Fonds F 1174
40 centimetres of textual records
44 photographs : black and white ; 24 x 20 centimetres
Fonds consists of records of the Robertson family, mostly pertaining to John Ross Robertson and his son Irving Earle Robertson.
Records consist of correspondence, clippings, and genealogical data relating to the Robertson and Gillbee families. There are also records documenting J. Ross Robertson's activities as a journalist, founder of the Toronto Telegram, and president of the Toronto Press Club.
Fonds also contains two photo albums, one of which has loose pages, and two illuminated manuscripts.
As well, the fonds contains handwritten correspondence (incoming and outgoing) of John Graves Simcoe, his wife Elizabeth, and their friends and family.
The J. Ross Robertson family founded and owned the Toronto Telegram in the late nineteenth and twentieth century.
John Ross Robertson (1841-1918) was a publisher, historian, journalist, politician and philanthropist who founded the Toronto Telegram newspaper in 1876.
Irving Earle Robertson (1882-1932), son of J. Ross Robertson, was a journalist and took over ownership of the Toronto Telegram in 1918.
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The John Ross Robertson collection at the Toronto Public Library contains more than 4,000 pictures and pictorial material illustrating the history of Canada, which were donated to the Library in 1990.
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Accessions 11887, 14815.
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|Reference Code||Series Title|
|F 1174-1||Robertson family personal papers and photographs|
|F 1174-2||Robertson family genealogy|
|F 1174-3||J. Ross Robertson's Simcoe papers|
|F 1174-4||Robertson family journalism records|
|F 1174-5||Robertson family legal and land papers|