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James Forbes Zoological Drawings

  • CA RBD MSG BW003
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1800 and 1818

Collection consists of 57 illustrations of birds, eggs, snakes, and plants by James Forbes chiefly to illustrate his work "Oriental Memoirs," published in four volumes between 1813 and 1815. The majority of the illustrations are either e...

Forbes, James, 1749-1819

Menu Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1269
  • Collection
  • 1880-

Collection consists of menus acquired individually by the library. Menus date back to approximately 1886, but most of the menus are twentieth century. The bulk of menus are from Montreal-area restaurants and hotels, representing French, Quebecois...

Elson Irving Rexford Fonds

  • CA MUA MG3059
  • Fonds
  • 1883

Two letters to Rexford from S.P. Robins, Secretary and Superintendent for the Protestant School Commissioners of Montreal, discuss the affairs of the McGill Normal School, 1883.

Rexford, Elson I. (Elson Irving), 1850-1936

Harvey Cushing Fonds

  • CA OSLER P417
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1924

The fonds contains original and typescript letters, manuscript notes, newspaper clippings, journal extracts, reminiscences and more, assembled by Harvey Cushing between 1920 and 1924 during the course of his research for the biography of William O...

Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939

Marquis de la Jonquière Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1274
  • Collection
  • 28 February 1750

Consists of an English translation of a letter to the Marquis de la Jonquière written by Antoine-Louis Rouillé, comte de Jouy, secretary of state for the French Navy, at Versailles, dated 28 February 1750. The letter discusses an immediate release...

Rouillé, Antoine-Louis , comte de Jouy, 1689-1761

Henry Morgan and Co. Fonds

  • CA MUA MG1002
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1960

The company's records contain administrative, financial and publicity material. The administrative series comprises the minutes of the directors from 1929 to 1955 and of the executive committee from 1949 to 1956. An engagement book records co...

Henry Morgan and Co.

Expo 67 Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1234
  • Collection
  • 1963-1981, 1997

The collection consists of ephemera, artifacts, and publications related chiefly to the Expo 67 World Fair in Montreal and some documents relating to its continuation, Man and His World (Terre des Hommes), an exhibition that was the successor to E...

Jean-Baptiste Lepine Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1273
  • Collection
  • 12 April 1809

Collection consists of a manuscript petition in French written on behalf of Jean Baptiste Lepine for a ferry from Rivière des Prairies to the river end of Île Jésus, dated 12 April 1809. The petition is signed with his mark. The petition also inc...

Lepine, Jean-Baptiste, active 1809

Gwillim Collection

  • CA RBD Gwillim
  • Collection
  • [between 1801 and 1807]

The collection contains 164 botanical and zoological paintings created chiefly by Elizabeth Gwillim as well as possibly by her sister Mary Symonds while living in Chennai, India (then Madras). The collection includes 121 watercolours of birds with...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Taylor White Collection

  • CA RBD MSG BW002
  • Collection
  • 1736-1759

The Taylor White Collection is comprised of 938 watercolour paintings of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. White, a British jurist, commissioned various artists of the day (including Charles Collins, Peter Paillou, Jacob Van Huysum, George Edwa...

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

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