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William Grant Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 432
  • Collection
  • 1792-1801

The collection contains business correspondence, including letters to William Grant and Grant, Campion & Co. from Brickwood, Pattle, & Co., 1792-1793, and letters from Brickwood & Daniell, John Blackwood, and McTavish, Fraser and Co., ...

Grant, William, 1743-1810

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

Lighthall Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 216
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1954

For purposes of arrangement, the Lighthall Papers have been treated as one unit. However, for purposes of descriptions, they have been divided into two parts: the W.D. Lighthall papers and the Lighthall Family papers.The papers of W.D. Lighthall ...

Lighthall, W. D. (William Douw), 1857-1954

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

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

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

William Tetley Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1231
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1952

Fonds consists of notebook kept by Tetley chiefly during the Second World War, while on active duty with the Canadian Royal Navy. The first entry is dated August 14, 1945, and begins with Tetley reporting for duty. The diary records daily activiti...

Tetley, William, 1927-

Sons of Scotland Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1205
  • Fonds
  • 1905; 1946-2017, with gaps

The fonds contains administrative and operational records of the Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association from roughly 1946 to 2017, including correspondence, financial statements, member directories, membership documents, newsletters and magazines...

Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association

Dawes-Leishman Family Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1235
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1923

Fonds consists of primarily financial and legal records related to property transfers and the estates of members of the Dawes and Leishman families. It includes land sale deeds, court documents, invoices, receipts, and wills. Business and legal af...

Dawes, James Powley, 1843-1907

Charles James fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1193
  • Fonds
  • approximately April 1915

Fonds consists of a one document, a manuscript of reminiscences of Charles James, born in Montreal in 1835. The document is internally dated in April 1915. James describes his childhood as the son of a carriage and sleigh builder born in England w...

James, Charles, 1835-

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