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Albert Ernest Stafford Smythe fonds
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Born in county Antrim, Ireland on 27 December 1861, Albert E. S. Smythe was a journalist in Belfast, Chicago, and Toronto (Toronto Globe, World, The Lamp). He was President of Toronto Press Club in 1907. He also wrote two books of poetry: Poems Grave and Gay (1891) and The Garden of the Sun (1923). He introduced theosophy into Canada, and was the first president of the Toronto Theosophical Society. He died in Hamilton, Ont., on 2 October 1947.
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The fonds consists of 9 letters, 3 invitations, 4 postcards, 2 Christmas cards, 1 birthday card and 4 b&w photographs extracted from books donated to the Library by Smythe in the 1940s.
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Fonds was acquired from Albert Smythe in the 1940s.
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See also the Dickens Fellowship (Hamilton, Ont.) fonds for other documents pertaining to Smythe.
No further accruals are expected.
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