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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Soper Dempster Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00126
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1777-1883

A collection of letters and papers relating to George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732-1818), including his purchase of the estate of Skibo, the economic condition of the Highlands and Lord Selkirk's Red River settlement scheme. Correspondents include Thomas Telford, Sir Adam Ferguson and 1st Viscount Melville.

Dempster, George Soper

Martin Farquhar Tupper Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00492
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1848-1886

Collection includes twelve signed holograph letters and notes from Tupper.

Tupper, Martin Farquhar

Goldwin Smith Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00016
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1875-1887

The collection consists of Smith's letters to George William Curtis, chiefly discussing Canadian-American relations.

Smith, Goldwin

Charles Mason Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00061
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1890-1891

Transcript and translation of Le Roman de Rou.

Mason, Charles

Charles Stuart Calverley Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00124 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1866-1895

The collection consists of Calverley's miscellaneous correspondence, poems, drawings and translations.

Calverley, Charles Stuart

Solandt-McKillop Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00158 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1837-1895

The collection consists of journals and a letter book from André Solandt, and an orderly book and account books from Archibald McKillop.

Solandt, André

Joseph Brabant Lewis Carroll Manuscript Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00371
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1866?]-1896

The collection consists of correspondence from Charles L. Dodgson, photographs (including an 1865 photograph taken by Carroll), memorabilia, and Brabant's notes and correspondence about the collection.

Brabant, Joseph A. (Joseph Anthony)

Harley Granville-Barker Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00089
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1898?]

The collection consists of an original manuscript of Granville-Barker's The Wicked Man, an unfinished and unpublished play. It also includes typescripts of two unpublished versions of his play The Weather Hen, written in collaboration with Berte Thomas.

Granville-Barker, Harley

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

Talacko Collection of Czech Authors

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00612
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 18-

Correspondence, poems and short stories written by a variety of late 19th century Czech authors. Includes members of the “Maj” group, Josef Svatopluk Machar, founder of “The Czech moderns”, Adolf Černy, Eliška Krásnohorská, František Táborský and composer Karel Weis.

Machar, Josef Svatopluk

Daniel and Lois Lowe Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00223
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [17-]-[18-]

The collection consists of drawings and paintings of birds and flowers, mainly by English and French artists.

Lowe, Daniel

Venkatacharya Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00291 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1700-1900

Collection of palm-leaf and paper manuscripts [ca. 1700-1900] of Sanskrit works mainly in Telugu and Bengali, and manuscript transcripts, microfilm and photocopies of Sanskrit works mainly in Devanagari and Telugu.

Venkatacharya, Tuppil

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

Mansfield Woodhouse Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00394
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca. 1204]-1903

The collection contains a large number of indentures, wills, marriage contracts, and military commissions that pertain to a small group of families whose ancestral home was in the manor town of Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire, England. The records principally relate to the Hall, Meakin, Digby, Stuffyn, Bilbie, Hall, and Snowden families and their relations. They range in date from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, and detail the lives of these families both in Great Britain and in Canada.

Arthur Harvey Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00093 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1857-1905

This collection of Harvey family papers includes: correspondence to Arthur Harvey about his writings and other interests, to Jane Grist Harvey, his wife; photographs from the studios of Notman, Notman & Fraser, Simpson Bros., Stanton, Eldridge Stanton, Archambault & McCorkingdale, and Livernois; printed appearances and clippings.

Harvey, Arthur

John Charlton Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00110
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1881-1905

Diaries and autobiography containing commentary on political and economic affairs.

Charlton, John

Dalley Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00237 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1710-1907 [bulk 1846-1907]

The Dalley Papers relate to the family estate in Wiltshire, England, to the military career of Captain William Dalley, and to the Hamilton business of Frederick Dalley and Fenner Frederick Dalley.

Dalley Family

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

John George Mudge Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00306 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1987-1908

The collection consists of seven diaries detailing the life John George Mudge. When the diaries open, Mudge is living in Ireland where he owns a creamery at Ballygrenane, near Listowell. By 1904, he has moved to Devon and by 1906 he is working at Oxford House in East London. In the summer of 1907, he journeys to Canada, visiting Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver. The latter years of the diaries are illustrated with numerous photographs, postcards and ephemera.

Mudge, John George

Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00751
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1863-1908

Contains the only known records of Captain Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe. The collection comprises of two leaves from a scrapbook, which has pasted-in watercolours and clippings, as well as three singular watercolours and one pencil drawing. These eleven watercolours and two pencil drawings were made during the course of his travels as a British naval officer and Consul-General to Portuguese East Africa at the following locations: Bahia Blanca (Argentina), Chupat, Patagonia (Argentina), Colonia, Rio Plata (Uruguay), Santa Catarina and Anhatomirim Island (Brazil), Simambaya Island (off the coast of Lamu, Kenya), Cape Verde (off the Senegalese coast), Egypt and Ascension Island (South Atlantic Ocean, 1600 km from the coast of Africa). Collected clippings demonstrate Crowe’s interest in naval history and exploration. Crowe’s papers also contain personal correspondence, notably three letters written to his mother (1863, 1872, 1878), and one to his grandfather as a 14 year old naval cadet. Correspondence and documentation also relates to his career as a naval officer and consul-general including a commission document, a letter of introduction and a letter from Crowe requesting retirement. The collected papers comprises some estate documents, such as an original codicil to Crowe’s will, which makes arrangements for his young daughter, as well as documents outlining the distribution of inheritance from his Uncle and his parents.

Crowe, Fritz Hauch Eden

James Douglas Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL00498
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1851-1909

Collection includes drafts of letters written by Dr. James Douglas in response to the Report of Drs. Nelson and MacConnell concerning an official enquiry into the state and management of affairs at the Quebec Marine and Emigrant Hospital, and correspondence from J. Leslie, provincial secretary, related to same.

Douglas, James

Hale Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00090
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1799-1910

Original and transcribed letters from John Hale, Receiver-General of Lower Canada, and his wife, Elizabeth, between 1799-1823. The collection also contains copies of other family letters and documents giving genealogical information.

Hale Family

Delhi Durbars Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00075 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1903-1911

Official directories of the Coronation Durbars of 1903 and 1911. The collection also includes printed invitations and tickets for various state functions.

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

David Thompson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00021
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1784-1914

The collection consists of holograph manuscripts and copies of manuscripts by Thompson, including two drafts for his projected book: a narrative account of his explorations in western America from 1784 to 1812. It also includes several sketches of mountain elevations, some of which were published in J.B. Tyrell's 1916 edition of the Narrative, and several other fragments of manuscripts by Thompson, typed transcripts of his journals, and photostats of other original Thompson material held elsewhere.

Thompson, David

The Keemlé Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll. 00186A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1903 - 1917

A collection of papers pertaining to the Keemlé family of Delaware, Washington, and Toronto. Although the family was American, several lived in Toronto in the years immediately before the First World War. One son, Ned, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the beginning of the hostilities and was killed in France in 1915. Another son, Louis, enlisted in the American forces later in the war, but survived. The family also had connections to St Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

Keemlé Family

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