Title Summary
Bickerstaffe, Charles and Norman Atwood indenture The fonds consists of one indenture dated May 17, 1669 between Charles Bickerstaffe and his brother William, and Norman Atwood and his brother John.
Canadian Suffrage Association letters patent The 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.
Haney, R.A. collection of legal instruments
The collection consists of six British legal instruments on vellum, 1738-1862, used by R.A. Haney when teaching law courses.
Murphy, Emily Ferguson fonds
Emily Ferguson Murphy was the first woman Magistrate in the British Empire. She inaugurated and brought to a successful issue the the movement that resulted in women's being declared "persons" under the British North America Act. She was the first President of the Federated Women's Institute of Canada, prime mover in the establishment of the Victorian Order of Nurses in Edmonton in 1910 and was the first woman member of the hospital board in the City of Edmonton. In 1911 she organized the Women's Canadian Club in Edmonton and was elected as their first President. Under the pseudonym "Janey Canuck" she was known as a writer all over Canada, the United States and abroad. In 1913 she was elected National President of the Canadian Women's Press Club. In 1915 she was decorated by His Majesty the King as Lady of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
Palmer, Dorothea collection
Dorothea Palmer was employed as a nurse by the Parents' Information Bureau of Kitchener, Ont. to visit homes of those known to be poor or relatively poor, and to offer to needy mothers the opportunity of applying for certain contraceptive materials. Miss Palmer was arrested on the charge of distributing birth control information and contraceptive devices. Dorothea Palmer was acquitted March 17, 1937 after a trial that extended over a period of six months. The collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, manuscripts, typescripts of court examinations, arguments used in court, research materials, documents, and clippings relating to the case Rex v. Palmer.
Porter, Dana Harris fonds
Dana Porter was a lawyer, politician and scholar who became the first Chancellor of the University of Waterloo in 1960. After twenty years of law practice, he entered Ontario politics in 1943, and held a variety of positions under three premiers. He served as Attorney General of Ontario 1949-1955. The Dana Harris Porter fonds contains professional and personal materials including correspondence, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, articles, and essays.