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Manuscript cookbook.

  • SCA236-GA235
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1800]

One 53 p. vellum bound ms. cookbook of unknown origin. Cookbook features approximately 50 recipes in at least fifteen different hands. Most recipes are for desserts, although a few are for savoury dishes and household products. Some recipes are signed and signatures include M. Moore, Mary Dawson, and S. Lowels. Also included in the file is an index of recipes and the original seller's note.

Amelia Alderson Opie letter.

  • SCA68-WA38
  • Fonds
  • 1838

One holograph letter from Amelia Alderson Opie to an unidentified correspondent dated May 5, 1838 refusing an invitation.

Opie, Amelia

Mary B. Churchill fonds.

  • SCA49-WA27
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1859

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Mary B. Churchill (nee Brewer). Includes a letter from Mary to an aunt, a clipping regarding Harriet Churchill, Mary's daughter, and an autograph album.

Churchill, Mary B.

Manuscript cookbook.

  • SCA72-GA41
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1867]

Contains one manuscript recipe book, in an unknown hand. One recipe is dated May 17, 1867. Contains recipes for mains, desserts, and home remedies for ailments.

Lucy Stone letters.

  • SCA39-WA21
  • Fonds
  • 1883

Fonds consists of two items of correspondence from Lucy Stone to Mr. Michards. The letters are dated April 19th and 29th of 1893 and ask Mr. Michards to examine the records of his organization and see what arrangements Stone had made with them.

Stone, Lucy

Home sweet home.

  • SCA338-GA383
  • Fonds
  • 1884

Fonds consists of one short manuscript with musings on the concepts of home and domestic life.

Emma Clough diary.

  • SCA337-GA382
  • Fonds
  • 1884

Fonds consists of one diary maintained by Emma Clough of Hudson, New York from the period January 10-March 19, 1884. Emma travels to Washington after visiting friends in New York city and her diary details her tourist activities in both cities. In Washington she meets President Arthur as well as Blanche K. Bruce the first Black Senator, Frederick Douglass, Belva Lockwood, Helen Gougar, Susan B. Anthony and others. Along with shopping, visiting acquaintances and attending social functions, in early March of 1884 Emma begins to attend suffrage meetings which are detailed in the diary.

Clough, Emma

Maria Louise Clough scrapbook.

  • SCA44-WA24
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1887

Fonds consists of one scrapbook kept by Maria Louise Clough while on a trip from Boston to England, Scotland, France and Italy in 1886 and 1887. The scrapbook contains cards, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and realia (including plant material), and provides insight into the activities and tastes of a young woman from that period of time. Among the contents are: Cunard ephemera (including deck plans, menus, passenger list), theatre ephemera (including Henry Irving in Faust at the Lyceum), a cigarette, lace, Westminster Abbey ephemera, transportation tickets, a moving-part Christmas card, fringe forming part of the decoration of the funeral car of the Duke of Wellington, postcards, engravings, hotel ephemera, identified leaves and flowers, etc.

Clough, Maria Louise

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society minutes.

  • SCA323-GA364
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1890

Two sets of minutes from the St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society. The minutes include lists of members, as well as debate topics and outcomes. Debate topics include work life, the railway, social services, roles of men and women, annexing Canada to the United States, and more.

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society

Mauritana Smith fonds.

  • SCA17-WA9
  • Fonds
  • [18--]

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks compiled by Mauritana Smith containing material written by leading 19th century American writers and articles written by her mother, Damaris Isabella Smith.

Smith, Mauritana

Mary Augusta Fiske

  • SCA93-GA63
  • Fonds
  • [187?-18?]

Fonds contains a record book belonging to Mary Augusta Fiske. The book contains recipes for cakes, sauces, and puddings. Also contains household accounts and several diary entries dating between 1876 and 1887. Attached to the inside of the front cover is a sepia toned photograph of an unidentified child. Next to it is a newspaper clipping regarding the death of Fiske titled "Death of Mrs. Gen. William O. Fiske".

Fiske, Mary Augusta

Catherine Taylor fonds.

  • SCA13-WA7
  • Fonds
  • 1899,1917-1967

Fonds consists of material accumulated by Catherine Taylor throughout her career as a nurse. Includes correspondence, certificates, clippings, an autograph book, and other material. Correspondents include Viscountess Eleanor Sandhurst, wife of the Lord High Chamberlain of England and Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen, and Sir Thomas J. Lipton.

Taylor, Catherine

Ethel Carol and Anne Sewall Longfellow scrapbook.

  • SCA42-WA23
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1906

Fonds consists of one scrapbook assembled by Ethel and Anne Longfellow during their attendance at Smith College, Massachusetts between 1902-1906. The scrapbook contains correspondence, photographs, programmes, clippings, notes and ephemera detailing the academic and social life of the sisters.

Longfellow, Ethel Carol and Anne Sewall

Senior wand work.

  • SCA341-GA386
  • Fonds
  • 1906

Fonds consists of one photograph album with 67 black and white photographs showing various callisthenic movements using a "wand." Each photograph includes a caption with the movement and position of the wand indicated. 5 photographs are missing from the album. The album is titled "Senior Wand Work" and dated 1906 by M. [Lucile] Adams.

Adams, M. [Lucile]

Suffragette postcard collection.

  • SCA48-WA26
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]

Collection consists of 13 postcards concerning suffragettes and women's rights. Included are photographs of Christobel Pankhurst with Mrs. Pethick Lawrence at a demonstration in Hyde Park, one of a suffragette in prison, a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, and Mrs. Drummond protesting opposite the English House of Common. The remainder are cartoons.

Women's Suffrage Scrapbook.

  • SCA41-WA22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912]

Fonds consists of one scrapbook including photographs, newspaper clippings and other items related to the women's suffrage movement. Also includes several newsletters of the Women's Social and Political Union, which was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst.

Canadian Suffrage Association letters patents.

  • SCA267-GA288
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1912

Fonds consists of two letters patents for the Canadian Suffrage Association. One is dated October 20, 1910 and incorporates Suffrage Headquarters Limited and the other dated April 12, 1912, incorporating the Canadian Suffrage Association.

Canadian Suffrage Association

Arthur Lismer drawing of Elizabeth S. Nutt.

  • SCA287-GA322
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]

Fonds consists of one charcoal drawing by Arthur Lismer of Elizabeth Styring Nutt of Halifax. Elizabeth was principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design in Halifax (later NSCAD) in the period immediately following Lismer's time there.

Lismer, Arthur

Gladys Lilian King fonds.

  • SCA62-WA35
  • Fonds
  • 1919

Fonds consists of one 141 page carbon typescript of "Among the beavers: Canadians and others" by Gladys Lillian King. The work is a personal narrative of the work done by the Military Women Police in and around the Beaver Hut in the Strand, London. Also includes two photographs of King with others.

King, Gladys Lilian

Household account book.

  • SCA156-GA129
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1919

One volume of household accounts, 1911-1919, kept by an unidentified female, probably from the Port Elgin, Ont. area.

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Coburn letter.

  • SCA51-WA28
  • Fonds
  • 1924

Fonds consists of one item of correspondence from Charles Gaston Smith Jr. of the Harvard Club of Boston to Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. The letter is dated July 25, 1924 and in it Smith asks Coburn if she knows of any girls in real life that are of the same quality as those in her books.

Abbott, Eleanor Hallowell

Women writers manuscript letters collection.

  • SCA46-WA25
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1925

Collection consists of 26 items of correspondence written by women writers, primarily of the 1920's. Many of the letters are addressed to Edward Marsh and St. John Ervine and concern a tribute to Thomas Hardy for his 81st birthday.

Women writers

Dorothea Palmer collection.

  • SCA31-WA17
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1937

Collection consists of F.W. Wegenast's material relating to the trial of Dorothea Palmer. It contains correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts of court examinations, arguments used in court, research materials, documents, printed and published items, and clippings relating to the case Rex vs. Palmer.

Wegenast, Franklin Wellington

Emily Bax correspondence.

  • SCA36-WA20
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1939

Fonds consists of two items of correspondence from Emily Bax to a Mrs. Milner Wood of Woodman's Point on the St. John's River, dated June 3, 1938 and May 16, 1939. Topics discussed include Emily Bax's book, the World's Fair, the King's speech, and her daily life and plans.

Bax, Emily

Jeanette Harper journalism for women scrapbook.

  • SCA327-GA371
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1941]

Fonds consists of one scrapbook created for a class by Jeanette Harper. The scrapbook deals with journalism as a career for women and includes sections on writing, types of columns, where to get information, ways of presenting stories, national journalism associations, qualities required for an editorial assistant position, suggested reference books, and more.

Harper, Jeanette

Victoria Mary Sackville-West letter.

  • SCA64-WA36
  • Fonds
  • 1944

Fonds consists of one holograph letter dated March 9, 1944 from Sackville-West to Mrs. Leslie Hotson discussing the effects of war on South-West England.

Sackville-West, Victoria

Women's domestic work advertisements collection.

  • SCA339-GA384
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-[ca. 1950]

Fonds consists of a collection of advertisement trade cards, primarily from the Victorian era, that show the role of women in the household and the defining of gender roles in the period. There are also 4 items from the mid 20th century that speak to the changing and expanding role of women at the time.

Curiosa of conception.

  • SCA312-GA348
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1953]

Fonds consists of five advertisements for Lanteen diaphragms and spermicidal jelly. The advertisements each feature a "curiosa of conception" which includes a fact about conception or childbirth and an accompanying woodcut illustration. Illustrations are by Antonio Frasconi.

Esta Medical Laboratories

Ella Mutchmore Thorburn biography.

  • SCA269-GA290
  • Fonds
  • 1957

Fonds consists of one ts. (carbon, 9 pp.) biography of Ella Mutchmore Thorburn, of Ottawa. Signed by the author Charlotte Whitton.

Whitton, Charlotte

Percy R. and Gertrude Wells Hilborn fonds.

  • SCA158-GA131
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1959

The fonds consists mostly of files relating to some of Percy R. Hilborn's areas of service to the community, including Freeport Sanitarium, Preston War Service Association and Waterloo College and Associate Faculties fundraising. Several Havergal College notebooks belonging to Gertrude R. Wells, who became P.R. Hilborn's wife, are also present.

Hilborn, Percy R., 1886-1972

Margaret Schreiter fonds.

  • SCA139-GA112
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1959

Margaret Schreiter was "Camp Mother" at Camp Tinawatawa on Paradise Lake near Waterloo, Ontario between 1952 and 1959. The materials contained in this fonds include reports, the texts of presentations given by Margaret Schreiter, the outline of a discussion at a camp counsellors meeting led by Margaret Schreiter, correspondence, an ms. list, and a camp newspaper. These items help document Y.W.C.A. camping activities at the time.

Schreiter, Margaret

Beulah Misener Alloway fonds.

  • SCA5-WA3
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1960

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence, 116 letters, from Beulah Alloway to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Misener of Brantford, Ont. The letters describe her journey to Africa and her daily life and work in Kenya. Also included are newsletters sent out by the Alloways, correspondence relating to Beulah's death, and 4 photographs.

Alloway, Beulah Misener

Claire Wallace fonds.

  • SCA29-WA16
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1962

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Claire Wallace. Includes scrapbooks which contain radio scripts, correspondence, clippings and other material relating to her career as a broadcaster and also to her travel bureau.

Wallace, Claire

Martha Louise Black fonds.

  • SCA34-WA19
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1965

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Martha Louise Black relating to her personal life and social commitments. Includes correspondence, articles, clippings and photographs.

Black, Martha Louise

Flora J. Reaman fonds.

  • SCA152-GA125
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1970

Consists of sewing patterns, ms. recipe books and other material belonging to Flora J. Reaman during her school days and married life.

Reaman, Flora J.

Elizabeth Long fonds.

  • SCA25-WA14
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1971

Fonds consists primarily of materials accumulated by Elizabeth Long relating to women and women's issues. Includes clippings files on famous women and women's issues, radio letters from her programming, correspondence and materials relating to her activities.

Long, Elizabeth

Women's Health and Abortion Project collection

  • SCA326-GA370
  • Fonds
  • 1972

Fonds consists of an envelope of materials from the Women's Health and Abortion Project of New York that was sent to Pat Larson of Boston. Included in the envelope are:

  • Health-Pac Bulletin March 1970;
  • Protocol and Responsibilities - Obstetrical Service;
  • Abortions in New York City 1970-1971;
  • Women and Health Care;
  • Know your hospital;
  • Women and Contraceptives;
  • Family planning and gyn patients;
  • A short reading list for women who want to talk to each other about their bodies and their health;
  • Are you on the pill.

Women's Health and Abortion Project

E. Cora Hind collection.

  • SCA8-WA5
  • Fonds
  • 1926, 1945, [196-], 1973

Consists of biographical information, two audio reels entitled "Between Ourselves", correspondence regarding purchase of same, and one autographed photograph.

Hind, E. Cora

Elaine M. Catley fonds.

  • SCA1-WA1
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1975

Correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of poetry and prose , clippings of published work and reviews. Correspondents include Nellie McClung (2 letters), Laura Goodman Salverson (1 letter) and Charles G.D. Roberts (1 letter).

Catley, Elaine Maud

Alice Mary Hagen fonds.

  • SCA7-WA4
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1975

The fonds consists of Alice Hagen's correspondence, clippings, articles and ephemera relating to her work in pottery and ceramics. Includes correspondence with Elizabeth Long regarding her part in painting plates for the Canadian Senate's gift of hand-decorated china to Lord and Lady Aberdeen at the emd of the former's term as Governor General of Canada in 1898.

Hagen, Alice Mary

Elizabeth Smith Shortt fonds.

  • SCA19-WA10
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1979

This fonds documents a social and family history spanning almost one century. It revolves primarily around three women: Elizabeth Smith Shortt, and her daughters, Muriel Clarke and Lorraine Shortt. The fonds contains family correspondence, 1880 - 1970, general correspondence 1876-1970, manuscripts, diaries, typescripts, pamphlets, clippings and photographs.

Correspondence includes Cecil B. and Senator E.D. Smith, the Smith and Shortt family letters, Adam and Elizabeth Shortt love letters, but primarily correspondence during and after the war period between Elizabeth, her daughters Muriel and Lorraine, until Elizabeth's death in 1949. Letters follow Elizabeth Smith through Queen's University, her role in formation of the Queen's Medical School for women, her concern with local and national councils of women, and a variety of clubs, commissions, and organizations. Correspondents includes Augusta Stowe-Gullen, Dr. Jennie K. Trout, Eliza Fitzgerald, Lady Ishbel Aberdeen. Also present are 15 manuscript diaries kept by E. Smith Shortt covering the period from 1872-1932 (typescript available for first 8 diaries). Diaries 1892-1911 are memoirs of Shortts' European trips. 23 diaries or day books kept by Lorraine Shortt from 1912-1943 are also present.

The fonds contains also approximately 50 manuscript addresses, reports and speeches given by Elizabeth Shortt, as well as speeches by Lorraine Shortt. About 100-150 pamphlets and leaflets on a variety of subjects document Elizabeth's interests and activities, especially war period and restoration, National Council of Women, Mother's Allowance Commission, etc. Also present are clippings from 1800-1960, original and photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings and articles arranged under about 50 headings dealing with the Shortt and Smith families, and with a multiplicity of organized groups that formed at the turn of the century. Miscellaneous documents include notebooks of Elizabeth Shortt's subjects at Queen's Medical School, certificates, records of investments, bank records, war medals, autograph books, and scrapbook belonging to the family. Photograph albums and approximately 100 loose photographs of family and friends complete this fonds.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Olive Ruth Russell fonds.

  • SCA6-WA37
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1979

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Dr. Olive Ruth Russell during the course of her personal and professional life. The fonds includes biographical information, publications and transcripts of speeches.

Russell, Olive Ruth

Isabel Ecclestone Mackay fonds.

  • SCA3-WA2
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979

Fonds consists of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Isabel Ecclestone Mackay. Includes primarily prose and poetry by Mackay, as well as photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks and ephemera.

Arranged in four series as follows:
1. Personal and Biographical;
2. Scrapbooks;
3. Poetry and Prose;
4. Photographs.

Mackay, Isabel Ecclestone

Recipe binder.

  • SCA277-GA298
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1981

Fonds consists of a recipe binder of recipes collected from newspapers, accumulated by an unknown person. Recipes were collected from the Toronto Star, the Guelph Daily Mercury, The Guelph Shopper, and others. Many of the recipes from the Toronto Star are from Jean Brodie. Also includes a candy recipe card from the Guelph city gas department. The binder that the recipes were stored in is a directory of Guelph businesses, ca. 1960s.

Isobel MacKay fonds

  • SCA124-GA97
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1983

Fonds consists of nine folders of documents kept by Isobel MacKay during her association with Community Resources for Women. These include annual reports, correspondence, minutes and agenda of the Steering Committee, news clippings, newsletters, and papers relating to workshops.

MacKay, Isobel

Rota Lister collection.

  • SCA69-WA39
  • Fonds
  • 1983

Typed draft of "The Anthology of Canadian Women Writers" edited by Rota Herzberg Lister. Includes one typescript which is primarily photocopies, with some originals draft of the work composed of notes written by Rota on the various authors and excerpts from the authors' writings.

The women included in the anthology wrote between 1760-1980 and include Margaret Atwood, L.M. Montgomery, Pauline Johnson, Susanna Moodie, Mary Quayle Innis, Luella Crieghton, and others.

It does not appear that the work was ever published.

Lister, Rota Herzberg

Posters from the History of Contraception Museum.

  • SCA313-GA349
  • Fonds
  • 1984

Fonds consists of two posters from the History of Contraception Museum. One poster shows a variety of styles of IUDs and the other shows the history of birth control methods. Also includes a brochure from the museum that identifies some of the contraceptive devices.

History of Contraception Museum

Nazla Dane fonds.

  • SCA106-GA78
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1985

Fonds consists of material documenting the career of Nazla Dane primarily through clippings, diaries and copies of her published works as well as through scrapbooks of and writings about her.

Dane, Nazla L.

Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd. Oral History Interviews.

  • SCA226-GA216
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1986

The fonds consists of materials relating to the oral history interviews that were conducted, as well as final reports that were created based on the subject. This includes transcripts of twenty one interviews and accompanying appendices, three student reports on the project and related themes, a photocopy of an essay detailing the history of the mill pre Dominion and a file of miscellaneous materials.

Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd.

Emily Murphy fonds.

  • SCA24-WA13
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1989, predominant 1917-1933

Material by and about Emily Murphy, particularly relating to the "persons" case, her work as a police magistrate, material relating to a biography of her by Byrne Hope Sanders, as well as biographical material assembled after her death. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, notebooks and petitions.

Murphy, Emily Ferguson

Luella Creighton fonds.

  • SCA126-GA99
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1990, predominant 1950-1990

The fonds contains a small amount of material documenting Luella Creighton's student days at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1924-1926. Her personal life is further documented through a series of diaries, 1963-1990. Most of the textual material in the fonds, however, relates to her career as a writer of both fiction and non- fiction, and consists of corrrespondence with her publishers and readers, reviews, manuscripts and typescripts of both published and unpublished works.

Creighton, Luella Bruce, 1901-

Mary Quayle Innis fonds.

  • SCA154-GA127
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1995

Contains materials by and about Mary Quayle Innis. Includes correspondence written mostly to her daughter, Anne Innis Dagg from 1956 to 1968, notes kept while Dean of Women at University College, 1954-1961. Also present are files compiled by Anne Innis Dagg, including a biographical essay on Mary Quayle Innis and files relating to a proposed collection of her short stories and pieces with an introduction by Anne Innis Dagg.

Innis, Mary Quayle

Charette family collection

  • SCA319-GA359
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

Fonds consists of a handwritten recipe book kept by members of the Charette family, primarily Helen Charette and Ann Lauzon. The book also includes pasted and set in recipes taken from magazines and newspapers. Many of the recipes are indicated as being from other women, and names include Mrs. Baker, Bertha, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. McCollough, Mrs. Duchene, Mémé Langlois, Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Laramie, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. McClelland. All of the recipes are for food, excepting one which is a remedy for rheumatism. The Five Roses Cook Book is also included. The collection also includes personal passports of Ann Lauzon and Helen Lauzon.

Charette family

Damaris Isabella Smith fonds.

  • SCA14-WA8
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-[19--]

Two scrapbooks, the first compiled by Damaris Smith containing clippings, engravings, stamps and seals, obituaries and biographies of prominent suffragists, literary, political and social women, some British. The second, compiled by her daughter Gertrude, contains an article written by Damaris Smith entitled "Pioneer Wife". As well, it documents the history of the Smith family and contains photographs and a pencil sketch of the "Mountain Hall" homestead.

Smith, Damaris Isabella

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity fonds.

  • SCA318-GA358
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2015

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Includes records created by the centre, promotional items, and materials relating to events and activities supported by Glow.

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

A.R.H.

  • SCA328-GA372
  • Fonds
  • 2017

Fonds consists of four prints titled "A.R.H." by Olivia Carvalho. The prints feature a portrait and handwriting of Alice Riggs Hunt.

Carvalho, Olivia