Fonds F 1076

William Kirby fonds

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William Kirby fonds
Dates of Creation
1830-1929, predominant ca. 1850-1929
Physical Description

4.5 metres of textual records

ca. 175 photographs : prints

24 maps

2 posters

1 painting

Scope and Content

Fonds consists mainly of correspondence with authors and political figures. Fonds also includes diaries, commercial records, scrapbooks, newspapers, periodicals, as well as some maps and photographs. The records document William Kirby's career as an author plus his interest in the history of the Niagara region, his connections with the Conservative Party and the development of Ontario and Canada.

The fonds has been arranged into 13 Series.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

William Kirby (1817-1906), best known as the author of Le Chien D'Or, or The Golden Dog, was a newspaper editor and local politician in the Niagara area of Ontario in the nineteenth century.

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Kirby, William, 1817-1906

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The William Kirby fonds was acquired from the Kirby Estate by the Niagara Parks Commission in 1944-45, and a portion of this fonds came into the possession of the Archives of Ontario in January of 1951.
Availability of Other Formats

The majority of this fonds is available on self-serve microfilm MS 542, Reels 1 through 14. A copy of the first English publication of The Golden Dog (Series L, No. 63) is on microfilm MS 10596.

Title based on content of fonds.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 1048.MU 1634 - MU 1684.MS 542.

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