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Yvonne McKague Housser fonds

  • CA ON00399 40
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1993

Fonds consists of Yvonne Housser's journals and correspondence (1931-1980), including correspondence with her husband Frederick Housser (1931-37), and Arthur Lismer (1937) and notes on Theosophy (1953-1980); lectures, book reviews and stories (1933-1980); and documents and drawings pertaining to her travels and sketching trips (1939-1975) to Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Québec.

Housser, Yvonne McKague

Lewis Emerson Horning fonds

  • CA ON00399 15
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1918

The fonds consists of Horning’s records pertaining to his activities as an academic. The fonds includes correspondence relating to A Bibliography of Canadian Fiction (1897-1904); correspondence with Lawrence J. Burpee (1900-04) and with Wilfred Campbell (1895-1905); (annotated) articles; (annotated) copies of A Bibliography of Canadian Fiction, Exercises in German Composition, The German Drama of the Nineteenth Century, and other publications; lecture notes; personal and other material.

Horning, Lewis Emerson

Peter H. Hess fonds

  • CA ON00399 31
  • Fonds
  • [198-?]-[ca. 1988]

Fonds consists of reports made for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities Aid to Publications Programme regarding Hess's manuscript "Thought and Experience" and letter from Hess in response, 1986; manuscript of "Thought and Experience", [ca. 1988]; and paper titled "Why Reasons Can't Be Causes", [198-?].

Hess, Peter Hans

Jeffrey M. Heath fonds

  • CA ON00399 62
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 2008

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Records relating to Profiles in Canadian Literature, 1980-1991; Series 2: Records relating to The picturesque prison: Evelyn Waugh and his writing, 1969-84; Series 3: Records relating to writing, teaching and research, 1966-1996; Series 4: Records relating to The creator as critic and other writings by E.M. Forster, 1999-2008.

Heath, Jeffrey M.

John Norman Harris fonds

  • CA ON00399 72
  • Fonds
  • 1930–1991, predominant 1937–1964

Fonds consists of records relating to John Norman Harris’s experiences in England, primarily his time in the Royal Air Force; his internment in a German stalag, and then his writing efforts back in Canada. The records consist of three series: personal correspondence 1935–1977, which also includes the correspondence of family members, predominantly his father and wife; manuscripts and other records relating to writing and publishing, 1946–1991, including attempts at posthumous publication by his widow; and memorabilia and obituaries, 1930–1964.

Harris, John Norman

John Webster Grant fonds

  • CA ON00399 14
  • Fonds
  • 1907–2005, predominant 1948-2002

The fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence/subject files; Series 2: Writing; Series 3: Research and teaching; and, Series 4: Personal.

Grant, John Webster

Gwendolyn Grant fonds

  • CA ON00399 53
  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-2002

Fonds consists of poem collections, 1987-2002, notes and other writings, and printed material, 1952-2002, and photographs of Gwen Grant and others.

Grant, Gwendolyn Margaret

Duncan Grant fonds

  • CA ON00399 68
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1977, predominant 1945-1977

Fonds consists of correspondence regarding the authorship of the poems in “Euphrosyne”: to Lady Aberconway from Duncan Grant, 1962; between Lady Aberconway and the British Museum, 1962-1963; and between Lady Aberconway’s Secretary and Cambridge University Library, 1962-1963; and to Philip Gibbons, 1945-1959, re Grant’s paintings and other matters. Also includes personal letters and postcards regarding travel and other activities, and relationships and other topics, written by Grant to Simon Watney, 1969-1977; three letters to Grant with sketches by him on the verso, 1905, 1906, 1940; photographs, including Grant as a young man and Charleston home; a letter by Grant and two to him; a note and a ticket signed by Grant; notes and other material re Grant paintings and models; a postcard sent by Virginia Woolf with a clipping pasted on, 1929.

Grant, Duncan

Frederic Newton Gisborne fonds

  • CA ON00399 13
  • Fonds
  • [18--] - 1990

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Gisborne's activities as an engineer. it includes a letter copybook (1856-1861); a notebook (1855-1856); a journal (1851); material about Gisborne including notes by Mrs. Starr and Sessional Papers from the British Columbia Legislative Assembly (1880, 1883, 1885, and 1899); photographs; a map of the Western Section of the Dominion of Canada Telegraph and Signal Service (No. 4); and other material.

Gisborne, Frederic Newton

David Gilmour fonds

  • CA ON00399 57
  • Fonds
  • 1941 – 1943

Fonds consists of personal and professional records and includes journals and calendars, 1966-2006; drafts, outlines, reviews and other records relating to writing, 1972-2010; various correspondence, articles and photographs, 1966-2011; and a journal kept by David Gilmour's father, John Gilmour, 1941-1943.

Gilmour, David

Northrop Frye fonds

  • CA ON00399 11
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2001

Fonds consists of records associated with Frye's academic career in addition to some personal records. The fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) Correspondence files; 2) Literary files; 3) Personal files; 4) Professional files; 5) Audio-visual records; 6) Publications by Northrop Frye; 7) Files about Northrop Frye; 8) Artifacts; 9) Miscellaneous printed files; 10) Files relating to the estate of Northrop Frye; and 11) Collected Northrop Frye records.

Frye, Herman Northrop

Helen Kemp Frye fonds

  • CA ON00399 12
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1984, predominant 1923-1984

The fonds consists of Helen Kemp Frye’s records pertaining to her activities as an educator, editor and artist, and to her personal life. The fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) Correspondence files 2) Literature/Art/Activities files 3) Personal files 4) Publications and art work by Helen Frye and 5) Various printed files.

Frye, Helen Kemp

James Evans fonds

  • CA ON00399 10
  • Fonds
  • 1828–1988, predominant 1828–1846

The fonds consists of records pertaining to James Evans’s activities as a minister and author, and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, literary manuscripts including printed syllabics and copies of Evans’ Cree syllabic hymnbook, professional records, a diary of Evans’ missionary expedition in the lake Huron and Lake Superior region in 1838, a sketchbook containing pencil sketches and poems, photographs and other material. It also includes correspondence of his parents, and copies of records from the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives held at the Provincial Archives of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and microfilm copies of records from the papers of Rev. James Evans held at the University of Western Ontario in London.

Evans, James

Pelham Edgar fonds

  • CA ON00399 9
  • Fonds
  • 1768-1969

Based on the existing arrangement of the material, the fonds consists of the following series: 1) Material relating to Pelham Edgar; 2) Material relating to J. D. Edgar and Matilda Ridout Edgar; 3) Material relating to Audrey Alexandra Brown; 4) Material relating to Charles G. D. Roberts; and, 5) Material relating to Duncan Campbell Scott.

Edgar, Oscar Pelham

John Douglas fonds

  • CA ON00399 46
  • Fonds
  • 1958–1991, predominant 1985-1991

The John Douglas fonds documents his career as a radio drama producer for the CBC and as a writer of scripts for stage and radio plays. It consists of scripts, including drafts and plot outlines of radio and stage productions; correspondence, programme proposals, planning notes and other records relating to professional work; and personal correspondence and related records.

Douglas, John

Keith Davey fonds

  • CA ON00399 36
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1996

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Keith Davey’s political career as a campaign organizer and Senator, in addition to some personal records. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) General correspondence 2) Political campaign files 3) Correspondence with Members of Parliament 4) Research and publication files 5) 6 & 5% anti-inflation programme files 6) Special Senate Committee on Mass Media 7) The Trudeau Years correspondence 8) Personal and political files 9) Student files 10) Business files 11) Ontario Liberal Association files 12) National Organizer (Liberal Party of Canada) files 13) Canadian Football League files 14) Senate files 15) Liberal Party publications 16) Personal files 17) Research reports 18) Graphic material

Davey, Keith

The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge fonds

  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-1990

Fonds consists of records relating to Lectures 1818-1819 on the History of Philosophy, 1983-1985; records relating to Marginalia, [194-?]-1983; and records relating to Shorter Works and Fragments, 1968-1990.

The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Helena Coleman fonds

  • CA ON00399 8
  • Fonds
  • 1855 – 1967

The fonds consists of Helena Coleman’s records pertaining to her activities as a poet and writer, and to her personal life. The fonds consists of the following series: 1) Correspondence 2) Literary files 3) Professional files 4) Personal files 5) Material about Helena Coleman 6) Other material 7) Material relating to G.B. Lancaster and 8) Material relating to Elsie Pomeroy.

Coleman, Helena Jane

Arthur P. Coleman fonds

  • CA ON00399 7
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1945

The fonds consists of A.P. Coleman’s records pertaining to his activities as a geologist and to his personal life and includes correspondence, literary files, postcards, maps, paintings and other professional and personal files. The fonds is arranged in seven series. See finding aid for details.

Coleman, Arthur Philemon

A.E. Coleman fonds

  • CA ON00399 6
  • Fonds
  • [19-?]-[before 1934]

The fonds consists of Albert E. Coleman’s records pertaining to his activities as a writer. It includes (annotated) copies of his stories.

Coleman, Albert Evander

Kathleen Coburn fonds

  • CA ON00399 35
  • Fonds
  • [186-]-1991

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Kathleen Coburn’s career as an academic and to her personal life. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: General correspondence Series 2: Subject correspondence Series 3: Research and editorial records Series 4: Lectures and publication files Series 5: Scrapbooks and journals Series 6: Personal files and, Series 7: Graphic materials (photographs and slides).

Coburn, Kathleen

Ernest G. Clarke fonds

  • CA ON00399 39
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1997

The fonds consists of Ernest G. Clarke’s records pertaining to his career as an academic and to his personal life. The fonds includes personal files, including correspondence; and professional files, including lectures, course materials, research notes and material, corrected and annotated drafts, publications, publishing contracts, and (annotated) manuscripts. The fonds also includes microfilm copies of manuscripts held in other repositories, including the British Museum.

Clarke, Ernest George

Kenneth Mackenzie Clark fonds

  • CA ON00399 78
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-[195-]

The fonds consists of correspondence received by Sir Kenneth and Lady Jane Clark, [192-]-[195-], from Helen Anrep, Clive Bell, Margery Fry and Roger Fry, as well as other material relating to Roger Fry, and a letter sent to Margery Fry; and correspondence sent by Sir Kenneth Clark to his secretary, Margaret Brown, 1941-1951.

Clark, Kenneth Mackenzie

James Carscallen fonds

  • CA ON00399 85
  • Fonds
  • 1955 – 2005

Fonds consists of a scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings, congratulatory messages and letters, photographs and postcards related to his Rhodes Scholarship and his time at Oxford. James Carscallen's thesis from Oxford is also included along with manuscripts and notes for other works.

Fonds also contains a collection of playbills and concert bills for various performances in Toronto and overseas, as well as notices for Victoria College events including performances of the Ichthyology Ensemble, for which James Carscallen played the piano, as well as the Victoria's Winter Musical Interlude.

James Carscallen was a member of the Graduate English Renaissance Group, and the fonds contains notices for several of this group's events. There is a also a file related to an event held at Victoria College called An Evening of Romanticism in Literature, Music and Art, which contains a thank you note from Northrop Frye. Fonds also contains 2 photographs from James Carscallen's retirement from Victoria College in 1996.

Carscallen, James Andrew

Catharine Carrington fonds

  • CA ON00399 61
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2000

Fonds consists of letters, 1970-2000, written by Catharine Carrington to her friend Maryse Shaw, who was a bookseller in London, England. The correspondence covers a wide variety of subjects, including local and family news, cultural interests, social events, as well as persons once involved in the Bloomsbury Group; it also includes photocopies of photographs of the Carrington family, their farm, and friends, including Maryse Shaw.

Carrington, Catharine

Bliss Carman fonds

  • CA ON00399 5
  • Fonds
  • [1921?]-1928

The fonds consists of Bliss Carman’s records pertaining to his activities as a poet and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with Madelaine Galbraith, poems, photographs, and other material.

Carman, William Bliss

Sandra Campbell fonds

  • CA ON00399 75
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1982

Fonds consists of records relating to research done for a doctoral dissertation on Dr. Pelham Edgar including: correspondence, 1977–1978; research/subject files consisting primarily of photocopies of articles, as well as notes and correspondence, 1977–1979; and photocopies of Pelham Edgar’s writing, including articles, essays, obituaries and reviews, 1880s–1940s.

Campbell, Sandra

Reuben Butchart fonds

  • CA ON00399 52
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1954

Fonds consists of published and unpublished material about the history of the Disciples in Canada, authored or gathered by Reuben Butchart in the course of his research and writing. The material includes some official records of organizations such as the Wellington and Ontario Co-operations of the Disciples of Christ, as well as the local Church of Christ in Guelph. Although there is a focus on Ontario churches and on the Hillcrest Church in Toronto, there is also extensive correspondence with local church historians in the Maritimes and Western Canada.

Butchart, Reuben

Harold Bull fonds

  • CA ON00399 83
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

Fonds consists of two letters written to Harold Bull when he was serving in the First Canadian Tank Battalion during World War I; printed material; and photographs primarily taken in Britain of Harold Bull, tanks, his fellow soldiers, their camp, and other military/tourist subjects.

Bull, Harold

Alice Boissonneau fonds

  • CA ON00399 60
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-2003

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: notebooks, [ca. 1940]-2001 Series 2: manuscripts and other records, [ca. 1940]-2003.

Boissonneau, Alice

Besly Family fonds

  • CA ON00399 59
  • Fonds
  • 1797–[1907?]

Fonds consists of sermon regarding death of Maria Besly, 1797; correspondence to John Besly, 1820–1865; commonplace book kept by members of the family, [184–?]; correspondence relating to the Boer War by Barton Hope Besly, 1899–1900, and photograph, [1907?].

Besly family

Ethel Mary Granger Bennett fonds

  • CA ON00399 32
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1990

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Granger’s activities as a writer and to her personal life. It includes drafts and notes of fictionalized stories about the lives of girls and women in early French Canada, travel diaries of trips mostly to Europe and various regions in Canada (1926-1981), several short stories, personal files, work files, photographs documenting her personal life, and an item produced in 1990 which incorporates extracts from a much earlier diary.

Bennett, Ethel Mary Granger

John Bemrose fonds

  • CA ON00399 77
  • Fonds
  • 2002 - 2009

Fonds consists of records relating to John Bemrose's first novel, The Island Walkers, 2003, including chapter drafts, correspondence with publishers, reviews, and awards, 2002-2009.

Bemrose, John

Richard Lloyd Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 82
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1919

The fonds consists primarily of outgoing and incoming correspondence, 1917-1919, of Richard Lloyd Bell, who served in the Canadian Army in England during that time. The correspondence is predominantly with his parents, brothers and sister, but also includes letters from friends, some of whom were also in the military.

Bell, Richard lloyd

Quentin Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 64
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1991

Fonds consists of letters, postcards and an invitation from Bell to Simon Watney, 1972-1991, regarding publishing, finances, artistic matters and other topics. Also includes two letters from Anne Olivier Bell to Watney.

Bell, Quentin

Clive Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 73
  • Fonds
  • [1940?]

Fonds consists of manuscript of address titled “Modern British Art”, [1940?] (Accession #2011.03)

Bell, Clive

Andrew James Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 2
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1976, predominant 1874-1936

The fonds consists of Bell's records pertaining to his activities as an academic, book collector and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, academic and professional records, including Bell's university degrees and diploma's, his thesis, essays, (lecture) notes, and offprints and manuscripts of articles. Personal files include photographs, memorabilia, a diary, and correspondence between Pelham Edgar and Charles G.D. Roberts (potentially purchased by Bell). The fonds also includes personal material, including articles about Bell, correspondence about a portrait of Bell, a memorial address and obituary.

The fonds also contains the catalogue of his book collection, and lists of books.

Bell, Andrew James

Michael Bedard fonds

  • CA ON00399 78
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2009

Fonds consists of records relating to Michael Bedard's career as an author, including his research and drafts, correspondence with publishers and illustrators, reviews, and awards, 1978-2009. It is arranged by work: Woodsege and Other Tales (published 1979), Pipe and Pearls (published 1980), A Darker Magic (published 1987), The Lightning Bolt (published 1989), Redwork (published 1990), The Tinder Box (published 1990), The Nightingale (published 1991), Emily (published 1992), Painted Devil (published 1994), The Divide (published 1997), Glass Town (published 1997), The Clay Ladies (published 1999), The Wolf of Gubbio (published 2000), Stained Glass (published 2001), The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales (published 2003), William Blake: The Gates of Paradise (published 2006), and Published Texts.

Bedard, Michael

Ronald Bates fonds

  • CA ON00399 1
  • Fonds
  • 1953–1979

The fonds consists of: typescripts of the poetry collections "The Wandering World", [ca. 1959] and "Changes", 1968; manuscripts of articles about Northrop Frye and related correspondence, 1968-1978; and a notebook, various manuscripts and published poems and articles, 1953-1979.

Bates, Ronald Gordon Nudell

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