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Charles E. Stanbury fonds

  • CA OTTCA F2234
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-[193-?]

The fonds consists of documents and photographs related to Dr. Stanbury’s education at the Trinity Medical College, and his later life in Chicago.

Charles E. Stanbury

John Mitchell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00212
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [195-?]

Consists of part of the manuscript of John Mitchell's book The Settlement of York County which was published posthumously in 1951 and commissioned by the Municipal Corporation of the County of York to mark the centennial of the beginnings of municipal government in the two Canadas. Also included is correspondence with Mitchell's typist Elaine Williams.

Mitchell, John

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.

[Collection of English engravings.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00011
  • Collection
  • 1616-1731

Contains illustrations and engravings of various landmarks and areas across the Unikted Kingdom.

General Wolfe's letters to his parents

  • CA OTUTF wolfe MSS 00001
  • Collection
  • 1740-1760

A collection of holograph letters between General Wolfe and his parents, detailing recounts of his military operations.

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

Tymperon Mottram Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00266 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1649-1781

The collection consists of various documents pertaining to the Tymperon and Mottram families.

Mottram Family

The Provincial Marine Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00022B
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1788 - 1792

Collection consists of 34 promissory freight notes for merchandise and peltries shipped aboard the King’s Armed Vessels between British Garrisons on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Huron (1778-1787). This series includes thirty holograph notes and four printed forms with holograph additions. The printed form are likely produced by William Brown, Quebec’s first printer. Collection also contains 12 manuscript documents and letters on the hardships experienced by fur traders and merchants in their attempts to conduct business in the Great Lakes region (1783-1793). These documents primarily illustrate the experiences of three prominent fur traders: Philippe-Francois de Rastel de Rocheblave, James Ellice and Toussaint Pothier.

The Provincial Marine

Thomas Townshend Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00222 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1741-1800

The collection consists primarily of correspondence written to Townshend. The letters are from family, friends, political colleagues and people who worked for him or served under him. Many were written to Townshend between 1784 and 1786 after he was made Baron Sydney and when he was secretary of state in the Pitt government, with many asking for political favours.

Townshend, Thomas

[Collection of Portuguese ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00053
  • Collection
  • 1700-1800

A collection of 38 folders of ephemera originating from Lisbon, and greater Portugal.

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

George Whitaker Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2107
  • Collection
  • 1810-[199-?]

The collection contains records pertaining to George Whitaker’s Provostship, as well as his final departure to England. It consists of vital records, correspondence, financial records, newspaper excerpts, tributes, manuscripts related to his theology teaching, and photographs.

Whitaker, George

J.H. Parker Collection of Spanish and Italian Documents

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00209 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1608-1818

The collection consists of Spanish and Italian documents, including a commission signed by Philip III (1578-1621), a document signed by Philip IV (1605-1665), and a document signed by King Vittorio Emanuele.

Parker, J.H. ( Jack Horace)

Henry D. Townshend Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00143 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838

The collection consists of correspondence chiefly addressed to Colonel Townshend relaying instructions and information relative to quelling the rebels and supporters of William Lyon Mackenzie. Correspondents include Sir George Arthur, W.B. Robinson and Colonel T. Halkett.

Townshend, Henry D.

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.

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.

Richard Birdsall fonds

  • UTA 1057
  • Fonds
  • 1842

Letter, dated 24 February, 1842, from Henry Boys, Bursar of King's College, to Richard Birdsall of Belleville, surveyor to the Canada Company and surveyor of the land on which King's College was built, requesting him not to seize the timber on Lot No. 18 in the 14th concession of Seymour Township, which the College had sold to E.D.S. Wilkins.

Birdsall, Richard

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00130 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [174-]-1844

The collection consists of a small group of documents and letters by or about Rousseau, the bulk of which are notes on the history of women taken by Rousseau from a variety of books. He appears to have compiled these notes acting as secretary to Louise Marie Madelaine (Fontaine) Dupin, who had hoped to write a book on the history of women (the work was never completed).

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Leah Purkiss Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00123
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1844

The collection consists of a holograph journal (dated April 2 to May 25, 1844) kept by Purkiss and sent to her sister Fanny Lockyer in England. It was written during the Atlantic Ocean voyage made when she and her husband George emigrated to Canada. After arriving in Montreal, they settled in Toronto where they had one child, Mary, who married Robert Freeland.

Purkiss, Leah

R. Douglas Stupart Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00187 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1836-1845

The collection consists of three items formerly in the possession of Stupart, including Stupart's journal he kept on board the H.M. Sloop Victor, East India Station (1836) and a manuscript about the slave vessel, the Brigantine Echo.

Douglas, Stupart R.

Richard Seymour Kelly fonds

  • CA ON00357 2100
  • Fonds
  • 1849

Consists of photocopy of a certificate regarding R.S. Kelly's teaching performance at Victoria College from President Rev. A. McNab, 1849. Also includes photocopy of manuscript titled "A Course of lectures on astronomy", 1851 (oversized).

Kelly, Richard Seymour

Upper Canada Academy fonds

  • CA ON00357 2084
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1849

Fonds consists of records related to the founding of Upper Canada Academy, which later became Victoria College. Records includes the Royal Charter, constitutions, financial records, register of students and notebooks of Reverend John Beatty and Matthew Richey. Also included are one series of minutes: 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

Barbara Barrow fonds

  • UTA 1040
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1850

Warrants appointing William Bulmer Nicol to a professorship in Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Botany at the University of King's College (1843) and University of Toronto (1850).

Barrow, Barbara

John Onderdunk fonds

  • UTA 1627
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1850

Two letters from Bursar, King's College (University of Toronto) to John Onderdunk relating to payments for land in Ameliasburg Twp. ie: East 1/2, Lot 95, 1st Concession.

Onderdunk, John

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Societies Collection

  • CA ON00357 2089
  • Collection
  • 1846-1852

Consists of a small number of constitutions, by-laws and minutes from the following societies: Calliopean Association, 1846; Fraternitas, 1847-1849; Polyhymnia, 1849-1850; and Philo-Rhetorician, 1850-1852. File level description has not been completed.

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Societies

George Mountain Evans fonds

  • UTA 1248
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1848-1860

Fonds consists of certification of lecture attendance for Frank Evans, Student of the Laws, from the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall (1860) and manuscript notes and notes on texts by a King's College student (late 1840s).

Evans, George Mountain

John Wilson fonds

  • CA ON00357 2130
  • Fonds
  • 1847-1861

Consists of manuscript of address to the alumni (1861); diploma from Trinity College, Dublin (1847); undated lecture notes/sermons of John Wilson.

Wilson, John

Anthony Salvin Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00249
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1828-[ca. 1862]

The collection consists of architectural drawings for various projects by the British architect Salvin. Drawings are either executed by Salvin himself or by other architects or draughtsmen in his office. Additional material includes: 8 photographs of Salvin projects; 5 drawings by Salvin's wife, Anne Andrews (Nesfield) Salvin; a catalogue of Salvin's library at Elmshurst; and engravings of British cathedrals.

Salvin, Anthony

James Patton fonds

  • UTA 1647
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1863

Collection of 8 pamphlets relating to University of Toronto with mss annotations by James Patton. Pamphlets included are: "The university question considered: by a graduate" (1845), "Wesleyan conference memorial on the question of liberal education in Upper Canada, explained and defended by numerous proofs and illustrations, by a committee".(1860), "University reform. Report of the resolutions adopted at a great public meeting of the inhabitants of Kingston..." (1861), "Address before the select committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to inquire into the management of the University of Toronto..." by Daniel Wilson (1860), "Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the expenditure of the funds of the University of Toronto, and into the state of its financial affairs..." (1862), "University reform defended: in reply to six editorials of the 'Globe' and 'Leader'..." by a committee of the Wesleyan Conference (1863), "Defence of the plan of University reform proposed by the Senate of the University of Toronto..." (1863), "Statutes of the University of Toronto, 1857".

Patton, James

Thomas Dawson Delamere fonds

  • UTA 1214
  • Fonds
  • 1864

Notebook of course notes taken by Thomas Dawson Delamere during the first term of the year-long course in metaphysics taught by James Beaven in University College, 1864-1865. The notes are of Thomas Reid's "Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man" in Hamilton's edition as interpreted by Beaven and were taken from dictation.

Delamere, Thomas Dawson

George Gabriel Stokes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00018
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1865

The collection consists of lectures, in the hand of Charles Niven, by Stokes on hydrostatics and optics.

Stokes, George Gabriel

Alexander Neil Bethune Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2022
  • Collection
  • 1835 - 1866

The collection consists primarily of correspondence between John Strachan and Bethune. Also included are published inserts, memoranda, sermons and copies of letters.

Bethune, Alexander Neil

Signal log of S.S. "Great Eastern" during the laying and recovery of Atlantic cables 1866-65 [sic].

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00650, Box 4-folder 3
  • Collection
  • 1866

“Signal log for the Great Eastern during the cable laying and recovery of Atlantic cables 1866-65” [Signals here are between the Great Eastern and the “Terrible”, “Racoon”, “Medway”, and “Albany” [...] the messages comprise S.S. Great Eastern July 13, 1866 – Sept. 8, 1866 Telegraphs Telegraph Collection a narrative of the laying of the cable. Minor incidents are recorded here such as on July 17 “warning bell touched by accident” and the following day “cables are entangled in tank”. The cables become much more detailed toward the end of July and the second part of this signal journal describes the successful attempt to refind the 1865 cable repair it and complete its connection with Newfoundland.]

John Beatty fonds

  • CA ON00357 2160
  • Fonds
  • 1819-1868

Fonds consists of personal papers related to John Beatty's work as a minister and involvement with the Upper Canada Academy including correspondence, deeds, professional licences, and lists of financiers for various church projects.

Beatty, John

John Strachan Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2021
  • Collection
  • [1778-1868]

The collection includes correspondence from every period of Strachan's life, official documents, notes, and writings.
Contains series

  1. Early Life
  2. Life in Canada
  3. Notes
  4. Official documents

Strachan, John

John Frothingham Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00170
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1810-1870

This collection consists largely of diaries by Frothingham that contain notes about various business activities, the weather, the garden, arrival and departure of ships and family news. Political events are also occasionally mentioned in the diaries.

Frothingham, John

Eugene Haanel fonds

  • CA ON00357 2126
  • Fonds
  • 1874

Consists of address by Professor Eugene Haanel to Victoria University Physics Class concerning the presentation of some scientific equipment, 1874.

Haanel, Eugene

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

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

Sylvia Ann Cook fonds

  • UTA 1170
  • Fonds
  • 1877

Deed of Land of J. Neill et ux to E. Crombie for sale of property located on the east side of St. George St. (Park Lots 13 and 14) north of Willcocks St. Dated November 3, 1877.

Cook, Sylvia Ann

De Grassi Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00073
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1793-1877

Collection of papers of the family and descendents of Philip De Grassi (1793-1877). Letters of Charles Gordon Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860), and other members of his family (1812-1836), mostly to Philip De Grassi.

De Grassi, Philip

Florence Nightingale Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00229
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1873-1879

This collection consists of correspondence and papers written by Nightingale to Annie Machin, a friend and pupil. They describe her concerns about the new Montreal General Hospital, including the selection of trained nurses for it. The letters show Nightingale's attention to detail about the hospitals where the nurses would work, her concern for their well-being, their qualifications and suitability for the work.

Nightingale, Florence

Charles Chester Kemp fonds

  • UTA 1444
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1879

Five notebooks of Charles Chester Kemp, Beamsville, Ontario who went to the University of Toronto in fall 1878. Cover period from his high school days (1877) to university days and include notes on lectures and examinations.

Kemp, Charles Chester

Lanman and Kemp Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00208
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1850-1880

A small collection from the pharmaceutical firm of Lanman and Kemp, New York, that consists of orders received from Canadian firms and individuals.

Lanman and Kemp

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