Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00183 2B Annex - William S. Martin Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00183 2B Annex


William S. Martin Papers


  • 1858-1932 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

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1 box (approx. 13 cm)

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Biographical history

William S. Martin was the author of three works: The Captain's Story (1868), Our School Days (1869) and The Wild Bells and What They Rang (1871). On the basis of information from the diaries and notebooks, Martin seems to have also been a schoolmaster in the south of England during the middle and late 1860s. By 1886, he emigrated to Toronto and sold insurance.

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The collection consists of notebooks, diaries, account books and memoranda books belonging to or associatd with Martin and his family.

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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:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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