Fonds F0478 - York University Archives manuscript collection

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York University Archives manuscript collection

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0.62 m of textual records
17 photographs : b&w and col. ; 19.5 x 15.5 cm or smaller
2 sketches : pencil ; 14 x 17 cm or smaller
1 silk screen poster : col ; 92 x 62 cm
1 medal

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The York University Archives Manuscript collection was created to handle small batches of manuscripts and discrete items that were transferred from Rare Books to the Archives & Special Collections in the 1970s. They tended to be material that was acquired by librarians from antiquarian book dealers prior to the establishment of the archives.

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Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing letters and autographs from men and women such as W.L. Courtney, J.M. Wilson, F. Max Muller, Sir John Burke, W.J. Courhope, E. Curtius, John Cam Hobhouse, Admiral J. Jervis, B. Jowett, A.H. Sayce, and W.A. Wright; poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Wilson Pugsley MacDonald; press clippings for the Mid-Canada Development Conference; a bound manuscript by E.B. Sorge; letters written by Robert White Creeley, Dennis T. Patrick Sears, Edith Sitwell, Arthur S. Hamilton, Eugene A. Moxley, Arthur Chute Dent, Esther and Abraham Rattner, Francis Turner Palgrave, Robert Taylor, and Clement King Shorter; the will of William Crysall; the journal of Florence Alice Sitwell; sketches by Arthur S. Hamilton; a scrapbook of photographs and letters by Frederick H. Evans; a short essay on Roy Campbell by John Gawsworth; a Kingston Preparative Meeting of Men Friends minute book; a L'Académie française medal; a silk screen poster for The Escstasy of Rita Joe ; a manuscript of “Apollo Tree” by Miriam Waddington; and a list of Livingston and similar names from 1871 Census of Ontario.

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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1968-004; 1968-005; 1968-010; 1969-001; 1969-002; 1969-003; 1970-002; 1970-004; 1970-006; 1970-008; 1971-005; 1971-011; 1971-012; 1971-014; 1975-035; 1976-005; 1976-036; 1976-038; 1979-003; 1979-009; 1982-033; 1986-020; 1989-006; 1991-019; 1992-005; 1999-077.

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