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Collection consists predominantly of research and draft materials for The Laws of Media (University of Toronto Press, 1988) as well as related correspondence. Beginning in the early 1970's, at the instigation of McGraw-Hill (the original publisher of McLuhan's 1964 work, Understanding Media) Marshall and Eric McLuhan began generating materials towards what was first conceived of as a revised edition of Understanding Media and subsequently as The Laws of Media, a new work in its own right.
Legal and business papers and correspondence, chiefly relating to MacNab’s various property transactions, as well as a small amount of historical material relating to the Rebellion of 1837-1838. Also includes documents from the governing of the Estate after Allan MacNab’s death. This includes papers from MacNab’s sister-in-law and executor, Sophia Stuart MacNab, as well papers from her successors, Mary Stuart Daly and Caroline Daly. These records pertain to the maintenance of the estate, information on the mortgages owned by the estate and lawsuits.
MacNab, Allan Napier
The collection contains a large number of indentures, wills, marriage contracts, and military commissions that pertain to a small group of families whose ancestral home was in the manor town of Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire, England. The records principally relate to the Hall, Meakin, Digby, Stuffyn, Bilbie, Hall, and Snowden families and their relations. They range in date from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, and detail the lives of these families both in Great Britain and in Canada.
Works in manuscript of poems written in English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and his translation of the poetry of French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish writers into English. His essays on literary topics, 1940's to 1991.
The collection consists of typed transcripts from printed texts, private papers, notes, interviews and photographs and post cards that give the social history of the Lake of Bays area. During the late 19th and early 20 centuries, the area was largely inhabited by those who worked in the lumber industry. With the arrival of summer cottagers at the beginning of the 20th century, the economy improved. The Martin papers describe this period.
The collection consists of notebooks, diaries, account books and memoranda books belonging to or associatd with Martin and his family.
Martin, William S.
This collection consists of architectural drawings and other documentation for buildings designed by Toronto architect George M. Miller and his son William J. Miller. Additional documentation includes microfilms of G.M. Miller's ledger books (1894-1912), as well as correspondence, specifications and other materials for several of the buildings designed by Miller of his son. It also includes photographs of many of the buildings designed by Miller and a small amount of biographical material.
Miller, George M.
This collection consists of Morley's personal and literary correspondence, notes and a scrapbook .
Morley, Edna Lillian
The collection is comprised of minutes of the committee's executive and annual meetings, financial statements, statistics, correspondence, church listings, membership lists, mailing lists, directories, newsletters, publicity, pamphlets and proofs. These papers are mostly concerned with the affairs of the National and Regional Committees, however the last five boxes contain the papers of the Metropolitan Toronto Inter-Faith Immigration Committee.
National Inter-Faith Immigration Committee
The collection consists of manuscripts for the book John Galt's Poems, edited by Needler, and notes regarding Galt. It also contains notes on and correspondence concerning Anna Jameson and letters between David Macbeth Moir and Alexander Balfour (1821-1829).
Needler, G. H. (George Henry)
Collection includes drafts of poems; typescripts and proofs of Grave sirs, Moving in alone, Elephants, Mothers and others, Black night window, and the Green plain; correspondence with publishers and other Canadian authors.
This collection consists of correspondence and papers written by Nightingale to Annie Machin, a friend and pupil. They describe her concerns about the new Montreal General Hospital, including the selection of trained nurses for it. The letters show Nightingale's attention to detail about the hospitals where the nurses would work, her concern for their well-being, their qualifications and suitability for the work.
The collection consists chiefly of correspondence of Osler family news and the social history of Upper Canada.
The collection consists of Spanish and Italian documents, including a commission signed by Philip III (1578-1621), a document signed by Philip IV (1605-1665), and a document signed by King Vittorio Emanuele.
Parker, J.H. ( Jack Horace)
Correspondence and research about Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903-1930), mathematician, philosopher, economist. Ramsey biographer Laura Leavitt-Kahn gathered letters from old school friends of Ramsey, from Winchester School to colleagues and students at Cambridge. Included are her notes and research for the biography, which was never completed. Correspondence from Ramsey’s wife, Lettice, is also present. Copies of some of his work and correspondence to his parents, Wittgenstein and others form part of this material. Originals of these are held by Ramsey’s grandson.
Includes extensive correspondence from writers, 1960s-2000s, to Arlene Lampert. The correspondence
is primarily personal in nature. Photographs from the University of Toronto Writers’ Workshops held in
Toronto and The Bahamas, 1972-1978, form part of this accession. The photographs include many wellknown
authors, such as Austin Clarke, Al Purdy, Dennis Lee, Graeme Gibson, P.K. Page, Joe Rosenblatt,
Marian Engel, George Bowering.
Frequent correspondents include Bill Bissett, Susan Musgrave, Stephen Reid, Joe Rosenblatt, Jeni
Couzyn, Rosemary Sullivan, Anne Michaels, Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier, Alice Denham, P.K. Page, Earle
Birney and Wailan Low, Phyllis Webb and others.
Includes drafts, notes, research and appearances for The Find; Alphabet; Paradise and Elsewhere; Frankie Styne and The Silver Man; The Story of My Face; Nottingham Prison Writers Residency; short stories; journals; correspondence and other material
70 photographic negatives taken at National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC) meeting, award of merit ceremony and redress celebration dinner.
This first donation for Antanas Sileika and includes published (including Woman in Bronze, Underground, and Dinner at the End of the World); unpublished manuscript materials; juvenilia; correspondence; CBC Radio comedy sketch scripts; various publications he has worked on or contributed to; and materials from the Humber School for Writers including correspondence and transcriptions of author talks for a series called The Writing Life.
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This collection contains drafts and proofs for a number of Sarah’s published monographs, including Little Eurekas (Biblioasis, 2007), A Day’s Grace (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2003), and The Touchstone: Poems New and Selected (Anansi, 1992), along with correspondence and drafts of Sarah’s contributions to the Porcupine’s Quill Essential Poets series, on Margaret Avison, Don Coles, and George Johnston. Also included are over sixty published examples of Sarah’s poetry, essays, interviews, and fiction, in Canadian and American periodicals such as The Malahat Review, ARC, The Threepenny Review, The Walrus, and The New Quarterly.
In addition, this collection includes correspondence, drafts and published versions of Sarah’s journalistic work, which has appeared in Canadian newspapers such as The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and The Ottawa Citizen. Materials relating to Sarah’s editorial work for Cormorant Books and House of Anansi Press are also included, along with material pertaining to Sarah’s involvement in numerous literary events.
Includes drafts and proofs of The Tree of Life [Der Boym Fun Lebn]; Bociany [a novel about life in a Polish shtetl] and Of Lodz and Love; Survivors [translated from the Yiddish by Goldie Morgentaler]; address and daybooks; most of the printed manuscript of Briv tsu Abrashn; Bird of the Ghetto; correspondence with family, friends, authors, editors and publishers, including Isaac Bashevis Singer, printer and publisher Israel London, Elaine Kalman Naves, and other material related to the life and work of author Chava Rosenfarb.
Manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, writing for academic journals, teaching files and other material related to his life and work as a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist.
Stephenson, Craig E.
Includes research, notes and drafts for a biography of Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941) by Dr. George William Ross (d.1948), friend and colleague of Banting. Ross’ father was the fifth Premier of Ontario from 1899-1905, Sir George William Ross (1841-1914). Dr. G.W. Ross lost both his sons in World War II. The bulk of the material covers the 1920s to 1941, the year of Banting’s death. Banting’s letters to his mother, medical
This first accession of Michelle Berry’s papers contains manuscript drafts of novels and books of short stories; early writing drafts; reviews written by Michelle Berry for the Globe and Mail, as well as reviews of her work; correspondence, and other material related to her life and work.
Collection contains papers and other documents pertaining to the work of Jack Batten. It includes early drafts, edited manuscripts and galley versions of many of his published works. The collection also includes notes, reviews, printed ephemera, publicity tour information, general and financial correspondence, diagrams, photographs, and research and other materials, much of which relates to specific works. Correspondence includes letters to and from personalities, such as journalists Robert Fulford, Peter Gzowski and Michele Landsberg; publisher Jack McClelland, politician John Sewell; hockey pioneer Conn Smythe; and musicians Gary Burton, Blossom Dearie and Phil Nimmons.
The collection consists of notebooks, notes, holograph and typescript and word processed drafts for Goodison's poems and stories.
The collection consists of the papers of Ronald Bryden and cover a wide range of his professional life, including scripts co-written by Bryden when he was an undergraduate at Trinity College, University of Toronto, through to his published work as a journalist and up through the period when he was director of the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto.
Wallace, William Stewart
Collection consists of miscellaneous leaflets, pamphlets, bumper stickers, newspapers, posters, and ribbons issued during the protests in Kiev, Ukraine from November 2013 to March 2014.
Dafoe, Frances Helen
Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and other materials documenting the treatment of Doukhobours in British Columbia, Russia, the United States and elsewhere. Also included are pamphlets, letters of appeal and other documents written by or about Doukhobours.
Federation of Russian Canadians
Contains the journals of Col. Benjamin Aylett Branfill, as well as sketchbooks and assorted papers including correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Also includes photography albums and genealogical information collected by his descendants, specifically the family of his daughter Helen Hammond de Caux.
Branfill, Benjamin Aylett
Includes research, notes and other background material for Joan Coldwell’s The Tightrope Walker: autobiographical writings of Anne Wilkinson.
This first accession consists of submissions; paste-ups/proofs of issues; correspondence with writers and subscribers; promotional materials; administrative files; financial files; grant proposals and other material related to Ink Magazine.
Includes correspondence with various poets in his capacity as Saturday Night poetry editor, some with submissions, and copies of replies, as well as correspondence with other writers and drafts of their work, including Rachel Manley, Lorna Goodison, Derek Walcott (along with the nomination for Walcott to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992), Anne Michaels and Bruce St. John. It also includes books, pamphlets,print and ephemera pertaining to West Indian and Caribbean Literature, history and culture.
Chamberlin, J. Edward