TABLE OF CONTENTS

Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organization of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Contact Information

Series Level Descriptions

1 - Bank Records, 1946-1997, predominant 1981-1997 

2 - Sales records, 1952-1996, predominant 1980-1996 1977-1996, 1999-2000, 2002-2004 

3 - Purchase records, 1950-1998 

4 - Financial records and taxes, 1946-1996, predominant 1980-1996 

5 - Gallery files, [ca.1945-1998] 

6 - Correspondence files, [ca.1945-1998] 

7 - Appraisal records, [ca.1950-1993] 

8 - Estate records, [ca.1935]-1995 

9 - Research material, 1744-1796, 1806-1899, 1902-1907, 1945-2000 

10 - Personal files, [ca.1943-1998] 

11 - Miscellaneous photographs, [ca.1945-1998] 

Box List
 

SERIES 1 - Bank records

SERIES 2 - Sales records

SERIES 3 - Purchase records

SERIES 4 - Financial records and taxes

SERIES 5 - Gallery files

SERIES 6 - Correspondence files

SERIES 7 - Appraisal records

SERIES 8 - Estate records

SERIES 9 - Research material

SERIES 10 - Personal files

SERIES 11 - Miscellaneous photographs

Oversize and small storage boxes

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. fonds:

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Collection Summary

Title:John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. fonds.
Dates:– 1744-1796, 1806-1899, 1902-1907, [ca.1935]-2000, predominant 1945-1998.
Quantity: – 5.91 m of textual records and other material.

Biographical Sketch

In November of 1945, upon his return from serving in the Second World War, John Laurel Russell founded John L. Russell Reg'd., located on the corner of Sherbrooke Street and MacKay in Montreal. After only two years, the shop moved to a more prominent location at 1504 Sherbrooke Street, where it would remain until its closure in 1994. Gerald Brenner joined John L. Russell Reg'd. in November of 1958, and would eventually become Russell's business partner. In 1960, Russell expanded the business into Ontario, opening Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. in Gananoque. More space was again required, and in 1970-1971, Russell and Brenner moved the store to 21 King Street. From the outset, Russell's focus was Canadiana, and his particular interests lay in Canadian silver and early Canadian portraits; soon, his knowledge and expertise in these areas became highly sought after by collectors and curators alike. Russell's notes on silver are extensive, and include sketches of maker's marks and clippings from catalogues and magazines relating to the history of Canadian silver production. His genealogical research into the families whose portraits and antiques he bought and sold is equally impressive, and includes photographs, letters, and notes related to the de Lotbinière, Monk, Baby, Reiffenstein/Goddard/Cady, and Coffin families, amongst others. Russell was called upon to lend items for the Canada Pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal, and in 1980 received the Order of Canada. In 1981, he served as a member of the committee that helped select furniture for the Government of Canada's wedding gift to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. During the 1980s and 1990s, Russell was also a member of the Official Residencies Collections Advisory Committee, which advised the Official Residencies Council on furnishings and cultural artifacts offered to the Crown. In addition, Russell developed strong ties and relationships with various museums and galleries, and many, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the McCord Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Gallery of Canada, now own pieces either purchased from or donated by Russell. In 1987 and 1990, Sotheby's (Toronto) held auctions showcasing the John L. Russell Collection of Canadiana. In 1994, John L. Russell Reg'd. closed, and its contents were moved to Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. Two years later, the latter closed as well, and an auction was organized through Tim Potter Auction Services, Kingston, to sell the entire content of the shop. Russell died on March 13th, 2003. In October of the following year, his estate was auctioned through Ritchies of Toronto.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Fonds consists of business records, financial documents, correspondence, research documents and photographs. Business records include sales and purchase receipts identifying antiques bought and sold by John L. Russell Reg'd and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd., and correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters between Russell and various museums, galleries, collectors and organizations with whom he was affiliated. Research documents include information relating to the history of the antiques he bought and sold. Most photographs and reproductions depict these antiques as well.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Physical description: Includes 591 cm of textual records, 458 b&w photographs, 277 colour photographs, 55 b&w negatives, 45 colour negatives, 51 slides, and 5 objects.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Gerald Brenner.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Finding aids: Series level descriptions and box list available.
Related groups of records: Monographs and other publications included in Brenner's donation have been transferred to the National Gallery of Canada Library.

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Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into 11 series.
Series 1 - Bank records, 1946-1997, predominant 1981-1997.
Series 2 - Sales records, 1952-1996, predominant 1980-1996.
Series 3 - Purchase records, 1950-1998.
Series 4 - Financial records, 1946-1996, predominant 1980-1996.
Series 5 - Gallery files, [ca.1945-1998].
Series 6 - Correspondence files [ca.1945-1998].
Series 7 - Appraisal records, [ca.1950-1993].
Series 8 - Estate records [ca.1935]-1995.
Series 9 - Research material, 1744-1796, 1806-1899, 1902-1907, 1945-2000.
Series 10 - Personal files, [ca.1943-1998].
Series 11 - Miscellaneous photographs, [ca.1945-1998].

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

At the request of the donor, access to records contained in the John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. fonds is subject to the Federal Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

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Index Terms

Names:
Russell, John L.
Subjects:
Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd.
John L. Russell Reg'd.
Document Types:
Appraisals.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Negatives.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The records were in the custody of Gerald Brenner until transferred to the National Gallery of Canada in July 2006.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. fonds, Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
 
T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 


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Series Level Descriptions

Bank records. – 1946-1997, predominant 1981-1997. – 156 cm of textual records.

Series consists of bank statements, cancelled cheques, and cheque stubs recording payments made by John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. Deposit books (1981-1996), bank balance books and records of short-term bank deposits (1987-1996) are also included.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Arrangement: Cancelled cheques and associated bank statements are filed together in chronological order. Short-term bank deposits and GIC records are filed together by year. Deposit books are filed chronologically.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Sales records. – 1952-1995, predominant 1980-1995. – 118 cm of textual records.

Series consists of sales receipts recording payments from clients for antiques and services provided by John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. Both client ledgers (1958-1981) and sales receipts list the date, client name, and cost of the antiques purchased; there are generally two copies of sales receipts (pink and yellow) for John L. Russell Reg'd., and only one copy (yellow) for Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Arrangement: Sales receipts are divided between John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd., and are arranged chronologically. Undated and miscellaneous sales receipts are filed at the end of the receipts. Client sales ledgers are filed alphabetically by client.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Purchase records. – 1950-1999. – 79 cm of textual records.

Series consists of invoices and purchase receipts recording payments made by John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. Invoices record payment requested for utilities, travel, memberships, and antiques purchased from other dealers. Purchase receipts record payments by John L. Russell and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. for antiques purchased from individuals or estates, and generally consist of hand-written lists of the items purchased.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Arrangement: Invoices and purchase receipts are arranged chronologically where possible. Undated invoices and purchase receipts are filed alphabetically by payee.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Financial records and taxes. – 1946-1996, predominant 1980-1996. – 70 cm of textual records.

Series consists of provincial and federal tax records (1966-1996), financial records for John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd., business ledgers recording income, disbursements and payroll information (1946-1995), and general ledgers recording various financial information, such as sales tax payments and bank account balances (1950-1955 and 1973-1988). Tax records include T4 records, provincial and federal corporate tax returns, and remittance records for provincial and federal sales taxes. Also included are financial statements produced by an accountant from 1960 to 1996. Financial statements include monthly statements and invoices, bank statements, receipts, inventory notes, cancelled cheques, and payroll records (1991-1996). Ontario retail sales tax exemption certificates (1988-1994) and stock tapes for various years between 1976 and 1988, recording the value of the stores' inventory, are also included.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Arrangement: Provincial and federal tax records are filed together chronologically by taxation year; miscellaneous tax records are following. Financial statements and stock tapes are filed separately by year. Miscellaneous financial statement documents are filed following those that are dated. Income, disbursement and payroll ledgers are filed chronologically, with miscellaneous ledgers following.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Gallery files. – [ca. 1945-1998]. – 29 cm of textual records, 143 photographs, 5 objects.

Series consists of stock books (1969-1987) recording items for sale, their price, date of sale, and purchase price, a ledger recording the inventory of John L. Russell Reg'd. in 1951, message books, a large guest ledger (1971-1979) recording messages for Russell and Brenner left by clients, and a sales ledger for 1981. Advertising proofs, supplier records, miscellaneous lists related to appraisals and inventories, painting reproductions and notes, photographs, auction sales information (including records related to the final sale and dissolution of John L. Russell Reg'd. and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd.) and correspondence related to Russell's loan of antiques for two film productions are also included.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Physical description: Includes 81 b&w photographs and 62 colour photographs.
Arrangement: Files are arranged by subject. Stock books are filed chronologically. The John L. Russell Reg'd. inventory, sales ledger, message books and Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. general ledger are filed together at the end of the series.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Correspondence files. – [ca. 1945-1998]. – 50 cm of textual records, 53 photographs.

Series consists of business correspondence. Files include correspondence with the Royal Ontario Museum, Rideau Hall, the Rideau Hall Furnishings Committee, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and various individuals such as J. Russell Harper.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Physical description: Includes 10 b&w photographs, 29 colour photographs, and 14 colour negatives.
Arrangement: Correspondence arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Appraisal records. – [ca. 1950-1993]. – 19 cm of textual records, 36 photographs.

Series consists of appraisals for both individuals and institutions. Institutions include the McCord Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Physical description: Includes 34 b&w photographs and 2 colour photographs.
Arrangement: Appraisals are arranged chronologically where possible, and by institution when necessary.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Estate records. – [ca. 1935]-1995. – 7 cm of textual records, 57 photographs.

Series consists of records related to the Monk, Allan and O'Meara family estates, and to the Neilson estate and collection, for which Russell acted as executor in 1983. The Monk estate records include appraisals, inventories and photographs of the collection, and a copy of a lecture delivered by Louis Senecal in 1905 related to the Monk miniatures. The Allan estate file includes records related to the sale of the estate by Russell, and a ledger documenting the appraisal and inventory of the collection. Records related to the O'Meara estate include inventories, appraisals, and correspondence written and received by Lieutenant-Colonel O'Meara. The Neilson estate records include genealogical and family history information, valuation and inventory records for the collection completed by Robert C. Parks, and photographs. The Neilson records also include correspondence with various institutions, such as Les Archives Nationale du Québec, the National Archives of Canada, and the Musée du Québec, as well as with the heirs of the estate, family members Helen and Annette Neilson and Ian Satow.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Physical description: Includes 26 b&w photographs, 30 colour photographs, and 1 slide.
Arrangement: Records are arranged by estate.
Language: Some records are in French.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Research material. – 1744-1796, 1806-1899, 1902-1907, 1945-2000, predominant 1945-1998. – 31 cm of textual records, 318 photographs.

Series consists of photographs and reproductions, newspaper, magazine and article clippings, genealogical information, and notes, all of which are related to Canadian and European silver and furniture, early Canadian portraits, and portrait miniatures. Records related to silver include information on silver marks, and specific pieces, such as the de Lotbinière tea set, the Neilson family collection, and the Mackay service. Early Canadian portraiture records include files on the portraits of James Monk, Annabelle Russell Matheson, and Jean Dessaulles. Genealogical files are related to the Ashworth, Baby, Coffin, de Lotbinière, Monk, Reiffenstein/Goddard/Cady, and Rutherford families. Series also includes notes and documentation regarding William Berczy, correspondence with John Andrew, the research director of the William Berczy Study, with references to the de Lotbinière, Panet (part of the de Lotbinière family), and de Rouville families.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Physical description: Includes 179 b&w photographs, 106 colour photographs, 4 b&w negatives, and 29 colour negatives. Earliest records (before 1945) consist of approximately 1 cm of texutal records.
Arrangement: Records are arranged by subject.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Personal files. – [ca. 1943-1998]. – 32 cm of textual records, 44 photographs.

Series includes correspondence related to Russell's donations to numerous institutions, including the Royal Ontario Museum, National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Winterthur Museum, and McGill and Queen's Universities. Series also consists of correspondence related to Russell's membership in antique and art associations, conference and symposia information, agendas, day planners, guest lists, and records related to his residences in Montreal and Gananoque. Various letters and cards, including those received by Russell overseas during the Second World War, invitations, photographs, clippings related to Russell and his work, records related to the auctions of his Canadiana Collection at Sotheby's (Toronto), and records related to Russell receiving the Order of Canada are also included.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Physical description: Includes 32 b&w photographs, 8 colour photographs, 2 b&w negatives, and 2 colour negatives.
Arrangement: Records are arranged by subject, and chronologically where possible.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Miscellaneous photographs. – [ca. 1945-1998]. – 215 photographs.

Series consists of various photographs, negatives and slides, primarily of portraiture, portrait miniatures, landscapes and silverware.
Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Physical description: Includes 96 b&w photographs, 40 colour photographs, 44 b&w negatives, and 50 colour slides.
Arrangement: Items are arranged by genre.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Box List

Series 1 - Bank records

BoxFolder
Box 1File 1Deposit books - 1981
File 2Deposit books - 1982
File 3Deposit books - 1983
File 4Deposit books - 1984
File 5Deposit books - 1985
File 6Deposit books - 1986
BoxFolder
Box 2File 1Deposit books - 1987
File 2Deposit books - 1988
File 3Deposit books - 1989
File 4Deposit books - 1990
File 5Deposit books - 1991
File 6Deposit books - 1992
BoxFolder
Box 3File 1Deposit books - 1993
File 2Deposit books - 1994
File 3Deposit books - 1996
File 4Miscellaneous bank documents
File 5Bank balance books
File 6Cancelled cheques - 1950-1959
File 7Cancelled cheques - 1960-1969
File 8Cancelled cheques - 1970-1979
File 9Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1981
File 10Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-July, 1981
BoxFolder
Box 4File 1Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Aug., 1981
File 2Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Nov., 1981
File 3Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Dec., 1981
File 4Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1982
File 5Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1982
File 6Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Nov., 1982
File 7Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Dec., 1982
BoxFolder
Box 5File 1Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1983
File 2Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1983
File 3Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1983
File 4Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1984
File 5Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1984
BoxFolder
Box 6File 1Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept-Dec., 1984
File 2Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan-May, 1985
File 3Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1985
File 4Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1985
File 5Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1986
File 6Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1986
BoxFolder
Box 7File 1Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1986
File 2Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1987
File 3Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1987
File 4Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1987
File 5Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1988
File 6Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1988
BoxFolder
Box 8File 1Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1988
File 2Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1989
File 3Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1989
File 4Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1989
File 5Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1990
File 6Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1990
BoxFolder
Box 9File 1Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1990
File 2Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Dec., 1991
File 3Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1992
File 4Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1992
File 5Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1992
File 6Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Jan.-May, 1993
File 7Cancelled cheques and bank statements - June-Aug., 1993
File 8Cancelled cheques and bank statements - Sept.-Dec., 1993
File 9Cancelled cheques and bank statements - May, July, Oct., Dec., 1994
File 10Cancelled cheques and bank statements - March-April, June-Dec., 1996
File 11Cheque stubs - Dec. 17th 1946-May 1st, 1947
BoxFolder
Box 10File 1Cheque stubs - Oct. 29th 1947-April 10th, 1948
File 2Cheque stubs - Oct. 2nd 1948-Feb. 15th, 1949
File 3Cheque stubs - Feb. 17th-Aug 20th, 1949
File 4Cheque stubs - Nov. 17th 1951-April 10th, 1952
File 5Cheque stubs - 1960
File 6Cheque stubs - 1962
File 7Cheque stubs - Jan.-Nov., 1963
File 8Cheque stubs - May 4th-Oct. 31st, 1978
File 9Cheque stubs - Jan. 10th-Aug. 14th, 1981
File 10Cheque stubs - Aug. 20th-Dec. 31st, 1981
BoxFolder
Box 11File 1Cheque stubs - Jan. 9th-July 30th, 1982
File 2Cheque stubs - Aug. 2nd-Dec. 17th, 1982
File 3Cheque stubs - Jan. 4th-Aug. 6th, 1983
File 4Cheque stubs - Aug. 10th-Nov,30th, 1983
File 5Cheque stubs - Jan. 2nd-Aug. 15th, 1984
File 6Cheque stubs - Aug. 17th-Dec. 18th, 1984
File 7Cheque stubs - Jan. 20th-Dec. 26th, 1985
BoxFolder
Box 12File 1Cheque stubs - 1986
File 2Cheque stubs - 1987
File 3Cheque stubs - 1988
File 4Cheque stubs - 1989
File 5Cheque stubs - 1990
File 6Cheque stubs - 1992
BoxFolder
Box 13File 1Cheque stubs - 1993
File 2Cheque stubs - 1994
File 3Cheque stubs - 1995
File 4Cheque stubs - Jan. 3rd 1996-Dec. 13th, 1997
File 5Cheque stubs - Undated
File 6Stock tapes - 1976
File 7Stock tapes - 1980, 1984
File 8Stock tapes - 1987-1988
File 9Short-term deposits and GICs - 1987-1989
File 10Short-term deposits and GICs - 1990-1995

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Series 2 - Sales records

BoxFolder
Box 13File 11Accounts receivable - 1962-1966, 1989 (folder 1 of 3)
File 12Accounts receivable - 1962-1966, 1989 (folder 2 of 3)
BoxFolder
Box 14File 1Accounts receivable - 1962-1966, 1989 (folder 3 of 3)
File 2Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - May 2nd-July 10th, 1972
File 3Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - July 10th-Aug. 14th, 1972
File 4Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug. 14th-Oct. 5th, 1972
File 5Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Oct. 5th-Dec. 13th, 1972
File 6Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - April, 1979
BoxFolder
Box 15File 1Sales receipts - April-July, 1981
File 2Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - August-October, 1981
File 3Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Jan.-July, 1982
File 4Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug.-Oct., 1982
File 5Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - April-July, 1983
BoxFolder
Box 16File 1Sales receipts - Aug.-Dec., 1983
File 2Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - April-July, 1984
File 3Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug.-Nov., 1984
File 4Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Jan.-July, 1985
File 5Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug.-Nov., 1985
BoxFolder
Box 17File 1Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Jan.-July, 1986
File 2Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug.-Nov., 1986
File 3Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Jan.-Oct., 1987
File 4Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - April-July, 1988
File 5Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug.-Dec., 1988
File 6Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - April-July, 1989
BoxFolder
Box 18File 1Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug.-Oct., 1989
File 2Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Jan.-Aug., 1990
File 3Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Sept.-Dec., 1990
File 4Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - May-July, 1991
File 5Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Aug.-Dec., 1991
File 6Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Jan.-Oct., 1992
BoxFolder
Box 19File 1Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - May-Oct., 1993
File 2Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - April-Oct., 1994
File 3Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - 1995
File 4Sales receipts - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - Miscellaneous
File 5Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Feb. 1952-Jan. 1957
File 6Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Aug. 1953-Nov. 1961
File 7Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Feb.-Nov., 1958
File 8Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - May-July, 1961
File 9Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Nov. 1974-March 1977
File 10Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Sept.-Dec., 1979
BoxFolder
Box 20File 1Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - April-Dec., 1980
File 2Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Aug., 1981
File 3Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Sept.-Dec., 1981
File 4Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan. - Dec., 1982
File 5Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Dec., 1983
File 6Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Dec., 1984
File 7Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Dec., 1985
File 8Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Dec., 1986
BoxFolder
Box 21File 1Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Dec., 1987
File 2Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Dec., 1988
File 3Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan.-Dec., 1989
File 4Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Jan. - Dec., 1990
File 5Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - May 1991
File 6Sales receipts - John L. Russell Reg'd. - Miscellaneous
File 7Client sales ledgers - 1971-1974
File 8Client sales ledgers - 1959-1962 (folder 1 of 2)
File 9Client sales ledgers - 1959-1962 (folder 2 of 2)
BoxFolder
Box 22File 1Client sales ledgers - 1962-1971 (folder 1 of 2)
File 2Client sales ledgers - 1962-1971 (folder 2 of 2)
File 3Client sales ledgers - 1971-1980 (folfer 1 of 2)
File 4Client sales ledgers - 1971-1980 (folder 2 of 2)

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Series 3 - Purchase records

BoxFolder
Box 23File 11950
File 21951
File 31952
File 41953
File 51954
File 61955
File 71956
File 81957
File 91958
File 101959
File 111960
File 121961
File 131962
File 141963
File 151964
File 161965
File 171966
File 181967
File 191968
File 201969
File 211970
File 221971
BoxFolder
Box 24File 11972
File 21973
File 31974
File 41975
File 51976
File 61977
File 71978
File 81979
File 91980
File 101981 (folder 1 of 2)
BoxFolder
Box 25File 11981 (folder 2 of 2)
File 21982 (folder 1 of 2)
File 31982 (folder 2 of 2)
File 41983 (folder 1 of 2)
File 51983 (folder 2 of 2)
File 61984 (folder 1 of 2)
BoxFolder
Box 26File 11984 (folder 2 of 2)
File 21985
File 31986
File 41987 (folder 1 of 2)
BoxFolder
Box 27File 11987 (folder 2 of 2)
File 21988 (folder 1 of 2)
File 31988 (folder 2 of 2)
File 41989 (folder 1 of 2)
File 51989 (folder 2 of 2)
File 61990 (folder 1 of 2)
File 71990 (folder 2 of 2)
BoxFolder
Box 28File 11991 (folder 1 of 2)
File 21991 (folder 2 of 2)
File 31992
File 41993
File 51994
File 61995
BoxFolder
Box 29File 11996
File 21998
File 31999
File 4Undated purchase records
File 5Auctions
File 6Miscellaneous purchase receipts

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Series 4 - Financial records and taxes

BoxFolder
Box 29File 7Financial statements - 1960-1965
File 8Financial statements - 1966-1969
File 9Financial statements - 1970-1979
File 10Financial statements - 1980-1985
BoxFolder
Box 30File 1Financial statements - 1986-1989
File 2Financial statements - 1990
File 3Financial statements - 1991
File 4Financial statements - 1992
File 5Financial statements - 1993
File 6Financial statements - 1994
File 7Financial statements - Jan.-July, 1995
BoxFolder
Box 31File 1Financial statements - Aug. 1995
File 2Financial statements - Sept.-Dec., 1995
File 3Financial statements - 1996
File 4Financial statements - Miscellaneous
File 5Financial statements - Sales tax exemption certificates - 1988-1994
File 6Provincial and federal taxes - 1966
File 7Provincial and federal taxes - 1967
File 8Provincial and federal taxes - 1968
File 9Provincial and federal taxes - 1973
File 10Provincial and federal taxes - 1974
File 11Provincial and federal taxes - 1975
File 12Provincial and federal taxes - 1976
File 13Provincial and federal taxes - 1977
File 14Provincial and federal taxes - 1978
File 15Provincial and federal taxes - 1979
File 16Provincial and federal taxes - 1980
File 17Provincial and federal taxes - 1981
File 18Provincial and federal taxes - 1982
BoxFolder
Box 32File 1Provincial and federal taxes - 1983
File 2Provincial and federal taxes - 1984
File 3Provincial and federal taxes - 1985
File 4Provincial and federal taxes - 1986
File 5Provincial and federal taxes - 1987
File 6Provincial and federal taxes - 1988
File 7Provincial and federal taxes - 1989
File 8Provincial and federal taxes - 1990
File 9Provincial and federal taxes - 1991
BoxFolder
Box 33File 1Provincial and federal taxes - 1992
File 2Provincial and federal taxes - 1993
File 3Provincial and federal taxes - 1994
File 4Provincial and federal taxes - 1995
File 5Provincial and federal taxes - 1996
File 6Provincial and federal taxes - Miscellaneous
File 7General ledger - 1950-1955
File 8Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. general ledger - 1973-1988
File 9Payroll ledger - 1957-1962
File 10Payroll ledgers - 1975
BoxFolder
Box 34File 1Income and disbursement ledger - 1946-1950
File 2Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1981
File 3Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1982
File 4Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1983
File 5Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1984
File 6Income, disbrusements and payroll ledger - 1985
File 7Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1986
File 8Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1987
File 9Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1988
File 10Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1989
File 11Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1990
File 12Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1991
File 13Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1992
File 14Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1993
File 15Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1994
File 16Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - 1995
File 17Income, disbursements and payroll ledger - Miscellaneous
File 18Miscellaneous financial records

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Series 5 - Gallery files

BoxFolder
Box 35File 1Painting information (folder 1 of 2)
File 2Painting information (folder 2 of 2)
File 3Advertising proofs
File 4Inventory
File 5Suppliers
File 6Miscellaneous lists
File 7Loans - Film sets
File 8Auction sales
File 9Tim Potter Auction Services
File 10Stock book - Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. - 1969-1985
Box 36File 1Stock book - John L. Russell Reg'd. - 1969-1976
File 2Stock book - John L. Russell Reg'd. - 1976-1978
File 3Stock book - John L. Russell Reg'd. - 1979-1988
File 4Sales ledger - 1985
File 5John L. Russell Reg'd. inventory - 1951
File 6Message book - 1962
File 7Message books - 1976-1990
Box 37File 1Miscellaneous notes, contacts and business cards
Box 51File 1Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. Guest book
Box 53File 1Gallery stamps (5)

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Series 6 - Correspondence files

BoxFolder
Box 37File 1A
File 2B
File 3C
File 4D
File 5E
File 6F
File 7G
BoxFolder
Box 38File 1H
File 2I
File 3J
File 4K
File 5L
File 6M
File 7Mac
File 8Mc
File 9McCord
File 10N
File 11National Gallery
BoxFolder
Box 39File 1O
File 2P
File 3Q
File 4R
File 5S
File 6T
File 7U/V
File 8W
File 9X/Y/Z
BoxFolder
Box 40File 1Russell Harper
File 2Ian McCallum
File 3Department of Indian and Northern Development
File 4Sotheby's re: Paintings
File 5The Brooklyn Museum
File 6Bill Saks - Books
File 7PAC (Public Archives)
File 8Ross Fox
File 9Queen's Archives, Anne MacDermaid
File 10Miscellaneous correspondence
File 11Indian and Eskimo material at Waddington's Auctions, McLean, Sept. 19/83
File 12Winkworth
File 13Alika Webber - Bata
File 14Paul Beau
File 15John Grace
File 16Spendlove and Toronto Museum
File 17Rene Martin re: French cupboard
File 18Rideau Hall (1983)
File 19Rideau Hall - Official Residences Furnishings Committee
File 20The Canadian Fund - The Official Residences Collections Advisory Committee
File 21Official Residences Collections Advisory Committee - Oct. 5, 1992 - Mr. J. Russell
BoxFolder
Box 41File 1Mr. John Russell - Official Residences Collections Advisory Committee - April 8, 1992
File 2Fraser Bros Ltd.
File 3Mary Allodi

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Series 7 - Appraisal records

BoxFolder
Box 41File 4Appraisals - 1950-1959
File 5Appraisals - 1960-1969
File 6Appraisals - 1970-1979
File 7Appraisals - 1980-1983
File 8Appraisals - 1984-1985
File 9Appraisals - 1986-1989
BoxFolder
Box 42File 1Appraisals - 1990-1993
File 2Appraisals - McCord (McGill) - 1975-1982
File 3Appraisals - McCord (McGill) - 1983-1992
File 4Appraisals - Royal Ontario Museum
File 5Undated appraisals

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Series 8 - Estate records

BoxFolder
Box 42File 6Allan Estate
File 7Monk estate
File 8Monk estate - Photographs
File 9Neilson estate - Appraisal
BoxFolder
Box 43File 1Neilson estate - Photographs
File 2Archives Nationales du Québec
File 3Family genealogy
File 4National Archives of Canada
File 5Musée du Québec
File 6Cultural Property Review Board
File 7McCord and Musée de la Civilization (Québec)
File 8Correspondence with Ian satow
File 9Correspondence with Annette Neilson
File 10Correspondence with Helen Neilson
File 11O'Meara estate

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Series 9 - Research material

BoxFolder
Box 43File 12Reproductions and photocopies - Portraiture
File 13Reproductions and postcards
File 14Photographs - textiles, ceramics and sculpture
BoxFolder
Box 44File 1Photographs - Furniture
File 2Photographs - Landscapes, still life and interior scenes
File 3Photographs - Portraiture and portrait miniatures
File 4Slides - Niagara from above and below
File 5Silver - Photographs
File 6Silver - Marks
File 7Silver - Canadian
File 8Silver - European
File 9Silver - French Ecuelle
File 10Silver - De Lotbiniere tea set (now at National Gallery of Canada)
File 11Silver - Norcom Tankard
BoxFolder
Box 45File 1Silver - Neilson Collection
File 2Silver - Mackay service
File 3Genealogical information - General
File 4Ashworth family genealogy
File 5Baby family genealogy
File 6Coffin family genealogy and history
File 7De Lotbiniere family genealogy and history
File 8Monk family genealogy and history
File 9Reiffenstein, Goddard, and Cady families genealogy and history
File 10Rutherford family genealogy and silver
File 11Cady paintings
BoxFolder
Box 46File 1De Lotbiniere family portraits (reproductions and portraits)
File 2Portrait of James Monk
File 3Jean Dessaulles portrait
File 4Portrait of Annabella Russell Matheson
File 5William Berczy
File 6The William Berczy Study
File 7Helen McNicoll
File 8Speaker's Chair
File 9Prissick Furniture
File 10Henderson family and desk
File 11Sheraton sofa table
File 12Weathervanes
File 13Happner Meyer correspondence
File 14Newspaper clippings
File 15Articles and books - General
File 16Notes - Ggeneral
File 17Articles and clippings - Antoine Gabriel Quervelle
File 18Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding antiques
BoxFolder
Box 47File 1Miscellaneous material
File 2La famille Panet
File 3Allen Good correspondence
Box 52File 1Photographic inventory and correspondence with Winterthur Museum (folder 1 of 2)
File 2Photographic inventory and correspondence with Winterthur Museum (folder 2 of 2)

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Series 10 - Personal files

BoxFolder
Box 47File 4Invitations
File 5Correspondence - Brian
File 6Correspondence - [Lucille?]
File 7Correspondence - Aylzio Alves de Souza
File 8Correspondence - Grace Inglis
File 9Correspondence - Erin Maclaren
File 10Correspondence - Harold M. Good
File 11Correspondence - Esmond Butler
File 12Correspondence - 1959-1980
File 13Correspondence - 1981-1985
File 14Correspondence - 1986-1990
File 15Correspondence - 1991-1996
BoxFolder
Box 48File 1Undated correspondence
File 2World War II
File 3Newspaper articles - John Russell
File 4Newspaper articles - Miscellaneous
File 5Newspaper articles - Beaver Hall Antiques
File 6Sotheby's Auction List (folder 1 of 2)
File 7Sotheby's Auction List (folder 2 of 2)
File 8Sotheby's Auction
BoxFolder
Box 49File 1Photographs
File 2Guest lists
File 3Memberships - Associations, museums, etc.
File 4Conferences and symposiums
File 5National Portrait Gallery, Toronto
File 6Order of Canada (1980)
File 7Donations - Art Gallery of Ontario
File 8Donations - Royal Ontario Museum
File 9Donations - McGill University
File 10Donations - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
File 11Donations - National Gallery of Canada
File 12Donations - Queen's University
File 13Donations - Winterthur Museum, Delaware
File 14Donations - various
File 15Exhibition "From the Hearth to the Table"
BoxFolder
Box 50File 1Day planners and agendas
File 2Gananoque - Houses and stores
File 33021 Trafalgar Avenue, Montreal
File 41540 Summerhill Avenue, Montreal
File 5Church property in Pittsburgh Township
File 6Investments, Canada Pension Plan
File 7Miscellaneous pamphlets
File 8Notes - JLR - Special
Box 51File 2Photograph album

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Series 11 - Miscellaneous Photographs

BoxFolder
Box 50File 9Colour slides
File 10Photographs - Negatives
File 11Black and white photographs - Portraits from McCord
File 12Black and white photographs - Miniatures from McCord
File 13Colour photographs
File 14Black and white photographs
File 15Antique photographs

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Oversize and small storage boxes

BoxFolder
Box 51File 1Beaver Hall Antiques Ltd. guest book
File 2Photograph album
N/AOversize reproductions and postcards (from Research material series, Box 43, File 13)
N/AOversize newspaper (from Personal files series, Box 48, File 5)
N/AOversize Sotheby's auction material (from Personal files series, Box 48, File 8)
N/AOversize photographs (from Personal files series, Box 49, File 1)
Box 52File 1Photographic inventory and correspondence with Winterthur Museum (folder 1 of 2)
File 2Photographic inventory and correspondence with Winterthur Museum (folder 2 of 2)
Box 53File 1Gallery stamps (5)

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