- ca. 1840-1881, 1974 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
5.17 m of graphic records (22 paintings)
0.07 m of textual records (1 box)
Name of creator
Born Edinburgh, Scotland, 1816. Sir Daniel Wilson joined the faculty of University College as Chair of English Literature and History in 1853. He became President of University College in 1880 and first President of the University of Toronto in 1890. He died in 1892.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of 6 accessions:
B1973-0043: 19 paintings - Views of Toronto locations, including Yorkville Creek, and scenes in Northern Ontario, Quebec, the United States, England and Scotland painted by Daniel Wilson (19 paintings, 1855-1881).
B1974-0033: Microfilm copy of Wilson's diary (1974)
B1993-0022: Copies of correspondence from Daniel Wilson (later Sir Daniel Wilson, former President of U. of T.) to individuals in Edinburgh and to institutions such as American Philosophic Society and Smithsonian Institution (1 box, 1846-1890).
B2001-0048: 1 painting - "Brown Square" [Edinburgh] by Daniel Wilson. Watercolour and graphite on paper. Framed size 32.4 X 43.9 cm, ca. 1840-1850
B2004-0015: 2 paintings: Watercolour paintings by Daniel Wilson: "Mounds, Murray Bay July 22, 1865" and "Cap Blanc July 25, 1865".
B2010-0004: Illuminated "In Memoriam" volume produced by the City of Toronto containing the "Resolution of Condolence" dated 10 October 1892 relating to the death of Sir Daniel Wilson.
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System of arrangement
Arranged into 4 series, by record type.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File list for Series 1 (paintings) only.