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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

Eric Norman Armour Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00094 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1914-1919

Notebooks of materials relating to the Canadian army during World War I.

Armour, Eric Norman

James Bacque Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00588
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1962-2007

This collection consists of the bulk of material including the research, manuscript drafts, proofs and correspondence for most of Bacque's fiction and non-fiction works, both published and unpublished. It also includes a large collection of POW correspondence Bacque received after publishing his book Other Losses, which he used for research into his follow-up, Crimes and Mercies. Other material in the collection include manuscripts for Bacques journalism work, along with correspondence and editing work he did with Seal Books in the 1970s.

Bacque, James

James Little Baillie Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00127 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1920-1970

Correspondence with naturalists; a dictionary of naturalists; drafts for a life of Charles Fothergill; bird-watching journals kept by Baillie from 1920-1970; Baillie’s weekly columns in The Toronto Evening Telegram, 1931-70 (on microfilm); some material by other naturalists.

Baillie, James Little

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.

W. C. Bell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00254 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1913-1932

Collection of thirteen letters from Stephen Leacock and one letter from Mrs. Leacock, to W. C. Bell; gallery proofs for 'College Days'; newspaper clippings about Leacock and other Leacock material.

Bell, W. C.

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

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)

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

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

Elsinore Haultain Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00264 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1911-1961

Collection consists of manuscript notes and drafts, both holograph and typescript, for Haultain's biographical sketch of Lorne Pierce, as well as correspondence to Haultain. Collection also contains the 1911 Coronation memorabilia of her uncle, George Ewan McCraney.

Haultain, Elsinore

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

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

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.

Mary Innis Quayle Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00139 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1925-[196-?]

The collection consists of typescripts, correspondence, notes and clippings relating to Innis' unpublished novel The Milburn Stone, and an edition of Anna Jameson's Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada. It also contains typescripts and page proofs of Mrs. Simcoe's Diary (1965), edited by Innis.

Innis, Mary Quayle

James Paton Isaac Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00294 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1971?]

Collection consists of typescripts, with editorial revisions and instructions to the printer in the manuscript, for Paton's book Factors in the Ruin of Antiquity: A Criticism of Ancient Civilization.

Isaac, James Paton

Stuart King Jaffary Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00113
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [193-]-1964

The collection consists of correspondence, articles and research notes on criminology, penal reform, sentencing and about the University of Toronto School of Social Work.

Jaffary, Stuart King

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

Donald Jones Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00344
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1974-1994

The collection consists of research notes and drafts for Jones' columns on historic Toronto sites published in the Toronto Star newspaper.

Jones, Donald

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)

James Kyran Latchford Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00107 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1922-1950

The collection consists of typescripts of articles on medical subjects.

Latchford, James Kyran

Alfred Edward Lavell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00108
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1835-1935.

The collection consists of drafts of Lavell's History of the Ontario Hospitals for the insane and feeble-minded. It contains material on mental institutions in Ontario.

Lavell, Alfred Edward

League for Social Reconstruction Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00035
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-1940

The collection consists of minutes, membership records and correspondence of the League for Social Reconstruction, as well as letters dealing with the Canadian forum (1936-1940) while it operated under the auspices of the League.

League for Social Reconstruction

Michael Bliss Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1979-1985

The papers consist of manuscripts and typescripts together with some research materials for M. Bliss' books: 'The Discovery of Insulin' (McClelland & Stewart: 1982) and 'Banting: a Biography' (McClelland & Stewart: 1984). The remainder of Michael Bliss' papers are being donated to the University Archives.

Bliss, Michael

Michael Bliss Papers

The papers consist of manuscripts and typescripts together with some research materials for M. Bliss' books: The Discovery of Insulin (McClelland & Stewart: 1982) and Banting: a Biography (McClelland & Stewart: 1984). The remainder of Michael Bliss' papers are being donated to the University Archives.

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

Oonah McFee Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00432
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1963-2002

The collection consists of manuscripts, research notes and correspondence related to McFee's published and unpublished material. It includes writing assignments from the 1960s, as well as drafts and notes for her book Sandbars and its sequel, Silent Eyes.

McFee, Oonah

Hugh MacLennan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00053
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1930-1962

Typescripts with holograph notes for Barometer Rising, "Requiem" published as The Watch that Ends the Night, and Seven Rivers of Canada.

MacLennan, Hugh

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)

Alexander James McPhail Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00054 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192--]-[193--]

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notes and diaries chiefly concerning western wheat pool marketing.

McPhail, Alexander James

David Mazierski Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00280
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1987?]

The collection consists of drawings in pen and ink for the book Anatomy of the Dromedary by Malie M.S. Smuts and A.J. Bezuidenhout (1987).

Mazierski, David

New Play Society Records (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00228
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1946-1971

The collection consists primarily of business records of the New Play Society, including those for its theatre school, as well as production files, correspondence, photographs and clippings. Material on Dora Mavor Moore can be found in the collection of her papers (MS Coll 00207).

New Play Society

North West Company Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00077
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1800-1818

The collection consists of journals, including typed copies of portions of the transcript of the Selkirk Papers at Library and Archives Canada; inventories; invoices; an agreement standardizing wages and equipment of employees; and, manuscript notebooks containing accounts with First Nations.

North West Company

Oelschlager Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00259 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1813-1901

Consists of papers relating to the family of William Oelschlager including correspondence from him to his family, journals of his trips to Manitoba and to Europe, drafts of his report to the Minister of Agriculture and his letter to the Mayor and Council of the town of Berlin, passports of other family members, extract from a birth certificate, autograph albums and two issues of the Daily Telegraph (Berlin) Ont. with an account of his funeral and that of his grand-daughter Martha. Explanatory notes about the Oelschlager Family by his great grand-daughter, Joyce Brown, are included.

Oelschlager Family

Osborne Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00064
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1849-1926

The collection consists of correspondence pertaining to Osborne family matters and articles about the local history of Penetanguishene, Ont., as well as photos of pioneers of the surrounding townships.

Osborne 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

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

Papyri Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00175
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 3rd century B.C.-3rd century A.D.

The first accession (1901-1906) of this collection consists of papyri from the Fayûm, Hibeh, and Oxyrinchus, Egypt. It includes fragments from classical authors (some with textual interest); legal documents (including marriage contracts, land transfers, tax receipts, a will, various contracts); miscellaneous accounts and receipts; and personal letters. Many are very fragmentary and mutilated. The second accession of Graeco-Roman documents (2004) is largely undescribed. Those papyri housed in glass have been photographed and may be viewed at the 3rd link below.

Partridge Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00462
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [17--]-2004

This collection is comprised of material from a number of different and important British and Canadian families. It has been collected and maintained over the years by Rosemary Partridge (nee Annesley). She is the daughter of John Smyth Annesley, whose original documents comprise a large share of the material in this collection, which is broad in its diversity. It includes an extensive collection of 19th century seafaring material, including ship logs, diaries, and British Naval documents, through to items from the First World War, including photos and correspondence. It also includes extensive correspondence among member of the various families represented in the collection, as well as original diaries and journals.

Partridge Family

Lord's Day Alliance of Canada Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00129
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1888-1994

This collection includes correspondence, minute books, administrative records, legal documents, photographs, scrapbooks and printed materials generated by the Alliance and many of its branches from 1888 to 1979. The second part of the collection includes records and artifacts from the renamed Alliance: the People for Sunday Association of Canada, from 1982 until its dissolution in 1994. There is also material from other organizations concerned with Sunday observance.

Lord's Day Alliance of Canada

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

Alan Lund Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00571
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-1989

Collection scripts, music and film of productions by Alan Lund, primarily at the Charlottetown Festival in Prince Edward Island, the Stratford Festival and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).

Lund, Alan

Lorna Kane McCracken Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00230 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1909-1965

Correspondence from John Galsworthy, W.W. Jacobs, Blanch Patch, Helen Waddell, manuscript of Galsworthy's The Pigeon; photographs.

McCracken, Lorna Kane

Mazo de la Roche Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00120
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1916-1966

Drafts and typescripts of literary works, correspondence, photographs, and biographical material. Includes research materials about Mazo De La Roche compiled by Ronald Hambleton in the course of writing a biography about De La Roche.

De la Roche, Mazo

William R. Feasby Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00235
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1899-1978

Collection consists of research materials and drafts for an unpublished biography of C.H. Best, containing much direct comment and dictation by Best. It also contains research materials and typescript of an unpublished history of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, drafts and notes for various articles and speeches, and some biographical and autobiographical materials.

Feasby, William R.

Peter Fidler Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00085
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1791-1812.

Collection contains journals (dated 1791-1792 and 1796-1812) of the fur trader and surveyor.

Fidler, Peter

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