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Rare Books and Special Collections Collection
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Joseph Crawhall Collection

  • CA RBD Bewick MS 011
  • Collection
  • 1774-1795; 1867-1889

Collection consists of Joseph Crawhall's correspondence, notes, memoranda, and manuscripts related to his research on engraver Thomas Bewick (1753-1828).

Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896

Canadian Car and Foundry Company Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1080
  • Collection
  • 1910-1954

Collection contains primarily of 9 photograph albums containing 457 silver print photographs, and 4 printed items. It also includes records relating to Canadian railways and an export catalogue from the Canadian Car and Foundry Company.

Canadian Car and Foundry Company

Coppenrath Collection of Voyageur Contracts

  • CA RBD MSG 1108
  • Collection
  • approximately 1732-1821

The Coppenrath Collection of Voyageurs Contracts for the North West Company partners contains 52 contracts for the period from approximately 1800 to 1821. These document the terms of engagement for men going into the North West . Voyageur contract...

Jean Drapeau Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1144
  • Collection
  • 1950-1986

Collection consists of photograph albums and publications from Jean Drapeau's library related to significant events that occurred during his mandates as mayor of Montreal (1954 to 1957 and 1960 to 1986). Photograph albums, brochures, and publ...

Drapeau, Jean, 1916-1999

Curtis Family Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1145
  • Collection
  • 1830 - 1898

Collection consists of six account books dating from the 1830s to the 1860s, including ledgers and daybooks, used and kept primarily by Enoch Curtis for his leather tanning business. There are also some loose accounts and notes on small sheets of ...

Curtis, Enoch, 1805-1886

Saint Helen's Island Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1152
  • Collection
  • 1879; 1988

Collection consists of three items relating to Saint Helen's Island (Île Sainte-Hélène), located southeast of the Island of Montreal in the Saint Lawrence River. The items relate to the island's military installations, built as defenses ...

Cameron Family Collection

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

Collection consists of 36 autographed 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 Montre...

Cameron Family

Greeting Card Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1190
  • Collection
  • [1790?]-1980s

Collections consists of holiday greeting cards. Description is forthcoming and will be published as it becomes available.

Walter Crane Sketchbook Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1191
  • Collection
  • 1864-1905

The collection consists of six of Walter Crane’s sketchbooks. Two of the sketchbooks date to the summer of 1864, and the remaining four date to the summers of 1897, 1901, 1903, and 1905. The collection’s dates offer a contrast between Crane’s ear...

Crane, Walter, 1845-1915

World War I Clippings Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1202
  • Collection
  • 1914-1915

The World War I Clippings Collection consists of approximately 635 newspaper clippings and articles related to the First World War. Most of the clippings in this collection consist of daily reporting on troop movements and events that occurred dur...

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