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Montreal Night Patrol Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 338
  • Collection
  • 1801

Collections includes records relating to the Montreal Night Patrol, to which many prominent Montrealers subscribed. Files include lists of expenses incurred by the patrol, minutes from sessions, accounts and receipts, and subscription lists.

Montreal, Night Patrol, active 1801

James Stanley Goddard Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 1244
  • Collection
  • 1767, after 1805?

The collection consists chiefly of a document written by Stanley Goddard detailing a 1766-1767 voyage by canoe from Michilimackinac up Lake Superior to the Mississippi. There is a docket title given on verso: "Copy of Mr. Goddard's Journal - 29th August 1767." These pages, ostensibly copied from Goddard's daily journal in his capacity as secretary to the detachment, describe a voyage under the command of Captain James Tute, with Goddard as second and secretary.

Appended to the journal pages there is a document entitled, "Return of such Western Indians as are now at this Post” (that is, the post at Michilimackinac). The document may have been created after 1805, because it appears to contain a reference to the Shawnee Prophet (Tenskwatawa, 1775-1836). The page includes a table of demographic information for Indigenous tribes, including numbers of men, women, children, and total population figures. The people enumerated include the Kickapoo (Kiikaapoa or Kiikaapoi); the "Sawkee" (Sauk, Sac, or oθaakiiwaki) and Meskwaki (Meshkwahkihaki); the Wyandot (or Wendat); Shawnees of "the Prophet's Band" and other bands of Shawnees (Shaawanwaki, Ša˙wano˙ki and Shaawanowi lenaweeki); Ottawa and Chippewa (Odaawaa or Odawa and Ojibwe); Muensee (mə́n'si·w); Delaware (or, Lenape); "Moravians" (probably Christian, or Moravian, Munsee); and Seneca-Cayuga (Guyohkohnyo or Gayogohó:no).

Goddard, James Stanley, -1795

Montreal Fire Club Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 437
  • Collection
  • 1786-1814

Contains 1 bound volume of minutes for the Montreal Fire Club from 2nd April 1786 to 14th November 1814. First 6 pages outline the purpose and engagement of the club members. List of 14 the members appears on page [2].

Montreal Fire Club

L. T. Blackwood Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 436
  • Collection
  • 1844-1851

Contains one ledger book (cashbook), half-filled, for Blackwood who was a retailer in Montréal.

Blackwood, L. T., 1844-1851

Algonquin and Nipissing Indians of Oka Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 317
  • Collection
  • 1831-1880

This collection consists of twelve documents concerning the settlement of the Algonquin and Nipissing First Nations at Oka, Quebec, some in Anishinaabemowin, 1831-1853. There are also letters and documents mostly addressed to N. O. Greene, solicitor and a champion of the Indian cause, concerning the Indigenous communities of Oka, 1878-1880.

Richard Jefferies Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 465
  • Collection
  • 1887-1918

Collection consists of letters, mostly from J. W. North to C. Churchill Osborne, concerning Jeffries' death and the fund established for his family.

Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887

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 for the city of Montreal as a result of the War of 1812 and used as a munitions depot for the British Army and later a garrison, arsenal, and military prison operated by the Canadian Army. Items include a manuscript entitled, "Military Defences. St. Helen's Island - Barons of Longeuil," written by Charles Walkem, August, 1873; "Plan of Isle St. Helens," an undated map on linen paper, with a key pointing out the military installations; and "The Fort, St. Helen's Island," a 4-page pamphlet containing schematics and descriptions of the island's fort as well as a history of the island dating from 1611 to the 1960s. The pamphlet cover photograph features a soldier of the Royal Artillery, Saint Helen's Island Fort, circa 1865. Part of the manuscript document also deals with the hereditary Barony of Longueuil.

McGill Group in Medical Genetics Oral Histories Collection

  • CA OSLER P224
  • Collection
  • 2009-2011

The McGill Group in Medical Genetics Oral Histories Collection documents the history of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics, active 1972 to 2009, through fourteen oral histories with the group's members. The Collection contains transcripts in English and in French translation of oral history interviews conducted with the members of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics between 2009 and 2011. The oral history interviews were held in the course of a larger project conducted by a group of researchers at McGill's School of Social Studies of Medicine to document the history of the group and its role in the development of the field of medical genetics in Canada more broadly. These researchers included Christopher Canning, Andrea Tone, George Weisz, and Alberto Cambrosio. The project received guidance from David Rosenblatt and funding from the Canada Research Chair Program in the Social History of Medicine. The fourteen interviews document the members' individual biographies and careers, as well as the history and development of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics during a transformative period in the field of medical genetics. The interviews are available as transcripts, created by Christopher Canning. French translations of the transcripts were also created by McGIll's Translation Services and are also made available. The following individuals were interviewed as part of the oral histories project:

  1. F. Clarke Fraser, interviewed by Christopher Canning on November 3, 2009
  2. David Rosenblatt, interviewed by Christopher Canning on December 1, 2009
  3. Rima Rozen, interviewed by Andrew Hoffman on February 16, 2010
  4. Charles Scriver, interviewed by Andrew Hoffman on March 2, 2010
  5. Reynold Gold, interviewed by Christopher Canning on July 13, 2010
  6. Leonard Pinsky, interviewed by Christopher Canning on July 21, 2010
  7. Emil Skamene, interviewed by Christopher Canning on August 5, 2010
  8. Peter Hechtman, interviewed by Christopher Canning on September 30, 2010
  9. Eric Shoubridge, interviewed by Christopher Canning on October 8, 2010
  10. Mark Trifiro, interviewed by Christopher Canning on October 22, 2010
  11. Andrew Karaplis, interviewed by Christopher Canning on November 30, 2010
  12. Robert MacKenzie, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 2, 2011
  13. Roy Gravel, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 4, 2011
  14. H. Susie Tenenhouse, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 8, 2011

McGill Group in Medical Genetics

John Howell Evans Collection

  • CA OSLER P072
  • Collection
  • 1887-1889

Collection contains over 700 prints of portraits, mostly English physicians of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but also pathological illustrations from the late 1860s to the mid-1920s. The collection includes papers, clippings and reprints associated with the portraits. The collection contains examples of various types of prints, including mezzotints, line, etchings, lithographs, and stipple. Approximately 56 of the finest mezzotints are framed and glazed. A large number of the prints are taken from such works as Pettigrew's Medical Portrait Gallery, Layland's Contemporary Medical Men, Kay's Edinburgh Portraits, and from the Gentleman's Magazine and the European Magazine. There are a number of early photographs of British medical men made by the London Stereoscopic Company. There are several bundles of portraits of foreign medical worthies, comprising quite a good representative collection of early prints. Many of these are taken from Sambucus' Icones (1603). The total number of foreign portraits is, however, quite small, and it seems obvious that the British portraits represent Mr. Evans's main interest. One bundle contains engravings of notorious quacks such as Valentine Greatrakes, Joshua Ward, and Chevalier Taylor. Apart from portraits, there are a few of the well-known subject prints. These include two or three of Teniers's pictures of barber-surgeons and quacks, a fine mezzotint of Rembrandt's Anatomy, the Siege of Warwick Lane, and some caricatures. There is also a set of the Vanity Fair cartoons of the 19th century medical men by "Spy" and "Ape", apparently complete and with accompanying biographical sketches.

Evans, J. Howell (John Howell), 1871-