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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
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
Contains music; typescript of books and articles on local history of Roches Point, Ont.; short stories.
Drafts and final typescripts of literary works, juvenilia, correspondence, photographs, and biographical materials. Copies of all Buckler's published books are available in Fisher Library's main collections.
The collection consists of Calverley's miscellaneous correspondence, poems, drawings and translations.
Calverley, Charles Stuart
Collection of literary papers of Marjorie Wilkins Campbell including published and unpublished works, personal and business correspondence.
Campbell, Marjorie Wilkins
Typescript of unpublished reminiscences of pioneers and pioneering in Alberta and Manitoba.
Carter, William J.
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.
Forty-four plates (numbered 1-41) of original scientific drawings.
Chubb, Dorothy Foster
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)
Business and financial records, correspondence, scrapbooks, pamphlets.To be consulted only with permission of Hannah Institute.
Associated Medical Services, Inc.
The collection consists of documents and correspondence of family interest, including drawings, a diary of a journey from Toronto to Natchez (1837), commonplace books, family trees, photographs, and notebooks with impressions of Canada.
Correspondence; manuscript entitled Autumn nocturne, typescript of a Beach of stranger, 1959. photocopy of typescript of The Human Face". tapes, cassettes, videotapes of prominent Czech and Slovak leaders interviewed either by John Reeves or by Vera Blackwell. Reminiscences of pre-1948 Czechoslovakia used in CBC's The Human face (Ideas programme).
Collection includes correspondence and other material related to the various stages of preparation and completion of Canadian Book Exhibitions by Kati Rekai around the world on behalf of the Writers Union of Canada and Canadian authors and publishers.
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
The collection consists of drafts of writings, notebooks, correspondence and biographical material.
Ross, W. W. E. (William Wrightson Eustace)
The collection consists of a disassembled scrapbook of insurance underwriters' reports and records, fire reports, original news clippings and photographs, and other miscellaneous material on various North American conflagrations between 1904 and 1918. Of particular local interest are the pages (five in total) devoted to the Toronto fire of 1904. Among the other major North American fires represented in the scrapbook include those in the cities of Baltimore, Rochester, Halifax, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Three Rivers (Que.), Salem (Mass.), Campbelltown (NB), Houston and Atlanta, among others. The scrapbook appears to have been assembled by an underwriter from the firm of Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool.
Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool
The collection consists of Shelden's collected correspondence with book dealers, and notes and cards with bibliographical information about his collection. Among the documents of interest include a signed letter from Sir Joseph Banks and a photograph of Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as a volume of original drawings used to illustrate one of Dumont D'Urville's voyages.
Sheldon, W. L.
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.
Correspondence; drafts of poems; typescripts and proofs of books of poems; drafts and typescripts for published and unpublished novels.
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.
The collection consists of correspondence, diaries and documents (mainly photographs) pertaining to Stefansson's Wrangel Island expedition.
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
The collection consists of holograph manuscripts and copies of manuscripts by Thompson, including two drafts for his projected book: a narrative account of his explorations in western America from 1784 to 1812. It also includes several sketches of mountain elevations, some of which were published in J.B. Tyrell's 1916 edition of the Narrative, and several other fragments of manuscripts by Thompson, typed transcripts of his journals, and photostats of other original Thompson material held elsewhere.
The collection consists of case files, manuals and minutes of meetings of the Toronto Newspaper Guild.
Toronto Newspaper Guild
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
The collection consists of correspondence and notes concerning Napoleon Bonaparte, as well as a transcript of the manuscript diary of Barry Edward O'Meara.
Tovell, Harold M.
The collection consists of Tovell's scripts, research material, correspondence, photographs and other professional and personal material. The collection includes the research and scripts for his films on Glenn Gould and the Massey Family.
Collection includes twelve signed holograph letters and notes from Tupper.
Tupper, Martin Farquhar
The collection consists of various documents pertaining to the Tymperon and Mottram families.
The collection consists of correspondence of various Canadian authors and printed materials removed from University College's Al Purdy Collection.
University College (Toronto, Ont.)
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.
The collection consists of drafts and typescripts of Wilkinson's writings, including The Hangman Ties the Holly (1955), Lions in the Way (1956), and Swann and Daphne (1960). Literary correspondence is also included.
The collection consists of purchase records for Will's book collection.
Will, J.S. (Joseph Stanley)
The collection consists of Wilson's English translations of various Czech authors, including Josef Skvorecky and Vaclav Havel, among others.
The collection consists of correspondence and papers written by or addressed to Woods. Letters are chiefly from family members in England, but also includes three letters by Wood giving Canadian news and some extracts relating to his experiences during the Mackenzie Rebellion, copied from his journal (dated 1837-38).
Wood, William, Rev.
The collection consists of Young's holograph notes on algebra of invariants and the theory of groups. It also includes a small amount of correspondence, mainly on the subject of mathematics.
Includes correspondence (mostly copies) of Yiddish writers Chaim Grade (1910-1982), Morris Gruda (1919- ) and Leon Eisner, 1960s-1980s. Also includes print material about Chaim Grade and some unidentified black and white photographs of Grade and others. Most material is in Yiddish.
Grade, Chaim, Gruda, Morris, Eisner, Leon
Consists of part of the manuscript of John Mitchell's book The Settlement of York County which was published posthumously in 1951 and commissioned by the Municipal Corporation of the County of York to mark the centennial of the beginnings of municipal government in the two Canadas. Also included is correspondence with Mitchell's typist Elaine Williams.
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.
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.
This collection is comprised of correspondence, documents, photographs and art works, and genealogical materials from England, India, the U.S.A, Cuba, the Philippines, and Canada, dating from 1838-1999, and related to Alfred Tripe (1818-1854), his sister Emily (Tripe) James (1817-1850), their first cousin Mary Broad (Tripe) De Rusett (1820-1898), and their relatives and descendants. Correspondence includes an extended series written 1866-1903 by William Francis James, highlighted by letters during his service with Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba in 1898. Nineteenth-century images include four art works, 100 cartes-de-visite and thirty-three cabinet or larger size family portraits. The genealogical material consists of a comprehensive Tripe pedigree compiled in the 1980s and 1990s, a James Family Tree c1880, and four related pedigrees. The collection also documents the development of a family fairy tale, composed in India in 1878, edited in England c1914, and fully illustrated in Canada in 1992.
Papers consist of records created and acquired by Tom Harpur in the course of his career as a journalist and writer. Included are his columns for the Toronto Star and other media outlets; short stories and other writing that he did along with records related to his books; research materials for the Pagan Christ; various television series and documentaries which he hosted and were based on his books; correspondence with his readers, publishers, and colleagues; and interviews and other records relating to publicity. Also included is a small amount of personal material and photographs, pertaining to his education and early career. Some published materials were received as part of the donation but were either not retained or catalogued separately. A list of these books is included as an appendix to this finding aid for reference purposes.
This first accession of Derek McCormack’s papers contains manuscript drafts of novels Dark Rides (1996), Wish Book (1999), The Haunted Hillbilly (2003), Christmas Days (2005), Grab Bag (2004), The Show That Smells (2008); material related to chapbooks: Halloween Suite, Western Suit, Faux; notebooks; anthologies; and newspaper and magazine articles he’s contributed to.
Includes correspondence from Mavis Gallant to Joan McInnes, 1970s-1990s.
Collection of printed works with extensive manuscript revisions, partly in author's hand, and 48 photos of actresses in costume as characters from Daughters of Dawn; miscellaneous photos of Bliss Carman and others.
Carman, William Bliss
Includes drafts and notes for: Black Flamingo, Cost of Living, Jogging With the Great Ray Charles, Clusters, My Father Kept His Cats Well Fed and Words for Elephant Man. Poem drafts, early essays, course work from York University and literary correspondence, 1980s – 2000s (Irving Layton, Seymour Mayne, Eric Ormsby, Cynthia Ozick, Robyn Sarah, Joe Rosenblatt, Czeslaw Milosz, Philip Roth and others) also form part of this accession.