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Walter H. Smith Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 247
  • Fonds
  • 1849-1895

The fonds contains the personal and business papers of Walter H. Smith, 1849-1895. It includes diaries, poetry, accounts, and papers concerned with a variety of topics including transportation, immigration, and the Chicago Exhibition, 1893.

Smith, Walter H., active 1849-1895

Natural History Society of Montreal fonds

  • CA RBD MSG BW001
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1925, with gaps

The fonds reflects the scientific and literary outreach activities of the Montreal Natural History Society over the course of its existence and contains correspondence, minutes, financial records, council and committee reports, membership lists, d...

Natural History Society of Montreal

Ann Adams Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1155
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1837

Fonds consists of six autograph signed letters written at Montreal by Ann Adams, dated between 24 March 1834 to 26 December 1937, to her son Edward H. in Providence, Rhode Island, and Philadelphia. Letters contain local news (churches and organs b...

Adams, Ann

Wood Family Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1154
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1867

Collection consists of 38 letters written primarily by John Wood Senior to family members in England. Many of these were written to a sister or sister-in-law and a few are addressed to his brother, Will Wood, a watchmaker and jeweller in London, i...

John Ruskin Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 197
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1881

Ruskin's literary manuscripts include a lecture on "The Italian Question" delivered at Bradford, 1864, an essay on The Three Colours of Pre-Raphaelitism, the preface to the last edition of The Stones of Venice (1872) and two poems; ...

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900

Robert M. Watson Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 744
  • Fonds
  • 1838

This appointment of Robert M. Watson as Second Lieutenant in the Brockville Artillery Company is signed by Sir George Arthur, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada.

Watson, Robert M., active 1838

Ken Norris Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 937
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1994

The fonds documents Ken Norris’s academic, professional and personal activities and career as an English literature teacher, Canadian writer and poet. There are also materials related to his university student life in Montreal. The records contain...

Norris, Ken

James Denoon Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1078
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1890

Fonds consists of forty notebooks containing poetry and essays written by Sgt. James Denoon of the Royal Artillery. These are copies of his works dating back to 1832 made by him while at his residence, Maple Bank in Three Rivers, Quebec during rou...

Denoon, James 1802-approximately 1890

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

William Edmond Logan Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 914
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1871

These Logan papers consist of correspondence, 1837-1871; notices of admission to scientific and historical societies, 1842-1867; a history of the geological survey 1850; a report on mining locations addressed to B. Papineau, 1847; and corresponden...

Logan, William Edmond, 1798-1875

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