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Black rosary bead

Item consists of one set of rosary beads. The beads are black and include a metal icon of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus (back of the icon features a depiction of adult Jesus).

Wooden rosary

Item consists of one set of rosary beads. These beads are wooden, brown, and include a wooden cross with a carving of Jesus.

Hinged wooden book stand

Item consists of one hinged wooden book stand that can collapse to be flat. The book stand is carved and features carved maple leaves.

Painted angel ornament

Item consists of one painted wooden angel. It has many colours. The angel is blowing a horn. Label on the back indicates that the angel was purchased in El Salvador for $15.99.

Wooden acrobat toy

Item consists of one painted wooden acrobat toy on a wooden stand given to Nouwen by Joseph and Brad for Christmas. There is a handwritten note from Joseph and Brad on the wooden stand.

Plaster sculpture

Item consists of one glazed plaster sculpture of a hand with "Michael Barret 1991" carved on bottom. Sculpture is glazed with white paint with blue and purple swatches.

Noah's Ark musical ornament

Item consists of one Noah's Ark musical ornament with "Adam Arnett, Nov. 17-1961 - Feb. 13-1996" inscribed on bottom. The song played is "It's a Small World".

Napkin ring

Item consists of one wooden napkin ring. The napkin ring is painted and features an outdoor scene with "Henri Nouwen" painted in yellow paint.

Place mat

Item consists of one turquoise woven place mat.

Engraved wooden box

Item consists of one engraved wooden box. The engraving is a pattern of squares with triangles.

Coasters

Item consists of one set of coasters. The initials "H.N." are embossed on the coasters in gold ink.

Army uniform

Item consists of Nouwen's army uniform from when he served as army chaplain for the Dutch Army between 1957 and 1963.

Box 372 contains:

  • jacket
  • pants
  • 2 ties
  • hat
  • belt
  • handkerchief
  • raincoat
  • scarf
  • clerical collar

Box 373 contains:

  • wool coat
  • trench coat
  • dog tag
  • gloves
  • collar insignias

Box 374: includes a second army uniform, which likely belonged to an unknown family member of Nouwen's. There is a label stapled to the left sleeve of the jacket which reads "H.P.M. Nouwen. H.P.T.". It is unknown exactly how Nouwen was related to this person.

Sculpture of traveller

Item consists of one carved wooden sculpture depicting a weary traveller. The man is carrying a seemingly heavy load and is barefoot, and there is a dog at his feet.

Sculpture of Virgin Mary with Jesus

Item consists of one carved wooden sculpture depicting the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. Sculpture is approximately 25 cm tall. This sculpture was given to Nouwen by Frank [Last name unknown] in 1996.

Photographic Prints

Series C: Photographic Prints contains all of photograph prints that were housed in paper folders and filing cabinets in the office of Ken Jones. The folders were arranged by subject. For the most part, folders are labelled by subject but the folders and some photographs were out of order when the records were transferred to UTSC Library. In some cases, folders contain photos that do not reflect the subject of the original folder label.

Correspondence and family records

Series consists of letters to J. Churchill Arlidge concerning his performances; family correspondence; Arlidge's wedding certificate; and a jewel pendant that belonged to his mother.

Ham 2018 accession

Personal family correspondence including letters to James Ham (Jim) from family while a student at MIT; Jim's letters home to his parents from India in 1953; letters from Mary to Jim while Mary was in Finland, 1954 and Jim in Jamaica, 1954. There is also two versions of a trip journal by Jim for his trip to Europe in 1949. Also included is a ticket to Queen Elizabeth's Coronation in 1953.

Macpherson 2018 accession

Accession consists of correspondence, certificates and photographs relating to honours bestowed on Professor C. B. Macpherson, most of which relate to the accompanying C. B. Macpherson Memorial Quilt, designed and made for him in 1989 by Ellen Adams from six of his academic hoods. Also includes two photographs of Macpherson receiving the Order of Canada from Governor General Jules Léger at Rideau Hall in 1977.

Farquharson 2012 accession

Records belonging to Dr. Ray Farquharson (1897-1965) document professional trips, meetings and awards. Included is correspondence, notes, agenda and memorabilia. Also included in this donation are records relating to Dr. Ray Farquharson collected by colleagues James Dauphinee and Bob Kerr and passed to the Farquharson family. Finally, there are a set of early letters belonging to Dr. Farquharson’s uncle, University of Toronto alumnus, Dr. Edgar Nesbitt Coutts (M.B. 1900). The letters mainly cover his time as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the First World War and afterwards in a Swiss sanatorium recovering from tuberculosis. Includes correspondence with Farquharson.

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