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The collection consists of letters and cards. There are letters from: C. L. Dodgson (1832-1898), mathematician and author, also known as Lewis Carroll, 1873-74; Sir Francis Darwin (1848-1925), botantist and son of Charles Darwin; Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), social anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough; Andrew Lang (1844-1912), scholar, folk-lorist, and author; Bernard Shaw (1856-1946), playwright; Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), novelist and playwright; and Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952), neurologist and Nobel laureate. The collection also contains a letter from Arnold Bennett to Ellery Sidgwick, the editor of the Atlantic Monthly, introducing W.H.R. Rivers to him; an autograph of H. G. Wells (1866-1946), author, and other documents, including two sketches, one in pencil and one in pen and ink. There is also a typescript titled "Memories of Lewis Carroll" by Katharine Rivers, a sister of W. H. R. Rivers. The typescript was published in Library Research News, 3, no. 4 (January 1976).
Rivers, W. H. R.
The collection consists of: an original photograph, the Simcoe family estate in Wolford, England, with a woman, possibly Mrs. Simcoe, on the front lawn; a handwritten copy of a letter from her daughter, Sophia Simcoe, originally written in June 1835, mentioning her mother and Mrs. Scadding; a typewritten extract from an article by Henry Crawford Scadding commenting on an event in Mrs. Simcoe's diary. The dates of creation of the latter two items are not known.
The item consists of a signed photograph mounted on cardboard: b&w; 14 × 9.7 cm. The photograph is of Bourinot at the age of two years and seven months. The photographer is: Toplay, 132 Sparks St., Ottawa.
Bourinot, Arthur Stanley
The collection consists of four poems (two copies of one) and one photograph. There are also 22 printed copies of Scott's published poems, many signed by the author, and his funeral order of service.
Scott, Frederick George
The collection consists of a small amount of correspondence with Glenn Sinclair, who was working on a bibliography of Layton, as well as interviews with and broadcasts by Layton which are available on audio cassettes and transcripts.
A 94 page manuscript of "Josie" by Maureen Duffy. The play was broadcast on television in 1961.
The collection consists of transcripts of letters written by Mansfield to her father, Harold Beauchamp, 1916 and 1922, as well as transcripts of some letters written by her father about Katherine Mansfield, 1933-1937. There is also one letter from Isabel C. Clarke to Beauchamp, 1935. The transcripts, all typescript carbons, were presumably made some time after 1937, the date of the last letter.
An item of personal correspondence from Francis Richard Charles Grant to Sir Thomas Wemyss Reid.
Grant, Francis Richard Charles.
"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
The collection consists of three typescripts: A masque of Aesop, A masque of Mr. Punch, and A Christmas Carol Reharmonized.
The collection consists of one autograph letter signed by Dr. Johnson, a copper token bearing Johnson's portrait, a typescript of a talk delivered to the Johnson Club in 1921, and offprints of articles relating to Johnson and James Boswell.
The fonds consists of poetry and prose written by Laidlaw.
The collection consists of the following:
7 letters and cards from Ottoline Morrell, 1919-1936, mostly undated
10 letters and cards from E.M. Forster, 1944-1957
1 photograph taken at Garsington of a group of six people: includes E.M. Forster, G. Lowes Dickinson and Frank Prewett.
Pinto, Vivian de Sola
Contains a letter written to Robert Hill, a school master. This letter is sewn to page xliii of James Plumptre's A Popular Commentary on the Bible (1827). In the letter More asks Hill to make use of the book himself as she is not sure how suitable it may be for use in school.
The major part of the fonds consists of sales invoices. They indicate who was buying what items of Canadiana and what prices were being paid. Almost invariably correspondence initiating or relating to the sale was attached to the invoices and they have been left there. Many of the buyers are Canadian university or public libraries and academics, particularly those in the field of Canadian history. As well as the invoice series, there is a full set of catalogues, financial statements, credit notes, correspondence relating to book auctions and general correspondence.
Specialty Book Concern
The fonds contains: correspondence; poetry and other writing; personal material, business material; photographs; promotional material; and other material.
Gervais, C.H. (Charles Henry)
There have been six accruals. The first accrual consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and Weed/Flower Press materials. The second accrual (17-1997) consists of manuscripts, correspondence, Weed/Flower Press materials, juvenilia and oversize. The third accrual (13-2000) consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and printed materials. The fourth accrual (13-2005) has been arranged in the following series: manuscripts, typescripts and proofs; correspondence; manuscripts by others; personal documents and other materials (includes photographs); posters. The fifth accrual (05-2011) consists of Ball’s business archives as an antiquarian bookseller of Canadian literature: William Nelson Books (1972-1985); Nelson Ball, Bookseller (1985-2010). The sixth accrual (2016-029) consists of manuscripts, typescripts and proofs for books of poetry and some prose.
This fonds consists correspondence with family, friends, publishers and other poets such as Al Purdy, Gabrielle Roy, Louis Dudek, Dorothy Roberts, Dorothy Livesay, John Colombo, Ray Souster and Irving Layton. There are also reviews and public performances; manuscripts; Everson family material; photographs; and three-dimensional artifacts. There are a number of cassettes in the public performance series which include readings by Everson and interviews with him.
Everson, R. G.