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Attestations, wills, and certificates

Material consists of family members and friends’ last wills and testaments, appointment of tutorship of children, the transfer of funds, contracts regarding payment dates, a diploma of Teacher of a Model School, grades, insurance policies, fire policies, and the sale of property.

Financial records

Series consists of records relating to payment and receipt of various taxes and bills. The material includes receipts from the City of Montreal’s Treasurer Office for City Dues, municipal receipts for Côte St- Louis, (now Mile End in Montreal), insurance payment receipts, payment for household furnishings, and heating bills.

Instructional records

Series contains prescriptions for ailments, notes regarding waterproofing of various garments, research notes, sheets of poetry, religious documents including hymns and a book of saints, and a handwritten math textbook from Scotland, which covers addition, notations, subtraction, multiplication, division, reduction, the rule of three, the rule of five, and a practice section.


Series contains one leather wallet and a tin box, which held the wallet. The wallet previously held correspondence.

Victoria Toll Bar

Series contains records relating to the Victoria Toll Bar on Victoria Road probably located in Montreal. Material consists of a deed of lease, toll payment grid from the Turnpike Trust, receipts of payment, instructions regarding how the toll bar functions, and a list of tolls to be paid.

Manuscripts and essays

Series consists of draft manuscripts for essays and reviews published by Derek Stanford concerning the work of Christopher Fry. Series contains 5 spiral-bound notebooks, 2 newspapers, and 2 typescripts.


Series consists of correspondence collected and written by Derek Stanford. Material consists of letters between Derek Stanford and Christopher Fry, as well as letters between Derek Stanford and various correspondents about the life and work of Christopher Fry. Letters discuss Peer Gynt and A Yard of Sun, as well as various essays and reviews written by Derek Stanford about Christopher Fry.

Publicity and ephemera

Series consists of pamphlets and ephemera collected by Derek Stanford for productions of Christopher Fry’s plays, including Peer Gynt, A Yard of Sun, and A Sleep of Prisoners. Also includes pamphlets and a tabloid for the Nottingham Festival (1970).


Series consists of 2 photographs of Christopher Fry. The first is an undated reproduction of a photograph by Tom L. Blau which appeared in the biography Christopher Fry by Derek Stanford, first published in 1954. The second is a black and white portrait of the playwright (photographer unknown).


Series consists of newspaper clippings of essays and reviews by various authors on the plays of Christopher Fry, published in The Observer and the Daily Telegraph.


Series consists of correspondence sent to different Grant family members. Letters are between members of the immediate family, cousins, uncles, and aunts, family and friends in Scotland, Spain, and Ontario, between tenants and landlords, correspondence with city officials and departments such as the Palais de Justice in Montreal, letters from lawyers and notaries, and invitations to events.


Series contains records relating to the Peter Desbarats fonds. Material consists of a letter from René Lévesque to Desbarats with comments regarding Desbarats’ manuscript and a letter from Dick Brown of Canadian Magazine discussing certain topics and articles for the magazine regarding René Lévesque and his party.

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