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Baker, Ray Palmer

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Ray Palmer Baker for the book "The Literary Backgrounds of the Maritime Provinces" as part of the Makers of Canadian Literature series. Also in the file is correspondence between same parties regarding the book "The Selected Poems of Ida Emma Fitch Baker".

Band, Margaret Woodruff, and Symons, Dorothy

File contains agreement between The Ryerson Press, and Margaret Woodruff Band and Dorothy Symons for a book entitled "Playthings of Yesterday". The actual published title was "Playthings of Yesterday: Harry Symons introduces the Percy C. Band Collection". The author was Dorothy Symons husband, and the book was about the toys collected by Percy C. Band, husband of Margaret Band.

Barbeau, Charles Marius

File contains agreements between the Ryerson Press and Marius Barbeau. Agreements include:
1) Agreement for book: Makers of Canadian Literature "Indian Literature"
2) Agreement for book: Canadian Art Series "Henri Julien"; "Jean-Baptiste Cote"
3) Agreement for book: Canadian Art Series "French Canadian Painters"
4) Agreement for book: Canadian Art Series "Cornelius Krieghoff" plus correspondence.

Barnes and Noble, Inc.

File contains correspondence, an agreement, and a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Barnes and Noble, Inc. (B & N) for the distribution of B & N's books in Canada.

Barris, Alex

File contains memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Alex Barris Enterprises Limited for book "The Pierce-Arrow Showroom is Leaking".

Batstone, A. T., et al

File contains memorandum of agreements, legal documents and correspondence relating to the books "A Commercial Arithmetic" and "A High School Arithmetic - based on A Commercial Arithmetic". Included in the file are:
1) Original agreement, and correspondence in relation to "A Commercial Arithmetic" by A. T. Batstone, and John Duncan Campbell
2) Original agreement, correspondence, and legal documentation in relation to "A High School Arithmetic" by A. T. Batstone, J. Harold Chown, and E. J. Alexander.

Bennett, Ethel Mary Granger

File contains three agreements between The Ryerson Press and Ethel Mary Granger Bennett for books "Land for their Inheritance"; "A Straw in the Wind"; and "Short of the Glory".

Berry, William George

File contains an agreement between William George Berry and The Ryerson Press for the book "This Incredible Thing - Evangelism".

Bollert, Lillian Grace

File contains agreements and memorandums of agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company of Canada. Included are:
1) Agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for book "Canadian Treasury Reader Manual for Grade I" (plus correspondence)
2) Agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for book "Canadian Treasury Readers
Book I"
3) Agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for book phrase cards
4) Agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for book wall charts
5) Agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for book "Canadian Treasury Reader
Primer"
6) Agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for book "My Picture Book - a pre-
primer"
7) Agreement between Grace Bollert, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for book "Canadian Treasury Reader
Manual I"
8) Assignment of copyright to The Ryerson Press and MacMillan Company by Grace Bollert for all of her works within the
Canadian Treasury of Readers line.

Bourinot, Arthur Stanley

File contains correspondence and agreements between The Ryerson Press and Arthur Stanley Bourinot. Included are:
1) Agreement for book "What Far Kingdom - a book of verse"
2) Correspondence
3) Agreement for book "True Harvest" and correspondence
4) Agreement for book "Collected Poems" and correspondence
5) Agreement for book "The Treasures of the Snow"

Boyce, Eleanor

File contains memorandums of agreement (MOA)between Eleanor Boyce, The Ryerson Press, and The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited. Included are MOA's for"
1) New World Readers - Work and Study book for Grade IV
2) New World Readers - Work and Study book for Grade VI
3) New World Readers - Basal Reader
4) New World Readers - Work and Study book for Grade V
5) New World Readers - Teachers' Manual for Grade V
6) New World Readers - My World and I Grade VI

Brainerd, Barron, et al.

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and authors Barron Brainerd, R. A. Ross, George A Scroggie, Morris J. Liebovitz, and D. A. Clarke for the book "Mathematics Grade 13 in four parts".

Braithwaite, Max

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Max Braithwaite for the books "The Young Reporter" and "A Juvenile about Cancer Research".

Brown, A. R.

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and A. R. Brown for the book "A Text-book in Agriculture for Normal School Students and Teachers".

Butterfield, Hubert

File contains correspondence between Queen's University, The Ryerson Press, and A. D. Peters, literary agent on behalf of Hubert Butterfield, regarding the publishing of the lectures "Liberty in the Modern World" given by Hubert Butterfield as part of the Lectures on the Chancellor Dunning trust given at Queen's University once or twice per year.

Call, Frank Oliver

File contains 2 agreements between The Ryerson Press and Frank Oliver Call for the books "Blue Homespun" and "Sonnets for Youth".

Cameron, Silver Donald

File contains an agreement between Donald Cameron and The Ryerson Press for the book "Faces of Leacock" and a memorandum of agreement between the same for the book "On Leacock" as part of the Critical Views on Canadian Writers series.

Cameron, L. Jean

File contains a contract between Jean Cameron and The Ryerson Press for the book "Modern Business Letters (revised)".

Cameron, William Bleasdell

File contains a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Gerald Duckworth & Company Ltd for the publication of William Bleasdell Cameron's book "War Trail of Big Bear".

Campbell, Marjorie Freeman

File contains agreements and correspondence between The Ryerson Press and Marjorie Freeman Campbell. Included are:
1) Agreement for book "Merry-Go-Round"
2) Agreement for book "High On A Hill"
3) Agreement for the book "Holbrook of the San"
4) Correspondence and agreement regarding the Canadian Writers' Service and appointment of literary agent
5) Agreement for the book "Ports of Call"

Campbell, Marjorie Wilkins

File contains an agreement between Marjorie Wilkins Campbell and The Ryerson Press for the book "Ontario". Also in the file is correspondence regarding the estate of the author.

The Canadian Credit Institute

File contains correspondence between The Ryerson Press and The Canadian Credit Institute regarding the publication of the book "Readings in Credits and Collections in Canada".

Canon, Raymond

File contains an agreement between Raymond Canon and The Ryerson Press for a "Dictionnaire Anglais/Francais".

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

File contains correspondence between The Ryerson Press and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace regarding the publication of the book "The United States, Great Britain and British North America" by A. L. Burt.

Carter, Wilfred Arthur Charles

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Wilfred Carter for the book "The Yodeling Cowboy". Also in the file is a letter regarding reversion of copyright to the author.

Catley, Elaine Maud

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Elaine Maud Catley for the Ryerson Poetry Chapbook "Ecstasy and Other Poems".

Chaffey, Margaret Ella

File contains a memorandum of agreement between Margaret Ella Chaffey and The Methodist Book and Publishing House (later Ryerson Press) for the book "Prince Melon Seed".

Chapman, A. L.

File contains a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and A. L. [Anthony L.] Chapman for the book "The Kid Who Fractioned".

Chapman, Ethel

File contains a memorandum of agreement between Ethel Chapman and The Ryerson Press for the book "Humanities in Homespun".

Chaput, Marcel

File contains correspondence between Marcel Chaput, Ther Ryerson Press, and Jacques Hebert of Les Editions du Jour regarding the english translation publication of Marcel Chaput's book "Pourquoi je suis separatiste" [Why I am a separatist].

Clark, Lovell C.

File contains an agreement between Lovell C. Clark and The Ryerson Press for the book "John A. MacDonald and his Conservative Successors".

Coffin, Irene

File contains an agreement between Irene Coffin and The Ryerson Press, and correspondence between The Ryerson Press and Claude Hurtubise regarding the english translation and publication of the book "La Fin des Songes" [The End of Dreams] by Robert Elie.

Collie, Michael John

File contains agreements between Michael J. Collie and The Ryerson Press for the books "Skirmish with Fact" and "Poems".

Collier, W. Benson and Hardy, Edmund

File contains an agreement between Benson Collier and The Ryerson Press for the book series "The Ryerson Music Series"; and an agreement between Benson Collier, Edmund Hardy, and the Ryerson Press for the book "The Singing Hour". Also in the file is correspondence regarding the estate of Edmund Hardy.

Colman, Mary Elizabeth

File contains an agreement between Mary Elizabeth Colman and The Ryerson Press for the poetry chapbook "For This Freedom Too".

Conklin, William

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and William Conklin for the book "For the Infinite".

Cook, Gregory M.

File contains a photocopy of the original memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Gregory M. Cook for the book "Ernest Buckler".

Cooke, Ronald J.

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Ronald J. Cooke for the book "Algonquin Adventure".

Copeland, Donalda McKillop and Myles, Eugenie Louise

The file contains a blank memorandum of agreement, an agreement between Donalda Copeland, Eugenie Myles, and The Ryerson Press for the book "Remember, Nurse", and a memorandum of agreement between The Souvenir Press Limited and The Ryerson Press for the book "Nurse with the Eskimos".

Corbett, Edward Annand

File contains agreements and correspondence. Included in the file are:
1) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Edward Corbett for editorship of "New Dominion Books"
2) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Edward Corbett for the book "Father, God Bless Him".
3) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Edward Corbett for the book "Henry Marshall Tory" and correspondence with family regarding copyright of book.
4) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Edward Corbett for the book "We have with us Tonight" and correspondence with family regarding copyright of the book

Cox, Leo

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Leo Cox for the poetry chap book "Seventeen Poems".

Cranston, James Herbert

File contains correspondence, an agreement, and a memorandum of agreement regarding the works of James Herbert Cranston. Included are:

1) An agreement between The Ryerson Press and James Herbert Cranston for the book "Etienne Brule: Immortal Scoundrel" plus correspondence
2) A memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and The Quality Press Ltd. for publication of the book "Etienne Brule" in the British Commonwealth plus correspondence.
3) An agreement between W. H. Cranston for James Herbert Cranston and The Ryerson Press for the book "Ink on my Fingers" plus correspondence.

Pope, Dudley

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited for the book "Ramage" by Dudley Pope.

Pope, William

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and William Pope for the book "Triumph of the Spirit".

Pounder, Roy Mason

An agreement between The Ryerson Press and Reverend Roy Pounder for the book "Artist, Thinker and Saint".

Pratt, Edwin John

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Edwin John (E. J.) Pratt for the book "Newfoundland Verse".

Price, Vincent

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Vicent Price for the book "Canada and World Security".

Purdy, Alfred Wellington

File contains agreements and a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Alfred W. Purdy for the books "Running Colours"; "The Crafte so Longe to Learne"; and "Fifteen Winds".

Queen's University

File contains agreements,and accompanying materials, between The Ryerson Press and Queen's University for the books "The Canadian Banking System" and "Selected Poems of George Herbert Clarke".

Rashley, Richard Ernest

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Richard Ernest Rashley for the books "Voyageur and other poems"; "Portrait and other poems"; "Poetry in Canada - The First Three Steps"; and "Moon Lake and other Poems".

Ready, John Campbell

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and John Campbell Readey for the book "A Manual in Canadian Agriculture".

Reynolds, Ella Julia

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Ella Julia Reynolds for the book "Samson in Hades and other Poems".

Reynolds, Helen Mary Greenwood

File contains agreements and correspondence between The Ryerson Press and Helen Mary Greenwood Reynolds [Helen Dickson Reynolds]. Included are:
1) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Reynolds for the book "Perilous Prairie". There is also correspondence, death certificate, and part of Reynold's will.
2) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Reynolds for the book "McBain's Briar Rose".
3) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Reynolds for the book "He Will Return".

Rivers, F. S.

File contains correspondence, agreements and other records related to F. S. Rivers. Included in the file are:
1) handwritten notes regarding royalties
2) letter re: royalties for F. S. Rivers
3) agreement between The Ryerson Press and F. S. Rivers for the books "Ryerson Guidebooks Series in Social Studies, Grades III-VI
4) three cancelled agreements between The Ryerson Press and F. S. Rivers for the books "Ryerson Guidebooks Series in Social Studies Grades III-VIII
5) agreement and accompanying materials between The Ryerson Press and F. S. Rivers for the books "Ryerson Guidebooks Series in Social Studies, Grades III-VI"
6) three agreements between The Ryerson Press, F. S. Rivers, and G. C. Paterson for the books "The Canadian Story" and "The Empire Story"
7) three cancelled agreements between The Ryerson Press and F. S. Rivers for the books "Ryerson Guide Books Series in Social Studies, Grades VII-IX"
8) correspondence and agreement between The Ryerson Press and F. S. Rivers for the books "Ryerson Guide Books Series in Social Studies, Grades III-VII"

Robb, Wallace Havelock

File contains two copies of an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Wallace Havelock Robb for the book "The Quill and the Candle".

Robson, Albert Henry

File contains agreements and correspondence regarding Albert Henry Robson. Included in the file is an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Robson for the book "Canadian Landscape Painters"; an agreement between the same for the books "Tom Thomson" and "Cornelius Krieghoff" as part of the Canadian artists' series; and a letter to Ryerson Press regarding royalties.

Roher, Harry

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Harry Roher for the book "Days of Living" by Martin Roher.

Rutherford, W. H.

File contains three copies of an agreement between The Ryerson Press and W. H. Rutherford to act a editor for the Ryerson Vocational Series of books.

Sage, Walter Noble

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Walter Noble Sage for the book "The Story of Canada".

St. George, Sister M.

File contains agreements and correspondence between Sister M. St. George and The Ryerson Press for the books "Take Thy World" and "Road's End". She authored the books under the pseudonym Mary Douglas.

Sampson Low, Marston and Company Ltd.

File contains the agreement and annexed assignment papers between The Ryerson Press and Sampson Low, Marston and Company Ltd. regarding Louisa May Alcott's works "Little Men"; "Jo's Boys"; "Eight Cousins"; "Under the Lilacs"; "Rose in Bloom"; "Old Fashioned Girl"; "Jack and Jill"; and "Aunt Jo".

Academic Press Inc.

Ryerson Press was the distributor in Canada of Academic Press' textbooks from the U.S. and from London, England. The file includes correspondence and contracts relating to this. Also in the file is correspondence and agreements relating to authors Keith William Smillie, Ching Lai Sheng, and D. K. Sen.

Alley, Herbert Ruttan

File contains contract between The Ryerson Press and Herbert Ruttan Alley for the book "Thinking of Rome? Think Twice".

Ascot Productions Ltd.

File contains a series of agreements involving Ascot Productions. Included are:
1) Agreement between Ascot Productions and The Ryerson Press for book "Sports Stories" by Scott Young
2) Agreement between Ascot Productions, M. J. O'Brien Ltd., and The Ryerson Press for book "The M.J. O'Brien Limited Story"
3) Agreement between Ascot Productions and The Ryerson Press for book "Sports Fiction"
4) Agreement between Ascot Productions and The Ryerson Press for book "The Leafs I Knew"
5) Agreement between Ascot Productions, The Ryerson Press, and Cochrane-Dunlop Hardware Ltd for book "The Honourable Frank Cochrane Story"

Asia Publishing House

File contains an agreement and correspondence relating to Asia Publishing House. Ryerson acted as their distributor within Canada.

Ryerson Press Collection

  • 2017.014
  • Collection
  • 1862-1997

Collection contains books published by Ryerson Press in Toronto between 1862 and 1971. Subjects include educational texts and guides, Canadian history, religion, fiction and poetry. The collection also includes 3 boxes of records from Ryerson Press, including authors contracts, correspondence, and memorandums.

The Ryerson Press

Cronin, Archibald Joseph

File contains agreeements and correspondence regarding books written by Archibald Joseph (A. J.) Cronin. Included in the file are:
1) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Bantam Books, Inc. for the reprinting and selling of A. J. Cronin's "The Keys of the Kingdom" in Canada plus correspondence.
2) Supplementary agreement between The Ryerson Press and Bantam Books, Inc. for the reprinting and selling of A. J. Cronin's "The Keys of the Kingdom" in Canada plus correspondence.
3) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Bantam Books, Inc. for the printing and selling A. J. Cronin's book "The Citadel" in Canada
4) Supplementary Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Bantam Books, Inc. for A. J. Cronin's book "The Citadel" in Canada plus correspondence.
5) Correspondence between The Ryerson Press and Nelson Doubleday, Inc. regarding permission fee for use of excerpt from A. J. Cronin's "Adventures in Two Worlds".
6) Agreement between The Ryerson Press and Bantam Books, Inc. for printing and selling A. J. Cronin's book "The Green Years" in Canada.
7) Correspondence between A. J. Cronin and The Ryerson Press regarding his books.
8) Correspondence between Little, Brown and Company and The Ryerson Press for the republication of A. J. Cronin's works "The Green Years" and "Shannon's Way" in an omnibus of stories.
9) Correspondence between Little, Brown and Company and the Ryerson Press regarding the copyright to A. J. Cronin's works "The Citadel" and "The Keys to the Kingdom".

Croteau, John Tougas

File contains an agreement and correspondence between The Ryerson Press and A. B. MacDonald, Secretary for the Co-operative Union of Canada regarding J.T. Croteau's book "Cradled in the Waves: the story of a people's co-operative achievement in economic betterment on Prince Edward Island".

Crowe, John Congdon

File contains an agreement between John Congdon Crowe and The Ryerson Press for the book "In the Days of the Windjammers". Also in the file is a memorandum of order between Oliver and Boyd Limited in Scotland and the Ryerson Press for copies of the book.

Currelly, Charles Trick

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Charles Trick Currelly for the book "I Brought the Ages Home". Also in the file is correspondence regarding royalties payable to the author's estate.

Currie, Alexander B.

File contains agreements between Alexander B. Currie and The Ryerson Press for the books "The Elementary School: A Manual for Teachers" and "The Modern Secondary School".

Daily, Helen S.

File contains a memorandum of agreement between Helen S. Daily and The Ryerson Press for the book "Work book to accompany Book II of the Highroad to Reading" readers.

Davis, Fanny Maud

File contains an agreement between Fanny Maud Davis and The Ryerson Press for the book "Varied Ways of Living".

Dawson, J. Blair and Currie, William

File contains a memorandum of agreement between McGraw-Hill Company of Canada Limited, J. Blair Dawson, and William Currie for the book "Studying Mammals" from the Science in Action series.

Daynes, A.

File contains the original and a copy of the memorandum of agreement between A. Daynes and The Ryerson Press for the book "Streams Companion Book".

Dennis, June

File contains an agreement between June Dennis and The Ryerson Press for the book "Dial CMGC - 930". Book published under the title "TV Career Girls".

Devine, Llew

File contains a copy of the memorandum of agreement between Llew Devine and The Ryerson Press for the book "The Arrow of Apollyon".

Diebel, Percy William

File contains memorandums of agreement between The Ryerson Press, The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, and Percy William Diebel for the books "Beckoning Trails - grade VII" and "Teachers manual to accompany Beckoning Trails" co-authored with Reginald McBurney.

Dilworth, Ira

File contains an agreement between Ira Dilworth and The Ryerson Press for the book the Shakespeare reader "MacBeth".

Drummond, William Henry

File contains correspondence between The Ryerson Press and G. P. Putnam's Sons regarding copyright for the book "The Habitant and other typical poems" by William Henry Drummond.

Dudek, Louis

File contains two agreements between The Ryerson Press and Louis Dudek for the books "Unit of Five" and "The Searching Image".

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