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Napoleon and French Revolution collection

  • RC0501
  • Coleção
  • 1789-1916

This collection of prints and drawings visually documents France and its imperial ambitions, notably the end of the Ancien Régime (Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette), the French Revolution, Napoleon reign’s as Emperor and his defeat in 1815, and Napoleon III and the Second Republic. Descriptions of each print or drawing consists of the title (sometimes supplied), measurement, the names of the artist, engraver, publisher or printer, and the source (sometimes a previous collection or from a museum or publication).

Token coinage collection

  • RC0829
  • Coleção
  • 1792-1794

Tokens such as these were issued in many places in England between 1787 and 1800 when the government failed to mint enough copper coinage for the conduct of business. One of the coins is a Samuel Johnson copper coin, the other is a Jack Lackington copper coin.

Dorset (England) manuscript collection

  • MS134
  • Coleção
  • 1796

The collection consists of seven inventories, compiled for each Dorset parish, of the number of farmers, livestock, amount and type of crops (dead stock), number of servants who can be mounted on horseback, number of servants who can be armed with pickaxes and shovels. The inventories were collected by Lord Milton's Corps of Yeomanry Calvary, the volunteer Dorset Rangers. It seems likely that the inventory was prepared in anticipation of a French invasion.

Plates for the appendix to the Third Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons upon the Improvement of the Port of London

  • RC0903
  • Coleção
  • 1800

The twenty-one plates were issued unbound and accompanied by a listing of the plates. This listing divides the plates to match the reports they accompanied:
Appendix to Mr. Mylne’s Report (Plate I)
Mr. Dodd’s Designs (Plate II-VII)
Mr. Wilson’s Design (Plate VIII)
Messers Telford and Douglass’s Designs (Plate IX-XII)
Mr. Dance’s Designs (Plate XIII-XIX)
Mr. Jessop’s Section of the River Thames (Plate XX)
Copy of Sir Christopher Wren’s plans after 1666 (Plate XXI)

Charlotte Turner Smith collection

  • RC0674
  • Coleção
  • 1801-1803

The fonds consists of letters and a print portrait. Only one letter in the collection has an identified recipient, Samuel Rose.

Smith, Charlotte Turner

Slavery collection

  • RC0827
  • Coleção
  • [1807]-1884

The collections contains:
A legal document; James Peters, Maury County, Tennessee, 16 August 1823, re dividing land and slaves;
A letter by Jno. (John) A. Collins, 4 October 1884, to Charles E. Chapman who had requested Collins’s autograph. In the letter Collins writes that he thinks Chapman may be related to Maria W. Chapman, an abolitionist. Collins writes of his memories of her activities in the Anti-Slavery movement.

George Baldwin Read Collection

  • Coleção
  • 1808-1958

The collection consists of Cpt. Read’s First World War military maps and Active Service Testament. An 1808 map of Russia. A copy of Col. R. Meinertzhagen’s Birds of Arabia, which belonged to Cpt. Read’s son.

Read, George Baldwin

Thomas Carlyle

  • RC0250
  • Coleção
  • 1819-1968

The fonds contains Thomas Carlyle correspondence, other Carlyle family correspondence, financial statements, photographs, notebooks and photocopies of diaries, and other materials

Carlyle, Thomas

Mabel Burkholder collection

  • RC0246
  • Coleção
  • 1819-1955

The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and clippings.

Burkholder, Mabel

English, Irish, Scottish and German composers, conductors, musicians, writers and publishers collection

  • RC0627
  • Coleção
  • 1827-1957

There are letters from the following (with two noted exceptions) in this collection:

William Arthur Aikin, born in 1857, an English surgeon, scientist and amateur musician who died in 1939.

Michael William Balfe, born in Dublin on 15 May 1808 and died in Rowney, Abbey Herts., 20 October 1870, a singer and the most successful composer of English operas in the nineteenth century.
John Francis Barnett (1837-1916).
Sir Arnold Bax, born in Streatham on 8 November 1883 and died in Cork, Ireland, 3 October 1953, a composer of orchestral and choral works.
Sir Julius Bendict, born in Stuggart on 27 November 1804 and died in London, 5 June 1885, a composer of operas and choral music and a conductor who lived in London beginning in 1835.
Sir William Sterndale Bennett, born in Sheffield on 13 April 1816 and died in London, February 1875, the most distinguished English composer of the Romantic school, composing orchestral, chamber, keyboard and choral music.
Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt Wilson, Baron Berners, born at Arley Park, Bridgnorth on 18 September 1883 and died at Farringdon House, Berks., on 19 April 1950, a composer of ballet, orchestral music and songs, and a writer and painter.
Sir Arthur Bliss, born in London on 2 August 1891 and died there on 27 March 1975, a composer of music for the stage as well as orchestral, choral and vocal works.
Edwin York Bowen, born in London on 22 February 1884 and died there on 23 November 1961, a composer and pianist.
Sir Frederick Bridge, born in Oldbury, 5 December 1884 and died in London, 18 March 1924, an organist, composer, and writer.
Sir Benjamin Britten, born in Lowestoft on 22 November 1913 and died in Aldeburgh, 4 December 1975, a composer, conductor and pianist. He is considered to be the outstanding composer of his generation. His Peter Grimes laid the foundation for a revival of English opera.
Alan Bush, born in London on 22 December 1900 and died in November 1955, a composer of music for the stage as well as orchestral and vocal works, pianist and teacher.

William Crotch, born in Norwich on 5 July 1775 and died in Taunton on 29 December 1847, a composer of vocal, orchestral and chamber music, theorist and painter. A child prodigy, he was one of the most distinguished musicians of his day.
W. Crouch was the uncle of Frederick William Crouch (c1783-1844), author of A Complete Treatise on Violoncello (1826) and his note is addressed to Frederick Crouch.

Sir Walford Davies, born in Oswestry, Shropshire on 6 September 1869 and died in Warington, Somerset on 11 March 1941, an organist, composer and educationist.

Edwin Evans, born in London on 1 September 1871 and died there on 3 March 1945, a music critic for the Pall Mall Gazette (1921-23) and Daily Mail, from 1933 onwards. There are no letters from Evans; only letters addressed to him from three people, including Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969).

Herman Fink, born in London on 4 November 1872 and died there on 21 April 1939, a composer of music for the stage and a conductor.
Gerald Finzi, born in London on 14 July 1901 and died in Oxford, 27 September 1956, a composer of orchestral, choral and vocal works.

Henry Balfour Gardiner, born in London on 7 November 1877 and died in Salisbury on 28 June 1950, a composer of music for the stage as well as choral music and songs.
Sir Edward German was born as German Edward Jones in Whitchurch, Shropshire on 17 February 1862 and died in London on 11 November 1936. He changed his name to avoid confusion with another Edward Jones. He was a composer of comic operas, incidental and orchestral music and songs.
Sir Eugene Goossens, born in London on 26 May 1893 and died at Hillingdon, Middlesex on 13 June 1962, a conductor and composer of stage, orchestral, chamber and vocal music.

Thomas Harper, born in London in 1816 and died on 27 August 1898, possibly also in London, a trumpeter and professor at the Royal Academy of Music. There are no letters from Harper; only letters addressed to him from several people.
Joseph Holbrooke, born in Croydon on 5 July 1878 and died in London on 5 August 1958, a composer of stage, choral, and orchestral music.
Charles Edward Horsley, born in London on 16 December 1822 and died in New York on 28 February 1876, a composer of oratorios.
Herbert Howells, born in Lydney, Gloucs. on 17 October 1892 and died in 1983, a composer of choral and instrumental works, teacher and writer.

John Ireland, born 13 August 1879 in Bowdon, Cheshire and died in Rock Mill, Washington, Sussex, 12 June 1962, a composer of orchestral, vocal, chamber and instrumental music, pianist, and teacher.

Constant Lambert, born in London on 23 August 1905 and died there 21 August 1951, a composer of ballets as well as choral and orchestral works, a conductor and writer.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie, born in Edinburgh on 22 August 1847 and died in London on 28 April 1935, a composer of stage, choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and a conductor.
Sir August Manns, born in Stolzenberg on 12 March 1825 and died in Norwood, London, 1 March 1907, a conductor at the Crystal Palace, London from 14 October 1855 onwards. He became a naturalized British citizen in 1894.
Thomas Moore, born in Dublin, Ireland on 28 May 1779 and died at Sloperton Cottage, near Devizes on 26 February 1852, a poet, musician and composer of songs.

Alfred Novello, born in London on 12 August 1810 and died in Genoa on 16 July 1896, where he was living in retirement, an English music publisher, founder of Novello & Co.

Sir Hubert Hastings Parry, born in Bournemouth on 27 February 1848 and died in Rustington, Sussex on 7 October 1918, a composer of stage, sacred, orchestral and chamber music, oratorios and songs, a scholar and teacher.
Henry Hugo Pierson, born in Oxford on 12 April 1815 and died in Leipzig on 28 January 1873, a composer of choral and stage music and songs who lived most of his adult life in Germany.

Edmund Rubbra, born in Northampton on 23 May 1901 and died in Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire on 14 February 1986, a composer, pianist, teacher and writer. He is considered to be the leading English exponent of the symphony in the mid-twentieth century.

Cyril Scott, born in Oxton, Cheshire on 27 September 1879 and died in Eastbourne on 31 December 1970, a composer of stage, orchestral, choral and vocal music, a writer and pianist.
J. S. (John South) Shedlock, born in Reading on 29 September 1843 and died in London on 9 January 1919, a pianist and writer on music.
Sir John Stainer was born in London on 6 June 1840 and died in Verona on 31 March 1901, while on vacation, a musicologist and composer of oratorios and sacred music.

Ralph Vaughan Williams, born in Down Ampney, Gloucs., on 12 October 1872 and died in London on 26 August 1958 a composer, teacher, writer and conductor. He was the key figure in the revival of twentieth-century English music.

Vincent Wallace, born in Waterford, Ireland on 11 March 1812 and died at the Château de Huget, Vieuzos, Hautes-Pyrénées on 12 October 1865, where he was living in retirement, a composer of operas and piano pieces.
Richard Walthew (1872-1951)
Samuel Webbe, born in London c1770 and died there on 25 November 1843, an organist and composer of glees, catches and songs as well as sacred music.
Samuel Sebastian Wesley, born in London on 14 August 1810 and died in Gloucester on 19 April 1876, a composer and organist. He is considered to be the greatest composer in the English cathedral tradition of the eighteenth century.

Entertainment collection

  • RC0305
  • Coleção
  • 1827-1992

There have been three accruals. The entertainment collection contains materials related to entertainment, predominantly Canadian and American. Genres include ballet, theatre, concerts, musicals and exhibitions (except those that feature sports). They are located in the Sports and Recreation collection. The collection consists of concert and movie posters, programmes, sheet music, sound recordings, cards and other items.

Jane Elliott collection

  • RC0644
  • Coleção
  • 1830-1837

The collection consists of a diary kept from 1 November [1835?] to 14 March [1837?] when the Elliotts were living in Quebec City, Canada. The diarist is presumed to be Jane Elliott. Also in the collection is a play, "My Niece!!--In One Act"; a diary titled "Diary or Young Night Thoughts", 2 May 1830 to 10 September 1830; an undated essay about chalk; and 2 undated letters, written in Italian, possibly from R. Ferry, with one addressed to Luigia. The pencil drawing is presumably of the St. Lawrence River.

Elliott, Jane

Mary Jane Arbuthnot Keane manuscript

  • MS036
  • Coleção
  • 1832-1868

Collection contains the following items:
Poems, anecdotes, and jokes collected by Mary Jane Arbuthnot Keane, 124 p. manuscript;
Abbotsford the Seat of Sir Walter Scott by W. H. Lizars, an engraving;
The White Rock as in 1833 by E. M. L., a drawing in pencil on gray paper;
Town and Mountains / by E. M. L., a drawing in pencil; and,
Asian gentleman, ship, flora and fauna, a series of watercolours.

Keane, Mary Jane Arbuthnot

Morris Norman general collection

  • RC0286
  • Coleção
  • 1833-[1979]

Most of the materials collected by Morris Norman have been placed in subject collections or have been catalogued. The remaining material has been placed in this general collection. It includes materials relating to politics, government, legal matters and business. There are also photographs. The materials originate from Canada, the United States and Britain and rarely from other countries. There have been three accruals. The third accrual contains “The Globe Special Train (Passing Dundas)”, Toronto Lithographing Co.

Marjorie Freeman Campbell collection

  • RC0247
  • Coleção
  • 1833-1962

The collection consists of research materials concerning Hamilton hospitals, health and santitation, as well as notes taken from City Council minutes, and biographical notes on Hamilton families.

Campbell, Marjorie Freeman

Chartist collection

  • RC0388
  • Coleção
  • 1836-1840

Chartism was a working class reform movement in England during the period from roughly 1836 to 1850. Its name was taken from The People's Charter and its leaders included William Lovett and Feargus O'Connor (1794-1855). The Chartists agitated for better working conditions, universal male suffrage, and other political reforms. The movement ultimately dissipated due to disagreements among its members and the rise of other reform bodies such as the Anti-Corn Law League.

The collection consists of printed materials.

Society of Friends (Pickering, ON) collection

  • RC0703
  • Coleção
  • 1838-1839

The collection consists of seven statements of expulsion from the Yonge Street Monthly Meetings mostly held at Pickering. One of the statements makes specific reference to Elias Hicks. More than one of the statements makes reference to participation in the Rebellion of 1837 which violated the known Christian Testimony against war. There is also an extract from the Yonge Street Monthly Meeting held on 12 December 1839 and a one-leaf untitled, unsigned manuscript of religious writing.

Society of Friends (Pickering, ON)

Patrick Francis Cronin collection

  • RC0848
  • Coleção
  • 1839-1919

The collection is mainly concerned with Blake's visit to Toronto in September and October of 1899 and Cronin's wish that the visit serve as expression of support for Irish Home Rule. Besides correspondence between Cronin and Blake, the collection contains a holograph copy of a letter from Lord John Russell (1792-1878) dated 16 October 1839 letters from Senator John O'Donohoe and various notes for speeches by Cronin, one dated as late as 30 May 1919.

Cronin, Patrick Francis

Thomas and Matthew Arnold collection

  • RC0790
  • Coleção
  • 1840-1891

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of four letters from Matthew Arnold to different correspondents: S. Wordlaw McAll, Rev. Charles Anderson, Blanchard Jerrold, R.C. Trench, Archbishop of Dublin, 1870-1884.The letter to McAll, 18 June 1870, is published in The Letters of Matthew Arnold, edited by Cecil Y. Lang (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 1996-2001): Vol. 3, p. 424. Also included in this accrual are: a letter from Thomas Arnold to [Thomas?] Burbridge, 2 December 1840 and a poem ("Persistency of Poetry"), 4 lines, signed by Matthew Arnold and dated 30 December 1884. This accrual also contains a note written 11 February 1891 at Park Hill, Lyndhurst. It appears to be signed "R"; Park Hill was at that time a school established by W. Rawnsley. The second accrual consists of a letter written by Thomas Arnold at Rugby on 20 April 1842, addressed to “Dear Sir”; it concerns the manufacture of a window.

Arnold, Matthew

Franz Liszt and his circle collection

  • RC0249
  • Coleção
  • 1841-1883

Twenty-four of the letters are written by Liszt to a variety of correspondents; one letter is addressed to Liszt from the Executive Committee for the Mozart Jubilee. There is one letter from Dr. S. Jadassohn to an unknown correspondent. The letters are in French and German. The collection also includes translations of documents, a conference report for a concert held in Budapest, a piano completion certificate for one of Liszt's students, a photograph and a contract.

Liszt, Franz

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