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Constance Beresford-Howe Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 69
  • Fonds
  • 1954

Fonds contains manuscript of the novel "The Unreasoning Heart."

Beresford-Howe, Constance

Howland Wood Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 63
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1934

Fonds contains forty-three letters to Casey A. Wood from Howland Wood describing the Gampala Larin hoard and the finding coins in Ceylon, 1929-1934.

Wood, Howland, 1877-1938

Jean Orillat Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 55
  • Fonds
  • 1779

Fonds contains an inventory of joint property between the late Jean Orillat, a French Canadian merchant, and his wife, Thérèse-Amable Viger. Inventory signed by notary Mesière. ("Inventaire des biens de la communauté d’entre feu Mr Jean Orilliat à dame Thérèse Viger son épouse, 19 juin. 1779.)

H.M.S Hannibal Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 53
  • Fonds
  • 1797-1800

Conains a log or "continuation of proceedings" of the H.M.S. Hannibal maintained by its commander, E.J. Smith.

W.H. Bellamy Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 47
  • Fonds
  • approximately 1835

Fonds consists of original manuscript for the romantic opera, "Conrad, or, The Heir of Holstein," adapted from Matthew Gregory Lewis's One O'Clock. Libretto was composed by W. H. Bellamy and music by William Hutchins Callcott.

Bellamy, William Henry, 1800-1866

Nineteenth-century Verse Miscellanies Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 84
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1700 and 1820

The collection was assembled by the Rare Book Department at McGill to group a number of anonymous poetry collections and verse miscellanies dating from roughly the long eighteenth century. These include: a volume written around 1700 containing Milton's Comus and other poems, largely elegaic; a group of 38 original poems from 1774; satires of Cambridge personalities by an undergraduate (1795-1800); poems in various hands by George Colin Campbell, Miss Flaxman, Mrs. A. M. Keith, Bernard Bolton, George Tucker and others, with sketches (1817); and Lady Murray's poetry commonplace-book (approximately 1820) containing poems by celebrated authors and some original pieces.

Anne Townshend Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 41
  • Fonds
  • approximately 1773

Contains one album of poetry.

Townshend, Anne, Marchioness Townshend, 1754-1819

French Huguenots Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 33
  • Collection
  • approximately 1660

Contains manuscript compilation relating to French Huguenots: "Recueil des actes de tous les Sinodes Nationnaux... au Royaume de France, 1559-1660." Includes an additional leaf dated 1711 at the end signed Etienne Merichaux.

John Nichols Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 40
  • Fonds
  • between approximately 1798 and 1864

Fonds consists of an album of autograph letters and signatures, including letters both to and from Nichols. Correspondents include John Temple (26 November 1821) and Charles Burney Jr. (5 January 1809). Also represented in the fonds are Nichols's children John Bowyer Nichols (1779-1863) and John Gough Nichols (1806-1873), including a letter to John Gough Nichols from Sir Henry Ellis (2 December 1842).

Nichols, John, 1745-1826

Jean Baptiste de la Curne de Sainte-Palaye Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 34
  • Fonds
  • 1768

Contains six manuscript volumes of extracts concerning French antiquities from manuscripts by de la Curne de Ste Palaye and Denis-François Secousse.

La Curne de Sainte-Palaye, Jean-Baptiste de, 1697-1781

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