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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Namjoshi, Suniti.

Papers, 1967-ongoing. 64+ boxes

Notes, manuscript drafts for published and unpublished writings, notebooks, diaries, correspondence, family papers and photographs.

Napier Simpson collection of Thoreau MacDonald.

Papers, [ca. 1920-1976]. 4 boxes and items.

Collection of items created by or associated with MacDonald.

National Inter-Faith Immigration Committee.

Records, 1967-1982. 21 boxes.

Correspondence and administrative records.

Needler, George Henry, 1866-1962.

Papers, 1821-1947. 3 boxes.

Editorial notes and manuscripts for 2 books, collection of 85 letters between David Macbeth Moir and Alexander Balfour, 1821-1829. Microfilm of letters.

New Play Society.

Records, 1946-197l. 250 boxes and items.

Business records including those for its theatre school, production files, correspondence, photographs, clippings.

Newlove, John, 1938-.

Papers, 1964-1981. 11 boxes and mapcase.

Drafts and typescripts for writings, correspondence, printed appearances.

Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Papers.

Papers, 1846-1937. 6 boxes and items. 

Contains textual records that document the developmental phases and operation of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, and the administrative activities of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company Joint Board of Directors.

Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.

Papers, 1873-1879. 1 box (25 items).

Correspondence and papers to Annie Machin, Montreal.

Noble, Clark.

Papers, 1924-1978. 1 box.

Manuscripts, correspondence, articles, offprints, clippings on the discovery and development of insulin.

Northway, Mary L. (Mary Louise), 1910-1978.

Papers, 1921-2000. 62 boxes.

Personal papers, lecture notes, professional correspondence, research papers and studies at Institute of Child Study, and Brora Institute.

Northwest Company.

Records, 1800-1818. 2 boxes.

Journals, consisting of typed copies of portions of the transcript of the Selkirk Papers at Library and Archives Canada; inventories, invoices and manuscript notebooks containing accounts with native Indians.