Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00017 2B Annex - E.A. (Edwin Austin) Hardy Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00017 2B Annex


E.A. (Edwin Austin) Hardy Papers


  • 1898-1940 (Creation)

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2 boxes (26 cm)

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Edwin Austin Hardy was an Ontario teacher, author and editor. He was born at Laconia, New Hampshire, on August 30, 1867. Shorlty afterward his parents moved to Uxbridge, Ont., where he received his schooling. Hardy's principle profession was teaching, but beginning in 1894, when he became a library trustee at Lindsay, Ont., he also championed the cause of public libraries across the province. He was a driving force in the foundation of the Ontario Library Association in 1900 and served as its secretary for a quarter century. He was president of the association in 1925/26.He was also a secretary of the Canadian Authors' Assocation and an officer in other organizations.

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The collection consists of correspondence pertaining to Hardy's anthology of Canadian poetry, his secretarial duties for the Canadian Authors' Association, his editing of a directory listing of Canadian artists in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation Bulletin, and his collection of autographs.

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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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