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Endre Farkas Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 1211
  • Fonds
  • 1952-2016

The fonds consists of literary works composed by Farkas, including scripts, manuscripts, poems, and plays. The records reflect Farkas’ involvement within the arts community, as well as many works relating to Canadian culture, specifically in Quebe...

Farkas, Endre, 1948-

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

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

Rhodes and Tudor Hart Family fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 651
  • Fonds
  • between approximately 1774 and 1975

The fonds consists of papers of the Rhodes family of Yorkshire and Quebec, approximately 1774-1975, and Percyval Tudor-Hart and family, approximately 1920-1970, including business and personal correspondence. Rhodes family, approximately 1850-1970...

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

Philippe Gabriel De Lahire Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 23
  • Fonds
  • 1694

Fonds consists of manuscrit of Mémoires de mathématique et de physique contenant un traité des épicycloïdes (published in Paris in 1674) and illustrated with mathematical diagrams.

Lahire, Gabriel Philippe de, 1640-1718

Charles Babbage Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 173
  • Fonds
  • 1804-1847

Fonds consists of a printed copy of Babbage's autobiographical Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (1864) interleaved with his letters, 1804-1847, from contemporary scientists, including John Dalton, Michael Faraday, Hans Christian Oerste...

Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871

Elson Irving Rexford Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 221
  • Fonds
  • 1932

Rexford's papers comprise manuscript and typescript drafts of his High School of Montreal: the development of Secondary Education 1800-1932, ca 1932. For Rexford's colleciton of background material, see the Special Collection: Protestant...

Rexford, Elson I. (Elson Irving), 1850-1936

Louis Gagné Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 236
  • Fonds
  • 1808-1809

Fonds consists of a notebook kept by Louis Gagné of his physics and metaphysics class given by Abbot Demers at the Séminaire de Québec.

Gagné, Louis, active between 1808-1809

Protestant Education in Quebec Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 214
  • Collection
  • 1816-1868

This collection of original documents concerning Protestant education in Quebec was assembled by E.I. Rexford for his history of the High School of Montreal. The bulk of this material dates from the 1830s and 1840s, and includes a 300 page report ...

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