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Bruce Family fonds
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6 b&w photographs
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The fonds consists of papers, sketches, drawings, and photographs associated with William Bruce and his son William Blair Bruce. Series one is William Bruce and series two is William Blair Bruce.
Many of the letters and sketches are fragile and torn around the edges.
Immediate source of acquisition
Some of the fonds were donated to Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives in 1948 by Mrs. John Walkden. A portion of the fonds including papers and sketches by William Blair Bruce were donated by an anonymous donor in 1967.
The initial accession for the Bruce Family fonds was #00045 which included materials related to William Bruce and his son William Blair Bruce. At a later date (1967), an anonymous donor donated letters, sketches and drawings from William Blair Bruce. At an undetermined date, accession #00045 was divided up and accessions #00276 (William Bruce) and #00507 (William Blair Bruce) were created and accession #00045 was removed. The current accession (#00507) has been rearranged to better reflect materials initially in accession #00045 for the Bruce Family fonds.
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The collection is open to researchers. There are no restrictions on access.
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Copyright held by the creator. These materials cannot be published without permission from the copyright holder.
File list available.
The following related material can be found in the Local History & Archives (LH&A) department at Hamilton Public Library pertaining to the Bruce Family fonds:
Bruce, William Blair. William Blair Bruce. Oshawa, Ontario: Robert McLaughlin Gallery. 759.11 BRUCE MUR
Bruce, William Blair. Letters Home. Moonbeam, Ontario: Penumbra Press, 1982. 759.11 BRUCE
Bruce, William Blair (1859-1906) Scrapbook 759.11 BRUCE
Gehmacher, Arlene. William Blair Bruce: Painting for Posterity. Hamilton, Ontario: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2000. 759.11 BRUCE
Art Gallery of Hamilton. Into the Light: The Paintings of William Blair Bruce (1859-1906). Hamilton, Ontario: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2014. 759.11 BRUCE INT
Further accruals are not expected.
Title is based on the contents of the Bruce Family fonds.
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