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William Henry Van der Smissen fonds

  • UTA 1923
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1928

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B1965-0031: Translation of Goethe's "Faust".

B1991-0001: Publications relating to William Hodgson Ellis, who was head of Applied Chemistry in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, 1920.

B1981-0013: 61 files of photographs and sketches of the Van der Smissen family, the Royal Military College and WWI.

Van der Smissen, William Henry

Minnie Louise Barry fonds

  • UTA 1041
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1907-1912]

Photo album and photograph documenting Minnie Barry's involvement with the Varsity Ladies' Hockey Team while an undergraduate in arts at University College. The ice rink was located immediately east of Annesley Hall and was known (later?) as the Little Vic Rink.

For an identification of the players see photo in The Varsity, 11 March 1910

Barry, Minnie Louise

Beatty Family fonds

  • UTA 1045
  • Fonds
  • pre-1931

Views of the house and grounds of the William H. Beatty family at 6 Queen's Park Crescent, which was razed in 1931 to make way for the Botany Building; view of the Beatty children in the garden.

Beatty Family

Catherine Beaven fonds

  • UTA 1048
  • Fonds
  • [18--]

Pencil sketch of King's College by Catherine Beaven, daughter of James D. Beaven, professor of Theology at King's College 1843-1872.

Beaven, Catherine

Percy Bennett fonds

  • UTA 1051
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

Photo album of a trip to Europe in 1921 and of scenes in Alberta, where Percy Bennett lived and taught; postcards of London, Paris, Rome and Venice. Certificates for his BASc degree (1915) and class reunions of 1965 and 1975.

Bennett, Percy

John Burgon Bickersteth fonds

  • UTA 1055
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1983

Fonds consists of 2 series

B2001-0018: Records documenting John Burgon Bickersteth, Warden of Hart House (retired 1947). Includes mainly correspondence as well as reports, published addresses, manuscripts, photographs and films. 1919-1958.

B2005-0013: Personal records of former Warden of Hart House, J. B. Bickersteth. Includes personal correspondence with family, friends, politicians, colleagues at University of Toronto including Robertson Davies as well as other academic institutions, mainly following his retirement; speeches, arrangements for his 90th birthday celebration dinner at Hart House. Also includes correspondence and other papers relating to Hart House memorial on his death and matters relating to his estate. 1913-1983.

Bickersteth, John Burgon

McPhedran / Duncan / Green Family fonds

  • UTA 1563
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1995

Records documenting the lives of John Harris McPhedran, associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, and members of his family, including his first wife, Florence Davidson, and their children, Isobel and Elizabeth, and his second wife, Marie Green Duncan, author of several books and a Governor-General's Award winner.

Included is correspondence, diaries, and his autobiography which, in addition to personal and family matters, detail his activities during World War I and at the University of Toronto; certificates and diplomas, legal documents, memorabilia, notes, research files, interviews, manuscripts, radio scripts, photographs, glass-plate negatives, and postcards.

McPhedran, John Harris

Boeschenstein Family fonds

  • UTA 1056
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-1963

Fonds consists of letters (1929-1962) that Gertrude Knighton's mother, Elizabeth (Lili) Louisa Boeschenstein, wrote to her mother, Emma Schoch-Walter, and her older sister, Emmeli Schoch; Lili Schoch's exercise books that she compiled to teach children [191-]; letters to her and Hermann Boeschenstein from their families in Switzerland, 1928- ca. 1947; correspondende between Hermann and Lili (1930-1955) and with their children, principally Frank and Gertrude (1944-1963). Includes a number of postcards and a few photographs. Many of the letters are written in German, and some in Old German.

Boeschenstein Family

Abe Kabayama Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00673
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1969-2002

Contains printed material related to the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) task force of First Nations Canadians, including meeting announcements and agendas; a small amount of material related to the Earth Spirit Festival held in Toronto in 1991; plus related correspondence. Also includes biographical and genealogical booklets on the Kabayama family, with photographs.

Kabayama, Abe

Bata Shoe Company Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [189-?]-2014

abstract
Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence; legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the oraganization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There are also a small number of Bata family records, primarily for Thomas J. Bata (1914-2008), Sonja I. Bata, Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932) and Marie Bata.

Bata Shoe Company

Joseph Brabant Lewis Carroll Manuscript Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00371
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1866?]-1896

The collection consists of correspondence from Charles L. Dodgson, photographs (including an 1865 photograph taken by Carroll), memorabilia, and Brabant's notes and correspondence about the collection.

Brabant, Joseph A. (Joseph Anthony)

Agnes Chamberlin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00112
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1863-1934

The collection includes original paintings of Canadian flora and mushrooms by Chamberlin, and subscription books for her book Canadian Wild Flowers (1868 and 1869 editions). Most of the paintings have not been reproduced. It also contains original paintings and photographs of Canadian flora and other subjects by Chamberlin's daughter, Geraldine Moodie, an album of pressed plants by Moodie, and an album of pressed ferns by Catherine Parr Trail.

Chamberlin, Agnes

Milton Blackstone fonds

  • UTA 1064
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1941

Six scrapbooks compiled by Milton Blackstone relating to the Hart House String Quartet, and containing announcements, programmes, press clippings, and photographs.

Blackstone, Milton

Alan J. Horne Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00295
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [194-]-1994

The collection consists of correspondence with British illustrators relating to Horne's Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators (1994) and slides of illustrations for the Dictionary. The collection also contains John Buckland Wright's sketches, drawings and working proofs for Jurgen.

Horne, Alan J.

Alan Jarvis Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00171
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-1972

The collection covers the personal and professional life of Jarvis. It contains general and business correspondence, typescripts, magazine articles, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings and photographs. Much of the early correspondence consists of letters Jarvis wrote home to his family while he was at Oxford (1938-39) and while he was working in Britain (1942-55).

Jarvis, Alan

Laurel Sefton MacDowell fonds

  • UTA 1276
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-2014

These records document the academic career of Professor Laurel Sefton MacDowell, a labour and environmental historian and professor at the University of Toronto. The records consist of personal and biographical information (including MacDowell's time as an undergraduate and graduate student at the U of T), her lecture notes and syllabi for courses taught at U of T, York, and McMaster, her publications and research, her professional activities (both inside and outside academia), and general correspondence.

Sefton MacDowell, Laurel

Peter H. Brieger fonds

  • UTA 1061
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1987

Fonds consists of records documenting the life and work of Dr. Peter H. Brieger, including his early career in Germany and his later research on medieval manuscripts and the Bible. Records include correspondence, notebooks, lectures, articles, research notes and manuscripts. One series also documents the activities of the Fine Art Club at the University of Toronto. Photographs consists of those taken of illuminated manuscripts, for research purposes.

Brieger, Peter

Mary Jacqueline Rosevear fonds

  • UTA 1720
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1984

Records document the lives of Mary Jacqueline Rosevear and her partner Margaret Brodie Scott (BA 1942, BLS 1957), including school work, family correspondence, memorabilia, degrees, and records relating to school librarianship. Photographs include photos of the two women, family and friends, and school library activities.

Rosevear, Mary Jacqueline

Peter W. Nesselroth fonds

  • UTA 1608
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2015; predominant 1980-2010

Personal records of Professor Peter W. Nesselroth, documenting his career as a professor of French literature for the Centre of Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto and his published academic work on subjects covering French literature, Isidore Ducasse, Surrealism, literary theory, semiotics and psychoanalytics. The emphasis is on his academic writing from the 1970s through to the 2010s, with Isidore Ducasse (Lautréamont) and Jacques Derrida figuring prominently as subjects. Academic honours and teaching material for graduate courses at the University of Toronto and professional correspondence are also included.

Included are Professor Nesselroth’s MA and PhD theses, correspondence, course readings lists and syllabi, drafts and off-prints of academic articles, drafts of addresses, conference programs and photographs.

Nesselroth, Peter W.

Herbert Lench Pottle fonds

  • UTA 1670
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2002 [predominant 1932-1940]

Correspondence, essays, theses, and photographs documenting Herbert Pottle's graduate studies in psychology at the University of Toronto under Professor E. A. Bott, with some correspondence and press coverage of Pottle's subsequent activities.

Pottle, Herbert Lench

David R. Cameron fonds

  • UTA 1101
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2012

Fonds consists of the personal records of Prof. David R. Cameron, political scientist. The majority of the records document Prof. Cameron’s work with the federal and provincial governments, rather than his academic work.

Much of the fonds documents Prof. Cameron’s work with the federal and Ontario governments on constitutional renewal, national unity, and French-English relations in the late 1970s and 1980s. In particular, there is significant documentation of the Pépin-Robarts Task Force on Canadian Unity, and Cameron’s work with the Federal-Provincial Relations Office. Prof. Cameron’s work on post-secondary education with the Secretary of State is also well documented, as is his work on constitutional renewal and Ontario-Quebec relations with the Ontario government in the 1990s.

Records relating to this government service include day planners and steno pads, correspondence and memos, briefings, news clippings, government documents, reports, proposals, research and background files, travel records, contracts, drafts and revisions, and meeting agendas, minutes and briefings.

Fonds also includes records relating to Prof. Cameron’s involvement with the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (2001-2003), the Walkerton Inquiry (2001-2002), and the Sri Lankan peace process (2002-2005).

Academic records include employment records, correspondence, some conference files, and publication files, especially those related to his Patterns of Association project (1997-2006).

Cameron, David R.

Peterkin Williamson Family fonds

  • UTA 1661
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1951

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B2013-0020: 1910-1918: Documents, photographs and artifacts document three generations of the Peterkin - Williamson family. Most of the items relate to Marie Peterkin (B.A. 1919) including a photo album with family photos, photos of fellow students, house parties in Bala and the Toronto Island, convocation,, fellow female workers on break at the munitions factory during World War I. There are also a few items for Ruby Peterkin, aunt to Marie Peterkin, who served in Salinika as nurse in the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital. There are a few photos including two from Salonika as well as an engraved letter opener from her time overseas. Marie Peterkin married John Williamson (B.A. 1910) and their daughter is the donor of this accession Mary Williamson (B.A. 1955). This accession includes the graduating portrait for each as well as two UT letters earned by Mary.

B2014-0013: Photo album originally belonged to John D. Williamson (B.A. 1910) and documents various members and activities of the Williamson family members. Photos show campus views of grounds and students ca. 1906 – 1917 as well as a trip to western Canada 1912, and to Temagami 1916 and 1917. There are also two portraits of J.Peter Williamson, son of John D. Williamson.

Peterkin Williamson Family

Marie Peterkin fonds

  • UTA 1642
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1919

One University of Toronto pin and two Pi Beta Phi pin as well as a photo album documenting University College graduate, Marie Peterkin (B.A. 1919). Snapshots in album show Ms Peterkin with classmates on campus, at a convention and working at the Government Experimental Farm in Vineland Ontario.

Peterkin, Marie

Norman John Turnbull fonds

  • UTA 1844
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2007

These records pertain to the educational and professional life of N.J. Turnbull. They consist primarily of material related to N.J. Turnbull’s time as a student at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, including class notes and assignments. There are also materials generated as a result of employment—both as a summer student during his university studies as well as following his graduation—which consists primarily of field notes and reports. There are also several photographs that pertain to N.J. Turnbull's career, including 432 photographs of the Royal Commission on Forestry relating to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1954.

Also included in these records are a collection of logging reports produced by John Fulton Turnbull, N.J. Turnbull's father. These reports relate predominantly to J.F. Turnbull’s position of District Forester of the North Bay Ontario Forestry Branch and the Annual Reports generated as a result.

Turnbull, Norman John

Albert Ellis Allin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00260 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-1966

The papers contain his diaries with field notes, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, drafts of articles, notes, minutes of meetings for organizations of which he was an officer, and printed materials including newspaper clippings of columns written by other naturalists but collected by Allin. Included in the correspondence are letters from J. L. Baillie whose papers are also in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

Allin, Albert Ellis

Anthony Salvin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00249
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1828-[ca. 1862]

The collection consists of architectural drawings for various projects by the British architect Salvin. Drawings are either executed by Salvin himself or by other architects or draughtsmen in his office. Additional material includes: 8 photographs of Salvin projects; 5 drawings by Salvin's wife, Anne Andrews (Nesfield) Salvin; a catalogue of Salvin's library at Elmshurst; and engravings of British cathedrals.

Salvin, Anthony

Arkadii Liubchenko Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00345
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1923-1997

Consists of correspondence received by Liubchenko from writers, translators, theatre administrators, directors, actors, film studios and editors; records of the literary groups HART and VAPLITE and PROLITFRONT; correspondence and other records dating from WWII; manuscripts and typescripts of Liubchanko's novels, short stories, reports and articles; notes; photographs; books; newspaper clippings; and records relating to the Liubchenko Archive.

Liubchenko, Arkadii

Arthur Harvey Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00093 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1857-1905

This collection of Harvey family papers includes: correspondence to Arthur Harvey about his writings and other interests, to Jane Grist Harvey, his wife; photographs from the studios of Notman, Notman & Fraser, Simpson Bros., Stanton, Eldridge Stanton, Archambault & McCorkingdale, and Livernois; printed appearances and clippings.

Harvey, Arthur

Austin Seton Thompson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00043
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [197-]-1980

The collection consists of drafts (corrected and final) and copies of the photographs for Thompson's books Spadina: A Story of Old Toronto (1975) and Jarvis Street: A Story of Triumph and Tragedy (1980), as well as the research notes and other material for Jarvis Street. Some correspondence is also included.

Thompson, Austin Seton

Beatrice Ferneyhough Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00469
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1971-1997

Collection includes correspondence with Lil Greene, Robert Kenny, Ursula Herzberg; material related to the life and work of Bea Ferneyhough, including Singing in the Night. Also included are cards, photographs, clippings and records relating to communism in Canada.

Ferneyhough, Beatrice

Beth Follett/Pedlar Press Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00747
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-2013

This accession contains manuscripts, drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Pedlar Press and the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

Birdsall & Son Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00205
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1840-1961

A collection of photographs and rubbings of bindings, tool designs, tooling patterns, designs, and drawings executed by the firm of Birdsall and Son, Northampton, England, from the 1840's to 1961.

Birdsall & Son Bookbinders and Stationers

Bruce West Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00279 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1967-1979

The collection consists of typescripts of West's two books, Toronto (1967, revised in 1979) and The Firebirds: An Account of the First Fifty Years of the Ontario Provincial Air Service (1974), along with photographs, galleys, editorial notes, newspaper clippings, articles and reports relating to the City of Toronto.

West, Bruce

C. H. D. Clarke Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00367
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1925-1980

The collection is comprised of material related to Clarke's scholarly studies and life work in wildlife conservation and management. It includes: correspondence; drafts of published and unpublished reports and conferences; articles; reprints; diaries; negatives and photographs. His unpublished drafts also include such subjects as doxology, literature, and reflections on man's relationship with nature.

Clarke, C. H. D. (Charles Henry Douglas)

Camilla Gibb Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00515
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970-2006

Collection consists of manuscripts, drafts and research for her books, articles and Ph.D. thesis, as well as correspondence and other materials - including scholarly articles and papers on social anthropology; day planners; address books; Harar language material; early writings (high school); audio/visual material; books; music scores for viola; photographs; translations of published works (many languages); short pieces; printed appearances/journals; personal journals; book designs; ephemera; and posters - related to Gibb's work and life.

Gibb, Camilla

Canadian Authors Photographs

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00262
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1921?]

This collection of photographs and photographs of drawings of sixty-two Canadian authors was probably made about 1921. Some of the authors included are obscure, others are well-known such as Charles G.D. Roberts.

Canadian Women Authors Collection of Photographs

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00450
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca. 1880-1890]

Collection of black and white photographs of prominent Canadian women, primarily authors, circa late 19th century, many signed.

Charlebois Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00390
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1960-197?]

Collection includes manuscript drafts, research notes, correspondence and photos relating to: Dr. Peter Charlebois' 'The Life of Louis Riel.' Toronto: New Canada Publications, 1975; the history of the Northwest Rebellion of 1885; and the history of the Metis in Canada. Also includes several albums of riverboat photographs for his 'Sternwheelers & Sidewheelers: the romance of steamdriven paddleboats in Canada.' Toronto: NC Press, 1978.

Charlebois, Peter

Charles Best Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00241
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-1985

1982 Accession:
Correspondence, research notes and articles, offprints of his published research and of his colleagues including Banting and McLeod, his other writings and lectures, biographical material, photographs, films, slides, records, tapes, and cassettes.

2003 Accession:
Includes material related to the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto; Margaret Mahon Best’s journals 1925-1984(75) describing their life and extensive travels following the discovery, plus several holograph notebooks about Sandy and Henry as
children, and from MMB’s childhood, 1914-1919; original course notes of Charles Best; original holograph insulin manuscript; research, drafts, correspondence and other material related to Margaret and Charley by Henry Best; letters of correspondence to
MMB and HB regarding the death of Alexander (Sandy) Best and Charles Best; letters scientific to Dr. Best; ‘Dear Jessie’ letters from Linda Mahon on her travels with Margaret and Charley to her cousin Jessie at home in Toronto; H.H. Dale letters; photographic images of awards, citations, etc. given to CB; other material related to the discovery of insulin and the writing of the book on their lives by their son, Henry Best.

Best, Charles Herbert

Charles Fothergill Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00140
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1795-[ca.1875]

The collection includes correspondence both private and public, diaries, natural history notebooks, a few sketches, and scrapbooks. Much of the material pre-dates Fothergill's arrival in Upper Canada in 1816. Some of the family correspondence continues for over 30 years after his death in 1840.

Fothergill, Charles

Charles G. D. Roberts Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00253 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1899-1985

Collection of five letters and typescript, two photographs and mounted newspaper clippings about Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts and one letter from Theodore Goodridge Roberts , his youngest brother.

Roberts, Charles G. D. (Charles George Douglas), Sir

Charles MacKay Willmot Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00185
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1922-1929

The collection consists of 43 architectural drawings, blueprints and related materials by Willmot, and include those for four major houses and two commercial buildings in Los Angeles. It also includes two blueprints by his father, Mancel Willmot.

Willmot, Charles MacKay

Charles Stuart Calverley Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00124 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1866-1895

The collection consists of Calverley's miscellaneous correspondence, poems, drawings and translations.

Calverley, Charles Stuart

Coach House Press Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00620
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [196-]-2005

This is the first accession of the Coach House Press (CHP) papers by the Fisher Library. It primarily includes files accumulated and maintained by Stan Bevington, founder of the CHP. (While Library and Archives Canada holds a significant amount of Coach House Press materials, Bevington held back many of his own personal files related to CHP, with the intention of donating them to the Fisher Library). The papers include accounting materials for the Press–price quotes, sales invoices, payroll information, etc. –and other materials related to the running of the CHP. It also includes material collected by Bevington, dubbed “Stan’s ephemera,” which contain handwritten notes written by Bevington, as well as correspondence, programs and other assorted and interesting items.
The collection is particularly noteworthy for its extensive collection of computer-related material, including the files for SoftQuad, the company co-founded by Bevington that was at the forefront of the digital age in publishing. Bevington is considered a publishing pioneer in the transition to digital technology from traditional typesetting.

Coach House Press

Colonel Benjamin Aylett Branfill Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00746
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1846-1930

Contains the journals of Col. Benjamin Aylett Branfill, as well as sketchbooks and assorted papers including correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Also includes photography albums and genealogical information collected by his descendants, specifically the family of his daughter Helen Hammond de Caux.

Branfill, Benjamin Aylett

Cooper & Beatty Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00297
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1921-1987

The collection contains office files of correspondence, interoffice memos and financial records for Cooper & Beatty designs, as well as proof copies of work completed, copies of work and mounted samples for exhibits, posters, photographs and organizations connected with the firm.

Cooper & Beatty, Limited

Daniel and Lois Lowe Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00223
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [17-]-[18-]

The collection consists of drawings and paintings of birds and flowers, mainly by English and French artists.

Lowe, Daniel

David M. Lank Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00202
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1977-1978

Collection is largely comprised of papers from Terry Schott, an orinthological artist and author and chief artist at the Royal Ontario Museum until his retirement. It contains Schott's notes on his field sketches and trip to Madagascar, as well as his draft typescript for two chapters in a planned book on wildlife and art. It also contains Lank's typescript draft of an article on Shortt.

Lank, David M.

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