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Fonds consists of the following series: Records relating to teaching,1924-1952; Records relating to writing and editing, 1944-1951; and Student records, 1909-1913, [ca. 1926].
Robins, John D.
Fonds consists of the following series: Records relating to teaching,1924-1952; Records relating to writing and editing, 1944-1951; and Student records, 1909-1913, [ca. 1926].
Robins, John D.
Fonds consists of personal correspondence, 1878-1933; correspondence re death, 1933-1934; correspondence re biography; diaries, 1876-1892; addresses, prayers, sermons, notes, and articles; clippings; and drafts of biography by Roberta Irwin.
McLaughlin, John Fletcher
Fonds consists of papers which are primarily undated: sermons, papers, journal articles, papers, commentaries, and notes and rough drafts.
Michael, John Hugh
Fonds consists of correspondence of Justice John James Maclaren concerning University of Toronto federation, 1884–1890.
Maclaren, John James
Fonds consists of lecture notes; addresses, 1931, 1955; and published articles.
Fonds consists of: Correspondence, 1947–1986; Records and memorabilia relating to early education and personal life, 1934–1995; Articles and other writing, 1959–1994; Records relating to research and projects, 1943–1990; Records relating to academic life and community service, 1959–1989; and Photographs, , n.d.
Robson, John Mercel
Fonds consists of copies of outgoing letters primarily relating to personal matters; includes copies of letters written by others after Rev. Potts’ death, relating to his personal affairs.
Fonds consists of personal papers of John Ratcliffe Grant, 1942-1983, including his doctoral thesis on Ancient Roman History for Harvard University, 1946.
Grant, John Ratcliffe
Fonds consists of records of the Director, Dr. Thadeus Trenn, and the Administrative Assistant, Gordon Baker, and includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, notes, evaluations, lists, program material, financial and other records relating to the year’s activities, 1994-1999, which were primarily concerned with hosting annual Advanced Summer Workshops, 1996-1999; correspondence, notes, program material and other records relating to workshops attended by Dr. Trenn in Tallahassee, Florida, 1995-1999; correspondence, reports, lists, program material, memoranda and other records relating to a regional meeting, 1996-1998; and correspondence/subject files, 1995-1999, which include correspondence with various academics and Templeton Program administrators, and files re the closure of the Toronto connection to the Program.
John Templeton Program on Science and Religion (Toronto, Ont.)
Fonds consists of manuscript of address to the alumni, 1861, diploma from Trinity College, Dublin, 1847, undated lecture notes/sermons of John Wilson, Professor of Latin and Greek/Classical Literature/Biblical Criticism and Antiquities/Exegesis and Literature of the New Testament, at Victoria College /University, 1848–1899.
Fonds consists of a file, 1958–1960, containing Victoria College Union Council freshman orientation material, financial records, agenda, correspondence, election material and social calendar.
Fleming, Judy Caldecott
Fonds consists of correspondence/subject files, 1970-2000; includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, programmes, newsletters, clippings and other published material relating to professional colleagues, theologian Hans Kung, the Royal Society of Canada, career at University of Toronto, publishing, conferences and other academic events, organizations, translation work, work done for legal cases, and various scholarly and religious issues.
Fonds consists of diary kept by Kathleen Cowan during her years as a student at Victoria University and a resident at Annesley Hall, 1907-1910.
Fonds consists of early papers, 1909-1929; sermons, 1925-1966; prayers, [n.d.]; lecture notes [n.d.]; papers relating to choirs and music, 1947-1963; papers relating continuing education and the training of ministers, 1923-1963; papers relating to events at Emmanuel College, 1941-1965; papers relating to United Church history and archives, 1932-1965; papers relating to Cousland's book on the founding of Emmanuel College; resume; a book of hymns by R.B.Y. Scott, [ca. 1987]; and correspondence relating to students taught by Cousland, and essays examined by him.
Cousland, Kenneth Harrington
Fonds consists of photocopy of manuscript of memoirs of Kingsley Joblin, reminiscing about his student days and teaching career at Victoria University, 1929–2003.
Fonds consists of scrapbook compiled by Pearson that contains the following material relating to his student years at Victoria University, 1913-1919: first letter from University; ephemera from events and activities, including "The Bob" and the Union Literary Society, lectures, receptions and dinner; clippings; examination results statements; and convocation programmes. The scrapbook also contains the letter appointing Pearson Lecturer in History, 1923; and clippings of letters written by Pearson during his service in World War I, and published in a newspaper.
Pearson, Lester Bowles
Fonds consists of notes; clippings; extracts of Board of Regents and Senate minutes re Medicine, 1857-1891; correspondence; articles and other research material, 1966-1974, apparently brought together for an article titled "Phoenix: Medicine at Victoria 1854-1892" published in "Vic Report" May 1974.
Fraser, Lorna D.
Fonds consists of the following material from M.L. Knight: script of speech (with a brief biography) about the design and composition of the Victoria College Collage, 1996; 21 slides of the Collage (17 to accompany the script); labelled and mounted research/background material for the Collage, 1991–1992.
Knight, M.L. (Mary Louise)
Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming and family (includes some correspondence to Nathanael Burwash), 1867–1922; and correspondence, minutes and reports regarding Annesley Hall, 1900–1913.
Fonds consists of diaries, 1900–1912, family correspondence, 1875–1931, notes, clippings, publications, biographical material, 1941, scrapbook, a portrait, monogrammed handkerchief, and broach.
Addison, Margaret Eleanor Theodora
Fonds consists of correspondence, reports (including photographs), notes, addresses, printed material and other records re Margaret Ray’s investigation of the Germans from Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) settlements at St. Walburg, Saskatchewan and Tupper Creek, British Columbia, on behalf of the Sub-Committee on Refugees of the University of Toronto Women's War Service Committee and her own research interest in refugees and immigration, [ca. 1940]-1952; correspondence, reports, photographs and other material re "rehabilitation" of Indians in British Columbia, particularly the Okanagan Society for Revival of Indian Arts and Crafts, [ca. 1940]-1948; typescript of play written by Margaret Ray relating to Victoria University, [n.d.]; personal records, 1942-1965, including correspondence, typescripts of plays, poems, reviews of "A Book of Canadian Humour" (edited by Ray and J.D. Robins), and material relating to the Okanagan Society.
Ray, Margaret V.
Fonds consists of student handbook with daily entries describing Mary Dorothy Drever's life as a student at Victoria University, 1929-1933.
Drever, Mary Dorothy
Fonds consists of three notebooks containing work in Latin prose Composition done by student May Lathe (Class of 1932).
Hambly, May Smith Lathe
Fonds consists of clippings, 1926, ephemera and photographs [1934?]–1938, 1963.
Brockie, Mildred Irene Lloyd
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
Fonds consists of papers of Victoria University Class of 1920 graduate, Miriam Sheridan (nee Marshall), relating to her membership in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, including scrapbook containing printed material and photographs, clippings, notes, certificate and other printed material, 1919–1934; photographs, including scrapbook of life at Victoria and attendance at reunions, ca. 1916–1980, slides of reunion, 1970, portraits, and photographs of Victoria groups, 1916–ca. 1920.
The fonds consists of a scrapbook assembled by Murray A. Cayley that focuses mainly on the activities of the various musical and dramatic clubs of which he was a member. It includes newspaper clippings, posters and announcements, and programmes for concerts and plays. The scrapbook also contains many ephemera items from his time at Vic, including programmes and invitations for the Freshman and Senior Receptions, Senior Dinners and Graduating Class Dinners as well as Admit to Lectures cards, class schedules, and Hart House membership cards.
Cayley, Murray Alexander
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.
Fonds consists of manuscript, [195–?] (and photocopy) of reminiscences of Nellie Greenwood concerning her years at Victoria College, 1880–1884.
Fonds consists of correspondence (including records as Principal of Emmanuel College, 1932–1943; notebooks; notebooks, quotations and background material; sermons; prayers and essays; essays and essay notes; essays and addresses; orders of service, worship; Book of Praise material; Book of Common Order material; and lecture notes. Also included is a series of his son's personal letters (John Craig Davidson).
Fonds consists of student lecture notes from Emmanuel College.
Davidson, Richard Henry Northwood
Fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence re family, friends, Victoria University, charities and social and other activities and interests, [n.d.], 1913–1929; addresses for special Victoria University occasions, and on various subjects including theology and the relationship of students to the university, [n.d.], 1919–1928; baccalaureate addresses, 1915, 1916, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928; address by Bowles and addresses by others at his installation as President, 1913; lecture notes, [n.d.]; manuscripts of theological articles/books, 1946–1947; and a historical account of Dr. Bowles ancestors.
Bowles, Richard Pinch
Fonds consists of photocopy of a certificate re R.S. Kelly's teaching performance at Victoria College from President Rev. A. McNab, 1849: photocopy of manuscript titled "A Course of lectures on astronomy", 1851 (O/S).
Kelly, Richard Seymour
Fonds consists of notes, drafts and final version of biography of John Fletcher McLaughlin, [ca. 1972]; record of McLaughlin family; correspondence re McLaughlin scholarship, 1969–1970; family correspondence, 1913–1976; and photographs.
Fonds consists of diaries, 1885-1944, which reveal the activities and concerns of the Victoria University Library; correspondence, 1881-1941; 15 photographs; a handwritten copy of "The Old Ontario Strand", 1910 (copied by Annie Barker); and Annie Barker's will, 1951.
Barker, Rose Hannah
Fonds consists of bible presented to Ross Taylor by the Victoria College Y.M.C.A., 1914.
Taylor, Ross Malcolm
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
Fonds consists of a diary describing life as a student at Victoria University, 1929–[1933?]. The diary is noted as belonging to Florence Sparling, however, it may have been written by several people [handwriting varies greatly]
Fonds consists of photcopies of military dispatches sent by MacDowell to report on his activities on the battlefront of Europe.
MacDowell, Thain Wendell
Fonds includes various records, 1983-1997, including constitution, correspondence and photographs used in publications.
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
Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence files, memoranda of agreement, and correspondence/subject files relating to pensions, salaries, tenure, retirement, benefits and other issues.
Victoria Chapter of the University of Toronto Faculty Association
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
Fonds consists of constitution, 1857; minutes, 1857-1893; correspondence (letterbooks), 1870-1882; treasurer's books, 1857-1892; and library record book, 1885-1891.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association
Fonds consists of constitutions, by-laws and minutes of the following societies: Calliopean Association, 1846; Fraternitas, 1847–1849; Polyhymnia, 1849–1850; and Philo–Rhetorician, 1850–1852.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Societies
Fonds consists of minutes, 1878–1882.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Natural Science Association
Fonds consists of minutes of the Upper Canada Academy Philalethic Society, [1939?]–1841 (1988.084V), and photocopy of manuscript of student periodical “The Philomath”, 1842 (1987.249V).
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Philalethic Society
Fonds consists of photocopies of manuscripts of a Phoenix Club periodical titled “The Oasis.”
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Phoenix Club
Fonds consists of a notebook from 1849 belonging to Egerton Ryerson with notes about approaches for the University of Victoria College and about the value of his books left in Cobourg. Additionally present is a letter from the Canada Government Building addressed to Rev. Lachlin Tayor, 1876. Fonds also contains memoranda of daily appointments and reminders of President S.S. Nelles, 1875-1879 and finally, a record of theological students and their marks, 1875-1877.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). President's Office
Fonds consists of constitution, and minutes, 1879–1882, 1895.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Science Association