Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00218 - Literary Club Papers

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Literary Club Papers


  • 1930-1934, 1984 (Creation)

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1 box (8 cm)

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The Literary Club, a successor to the earlier Ernescliffe Club, was founded by a group of graduates of Humberside Collegiate in Toronto. They met to discuss literature and to read their own writings between 1930 and 1934, while most of them were attending Victoria College, University of Toronto. Members included Dr. William Feasby and Professor Munro Beattie.

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Gift of Lois Milani and Norma Lynes, 1984.

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This collection consists of the minutes of the Literary Club, as well as correspondence of various members with Mrs. Norma Lyne, brief biographies of the members, and a portion of the untitled reminiscences of Henry H. Noyes.

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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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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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