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Joan White collection

  • RC0603
  • Collection
  • 1942-1944

The collection consists of three letters, two to Joan’s mother, and one to Patsey (Patty) Maclachlan.

White, Joan

John Masefield collection

  • RC0018
  • Collection
  • 1955-1959

The collection consists of 4 letters from Masefield to Kathleen Harper, 1955-[1956]; a poem “On the Occasion of Her Majesty’s Visit to Canada, 1959”, 8 pages typed and signed by Masefield “For Kathleen Harper, August the 1st 1959”, also a one-page manuscript abridged version of the poem. The collection also contains a b&w photograph of Masefield, signed and inscribed to Harper in 1959 and a copy of Masefield’s play, Good Friday, signed and inscribed to Harper in July 1955.

Masefield, John

Academic Robes: Their Usage and History

  • RC0730
  • Collection
  • 1916

The compilation on academic robes by McNairn has eight chapters: Academic Finery; The Code for British Hoods; Oxford Robes; Cambridge Robes for Doctors and Graduates (a pamphlet by A. G. Almond); Robes In Other Universities; Cap and Gown in America (a pamphlet by Gardner Cotrell Leonard published in 1896); American System of Academic Robes; College Colours, an article by McNairn published in the University of Toronto Varsity, 19 November 1901.

McNairn, W. Harvey

Alfred E. Pease collection

  • RC0638
  • Collection
  • 1918-1964

The collection consists of 28 letters to Major John Fairfax-Blakeborough, mainly from Sir Alfred Pease, but also from other members of the Pease family; news clippings; a typed carbon by Pease concerning family history, dedicated to his children; and a typed carbon of a memoir of Pease by Fairfax-Blakeborough, published in April 1964. Fairfax-Blakeborough was an author and journalist who sometimes wrote under the pen name Hambletonian. He was born in Guisborough, Yorks. on 16 Jan. 1883 and, like Pease, was a member of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society. His books concern racing, hunting, and country life.

Pease, Alfred E.

Alfred Goldsworthy Bailey collection

  • RC0748
  • Collection
  • 1927

The collection consists of the typescript of Bailey’s first book of poetry, Songs of the Saguenay and Other Poems, and three other poems (“Autumn Night”, “Belle Isle”, and “Tadoussac without You”). With the exception of one leaf, all leaves are signed by Bailey. The typescripts are on the rectos of each leaf.

Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy

André Girard collection

  • RC0235
  • Collection
  • 1951-1964

The collection consists of correspondence with William Ready, 1953-1964; tss. articles by Ready about Girard; ca. 20 serigraphs; 9 pencil sketches of Thomas More Ready; 14 colour slides; 8 b&w photographs; cards designed by Girard; and printed materials, including conference program, two periodicals, and a pamphlet by Jacques Maritain.

Girard, André

Andy Donato collection

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

The collection consists of 22 drawings.

Donato, Andy

Arthur Garner collection

  • RC0546
  • Collection
  • 1918-1974

The collection consists of Garner’s war medals, a Sapper’s Association pin, a copy of his discharge papers and a letter regarding the headstone for his grave from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Garner, Arthur

Arthur McGinnis letters

  • RC0728
  • Collection
  • 1918-1919

This collection consists of thirteen letters written from England, France, and Belgium. In addition to the letters, is a brief summary of each letter provided by the collector. McGinnis mentions getting the mumps, wounded by shrapnel, and gassed in his letters, among other things.

McGinnis, Arthur

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

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.

Labour unions' name tags collection

  • RC0853
  • Collection
  • 1937-1962

The collection consists of labour union name tags, mostly from conventions in Canada and the United States. Several of the name tags belonged to Claude Jodoin (1913-1975), the first president of the Canadian Labour Congress from 1956 to 1966 and to William Dodge, Executive Vice-President of the CLC. Unions include the Seafarers International, the International Ladies Garment Workers, International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Employees International Union, the Journeymen Barbers International Union and the International Wood Workers of America. There is one tag from the Second World Congress of the Confederazione Internazionale Sindacati Liberi (International Confederation of Free Unions) held in Milan. Most of the tags are labour ones. However, there are three tags (staff, delegate, and guest) to the founding convention of the New Democratic Party. Most of the tags are ribbons attached to pins. There are also three metal plaques: two of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada (French and English) and one for Montreal, 1947-50, with the city’s motto “Concordia salus” and crest. The tags were originally stapled, pinned or glued to a polystyrene foam board. The board was photographed by archival staff before the tags were removed.

Laura G. Beecroft collection

  • RC0662
  • Collection
  • 1913-1925

This collection consists of letters received by Laura’s brother, Frank Beecroft, a resident of Toronto, during her time in Jerusalem and Cairo. Also included are Christian Missionary Alliance circulars, one letter from Laura to her family in Canada, and correspondence from the Christian Missionary Alliance to Frank Beecroft.

Beecroft, Laura G.

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

Lily Edward Jones collection

  • RC0699
  • Collection
  • [192?]-[193?]

"Scented sunbeams". - n.d. - 1 p. - Poem found in Woodland Songs. "The pathway of life". - n.d. - 1 p. - Poem on front free end paper of Woodland Songs.

Letter to "Vi", n.d., containing three poems. - 2 p.

Jones, Lily Edwards

Lorraine Phelan

  • RC0759
  • Collection
  • 1901-1932

The album contains eight portrait photographs of Lorraine taken by Charles A. Aylett, The Hardy Studio, and the Bain Studio. Each portrait has her name and the dates 1914-1932 stamped in gold. The first leaf of the album contains an unsigned poem of remembrance, titled “Lorraine”. It was possibly written by Wilson MacDonald. Found loose in the album was a poem written by MacDonald for Percy Gardiner. This poem has been placed in the Wilson MacDonald collection. Also in the album is a card, dated 1901, certifying that Mrs. Phillip Gardiner of Mount Forest is a member of the Methodist Church Twentieth Century Fund.

Phelan, Lorraine

Mary Jane Arbuthnot Keane manuscript

  • MS036
  • Collection
  • 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

Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium

  • RC0742
  • Collection
  • [189?]-[192?]

The album contains approximately 95 photographs (silver and albumen prints). There are photographs of the exterior of the sanatorium, the grounds, the lake, and the steamship “Medora”. People are shown canoeing, sailing, swimming, and playing tennis. A few of the women are dressed as nurses. There are several photographs of children and family groups. A few photographs clearly were not taken in Muskoka: i.e., a wagon and oxen in front of a chocolate store, three houses on a city street, and others. There are two “Gregory post cards” at the end of the album. One is of “Moonlight on Milford Bay, Muskoka” and the other of the Cedar Wild boathouse. It is pmk Toronto, Canada 10 Sept. [189-]. Unfortunately none of the photographs are captioned; the creator of the album is not known.

Muskoka Cottage Sanatorium

Niagara Falls Suspension bridge collection

  • RC0529
  • Collection
  • 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.

Nora M. Duncan collection

  • RC0766
  • Collection
  • 1941

The collection consists of 4 poems: one is a manuscript, "Lake Memphremagog" and was written there in August 1941. The other three are typescripts : "Laurentians in Summer", "Until we Meet" and "Easter ... 1941...". Duncan has noted on the Laurentians typescript that it was pulbished in the Montreal Star "last week". The Easter typescript is signed.

Duncan, Nora M.

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