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Leslie M. Frost fonds

  • 77-024
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1973

This fonds consists of the personal and collected papers of the Honourable Leslie M. Frost, former Premier of Ontario. It contains correspondence; letter books from World War I through his legal and political career to post-retirement phase of public and private directorships; scrapbooks of Leslie Frost and his wife Gertrude; and historical files on various subjects, including the Frost family, the Carew family, various political figures, and Victoria, Peterborough and Haliburton Counties. The fonds is especially valuable for the study of Conservatism and it includes collected campaign material from 1891 to 1971, material on federal and provincial elections, and original and copied historical material on many individuals and events. Also included in the fonds are photographs, miscellaneous graphic materials, and audio visual materials.

Frost, Leslie M.

Francis J.A. Morris fonds. Additions

  • 80-034
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1949

This addition to the fonds consists of records created by Frank Morris. The fonds is arranged into the following series: correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts; postcards of the British Isles and Canada; photographs and negatives of botanical species from field trips; glass lantern slides of flowers, fine arts, museums, and scenes of Europe; and maps, mostly of Great Britain and Ontario.

Morris, Francis J.A.

Dorothy Choate Herriman fonds. 1994 additions

  • 94-019
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1972

This addition to the fonds consists of diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings of Dorthy Choate Herriman. The fonds includes material on the Canadian Authors Association, Carol Cassidy Coates and other poets and writers. Newspaper clippings, original illustrated layout, biographical information, author's proof and a bound copy of Mater Silva are also included in the fonds. There is also an annotated copy of editor John Garvin's Canadian Poets.

Herriman, Dorothy Choate

A collection of literary pamphlets and one broadside

Includes the following:

  • "Bruce Whiteman: Zukofsky Impromptus. Sin Tax 003, 1995
  • LeRoy Gorman (ed.): Mourning Cloak Renku, 1996
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): The Pink of Venice, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Carved on a Beach, 2001
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Long Glances, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Freedom Day Celebration, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (layout by): Fading Clouds Renku, Imago Press, 2010
  • Marshall Hryciuk (ed.): Crystal Renku, Imago Press, 2005
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Year of No Summer: Renku 2009, Imago Press, 2009
  • Marshall Hyrciuk (led by): Hot Pavement Renku, Imago Press, 2020
  • ""You are here Acme Gallery Commerce Building 12912 Hunter Street West Peterborough!"" (a broadside for Jeff Macklin's exhibition at the Acme Gallery, [2021])"

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."

A collection of 10 literary broadsides of printed poems by well-known Canadian poets

Dated 1972 through the late 1990s, most were published by the Hamilton Poetry Centre; also one by Flying Man Press, and another commissioned by the Harbourfront Reading Series. Poets represented include Bruce Whiteman, David McFadden, Alexander Hutchison, James Reaney, John Newlove, Joy Kogawa, Cary Fagan, Phyllis Webb, and Raymond Souster.

Margaret Laurence letters

File consists of letters addressed to Kim and Kate Krenz of Lakefield, Ontario. Also, several newspaper clippings, many of which are obituaries published at the time of Laurence's death in January 1987.

Robertson Davies letter to Margaret Laurence

File consists of a letter written on Massey College letterhead. Davies writes: "Dear Margaret: Here is the play about the Peterborough ladies - & another short one from the Peterborough district. - Many thanks for last night's delightful conversation! Rob."

Illuminated poems by Richard Outram

Items in this small collection include illuminated poems by Richard Outram; many signed and illuminated single poems; a special edition of Canadian Notes & Queries (2003) dedicated to Barbara Howard; a memorial card of the service held in memory of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard at the Arts and Letters Club, April, 2005.

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

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

Commission on Canadian Studies fonds

  • 86-031
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1986

This fonds consists of briefs, correspondence, memoranda and responses to "To Know Ourselves" and "Some Questions of Balance".

Commission on Canadian Studies

Jean Murray Cole fonds. 2003 additions

  • 03-009
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, published papers and booklets, and research materials relating to the many papers, articles, and books written by Jean Murray Cole

Cole, Jean Murray

Jean Murray Cole fonds. 2008 additions

  • 08-007
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2006

Fonds consists of manuscripts and research materials pertaining to Jean Murray Cole's biography of Chief Factor Archibald McDonald, entitled Exile in the Wilderness, and her published compilation of Archibald McDonald's letters, entitled This Blessed Wilderness. Also included are extensive research materials on Ranald McDonald (son of Archibald McDonald). Other research relates to Peterborough area settlers including the Strickland family (Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie), Frances Stewart, and Sandford Fleming. Materials encompass all aspects of research, correspondence with descendants, papers given by Cole, newspaper and magazine articles, maps, and photographs. The fonds also contains Cole's files on "Edwardian Peterborough" (a conference held in May 2005).

Cole, Jean Murray

Jean Murray Cole fonds. 2005 additions

  • 05-016
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2003

Fonds consists of research notes, reports, and clippings on indigenous peoples in the Peterborough area, Margaret Laurence, Catharine Parr Traill, and local historical subjects.

Cole, Jean Murray

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. 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

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

  • 90-003
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1990

This fonds consists of correspondence, draft manuscripts, interview tapes and research notes pertaining to biographies of Foster Hewitt and Conn Smythe, etc.; notes and records resulting from Mr. Young's participation in the Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry; and correspondence between Young and fellow media personalities including Robertson Davies, Peter Trueman, John Bassett and Pierre Berton. One of the largest series of records relates to the biography of his son, Neil Young.

Young, Scott

Harley R. Cummings fonds

  • 00-001
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1999

This fonds consists of primary research material and the manuscript and photographs for Harley R. Cummings' book, "Early Days in Haliburton". The fonds also consists of correspondence, including letters from the Honorable Leslie Frost, photographs, maps, and an original 1863 surveyor's diary for Eyre Township. Also included are the C.R. Stewart diaries, dated 1902-1904. C.R. Stewart (1826-1905) was resident agent for the Canadian Land and Immigration Company and was the first settler in the Village of Haliburton. In his diaries he refers to Colonel Samuel Hughes and Mossom Boyd. Stewart's son, C.E. Stewart (1851-1921) was editor of the "Bobcaygeon Independent". The fonds also includes several historical papers and publications written by Cummings and others.

Cummings, Harley R.

Peter Gzowski fonds. 1998 additions

  • 98-010
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1997

This fonds consists of letters addressed to Peter Gzowski and the CBC radio show "Morningside". It also consists of manuscripts, correspondence with publishers, etc.

Gzowski, Peter

Peter Gzowski fonds. 1999 additions

  • 99-015
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1998

This addition to the fonds consists of manuscripts for the "Morningside Years" and "Friends, Moments, Countryside", correspondence between Peter Gzowski, McClelland and Stewart and other editorial staff. There are 'mail bag' and 'ROA' (read on air) letters addressed to the Morningside show, some of which are included in the "Morningside Years." Also included is one complete radio program schedule and a program for "Peter Gzowski's Invitationals play the Winter Garden." There are also nineteen computer disks consisting of letters, transcripts of "Morningside" interviews, and chapters of the "Morningside Years". Twenty-four audio cassette tapes of Gzowski's interviews with various Canadian authors and scientists such as Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, Dr. Tak Mak, William O. Mitchell, Robertson Davies, William Unruh, Jean Chretien, Alice Munro, Timothy Findley are also included. As well, there are a total of six photographs of Peter Gzowski and his staff.

Gzowski, Peter

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