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Thomas D. Thiessen Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 319
  • Collection
  • 1980

Typed transcriptions of Charles McKenzie’s narratives of the “Missouri Indians”, draft and revised draft before publication; Alexander Henry’s “Account of a visit to the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians in 1806”; and John Macdonell’s “The Red River”. D...

Thiessen, Thomas D. (Thomas David), 1947-

Thomas Blackwood Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 430
  • Collection
  • 1806-1839

This collection consists of contemporary copies of letters written by T. Blackwood from Michilimackinac to James and Andrew McGill & Co., to Ch. Chaboillez, and to T. and J. McGregor.

Blackwood, Thomas, 1773-1842

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

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

Scottish Centre Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1206
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2017, with gaps

Fonds consists primarily of records related to the administration of the Scottish Centre of Montreal, including management of its building and finances. Other administrative documents include directories and guests. Fonds also includes meeting min...

Scottish Centre of Montreal

Masson Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 472
  • Collection
  • 1778-1837

The collection consists of documents amassed by Roderick Mackenzie. Among the Masson manuscripts there are other series of letters; as well as journals kept by North-Westers and various business documents. Some of this material exists as originals...

Mackenzie, Roderick, approximately 1761-1844

Doncaster Recipes Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1230
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1780 and 1860; 1950

The collection consists of fifteen volumes, primarily manuscript with some printed, containing over 1,300 culinary and medical handwritten recipes, plus numerous loose recipes also mainly manuscript. The documents in the collection originated chie...

Jean-Baptiste-René Hertel de Rouville fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1192
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1842

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence between Hertel de Rouville and members of the Canadian government, including Chief Secretary of Lower Canada Sir Thomas William Clinton Murdoch (1809-1891) and Governors General Lord Gosford and Charles B...

Hertel de Rouville, Jean-Baptiste-René, 1789-1859

W. Raymond Wood Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 917
  • Collection
  • 1793-1805; July 1979

Contains copies of fur trade documents bearing on the Mandan-Hidatsa trade with North West Company posts in central Canada, 1793-1805. Includes the journals of John Macdonell (McGill), David Thompson (Archives of Ontario), François-Antoine Larocq...

Wood, W. Raymond

Red River Settlement Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 808
  • Collection
  • 1816, 1818, [1819]

The Red River Settlement was a colonization project set up in 1811 by Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk (1771-1820) who was granted 300,000 square kilometres (120,000 sq mi) of land the Hudson's Bay Company. Upon inheriting his father'...

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