- CA ON00357 2171
- [199–?]–[ca. 2003]
Consists of a photocopy of a manuscript of Kingsley Joblin's memoirs. Joblin reminisces about his student days and teaching career at Victoria University, 1929-2003.
Consists of a photocopy of a manuscript of Kingsley Joblin's memoirs. Joblin reminisces about his student days and teaching career at Victoria University, 1929-2003.
Fonds consists of personal papers related to John Beatty's work as a minister and involvement with the Upper Canada Academy including correspondence, deeds, professional licences, and lists of financiers for various church projects.
Collection consists of various material relating to the history of Victoria University/College, which was previously unaccessioned, for which provenance could not be ascertained. This material was gathered together in this general historical collection, and is organized by general topics: General historical material, 1929-1941; The University Question and Federation, 1845-1927; Legislation, 1841-1981; University administration, 1836-1923; Finances, fundraising and property, 1842-1929; Collections management, 1844-1942; Committees, 1890-1904; Students, faculty and academic matters, 1843-1968; Articles, lectures and poetry, 1863-1928; Records of the Educational Society and Brantford District College Convention, 1869-1899; Correspondence, 1836-1935; and Illuminated manuscripts and documents, 1892-1951.
Fonds consists of addresses and lectures notes by Samuel Nelles; clippings, eulogy and biographical information regarding Samuel Nelles and his family; photographs.
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
Fonds consists of the records from the Upper Canada Academy and the period when Victoria University (formerly College) was situated in Cobourg. It includes records of the Academy Treasurer, John Beatty and of the Bursars/Treasurers, John Potts and George Cox.
Subsequent records are from the Bursars of Victoria University:
W.J. Little (1932-1951)
W.C. James (1951-1963)
F.C. Stokes (1963-1985)
Larry Kurtz, (1985-2003)
David Keeling (2004-2009)
Ray deSouza (Present)
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bursar's Office
The Artifacts Collection consists of artifacts related to Victoria University and the Vic community. Categories of artifacts are: athletics, pins and medals, awards, jewelry, clothing, buildings, and miscellaneous items.
Fonds consists of the records of the Registrar and Associate Registrar, primarily relating to Victoria College students and student records as well as awards, prizes and scholarships, convocations, registration procedures, baccalaureate services, receptions, counselling, etc. Fonds also consists of material related to the Registrar's work with the Senate. Records include correspondence, annual reports, as well as ephemera and photographs.
Fonds consists of three series: Correspondence/subject files, 1893–2013; Student records, 1837–2008; Photographs.
Victoria College (Toronto. Ont.). Registrar's Office
Fonds consists of minutes of annual meetings of the Ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1837-1856, 1860-1861 as well as minutes of the Faculty of Theology and Board of Examiners.
Ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church
Fonds consists of mostly personal papers divided into the following series: Studies (1863-1872); Ministry (1871-1926); Finances (1863-1936); Autobiography (1873-1921); Memorabilia (1883-1933); Family Correspondence (1839-1930).
Wallace, Francis Huston
Fonds consists of minutes of the Upper Canada Academy Philalethic Society, [1939?]–1841 (1988.084V), and photocopy of manuscript of student periodical “The Philomath”, 1842 (1987.249V).
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Philalethic Society
Fonds consists of various diaries, journals, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs/negatives, regarding travel, careers, school, and life. Includes documentation about travel to China, Europe, World War I, Go Home Bay and the Madawaska Club (cottage community associated with the University of Toronto).
Fonds has been divided into four series: 1 - Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace; 2 - Edward Wilson Wallace, Jr; 3 - Muriel Joy Wilson Wallace; 4 - Photographs.
Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson
Fonds consists of minutes (including extracts), notes and drafts, reports and other records of the Victoria College Board. Also includes minutes of the annual meetings of ministers of the Wesleyan Methodist Church to elect Board and Officers of the College, 1862-1866. Fonds also consists of records of committees of the Victoria College Board, including the Building Committee.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Board
During his thirty-seven years as a teacher and administrator at Victoria College, Samuel Nelles made an indelible imprint on both the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the system of higher education in Ontario. Consequently, his papers possess significant research value for religious, intellectual, and educational historians. The collection held by the Archives is a fairly representative sampling of Nelles' correspondence, essays, articles, sermons, speeches, addresses, lectures, and notes. The earliest material dates from his student days in the early 1840's, and the last records were written only days before his death in 1887.
Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence, 1856–1962; Diaries and journals, 1846–1887; Essays and articles, 1842–1896; Sermons, 1848–1888; Speeches and addresses, 1842–1887; Lectures, 1854–1887; Notebooks of sermons, addresses, lectures, essays and notes, 1847–1887; Writing and memorabilia, 1846–1902; and Material relating to Victoria College, 1851–1884.
Nelles, Samuel Sobieski
Fonds consists of photocopies of manuscripts of a Phoenix Club periodical titled “The Oasis.”
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Phoenix Club
Fonds consists of the records of the Board of Regents and its committees
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Board of Regents
In his capacities as a minister, teacher and administrator, Nathanael Burwash exerted tremendous influence on both the course of the Methodist Church in Canada and the development of the educational system in Ontario for over half a century. In view of this dual role, Burwash's papers are of cardinal interest to religious and educational historians; nevertheless, they also contain valuable insights into the political, social and economic conditions in Canada between 1860 and the end of the First World War. The collection held by the Archives includes a large selection of Burwash's correspondence, diaries, sermons, addresses, essays, lectures, manuscripts, and biographical material.
Burwash's correspondence has been organized chronologically and thematically. The bulk of the material has been classified as general correspondence, but, where the volume or importance of correspondence on a particular subject warranted, a separate file was created. When ever possible, Burwash's replies were placed with the letters in response to which they were written. The major portion of the correspondence relates to the administration of Victoria College: included are letters from students seeking advice, requests for academic recommendations and honourary degrees, applications for staff openings and salary increases, questions concerning curriculum and examinations and debates over the relationship between the university and the government. The close ties between Victoria and other Methodist institutions such as Albert College, Columbian Methodist College and Wesley College in Winnipeg are clearly illustrated. Information concerning the university's financial arrangements and endowments has largely been segregated, but the researcher should also scan the general correspondence and the Massey family correspondence for a more complete picture. The family correspondence provides insights into Burwash's private opinions and reflects many values of Canadian family life. Although there are occasional questions regarding spiritual matters, the problems of training young men for the ministry or mission work, there are not as many as might be expected from the nature of Burwash's involvements. The bulk of the religious correspondence deals with the issue of Higher Criticism (particularly the Workman and Jackson controversies). Because Burwash was generally perceived to be a moderate liberal in theological matters, he received solicitations for support from both conservatives and radicals within the Methodist Church.
Although a number of the diaries are little more than listings of appointments and meetings, others are detailed accounts of Burwash's daily activities as a young preacher and professor and outline the nature of his spiritual concerns. The division of the remainder of the material into sermons, addresses, lectures, articles, essays, and manuscripts was often difficult and, of necessity, occasionally arbitrary. Within each category, the material was arranged chronologically. Generally, any piece containing a text (unless a title indicated otherwise) was classified as a sermon; pieces addressed to an audience (usually without a text) were labelled as addresses or lectures. The lecture notes contain examples of Burwash's work both as a student and as a teacher. Compositions which seem to have been written strictly for publication rather than for an audience were considered to be essays, articles, or manuscripts. The collection includes the complete manuscript for A Manual of Christian Theology in the Inductive Method and the manuscript and several drafts of The History of Victoria College.
Burwash's writings reflect an emphasis on the inner spiritual life of the individual and the importance of such Wesleyan traditions as Christian perfection. His work was an interesting example of a nineteenth century struggle to reconcile spiritual and scientific truths, although like most Methodists he was confident that all modes of truth were ultimately harmonious. Burwash's articulation of Wesleyan doctrine was designed to separate superficial and fundamental concepts in order to prepare a doctrinal basis for church union. The biographical and autobiographical material,initially prepared by Burwash and subsequently by his eldest son Edward,is incomplete in that it deals only with the period of Burwash's life prior to the 1890's. However, it contains interesting information on the nature of the educational system in Ontario, the lifestyle of a young preacher in both rural and urban stations, and the problems facing Victoria College immediately prior to federation.
The fonds is arranged in five series: Correspondence, 1965-1925; Diaries and journal, 1859-1914; Writing, 1860-1917; Notes and manuscripts, 1862-1923; and Records, 1863-1927.
Consists of a small number of constitutions, by-laws and minutes from the following societies: Calliopean Association, 1846; Fraternitas, 1847-1849; Polyhymnia, 1849-1850; and Philo-Rhetorician, 1850-1852. File level description has not been completed.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Societies
Fonds consists of minutes of Faculty meetings, 1847–1917 (gap July 1851–May 1853); includes student marks, 1847–1850.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty
Consists of manuscript of address to the alumni (1861); diploma from Trinity College, Dublin (1847); undated lecture notes/sermons of John Wilson.
Consists of photocopy of a certificate regarding R.S. Kelly's teaching performance at Victoria College from President Rev. A. McNab, 1849. Also includes photocopy of manuscript titled "A Course of lectures on astronomy", 1851 (oversized).
Kelly, Richard Seymour
Fonds consists of a notebook from 1849 belonging to Egerton Ryerson with notes about approaches for the University of Victoria College and about the value of his books left in Cobourg. Additionally present is a letter from the Canada Government Building addressed to Rev. Lachlin Tayor, 1876. Fonds also contains memoranda of daily appointments and reminders of President S.S. Nelles, 1875-1879 and finally, a record of theological students and their marks, 1875-1877.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). President's Office
Fonds consists of five series: Minutes, 1855-2009; Records of the Scholarship Committee, 1934-1988; Records of various Committees, 1892-2001; Correspondence, reports and other records, 1860-1908, 1961, 2002-2010; and Records of the Nominating Committee, 1961-1994.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Senate
Fonds consists of register of students in the Department of Medicine, 1858-1875; register of students examined by the Medical Board of Examiners, 1880-1892, including Uzziel Ogden's account with Victoria University; announcements (calendars), 1857-1883 (incomplete, and includes Montreal, 1878-1879 to 1881-1882); correspondence, reports and other records, 1855-1881 (includes Montreal 1878-1881); examinations, 1857; and medical diploma for James Edward Forfar, 1889.
Victoria University (Cobourg, Ont.). Department of Medicine
Fonds consists of records of students registered, examinations, student marks, orders of proceedings, 1857–1884; financial records, 1861–1891. Some records were kept by Albert Carman in his capacity as Professor and later Principal.
Albert College (Belleville, Ont.)
Fonds consists of constitution, 1857; minutes, 1857-1893; correspondence (letterbooks), 1870-1882; treasurer's books, 1857-1892; and library record book, 1885-1891.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association
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.
Fonds consists of the following series: constitutions, 1963-1964; Minutes, 1865-1970; Records concerning revival of the Alumni Association, 1921-1922; Records of the Secretary Treasurer, 1925-1963; Records concerning the Victoria Emmanuel College Building Fund, 1929-1930; Records concerning World War II students, 1939- [ca. 1946]; Records concerning class reunions, [ca. 1920]-1968; Minutes of the Library Improvement Committee, 1893; Directories of alumni, 1884-1964; Correspondence of World War I alumni, 1915-1918; and Photographs.
Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Alumni Association
Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming and family (includes some correspondence to Nathanael Burwash), 1867–1922; and correspondence, minutes and reports regarding Annesley Hall, 1900–1913.
Fonds consists of three series: Minutes and other records, 1868–1928; Records of the Dean of Theology, 1910–1928; and Records of students, 1871–1928.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Theology
Fonds consists of personal correspondence, 1878-1933; correspondence re death, 1933-1934; correspondence re biography; diaries, 1876-1892; addresses, prayers, sermons, notes, and articles; clippings; and drafts of biography by Roberta Irwin.
McLaughlin, John Fletcher
Consists of address by Professor Eugene Haanel to Victoria University Physics Class concerning the presentation of some scientific equipment, 1874.
Fonds consists of diaries, 1900–1912, family correspondence, 1875–1931, notes, clippings, publications, biographical material, 1941, scrapbook, a portrait, monogrammed handkerchief, and broach.
Addison, Margaret Eleanor Theodora
Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence, 1886-2013; Subject/correspondence files of the Librarian, 1877-2008; Acquisition records, 1877-2007; Records concerning building Birge Carnegie Library, 1907-1911; Records of Victoria University bodies, 1896-2005; Exhibitions records, 1938-2012; Annual reports and other records, 1878-2008; Records relating to the CRRS; Records of Friends of the Library, 1983-2011; Library Personnel Files, 1945-2004; Photographs, ca. 1909-2013.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Library
Fonds consists of minutes, 1878–1882.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Natural Science Association
Fonds consists of constitution of the Victoria University Theological Union, ca. 1878 (1987.032); minutes of the Montreal Branch, 1880–1925 (1987.033).
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Theological Union Montreal Conference Branch
Fonds consists of constitution, and minutes, 1879–1882, 1895.
Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Science Association
Fonds consists of diaries, 1885-1944, which reveal the activities and concerns of the Victoria University Library; correspondence, 1881-1941; 15 photographs; a handwritten copy of "The Old Ontario Strand", 1910 (copied by Annie Barker); and Annie Barker's will, 1951.
Barker, Rose Hannah
Fonds consists of correspondence (including correspondence of the Principal of Emmanuel College), 1893–1932; manuscripts of addresses and articles, 1908–1932; sermons, reports and notes, 1881–1931; diaries, 1881, 1882, 1927; published sermons, articles and pamphlets, n.d., 1905; clippings; memorial booklet, 1934; notebooks on theological subjects, n.d.; and papers from Mrs. Jean Gandier including correspondence from Alfred and biographical notes about him, 1900–[ca. 1950].
Consists of correspondence of Justice John James Maclaren concerning University of Toronto federation, 1884-1890.
Maclaren, John James
Fonds consists of seven series: Correspondence, 1894-1939; Subject/correspondence files, 1887-1990; Minutes and other records of committees and associations, 1903-1988; Records concerning students and dons, 1884-1989; Records concerning the anniversary of Annesley Hall, 1974-1979; Records relating to Annesley Hall and women's Residences, 1902-1969; and Records of the Annesley Student Government Association, 1903-1963.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Dean of Women
Fonds consists of administrative records and correspondence.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Acta Victoriana
Fonds consists of constitution, 1886, n.d. (1991.139); minutes, 1886–1893 (1987.245); treasurer’s books, 1888–1894 (1991.139); and ephemera.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Jackson Literary Society
Consists of the records of various student clubs and organizations including the Y.W.C.A., the Women's Athletic Association, the Cricket Club, the Varsity Christian Fellowship, Liberal Arts Club, Le Club Française, Literacy and Mutual Improvement Society, the Football Club, Bible Study Committee, the Social Caput, Orchestra, Classic Club, Chaplain's Council, Victoria Church Students Union, Contemporary Club and the Barefoot Club.
Records include constitutions, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, newsletters, etc.
Fonds consists of minutes 1888-1902, 1903-1919; constitution, 1900; and minutes of the Board of Management, 1894-1903.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Missionary Society
Fonds consists of the records of the Women's Literary Society (Ladies' Literary Society) including constitutions, minutes of meetings, financial records, and song books.
Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society
Fonds consists of constitution, 1990; minutes, 1940-1982; Board of Stewards minutes and other records, 1941-1979, 1991-1998, 2001-2009; financial record books, 1941-1965, 1990-1991, recipe and menu records, 2004-2005; and one series of photographs.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Stephenson House
Fonds consists of the following series: Subject files, 1932-2003; Records relating to students, 1913-2003; Correspondence of the Registrar, 1928-1975; Records related to courses and programmes, 1893-2003; and Emmanuel College Chapel records, 1945-1960; Records related to orientation and convocations; and Records related to recruitment.
Series 4 - Records related to courses and programmes - contains records of Union Theological College, the antecedent of Emmanuel College.
Emmanuel College (Toronto, Ont.). Registrar’s Office
Fonds consists of constitution, 1893; minutes, 1893-1911, (including rough, 1893-1900), 1896, 1911-1919, 1919-1922; correspondence, 1907, 1922; song books; and correspondence file concerning repayment of a loan made by the Board of Regents to the Union Literary Society for the purchase of Indian relics, 1903-1913.
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Union Literary Society
Fonds consists of minutes, 1893 (1992.057); 1894–1902 (1987.199); and song sheets and reports, 1899–1942 (1991.174).
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Senior Dinner Committee