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Frederick William Torrance Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 220
  • Fonds
  • 1856 - 1861

The fonds consist of copies of deeds, some of which concern the British-American Land Co., that were executed by Torrance for the period 1856 to 1861, and a notebook of opinions on Québec legal questions, including copies of letters from the firm ...

Torrance, Frederick William, 1823-1887

World Fairs Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1252
  • Collection
  • 1862-1986

Collection consists of programmes, guides, brochures, catalogues, and other ephemera from various world fairs and international exhibitions, including: Expo '86 Vancouver (1986), Expo '70 Osaka (1970), Exposition internationale in Paris ...

Walter Crane Sketchbook Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1191
  • Collection
  • 1864-1905

The collection consists of six of Walter Crane’s sketchbooks. Two of the sketchbooks date to the summer of 1864, and the remaining four date to the summers of 1897, 1901, 1903, and 1905. The collection’s dates offer a contrast between Crane’s ear...

Crane, Walter, 1845-1915

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

Walter Robert Bown

  • CA RBD MSG 858
  • Collection
  • 1868

Affidavit concerning Bown’s controversy with the Hudson’s Bay Company over the printing by the Nor’-Wester of a petition on memorial dealing with imprisonment of Dr. John Schultz. It is dated 10 July 1868 at St. Cloud Minn. Note: Part of Exhibit...

Bown, Walter Robert, 1828-1903

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

Lighthall Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 216
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1954

For purposes of arrangement, the Lighthall Papers have been treated as one unit. However, for purposes of descriptions, they have been divided into two parts: the W.D. Lighthall papers and the Lighthall Family papers.The papers of W.D. Lighthall ...

Lighthall, W. D. (William Douw), 1857-1954

Giovanni Guerini Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 43
  • Fonds
  • Approximately 1875

This volume contains 30 stories by Giovanni Guerini translated from Italian by Robert Sinclair.

Guerini, Giovanni, active 1875

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 ...

Samuel Mathewson Baylis Fonds

  • CA RBD MSG 399
  • Fonds
  • 1895, 1899, 1921-1941

Correspondence 1921-1931 concerning Simon McTavish; official copies of legal documents including estate inventories, lawsuits over the McTavish estate, and Simon McTavish’s will; notes for Baylis’ study of McTavish; numerous petitions and newspape...

Baylis, Samuel Mathewson, 1845-1941

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