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Menu Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1269
  • Collection
  • 1880-

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, and other styles of cuisine such as Indian. Some menus are from specific dinners given at hotels, special events, or in honour of dignitaries, such as a dinner for Edward, Prince of Wales, 1919. A subset of menus relate specifically to travel and include train dining car menus and steamship menus.

Bland, Lemoyne, Edwards, Shine

  • CA CAC 41.09
  • Fonds

"Architectural Drawings, 1962- 7, 389 drawings." Included among the eleven projects with drawings are designs for a law building at McGill University (1963-4), the Labyrinth for the National Film Board of Canada intended for Expo '67 (1964-7), the British Pavilion for Expo '67 (designed in 1966 by the British firm of Basil Spence Bonnington and Collins - Bland, LeMoyne, Edwards, Shine acted as consulting architects), a research and development laboratory for the Northern Electric Company in Ottawa (1964), and St. Mary's Church in Kirkland, PQ (1965).
"Photographs, 1962-9, 18 photographs." An art gallery for Expo '67 (1966), laboratories and dormitories for McGill University at Mount St. Hilaire, PQ (1962-3) and a building for the Faculty of Law at McGill University, are examples of some of the seven projects with photographs.
"Professional Papers, 1962-9, 33 cm." The majority of the papers are reports concerning the Colline parlementaire for the City of Québec (1966-9), also included are schedules for the proposed laboratories and dormitories for McGill University at Mount St. Hilaire.

"Dessins architecturaux, 1962-1967, 389 dessins." Au nombre des onze projets documentés par des dessins se trouvent le plan d'un immeuble pour la faculté de droit de l'Université McGill (1963-1964), le Labyrinthe commandé par l'Office national du film et destiné à Expo 67 (1964-1967), le pavillon britannique d'Expo 67 (dessiné en 1966 par le cabinet britannique de Basil Spence Bonnington et Collins - Bland, LeMoyne, Edwards, Shine agissant à titre d'architectes-conseils), un laboratoire de recherche et de développement pour le compte de la société Northern Electric à Ottawa (1964) et l'église St. Mary's de Kirkland (Québec) (1965).
"Photographies, 1962-1969, 18 photos." Une galerie d'art pour Expo 67 (1966), les laboratoires et dortoirs de lUniversité McGill au Mont Saint-Hilaire (Québec) (1962-1963) et un pavillon pour la faculté de droit de l'Université McGill sont au nombre des sept projets documentés par des photos.
"Documents professionnels, 1962-1969, 33 cm." La majorité des documents sont des rapports ayant trait à la Colline parlementaire de la ville de Québec (1966-1969), ainsi que des échéanciers pour la proposition de laboratoires et de dortoirs de l'Université McGill au Mont Saint-Hilaire.

Bland, LeMoyne, Edwards, Shine architectes

Albert John Kelly Fonds

  • CA MUA MG3054
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1945

Apart from some personal and obituary materials, Kelly's papers concern his career as an infantry officer in Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry during World War I. A pocket diary records his experiences in 1918 and a copy of a photograph album shows scenes around Mons in 1914. Printed souvenirs, Christmas cards, certificates and medals supplement these documents. Other photographs show Kelly and his family, and the McGill Observatory.

Kelly, Albert John, 1888-1945

James Morrison papers

  • CA RBD MSG 1310
  • Collection
  • 18 September 1651 - approximately 1912

The James Morrison papers are a collection of documents chiefly related to James Morrison's activities as a trader and merchant in Montreal. The papers also include some material related to Morrison's family, including legal documents and genealogical research conducted by his descendents. The documents in the James Morrison papers cover a period beginning 18 September 1651 and ending in approximately 1912, but focusing primarily on 1767 through 1800. The fonds represents Morrison's business dealings in Quebec, Ontario, the northern United States, and England, as well as his family life in Montreal and connections with relatives in Baltimore, Ontario, and Jamaica.

The papers are arranged into three series: 1 - Journals, 2 - Correspondence, and 3 - Financial and legal records. Documents in these series include a bound journal, correspondence, contracts, deeds of ownership, power of attorney, birth and marriage certificates, bills of sale, invoices, accounts, descriptions of political and military events, and genealogical notes.

Noel Noel-Buxton fonds

  • CA RBD MS 951
  • Fonds
  • Approximately 1860-1953

This fonds contains material related to the political career and personal life of Noel Noel-Buxton, as well as the political career of his wife, Lucy Noel-Buxton. The documents cover a period between approximately 1860 and 1953. Much of the material concerns Noel Noel-Buxton and Lucy Noel-Buxton's roles as members of parliament - and thus British domestic politics - Noel Noel-Buxton's involvement in various committees and causes generated material related to many parts of Europe (particularly the Balkans), Turkey, Egypt, Southern Africa, Ethiopia, and Hong Kong. There is a significant amount of content related to the First and Second World Wars, and Anglo-German relations more broadly.

The fonds is arranged into 5 series, grouped by activity: 1 - Correspondence, 2 - Writings, 3 - Subject files, 4 - Personal and financial documents, 5 - Published material. Documents in these series include correspondence, notes, drafts and manuscripts, publications and reports, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and some photographs and drawings.

Noel-Buxton, Noel Noel-Buxton, Baron, 1869-1948

Hall family fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1299
  • Fonds
  • 21 January 1719 - approximately 1912

This fonds contains documents created by or created for members of the Hall family and their extended family, beginning with Sarah Barker and ending with Charlotte Anne Vennor Lindsay, her great-great-granddaughter. The documents in the fonds represent the personal relationships and activities of Hall family members, as well as some of their business dealings. They date from between 21 January 1719 and approximately 1912, with the majority of the documents representing the period between 1750 and 1890. The documents were created while members of the Hall family and their relations lived in Montreal, Quebec City, and in New England (including Philidelphia, Andover, and Boston). Other documents were created in parts of Ontario (including Kingston, Fort Erie, and York/Toronto) and Germany (Kirchbrak, Durlach).

The fonds is arranged into four series: Diaries, Correspondence, Financial and legal documents, and Other family papers. The Diaries series consists of bound diaries and loose diary entries created by Hall family members. The correspondence series consists primarily of personal correspondence between Hall family members, with some business correspondence and some letters and notes related to genealogy and a financial legacy. The Financial and legal documents series contains a variety of documents related to personal and household expenses, guardianship of minor children, land sale and management, and the execution of wills and distribution of estates. This series includes accounts, receipts and invoices, loans, power of attorney, land surveys, wills, inventories of estates, a marriage contract, and other documents. Finally, the Other family papers series contains documents that did not fit neatly with the other series. These are related to the Hall family's participation in military, religious, and masonic organizations - documented by certificates, official letters, and a religious manuscript - and also includes a recipe.

Hall family

Patterson and Co. papers

  • CA RBD MSG 1139
  • Collection
  • 17 April 1811-22 June 1814

This collection contains a deed of assignment prepared for the firm Patterson and Co., created on 17 April 1811, with several renewals and additions, the last of which was on 22 June 1814. The deed of assignment includes many merchants and firms as attorneys or signatories, many of whom were involved in the fur trade and the North West Company.

William Taylor Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 1276
  • Collection
  • 16 March 1787 - 11 October 1787

Collection consists of two commercial documents bound together that record the exchange of goods between John Taylor of Queensferry, Scotland, and William Taylor of Montreal. The first document is a one-page list of unsold goods, entitled "List of goods on Mr Wm Taylors [sic] hands remaining unsold as per account sales, sent 11th October 1787 - tho' shipt per the Elizabeth, A. Syme April 1786." It lists a variety of goods, including fabrics, horse tack, carpet, and beer, along with their values. The second document is an inventory of a shipment, entitled "Invoice of a cargo of goods sent per the Elizabeth, Captn A. Syme, to be sold on my account by Mr William Taylor, Merchant Montreal, Queensferry, March 16, 1787." The invoice lists goods - such as fabrics, accessories, tools, household goods, beer and wine, and sugar - as well as insurance, carriage, and customhouse fees.

Taylor, John (merchant in Queensferry), active 1786-1787

William Shaw and Simon Fraser Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 1275
  • Collection
  • 14 September 1778

Collection contains a "Charterparty of Affreightment" signed on 14 September 1778 between Hugh Wylee, captain of the ship Dalling, and William Shaw and Simon Fraser, merchants of Quebec City. The contract contains the terms under which Shaw and Fraser hired Wylee and his ship and crew for a commercial journey from Quebec City to the Bay of Chaleure in Gaspey (now Gaspé), and from there to Kingston, Jamaica. In exchange for carrying and unloading Shaw and Fraser's cargo, Wylee received 800 pounds and a portion of the profits from the sale of the goods.

Monro, James, active 1778

Robertson Masson & Co. Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1308
  • Fonds
  • 4 May 1835 - 16 October 1844

This fonds contains records created by Robertson Masson & Co. as part of their work as merchants between 1835 and 1844. Robertson Masson & Co. were based in Montreal and served clients in Ontario, Quebec, and in the northeastern United States.

Records in this fonds are arranged chronologically, and are divided into files based on the year of their creation. The fonds consists primarily of business correspondence that includes information about accounts and orders, as well as financial records such as bills, receipts, and statements of account.

Robertson Masson & Co.

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