Kingston, Ontario in the 1920’s.

La Salle Causeway, ca. 1920

La Salle Causeway, ca. 1920

Newton Price Harcourt Brown was born in Toronto on May 30, 1900.  He was educated at the University of Toronto where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Modern Languages.  He obtained a Phd. from Columbia University in 1934.  He lived in Kingston and taught at Queen’s University from 1926 to 1929.  In 1927 he married Elizabeth Stacey, of Toronto. Professor Brown died in Winnipeg on November 17, 1990.

The fonds consists mostly of correspondence between Harcourt Brown and his wife. But in addition there are some stunning images of  Kingston and district in the twenties. These photographs include images of shipping and the bridge in Kingston harbour, Fort Henry, Wellington Street, Portsmouth village, Kingston Mills and the old military hospital.

Location #  2350.1

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