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Primary Sources

The letters selected for this project may be found among the extensive correspondence in the Whitehern Museum Archives and on microfilm in the Ontario Archives, Toronto, Ontario.

The Newspapers used in this work may be found in: The Montreal Herald 1902-1903, on Microfilm at the National Archives, Ottawa, Ontario. Citations from The Hamilton Spectator, The Globe, Toronto, and the Toronto Evening News, are on microfilm at Mills Library, Reference, and Special Collections, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. The Hamilton Times citations are on microfilm at the Hamilton Public Library, Special Collections.

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