Series 1 - Personal

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UTA 1294-B1998-0006-1-1




  • 1912-1997 (Creation)

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0.70 m of textual and graphic records

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These boxes contain personal materials relating to my early years, my undergraduate years, various correspondence from and to family members and others, materials relating to the immediate family, files involving homes and other property that we owned, my income tax returns, other financial matters, and assorted other files.

There is relatively little material relating to my early years, including my high school years (files 3 and 4). I saved very little of that material. Similarly there is very little with respect to my University undergraduate years (files 5-16). There are no files relating to courses in Commerce and Finance (file 7). There are a few scattered things involving the university fraternity, the University College Literary and Athletic Society (UC “Lit”), U of T athletics, Hart House, and the Historical Club (files 6-13). A few postcards and letters and newspapers relate to the World University Service (WUS) trip to West Africa in the summer of 1955 and the many trips thumbing through the states while an undergraduate and law student (files 14 and 15). Material relating to my time at law school is contained in the “Law School” sub-series in Series 4.

I have included correspondence and other documents involving our children and the immediate family (files 17-27) and letters received from Judy’s and my folks while we were in Israel (files 28-30). Letters relating to our times in Cambridge are found in the boxes on Double Jeopardy and Law Reform (Series 5).

There are files relating to the purchase and sale of 169 Hillsdale, our first house, and the purchase and rentals while away of 77 Belsize Drive, our second house (files 31-38). There is also a file on the purchase and sale of property in Barrie, Ontario (file 39). I have not included at this time the material that I have on the purchase from Dean WPM Kennedy’s son, Frere, in 1983 of the Kennedy property in Kearney, Ontario, where our summer place is.

I have included a file relating to the estates of Ben and Sarah Garfield, Judy’s uncle and aunt, of which I was an executor (file 48). There are also other financial matters in the files, particularly my income tax returns for the years 1963-1992 (files 50 and 52-57).

Other miscellaneous files include records of the Public Lending Rights scheme (file 41), a Cambridge Boat Race Dinner speech that I gave in 1990 (file 42), some correspondence with Jewish groups (file 43), and various who’s who entries (file 40).

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-Files /003(33) and (36) were combined with file (35)
-There are no files (45)-(47) and (51) in box 004.


The contents of the file on Nancy Friedland’s involvement with the Innis Herald as a writer and designer [box 003, file 24] have been removed to box 005, file 04.


Photoprints have been removed from:
Box 001, file 02 to box 001P, file 01
Box 001, file 04 to box 001P, files 02 - 04
Box 001, file 05 to box 001P, file 05 and 002P, file 01
Box 001, file 06 to box 001P, file 06 and 07
Box 001, file 08 to box 001P, file 08
Box 001, file 11 to box 001P, file 09.
Photonegatives have been removed from box 001, file 14 to box 001P, file 10.
Photoprints have been removed from:
Box 001, file 15 to box 001P, files 11 and 12
Box 001, file 16 to box 001P, file 13
Box 001, file 17 to box 001P, file 14
Box 002, file 18 to box 001P, file 15
Box 002, file 19 to box 001P, file 16
Box 002, file 20 to box 001P, file 17
Box 002, file 21 to box 001P, file 18
Box 003, file 23 to box 001P, files 19 and 20
Box 003, file 25 to box 001P, file 21
Box 001, file 39 to box 001P, file 22

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