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One-key boxwood flute with ivory mounts : George Goulding, London

Item is a flute, made by George Goulding of London, England, with a silver square-ended D-sharp key. Its typical eighteenth-century small embouchure and finger holes produce a sweet and delicate tone. This type of flute was first seen in about 1672 on the European continent, about 1705 in England, and was in general use until 1780.

Eight-key cocuswood flute with wide sterling-silver bands : Thomas Prowse, London

Item is a flute, made by Thomas Prowse in London. The flute has sterling-silver keys with salt-spoon style ends, mounted on blocks. It is a brilliant example of the large-holed flute developed by the great English flutist Charles Nicholson Jr. The historical importance of this model is that Theodore Boehm heard Nicholson playing it during a visit to England in 1831. The epoch-making Boehm flute universally used today was the result.

George Templeman Kingston fonds

  • UTA 1454
  • collection
  • 1830

First Mathematical Prize medal awarded to George Templeman Kingston, Christmas, 1830 by the Royal Naval College, London. Obverse: Profile of George III; inscription: "Georgius III D.G. Britanniarum Rex 1820". Reverse: Inscription: "First Mathematical Prize, Royal Naval College, London: awarded to George Templeman Kingston, Christmas, 1830".

Kingston, George Templeman

Upper Canada Academy fonds

  • CA ON00357 2084
  • collection
  • 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

Ten-key cocuswood flute : Abel Siccama, London

Item is a flute, designed by Abel Siccama and made in London, with sterling-silver bands and keys with adjustable pad sockets, except for the C and C-sharp keys, which have pewter plugs. The A and E holes are out of direct reach of the fingers, and are covered by keys.

Cocuswood Pratten-system flute : [Boosey, London]

Item is a flute, likely made by Boosey in London, with German-silver bands and keywork mounted on pillars. Pratten, a celebrated English flutist, developed this system in 1852, and in 1856 Boosey started to make Pratten flutes. This flute has a cylindrical bore with large holes all covered, and is fingered like the eight-keyed flute.

Eight-key cocuswood flute : Alexander Liddle, London

Item is a flute, made by Alexander Liddle in London, with German-silver bands and block-mounted keywork. This is a version of Carte's silver "Old Model," and brought the advantages of cylindrical bore to players of the old eight-key flute.

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

Allen Bristol Aylesworth fonds

  • UTA 1023
  • collection
  • 9 June 1874

University of Toronto Silver Medal in Metaphysics and Ethics, awarded to Allen Bristol Aylesworth at commencement on the 9th of June, 1874.

Aylesworth, Allen Bristol

James Elgin Wetherell fonds

  • UTA 1950
  • collection
  • 1877

University of Toronto silver medal in Classics presented to 1877 University College graduate, James E. Wetherell.

Wetherell, J. E. (James Elgin)

Conical Boehm-style flute in African blackwood : Couesnon, Paris

Item is a flute, made by Couesnon in Paris, with German-silver bands and keywork. Boehm's research led in 1832 to his conical flute, fully vented and with large holes. It is largely regarded as "the greatest landmark of all in the modern history of woodwind design." This is the 1832 flute with the addition of the Briccialdi thumb key.

Ten-key flute in plated brass : France

Item is a flute, made in France, with built-up embouchure and finger holes. Al of the holes are small, except those in the foot-joint. The fingering is the same as the old conical-bored eight-key flute, plus a C and D trill key and an extra vent for F.

Ten-key African blackwood flute with ivory head-joint : Stengel, Bayreuth

Item is a flute, made by Stengel in Bayreuth, with German-silver bands and keywork. This is an ultra-conservative conical-bore model which retains the eighteenth-century fingering, and has finger holes of the small pre-Nicholson type, and a long foot-joint to B. This model was in use for a century after Boehm introduced his cylindrical-bore model, and Wagner preferred it. Such flutes were listed by the German maker Heckel as late as 1931.

Artifacts

Brass; engraved with Charles Verdin, France [ca 1878-1900]. Box lid (inside) engraved “JH Chapman Montreal”. Mechanical device used to measure blood pressure in the nineteenth century. It is considered the first external, non-intrusive device used to estimate blood pressure. It may have belonged to a member of the Moffatt family.

Frederick Parker Fonds

  • CA OTTCA F2328
  • collection
  • 1894-1900

Consists of records relating to the life and practice of Dr. Fred Parker of Stratford, Ontario.

Frederick Parker

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington fonds

  • UTA 1769
  • collection
  • [1903]

Academic hood used by Sir Charles Scott Sherrington on receiving an honorary doctorate (LLD) from the University of Toronto in 1903. Inside label reads "Sherrington".

Sherrington, Charles Scott, Sir

Arthur Newton St. John fonds

  • UTA 1799
  • collection
  • 1892-1903

Menus of the dinners of the graduating classes of Victoria University, 1897-1903; an 1892 "Alumni Souvenir" depicting the buildings and faculties of the University and its federated colleges; "The Bob" issue 1902. University of Toronto, Graduating Class, 1900 (photograph). Academic hood and gown.

St. John, Arthur Newton

Fisher flute collection

  • CA OTUFM 46
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1760 - ca. 1905]

Collection consists of late-eighteenth, nineteenth, and early-twentieth century flutes, predominantly made by various builders and companies in London, England, as well as two from Paris, one from France, and one from Bayreuth, Germany. The collection covers the mechanization and modernization of the flute, including the addition of holes and keys, and the move from wood to metal for the body of the flute.

Fisher, Sidney T.

Royal Opera, Covent Garden : programme

File contains a souvenir, silk program from a gala performance by command of His Majesty the King in honour of the visit of the President of the French Republic. The concert featured the following soloists: Luisa Tetrazzini (Italian coloratura soprano), Caroline Hatchard (British soprano), John McCormack (Irish tenor), and Nellie Melba (Australian soprano).

Education

This series contains certificates and diplomas, correspondence, course and lab notes, term papers and memorabilia documenting aspects of Davidson Black’s education, running from the Wellesley School through Harbord Collegiate and the Faculties of Medicine and Arts at the University of Toronto. There is also a file on Davidson’s summer project in 1907 to earn money for his Bachelor of Arts program, prospecting in the Temagami Forest Reserve.

Correspondence and family records

Series consists of letters to J. Churchill Arlidge concerning his performances; family correspondence; Arlidge's wedding certificate; and a jewel pendant that belonged to his mother.

Galbraith Family fonds

  • UTA 1304
  • collection
  • [ca.1881-1912]

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1988-0003: Photoprints and copy negatives documenting the career of J. Galbraith as professor of engineering at the University of Toronto, including his canoe trip through northern Ontario in 1887, teaching at the University of Toronto, pictures of family at Madawaska Club at Go-Home Bay.

B2000-0018: One surveying instrument called a planimeter, which was made in 1893 and used by John Galbraith, the first Head of the Ontario School of Practical Science and later, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Galbraith Family

Promotional materials and memorabilia

Series consists of a promotional booklet and poster, which feature the same photograph and include excerpts of newspaper reviews of his performances. Series also includes his wooden conductor's baton.

Trinity Medical College Collection

  • CA OTTCA F1018
  • Collection
  • 1871 - 1917

This collection consists of administrative records, calendars, student academic records, and records of student life at Trinity Medical College. Administrative records include Minutes of Corporation, records related to the amalgamation of medical faculties at Trinity College and the University of Toronto, correspondence files, a small number of general administrative and financial records, a Register of Students, and miscellaneous reports. Student records include textual and photographic records of academic standing and participation; records of student life include documents and photographs related to college groups, committees, societies, and teams. Also in the collection are a cap, belt, (and blazer purported to be from Trinity Medical College), as well as a manual press of the seal of Trinity Medical College.
Contains series

  1. Administrative records
  2. Calendars
  3. Student academic records
  4. Student life
  5. Artefacts

Trinity Medical College

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