Accession MS COLL 00160 - William Arthur Deacon Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00160-MS COLL 00160

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William Arthur Deacon Papers

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  • 1893-1977 (Creation)

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104 boxes and items (14 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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Acquired from the estate in 1974; additional gifts from Lloyd C. Haines in 1988, 1992 and John Lennox in 1989.

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Collection of personal & business correspondence with authors,publishers, organizations, readers; minutes of the Canadian Authors Assoc.; manuscripts and typescripts of his writings and lectures as well as galleys and publicity for his books; clippings and scrapbooks of his columns and articles in the Globe & Mail and Saturday Night; 976 photographs of Canadian and international 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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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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