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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Jaffary, Stuart King, 1899-1964.

Papers, 1930's-1964. 12 boxes.

Correspondence, lecture notes, research materials on criminology, penal reform, printed materials collected by him.

James-French, Dayv, 1953-2016.

Papers, 1972-2016. 11 boxes.

Writing drafts for published and unpublished work, correspondence, submissions, book reviews, personal journals.

Jarvis, Alan Hepburn, 1915-1972.

Papers, 1933-1972. 68 boxes and items.

Correspondence, research materials and typescripts for writings, diaries, photographs, clippings.

Jarvis, Julia, 1899-1987.

Papers, 1976. 1 box and mapcase.

Master copy, with extra illustrations, of In Good Faith.

Jones, David.

Papers, 1928-1979. 4 boxes.

Correspondence mainly with Rene Hague; drafts and typescripts for Hague's book on Jones.

Jones, Donald, 1924-.

Papers, 1974-1994. 8 boxes.

Research notes and drafts for columns on historic Toronto sites published in the Toronto Daily.