- Manuscript Collection
Includes corporate files from the Canadian Bata Shoe Company (including correspondence; legal and financial records; product development, marketing and promotional files; technical and production-related files, and human resources files). The bulk of the material was created by the Canadian Bata company, however many records relate to several of the oraganization’s international outposts, including companies headed in Africa, India, Asia and Europe. The collection also includes press clippings and other publications about the Bata Company and its historical significance. There are also a small number of Bata family records, primarily for Thomas J. Bata (1914-2008), Sonja I. Bata, Tomáš Baťa (1876-1932) and Marie Bata.
Bata Shoe Company
This is the first accession of the Coach House Press (CHP) papers by the Fisher Library. It primarily includes files accumulated and maintained by Stan Bevington, founder of the CHP. (While Library and Archives Canada holds a significant amount of Coach House Press materials, Bevington held back many of his own personal files related to CHP, with the intention of donating them to the Fisher Library). The papers include accounting materials for the Press–price quotes, sales invoices, payroll information, etc. –and other materials related to the running of the CHP. It also includes material collected by Bevington, dubbed “Stan’s ephemera,” which contain handwritten notes written by Bevington, as well as correspondence, programs and other assorted and interesting items.
The collection is particularly noteworthy for its extensive collection of computer-related material, including the files for SoftQuad, the company co-founded by Bevington that was at the forefront of the digital age in publishing. Bevington is considered a publishing pioneer in the transition to digital technology from traditional typesetting.
Coach House Press
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.
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.
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.
Collection of printed works with extensive manuscript revisions, partly in author's hand, and 48 photos of actresses in costume as characters from Daughters of Dawn; miscellaneous photos of Bliss Carman and others.
Carman, William Bliss
Includes drafts and notes for: Black Flamingo, Cost of Living, Jogging With the Great Ray Charles, Clusters, My Father Kept His Cats Well Fed and Words for Elephant Man. Poem drafts, early essays, course work from York University and literary correspondence, 1980s – 2000s (Irving Layton, Seymour Mayne, Eric Ormsby, Cynthia Ozick, Robyn Sarah, Joe Rosenblatt, Czeslaw Milosz, Philip Roth and others) also form part of this accession.
This collection features the bulk of material associated with Alan Stein’s fine press imprint Church Street Press.
Contains drafts of work; correspondence with various writers; photographs; files from 1982-1984 (re: Writer-in-Residence program, Massey College).
Contains notes and transcribed letters taken by Ann Robson as part of research on Helen Taylor (womens’ rights suffragist, daughter of Harriet Taylor Mill, 1808-1858, and stepdaughter of philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873). Includes transcriptions of letters exchanged between members of the Mill-Taylor family, as well as general notes on other 19th and 20th century writing on the subject of women’s rights.
The notes appear to have been taken during Robson’s consultation of a number of different archival collections at different institutions, which she noted in the margins. The bulk of the notes appear to refer to the Mill-Taylor collection held at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Robson, Ann P. (Ann Provost)
Unpublished typescript of ‘The Parish House Murders’ by Kathleen Switzer, with added author Mrs. T. J. Brook. Date of creation most likely March 21, 1966. “77,500 words”, 310 leaves.
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
Personal documents (1909-1978) pertaining to Samuel Bamber of Stockport, Chesire, United Kingdom, and William Brown, also of Stockport, a member of the International Brigade (London) who went to fight in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.
Contains the personal archives of Lester Douglas of four artists: Earl Horter, Hans Foy, David Karfunkle and Barbara Shermund. Douglas was acquainted with these artists through his role as the Director of Art and Printing for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and through his work as a typographer and book designer. These collections include original artworks from all four artists, including drawings, paintings, etchings and engravings, some of them inscribed with dedications to Douglas. Apart from Horter, the artworks are contained in portfolios created by Douglas. Also included is correspondence from Horter and Foy to Douglas, as well as some ephemera, such as newspaper clippings and exhibition pamphlets for Horter, Foy and Karfunkle.
Contains extensive research, drafts and notes for work on Dr. Norman Bethune, as well as prints and photographs of Norman Bethune and Bethune memorabilia
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
The collection consists of materials relating to the anti-Vietnam War activities of Ann Buttrick. Topics include civil liberties, Canadian policy vis-a-vis the United States, and the Annie Mae Aquash case. Papers were created in connection with The International Committee to Free South Vietnamese Political Prisoners from Detention, Torture and Death, which was a committee of the Canadian Council of Churches, and Voice of Women, a non-governmental organization, and the Canadian Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). They include correspondence, Vietnamese government publications, audio recordings of Toronto events, newspaper clippings, and printed matter.
Contains two unpublished manuscripts of the history of the Richelieu Valley.
Caldwell, Eugene Lloyd
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.
Minute books, business records (correspondence, minutes, reports, vouchers, mailing lists) and advance proofs of articles on engineering topics.
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Toronto Section.
Correspondence, manuscript drafts, research notes and materials for Professor Brown's lectures and writings; also contains papers of his students.
Contains printed material related to the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) task force of First Nations Canadians, including meeting announcements and agendas; a small amount of material related to the Earth Spirit Festival held in Toronto in 1991; plus related correspondence. Also includes biographical and genealogical booklets on the Kabayama family, with photographs.
A collection of typescripts of two unpublished books: Beyond the Arctic Circle and Arctic Dawn, as well as related correspondence.
Fleming, Archibald Lang
Typescript of Frank Walker Beattie's unpublished book, With the Durham R.E.'s.
The collection consists of twenty-eight Edmund Blunden letters, cards and other manuscripts. Blunden was Hugh Morrison's tutor at Merton College, Oxford, and the correspondence reflects their friendship, including mutual acquaintances, friends and common interests.
The collection consists of a small collection of manuscripts, correspondence, articles, offprints and clippings on the discovery and development of insulin. The papers relate largely to the early part of Dr. Noble's career.
Noble, Edward Clark
The collection consists of draft manuscripts of Payerle's various works, including The Afterpeople (1970), Wolfbane Fane (1977), Two from Babylon (1990) and The Weather and That (1993). It also includes drafts of his unpublished poems and prose, papers documenting his involvement with The Writers' Union of Canada, and correspondence from other writers in the Union and those whose work he edited.
The collection includes some photographs and a postcard of Pidduck and other soldiers, two World War I pay books belonging to Pidduck, a certificate of authorization to drive and a journal, documenting his life as a soldier in Canada, England and France in 1916. The journal outlines his daily life, where he chauffeured people to, what he did with his free time, to whom he spoke and where he moved to. He stops writing in December of 1916 after nearly a year of consistent entries.
Pidduck, James A.
The collection consists of manuscript drafts, production scripts and other production materials of radio plays and other CBC projects produced and directed by Pietropaolo. Among the writers represented in the collection include Timothy Findley, Carol Shields, Michael Ondaatje and George Elliot Clarke, among others. There is also a small sampling of Doris Lessing material, both manuscripts and correspondence, related to her 1985 Massey Lecture.
Contains materials generated and collected in the course of business by the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme (TADP), 1964-1977. Includes individual case files, intake and housing records, sales records for the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada, counseling materials, lobbying and public relations files, materials from other activist, religious and anti-war groups, TADP administrative records, and a collection of printed items.
Collection consists primarily of manuscript drafts of John Reid's various writing projects, including novels, short stories, poetry, memoirs and librettos. It also contains some material related to a proposed biography he wished to write on Wyndham Lewis.
The collection consists of correspondence, notes, manuscript drafts of his essays, and addresses. Papers give an overview of Canadian literary studies during the 1970's and 1980's.
Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie
The collection consists of the typescript, by H.H. Langton, of Sagard-Theodat's history of Canada from 1615-1630.
Collection of materials relating to the labour movement in Canada.
Collection includes correspondence, documents and other material related to the activities of Mark Satin and the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme; Vietnam War resisters; the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada.
Typescript and copies of typescript of a Novellae by rabbinic scholar Singer (1855-1930).
Singer, Rabbi Benjamin Wolf (Zeev)
Collection consists of Angelica Balabanoff's personal correspondence to Kathleen Crowe.
The collection consists of Taylor's research notes, typescripts and galley proofs for his books on geography, urbanography and similar subjects. It also includes correspondence with Taylor's family and colleagues, photographs and offprints of his articles in connection with Marie Sanderson's biography, Griffith Taylor: Antarctic Scientist and Pioneer Geographer (1988).
Taylor, Thomas Griffith
The collection consists of drafts (corrected and final) and copies of the photographs for Thompson's books Spadina: A Story of Old Toronto (1975) and Jarvis Street: A Story of Triumph and Tragedy (1980), as well as the research notes and other material for Jarvis Street. Some correspondence is also included.
Thompson, Austin Seton
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.
The collection consists of the papers, photocopies and card file pertaining to Tuttle's PhD research on Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
The collection consists of correspondence, notebooks and diaries, drafts for Tyrrell's writings, survey plans and maps, photographs relating to his family and work, and ephemera.
Tyrrell, J. W. (James Williams)
The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notebooks, drafts for articles and books, family papers, maps, large collection of photographs, clippings and memorabilia.
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr
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.
Collection consists of correspondence, drafts of speeches and writings, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings and family papers.
Walker, Edmund, Sir
Collection includes extensive correspondence with friends, family, fans, editors and publishers; drafts of manuscripts and notes for Passing Ceremony, Basic Black with Pearls, A View From the Roof, Bridge of Sighs, A Classical Education (including Dave Carleys scripts for theatre) and other short stories and pieces, such as The Zurich Years: a memoir of my mother, also My Mothers Luck; haiku; Zen Buddhism material; lectures; reviews; appearances; extensive typed and holograph personal journal, 1958-2000s, including from various travels (China, Japan, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, Canada and the United States) and at home; photographs; books; print ephemera; her typewriter and other material related to her life and work.
The collection consists of correspondence from authors concerning Wetherell's anthologies of poetry.
Wetherell, J. E. (James Elgin)
The collection consists of correspondence, notes, articles and printed material concerning personal, ecclesiastical and Chinese matters. It also contains some photographs and other memorabilia.
White, William Charles