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Winnett Boyd fonds

  • 99-008
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1983

This fonds consists of correspondence, drawings, reports, press clippings, biographical material, photographs, maps, slides, manuscripts, publicity materials and certificates relating to the aeronautical engineering, nuclear engineering, consulting engineering and political career of Winnett Boyd.

Boyd, Winnett

William O. Mitchell photograph collection

  • 83-1020
  • Collection
  • [196?]

The fonds consists of three copies of 8 X10 black and white photographs of William O. Mitchell used in Profiles in Canadian Literature (Dundurn Press).

Mitchell, William O.

William Breyfogle fonds

  • 89-1071
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1987

This fonds consists of a bibliography of William Breyfogle's works and a biography. Also included is a photograph of Breyfogle which was taken by Roy Photo Studio, Peterborough in November, 1938. The covering letter from Velma McWilliams who compiled the bibliography is included as well.

Breyfogle, William Arthur

Wayland Drew fonds

  • 99-012
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1995

This fonds consists of correspondence, documents, and manuscripts. Included are personal letters, articles, essays, journals and daily planning books, research notes, drafts of books and plays in manuscript form (including an unpublished first novel), royalty statements, photographs and documentation on the novelizations of the films "Corvette Summer," "Dragonslayer," "Batteries Not Included," and "Willow". Also included are materials regarding the film, "Places Out of Time."

Drew, Wayland

Walter Kenyon fonds

  • 97-1001
  • Fonds
  • [19-]

This fonds consists of two binders enclosing the typescript of a narrative called "Rivers of Ice, the Voyage of Captain George Tyson." When the safety of the ship is threatened by being crushed in the ice, a contingent take refuge on a large ice floe. The narrative follows their vicissitudes and ultimate rescue.

Kenyon, Walter

VOX fonds

  • 95-1000
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1946

This fonds consists of three issues of the University of Manitoba publication VOX which contain stories, poetry, editorials, reports and a graduate section which has photographs of the graduates for the year of publication. In all issues there are short stories and poetry written by Margaret Laurence, under her maiden name of Jean Margaret (Peggy) Wemyss. There is also a photograph of her in one of the issues.

VOX

Verna Burgess fonds

  • 97-1007
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-[198-?]

This fonds consists of a "School Exercise Book" which contains a handwritten biographical sketch of Miss Burgess' "First School", undoubtedly written to be read to the members of the Shakespeare Club at one of their monthly meetings. The 31 loose sheets consist of poems and verse written by Burgess over the years as inspiration or occasion presented.

Burgess, Verna

Thomas E.W. Nind fonds.

  • 81-011
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1981

This fonds consists of a corrected and annotated copy of a typescript of the second edition of book by Professor Thomas E. Nind titled "Principles of Oil Well Production."

Nind, Thomas E.W.

Thomas Alexander Stewart collection

  • 02-017
  • Fonds
  • 1809

Collection consists of 12 leather-bound volumes of the plays of William Shakespeare, with "Thos. A. Stewart" bookplates glued on the inside cover of each volume. The volumes are numbered I through XII. Volume XII includes the following bibliographic information: "The Plays of William Shakespeare, from the correct edition of Isaac Reed, Esq., London, Printed for Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, Poultry; and Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street. 1809." On the final page of each volume, except for Volumes I and II, the following additional information appears: "Stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson, Duke Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London." On the final page of Vol. I, the following information appears: "Stereotyped by Andrew Wilson." Vol. I has the following additional names hand-written on the bookplate: "George A. Stewart", "Louis B. Stewart", and "[B] [ ] Stewart". Volumes III, VI, and VIII have "George A. Stewart" added to the bookplate. Handwritten on the bookplate for Vol. IV is "Thos. A. Stewart"; this may be Stewart's signature.

Stewart, Thomas Alexander

The Old Doctor / C.P. Traill. -- 1st ed. -- Edited by Jean Murray Cole. -- Peterborough : Hutchison House Museum booklet

  • 86-1000
  • Item
  • 1985

This item is a booklet published by Hutchison House Museum, Peterborough, containing The Old Doctor written by Catharine Parr Traill and introduced by Jean Murray Cole. "The Old Doctor" (1985) was probably written between 1835 and 1840 when John Hutchison, a native of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, was practising medicine in Peterborough, Upper Canada.

The Greatest Show on Earth / R. Murray Schafer fonds

  • 04-015
  • Fonds
  • 1986

Item is a typed multi-part copy of R. Murray Schafer's The Greatest Show on Earth. It is comprised of Patria 3, The Greatest Show on Earth, final copy, June 1986, Introduction; plus parts A through K.

The Cunning Man: A Novel manuscript proofs

  • 04-1014
  • Item
  • 1994

Item consists of the uncorrected manuscript proofs of The Cunning Man: A Novel written by Robertson Davies (1913-1995), and published in 1994 by McClelland & Stewart Inc.

Sunset of Bon Echo fonds

  • 94-1000
  • Fonds
  • Mar. 1916-May 1920

This fonds consists of 6 volumes of "Sunset of Bon Echo" bound into one copy, as well as one additional copy unbound, which were published by Flora Macdonald Denison in honour of Walt Whitman.

Strickland family genealogy

  • 83-1021
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [ca. 1983]

This item is a genealogy of Samuel Strickland's descendents as compiled by Mr. Angus Baxter

Strickland family

Stewart family books

  • 98-005
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1750-1900]

This accession consists of four books. The first book, The Holy Bible, is a pulpit bible printed by John Baskerville [c.1750], and includes the dedication to King James 1 and the Apocrypha. Handwritten family records, from Thomas A. Stewart's father down through several generations, appear on the inside of the front cover and at the beginning of the New Testament. Included with the bible is a description and history of the book, as provided by Reverend John Shearman. The second book is a "Commonplace" book. The notebook inscribed "Frances Browne, 1811", reflects Frances Stewart's taste in verse and sayings and is handwritten except for a few clippings inter-leaved. A photocopy of the "Commonplace" book is also included.

Two additional books were added in 2004. The first of these is Frances Browne's music book, 1811, and consists of sheet music bound together inside a leather cover; the inscription on the cover reads "Miss F. Browne, 1811." The second of these is Church of England, Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments..., [170-]; the title page is missing.

Stewart family

Stephen Leacock items

Includes a Christmas card "from Lill and Will Rudge, Christmas 1916."Inside the card is a photo card (NY Herald) of Stephen Leacock, signed by Leacock for Aphra Miller, 1934.

Also includes sheet music titled "The Junior League of Montreal Presents Aces High, the Musical Revue. By the Writers of Looping the Loop, 1922." Leacock's signature and address, dated May 31, 1938 affixed to the verso of front cover.

Also includes a photograph of Leacock addressing members of the New York City Cancer Committee at a luncheon at the Plaza Hotel, 15 May 1935 and a signed card, received by the recipient 8 March 1943: "Stephen Leacock / With best wishes / Miss Ethel Smith."

State of English Language Publishing in Canada Conference fonds

  • 87-018
  • Fonds
  • 1975

This fonds consists of correspondence, accounts, notes, clippings and articles relating to the conference held at Trent University on January 24 and 25, 1975. There are also 3 copies of Journal of Canadian Studies edition with papers from the conference.

Conference on the State of English Language Publishing in Canada

Spencer J. Harrison fonds. Additions

  • 03-001
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2002

Fonds consists of one box of materials related to the life and times of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.

Harrison, Spencer J.

Spencer J. Harrison fonds

  • 99-010
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2000

This fonds consists of 4 boxes of materials related to the life and works of Spencer J. Harrison.

Harrison, Spencer J.

Sheila Boyd fonds

  • 75-1025
  • Item
  • 1875-1894

The fonds consists of photocopies of the following memoirs of settlement in the Bobcaygeon Area. a) Reminiscence of Mossom Boyd, written down by M.M. Boyd, 1875-1877, typescript copy, 5 pages. b) Manuscript copy of J.W. Bicks "Reminiscences and Memorandum on Coming to Canada in 1837 and Dunsford family in 1838;" gathered 1891 (January 9) 5 pages. c) George Dunsford Reminiscences, taken down by H.J. Wickham, 1894 in Miss Boyd's hand.

Boyd, Sheila

Several plays, articles, and reviews by or about Robertson Davies

File contents are listed 29a (items 1 to 25) and 29b (items 1 to 19).

29a.

  1. Question Time: A Play by Robertson Davies. Note inside by Herbert Whittaker states that Pierre Elliott Trudeau read this particular copy.

  2. Hunting Stuart: A Comedy By Robertson Davies. Note inside by Robertson Davies recording how the play was received in 1955.

  3. “When Newsies Were Loud Presence Downtown.” An article written by Robertson Davies in July 1994 for Toronto 's The Outrider newspaper.

  4. “Telling Tales out of School.” Robertson Davies article on his school experiences in Upper Canada College . Includes stories from other Upper Canada College alumni such as: Conrad Black, Ted Rogers, David Gilmour, Michael Wilson. Published in Toronto Life magazine in October 1994, page 36.

  5. “ Stratford 's Festival of Man.” Article written by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine in August 1964, pages 21 - 23. Davies reviews Stratford plays of Richard II, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and King Lear.

  6. “Keeping Faith.” Article composed by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine in January 1987. Davies writes about religion and faith in modern Canadian society regarding mainly Christian denominations.

  7. “ Canada 's Literary Ambassador.” Robertson Davies article in the Toronto Star's Saturday Magazine, August 27, 1988, M12. Davies writes about his upcoming novel The Lyre Orpheus, and talks about the state of Canadian Novels. Includes a Reader's Guide to the works of Robertson Davies.

  8. “Mr. Churchill is Not Far From Chatham . . . An Historian Evaluates A Prime Minister.” Book review by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine, February 28. 1942, pages 4-5. Includes also a notification of Robertson Davies leaving Saturday Night Magazine to become the editor of the Peterborough Examiner on page 1.

  9. “Mind, Body, and Dr. Hullah.” New York Times book review of Robertson Davies book, the Cunning Man, February 5, 1995.

  10. “Davies Casts a Cunning Spell with Mix of Pomp and Mischief.” Globe and Mail book review and interview with Robertson Davies at his house in Caledon , October 5, 1994. Davies talks about his book The Cunning Man, religion, and his health.

  11. 2 Photographs of Robertson Davies at Massey College, University of Toronto

  12. “Magic, Myth, and Marchbanks, too.” Biography of Robertson Davies in Toronto Star's Centennial Magazine, 1993, page 60.

  13. Flyer Advertising 21st Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair May 28 - 30 1993. Robertson Davies promoted as being guest speaker.

  14. “The Double life of Robertson Davies.” Interview and Biography of Robertson Davies life written for Liberty Magazine, April 1954. The article talks about his reason for leaving Queen's University for Oxford and his development as a writer.

  15. “Davies Shares his Sublime Sense of the Ridiculous.” Toronto Star Interview, November 17, 1985.

  16. “Farewell Ghost Story Has a Vinegary Touch.” Globe and Mail article on the retirement of Robertson Davies from Massey College , December 24, 1980

  17. Obituaries: Robertson Davies. London Daily Telegraph, December 5, 1995.

  18. Obituary: Robertson Davies, December 18, 1995

  19. “Canadian Literature: Robertson Davies.” Athabasca University Magazine interview with Robertson Davies 1986. Discusses Canadian Literature, Nationalism, Canadian Identity.

  20. Brochure Advertisement for Robertson Davies book The Merry Heart: Selections 1980 - 1995.

  21. “Chapter 13: Dark Hamlet With the Features of Horatio: Canada 's Myths and Realities” Robertson Davies chapter on Canadian myths and differences between America and Canada . Published in: Voices of Canada : An Introduction to Canadian Culture, 1977

  22. “Master of Learned Wit: Robertson Davies,” Article on Robertson Davies Children's book, Animal U, and his contributions to Massey College at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto Magazine in Spring 1996,

  23. “Them or U.S. : The Case For Being Canadian,” Article written by Robertson Davies and published in Town and Country Magazine, November 1983.

  24. Davies, Robertson. The Lyre of Orpheus. 1988 Note: Copy of this book is uncut and unbound

  25. Tulsa Philharmonic Programme of To the Wind's Twelve Quarters. A music piece inspired by the writings of Robertson Davies.

29b

  1. “ Canada 's Leading Novelist Celebrates Over 40 Years of Folio Membership,” A Robertson Davies advertisement from the Folio Society.

  2. “A Fond Farewell to ‘Rob' Davies.” McLeans Magazine, December 18, 1995. Peter C. Newman writes about Robertson Davies life and love of Canada . Also includes Robertson Davies obituary.

  3. “Secretaries of the Rich and Famous: Robertson Davis and Moira Whalon,” Article Published in Chatelaine Magazine, January 1993. Includes transcript of the interview with Robertson Davies conducted for Chatelaine.

  4. “The Indiscreet Charm of Robertson Davies,” Interview of Robertson Davies by Michael Coren for Saturday Night Magazine, October 1994.

  5. “Lifetime Achievement Award: Robertson Davies,” Toronto Life Magazine, 1986

  6. “Literary Giant, Robertson Davies Dies,” Toronto Star, December 4, 1995. Pages A1 -- A6. Article describes his life, and his cause of death in an Orangeville, Ontario hospital

  7. “Davies Gift Enriched Us All,” The Globe And Mail, Arts Section, December 4, 1995. Article written by friend Douglas Gibson, and tells of the personality of Davies.

  8. “The Acts of Robertson Davies: Michael Peterman Recovers from Surprise,” Article on the media coverage of Robertson Davies death in Canada and America , and his lasting importance to literature. Published in the Books in Canada Magazine, February 1996.

  9. “Obituary: Davies' Wondrous World,” Published in the Quill and Quire Magazine, February 1996. Includes excerpts from speeches given in Robertson Davies honour.

  10. “The Mystery of Samuel Marchbanks' Alter-Ego,” Article on Myths of Robertson Davies and talks about Davies family history. Published in Aloud Magazine, September 1991.

  11. “The Myth and the Master,” Time Magazine Article on Robertson Davies, November 3, 1975. Includes Photograph of his mother.

  12. “Obituary: Canadian Conjurer,” Time Magazine, December 18, 1995.

  13. “Davies: Man and Masks on CBC Dec. 6,” Information of Robertson Davies life in Peterborough , and information on his television biography. Published in the Peterborough Examiner, December 5, 1996

  14. Advertisement for Harbourfront Reading Series with Robertson Davies, October 7, 1994

  15. An illustration of Robertson Davies on a Book City bookstore paper bag

  16. “Canadian Nationalism in Arts and Science,” Robertson Davies Essay, Published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada , 1975. Personal Note to Donald Creighton from Robertson Davies on essay

  17. Book Review of For Your Eye Alone: Letters 1976 - 1995 by University of Toronto Bookstore Review, Winter, 1999.

  18. Robertson Davies Plays: Stratford Programme 1992, World of Wonders play: Based on Robertson Davies Novel; Canadian Opera Company's Performance of the Golden Ass, libretto written by Robertson Davies.

  19. Stratford Festival Brochures 1953-1959 and 1953-1965

Scott Young fonds. 2006 additions

  • 06-002
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1999

Fonds consists of manuscripts of books and articles by Scott Young, correspondence with publishers, royalty statements, newspaper articles, VHS and cassette tapes, computer discs, photographs, and materials relating to the naming of Scott Young Public School. Also included are family photographs and memorabilia relating to his son, Neil Young.

Young, Scott

Scott Young fonds. 1996 additions

  • 96-002
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1995

This addition to the fonds consists of the following series: Personal Papers which includes family and personal correspondence, material from Scott Young's Moscow trip, correspondence and a certificate from Trent University, Dine with the Stars Celebrity Dinner, Scott Young Public School, Dublin Arrangements and Income Tax Returns; Professional Activities which includes papers and correspondence from Interviews and Lectures, Personal Background, Hockey Hall of Fame, Canada Council as well as Reviews; Correspondence with Agency and Publishers; Published and Unpublished Works; and Miscellaneous.

1975-1995 ; predominant 1992-1995.

Young, Scott

Scott Young fonds. 1995 additions

  • 95-001
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1993

This addition to the fonds consists of Scott Young's correspondence with family members and agents. There are also photographs of Scott Young as well as newspaper and magazine articles written by Young.

1957-1993 ; predominant 1982-1993

Young, Scott

Scott Young fonds. 1992 additions

  • 92-013
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1992

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, interview tapes and drafts of manuscripts written by Scott Young such as Powerplay: The Memoirs of Hockey Czar Alan Eagleson and The Boys of Saturday Night. The fonds also includes interview tapes of Don Cherry, Ron Harrison, Bill Hewitt, and other hockey coaches, players and team owners. There is also an autographed copy of War on Ice; personal correspondence and greeting cards. We have copied out Scott's famous spaghetti sauce recipe.

Young, Scott

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