Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00212 - John Mitchell Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00212

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John Mitchell Papers

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  • [195-?] (Creation)

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1 box

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(1880-1951)

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John Mitchell was a Canadian lawyer and author, most famous for his book The Yellow Briar. His other works included The Kingdom of America, The Water-Drinker, Robert Harding and the The Settlement of York County.

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Gift of Elaine Williams, 1982

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Consists of part of the manuscript of John Mitchell's book The Settlement of York County which was published posthumously in 1951 and commissioned by the Municipal Corporation of the County of York to mark the centennial of the beginnings of municipal government in the two Canadas. Also included is correspondence with Mitchell's typist Elaine Williams.

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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: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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CA OTUTF MS COLL00212

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