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Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00751
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1863-1908

Contains the only known records of Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe. The collection comprises of two leaves from a scrapbook, which has pasted-in watercolours and clippings, as well as three singular watercolours and one pencil drawing. These eleven watercolours and two pencil drawings were made during the course of his travels as a British naval officer and Consul-General to Portuguese East Africa at the following locations: Bahia Blanca (Argentina), Chupat, Patagonia (Argentina), Colonia, Rio Plata (Uruguay), Santa Catarina and Anhatomirim Island (Brazil), Simambaya Island (off the coast of Lamu, Kenya), Cape Verde (off the Senegalese coast), Egypt and Ascension Island (South Atlantic Ocean, 1600 km from the coast of Africa). Collected clippings demonstrate Crowe’s interest in naval history and exploration. Crowe’s papers also contain personal correspondence, notably three letters written to his mother (1863, 1872, 1878), and one to his grandfather as a 14 year old naval cadet. Correspondence and documentation also relates to his career as a naval officer and consul-general including a commission document, a letter of introduction and a letter from Crowe requesting retirement. The collected papers comprises some estate documents, such as an original codicil to Crowe’s will, which makes arrangements for his young daughter, as well as documents outlining the distribution of inheritance from his Uncle and his parents.

Crowe, Fritz Hauch Eden

Nisha Dubey Papers of Samuel Bamber and William Brown

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00738
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1909-1978

Personal documents (1909-1978) pertaining to Samuel Bamber of Stockport, Chesire, United Kingdom, and William Brown, also of Stockport, a member of the International Brigade (London) who went to fight in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Dubey, Nisha

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

Miriam Dashkin Beckerman

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1971 - 2005

Includes audio cassette interview conducted by Miriam Beckerman with Margaret Atwood, at home, January 12, 1972; correspondence from John Fowles, Adrienne Clarkson, Margaret Atwood, Helen Weinzweig (including carbon typed transcript of interview), rejection letter from Chateleine magazine re: Weinzweig interview, "Margaret Atwood: Her Poems and Novels", essay by Miriam Beckerman, marked by Michael Ondaatje, with detailed holograph comments, February 16, 1972

Beckerman, Miriam

Roderick Stewart Collection of Bethune

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1927-2009

Contains extensive research, drafts and notes for work on Dr. Norman Bethune, as well as prints and photographs of Norman Bethune and Bethune memorabilia

Stewart, Roderick

Chaim Grade Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 694
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 1980

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

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

Mike Murakami Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-2013

Contains printed matter from the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC); various newspaper clippings, books and pamphlets on Japanese Canadians and the redress movement (including several complete issues of Nikkei Voice); 6 video cassettes with redress-related content, plus manuscript notebooks from Murakami’s grandmother (in Japanese).

Murakami, Mike

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

Stan Hiraki Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00674
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1982-1993

Includes copies of minutes from meetings of the Toronto chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and the Toronto Japanese Canadian Citizens Association (TJCCA); 35 cassette tapes with recordings of various NAJC/TJCCA meetings, concerning Japanese Canadian redress.

Hiraki, Stan

William E. Blatz Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00134
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1926-1965

Includes personal and professional papers of Blatz; historical materials relating to the Institute of Child Study and associated schools; research material connected with projects carried out at the Institute under the direction of W.E. Blatz, 1926-1964, and after his death, by members of his staff at the Institute and the Brora Centre, up to 1979.

Blatz, William E.

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

Harcourt Brown Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00330 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1923-1983

Correspondence, manuscript drafts, research notes and materials for Professor Brown's lectures and writings; also contains papers of his students.

Brown, Harcourt

Milton Alexander Buchanan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00098 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1878-1952

Research notes on Bartolme Jose Gallardo, and northeastern North American place names; holograph, typescript and printed works; a typed bibliography.

Buchanan, Milton A. (Milton Alexander)

Ann Buttrick Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00385
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1968-1979.

The collection consists of materials relating to the anti-Vietnam War activities of Ann Buttrick. Topics include civil liberties, Canadian policy vis-a-vis the United States, and the Annie Mae Aquash case. Papers were created in connection with The International Committee to Free South Vietnamese Political Prisoners from Detention, Torture and Death, which was a committee of the Canadian Council of Churches, and Voice of Women, a non-governmental organization, and the Canadian Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). They include correspondence, Vietnamese government publications, audio recordings of Toronto events, newspaper clippings, and printed matter.

Buttrick, Ann

E. Lloyd Caldwell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00192 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1980

Contains two unpublished manuscripts of the history of the Richelieu Valley.

Caldwell, Eugene Lloyd

Canadian Documents

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00131
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1762-1839

Collection consists of forms relating to the civil and military governments of Upper and Lower Canada. Most are printed and completed in manuscript, some in manuscript only. Many forms document the salaries and pensions paid by the Province of Quebec (later Lower Canada). Two (1815 and 1817) are for Upper Canada. These are filed as "disbursements"; military payments as "warrants"; others include: receipts, powers of attorney, military "ordinaries" and "extraordinaries", etc
There are a variety of signatures on each document, including those of the governor, secretary, recipient or attorney for the recipient, etc. Only a few were definitely printed in Canada: byT.Cary and Co and by J. Neilson in Quebec. There is no imprint on most of them-they could have been printed in Canada.

Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Toronto Branch Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00102 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1889-1921

Minute books, business records (correspondence, minutes, reports, vouchers, mailing lists) and advance proofs of articles on engineering topics.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Toronto Section.

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.

Jim Christy Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00472
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1953-2005

A complete archive demonstrating the variety of activities in the life of Jim Christy. It includes holograph notebooks, manuscript drafts of his work, correspondence with numerous writers, doodles, sketches, collages and material related to the United States Vietnam War draft and anti-war movement.

Christy, Jim

Collection of Medals

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00153 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [18-?]-[193-?]

Collection of twelve medals dating from the late 18th century to the 1930s. It includes medals from Cenenario de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (1821-1921), Twentieth International American Congress (Rio de Janeiro, 1875-1922) and the University of Poitiers (1432-1932).

Albert Collignon Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00451
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-1987

Collection includes correspondence, photographs and manuscript material related to the life and work of poet Albert Collignon, including his Martha's Clinic Letters series.

Collignon, Albert

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

Czechoslovakia 1968 Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00168
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1954-1971

This collection is largely comprised of material used by Professor H. Gordon Skilling in writing his book, Czechoslovakia's Interrupted Revolution (Princeton University Press, 1976). It contains newsclippings, typescripts, Radio Free Europe reports and analyses, and special issues of newspapers and ephemera printed during the 1968 intervention.

Skilling, H. Gordon (Harold Gordon)

Denton Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00147
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1909-1948

A scrapbook of letters and clippings documenting the career of Judge Herbert Denton. It includes about one hundred letters and forty clippings. A separate group of thirteen letters is addressed to Denton's son, Samuel B.G. Denton, on the occasion of the death of his brother, Wilfrid H., in 1948.

Denton Family

Andrew Drummond Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00221
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1839-1923

The collection consists of correspondence and papers of Andrew Drummond and his sons, Charles, George and Frank. It includes a variety of family letters as well as letters from Sir Sandford Fleming, Sir Oliver Mowat and Sir John Schultz. Noteworthy items include early correspondence (1841-1848) relating to St. Andrew's Church in Ottawa; Andrew Drummond's reminiscenes describing his experience as an accountant and cashier in the Bank of Montreal during the 1837 Rebellion, the Fenian Raids and during later disturbances; correspondence and scrapbooks on the attempt to promote the Hudson's Bay Railway; and papers relating to George Drummond's invention of a new typewriter.

Drummond, Andrew

Delhi Durbars Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00075 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1903-1911

Official directories of the Coronation Durbars of 1903 and 1911. The collection also includes printed invitations and tickets for various state functions.

Margaret Fairley Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00083
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1952-1956

The Fairley papers consist mainly of research notes and contributions to the magazine New Frontiers. There is also material for an unpublished book titled With Our Hands, about the writings of Canadian pioneers.

Fairley, Margaret

Charles Ryle Fay Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00087 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1884-1961

Collection includes correspondence, notes and documents relating to his work on Adam Smith titled Adam Smith and the Scotland of his Day (1956), and to his work on Charles Townshend and David Hume. It also includes an unpublished typescript, Grenfell and the Moravian Mission to the Labrador, his journal entitled Western Tour (June-June 1928), concerning farming in the Canadian west, and a typescript of his book Agriculture and the Agricultural Surplus (1928).

Fay, C. R. (Charles Ryle)

Archibald Lang Fleming Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00149 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1883-1953

A collection of typescripts of two unpublished books: Beyond the Arctic Circle and Arctic Dawn, as well as related correspondence.

Fleming, Archibald Lang

Dayv James-French Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 103D
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972 - 2016

This accession of Dayv James-French’s papers includes many drafts of his writing including short stories, poetry, and novels, including drafts for Victims of Gravity (1990) and other unpublished work; professional and personal correspondence with authors and publishers; submissions; book reviews; personal journals and other material related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing files
  2. Professional correspondence
  3. Personal correspondence
  4. Professional files
  5. Personal and miscellaneous files

James-French, Dayv

Michelle Berry Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 762
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2014

This first accession of Michelle Berry’s papers contains manuscript drafts of novels and books of short stories; early writing drafts; reviews written by Michelle Berry for the Globe and Mail, as well as reviews of her work; correspondence, and other material related to her life and work.
Contains series:
1.Manuscripts and other writing
2.Reviews
3.Professional files
4.Correspondence
5.Personal and miscellaneous files
6.Early writing
7.Other files
8.Restricted files

Berry, Michelle

Phil Hall Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 206A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 2016

Includes drafts and notes for White Porcupine, My Banjo & Tiny Drawings, numerous holograph notebooks, personal and professional correspondence (1980s-20--), manuscripts by others, including Martha Hillhouse, Andrew Vaisius, Erin Mouré, Brother Lawrence Morey, Stan Dragland, Mark Goldstein, Jennifer Still, Sandra Ridley; ephemera used for writing, appearances, editorial work on several literary journals, including Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Hard Row to Hoe, This Magazine. Correspondents include a variety of poets and authors, friends and others, including Andrew Vaisius, Tom Wayman, Erin Mouré, Patrick Lane, Al Purdy, Mick Burrs [a.k.a. Stephen Michael Berzensky], Elizabeth Hay, Gary Geddes, rob mclennan, Brother Lawrence Morey, Stan Dragland, Maureen Scott Harris, Glen Downie, Alice Munro, including alphabetical correspondence. Personal material related to daughter Brett/e Greer-Hall, former partner Jane Greer, Ann Silversides [wife], Dorothy Clarke [mother], legal documents and other personal material related to Phil Hall.

Hall, Phil

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

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

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00568
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1846-1937

The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge fonds consists primarily of textual records that document the developmental phases and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, and the administrative activities of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company Joint Board of Directors. As these records document the lifespan of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge from conception to destruction, they also show the operational progress and administrative history of the conjoined bridge company and Board of Directors. Included is a large collection of handwritten letters and early telegram correspondance authored by and addressed to various members of the Joint Board of Directors, engineers, attorneys, and representatives from the Great Western Railroad Company and the New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad Company. Of note is the glut of professional correspondance between William Hamilton Merritt, Charles Brydges, William Swan, and various engineers involved with the concept, construction, and renewals of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, including Charles Ellet, Jr., Samuel Keefer, John Augustus Roebling, and Leffert Lefferts Buck.The fonds also includes textual records that document financial and business transactions between the conjoined bridge company, engineers, and merchants. Many of the latter bear historical company letterheads and insignia, including those of the Detroit Bridge and Ironworks Co., the Hamilton Bridge and Tool Company, the First National Bank of Albion (NY), and the Grand Trunk and Great Western Railroads. Further records document the internal administration of the conjoined bridge company and the interactions of the Board of Directors and executives, including internal financial records, engineering drafts, and executive meeting reports. In the interest of provenance, a small amount of ephemeral material, including photographs, postcards, stamps, and miscellaneous correspondance addressed to Glenn C. Way of 1631 Niagara Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York (1902 -1917), Charles H. Stringer (Clifton Hotel Accountant) of 1259 Heywood Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, and c/o the Clifton Hotel (1902 -1931) is also maintained within the fonds.

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company

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

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

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

Mike Murakami Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00707
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915-2013

Contains printed matter from the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC); various newspaper clippings, books and pamphlets on Japanese Canadians and the redress movement (including issues of Nikkei Voice newspaper); 6 video cassettes with redress-related content, plus manuscript notebooks from Murakami’s grandmother (in Japanese).

Series:
Series 1: Newspapers, newsletters and clippings
Series 2: National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) material
Series 3: Japanese Canadian Citizen’s Association (JCCA) & Japanese Canadian Community Centre (JCCC) material
Series 4: Videos on Japanese Canadian redress
Series 5: Miscellaneous printed materials
Series 6: Kiyo ( notebooks
Series 7: Published books and pamphlets on various topics

Murakami, Mike

Julie Rekai Rickerd Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00767
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1944-2013

Contains material related to Rekai’s career as a freelance journalist, actress, broadcaster, public relations officer and policy advisor, including: copies of published articles; holograph notes; newspaper clippings and photographs; numerous event invitations and programmes; travel-related ephemera; resumé and employment records; correspondence; as well as some personal material.

Series:

Series I: Performance and broadcasting career
Series II: Freelance writing career
Series III: Government of Canada career
Series IV: Event programmes and invitations
Series V: Newspaper clippings and photographs

Rekai Reckerd, Julie

Edmund Wilson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00768
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1965-1965

Includes drafts, correspondence, photographs and other material mainly pertaining to Edmund Wilson’s O Canada: an American’s notes on Canadian Culture. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965

Wilson, Edmund

David Laidler Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1958-2013

The collection consists of the bulk of papers related to Laidler's professional life, including manuscript drafts of his published work and extensive correspondence with other leading economists.

Laidler, David

Charles Ritchie Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1874-2001

Consists of holograph notebooks, correspondence, typescript diary drafts, photographs, other writings and various material

Ritchie, Charles

Richard Teleky Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1976-2013

Collection consists of extensive drafts, notes, editing and research material for various Teleky works, including: Winter in Hollywood; Pack Up the Moon; Hungarian Rhapsodies; The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin; Goodnight, Sweetheart and other stories; The Hermit's Kiss; The Oxford Book of French-Canadian short stories and early writings. It also includes manuscripts from other writers such as Larry Fineberg, Priscila Uppal, David Plante, Rosemary Sullivan, Adele Wiseman, Anne Carson and Betty Jane Wylie.

Teleky, Richard

Allan Sratton Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1953-2015

Manuscript drafts for plays, novels and other writing; correspondence; photographs; juvenilia; and other personal and professional files related to the life and work of Allan Stratton.

Stratton, Allan

Robert Stacey Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1936-1999

Includes research (bulk of which are copies) and writings by Robert Stacey on John Reid, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ezra Pound and Ronald Duncan; correspondence with Ronald Duncan; extensive writings by John Reid; photographs of Ronald Duncan and John Reid, and other research material

Stacey, Robert

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