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Victoria University Archives Series
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General historical material

Series consists of records, 1829-1941, including addresses, correspondence and published material, of a general nature, relating to the history of Victoria College/University.

Upper Canada Academy Committees

Series includes minutes of the Upper Canada Academy Building Committee, 1831–1836; Minutes of the Upper Canada Academy and Victoria College Managing Committee, 1836-1843; and minutes of the Victoria College Financial Committee, 1843-1849.

Upper Canada Academy

University administration

Series consists of records relating to the general administration of the university, 1836-1923, including correspondence, reports, and the original draft of the Charter of Upper Canada Academy.

Correspondence

Series consists of various correspondence, 1836-1935, including an autographed letter from John A. Macdonald to Dr. Potts, correspondence on the McKenzie Rebellion, and various unidentified letters.

Student records

Series consists of several subseries which include records from Cobourg: One subseries contains Registers, Directories, Marks, 1837-1946. The remaining subseries consist of student record cards. These cards often contain a photo of the student.

Legislation

Series consists predominantly of acts, petitions and other documents relating to legislation pertaining to Victoria University, 1841-1981. The series also contains some correspondence and a list of acts relating to Victoria.

Speeches and addresses

Series consists of speeches and addresses on religion and education, 1842-1887, given at Victoria College as well as other educational institutions, predominantly in Ontario.The speeches and addresses fill one box and run from 1842 until Nelles�...

Essays and articles

Series consists of predominantly religious essays and articles, 1842-1896, including those written as a student.Many of the essays in the collection were written by Nelles during his school days, allowing the researcher to acquire some insights in...

Material relating to Victoria College

Series consists of various items relating to Victoria College, 1836–1884, including account books, reports, memoranda and lists.The final box in the collection is comprised of material relating to university matters. The financial records of Victo...

Collections management

Series consists of records relating to library and art/object collections at Victoria University, and information on personnel files, 1844-1943.

Records

Series consists of pamphlets, programmes, invitations and other printed material, notes and notebooks, lectures, resolutions, sermons, Victoria College minutes, examinations and other records, memoranda, annotated family bible, and financial recor...

The 'University Question' and federation

Series consists of records and published material relating to the 'University Question' debate, 1847-1863, and debates around university federation, 1884-1927. Includes pamphlets, news clippings, correspondence and published material.

Diaries and journals

Series consists of journals and diaries, 1846-1887, containing reflections/essays on various topics, predominantly religious and spiritual; daily activities and quotations .The box of diaries and journals covers the period between 1846 and 1887, w...

Writing and memorabilia

Series consists of various writings, including extracts, notes and reflections, 1848–1886; and personal memorabilia, including Victoria College programmes and material after Nelles death, 1846–1902.Box 14 holds written material which does not fall...

Correspondence

Series consists of incoming and outgoing general and specific correspondence, 1856-1887, re a wide range of academic and University administrative subjects, and family correspondence, 1887-1962, after Nelles' death. Correspondents include Ege...

Sermons

Series consists of manuscripts of sermons, 1848-1887 (some undated), delivered at Victoria College and at other Ontario places.The two and a half boxes of sermons were delivered between 1848 and 1887, although a majority of them were composed duri...

Lectures

Series consists of lectures, 1854–1887, predominantly concerning religion, but including philosophy, metaphysics and ethics.The three boxes of lectures range in date from 1854 to 1887. Most are contained in notebooks, and they tend to be in the fo...

Minutes

Series consists of copies of official minutes, appendices and related documents, 1855-2009, and index to minutes. Appendices and related documents include reports from University departments, including the Victoria University Library Annual Report...

Diaries and journals

Series consists of diaries and journals, 1859-1914 containing entries regarding ethical and religious thoughts, personal finances, travel, and daily activities.

Writing

Series consists of manuscripts - some in notebooks - of sermons, addresses, lectures, essays, articles, reviews and reports, 1860-1917, on various subjects, including education, religion, social issues, mission work, university federation, the fou...

Notes and manuscripts

Series consists of notes and manuscripts, including notes for "Inductive Theology", manuscripts for "Annual of Christian Theology" and research material and drafts for Burwash's autobiography and biography, and the history...

Correspondence

Series consists of predominantly incoming but including outgoing correspondence, 1915-1923, relating to teaching/finances/administration at Victoria University, church and educational matters, personal affairs, family (includes posthumous letters)...

Acquisition records

Series consists of acquisition records, a list of theological books donated, loans record, acknowledgment letters to donors and other records related to gifts and donations to the library.

Annual reports and other records

Series consists of annual reports (incomplete), 1898-2003; reports (including those to Victoria University bodies), questionnaires, evaluations, manuals, newsletters, statistics, occasional papers, policies and statements on acquisitions, public s...

Diaries

Series consists of the personal diaries of Alfred Gandier.

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