, speeches, addresses, lectures, and notes. The earliest material dates from his student days in the early 1840's, and the last records were written only days before his death in 1887.

Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence, 1856–1962; Diaries and journals, 1846–1887; Essays and articles, 1842–1896; Sermons, 1848–1888; Speeches and addresses, 1842–1887; Lectures, 1854–1887; Notebooks of sermons, addresses, lectures, essays and notes, 1847–1887; Writing and memorabilia, 1846–1902; and Material relating to Victoria College, 1851–1884.

Nelles, Samuel Sobieski

Barbara Barrow fonds

  • UTA 1040
  • collection
  • 1843-1850

Warrants appointing William Bulmer Nicol to a professorship in Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Botany at the University of King's College (1843) and University of Toronto (1850).

Barrow, Barbara

James B. Conacher fonds

  • UTA 1166
  • collection
  • 1843-1993 (predominant 1937-1993)

These are a fairly complete set of records documenting most aspects of Prof. Conacher’s career as a Canadian academic, a scholar of British history, a university administrator, and a teacher. There is a voluminous amount of professional correspondence found not only in Series 1 Professional Correspondence but in most other series. Much of it documents his professional and personal relationships with colleagues and friends. Records in Series 8 Professional Activities also give evidence to these relationships as it pertains to activities on associations. Researchers wishing insight into the network of Canadian historians active in Canada from the 1950s to the 1980s will want to consult these records and in particular Series 1 and Series 8. Conacher’s non-academic life is best documented in Series 2 Family Correspondence and Series 12 Non-Professional Activities but again personal correspondence with family and friends is interfiled in Series 1 and discusses life in general for himself and his family.

While manuscripts of his major published works have not survived, (except for his final work Britain and the Crimea), other documents such as correspondence with publishers, contracts, reviews and corrections to drafts give a good sense of his work on these publications. As a whole, his research, writing and editorial works are well documented in Series 4 Books as well as records in Series 5 Talks, addresses and articles, Series 6 Reviews, and Series 7 Disraeli Project. His editorial role with the Canadian Historical Review is documented in Series 8 Professional Activities, while his editorial files for the Champlain Society have been transferred to the Champlain Society Papers (Ms 50) held by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

A quick look at Conacher’s c.v. reveals the numerous administrative posts he held in his more than forty years at the University of Toronto. His career covers a period in the University of Toronto that saw unprecedented expansion, changes in University governance, movements by both faculty and students to have a greater say in decision making and the beginning of budgetary constraints on University and external research funding. Within the Department of History, curriculum was rewritten several times, new disciplines were being established and the graduate department further defined. Records found in Series 9 University of Toronto, Series 10 Department of History, and Series 11 University of Toronto Faculty Association document to varying degrees all of these developments. A copy of Conacher’s unpublished memoirs found in Series 5: Talks, addresses and articles lends a very personal voice to these developments.

Conacher’s role as a teacher to his students, as well as a mentor to his graduate students and younger colleagues are reflected in the records found in Series 3 Letters of Recommendation, Series 13 Teaching and Series 14 Ph.D. Student Files. The fact that so many sought his help and advice is evidence of his influence with a whole generation of historical scholars. Much of the correspondence in Series 3 and 14 shows his personal relationships with those he mentored.

Conacher, James Blennerhasset

Malcolm William Wallace fonds

  • UTA 1944
  • collection
  • 1843-1955

Personal records of Malcolm William Wallace, professor of English in and Principal of University College, consisting of personal and biographical material, drafts and copies of his writings and addresses, and material on the history and functioning of the University of Toronto and University College, from the opening of King’s College in 1843. Included is the University of Toronto Overseas Training Company’s “Record of Service” book, with a number of loose items, that Wallace compiled while second-in-command of the Company during World War I; his study for the Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences (Massey Commission); and the Alexander Lectures for 1950-1951.

Wallace, Malcolm William

University of Toronto. Office of the Vice-President and Registrar fonds

  • UTA 0167
  • collection
  • ca. 1844-1978

This fonds from University of Toronto's Office of the Vice-President and Registrar contains 13 accessions. See accession-level descriptions for more details.

University of Toronto. Office of the Vice-President and Registrar

James Patton fonds

  • UTA 1647
  • collection
  • 1845-1863

Collection of 8 pamphlets relating to University of Toronto with mss annotations by James Patton. Pamphlets included are: "The university question considered: by a graduate" (1845), "Wesleyan conference memorial on the question of liberal education in Upper Canada, explained and defended by numerous proofs and illustrations, by a committee".(1860), "University reform. Report of the resolutions adopted at a great public meeting of the inhabitants of Kingston..." (1861), "Address before the select committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to inquire into the management of the University of Toronto..." by Daniel Wilson (1860), "Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the expenditure of the funds of the University of Toronto, and into the state of its financial affairs..." (1862), "University reform defended: in reply to six editorials of the 'Globe' and 'Leader'..." by a committee of the Wesleyan Conference (1863), "Defence of the plan of University reform proposed by the Senate of the University of Toronto..." (1863), "Statutes of the University of Toronto, 1857".

Patton, James

Nathanael Burwash fonds

  • CA ON00357 2042
  • collection
  • 1845-1927; predominant 1865-1915

In his capacities as a minister, teacher and administrator, Nathanael Burwash exerted tremendous influence on both the course of the Methodist Church in Canada and the development of the educational system in Ontario for over half a century. In view of this dual role, Burwash's papers are of cardinal interest to religious and educational historians; nevertheless, they also contain valuable insights into the political, social and economic conditions in Canada between 1860 and the end of the First World War. The collection held by the Archives includes a large selection of Burwash's correspondence, diaries, sermons, addresses, essays, lectures, manuscripts, and biographical material.

Burwash's correspondence has been organized chronologically and thematically. The bulk of the material has been classified as general correspondence, but, where the volume or importance of correspondence on a particular subject warranted, a separate file was created. When ever possible, Burwash's replies were placed with the letters in response to which they were written. The major portion of the correspondence relates to the administration of Victoria College: included are letters from students seeking advice, requests for academic recommendations and honourary degrees, applications for staff openings and salary increases, questions concerning curriculum and examinations and debates over the relationship between the university and the government. The close ties between Victoria and other Methodist institutions such as Albert College, Columbian Methodist College and Wesley College in Winnipeg are clearly illustrated. Information concerning the university's financial arrangements and endowments has largely been segregated, but the researcher should also scan the general correspondence and the Massey family correspondence for a more complete picture. The family correspondence provides insights into Burwash's private opinions and reflects many values of Canadian family life. Although there are occasional questions regarding spiritual matters, the problems of training young men for the ministry or mission work, there are not as many as might be expected from the nature of Burwash's involvements. The bulk of the religious correspondence deals with the issue of Higher Criticism (particularly the Workman and Jackson controversies). Because Burwash was generally perceived to be a moderate liberal in theological matters, he received solicitations for support from both conservatives and radicals within the Methodist Church.

Although a number of the diaries are little more than listings of appointments and meetings, others are detailed accounts of Burwash's daily activities as a young preacher and professor and outline the nature of his spiritual concerns. The division of the remainder of the material into sermons, addresses, lectures, articles, essays, and manuscripts was often difficult and, of necessity, occasionally arbitrary. Within each category, the material was arranged chronologically. Generally, any piece containing a text (unless a title indicated otherwise) was classified as a sermon; pieces addressed to an audience (usually without a text) were labelled as addresses or lectures. The lecture notes contain examples of Burwash's work both as a student and as a teacher. Compositions which seem to have been written strictly for publication rather than for an audience were considered to be essays, articles, or manuscripts. The collection includes the complete manuscript for A Manual of Christian Theology in the Inductive Method and the manuscript and several drafts of The History of Victoria College.

Burwash's writings reflect an emphasis on the inner spiritual life of the individual and the importance of such Wesleyan traditions as Christian perfection. His work was an interesting example of a nineteenth century struggle to reconcile spiritual and scientific truths, although like most Methodists he was confident that all modes of truth were ultimately harmonious. Burwash's articulation of Wesleyan doctrine was designed to separate superficial and fundamental concepts in order to prepare a doctrinal basis for church union. The biographical and autobiographical material,initially prepared by Burwash and subsequently by his eldest son Edward,is incomplete in that it deals only with the period of Burwash's life prior to the 1890's. However, it contains interesting information on the nature of the educational system in Ontario, the lifestyle of a young preacher in both rural and urban stations, and the problems facing Victoria College immediately prior to federation.

The fonds is arranged in five series: Correspondence, 1965-1925; Diaries and journal, 1859-1914; Writing, 1860-1917; Notes and manuscripts, 1862-1923; and Records, 1863-1927.

Burwash, Nathanael

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