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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

Music books collection

  • 04-1000
  • Collection
  • [1798]; n.d.

Collection consists of two music books, the first being The Easy Instructor; or, A New Method of Teaching Sacred Harmony by William Little and William Smith, Albany, revised and enlarged edition, [1798], and the second being Songs of Victory, for Evangelistic Meetings Conferences The Home Circle and Christian Worship, 543 Hymns and 144 Choruses, large type edition, compiled by Andrew W. Bell, Glasgow, n.d.

Music books

John Quentin Brown photograph collection

  • 00-1002
  • Collection
  • ca. 1800s

This collection of photographs consists of 2 tintypes (one woman is identified as Mrs E.R. Young; 2 photographs of lumbering operations at Lake of Bays including a photograph of an alligator machine; one ambrotype of a young boy and 1 daguerreotype of two adults with a child.

Brown, John Quentin

Edward C. Caddy fonds. Additions.

  • 95-1008
  • Fonds
  • 1839

This addition to the fonds consists of one pen and ink drawing of the Court House, Peterborough.

Caddy, Edward C.

Edward C. Caddy fonds. Additions.

  • 69-1002
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1842

The fonds consists of two photocopies of drawings of early Peterborough by Edward C. Caddy. The first is a drawing of Conger Hill, 1839-1842, and the second is a drawing of the Courthouse and St. John's Church, 1839.

Caddy, Edward C.

Susanna Moodie fonds

  • PR 515
  • Fonds
  • 1852, [187-?]

Fonds consists of two letters and 5 watercolour paintings. One letter is from Susanna Moodie to Mrs. Katie Vickery, Susanna Moodie's daughter, which is undated. The second letter is from Moodie's her publisher in England congratulating her upon the success of Roughing it in the Bush and enclosing a contract for a subsequent book entitled _Mark Huddleston. The watercolour paintings are by Susanna Moodie and all depict flowers.

Moodie, Susanna

William Brownscombe photograph

  • 97-1015
  • Item
  • [1860]

This photograph shows William Brownscombe at his potters wheel shaping a large stone jug with a narrow neck. Another jug stands on a shelf to his left.

Brownscombe, William

Edward C. Caddy fonds. Additions.

  • 95-1006
  • Fonds
  • 1872

This addition to the fonds consists of pencil sketches, in a book, of scenes along the Dawson Road such as Lake Shebandowan, Kettle Falls and Rainy River from a camp at Fort Francis.

Caddy, Edward C.

Rev. M.A. Farrar fonds. Additions

  • 98-020
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1872

This fonds consists a diary (1863-1864) of M.A. Farrar and 12 drawings, etchings, watercolours and sketches by M.A. Farrar, genealogical information re the Farrar family, and photographs of Farrar and family members.

Farrar, Michael Andrews

John Miller scrapbook

  • 71-1001
  • Item
  • 1882-1890

This item is a scrapbook containing Victorian magazine clippings, newspaper clippings, receipts from a trip to Europe in 1885, clippings regarding John Miller's student days at Queen's University from 1882 to 1886, concert and theatre programs from Lindsay, Kingston, Peterborough (including ventriloquist and mind reading events), London, England theatre programs and newspaper clippings regarding a murder trial heard in Woodstock, Ontario, 1890.

Miller, John

William H. Ives letter book

  • 75-009
  • Item
  • 1894-1899

This item is a letter book related to carpentry, contracting and building activities in the Colborne, Ontario, area. It contains some interesting material on house construction in terms of methods and materials. It also contains some information on Colborne area churches. The letter book has a partial index to the correspondence of William Ives.

Ives, William H.

Hugh Atwood collection of Catharine Parr Traill notes

  • 97-1022
  • Item
  • 1897-1899

Collection consists of three personal notes written by Catharine Parr Traill to her grand-niece, Agnes Le Fenore. One is a two part card with the cover illustrated with cutout images of a dog and a butterfly along with a wisp of moss glued to the surface. The second part of the card is a warm salutation to Agnes and her family. The date is 24 December 1897. The second item, dated 12 May, is a note of thanks to Agnes for obtaining a cape [and cap?] for her, and also refers to fatigue and the problem of swelling feet. The third item is a letter written 1 April 1899 to "G Niece A F" [Agnes] sending belated sympathy for two in hospital and describing in some detail Traill's own plight, and the care offered by Kate and Katie.

Traill, Catharine Parr

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

Arts and entertainment broadsides collection

  • 91-1028
  • Collection
  • 1900-1901

This collection of small broadsides consists of a Grand Trunk flyer regarding the fares to the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition in 1901; an Orangeville Methodist Church broadside advertising a concert with Myrtel Tellessen Cooke from 1900; and a broadside for the King George Theatre in Cobourg, Ontario, advertising the film "Avenger" which aired before 1920.

Marmaduke Matthews fonds

  • 71-003
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1908

The fonds consists of a scrapbook relating to Marmaduke Matthew's office as secretary of the Canadian Academy of Arts, from 1878 to 1888; two unpublished manuscripts on Canadian art and artists; two sketchbooks, from 1863 and 1873 to 1874; and a record of pictures, from 1890 to 1908.

  • undated, pencil manuscript, 8 pages, entitled "Why are our artists so poorly encouraged?"
  • undated, pencil manuscript, 5 pages, entitled "Art and its uses"
  • sketch books 1: 1863; 2: 1873-74
  • record of pictures, 1890-1908

Matthews, Marmaduke

Keith Miller fonds

  • 95-011
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1909

This fonds consists of 24 Canadian art catalogues including catalogues of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and its' reports, constitution and by-laws. These materials were apparently from the home of Marmaduke Matthews, Wychwood Park, Toronto.

Miller, Keith

Proctor photographic and artwork fonds

  • 89-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1916

This fonds consists of 59 photographs and 16 tintypes, (mostly unidentified), and one scrapbook with a number of original artwork pieces including two paintings on leave.

Proctor photographic and artwork

Frederick Arthur Verner and C.J. Townsend letters collection

  • 75-1017
  • Collection
  • 1912-1920

This fonds consists of letters from F.A. Verner to C.J. Townsend relating to the disposition of his pictures and paintings. From the appearances in these papers, Verner's most-oft-painted subject was the Canadian bison.

Verner, Frederick Arthur

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

Hart House Theatre program collection

  • 89-1008
  • Collection
  • 1919-1935

This fonds consists of a series of programmes from dramatic productions performed at Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto, between 1919 and 1935. Some of the programmes are autographed by the players.

Hart House Theatre

Arthur G. Racey fonds

  • 96-003
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1941

This fonds consists of approximately 843 original cartoons by A.G. Racey covering a wide range of subjects. Due to the universal nature of his cartoons, Racey gained international recognition and his works were reproduced in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. A file list and descriptions of the cartoons, including dates where known, is available below.

Racey, Arthur G.

S.C. Shaw fonds

  • 74-001
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1943

The fonds consists of nine oil paintings, 8 of which are on board and one on canvas material, of sites in the Townships of Burleigh and Otonabee and were painted between 1941 and 1943. Six pictures deal with the Mount Julian/Stoney Lake area, while the other two are pictures of sites at the Village of Keene in Otonabee Township. The last is a picture of a pioneer cabin, in Burleigh Township.

Descriptions of paintings

  1. The face of Quarry Island, Stoney Lake
  2. The road to Mount Julian
  3. Road to Mount Julian - looking out
  4. Road into Mount Julian
  5. Looking across Stoney Lake from Viamede
  6. Looking across Stoney lake at Mount Julian
  7. Old Mill, Indian River at Keene
  8. Pioneer cabin, Burleigh Township
  9. Part of the village of Keene, Otonabee

Shaw, S.C.

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.

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