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B.A.W. Jackson fonds

  • RC0324
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1976

The fonds (accession 23-2000) consists of administrative files and correspondence with the speakers who participated in the Shakespeare Seminar held at the Stratford Festival (Stratford, Ont.) between 1961 and 1976. Sponsored by a consortium of Canadian Universities, the Shakespeare Seminar was organized by the Department of Extension at McMaster University under Jackson's directions. The speakers include Shakespearian scholars (e.g. F.W. Bateson, L.C. Knights, and J.F. Kermode), critics and celebrities (e.g. Anthony Burgess, Robertson Davies and Northrop Frye), and actors and directors (e.g. Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Robin Phillips, and William Hutt).

Jackson, B. A. W.

Ballooning collection

  • RC0190
  • Collection
  • 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.

Bargain and sale, with dower, by Timothy Buckly and Julia, his wife, to Mary Anne Foley, wife of Declan Foley, of a tract of land in the Township of North Crosby in the County of Leeds,

  • RC0753
  • Item
  • 6 January 1863

Bargain and sale, with dower, by Timothy Buckly and Julia, his wife, to Mary Anne Foley, wife of Declan Foley, of a tract of land being Lot Number 18 in the Seventh Concession, containing 200 acres and the north-east half of Lot Number 26 in the Third Concession containing 100 acres and the south west part of Lot Number 27 in the Second Concession containing 54 acres and Lot Number 72 in the Sixth Concession contain 70 acres, all in of the Township of North Crosby in the County of Leeds for the sum of $20.
Indenture was printed and sold by Charles J. Hynes, Messenger Office, Prescott. Signed by Timothy and Julia Buckly, witnessed by James and John Buckly. The deed was registered by George B. Glasford, Deputy Register, County of Leeds
This indenture, which was cut into sections, has been repaired with backing paper.

Buckly, Timothy and Julia

Baron de Boesner collection

  • RC0663
  • Collection
  • 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

Barry Brown fonds

  • RC0081
  • Fonds
  • 1763-1966

The fonds consists of correspondence, book lists and catalogues, financial material, bound manuscript notebooks, scrap books, albums and a series of binders containing photocopies of the title pages and shelf locations of his book collection.

Brown, J. Barry

Basil H. Johnston fonds

  • RC0038
  • Fonds
  • [1860]-2012

The fonds contains material in multiple languages: English, French, Ojibway/Chippewa, Cree, Latin.

Johnston, Basil

Beatty Brothers Limited fonds

  • RC0357
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1975

The fonds consists of genealogical information on the Beatty family, programmes for company events, some financial records, annual reports, and a history of the company published in 1974.

Beatty Brothers Limited

Ben F. Meyer fonds

  • RC0106
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1997

There have been five accruals. The fonds consists of: correspondence; journals and diaries; notebooks and notes; courses and course related material; manuscripts, typescripts and published material; personal documents; material by others; electronic material, moving images and sound recordings.

Meyer, Ben F.

Bernard Freeman Trotter fonds

  • RC0141
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1945

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, a presentation copy of A Canadian Twilight, and printed material, as well as additional material related to Trotter.

Trotter, Bernard Freeman

Bertram Neville Brockhouse fonds

  • RC0176
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2003

The fonds contains: correspondence; conferences; offprints, typescripts, and proofs; McMaster University; journals, awards, travel, photographs, realia; Nobel Prize; manuscripts, typescripts and graphs; offprints, works by otheres, blueprints; teaching and administration, personal documents; graduate students.

Brockhouse, B. N.

Bertrand Russell fonds

  • RC0096
  • Fonds
  • 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

Betty M. B. Houghton fonds

  • RC0555
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1915.

The fonds consists of two albums containing short accounts by soldiers at the hospital of their war-time experiences, as well as poems and addresses.

Houghton, Betty M. B.

Bhāgavata Purāṇa [Bhagavata Purana]

  • MS128
  • Item
  • [17-?]-[18-?]

The manuscript consists of twelve cantos (skandhas). Text on highly burnished paper is in india ink with illustrations and miniatures in gouache with gold pigment; borders in gold leaf. The text is preceded by twenty-five miniatures. There are forty-eight miniatures interspersed with the text which is lavishly illustrated. Sacred texts in rolled manuscript form were first created in eighteenth-century Kashmir. In the nineteenth century these manuscripts were created in northern India, particularly in Alwar and Jaipur. It is more likely that this manuscript is nineteenth rather than eighteenth century.

The manuscript is housed in a cylindrical silver container. The initials S.B. below the image of griffin are engraved on the lid. Family legend holds that the initials are those of an officer who saved the life of the Nawab Wazir of Oudh and was presented with the manuscript as a token of gratitude. During a hunting expedition the Nawab had been attacked by a tiger.

Biblia Sacra

  • MS106
  • Item
  • [12--]

Biblia Sacra. Produced in France in the first half of the 13th century. There are 45 double column lines to the page in a small gothic hand on fine vellum, ornamented with 63 illuminated and 73 historiated initials. Most of them have red and blue decorative columns extending to the head and foot of the text. The text is in Latin.

Bill of sale [Kauff-Brief.]

  • MS130
  • Item
  • 3 June 1716

Item consists of a bill of sale [Kauff-Brief] by Andreas Roessner, burgess and basketmaker at Kelheim [Kerbelmacher zu Kelhaimb] in Bavaria, and Maria his wife. The other party to the sale is named Christopher [Nachhilter?], burgess and soap-boiler [Saiffensieder] at Kelheim. The bill ends with the date 3 June 1716. Afterward there is an authorizing signature by Johann Albrecht Notthaft von Weissentein, who acquired the lands of Affecking, now part of the city of Kelheim, through marriage. Notthaft died on 9 August 1727 at the age of 79.

The bill is an unbound manuscript written in ink, now faded to light brown, executed on a single sheet of laid paper in folio format. The paper bears a stamp in black ink, 3 cm in diameter, reading “(VI) Kreizer-Papier,” a paper manufacture which dates to about the end of the seventeenth century. It also bears a watermark of a fleur-de-lis. Beside the signature of Notthaft, there is a black wax seal, 2 cm in diameter, depicting a coat-of-arms surmounted by a crown with the letters “HANFVW” [ie Hans Albrecht Notthaft, Freiherr von Weissenstein?]. The bill has been folded numerous times and bears the title “Kauff Brief” with comments and the date 3 June 1716 on the outer fold. The language appears to be mainly High German with some dialectic peculiarities.

Roessner, Andreas and Maria

Blanche and Edward Frappier fonds

  • RC0099
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1946

The fonds largely consists of letters written by Edward to Blanche Frappier while Edward served at the HMCS Cornwallis, HMCS Stadacona, and HMCS Scotian shore-based training facilities in Nova Scotia. Letters were also written during Edward’s service on the HMCS Kenogami and the HMCS Glace Bay. These letters are addressed to Blanche while she resided in the Trinity Barracks in Long Branch, Ontario. There is one letter to Edward from Blanche, 26 July 1945.

Frappier, Blanche

Boer War stereographs

  • RC0810
  • Collection
  • 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 Isaiah, leaf

  • MS117
  • Item
  • [13--?]

One leaf from a bible, portion, in Latin, from the book of Isaiah with illuminated letter 'C'. Possibly made in France.

Book of Purity and Prayer

  • MS037
  • Collection
  • 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.

Book of hours

  • MS105
  • Item
  • between 1470 and 1480

Manuscript is primarily in Latin with headings and saints names in French. The original description from the dealer indicated that it was 'composed in the style of the School of Tours'. However, the saints' days selected for inclusion in the calendar as well as textual variations in the Office of the Virgin suggest that it was produced for use in the Troyes region of France.

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