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Jane and Martin Lynch
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96 cm textual material
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Jane Lynch was the daughter of Joe and Nora Tiel.
She and her husband, Martin Lynch, worked as Peter C. Newman’s research assistants. They provided research, but also editing and fact checking services on at least twelve books and numerous articles. In addition, while Martin worked at the Globe & Mail and reference sources came up short, she would search the Lynch’s home reference collection for her husband.
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Martin Lynch began working in newspapers at the Vancouver Sun after serving in the Second World War. He was recognized as an accomplished editor, noted for his impressive memory and extensive personal reference library. He worked for the Toronto Telegram, MacLean’s magazine, and at the Globe and Mail for twenty five years. He retired in 1982 and he and his wife, Jane Lynch, settled in British Columbia. Together they worked as Peter C. Newman’s research assistants. They provided research, but also editing and fact checking services on at least twelve books and numerous articles.
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The fonds contains manuscript material from the three volumes of Newman’s Hudson’s Bay Company histories, which have been heavily annotated by Martin Lynch. In addition, there is correspondence between Newman and the Lynches on specific chapters as well as more general matters.
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The fonds (2012-006) was acquired in February of 2012 from the Lynch estate.
The fonds is divided into two series:
1 - Manuscripts
2 - Correspondence
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Further accruals are not expected.
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