Fonds 1393 - William Houston fonds

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Reference code

UTA 1393

Title

William Houston fonds

Date(s)

  • 1883-2000 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

0.13 m of textual and graphic records (1 box and 2 items)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

educator, journalist and graduate of the University of Toronto.

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Scope and content

Included in this accession are the personal bound letter books belonging to educator, journalist and graduate of the University of Toronto William Houston. The two bound volumes date from Dec. 31 1883 to June 13 1891 and from July 6 1891 to Nov. 8 1895. The correspondence covers the period that Houston was a member of the University of Toronto Senate and Legislative Librarian. Also included are notes on Houston family history compiled by Mrs. Eila Hopper-Ross, grand niece of William Houston (ca. 1980s - 2000).

Fonds also includes 2 photographs: a portrait of William Houston ca. 1923 and a photograph of John Houston standing in front of the family home in Waterdorwn, 1937.

Also includes one piece of correspondence from John Houston to "cousin" Theresa McAfee (1935).

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Open

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No photocopying of letterbooks for conservation reasons.

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B2004-0002

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