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Hudson's Bay Company Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00066
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1870-1901

Consists of a small collection of manuscript journals and notebooks, including: journal of occurences at Long Portage,1870-1871; journal of occurence, 1884-1886; first part of holograph journal most likely written by Mr. MacLeod, 1885-1886; account books dealing chiefly with goods purchased by First Nations people by barter at New Post, 1900-1901; two volumes entitled "New Post-Fur Book-Outfit-1901," and "New Post-Provision blotter and transfers-Outfit 1901."

Hudson's Bay Company

Elizabeth Hughes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00334
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1907-1951 (bulk 1921-1923).

The collection largely consists of letters written by Hughes to her mother describing her activities and giving information about her health and diabetic condition. The letters dating from August to November 1922 describe Hughes' experiences in Toronto where she was treated with insulin by F.G. Banting. The collection also contains photographs of Hughes and her family, dating from 1907 to 1951.

Hughes, Elizabeth

David Jones Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00196 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-[ca. 1979]

Collection consists of correspondence, chiefly between Jones and Rene Hague, along with drafts, typescripts and Hague's books on Jones. It also contains a typescript of Henry Summerfield's book on David Jones.

Jones, David

John Emerson Langdon Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00182
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1914-1981

The collection includes research notes on silver, chiefly compiled for his four books on North American silver and silversmiths, along with related correspondence, typescripts and galleys. It also includes secondary materials used for lectures and articles, photographs and slides used as illustrative matter in the books and articles, as well as other correspondence, notes, invoices, photographs and awards.

Langdon, John E. (John Emerson)

Irving Layton Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00313
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1973-1984

The collection consists of holograph drafts of poems and workbooks for Layton's Lovers and Lesser Men and page proofs of A Wild Peculiar Joy. It also includes two photographs of Layton.

Layton, Irving

Leacock-McDougall Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00499
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-1962

This collection consists primarily of correspondence of Stephen Leacock and Joseph Easton McDougall, including material about Leacock following his death.

Leacock, Stephen

Ulrich Leo Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00117 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca.1948]-1959

The collection consists of correspondence, lecture and research notes concerning Leo's research on Dante, Tasso and Petrarch, mainly during his tenure at the University of Toronto.

Leo, Ulrich

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

James Chalmers McRuer Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL00114
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-1953

This collection consists of two war diaries from 1918, as well as notes for a planned trip to Europe and England. It also contains memorabilia and slides of the 1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II, attended by McRuer and his wife.

McRuer, J. C. (James Chalmers)

Chester Martin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00080
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1882-1958

Bound volumes of archival reproductions, transcripts and other miscellaneous papers.

Martin, Chester

James Mavor Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00119
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1862-1925

Correspondence with notable people such as Robert Falconer, Petr Kropotkin, Stephen Leacock, Peter Veregin; drafts for articles and books, notes, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs.

Mavor, James

Louis Melzak Collection of Canadian Historical Documents

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00210
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1800-1899

Consists of various documents, maps, letters and bound volumes acquired by Louis Melzak. The majority of the items relate to the Morris and McLean families which had been collected in a scrapbook by Edmund Morris. The letters and documents had been arranged by Morris in two groups: those of the Alexander McLean family and those of the Alexander Morris family. He included a brief outline of the history of the McLean family and an index of those documents.
The bound volumes include an early printer's pay-book, the diary of a British soldier series in Upper Canada and material relating to the settlement of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Melzack, Louis

Mill Project Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00274 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1965-1990

The collection consists of papers (manuscripts, xerox copies of Mill manuscripts at other institutions and of published works, editorial notes) used in preparing the collected edition of the works of John Stuart Mill, edited by John M. Robson.

Robson, John Mercel

Miller, K.D. (Kathleen)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00010B
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1997-2005

Papers consist of K.D. Miller’s files of her correspondence with and about Richard Outram given to Amanda Jernigan in October 2010.

Miller, K.D. (Kathleen Daisy)

Hugh Morrison Collection of Edmund Blunden Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00056
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1932-1978

The collection consists of twenty-eight Edmund Blunden letters, cards and other manuscripts. Blunden was Hugh Morrison's tutor at Merton College, Oxford, and the correspondence reflects their friendship, including mutual acquaintances, friends and common interests.

Morrison, Hugh

Edward Clark Noble Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00186
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1924-1978

The collection consists of a small collection of manuscripts, correspondence, articles, offprints and clippings on the discovery and development of insulin. The papers relate largely to the early part of Dr. Noble's career.

Noble, Edward Clark

Ontario Department of Education

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00100
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1915

Correspondence on the bilingual school issue in 1915.

Ontario Department of Education

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

Thoreau MacDonald Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00180
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1905-1980

The collection consists of papers pertaining to MacDonald, including original drawings and designs, along with correspondence and biographical material. These papers also include notes and drafts by Margaret E. Edison which she collected during the course of her research for her book, Thoreau MacDonald: A Catalogue of Design and Illustration (1973). A second accession includes more of MacDonald's original drawings and designs, notebooks and diaries, a small amount of correspondence, photographs and some printed materials.

MacDonald, Thoreau

Russell Brown Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972-1999

A collection of Russell Brown's literary papers, and his editorial and correspondence files from his tenure as editor at 'Lakehead University Review' (1972-1975), 'Descant' (1979-1983), as joint editor of 'An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English' (1982-1983), and poetry editor at McClelland and Stewart (1983-1988). Brown edited about thirty books of poetry, including works by Roo Borson, Lorna Crozier, Mary di Michele, Ralph Gustafson, Irving Layton, Douglas LePan, Susan Musgrave and Al Purdy. Some manuscripts are included with the correspondence. Manuscripts for which the authors sought Brown's editorial and critical suggestions may contain lengthy comments which, in many cases, resulted in the works being revised and later published.

Brown, Russell

John Beattie Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00415
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1913

Typescript of Frank Walker Beattie's unpublished book, With the Durham R.E.'s.

Beattie, John

Margaret Atwood Papers

  • Manuscript Collection

The collection consists of drafts and final typescripts of literary works, original art work, correspondence, juvenilia, printed appearances, printed material, critical and audio-visual material, and works about Atwood.

Atwood, Margaret

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

Sadie Gairns Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00242
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1917-1972

Collection of photographs, offprints, clippings, memorabilia and some correspondence chiefly relating to F.G. Banting and to Gairns' work as his assistant in the Department of Medical Research of the Banting Institute. The collection also includes some personal memorabilia. Most of the printed material about Banting and the photographs are duplicated in the Banting Papers (MS Coll. 00076).

Gairns, Sadie

Mavis Gallant Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00189
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1951-

Papers consists of typescripts of short stories and author proofs; other writings by Gallant; biographical materials; and audio-visual recordings of interviews with and readings by Mavis Gallant.

Gallant, Mavis

David Gardner Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00359
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1950-1999

The collection consists of material relating to Canadian theatre history and to Gardner's acting and directing career. It includes theatre programmes, articles and press clippings concerning the history of theatre in Canada, especially for the Toronto area (1974 to 1999); audio tapes of Association for Canadian Theatre Research conferences; videotapes of ten television productions directed by him, and more than fifty production photographs; tapes of his television and film performances; scrapbooks (1935-1955), that document his career on stage (Hart House Theatre, Straw Hat Players, Crest Theatre, New Play Society, Jupiter Theatre, Stratford Festival) and in radio and television; other papers and photographs; other directors' prompt books; diaries; correspondence; playbills and broadsides. John Holden's collection of 19th and 20th century playscripts as well as Holden's production scripts for Canadian theatres, mainly in the 1950s and early 1960s, are also in the collection.

Gardner, David Emmett

Gibbs Blackstock Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00088
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1813-1962

Collection of papers of the family and descendants of William Schenck Blackstock (1824-1905) and Mary Hodge Gibbs Blackstock (1827-1909).

Gibbs Blackstock Family

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

M.R. Appell Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959-2015

Collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Nelson Ball, J.W. Curry and Douglas Henderson, as well as poetry booklets created by Appell and small press imprints and publications.

Appell, M. R. (Melvin Robert)

James Balfour Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL MS Mapcase
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [188-]-[190-]

Four architectural drawings by James Balfour (1854-1917) who practised as an architect in Hamilton from 1876 to 1905. The drawings were executed for George A. Grover of Hamilton. One plan is dated 1883. The others are undated. Two receipts, dated 1884, are also included.

Balfour, James

Frederick Banting Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00076
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1908-1976

The collection consists of research notes and papers, drafts of articles and speeches, travel journals, diaries, correspondence, drawings and sketches, photographs, scrapbooks, awards and memorabilia, and papers of Henrietta Banting.

Banting, Frederick Grant, Sir

Benson Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00040 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1864-1876

Correspondence containing family news and comments on life in the British Army.

Benson Family

Jack Batten Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1959 - 2010

Collection contains papers and other documents pertaining to the work of Jack Batten. It includes early drafts, edited manuscripts and galley versions of many of his published works. The collection also includes notes, reviews, printed ephemera, publicity tour information, general and financial correspondence, diagrams, photographs, and research and other materials, much of which relates to specific works. Correspondence includes letters to and from personalities, such as journalists Robert Fulford, Peter Gzowski and Michele Landsberg; publisher Jack McClelland, politician John Sewell; hockey pioneer Conn Smythe; and musicians Gary Burton, Blossom Dearie and Phil Nimmons.

Batten, Jack

Lorna Goodison Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1972-ongoing

The collection consists of notebooks, notes, holograph and typescript and word processed drafts for Goodison's poems and stories.

Goodison, Lorna

Ronald Bryden Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1897]-2004

The collection consists of the papers of Ronald Bryden and cover a wide range of his professional life, including scripts co-written by Bryden when he was an undergraduate at Trinity College, University of Toronto, through to his published work as a journalist and up through the period when he was director of the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto.

Bryden, Ronald

Marshall McLuhan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00657
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [196-]-1990

Collection consists predominantly of research and draft materials for The Laws of Media (University of Toronto Press, 1988) as well as related correspondence. Beginning in the early 1970's, at the instigation of McGraw-Hill (the original publisher of McLuhan's 1964 work, Understanding Media) Marshall and Eric McLuhan began generating materials towards what was first conceived of as a revised edition of Understanding Media and subsequently as The Laws of Media, a new work in its own right.

McLuhan, Marshall

Sir Allan Napier MacNab Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00220
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1801-1907

Legal and business papers and correspondence, chiefly relating to MacNab’s various property transactions, as well as a small amount of historical material relating to the Rebellion of 1837-1838. Also includes documents from the governing of the Estate after Allan MacNab’s death. This includes papers from MacNab’s sister-in-law and executor, Sophia Stuart MacNab, as well papers from her successors, Mary Stuart Daly and Caroline Daly. These records pertain to the maintenance of the estate, information on the mortgages owned by the estate and lawsuits.

MacNab, Allan Napier

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