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Administrator of the Province : John Wellington Pickup.

File consists of materials relating to John Wellington Pickup's time as the "Administrator of the Government of the Province of Ontario" (in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor). Includes commissions appointing John Wellington Pickup interim administrator, instructions for the administrator of the Province of Ontario, a Speech From the Throne regarding the death of Queen Mary, and correspondence.

Porter, Dana Harris

Attendees of the graduation exercises of the 42nd Session of the FBI National Academy.

File consists of one photograph showing attendees of the graduation exercised of the 42nd Session of the FBI National Academy. Left to right: Mr. W.V. Scott, Fire Marshal for Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; Mr. W.B. Common, Director of Public Prosecutions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; J. Edgar Hoover, Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ; Honourable Dana Porter, Attorney General for Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; Mr. Clifford R. Magone, Deputy Attorney General for Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; Honourable William H. Stringer, commissioner of Police for Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Porter, Dana Harris

Book reviews.

File consists of two book reviews by Dana Porter on works about Shakespeare : Shakespeare Unmasked by Pierre S. Porohovshikov and The Murder of the Man Who Was Shakespeare by Calvin Hoffman.

Porter, Dana Harris

Business card : Porter, Dana.

File consists of one business card for Dana Porter which reads "With the Compliments of Hon. Dana Porter, Q.C. Treasurer of Ontario. Parliament Buildings, Toronto."

Porter, Dana Harris

Business cards : other.

File consists of five business cards from associates of Dana Porter. There are for: F.J. Lyle, Director Trade and Industry Branch ; E.V. McNeill, Commissioner of Police for Ontario ; Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Carrere ; Ray Timson, London Free Press ; Arthur Welsh, Department of Planning and Development.

Porter, Dana Harris

Campaign blotter.

File consists of a campaign blotter for Dana Porter for when he was running for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the St. George's riding in Toronto.

Porter, Dana Harris

Campaign flyer.

File consists of one campaign flyer for Dana Porter for the Progressive Conservative party for the St. George's Riding Toronto in 1943.

Porter, Dana Harris

Campaign materials.

File consists of campaign materials for the 1955 election. Includes materials for Dana Porter, George Drew, James H. Rooney, George Hees, Roly Michener, and Joe Keenan.

Porter, Dana Harris

Campaign speeches.

File consists of transcriptions of speeches and articles by Dana Porter from when he was campaigning in anticipation of the 1943 election.

Porter, Dana Harris

Canadian School Journal.

File consists of a copy of the September-October 1967 edition of the Canadian School Journal which features an obituary for Dana Porter.

Porter, Dana Harris

Child drawings.

File consists of one leaf of paper with drawings by a child on it. Possibly by Julian or Dana Porter Jr.

Porter, Dana Harris

Clipping.

File consists of two photocopies of a clipping from the May 20, 1948 edition of the Toronto Evening Telegram. Clipping discusses Porter's position as Minister of Planning and Development.

Porter, Dana Harris

Clippings.

File consists of clippings primarily related to the interests of Dana Porter, including ones on higher education and book reviews. Also includes two from 1968 on the George Drew years of Ontario parliament.

Porter, Dana Harris

Clippings.

File consists of clippings accumulated by Dana Porter and family on Dana Porter, his work, personal life, and interests.

Porter, Dana Harris

Conservative Port Hope conference.

File consists of materials relating to the Conservative Party Port Hope Conference of 1942. Includes notes, copies of the Port Hope Proposals, ephemera, and forty five items of correspondence. Correspondence relates primarily to concerns with leadership and amendments to the Conservative Party constitution, as well as to the Port Hope Proposal. Correspondents include: Bell, John A.M. Benson, Donald Bowlby, A.T. Bryce, Robert A. Diefenbaker, John Easterbrook, W.T. Finlayson, R.K. Frost, Cecil Hopper, Harry McClinton, James Mackay, Hugh Martin, Argue Milner, H.R. Monette, Gustav Nobel Scott Company Reid, Fred H. Sabourin, Ivan Smith, Charles B. Smith, Sidney Thomas, W.H.A. Thorvaldson, G.S. Timmins, Harold W.
*Tupper, R.H. ;

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence to and from Dana Porter regarding a variety of topics in his personal and professional life. Includes approximately three hundred and thirty-six items. Correspondents are listed at the file level. Note that where applicable items of correspondence have been left in their original file and subsequently correspondence can also be found in : Series 2. Dana Porter and Dorothy Parker Family ; Series 4. Ephemera ; Series 5. Political and Legal Career ; Series 6. Scrapbooks and Clippings ; Series 7. Shakespeare ; Series 8. Speeches and Addresses ;
*Series 9. Visual Materials.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence : Black, Ed.

File consists of one item of correspondence from Ed Black along with a campaign brochure for the YMCA that features a baby with a resemblance to Leslie Frost.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence : Chariton, Morris.

File consists of five items of correspondence between Dana Porter and Morris Chariton regarding Chariton's request to lecture in Shakespeare at the University of Waterloo, as well as an essay on Shakespeare that Chariton sent to Porter.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence from Dana Porter to Dorothy Parker.

File consists of ten items of correspondence from Dana Porter to Dorothy Parker from the time of their engagement. These letters are the same as those in the spiral bound collection. Also includes copies of the other materials that are in the bound volume.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence re. Admiral A.R. Parker and Dalton Davies.

File consists of three items of correspondence. Two are between Admiral A.R. Parker (Dana Porter's father-in-law) and Dalton Davies. The other item is possibly from Porter's mother-in-law to him or to his wife. All three items were in the same envelope and the letter from Mrs. Ramsey discusses the estate of Dalton Davies. Note that page one of the Ramsey letter is missing.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence re. Royal Commission on Banking and Finance.

File consists of forty-eight items of correspondence to and from Dana Porter and his secretary regarding the Report of the Royal Commission on Banking and Finance.
Correspondents include: Abbott, Justice Douglas Barber, Clarence L. Cromer, The Earl of Diefenbaker, John Frost, Leslie Gillanders, E.B. Hampson, H.A. Harris, W.C. Haug, Edgar Heward, Brian Hewitt, H.J. Holtroy, Marius Johnson, Harry G. Keir, David Lindsay Kim, John Lafrance, Leo Litchfield, E. Lundberg, Erik McKinnon, Neil J. McLaughlin, W. Earle Mansur, David B. Matthews, Beverley Mercure, G. Neufeld, E.P. Parizeau, Jacques Prentis, Margaret R. Shearer, Ronald A. Sproul, Allan Stanley, David Tanz, Mark M.
*Trudeau, Pierre.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence re. Shakespeare.

File consists of thirteen items of correspondence between Dana Porter and others regarding his interest in Shakespeare. Many items include clippings or articles on Shakespeare and Shakespearean research. Also included are copies of responses from Porter.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence re. congratulations (1 of 3).

File consists of two hundred and forty six items of correspondence congratulating Dana Porter on his appointment as Ontario Chief Justice, as Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and as a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Toronto.
Correspondents include : Allen, Francis J.
Althouse, Mayme Anderson, Hugh A. Archer, William L.
Armstrong, C.H.A. Armstong, James S.P. Armstrong, V.W. Ash, W.M.V. Ball, Gordon R. Band, James S. Beaudoin, Gerard Beck, Frederick A. Bell, Dick Bell, Thomas H. Belyea, Roy E. Berlin, S.S. Berry, Nixon T. Berry, J. Wilson Bickle, E.W. Bigelow, S. Tupper Biggar, H.W. Bishop, A.L. Bissell, Claude Bind, H.I. Birbaum, S.U. Blackwell, Les lie Blaird, Sid Blair, Willis L. Blatz, Anne and Bill Boland, John F. Borden, Henry Bowlby, A.T. Bowman, W.C. Brebner, F.R. Brown, Mannie Bruce, Herbert A. Bruce, Maxwell Buckland, Babs and Bert Bunnell, Arthur E.K. Campbell, Fred A. Cawthorne, Frederick Chalmers, Floyd S. Clark, Christie T. Coon, Burwell R. Crate, Alexander V. Currey, Jessie G. Davies, Robertson Duggan, R.B. Duncan, James S. Dunlop, W.J. Durie, Helen Dymond, M.B. Edmonds, George E. Erichsen-Brown, F. Farewell, C.A. Featherstone, Edna Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L. Fell, Charles P. Forsyth, Bob Frankel, Egmont Fraser, D.G. Gelber, Marvin Gibson, D.H. Gilmour, G.P. Glassco, U. Grant Goodman, E.A. Goodwin, L.H.; Graham, Beatrice B. Graydon, Allan Green, Robert M. Gregory, Wilfrid P. Griffin, John Grossberg, Ben Gundy, Clarke Hall, Emmett M. Hamilton, William E. Hammell, John E. Hanna, John W. Harkness, W.U.K. Harris, Roland A. Hart, G. Arnold Hastings, Mable Heal, R.F. Hearing, George J. Herbert, Rober Hermant, Sydney Hewitt, Gordon; Hilton, John D. Hobson, J.A. Hasting, R.S. Huffman, John Hughes, Frank J. Hukee, Margie Magone Hungerford, Jack Inch, George Innes, H.B. Isber, Rose M. Jamieson, H.T. Jasperson, Fred K. Johnston, Roddy Jones, Oakah L. Kelly, J.M. Kents, Palmer Kingston, R.A. Kirkpatricks, A.M. Kirkwood, Helen Kucherepa, John Laidlaw, Robert Langford, Henry Leal, Allan H. Leal, W. Allen Levinter, Isodore Lough, Donald Lewis, Dev Long, Norman W. Lowe, Carl Luxenberg, Benjamin Lyle, F. MacLean, Ian McLaughlin, Hugh J. McCutcheon, M. Wallace McGibbon, J.A.
*McLead, Douglas J.

  • McKenzie, A.C. McTague, Charles P. Mabee, Oliver B. Mack, Ron L. Maddocks, Fred Mahoney, Ed. Martin, Walter M. Mauskell, J.Q. Mendels, M.M. Mernill, S.B. Millar, J.D. Mills, Ralph S. Milner, H.R. Mitchell, George Montague, W.H. Moore, Trevor Morrison, William Mungovan, Lenore Monteith, J. Waldo Murray, Gladstone Nickle, W.M. Normandin, Rodrigue Ormsly, Gerald Osborne, L. Pepler, H.W.E. Pepper, Elliott R. Porteous, J.G. Purcell, G.M. Portstein, Meyer Powel, W. Kent Reilly, Gladys and Edward Rigney, T.J. Robbins, Harry M. Robertson, N.S. Robinette, T.L. Robinson, Cecil W. Rodgers, A.B. Rogers, Arthur W. Rogers, H.W. Roebuck, Joseph Rooney, Veronica Plunkett Rosenburg, Henry Ross, A. Ross, Allan Ross, Douglas Ross, James F.W. Sale, Rhys M. Samuel, Sigmund Sedgwick, Joseph Sowby, Rev. C.W. Schwenger, William F. Savage, Claude C. Schmon, Arthur A. Seed, Jack A. Seitz, Joseph L. Shenstone, Norman S. Simpson, D.G. Slemin, J.A.D. Smalley-Baker, Dean C. E. Smith, Adam W. Simpson Soward, Reginald H. St. John, Bascom, Starr, Anne Stephen, Alan G.A. Sullivan, Joseph A. Tayts, Paddy Templeton, Gilbert Thaufrou, Joe Torrance, F.W. Trebilcock, A.J. Tyrrell, T.A.C. Wadsworth, J.P.R. Walker, C.L. Walker, David J. Walker, J.W. Ward, Alfred B. Wardrope, G.C. Warrender, W.K. Weiss, Herbert J. Weldon, D.B. Weldon, J.O. Whalley, J.F.C. Williams, E.K. Wilson, Harry H. Wilson, Roland F. Wilton, Glen Wintermeyer, John J. Winters, Robert Woodland, F.A.L. Wren, Albert Yaremko, John Yavell, L.L.

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Correspondence re. publication of Shakespeare manuscripts.

File consists of sixty five items of correspondence regarding the review and potential publication of Dana Porter's manuscripts on the Sonnets of Shakespeare. Includes correspondence between Dana Porter, publication houses, reviewers, and friends who he asked to read the works.

Porter, Dana Harris

Correspondence re. speeches.

File consists of three items of correspondence regarding speeches given by Dana Porter. These items do not correspond with a speech in the collection.

Porter, Dana Harris

Daily diary.

File consists of a daily diary for Dana Porter from October 6, 1951- July 24, 1959. Not all dates feature an entry. Gives a detailed account of how he received the position of Attorney-General of Ontario.

Porter, Dana Harris

Dana Harris Porter fonds.

  • SCA231-GA228
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2001

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulate by Dana Porter during his personal and professional career, as well as materials collected posthumously and created and accumulated by his wife and children. Includes photographs, correspondence, research notes, essays and other writings, ephemera, scrapbooks and clippings.

Porter, Dana Harris

Dana Porter and Dorothy Parker Family

Series consists of materials relating to the family of Dana Porter, including his wife Dorothy Porter nee Parker, and his sons Dana Jr. and Julian. Also includes materials created about Dana Porter posthumously and collected by his family.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diaries

Series consists of pocket diaries and one daily diary kept by Dana Porter. The pocket dairies cover the period 1953-1966, excepting the years 1955 and 1964. The daily diary covers the years 1955-1959.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1956.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1957.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1960.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1954.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1959.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1953.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1958.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1961.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1962.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1965.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1963.

Porter, Dana Harris

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1966.

Porter, Dana Harris

Dinner invitation.

File consists of one dinner invitation to an informal dinner for commissioners and their wives at the Porter residence to meet the Prime Minster.

Porter, Dana Harris

Directions to wake.

File consists of a small card giving directions from the church to the reception area for Dana Porter's wake.

Porter, Dana Harris

Don Jail escape : exhibit photo album.

File consists of an album of photographs used as evidence in the case of the 1952 jail break of the Boyd Gang at the Don Jail. The photographs are listed in the front of the album, but they have been left in original order in the album itself (not chronological). The photographs were taken by Det. Sergt. Maurice Inglis of the Toronto Police. Also includes a clipping from 1990 on the break out.

Porter, Dana Harris

Ephemera

Series consists of ephemera created and accumulated by Dana Porter. Includes business cards, programmes and invitations, typed materials, honourary degrees and campaign materials.

Porter, Dana Harris

Federal Provincial Conference.

  • Photograph of members of the Federal Provincial Conference (October 3-5), 1955. Identifications from enclosed sheet.
    Porter, Dana Harris
  • Winters, Robert
  • Manning, Ernest C.
  • Bennett, William Andrew Cecil
  • Frost, Leslie
  • Douglas, Thomas Clement
  • Smallwood, Joseph
  • Duplessis, Maurice
  • Gardiner, James

Porter, Dana Harris

Fire Protection Conference.

File consists of a transcript of Dana Porter's speech from the Eighty-second Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association Fire Protection Conference, royal York hotel, Toronto, May 27th, 28th, 29th, 1953. Item was reprinted from Industrial Canada, July 1953. Also includes a programme and one item of correspondence.

Porter, Dana Harris

Governmental notes.

File consists of alphabetized and tabbed notes on a variety of topics relating to Dana Porter's portfolios and positions in the Ontario Government.

Porter, Dana Harris

Hamilton Teacher's Council Banquet.

File consists of one photograph showing Dana Porter with H.E. Plewman (Chairman of the Hamilton Board of Education) and W.A. Tindale (President of the Hamilton Teacher's Council) at the Hamilton Teacher's Council Banquet.

Porter, Dana Harris

Immigration photographs.

File consists of forty one photographs showing immigrants coming to Canada under Dana Porter's 1947 plan to airlift 10,000 British immigrants to Canada. Individual photographs feature descriptions on the verso.

Porter, Dana Harris

Legal notes.

File consists of a binder with typed notes on various legal topics and cases.

Porter, Dana Harris

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