Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00703 - Simon McInnes Papers

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Simon McInnes Papers


  • 1972-1999 (Creation)

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1 box (13 centimetres)

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Gift of Simon McInnes, 2015

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Includes correspondence from Mavis Gallant to Joan McInnes, 1970s-1990s.

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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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Note regarding correspondence from Simon McInnes:
“My father Graham McInnes met Mavis at the National Film Board when they both worked there in the mid 1940s. This is detailed in his book, One Man’s Documentary (U of Manitoba Press).
He and my mother, Joan, renewed their friendship when my father was posted as Canadian Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris in 1965. After my father died in 1970, my mother kept in touch with Mavis fairly regularly. My mother (1914-2002) lost touch with Mavis after she entered a retirement home in September 2000. “

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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