Fonds 2057 - Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society fonds

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CA ON00357 2057


Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Women's Literary Society fonds


  • 1891-1927 (Creation)

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14 cm of textual records

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The Women's Literary Society was formed during the 1890-1891 academic year. It had an aim to provide interesting discussion of literary topics. The stated object was "literary improvement and social intercourse" and to provide "a focus for women's activities." The Society met bi-monthly and also held a joint meeting with the Men's Literary Society at regular intervals.

Archival history

Originally, these records were part of the Records related to Women collection (fonds 2069). In 2017, they were made into a separate fonds.

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Records in accession 2007.041v were received from the York Pioneer & Historical Society in 2007.

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Fonds consists of the records of the Women's Literary Society (Ladies' Literary Society) including constitutions, minutes of meetings, financial records, and song books.


No further accruals are anticipated.

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See also the Ephemera Collection:

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