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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

The Social Democratic Party of Canada collection

  • RC0702
  • Collection
  • 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)

Patrick Francis Cronin collection

  • RC0848
  • Collection
  • 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 D'Arcy McGee collection

  • RC0710
  • Collection
  • 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

Liam O'Flaherty collection

  • RC0746
  • Collection
  • [192-]-[1927]

The collection consists of the manuscript of The Informer as well as five letters. The manuscript is contained in five school-exercise books; there is also a typescript of chapters 1-3, with numerous holograph corrections, 27 pages. There are four letter from Arthur Rogers to Walter Hill, 1926-1927 and one letter from O'Flaherty to Arthur Rogers, 1927.

O'Flaherty, Liam

Ontario Woman's Christian Temperance Union collection

  • RC0238
  • Collection
  • 1932-1934

The collection consists of the printed announcement of the 1932 convention of the Ontario Woman's Christian Temperance Union, as well as clip sheets for meeting discussions, 1932-1934. On the verso of the convention call is a letter from May Hall, "Y" secretary, to the president, Edith Kerr.

Ontario Woman's Christian Temperance Union

J. W. Bengough fonds

  • RC0228
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Spanish Civil War collection

  • RC0298
  • Collection
  • 1936-1948

The collection consists of pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, posters, and other ephemeral material, and correspondence. Selected samples of organizations include: Friends of the Abraham Lincoln League; Medical Bureau to Aid Spanish Democracy; Spanish Information Bureau; American Society for Technical Aid to Spanish Democracy; Spanish Refugee Relief Campaign. There is correspondence from the following: Phil Bard, Edward K. Barsky, Ralph Bates, Fred Biedenkapp, Anita Brenner, Howard Fast, Mrs. Henry Goddard Leach, Dorothy Parker, John Dos Passos, Paul Robeson, Vincent Sheean, John Sherman, Milton Wolff.

Ting

  • RC0791
  • Item
  • 1949

The archive contains a drawing by Ting, titled 'Red sails in the sunset'. It is drawn with ink and charcoal pencil with white watercolour on cardboard. It depicts Communist China setting sail on Nationalist China which is disappearing into the ocean.

Ting (Merle R. Tingly)

Temperance collection

  • RC0600
  • Collection
  • 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.

North-West Rebellion Scrapbooks

  • RC0836
  • Collection
  • 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.

Albert Mansbridge collection

  • RC0236
  • Collection
  • 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

Tim Buck collection

  • RC0724
  • Collection
  • 1939-1953

The collection consists of an Ontario Provincial Police report of a meeting held by Tim Buck in 1939, 4 audio discs duplicated onto 2 audio cassettes containing speeches by Buck, a printed foreword by Buck to litho prints by Avrom Yanovksy as well as the prints, and fourteen b&w photographs concerning the Labor-Progressive Party, Today Magazine, and the International Economic Conference in Moscow in 1952. The Conference proceedings are also included in the collection as well as an offprint of an article by Buck.

Buck, Tim

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation collection

  • RC0215
  • Collection
  • 1933-1955

The fonds includes records from the founding of the party to its succession by the New Democratic Party.

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Temperance collection of Garnet W. Lynd

  • RC0266
  • Collection
  • 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

Judith Robinson fonds

  • RC0918
  • Fonds
  • 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

Sir Norman Angell fonds

  • RC0203
  • Fonds
  • 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

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