Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00260 2B Annex - Albert Ellis Allin Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00260 2B Annex


Albert Ellis Allin Papers


  • 1915-1966 (Creation)

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29 boxes and items

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Biographical history

Albert Ellis Allin, 1906-1966, was a physician, naturalist and writer who spent most of his working career in Fort Williams, Ontario, where he collected specimens of birds, eggs, and flowers which he sent to the Royal Ontario Museum for its collections.

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The Albert Ellis Papers were presented to the University of Toronto in 1981 by David E. Allin.

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The papers contain his diaries with field notes, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, drafts of articles, notes, minutes of meetings for organizations of which he was an officer, and printed materials including newspaper clippings of columns written by other naturalists but collected by Allin. Included in the correspondence are letters from J. L. Baillie whose papers are also in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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