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Accession Number: 15-009

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Professor Donald B. Smith fonds. Additions -- ca. 1982-2012. -- 1.3 m of textual records. -- ca. 10 photographs.

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

Professor Donald B. Smith is Professor Emeritus of History at University of Calgary. He was born in 1946 and is married to Nancy Townshend. He received a Ph.D. at University of Toronto in 1975 and has written several books related to the history of nineteenth century Canada and to Aboriginals in Canada, including Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth Century Canada (2013); Honore Jaxon Prairie Visionary Regina (2007); Calgary's Grand Story: The Making of a Prairie Metropolis from the Viewpoint of Two Heritage Buildings (2005); Long Lance: The Glorious Imposter (1999); From the Land of Shadows: The Making of Grey Owl (1990); Sacred Feathers: the Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) and the Mississauga Indians (1987), and others. In 2014, Professor Smith won the Floyd S. Chalmers Award for his book, Mississauga Portraits.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Fonds is comprised of published and unpublished research materials pertaining to Indigenous people. Also included are correspondence, copies of emails, handwritten notes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

NOTES

Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of Professor Donald B. Smith before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2015.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Professor Donald B. Smith in 2015.

Fonds Arrangement: Fonds was organized by Professor Smith according to theme. Original folder labels have been maintained.

Restrictions: No restriction on access. Most of the research material, however, is comprised of copies of documents from other archival collections, from published books and articles, and from academic theses and dissertations; this material may not be reproduced or quoted directly without appropriate consent.

Accruals: This fonds is an addition to 13-007.

FINDING AID

Box 1

Folder

1. Anderson, T.G. overview, ca. 1995-2011
2. Anderson, T.G. timeline, ca. 2010
3. Askin/Hamilton, ca. 1986-2008
4. Askin, John Baptist
5. Bartlett, W.R. Nature Membership Question, ca. 2010
6. Chesley, Solomon
7. Campbell, Thomas Edmund (in Library Oct. 1855)
8. Clench, Joseph Brant, ca. 1982-2009
9. Emmatinger, Charles Oakes & William
10. Ironside, George, ca. 1979
11. McMurray, The Rev. William (1810-1894), ca. 2005-2011
12. Napier, Duncan Campbell
13. Talford, Froome, ca. 2006
14. Thorburn, David, ca 2009
15. Baldwin, Robert and W.W., ca. 1999-2010
16. Baldwin, Robert First Nations, ca 1986
17. Bidwell, Marshall Spring
18. Boulton, D’Arcy Sr. & D’Arcy Jr., ca. 2007
19. Boulton, Wm. Henry on French Canadians, ca. 2007
20. Cayley, William
21. Dalhousie, Lord, ca. 1982
22. Durham, Lord Language Policy in Quebec, ca. 1982-1988
23. Hincks, Francis, ca. 1987-2009
24. MacKenzie, Wm. Lyon, ca. 2010 (includes one photograph)
25. Robinson, John Beverley, ca. 1992-1995
26. Krieghoff, Cornelius
27. La Fontaine, Louis-Hippolyte
28. Laterriere, Pierre De Sales, ca. 2010
29. Morin, Augustin-Norbert
30. Nelson, Wolfred & Robert (includes one photograph)
31. Nelson Family Correspondance, ca. 1986-1998
32. Papineau, Louis-Joseph (includes one photograph)
33. Bethune, Angus, ca. 2009
34. MacKenzie, Roderick and Descendants (Angus Bethune married a daughter Louisa MacKenzie) (includes twophotographs)
35. MacKenzie, Roderick and Descendants Correspondence 1992-1994, ca. 2009
36. Bethune, Norman (1822-1892)
37. Beasley, Richard, ca. 2008
38. Franklin, Sir John, ca. 1996
39. Henson, Josiah
40. Kohl, Johann George
41. MacDonald, John of Garth (Ft. Edmonton) M. Charlotte Small’s sister
42. Nelson, George (brother of Wilfred & Robert)
43. Rae, John, ca. 2012
44. Richardson, John
45. Simpson, George and descendants
46. Thompson, David

Box 2

Folder

1. Methodist Missionary Society Reports 1825-1840, ca. 2011
2. Methodist Missionary Society Reports 1841-1854
3. Methodist Missionary Society Reports 1855-1869
4. Methodist Missionary Society Reports 1870-
5. Missionary Notices 1854-1870
6. Missionary Notices 1871-1878
7. Missionary Outlook Inventory 1890-1924
8. Central (Toronto) Superintendent Letterbooks 1845-late 1870’s April/May/June 1995-1999 Index
9. Christian Guardian 1868-1896
10. Stephanie McMullen notes on 1840’s RG10LAC Index
11. LAC RG 10 Microfilm Reels c – 12777 to c- 12793 c-9659 – c9666, ca. 1994-1998
12. Owen Sound Comet June 28, 1851 – April 1854; March 19, 1850 – Feb 26, 1864
13. American Methodist Mission Work
14. Methodist Missionary Outreach, ca. 2011
15. Wood, Enoch & Sutherland, Alexander Summaries prepared by Neil Semple (1997) Methodist Mission Correspondence late c19
16. Mount Elgin Manual Labour School General
17. Rose. Samuel, ca. 2009
18. Mount Elgin Industrial School Students 1850’s, ca. 2010
19. Mount Elgin Manual Labour School Timeline
20. Mount Elgin Former Students, ca. 2009
21. Mount Elgin Manual School Images
22. UCA United Church of Canada Guide to Holdings Inventory, ca. 1992

Box 3

Folder

1. Land Settlement, ca. 1994
2. Simcoe Misc. Items, ca. 1983-1986 (includes one photograph)
3. Simcoe Misc. Note cards
4. Simcoe Correspondence, ca. 1985-1987
5. Simcoe Day, ca. 1990-2005
6. Simcoe, Elizabeth & Estate in Devon, ca. 1985-1990 (includes one photograph)
7. Simcoe, Elizabeth images and maps (includes one photograph)
8. Simcoe see 1791
9. Simcoe; Bastard Township, ca. 1987
10. Dracott, Chris (Simcoe), ca. 1986-1992
11. Simcoe Articles
12. Haiti (Simcoe), ca. 1991-2009
13. UC Gov’t Policies First Nations 1793-1805, ca. 1992-1994
14. Late C18 Treaties/ Upper Canada
15. 1805 Credit Community; Treaty of 1805 Credit
16. 1805/1806 Indentures Credit, ca. 1997-2008
17. Crawford Purchased 1783-1784 (Carleton Island)
18. Niagara Purchase 1784-1792
19. Toronto Purchase Credit Community 1787 (includes one photograph)
20. Toronto Purchase Paintings at Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ca.2007
21. Maps of Great Lakes First Nations C19, ca. 2012
22. 1820 Treaty Feb. 28
23. Block E Feb. 28, 1820 sale Joseph Sawyer
24. Mississauga Claim to 200 acres adjacent to Credit River 1820, ca. 1980-1986
25. Credit: Land Petitions to 1847
26. New Credit Land Petitions 1848
27. Credit Mississauga Hunting Grounds Peter Jones 1847, 1855
28. Unsettled Accounts Arbitration – Union of the Canadas- Mississauga Claims Mid Nov. 1895 – Quebec City, ca. 2008
29. New Credit Claims 1894-1898

Additional materials received from Professor Smith in February 2017

Box 4

Heading 1: “Iroquois (Five Nations) and Neighbour, to the Eighteenth Century”

Folder

1: Iroquois Five Nations
2: Neutrals
3: Grand Peace of 1781, Montreal
4: Kondiaronk
5: Nanfan Treaty 1701
6: Warfare, Northeastern North America
7: Ojibwe-Iroquois Wars – Correspondence
8: Natoway
9: Ojibwe-Iroquois Wars (South Ontario) Short Items
10: Ojibwe-Iroquois Wars (South Ontario) – Secondary Articles
11: Text: “Important Evidence” Akwesnane Conference May 2000
12: Akwesnane Conference May 2000 – For talk Background Material

Heading 2: Place Names – Ojibwe/Iroquois

13: Place Names – Ojibwe/Iroquois
14: Maps – head of lake
15: Maps, Southern/Northern Ontario

Heading 3: Lake Simcoe/Rama – additions to files in 13-007/8/5

16: Rama
17: Mnijikaning Fish Weirs – Atherley Narrows near Rama
18: James Bartleman
19: Emerson Coatsworth
20: Alan Coatsworth
21: Francis, Antoine, Jacob Gaudaur
22: Rev. George Hallen (material from Eric Hoare and others) Wampum Belt drawings
23: George Laidlaw
24: George Laidlaw Ojibwa Legends (mainly from Rama)
25: Cecilia Jowett (Geneva Park)

Heading 4: New Credit – Addition (see also files on the Mississauga community 13-007 Box 8, after folder 37)

26: New Credit May 8, 1905 Exchequer Court of Canada Decision
27: New Credit 1960’s
28: Mississauga of New Credit: Court Presentations
29: Toronto Aboriginal Land Claim 2003-
30: Records on Microfilm at New Credit
31: Membership
32: Bryan Laforme, Chief New Credit
33: Frank and Maurice Laforme
34: Harry Laforme
35: Carolyn King
36: Malcolm King
37: Max King
38: Larry Sault
39: Gary Sault
40: Margaret Sault and New Credit contacts
41: Walter Secord
42: New Credit

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