Manuscript Collection - Robert Finch Papers

Robert Finch Papers Robert Finch Papers, Gift of John C. Cairns

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Robert Finch Papers


  • 1900 - 1995 (Creation)

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62 boxes (8 metres)

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Robert Finch was an accomplished writer, musician and artist. He taught at University College until his retirement in 1970. Finch published 15 vols of verse earning him the Governor General's award twice.

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Collection of drafts and final manuscripts for his published and unpublished writings, correspondence; 170 photographs; family papers including correspondence from his sister Mary and his grandfather John Allen.

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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