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A.E. Coleman fonds

  • CA ON00399 6
  • Fonds
  • [19-?]-[before 1934]

The fonds consists of Albert E. Coleman’s records pertaining to his activities as a writer. It includes (annotated) copies of his stories.

Coleman, Albert Evander

Albert Frank Moritz fonds

  • CA ON00399 49
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2018

The A.F. Moritz fonds contains records relating to his education, teaching, translation and editing work, journalism and other employment, and, predominantly, his work as a poet.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Education, [195-?]-2002; Series 2: Teaching, 1985-2017; Series 3: Poetry manuscripts, essays and related records 1970-2017; Series 4: Correspondence, 1973-2017; Series 5: Poetry Readings, 1975-2017; Series 6: Periodicals containing material by or about A.F. Moritz, 1969-2017; Series 7: Editing and Watershed Books, 1979-2017; Series 8: Anthologies containing A.F. Moritz poems, 1976-2015; Series 9: Literary related activities, 1973-2017; Series 10: Translation projects, 1973-2016; Series 11: Personal material, 1935-2017; and Series 12: Employment, 1969-2001.

Moritz, Albert Frank

Alfred Henry Reynar fonds

  • CA ON00399 23
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1900

The fonds consists of A.H. Reynar’s records pertaining to his activities as an academic and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence; an essay on Tennyson’s In Memoriam; 2 articles by Reynar; and a student register.

Reynar, Alfred Henry

Alice Boissonneau fonds

  • CA ON00399 60
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-2003

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: notebooks, [ca. 1940]-2001 Series 2: manuscripts and other records, [ca. 1940]-2003.

Boissonneau, Alice

Andrew James Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 2
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1976, predominant 1874-1936

The fonds consists of Bell's records pertaining to his activities as an academic, book collector and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, academic and professional records, including Bell's university degrees and diploma's, his thesis, essays, (lecture) notes, and offprints and manuscripts of articles. Personal files include photographs, memorabilia, a diary, and correspondence between Pelham Edgar and Charles G.D. Roberts (potentially purchased by Bell). The fonds also includes personal material, including articles about Bell, correspondence about a portrait of Bell, a memorial address and obituary.

The fonds also contains the catalogue of his book collection, and lists of books.

Bell, Andrew James

Anne Tait fonds

  • CA ON00399 70
  • Fonds
  • 1959–2009, predominant 2001–2007

The fonds is comprised of Anne Tait's records pertaining to her career in writing, producing and broadcasting, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, legal and financial records, casting lists, shooting schedules, reports, publicity material and photographs.

Fonds consists of the following series: Records relating to casting direction, 1959–2003; Records relating to Yeats in Love, 1960–2004; and Records relating to “Iron Road”, 1998–2009.

Tait, Anne

Arthur P. Coleman fonds

  • CA ON00399 7
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1945

The fonds consists of A.P. Coleman’s records pertaining to his activities as a geologist and to his personal life and includes correspondence, literary files, postcards, maps, paintings and other professional and personal files. The fonds is arranged in seven series. See finding aid for details.

Coleman, Arthur Philemon

Augusta Stowe-Gullen fonds

  • CA ON00399 26
  • Fonds
  • 1830 – 1989

The fonds consists of Augusta Stowe-Gullen’s records pertaining to her activities as a medical doctor and a suffragette, and to her personal life; of Frederick Cecil Gullen’s records pertaining to his family’s history; and of Agnes Gullen's records pertaining to her personal life and family activities.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Material relating to Augusta Stowe-Gullen; Series 2: Material relating to Frederick Cecil Gullen; Series 3: Material relating to Agnes Gullen.

Stowe-Gullen, Ann Augusta

Bader Family fonds

  • CA ON00399 41
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1951, 1975, 2000

Fonds consists of correspondence from Isabel (Overton) Bader to Alfred Bader, 1949-1951, 1975; correspondence from Alfred to Isabel, 1975; correspondence from Mrs. Overton to Alfred, 1949, 1951; and records re "A Canadian In Love", the published collection of letters with an introduction by Roseann Runte, 2000.

Bader family

Besly Family fonds

  • CA ON00399 59
  • Fonds
  • 1797–[1907?]

Fonds consists of sermon regarding death of Maria Besly, 1797; correspondence to John Besly, 1820–1865; commonplace book kept by members of the family, [184–?]; correspondence relating to the Boer War by Barton Hope Besly, 1899–1900, and photograph, [1907?].

Besly family

Bliss Carman fonds

  • CA ON00399 5
  • Fonds
  • [1921?]-1928

The fonds consists of Bliss Carman’s records pertaining to his activities as a poet and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with Madelaine Galbraith, poems, photographs, and other material.

Carman, William Bliss

Cameron Tolton fonds

  • CA ON00399 76
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming, 1960-2001; teaching records, including course outlines/descriptions, lecture/research notes, essay topics, transparencies, bibliographies, exam questions, research material, and term papers for French literature and film courses, 1972-2001; records, including photographs, research/biographical material, correspondence, printed publicity material and clippings relating to the Norman Jewison Lecture Series, which featured acclaimed American film directors introduced by Professor Tolton, 1983-1989.

Tolton, Cameron

Catharine Carrington fonds

  • CA ON00399 61
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2000

Fonds consists of letters, 1970-2000, written by Catharine Carrington to her friend Maryse Shaw, who was a bookseller in London, England. The correspondence covers a wide variety of subjects, including local and family news, cultural interests, social events, as well as persons once involved in the Bloomsbury Group; it also includes photocopies of photographs of the Carrington family, their farm, and friends, including Maryse Shaw.

Carrington, Catharine

Catherine Schmid fonds

  • CA ON00399 91
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2018, predominant 1988-1991

Fonds consists of eleven sketchbooks and a copy of a presentation given by Schmid at Victoria University in December 2018.

Schmid, Catherine

Charles Canniff James fonds

  • CA ON00399 16
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1913

The fonds contains James’s records pertaining to his academic career. It includes literary material including material relating to A Bibliography of Canadian Poetry; (annotated) essays on Tennyson; articles and reports; and an acknowledgement of the gift of James’s library to Victoria University Library (1898). The fonds also contains a letter from Wilfred P. Mustard, an author and James's colleague.

James, Charles Canniff

Clive Bell fonds

  • CA ON00399 73
  • Fonds
  • [1940?]

Fonds consists of manuscript of address titled “Modern British Art”, [1940?] (Accession #2011.03)

Bell, Clive

David Gilmour fonds

  • CA ON00399 57
  • Fonds
  • 1941 – 1943

Fonds consists of personal and professional records and includes journals and calendars, 1966-2006; drafts, outlines, reviews and other records relating to writing, 1972-2010; various correspondence, articles and photographs, 1966-2011; and a journal kept by David Gilmour's father, John Gilmour, 1941-1943.

Gilmour, David

David Sinclair fonds

  • CA ON00399 38
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1974

Fonds consists of research notes and correspondence relating to Sinclair's publications, including correspondence with Germaine Warkentin regarding a controversy over the reprinting of Nineteenth Century Narrative Poems and research notes on English sources for nineteenth century Canadian book history assembled in preparation for his unwritten doctoral thesis, 1972-74.

Sinclair, David Paul

Donald B. Smith fonds

  • CA ON00399 80
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]-2019

Fonds consists of research and other records relating to Smith's publications on the history of Aboriginal Canada, in particular Sacred Feathers and Mississauga Portraits. See the finding aid for details.

Smith, Donald B.

Donald Oakley Robson fonds

  • CA ON00399 24
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1965

The fonds consists of Donald Oakley Robson’s records pertaining to his academic career and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with academics and editors; articles and reviews; an (annotated) copy of his thesis, the Samnites in the Po Valley (1932); (annotated) lectures; notes, addresses and memorials; photographs; material about Robson including 2 essays by Rhena Kendrick; and an in memoriam.

Robson, Donald Oakley

Duncan Grant fonds

  • CA ON00399 68
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1977, predominant 1945-1977

Fonds consists of correspondence regarding the authorship of the poems in “Euphrosyne”: to Lady Aberconway from Duncan Grant, 1962; between Lady Aberconway and the British Museum, 1962-1963; and between Lady Aberconway’s Secretary and Cambridge University Library, 1962-1963; and to Philip Gibbons, 1945-1959, re Grant’s paintings and other matters. Also includes personal letters and postcards regarding travel and other activities, and relationships and other topics, written by Grant to Simon Watney, 1969-1977; three letters to Grant with sketches by him on the verso, 1905, 1906, 1940; photographs, including Grant as a young man and Charleston home; a letter by Grant and two to him; a note and a ticket signed by Grant; notes and other material re Grant paintings and models; a postcard sent by Virginia Woolf with a clipping pasted on, 1929.

Grant, Duncan

Earle Toppings fonds

  • CA ON00399 63
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2019

Fonds contains records related to Earle Toppings' professional career as an editor, producer, news caster and educator and includes correspondence with artists and writers, radio scripts, proofs, transcripts of interviews, notebooks and audiovisual material.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Typescripts, proofs and other records; Series 2: Correspondence with Canadian Writers; and Series 3: Records relating to "Canadian Writers on Tape", "Canadian Poets on Tape" and "Nightfall".

Toppings, Earle

Edwin John Pratt fonds

  • CA ON00399 20
  • Fonds
  • [1882?] - 2000

The fonds consists of E.J. Pratt’s records pertaining to his activities as a teacher, minister and poet. It contains manuscripts and published works by E.J. Pratt, as well as notebooks, drafts of poems, lecture notes, letters, critical works and theses, photographs and memorabilia. The fonds is arranged in seven series; see finding aid for details.

Pratt, Edwin Dove John

Ernest G. Clarke fonds

  • CA ON00399 39
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1997

The fonds consists of Ernest G. Clarke’s records pertaining to his career as an academic and to his personal life. The fonds includes personal files, including correspondence; and professional files, including lectures, course materials, research notes and material, corrected and annotated drafts, publications, publishing contracts, and (annotated) manuscripts. The fonds also includes microfilm copies of manuscripts held in other repositories, including the British Museum.

Clarke, Ernest George

Ethel Mary Granger Bennett fonds

  • CA ON00399 32
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1990

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Granger’s activities as a writer and to her personal life. It includes drafts and notes of fictionalized stories about the lives of girls and women in early French Canada, travel diaries of trips mostly to Europe and various regions in Canada (1926-1981), several short stories, personal files, work files, photographs documenting her personal life, and an item produced in 1990 which incorporates extracts from a much earlier diary.

Bennett, Ethel Mary Granger

Eva Kushner fonds

  • CA ON00399 44
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2007, predominant 1960-2001

The fonds consists of the following series: records relating to publications, 1961-2004; articles, addresses and related records,1950-2003; personal records, 1937-2004; records relating to professional activities and teaching, 1952-2007.

Kushner, Eva

F. David Hoeniger fonds

  • CA ON00399 48
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1997

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, research material and other records relating to publications and intended publications, 1957-1992, including Types of Shakespearean Romance with interpretations of Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest, Pericles, and Medicine and Shakespeare in the English Renaissance; manuscripts, notes, announcements, correspondence and other records relating to lectures and papers given at conferences and seminars, 1964-1997; correspondence, course notes and outlines, research material and other records relating to other academic work, 1951-1980; and photographs of illustrations used in essay in Science and the Arts in the Renaissance.

Hoeniger, Frederick Julius David

Francis Sparshott fonds

  • CA ON00399 25
  • Fonds
  • 1942 – 2012

The fonds contains Francis Sparshott’s records pertaining primarily to his academic career and literary endeavours. It consists of three series: Correspondence, 1957–2012; Literary records, 1942–2009; and Academic records, 1943–2007.

Sparshott, Francis Edward

Frederic Newton Gisborne fonds

  • CA ON00399 13
  • Fonds
  • [18--] - 1990

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Gisborne's activities as an engineer. it includes a letter copybook (1856-1861); a notebook (1855-1856); a journal (1851); material about Gisborne including notes by Mrs. Starr and Sessional Papers from the British Columbia Legislative Assembly (1880, 1883, 1885, and 1899); photographs; a map of the Western Section of the Dominion of Canada Telegraph and Signal Service (No. 4); and other material.

Gisborne, Frederic Newton

G. E. Bentley fonds

  • CA ON00399 54
  • Fonds
  • 1954–2017, predominant 1974–2017

Fonds contains records that reflect G.E. Bentley Jr.’s career and interests as a professor, a William Blake scholar, and a collector of Blake’s work. It consists of the following series: subject/correspondence files, 1954–2017; research material, 1963–2016; records relating to writings, 1956–2016; and ephemera relating to William Blake, 1955–2011.

Bentley, Gerald Eades

Grace Irwin fonds

  • CA ON00399 33
  • Fonds
  • 1882-2008, predominant 1951-2001

Fonds consists of four series: records relating to writing,1925-2003; diaries/journals, 1920-1991 ; correspondence, 1907-2008; and records relating to family and various activities, 1882-2008 Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Records relating to writing,1925-2003 Series 2: Diaries/journals, 1920-1991 Series 3: Correspondence, 1907-2008 Series 4: Records relating to family and various activities, 1882-2008.

Irwin, Grace

Gwendolyn Grant fonds

  • CA ON00399 53
  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-2002

Fonds consists of poem collections, 1987-2002, notes and other writings, and printed material, 1952-2002, and photographs of Gwen Grant and others.

Grant, Gwendolyn Margaret

Harold Bull fonds

  • CA ON00399 83
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

Fonds consists of two letters written to Harold Bull when he was serving in the First Canadian Tank Battalion during World War I; printed material; and photographs primarily taken in Britain of Harold Bull, tanks, his fellow soldiers, their camp, and other military/tourist subjects.

Bull, Harold

Helen Kemp Frye fonds

  • CA ON00399 12
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1984, predominant 1923-1984

The fonds consists of Helen Kemp Frye’s records pertaining to her activities as an educator, editor and artist, and to her personal life. The fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) Correspondence files 2) Literature/Art/Activities files 3) Personal files 4) Publications and art work by Helen Frye and 5) Various printed files.

Frye, Helen Kemp

Helena Coleman fonds

  • CA ON00399 8
  • Fonds
  • 1855 – 1967

The fonds consists of Helena Coleman’s records pertaining to her activities as a poet and writer, and to her personal life. The fonds consists of the following series: 1) Correspondence 2) Literary files 3) Professional files 4) Personal files 5) Material about Helena Coleman 6) Other material 7) Material relating to G.B. Lancaster and 8) Material relating to Elsie Pomeroy.

Coleman, Helena Jane

International Virginia Woolf Society fonds

  • CA ON00399 51
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2019, predominant 1971-2005

Fonds consists of records related to the establishment and operation of the Virginia Woolf Society.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Administrative Records; Series 3: Records relating to Virginia Woolf Miscellany; Series 4: Articles and news clippings; Series 5: Photographs; and Series 6: Audiovisual Records.

The International Virginia Woolf Society

J. Howard Woolmer fonds

  • CA ON00399 55
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1986

Fonds consists of correspondence, catalogues, research and production material, photographs and other records relating predominantly to the revised edition of A Checklist of the Hogarth Press 1917-1946 (1986) compiled by J. Howard Woolmer, and including material regarding the first edition (published 1976).

Woolmer, James Howard

James Carscallen fonds

  • CA ON00399 85
  • Fonds
  • 1955 – 2005

Fonds consists of a scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings, congratulatory messages and letters, photographs and postcards related to his Rhodes Scholarship and his time at Oxford. James Carscallen's thesis from Oxford is also included along with manuscripts and notes for other works.

Fonds also contains a collection of playbills and concert bills for various performances in Toronto and overseas, as well as notices for Victoria College events including performances of the Ichthyology Ensemble, for which James Carscallen played the piano, as well as the Victoria's Winter Musical Interlude.

James Carscallen was a member of the Graduate English Renaissance Group, and the fonds contains notices for several of this group's events. There is a also a file related to an event held at Victoria College called An Evening of Romanticism in Literature, Music and Art, which contains a thank you note from Northrop Frye. Fonds also contains 2 photographs from James Carscallen's retirement from Victoria College in 1996.

Carscallen, James Andrew

James Evans fonds

  • CA ON00399 10
  • Fonds
  • 1828–1988, predominant 1828–1846

The fonds consists of records pertaining to James Evans’s activities as a minister and author, and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, literary manuscripts including printed syllabics and copies of Evans’ Cree syllabic hymnbook, professional records, a diary of Evans’ missionary expedition in the lake Huron and Lake Superior region in 1838, a sketchbook containing pencil sketches and poems, photographs and other material. It also includes correspondence of his parents, and copies of records from the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives held at the Provincial Archives of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and microfilm copies of records from the papers of Rev. James Evans held at the University of Western Ontario in London.

Evans, James

Jane Millgate fonds

  • CA ON00399 42
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2002

The Jane Millgate fonds contains records pertaining to her academic career and spans the years 1976 through 2002. It primarily includes correspondence, drafts, typescripts, research materials, reports and other records relating to her work on the novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, 1976-2000; Series 2: Siege of Malta, 1976-2001; Series 3: Sir Walter Scott's Magnum Opus, [ca.1977]-1987; Series 4: Royal Society of Canada, 1977-1991; Series 5: Walter Scott; the Making of the Novelist, [ca. 1984]-1987; Series 6: Scott's Last Edition: a Study in Publishing History, 1986; Series 7: Toronto Centre for the Book, 1994-2002; Series 8: Macaulay, 1973; Series 9: Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence, [ca. 1995]-[ca. 2002].

Millgate, Jane

Janis Rapoport fonds

  • CA ON00399 37
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2000

The fonds consists of Janis Rapoport’s records pertaining to her activities as a writer, editor and educator, and to her personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, professional files, legal records, publications, manuscripts, and personal files including photographs and sound recordings. Douglas Donegani material is also included.

The fonds consists of the following series: Series 1: Ethos Cultural Development Foundation records; Series 2: Neighbourhood journalist files; Series 3: Writer-in-Residence; Series 4: Teaching files; Series 5: Manuscript files; and, Series 6: Personal records.

Rapoport, Janis

Jay Macpherson fonds

  • CA ON00399 79
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 2012, predominant 1950-2005

The fonds consists of Jay Macpherson's records relating to her poetry, academic career, and personal life.

Macpherson, Jean Jay

Jeffrey M. Heath fonds

  • CA ON00399 62
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 2008

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Records relating to Profiles in Canadian Literature, 1980-1991; Series 2: Records relating to The picturesque prison: Evelyn Waugh and his writing, 1969-84; Series 3: Records relating to writing, teaching and research, 1966-1996; Series 4: Records relating to The creator as critic and other writings by E.M. Forster, 1999-2008.

Heath, Jeffrey M.

Jennie Huie fonds

  • CA ON00399 28
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1971, 1995

The fonds consists of records that reflect Jennie Huie’s career as a scholar and her research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie.

The fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence, 1956–1971; Records relating to research, 1956–1971; Records relating to writings, 1961-1995, predominant 1961–1964; and Graphic material and memorabilia, 1961–1965.

Huie, Jennie

John Bemrose fonds

  • CA ON00399 77
  • Fonds
  • 2002 - 2009

Fonds consists of records relating to John Bemrose's first novel, The Island Walkers, 2003, including chapter drafts, correspondence with publishers, reviews, and awards, 2002-2009.

Bemrose, John

John Douglas fonds

  • CA ON00399 46
  • Fonds
  • 1958–1991, predominant 1985-1991

The John Douglas fonds documents his career as a radio drama producer for the CBC and as a writer of scripts for stage and radio plays. It consists of scripts, including drafts and plot outlines of radio and stage productions; correspondence, programme proposals, planning notes and other records relating to professional work; and personal correspondence and related records.

Douglas, John

John Norman Harris fonds

  • CA ON00399 72
  • Fonds
  • 1930–1991, predominant 1937–1964

Fonds consists of records relating to John Norman Harris’s experiences in England, primarily his time in the Royal Air Force; his internment in a German stalag, and then his writing efforts back in Canada. The records consist of three series: personal correspondence 1935–1977, which also includes the correspondence of family members, predominantly his father and wife; manuscripts and other records relating to writing and publishing, 1946–1991, including attempts at posthumous publication by his widow; and memorabilia and obituaries, 1930–1964.

Harris, John Norman

John Reibetanz fonds

  • CA ON00399 45
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2018

The fonds contains archival records as well as published material, and consists of the following series: Series 1: Literary papers and related records, 1962-2018; Series 2: Published poetry and reviews, 1962-2016; and Series 3: Published research material, 1965-2008.

Reibetanz, John

John Webster Grant fonds

  • CA ON00399 14
  • Fonds
  • 1907–2005, predominant 1948-2002

The fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence/subject files; Series 2: Writing; Series 3: Research and teaching; and, Series 4: Personal.

Grant, John Webster

Kathleen Coburn fonds

  • CA ON00399 35
  • Fonds
  • [186-]-1991

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Kathleen Coburn’s career as an academic and to her personal life. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: General correspondence Series 2: Subject correspondence Series 3: Research and editorial records Series 4: Lectures and publication files Series 5: Scrapbooks and journals Series 6: Personal files and, Series 7: Graphic materials (photographs and slides).

Coburn, Kathleen

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