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Solomon Alexander Nigosian fonds

  • CA ON00399 43
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2014, predominant 1966-2008

The fonds contains material that documents S.A. Nigosian's scholarly and teaching career, as well as his role as a minister of the Armenian Evangelical Church and a member of the Armenian community in Toronto.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Scholarly activities/publications records 1970-2011; Series 2: Teaching records, 1966-2013; Series 3: Armenian community and church records 1961-2005; Series 4: General correspondence, 1971-2014; and Series 5: Personal records, 1949-1976, 1996-2001.

Nigosian, Solomon Alexander

Jane Millgate fonds

  • CA ON00399 42
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2002

The Jane Millgate fonds contains records pertaining to her academic career and spans the years 1976 through 2002. It primarily includes correspondence, drafts, typescripts, research materials, reports and other records relating to her work on the novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, 1976-2000; Series 2: Siege of Malta, 1976-2001; Series 3: Sir Walter Scott's Magnum Opus, [ca.1977]-1987; Series 4: Royal Society of Canada, 1977-1991; Series 5: Walter Scott; the Making of the Novelist, [ca. 1984]-1987; Series 6: Scott's Last Edition: a Study in Publishing History, 1986; Series 7: Toronto Centre for the Book, 1994-2002; Series 8: Macaulay, 1973; Series 9: Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence, [ca. 1995]-[ca. 2002].

Millgate, Jane

Bader Family fonds

  • CA ON00399 41
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1951, 1975, 2000

Fonds consists of correspondence from Isabel (Overton) Bader to Alfred Bader, 1949-1951, 1975; correspondence from Alfred to Isabel, 1975; correspondence from Mrs. Overton to Alfred, 1949, 1951; and records re "A Canadian In Love", the published collection of letters with an introduction by Roseann Runte, 2000.

Bader family

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

Lawrence Johnston Burpee fonds

  • CA ON00399 4
  • Fonds
  • 1900-[1947?]

The fonds consists of 52 letters, 1 annotated article (An Unconscious Humourist) by Lawrence Burpee, and 1 article about Lawrence Burpee by Pelham Edgar. The majority of the letters were written by Burpee to the Arthur H. Clark Company and concern the publication of the book series "Fur Traders of the North".

Burpee, Lawrence Johnston

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

David Sinclair fonds

  • CA ON00399 38
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1974

Fonds consists of research notes and correspondence relating to Sinclair's publications, including correspondence with Germaine Warkentin regarding a controversy over the reprinting of Nineteenth Century Narrative Poems and research notes on English sources for nineteenth century Canadian book history assembled in preparation for his unwritten doctoral thesis, 1972-74.

Sinclair, David Paul

Janis Rapoport fonds

  • CA ON00399 37
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2000

The fonds consists of Janis Rapoport’s records pertaining to her activities as a writer, editor and educator, and to her personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, professional files, legal records, publications, manuscripts, and personal files including photographs and sound recordings. Douglas Donegani material is also included.

The fonds consists of the following series: Series 1: Ethos Cultural Development Foundation records; Series 2: Neighbourhood journalist files; Series 3: Writer-in-Residence; Series 4: Teaching files; Series 5: Manuscript files; and, Series 6: Personal records.

Rapoport, Janis

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

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

Laure Rièse fonds

  • CA ON00399 34
  • Fonds
  • 1928 – 1994

The fonds consists of Laure Rièse’s records pertaining to her activities as an academic and to her personal life. The fonds includes certificates; awards; contracts; correspondence with friends and with Canadian authors; manuscripts submitted by French and Canadian authors, poets and playwrights to Rièse for editing; records relating to Rièse’s activities as a member of the Advisory Board of the Northrop Frye Centre; correspondence and other material relating to Gerard Mourge; diaries; manuscripts; photographs; videocassettes for a Television Française Ontario (TFO) production entitled Mini-portrait pour le lancement de la foundation; notebooks, agenda books and engagement calendars; notes for speeches and conferences; research files; teaching files; travel journals; and drawings and prints that she collected.

Rièse, Laure Eva

Grace Irwin fonds

  • CA ON00399 33
  • Fonds
  • 1882-2008, predominant 1951-2001

Fonds consists of four series: records relating to writing,1925-2003; diaries/journals, 1920-1991 ; correspondence, 1907-2008; and records relating to family and various activities, 1882-2008 Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Records relating to writing,1925-2003 Series 2: Diaries/journals, 1920-1991 Series 3: Correspondence, 1907-2008 Series 4: Records relating to family and various activities, 1882-2008.

Irwin, Grace

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

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

Stanford Patrick Rosenbaum fonds

  • CA ON00399 30
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1953–2011, predominant 1967-2009

The fonds reflects S.P. Rosenbaum's career as an academic and published author.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1923, 1957-1998; Series 2: Records relating to literary and lecture activities, 1953-2011, predominant 1967-2009; Series 3: Published literary articles, 1959-1994; Series 4: Book reviews, 1962-1986.

Rosenbaum, Stanford Patrick

Paul Antoine Bouissac fonds

  • CA ON00399 3
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2015

The fonds contains records of Paul Bouissac and consists of three series: Series 1: Records relating to writing and academic work, 1956–2012; Series 2: Records relating to the Debord Circus and other circuses, 1955–1985; and Series 3: Correspondence, [195-?]-2015.

Bouissac, Paul Antoine

Mary Rowell Jackman fonds

  • CA ON00399 29
  • Fonds
  • 1824–1994

Mary Rowell Jackman was a graduate of Victoria University (B.A. 1925) who was a prominent philanthropist, social activist and patron of the arts. The fonds consists of records in the following ten series: correspondence, 1824–1994; student and alumnus records, 1915–1994; family records, 1904; records relating to finances, [192–?]–1994; social activism and religion, 1913-1994; records relating to art and artists, 1928-1994; records relating to travel, 1901–1994; records relating to Sky Works documentary, 1994–2005; photographs, 1910–1989; and, memorabilia and ephemera, 1920–1994.

Rowell Jackman, Mary Coyne

Jennie Huie fonds

  • CA ON00399 28
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1971, 1995

The fonds consists of records that reflect Jennie Huie’s career as a scholar and her research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie.

The fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence, 1956–1971; Records relating to research, 1956–1971; Records relating to writings, 1961-1995, predominant 1961–1964; and Graphic material and memorabilia, 1961–1965.

Huie, Jennie

Millar MacLure fonds

  • CA ON00399 27
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1990

Fonds consists mostly of correspondence and other material relating to MacLure's career as a scholar and teacher of English literature. The first series of general material includes copies of curriculum vitae, lists of his publications, texts of addresses, review articles, and notes on Dickens. Several autobiographical essays, scripts, and pen drawings in the same series are more personal in nature. The second and largest series consists of correspondence, most of which involves professional concerns. The general correspondence files, however, do contain personal items. The third series includes offprints of MacLure's published articles and reviews, as well as reviews of his books by other authors. Series four consists of research notes on the Paul's Cross sermons and preachers, and series five of notes on George Chapman and "Renaissance psychology".

MacLure, Millar

Augusta Stowe-Gullen fonds

  • CA ON00399 26
  • Fonds
  • 1830 – 1989

The fonds consists of Augusta Stowe-Gullen’s records pertaining to her activities as a medical doctor and a suffragette, and to her personal life; of Frederick Cecil Gullen’s records pertaining to his family’s history; and of Agnes Gullen's records pertaining to her personal life and family activities.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Material relating to Augusta Stowe-Gullen; Series 2: Material relating to Frederick Cecil Gullen; Series 3: Material relating to Agnes Gullen.

Stowe-Gullen, Ann Augusta

Francis Sparshott fonds

  • CA ON00399 25
  • Fonds
  • 1942 – 2012

The fonds contains Francis Sparshott’s records pertaining primarily to his academic career and literary endeavours. It consists of three series: Correspondence, 1957–2012; Literary records, 1942–2009; and Academic records, 1943–2007.

Sparshott, Francis Edward

Donald Oakley Robson fonds

  • CA ON00399 24
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1965

The fonds consists of Donald Oakley Robson’s records pertaining to his academic career and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with academics and editors; articles and reviews; an (annotated) copy of his thesis, the Samnites in the Po Valley (1932); (annotated) lectures; notes, addresses and memorials; photographs; material about Robson including 2 essays by Rhena Kendrick; and an in memoriam.

Robson, Donald Oakley

Alfred Henry Reynar fonds

  • CA ON00399 23
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1900

The fonds consists of A.H. Reynar’s records pertaining to his activities as an academic and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence; an essay on Tennyson’s In Memoriam; 2 articles by Reynar; and a student register.

Reynar, Alfred Henry

Mildred Claire Pratt fonds

  • CA ON00399 22
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1996

The fonds consists of records associated with Claire Pratt’s career as writer and artist, in addition to family records. Fonds is is arranged in four series.; see finding aid for details.

Pratt, Mildred Claire

Viola Leone Whitney Pratt fonds

  • CA ON00399 21
  • Fonds
  • [1910?]-1984

The fonds consists of records associated with Viola Whitney Pratt's career as a teacher and writer, her work in various non-for-profit organizations, E.J. Pratt's writings, and her personal life. The fonds is arranged in five series; see finding aid for details.

Pratt, Viola Whitney

Correspondence

This series includes correspondence, including: correspondence with colleagues and friends, such as Pelham Edgar, Edward Killoran Brown, Martha Eugenie Perry, and Desmond Pacey; correspondence with his wife, Viola Pratt (1924-1955), and his daughter, Claire Pratt (1933–1959); correspondence with family members, including brothers James Charles Spurgeon [Jim] and Calvert Coates [Cal] Pratt; and birthday cards and telegrams

Previously recorded but missing: 2 outgoing letters to Peggy Brown, dated 1951 (originals with photocopies); 1 incoming letter from C.A. Chant. dated 1940 (photocopy); 1 incoming letter from James Reaney, dated 1954 (photocopy); various letters from Brother Conrad

Pratt, Edwin Dove John

Edwin John Pratt fonds

  • CA ON00399 20
  • Fonds
  • [1882?] - 2000

The fonds consists of E.J. Pratt’s records pertaining to his activities as a teacher, minister and poet. It contains manuscripts and published works by E.J. Pratt, as well as notebooks, drafts of poems, lecture notes, letters, critical works and theses, photographs and memorabilia. The fonds is arranged in seven series; see finding aid for details.

Pratt, Edwin Dove John

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

Marjorie Pickthall fonds

  • CA ON00399 19
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1969

The fonds consists of Marjorie Pickthall’s records pertaining to her activities as a poet and writer. The fonds includes: correspondence, including correspondence with Helena Coleman (1908-22), and Pelham Edgar (1903-04); manuscripts including (annotated) poems, short stories and articles; personal material including photographs; artistic material by Pickthall including paintings and drawings; and, other material.

Pickthall, Marjorie Lowry Christie

Raymond Knister fonds

  • CA ON00399 18
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1949, predominant 1924-1931

The fonds consists of Raymond Knister’s records pertaining to his activities as an editor, writer and poet, and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, (annotated) manuscripts including a poem mounted on a drawing by Myrtle Gamble, copies of My Star Predominant, White Narcissus and several short stories, essays and reviews; photographs and drawings; and other material.

Knister, Raymond

Peter Jones fonds

  • CA ON00399 17
  • Fonds
  • 1807 – 1902

The fonds consists of Peter Jones’s records pertaining to his activities as a minister, author and translator, and to his personal life. Records include correspondence; autobiographical material; hymns in translation (1877); histories of the Ojibwa Indians; (notes for) sermons and other professional material; diaries (1829), journals, photographs and other personal material; miniature portraits of Peter Jones and Eliza Field (by Matilda Jones); material about Jones including leaflets and clippings; and other material including petitions from Natives (1826–1844). Materials relating to Eliza Jones (née Field) include correspondence, primarily with members of her family; personal material including notes on sermons, 20 diaries/notebooks (1823–1883) and photographs; and other material. Also included in the collection are materials relating to John Sunday, including a photograph, a clipping, the record of his ordination as a minister and a bible.

Jones, Peter

Charles Canniff James fonds

  • CA ON00399 16
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1913

The fonds contains James’s records pertaining to his academic career. It includes literary material including material relating to A Bibliography of Canadian Poetry; (annotated) essays on Tennyson; articles and reports; and an acknowledgement of the gift of James’s library to Victoria University Library (1898). The fonds also contains a letter from Wilfred P. Mustard, an author and James's colleague.

James, Charles Canniff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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