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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

William A. Stephens fonds

  • RC0914
  • Arquivo
  • 1830-2015; predominant 1852-1881

Fonds consists primarily of 6 volumes of diaries, written by Stephens from 1852 to 1881 (with gaps). The diaries provide significant insight into Stephens’ life, and record events in Owen Sound and throughout Ontario; none of the diaries cover the period when Stephens was writing the poem, Hamilton, though he does refer to the work from time to time. The diaries do include several other poems composed by Stephens. The fonds also includes a charcoal drawing of Stephens, a copy of Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress that was read to Stephens as a child, biographical information, documents relating to various family members, and other material.

Stephens, William A.

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

G.T. Darling manuscript

  • MS024
  • Item
  • 1832

Bound manuscript of Lyra juventus; or youthful poems by G.T. Darling. Manuscript also contains the following titles: "Fragments", "Translations", "Ocean Shells", "Notes". Manuscript was dated from watermark which reads: J&J Town, Turkey Mill, 1832. Two loose pages are enclosed in the book, one of which gives the author's name as T. G. Darling.

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

James M. Deaubin fonds

  • RC0758
  • Arquivo
  • 1833-1882

The fonds consists of one bound ledger book with the handwritten title “Blotter, 3 August 1850 to 31 January 1851 hand [?] letter book, 15 Fbry [February] 1851”. On the verso is the printed title “Legislative Council of Upper Canada … 1833”. The book’s pages contain financial records. Pasted into the book is correspondence to and from Montreal, Toronto, London, Detroit and other cities, circulars, invoices, statements, cheques, receipts , as well as a legal summons. The dates of the contents are more expansive than the handwritten title. The spelling of Deaubin’s last name varies; Deaubin is how he signed his correspondence.

Deaubin, James M.

Williams family fonds

  • RC0183
  • Arquivo
  • 1835-1930

The fonds contains correspondences and other material belonging to various members of the Williams Family. Further detail in description of the 'System of arrangement'.

Williams Family

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.

Steuarta Cosgrove collection

  • MS052
  • Item
  • 1836

A collection of hymns and psalms carefully selected from the best composers arranged for public worship compiled by Steuarta King. Contains musical scores.

Alan Walker fonds

  • RC0107
  • Arquivo
  • ca. 1836-1908

The fonds consists of material related to Alan Walker's research, recordings, and other professional activities. As well as personal material, including correspondence. The third accrual contains 30 items related to Liszt and his Circle, including 14 letters from Liszt.

Walker, Alan

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)

The Queen vs. William Rogers, Bill of Treason

  • RC0837
  • Item
  • 1838

The item is a Bill of Treason written on parchment against William Rogers. He is described as “not having the fear of God in his heart but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil”. It is stated he wished to “depose our said Lady the Queen … and to bring and put our said Lady the Queen to death.” He was specifically charged with offences that took place before, after and on 4 December [1837] in the Township of York. They included plotting an insurrection against the Queen, persuading others to join this insurrection, and assembling, with around fifty others, armed with guns, muskets, rifles, bullets, bayonets, swords, pikes and other weapons. The document is signed by the jury foreman, J. W. Gamble, and witnesses.

Rogers, William

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

George and Jannet Gallinger sale documents

  • RC0868
  • Item
  • 17 June 1840

Bargain and sale by George Gallinger the Younger and Jannet his wife, daughter of the late Allan Cameron, a United Empire Loyalist, both of the Township of Cornwall in the County of Stormont, in the Eastern District and Province of Ontario, to Philip VanKoughnet, a tract of land in the Township of Alfred in the County of Prescott in the District of Ottawa in the Province of Upper Canada consisting of two hundred acres, being the North and South halves of Lot Number Five, for ₤100.
Indenture. Printed form completed by hand. On the verso is a memorandum that Jannet was examined separately from her husband and appeared to give her consent to depart with her estate in the within mentioned deed. There are witness signatures. Jannet’s signature is marked with a cross.

Gallinger, George and Jannet

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

William M. Allison fonds

  • RC0642
  • Arquivo
  • 1845-[192-]

The fonds consists of a manuscript account book kept by Allison for the period 1845-1849, 164 pages. There are also three b&w photographs, one of Allison, two of the blacksmith's shop. The date of one photograph is [192-]. A typed transcript of the account book has been made.

Allison, William M.

Bertrand Russell fonds

  • RC0096
  • Arquivo
  • 1847-2000; predominant 1888-1976

The fonds consists of Russell's manuscripts, correspondence, library, periodicals, offprints, leaflets, photographs, audio discs, audio reels, audio cassettes, films, videocassettes, microfilms, news clippings, posters, some furniture, artwork (including a bust by Jacob Epstein), awards and medals. Also included are records of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, including those that relate to the International War Crimes Tribunal. The archive is supplemented by a supporting research library of books, theses about Russell, and his publications in periodicals. The fonds also contains the archives of Russell's parents, Viscount and Viscountess Amberley. The fonds has been supplemented with ongoing acquisitions of original material from a variety of sources, as well as copies of selected material held elsewhere.

Russell, Bertrand

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