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Society of Friends (Pickering, ON) collection

  • RC0703
  • Collectie
  • 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)

Archibald Macdonald fonds

  • MS088
  • Stuk
  • 1805-1839

Fonds consists of Archibald Macdonald's journal. It takes the form of a bound manuscript, 363 pages in length, many of the pages left blank. Stamped on spine is "Macdonald Journal". The first entry is 7 February 1805 written in London, England. The last entry is 6 December 1839. Text runs from p. 1 to p. 117. At that point some pages have been cut from the journal. Page 358 contains an index to the contents of pp. 1-71. There is also text on pp. 357, 361-3. Journal is written either with different hands or one hand that varied greatly over time.

Macdonald, Archibald

Chartist collection

  • RC0388
  • Collectie
  • 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.

George and Jannet Gallinger sale documents

  • RC0868
  • Stuk
  • 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

Stark family fonds

  • RC0532
  • Archief
  • 1803-1848

The fonds consists of letters that the brothers wrote to Adam White of the British Museum from 1837 to 1848. White was an Assistant in the Zoology Department from 1835 to 1863. Most of the letters are written by Robert. There is also a journal kept by an unidentified man (presumably a Stark) who was living in Cape Town, South Africa from 1830 to 1834. The unbound journal consists of diary entries as the author travels by horse and sometimes by wagon in the area around Cape Town in 1830 and 1831. He often goes to Stellenbosch. The journal has some editing marks in it; at one point the author notes that his father has suggested that he write a book. The diary breaks off in 1831. The final few pages deal with the author’s return from Bombay, India to Cape Town on the “Earl of Eldon” in the summer of 1834.

Stark Family

French Revolution of 1848 collection

  • RC0820
  • Collectie
  • 1848-1849

The French Revolution of 1848 was one of many national revolutions that swept across Europe in 1848. The revolution in France in February 1848 caused the fall of King Louis Philippe who had reigned since 1830. He abdicated and retired to England. The Second Republic (1848-1852) followed. National workshops were set up in Paris to provide work for the unemployed. Elections were held in April based on universal manhood suffrage but, even so, one-half of the deputies elected were monarchists. In May, Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881) led a failed coup. With little money to support them, the workshops closed causing a rising of the Parisian unemployed called the June Days. By December 1848 Louis Napoleon Bonaparte had been elected President.

There are 316 broadsides and broadsheets, including campaign literature and electoral lists. The collection covers a wide range of topics including early annoucements about the outbreak of violence; efforts by workers' organizations to organize; official decrees of the provisional government; the April elections to the National Assembly; the insurgency in June; philosophical contributions by private citizens; Socialist and Communists tracts; satirical subjects; review of events and personalities such as General Cavaignac. There is also one envelope of smaller items, mainly lists of candidates for l'assemblée nationale, le départment de la Seine, and des ateliers nationaux. Also in the envelope is a document of arrest issued by the Paris police, 12 April 1848. There are notes in pencil on the verso of this document.

David Macbeth Moir fonds

  • MS109
  • Archief
  • before 1852

The fonds consists of a bound volume containg six manuscripts by Moir. They are:
The bride of Lochleven. -- Manuscript, 21 p.
The lunatic of love. A fragment. -- Manuscript, 16 p.
The Norman captive. -- Manuscript, 17 p.
The Revenge of Sir Edmund. -- Manuscript, 19 p.
Isabelle or the maid of Damascus. A Syrian tale. -- Manuscript, 29 p.
The exile of Novogorod. -- Manuscript, 76 p.

Three different hands appear to have been used. Different paper was used for the last manuscript. Stamped on the front cover is the delta symbol. Stamped on the back cover are the initials of his wife: C.E.M. 1852.Written inside the front cover is the inscription: Jane Moir from her mother, July 1853.

Moir, David Macbeth

Highland Society of Hamilton, Canada West fonds

  • RC0781
  • Archief
  • 1853

The fonds consists of a constitution and minutes. The constitution, dated 10 August 1953, is written on ten pages of a titled bound book. Most of the book is blank but the last three pages contain minutes of meetings from September to December 1853.

Highland Society of Hamilton (Canada West)

Tins of Cornwall, England and the island of Banca, West Indies.

  • MS141
  • Stuk
  • [1790?]-1859

Manuscript is a fair copy of letters and accounts which were published as Letters, Remarks, &c. with a view to open an extensive trade in the article of tin, from the County of Cornwall to India, Persia, and China, compiled by George Unwin (London: W. and J. Stratford, 1790). The manuscript was owned with a print copy of the book (catalogued as <a href="http://catalogue.mcmaster.ca/catalogue/Record/807616">B18058</a> and part of the library of the future King George IV).

The additional letter explains that the ms copy was found with"some old papers" at the Board of Trade offices. The letter from a Mr. Williams was sent to William George Anderson, the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall (1851-1891).

HMS Amethyst log

  • MS055
  • Stuk
  • 1859-1860

The fonds consists of the log of H.M.S. Amethyst, covering the period 9 November 1859 to 22 December 1860. It contains 93 pages of text, drawings, and maps which are listed below. The log begins with the ship at anchor at Mazatlan, Mexico. On 21 June the ship leaves Mexico for Panama, and proceeds on to Valparaiso, Chile, and then Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ship then returns home to England, arriving at Plymouth, and then going on to Margarte, and finally Chatham. The final entry in the log is: "put ship out of commission".

Grenfell, Sidney (1806-1884)

Réamur collection

  • MS091
  • Collectie
  • 1859-1861

The collection consists of letters and documents concerning several voyages made by the Réamur. There is correspondence from La compaignie générale maritime, Le gouvernment des establissement français dans l'Inde (India), and La Ministère de l'Algérie (Algeria) et des colonies. Recipients include Monsieur de Challié, capitaine de vaipeau, president de la commission supérieure d'immigration. The collection also contains two swatches of jute, perhaps woven by artisans in Pondicherry

France. Ministère de l'Algérie et des Colonies

Charles W. Hall fonds

  • RC0780
  • Archief
  • 1861-1862

There has been one accrual. It consists of Hall’s manuscript diary, 8 paginated, 4 looseleaf foolscap leaves in length. A typed transcript accompanies the journal. The first entry is dated 11 December 1861: “The following is the diary of our passage from Dublin, to Hamilton. C.W.” The last entry is dated 1 February [1862] upon arrival in Hamilton: “The town is very prettily situated on a Bay called ‘Burlington’, and is about 70 miles from the ‘Falls of Niagara’, and contains about 25,000 inhabitants. Thus ends my diary.”

Hall, Charles W.

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
  • Stuk
  • 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

Mary Jane Arbuthnot Keane manuscript

  • MS036
  • Collectie
  • 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

Qing Dynasty scroll

  • MS140
  • Stuk
  • 1869

The handscroll is an Imperial mandate from the Tongzhi Emperor ( 1856-1875) to the parents of Lu Chuan-Lin (1836-1910), an officer of the court and a Jinshi who passed the highest Imperial examinations. The text which is in Mandarin and Manchu, is written in ink and gold paint upon contiguous panels of blue, fuchsia, gold, cream and purple silk, backed onto sections of laid paper. The edict proclaims a promotion given to a Manchu official. The emperor praises the distinguished service of Lu Chuan-Lin. The scroll is wound around two cedar dowels at both ends, and is tied with multicoloured flat silk ribbon. The scroll is housed in an acid-free box.

Catalogue of the Earl of Wicklow's library

  • MS051
  • Stuk
  • c.1818

Contained in the binding is:
A Catalogue of the Earl of Wicklow's library, 18--, 95 p.;
A list of Lady Wicklow's books at Castleforward, 1818, 4 p.;
A catalogue of books of prints, etc., 18--, 6 p.

Niagara Falls Suspension bridge collection

  • RC0529
  • Collectie
  • 1848-1872

The collection consists of three letters from the Great Western Railway Co. to J.W. Fisher, Superintendant of the bridge, 1854-55. There are also two letters, 1862, addressed to William G. Swan, Suspension Bridge, Clifton, Ont. and one invoice from Wood & Leggatt, 1873. Finally there is a letter to C. Strut, 1848, with regard to the lumber contract for the bridge.

H.W. Snelling fonds

  • RC0784
  • Archief
  • 1870-1873

The fonds consists of a diary and typescript of the diary transcribed by Dr. Norman Shrive. Passages within the diary include "Sunshine and Storm by a Rifleman,1870" and a brief passage entitled "Journey through Persia and other Eastern countries," written by Corporals R. Murphy and J. Kenderick. Murphy and Kenderick are identified as serving with the 100th Royal Rifles. The diary also contains personal information about Snelling, including family health and business prosperity. There is a page of business transactions from 1873.

Snelling, H.W.

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