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Digital Collections

Portrait of General James Wolfe Manuscripts

General James Wolfe Manuscript Collection

The Fisher Library is privileged to be the custodian of the single most important archive of Wolfe manuscript records in the world. This collection is of exceptional cultural and historical importance for all Canadians.

Medieval Manuscripts

Medieval Manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts from the Fisher Library's Manuscripts collection.

Scott Carter

Scott Carter

A collection of drawings, letters and ephemera related to the work of Alexander Scott Carter, born in 1881 in England and studied art and architecture there before coming to Toronto. 



10% of our 800 bound manuscript volumes have been digitized, representing a range of disciplines including history, theology, literature, philosophy, science, and medicine and in languages as diverse as Arabic, English, French, Ge'ez, German, Hebrew, Latin, and Persian. 

Manuscript Fragments

Collection of Manuscript Fragments

Collection of 190 pieces of vellum in Greek and Latin illustrating the history and development of handwriting from the 4th century until the end of the Middle Ages. 

Printed Books

Printed Books

Digitized Printed Books from the Fisher Collection.

Papyrus collection

The Classics Department Papyrus Collection

The Classics Department Papyrus Collection at Fisher consists of three inventory types: the Paper Towel (PT) Inventory from Egypt; the Oxford University Gazette (OUG) Inventory, and the Rostovzteff-Welles (RW) Inventory.

Agnes Chamberlin

The Agnes Chamberlin Collection

Over three hundred original paintings of Canadian flora and mushrooms by Agnes Chamberlin (1833-1913)

Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides

Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides

Pre-1930 Canadian pamphlets and broadsides printed in Canada, by Canadian authors, or about Canadian subjects, mainly of a non-literary nature.

The Canadian Printer and Publisher

Canadian Printer and Publisher

Begun in 1892 and still being published today, the Canadian Printer and Publisher is the national organ of the printing industry in Canada.

The Patent Medicine Collection

The Patent Medicine Collection

A wide range of materials documenting the patent medicine industry from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s and 1970s.

Other Digital Collections Websites

Discover Archives

Discover Archives

Explore archival holdings at the University of Toronto and its federated colleges.


The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin

Documents and artifacts from the initial period of the discovery and development of insulin, 1920-1925 at the University of Toronto.


Anatomia 1522 to 1867

Full page plates and other significant illustrations of human anatomy selected from the Jason A. Hannah and Academy of Medicine collections in the history of medicine.


The Wenceslaus Hollar Collection

The third largest repository for the artistic works of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677).

Barren Lands

The Barren Lands Collection

Documents from two exploratory surveys by J.B. Tyrrell in 1893-94 of the Barren Lands region west of Hudson Bay, in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the area now known as Nunavut.


Heritage U of T

Heritage U of T is a digital collection of archival records, photographs, books, maps, drawings, and sound and moving image files chronicling the University of Toronto’s rich history.