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Finding Aid - John Honsberger fonds (PF41)

John Honsberger fonds

1763-2016

1.19 m of textual records
58 photographs : b&w and col. ; 35 x 27.5 cm or smaller
2 photographs : b&w transparency ; 24.5 x 18.2 cm and 30.4 x 26.3 cm
2 drawings : ink and charcoal and pencil with sepia ink wash ; 18.7 x 23.7 cm and 30.5 x 23.0 cm
1 audio cassette (6 min.)


Biographical Sketch
John D. Honsberger, Q.C., is a Toronto lawyer with the firm of Raymond & Honsberger. Honsberger served as editor of the Law Society's "Gazette" from 1967 to 1995. Honsberger received the Law Society Medal in 1986. He is the author of "A history of the first hundred years of the County of York Law Association" (1986), and the book "Osgoode Hall: an illustrated history" (2004).
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and maintained by John Honsberger. The majority of the records in the fonds relate to his activities as editor of the Law Society's "Gazette". Records also relate to his interest in and writings about Ontario legal history, Ontario lawyers and Osgoode Hall.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF41-1 Personal records

1924-2016
85 cm of textual records
3 photographs : col. ; 28 x 21.5 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of ephemeral items and records accumulated by John Honsberger pertaining to his interest in legal history, Osgoode Hall, and reunions of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. Included in the series are his diaries, correspondence, cards, booklets, photographs, speeches, brochures, handbooks, a journal, a biographical profile, and a programme.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
994058-001 A history of the first hundred years of the County of York Law Association: 1885-1985. – 1986
2001021-001 Anecdotes about W.N. Tilley & Joseph Sedgwick. -- [between 1960 and 1980]
2012007-001 Biographical profile of Bertram Holford Ardagh. – 2012
2001021-002 Christmas cards from Kenneth Jarvis. -- [between 1979 and 1999]
2000067-001 Christmas cards from Roy McMurtry. -- [199-?]
2001092-002 Christmas card from Roy McMurtry. -- [199-?]
2002052-001 Christmas card from Roy McMurtry. -- [199-?]
2004033-001 Christmas card from Roy McMurtry. – 2002
2003071-001 Christmas card from Roy McMurtry. – 2003
2008009-001 Christmas card from Roy McMurtry. – 2007
2016007-001 Christmas cards from Roy McMurtry. -- 2000, 2015
2018008-001 Christmas cards from Roy McMurtry. -- 2014, 2016
2016007-002 Class of 1950 Reunion. -- 2007, 2010
2001092-001 Correspondence between John Honsberger and John Arnup. -- May 2001
999030-001 Denison, John Shirley, estate: passing of accounts (Canada Permanent Trust Co.). -- 1958, 1965-1969
2011061-001 Diary – number 1. -- 1979-1981
2011061-002 Diary – number 2. -- 1981-1982
2011061-003 Diary – number 3. -- 1982-1983
2011061-004 Diary – number 4. -- 1983-1984
2011061-005 Diary – number 5. -- 1984-1985
2011061-006 Diary – number 6. -- 1985-1986
2011061-007 Diary – number 7. -- 1986-1987
2011061-008 Diary – number 8. – 1987
2011061-009 Diary – number 9. -- 1987-1988
2011061-010 Diary – number 10. -- 1978-1989
2011061-011 Diary – number 11. – 1989
2011061-012 Diary – number 12. -- 1989-1990
2011061-013 Diary – number 13. – 1990
2011061-014 Diary – number 14. -- 1990-1991
2011061-015 Diary – number 15. – 1991
2011061-016 Diary – number 16. -- 1991-1992
2011061-017 Diary – number 17. – 1992
2011061-018 Diary – number 18. – 1992
2011061-019 Diary – number 19. -- 1992-1993
2011061-020 Diary – number 20. – 1993
2011061-021 Diary – number 21. -- 1993-1994
2011061-022 Diary – number 22. – 1994
2011061-023 Diary – number 23. -- 1994-1995
2011061-024 Diary – number 24. – 1995
2011061-025 Diary – number 25. – 1995
2011061-026 Diary – number 26. -- 1995-1996
2011061-027 Diary – number 27. – 1996
2011061-028 Diary – number 28. -- 1996-1997
2011061-029 Diary – number 29. – 1997
2011061-030 Diary – number 30. – 1997
2011061-031 Diary – number 31. -- 1997-1998
2011061-032 Diary – number 32. – 1998
2011061-033 Diary – number 33. – 1998
2011061-034 Diary – number 34. -- 1998-1999
2011061-035 Diary – number 35. – 1999
2011061-036 Diary – number 36. – 1999
2011061-037 Diary – number 37. -- 1999-2000
2011061-038 Diary – number 38. – 2000
2011061-039 Diary – number 69. – 2011
2018008-002 John Douglas Arnup: Lawyer, Bencher, Judge, an Appreciation – Fourth Draft. -- Mar. 2012
2012007-002 Letter to W.B. Raymond from Toronto Club. -- 14 Feb. 1924
2000082-049 Notes of cases journal. -- [ca. 1948]-[ca. 1959]
2001092-003 One man's garden of verses. – 1987
999011-001 Osgoode Hall: a short account of the hall issued by the Law Society of Upper Canada: 1832-1932. – 1932
2000029-001 Osgoode Hall class of 1950. -- 1975-2000
2002031-001 Photographs & speeches from Murray Ferron retirement dinner. -- 2001-2002
2002052-002 Programme for Donald H.L. Lamont funeral service. -- 19 June 2002
2016007-003 The Recollections of James Buchan. -- [198-?]
999098-001 Remembrance Day speaking notes. – 1999
999001-001 Student directories and handbooks. -- 1925-1926

PF41-2 Editor of the "Gazette" records

1929-1996
26 cm of textual records
15 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20.6 x 25.5 cm or smaller
2 photographs : b&w transparency ; 24.5 x 18.2 cm and 30.4 x 26.3 cm
2 drawings : ink and charcoal and pencil with sepia ink wash ; 18.7 x 23.7 cm and 30.5 x 23.0 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of files, photographs and drawings maintained by John Honsberger in his capacity as editor of the Law Society's "Gazette". The majority of the graphic items were used to illustrate a cover of an issue or to accompany an article.

PF41-2-1 Files of the Editor

1929, 1967, 1975-1976, 1989-1996
26 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of files maintained by John Honsberger in his capacity as editor of the "Gazette". Included are records relating to biographical notes and anecdotes prepared by Honsberger on William Norman Tilley and Hugh Edward Rose, and articles and other material submitted for publication. The records were generally submitted to Honsberger by members of the legal community for inclusion in the journal. Some of the correspondence in the series documents comments from lawyers on the quality of the publication or on the content of previous issues.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2007043-001 Biographical notes and anecdotes. – 1967
2000046-001 Correspondence and Gazette submissions. -- 1989-1990
2000046-002 Correspondence and Gazette submissions. – 1991
2000046-003 Correspondence and Gazette submissions. -- 1929, 1992
2000046-004 Correspondence and Gazette submissions. – 1993
2000046-005 Correspondence and Gazette submissions. – 1994
2000046-006 Correspondence and Gazette submissions. – 1995
2000046-007 Correspondence and Gazette submissions. – 1996
2007043-002 Draft article on Barrie origins of the McCarthy family of lawyers. -- Nov. 1989
2007043-003 Fasken & Calvin: a brief history. – 1990
2014005-001 Law Society Gazette re correspondence - 1976. -- 1975-1976
2000046-008 Lost issues (answered). -- 1989-1990
2007043-004 Poem by Gordon Bobesich. – 1989

PF41-2-2 Photographs

[194-?]-[1995?]
15 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20.6 x 25.5 cm and smaller
2 photographs : b&w transparency ; 24.5 x 18.2 cm and 30.4 x 26.3 cm

Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs maintained by John Honsberger in his capacity as editor of the Law Society's "Gazette". The majority of the photographs were used to illustrate a cover of an issue or to accompany an article.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
997059-01P Photograph of James Lewis Duncan. -- [194-?]
997059-02P Photograph of Cecil A. Wright. -- [1963?]
997059-03P Photograph of Sydney Robins. -- [1971?]
997059-04P Photograph of Sydney Robins. -- [1973?]
997059-05P Photograph of Stuart Thom. -- [1974?]
997059-06P Photograph of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. -- [197-?]
997059-07P Photograph of Pierre Genest. -- [1985?]
997059-08P Photograph of W. Dan Chilcott. -- [1987?]
997059-09P Photograph of 'The Right Honourable Brian Dickson Chief Justice of Canada (retired)'. -- [1993?]
2006041-01P Photograph of lamp atop gate, Osgoode Hall. -- [between 1967 and 1995]
2006041-02P Pillars and arches of the atrium, Osgoode Hall. -- [1990?]
2006041-03P A busy day in the Great Library, Osgoode Hall. -- [1991?]
2006041-04P The new addition to the north-east section of Osgoode Hall designed by Norman McMurrich. -- [1991?]
2006041-05P Photograph of Manuel Godfrey, Frederick Catzman, Nathan Strauss and Paul Martin, Sr.. -- 15 June 1991
2006041-06P Photograph of Allan Rock. -- [1992?]
2006041-07P South facade of Osgoode Hall from the Benchers' Dining Room. -- [1994?]
2006041-08P Pillars over the main entrance to Osgoode Hall. -- [1995?]

PF41-2-3 Drawings

1973, [1994?]
2 drawings : ink and charcoal and pencil with sepia ink wash ; 18.7 x 23.7 cm and 30.5 x 23.0 cm

Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of drawings maintained by John Honsberger in his capacity as editor of the Law Society's "Gazette". The drawings were used to illustrate a cover of an issue or to accompany an article.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
997059-01G Oxford County Court House. – 1973
2006041-01G Coffered arch at the top of the Benchers' stairs. -- [1994?]

PF41-3 Sound recordings

11 Nov. 1986
1 audio cassette (6 min.)

Scope and Content
Series consists of an audio cassette maintained by John Honsberger.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2006041-01A 'As it happens', Alan Maitland and Dennis Trudeau; re: Remembrance Day: diary readings from Lt. James Chalmus McRure [sic]. -- 11 Nov. 1986

PF41-4 Photographs

1935-2012
40 photographs : b&w and col. ; 35 x 27.5 cm or smaller

Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs maintained by John Honsberger. The photographs document events such as Osgoode Hall Law School class reunions, as well as images of Osgoode Hall. A number of the photographs were taken at reunions of Honsberger's own graduating class of 1950.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
999012-01P Photograph of group of men playing golf. -- 6 June 1935
2000029-01P Photograph of attendees at the 50th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1917. -- 28 Dec. 1967
2000029-02P Photograph of attendees at the 25th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. – 1975
2000029-03P Photograph of attendees at the 30th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. -- 20 June 1980
2000029-04P Photograph of attendees at the 35th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. -- 21 June 1985
2000029-05P Photograph of attendees at the 40th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. -- 22 June 1990
2000029-06P Photograph of attendees at the 45th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. -- June 1995
2000044-01P Photograph of attendees at the 50th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. -- 16 June 2000
2000046-01P Photograph of Manuel Godfrey, Frederick Catzman, Nathan Strauss and Paul Martin, Sr.. -- 15 June 1991
2000046-02P Photographs of painting of Sir John Hawkins Hagarty. -- [between 1990 and 1996]
2000046-03P Photograph of Roy McMurtry. -- 15 June 1991
2000049-01P Photograph of Brendan O'Brien, John Honsberger, George Meadows and Barbara Hall. – 1993
2002052-01P Photographs of the 50th reunion of Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1917. -- 28 Dec. 1967
2008009-01P 57th anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1950 of the Osgoode Hall Law School, The Albany Club, Toronto, October 17, 2007. -- 17 Oct. 2007
2011024-01P Photograph of front exterior entrance to Osgoode Hall. -- [198-?]
2011024-02P Photograph of front exterior of Osgoode Hall. -- [198-?]
2012007-01P Photograph of Bertram Holford Ardagh. -- Reproduced 2012
2016007-01P Photograph of attendees at the 60th reunion of the Osgoode Hall Law School class of 1950. – 2010

PF41-5 Miscellaneous legal documents

1763-1903
9 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of legal documents, including deeds, memorials, grants, mortgages, indentures and abstracts of title, accumulated and maintained by John Honsberger. Most items in the series pertain to two particular lots of land: lot 26 and the east half of lot 27, located in the tenth concession in the Township of King, County of York. Lot 26 was originally granted to Hannah Asselstine by the Crown in 1802, and the east half of lot 27 was granted to the Canada Company by the Crown in 1829. Also included are letters of administration and deeds pertaining to land in Toronto and in Township of East Flamborough.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2004033-002 Indian land sale. Grant to Sir Melville Parker, Baronet.. -- 5 Nov. 1891
2004033-003 Indenture relating to the County of Chester, England. – 1763
2011053-001 Crown grant to Hannah Asselstine. -- 1 Dec. 1802
2011053-002 Land deed: Canada Company to David Pinkerton. -- 16 Dec. 1836
2011053-003 Deed: George W.D. Asselstine to William Millar. -- 6 Oct. 1842
2011053-004 Deed from George W.D. Asselstine & wife to William Miller. -- 28 Nov. 1842
2011053-005 Deed from John Brass and Margaret Brass to William Miller. -- 16 Dec. 1842
2011053-006 Memorial of deed: John Brass et al to William Miller. -- 16 Dec. 1842
2011053-007 Deed of bargain & sale from William Miller & wife to David Pinkerton. -- 11 July 1843
2011053-008 Mortgage: David Pinkerton to William Miller. -- 15 July 1843
2011053-009 Memorial: David Pinkerton et al. -- 12 Jan. 1855
2011053-010 Mortgage: John Hanlin to David Pinkerton. -- 5 Apr. 1855
2011053-011 Indenture of bargain and sale: David Pinkerton to John Hanlin. -- 5 Apr. 1855
2011053-012 Indenture of assignment of mortgage: David Pinkerton to John Pinkerton. -- 24 Sept. 1860
2011053-013 Abstract of conveyances. – 1863
2011053-014 Abstracts of conveyances: John Hanlin. -- 12 Apr. 1866
2011053-015 Mortgage: John Hanlon to Edward Bull. -- 25 Feb. 1875
2011053-016 Mortgage: William J. Hanlon to John Hanlon. -- 19 May 1893
2011053-017 Copy of letters of administration to the estate of Mary Duggan, late of the Village of Lloydtown, deceased. – 1894
2011053-018 Mortgage: William Hanlon to Richard Coffey. -- 19 Mar. 1894
2011053-019 Abstracts of title. -- 1894-1895, 1900
2011053-020 Hanlon & Hill: certificates. -- 1894-1900
2011053-021 Conveyance: John Hanlon et al to William Hanlon. -- 11 Feb. 1895
2011053-022 Mortgage: William Hanlon to the Trust & Loan Co. of Canada. -- 2 Mar. 1895
2011053-023 Quit claim deed: Daniel Hanlon et al to William Hanlon. -- 14 Mar. 1895
2011053-024 Mortgage: William Hanlan et al to Simpson Hill. -- 8 Mar. 1900
2011053-025 Charles Marriott et al to Jane M. Kerr: deed of land situate on Rosedale Road, Toronto. -- 26 Nov. 1900
2011053-026 Thomas B. Townsend to Thomas B. Townsend the younger: deed of land. -- 30 May 1903
 
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