Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00047 - Henry Sproatt Collection

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Henry Sproatt Collection


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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

7 boxes and items

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Biographical history

Henry Sproatt was a Toronto architect widely recognized as an authority on Gothic architecture. Buildings he designed include Hart House, Burwash Hall and Tritinty College at the University of Torontoa nd the National Research Council Building in Ottawa. From 1926-1929 he was President of the Royal Academy of the Arts.

Archival history

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Presented to the University of Toronto Library by Henry Sproatt.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of autographs, letters, photographs and printed material, chiefly of Canadian interest, that was collected by Sproatt.

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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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