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Palm-leaf manuscript

Item is a palm-leaf manuscript from Southeast Asia (possibly Thailand), and is likely a Buddhist text in Pali. The text is written in 5 lines, possibly in Thai script. The manuscript is bound with a cord that passes through a central hole in the leaves and the boards. Both the boards and the manuscript's accompanying display stand are made of wood and painted black with gilt decoration.

Eliza Powell letter

Item is a letter from Eliza Powell to her brother John Cottrell, a chancery clerk residing at Lincoln's Inn, London. The letter thanks Cottrell for gifts of a gown and 32 pounds, discusses mutual acquaintances, and requests several sundry purchases.

Agriculture printing plate

Item is an agriculture-themed printing plate (depicting a farmhouse, windmill, cow, wheat sheaf, and seated woman holding a child) produced by Hughes & Kimber, London. Item is accompanied by a paper wrapper with a print of the plate, stamped with the numbers 87 and G29.

Manuscript sermons by the late Rev : George Lawrence, AM

Item is a book of sermons written by Reverend George Lawrence, Anglican curate of Saint Clement Danes in London for fourteen years, and lecturer at the United Parishes of All-Hallows-the-Great and All-Hallows-the-Less for thirty-four years. Saint Clement Danes is currently the central church of the Royal Air Force, while All-Hallows-the-Great and the Less have been demolished.

Commerce printing plate

Item is a printing plate depicting symbols of commerce (a seated allegorical figure holding a caduceus, sailing ships, a sextant, and bales of goods) produced by Hughes & Kimber, London. The plate is accompanied by a paper wrapper featuring a printed image of the plate, stamped "19," and with the annotation "New - May 15/14 - GEs."

The boke of the introduction of knowledge

Item is a reprint of a 16th century book examining a wide variety of topics including medicine, diet, daily living, manner and customs, and geography. Item was reprinted by R. and A. Taylor.

John Russell correspondence

File contains correspondence related to land in the town of New Romney in Kent, and the tenants who occupied the land, whose owner may have been John Russell's employer. Correspondence is between John Russell and his likely employer, as well as Sir Edward Dering and others.

Hanna Trimwell spoof letter

Item is a spoof letter signed by Tummas Clark, School Master, Parish of Barns. Item is a a letter of recommendation for former schoolmistress Hanna Trimwell, containing intentionally poor spelling and grammar. The letter is pasted onto an album leaf; the verso features part of a poem titled "The Blue Nile," "written by Sir George."

Apology - John Brown, coachman

Item is a letter from John Brown to William Bulling, the Secretary of the Edinburgh Cemetery. The letter seems to relate to a situation wherein one of the employees of Brown's minibus company had driven irresponsibly through the cemetery. Bulling was holding Brown accountable, and in the letter Brown both offers an apology and requests one of his own, claiming he himself had done no wrong.

An encyclopædia of cottage, farm, and villa architecture and furniture : containing numerous designs for dwellings, from the villa to the cottage and the farm, including farm houses, farmeries, and other agricultural buildings ; country inns, public houses, and parochial schools : with the requisite fittings-up, fixtures, and furniture ; and appropriate offices, gardens, and garden scenery : each design accompanied by analytical and critical remarks

Item is a reference work intended to help improve homes and to create an appreciation of "architectural comforts and beauties." The author John Claudius Loudon was a Scottish botanist and garden designer. Item was published by Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans.

Martha Combe letter

Item is a letter from Martha Combe, wife of prominent Pre-Raphaelite patron Thomas Combe, to an unknown recipient. Letter discusses the paper "Why a Rib," published in the journal Recreative Science: a Record and Remembrancer of Intellectual Observation. The final page of the letter is cross written.

Journal of Swiss tour 1863

A manuscript journal detailing a British tourist's trip to Switzerland, beginning in Paris and ending in Arlington, England. The party, which included Mr. Alan Lowndes, Mr. Hudson, and his daughter Sibella, toured Switzerland, as well as several locations in Italy and France.

Tours in Great Britain book no.1

Item is a bound notebook created by an unknown author. Item contains travel notes from trips to the Isle of Mann, London, North Wales, Devon, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Isle of Wright, and Ireland, among other places.

Dorian G.W. Smith fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0018
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1873, 1950-2005

Fonds documents Smith's geological and mineralogical field work, his collaboration with mineralogists and geologists around the world, and his involvement with professional associations and committees. Fonds also contains some of Smith's personal travel writings, a 19th century United Kingdom travel journal by an unknown author, lists of expenses, lists of travel arrangements, and to do lists. Fonds consists of two series: Student notebooks and Field/work/travel notes which are arranged in chronological order.

Dorian G.W. Smith

United States Geological Survey

Series consists of monographs and reports published by the United States Geological Survey on the topic of fossils concentrated mostly in North America. The books contain descriptions and have detailed illustrated plates of fossils.

Natural history of New York : Palæontology

Series consists of books published by the Geological Survey of the State of New York on the topic of fossils from the phylim Mollusca that are found in New York state. The books contain descriptions and detailed illustrated plates of the fossils. The text and illustrations were created to be used by students and educators.

Text containing descriptions of the gasteropoda, pteropoda and cephalopoda of the upper Helderberg, Hamilton, Portage and Chemung groups.

Item is a book containing a textual description of the phylum Mollusca including species from classes gasteropoda, pteropoda and, cephalopoda. The book concentrates on species that are found in the state of New York. The item is intended to supplement Vol. V, Part II. Plates. Item was published by Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons.

Plates containing figures of the gasteropoda, pteropoda and cephalopoda of the upper Helderberg, Hamilton, Portage and Chemung groups.

Item is an illustrated description of the phylum Mollusca including species from classes gasteropoda, pteropoda and, cephalopoda. The item is intended to supplement Vol. V, Part II. Text. The book concentrates on species that are found in the state of New York. Item was published by Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons.

Lamellibranchiata I : text and plates containing descriptions and figures of the Monomyaria of the Upper Helderberg, Hamilton and Chemung Groups.

Item is a book containing textual descriptions and illustrated plates about species of molluscs having one adductor muscle. The book concentrates on molluscs that are found in the state of New York. Item was published by Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons.

Lamellibranchiata II : text and plates containing descriptions and figures of the Dimyaria of the Upper Helderberg, Hamilton, Portage and Chemung Groups.

Item is a book containing textual descriptions and illustrated plates about species of molluscs having both anterior and posterior adductor muscles. The book concentrates on molluscs that are found in the state of New York. Item was published by Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons.

The fauna of the lower Cambrian or Olenellus zone

Item is a book which is a part of the United States Geological Survey's 10th Annual Report for 1890. Page 515 lists the scope of the item as "(1) a list embracing titles of the more important books and papers related to the subject ; (2) a historical review of the work done on the rocks and fossils now included in the Olenellus Zone ; and (3) the general results of the study of the fauna by the geologist and paleozoologist, or its physical and biological history and character as far as known."

Kelmscott Press Golden Legend leaf

Item is leaf from the Kelmscott Press edition of Jacobus de Voragine's Golden Legend, which was itself based on Wynkyn de Worde's 1527 edition. The leaf consists of pages 497 and 498 of Volume II, covering the Life of Saint Aldhelm and the end of the Life of Saint Dunstan, with ornamental initials designed by William Morris.

William Morris was an influential English artist and designer, a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and a founder of the Arts and Craft movement. Morris founded the Kelmscott Press in 1891 and used traditional printing and paper design methods to make handmade books that were inspired by the medieval period.

The dinosaurs of North America

Item is a book which is one part of the United States Geological Survey's 16th Annual Report for 1895. The item is a brief description of fossils of dinosaurs found in North America, and contains illustrated plates.

Blaine Canadian sports history collection

  • CA MRUASC C0011
  • Collection
  • 1906-2019

Collection documents the history of professional, amateur, and varsity/collegiate sport in Canada, particularly hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo. The collection illustrates the development of these sports in the 20th and early 21st centuries (the period from the 1940s to the 1990s is particularly well-documented), and focuses on Canadian leagues as well as international leagues in which Canadian teams participated. Most of the collection relates to Canadian teams and athletes (although American teams are also well-represented), with a particular focus on Alberta and Western Canada.

The collection largely consists of publications, ephemera, and promotional objects including: game and tournament programs, photographs, magazines, media guides, yearbooks, schedules, calendars, trading cards, game tickets, pins and buttons, pennants, patches, and decals.

The collection is arranged into 5 series by sport: hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo (devoted to the Calgary Stampede). The collection was meticulously organized and documented by the donor Bob Blaine, with most of the collection housed in binders that are arranged by level of competition (professional, amateur, varsity/collegiate), league, date range, and type of material. The contents of each binder are further arranged, typically by material type and date, and many items are accompanied by detailed supplementary contextual information provided by Blaine.

Senior

Subsubseries contains records relating to Senior Canadian football leagues and their membership teams. Subseries contains records from the following leagues: Ontario Rugby Football Union, Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union, Alberta Rugby Union, Manitoba Rugby Football Union, Western Inter-provincial Football Union, Eastern Canada Armed Services Football, and Western Canada Armed Services Football.

Football

Series documents Canadian football at the professional, senior amateur, junior amateur, and varsity/collegiate levels. Series relates to Canadian leagues (especially those in Western Canada) as well as international leagues in which Canadian teams played. Series consists of programs, brochures, tickets, magazines, yearbooks, schedules, media guides, trading cards, and photographs, as well as promotional objects including decals and patches.

Documented professional leagues include: the Canadian Football League (1960-2018, including Grey Cup finals and all-star games), Ontario Rugby Football Union (1940-1960), Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union (1945-1959), Western Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union (1945-1959), Ontario Rugby Football Union (1945-1960), American Football League (1960-1969), National Football League (1933-1999), United States Football League (1983-1987), World Football League (1974-1975), and World League of American Football (1990-1992).

Senior amateur leagues include: the Ontario Rugby Football Union (1906-1915), Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union (1907-1940), Alberta Rugby Union (1919-1936), Ontario Rugby Football Union (1919-1939, Manitoba Rugby Football Union (1930-1935), Western Inter-provincial Football Union (1936-1941), Eastern Canada Armed Services Football (1941-1944), and Western Canada Armed Services Football (1942-1944).

Junior and varsity/collegiate leagues include the Calgary High School Football League (1912-1999), Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union (1919-1966), Canadian Junior Football Final (1925-1999), Western Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union (1927-1948), Saskatchewan Junior Football Union (1946-1952), Alberta Junior Football League (1950-1975), Manitoba-Saskatchewan Junior Football League (1953-1975), Prairie Junior Football Conference (1976-1999), Western Canada Intercollegiate Athletic Union (1959-1966), and NCAA Football (1950-1999).

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