Accession B2003-0005 - Wrong Family 2003 accession

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UTA 1310-B2003-0005


Wrong Family 2003 accession


  • 1762-[197-], predominant 1880-1940 (Creation)

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5.66 m of textual and graphic records (19 boxes)

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  • Donated to the University of Toronto in 1954
  • Transferred to the University Archives from the Rare Book Library in April 2003

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This accession consists of Professor Wrong's professional correspondence with fellow historians, and with politicians of the day such as Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Robert Borden, MacKenzie King; and others. Also included are the manuscripts of some of G. M. Wrong's essays and books, concerning Canadian and Commonwealth history. 19th century documents relating to the Nairne family and collected by Wrong during his writing of "A Canadian manor and its seigneurs" were donated to the University Library in 1938 and bear the Library’s stamp.

This accession also contains some records relating to the Armstrong and Wrong families including postcards collected during trips overseas to Europe, England, China and Japan, photographs and family histories by G. M.Wrong ca 1938-1948 and by Dr. Norman Wrong in the 1970’s and donated in 1975. Family correspondence is limited to primarily the photocopied letters of Prof. Wrong to his son, Murray from 1908 to 1924.

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This finding aid and the arrangement of these records is based on the work undertaken by the Rare Book Library in 1984 and earlier. For conservation reasons, folders have been replaced and graphic materials separated from textual materials. Thus box numbers have been altered. Researchers should ignore any extraneous notations to containers or file numbers.

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