Fonds F 1125
31.5 metres of textual records
102 technical drawings
ca. 750 photographs
2 lithographic printing stones
The Andrew Merrilees collection is the result of Merrilees' collecting activities in the areas of railways, shipping, and Toronto's social life over many years. Much of the collection consists of published material such as pamphlets and books. However, Mr. Merrilees acquired a considerable amount of original archival material as well.
This includes: panoramic photographs taken by Mr. Rickard, owner of the Panoramic Camera Company in Toronto; photos of locomotives built by the Canadian Locomotive Company and taken by Mr. Henderson of Kingston; photos by Ira Bexted of rural scenes from the 1930's; photos of Toronto scenes by Frank W. Micklethwaite; photos of buildings and street scenes in and around Toronto in the 1890's; watercolours, drawings and prints of buildings and street scenes in Toronto, Fort Erie, and Hamilton by James Blomfield; and technical drawings of the Toronto Railway Company showing intersections and switches.
The collection has been arranged into 18 series.
Andrew Merrilees was a Toronto business man and noted authority on railways.
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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds the Merrilees Collection which was donated by the estate of Andrew A. Merrilees in 1983. The Merrilees Transportation Collection was transferred to LAC in 1995.
Title based on immediate source of acquisition for collection.
Accession 12769, 13222. MU 3396 - 3515
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 1125-1||Josiah Bruce photographs|
|F 1125-2||Panoramic Camera Company photographs|
|F 1125-3||Canadian Locomotive Company Limited photographs|
|F 1125-4||Ira Bexted photographs|
|F 1125-5||Frank W. Micklethwaite photographs|
|F 1125-6||Photographs collected by Andrew Merrilees|
|F 1125-7||Art works collected by Andrew Merrilees|
|F 1125-8||James Blomfield art works|
|F 1125-9||David Williams scrapbooks|
|F 1125-10||Arnold N. Smith scrapbook|
|F 1125-11||Scrapbook collected by Andrew Merrilees|
|F 1125-12||Miscellaneous records collected by Andrew Merrilees|
|F 1125-13||Andrew Merrilees personal records|
|F 1125-14||Rolph Clarke Stone binders and proof sheets of print work|
|F 1125-15||Railway and ship tickets collected by Andrew Merrilees|
|F 1125-16||Newspapers collected by Andrew Merrilees|
|F 1125-17||Maps collected by Andrew Merrilees|
|F 1125-18||Toronto Railway Company technical drawings|