CA OTUTF MS COLL 00148 (Downsview Offsite)
- [193-]-[199-] (Creation)
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Richard Pennington was born in Rugby, England, in 1904. He received his B.A. from the University of Birmingham in 1924 and a Library Diploma from the University of London in 1932. Pennington has had a varied career: he's been an author, librarian, a bibliographer and an amateur printer. He was the Head Librarian of the University of Queensland in Australia (1939-46) and a University Librarian at McGill University in Montreal (1947-64). When he retired from McGill in 1964, he moved to France and founded a private press, the Presse de l'Apricotier abattu.
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Donated by Pennington in several accessions, beginning in 1982.
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The collection consists of Penningtons's writings, research materials and correspondence. It includes material relating to his research on the etchings of Wenceslaus Hollars, along with drafts of his book A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wencelaus Hollar, 1607-1677 (1982). It also contains material relating to his book Peterley Harvest: The Private Diary of David Peterley (1960) and to his unpublished memoirs. There are also letters from various English authors and correspondence and papers relating to his work as librarian and secretary of the National Liberal Club in London, England, in the 1930s. Some of the later material relates to Pennington's private press publications.
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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. Please note that this material requires 2 business days to retrieve.
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto