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Academic Robes: Their Usage and History

  • RC0730
  • Coleção
  • 1916

The compilation on academic robes by McNairn has eight chapters: Academic Finery; The Code for British Hoods; Oxford Robes; Cambridge Robes for Doctors and Graduates (a pamphlet by A. G. Almond); Robes In Other Universities; Cap and Gown in America (a pamphlet by Gardner Cotrell Leonard published in 1896); American System of Academic Robes; College Colours, an article by McNairn published in the University of Toronto Varsity, 19 November 1901.

McNairn, W. Harvey

Advertising collection

  • RC0304
  • Coleção
  • 1867-1991

There have been three accruals. The collection consists of Canadian, American, and British advertisements for products, services and businesses. It includes pamphlets, leaflets, posters, calendars, display cards, trade cards, photographs and proofs.

Albert Mansbridge collection

  • RC0236
  • Coleção
  • 1928-1952

The collection consists mainly of Mansbridge's letters to Leonard Clark. There are also a few manuscripts concerning Mansbridge, Christmas cards, invitations, and announcements relating to Mansbridge, photographs of Mansbridge, and some pamphlets by Mansbridge. This collection was assembled by his friend Leonard Clark. Clark, an educator, author, editor and poet was born on 1 August 1905 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey. He was made inspector of schools with the Ministry of Education in 1936. He died in London in 1981.

Mansbridge, Albert

Alex Aronson collection

  • RC0115
  • Coleção
  • 1934-1994

The collection consists of letters Aronson wrote to Mendelson, letters written by Mendelson's co-editor Joan Michelson to Mendelson and other documents related to Aronson's life and death.

Aronson, Alex

Alfred E. Pease collection

  • RC0638
  • Coleção
  • 1918-1964

The collection consists of 28 letters to Major John Fairfax-Blakeborough, mainly from Sir Alfred Pease, but also from other members of the Pease family; news clippings; a typed carbon by Pease concerning family history, dedicated to his children; and a typed carbon of a memoir of Pease by Fairfax-Blakeborough, published in April 1964. Fairfax-Blakeborough was an author and journalist who sometimes wrote under the pen name Hambletonian. He was born in Guisborough, Yorks. on 16 Jan. 1883 and, like Pease, was a member of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society. His books concern racing, hunting, and country life.

Pease, Alfred E.

Alfred Goldsworthy Bailey collection

  • RC0748
  • Coleção
  • 1927

The collection consists of the typescript of Bailey’s first book of poetry, Songs of the Saguenay and Other Poems, and three other poems (“Autumn Night”, “Belle Isle”, and “Tadoussac without You”). With the exception of one leaf, all leaves are signed by Bailey. The typescripts are on the rectos of each leaf.

Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy

Allan Roy Dafoe collection

  • RC0653
  • Coleção
  • 1934-1941

The collection consists of 24 black and white photographs of Dr. Dafoe (1883-1941). Each is identified on the reverse side, usually with the accompanying text for a brief story. The photographs were taken for International News Photos Inc., 1934-1941.

Dafoe, Allan Roy

Anderson affair at Sir George Williams University collection

  • RC0641
  • Coleção
  • 1968-1969

The Anderson affair concerns charges of racism against black students by a white faculty member, Professor Anderson. The collection consists of printed materials, including statements, chronicle of events, newspaper articles, posters, and transcripts of the interviews contained on the audio cassettes.

André Girard collection

  • RC0235
  • Coleção
  • 1951-1964

The collection consists of correspondence with William Ready, 1953-1964; tss. articles by Ready about Girard; ca. 20 serigraphs; 9 pencil sketches of Thomas More Ready; 14 colour slides; 8 b&w photographs; cards designed by Girard; and printed materials, including conference program, two periodicals, and a pamphlet by Jacques Maritain.

Girard, André

Andy Donato collection

  • RC0764
  • Coleção
  • [197-]-[1980]

The collection consists of 22 drawings.

Donato, Andy

Angela Davis collection

  • RC0264
  • Coleção
  • 1971-1972

The collection consists of printed materials issued by various committees organized to free Angela Davis in Canada, the United States and Britain, including leaflets, news letters, petitions, posters, and statements, some of them written by Davis, as well as articles about her. The audio materials contain an interview with Davis by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Davis, Angela Yvonne

Arthur Garner collection

  • RC0546
  • Coleção
  • 1918-1974

The collection consists of Garner’s war medals, a Sapper’s Association pin, a copy of his discharge papers and a letter regarding the headstone for his grave from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Garner, Arthur

Arthur McGinnis letters

  • RC0728
  • Coleção
  • 1918-1919

This collection consists of thirteen letters written from England, France, and Belgium. In addition to the letters, is a brief summary of each letter provided by the collector. McGinnis mentions getting the mumps, wounded by shrapnel, and gassed in his letters, among other things.

McGinnis, Arthur

Arthur Stringer collection

  • RC0719
  • Coleção
  • 1874-1950

This collection (19-1997) consists primarily of 32 letters, 3 post cards, 2 cards, and other enclosures written by Arthur Stringer and addressed to Mary Belle Edmonds, a school teacher from St. Thomas, Ontario. They first met in 1933 on the Newfoundland-Labrador boat cruise.

Stringer, Arthur

Ballooning collection

  • RC0190
  • Coleção
  • 1784-1956

This collection consists of a variety of artifacts (a coin token, brass and wooden boxes), a barometer, illustrations and art, books, cards, and ephemera about ballooning from the late eighteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth century.

Baron de Boesner collection

  • RC0663
  • Coleção
  • 1819-1820

The collection consists of letters addressed to William and Thomas Raikes and Co., and concern credit and payment arrangements.

Boesner, Johann-Joseph, Baron de

Boer War stereographs

  • RC0810
  • Coleção
  • 1900-1901

This collection of stereographic images depicts scenes from the South African War, or Boer War (1899-1902). The images were produced by Underwood & Underwood (and one by the Keystone View Company). The Underwood cards are captioned on the front in English and on the back in English, French, German, Spanish, [Danish?], and Russian. Some of these cards have a more lengthy explanation in English as well. The Keystone View card is only captioned in English, with a lengthy description. It depicts 48th Highlanders of Toronto.

Book of Purity and Prayer

  • MS037
  • Coleção
  • 17??-19??

Fair copy in an unknown hand or hands. Commentary on the original manuscript has been added around the margin and on inserted loose sheets. -- Contents page is illuminated in red, gold and blue. Some pages have been bound incorrectly, that is upside down. Text is predominantly Arabic with some Persian. Table of contents is in Persian. The manuscript contains instructions on conduct for living an Islamic life.

British legal instuments collection (Late Medival to Post-Regency)

  • RC0495
  • Coleção
  • 1336-1825

This artificial collection of documents consists of 81 manuscripts, including deeds, charters, instruments of sasine, obligations, letters patent, wills, probate certificates, and manorial court proceedings, placed into 76 separate groupings. Most of the documents are English, concerning Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Essex, Hampshire (including Isle of Wight), Kent, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Rutland, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire. Some are Scottish, from Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, and West Lothian. One was drawn up in Louth, Ireland while under British rule. Among the notable names occurring in these documents are North of Kirtling, Addington of Harlow, Cotton of Leswade, Primrose of Chester, Paston of Paston, and Shelley of Horsham. Also included, in envelope A, are several pieces of seals which have broken.

British military in Halifax, N.S. collection

  • RC0852
  • Coleção
  • 1893-1894

The collection consists of 10 sepia photographs pasted on board. Most of the photographs are captioned with the names of the men in the photographs. Col. Leach, V.C. is identified as being in one of the photographs. This is surely General Sir Edward Pemberton Leach (1847-1913) who won his V.C. in 1879 and rose of the rank of General with the Royal Engineers. One of them has “Notman Studio” printed on the photograph. There is a photograph of the Wellington Barracks.

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