A-Z Index - Manuscript Finding Aids

The Library houses over 750 manuscript collections covering a wide range of subject areas. Holdings range from a collection of about 40 third-century B.C. Egyptian papyri to papers of the co-discoverers of insulin: Banting, Best, Collip and Macleod; and finally to drafts, research notes, and correspondence of Canadian authors such as Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Leonard Cohen, Mazo de la Roche and Josef Skvorecky. The majority of our manuscript collections date from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries and pertain to Canadian historical, literary, artistic or scientific fields.

Collections of personal papers are listed by the surname of the creator or collector, e.g. Birney, Earle. Institutional records are listed under the name of the institution, e.g. Royal Canadian Institute.

Collection level records for many of the manuscript collections appear in the on-line catalogue, along with links to finding aids in pdf format.

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Ahvenus, Martin.

Papers, [192]-2006. 31 boxes.

Administrative records from the shop Village Books, and material related to Ahvenus’ work as an appraiser, correspondence with various Canadian authors.

Alexander, William John, 1855-1944.

Papers, 1874-1944. 3 boxes.

Consists mainly of accounts written by Dr. Alexander of his own family and of his wife's family, the Morrows and Richey's of Halifax.

Allen, Louis, b. 1887.

Papers, [192-?]. 1 box.

Research materials for a PhD. thesis on 13th century French poems.

Allen, Ralph, 1913-1966.

Papers, 1960-1964. 2 boxes.

Notes and drafts for published works.

Allin, A.E. (Albert Ellis).

Papers, 1915-1966. 29 boxes and items.

Field notes on Canadian birds, correspondence, notes and drafts for articles, scrapbooks and clippings of field naturalist columns.

Amherst, William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, Baron, 1835-1909.

Papers, 1850-1909. 29 boxes.

Correspondence with English booksellers, invoices for and notes about and catalogue of his library, family papers.

Appell, M.R. (Melvin)

Papers, 1959-2015. 17 boxes.

Correspondence from Nelson Ball and J.W. Curry, poetry booklets, and small press imprints and publications.

Armour, Eric Norman, 1877-1934.

Papers, 1914-1919. 6 vol.

Notebooks relating to the Canadian army during World War I.

Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

Records, 1908-1971. 34 boxes.

Consists of scrapbooks, ledgers, cashbooks, accounts and other material.

Associated Medical Services.

Records, 1926-2003. 526 boxes and items.

Business and financial records, correspondence, scrapbooks, pamphlets.To be consulted only with permission of Hannah Institute.

Atkins Family Papers.

Papers, 5 boxes. 

Collection of papers pertaining to the Tinkler, Barnard, and Atkins families of England.

Atkins, John Leon.

Papers, 1934-39. 1 box.

Course notes in Laryngology, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Otology and Rhinology taken by Atkins while doing post-graduate training as an ear, nose and throat specialist at the Harlem Eye and Ear Hospital in New York City.

Attin, Harold B.

Papers, [1954-1956?]. 14 boxes and items.

Research material, notes and correspondence related to thesis on Charles Jonnart.

Auger, Roger.

Papers, 1966-2011. 3 boxes. 

Contains correspondence and other printed matter relating to the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. 

Ayliffe, Shelton.

Papers, 1561-1974. 7 boxes and items.

Account books, documents, and correspondence belonging to a yeoman family, with transcriptions, correspondence and research notes by S.W. Shelton.

Ayrd, Paul.

Papers, 1 box.

MS Coll 00485