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Robert Allen Lailey Gray fonds

  • UTA 1332
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1932

Consists of miscellaneous materials on the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, including programs, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Gray, Robert Allen Lailey

James Joseph Gray fonds

  • UTA 1331
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1907

Consists of correspondence, programs of the Mock Parliament and of the Canadian Rugby Championship, examinations, correspondence and financial records relating to Torontonensis, receipt for subscriptions to the Varsity, and Varsity songbook.

Gray, James Joseph

Solandt Symposium

The Solandt Symposium on Organizing and Managing the Practical Application of Science to Problems in War and Peace was held in Kingston, Ontario from 8-10 May 1994. Its purpose was to honour and celebrate Dr. Solandt and his achievements relating to various aspects of science and technology and, in particular, operational research.

The files contain correspondence and notes regarding various aspects of organizing the conference, along with minutes of the organizing committee; budget and funding information; files on participants, session chairs and speakers; the programme; files relating to the publication and distribution of the proceedings, and a copy of the published proceedings, Perspectives in science and technology: the legacy of Omond Solandt.

David Morgan Grenville fonds

  • UTA 1326
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2009

Records assembled by David Grenville relating to two projects on Omond McKillop Solandt: a proposed biography of him (never completed) and a symposium in his honour (1994) that was published as Perspectives in science and technology: the legacy of Omond Solandt. The files for the biography include original documents, research notes, correspondence, notes, manuscripts and addresses by Solandt (1957-1980) and 66 audio cassette tapes (with tape summaries by Jason Ridler) of interviews Grenville did with Solandt and his colleagues. The files on the symposium contain correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes, financial records, and partial drafts and copies of the book. There are also a number of accompanying photographs.

Grenville, David Morgan

Wrong Family 2006 accession

Bound volume of "Report on the affairs of British North America from the Earl of Durham, Her Majesty's High Commissioner". House of Commons, 1839. With appendices A and B. Annotated and signed by "George M. Wrong 1897".

Wrong, George MacKinnon

George M. Wrong Family fonds

  • UTA 1310
  • Fonds
  • 1762-1995, predominant 1898-1950

This fonds consists of Professor Wrong's academic and professional papers as well as family records relating to George M. Wrong's family as well as those of his in-laws, the Edward Blake family. Among Prof Wrong's professional correspondence with fellow historians, and with politicians of the day such as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, MacKenzie King; and others. Also included are the manuscripts of some of G. M. Wrong's essays and books, concerning Canadian and Commonwealth history. It also contains records relating to the Armstrong and Wrong families including postcards collected during trips overseas to Europe, England, China and Japan, photographs and family histories by G. M.Wrong ca 1938-1948 and by Dr. Norman Wrong in the 1970’s and donated in 1975.

Family records document three generations of the Wrong family predominantly, but also including Margaret Blake (wife of Edward Blake), her daughter, Sophia and wife of George Wrong, their children Margaret (Marga), Murray, Hume, Harold and Agnes, and their cousin, Gerald Edward Blake. Margaret Wrong was a leader in the student Christian movement and missionary educator in Africa. Murray Wrong was Commonwealth historian at Oxford University. Hume Wrong was lecturer in history at the University of Toronto and later diplomat and specialist in Canadian-American relations. Harold Wrong and, his cousin, Gerald Blake were students at the University of Toronto who died in World War I. Agnes Wrong Armstrong was a leader of the Junior League movement in Canada and the United States.

The records include diaries, certificates, correspondence, student papers, articles and poems, press clippings, photographs, and medals. Letters to and from the Wrong family members predominate, especially between George and Sophia and between them and their children. They document a wide range of family matters and the careers, activities, and ideas of the correspondents, along with letters of condolence and tributes on the deaths of some of them. Margaret Wrong’s files include the reports and letters she wrote while with the World Students’ Christian Federation and the International Committee of Christian Literature for Africa.

Wrong, George MacKinnon

Correspondence

The correspondents in this series number just under four hundred individuals, of whom sixty-two read and commented on the entire manuscript (these names are listed on page 723 of the 2002 hardcover edition). The correspondents include Professor Friedland’s research assistants, archivists in the University of Toronto Archives, officials and editors at the University of Toronto Press, other editors, writers and independent researchers with an interest in the University’s history, and members of the public that Professor Friedland met in the course of his research and his giving of talks about the history of the University. The majority of the correspondents are academics and administrative personnel at the University of Toronto and elsewhere who were asked for information or offered their expertise. Some of the correspondence is post-publication reaction to the book.

The research assistants (in addition to those listed in Series I), are Sara Burke, David Bronskill, Colin Grey, Graham Rawlinson and Katrina Wyman. Of the staff in the University of Toronto Archives, Harold Averill was seconded part-time to the project to direct the researchers to the appropriate sources in the University Archives, to offer his knowledge of the history of the University and to read the manuscript. Other correspondents from the Archives are Garron Wells (University Archivist), Marnee Gamble (special media archivist) and Loryl MacDonald (administrative records archivist). The University of Toronto Press, the publisher of the book, is represented by Val Cooke, Ani Deyirmenjian, Malgosia Halliop, Bill Harnum, Anne Laughlin,
Melissa Pitts, and Ron Schoeffel. Presidents (past and current) of the University represented are: Robert Birgeneau, Claude Bissell, George Connell, Robert Prichard, and David Strangway. Some of the academics and university administrators forwarded drafts of articles or excerpts from books they were writing, while others commented on the manuscript or portions thereof. Papers or lengthy memoranda and reports are present on a cross-section of activities, disciplines themes and individuals relating to the University including (with the names of the correspondents in brackets). They include the admission of women (Sara Burke), botanical gardens (John Court), chemistry (Susanne McClelland), Connaught Laboratories (George Connell), engineering (Richard White), fees policy (David Stager), gays and lesbians (David Rayside), Jacob Hirschfelder (Sheldon J. Godfrey), Margaret Eaton School (John Byl), history of medicine (Jacalyn Duffin), medicine (David Bronskill), No. 4 General Hospital at Salonika, Greece during World War I (Mary Louise Gaby), philosophy (John Slater), the proposed Wolfe’s University (D. V. Anderson), women (Katrina Wyman), and women in graduate studies (Natalie Zemon Davis).

In addition to letters, the files may contain articles, notes, memoranda, background documents and publications, and the occasional press clipping A few of the files contain historical items, dating back to 1887, that had belonged early graduates and were forwarded by their descendants, Professor Friedland’s correspondents. The detailed comments on the drafts of the book by the correspondents in this series may, for the most part, be found in Series 4.

Ernest Fidlar fonds

  • UTA 1267
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1953

Fonds consists of records created by both Ernest Findlar, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Includes research, drafts, correspondence, and material related to his service in WWI. Fonds also includes letters written by Gladys Aileen East (his wife) back home when she attended Alma College in the 1920s. Fonds also includes a family tree. See file list for more details.

Fidlar, Ernest

William Hodgson Ellis fonds

  • UTA 1242
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1912

The fonds consists of three notebooks with handwritten notes from Ellis, a 1921 publication by his daughter titled “A Family Record”, and a book, titled “The Elements of Materia Medica & Therapeutics” by Johathan Pereira, marked with inscriptions. One notebook records his career in forensic science with his handwritten notes from criminal cases and correspondence with individuals such as the attorney general and coroner’s offices.

Ellis, William Hodgson

Harry Chandler Elliott fonds

  • UTA 1240
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1971

Correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, estate papers, books of H.C. Elliott, former student (BA 1930; MB 1935) at the University of Toronto.

Elliott, Harry Chandler

Howard D. Chapman fonds

  • UTA 1224
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1985 [bulk dates 1934-1985]

Personal records of Howard D. Chapman, architect and former University of Toronto student, consisting of course notes in architecture (1934-1938) and a course of lectures in architecture (1944); professional files relating to plannnig and construction at the University of Toronto, including the Master Plan Framework for the University of Toronto Campus (1967), photographs of the construction of the Superintendent's Building (1959), sketches and a feasibility study for the Men's Athletic Facilities (1969), a feasibility study for the Faculty Club (1969), a report on the Koffler Student Services Centre, with fees and invoices (1983-1985). Also included: a report and site plan for Innis College by Massey and Flanders Architects (1967-1968), and a site plan for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Library (1968), the Architectural Alumni newsletter and a booklet on Knox College.

Chapman, Howard D.

Ernest (“Van”) Douglass fonds

  • UTA 1221
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1985; (predominant 1970-1985)

Correspondence, notes, brochures, press clippings, and publications documenting Professor Douglass' career as a speech - language pathologist; includes an audiotape of the "Song of Thanksgiving", n.d., written and sung by one of his students.

Douglass, Ernest (“Van”)

William Arthur Charles Harvey Dobson fonds

  • UTA 1219
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1981

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1989-0019: Correspondence, minutes, reports, address and publications relating to Professor Dobson's involvement in organizations specializing in Chinese studies. (4 boxes, 1931-1978)

B1998-0019: Consists of a manuscript and research notes for Professor Dobson's English translation of the Chinese history, Tso Chuan; research notes for a Chinese dictionary; and correspondence with linguistic scholars. (4 boxes, [197-]-1981)

Dobson, William Arthur Charles Harvey

Robert Davies Defries fonds

  • UTA 1211
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1971

Newsletters and other publications relating to the Class of 1911, Faculty of Medicine and an award bestowed on Defries.

Defries, Robert Davies

Robert Edward Dale fonds

  • UTA 1194
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1953

Scrapbook of press clippings and copyprints relating to Bob Dale's athletic achievements in intercollegiate football; souvenir programme for football games; three copy photonegatives; one negative and one positive microfilm reel of the textual material.

Dale, Robert Edward

Dale (William) Family fonds

  • UTA 1193
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1986

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1975-0013 (2 boxes, 1850-1921): Journal and notes by William Dale relating to his stay in Quebec and science subjects, such as, biology, geology, and math. Included are Dale's correspondence protesting against university hiring and pay. Also, contains press clippings and incoming correspondence to William Dale's daughter, Frances Dale, who researched on her father's past as a student and his role in the student protest of 1895.

B2002-0017 (12 boxes, 1868-1986) : This accession documents the life and times of William Dale, professor of classics and Roman history, his wife and his children, primarily Margaret and Frances Dale. This family’s papers consist of three sous-fonds: the papers of Prof. William Dale, the papers of his wife, Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman Dale, and the papers of their daughter, Fredericka Frances Dale. The records in this accession provide an important historical resource on academic life at the University of Toronto as seen through the eyes of a controversial faculty member in the 19th century, and by two students in the early 20th century.

The William Dale sous-fonds documents through diaries, essays, speeches, teaching and lecture notes the academic achievements and contributions of this 19th century former professor of classics and Roman history at the University of Toronto and two other universities. William Dale’s contribution to the development of the curriculum of study in Classics has been described by Robert Wilhelm: “Together, Maurice Hutton and William Dale were responsible for transforming the miscellaneous Classical Curriculum of University College into a course of study that exhibited greater rigor and careful selection of the readings. Dale appeared to have been the guiding force and influence behind the changes in the classics curriculum; his journals showed him working out the details of the courses and the readings and making comparisons between the curriculum at Toronto and the course of study at Oxford.”

His diaries record not only his daily academic and personal activities, but also his impressions, observations and opinions on local and national events, religion, politics, books, and education. They are fairly complete from his student days prior to entering the University of Toronto, through his undergraduate and graduate years (1873), his first teaching experiences, particular at the English High School in Quebec City to 8 of his 11 years as Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Classics (1884-1892). They are especially rich in documenting the operation of the University in general and the Dept. of Classics in particular. Dale wrote essays, lectures and speeches that went largely unpublished. Many of these manuscripts are contained in this sous-fonds, often heavily annotated by his daughter Frances as she organized his papers.

Complementing the William Dale sous-fonds are the papers of his wife, the former Frederika (Frieda) Ryckman whom he met while teaching at Queen’s University following his dismissal from the University of Toronto in 1895. This sous-fonds consists almost entirely of correspondence from William both before and after their marriage in 1901, and from her children and other family members following his death in 1921. The courtship letters from William Dale document not only his love and their relationship, but also his academic and farming activities. Following their marriage, the correspondence describes his activities while on trips to Toronto to teach at McMaster, the local activities in St. Marys and the surrounding farming community when he attended to their farm. The letters are also filled with his discussions of their relationship, family members and the birth of their children. Following Dale’s death in 1921, the correspondence is almost entirely from her two eldest daughters, Margaret and Frances. Records relating to the other children, William Douglas and Emmaline, are sparse, consisting mainly of a few letters from Margaret and Frances and press clippings on birth and marriage. The letters from Margaret and Frances are a rich resource of information on the day to day activities of two female university students living in Toronto in the 1920s. The daughters kept their mother regularly informed on social activities, the weather, lectures and impressions of professors, and their friends. Following this series of correspondence are files of personal documents relating more generally to the Dale and Ryckman families. Included are Mrs. Dale’s diary of her trip with her daughter Frances to Europe in 1934, her marriage certificate, educational diplomas and a file of correspondence between the Dale children during the 1920’s.

The final sous-fonds consists of the papers of Frances Dale. The first three series of diaries, correspondence and University of Toronto materials complement the sous-fonds of her parents. The diaries especially complement the correspondence in sous-fonds 2 since they provide the day to day record of her experience at the University of Toronto, her early career as a high school teacher and her enduring interest in physical education for women. The trip diaries of 1934 and 1936 are filled with her impressions of shipboard travel, the places and people she saw and met and provide a glimpse of life in pre war Europe. Unfortunately there is no diary of her trip of 1939 to Europe immediate prior to World War II. The bulk of the correspondence concerns her research on her father William Dale begun in the 1950’s and which continued into the late 1980’s. This research prompted her to undertake the typing of transcripts of her father’s unpublished essays and these will be found in Series 4. During the 1970’s several academics contacted her regarding her father’s life, especially the event of his dismissal in 1895. Series 5 contains the draft manuscript of the play by James Reaney entitled “The Dismissal” which was undertaken during the University of Toronto’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Robert Wilhelm, a former student of Frances Dale, used the Dale papers to write a number of papers on Prof. Dale, one of which was published?… Manuscripts of these works are also found in this sous-fond.

Frances Dale was also an avid amateur photographer documenting her European trips, family and friends. Individual prints and negatives, as well as a scrapbook provide a unique insight into travelling during the 1930’s. She also collected pictures of her university days, and members of her family as she conducted her research.

Dale, William

Doctoral research and thesis

This series documents Coxeter’s earliest writings and research while a student at Cambridge. It consists of research notes, a draft paper on Schlafli functions and the manuscript to his “old” thesis entitled Petri Polygons: a New Approach to the Study of Regular Polytopes and Skew Polyhedra. There also is a 1930 offprint from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London and a manuscript of Part II of his post-doctoral thesis. Finally, although it predates his attendance at Cambridge in 1926, a 1924 mathematical notebook has been included in this series.

Publishing

This series contains mainly galleys of pasted text for what is presumed to be Kaleidoscopes: selected writings of H.S.M. Coxeter. It also includes approximately 150-200 geometrical drawings, some original, others printed, but presumably most drawn by Coxeter for his many publications. Finally one file contains a typescript entitled “Summary of the first six chapters of Coxeter’s Projective Geometry, 1964”.

Series also contains copies of Professor Coxeter's publications on mathematical problems that have been translated into other languages. This series does not contain any manuscripts to any of the 12 books Coxeter wrote. Series 2, Professional Correspondence, contains some correspondence with publishers regarding some of his books.

Cody Family 1988 accession

Records of members of the Cody and Blackstock families, in particular Henry John Cody, his son Maurice Cody, and his second wife Barbara Blackstock Cody, but including some of her siblings and uncles. Included is correspondence (largely from ca. 1920-1950); records relating to World War I, including correspondence from soldiers at the Front, files on invalided soldiers, along with pamphlets, press clippings and related material; press clippings, pamphlets and correspondence relating to World War II; undergraduate course notes and prize books; lecture notes for courses in church history and related subjects given in Wycliffe College; other notebooks, numerous scrapbooks, and publications relating to education, religion (including the late nineteenth century conflict between the Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church), reconstruction, the temperance movement, and other topics of interest to Dr. Cody; poetry; photographs; artifacts.

Cody Family 1977 accession

Henry John Cody's copy of W. S. Wallace's "A History of the University of Toronto, 1827-1927", with numerous items tipped or laid in, including press clippings, programmes, greeting cards, reports, notes, photographs, pamphlets, and song sheets.

Cody Family 1974 accession

Personal copies of books belonging to Dr. Henry John Cody:

  • Hardie, Martin and Warner Allen. "Our Italian Front", with the following material tipped in: a letter from Charles Hamilton Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, who was associated with the authors in Italy with British military intelligence during World War I, with a black and white photoprint of himself.

  • Pepper, George Wharton. "Philadephia Lawyer: an autobiography", with scattered paragraphs marked for special attention and the following material tipped in: Convocation programme for the conferring by the U of T of the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) on Senator Pepper, and a press clipping reviewing a similar autobiography, "Confessions of an Un-common Attorney", by Reginald L. Hines.

Cody Family fonds

  • UTA 1163
  • Fonds
  • [ca, 1851-]-1977

Personal records of Dr. Henry J. Cody, former President of the University (1932-1944), members of the Cody family including his son Maurice, and his second wife, Barbara Blackstock Cody. Consists of 12 accessions of records.

Henry John Cody records document his activities with external organizations including his role on the Royal on University Finances. Also includes sermons, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, programmes, diplomas, certificates for honors, etc. Other records document Barbara Blackstock Cody and her activities mainly relating to architectural conservancy and the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (1977). Photographs document Henry John Cody's activities at the University of Toronto and other organizations.

Cody, Henry John

Clara Elland Clinkscale fonds

  • UTA 1158
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1959

Course notes and textbooks belonging to Clara E. Clinkscale when she was a student in the Faculty of Arts at University College (BA 1912); problem sets, experiments and exam papers from the years she taught in the Department of Physics during the Second World War.

Clinkscale, Clara Elland

Irving Heward Cameron fonds

  • UTA 1098
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1930

Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B1984-0006: Correspondence, pamphlets, invitation cards, programmes, articles, photographs and lantern slides relating to the Lister Centennial Commemoration, 1927, which Dr. Cameron attended as the representative of the Faculty of Medicine. (2 boxes, 1923-1930)

B1986-0014: Copy of W.S. Wallace's "A History of the University of Toronto, 1827-1927", annotated by Irving Heward Cameron, who recorded additional sources and provided commentary and personal reminiscences. (1 box, 1927)

Cameron, Irving Heward

Lachlan Taylor Burwash fonds

  • UTA 1095
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1895

Contains notebooks, assignments and a textbook of Lachlan Taylor Burwash, who studied Mining Engineering at the School of Practical Science from 1893-1897. Included are Applied Chemistry (1893); Applied Chemistry II (1894?); Physics (1894); Dynamics and Kinematics (1894); Constructive Design and Surveying (1895). Also three general notebooks (1889, 1894, 1895) and assignments and a textbook from Book-keeping (1891).

Burwash, Lachlan Taylor

Print material

Consists of off-prints and clippings from various journals of book reviews and critical articles by E.K. Brown.

Correspondence and biographical

Consists of correspondence with colleagues, publishers, and his wife. Also includes a framed letter from Duncan Campbell Scott, 2 annotated books, educational diplomas and certificates, memoirs, scrapbooks, graduation robes, and various medals.

Edward Killoran Brown fonds

  • UTA 1086
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1988

This fonds consists of three accessions containing correspondence, notes, diaries, certificates and diplomas, manuscripts and copies of printed articles, lecture notes, and photographs documenting Prof. E.K. Brown's career as professor of English literature at the University of Toronto, University of Manitoba and University of Chicago. Also includes correspondence to his widow, Margaret Brown (1953-1988), artifacts such as his doctoral cap, Governor-General Literary award of 1944 and Lorne Pierce Medal awarded to him posthumously by the Royal Society of Canada.

Brown, Edward Killoran

Publications and addresses

This series documents only one of Davidson Black’s publications, but more of his addresses, in particular some he delivered in 1925 before his discovery of Peking Man, and the Croonian Lecture in December 1932 that cemented the acceptance of his research.

Black (Davidson) Family fonds

  • UTA 1084
  • Fonds
  • 1871-2011

Personal records of the Davidson Black family, covering three generations, with particular reference to Davidson Black, the discoverer of Peking Man. Included are his diaries, extensive family correspondence and a few professional letters; files on his education, his employment, including his service in World War I but especially at Peking Union Medical College, his life in China generally, along with a few on his writings, and some artifacts. There is an extensive and well documented photo collection that helps tie the whole together. There are also a number of films made by Davidson Black between the late 1920s and 1932.

Black (Davidson) Family

British Association for the Advancement of Science fonds

  • UTA 1082
  • Fonds
  • 1897, 1924

Fonds consists of 2 accessions

B1987-0045: Photo of 1924 meeting of the Association; the University of Toronto professors represented are Charles Ryle Fay and Robert Morrison MacIver.

B2009-0026: Bound volume of printed programmes, tickets, blank forms, published notices etc. re activities at the Toronto meeting of the Association in August 1897.

British Association for the Advancement of Science

Gerald Edward Blake fonds

  • UTA 1068
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1921

Fonds consists of 3 accessions

B2003-0023 (7 boxes, 1892-1921): This accession documents the short life of Gerald Edward Blake from his birth in 1892, his education at Ridley College and the University of Toronto, to his death on the battlefields of France during World War I in 1916. Series 1 and 3 contain his diaries and correspondence to family members in which he describes his experiences at school, his trips to Britain and France in 1913 and most significantly, his 13 months of service during World War I. The majority of his letters are to his mother during his months overseas, but there are also letters to his sisters, Margaret (1893-1963), Constance (1896-1979) and his brother, Verschoyle (1899-1971). Some of these letters are attached to typescript copies, prepared by his brother Verschoyle prior to 1971. Capt. Blake also sent postcards annotated by him which provide a photographic record of British army life in camp, as well as official coloured war service postcards of the British army in action. Other postcards of street scenes in France and Britain helped to illustrate the places he had been including the town of Pozières near which he was killed in 1916 (Series 5). Other war records include his military orders and notes while at the front, and his copy of active service bible. Correspondence and photographs also document his close friendship with his cousins Hume Wrong (1894 – 1954; BA 1915) and Harold Wrong (b.1891; BA 1913), who was also killed in action in July 1916. After Gerald’s death, Hume Wrong assisted Mrs. Blake in making arrangements for her son’s grave site in France and sent home photographs of the cemetery which he visited in 1920-1921 (Series 5). In addition, Mrs. Blake received other remembrances of her son’s service such as a commemorative medal from the British Army, a copy of the history of his battalion’s service in the War and a copy of Volume II of the British Roll of Honour (Series 4).

B2004-0028 (2 files, 1902-1914): Original diploma of Gerald Blake awarded for Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Toronto, 1914; photocopies of letters from Gerald Blake's father, Edward Francis Blake, to administrators at schools (St. Andrews College, and Ridley College) attended by Gerald Blake, 1902-1904. (Photocopies are from original letterbook of E.F. Blake to be given to the Archives of Ontario).

B2006-0025 (1 file, 1915): Four letters written by Gerald Blake to his sister, Constance and his mother in 1915 while serving in W.W. I. Also includes typescript of "Dedicatory Prayer" on death of Gerald Blake.

Blake, Gerald Edward

Juanita Boozer Bay sous-fonds

This sous-fonds consists of Juanita Boozer Bay’s private papers. The material includes items of a personal and biographical nature, correspondence research material, teaching material, and publications that are arranged according to subject.

Bay, Juanita Boozer

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