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ALS Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1215
  • Collection
  • 1775-1977

The collection consists of autographed signed letters from multiple senders, representing authors, artists, politicians, and other figures from Canada and Europe. The letters were accumulated by the Rare Books and Special Collections unit of the M...

Adolphus Washington Greeley Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 213
  • Fonds
  • 1895

Greeley's papers comprise 15 letters, and the original typescript, with handwritten corrections of Chapters 11-18 of Arctic Discoveries.

Greeley, Adolphus Washington, 1844-1935

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

Benjamin Walker Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 402
  • Fonds
  • June 14, 1816

Consists of letter from Lord Selkirk to Captain Benjamin Walker dated 14 June 1816 concerning the sale of Selkirk’s land at Salmon River, New York, and his impending departure for the Red River.

Walker, Benjamin, 1753-1818

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 : 1842-1905 : Montréal, Québec)

Casey Albert Wood Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1203
  • Collection
  • approximately 1850-1981, predominant 1913-1940

This collection consists of materials dated from approximately 1850-1981, but predominantly from 1913-1940, relating to Dr. Casey Albert Wood’s research, writing, correspondence, and personal interest concerning ornithology, vertebrate zoology, me...

Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942

Charles Burney Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1279
  • Collection
  • 26 March 1808

Consists of autograph letter from Charles Burney to Lady Banks, dated 26 March 180 and written from Chelsea College. The letter is written in brown ink and has remains of wax seal. The letter contains in particular lengthy discussion of the Italia...

Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

David Armit Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 848
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1904

Letters and papers relating to employment with the Hudson’s Bay Company. These include letters of appointment, official announcements, lists of officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and an inventory the posts and officers in the Albany River dist...

Armit, David, 1848-1923

Dorothy Duncan fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 698
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1972, predominant 1930-1957

The fonds documents Dorothy Duncan’s personal and professional activities as an American-born Canadian writer and painter, primarily between 1930 and her death in 1957. Duncan’s career as a writer is represented by scrapbooks, clippings, and photo...

Duncan, Dorothy

Emma Albani Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 980
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1879

The fonds contains professional and private correspondence from Emma Albani, the first Canadian-born singer of international fame, to Parisian publisher Henri Heugel.

Albani, Emma, Dame

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