Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00039 (Downsview Offsite) - Walter Bauer Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00039 (Downsview Offsite)


Walter Bauer Papers


  • 1950-1976 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

4 boxes (52 cm)

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Biographical history

German poet and writer emigrated to Canada in 1952. Professor of German at the University of Toronto. Won the Albert Schweitzer prize for his biography of Fritjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer. Published over 60 books.

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Collection of drafts, revisions of short stories and radio plays;typescripts of poems.

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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: Please note that this material requires 2 business day to retrieve.

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  • English
  • German

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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