1910 Canadiana Manuscript Letter Touching on University of Toronto's Forestry Program

1910 Canadiana Manuscript Letter Touching on University of Toronto's Forestry Program

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On offer is a newsy letter with excellent Canadian content, written and signed by notable Canadian William Saunders [1836-1914], and written to one H.A. Kennedy.

Dated April 24, 1910 on letterhead of Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. The letter deals with Kennedy's recent visit to Saunders and talks about Kennedy's family, in particular Kennedy's son. Saunders is suggesting the son attend the Forestry Program at University of Toronto and Saunders has already talked to them.


William Saunders was a Canadian pharmacist, scientist, civil servant, and author. Saunders emigrated to Upper Canada in 1848 settling in London. He apprenticed to a local druggist and opened his own pharmacy in 1855. In 1862, he helped found the Entomological Society of Canada. He was a founding member of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Society and served as its president. He also helped establish the Ontario College of Pharmacy. He served as president of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the Entomological Society (1875–1886), and the Fruit Growers’ Association of Ontario (1882–1886). In 1876, he was made a director of the Huron and Erie Savings and Loan Society and served as its president from 1879 to 1887. In 1886, he was made the founding director of the Dominion Experimental Farms system. He retired in 1911. He was created a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1905. He was a charter-member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1882 and served as its president from 1906 to 1907. Wikipedia

2pp. Autograph letter signed, small 8vo. Overall Good.

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