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Daniel Wilcox fonds

  • RC0800
  • Arquivo
  • 1860-1930

The fonds consists of correspondence, bills, assessment notices and other documents relating to the Wilcox family.

Wilcox, Daniel

Edmund Blunden collection

  • RC0692
  • Coleção
  • 1920-1968

There have been a number of accruals which have been combined for the purposes of description. The collection has been arranged into three series: manuscripts, correspondence, and other. It is supplemented by his books, mainly first editions, which have been catalogued for Research Collections.

Blunden, Edmund

Emily F. Murphy collection

  • RC0712
  • Coleção
  • 1906-1910

This collection consists of manuscripts of reviews written by Murphy. Each review is written on the blank back pages of review copies of books that Murphy received. There are nine reviews in all. Two of the books (Margaret Baillie Saunders's Litany Lane and Florence Edythe Balk-Hedges's The Story of the Catacombs) are only signed by Murphy, without a review inside them.

Murphy, Emily F.

English, Irish, Scottish and German composers, conductors, musicians, writers and publishers collection

  • RC0627
  • Coleção
  • 1827-1957

There are letters from the following (with two noted exceptions) in this collection:

William Arthur Aikin, born in 1857, an English surgeon, scientist and amateur musician who died in 1939.

Michael William Balfe, born in Dublin on 15 May 1808 and died in Rowney, Abbey Herts., 20 October 1870, a singer and the most successful composer of English operas in the nineteenth century.
John Francis Barnett (1837-1916).
Sir Arnold Bax, born in Streatham on 8 November 1883 and died in Cork, Ireland, 3 October 1953, a composer of orchestral and choral works.
Sir Julius Bendict, born in Stuggart on 27 November 1804 and died in London, 5 June 1885, a composer of operas and choral music and a conductor who lived in London beginning in 1835.
Sir William Sterndale Bennett, born in Sheffield on 13 April 1816 and died in London, February 1875, the most distinguished English composer of the Romantic school, composing orchestral, chamber, keyboard and choral music.
Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt Wilson, Baron Berners, born at Arley Park, Bridgnorth on 18 September 1883 and died at Farringdon House, Berks., on 19 April 1950, a composer of ballet, orchestral music and songs, and a writer and painter.
Sir Arthur Bliss, born in London on 2 August 1891 and died there on 27 March 1975, a composer of music for the stage as well as orchestral, choral and vocal works.
Edwin York Bowen, born in London on 22 February 1884 and died there on 23 November 1961, a composer and pianist.
Sir Frederick Bridge, born in Oldbury, 5 December 1884 and died in London, 18 March 1924, an organist, composer, and writer.
Sir Benjamin Britten, born in Lowestoft on 22 November 1913 and died in Aldeburgh, 4 December 1975, a composer, conductor and pianist. He is considered to be the outstanding composer of his generation. His Peter Grimes laid the foundation for a revival of English opera.
Alan Bush, born in London on 22 December 1900 and died in November 1955, a composer of music for the stage as well as orchestral and vocal works, pianist and teacher.

William Crotch, born in Norwich on 5 July 1775 and died in Taunton on 29 December 1847, a composer of vocal, orchestral and chamber music, theorist and painter. A child prodigy, he was one of the most distinguished musicians of his day.
W. Crouch was the uncle of Frederick William Crouch (c1783-1844), author of A Complete Treatise on Violoncello (1826) and his note is addressed to Frederick Crouch.

Sir Walford Davies, born in Oswestry, Shropshire on 6 September 1869 and died in Warington, Somerset on 11 March 1941, an organist, composer and educationist.

Edwin Evans, born in London on 1 September 1871 and died there on 3 March 1945, a music critic for the Pall Mall Gazette (1921-23) and Daily Mail, from 1933 onwards. There are no letters from Evans; only letters addressed to him from three people, including Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969).

Herman Fink, born in London on 4 November 1872 and died there on 21 April 1939, a composer of music for the stage and a conductor.
Gerald Finzi, born in London on 14 July 1901 and died in Oxford, 27 September 1956, a composer of orchestral, choral and vocal works.

Henry Balfour Gardiner, born in London on 7 November 1877 and died in Salisbury on 28 June 1950, a composer of music for the stage as well as choral music and songs.
Sir Edward German was born as German Edward Jones in Whitchurch, Shropshire on 17 February 1862 and died in London on 11 November 1936. He changed his name to avoid confusion with another Edward Jones. He was a composer of comic operas, incidental and orchestral music and songs.
Sir Eugene Goossens, born in London on 26 May 1893 and died at Hillingdon, Middlesex on 13 June 1962, a conductor and composer of stage, orchestral, chamber and vocal music.

Thomas Harper, born in London in 1816 and died on 27 August 1898, possibly also in London, a trumpeter and professor at the Royal Academy of Music. There are no letters from Harper; only letters addressed to him from several people.
Joseph Holbrooke, born in Croydon on 5 July 1878 and died in London on 5 August 1958, a composer of stage, choral, and orchestral music.
Charles Edward Horsley, born in London on 16 December 1822 and died in New York on 28 February 1876, a composer of oratorios.
Herbert Howells, born in Lydney, Gloucs. on 17 October 1892 and died in 1983, a composer of choral and instrumental works, teacher and writer.

John Ireland, born 13 August 1879 in Bowdon, Cheshire and died in Rock Mill, Washington, Sussex, 12 June 1962, a composer of orchestral, vocal, chamber and instrumental music, pianist, and teacher.

Constant Lambert, born in London on 23 August 1905 and died there 21 August 1951, a composer of ballets as well as choral and orchestral works, a conductor and writer.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie, born in Edinburgh on 22 August 1847 and died in London on 28 April 1935, a composer of stage, choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and a conductor.
Sir August Manns, born in Stolzenberg on 12 March 1825 and died in Norwood, London, 1 March 1907, a conductor at the Crystal Palace, London from 14 October 1855 onwards. He became a naturalized British citizen in 1894.
Thomas Moore, born in Dublin, Ireland on 28 May 1779 and died at Sloperton Cottage, near Devizes on 26 February 1852, a poet, musician and composer of songs.

Alfred Novello, born in London on 12 August 1810 and died in Genoa on 16 July 1896, where he was living in retirement, an English music publisher, founder of Novello & Co.

Sir Hubert Hastings Parry, born in Bournemouth on 27 February 1848 and died in Rustington, Sussex on 7 October 1918, a composer of stage, sacred, orchestral and chamber music, oratorios and songs, a scholar and teacher.
Henry Hugo Pierson, born in Oxford on 12 April 1815 and died in Leipzig on 28 January 1873, a composer of choral and stage music and songs who lived most of his adult life in Germany.

Edmund Rubbra, born in Northampton on 23 May 1901 and died in Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire on 14 February 1986, a composer, pianist, teacher and writer. He is considered to be the leading English exponent of the symphony in the mid-twentieth century.

Cyril Scott, born in Oxton, Cheshire on 27 September 1879 and died in Eastbourne on 31 December 1970, a composer of stage, orchestral, choral and vocal music, a writer and pianist.
J. S. (John South) Shedlock, born in Reading on 29 September 1843 and died in London on 9 January 1919, a pianist and writer on music.
Sir John Stainer was born in London on 6 June 1840 and died in Verona on 31 March 1901, while on vacation, a musicologist and composer of oratorios and sacred music.

Ralph Vaughan Williams, born in Down Ampney, Gloucs., on 12 October 1872 and died in London on 26 August 1958 a composer, teacher, writer and conductor. He was the key figure in the revival of twentieth-century English music.

Vincent Wallace, born in Waterford, Ireland on 11 March 1812 and died at the Château de Huget, Vieuzos, Hautes-Pyrénées on 12 October 1865, where he was living in retirement, a composer of operas and piano pieces.
Richard Walthew (1872-1951)
Samuel Webbe, born in London c1770 and died there on 25 November 1843, an organist and composer of glees, catches and songs as well as sacred music.
Samuel Sebastian Wesley, born in London on 14 August 1810 and died in Gloucester on 19 April 1876, a composer and organist. He is considered to be the greatest composer in the English cathedral tradition of the eighteenth century.

Ethel Smyth collection

  • RC0651
  • Coleção
  • [1878]-1939

The collection contains letters from Pablo Casals, Albert Einstein, Gustav Holst, William James, Clara Schuman, Peter Tchaikovsky, Cosima Wagner, and others. Smyth drew on these letters in her autobiographical writings.

There is one letter from Smyth to Kenneth Wright, 19 November 1929. For additional letters written by Smyth, researchers are directed to the Eric Walter White fonds.

Smyth, Ethel

Ezra Pound collection

  • RC0760
  • Coleção
  • 1971

The collection consists of a score, libretto, rehearsal schedule, programme, poster, and tear-sheet of a review for his opera Le Testament de Villon, performed at the University of California at Berkeley on 13 November 1971.

Pound, Ezra

French Revolution of 1848 collection

  • RC0820
  • Coleção
  • 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.

Grey Owl collection

  • RC0697
  • Coleção
  • 1924-[193?]

The collection consists of five b&w photographs. The descriptions are written on the verso of the photographs by an unknown person. Four of the five photographs are believed to be unpublished.

Grey Owl

Hamilton Real Estate Board collection

  • RC0773
  • Coleção
  • 1918-1934

The collection consists of news clippings, letters to the editor of The Hamilton Spectator from the Real Estate Board, and a report done of the McKittrick Properties, a large 700 acre parcel of undeveloped land within the Hamilton, Ont. city limits, submitted on 1 February 1919.

Hamilton Real Estate Board

Hamilton, Ontario Waterworks fonds

  • RC0734
  • Arquivo
  • 1854-1918

The fonds is comprised of early drawings of the original waterworks (many signed by T.C. Keefer) and later designs of extension and improvements.

Hamilton (Ont.) Waterworks

Hamilton, Ontario Property Documents collection

  • RC0821
  • Coleção
  • 1860-1915

Hamilton, Ontario was incorporated in 1847. Edward Jackson purchased property in the future city beginning in 1839. In May 1854 Jackson sold his property to Donald McInnes who later mortgaged the property. By 1859 he had sold the property to the firm of George Peabody and Co.

This collection consists of an abstract probably prepared in 1860 giving detailed information on the purchase, sale, and mortgaging of properties between King and Mountain (now John) Streets between 1839 and 1859; four indentures concerning Donald McInnes and his property; a broadside for part of a plan of the Beulah neighbourhood.

Hans von Bülow collection

  • RC0725
  • Coleção
  • [1854?]-1891

There have been six accruals. The first accrual consists of 8 letters to Princess Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein, the daughter of a wealthy Polish landowner. The second accrual consists of 3 letters to unknown recipients. The third accrual consists of one letter to an unknown recipient as well as a photograph of von Bülow, inscribed to Annette Essipov. The fourth accrual consists of one letter to Albert Werkenthin. The fifth accrual consists of one letter to Mr. Kapellmeister. The sixth accrual consists of one letter to an "Esteemed Sir".

Bülow, Hans von

Henry Carl Nunn fonds

  • RC0713
  • Arquivo
  • 1920-1940

The archive consists of 21 diaries spanning 1920-1940 which cover both Nunn’s personal and business affairs. There is some correspondence including letters from Grey Owl and Jack Miner. There is only a little material related to his work outside of the diaries, but there are two Halliday company catalogues.

Nunn, Henry Carl

John Horton MacIntyre poems

  • RC0671
  • Item
  • 19--

Here Now and Gone / by John Horton MacIntyre. -- [19-] . -- Ts. of poem, 1 p.

Tae Bonnets O'Blue / by John Horton MacIntyre. -- [19-]. -- Ts. of poem, 1 p.

MacIntyre, John Horton

Hugo Sonnenschein (Sonka) collection

  • RC0884
  • Coleção
  • 1945-2010

The fonds consists of correspondence and writing by and about Sonka. It also includes some audio visual material related to his life.

Sonnenschein, Hugo (Sonka)

James M. Deaubin fonds

  • RC0758
  • Arquivo
  • 1833-1882

The fonds consists of one bound ledger book with the handwritten title “Blotter, 3 August 1850 to 31 January 1851 hand [?] letter book, 15 Fbry [February] 1851”. On the verso is the printed title “Legislative Council of Upper Canada … 1833”. The book’s pages contain financial records. Pasted into the book is correspondence to and from Montreal, Toronto, London, Detroit and other cities, circulars, invoices, statements, cheques, receipts , as well as a legal summons. The dates of the contents are more expansive than the handwritten title. The spelling of Deaubin’s last name varies; Deaubin is how he signed his correspondence.

Deaubin, James M.

Katharine Birkmyre fonds

  • RC0796
  • Arquivo
  • 1873-1937

The fonds is contained in a green leather album trimmed in gold. It consists of correspondence mostly addressed to Katharine Birkmyre, although a few letters are addressed to her father, Canon Skelton and to her husband. It also includes invitations, dinner menus and autographs, two photographs of the Red Cross Hospital in Gibraltar, and her admission badge to the Royal enclosure at the Ascot races in 1937. There is one letter from Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of Rosebery and another from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, both prime ministers, to Henry Birkmyre. Both letters concern Birkmyre's defeats in elections held in 1895 and 1899. There is also one letter from Edmund Gosse, poet and man of letters, addressed to Lady Charnwood. The album has been annotated by Katharine Birkmyre.

Birkmyre, Katharine

Klondike Gold Rush collection

  • RC0655
  • Coleção
  • 1898-[195-?]

After gold was discovered in Bonanza City in 1896, approximately 30, 000 settlers flooded the Yukon in hopes of finding fortune. The name “Klondike” (or “Klondyke”) refers to a town as well as the area surrounding Dawson City where new residents panned for gold.

There have been three accruals. The first accrual consists of a typescript of letters as well as stereo cards, a postcard and tear-sheets. The second accrual consists of b&w photographs as well as one serviette. The third accrual consists of two photographs.

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