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Queens University Special Collections

  • F3102
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1977

Fonds consists of materials created by W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections. Materials consist mainly of correspondence pertaining to administration, conservation, acquisition, loans, committee and staff meetings, and reorganization of the library.

Thousand Islands travel diary

  • F3097
  • Discrete Item
  • 1883,1885

Diary of a young woman touring the Thousand Islands for the month of August 1883 starting in Hartford, Connecticut on August 1st, 1883 and ending in Montreal on September 1st, 1883. The author spends much of the diary remarking on the beauty of the scenery, the quality of the food and variations in the weather. She recounts day excursions on both American and Canadian islands and towns and mentions Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Gananoque, Brown's Bay, Hay's Island, Whitney Point, Guernsey Point, and Stave, Bluff and Skinner islands. She is traveling with the Redfield family (Mr. and Mrs. Redfield and their children George and Henry) and the "Professor". They encounter a Dr. Norris who is known to the family. When they arrive in Montreal they stay at the Windsor Hotel, which is greatly admired.

There is an additional three page entry at the end of the diary describing a trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire in September of 1885.


Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Thomas Swanston sous-fonds

  • CA ON00239 SF69
  • Teilbestand
  • 1 Oct. 1868-11 Nov. 1871

Diary of clerk in charge of Hudson's Bay Post at Fort Resolution, Great Slave Lake. Bound hand written diary of Thomas Swanston, Hudson's Bay Company clerk in charge of Fort Resolution N.W.T.-Letter (November 12th, 1935) from Hudson's Bay Company London office secretary confirming to I.MC. Thompson of Toronto that Mr. Swanston was in charge of Fort Resolution from 1868-1871-Typed letter (July 24th, 1936) to Dr. Lorne Pierce from a former editor of the Topographical Survey of Canada, from whom the diary was acquired, outlining the author's recollection of Mr. Swanston and his home life. Author's name is not clearly legible but presumed to be I.M.C. Thompson from previous letter.-Typed summary of information regarding Thomas Swanston from the Hudson's Bay Company Archives London-Letter (March 9th, 1964) from John S. Nicks, archival assistant at the Saskatchewan Archives Office at the University of Saskachewan, to Mr. E.C. Beer, Archivist in Douglas Library at Queen's University, regarding mention(s) of Swanston in the Saskatchewan archives.-Hand written notes based on diary - not clear who the author is. -3 black and white photographs: 1) HBC camp - location unknown 2) Men in canoes - Ile-a-la Crosse - Saskatchewan 3) 3 men outside HBC camp building-2 maps of northern western Canada.

Swanston, Thomas

Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. Charles G. D. Roberts sous-fonds

  • CA ON00239 SF66
  • Teilbestand
  • 1880-1943

Correspondence, poetry, prose, bibliographies, biographical articles, critical commentaries, photographs, agreements, funeral and memorial services, lecture programmes and publication announcements.

Roberts, Charles George Douglas

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