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Erika Ritter Papers

Includes research, drafts and print related to The Hidden Life of Humans; The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath; “Unmuzzled” column for Dogs in Canada; The Great Big Book of Guys; The Girl I Left Behind Me; travel writing; CBC Radio writing and hosting; appearances; comedy pieces; notes for speeches, talks and readings; various radio pieces; “The Ark Gallery/Noah’s Arcade” radio programme; published and unpublished work; memorials; book reviews; professional and personal correspondence, 2004-2006 and other material related to the life and work of Erika Ritter

Ritter, Erika

Ernest Buckler Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00099
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1929-1989

Drafts and final typescripts of literary works, juvenilia, correspondence, photographs, and biographical materials. Copies of all Buckler's published books are available in Fisher Library's main collections.

Buckler, Ernest

Ernest J. Schwarz Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00276 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1981-1986

The collection consists of originals and copies of correspondence, proposals for productions, investors' agreements, contracts between the producers and the theatres as well as between the producers and actors; scripts, financial statements (including expenses, revenues, pre-production and production budgets, balance sheets); investors' kits, publicity, production and casting notes, programmes, flyers, newspaper and magazine reviews, resumes and photographs of actors, directors, choreographers and technical crews; videocassettes of some of the productions and a few properties.
The collection also contains the papers (contracts, proposals, financial statements, correspondence, notes, scripts, reviews of past productions, publicity and productions notes) of unrealized project possibilities.

Schwarz, Ernest J.

Euromaidan Protests Collection

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 2013-2014

Collection consists of miscellaneous leaflets, pamphlets, bumper stickers, newspapers, posters, and ribbons issued during the protests in Kiev, Ukraine from November 2013 to March 2014.

F. David Hoeniger Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00239 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1779-1976

The collection consists of material collected by Hoeniger in the course of researching the forgeries of John Payne Collier (1789-1883). It also contains a collection of letters from writers and theatrical people.

Hoeniger, Frederick Julius David

Fleming Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00290
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1829-1960

Collection consists of correspondence and business material related to the Fleming Family of Ontario. There is special emphasis on material about Niagara Falls, Owen Sound, Ontario local history and Northern Business College. Much of the material is related to Christopher Alexander Fleming, a life-long teacher and author of several textbooks on penmanship, mensuration, bookkeeping and business practices.

Fleming Family

Flora MacDonald Denison Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00051
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1898-1921

Correspondence, draft manuscripts of writings and speeches, scrapbooks; address presented to Denison by Canadian Suffrage Association and designed by A.H. Howard

Denison, Flora MacDonald

Florence Nightingale Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00229
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1873-1879

This collection consists of correspondence and papers written by Nightingale to Annie Machin, a friend and pupil. They describe her concerns about the new Montreal General Hospital, including the selection of trained nurses for it. The letters show Nightingale's attention to detail about the hospitals where the nurses would work, her concern for their well-being, their qualifications and suitability for the work.

Nightingale, Florence

Florence Randal Livesay Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00109
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1953

The collection consists of the typescript of a novel, The Moon and the Morning Star, with many alterations as well as a suggested epilogue. With it are two pages of notes and a holograph letter from Livesay to Miss Byam in which she discusses the historical background of the novel.

Livesay, Florence Randal

Frances Dafoe Papers

Includes original colour sketches of costume designs, costume notes, scripts, photographs of designs and cutting instructions for costumes designed by Frances Dafoe, including for CBC programmes such as ‘Come By the Hills’, ‘Wayne and Shuster’; Charlottetown Festival Shows [Charlottetown, PEI], including ‘Mary’, ‘Paradise Hill’, ‘Life Can be Like Wow!’, ‘Aimee’, ‘Rowdyman’, ‘Swing’, ‘Ballade’, ‘Turvey’ (‘Private Turvey’s War’), ‘Sunshine Town’, costumes for the film ‘The Magic Show—starring Doug Henning’, with inscribed poster; Expo ‘67 – Pepsi; CNE Grandstand Show 1968 [Sea to Sea: The Iron Miracle]; ‘Rodeo’ – The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 1973; General Motors dealers show at the O’Keefe Centre 1968; Ice Princess: the Tai Babilonia Story [final title: ‘On Thin Ice: the Tai Babilonia Story’ 1990, film about Olympic figure skaters pair Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner], some correspondence and other material related to the life and work of Frances Dafoe

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Frances Dafoe Papers

Includes a complete record of the career of Frances Dafoe as a costume designer for a wide variety of projects. Includes full colour drawings, photographs, slides and rough sketches for many CBC television programs(1950s-1990s), including ‘Juliette’, ‘Tommy Ambrose Show’, ‘Front Page Challenge’, ‘The Tommy Hunter Show’, ‘Brenda Lee’, ‘One of a Kind’ – with Rita Allen Greer and Kathie McNeil, ‘Holiday Ranch’, ‘Tom Jones’, ‘Stars on Ice’, ‘The Rene Simard Show’, 1980 Genie Awards, ‘I’ll Never Get to Heaven’, and ‘Back to the Beanstalk’. Most are original full colour drawings with fabric samples and notions attached, and colour photographs of the finished design in many cases. Dafoe’s costume design has been nominated for Gemini Awards many times. Dafoe designed costumes for the Closing Ceremonies of the Calgary Olympics in 1988; various theatre productions—especially for The Charlottetown Festival; various commercial designs, including for 1960s General Motors Automobile shows and Eaton’s wedding dresses; some project-related correspondence; videotapes; posters; and other material related to her life and work. Frances Dafoe’s uncle, Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe delivered the Dionne Quintuplets with telephone assistance from Dafoe’s father, Toronto physician Dr. William A. Dafoe.

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Frances Dafoe Papers

This accession contains drafts of manuscripts; costume design sketches; design booklets; figure skating files; photographs; skating memorabilia; family records; skating-related tapes and CDs; and other materials relating to the life and work of Frances Dafoe.

  1. Manuscript: Figure Skating and the Arts: Eight Centuries of Sport and Inspiration
  2. Exhibition: Art Forms of Skating
  3. Other Writing
  4. Costume Design Files
  5. Design Booklets
  6. Figure Skating Files
  7. Figure Skating Associations and Judges
  8. Awards Photographs
  9. Personal and work-related files
  10. Press clippings
  11. Skating images and memorabilia
  12. Family records
  13. Other files
  14. Audiovisual materials

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Frances Dafoe Papers

Collection includes original colour sketches of costume designs for shows designed by Frances Dafoe: 1. West Side Story for Banff Festival of the Arts, 1984. '27 mounted and 4 rough. Also included - copy of the playbill, the script and photostats with instructions to the cutters' 2. Kiss Me Kate for Banff Festival of the Arts, 1985. '27 colour mounted plus 18 black and white for a special scene using only black and white copies of the original sketches. There are also 7 quick colour drawings for tights.' 3. The Heart's a Wonder, The Irish Play Society, 1971. '2 colour sketches mounted. Included reviews and Playbill.' Some sketches have sample textile swatches attached.

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Frances Dafoe Papers

This second accession to the Frances Dafoe contains original colour sketches, fabric swatches and photographs of costume designs for shows designed by Frances Dafoe for performances as well as individual figure skaters including herself, Lloyd Eisler, Isabelle Brasseur, Brian Orser, Elizabeth Manley, Elena Bechke, Denis Petrov, Jacqueline Petr, Mark Janoschak, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Sergei Grinkov, Tracy Wilson, Rob McCall, and Jeff Langdon.

Dafoe, Frances Helen

Francis Markstein papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00351
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1945-1991

Works in manuscript of poems written in English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and his translation of the poetry of French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish writers into English. His essays on literary topics, 1940's to 1991.

Markstein, Francis

Frank Gould Shears Papers

Consists of material created or gathered by F.G. Shears in his capacity as the director of the Vancouver branch of the office of the Custodian of Enemy Property. The Vancouver office was established in 1942 following the attack on Pearl Harbor, with the special purpose of overseeing the seizure and, later, liquidation of assets of Japanese removed from the Pacific exclusion zone for internment. The office also helped with the administering of Japanese claims for remuneration in accordance with the findings of the Royal Commission, and Justice Henry Irving Bird, in 1950. The office was closed on March 31, 1952.

Shears, Frank Gould

Frederick Banting Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00076
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1908-1976

The collection consists of research notes and papers, drafts of articles and speeches, travel journals, diaries, correspondence, drawings and sketches, photographs, scrapbooks, awards and memorabilia, and papers of Henrietta Banting.

Banting, Frederick Grant, Sir

French Theatre Collection

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00146 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [ca.1860]-1950

Plays in manuscript and typescript, articles, clippings, reviews and photographs pertaining to theatre in the French language.

Fritz Hauch Eden Crowe Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00751
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1863-1908

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

Gabriel Sagard-Theodat Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00186 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [193-]

The collection consists of the typescript, by H.H. Langton, of Sagard-Theodat's history of Canada from 1615-1630.

Sagard, Gabriel

George Elliott Clarke Papers

Includes extensive drafts, notes, research for his many projects; personal and professional correspondence; appearances; teaching; early material from the 1980s; Whylah Falls; One Heart Broken Into Song; The Motorcyclist; Illicit Sonnets; Red; Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues; prose; poem drafts; essays; articles; reviews; columns; B.A. and M.A. course work University of Waterloo, Queen’s; typescript poems by John Thompson for Stilt Jack and other material related to the life and work of George Elliott Clarke.

Contains series:
Series 1: The Motorcyclist Boxes 1-5
Series 2: Writing/Manuscripts Boxes 6-25
Series 3: Correspondence, 1980s – 2014, Boxes 26-81
Series 4: Ideas, Boxes 82-86
Series 5: Africana, Boxes 87-88
Series 6: Other material, including publicity and work by others, Boxes 89-108
Series 7: Stilt Jack John Thompson typescript poems, Box 109
Series 8: George Hamilton/family/personal, Box 110

Note: extensive correspondence includes family/friends/personal, as well as M. Nourbese Philip, Althea Prince, Paul Zemokhol, Joe Sealy, Fil Fraser and a wide variety of Canadian and international writers, artists, musicians, politicians, and others

Clarke, George Elliott

George Elliott Clarke Papers

Includes extensive correspondence (1979-2007) including personal, poetic, academic, political; ‘ideas’; manuscripts; Africana; publicity/reviews; William Lloyd Clarke material; other varied material related to the life and work of George Elliott Clarke

Selected correspondents include: Karlene Nation, Ingrid Joseph [Oni the Haitian Sensation], Althea Prince, Dany Laferriere, Senator Anne Cools, Senator David Oliver, Andy Wainwright, Greg Cook, Jan Zwicky, Olive Senior, M. Travis Lane, George Fetherling, George Bowering, David Young, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Rob Maclennan, M. NourbeSe Phillip, John Ralston Saul, Clement Virgo, Tamara Berger, Noah Richler, Karen Kain, Sheila Copps, Michael Redhill, Austin Clarke, Randy Resh, Linda Rogers, Ambassador of Romania, Lawrence Hill, Sylvia Hamilton, Wendy Brathwaite [Motion], Budge Wilson, Hedy Fry, Ian Wilson, Antonio Alfonso [Guernica Editions], Roch Carrier, Hilary Weston,Omaha Rising, Greg Gatenby, Dionne Brand, Rinaldo Walcott, Rita Dove, Michael Ondaatje, Herb Gray, and many others.

Clarke, George Elliott

George Elliott Clarke Papers

  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1975 - 2014

Includes extensive correspondence including personal, poetic, academic, and political; manuscript drafts; ideas; teaching materials; and files related to the life and work of George Elliott Clarke.

Clarke, George Elliott

George Elliott Clarke papers

Includes manuscript drafts for ‘I and I’, ‘Sonnets to Luxury’, ‘Red’, ‘The Motorcyclist’( a novel in progress based in part on father Lloyd Clarke’s diaries), Whylah Falls, Directions Home: Approaches to African-Canadian Literature; Lush Dreams, Blue Exile; ‘Sonnets from the Lebanese’ drafts [Salim Gold], with edits by Paul Zemokhol, Roy Wang and John Fraser; ‘Aurélian Verses’ drafts and correspondence; ‘Cinema Italiano’ drafts; journals, extensive personal and professional correspondence, 2006-2012, ‘Africana’, columns, essays, lectures, public appearances, book reviews, course material, financial information 2000-2002, personal and professional photographs, print, ephemera, ‘Africana’ and other material related to the life and work of professor, performer, poet and activist George Elliott Clarke. The original holograph notebooks and pages containing his works, lyrics, first drafts and notes form part of this accession, July 1975 - 2004. These notebooks represent the first drafts of nearly all of Clarke’s work.

Clarke, George Elliott

George Fetherling Papers

Includes all stages for Walt Whitman’s Secret, a new novel by George Fetherling, from ‘first stirrings’ [holograph notebook] to various drafts through to final page proofs; correspondence; scrapbooks; audio cassettes of Leonard Cohen and signed copies of Running Away to Sea and Rivers of Gold

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes edited drafts and editorial correspondence for The Writing Life: journals 1975-2005; holograph personal journals, November 2010-December 2012, Nos. 14-18; Access Copyright materials and other material related to his life and work.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes correspondence, drafts and proofs for River of Gold: the Fraser and Cariboo gold rushes; The Sylvia Hotel Poems; Walt Whitman’s Secret; personal and professional correspondence; inscribed copies of GF books; 1 CD; scrapbooks

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes proofs of Red Light Neon by Daniel Francis; Canadian Poems for Canadian Kids edited by Jen Hamilton, illustrated by Merrill Fearon (both Subway Books titles); first proofs, corrected, of River of Gold by George Fetherling; only proof, corrected, of revised edition of Running Away to Sea by George Fetherling; working files of Subway Books, George Fetherling’s small press, 1997 to date, arranged by title. These files include manuscripts; correspondence with authors, editors, distributors, sales representatives and interns; catalogues; production records; photographs and illustrations; outgoing and incoming publicity; reviews and materials relating to memberships in publishing organizations. Personal and professional correspondence is included, as well as foreign editions and scrapbooks of newspaper columns, 2005-2007; and two original portraits of George Fetherling by Gerhard Harpe and Dane Leming.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

This donation contains drafts of manuscripts such as Indochina: Now and Then, Plans Deranged by Time as well as play adaptation of Fetherling’s Walt Whitman’s Secret by Sean O’Leary; and personal and business correspondence.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Includes personal and professional files and correspondence related to the life and work of George Fetherling, as well as holograph personal journals, nos. 19-23, 24 December 2012 – 15 July 2014; Twentieth Anniversary edition of Travels By Night proofs; scrapbooks of ‘Ephemeral Newspaper Scribbling’, reviews and other material related to the life and work of George Fetherling.

Fetherling, George

George Fetherling Papers

Consists largely of manuscript material for Fetherling’s novella, Tales of Two Cities. It also includes correspondence, both editorial and personal.

George Gabriel Stokes Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00018
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1865

The collection consists of lectures, in the hand of Charles Niven, by Stokes on hydrostatics and optics.

Stokes, George Gabriel

George Henry Needler Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00063
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1821-1947

The collection consists of manuscripts for the book John Galt's Poems, edited by Needler, and notes regarding Galt. It also contains notes on and correspondence concerning Anna Jameson and letters between David Macbeth Moir and Alexander Balfour (1821-1829).

Needler, G. H. (George Henry)

George Keppie Papers (Downsview Offsite)

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00116
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1918-1959

The collection consists of correspondence and accounts relating to Keppie's work as manager of several American Theatres and the Uptown Theatre, Toronto (Vaughan Glaser Players) and the Empire Theatre (Theatre Guild of Canada). It also contains photographs and mimeographed and typed playscripts, including two by John Coulter and one by Wilson MacDonald.

Keppie, George

George Louis Beer Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00067 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1902-1920

The collection comprises the research papers of George Louis Beer, historian (1872-1920). Included are notes on British colonial affairs and immigration to Canada. An unpublished work on South Carolina is also included.

Beer, George Louis

George M. Miller and William J. Miller Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00194
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1883-1952

This collection consists of architectural drawings and other documentation for buildings designed by Toronto architect George M. Miller and his son William J. Miller. Additional documentation includes microfilms of G.M. Miller's ledger books (1894-1912), as well as correspondence, specifications and other materials for several of the buildings designed by Miller of his son. It also includes photographs of many of the buildings designed by Miller and a small amount of biographical material.

Miller, George M.

George Payerle Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00383
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1968-2000

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.

Payerle, George

George Soper Dempster Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00126
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1777-1883

A collection of letters and papers relating to George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732-1818), including his purchase of the estate of Skibo, the economic condition of the Highlands and Lord Selkirk's Red River settlement scheme. Correspondents include Thomas Telford, Sir Adam Ferguson and 1st Viscount Melville.

Dempster, George Soper

George Whipple Papers

Includes correspondence with other writers; material from the launch of Swim Class at St. Thomas’ Church, Toronto, Ontario; Passing Through Eden; small album of original drawings by George Whipple

Whipple, George

George Whipple Papers

Collection includes material related to the complete work and life of Toronto poet George Whipple.

Whipple, George

George Whipple Papers

Includes Christmas, Easter and miscellaneous albums of original poems and drawings by George Whipple; appearances on audio cassettes; corrected copies of books; correspondence, 2006-2012, including with Margaret Avison’s secretary and biographer, W.J. Keith, Robyn Sarah, Leonard Enns; music score by Leonard J. Enns for Ten Thousand Rivers of Oil

Whipple, George

George Whipple Papers

Includes 41 slides of paintings created in 1962-63 (‘originals lost, alas’); 19 small albums containing 36 original and/or copies of drawings, 684 altogether; 1 large album of photos taken from slides of 29 paintings, plus 12 reproductions of small drawings; some miscellaneous papers and his 10th book, Kites, published by Ekstasis Editions in 2007.

Whipple, George

George William Russell Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00062
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1928-1933 (bulk 1930-1931)

The collection consists of copies of correspondence and memorabilia relating to the lecture tours made by Russell to the United States in 1928 and 1930-31. A telegram and the copy of one letter are from Russell to James Pond, who organized the tours. The rest are carbon copies of letters mainly from Pond to Russell and concern arrangements for specific lectures.

Russell, George William

Gerry Bennett Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00362
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1952-1998

Collection of papers from Gerry Bennett (1921-1999), ornithologist and author. He wrote and published the journal Birdfinding in Canada (1981-1989) and at least three books on birdwatching and birdwatchers. The papers consist of: GB's typed journals recording his bird sightings and other observations of natural history from the 1950s to 1998; his correspondence with naturalists from the late 1970s to 1990s; his research notes and files on ornithological topics, including bird records and lists for a variety of locations, and the newsletters from a number of ornithological organizations; drafts and typescripts of some of his writings.

Bennett, Gerry

Gibbs Blackstock Family Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00088
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1813-1962

Collection of papers of the family and descendants of William Schenck Blackstock (1824-1905) and Mary Hodge Gibbs Blackstock (1827-1909).

Gibbs Blackstock Family

Gilbert Bagnani Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00265 2B Annex
  • Manuscript Collection
  • [1835?]-1980

A collection of volumes and papers from the library of Professor Gilbert Bagnani and his wife, Stewart Bagnani. It includes manuscripts collected by them or relating to their library.

Bagnani, Gilbert

Giles Blunt Papers

  • CA OTUTF MS COLL 00665
  • Manuscript Collection
  • 1978-2012

Contains notes, source material, and drafts for screenplays and novels; early draft poetry, short stories and other juvenilia; plus reviews of Blunt’s crime fiction novels from various publications. Also contains correspondence between Blunt, his editors, literary agents, publishers and others regarding the research and publication of his works, as well as some general promotional material.

Blunt, Giles

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