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Ryerson Press Collection

  • 2017.014
  • Collectie
  • 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

Ryerson Press Textual Records

Series contains records related to the publishing of books by the Ryerson Press company between 1902 and 1973. Documents include author agreements and contracts, memorandums of understanding, and some correspondence with authors.

The Ryerson Press

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.

Acorn, Milton

File contains 2 contracts between Milton Acorn and The Ryerson Press. Contracts are for books "Selected Poems of Milton Acorn" and "The Brain's the Target" chap-book.

Adams, Myrtle Reynolds

File contains three contracts between The Ryerson Press and Myrtle Reynolds Adams. Included in the file are contracts for "To Any Spring", and "Remember Together", and "Morning on my Street".

Aitken, E. Melville

File contains a contract between E. Melville Aitken and the Ryerson Press for the book "A World in Waiting".

Allen, Thomas B.

File contains a contract between Thomas B. Allen and The Ryerson Press for the book "Elementary Vocational Science".

Alley, Herbert Ruttan

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

Allison, Gerald Carlyle

File contains contract between The Ryerson Press and Carlyle Allison for the book "This for Remembrance". The book is a compilation of essays written by his father William Talbot Allison, a professor of English at the University of Manitoba and Literary editor for the Tribune.

Amoss, Harold Edwin

File contains contracts and correspondence and legal documents associated with the assignment of royalties. for books written by Harold (Harry) Edwin Amoss; and Amoss and Donald M. Solandt. Included in the file are:
1) Assignment of Royalties document
2) Agreement for book "The Children, The Family, and Teaching Guide"
3) Agreement and copyright assignment for book "Rhythmic Arithmetic in the Primary School"
4) Agreement for book "Rhythmic Arithmetic workbook III
5) Agreement for book "Churchill and other poems"
6) Agreement for book co-authored with Donald Solandt "Handicapped Children"
7) Agreement for book co-authored with Donald Solandt "Canadian Neighbourhood"
8) Agreement for book "Canadian Neighbours"
9) Agreement for book "Rhythmic Arithmetic II"
10) Agreement for book "Rhythmic Arithmetic workbook I and II"
11) Agreement for book "Sunday-Monday: Selected poems"

Ampro Corporation

File contains a Canadian distributor's agreement between The Ryerson Press and Ampro Corporation. The agreement appointed Ryerson Press as Ampro's sole Canadian distributor of Ampro film projectors.

Anderson, Patrick

File contains agreement between The Ryerson Press and Patrick Anderson for the book "The White Centre".

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.

Asselstine, R. W.

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press, The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, and R. W. Asselstine. Agreements include:
1) R. W. Asselstine and MacMillan for book "Golden Treasury Readers"
2) R. W. Asselstine and Ryerson Press for book "Canadian Treasury Readers Book IV"
3) R. W. Asselstine, Ryerson Press, and MacMillan for book "Canadian Treasury Readers Book IV"
4) Memorandum of agreement between Ryerson Press and MacMillan for the Canadian Treasury Readers (Highroads to Reading)

B. P. C. Publishing

File contains an original and copy of a memorandum of agreement between B. P. C. Publishing Limited and The Ryerson Press. Ryerson Press was the distributor of B. P. C.'s books in Canada. Also in the file is a letter regarding royalties.

Baillie, James Little

File contains a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and James Little Baillie for a book "Ornithology".

Baird, David McCurdy

File contains a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and David McCurdy Baird for the book "Geology".

Baird, Kenneth Allison

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Kenneth Allison Baird for the book "Dermatology for Nurses"

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".

Baltzan, David Mortimer

File contains an agreement between the Ryerson Press and Dr. David Mortimer Baltzan for the book "Principles of Internal Medicine for Nurses".

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.

Banfill, Bessie Jane

File contains correspondence and agreements for Bessie Jane Banfill's book "Labrador Nurse". Included are:
1) Agreement between Banfill and the Ryerson Press
2) Agreement between Ryerson Press and Macrae Smith Company for distribution of book in the U. S. plus correspondence
3) Agreement between Ryerson Press and Robert Hale Limited for distribution of book in the U. K. plus correspondence
4) Correspondence with Banfill
5) Correspondence with Curtis Brown Ltd.

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.

Barker, Paul

File contains memorandum of agreements between Paul Barker, The Ryerson Press and McGraw-Hill Company of Canada. Included are:
1) Memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Paul Barker for book "Wheels - an anthology for reluctant readers"
2) Memorandum of agreement (original and copy) between the Ryerson Press and Paul Barker for book "Summer Fun - an anthology for reluctant readers"
3) Memorandum of agreement between McGraw-Hill Co. of Canada and Paul Barker for book "Wings"
4) Memorandum of agreement between McGraw-Hill Co. of Canada and Paul Barker for book "Winter"

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".

Barrow, Owen G.

File contains an agreement between Reverend Owen G. Barrow and The Ryerson Press for book "Faces about our Lord"

Bartole, Genevieve

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Genevieve Bartole for the book "Figure in the Rain". The book was published as part of The Ryerson Poetry Chapbooks. It was number 129 in the series.

Barton, Lucy

File contains two memorandums of agreement (MOA) between The Ryerson Press and Lucy Barton. Included MOA are for the books "Practice book for our Heritage" and "Practice book for Beckoning Trails".

Bateman and Mahoney

File contains a dealer-agency agreement between The Ryerson Press and Messrs. Bateman and Mahoney. Agreement appointing Bateman and Mahoney as exclusive Devry 16mm product dealers for areas in and around Ottawa and Quebec.

Bates, Dallas W.

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Dallas W. Bates for the book "Teacher's Record Book".

Bates, J. David

File contains a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and J. Daniel Bates for the book "Studies for Woodlands", part of the Ryerson Science in Action series.

Bates, Joseph C.

File contains two memorandums of agreement (MOA) between Joseph C. Bates, The Ryerson Press, and The MacMillan Company of Canada Ltd. Included are the MOA's for "Life and Adventure" book II in the Canada Books of Prose and Verse series; and "The Practice Book for Life and Adventure".

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.

Bayer, Mary Elizabeth

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Mary Elizabeth Bayer. Agreements include:
1) Agreement for "Of Diverse Things" Poetry Chapbook 173
2) Agreement for "Faces of Love" Poetry Chapbook 181
3) Agreement for "The Silver Swan: an epithalamion" Poetry Chapbook 198

Beattie, Jeann

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Jeann Beattie for books "Blaze of Noon", and "Behold the Hour".

Beattie, Jessie Louise

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Jessie Louise Beattie. Included are:
1) agreement for book "Along the Road"
2) agreement for book "John Holland: Man of the Year" plus correspondence
3) agreement for book "Josiah Henson, Patriot"
4) agreement for book "The Split in the Sky"

Beattie, Lewis S.

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Lewis S. Beattie for books "In his Image", and "The Seed and the Harvest".

J. J. Beckbar Inc.

File contains correspondence between J. J. Beckbar, Inc. and The Ryerson Press regarding book distribution in Canada.

Bell, Eleanor

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Eleanor Bell for books "The Black Totem" and "New Sales Girl at Kendalls".

Bennet, Charles Lindsay

File contains agreements and a memorandum of agreement between Charles Lindsay Bennet and the Ryerson Press, and The MacMillan Company of Canada Ltd. Included in the file are:
1) Agreement between Bennet, Lorne Pierce, The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, and the Ryerson Press for "The Canada Book of Prose and Verse, books IV, V, and VI"
2) Agreeement between Bennet and The Ryerson Press for book "Recent Prose"
3) Memorandum of Agreement between Bennet and the Ryerson Press for books "The Canada Books of Prose and Verse, Books IV, V, and VI" and accompanying correspondence.

Chas. A. Bennett Co., Inc.

File contains a letter and a statement of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Chas. A. Bennett Co., Inc. for the right of sales in the United States of Ryerson Press books.

Bennett, Ethel Hume

File contains agreements between Ethel Hume Bennett and The Ryerson Press for editorial work on two books by Charles G. D. Roberts "Thirteen Bears" and "Forest Folk".

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".

Bennett, William Gordon

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and William Gordon Bennett for several books. Included are:
1) Agreement between Bennett and The Ryerson Press for vocational school textbook "Book-keeping"
2) Agreement between Bennett, J. Harvey Mitchell and The Ryerson Press for revised edition of "New Course Bookkeeping"
3) Agreement between Bennett and The Ryerson Press for book "New Course Bookkeeping"

Benson, Irene Chapman

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Irene Chapman Benson for the book "Earthbound and other Poems".

Benson, Nathaniel Anketell

File contains material relating to the poetry chapbook "Twenty and After" written by Nathaniel A. Benson. Included in the file is the agreement and a letter from author's father Thomas Benson and Ryerson Press editor Lorne Pierce.

Beresford, Mary Agnes

File contains memorandum of agreements between Mary Agnes Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and The MacMillan Company of Canada for books. Included are:
1) Memorandum of Agreement between Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for the book "Book III Canadian Treasury Readers"
2) Memorandum of Agreement between Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for the book "Workbook for Grade III Canadian Tresury Readers"
3) Memorandum of Agreement between Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for the book "Manual II Canadian Treasury Readers
4) Memorandum of Agreement between Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for the book "Book III Canadian Treasury Readers"
5) Memorandum of Agreement between Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company for the book "Workbook for book three Canadian Treasury Readers"
6) Memorandum of Agreement between Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company regarding list prices and royalties on all the Canadian Treasury (Highroads to Reading) books authored by Beresford.
7) Memorandum of Agreement between Beresford, The Ryerson Press, and MacMillan Company regarding the transfer of copyright on Canadian Treasury (Highroads to Reading) books authored by Beresford.

Berger, Carl C.

File contains a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Carl C. Berger for the book "The Search for a Past - English Canadian Historiography and Histories"

Berkeley, Thomas Charles

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Thomas Charles Berkeley for the book "A History of Canada in Stamps". Also in the file is correspondence and a copy of the letters of probate on the last will and testament of Berkeley.

Berry, William George

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

Bews, Douglas W.

File contains one contract between The Ryerson Press and Douglas W. Bews for the books "Blue Print Reading made Easy" and "Map Reading".

Bilkey, Paul Ernest

File contains an agreement between Paul Bilkey and The Ryerson Press for the book "Persons, papers and things: being the casual recollections of a journalist, with some flounderings in philosophy"

Bird, William Richard

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press, Will R. Bird, and other agencies for books written by Bird. Included in the file are (unless otherwise indicated - all agreement are between the two aforementioned parties):
1) Agreement for book "A Century at Chignecto"
2) Agreement for book "Here Stays Good Yorkshire"
3) Agreement for book "Sunrise for Peter"
4) Agreement for book "Judgement Glen" (awarded first prize in Ryerson Fiction Contest, 1947)
5) Agreement for book "The Passionate Pilgrim"
6) Agreement for book "This is Nova Scotia" (correpondence and agreeements between Ryerson Press and Macrae Smith
Company included)
7) Agreement for book "So Much to Record"
8) Agreement for book "To Love and to Cherish"
9) Agreement for book "The Two Jacks" and correspondence and an agreement between The Ryerson Press and William
Kimber & Company Ltd. for U. K. publishing of title.
10) Agreement for book "The Shy Yorkshireman"
11) Agreement for the book "Done at Grand Pre"
12) Agreement and correspondence for the book "Off Trail in Nova Scotia"
13) Agreement for book "Tristram's Salvation"
14) Agreement and correspondence for book "These are the Maritimes"
15) Agreement for book "Despite the Distance"

Birney, Alfred Earle

File contains agreements between The Ryerson Press and Earle Birney for a variety of poetry books including: "David", "Now is the Time", "The Strait of Anain", "Trial of the City and other poems", and "Twentieth Century Canadian Verse".

Black, Ernest G.

File contains an agreement between Ernest G. Black and The Ryerson Press for the book "I Want One Volunteer".

Blackburn, Victoria Grace

File contains an agreement between Grace Blackburn and The Ryerson Press for the book "Arthur John Stringer" as part of the Makers of Canadian Literature Series.

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.

Borrett, William Coates

File contains agreements between William Coates Borrett and The Ryerson Press for books "Historic Halifax - In Tales Told Under the Old Town Clock", and "Tales Retold Under the Old Town Clock".

Boucher, Thelma Bogart

File contains and agreement between The Ryerson Press and Thelma Bogart Boucher for the book "One Gardener to another".

Bouregy & Curl, Inc. Publishers

File contains correspondence and memorandums of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Bouregy & Curl Inc. regarding the sale of Bouregy's books in Canada.

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"

Bowles, Walter

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Walter Bowles for the book "Verse and Verse".

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

Boyce, Frank P.

File contains correspondence between The Ryerson Press and Frank P. Boyce, who handled Canadian AMPRO distribution. Correspondence is regarding the co-distributorship of AMPRO products in Canada.

Bradshaw, Thecla

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Thecla Bradshaw for the poetry book "Mobiles".

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".

Brandreth, W. Gordon

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and W. Gordon Brandreth for the book "The Canadian Book of Games".

Bready, John Wesley

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and John Wesley Bready for the book "Wesley and Democracy".

Bredin, Thomas F.

File contains a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Thomas Bredin for the book "Recollections of Labrador Life". Book was written by Lambert De Boilieu in 1861 and republished by Ryerson Press in 1969 with Thomas Bredin as the editor.

Bremner, Charles Carlyle

File contains memorandums of agreement between The Ryerson Press, The MacMillan Company, and Charles Carlyle Bremner for the book "Canadian Treasury Readers - Manual III".

Bremner, Lois

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Lois Bremner for the book "The Lodge of Omal".

Brewer, Alice

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Alice Brewer for the Ryerson Poetry chapbook #10 "Spring in Savary".

Brewster, Elizabeth Winifred

File contains agreements and a memorandum of agreement between The Ryerson Press and Elizabeth Brewster for the books "Lillooet: A Canadian Village", "East Coast", "Roads and Other Poems", and Passage of Summer".

Bridge, David E.

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and David E. Bridge for the book "Machine Shop Mathematics".

Brillinger, R. F.

File contains agreements and correspondence between The Ryerson Press and R. F. Brillinger for the books "Electricity" and "The Superheterodyne Circuit".

British Columbia Council of Public Instruction

File contains an agreement between The MacMillan Company of Canada, The Ryerson Press, and the Council of Public Instruction of the Province of British Columbia for the Highroads to Reading primer and books I-III.

Brittain, Horace Leslie

File contains an agreement and correspondence between The Ryerson Press and Horace Leslie Brittain for the book "Local Government in Canada".

Broadus, Edmund Kemper

File contains an agreement between Edmund Kemper Broadus and The Ryerson Press for the book "Charles Heavysege" as part of the Makers of Canadian Literature series.

Brooks, Anne Sutherland

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Anne Sutherland Brooks for the book "I Met Some Little People". Also in the file is later correspondence between the author and McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.

Brooks, Lillie

File contains an agreement between Lillie A. Brooks and The Ryerson Press for the book "The Land of the Northern Men".

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".

Brown, Audrey Alexandra

File contains an agreement between The Ryerson Press and Audrey Alexandra Brown for the book "All Fool's Day and other Poems".

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