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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 ...

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

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

Montreal Night Patrol Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 338
  • Collection
  • 1801

Papers relating to the night patrol for Montréal to which many prominent Montrealers subscribed.

Montreal, Night Patrol, active 1801

Court of Queen's Bench Great Britain Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 332
  • Collection
  • 1839

Manuscript copy from shorthand notes of proceedings in the Court of Queen's Bench, 12 January, 1839 to 25 January, 1839, concerning an appeal for the release of 12 Canadians from a transportation sentence for taking part in the 1837 Rebellion.

Great Britain, Court of Queen's Bench, 1839

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

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

Herman Witsius Ryland Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 813
  • Collection
  • 1810-1815

This collection consists of letters to Sir James Craig and others on the subject of Lower Canada, 1810-1815.

Ryland, Herman Witsius, 1760-1838

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...

Menu Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1269
  • Collection
  • 1886-

Collection consists of menus acquired individually by the library. Menus date back to approximately 1886, but most of the menus are twentieth century. The bulk of menus are from Montreal-area restaurants and hotels, representing French, Quebecois...

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