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William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00206
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1850-1909

The papers of William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney (1835-1909) includes invoices and correspondence from Quaritch and other booksellers relating to the formation and the later sale of Amherst's extensive library, 1856-1908, correspondence on bibliographical matters; general correspondence and family letters; correspondence and papers relating to the management of Amherst's estate, Didlington Hall, Yorks, and to the Home Farm; papers and legal documents collected in the course of genealogical research into Amherst family.

Amherst, William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, Baron

Walter Bauer Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00039
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1950-1976

Collection of drafts, revisions of short stories and radio plays;typescripts of poems.

Bauer, Walter

W.W.E. Ross Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00211
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1916-1966

The collection consists of drafts of writings, notebooks, correspondence and biographical material.

Ross, W. W. E. (William Wrightson Eustace)

Venkatacharya Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00291 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1700-1900

Collection of palm-leaf and paper manuscripts [ca. 1700-1900] of Sanskrit works mainly in Telugu and Bengali, and manuscript transcripts, microfilm and photocopies of Sanskrit works mainly in Devanagari and Telugu.

Venkatacharya, Tuppil

Van der Smissen Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00068
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1751-1926 (bulk 1751-1875)

The collection consists of letters and documents concerning the van der Smissen family in Germany and Canada. The correspondence includes letters to Jacob Gysbert van der Smissen from Johann Lavator, a Reformed minister in Zurich, from Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling, an eminent theological writer, and from Carl Heinrich von Bogatzky, an influential and prolific Lutheran writer in Germany. The remaining letters are primarily family correspondence, along with a family history, a travel journal, and the sermons of Wilhelm Leendert. It also includes W.H. van der Smisson's English translation, in the original metres, of Goethe's Faust.

van der Smissen Family

University College Collection of Canadian Authors

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00382
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1912-1989

The collection consists of correspondence of various Canadian authors and printed materials removed from University College's Al Purdy Collection.

University College (Toronto, Ont.)

Tymperon Mottram Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00266 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1649-1781

The collection consists of various documents pertaining to the Tymperon and Mottram families.

Mottram Family

Tragedy of the Soviet Countryside Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00573
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1927-1940; 2000-2006

Consists of an archival collection about the history of the Soviet peasantry, collectivization and repression in the countryside during the 1930s. Records were acquired by Professor Lynne Viola in the course of co-editing two document collections on Soviet collectivization. Included are photocopies of documents from the major archives in Moscow. Some of the documents on collectivization and dekulakization became accessible to researchers in the 1990s, which enabled the publication of the 5-volume The Tragedy of the Soviet Village: Collectivization and Dekulakization, 1927-1939 [Tragediia sovetskoi derevni: kollektivizatsiia i raskulachivanie: dokumenty i materialy 1927-1939], a work that was the result of collaboration of historians from six countries: Russia, USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and South Korea. Another important publication, which was a result of the collaboration, is the 2-volume set The Politburo and the Peasantry: Deportation and Special Resettlement 1930-1940 [Politbiuro i krestianstvo: vysylka, spetsposelenie 1930-1940]. The greater part of this publication contains material from the Archive of the President of the Russian Federation. The collection contains photocopies of documents that were not included in the above mentioned publications, but have enormous historical significance and archival value. The documents came from five major archives in the Russian Federation: The Russian Center for the Preservation and Study of Records of Modern History [Rossiiskii tsentr khraneniia i izucheniia dokumentov noveishei istorii]; The State Archive of the Russian Federation [Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii]; The Russian State Archive of the Economy [Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki]; The Russian State Military Archive [Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki]; and The Central Archive of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation [Tsentral’nyi arkhiv Federal’noi sluzhby bezopasnosti Rossiiskoi Federatsii] (which is the successor to the Soviet secret police agencies OGPU, NKVD, and the KGB, and which is still closed to all but a handful of researchers.) In addition, the collection includes documents from provincial archives of Russia and Ukraine. The gathering of this material was a part of the Stalin Era Research and Archives Project (SERAP) based at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (now the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies) at the University of Toronto.

Viola, Lynne

Toronto Social Welfare Agencies Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00012
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1911-1951

The collection consists of typed reports and correspondence dealing with the history of social work and agencies in Toronto.

University of Toronto. School of Social Work

Thoreau MacDonald Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00180
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1905-1980

The collection consists of papers pertaining to MacDonald, including original drawings and designs, along with correspondence and biographical material. These papers also include notes and drafts by Margaret E. Edison which she collected during the course of her research for her book, Thoreau MacDonald: A Catalogue of Design and Illustration (1973). A second accession includes more of MacDonald's original drawings and designs, notebooks and diaries, a small amount of correspondence, photographs and some printed materials.

MacDonald, Thoreau

Thomas York Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00304 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1973-1988

The collection includes manuscript and typescripts of York's novels We, the Wilderness (1973), Snowman (1976), Musk-ox Passions (1978), Trapper (1981), Desireless (1988), and Pimping for Jesus (unpublished). It also includes correspondence and non-fiction writings.

York, Thomas

Arlene Lampert Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00730
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960s-2000s

Includes extensive correspondence from writers, 1960s-2000s, to Arlene Lampert. The correspondence
is primarily personal in nature. Photographs from the University of Toronto Writers’ Workshops held in
Toronto and The Bahamas, 1972-1978, form part of this accession. The photographs include many wellknown
authors, such as Austin Clarke, Al Purdy, Dennis Lee, Graeme Gibson, P.K. Page, Joe Rosenblatt,
Marian Engel, George Bowering.
Frequent correspondents include Bill Bissett, Susan Musgrave, Stephen Reid, Joe Rosenblatt, Jeni
Couzyn, Rosemary Sullivan, Anne Michaels, Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier, Alice Denham, P.K. Page, Earle
Birney and Wailan Low, Phyllis Webb and others.

Lampert, Arlene

Thomas Townshend Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00222 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1741-1800

The collection consists primarily of correspondence written to Townshend. The letters are from family, friends, political colleagues and people who worked for him or served under him. Many were written to Townshend between 1784 and 1786 after he was made Baron Sydney and when he was secretary of state in the Pitt government, with many asking for political favours.

Townshend, Thomas

Thomas Griffith Taylor Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00020 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [190-]-1996

The collection consists of Taylor's research notes, typescripts and galley proofs for his books on geography, urbanography and similar subjects. It also includes correspondence with Taylor's family and colleagues, photographs and offprints of his articles in connection with Marie Sanderson's biography, Griffith Taylor: Antarctic Scientist and Pioneer Geographer (1988).

Taylor, Thomas Griffith

Thomas Babington Macaulay Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00252
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1815-1858

The collection consists of eleven letters and notes written by Baron Macaulay to his family and friends. Six of the letters were published in Thomas Pinney's edition of Macaulay's letters in 1974. The papers also include one contemporary photograph of Macaulay, one photograph of his portrait in coloured chalk, and one engraving of him.

Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron

Thomas Arthur Reed Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00005
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1871-1958

The collection consists of a typed draft, along with notes and suggestions, of The Church of the Holy Trinity. It also includes leaves of church music in Canada and a memorandum on Music in Upper Canada.

Reed, Thomas Arthur

The Ronald Peters Gift of the Lester Douglas Personal Archives of Earl Horter, Hans Foy, David Karfunkle and Barbara Shermund

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00750
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1916-1958

Contains the personal archives of Lester Douglas of four artists: Earl Horter, Hans Foy, David Karfunkle and Barbara Shermund. Douglas was acquainted with these artists through his role as the Director of Art and Printing for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and through his work as a typographer and book designer. These collections include original artworks from all four artists, including drawings, paintings, etchings and engravings, some of them inscribed with dedications to Douglas. Apart from Horter, the artworks are contained in portfolios created by Douglas. Also included is correspondence from Horter and Foy to Douglas, as well as some ephemera, such as newspaper clippings and exhibition pamphlets for Horter, Foy and Karfunkle.

Peters, Ronald

The Carl Schaefer Collection of Thoreau MacDonald Material 

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00240
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1924-1975

The collection consists of letters from Thoreau MacDonald to Schaefer, as well as a large collection of Christmas and occassional cards, several of which are originals, original lino-cuts, printer's proofs of lino-cuts and pen drawings, and other printed material and clippings. The letters describe their work and contain running commentary on the art scene of the period.

Schaefer, Carl

Talacko Collection of Czech Authors

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00612
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 18-

Correspondence, poems and short stories written by a variety of late 19th century Czech authors. Includes members of the “Maj” group, Josef Svatopluk Machar, founder of “The Czech moderns”, Adolf Černy, Eliška Krásnohorská, František Táborský and composer Karel Weis.

Machar, Josef Svatopluk

Stanley Morisse Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00561
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1897-1987

Includes personal and professional correspondence; personal photographs; official documents; receipts and invoices; typescript drafts of books; newspaper articles, passports, cultural and political pursuits. Various highlighted items in his collection include many interesting photographs documenting the May Day Rallies of 1933-4 in Hamilton, Ontario-suggesting that he had an active role in organizing these demonstrations. There are also a number of newspaper clippings (primarily from The Daily Colonist (Victoria, B.C.), documenting such issues as communism, the war in Vietnam, Cyprus, various actions taken by the Canadian Government, and celebrities such as Marilyn Munroe and Princess Diana. A series of postcards document a trip taken by Sam Lawrence across Europe in 1936. Also featured is a collection of photographs of Lenin from 1897-1917 from a book of photographs entitled “Lenin” edited by Vladimir Il’ich and a collection of postcards documenting the Third Congress of Komintern in Russia, 1919. Lastly, there are two typescript books dedicated to Morisse and written by Georgoula Beikos entitled “The Greece That Fights: A Collection of Articles in Russian”, and a book of poems written by political prisoners on the Cypriot island of Gioura after the Greek civil war from 1945-1949.

Morisse, Stanley

Stanislava Eduardovna Dranishnikova Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00688
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1923

Contains a set of three documents: two hand-drawn certificates, and one typewritten cover letter, dated 20 & 27 January 1923 in Krasnoiarsk, Siberia that were given to Stanislava Eduardovna Dranishnikova on the occasion of her 20th anniversary as an actress.

Dranishnikova, Stanislava Eduardovna

Spanish Civil War Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00165
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1936-1990

Collection consists of manuscripts from various sources relating to the Spanish Civil War and to various anti-Franco organizations in Canada and the United States to support the Republican cause. Included are manuscripts; correspondence; scrapbooks containing clippings, correspondence, documents and prints; and records relating to the fiftieth anniversary of the Spanish Civil War including photographs, memorabilia, awards and audio recordings.

Solandt-McKillop Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00158 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1837-1895

The collection consists of journals and a letter book from André Solandt, and an orderly book and account books from Archibald McKillop.

Solandt, André

Sir John Bland-Sutton Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00224 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-1937

A small collection of letters and memorabilia relating to Sir John Bland-Sutton (1855-1936), eminent anatomist and pathologist at the Middlesex Hospital and Medical School. Includes a small amount of material relating to his close friend, Rudyard Kipling.

Bland-Sutton, John, Sir

Sir Edmund Walker Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00001
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1798-1924 (bulk 1864-1924).

Collection consists of correspondence, drafts of speeches and writings, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings and family papers.

Walker, Edmund, Sir

Sir Allan Napier MacNab Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00220
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1801-1907

Legal and business papers and correspondence, chiefly relating to MacNab’s various property transactions, as well as a small amount of historical material relating to the Rebellion of 1837-1838. Also includes documents from the governing of the Estate after Allan MacNab’s death. This includes papers from MacNab’s sister-in-law and executor, Sophia Stuart MacNab, as well papers from her successors, Mary Stuart Daly and Caroline Daly. These records pertain to the maintenance of the estate, information on the mortgages owned by the estate and lawsuits.

MacNab, Allan Napier

Sidney T. and Charles Boddy Fisher Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00145 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1743-1990

The collection consists primarily of manuscript material collected by C.B. Fisher and S.T. Fisher. Among the authors they collected include Norman Douglas,. Lord Dunsany, Sidney H. Sime and Rudyard Kipling. The collection also includes S.T. Fisher's correspondence relating to his book and print collections, as well as articles and other writings by him and C.B. Fisher.

Fisher, Sidney T.

Sharon Okuno Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00671
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1988

70 photographic negatives taken at National Association of Japanese Canadian (NAJC) meeting, award of merit ceremony and redress celebration dinner.

Okuno, Sharon

Shelton Ayliffe Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00258 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1561-1974

The collection consists of records of the Ayliffe Family which were acquired by S.W. Shelton in the 1950s. Included are two account books (dating from 1572 and 1595-1613), as well as documents and letters that belonged to the Ayliffe family. Transcriptions made by S.W. Shelton, along with his correspondence and research notes are also included.

Shelton, S. W.

Sharon Abron Drache Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00684 (2B annex)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1974-2013

Includes extensive correspondence, manuscripts, etc. with Joe Rosenblatt, David Gurr; drafts, research and correspondence related to Barbara Klein-Muskrat: Then and Now; The Lubavitchers Are Coming to Second Avenue; Ritual Slaughter; The Mikveh Man; The Golden Ghetto; The Magic Pot; correspondence, research and drafts for piece on Richard Landon and the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; Arthur Drache material; unpublished children’s stories; family material; ghost writing; mentoring and other material related to the life and work of Sharon Abron Drache.

Drache, Sharon Abron

Sergius Hahn Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00159 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca.1960-1975]

The collection consists of typescripts, some with holograph corrections, along with newspaper clippings containing the published versions as they appeared in North American Russian-language newspapers. It also contains some correspondence relating mainly to his newspaper work.

Hahn, Sergius

Samuel Alexander White Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00204 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1905-1954

The collection consists of drafts and tearsheets of published writings, part of an unpublished autobiography, drawings, sketches, correspondence, and other printed material.

White, Samuel Alexander

Sam Tata Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00448
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1938-1992

Collection includes large black and white photographs and several scrapbooks related to the life and work of Sam Tata.

Tata, Sam

Sadie Gairns Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00242
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1917-1972

Collection of photographs, offprints, clippings, memorabilia and some correspondence chiefly relating to F.G. Banting and to Gairns' work as his assistant in the Department of Medical Research of the Banting Institute. The collection also includes some personal memorabilia. Most of the printed material about Banting and the photographs are duplicated in the Banting Papers (MS Coll. 00076).

Gairns, Sadie

Ruth Martin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00323
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1868?]-[1975?]

The collection consists of typed transcripts from printed texts, private papers, notes, interviews and photographs and post cards that give the social history of the Lake of Bays area. During the late 19th and early 20 centuries, the area was largely inhabited by those who worked in the lumber industry. With the arrival of summer cottagers at the beginning of the 20th century, the economy improved. The Martin papers describe this period.

Martin, Ruth

Rosemary Gosselin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 0010F
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1958

Includes 1958 thesis for Journalism program at Carlton College, later Carlton University, by Rosemary Heenan [Gosselin] on Montreal poets, including Frank Scott, Irving Layton, A.J.M. Smith, Louis Dudek, Leonard Cohen and others. Heenan/Gosselin took extensive notes while at a meeting of a group of well-known poets in Montreal and included these in her thesis. Includes three personal and extensive letters from Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen and A.J.M. Smith in 1958 following their meeting with Heenan/Gosselin.

Gosselin, Rosemary

Roger Pocock Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00417
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1932-1941

Includes material relating to Roger Pocock and the Legion of the Frontiersmen. Correspondence between Pocock and fellow 'Frontiersman' Charles Palmer, 1932-1941; Driscoll to Palmer; a signed photograph of Pocock; a signed dinner menu from Imperial Overseas Legion of Frontiersmen Reunion Dinner; and two Manuals for the Canadian Branch of the Frontiersmen.

Pocock, Roger

Roger Auger Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00726
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1966-2011

Contains correspondence and other printed matter relating to the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, including administrative correspondence between various ABAC/ILAB members and board members, material related to various annual meetings of the two groups, membership lists and newsletters.

Auger, Roger

Rodion Kaliuzhnyi Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00419
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1939-1982

The Kaliuzhnyi Papers focus on the life and activities of participants of one of the Ukrainian nationalist movements, the United Hetman Organization [Soiuz hetmantsiv derzhavnykiv], during the 1940s to 1950s. During this period the hetmanite movement was under the leadership of Danylo Skoropadskyi, who assumed the role in 1948 and served until his death in 1957. Rodion Kaliuzhnyi served as his secretary and after Skoropadskyi's death continued to be active in the movement. The collection also includes material on the activites of the Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain, as well as other Ukrainian emigre organizations such as the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, the Ukrainian Catholic Women's Organization in Germany, and several publishing houses. Other aspects of Ukrainian emigre life are documented by photographs of the Ukrainian community in the displaced persons camps in Mittenwald and Aschaffenburg, Germany from 1946 to 1949.

Kali͡uzhnyĭ, Rodion

Robert S. Kenny Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00179
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca.1871]-1976

This collection consists of manuscript and printed materials on all aspects of radicalism in Canada, as well as photographs, sound recordings and assorted ephemera. The manuscript material includes: material on the Communist Party of Canada; Tim Buck, A.E. Smith and other Canadian communists; organizations connected with radicalism and Communism in Canada, including briefs written by them to government agencies; draft articles submitted to the National Affairs Monthly; and translations and reprints, chiefly from Russian publications.

Kenny, Robert S. (Robert Sheldon)

Robert Priest Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00662 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964-2010

Includes several drafts of published and unpublished poems, lyrics, short stories and novels from the author’s youth to 2010; mockups and original artwork for books; correspondence (in particular, letters exchanged between RP and members of The League of Canadian Poets, 1980-1999); pamphlets and magazines by other poets and writers; promotional material for poetry and music events held in the greater Toronto area, 1970-2010.

Priest, Robert

Robert Laird Borden Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00184 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1886-1937

The collection consists of correspondence of a political and personal nature, diaries, and miscellaneous documents.

Borden, Robert Laird, Sir

Robert Holmes Collection of Photographs

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00493
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192-]

Collection consists of black and white photographs and negatives by Holmes of western and northern Ontario, Dora Mavor Moore and family on Chataqua circuit, St.Paul's, Toronto, and Cleveland.

Holmes, Robert

Richardson Family Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1913-1918

Consists of letters sent by three brothers, Edward, Reginald and Harry Richardson, during WWI. Also included are newspaper clippings and a photographic portrait of Reginald Richardson.

Richardson Family

Richard Outram Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00457
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1955-2005

This collection contains papers and other material pertaining to the work and life of Richard Outram, one of Canada's foremost poets. It includes drafts of poetry, both published and unpublished, and essays, as well as professional and personal correspondence. It also includes numerous broadsheets of Outram's poetry and work by his wife, the artist Barbara Howard.

Outram, Richard Daley

Richard Handscombe Collection of Powys Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00092 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1924-1959.

Collection of thirteen letters written by John Cowper Powys, Littleton Powys, Llewelyn Powys and Theodore Francis Powys. There is also a notebook, "Where Is It?" that contains names and addresses for the Powys family and others.

Powys Family

Richard B. Wright Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00525
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1965-2005

Includes drafts and manuscripts, revisions, proofs, notes and editorial changes for both Wright's published and unpublished material.

Wright, Richard Bruce

Rhoda Ann Page Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00272 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1840-1850

Holograph manuscript of twenty-nine poems by Rhoda Ann Page and two typescript copies of her Wild notes from the back woods edited by Edwin Guillet (1942).

Page, Rhoda Ann

Rev. George Tsukornyk Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00669
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1920-1968

The papers of Rev. George G. Tsukornyk include: selected correspondence; a daily journal he kept while pastor for St. Mary's Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Oshawa; speeches and concert programs given at several Ukrainian Orthodox parishes for various occasions, such as Mother's Day, commemorations of the poet Taras Shevchenko, or the marking of the anniversary of the declaration of Ukrainian independence; various musical arrangements; examination questions for students of Ukrainian Sunday schools; and a few photographs.

Tsukornyk, George

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