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Duke of York and Albany Frederick Augustus Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 195
  • Collection
  • 1778-1821

This collection consists of translations from Terence, begun in 1778, and correspondence on military, political and private matters, 1787-1821, mostly addressed to Thomas Coutts, banker.

Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827

Harvey Cushing Fonds

  • CA OSLER P417
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1925; predominantly 1920-1924

The fonds contains original and typescript letters, manuscript notes, newspaper clippings, journal extracts, reminiscences and more, assembled by Harvey Cushing chiefly between 1920 and 1924 during the course of his research for the biography of William Osler. For the biography, Cushing collected and retyped over 7500 pieces of Osler's correspondence, among which are some original letters.

The fonds is separated into three series: Manuscripts, Working Notes and Osler's Correspondence. It also contains photographs, annual reports, publications, clippings, one watercolor painting, one postcard. Osler's correspondence is further arranged in three subseries based chronologically.

Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939

Charles Burney Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1279
  • Collection
  • 26 March 1808

Consists of autograph letter from Charles Burney to Lady Banks, dated 26 March 1808 and written from Chelsea College. The letter is written in brown ink and has remains of wax seal. The letter contains in particular lengthy discussion of the Italian Ariettes of Vincenzo Righini, printed in English in 1791 and muses upon how they managed to arrive in England, their merits, and the poetry of Dryden, Gray, and Pope. Also mentions the music of an "Italianized German of the name of Pfeiffer."

Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

Donald Ewen Cameron Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 1098
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1971

Fonds consists of Dr. Ewen Cameron's teaching materials, articles, addresses, and a file of material regarding the Nazi leader Rudolf Hess and his claims of amnesia during the Nuremberg trials in 1946, as well as a couple files of biographical interest on Cameron. Teaching materials consist of notes for a seminar on tension and anxiety for military psychiatric personnel (1943). Articles and addresses comprise a draft, with letter from the McGill Medical Journal, an article on psychiatric education (1944) an address to the American Psychiatric Association on day-hospitals (1947), opening remarks for the World Congress of Psychiatry meeting (1961), and "Some thoughts on my years as director of the (Allan Memorial) Institute" (1964). There are also a few reprints of articles on memory, psychiatric training, and hospitalization. The file on Rudolf Hess contains trial transcripts, examination reports, Cameron's contemporary notes on Hess's condition, and some later comments on and correspondence about the proceedings (1945-1947). Biographical materials consists of a copy of Cameron's letter of appointment at McGill (1943), and a biographical sketch by Dorothy Trainor of the Allan Memorial Institute.

Cameron, Donald Ewen, 1901-1967

John Colborne Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1089
  • Collection
  • 1837-1838

Three letters from Seaton relating to the Rebellion of 1837, including a letter to General Fitzroy Sommerset about the capture of St-Eustache.

Colborne, John, Sir, 1778-1863

Sir William Osler Collection

  • CA OSLER P100
  • Collection
  • 1800 - 1994

The Sir William Osler Collection, distinct from the Bibliotheca, is an extensive archival holding of Osler's correspondence (including eighteen hundred original letters), daybooks, accounts, engagement books, legal documents, book invoices, membership certificates, notebooks, lectures, addresses, newspaper clippings, photographs, books with manuscript additions, and miscellaneous loose items formerly inserted into individual books in his library. The collection also contains various family papers, including correspondence of Lady Grace Revere Osler and Edward Revere Osler.

Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

Cyrus John MacMillan Fonds

  • CA MUA MG 1057
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1953

Fonds consists of correspondence and literary manuscripts, documenting all aspects of MacMillan’s career. Biographical background is provided by his own notes on his life and family history. From his student years come certificates and testimonials in support of his application for a Rhodes Scholarship (1904-1909). His war experience is recorded in letters from the front preserved by his family, and by a personal diary for 1917. There are also approximately twenty photographs of Macmillan and his family taken between about 1905 and 1940.

Macmillan's correspondence includes files of letters to his wife (1917-1936) on his war service and political affairs; personal and social letters (1923-1929); political correspondence, including several letters from McKenzie King (1926-1946); letters concerning McGill, including a number from Sir Arthur Currie and from Stephen Leacock (1920-1947); post-retirement correspondence on McGill and public affairs; and correspondence concerning his publications (1920-1960). There are also files of invitations to events at McGill and elsewhere.

The manuscripts fall into two categories: political speeches and literary manuscripts. Besides notes and texts for his own speeches, there are also texts of, and newspaper clippings about speeches written by Macmillan for Sir Arthur Currie and others (1920-1950). Drafts and typescripts of his literary works are supplemented by notes, clippings and correspondence.

MacMillan, Cyrus, 1880-1953

Hanna Maria Pappius fonds

  • CA OSLER P223
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2017

The fonds primarily reflects Pappius’s activities as a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (MNI/H): both her experimental research as such and various support activities, including academic publication, coordination of research projects with colleagues, and acquiring funding. It also contains much information about her leadership of the Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory. The fonds contains smaller amounts of documentation regarding her activities as a professor at McGill University, her administrative roles at the MNI/H, and her participation in professional organizations, which reflects the smaller place that those roles occupied in her professional life.

The period of time best documented in the fonds spans the early 1980s to Pappius’s retirement in 1995. Correspondence with colleagues, mostly though not exclusively work-related, contains relatively more material from Pappius’s early career; although, here too, most of the material dates from the 1980s and after.

The main document types in the fonds related to Pappius’s research activities are experiment worksheets and printed tabular research data. Many of the research-related files contain negatives of autoradiographies, with a smaller number of photographic prints. Correspondence can be found in many series besides series F (Correspondence), as much of Pappius’s work was collaborative in nature.

The fonds is divided into eight series: (A) Research, (B) Academic events, (C) Teaching, (D) Administrative activities, (E) Professional organizations, (F) Correspondence, (G) Personal collections, and (H) Visual documents.

Pappius, Hanna M., 1925-

Cameron Family Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1166
  • Collection
  • 1853-1905; predominantly 1853-1858

Collection consists of 36 autograph letters written to James Cameron and his son Archie. The correspondence includes letters by friends, associates, and members of the Cameron family in Toronto, Lake Beauport, Scotland, England, Hull, and Montreal. Subjects include family news, freemasonry, business (regarding deed of sales), factory work in Toronto, curling, and an April Fools' Day letter. With three extant envelopes.

Cameron (Family : 1842-1905 : Montréal, Québec)

Miscellaneous undated student organization ephemera

This file contains student organization ephemera, including a poster for a screening of "Something beautiful for God" a documentary about Mother Teresa of Calcutta (14 February ca. 1980s); poster for McGill Engineering blood drive (2-5 February); congratulatory handwritten letter from the Sons of Zadok to "The Teacher of Righteousness" (undated); poster or flyer for a teach-in about the Balfour Declaration and the Palestinian Resistance Movement (5 November); poster or flyer with program for South Africa Solidarity Day (13 March); poster for a revolutionary meeting to denounce the racist and anti-communist policies of the Canadian Immigration Department (18 Sept); poster or flyer for a talk organized by the Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought Discussion Group (29 August); flyer promoting FRAP (Front d'action politique) McGill (23-24 September ca. 1969); poster for a conference to depend the rights of the Quebec Nation organized by the Student Circles of the Workers Communist Party (2 April); invitation or ticket for "College Teas" with the names "Mrs. Gould, Miss Gould, Miss De Witt" written on it (3 February 1900, 3 March 1900); flyer opposing visit of Ian Smith to McGill "The New Zimbabwe" organized by the McGill Circle of the Workers Communist Party (1 October); poster advertising McGill Men's Squash Club and Squash Teams (24 September); booklet "The Universal Fee" with information about proposal for a fee levy to support student societies including the McGill Daily, McGill Students Council, and the Union (1911-1913).

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