Victoria Historical Collection

Series 2: The ‘University Question’ and federation

Title

The ‘University Question’ and federation

Dates of Creation

1845–1927

Extent

24 cm. of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of records and published material relating to the ‘University Question’ debate, 1847–1863, and debates around university federation, 1884–1927. Includes pamphlets, news clippings, correspondence and published material.

Related Groups of Records within the Same Fonds

See also Series 3: Legislation.

access points

  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—University federation

Related Resources

Most published material is also available in the Victoriana and Canadiana collections of the E.J. Pratt Library.

Box/File List

Acc.No. Box File Title Date
2011.02V 1 26 Historical material re: ‘The University Question’ 1847–1858
1 27 Appeals and petitions re: university question from Wesleyan Methodist church to government [‘The University Question’ ] 1854–1888
1 28 Address of the Wesleyan Conference [regarding ‘The University Question’] n.d.
1 29 The University Question considered by a graduate 1845
1 30 Appeal of the Wesleyan Conference on the Question of Liberal Education in Upper Canada 1859
1 31 University Question: The Statements of John Langton and Daniel Wilson 1860
1 32 Proceedings and Evidence of the Select Committee on the Petition of Stinson and Harper re: the University of Toronto 1860
1 33 University Question: The Rev. Dr. Ryerson’s Defence of the Wesleyan Petitions 1860
2 1 University Question: Being a Report of the Public Meeting held at the Kingston Conference 1860
2 2 University Reform: Dr. Ryerson’s Reply to the Recent Pamphlet of Mr. Langton and Dr. Wilson 1861
2 3 University Reform—Report of the Resolutions Adopted at a Great Public Meeting 1861
2 4 Defence of the Plan of University Reform 1863
2 5 University Reform Defended: in Reply to six Editorials of the Globe and Leader 1863
2 6 University federation: resolutions, reports and correspondence n.d.
2 7 Memo to S.H. Blake re: University matters n.d.
2 8 Memoranda re: Draft Federation Scheme n.d.
2 9 “To the Commission,” memo from N. Burwash [re: federation] n.d.
2 10 “Confidential for Consideration” [re: federation] n.d.
2 11 “Synopsis of Proposals and Objections” [re: federation] n.d.
2 12 Private [re: federation] n.d.
2 13 Memo re: Lieut. Governor’s Commission re: U of T from N. Burwash [re: federation] n.d.
2 14 Documents re: federation 1884–1927
2 15 N. Burwash (?) handwritten notes re: projected move from Cobourg to Toronto, on printed handbook for Methodist Church General Conference, held at Metropolitan Church Sept 1 1886
2 16 Letter to the Editor of the Globe by Rev. N. Burwash re: Confederation of the Colleges and University work in Ontario 1886
2 17 Letter from Provincial Secretary’s Office re: federation of Victoria University and suspension of conferring degrees 1890
2 18 Letter from students re: removal of Victoria University from Cobourg to Toronto [189–?]
3 1 The Rev. Dr. Nelles on Federation n.d.
3 2 A National University [re: Trinity] n.d.
3 3 University Consolidation: A Plea for Higher Education in Toronto” by Canadensis (Dr. Hodgins) 1876
3 4 Principal Grant, Three Brief Addresses on the Duty of the Legislature to the Colleges of the Province [188–?]
3 5 University Federation: Trinity Resolution 1885
3 6 Alexander Sutherland, “The Proposed Plan of College Confederation” 1885
3 7 Should Victoria University Join the Proposed Federation of Colleges? [1885?]
3 8 E.H. Dewart, “University Federation: Considered in its Relations to the Educational Interests of the Methodists Church” [1886?]
3 9 N. Burwash, “The Present Aspects of University Federation” 1887
3 10 H. Hough, “Victoria Under Federation” 1887
3 11 (Proposed) Victoria College, Toronto. John Potts 1887
3 12 Hon. Geo. W. Ross, speeches delivered by Ross on Second Reading of University Federation Bills 1887
3 13 “Facts Concerning Federation” by James Allan 1889
3 14 Independents Vindicated [re: federation] [189–?]
3 15 Federation Vindicated 1890?]
3 16 J.S. Ross, “A Catechism on College Federation” 1890?]
3 17 N. Burwash, “Some Further Facts concerning Federation” 1890
3 18 To the Alumni and Friends of Victoria University [re: federation] 1893
3 19 N. Burwash, “The Work and Wants of a Provincial University” 1896
3 20 Petition to Lieutenant governor in Council re: membership to U of T Senate [1896?]
3 21 Nathanael Burwash, two letters re: conditions of Federation 1897, 1898
3 22 Letter to Chancellor Burwash from B.E. Walker [re: federation] 1898
3 23 N. Burwash & J. Loudon, “Queen’s University and the University Question” and “The University Question” 1901
3 24 Newsclippings re: federation 1885–1891
3 25 University Federation: clippings, pamphlets, etc. [scrapbook] 1887–1889