- 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.