John Mercel Robson Fonds

Series 2: Records and memorabilia relating to early education and personal life


Records and memorabilia relating to early education and personal life

Dates of Creation



19 cm of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of report cards and other records from middle and secondary school, 1934–1947; memorabilia, student publications, lecture notes and essays from Robson’s undergraduate years at University College, 1949–1953;  programmes and list of passengers on the RMS ‘Ascania’ Cunard steamship, 1954–1956; matchbooks and pipe cleaners; playbills and other programmes, including one for the funeral of Nicholas Ignatieff, 1952–1984; copies of awards and recognitions received by Robson, likely used in compiling his obituary and other tributes, 1971–1988; and condolences and obituaries, including those received by Ann Robson, 1995.

access points

  • University College (Toronto, Ont.)


  • Education
  • High school
  • Universities and colleges

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
2011.08V 11 5 Middle school and secondary school 1934–1947
11 6 Memorabilia from undergraduate years 1949–1953
12 1 Memorabilia from undergraduate years—student publications 1946–1954
12 2 School work 1953–1954
12 3 Lecture notes, principals of scientific method as applied to psychology 1947–1948
12 4 Personal memorabilia 1946–1979
12 5 Cunard steamship 1951–1956
12 6 Smoking paraphernalia n.d.
13 1 Playbills and other programmes 1952–1984
13 2 Awards and recognitions, copies of records 1971–1988
13 3 Condolences and obituaries 1995