Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0231 - Thomas Ray's Grey Owl collection
ACU GBA C0231
Thomas Ray's Grey Owl collection
- [ca. 1928-1935] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 4 photographs. -- 2 film reels
Name of creator
Thomas Ray worked as an assistant to British publisher Peter Davies, 1897-1960, who was associated with Heinemann Publishing Group. Davies purchased the Lovat Dickson publishing company in 1938 and became the owner of the rights to Grey Owl's books. Ray preserved the Grey Owl file when Heinemann moved offices.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased from Wendy and Roy Musselwhite, 2015.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of material saved by Thomas Ray, including correspondence from Grey Owl and his mother, Kittie Scott-Brown, to Country Life Magazine and Lovat Dickson publishers; four photographic transparencies featuring Grey Owl, Anahareo and a log cabin; and two short, silent, black and white films "Beaver People" (1928) and "Beaver Family" (1929).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
There are actually four film reels, presumably two of each film, although one of the film cans cannot be opened so the contents are not actually known.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, October 30, 2018