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Bertram Neville Brockhouse fonds

  • RC0176
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2003

The fonds contains: correspondence; conferences; offprints, typescripts, and proofs; McMaster University; journals, awards, travel, photographs, realia; Nobel Prize; manuscripts, typescripts and graphs; offprints, works by otheres, blueprints; teaching and administration, personal documents; graduate students.

Brockhouse, B. N.

Vera Brittain fonds

  • RC0103
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1970

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, journals, published material, photographs, and other material. It also includes materials related to her brother, Edward, as well as other family members. Please see the note on arrangement for a more detailed listing of the contents.

Brittain, Vera

British legal instuments collection (Late Medival to Post-Regency)

  • RC0495
  • Collection
  • 1336-1825

This artificial collection of documents consists of 81 manuscripts, including deeds, charters, instruments of sasine, obligations, letters patent, wills, probate certificates, and manorial court proceedings, placed into 76 separate groupings. Most of the documents are English, concerning Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Essex, Hampshire (including Isle of Wight), Kent, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Rutland, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire. Some are Scottish, from Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, and West Lothian. One was drawn up in Louth, Ireland while under British rule. Among the notable names occurring in these documents are North of Kirtling, Addington of Harlow, Cotton of Leswade, Primrose of Chester, Paston of Paston, and Shelley of Horsham. Also included, in envelope A, are several pieces of seals which have broken.

Michel Brisebois collection of World War I leaflets

  • RC0399
  • Collection
  • 1915-1918

The collection consists of leaflets, postcards and bookmarks dropped by airplane and balloon by the French, British and Germans on France, Belgium and Germany during World War I. References to their listings in Klaus Kirchner’s Flugblatt-Propaganda is provided in the finding aid. Some of the leaflets are quite rare. The collection also contained some periodicals. Both La Lettre du soldat à ceux du pays envahi and Lettres à tous le Français have been removed and catalogued for Archives and Research Collections periodical collection. Issues of one periodical, La Libre Belgique, remain with this collection as Archives and Research Collections periodical collection already has a full run.

Havergal Brian fonds

  • RC0244
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1969

The fonds consists predominantly of letter from Brian to Sir Granville Bantock. There are also a few letters to Helen Bantock, Raymond Bantock, and H.O. Anderton, as well as a few letters addressed to Brian.

Brian, Havergal

Alfred Beverly Brewer fonds

  • RC0387
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1940

The fonds consists of photographs, post-card letters, and printed documents, relating to his military career. Batteries included in this fonds are: 79th Field Battery, 27th and 51st Anti-Tank Battery, 90th Battery, also the 6th Field BDE, and Troops A and C.

Brewer, Alfred Beverley

Madzy Brender à Brandis fonds

  • RC0896
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1981

The fonds consists of audio cassettes, which are correspondence tapes and narrative, research, and memoir tapes that Madzy created later in her life. The correspondence tapes were sent to friends and close family members. The fonds also included two of Madzy’s published books, Land for Our Sons (1958) and Madzy’s Dutch translation Land Voor Onze Zonen (1960), which have been catalogued separately for Research Collections.

Brender à Brandis, Madzy

G. Brender à Brandis

  • RC0162
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2013

There have been three accruals. The first accrual consists of correspondence, artist's proofs of wood engravings, limited editions, sketches, sketchbooks, free-hand drawings on tracing paper, news clippings and keepsakes as well as manuscript material, photographs, slides and audio cassettes. This accrual of the Brender à Brandis fonds was accompanied by a donation of some of his book imprints. The collection has been catalogued for Research Collections. The accrual (1.45 m) is arranged into 5 series: personal correspondence; manuscripts; news clippings and ephemera; graphic material; sound recordings. The second accrual (53 cm) consists of pencil, pen and ink, charcoal drawings and sketches, watercolour paintings, artist's proofs, limited edititions and other prints done in the linocut and wood engraving technqiue. A book which accompanies this accrual has been catalogued for Research Collections. The accrual is arranged into 3 series: drawings; paintings; engravings. The third accrual consists mostly of graphic material, as well as a few clippings, two reel to reel films, and some additional monographs which have been added to the Division's collection.

Brender à Brandis, G.

Marianne Brandis fonds

  • RC0895
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2004

The fonds consists of research materials, manuscripts, and correspondence pertaining to Brandis’ writing activities; these files depict the extensive research, planning, and revision that she has undertaken while writing. The fonds also contains photographs and two audio cassettes, with one including her reading a selection of her poetry, located in Series 1. The fonds includes a number of notes and material for public talks and award ceremonies in Series 2; there are also video recordings of an awards ceremony and interview of Brandis. There are some early and shorter works by Brandis as well as drawings and acrylic paintings that Brandis created as a teenager in BC. A number of her books were removed from the rest of the materials and have been catalogued for Research Collections.

Brandis, Marianne

Arthur N. Bourns fonds

  • RC0131
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1972

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence.

Bourns, Arthur N.

The Book Society of Canada Ltd. fonds

  • RC0878
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1987; 1946-1987 predominant

The fonds consists of business and administrative papers for the company, including manuscripts, correspondence, editorial decisions and promotion. It also includes files related to the Belford Distributing Company Ltd.

Book Society of Canada Ltd.

Edmund Blunden collection

  • RC0692
  • Collection
  • 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

Gerald Blake fonds

  • RC0542
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1917

The fonds consists of letters that Gerald Blake wrote to his mother and to his brother, Clive Blake, of London, England, concerning his experiences on the Western front. There are also a few letters from Angus Macmillan to Clive Blake. Macmillan was also at the front.

Blake, Gerald John

Eric Bick collection

  • RC0186
  • Collection
  • 1898-1998

This collection includes publications, archival documents and stamps relating to Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Judaica.

Pierre Berton fonds

  • RC0052
  • Fonds
  • [1872]-2010

There have been sixteen accruals. The first accrual consists of manuscripts, research materials, photographs, newspapers and news clippings, maps, and correspondence. The second accrual consists of manuscripts, research files, and correspondence. The third accrual consists of manuscripts, research materials, Heritage Canada materials and correspondence. The fourth accrual consists of manuscripts and correspondence. The fifth accrual consists of manuscripts, correspondence, Heritage Canada materials, and Berton Celebration dinner. The sixth accrual consists of manuscripts and correspondence.The seventh accrual consists of correspondence including some early family correspondence, juvenilia and journals, and manuscripts. The eighth accrual consists of manuscripts and correspondence. The ninth accrual consists of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper columns, news clippings. The tenth accrual (03-1998) measures 7.1 m, consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials, 1898-1998; 1994-1996 predominant. The eleventh accrual (05-1999 and 19-1999) measures 12.9 m and consists of the following: correspondence, media, contracts, manuscripts, speeches, promotional material, printed material, public relations, personal, research files and other material, artwork, photographs and audio-visual materials. The twelfth accrual (16-2002) measures 6m and consists of correspondence, royalty statements, photographs, clippings, manuscripts and research material. The thirteenth accrual (50-2007) has been arranged into nine series: books, articles, and other writings; public appearances; correspondence; pocket diaries and address book; subject files; news clippings; drawings, photographs and sound recordings; oversized materials. The fourteenth accrual (52-2008) consists of 4 letters to and from T.G. Reed. The fifteenth accrual (2012-001) consists of early writings, contracts, personal and awards, research material, chronological files, printed material, correspondence, photographs and sound recordings. The sixteenth accrual (2013-040) consists of writings; correspondence; personal, art work and graphic publications; subject files and photographs, graphic and printed materials.

Berton, Pierre

Jayne Berland fonds

  • RC0082
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1997

The fonds consists of her writings in all genres (mainly poetry, with some fiction and prose) as well as correspondence, printed materials, and published works. The poetry includes a series of poems written in and about China.

Berland, Jayne

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.

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