Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00193 - Royal Canadian Institute Records (Downsview Offsite)

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Royal Canadian Institute Records (Downsview Offsite)


  • 1849-ongoing (Creation)

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219 boxes and items (28 metres)

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Administrative history

Founded in Toronto in 1849 as the Canadian Institute by a group of engineers, surveyors, and civil engineers as a professional society that would include all architects, surveyors, and engineers in Ontario. It 1850 it was agreed to include all "whose pursuits or studies were of a kindred character". Incorporated in 1851, became the Royal Canadian Institute by Royal charter in 1914.

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Consists of minute books, membership lists, financial records, final typescripts of lectures, correspondence, committee minutes and reports, scrapbooks, clippings and printed materials.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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