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CA ON00003 F139 · Record group · 1755-1944

Fonds consists of genealogical records, correspondence, diaries and journals, and writings of the Mountain, Roe and Jarvis families. There are also collected materials and photographs on the families. Books from Mountain family members. Fonds consists of the following series: Series I. Mountain family records, Series II. Roe family records, Series III. Jarvis family records Series IV. Collected Mountain-Roe-Jarvis material, Series V. Mountain family books.

CA ON00333 90-001 & 94-002 · Fonds · 1757-1978, predominant 1821-1870

Fonds consists of correspondence, research notes and original documents of Professor David Neil Stirling Macmillan. Papers include voters' lists from Victoria County, Ontario, documents relating to the Hudson's Bay Company, minutes of the Barbados Board of Legislative council, munites of the Sydney Australia company, and the Sydney Australian Committee of the New Steam Company.

John A. Bradshaw fonds
CA ON00333 90-007 · Fonds · 1757, 1942-1965, predominant 1956-1965

Fonds consists of personal genealogical research material collected by John A. Bradshaw, Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for the City of Peterborough from 1948 to 1974. The fonds includes, correspondence with genealogists, notes, photocopies of related passages, poems, and chapters of books and other published material, photographs and a 1751 edition of "The London Chronicle".

John Smith fonds
CA ON00311 PF15 · Fonds · 1759-1891, predominant 1842-1880

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by business agent and attorney, John Smith. The fonds primarily documents his dealings with two clients, Robert Gourlay, and his daughter, Helen Gourlay. These dealings centre on land transactions and disputes with tenants over land owned by the Gourlays in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario. The fonds documents the lives of Robert Gourlay and his family, through correspondence and various publications maintained by Smith. The fonds includes correspondence, a notebook, promissory notes, bills, lists of account transactions, receipts, a list of lands and tenants, a valuation of land for rents, leases, powers of attorney, subpoenas, affidavits of disbursement, admissions, bonds, a writ, published booklets, broadsides, a newspaper, a legislative amendment, a poem, and sketches. Fonds consists of the following series: Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence and notebook, Financial records, Legal records, Published material, and poem Sketches

CA ON00351 GA 141 · Item · 1759

Contents: 7. p. ms. report dictated by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes for his superiors, recounting in detail the events of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Major-General James Wolfe captured Quebec on Sept. 13, 1759, but died on the battlefield. His opponent, the Marquis de Montcalm died the next day. Holmes dictated a detailed account of the battle and sent two copies on separate ships to the British Admiralty. This document is the second copy of that report.

John Rankin fonds
CA ON00395 F.0001 · Fonds · 1759-1880, predominant 1850-1880

Fonds consists mainly of the diaries and letterbooks of John Rankin which describe his life and work in Scotland and Canada. Fonds includes detailed personal expense and account books, a Sabbath school roll book, ephemera,and books and booklets, most published before Rankin's birth.

Magrath family fonds
CA ON00380 1979.007 · Fonds · 1759-[ca. 1975] predominant 1844-1893

Fonds consists largely of records created and collected by members of the Magrath family, including the Reverend James Magrath and his children, in the course of administering and occupying their farming estate (called Erindale) on the Credit River. Fonds includes correspondence, legal and financial records and ledgers, and plans of the estate and environs. There is also a small amount of material added to the fonds by later descendants of the family, including family histories and annotated transcriptions of the earliest Magrath correspondence.

The bulk of the correspondence consists of personal letters between family members, including James Magrath and his children, and most is written to Charles Magrath while on a trip to Ireland. Letters are largely concerned with family and personal affairs.

Note that the Magrath family correspondence includes occasional references to the activities of the First Nations (Mississauga Anishinaabe) people of the Credit area at that time referred to as the Credit Indians. The nature of these references is influenced by the perspective and prejudices of the Magraths.

The fonds comprises the following six series:

Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Legal records
Series 3: Financial records
Series 4: Family history records
Series 5: Erindale Estate maps and plans
Series 6: Transcriptions

Bertram R. Davis collection
CA ON00351 GA 52 · Collection · [176-]-[ca. 1965]

Collection consists of materials created and accumulated by Bertram R. Davis on the history of Bristol and the romantics. Includes correspondence between 164 correspondents, 45 manuscript groups, research notes, photographs, clippings, articles, offprints, excerpts, and other ephemera. Also included is a file of correspondence from Bertram donated by Kenneth Curry and a file of correspondence relating to portraits of Southey donated by Dr. Warren U. Ober.

Arranged in six series as follows:
1. Manuscripts Held in Trust
2. Chattertonian Manuscript;
3. Correspondence;
4. Articles, Offprints, etc.;
5. Bertram R. Davis Research Files;
6. Visual Materials.

Huntington University fonds
CA ON00159 P109 · Fonds · [ca. 1762]-2002 (predominant 1958-1976)

The Huntington University fonds consists mainly of correspondence, minutes, documentation, publications, yearbooks and photographs. The records document the administration of Huntington University. Not all functions performed at the University are documented and the records focus on the first 15 years of administration at Huntington. For instance, there are no records from the academic programs. Records created and used by the Board of Regents along with Silas Huntington records can be found in the fonds. Many records attest to the different roles performed by Rev. Dr. Earl Lautenslager as Chairman of the Northern Ontario University Association (NOUA), his administration of Huntington University as the first President and his ministry at St. Andrew's United Church. The records of the President/Principal's office are the most abundant. The records show the diversity of the work the President/Principal completed at the University, from corresponding with various individuals to planning the convocations. Information about student life at Huntington is well documented through the residence handbooks, student newsletters and yearbooks. A vast collection of photographs of the students also help provide a visual of their activities on campus. Other photographs can be found that depict the beginnings of Huntington on the Laurentian University campus and individuals such as the Board of Regents, faculty and staff. Documentation can be found on the history of Huntington and the United Church, along with various pieces of literature.

The fonds is arranged in 8 series: Series I: Board of Regents; Series II: President's Office; Series III: President/Principal's Office; Series IV: Finance; Series V: Residence; Series VI: Huntington College Student Association; Series VII: Photographs and Series VIII: Documentation.

Pierre Perret collection
CA ON00093 2008/25 · Collection · 1762-1781

Collection consists of reproductions of late eighteenth-century documents that belonged to the heirs of Madame DesBoisrenard and related to the lands near the village of Vimy, France and the present-day Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Documents include a surveyor's map of the lands with a report, and legal documents listing the various pieces of land with their limits, names of tenants and rents in money and goods collected from the properties.

John Honsberger fonds
CA ON00311 PF41 · Fonds · 1763-2016

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by John Honsberger. The majority of the records in the fonds relate to his activities as editor of the Law Society's "Gazette". Records also relate to his interest in and writings about Ontario legal history, Ontario lawyers and Osgoode Hall.

Ottawa Valley Regiment Fonds
CA ON00411 MG-0007 · Fonds · ca. 1763-1994

The Ottawa Valley Regiment Fonds contain material relating to the Ottawa Valley Regiment from the second half of the 18th century up until the late 20th century. The documents include copies of Militia General Orders from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s, officer lists, regimental returns, general correspondence and memorandum reports, maps, and newspaper and gazette excerpts.

Rogers family fonds
CA ON00009 F 533 · Fonds · 1765-1999

Fonds consists of records relating to the history of the Rogers family that were created by several generations of Rogerses and other people related to them by marriage. The records document aspects of the social, military and political lives of the family. Other record creators in this fonds include such Rogers relations as the Greeley family of Colborne, the Cassady family of Kingston, the Eberts family and Waddell family of Chatham, and the Merritt family of St. Catharines, Ontario.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

The Seagram Museum fonds
CA ON00351 GA104C · Fonds · 1765-1995

Materials assembled by Seagram Museum staff from a number of sources and reflecting the museum's focus on the beverage alcohol industry in the North American context. It contains articles, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, etc. and includes correspondence with wine merchants re shipments by sea, information illustrative of bootlegging, prohibition, temperance, etc.

This collection also contains accession registers, correspondence, invoice copies, purchase order copies, and other materials relating to the acquisition of book and archival material by the Seagram Museum Library and Archives.

CA ON00009 F 4566 · Fonds · 1765, 1828-2000

Fonds consists of materials illustrating the personal life and publishing career of Andrew Dyas MacLean, including private and business records inherited by him concerning his father Hugh Cameron MacLean and uncle John Bayne MacLean, both publishers as well. Further personal records pertain to his paternal grandparents, Rev. Andrew MacLean and Catherine Cameron, and his mother's family, the Dyas family of Toronto.

Publishing records include primarily correspondence, notes, and issues of publications, with some statements, minute books, and other administrative records. Personal records are comprised of correspondence, household accounts, real estate papers, clippings and records of social activities, and various materials illustrating key aspects of the lives of Andrew D. MacLean and his family: for example, his grandfather's sermons, his uncle John's phrenological records, his father Hugh's records of the Toronto Canoe Club, and his own service as secretary to Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. Fonds also includes photographs, paintings, and books.

Fonds contains records reflecting the MacLeans' social and family connections with: European nobility and other members of the upper class, including the Duke of Devonshire, the Queen Regent of Portugal, and Sir Fitzroy Maclean of Morvern; key international business contacts of the time, including Charles S. Rolls and Frank A. Munsey; and important Canadians such as Prime Ministers Bennett, Borden, Meighen and Pearson, Billy Bishop, Goldwin Smith, and E. Cora Hind.

Materials reflect the activities principally in southern Ontario, with some records from the Canadian Arctic, the Rocky Mountains, Scotland, England, Australia, and the Mediterranean.

Fonds has been arranged into eight series.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

CA ON00009 F 31 · Collection · 1767-1919

Collection consists of correspondence, land records (including deeds), legal records, genealogical information, diaries, maps, memoranda, and accounts. The majority of the records are not specifically concerned with the public lives of Powell or Jarvis, but are personal family documents reflecting the attitudes, interests, problems and way of life of the members of loyalist ruling class families. The memoranda of William Dummer Powell tell of his career and early Canadian years. Many of the letters written between 1820 and 1857 are from Samuel Peters Jarvis to his wife Mary while he was commanding officer of the Queen's Rangers during the Rebellion of 1837-8, while he was with the Department of Indian Affairs, and when he was travelling in Great Britain and elsewhere. Collection also includes various travel diaries maintained by Jarvis.
Also included are various maps and plans of areas including Long Point, Turkey Point, York, the project town of Tayport, Guelph, and Toronto.

Collection also includes miscellaneous documents, such as calling cards, watercolours, poems, an exercise book of William Jarvis, a newspaper article, and a sample of hair from the heads of Aemilius Jarvis and Edward Henry Bernard.
Records created after 1857 deal mainly with estate problems and litigation.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Edith Russell fonds
Fonds · 1767-1977, predominant 1952-1977

The contents of the fonds mainly concerns Edith's life after her marriage to Russell. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: correspondence, books by Edith Russell, manuscripts by Edith Russell, manuscripts by others, personal documents, diaries, photographs, greeting cards, miscellaneous, Lucy Donnelly papers. The correspondence is arranged into the following sub-series: general, family, George Allen Unwin Ltd., travel, large print books, financial/legal, domestic, Finch genealogy, press clippings, Bertrand Russell: his correspondence, death of Bertrand Russell.

Alexander Fraser fonds
CA ON00009 F 1015 · Fonds · 1770-1936, predominant 1882-1936

Fonds consists of Alexander Fraser's correspondence, accounts, certificates, commissions, speeches, lectures, sermons, literary works in English and Gaelic, minutes and reports of various societies and associations, military documents, biographical and genealogical information, menus, invitations, cards, programmes, photographs, poetry, music, maps, newspaper clippings, and printed material. Fonds contains the following series: Correspondence, 1779-1936, N.D (Series I) Certificates and Commissions, 1893-1931 (Series II) Accounts, 1844, 1857, 1873-1934, N.D. (Series III) Cards, Invitations, Menus and Programs, 1853-1934, N.D. (Series IV) Speeches, Sermons and Lectures, 1814, 1882-1931, N.D. (Series V) Literary Works: Writings of Alexander Fraser (Series VI- 1) Writings of Other Persons (Series VI- 2) Gaelic Works (Series VII) Societies and Associations, 1858-1933 (Series VIII) Music and Poetry (Series IX) Photographs and Maps (Series X) Biographical and Genealogical Information (Series XI) Clippings, 1826-1936 (Series XII) Printed Material, 1873-1946 (Series XIII)

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

CA ON00353 AFC 48 · Fonds · 1770-1959, 1994

This fonds has records for John and Amelia Harris Family, including various relations, friends and colleagues .

Jacob Ball fonds
CA ON00009 F 4234 · Fonds · 1772-1809

Fonds consists of one handwritten cash book kept by Ball in which he documented transactions in New York (Mohawk Valley) and Upper Canada. The entries are mostly for the sale of farm produce and groceries such as flour, wheat, apples, and pork.

An index of customers' names and several loose documents are inserted in the cash book.

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Some of the entries made in 1772 are written in plattdeutsch or low German.