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James Forbes Zoological Drawings

  • CA RBD MSG BW003
  • Collection
  • between approximately 1800 and 1818

Collection consists of 57 illustrations of birds, eggs, snakes, and plants by James Forbes chiefly to illustrate his work "Oriental Memoirs," published in four volumes between 1813 and 1815. The majority of the illustrations are either e...

Forbes, James, 1749-1819

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...

Marquis de la Jonquière Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1274
  • Collection
  • 28 February 1750

Consists of an English translation of a letter to the Marquis de la Jonquière written by Antoine-Louis Rouillé, comte de Jouy, secretary of state for the French Navy, at Versailles, dated 28 February 1750. The letter discusses an immediate release...

Rouillé, Antoine-Louis , comte de Jouy, 1689-1761

Expo 67 Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1234
  • Collection
  • 1963-1981, 1997

The collection consists of ephemera, artifacts, and publications related chiefly to the Expo 67 World Fair in Montreal and some documents relating to its continuation, Man and His World (Terre des Hommes), an exhibition that was the successor to E...

Jean-Baptiste Lepine Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1273
  • Collection
  • 12 April 1809

Collection consists of a manuscript petition in French written on behalf of Jean Baptiste Lepine for a ferry from Rivière des Prairies to the river end of Île Jésus, dated 12 April 1809. The petition is signed with his mark. The petition also inc...

Lepine, Jean-Baptiste, active 1809

Gwillim Collection

  • CA RBD Gwillim
  • Collection
  • [between 1801 and 1807]

The collection contains 164 botanical and zoological paintings created chiefly by Elizabeth Gwillim as well as possibly by her sister Mary Symonds while living in Chennai, India (then Madras). The collection includes 121 watercolours of birds with...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Taylor White Collection

  • CA RBD MSG BW002
  • Collection
  • 1736-1759

The Taylor White Collection is comprised of 938 watercolour paintings of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles. White, a British jurist, commissioned various artists of the day (including Charles Collins, Peter Paillou, Jacob Van Huysum, George Edwa...

White, Taylor, 1701-1772

Henry S. Chapman Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 404
  • Collection
  • 1833-1853

Consists of copies of original material, chiefly correspondence, 1835-1853, with Louis-Joseph Papineau, Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine, Jacob Dewitt, Larocque, Joseph Perreault, and Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan. There is also a manuscript on Canadian hi...

Chapman, Henry Samuel, 1803-1881

Grenfell Mission Photograph Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 823
  • Collection
  • 1912, 1922-1924 (bulk 1923-1924)

Collection consists of three albums containing photographs taken at Grenfell Mission and one framed photograph. Albums feature many photographs of St. Anthony and the region, its inhabitants, the medical staff at the Grenfell Mission, and activiti...

Maude Abbott Collection

  • CA OSLER P111
  • Collection
  • 1868-1953

The collection contains private records and papers relating to the medical and teaching career of Maude Abbott. It consists in large part of correspondence, 1894-1920, including family correspondence with, among others, her sister Alice Abbott, 19...

Abbott, Maude E. (Maude Elizabeth), 1869-1940

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