Fonds F0792 - Stock family fonds

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Stock family fonds

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  • 1855-1936 (Creation)

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0.03 m of textual records

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The letters were purchased by Hugh Anson-Cartwright, an antiquarian bookseller in Toronto, from Ronwen Stock, granddaughter of Elliot Stock who was an employee of the Toronto Public Library from 1929-1968. Both Anson-Cartwright and Stock attended St. Thomas's Anglican Church on Huron Street in Toronto. They were sold to York University Libraries in 2023.

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Fonds consists of: a ticket to the gallery of the United Kingdom's House of Commons issued by John Bright, 15 Feb. 1855; a cyanotype print of an unidentiļ¬ed mine in England; 48 letters written to publisher Elliot Stock by various correspondents including Sabine Baring-Gould, Walter Besant, Ford Madox Brown, William Francis Cowper-Temple, Austin Dobson, James Anthony Froude, William Ewart Gladstone, Edmund Gosse, Andrew Lang, John Morley, William Morris, John Henry Newman, Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, and Theodore Watts-Dunton; and a letter from journalist Henry W. Nevinson to Ronwen Stock, 26 Aug. 1936, regarding his book, Running Accompaniment: Autobiographic Reminiscences (1936) and her appointment in Toronto.

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The letters were accompanied by: The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to come, by John Bunyan. Being a facsimile Reprint of the First Edition, published in 1678 (London: Elliot Stock, [1875]); Sybille Pantazzi, "Elliot Stock," The Book Collector 20, no. 1 (Spring 1971), 25-46; and [Hugh Anson-Cartwright, ed.], Victorian & Edwardian Books and Decorative Bindings from the Collection of Sybille Pantazzi (Toronto: Anson-Cartwright Books, n.d.). These works were added to Special Collections.

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These letters were used by Pantazzi while doing research for her biographical article on Elliot Stock.

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2024/03/27 Michael Moir. Created.

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