Fonds 1957 - Sir Daniel Wilson fonds

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 1957

Title

Sir Daniel Wilson fonds

Date(s)

  • ca. 1840-1881, 1974 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

5.17 m of graphic records (22 paintings)
0.07 m of textual records (1 box)
1 microfilm
1 volume

Context area

Name of creator

(1816-1892)

Biographical history

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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Accruals

System of arrangement

Arranged into 4 series, by record type.

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Open

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Finding aids

File list for Series 1 (paintings) only.

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B1973-0043

Accession

B1974-0033

Accession

B1993-0022

Accession

B2001-0048

Accession

B2004-0015

Accession

B2010-0004

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