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Claude Bissell fonds
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While a master’s student at the University of Toronto in 1936-1937, Dr. Bissell made detailed notes for his courses; those for ‘Victorian thought’ and ‘The origins and development of Romanticism’, along with course outlines and a few of his term p...

Education: Cornell University

Consists of essays written by Bissell in the course of his graduate studies at Cornell University. The essays are divided and arranged by subject.


Drafts of both theses document Bissell’s earliest writings as an academic.

Family correspondence

This is mainly correspondence before 1950 between Claude Bissell and his family as well as with his wife Christine. Most notably it includes hundreds of letters between Bissell and his mother and sister during WWII. This series also includes corr...

Bissell 2nd 1986 accession

General correspondence (1962-1984); miscellaneous literary correspondence (1940-1976); correspondence with literary and other people such as Burgon Bickersteth, Robert Finch, Northrop Frye, Hugh Hood, Mordecai Richler, Lester Pearson, Malcolm Ross...

Bissell 2013 accession

Scrapbook documenting the Canadian Art Exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London, 1938. Includes mainly reviews from various newspapers but these are extensive. It was prepared by the Press Office, Canada House.


This series is made up of personal correspondence relating to his career, honours promotions as well as miscellaneous professional correspondence sorted and filed by decade. This series also includes correspondence filed by individuals, many of w...

Articles, papers and reviews

While Bissell published and commented extensively on English Literature and Higher Education, this series contains only a few of Bissell’s writings in draft form or near final typescript. Most manuscripts for publication can be found in earlier a...

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