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Anthony Adamson and Marion MacRae fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-1992, predominant 1958-1992

Fonds consists of three accruals. The first accrual (38-1995 and 43-1995) consists of four series, corresponding to the four published works which are arranged in order of publication: 1. Ontario Houses--The Ancestral Roof; 2. Dundurn--MacNab of Dundurn; 3. Ontario Churches--Hallowed Walls; 4. Ontario Public Buildings--Cornerstones. Consists of manuscripts, correspondence and research files which comprise notes, plans, maps, sketches, pamphlets, articles, photographs and slides as collected or created by MacRae and Adamson and all relating to the writing and publishing of the four works. The second accrual (26-1996) consists of photographs by various photographers, including Philip Shackleton, Miro Klement and Page Toles for use in books by Adamson and MacRae. It has not yet been arranged or described; it measures 32 cm. This measurement is not included in the fonds measurement above.The third accrual (42-1997) consists of 792 negatives taken by Philip Shackleton, 1963-1983, to illustrate several books written by MacRae and Adamson. They are as follows: MacNab of Dundurn (1971), 17 negatives; The Ancestral Roof: A Domestic Architecture of Upper Canada (1963), 397 negatives; and Cornerstones of Order: Courthouses and Town Halls of Ontario, 1784-1914 (1983), 378 negatives.

MacRae, Marion

Anthony Adamson fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 2127
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1967

Fonds consist of Adamson's research materials on Sir Allan MacNab and Dundurn Castle, and relating to the restoration efforts at Upper Canada Village. Materials are typescript excepts from diaries, wills, and letters relevant to the research, as well as references to published sources. These are often annotated with comments reflecting the signficance of the information for the site. Upper Canada Village materials focus on the Loucks family and the Loyalist Farm, the Glengarry School in 1965, the French- Robertson House, Cook's Tavern, Medicine in Upper Canada (1783-1867), Roads in Upper Canada (1783-1867), Agriculture in Upper Canada (1784-1867), and the Military History of the St. Lawrence River Valley (1760-1814) Records include typescript material extracted from newspapers, diaries, and published works, as well as copies of maps, plans, and pictures. Fonds contains the following series: Series I: Sir Allan MacNab and Dundurn Castle Series II: Historical accounts and background material respecting the restoration of Upper Canada Village.

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Adamson, Anthony