Accession MS COLL 00160 - William Arthur Deacon Correspondence

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00160-MS COLL 00160

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William Arthur Deacon Correspondence

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  • 1919-1977 (Creation)

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28 boxes (5 metres)

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(1890-1977)

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Canadian writer & literary critic, William Arthur Deacon was born in Pembroke, Ontario in 1890 and grew up in Stanstead, Quebec. He received his early education in Stanstead and attended McGill & Victoria College, U of T. He was literary editor of Saturday Night,and the Globe& Mail from 1936 until his retirement in 1960. He was also author of a number of books including My Vision of Canada (1933) and th Four Jameses (1953).

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Series consists of correspondence sent and received by William Arthur Deacon on literary subjects, particularly in
regards to Canadian literature. Passive correspondence and carbon copies of active correspondence with authors, publishers, organizations and readers relates primarily to the professional activities of William Arthur Deacon, including the reviews he wrote for Saturday Night and The Mail and Empire (amalgamated as The Globe and Mail); his participation within literary organizations such as the Canadian Authors’ Association (C.A.A.); publicity for his own books; biographical information and photographs of Canadian authors.

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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

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CA OTUTF MS COLL00160

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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