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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

Willan family fonds

  • 97-1014
  • Fonds
  • 1806; 1832

This fonds consists of two "Counting Copy Books" which set down the basic rules of arithmetic and provide examples for solving, including reduction, the rule of three, compound interest, rebate or discount, equation of payments, barter, and profit and loss. Under "Reduction" can be found listings of units of: Avoir dupois Weight, Troy Weight, Time, Cloth Measure, Long Measure, Apothecary's Weight, Dry Measure,Winchester Measure, and Wine Measure. Some references in the back of Robert Willan's book record payments for shearing in 1819 and1820. An inscription on Robert's book reads "Wm. Marshall, Aughton near Lancaster" [teacher?]. Another inscription on the last page of Edwards book reads "Thomas M. Willan, South Monaghan." A loose slip of paper in Edward's book reads "Robert Willan, Challan Hall, Febery 14, 1819."

Willan family

Rowland Tivey student notebook

  • 89-1017
  • Item
  • 1850

This item is a student notebook of mathematical problems. Inside the cover is written 'Rowland Tivey 1850'. This item is remarkable for its beautiful calligraphy.

Tivey, Rowland

Victoria College fonds

  • 89-1066
  • Fonds
  • 20 Oct. 1856-23 Jan. 1857

This fonds consists of 4 original documents pertaining to the land on which Victoria College, Cobourg, was situated. One document is the declaration of Rev. S.D. Rice verifying the signatures of the Attorney General (John A. Macdonald) and the Deputy Registrar (Thomas Mayor) on the other three documents.

Victoria College

Thomas Watson teaching contract

  • 89-1049
  • Item
  • 1858

This item is a contract between Thomas Watson, teacher, and the Trustees of the Joint Board Grammar and Common School, Port Hope. The contract is for 1 year at a salary of one hundred and twenty pounds.

Watson, Thomas

Katchewanooka Herald fonds

  • 83-004
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1859

This fonds consists of a number of issues of a handwritten newspaper, written weekly by agricultural students of Colonel Samuel Strickland of Lakefield, Canada West. The issues are scattered and topics covered include agriculture, local events, local gossip, and politics. Also included are four letters of George M. Douglas relating to the newspaper.

Katchewanooka Herald

Mary Jane Moncrief mathematics school book

  • 91-1019
  • Item
  • 5 Jan. 1861

This item is a mathematics work book which belonged to Mary Jane Moncrief in 1861. In it there are samples of decimal currency, reductions of weights and measures, compound addition and subtraction, percentages and many other mathematical exercises.

Moncrief, Mary Jane

Attack on the people's depository for Ontario / People's Depository for Ontario

  • 97-1003
  • Item
  • March 1874

This item is a 16-page compilation of letters and excerpts from letters gathered in response to an attack on the Department of Education contained in a 24-page pamphlet written by G. Mercer Adam, a bookseller in Toronto. The first section contains three letters by Rev. Dr. Egerton Ryerson. The second section contains replies from public school inspectors, while the third section contains responses by J. George Hodgins, manager of the depository, and remarks and opinions of school trustees.

The principal correspondent in the "Attack on the people's depository for Ontario", Rev. Dr. Egerton Ryerson, was the Chief Superintendent of the Department of Education of Ontario. It was under his guidance that the educational system for the province was established.

F.W. Hilshaw notebook

  • 89-1021
  • Item
  • 1895

This item is a notebook which belonged to F.W. Hilshaw, Churchfield House, Halton, near Runcorn in Cheshire. It contains schoolwork, newspaper clippings, accounts and recipes.

Hilshaw, F.W.

Hamilton Township public school register

  • 91-1023
  • Item
  • 1896-1897

This item is a Public School Daily Register folder dated 1895 for Public School #3 from Camborne in Hamilton Township. It includes an attendance record for January, 1897, along with a report of number of male and female students in December, 1896. The register folder spells out in some detail the subject requirements for the various grades.

Hamilton Township

Mount St. Joseph teaching slides fonds

  • 92-002
  • Fonds
  • [between 1894 and 1914]

This fonds consists of glass slides which were used as teaching materials at Mount St. Joseph. The subjects include Tennyson: Idylls of the King, 55 slides; physiography, 15 slides; zoology, 5 slides; physics, 4 slides; English and history, 7 slides; and, European history, 6 slides. Ten of the slides in physiography, 2 slides in botany and 1 slide in chemistry were made by high school students in Lindsay.

Mount St. Joseph

University of Toronto. Hart House dedication program

  • 91-1029
  • Fonds
  • 11 Nov. 1919; 5 June 1924

This fonds consists of a dedication program of Hart House at the University of Toronto on 11 November 1919. There is also a souvenir folder regarding the dedication of the Soldier's Tower with a colour etching of the Tower from 5 June 1924.

University of Toronto. Hart House

Dorothy Moir notebooks fonds

  • 96-1000
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1927

This fonds consists of two volumes of notes with pasted-in illustrations of house and furniture design. Included are University of Toronto lecture notes on history of household life and loosely inserted in the volumes are further notes and examinations.

Moir, Dorothy

Doris M. Hancock teacher training certificate

  • 89-1042
  • Item
  • July 1927

This item is a certificate from the St. John's Church of England in Port Hope to Doris M. Hancock for completing part one of the first year of the standard teacher training course.

Hancock, Doris M.

Egerton Brown fonds

  • 01-1013
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1928

Fonds consists of University of Toronto programs, invitations, examinations, and ephemera, 1921-1928.

Brown, Egerton

Charles Vincent Massey collection

  • 99-1005
  • Collection
  • 1921-1931

This collection consists of eleven published reports, addresses, and articles by the Honourable Vincent Massey. Topics include education, art and nationality, drama, external affairs, etc. with respect to Canada. Included also are typed notes compiled at a meeting at which Massey was present, on "Diplomatic Machinery", held in 1931.

Massey, Charles Vincent

Honourable T.C. Douglas documents

  • 97-1036
  • Fonds
  • 1946

These documents consist of two stapled mimeographed books. The first, dated March 1946 and entitled "The Union of Saskatchewan Indians: The Record of the Establishment of Indian Unity in Saskatchewan" records the minutes of meetings held in Regina, Duck Lake and Saskatoon, and provides names of the Constitution Committee. It also contains reprints of Treaties No.3 and 4. The second book, dated July 1946 and entitled "The Treaties Between Her Majesty, Queen Victoria and The Indians of British North America" contains reprints of Treaties No. 3,4,5,6,7, and 8.

Douglas, Tommy

Mary Q. Ollerhead fonds

  • 89-1072
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1952

This fonds consists of Mary Ollerhead's notebook with teaching notes. At the back of the book are notes pertaining to her estate after she died. There are a number of notes that Mary wrote pertaining to her estate and funeral arrangements. A carbon copy relating to her will and some sympathy cards are also included. There is a collection of bank books from 1937 to 1953 included in the fonds as well as a retirement letter from the Toronto Board of Education and a few other articles of correspondence.

Ollerhead, Mary Q.

Miscellaneous journals: businesses and schools collection

  • 88-014
  • Collection
  • 1846-1962

This fonds consists of ledgers, day books and other record books, mostly unidentified as to exact name and location of the business. All were situated in the Peterborough/Cobourg/Norwood/Marmora area.

Betty Lynn Schwab fonds

  • 19-004
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1969

Fonds is comprised of audio tapes, scrapbooks and photographs related to Betty Lynn Viney’s experience as a student at Trent University from 1965 to 1969.

Schwab, Betty Lynn

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