Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00264 2B Annex - Elsinore Haultain Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00264 2B Annex


Elsinore Haultain Papers


  • 1911-1961 (Creation)

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2 boxes and mapcase (19.5 cm)

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Biographical history

Elsinore Haultain was born in Toronto in 1894. She attended University College, University of Toronto, where she founded a student magazine, the Rebel, in 1916. When she graduated with a B.A. in English and History in 1918, she was awarded a scholarship from the Canadian Reconstruction Association to study the conditions of women's employment in Canada. She received her M.A. from U of T in 1920, and was appointed lecturer in history at the University of Saskatchewan in 1921. From 1933 to 1960, she worked at Ryerson Press where she became Advertising Manager. At the time of her retirement in 1960, she was teaching a course on Biography for the University of Toronto's Extension Department. She died in 1987.

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Biographical history

George Ewan McCraney (1868-1921) was uncle (by marriage) to Elsinore Haultain. He took his B.A. from University of Toronto in 1892, his law degree in 1895. From 1895 to 1902 he practised law at Milton, Onto In 1902 he moved to Rosthern, Sask. where he practised law successfully, eventually moving his main office to Saskatoon. In 1906 he was
elected Liberal M.P. for Rosthern and in 1909 M.P. for Saskatchewan. In 1911 he attended the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as one of the House of Commons representatives. widely known and respected, although no longer active in politics, he was favoured for lieutenant-governor of Saskatchewan in 1921, but died before any appointment was made.

In 1906 McCraney married Elizabeth Cowan, of Toronto, (sister to Margaret Dickson MacPherson who was Elsinore Haultain's mother). There were no children.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Patricia Bailey and Margaret Littlejohn from the Estate of Elsinore Haultain, 1987.

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Scope and content

Collection consists of manuscript notes and drafts, both holograph and typescript, for Haultain's biographical sketch of Lorne Pierce, as well as correspondence to Haultain. Collection also contains the 1911 Coronation memorabilia of her uncle, George Ewan McCraney.

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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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