Personal files

Title: Personal files
Dates of Material:
18.7 cm of textual records
4 artifacts
Scope and content

Series consists of notebooks (including drawings) relating to family, his time as a student and early trips. Also consists of A.P. Coleman’s Bachelor of Arts degree from Victoria University, documents relating to his studies at the University of Breslau, including copies of his Thesis, and book prizes awarded to Coleman by Victoria College.

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of series.


The series is stored in 5 boxes.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

Box 1
Notebooks (including drawings)
11Subjects: Coleman family members; friends, 1867–701867-1870
12Subjects: Coleman family members; teaching school, 1870–711870-1871
13Subjects: Coleman family members, 1874–781874-1878

Includes drafts of a poem.

14In Germany as a student, 18801880
15In Germany, 1880–81; in Rocky Mountains, 18841880-1881, 1884

1880–84. Includes field notes.

16In Scandinavia, 18811881
17In Scandinavia, 1881, cont.1881
18 Around Gananoque, 18831883
18“A Summer in Lapland and the North,” and “Notes on an Easter Trip to Italy.” N.d.n.d.

[Notes written by Helena Coleman?]

Box 10
Bachelor of Arts degree
10 /OS8Victoria University, Cobourg - Bachelor of Arts for Arthur P. Coleman1876

Encapsulated in mylar.   

Documents relating to University of Breslau
10 /OS1The melaphyres of Lower Silesia: Inaugural Dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 1882

dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy: University of Breslau, Germany, 1882; 2 copies, bound. Includes biographical sketch.

10 /OS3Anmeldungs-buch des Studirenden der Philosophie, 1880–1882 [course register for students]1880-1882
10 /OS4[Permits to visit works of the Konigliche Bergakademie]1891

Erlaubniss-Schein zu Besichtigung der Freiberger fiskalischen Hüttenwerke, 1891

Bescheinigung für die Befahrung und Besichtigung von Bergebäuden und dazu gehörigen Anstalten, Freiberg, 1891

10 /OS5Death notice of Dr. Emil Tietze, 19311931
10 /OS 2Certificate of renewal of doctorate on the 50th anniversary of graduation1932

cardboard with seal. Includes 4 copies and correspondence. 



Box 11
Academic regalia
11 /OS Academic regalia of A.P. Coleman[18--]

Hoods and a hat

Box 12
12 Book prizes awarded to A.P. Coleman by Victoria College1873, 1875

Awards include the Mills Prize for freshman Classics, 1873, and the Webster Prize for junior English, 1875.

Box 18
Notebooks (including drawings)
181In Norway, 18811881

Includes account of a shipwreck experienced along the northern coast.