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Scrapbook of North American Fire Reports

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00434
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1904-1918

The collection consists of a disassembled scrapbook of insurance underwriters' reports and records, fire reports, original news clippings and photographs, and other miscellaneous material on various North American conflagrations between 1904 and 1918. Of particular local interest are the pages (five in total) devoted to the Toronto fire of 1904. Among the other major North American fires represented in the scrapbook include those in the cities of Baltimore, Rochester, Halifax, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Three Rivers (Que.), Salem (Mass.), Campbelltown (NB), Houston and Atlanta, among others. The scrapbook appears to have been assembled by an underwriter from the firm of Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool.

Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool

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.

Shelton Ayliffe Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00258 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1561-1974

The collection consists of records of the Ayliffe Family which were acquired by S.W. Shelton in the 1950s. Included are two account books (dating from 1572 and 1595-1613), as well as documents and letters that belonged to the Ayliffe family. Transcriptions made by S.W. Shelton, along with his correspondence and research notes are also included.

Shelton, S. W.

Raymond Souster Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00203
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1951-1980

Correspondence; drafts of poems; typescripts and proofs of books of poems; drafts and typescripts for published and unpublished novels.

Souster, Raymond

Spanish Civil War Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00165
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1936-1990

Collection consists of manuscripts from various sources relating to the Spanish Civil War and to various anti-Franco organizations in Canada and the United States to support the Republican cause. Included are manuscripts; correspondence; scrapbooks containing clippings, correspondence, documents and prints; and records relating to the fiftieth anniversary of the Spanish Civil War including photographs, memorabilia, awards and audio recordings.

Vilhjamur Stefansson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00046
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1922-1962

The collection consists of correspondence, diaries and documents (mainly photographs) pertaining to Stefansson's Wrangel Island expedition.

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

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

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

Toronto Newspaper Guild Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00133 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1948-1972

The collection consists of case files, manuals and minutes of meetings of the Toronto Newspaper Guild.

Toronto Newspaper Guild

Toronto Social Welfare Agencies Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00012
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1911-1951

The collection consists of typed reports and correspondence dealing with the history of social work and agencies in Toronto.

University of Toronto. School of Social Work

Harold M. Tovell Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00023 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1815-1934

The collection consists of correspondence and notes concerning Napoleon Bonaparte, as well as a transcript of the manuscript diary of Barry Edward O'Meara.

Tovell, Harold M.

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

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

University College Collection of Canadian Authors

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00382
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1912-1989

The collection consists of correspondence of various Canadian authors and printed materials removed from University College's Al Purdy Collection.

University College (Toronto, Ont.)

Bruce West Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00279 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1967-1979

The collection consists of typescripts of West's two books, Toronto (1967, revised in 1979) and The Firebirds: An Account of the First Fifty Years of the Ontario Provincial Air Service (1974), along with photographs, galleys, editorial notes, newspaper clippings, articles and reports relating to the City of Toronto.

West, Bruce

Anne Wilkinson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00029
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1946-1961

The collection consists of drafts and typescripts of Wilkinson's writings, including The Hangman Ties the Holly (1955), Lions in the Way (1956), and Swann and Daphne (1960). Literary correspondence is also included.

Wilkinson, Anne

J.S. Will Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00435
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1961-1962

The collection consists of purchase records for Will's book collection.

Will, J.S. (Joseph Stanley)

Paul Wilson Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00128 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1982-

The collection consists of Wilson's English translations of various Czech authors, including Josef Skvorecky and Vaclav Havel, among others.

Wilson, Paul

Alfred Young Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00037 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [n.d.]

The collection consists of Young's holograph notes on algebra of invariants and the theory of groups. It also includes a small amount of correspondence, mainly on the subject of mathematics.

Young, Alfred

Chaim Grade Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 694
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1970 - 1980

Includes correspondence (mostly copies) of Yiddish writers Chaim Grade (1910-1982), Morris Gruda (1919- ) and Leon Eisner, 1960s-1980s. Also includes print material about Chaim Grade and some unidentified black and white photographs of Grade and others. Most material is in Yiddish.

Grade, Chaim, Gruda, Morris, Eisner, Leon

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

Richardson Family Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1913-1918

Consists of letters sent by three brothers, Edward, Reginald and Harry Richardson, during WWI. Also included are newspaper clippings and a photographic portrait of Reginald Richardson.

Richardson Family

Rev. George Tsukornyk Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00669
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1920-1968

The papers of Rev. George G. Tsukornyk include: selected correspondence; a daily journal he kept while pastor for St. Mary's Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Oshawa; speeches and concert programs given at several Ukrainian Orthodox parishes for various occasions, such as Mother's Day, commemorations of the poet Taras Shevchenko, or the marking of the anniversary of the declaration of Ukrainian independence; various musical arrangements; examination questions for students of Ukrainian Sunday schools; and a few photographs.

Tsukornyk, George

Tripe Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS Coll 00050A
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1838 - 1950

This collection is comprised of correspondence, documents, photographs and art works, and genealogical materials from England, India, the U.S.A, Cuba, the Philippines, and Canada, dating from 1838-1999, and related to Alfred Tripe (1818-1854), his sister Emily (Tripe) James (1817-1850), their first cousin Mary Broad (Tripe) De Rusett (1820-1898), and their relatives and descendants. Correspondence includes an extended series written 1866-1903 by William Francis James, highlighted by letters during his service with Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba in 1898. Nineteenth-century images include four art works, 100 cartes-de-visite and thirty-three cabinet or larger size family portraits. The genealogical material consists of a comprehensive Tripe pedigree compiled in the 1980s and 1990s, a James Family Tree c1880, and four related pedigrees. The collection also documents the development of a family fairy tale, composed in India in 1878, edited in England c1914, and fully illustrated in Canada in 1992.

Tripe Family

Kate A. Foster Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00086
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1932-1956

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, programmes, reports, articles and speeches relating to the Council of Friendship and its work with immigrants.

Foster, Kate A.

Mark Gayn Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00215
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1930-1980

The collection consists of notebooks, diaries, drafts for writings, lectures, broadcasts, correspondence, pamphlets, newspapers clippings, films and photographs related to the journalistic career of Gayn.

Gayn, Mark

Louis Allen Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00142
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192-?]

A collection of research materials for a PhD. thesis on thirteenth century French poems: De l'hermite et del jougleour. Includes photocopies of two ms. texts of poem and of related ms. materials includes published thesis.

Allen, Louis

Ralph Allen Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00038 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1960-1964

Collection of notes and drafts of published works, The high white forest (1964); Ask the name of the Lion (1962); Ordeal by fire (1961); material on Cyprus and BattleCreek, Mich.

Allen, Ralph

Eric Norman Armour Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00094 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1914-1919

Notebooks of materials relating to the Canadian army during World War I.

Armour, Eric Norman

James Little Baillie Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00127 (Downsview Offsite)
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1920-1970

Correspondence with naturalists; a dictionary of naturalists; drafts for a life of Charles Fothergill; bird-watching journals kept by Baillie from 1920-1970; Baillie’s weekly columns in The Toronto Evening Telegram, 1931-70 (on microfilm); some material by other naturalists.

Baillie, James Little

Helen J. Dow Collection of Alex Colville Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00270
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1942-1987

This collection consists primarily of a long sequence of letters from Alex Colville to Helen Dow, many of which contain detailed comments on individual paintings as well as on his aesthetic and philosophical views. In addition, there is correspondence from Colville's wife, Rhoda, thanking Dow for small gifts, and from his daughter, Ann, who worked at Fischer Fine Art Ltd., in London, England, the firm handling Colville's English sales. There is also a copy of Colville's B.A. thesis.

Dow, Helen J.

Birdsall & Son Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00205
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1840-1961

A collection of photographs and rubbings of bindings, tool designs, tooling patterns, designs, and drawings executed by the firm of Birdsall and Son, Northampton, England, from the 1840's to 1961.

Birdsall & Son Bookbinders and Stationers

J. O. P. Bland Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00081
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1883-1954

Correspondence with officials and British authors, journals kept while in China 1883-85 and 1906-1910, typescripts of chapters of his various published books, his unfinished autobiography, scrapbooks, photos and memorabilia.

Bland, J. O. P. (John Otway Percy)

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

Elsinore Haultain Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00264 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1911-1961

Collection consists of manuscript notes and drafts, both holograph and typescript, for Haultain's biographical sketch of Lorne Pierce, as well as correspondence to Haultain. Collection also contains the 1911 Coronation memorabilia of her uncle, George Ewan McCraney.

Haultain, Elsinore

Isabelle Hughes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00320
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1947-1954

Collection of notes and drafts of Hughes' published and unpublished works.

Hughes, Isabelle Grace

Huron County Temperance Associations Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00181
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1914-1960

The collection consists of minute books and ephemera of several Huron County organizations, including the Exeter Temperance Alliance (in 1932 it becomes the South Huron Branch of the Ontario Prohibition Union), the Huron County Branch of the Dominion Alliance (also known as the Huron County Temperance Alliance) and the Huron County Temperance Federation.

Bradley, Ralph E.

Mary Innis Quayle Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00139 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1925-[196-?]

The collection consists of typescripts, correspondence, notes and clippings relating to Innis' unpublished novel The Milburn Stone, and an edition of Anna Jameson's Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada. It also contains typescripts and page proofs of Mrs. Simcoe's Diary (1965), edited by Innis.

Innis, Mary Quayle

James Paton Isaac Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00294 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1971?]

Collection consists of typescripts, with editorial revisions and instructions to the printer in the manuscript, for Paton's book Factors in the Ruin of Antiquity: A Criticism of Ancient Civilization.

Isaac, James Paton

Alan Jarvis Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00171
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-1972

The collection covers the personal and professional life of Jarvis. It contains general and business correspondence, typescripts, magazine articles, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings and photographs. Much of the early correspondence consists of letters Jarvis wrote home to his family while he was at Oxford (1938-39) and while he was working in Britain (1942-55).

Jarvis, Alan

Donald Jones Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00344
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1974-1994

The collection consists of research notes and drafts for Jones' columns on historic Toronto sites published in the Toronto Star newspaper.

Jones, Donald

James Kyran Latchford Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00107 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1922-1950

The collection consists of typescripts of articles on medical subjects.

Latchford, James Kyran

Alfred Edward Lavell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00108
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1835-1935.

The collection consists of drafts of Lavell's History of the Ontario Hospitals for the insane and feeble-minded. It contains material on mental institutions in Ontario.

Lavell, Alfred Edward

League for Social Reconstruction Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00035
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1933-1940

The collection consists of minutes, membership records and correspondence of the League for Social Reconstruction, as well as letters dealing with the Canadian forum (1936-1940) while it operated under the auspices of the League.

League for Social Reconstruction

James Brown MacDougall Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00281 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1917?]-[1946?]

The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts and carbon copies of short stories, essays and excerpts from Two Thousand Miles of Gold, from Val d'Or to Yellowknife (1946). It also includes newspapers clippings on gold mines and mining in Canada, as well as notes.

MacDougall, James

Hugh MacLennan Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00053
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1930-1962

Typescripts with holograph notes for Barometer Rising, "Requiem" published as The Watch that Ends the Night, and Seven Rivers of Canada.

MacLennan, Hugh

J.P. (James Playfair) McMurrich Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00052
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192-?]-[193-?]

Collection consists of notes and manuscript drafts for McMurrich’s unpublished book, The History of Anatomy as well as a portrait of McMurrich.

McMurrich, J.P (James Playfair)

Alexander James McPhail Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00054 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [192--]-[193--]

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notes and diaries chiefly concerning western wheat pool marketing.

McPhail, Alexander James

Lord's Day Alliance of Canada Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00129
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1888-1994

This collection includes correspondence, minute books, administrative records, legal documents, photographs, scrapbooks and printed materials generated by the Alliance and many of its branches from 1888 to 1979. The second part of the collection includes records and artifacts from the renamed Alliance: the People for Sunday Association of Canada, from 1982 until its dissolution in 1994. There is also material from other organizations concerned with Sunday observance.

Lord's Day Alliance of Canada

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

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