Series 4 - Comments on drafts

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UTA 1294-B2002-0022-4


Comments on drafts


  • 1998-2001 (Creation)

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0.80 m of textual records

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In his “Introduction” , Professor Friedland writes, “Series 4 contains the comments made on the text by the many knowledgeable persons who read the manuscript. In some cases the comments are very extensive. Only the pages where comments were made are included. The correspondence files in Series 2 also contain e-mail and letters commenting on the text. Series 4 is limited to comments
written directly on a copy of the text. Francess Halpenny, a former managing editor of the U of T Press, started as one of these readers. Her comments were so perceptive and helpful that she agreed to be the principal textual editor of the manuscript.”

In addition to Professor Friedland’s researchers, Harold Averill of the University Archives, and editors at the Press, all of whom commented extensively, the comments of number of people with diverse backgrounds proved particularly helpful. They include Michael Bliss, historian; George Connell, a former president of the University; Jackie Duffin, a specialist in the history of medicine from Queen’s University; Judith Friedland (Professor Friedland’s wife), who is writing the history of her department (occupational therapy); Robert Gidney and Wynne Millar, specialists in higher (especially medical) education; James Greenlee, the biographer of Sir Robert Falconer; Donald Guthrie, University solicitor; John Slater, who was writing the history of philosophy at the U of T; and Stephen Waddams, professor of law.

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The arrangement in this series is alphabetically by author. For a detailed listing see Appendix 6.

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