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Dana Harris Porter fonds.
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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 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.

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. 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

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

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

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

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

Porter, Dana George : vital records.

File consists of an envelope with vital records and information for Dana Porter, Jr. Includes correspondence regarding the records from the RCAF, as well as a high school graduation diploma, reports of examinations from the Ontario Agricultural College, clippings on Porter's time at OAC and letters of reference.

Porter, Dana Harris

Porter, Julian : precedents book.

File consists of one handmade precedents book. Includes an alphabetical listing of precedent setting cases for a variety of legal concerns. Some entries appear to be photocopied from a previous book, and some are new.

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 1953.

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 1956.

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

Diary.

File consists of one pocket diary for the year 1957.

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 1959.

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 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 1963.

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 1966.

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

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 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 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

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

Note and envelope re. Professor R.S. Knox.

File consists of one envelope addressed to Professor R.S. Knox, Department of English, University of Toronto as well as an attached note indicating that Professor Knox is out of the country.

Porter, Dana Harris

Poem.

File consists of a handwritten poem, possibly by Dana Porter to his wife.

Porter, Dana Harris

Press gallery folios.

File consists of a variety show titled Press Gallery Folios performed at the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, March 22nd at 9 p.m.

Porter, Dana Harris

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

Political and Legal Career

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Dana Porter during the course of his political and legal career. Includes legal and political notes, legal proceedings and judgements, commissions, etc.

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

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

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

Legal notes.

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

Porter, Dana Harris

Political notes.

File consists of handwritten notes on various political topics such as sovereignty, law, and German political history.

Porter, Dana Harris

Probation - a brief.

File consists of a four part report on probation by Dana Porter. Parts consist of A. Historical ; B. Evolution, Procedure, Qualifications, Task ; C. The Need for Probation in Canada and Ontario ; D. What is Probation?

Porter, Dana Harris

Scrapbooks and Clippings

Series consists of clippings and scrapbooks created primarily by Dana Porter. Some books also contain posthumous clippings on Dana Porter and his legacy collected by Julian Porter.

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

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