Fonds RC0700 - Thomas Laidlaw fonds

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Thomas Laidlaw fonds

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  • [18-?] (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Thomas Laidlaw was a Scottish-Canadian author and farmer. Laidlaw was born in Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1825 and immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1831 and settled in Wellington County, Ontario. A farmer by trade, Laidlaw was a self-educated man who became a fairly noted writer, contributing extensively to the press. He wrote mainly on topics related to the Guelph area and Scotland and published prose and poetry. Among his books are Sprigs O' Heather for Scottish Gatherings [18-?] and The Old Concession Road (1892). Laidlaw died in Guelph in 1902.

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The fonds consists of poetry and prose written by Laidlaw.

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Fonds (09-2004) was purchased from John Rush Books.


The fonds is arranged into three series consisting of: poetry; prose; corrections and remarks.

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