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Jan Garden Castro Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00436
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1977-2004

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence and papers relating to Margaret Atwood and the book Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms.

Castro, Jan Garden

James Williams Tyrrell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00310
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1836-1982

The collection consists of correspondence, notebooks and diaries, drafts for Tyrrell's writings, survey plans and maps, photographs relating to his family and work, and ephemera.

Tyrrell, J. W. (James Williams)

James Scarth Gale Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00245
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1863-1937

Drafts of writings about Korea and translations of Korean texts; commonplace books, diaries, correspondence, family papers, photographs, his collection of manuscripts, photographs, printed appearances.

Gale, James Scarth

James Patrick Hynes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00287 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1868-1953

The collection contains files from the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. It also contains blueprints from Noulan Cauchon, a noted railway engineer and city planner.

Hynes, James Patrick

James Forbes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00048 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1640-1770

The collection includes miscelleaneous letters, notes and abstracts from sermons, recipes, and notes on religious subjects, as well as bound volumes on a variety of religious topics.

Forbes, James

James Nevin Wallace Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00030
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192-]-1940

The collection consists of a book of fur-trading posts, an encyclopedia of the fur trade, land surveyors of western Canada, traverses of the journeys of Thompson and Mackenzie, and notes on the 78th Fraser Highlanders, among other items related to the fur trade and Canadian northwest exploration.

Wallace, J. N. (James Nevin)

James Mavor Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00119
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1862-1925

Correspondence with notable people such as Robert Falconer, Petr Kropotkin, Stephen Leacock, Peter Veregin; drafts for articles and books, notes, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs.

Mavor, James

James Elgin Wetherell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00028
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1891-1921

The collection consists of correspondence from authors concerning Wetherell's anthologies of poetry.

Wetherell, J. E. (James Elgin)

James Douglas Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL00498
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1851-1909

Collection includes drafts of letters written by Dr. James Douglas in response to the Report of Drs. Nelson and MacConnell concerning an official enquiry into the state and management of affairs at the Quebec Marine and Emigrant Hospital, and correspondence from J. Leslie, provincial secretary, related to same.

Douglas, James

James Chalmers McRuer Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL00114
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-1953

This collection consists of two war diaries from 1918, as well as notes for a planned trip to Europe and England. It also contains memorabilia and slides of the 1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II, attended by McRuer and his wife.

McRuer, J. C. (James Chalmers)

James Brown MacDougall Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00281 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1917?]-[1946?]

The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts and carbon copies of short stories, essays and excerpts from Two Thousand Miles of Gold, from Val d'Or to Yellowknife (1946). It also includes newspapers clippings on gold mines and mining in Canada, as well as notes.

MacDougall, James

James A. Pidduck Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00555
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1910-1920

The collection includes some photographs and a postcard of Pidduck and other soldiers, two World War I pay books belonging to Pidduck, a certificate of authorization to drive and a journal, documenting his life as a soldier in Canada, England and France in 1916. The journal outlines his daily life, where he chauffeured people to, what he did with his free time, to whom he spoke and where he moved to. He stops writing in December of 1916 after nearly a year of consistent entries.

Pidduck, James A.

Jack Pocock Memorial Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00331
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964-1977

Contains materials generated and collected in the course of business by the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme (TADP), 1964-1977. Includes individual case files, intake and housing records, sales records for the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada, counseling materials, lobbying and public relations files, materials from other activist, religious and anti-war groups, TADP administrative records, and a collection of printed items.

Pocock, Jack

J.P. (James Playfair) McMurrich Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00052
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192-?]-[193-?]

Collection consists of notes and manuscript drafts for McMurrich’s unpublished book, The History of Anatomy as well as a portrait of McMurrich.

McMurrich, J.P (James Playfair)

J.H. Parker Collection of Spanish and Italian Documents

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00209 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1608-1818

The collection consists of Spanish and Italian documents, including a commission signed by Philip III (1578-1621), a document signed by Philip IV (1605-1665), and a document signed by King Vittorio Emanuele.

Parker, J.H. ( Jack Horace)

J.B. Collip Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00269
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1898-1976

A collection of scrapbooks containing correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs; bound volumes of offprints; medals, awards and pins; and texts related to James Bertram Collip's research career in biochemistry and endocrinology.

Collip, J. B. (James Bertram)

J. O. P. Bland Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00081
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1883-1954

Correspondence with officials and British authors, journals kept while in China 1883-85 and 1906-1910, typescripts of chapters of his various published books, his unfinished autobiography, scrapbooks, photos and memorabilia.

Bland, J. O. P. (John Otway Percy)

J. Murray Speirs Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00387
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1923-2000

The collection consists of daily bird journals (1923-2000), daily bird records (1922-1949), first and last sightings records (1922-1990), and research records on the American Robin and the Lincoln Sparrow (1930s-1940s).

Speirs, J. Murray (John Murray)

Isabelle Hughes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00320
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1947-1954

Collection of notes and drafts of Hughes' published and unpublished works.

Hughes, Isabelle Grace

Irving Layton Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00313
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1973-1984

The collection consists of holograph drafts of poems and workbooks for Layton's Lovers and Lesser Men and page proofs of A Wild Peculiar Joy. It also includes two photographs of Layton.

Layton, Irving

Ink Magazine Papers, Gift of Georgiana Uhlyarik

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00699
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1993-1999

This first accession consists of submissions; paste-ups/proofs of issues; correspondence with writers and subscribers; promotional materials; administrative files; financial files; grant proposals and other material related to Ink Magazine.

Ink Magazine

Igor Belousovitch Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00619
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1962-1996

The Belousovich Collection of Samizdat and independent press is composed of various periodicals, manuscripts, and miscellaneous documents ranging from the 60s to the early 90 from the Soviet Union.
The series PERIODICALS forms the largest section of the collection. It includes publications dating predominately from the late 80s and early 90s. As the Soviet Union was undergoing strong political changes under Mikhail Gorbachev, many political organizations became more public with their activities and beliefs. This phenomenon was due to Glasnost, a policy introduced by Gorbachev that called for political openness of governing institutions, as well as, diminished censorship and greater freedom of speech. The majority of the periodicals in the collection date to this historical period and are of political nature. Many of the periodicals are the publications of various political parties and movements. The material is organized alphabetically by periodical title, and within each title by date.
In addition to periodicals, the Belousovitch collection also includes a large MANUSCRIPTS section. Many of the manuscripts date to the 70s and the 80s and are in Samizdat form. Among some of the most notable manuscripts in the collection is a 1700-page memoir by Maria Shapiro about her experiences in the Soviet gulag, and various works written by Dmitrii Dudko and Vladimir Albrekht. The material is arranged alphabetically by author.
The OTHER section consists of miscellaneous documents dating from the 60s to 80s. A notable number of original anguished appeals from the Soviet Union, written to U.S. officials, is one of the highlights. Another section of the collection that is worth special mention is the older Samizdat material. It contains various documents pertaining to Yurii Orlov’s Helsinki group, as well as, many other interesting documents. The material is ordered alphabetically according to broad subject categories, such as Court Cases, Human Rights, or Religion.

Belousovitch, Igor

Huron County Temperance Associations Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00181
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1914-1960

The collection consists of minute books and ephemera of several Huron County organizations, including the Exeter Temperance Alliance (in 1932 it becomes the South Huron Branch of the Ontario Prohibition Union), the Huron County Branch of the Dominion Alliance (also known as the Huron County Temperance Alliance) and the Huron County Temperance Federation.

Bradley, Ralph E.

Hunter, Rose & Co. Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00217
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca.1874]-1977

Collection contains letters patent, minute books, stock certificates, balance sheets, correspondence and miscellaneous material relating to the Hunter, Rose & Company and its associated companies.

Hunter, Rose & Co.

Hugh Morrison Collection of Edmund Blunden Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00056
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1932-1978

The collection consists of twenty-eight Edmund Blunden letters, cards and other manuscripts. Blunden was Hugh Morrison's tutor at Merton College, Oxford, and the correspondence reflects their friendship, including mutual acquaintances, friends and common interests.

Morrison, Hugh

Hugh Kane Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00231
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1955-1981

The collection consists of journals, reports, notes and correspondence on publishing in Canada compiled during Kane's career at McClelland and Stewart Publishing Company and at Macmillan Company of Canada. It includes journals from his coast-to-coast business trips, correspondence with authors such as Constance Beresford-Howe, John Diefenbaker, Bruce Hutchinson, Dennis Lee, Thomas Raddall, and business associates such as Jack McClelland and John Gray. It also includes notes and correspondence on censorship.

Kane, Hugh

Hugh Halliday Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00411
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1940-1980

The collection includes typescript drafts of Halliday's columns on birds and nature for The Toronto Star Weekly and other publications; alphabetical subject files; reader correspondence and correspondence with naturalists, birders, publishers, editors and friends (including extensive correspondence with Al Oeming, founder and director of the Alberta Game Farm, and one letter from John Diefenbaker); photographs of mushrooms, insects, animals and birds by Halliday; notes and sketches; print and ephemera.

Halliday, Hugh M.

Hudson's Bay Company Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00066
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1870-1901

Consists of a small collection of manuscript journals and notebooks, including: journal of occurences at Long Portage,1870-1871; journal of occurence, 1884-1886; first part of holograph journal most likely written by Mr. MacLeod, 1885-1886; account books dealing chiefly with goods purchased by First Nations people by barter at New Post, 1900-1901; two volumes entitled "New Post-Fur Book-Outfit-1901," and "New Post-Provision blotter and transfers-Outfit 1901."

Hudson's Bay Company

Horatio C. Boultbee Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00198
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1930-1967

Includes Boultbee's writings and correspondence relating to the posthumous publication of his work.

Boultbee, Horatio C.

Hide Shimizu Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00701
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1898-1999

Contains official documents, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and other biographical material related to the life of Japanese Canadian Hide Shimizu and her family members. Includes material related to Shimizu's awards from the Order of Canada, the Order of the Precious Crown (Government of Japan) and the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC).

Shimizu, Hide

Henry Sproatt Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00047
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [n.d.]

The collection consists of autographs, letters, photographs and printed material, chiefly of Canadian interest, that was collected by Sproatt.

Sproatt, Henry

Henry Grattan Tyrrell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00024
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca. 1882]-1929

The collection consists of notes and typescripts for Tyrrell's industrial engineering works and for his books on bridge design. It also includes family correspondence, personal diaries, scrapbooks and some family photographs. Papers of Tyrrell's youngest son, William Tyrrell, are also included.

Tyrrell, H. G. (Henry Grattan)

Henry D. Townshend Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00143 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838

The collection consists of correspondence chiefly addressed to Colonel Townshend relaying instructions and information relative to quelling the rebels and supporters of William Lyon Mackenzie. Correspondents include Sir George Arthur, W.B. Robinson and Colonel T. Halkett.

Townshend, Henry D.

Helen Weinzweig Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00603
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1945-2003

Collection includes extensive correspondence with friends, family, fans, editors and publishers; drafts of manuscripts and notes for Passing Ceremony, Basic Black with Pearls, A View From the Roof, Bridge of Sighs, A Classical Education (including Dave Carleys scripts for theatre) and other short stories and pieces, such as The Zurich Years: a memoir of my mother, also My Mothers Luck; haiku; Zen Buddhism material; lectures; reviews; appearances; extensive typed and holograph personal journal, 1958-2000s, including from various travels (China, Japan, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, Canada and the United States) and at home; photographs; books; print ephemera; her typewriter and other material related to her life and work.

Weinzweig, Helen

Helen J. Dow Collection of Alex Colville Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00270
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1942-1987

This collection consists primarily of a long sequence of letters from Alex Colville to Helen Dow, many of which contain detailed comments on individual paintings as well as on his aesthetic and philosophical views. In addition, there is correspondence from Colville's wife, Rhoda, thanking Dow for small gifts, and from his daughter, Ann, who worked at Fischer Fine Art Ltd., in London, England, the firm handling Colville's English sales. There is also a copy of Colville's B.A. thesis.

Dow, Helen J.

Heidenreich Collection of Dorothy Walker Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00431
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1894-1975

Contains the papers of Dorothy Walker, daughter of Sir Edmund Walker. Includes correspondence, a diary, manuscripts and notes documenting Sir Walker’s life and his contribution to Canadian culture.

Heidenreich, Conrad E.

Harshaw Collection of William Boyne Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00298 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1830-1991

Collection Includes: family correspondence, holograph and printed volumes, albums of plates; also transcriptions and introductions by William A. Harshaw.

Boyne, William

Harold B. Attin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00161 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1954-1956

Includes materials relating to thesis on Charles Jonnart such as research notes, correspondence, a manuscript draft of part of the thesis, a thesis outline and a finished version of Section II, as well as newspaper clippings and other printed material.

Attin, Harold B.

Halyna Stadnyk Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00514
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1937-1984

The Halyna Stadnyk Papers focuses on the activities of several members of the United Hetman Organization [Soiauz hetmantasiv derzahavnykiv]. Halyna Stadnyk is the main recipient of the letters in this collection. Her principal correspondents are Natalia Doroshenko and IaElysaveta Skoropads?ka-Kuzahim. Nataliaa Doroshenko (1888-1970) was a stage actress and a prominent figure in the theater world. She was the wife of renowned Ukrainian historian Dmytro Doroshenko. She lived in Canada from 1947 and in Munich from the 1950s. IaElysaveta Skoropads?ka-Kuzahim (1899-1976) was a civic leader and sculptor. Her father, Pavlo Skoropadsky-, served as hetman of the Ukrainian State in 1918. Forced to abdicate in November, the Skoropadsky- family fled to Berlin. There she helped with her father's political activities, while also resuming her study of sculpture. She was also actively engaged in organizing humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians in need following the 1932-1933 famine and during the Second World War. After the death of her father in 1945 and upon the death her sister in 1959, she assumed the leadership of the hetmanite movement. The collection also includes photographs of Danylo Skoropadskyi and other members of the hetmanite movement. There are a number of photographs of the Lypynsky- East European Research Institute in Philadelphia, as well as photographs of some of its members.

Stadnyk, Halyna

Hale Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00090
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1799-1910

Original and transcribed letters from John Hale, Receiver-General of Lower Canada, and his wife, Elizabeth, between 1799-1823. The collection also contains copies of other family letters and documents giving genealogical information.

Hale Family

Guy St-Denis Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00557
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1756-1765

Consists of 23 letters by Lieutenant Laurence Norcop, 32nd Regiment, 1756-1769 to his father Laurence Norcop, and other related documents.

St-Denis, Guy

Grace Warkentin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00537
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980-2007

Mavis Gallant correspondence.

Warkentin, Grace

Giles Blunt Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00665
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1978-2012

Contains notes, source material, and drafts for screenplays and novels; early draft poetry, short stories and other juvenilia; plus reviews of Blunt’s crime fiction novels from various publications. Also contains correspondence between Blunt, his editors, literary agents, publishers and others regarding the research and publication of his works, as well as some general promotional material.

Blunt, Giles

Gilbert Bagnani Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00265 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1835?]-1980

A collection of volumes and papers from the library of Professor Gilbert Bagnani and his wife, Stewart Bagnani. It includes manuscripts collected by them or relating to their library.

Bagnani, Gilbert

Gibbs Blackstock Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00088
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1813-1962

Collection of papers of the family and descendants of William Schenck Blackstock (1824-1905) and Mary Hodge Gibbs Blackstock (1827-1909).

Gibbs Blackstock Family

Gerry Bennett Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00362
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1952-1998

Collection of papers from Gerry Bennett (1921-1999), ornithologist and author. He wrote and published the journal Birdfinding in Canada (1981-1989) and at least three books on birdwatching and birdwatchers. The papers consist of: GB's typed journals recording his bird sightings and other observations of natural history from the 1950s to 1998; his correspondence with naturalists from the late 1970s to 1990s; his research notes and files on ornithological topics, including bird records and lists for a variety of locations, and the newsletters from a number of ornithological organizations; drafts and typescripts of some of his writings.

Bennett, Gerry

George William Russell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00062
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-1933 (bulk 1930-1931)

The collection consists of copies of correspondence and memorabilia relating to the lecture tours made by Russell to the United States in 1928 and 1930-31. A telegram and the copy of one letter are from Russell to James Pond, who organized the tours. The rest are carbon copies of letters mainly from Pond to Russell and concern arrangements for specific lectures.

Russell, George William

George Soper Dempster Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00126
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1777-1883

A collection of letters and papers relating to George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732-1818), including his purchase of the estate of Skibo, the economic condition of the Highlands and Lord Selkirk's Red River settlement scheme. Correspondents include Thomas Telford, Sir Adam Ferguson and 1st Viscount Melville.

Dempster, George Soper

George Payerle Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00383
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1968-2000

The collection consists of draft manuscripts of Payerle's various works, including The Afterpeople (1970), Wolfbane Fane (1977), Two from Babylon (1990) and The Weather and That (1993). It also includes drafts of his unpublished poems and prose, papers documenting his involvement with The Writers' Union of Canada, and correspondence from other writers in the Union and those whose work he edited.

Payerle, George

George Louis Beer Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00067 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1902-1920

The collection comprises the research papers of George Louis Beer, historian (1872-1920). Included are notes on British colonial affairs and immigration to Canada. An unpublished work on South Carolina is also included.

Beer, George Louis

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