File 2006 01 10 - Diary from Toronto

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CA ON00389 2-1-2006 01 10


Diary from Toronto


  • December 21, 1957 - January 20, 1958 (Creation)

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1.4 cm of textual material (160 p.) : 12.8 x 20.3 cm

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File consists of a notebook containing 86 pages of diary entries made by Watson while pursuing her PhD at the University of Toronto, including one loose page of research notes. Diary entries focus primarily on her academic reading but also include reflections on her emotional state, her surroundings, her correspondence with her husband Wilfred and others and her academic experiences.

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Title based on contents of the file. Ephemera has been removed from notebook into adjoining envelope. No publication of this material, in whole or in part, without the permission of the Literary Executor.

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