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Wrong Family 2006 accession

Bound volume of "Report on the affairs of British North America from the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty's High Commissioner". House of Commons, 1839. With appendices A and B. Annotated and signed by "George M. Wrong 1897".

Wrong, George MacKinnon

Jarrett William Smith fonds

  • UTA 1784
  • collection
  • 1841

Damaged, annotated copy of the Elements of Algebra by John Hind, used by Jarrett Smith while a freshman at King's College in 1843.

Smith, Jarrett William

James Patton fonds

  • UTA 1647
  • collection
  • 1845-1863

Collection of 8 pamphlets relating to University of Toronto with mss annotations by James Patton. Pamphlets included are: "The university question considered: by a graduate" (1845), "Wesleyan conference memorial on the question of liberal education in Upper Canada, explained and defended by numerous proofs and illustrations, by a committee".(1860), "University reform. Report of the resolutions adopted at a great public meeting of the inhabitants of Kingston..." (1861), "Address before the select committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to inquire into the management of the University of Toronto..." by Daniel Wilson (1860), "Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the expenditure of the funds of the University of Toronto, and into the state of its financial affairs..." (1862), "University reform defended: in reply to six editorials of the 'Globe' and 'Leader'..." by a committee of the Wesleyan Conference (1863), "Defence of the plan of University reform proposed by the Senate of the University of Toronto..." (1863), "Statutes of the University of Toronto, 1857".

Patton, James

Lachlan Taylor Burwash fonds

  • UTA 1095
  • collection
  • 1889-1895

Contains notebooks, assignments and a textbook of Lachlan Taylor Burwash, who studied Mining Engineering at the School of Practical Science from 1893-1897. Included are Applied Chemistry (1893); Applied Chemistry II (1894?); Physics (1894); Dynamics and Kinematics (1894); Constructive Design and Surveying (1895). Also three general notebooks (1889, 1894, 1895) and assignments and a textbook from Book-keeping (1891).

Burwash, Lachlan Taylor

Arthur Newton St. John fonds

  • UTA 1799
  • collection
  • 1892-1903

Menus of the dinners of the graduating classes of Victoria University, 1897-1903; an 1892 "Alumni Souvenir" depicting the buildings and faculties of the University and its federated colleges; "The Bob" issue 1902. University of Toronto, Graduating Class, 1900 (photograph). Academic hood and gown.

St. John, Arthur Newton

James Joseph Gray fonds

  • UTA 1331
  • collection
  • 1903-1907

Consists of correspondence, programs of the Mock Parliament and of the Canadian Rugby Championship, examinations, correspondence and financial records relating to Torontonensis, receipt for subscriptions to the Varsity, and Varsity songbook.

Gray, James Joseph

William Hodgson Ellis fonds

  • UTA 1242
  • collection
  • 1846-1912

The fonds consists of three notebooks with handwritten notes from Ellis, a 1921 publication by his daughter titled “A Family Record”, and a book, titled “The Elements of Materia Medica & Therapeutics” by Johathan Pereira, marked with inscriptions. One notebook records his career in forensic science with his handwritten notes from criminal cases and correspondence with individuals such as the attorney general and coroner’s offices.

Ellis, William Hodgson

Woodhouse 1966 2nd accession

Two books from the library of A.S.P. Woodhouse, with annotations by him, being "Poems" by John Keats, ed. Arlo Bates (Boston: Ginn & Co. 1896, Athenaeum Press Series ) and the "Faerie Queen" by Edmund Spenser, Volume II (London: J.M. Dent, 1914, Everymans Library).

Gerald Edward Blake fonds

  • UTA 1068
  • collection
  • 1892-1921

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B2003-0023 (7 boxes, 1892-1921): This accession documents the short life of Gerald Edward Blake from his birth in 1892, his education at Ridley College and the University of Toronto, to his death on the battlefields of France during World War I in 1916. Series 1 and 3 contain his diaries and correspondence to family members in which he describes his experiences at school, his trips to Britain and France in 1913 and most significantly, his 13 months of service during World War I. The majority of his letters are to his mother during his months overseas, but there are also letters to his sisters, Margaret (1893-1963), Constance (1896-1979) and his brother, Verschoyle (1899-1971). Some of these letters are attached to typescript copies, prepared by his brother Verschoyle prior to 1971. Capt. Blake also sent postcards annotated by him which provide a photographic record of British army life in camp, as well as official coloured war service postcards of the British army in action. Other postcards of street scenes in France and Britain helped to illustrate the places he had been including the town of Pozières near which he was killed in 1916 (Series 5). Other war records include his military orders and notes while at the front, and his copy of active service bible. Correspondence and photographs also document his close friendship with his cousins Hume Wrong (1894 – 1954; BA 1915) and Harold Wrong (b.1891; BA 1913), who was also killed in action in July 1916. After Gerald’s death, Hume Wrong assisted Mrs. Blake in making arrangements for her son’s grave site in France and sent home photographs of the cemetery which he visited in 1920-1921 (Series 5). In addition, Mrs. Blake received other remembrances of her son’s service such as a commemorative medal from the British Army, a copy of the history of his battalion’s service in the War and a copy of Volume II of the British Roll of Honour (Series 4).

B2004-0028 (2 files, 1902-1914): Original diploma of Gerald Blake awarded for Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Toronto, 1914; photocopies of letters from Gerald Blake's father, Edward Francis Blake, to administrators at schools (St. Andrews College, and Ridley College) attended by Gerald Blake, 1902-1904. (Photocopies are from original letterbook of E.F. Blake to be given to the Archives of Ontario).

B2006-0025 (1 file, 1915): Four letters written by Gerald Blake to his sister, Constance and his mother in 1915 while serving in W.W. I. Also includes typescript of "Dedicatory Prayer" on death of Gerald Blake.

Blake, Gerald Edward

British Association for the Advancement of Science fonds

  • UTA 1082
  • collection
  • 1897, 1924

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1987-0045: Photo of 1924 meeting of the Association; the University of Toronto professors represented are Charles Ryle Fay and Robert Morrison MacIver.

B2009-0026: Bound volume of printed programmes, tickets, blank forms, published notices etc. re activities at the Toronto meeting of the Association in August 1897.

British Association for the Advancement of Science

McKeown Family fonds

  • UTA 1575
  • collection
  • 1879-1927

Certificates, annotated publications, and a photograph relating to three generations of members of the McKeown family. University of Toronto students include Patrick Walter Hughes McKeown, BA 1887 (University College), MD CM (Trinity Medical College), 1889, and Walter Woods ('Woody') McKeown, Arts (University College), 1911-12, who served in World War I and then attended Osgoode Hall. Other family members represented include Patrick McKeown, Winnie McKeown and Margaret Woods.

McKeown Family

William Henry Van der Smissen fonds

  • UTA 1923
  • collection
  • 1916-1928

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B1965-0031: Translation of Goethe's "Faust".

B1991-0001: Publications relating to William Hodgson Ellis, who was head of Applied Chemistry in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, 1920.

B1981-0013: 61 files of photographs and sketches of the Van der Smissen family, the Royal Military College and WWI.

Van der Smissen, William Henry

Education

Series documents McKay’s time as a university student. The physics and chemistry workbook
belongs to his undergraduate years as do the correspondence and clippings regarding his scholarships. Max Planck’s Treatise on Thermodynamics was gifted to McKay when the British Association for the Advancement of Science awarded him a bronze medal. Although the academic hood does not have a date, McKay most likely received it upon earning his Doctorate in 1934.

William Zimmerman fonds

  • UTA 1990
  • collection
  • 1920-1930

Song Sheets distributed at the Varsity vs McGill football games on October 23, 1920, October, 1927 and December, 1930.

Zimmerman, William

Adam Henry Wright fonds

  • UTA 1975
  • collection
  • 1912-1930

Illuminated addresses on retirement of Dr. Adam H. Wright as Dean of Obstetrics, University of Toronto (1912-1913) and memorial address of Council of Faculty of Medicine on his death in 1930. Includes offprint of Banquet address from "The Canadian Practition and Review" (1913). One photograph by Ashley and Crippen of the portrait of Dr. Adam Wright (n.d.).

Wright, Adam Henry

Irving Heward Cameron fonds

  • UTA 1098
  • collection
  • 1923-1930

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1984-0006: Correspondence, pamphlets, invitation cards, programmes, articles, photographs and lantern slides relating to the Lister Centennial Commemoration, 1927, which Dr. Cameron attended as the representative of the Faculty of Medicine. (2 boxes, 1923-1930)

B1986-0014: Copy of W.S. Wallace's "A History of the University of Toronto, 1827-1927", annotated by Irving Heward Cameron, who recorded additional sources and provided commentary and personal reminiscences. (1 box, 1927)

Cameron, Irving Heward

Doctoral research and thesis

This series documents Coxeter’s earliest writings and research while a student at Cambridge. It consists of research notes, a draft paper on Schlafli functions and the manuscript to his “old” thesis entitled Petri Polygons: a New Approach to the Study of Regular Polytopes and Skew Polyhedra. There also is a 1930 offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London and a manuscript of Part II of his post-doctoral thesis. Finally, although it predates his attendance at Cambridge in 1926, a 1924 mathematical notebook has been included in this series.

Robert Allen Lailey Gray fonds

  • UTA 1332
  • collection
  • 1903-1932

Consists of miscellaneous materials on the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, including programs, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Gray, Robert Allen Lailey

Publications and addresses

This series documents only one of Davidson Black’s publications, but more of his addresses, in particular some he delivered in 1925 before his discovery of Peking Man, and the Croonian Lecture in December 1932 that cemented the acceptance of his research.

Education

Omond Solandt attended Mulvey School in Winnipeg from 1915 to November 1920, when his family moved to Toronto. He then attended Rosedale Junior Public School, transferring to Central Technical School in 1922. For his last year of high school he attended Jarvis Collegiate.

He enrolled at the University of Toronto in 1927, as an undergraduate at Victoria College. He graduated with a BA in 1931 with first class honours in biological and medical sciences. Omond

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