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John D. Harbron family fonds
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John D. Harbron family fonds

  • F0319
  • Fonds
  • 1908-2009, predominantly 1960-2009

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John D. Harbron, his wife Sheila E. Harbron, and some other members of their extended family. The collection mainly consists of John D. Harbron's correspondence, newspaper articles, and his personal, professional, and academic research and writings about Cuba and Latin America. The files also include essays and speeches by Harbron, as well as correspondence with editors and dignitaries, both national and international. The fonds also includes a large number of articles written by John D. Harbron for Canadian and international publications. The files belonging to Sheila Harbron contain personal records as well as genealogical research files, which include records and photographs tracing the Buck, Harbron, Hardy, Lester, Matheson, and Ryerson families.

Additionally, John D. Harbron's Cuban and Latin American book and pamphlet collection has been added to the Special Collections.

Harbron, John D.

John D. Harbron's correspondence

This series consists of John D. Harbron's personal correspondence from during his professional career as a journalist, author, and academic. This series also contains correspondence received from family and friends. Included are letters on naval and defence affairs, Latin American affairs, letters-to-the-editor, as well as photographs and newspaper clippings.

Correspondence

File includes one audio cassette labelled 'The story of the Telegram' and 29 photographs taken of a television programme.

Correspondence, Cuba

File includes letters, news clippings, photographs, pencil drawing depicting oil tankers (drawn in Havana, Cuba), trip plans, notes and Travel Cuba 1957 magazine.

John D. Harbron's notes and outlines for projects, and personal material

This series consists of John D. Harbron's original notes, several notebooks and booklets, writing plans, index cards, and sample chapters for books and articles.

Also included are class notes and memorabilia from the University of Toronto and the University of Havana; cheque stubs and freelancing schedules; and material from his naval career including Royal Roads University.

Novel

1 diary of 291 pages with outline tipped in. Major character: Hassan Said.

University of Toronto graduation

File contains photocopied pages from the University of Toronto yearbook and correspondence from the Pan-American League of Canada rewarding Harbron's essay in Spanish was the best that came from Ontario.

University of Toronto graduation

File contains photocopied pages from the University of Toronto yearbook and correspondence from the Pan-American League of Canada rewarding Harbron's essay in Spanish was the best that came from Ontario.

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