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Norman Jewison fonds

  • CA ON00399 56
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2007, predominant 1979-2003

The archive of celebrated Canadian film director-producer Norman Jewison contains photographs and publicity materials, papers and correspondence, shooting scripts and schedules primarily for films directed or produced by Jewison between the years 1975 and 2003. Materials related to the films Fiddler on the Roof, …And Justice for All, A Soldier’s Story, Moonstruck, The Hurricane, The Statement and others undertaken by Jewison are held in this collection.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Films directed by Norman Jewison, 1966–2003; Series 2: Television productions, 1994–2001; Series 3: Shooting scripts, 1981–2003; Series 4: Films produced by Norman Jewison, 1966–1994; Series 5: Film projects not undertaken, 1971–2002; Series 6: Professional activities, tributes and honours, 1968–2007; Series 7: Correspondence/subject files, 1962–2007; Series 8: Canadian Film Centre, 1987–2004; Series 9: Autobiography, 1953–2005; Series 10: Photographs and posters, [1926?]–[2003]; and, Series 11: Memorabilia and publicity material, [194–?]–2007.

Jewison, Norman

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Earle Toppings fonds

  • CA ON00399 63
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2019

Fonds contains records related to Earle Toppings' professional career as an editor, producer, news caster and educator and includes correspondence with artists and writers, radio scripts, proofs, transcripts of interviews, notebooks and audiovisual material.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Typescripts, proofs and other records; Series 2: Correspondence with Canadian Writers; and Series 3: Records relating to "Canadian Writers on Tape", "Canadian Poets on Tape" and "Nightfall".

Toppings, Earle

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

Virginia Woolf fonds

  • CA ON00399 65
  • Fonds
  • 1926, 1936, [1939?]

The collection of more than 3000 items contains all the books hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press in London (1917–1932). (The hand-printed works include many variant issues and bindings). It is also a nearly comprehensive collection of Hogarth Press machine printed books to 1946 (the year Leonard Woolf and the Press joined Chatto &Windus) and contains many rarities and all the significant texts. Included are many variant bindings, first editions, subsequent isues and editions, presentation copies, proofs copies, limited editions and signed limited editions. A substantial number of ephemeral publications, press catalogues, announcements and notices enhance the research utility of the collection. (Records for each item can be found in the University of Toronto Library Catalogue.)

Fonds consists of a letter to Clive Bell, 1926; a letter to Stephen [Spender], [1939?]; and a letter to Lillian Turner, 1936.

Woolf, Virginia

Leonard Woolf fonds

  • CA ON00399 66
  • Fonds
  • 1935, 1958, 1964-1968

Fonds consists of correspondence from Woolf to Ellen Alderm, 1935, and Mrs. Easdale, 1935, 1964–1968, primarily regarding submissions to Hogarth Press; and a letter from Woolf to Miss Kirkpatrick.

Woolf, Leonard

R.C. Trevelyan fonds

  • CA ON00399 67
  • Fonds
  • 1927

Fonds consists of twelve letters written to Mrs. Rosebery concerning writing, travel, friends, social activities and other matters.

Trevelyan, Robert Calverley

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

Mario Pratesi fonds

  • CA ON00399 69
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1971, predominant 1870-1920

Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence; Records relating to literary works; Photographs; and Family records.

Pratesi, Mario

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

Anne Tait fonds

  • CA ON00399 70
  • Fonds
  • 1959–2009, predominant 2001–2007

The fonds is comprised of Anne Tait's records pertaining to her career in writing, producing and broadcasting, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, legal and financial records, casting lists, shooting schedules, reports, publicity material and photographs.

Fonds consists of the following series: Records relating to casting direction, 1959–2003; Records relating to Yeats in Love, 1960–2004; and Records relating to “Iron Road”, 1998–2009.

Tait, Anne

Toronto Centre for the Book

  • CA ON00399 71
  • Fonds
  • 1995 – 2009

Fonds consists of minutes, 2002–2009, a historical list of speakers, 2009, and an administrative/financial file, 1995–2008.

The Toronto Centre for the Book

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

Clive Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 73
  • Fonds
  • [1940?]

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

Bell, Clive

Michael Phillips fonds

  • CA ON00399 74
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2015

These fonds consists of Michael Phillips' records relating to his academic writings, including his extensive correspondence with Blake scholars, publishers, and printers as well as records related to lectures, exhibits and research in printmaking, 1957-2015. The fonds is arranged typically by work or activity and includes the following subject headings: The Poetical Sketches of William Blake (Ph.D. Thesis, 1968); William Blake: Essays in Honour of Sir Geoffrey Keynes (published 1973); Lectures and Research, 1974-1976; Interpreting Blake: A Volume of Studies (published 1978); Modern Language Association's Special Session on the Bicentenary of Poetical Sketches (Dec. 1983); An Island in the Moon (published 1987); "The Composition of Pope's Imitation of Horace, Satire, II.i" (published in Alexander Pope: Essays for the Tercentenary, 1988); Tate Britain William Blake Exhibition and Catalogue (2000); The Creation of the Songs (published 2000); The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (published 2011); Items Relating to Geoffrey Keynes; Books Annotated by G. Wilson Knight; "The Printing of Blake's Illustrations to the Book of Job" (published 2005); "The Printing of Blake's America a Prophecy" (published March 2004); "Printing Blake's Songs, 1789-1794" (published September 1991); "William Blake and the Sophocles Manuscript Notebook" (published 1997); Research on printmaking and Blake's illuminated printing ; and "William Blake : Apprentice and Master" Exhibit at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford", etc.

Photographs are of images of works by Blake, printmaking techniques and tools as well as images used in the catalogue for the Ashmolean Museum's Blake exhibition in 2014.

Phillips, Michael

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

Cameron Tolton fonds

  • CA ON00399 76
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming, 1960-2001; teaching records, including course outlines/descriptions, lecture/research notes, essay topics, transparencies, bibliographies, exam questions, research material, and term papers for French literature and film courses, 1972-2001; records, including photographs, research/biographical material, correspondence, printed publicity material and clippings relating to the Norman Jewison Lecture Series, which featured acclaimed American film directors introduced by Professor Tolton, 1983-1989.

Tolton, Cameron

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

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

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

Jay Macpherson fonds

  • CA ON00399 79
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 2012, predominant 1950-2005

The fonds consists of Jay Macpherson's records relating to her poetry, academic career, and personal life.

Macpherson, Jean Jay

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

Donald B. Smith fonds

  • CA ON00399 80
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]-2019

Fonds consists of research and other records relating to Smith's publications on the history of Aboriginal Canada, in particular Sacred Feathers and Mississauga Portraits. See the finding aid for details.

Smith, Donald B.

Raymond Massey fonds

  • CA ON00399 81
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1977, predominant 1923-1966

The fonds consists of records related to Raymond Massey's career as an actor, as well as records related to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, scripts, legal records, manuscripts, drafts and notes related to speeches, reports, contracts, publicity material and photographs.

Fonds consists of the following series: Series 1: Records relating to performances, 1923-1976; Series 2: Scripts, 1926-1974; Series 3: Professional records, 1940-1976; Series 4: Writings, 1940-1979; Series 5: Correspondence, 1927-1978; Series 6: Personal records, 1915-1977; Series 7: Photographs, 1923-1976; and Series 8: Memorabilia and publicity, 1896-1971.

Massey, Raymond

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

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

Ran Ide fonds

  • CA ON00399 84
  • Fonds
  • 1806-2015

Fonds consists of 6 series that follow the chronological dates of the records and illustrate the progression of Ran Ide's professional career. Other than the first series, which covers Ran Ide's family and early years, the majority of the records focus on the professional aspects of his life. The final series consists of a finding aid compiled by the donor, John Ide, Ran Ide's son and contains anecdotes and detailed explanations of all of the records at the item level. There is also a series of writings from Ran Ide's Before and After: Recollections which he wrote for his family in 1996 and several writings of memories written by John Ide.

The fonds is organized into the following series: Series 1: "The Early Years, the Pickering Years and PACI Days [and the beginnings of ETV] Records from 1919-1969"; Series 2: [Educational Television, the OECA and the Establishment of TVOntario] "Records from 1970-1975"; Series 3: [OECA, CRAB, Honorary Degrees and the Club of Rome] "Records from 1976-1979"; Series 4: [The Club of Rome, CVCC, CRAB and consulting] "Records from 1980-1983"; Series 5: [The CBC and the Club of Rome] "Records from 1984-1989"; Series 6: ['The Transparent Blackboard', The Club of Rome and Final Years] "Records from 1990-1996, 1997-2014"; and Series 7: Ran Ide Papers [Catalogue and Recollections].

Ide, Thomas Ranald

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

Kenneth Ramsay Wilson fonds

  • CA ON00399 87
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1989, 2000

Fonds consists of speeches and addresses given by Kenneth R. Wilson at events and symposiums including the Citizen's Forum, World Trade Forum and the National Forum (broadcast on CBC), and to groups including the Rotary Club, the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Empire Club of Canada, and the Victoria College Reunion, etc. Also contains articles written by and about him, and reports on assignments that he was on.

Fonds also includes letters of condolence to his wife Ruth after Kenneth's death in 1952 and letters of condolence addressed to Floyd S. Chalmers, the Executive Vice-President of Maclean Hunter Publishing Company, who was the boss of Kenneth R. Wilson. Contains obituaries, published tributes and the tribute given at his memorial service. Also includes records related to his estate.

Fonds contains several photographs of Kenneth R. Wilson, including a formal portrait by Yousuf Karsh. There is also a short documentary film about Wilson's life and a scrapbook assembled by him that covers his early school days until his work in England on the Canadian War effort (http://pratt116.vicu.utoronto.ca/RS/?r=10061).

The fonds also contains a scrapbook assembled by Kenneth R. Wilson's daughter, Nora Ruth Wilson. This scrapbook mainly consists of images cut out of magazines and newspapers as well as articles related to the end of the war (WWII).

Wilson, Kenneth Ramsay

Kenneth Douglas Taylor fonds

  • CA ON00399 89
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2017

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Ken Taylor’s career in the foreign service, as well as records related to his personal life.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Personal records; Series 3: Records relating to diplomacy; Series 4: Media and news clippings; Series 5: Awards and honours; Series 6: Ephemera and memorabilia; Series 7: Graphic material; Series 8: Audio-visual records.

Taylor, Kenneth Douglas

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

Catherine Schmid fonds

  • CA ON00399 91
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2018, predominant 1988-1991

Fonds consists of eleven sketchbooks and a copy of a presentation given by Schmid at Victoria University in December 2018.

Schmid, Catherine

Margaret S. Gairns fonds

  • CA ON00399 CA ON00399 86
  • Fonds
  • 1929-2005

Fonds consists of four small travel journals belonging to Margaret Gairns that describe several of her trips to Britain in the summers of 1936, 1938 and 1954. The fonds also contains a copy of her MA thesis from Victoria College on Mary Wollstonecraft, which she completed in the mid 1930s. The three photographs show Margaret Gairns with her lifelong friend Marjorie Mann (nee Diehl) VIC3T1, and Marjorie's daughter Susan, whom Margaret considered like her own child.

Gairns, Margaret Susie

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

Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection

  • Collection

The Collection consists of clippings, catalogues, flyers, dust jackets, advertisements, images, newsletters, and miscellaneous items relating in some way to Virginia and Leonard Woolf, The Bloomsbury Group and the Hogarth Press. They are organized into 19 series based on the origins and purpose of the materials, including those relating to exhibitions, conferences, the publishing industry, Charleston (UK), The Bloomsbury Workshop and the Bloomsbury “industry”.

The Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection

Canadiana

  • Collection

A collection of rare books, pamphlets, and periodicals particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, poetry, and drama, mostly composed in English. Many of the titles are unique. Also includes historical and geographical works with a number of rare gazetteers and nineteenth century travel books, bibliographies, memoirs, and biographies.

The collection consists of numerous first and early editions of Canadian historical, literary, and poetic classics: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea (L.C. Page & Company, 1909), John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields: And Other Poems (with a preface by Sir Andrew Macphail; William Briggs, 1919), W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind (Macmillan Company of Canada), and Donald Creighton’s Dominion of the North: A History of Canada (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944), among other prominent titles.

Canadiana

Paris Posters

  • Collection
  • 1968

The Paris Posters

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  • Collection

The collection is rich in the first English and American editions of Tennyson’s works, including Poems by Two Brothers (1827), In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850), Maud: And Other Poems (1855), Idylls of the King (1859), and Demeter: And Other Poems (1889), among others. It is also a very good general collection of Tennysoniana, containing concordances, pamphlets, periodicals, indexes, biographical essays, and studies of individual poems.

Tennyson, Alfred

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