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Robert Priest Papers

This accession of Robert Priest’s papers contains manuscript drafts for his children’s book series Spell Crossed including The Paper Sword (2014), Second Kiss (2015) and Missing Piece (2016); drafts of poetry, song lyrics and articles; professional files; correspondence, and other files relating to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Other writing files: articles, poetry, song lyrics
  3. Professional files
  4. Correspondence
  5. Personal and miscellaneous files
  6. Restricted files (until 2037)

Priest, Robert

Robert Priest Papers

Includes several drafts of published and unpublished poems, lyrics, short stories and novels from the author’s youth to 2010; mockups and original artwork for books; correspondence (in particular, letters exchanged between RP and members of The League of Canadian Poets, 1980-1999); pamphlets and magazines by other poets and writers; promotional material for poetry and music events held in the greater Toronto area, 1970-2010.

Priest, Robert

Robert Priest Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1964-2017

Includes several drafts of published and unpublished poems, lyrics, short stories and novels from the author’s youth to 2010; mockups and original artwork for books; correspondence (in particular, letters exchanged between RP and members of The League of Canadian Poets, 1980-1999); pamphlets and magazines by other poets and writers; promotional material for poetry and music events held in the greater Toronto area. Also contains manuscript drafts for his children’s book series Spell Crossed including The Paper Sword (2014), Second Kiss (2015) and Missing Piece (2016); drafts of poetry, song lyrics and articles; professional files; correspondence, and other files relating to his life and work.

Priest, Robert

The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers

The second accession of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers includes predominantly textual (handwritten and typescript) material relating to the administration and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company during the years 1801 – 1937 (bulk 1835-1937).

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company

Michael Millgate Papers

Includes research files, working papers and other material for his Thomas Hardy: a biography revisited; Hardy family and extended family research and genealogical material; individual files on Hardy novels, short, collected and uncollected stories; correspondence with Hardy scholars, collectors, biographers and biographical information (modern and contemporary); research on all locations where Hardy lived/visited (Dorset/Dorchester); research on Hardy non-literary interests; people related to Hardy; Michael Millgate publications on Thomas Hardy; editing (both Thomas Hardy letters and other authors); Richard Purdy: correspondence, by and about (relating to TH); Kingston House; St. Juliot Church; Millgate correspondence with Thomas Hardy scholars, bibliographers, and others; Thomas Hardy non- literary material; films made from Thomas Hardy works; book history, authorship and publishing files; Mailer, Faulkner, Tennyson, Robert and Pen Browning, Mark Twain editing project; alphabetical Hardy research files, and research and other material related to Volume 8 of the Letters of Thomas Hardy.

Millgate, Michael

John Metcalf Papers

This accession of John Metcalf’s papers includes personal writing; manuscripts and correspondence with various authors; correspondence with other writers; as well as journals, photographs and other material related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Professional and personal files
  3. Photographs
  4. Writers’ Files
  5. Correspondence
  6. Humber Schools for Writers files
  7. Journals and scrapbooks

Metcalf, John

John Melcalf Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00227
  • Accession
  • 1981-2014 (predominantly: 2006-2014)
  • Part of John Metcalf Papers

This accession of John Metcalf’s papers includes manuscripts and correspondence with various authors; correspondence with other writers; editing files for the journal CNQ (Canadian Notes and Queries) and the publication Best Canadian Stories; as well as personal writing, journals, photographs and other material related to his life and work.

Contains series:

  1. Manuscripts and other writing
  2. Publications
  3. Writers’ Files
  4. Correspondence
  5. Humber School for Writers
  6. Professional and personal files
  7. Journals

Metcalf, John

Catholic newspaper foundation re: incorporation

File consists of original signed and sealed documents certifying the incorporation of the New Catholic Times in the Province of Ontario, including the constitution, the notarial certificate of true copy, the letters patent, the affidavit of bona fides, and the affidavit of witness, as well as photocopies of these documents. File also includes:
-signed copies of the application to the Lieutenant Governor for a charter under the Corporations Act
-copies of the by-laws
-copies of the statement of purpose
-copies of forms from the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations regarding initial notice or notice of changes in directors
-the initial directors' and members' registers
-handwritten notes about the process of incorporation
-copies of the application for registration as a charitable organization
-an information circular issued by the Department of National Revenue, Taxation about registered Canadian charitable organizations
-a photocopied portion of a chapter in a book on charities accounting
-copies of two memos from the corporate department of the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations regarding the selection and clearance of a corporate name
-copies of the notice from the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations assigning the New Catholic Times an Ontario corporation number
-a description and profile of the New Catholic Times Hanna Fund
-minutes and reports prepared for the annual meetings of the Board of Directors for December 14, 1981 and February 18, 1985

East/ West Exchange - Sport

File is comprised of newspaper clippings, some of which have been pasted on paper. Contents have been annotated and organized according to subject based classification scheme and include articles about sports teams and athletes from Soviet countries.

Thoreau MacDonald Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1900-1984

The collection consists of papers pertaining to MacDonald, including original drawings and designs, along with correspondence and biographical material. These papers also include notes and drafts by Margaret E. Edison which she collected during the course of her research for her book, Thoreau MacDonald: A Catalogue of Design and Illustration (1973). A second accession includes more of MacDonald's original drawings and designs, notebooks and diaries, a small amount of correspondence, photographs and some printed materials.

MacDonald, Thoreau

Dennis Lee Papers

Includes manuscripts, correspondence, books, and other material for Yesno [other titles ‘Fiat’, ‘Testament’, ‘Is’, ]; Alligator Stew: favourite poems by Dennis Lee; The Bard of the Universe [other title ‘The Lunatic Muse’]; essays; in-progress work; jacket blurbs; audio and video material; extensive editing material; about Dennis Lee; Jelly Belly; ‘Cadence, Country, Silence’(later title Body Music); extensive editorial and mentorship work; original holograph notebooks containing early poem drafts; blurbs, correspondence and other material related to the work of Dennis Lee on the Toronto Legacy Project and Plaques Programme with Heritage Toronto; Fraggle Rock cue sheets and payments; La dimora del cuore/Heart Residence (Longo translation); about Civil Elegies; board books for children, including drafts of text, correspondence and drawings by illustrator; works based on Dennis Lee material, including music and plays; other correspondence and material by and about Dennis Lee.

Lee, Dennis

Maureen Hynes Papers

Includes drafts, notes and editorial discussion for Rough Skin; Marrow, Willow; The Poison Colour; Letters From China; Harm’s Way; editorial work; George Brown College teaching career, 1974-2010; correspondence; photographs and other material related to the life and work of Maureen Hynes

Hynes, Maureen

Lawrence Hill Papers

Includes drafts, research, correspondence and other material related to The Book of Negroes, including the screenplay for the televised series and the illustrated edition; interviews for Black Berry, Sweet Juice; notes, drafts, proofs, copy-editing and other material for The Illegal (early title ‘Underground’) forthcoming novel Fall 2015 (fourth novel and tenth book); personal and professional correspondence; appearances; extended family material; awards; photographs; notebooks; community activities; short pieces, including ‘Africville Forever’; Karen Hill’s Café Babanussa; research, various drafts, proofs and appearance material related to The Massey lectures: Blood: the Stuff of Life; The Deserter’s Tale; and other material related to the life, work and family of Lawrence Hill.

Hill, Lawrence

Lawrence Hill Papers

This collection consists of extensive material - manuscripts, research materials, correspondence - related to published books by Lawrence Hill, including Any Known Blood; Some Great Thing; The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name; Black Berry, Sweet Juice; Women of Vision: the Story of the Canadian Womens Association; Trials and Triumphs: the Story of African Canadians; The Deserter's Tale: the Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq, among other titles and projects. It also includes correspondence, photographs, family histories and other material related to the life and work of Hill.

Hill, Lawrence

Lawrence Hill Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1917-2015

Includes extensive material related to published books by Lawrence Hill: Any Known Blood; Some Great Thing; The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name [early titles ‘A Likely Wench’ and ‘Migration’]; Black Berry, Sweet Juice; Women of Vision: the Story of the Canadian Women’s Association; Trials and Triumphs: the Story of African Canadians; The Deserter’s Tale: the Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq; In 2005, the 90-minute film document that Hill wrote, Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada, Travesty Productions, Toronto (2004), won the American Wilbur Award for best national television documentary; “Rainbow Coalition” for City Suites story and script for a CBC television series which was never produced; shorter pieces; journalism with The Globe and Mail, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Toronto Star and others; feature articles for The Walrus; unpublished work; juvenalia; extensive personal and professional correspondence; personal and professional photographs; extensive family history; works by various family members, including material related to Daniel Grafton Hill III and his work as Ombudsman of Ontario, as first director and later chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, founding with his wife Donna Hill the Ontario Black History Society; translations; research and personal notes; mentoring notes from his time at the Humber School for Writers; travel related material, appearances, events, awards and prizes; charitable and philanthropic activities; financial and other material related to the life and work of Lawrence Arthur Hill [inclusive dates of material, 1915-2008]
Selected correspondents include: Paul Quarrington, Jack Veugelers, Ayanna Black, Michael Enright, Robert Fulford, Leander Jones, Adrienne Shadd, Rosemary Sadlier, father Daniel Grafton Hill III, mother Donna Hill, sister Karen Hill, brother Dan Hill, current wife Miranda Hill, current mother-in-law Sandy Hawkins, ex-wife Joanne Savoie, grandmother May Hill; various other family members and friends, Louis Farrakhan, Iris Tupholme, Denise Bukowski Agency, Paul Lovejoy, Austin Clarke, Donald Smith, Alvin Duncan, Alan Borovoy and many others

Hill, Lawrence

Maureen Scott Harris Papers

This accession of Maureen Scott Harris’ papers includes a significant amount of correspondence, both personal and professional. It also contains material relating to the Renga 9 collaborative poetry project, and to a number of Fieldnotes publications: The Original Title by Elizabeth Hay (2016), The Spaces Between by Christina McCallum (2016), and Wilderness on the Page by John Steffler (2017). Also included are numerous drafts of Scott Harris’ works At the Exact Speed Necessary / Learning My Father’s Death (2005-2016), and Waters Remembered (2015), along with travel diaries, personal calendars and photographs, and a number of poetry chapbooks published in Canada.

Contains Series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Literary Projects & Other Writing
  3. Published Works by Scott Harris
  4. Readings & Press Coverage
  5. Personal Material
  6. Audio / visual material
  7. Published works by others
  8. Programmes
  9. Oversized material

Harris, Maureen

Maureen Scott Harris Papers

This accession of Maureen Scott Harris’ papers includes a significant amount of personal correspondence from the 1960s to the present, along with professional correspondence, mainly from 2015. It also contains materials relating to the Renga 10 collaborative poetry project, and to the Abundance chapbook and event, in addition to a number of periodicals in which Scott Harris’ poetry has been published. The collection also includes Scott Harris’ notes from a course taught by Northrup Frye at the University of Toronto in 1982-1983, along with promotional material from Brick Books, and a variety of audio/visual material.

Contains Series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Literary Projects
  3. Published Works
  4. Early Writing & Education
  5. Brick Books Material
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Audio / Visual Material
  8. Personal Journals (Restricted)

Harris, Maureen

Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

Includes professional and personal files related to the work of University of Toronto professor and author Phyllis Grosskurth(1924- ), such as Byron: the flawed angel (1997), Havelock Ellis: a biography; Margaret Mead: a biography; Dalhousie Review; The Secret Ring: Freud’s inner circle and the politics of psychoanalysis; Melanie Klein: her world and her work; drafts of lectures and papers on
psychobiography for various conferences; Alain de Mijolla of the IAHP [International Association for the History of Psychoanalysis] correspondence and print; Count Rumford [Sir Benjamin Thompson] research; John Ruskin; the Freud Society ; Dictionary of National Biography entry for John Addington Symonds and others; last will and testament; travels; professional photographs, including author photographs of Phyllis Grosskurth and photographs for her books on John Addington Symonds, Havelock Ellis, Margaret Mead and Melanie Klein; Order of Canada photographs and related material; correspondence with eminent international psychoanalysts, such as Dr. Judith Dupont, Dr. Alain de Mijolla, Dr. Victor Smirnoff, Dr. Cyrille Koupernik, Dr. Baron Hannsjörg von Freytag-Loringhoven (Tubingen).

Grosskurth, Phyllis

Phyllis Grosskurth Papers

This donation contains teaching notes, manuscript drafts for Psyche and Schism: The World of Melanie Klein and Byron, essays and reviews, notebooks, and correspondence.

Contains series:

  1. Teaching Notes
  2. Manuscripts
  3. Essays and Reviews
  4. Notebooks
  5. Correspondence
  6. Committees
  7. Events
  8. Personal and Miscellaneous Files

Grosskurth, Phyllis

Alida Martin fonds

  • CA ON00357 2103
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1829]–1949

Fonds consists of addresses and lectures notes by Samuel Nelles; clippings, eulogy and biographical information regarding Samuel Nelles and his family; photographs.

Martin, Alida

Samuel James Velupillai (S. J. V.) Chelvanayakam fonds

  • CA UTSC 014
  • Fonds
  • n.d., 1921, 1929-1930, 1933-1937, 1939-1940, 1944-1988

The fonds reflects Chelvanayakam’s career as a political leader of the Sri Lankan Tamil community, as well as documenting the daily operations of the Federal Party.

The fonds documents important political events in Sri Lanka from the 1950s to the 1970s and provides witness to the struggles faced by Sri Lankan Tamils.

The fonds also contains records relating to his family, background, and memorial material collected after his death by his wife, Emily Grace Chelvanayakam. The fonds is organized into three series and covers the periods of 1933-1937, 1939-1940, 1944-1988, with the bulk of the material being from the 1960s and 1970s.

Personal records include correspondence, personal items, financial and estate documentation, and other material. Professional records include office files, party records, correspondence, and documentation. Memorial material includes posters, newspaper clippings, and a book of condolences. The fonds is organized as follows:

  1. Personal material
    1.1. S. J. V. Chelvanayakam personal correspondence
    1.2. S. J. V. and Emily Grace Chelvanayakam correspondence
    1.3. Emily Grace Chelvanayakam correspondence
    1.4. Personal items
    1.5. Miscellaneous correspondence
    1.6. Miscellaneous family material
    1.7. Financial documents
  2. Professional material
    2.1. Professional files
    2.2. Professional correspondence
    2.3. Documentation
    2.4. Printed materials
    2.5. Ceylon Newspaper Limited/ The Sutantiran
    2.6. ITAK files
  3. Memorial material

Chelvanayakam, Samuel James Velupillai

Lorna Goodison Papers

Includes early, unpublished and other drafts of From Harvey River, Controlling the Silver, Turn Thanks, Collected Poems and other material related to the life and work of Lorna Goodison. Includes Goodison’s original sketchbook, and photograph of Lorna Goodison with Lemuel Johnson.

Goodison, Lorna

Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Student Collection

  • CA ON00357 2190
  • Collection
  • 1859-2010

This collection contains various personal records donated by students, alumni, and their families. Most of these materials focus on the individuals' experiences as students, but some records also detail experiences during various wars and life after graduation. The records include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera, and more.

Beth Follett Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00173A Downsview
  • Accession
  • [197-]-2009 (predominately: 1997-2009)
  • Part of Beth Follett Papers

This collection, the first accession of Beth Follett’s Papers by the Fisher Library, consists of material – including manuscripts, proofs and correspondence – related to Follett’s small press imprint, Pedlar Press, which she founded in 1997. It also includes manuscript drafts for Follett’s first published novel, Tell it Slant (Toronto: Coach House Press, 2001), as well as other professional and personal material.

Follett, Beth

Allan Griffin fonds

  • UTA 1997
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2014

Personal records of Allan Griffin, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Toronto. Includes notes and drafts for research and articles, correspondence with students and colleagues, notebooks from Griffin’s own education, teaching resources such as lecture notes, drafts and transparencies for addresses, and a large number of reprints of Professor Griffin’s publications.

Griffin, Allan

Beth Follett Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00653
  • Accession
  • 1990-2012 (predominately: 1996-2011)
  • Part of Beth Follett Papers

This second accession of work contains manuscripts, drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Pedlar Press and the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

Beth Follett Papers

This accession contains manuscripts, drafts, proofs, correspondence, reviews and other material related to Pedlar Press and the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

Beth Follett Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-2013

Including manuscripts, proofs and correspondence – related to Follett’s small press imprint, Pedlar Press, which she founded in 1997. It also includes manuscript drafts for Follett’s first published novel, Tell it Slant (Toronto: Coach House Press, 2001), as well as other professional and personal material relating to the life and work of Beth Follett.

Follett, Beth

1914-04-04/United States/New York

Concert features Louise Homer, contralto, accompanied by Charles Gilbert Spross and Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Samuel Chatzinoff.
Parlow plays: Tartini, Gluck, Mozart, Pugnani, Kreisler, Cottenet, Bazzini

1914-03-31/United States/Providence

Concert features Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Charlton Keith, and Yolanda Mero, piano.
Parlow plays: Beethoven, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Wieniawski

1914-03-29/United States/New York

Concert features Kathleen Parlow and members of the New York Philharmonic Society conducted by Arthur Claassen and accompanied by Otto A. Graff.
Parlow plays: Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Auer, Hubay, Wieniawski

1914-03-11/United States/Temple

Concert features Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Charlton Keith, and Ollie Mae Cobel, accompanied by Mme. F.A. Delano.
Parlow plays: Vieuxtemps, Gluck, Mozart, Pugnani, Kreisler, Pagannini, Wieniawski

1914-03-09/United States/Columbia

Concert features Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Charlton Keith.
Parlow plays: Saint-Saens, Corelli, Tchaikovsky, Pugnani, Kreisler, Chopin, Wieniawski

1914-03-05/United States/Clarksburg

Concert features Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Charlton Keith.
Parlow plays: Bruch, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Auer, Pugnani, Kreisler, Chopin, Wieniawski

1914-02-27/Canada/Oshawa

Concert features Kathleen Parlow with Charlton Keith as accompanist and piano soloist.
Parlow plays: Saint-Saens, Schumann, Mozart, Tartini, Kreisler, Wieniawski

1914-02-26/Canada/[Montreal]

Concert features Kathleen Parlow and Ursula Lawrence, soprano, both accompanied by Charlton Keith.
Parlow plays: Vieuxtemps, Corelli, Schubert, Kreisler, Wieniawski

1914-02-23/United States/Norwich

Concert features Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Charlton Keith.
Parlow plays: Saint-Saens, Corelli, Tchaikovsky, Pugnani, Kreisler, Chopin, Wieniawski

1914-02-16/Canada/Kingston

Concert features Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Charlton Keith and and Ursula Lawrence, accompanied by Eileen Wright.
Parlow plays: Saint-Saens, Gluck Bach, Tartini, Kreisler, Chopin, Schumann, Auer, Wieniawski

1914-02-03/United States/Baltimore

Concert features Kathleen Parlow, accompanied by Charlton Keith, and Harold Phillips, organist.
Parlow plays: Bennett, Beethoven, Bach, Pugnani, Kreisler, Chopin, Schumann, Auer, Saint-Saens, Sarasate

1914-01-25/United States/Denver

Concert features Kathleen Parlow and Wilhelm Bachaus, piano. Parlow was accompanied by Charlton Keith.
Parlow plays: Grieg, Goldmark, Mozart, Tartini, Kreisler, Schubert, Wieniawski

1914-01-19/United States/San Jose

Concert features Kathleen Parlow. Accompanist is not identified.
Parlow plays: Tchaikovsky, Handel, Goldmark, Mozart, Tartini, Kreisler, Chopin, Brahms, Joachim, Wieniawski

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