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William R. Castell

Submitted by amurr on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:36pm
William R. Castell collection of authors' pictures.
[before 1979].
ca. 520 pictures. - 9 p. on 6 leaves of textual records.

Canadian librarian. Born in Toronto, Ont. Educated at the University of Toronto, University of Minnesota and University of Michigan. Chief Librarian Fort William Public Library, 1937-1945; Director of Calgary Public Libraries, 1945-1973. Past President of the Canadian and Alberta Library Associations.
Collection consists of reproductions of paintings, drawings, etchings and photographs of celebrated 14th to 20th century European and North American authors. Items mounted on mattes and identified with authors' names. Pictures occasionally contain information about the original work of art from which the reproduction was made. Includes several pictures of some authors and holograph notes by unidentified author, commenting on the pictures.
Acquired in 1978.
File level inventory available at repository.
MsC 219

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