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Victoria College(Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association Fonds

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Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association Fonds

Fonds #

2005

Title

Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association fonds

Dates of Creation

1857–1893

Extent

36 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The Association was constituted in 1857. Its mandate was to promote the cultivation of literature, science, and oratory. The founder and first president was John Campbell, a tutor in Classics at the College. Samuel Sobieski Nelles took over the presidency after Campbell's retirement in 1860. The Association began hosting 'conversaziones' in 1862 and this became a custom for more than 50 years. In 1893 the Association joined with the Jackson Society to form the Union Literary Society.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of constitution, 1857; minutes, 1857–1893; correspondence (letter books), 1870–1882; treasurer's books, 1857–1892; and library record book, 1885–1891.

Notes

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Physical condition

1991.136 (Box 1 File 3) minute book 1860–1867 has a broken spine.

Related Groups of Records

See Conversazione Committee Fonds (Fonds 2017). See Union Literary Society Fonds (Fonds 2006) and the Victoria College Women's Literary Society (Fonds 2057).

Access points

  • Victoria College (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association
  • Victoria University (Cobourg, Ont.). Literary Association
  • Victoria University (Cobourg, Ont.)—Societies, etc.

Subjects

  • Student activities
  • Literature—Societies, etc.
  • Universities and colleges—Societies, etc.

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
1991.136V 1 1 Constitution 1857
  1 2 Minutes 1857–1860
  1 3 Minutes 1860–1867
  1 4 Minutes 1867–1871
  1 5 Minutes 1871–1874
  1 6 Minutes 1875–1878
  2 1 Minutes 1878–1882
  2 2 Minutes 1882–1887
  2 3 Minutes 1887–1893
  2 4 Letter book 1870–1878
  3 1 Letter book 1878–1882
  3 2 Treasurer’s book 1857–1862
  3 3 Treasurer’s book 1864–1868
  3 4 Treasurer’s book 1887–1892
  3 5 Library record book 1885–1891