Series 2 - Correspondence

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UTA 1060-B2003-0017-2

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Correspondence

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  • 1951-1996 (Creation)

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4 files of textual records

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This series begins with a file of letters between Dr. Bissell and Hugh MacLennan. The earliest ones document a visit by MacLennan to the Graduate Department of English at the University of Toronto in 1951. They are followed by letters about Bissell’s appointment as president of the University in 1958, and the last few letters concern the nomination of MacLennan in 1978 for the annual Royal Bank of Canada Award.

The remaining letters, arranged chronologically from 1973 to 1996 but concentrated in the year 1990, consist of an exchange of greetings and information between the Bissells and friends, colleagues, former students, and professional acquaintances. The file for 1990 reveals Dr. Bissell’s continuing close connection with the University of Toronto and his support of many individuals and initiatives in academe and in the arts.

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B2003-0017/001(03)-(06)

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