Fonds RC0381 - John Henry McFarlane

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John Henry McFarlane

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  • 1895-2009 (Creation)

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6.5 cm of textual records and graphic material

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John Henry McFarlane was born in Lanark, Ontario on 31 July 1870. He received his teaching certificate in 1895 after attending Ottawa Normal School. He taught elementary school for 45 years, serving as a principal for much of this time. Most of his career was spent in Haileybury, Ont. He married Rebecca Barnett and the couple had four sons. One of those sons was the author Leslie McFarlane, best known for his Hardy Boys series written under the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon. J.H. McFarlane is also the grandfather of Brian McFarlane, author and broadcaster. J.H. McFarlane retired in 1932; he was awarded the Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935. He died suddenly in Haileybury, Ontario on 3 January 1939.

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There have been two accruals The first accrual consists of an undated 52 p memoir. The second accrual consists of typescripts, personal documents, and printed materials

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The first accrual (19-2001) was acquired from Brian McFarlane in May and June 2001. The second accrual was drawn from three accruals to the Brian McFarlne fonds (57-2010, 41-2011 and 28-2012) acquired from Brian McFarlane from 2010 to 2012.


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Researchers must also consult the Leslie McFarlane fonds where some J.H. McFarlane items were placed (Box 24).

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Further accruals are not expected.

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