- 1883-2000 (Creation)
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0.13 m of textual and graphic records (1 box and 2 items)
Name of creator
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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Conditions governing reproduction
No photocopying of letterbooks for conservation reasons.
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No finding aid.