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Skating Collection

  • RC0413
  • Collection
  • [182?]-2007

The collection relates to ice skating and figure skating, and is comprised of the following series:
Postcards, trade cards, photo cards, and pictorial cards
Skating programs
Sheet music and recordings
Barbara Ann Scott collection
Alain Calmat collection
Sonja Henie collection
Cecilia Colledge collection
Archives and ephemera.

Fire trucks collection

  • RC0519
  • Collection
  • [192-]-[195-]

The collection consists of b&w photographs of fire trucks. There are trucks from the Burlington, Grimbsy, Kamsack, Kelowna, Kentville, Niagara, Niagara Falls, Pickering, Point Claire, Revelstoke, and the Canadian National Parks Fire Departments. Many of the trucks are identified as Bickle trucks. Founded in Winnipeg in 1906, the company had been moved to Woodstock, Ont. becoming Bickle Fire Engines Ltd. in 1922. Four of the photographs are taken by Charles W. Hayrall of Woodstock, Ont. One of the photographs was taken by W.J. Oliver. Most of the photographs are stationary portraits of trucks. Only three of the photographs show any action: two men are atop the Canadian National Parks truck operating the fire hose at a lake; one photograph is of a truck moving down a street; one photograph is of men climbing a fire truck ladder.

Andy Donato collection

  • RC0764
  • Collection
  • [197-]-[1980]

The collection consists of 22 drawings.

Donato, Andy

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

  • RC0495
  • Collection
  • 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.

Eighteenth Century Journals collection

  • RC0846
  • Collection
  • 1648-1879

The collection consists of newspapers from the 18th century, primarily from England.

Wiles, R. M.

Jacobean to Edwardian manuscript letters collection

  • RC0189
  • Collection
  • 1686-1905

This artificial collection consists of five sub-collections, each containing letters and associated materials from the Jacobean to Edwardian eras. They consist of a petition to the king of England, a letter from a minister in the French Imperial government, letters concerning mathematical calculations, and personal letters.

Dr. William G. Bensen Fur Trade Collection of Robert D.W. Band

  • RC0916
  • Collection
  • 1689 - 1892

99 items relating to the fur trade in French and British Canada from the 17th to 19th centuries. Some items (e.g. exchanges of correspondence) comprise multiple components. The collection includes correspondence, voyageur contracts, diaries, court proceedings, account books, indentures, bills of exchange, company money, and other documents pertinent to the exercise of the fur trade.

This remarkable collection includes extensive personal and official documentation relating to the exercise of the fur trade in the territory which would eventually become Canada. Included are significant letters (from James McGill, George Simpson, and Catherine Fraser, among others), personal diaries, legal indentures, court papers (especially pertaining to lawsuits), account books, indictments, voyageur contracts, and more. Of particular note are extensive materials relating to the business of several significant fur trading concerns, including both major players like the North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company and smaller firms like McTavish Frobisher Co., McTavish, McGillvrays and Co., &c. The collection also contains a substantial body of documentation relating to the Anglo-French Cornud family, which was heavily involved in the fur trade.

The collection also contains unlisted supplementary material prepared by Robert D. W. Band and his estate, including transcriptions, facsimiles, handwritten notes, and bibliographic information.

Georgian Songs collection

  • RC0054
  • Collection
  • 1700-1830

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of 923 songs from 1714-1830. The second accrual consists of approximately 1,000 songs from 1700-1830. Both accruals of songs are mainly from the Georgian Era, that is during the reigns of the four Georges. The majority of the songs were published in London, England.

Fortifications, warfare, navigation and architecture manuscript collection

  • MS133
  • Collection
  • [17--]

Nouveau sistème de fortification. [17-?] -- 192 p.

Proposal of a new system of fortification containing several new advantages that may be made of sluices in the fortifying and defending places that are situated on rivers or near the sea as likewise a solution to the first question proposed to the learned in 1708 viz how to make mines or furnaces (fourneaux) each of which you may fire as often as you please without bursting them, & these to be made in such a manner as not to be liable to be flooded ... as likewise a new method of attacking ... more expedite and less bloody than those practised in the last wars. [17-?-]. -- 10 p. -- Partial translation of preceding manuscript. -- Drawing : pen and ink.

Notes extraites d'un memoire sur Maestricht. -- [17-?]. -- 2 p.

Nouvelle construction d'ecluses pur le menagement des eaux, ou maniere d'etablir la navigation dans les plaines des pays ou les eaux sonts rares. -- [17-?]. -- 6 p. -- Methode generale pour tracer sure le papier, ou sur le terrain le trait magistral ... -- 2 p. Nouvelle construction d'ecluses pour empecher l'entree de l'eau sallee d'un havre, dans celle d'un canal, ou riviere navigable ... 7 p. -- These three manuscripts are all written on the same gathering of paper. Premier exemple de l'usage d'un seul reservoir. -- 2 p. This manuscript is loose in the gathering. Drawing : pencil sketch. -- Drawing: pen and ink.

Description par letres de renvoy des principales parties ... des bastions. [17-?] -- 21 p. -- Drawing : pencil sketch.

Discours sur quelques sujets d'architecture. -- [17-?]. -- 14 p.

Untitled fragments. -- [17-?]. -- 34 p. -- Drawing : pen and ink.

Eighteenth Century Newsletters collection

  • MS139
  • Collection
  • 1719-1720

This collection of newsletters was written in London by John Farr and his son John Farr Junior between 25 June 1719 and 10 September 1720. They were sent periodically to Francis Thistlethwayte in Winterslow, Wiltshire. The number sent varies from five to fourteen per month. The content includes: military and naval affairs, especially the war with Spain; foreign news from Europe, Jamaica, Newfoundland, and the Americas; news from Scotland and Ireland; commerce and shipping movements; natural disasters such as earthquakes; criminal affairs, spies, murders and arrests; deaths and the funeral of Joseph Addison; legal reports, stock reports and quotations, South Sea Bubble, politics and Parliamentary affairs.

The most likely Francis Thistlethwayte to be a recipient of the newsletters was born in 1658 and attended New College Oxford. The date of his death is uncertain but his father, Alexander (1636-1715) was long-lived. John Farr signed one newsletter dated 12 December 1719. There is a note on the verso of the 17 December 1719 newsletter by John Farr Junior.

Farr, John

Eighteenth Century British military manuscript collection

  • MS136
  • Collection
  • 1761-1774

A List of the Reduced Officers of Our Land Forces and Marines Entitled to Receive Half Pay in Our Kingdom of Great Britain for the Year 1774 / By His Majesty's Command, Groonslow, Townshend, and Beauchamp. -- 5 May 1774. -- Manuscript, 50 p. -- List is addressed to Richard Rigby, Paymaster General. -- List includes names of corps, officers' names and quality; it concludes with a two-page abstract.

An Independent Company of Foot / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- [1761?]. -- Manuscript, 2 p., numbered 91 and 92. -- Per diem and yearly ranks of pay.

The Charge of the Garrison of Guadeloupe / by His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- [1761?]. -- Manuscript, 2 p., numbered 93 and 94. Manuscript is headed George R. -- Per diem and yearly rates of pay for various positions such as the Governor, Chaplain, Surgeon as well as military ranks at Guadeloupe, Fort Royal, Fort George, Marie Galante, and Grand Terre.

Regulation of Subsistence to Be Paid to Every Officer and Soldier on the Foregoing Establishment. -- [8 December 1761?]. -- Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 95. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

Warrant for Deducting the Subsistence to Two Men Per Company From the Captains in Case They Do not Keep Them Compleat According to This Establishment / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North and James Oswald. -- 8 December 1761. -- Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 96. -- Warrant is addressed to Henry Fox, Paymaster General. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

Warrant for Deducting Twelve Pence in the Pound / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- 8 December 1761. --. Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 97. Warrant is addressed to Henry Fox, Paymaster General. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

Warrant for Deducting One Day's Pay Yearly / By His Majesty's Command, Barrington, North, and James Oswald. -- 8 December 1761. -- Manuscript, 1 p., numbered 98. -- Manuscript is headed George R.

World War, 1914-1918 collection

  • RC0309
  • Collection
  • 1761-1968

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, post cards, maps, manuscripts, typescripts, orders and other official documents, diagrams, programmes, souvenirs, song-sheets, artwork, leaflets, sound recordings and moving images, and printed materials.

Pope Clement XIII and Conde de Oeyras manuscript collection

  • MS135
  • Collection
  • 1767-1768

Relaçaõ das cartas de Roma, e suas respostas, que vaõ indicadas no despacho no. VIII expedido sobre esta materia ao Sñr. Ayres de Sá e Mello em 15 de Março de 1768. -- March, 1768. -- Manuscript, 1 p. -- The title is followed by a list of the seven numbered manuscripts below.

No. I. Copia da carta escripta em nome do papa a el Rey nosso senhor. Carrissimo in Christo filio nostro Josepho Portugalliae, et Algarbiorum regi fidelissimo. Clemens Papa XIII. -- 31 August 1767. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Latin.

No. II. Copia da resposta de sua magestade ao papa. -- 5 December 1767. -- Manuscript, 2 p. -- Text is in Portuguese.

No. III. Copia do breve dirigido em nome do papa ao Conde de Oeyras. Clemens P.P. XIII. -- 31 August 1767. -- Manuscript, 3 p. -- Text is in Latin.

No. IV. Copia da resposta do Conde de Oeyras a sua santidade. -- December 1767. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Latin.

No. V. Copia da carta do nuncio de Madrid escripta ao Conde de Oeyras. -- 28 October 1767. -- Manuscript, 3 p. -- Text is in Italian.

No. VI. Copia da resposta do Conde de Oeyras ao dito nuncio. -- 5 December 1767. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Portuguese.

No. VII. Copia da consulta, que a meza do dezembargo do paço fez a S. mage. em 13 de Janeiro de 1768 sobre o descripto expedido em nome do Papa debaixo das formas da bula da cruzada. -- 13 January 1768. -- Manuscript, 6 p. -- Text is in Portuguese.

Beatissimo padre. -- [176-]. -- Manuscript, 4 p. -- Text is in Portuguese. -- Manuscript is not complete.

Clemens XIII, Pope

William Cowper collection

  • RC0707
  • Collection
  • 1773-1824

The collection contains manuscripts and letters written by Cowper and Newton.

Cowper, William

Buck Engravings of England

  • RC0832
  • Collection
  • 1774-

The collection consists of fourteen engravings from the Bucks' series on England.

Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

Edward Burnaby Greene collection

  • RC0771
  • Collection
  • 1775

Ode / by Edward B. Greene -- [1775]. -- Manuscript, 1 p.

Ode / by E.B.G. -- 31 March [1775]. -- Manuscript, 1 p.

Ode / by E.B.G. -- 7 May 1775. -- Manuscript, 3 p.

Ode / by E.B.G. -- 12 April 1775. -- Manuscript, 3 p.

Alcaic / by E.B.G. -- [1775]. -- Manuscript, 1 p.

All five manuscripts are written on blank pages of The poems of Mr. Gray to which are prefixed memoirs of his life and writings by W. Mason, M.A.

Greene, Edward Burnaby

Drama collection

  • RC0819
  • Collection
  • 1777-1929

The engravings can be divided into two groupings. There is a collection of engravings done from paintings of scenes from Shakespeare's plays. There are thirty-five of these as well as a list of illustrations from an unidentified book. The other grouping consists mainly of engravings of actors and actresses in a variety of different roles, including Shakespearean roles. A few are portraits. This grouping contains ninety-two engravings, some of them duplicates. A few are autographed: signatures include Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, Edwin Forrest, Leigh Murray, Anna Cora Mowatt, Grant Thorburn, and William Wilberforce. One engraving, a depiction of Mr. Compton as Launce, is hand-coloured. In addition, there are sixteen theatre programmes, 1881-1929, from London, England.

Samuel Johnson collection

  • RC0738
  • Collection
  • 1780-[196-]

The collection consists of one autograph letter signed by Dr. Johnson, a copper token bearing Johnson's portrait, a typescript of a talk delivered to the Johnson Club in 1921, and offprints of articles relating to Johnson and James Boswell.

Johnson, Samuel

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.

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