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[Collection of Canadian bookplates]

  • CA OTUTF duff 03951
  • Collection
  • 1600-1967

Binder 1 — A-B. - Binder 2 — C-D. - Binder 3 — E-G. - Binder 4 — H-L. - Binder 5 — M-O. - Binder 6 — P-S. - Binder 7 —T-Z.

[Collection of Christmas ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00058
  • Collection
  • 1613-1987

A collection of 73 folders of Christmas card ephemera, originating principally from Canada; a few christmas cards are from Europe and Great Britain.

[Collection of English engravings.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00011
  • Collection
  • 1616-1731

Contains illustrations and engravings of various landmarks and areas across the Unikted Kingdom.

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00042
  • Collection
  • 1680-1985

A collection of labels from books, liquor, various household labels, and shipping, as well as book leaves, bookplates, and other images. Some materials are in German.

[Marshall McLuhan Library Collection]

  • CA OTUTF mcluhan
  • Collection
  • 1698-1984

Collection consists of approximately 6000 books, journals and pamphlets that comprise the working library of Herbert Marshall McLuhan. The library reflects McLuhan’s diverse personal and academic interests, from Catholicism to the environment, from communications theory to James Joyce. The collection also includes the many notes, bookmarks, items of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents laid into the books by McLuhan. These have been removed, indexed, and housed separately.

McLuhan, Marshall

[Collection of caricatures and cartoons, chiefly medical.]

  • CA OTUTF cmg
  • Collection
  • 1700-1898

Accompanied by a vol. of cartoons clipped from Punch (1883-1885); slides and photographs.

Includes works by: Henry Alken, H.W. Bunbury, George, Isaac and Robert Cruikshank, James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, G.M. Woodward, and others.

Mainly English, but including three French, two Italian and six Japanese prints.

[Collection of Portuguese ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00053
  • Collection
  • 1700-1800

A collection of 38 folders of ephemera originating from Lisbon, and greater Portugal.

[Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese texts from the working library of Alexander W. Macdonald collected in the Himalayas and Bhutan]

  • CA OTUTF Macdonald
  • Collection
  • 1700-1970

A collection of 70 manuscripts and 101 printed texts acquired by Alexander W. Macdonald. Subject categories include religious ritual and practice, philosophy, history, biography, folklore, medicine, astrology, gesar, language and literature. Title list with descriptions of each item compiled by Karma Phuntsho. Title supplied by this library.

General Wolfe's letters to his parents

  • CA OTUTF wolfe MSS 00001
  • Collection
  • 1740-1760

A collection of holograph letters between General Wolfe and his parents, detailing recounts of his military operations.

[Collection of nineteenth century Scottish chapbooks]

  • CA OTUTF chap
  • Collection
  • 1750-1883

A collection of approx. 600 chapbooks, mainly from the first half of the nineteenth century, although most are undated. Most are printed in Scotland; imprints include Glasgow, Paisley, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Ayr and Kilmarnock, as well as London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester, York and Coventry. Most are anonymous but some titles attributed to authors such as Hannah More, Daniel Defoe, Robert Burns, John Bunyan, James Hogg and Allan Ramsay. Many of the titles are illustrated wtih woodcuts.

Wolfeiana

  • CA OTUTF wolfe MSS 00003
  • Collection
  • 1761-1918

This volume, assembled by Dawson Turner for his projected biography of General Wolfe, is principally comprised of material extracted from the Henrietta Wolfe papers at Squerryes, from later Warde papers, and other material.

[Hare Collection of Early Canadian Job Printing]

  • CA OTUTF T-10 00084
  • Collection
  • 1765-1962

This collection includes over 120 Canadian broadsides and printed blanks, predominantly pre-Confederation items from the Province of Quebec. Included are legal or judicial documents, including summons from the Quebec Court of Common Pleas, affidavits, court notices, warrants, property agreements, deeds of land sale and land applications; and military documents such as service records and return of provisions forms. Municipal printed forms issued from the City of Montreal or City of Quebec include building permits, house and property assessments, business tax assessments, and bills/receipts for water and gas rental. There are also cashier’s cheques and purchase receipts issued by the Bank of Montreal and Bank du Peuple. Among the numerous receipts gathered in the collection are those for shipping; college payments; church membership and pew rental; insurance premiums, including Alliance Life, Phoenix Fire Insurance, and the Quebec Fire Office; merchants James Ferrier, Moss & Brothers, and Robertson, Masson, Strange & Co.; post office rental; and payments issued to surveyors working under Alphonso Wells, Provincial Surveyor. Other material includes public notices, religious items such as prayer cards and church tickets, and ephemera from the St. Jean-Baptiste Society. A significant part of the collection is comprised of items relating to the early printing, publishing, and book-selling industry in Quebec. There are a number of bills and receipts issued for advertisements printed in the Montreal Gazette, Quebec Mercury, L’Aurore des Canadas, la Minerve, Montreal Herald, and Moniteur Canadien, as well as from Booksellers and Stationers such as Armour and Ramsay and William Neilson.

John Strachan Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2021
  • Collection
  • [1778-1868]

The collection includes correspondence from every period of Strachan's life, official documents, notes, and writings.
Contains series

  1. Early Life
  2. Life in Canada
  3. Notes
  4. Official documents

Strachan, John

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00065b
  • Collection
  • 1786-1983

A collection of 13 folders of ephemera related to demonstrations, real property, and religion. Material originates from Canada and Europe.

[Collection of British travel ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Fisher ephemera box 00002
  • Collection
  • 1787-1985

Contains maps, articles, clippings, and pictures of various areas in London, as well as their histories.

[Collection of travel guides.]

  • CA OTUTF guides pam 00015
  • Collection
  • 1800-1990

Contains guidebooks for various areas across the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Germany, Italy, and Jerusalem,

[Collection of oversized ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00003 ovs
  • Collection
  • 1800-1999

A collection of Canadian ephemera. Materials include posters, poems, book prosectuses, calendars, and more, on the topics of agriculture, book selling, disarmament, education, hotels and taverns, government, publishing, regimental history, and women.

[Collection of travel guides.]

  • CA OTUTF guides pam 00011
  • Collection
  • 1800-1990

Contains guidebooks for various areas across the United Kingdom, as well as Paris.

[Collection of arts ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00107
  • Collection
  • 1800-1999

Includes a wide range of materials from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. These include performance tickets, event programs, advertisements, song books, and more.

[Collection of printing ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00064
  • Collection
  • 1804-1989

A collection of 53 folders of printing press ephemera, originating principally from Canada and the United States; some printing ephemera originates from Great Britain.

[Juvenile Drama Collection]

  • CA OTUTF juvdra
  • Collection
  • 1811-1956

Collection comprises more than six thousand sheets of engravings and lithographs illustrating the characters and scenery from British and some European plays between 1810 and 1940.

[Collection of bookmarks and booksellers' ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00016
  • Collection
  • 1813-1999

A collection of bookmarks, advertisements, book fair posters newspaper clippings and more related to booksellers across North America and Europe.

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00045
  • Collection
  • 1826-2008

A collection of materials on the topics of machinery, maps, matches, menus, motion pictures, musical instruments, natural resources, and newspapers and magazines. Materials are from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00041
  • Collection
  • 1831-1969

A collection of materials relating to industry, insurance, and jewellery from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

[Collection of British travel ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Fisher ephemera box 00015
  • Collection
  • 1832-1985

Contains clippings, postcards, photographs, and calendars illustrating various areas and landmarks across the United Kingdom.

Alexander Neil Bethune Collection

  • CA OTTCA F2022
  • Collection
  • 1835 - 1866

The collection consists primarily of correspondence between John Strachan and Bethune. Also included are published inserts, memoranda, sermons and copies of letters.

Bethune, Alexander Neil

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00065
  • Collection
  • 1836-1983

A collection of 65 folders of ephemera related to armies, radios, radio broadcasting, religion. Material originated principally from Canada and the United States, with some material originating from Europe.

Edward Johnson collection

  • CA OTUFM 01
  • Collection
  • 1837-1960

Collection contains photographs, programs, and press notices of his performances; manuscripts of songs written for him by composers including Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Lalo and Pizzetti; five collections of published songs; a scrapbook of programs from his first year as manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

Johnson, Edward

[Collection of miscellaneous ephemera.]

  • CA OTUTF Ephemera box 00022
  • Collection
  • 1842-1971

A collection of materials relating to business and construction from a number of countries. Materials include advertisements for building materials, order forms, laundry checklists, tickets, bills and receipts, and more.

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