Victoria Historical Collection

Series 1: General historical material


General historical material

Dates of Creation



10 cm. of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of records, 1829-1941, including addresses, correspondence and published material, of a general nature, relating to the history of Victoria College/University.

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
1989.094V TR 1 Edwin C. Guillet scrapbook, “The Victoria College Manuscript Discoveries” 1938
1989.150V TR 1 Constitution of the Theological Union of Victoria University [ca. 1877]
2011.02V 1 1 News clipping. “Sir John at Cobourg. Address from the students at Victoria University” [18–]
1 2 Speech of John Wilson, Speaker of the House of Assembly on the Marriage Bill [1829]
1 3 Letter of support for establishment of Upper Canada Academy from [Mr?] Clapham, Quebec, to William Lord (Conference President), Upper Canada Nov 18 1835
1 4 Reply of the Lieutenant-Governor to the address of the Wesleyan Methodist Church Nov 29 1838
1 5 E. Ryerson, “Explanatory and practical observations at the opening of the college” 1841
1 6 E. Ryerson. “Inaugural address on the nature and advantages of an English and liberal education” 1842
1 7 Commencement address by John Dunbar (student) 1849
1 8 Letter. E. Ryerson to the Church re: removal of Victoria to Toronto 1850
1 9 Excerpt from the answer of the British Conference to the Address of the Canadian Conference, re: Victoria College 1851
1 10 The Gazette of the University of Victoria College 1855
1 11 Letter to Ryerson to write an article on the history of the college 1857
1 12 “Extravagant expenditure in Toronto of the Upper Canada University endowment” by Rev. W.H. Poole [1860?]
1 13 Address delivered before the alumni of the University of Victoria College, by Professor Wilson, A.M. May 22 1861
1 14 Clippings from Journal of education for Upper Canada 1870
1 15 Practical test of Christianity, a sermon delivered before the Theological Union of Victoria University, by Rev. Hugh Johnston May 13 1883
1 16 Editorial in The Christian Guardian [?] typescript May 23 1883
1 17 News clipping, “The new Victoria:. corner-stone laying” The Christian Guardian Supplement 1891
1 18 Jubilee volume of the History of Victoria U, circulars [ca. 1891]
1 19 News clippings re: discovery of historical records 1931
1 20 Signatures, Cobourg pilgrimage June 10 1932
1 21 “Two events of 1832” by Professor C.B. Sissons 1932
1 22 The Cazenovia Seminary Bulletin [re: early Victoria History] 1938
1 23 W.E. McNeill, “Queen’s or Victoria: which was first?” [includes correspondence] 1941
1 24 Proposal for a brief history of Victoria University n.d.
1 25 “Early Education in Upper Canada,” S.F. Maine [student paper for A.J. Johnston] n.d.