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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

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

Temperance collection of Garnet W. Lynd

  • RC0266
  • Coleção
  • 1853-1956

The collection details Rev. Garnet Lynd's personal involvement in the temperance movement in Peel and York counties and his function as a member of the Ontario Temperance Association.

Lynd, Garnet Watson

Loyal Orange Association of British America, Orange Associations collection

  • RC0428
  • Coleção
  • 1853-1970

The collection consists of over four hundred charters for disbanded lodges in Canada and the records for the Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West, consisting of Bothwell and Moraviantown. The collection is supplemented by pamphlets published by the Loyal Orange Association of British America as well as by Orange Associations in Britain, Ireland, and other countries in the former British Empire. The collection also contains minute books, cash books and correspondence.

Loyal Orange Association of British America

Thomas D'Arcy McGee collection

  • RC0710
  • Coleção
  • 1858-1925

The collection consists of 23 letters from McGee to John O'Donohoe (1824-1902), a senator.The McGee collection also contains the research materials of J. Alexander Wallace, M.P., who wrote a Master's thesis on McGee at McMaster University in 1916. The materials include: correspondence, interview notes with John M. McGee, half-brother of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, typed copy of a letter from McGee to A. M. Sullivan, editor, Nation, Dublin, 25 June 1866, and research notes concerning McGee and Whelan. (Note: There are letters from O'Donohoe in the Patrick Francis Cronin collection.)

McGee, Thomas D'Arcy

North-West Rebellion Scrapbooks

  • RC0836
  • Coleção
  • 1867-1951

The first was compiled and annotated by Theodore Henry James Charmbury, who was a photographer in Saskatchewan. It consists of clippings and 41 photographs. A detailed description of the scrapbook and the material found therein is included in the box.
The second scrapbook is a collection of contemporary newspaper clippings about the Rebellion, pasted over the account book of James McDowell, an agent of The Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co., London. The material was pasted into the ledger sometime after 1883.

Canadian politics collection

  • RC0814
  • Coleção
  • 1874-1989

There have been five accruals. The collection consists of items related to Canadian politics. It includes correspondence, posters, photographs, campaign literature, a newspaper, and cartoon drawings by Duncan Macpherson.

Temperance collection

  • RC0600
  • Coleção
  • 1879-1950

The temperance collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, news clippings, government documents from various countries, lantern slides and realia. There have been four accruals; the first two accruals have been combined. Serials and monographs belonging to these accruals have been separately catalogued.

J. W. Bengough fonds

  • RC0228
  • Arquivo
  • 1880-1936

Their have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence, manuscripts, biographical information, news clippings, pamphlets, posters, scrapbooks, issues of Grip, 1873-1894, and engraving plates. The second accrual (16-1990) consists of a cartoon and photographs. The fonds was supplemented by many of Bengough's books which have been catalogued.

Bengough, J. W.

Lady Constance Malleson fonds

  • RC0279
  • Arquivo
  • 1890-1975

The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts; correspondence (includes personal, Bertrand Russell, legal, and newspapers); theatre material; book and journals; reviews of her books; and photographs (many of them theatrical) created by and for Constance Malleson in her life as an actress and writer. The fonds also contains manuscripts, photograph albums containing watercolours by Percy French and other materials belonging to Priscilla, Lady Annesley, which document her life as a member of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy.

Malleson, Lady Constance

Sir Norman Angell fonds

  • RC0203
  • Arquivo
  • 1897-1967

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence, news, a few clippings and one manuscript. The second accrual consists of correspondence, manuscripts, news clippings, broadsides and posters, and photographs.

Angell, Sir Norman

Communist pamphlets collection

  • RC0213
  • Coleção
  • 1901-1969

This collection contains uncatalogued pamphlets pertaining to communism, socialism, and class struggle. The pamphlets are global in scope, although they are all in English unless otherwise noted. The bulk of the collection originates from China and Soviet Russia during the post-WWII period, although Cuba and Britain are strongly represented as well. These materials include a selection of translated speeches from Mao Zedong, as well as Joseph Stalin, Vyacheslav Molotov, and other prominent Soviet policy-makers from the era. Also included within the collection are Cuban communist pamphlets from the late 1950s. These documents are comprised of anti-American tracts, pro-revolutionary materials, and a small number of Fidel Castro’s speeches. Some of the Cuban material is only available in French. In addition, there is a small selection of pamphlets published in Britain during the late 1930s and early 1940s concerning class struggle and working conditions for labourers, as well as numerous pamphlets exploring Argentina’s May Revolution of 1810 against Spain. The rest of the collection is composed of miscellaneous pamphlets and publications relating to communism, Marxism or Leninism, civil rights and women's rights.

Judith Robinson fonds

  • RC0918
  • Arquivo
  • 1913-1961, predominantly 1928-1961

Fonds consists of Judith Robinson’s correspondence; clippings of her newspaper writings; drafts, notes, and research files; working records of NEWS; personal material; petitions and other material related to the Christie Street Hospital campaign; manuscripts and writing related to her books, published and unpublished; and manuscripts and writing by her friends sent to her for editing.

Robinson, Judith

The Social Democratic Party of Canada collection

  • RC0702
  • Coleção
  • 1914-1918

The two booklets, with covers and dues stamps, were issued by the Dominion Executive Committee of the SDPC to Ted Grydzian (spelling varies) of the Ukrainian Local No. 81 in Welland, Ont.

Social Democratic Party (Canada)

Socialist Party of Canada collection

  • RC0786
  • Coleção
  • 1919-1970

The collection consists of printed materials, such as pamphlets, election manifestos, and speeches, as well as literature issued by affiliated parties. There is one letter (1970) from Larry Tickner, General Secretary, which contains details about the party's history.

Socialist Party of Canada

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

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