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Kenneth Douglas Taylor fonds

  • CA ON00399 89
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2017

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Ken Taylor’s career in the foreign service, as well as records related to his personal life.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Personal records; Series 3: Records relating to diplomacy; Series 4: Media and news clippings; Series 5: Awards and honours; Series 6: Ephemera and memorabilia; Series 7: Graphic material; Series 8: Audio-visual records.

Taylor, Kenneth Douglas

Northrop Frye fonds

  • CA ON00399 11
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2001

Fonds consists of records associated with Frye's academic career in addition to some personal records. The fonds is comprised of the following series: 1) Correspondence files; 2) Literary files; 3) Personal files; 4) Professional files; 5) Audio-visual records; 6) Publications by Northrop Frye; 7) Files about Northrop Frye; 8) Artifacts; 9) Miscellaneous printed files; 10) Files relating to the estate of Northrop Frye; and 11) Collected Northrop Frye records.

Frye, Herman Northrop

Jay Macpherson fonds

  • CA ON00399 79
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 2012, predominant 1950-2005

The fonds consists of Jay Macpherson's records relating to her poetry, academic career, and personal life.

Macpherson, Jean Jay

Catherine Schmid fonds

  • CA ON00399 91
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2018, predominant 1988-1991

Fonds consists of eleven sketchbooks and a copy of a presentation given by Schmid at Victoria University in December 2018.

Schmid, Catherine

Earle Toppings fonds

  • CA ON00399 63
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2019

Fonds contains records related to Earle Toppings' professional career as an editor, producer, news caster and educator and includes correspondence with artists and writers, radio scripts, proofs, transcripts of interviews, notebooks and audiovisual material.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Typescripts, proofs and other records; Series 2: Correspondence with Canadian Writers; and Series 3: Records relating to "Canadian Writers on Tape", "Canadian Poets on Tape" and "Nightfall".

Toppings, Earle

International Virginia Woolf Society fonds

  • CA ON00399 51
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2019, predominant 1971-2005

Fonds consists of records related to the establishment and operation of the Virginia Woolf Society.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Administrative Records; Series 3: Records relating to Virginia Woolf Miscellany; Series 4: Articles and news clippings; Series 5: Photographs; and Series 6: Audiovisual Records.

The International Virginia Woolf Society

Bader Family fonds

  • CA ON00399 41
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1951, 1975, 2000

Fonds consists of correspondence from Isabel (Overton) Bader to Alfred Bader, 1949-1951, 1975; correspondence from Alfred to Isabel, 1975; correspondence from Mrs. Overton to Alfred, 1949, 1951; and records re "A Canadian In Love", the published collection of letters with an introduction by Roseann Runte, 2000.

Bader family

Mario Pratesi fonds

  • CA ON00399 69
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1971, predominant 1870-1920

Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence; Records relating to literary works; Photographs; and Family records.

Pratesi, Mario

Donald B. Smith fonds

  • CA ON00399 80
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]-2019

Fonds consists of research and other records relating to Smith's publications on the history of Aboriginal Canada, in particular Sacred Feathers and Mississauga Portraits. See the finding aid for details.

Smith, Donald B.

John Reibetanz fonds

  • CA ON00399 45
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2018

The fonds contains archival records as well as published material, and consists of the following series: Series 1: Literary papers and related records, 1962-2018; Series 2: Published poetry and reviews, 1962-2016; and Series 3: Published research material, 1965-2008.

Reibetanz, John

Albert Frank Moritz fonds

  • CA ON00399 49
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2018

The A.F. Moritz fonds contains records relating to his education, teaching, translation and editing work, journalism and other employment, and, predominantly, his work as a poet.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Education, [195-?]-2002; Series 2: Teaching, 1985-2017; Series 3: Poetry manuscripts, essays and related records 1970-2017; Series 4: Correspondence, 1973-2017; Series 5: Poetry Readings, 1975-2017; Series 6: Periodicals containing material by or about A.F. Moritz, 1969-2017; Series 7: Editing and Watershed Books, 1979-2017; Series 8: Anthologies containing A.F. Moritz poems, 1976-2015; Series 9: Literary related activities, 1973-2017; Series 10: Translation projects, 1973-2016; Series 11: Personal material, 1935-2017; and Series 12: Employment, 1969-2001.

Moritz, Albert Frank

Paul Antoine Bouissac fonds

  • CA ON00399 3
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2015

The fonds contains records of Paul Bouissac and consists of three series: Series 1: Records relating to writing and academic work, 1956–2012; Series 2: Records relating to the Debord Circus and other circuses, 1955–1985; and Series 3: Correspondence, [195-?]-2015.

Bouissac, Paul Antoine

Lawrence Johnston Burpee fonds

  • CA ON00399 4
  • Fonds
  • 1900-[1947?]

The fonds consists of 52 letters, 1 annotated article (An Unconscious Humourist) by Lawrence Burpee, and 1 article about Lawrence Burpee by Pelham Edgar. The majority of the letters were written by Burpee to the Arthur H. Clark Company and concern the publication of the book series "Fur Traders of the North".

Burpee, Lawrence Johnston

F. David Hoeniger fonds

  • CA ON00399 48
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1997

The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, research material and other records relating to publications and intended publications, 1957-1992, including Types of Shakespearean Romance with interpretations of Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest, Pericles, and Medicine and Shakespeare in the English Renaissance; manuscripts, notes, announcements, correspondence and other records relating to lectures and papers given at conferences and seminars, 1964-1997; correspondence, course notes and outlines, research material and other records relating to other academic work, 1951-1980; and photographs of illustrations used in essay in Science and the Arts in the Renaissance.

Hoeniger, Frederick Julius David

Stephen Harold Riggins fonds

  • CA ON00399 50
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2013

Fonds consists of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence,1965-2008; Series 2: Art and records of Khoa Pham, 1976-2011;and Series 3: Writings, 1964-2013.

Riggins, Stephen Harold

Charles Canniff James fonds

  • CA ON00399 16
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1913

The fonds contains James’s records pertaining to his academic career. It includes literary material including material relating to A Bibliography of Canadian Poetry; (annotated) essays on Tennyson; articles and reports; and an acknowledgement of the gift of James’s library to Victoria University Library (1898). The fonds also contains a letter from Wilfred P. Mustard, an author and James's colleague.

James, Charles Canniff

Jennie Huie fonds

  • CA ON00399 28
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1971, 1995

The fonds consists of records that reflect Jennie Huie’s career as a scholar and her research on Anne Thackeray Ritchie.

The fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence, 1956–1971; Records relating to research, 1956–1971; Records relating to writings, 1961-1995, predominant 1961–1964; and Graphic material and memorabilia, 1961–1965.

Huie, Jennie

Kenneth Ramsay Wilson fonds

  • CA ON00399 87
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1989, 2000

Fonds consists of speeches and addresses given by Kenneth R. Wilson at events and symposiums including the Citizen's Forum, World Trade Forum and the National Forum (broadcast on CBC), and to groups including the Rotary Club, the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Empire Club of Canada, and the Victoria College Reunion, etc. Also contains articles written by and about him, and reports on assignments that he was on.

Fonds also includes letters of condolence to his wife Ruth after Kenneth's death in 1952 and letters of condolence addressed to Floyd S. Chalmers, the Executive Vice-President of Maclean Hunter Publishing Company, who was the boss of Kenneth R. Wilson. Contains obituaries, published tributes and the tribute given at his memorial service. Also includes records related to his estate.

Fonds contains several photographs of Kenneth R. Wilson, including a formal portrait by Yousuf Karsh. There is also a short documentary film about Wilson's life and a scrapbook assembled by him that covers his early school days until his work in England on the Canadian War effort (http://pratt116.vicu.utoronto.ca/RS/?r=10061).

The fonds also contains a scrapbook assembled by Kenneth R. Wilson's daughter, Nora Ruth Wilson. This scrapbook mainly consists of images cut out of magazines and newspapers as well as articles related to the end of the war (WWII).

Wilson, Kenneth Ramsay

Margaret S. Gairns fonds

  • CA ON00399 CA ON00399 86
  • Fonds
  • 1929-2005

Fonds consists of four small travel journals belonging to Margaret Gairns that describe several of her trips to Britain in the summers of 1936, 1938 and 1954. The fonds also contains a copy of her MA thesis from Victoria College on Mary Wollstonecraft, which she completed in the mid 1930s. The three photographs show Margaret Gairns with her lifelong friend Marjorie Mann (nee Diehl) VIC3T1, and Marjorie's daughter Susan, whom Margaret considered like her own child.

Gairns, Margaret Susie

Leonard Woolf fonds

  • CA ON00399 66
  • Fonds
  • 1935, 1958, 1964-1968

Fonds consists of correspondence from Woolf to Ellen Alderm, 1935, and Mrs. Easdale, 1935, 1964–1968, primarily regarding submissions to Hogarth Press; and a letter from Woolf to Miss Kirkpatrick.

Woolf, Leonard

J. Howard Woolmer fonds

  • CA ON00399 55
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1986

Fonds consists of correspondence, catalogues, research and production material, photographs and other records relating predominantly to the revised edition of A Checklist of the Hogarth Press 1917-1946 (1986) compiled by J. Howard Woolmer, and including material regarding the first edition (published 1976).

Woolmer, James Howard

Virginia Woolf fonds

  • CA ON00399 65
  • Fonds
  • 1926, 1936, [1939?]

The collection of more than 3000 items contains all the books hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press in London (1917–1932). (The hand-printed works include many variant issues and bindings). It is also a nearly comprehensive collection of Hogarth Press machine printed books to 1946 (the year Leonard Woolf and the Press joined Chatto &Windus) and contains many rarities and all the significant texts. Included are many variant bindings, first editions, subsequent isues and editions, presentation copies, proofs copies, limited editions and signed limited editions. A substantial number of ephemeral publications, press catalogues, announcements and notices enhance the research utility of the collection. (Records for each item can be found in the University of Toronto Library Catalogue.)

Fonds consists of a letter to Clive Bell, 1926; a letter to Stephen [Spender], [1939?]; and a letter to Lillian Turner, 1936.

Woolf, Virginia

Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection

  • Collection

The Collection consists of clippings, catalogues, flyers, dust jackets, advertisements, images, newsletters, and miscellaneous items relating in some way to Virginia and Leonard Woolf, The Bloomsbury Group and the Hogarth Press. They are organized into 19 series based on the origins and purpose of the materials, including those relating to exhibitions, conferences, the publishing industry, Charleston (UK), The Bloomsbury Workshop and the Bloomsbury “industry”.

The Woolf/Bloomsbury Group/Hogarth Press Ephemera Collection

R.C. Trevelyan fonds

  • CA ON00399 67
  • Fonds
  • 1927

Fonds consists of twelve letters written to Mrs. Rosebery concerning writing, travel, friends, social activities and other matters.

Trevelyan, Robert Calverley

Toronto Centre for the Book

  • CA ON00399 71
  • Fonds
  • 1995 – 2009

Fonds consists of minutes, 2002–2009, a historical list of speakers, 2009, and an administrative/financial file, 1995–2008.

The Toronto Centre for the Book

Cameron Tolton fonds

  • CA ON00399 76
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, primarily incoming, 1960-2001; teaching records, including course outlines/descriptions, lecture/research notes, essay topics, transparencies, bibliographies, exam questions, research material, and term papers for French literature and film courses, 1972-2001; records, including photographs, research/biographical material, correspondence, printed publicity material and clippings relating to the Norman Jewison Lecture Series, which featured acclaimed American film directors introduced by Professor Tolton, 1983-1989.

Tolton, Cameron

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  • Collection

The collection is rich in the first English and American editions of Tennyson’s works, including Poems by Two Brothers (1827), In Memoriam A.H.H. (1850), Maud: And Other Poems (1855), Idylls of the King (1859), and Demeter: And Other Poems (1889), among others. It is also a very good general collection of Tennysoniana, containing concordances, pamphlets, periodicals, indexes, biographical essays, and studies of individual poems.

Tennyson, Alfred

Anne Tait fonds

  • CA ON00399 70
  • Fonds
  • 1959–2009, predominant 2001–2007

The fonds is comprised of Anne Tait's records pertaining to her career in writing, producing and broadcasting, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, legal and financial records, casting lists, shooting schedules, reports, publicity material and photographs.

Fonds consists of the following series: Records relating to casting direction, 1959–2003; Records relating to Yeats in Love, 1960–2004; and Records relating to “Iron Road”, 1998–2009.

Tait, Anne

Augusta Stowe-Gullen fonds

  • CA ON00399 26
  • Fonds
  • 1830 – 1989

The fonds consists of Augusta Stowe-Gullen’s records pertaining to her activities as a medical doctor and a suffragette, and to her personal life; of Frederick Cecil Gullen’s records pertaining to his family’s history; and of Agnes Gullen's records pertaining to her personal life and family activities.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Material relating to Augusta Stowe-Gullen; Series 2: Material relating to Frederick Cecil Gullen; Series 3: Material relating to Agnes Gullen.

Stowe-Gullen, Ann Augusta

Francis Sparshott fonds

  • CA ON00399 25
  • Fonds
  • 1942 – 2012

The fonds contains Francis Sparshott’s records pertaining primarily to his academic career and literary endeavours. It consists of three series: Correspondence, 1957–2012; Literary records, 1942–2009; and Academic records, 1943–2007.

Sparshott, Francis Edward

David Sinclair fonds

  • CA ON00399 38
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1974

Fonds consists of research notes and correspondence relating to Sinclair's publications, including correspondence with Germaine Warkentin regarding a controversy over the reprinting of Nineteenth Century Narrative Poems and research notes on English sources for nineteenth century Canadian book history assembled in preparation for his unwritten doctoral thesis, 1972-74.

Sinclair, David Paul

Stanford Patrick Rosenbaum fonds

  • CA ON00399 30
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1953–2011, predominant 1967-2009

The fonds reflects S.P. Rosenbaum's career as an academic and published author.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1923, 1957-1998; Series 2: Records relating to literary and lecture activities, 1953-2011, predominant 1967-2009; Series 3: Published literary articles, 1959-1994; Series 4: Book reviews, 1962-1986.

Rosenbaum, Stanford Patrick

Donald Oakley Robson fonds

  • CA ON00399 24
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1965

The fonds consists of Donald Oakley Robson’s records pertaining to his academic career and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with academics and editors; articles and reviews; an (annotated) copy of his thesis, the Samnites in the Po Valley (1932); (annotated) lectures; notes, addresses and memorials; photographs; material about Robson including 2 essays by Rhena Kendrick; and an in memoriam.

Robson, Donald Oakley

Laure Rièse fonds

  • CA ON00399 34
  • Fonds
  • 1928 – 1994

The fonds consists of Laure Rièse’s records pertaining to her activities as an academic and to her personal life. The fonds includes certificates; awards; contracts; correspondence with friends and with Canadian authors; manuscripts submitted by French and Canadian authors, poets and playwrights to Rièse for editing; records relating to Rièse’s activities as a member of the Advisory Board of the Northrop Frye Centre; correspondence and other material relating to Gerard Mourge; diaries; manuscripts; photographs; videocassettes for a Television Française Ontario (TFO) production entitled Mini-portrait pour le lancement de la foundation; notebooks, agenda books and engagement calendars; notes for speeches and conferences; research files; teaching files; travel journals; and drawings and prints that she collected.

Rièse, Laure Eva

Alfred Henry Reynar fonds

  • CA ON00399 23
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1900

The fonds consists of A.H. Reynar’s records pertaining to his activities as an academic and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence; an essay on Tennyson’s In Memoriam; 2 articles by Reynar; and a student register.

Reynar, Alfred Henry

Janis Rapoport fonds

  • CA ON00399 37
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2000

The fonds consists of Janis Rapoport’s records pertaining to her activities as a writer, editor and educator, and to her personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, professional files, legal records, publications, manuscripts, and personal files including photographs and sound recordings. Douglas Donegani material is also included.

The fonds consists of the following series: Series 1: Ethos Cultural Development Foundation records; Series 2: Neighbourhood journalist files; Series 3: Writer-in-Residence; Series 4: Teaching files; Series 5: Manuscript files; and, Series 6: Personal records.

Rapoport, Janis

Raymond Massey fonds

  • CA ON00399 81
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1977, predominant 1923-1966

The fonds consists of records related to Raymond Massey's career as an actor, as well as records related to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, scripts, legal records, manuscripts, drafts and notes related to speeches, reports, contracts, publicity material and photographs.

Fonds consists of the following series: Series 1: Records relating to performances, 1923-1976; Series 2: Scripts, 1926-1974; Series 3: Professional records, 1940-1976; Series 4: Writings, 1940-1979; Series 5: Correspondence, 1927-1978; Series 6: Personal records, 1915-1977; Series 7: Photographs, 1923-1976; and Series 8: Memorabilia and publicity, 1896-1971.

Massey, Raymond

Viola Leone Whitney Pratt fonds

  • CA ON00399 21
  • Fonds
  • [1910?]-1984

The fonds consists of records associated with Viola Whitney Pratt's career as a teacher and writer, her work in various non-for-profit organizations, E.J. Pratt's writings, and her personal life. The fonds is arranged in five series; see finding aid for details.

Pratt, Viola Whitney

Mildred Claire Pratt fonds

  • CA ON00399 22
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1996

The fonds consists of records associated with Claire Pratt’s career as writer and artist, in addition to family records. Fonds is is arranged in four series.; see finding aid for details.

Pratt, Mildred Claire

Edwin John Pratt fonds

  • CA ON00399 20
  • Fonds
  • [1882?] - 2000

The fonds consists of E.J. Pratt’s records pertaining to his activities as a teacher, minister and poet. It contains manuscripts and published works by E.J. Pratt, as well as notebooks, drafts of poems, lecture notes, letters, critical works and theses, photographs and memorabilia. The fonds is arranged in seven series; see finding aid for details.

Pratt, Edwin Dove John

Marjorie Pickthall fonds

  • CA ON00399 19
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1969

The fonds consists of Marjorie Pickthall’s records pertaining to her activities as a poet and writer. The fonds includes: correspondence, including correspondence with Helena Coleman (1908-22), and Pelham Edgar (1903-04); manuscripts including (annotated) poems, short stories and articles; personal material including photographs; artistic material by Pickthall including paintings and drawings; and, other material.

Pickthall, Marjorie Lowry Christie

Michael Phillips fonds

  • CA ON00399 74
  • Fonds
  • 1957-2015

These fonds consists of Michael Phillips' records relating to his academic writings, including his extensive correspondence with Blake scholars, publishers, and printers as well as records related to lectures, exhibits and research in printmaking, 1957-2015. The fonds is arranged typically by work or activity and includes the following subject headings: The Poetical Sketches of William Blake (Ph.D. Thesis, 1968); William Blake: Essays in Honour of Sir Geoffrey Keynes (published 1973); Lectures and Research, 1974-1976; Interpreting Blake: A Volume of Studies (published 1978); Modern Language Association's Special Session on the Bicentenary of Poetical Sketches (Dec. 1983); An Island in the Moon (published 1987); "The Composition of Pope's Imitation of Horace, Satire, II.i" (published in Alexander Pope: Essays for the Tercentenary, 1988); Tate Britain William Blake Exhibition and Catalogue (2000); The Creation of the Songs (published 2000); The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (published 2011); Items Relating to Geoffrey Keynes; Books Annotated by G. Wilson Knight; "The Printing of Blake's Illustrations to the Book of Job" (published 2005); "The Printing of Blake's America a Prophecy" (published March 2004); "Printing Blake's Songs, 1789-1794" (published September 1991); "William Blake and the Sophocles Manuscript Notebook" (published 1997); Research on printmaking and Blake's illuminated printing ; and "William Blake : Apprentice and Master" Exhibit at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford", etc.

Photographs are of images of works by Blake, printmaking techniques and tools as well as images used in the catalogue for the Ashmolean Museum's Blake exhibition in 2014.

Phillips, Michael

Paris Posters

  • Collection
  • 1968

The Paris Posters

Solomon Alexander Nigosian fonds

  • CA ON00399 43
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2014, predominant 1966-2008

The fonds contains material that documents S.A. Nigosian's scholarly and teaching career, as well as his role as a minister of the Armenian Evangelical Church and a member of the Armenian community in Toronto.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Scholarly activities/publications records 1970-2011; Series 2: Teaching records, 1966-2013; Series 3: Armenian community and church records 1961-2005; Series 4: General correspondence, 1971-2014; and Series 5: Personal records, 1949-1976, 1996-2001.

Nigosian, Solomon Alexander

Jane Millgate fonds

  • CA ON00399 42
  • Fonds
  • 1976-2002

The Jane Millgate fonds contains records pertaining to her academic career and spans the years 1976 through 2002. It primarily includes correspondence, drafts, typescripts, research materials, reports and other records relating to her work on the novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Series 1: Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, 1976-2000; Series 2: Siege of Malta, 1976-2001; Series 3: Sir Walter Scott's Magnum Opus, [ca.1977]-1987; Series 4: Royal Society of Canada, 1977-1991; Series 5: Walter Scott; the Making of the Novelist, [ca. 1984]-1987; Series 6: Scott's Last Edition: a Study in Publishing History, 1986; Series 7: Toronto Centre for the Book, 1994-2002; Series 8: Macaulay, 1973; Series 9: Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence, [ca. 1995]-[ca. 2002].

Millgate, Jane

Millar MacLure fonds

  • CA ON00399 27
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1990

Fonds consists mostly of correspondence and other material relating to MacLure's career as a scholar and teacher of English literature. The first series of general material includes copies of curriculum vitae, lists of his publications, texts of addresses, review articles, and notes on Dickens. Several autobiographical essays, scripts, and pen drawings in the same series are more personal in nature. The second and largest series consists of correspondence, most of which involves professional concerns. The general correspondence files, however, do contain personal items. The third series includes offprints of MacLure's published articles and reviews, as well as reviews of his books by other authors. Series four consists of research notes on the Paul's Cross sermons and preachers, and series five of notes on George Chapman and "Renaissance psychology".

MacLure, Millar

Eva Kushner fonds

  • CA ON00399 44
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2007, predominant 1960-2001

The fonds consists of the following series: records relating to publications, 1961-2004; articles, addresses and related records,1950-2003; personal records, 1937-2004; records relating to professional activities and teaching, 1952-2007.

Kushner, Eva

Raymond Knister fonds

  • CA ON00399 18
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1949, predominant 1924-1931

The fonds consists of Raymond Knister’s records pertaining to his activities as an editor, writer and poet, and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence, (annotated) manuscripts including a poem mounted on a drawing by Myrtle Gamble, copies of My Star Predominant, White Narcissus and several short stories, essays and reviews; photographs and drawings; and other material.

Knister, Raymond

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