Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00411 (Downsview Offsite) - Hugh Halliday Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00411 (Downsview Offsite)


Hugh Halliday Papers


  • 1940-1980 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

17 boxes (4 metres)

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Name of creator

(b. 1896)

Biographical history

Hugh Halliday was a naturalist, journalist, author and photographer, and the author of Wildlife Friends, Adventures Among Birds, Adventures Among Animals and Bird Land.

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Scope and content

The collection includes typescript drafts of Halliday's columns on birds and nature for The Toronto Star Weekly and other publications; alphabetical subject files; reader correspondence and correspondence with naturalists, birders, publishers, editors and friends (including extensive correspondence with Al Oeming, founder and director of the Alberta Game Farm, and one letter from John Diefenbaker); photographs of mushrooms, insects, animals and birds by Halliday; notes and sketches; print and ephemera.

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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: Please note that this material requires 2 business days to retrieve.

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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