Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00043 - Austin Seton Thompson Papers

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Austin Seton Thompson Papers


  • [197-]-1980 (Creation)

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6 boxes

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Biographical history

Austin Seton Thompson was a Toronto-born and bred writer.

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Gift of Thompson's wife, Joan Thompson, 1986.

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The collection consists of drafts (corrected and final) and copies of the photographs for Thompson's books Spadina: A Story of Old Toronto (1975) and Jarvis Street: A Story of Triumph and Tragedy (1980), as well as the research notes and other material for Jarvis Street. Some correspondence is also included.

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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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