Fonds RC0735 - Richard C. Hilborn fonds

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Richard C. Hilborn fonds

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  • 1946-2000 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records.
2 prints.

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Richard C. Hilborn was born on 10 May 1918 in Kitchener, Ontario to Percy Richard Hilborn and Gertrude Roos Wells. He was educated at Upper Canada College, in Toronto and the Royal Military College in Kingston. He graduated from the Royal Military College in 1939, immediately joined the Toronto Scottish Regiment and then went overseas to England for the Second World War. Hilborn met John Jacob Astor (later Baron) during the Second World War and a friendship ensued between him and the Astor family. Richard married Laurette Parsons (6 June 1945) after the end of the War. Richard returned to Preston (now Cambridge), Ontario to work in his father's furniture factory, The Preston Furniture Company and Canadian Office and School Furniture Co. Laurette arrived in Canada in January 1946 and they settled in Preston. (Taken from It's Been Fun by Richard C. Hilborn.)

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This fonds consists of: correspondence from Viscountess Nancy Astor to Hilborn; a brief family history of the Astor family by Hilborn; and a typescript and published version of Hilborn's It's Been Fun.

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The fonds (38-2002) was acquired from Richard C. Hilborn in September 2002.


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