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Eric Ormsby Papers

Includes drafts and notes for his many columns, reviews and other work; Ghazali; Time’s Covenant; personal and professional correspondence(including letters to childhood friend Marjorie Saunders in 1958); personal photographs; New York Sun columns in print form, as well as word processed versions of each; three holograph notebooks.

Ormsby, Eric

Elspeth Cameron Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - ?

Collection of notes, research materials, correspondence relating to her biographies - Hugh Maclennan: a writer's life (1981); Irving Layton: a Portrait, (1985) and Earle Birney: a Life (1994) as well as her annotated bibliography of MacLennan and her recently published memoir, No Previous Experience: a memoir of love and change, (1997). Drafts of articles in Chatelaine and Saturday Night, class notes and administrative correspondence for her teaching at Concordia and University of Toronto, 54 photographs,and audio and video tapes.

Cameron, Elspeth

Elspeth Cameron Papers

Collection of notes, research materials, correspondence relating to her biographies - Hugh Maclennan: a writer's life (1981); Irving Layton: a Portrait, (1985) and Earle Birney: a Life (1994) as well as her annotated bibliography of MacLennan and her recently published memoir, No Previous Experience: a memoir of love and change, (1997). Drafts of articles in Chatelaine and Saturday Night, class notes and administrative correspondence for her teaching at Concordia and University of Toronto, 54 photographs,and audio and video tapes.

Elspeth Cameron Papers

Includes correspondence from writers, artists, poets, friends; material related to Elspeth Cameron’s life and work: such as writing, teaching, photography, literary juror, conferences, readings; print appearances; ESL scripts for videos to be made and used in Beijing to teach children; print material from 2001 accession has been incorporated, primarily print material re: Maclennan biography and Quebec Writers’ Federation Non-Fiction Jury 2000.

Cameron, Elspeth

Elspeth Cameron Papers

Includes material re: And Beauty Answers : the life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, extensive background research on sculptors and sculpting, and on sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, various drafts, personal correspondence [Doris McCarthy, Aritha van Herk, David Adam—former Canadian Ambassador to Mexico, Cameron family and friends]; research, fan and business correspondence—academic and publishing; drafts; other projects; teaching and lecture notes for English, Poetry and Canadian Studies courses taught at Brock University and the University of Toronto; other material related to her life and work; extensive research for Hugh Maclennan: a Writer’s Life; massage therapy training and business; poems; other writing; publicity.

Cameron, Elspeth

Elspeth Cameron Papers

This accession for Elspeth Cameron’s Papers includes archival material related to her life and work predominantly between the years of 2005-10. Featured within this accession are her speech for the Margaret Laurence Lecture (apart of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s annual lecture series), as well as research materials and photographs for her book, And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle (2007).

Cameron, Elspeth

Douglas LePan Papers

The collections include research notes pertaining to the Royal Commission on Canada's Economic Prospects, for which LePan was secretary and director of research, 1955-1958, along with manuscripts, typescripts and correspondence concerning his literary works, as well as personal correspondence.

LePan, Douglas

Douglas LePan Papers

This gift of papers from the estate of Douglas LePan (1914-1998) includes diaries, journals, manuscripts, notes and correspondence relating to his career as a writer, diplomat and teacher as well as personal correspondence. It complements the collection of LePan Papers already in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

LePan, Douglas

Douglas Fetherling Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1880 - ?

Notes, drafts and galleys of writings, notebooks, correspondence, art work, photographs, business records, family papers, printed appearances.

Fetherling, George

Douglas Fetherling Papers

The collection contains a variety of business, personal and family correspondence, photographs, drawings and paintings, printed appearances and materials, galleys, and notebooks as well as Fetherling’s correspondence files, 1959 to 1990.

Douglas Fetherling’s literary papers include drafts, galleys, notes, printed appearances and his art work, as well as significant information on literary works and on well-known and aspiring Canadian authors. Authors forwhom files exist (Atwood, Fulford), are listed in the Container List. There is also correspondence with well-known and alternate presses, such as Fifth House and Broadview Press.

The Fetherling family papers have family correspondence and photographs along with material about Fetherling’s father’s work for an American company that manufactured weapons in the early 1940’s.

Douglas Fetherling Papers

The collection includes Fetherling’s correspondence, typescripts for two of his books, four unpublished typescripts (three by other writers) for the New Views of Canadian Art series that he edited, research material for his 1998 biography of George Woodcock: typescripts and print appearances by Woodcock, material about Woodcock, and articles on anarchism.

George Fetherling Papers

Consists largely of manuscript material for Fetherling’s novella, Tales of Two Cities. It also includes correspondence, both editorial and personal.

George Fetherling Papers

Includes proofs of Red Light Neon by Daniel Francis; Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids edited by Jen Hamilton, illustrated by Merrill Fearon (both Subway Books titles); first proofs, corrected, of River of Gold by George Fetherling; only proof, corrected, of revised edition of Running Away to Sea by George Fetherling; working files of Subway Books, George Fetherling’s small press, 1997 to date, arranged by title. These files include manuscripts; correspondence with authors, editors, distributors, sales representatives and interns; catalogues; production records; photographs and illustrations; outgoing and incoming publicity; reviews and materials relating to memberships in publishing organizations. Personal and professional correspondence is included, as well as foreign editions and scrapbooks of newspaper columns, 2005-2007; and two original portraits of George Fetherling by Gerhard Harpe and Dane Leming.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes all stages for Walt Whitman’s Secret, a new novel by George Fetherling, from ‘first stirrings’ [holograph notebook] to various drafts through to final page proofs; correspondence; scrapbooks; audio cassettes of Leonard Cohen and signed copies of Running Away to Sea and Rivers of Gold

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes correspondence, drafts and proofs for River of Gold: the Fraser and Cariboo gold rushes; The Sylvia Hotel Poems; Walt Whitman’s Secret; personal and professional correspondence; inscribed copies of GF books; 1 CD; scrapbooks

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

This donation contains drafts of manuscripts such as Indochina: Now and Then, Plans Deranged by Time as well as play adaptation of Fetherling’s Walt Whitman’s Secret by Sean O’Leary; and personal and business correspondence.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes edited drafts and editorial correspondence for The Writing Life: journals 1975-2005; holograph personal journals, November 2010-December 2012, Nos. 14-18; Access Copyright materials and other material related to his life and work.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes personal and professional files and correspondence related to the life and work of George Fetherling, as well as holograph personal journals, nos. 19-23, 24 December 2012 – 15 July 2014; Twentieth Anniversary edition of Travels By Night proofs; scrapbooks of ‘Ephemeral Newspaper Scribbling’, reviews and other material related to the life and work of George Fetherling.

Fetherling, George

Doris Huestis Mills Speirs Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00319
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1917-1981

Collection of Thoreau MacDonald papers (1917-1981) and others in the Canadian and Americn art world in the 1920s.

Speirs, Doris Huestis Mills

Don McKay Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00518
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1954-2006

Collection consists of manuscript drafts (both holograph and typescript) of McKay's published and unpublished poems and other writings. Publications represented in this collection include: Night Field: Poems (1991), Apparatus (1997), Another Gravity (2000), Vis a Vis (2001), Deactivated West 100 (2005) and Strike/Slip (2006). Other materials in the collection are manuscripts from other writers edited by McKay, as well as correspondence with various writers and friends. It also includes extensive research material, most of it holograph, on writers for his teaching activities.

McKay, Don

Derek Walcott Papers

The collection contains literary papers relating to Walcott's poetic, theatrical and prose writings from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. Holograph notes, rough drafts and revisions are included, as well as final drafts and galleys of publications. Many drafts are the result of a 'cut-and-paste' method using a variety of formats. These are referred to as "composite drafts" throughout. Many works, both poetic and theatrical, also include screen adaptations.

There is a small collection of material relating to Walcott's role as stage director, particularly with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. The literary papers are complemented by sketches and watercolours by Walcott, often in the form of stage directions or film storyboards.

Derek Walcott Papers

Collection of manuscript drafts for published and unpublished literary works; correspondence; ephemera; printed appearances / clippings relating to his readings and lectures.

Derek Walcott Papers

Includes drafts and other material related to The Prodigal; Steel; The Haytian Earth; Walker; Omeros; an Arthur Miller tribute; the Haitian Bicentenary Conference, as well as correspondence, short pieces, i.e. on Guillermo Cabera Infante, sketches, photographs, souvenirs, travel, conferences, honours and other material related to his life and work.

Dennis Lee Papers

This collection consists of material related to Dennis Lee’s professional life, including correspondence, editing files and notes, literary manuscripts, drafts, and related materials, including reviews, clippings, publicity, tapes, children’s fan mail and memorabilia.

Lee, Dennis

Dennis Lee Papers

Collection of manuscript drafts for Nightwatch and Body Music with corespondence from manuscript readers and editors; correspondence with other writers, accompanied by their manuscripts which he edited; correspondence about his readings, personal appearances, and lectures; letters from children; literary and biographical essays

Lee, Dennis

Dennis Lee Papers

Includes a complete archive of the work of Dennis Lee, beginning from the last accession in 1998 to the present; with material from: Bubblegum Delicious (2000); The Cat and the Wizard (2001); revised edition of Garbage Delight, subtitled Another Helping(2002); Pasticcio di Alligatore (2002); Un (2003); SoCool (2004); reprints of Alligator Pie and Jelly Belly; editing material; Toronto Poet Laureate Material; early (1957 on) and later literary correspondence; letters from children; critical reactions from children and young adults to his poetry and other material related to his life and work, such as the Queen’s Jubilee Luncheon. Includes some photographs.

Lee, Dennis

David Young Papers

This collection consists of material, including manuscript drafts and correspondence, for various projects David Young worked on between 2004 and 2007. It includes "Sold", a project he developed for CTV, as well as his work for the TV program ReGenesis. it also includes material from various productions of his plays, Glenn and Inexpressible Island, among other projects.

David Young Papers

Collection consists of manuscripts edited by David Young by others such as Michael Ondaatje (Anil's Ghost); Margaret Atwood (Alias Grace); Kathy Acker (Blood and Guts in High School); draft manuscripts for Young's books, television, film and theatre scripts; background material for projects; personal and business correspondence; schoolwork and other personal papers, audio cassettes, financial information, posters and other ephemera from various productions of Young's work.

David Young Papers

A collection of David Young's correspondence, literary manuscripts, business papers, and ephemera. Correspondence includes both business and personal matters from the late 1960s to 1995. The literary papers include multiple drafts and the galleys for his novels Incognito and Agent Provocateur, the notes and drafts for some of his most successful dramatic works, among them Fire, and Glenn, and many TV scripts. Also included are several of his adaptations of works by other authors for radio, such as Carol Shield's Swann, and Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient. Drafts of works by other authors edited by Young and his own manuscripts edited by others, including Michael Ondaatje, are also included. The business papers relate to The Writer's Union of Canada, The Writers' Trust, The For/Words Foundation, Coach House Press and The Baffin Island Project. The ephemera documents the Toronto arts scene.

David Donnell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1978 - 1999

The collection consists of Donnell's drafts, proofs andgalleys of his published books, including Water Street Days (1989), China Blues 1992) and The Blue Ontario Hemingway Boat Race (1985). It also includes drafts and fragments of his unpublished poetry, as well as correspondence. Correspondence includes business and personal communications with publishers, other writers and friends, as well as teaching and grant applications. These papers also include printed appearances by Donnell and works by other writers, printed notices and ephemera, poems by students in Donnell's Master classes in poetry and short fiction at Ryerson and the University of Toronto, and some financial records.

Donnell, David

David Donnell Papers

Includes notes and drafts of various short works; drafts of: Settlements, Hemingway in Toronto, The Blue Sky, Slow Dreams, China Blues, Blue Ontario Hemingway Boat Race, Tobacco Heaven, A Natural History of Water,Dangerous Crossings and Water Street Days; correspondence with publishers and other writers; printed appearances by Donnell and other writers, ephemera,

Donnell, David

David Donnell Papers

Includes manuscripts, notes and drafts for works including: China Blues, Water Street Days, Donnell’s poetry, and other material. Correspondence includes business and personal communications with publishers, other writers, and friends, as well as teaching and grant applications. These papers also include printed appearances by Donnell and works by other writers, printed notices and ephemera, poems by students in Donnell's Master classes in poetry and short fiction at Ryerson and the University of Toronto, and some financial records.

Donnell, David

David Donnell Papers

Includes holograph, typescript and word processed drafts of poems, reviews and other work by David Donnell; material, including student work, relating to teaching master poetry classes at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto; correspondence; print, appearances and other material related to the life and work of David Donnell.

Donnell, David

Collection of 190 Pieces of Vellum Illustrating the History and Development of Handwriting

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00045
  • Manuscript Collection
  • ca. 380-1514

Collection of 190 pieces of vellum in Greek and Latin illustrating the history and development of handwriting from the 4th century until the end of the Middle Ages. Items 1-21 (which are Coptic in origin) illustrate the development of uncial writing from the beginning up to its decline in Egypt in the 9th century. All leaves, with the exception of items 106 and 170 are mounted; items 62-90 and 113-169 are bound volumes.

Worel, Charles F.

Beverley Slopen Papers

This accession for Beverley Slopen’s papers consists of administrative records, working files,correspondence, manuscripts (bound and unbound) and other material related to the activities of the Beverley Slopen Literary Agency. It includes material from her current, past and prospective clients.

Slopen, Beverley

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.

Miguel de Unamuno Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00027 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1885-1936

The collection consists of xerox copies of newspaper articles by Unamuno and of correspondence received by him. Also included are indexes and inventories of the materials, prepared by the National Archives of Spain and Professor M.J. Valdes.

Unamuno, Miguel de

John Greenleaf Whittier Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00496
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [18--]-1924

Includes notes by Whittier, as well as correspondence and notes about Whittier and his papers by Reverend J. B. Silcox and Samuel T. Pickard. Includes notes by Silcox and collected print material about poet Robert Browning. Correspondence with librarians, Paul E. Gray and John Moulton at Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, Mass. about Whittier bibliographic information.

Whittier, John Greenleaf

J.A. McNeil Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00234 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1927-1942

The collection consists of photos, manuscript notes and ephemera relating to Gilbert and Sullivan, and especially to the D'Oyley Carte Company across Canada in 1927. There is also some biographical material relating to J.A. McNeil.

McNeil, J. A. (John Alexander)

Helvétius Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00302 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1749-1801

Letters to the French philosopher from 18th century writers, philosophers, diplomats, ecclesiastics, government officials, patrons or friends of the arts.

Helvétius

Gabriel Sagard-Theodat Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00186 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [193-]

The collection consists of the typescript, by H.H. Langton, of Sagard-Theodat's history of Canada from 1615-1630.

Sagard, Gabriel

Yuan Collection of Edmund Blunden Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00372
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1951-1999

The collection consists of holograph typescript manuscripts of Blunden's lecture notes, essays, speeches, addresses and poems, as well as correspondence with Sheila Yuan, who was Blunden's secretary in the Deptartment of English at the University of Hong Kong in the 1950s.

Blunden, Edmund

Woodsworth Memorial Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00035
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1919-1977

The collection consists of manuscript and mimeographed materials relating to the history of labour and socialist movements in Ontario and Canada, with special emphasis on the Ontario section of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). It consists chiefly of the personal files of individual CCF party members and others active in the socialist and labour movements in Ontario. Among those individuals include: James McArthur Conner, William Crocker, William Dennison, Alice Loeb and Desmond Morton, among others. Also included are the records of Arthur Mould, a labour leader and president of the Ontario section of the Canadian Labour Party.

Ontario Woodsworth Memorial Foundation

William Wood Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00225 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1834-1871

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.

William Tyrrell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00025
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1836-1928

The collection consists of both private family correspondence and business papers. Included in the family correspondence are letters from William and his wife Elizabeth to their children, as well letters from relatives in Ireland, family friends and from important figures of the day who were acquaintances of Tyrrell. There is also material relating to Tyrrell's career in local politics and his activities as Justice of the Peace in Weston, Ont. The collection also contains business papers that relate to Tyrrell's contracting and building business.

Tyrrell, William

William Snaith Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00042 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1914-1960

The collection consists largely of papers concerned with industrial engineering, including the description and 103 photos of the building of the Leaside Bridge in Toronto. It also contains Snaith's personal accounts and diaries covering the years 1914-60.

Snaith, William

William Shelden Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00233 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1670-1838

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.

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