Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00026 - Joseph Burr Tyrrell Papers

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Joseph Burr Tyrrell Papers


  • 1870-1957 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

241 boxes and items (38 metres)

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Biographical history

Joseph Burr Tyrrell was a Canadian geologist, explorer, surveyor, engineer and mining consultant.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Papers were bequeathed to the University of Toronto Library by J.B. Tyrrell and came to the Library following his death in 1957

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The collection consists of correspondence, reports, notebooks, drafts for articles and books, family papers, maps, large collection of photographs, clippings and memorabilia.

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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:

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  • English

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