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- Source of title proper: Title based on content of fonds.
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- Lighthall, W. D. (William Douw), 1857-1954
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Scope and content
For purposes of arrangement, the Lighthall Papers have been treated as one unit. However, for purposes of descriptions, they have been divided into two parts: the W.D. Lighthall papers and the Lighthall Family papers.
The papers of W.D. Lighthall are divided into a number of different series: an Original Series, Letters and Papers, 1881-1946, and a New Series, Letters and Papers, 1865-1954. The greater part of the correspondence is to be found in these two series.
Although more than forty members of the Lighthall and allied families are represented in the collection, only those with significant bodies of papers are mentioned here, including Cybel Wilkes Lighthall, Alice M. S. Lighthall, Anne Dean Lighthall, W. F. Lighthall, and the Reverend Dr. Henry Wilkes, among others.
Immediate source of acquisition
The two Lighthall accessions have been arranged separately. The material from the earlier accession is marked "Original Series" in the inventory and will be found in c.1, c.2 / 1-13, c8. / 1-11, c.13, c. 14, c.20 / 3-8. This material includes the following which had been listed separately in many cases and always under Lighthall: three boxes labelled "Origins of the Great War Veterans' Associations"; correspondence in the Autograph Letter Collection (over 500 items); the Lighthall material designated CM22.bd216, CM23.Bd217 and CM84; the W.W. Campbell material, CM1; the C.G.D. Roberts material, CM85Bd Box VII; the D.C. Scott material, CM86.Bd Box VIII; the William Sharp material, CM83 and the Charles Sangster material, CM81 [European & American Manuscripts, 1962]. The A. MacKenzie Forbes papers have been removed to form a separate collection [MSG 217, re: Great War Veterans' Association]. The papers have been arranged into a general series of "letters and Papers" with several subject series which represent Lighthall's own arrangement.
The W.D. Lighthall material of the later accession has also been arranged into a general series of "Letters and Papers" and several subject series. These latter reproduce, more or less, the original arrangement. They also serve as a preliminary subject guide for the general series for it must be stressed that the general series contains much material relevant to the subject series. Only about 25% of the newspaper clippings have been kept; many of these are letters and articles by W.D. Lighthall.
The papers of other individuals generally have been arranged in general series of "Letters and Papers", but in some cases there are subject series as well.
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For a more detailed description of the Lighthall Papers, see: Richard Virr, "Son of the Great Dominion : W.D. Lighthall and the Lighthall family papers". Fontanus 2, (McGill University Libraries, [Montréal, Québec]: 1989), pp. 103-109.