Autographed note signed of David Boyle
Date Published: 1901
Binding: No binding
Autograph Note, signed. One page, 8vo. Dated Jan. 2, 1901, Toronto, on Ontario Historical Society letterhead, to unidentified recipient. Message "Wishing you and the two little girls a very Happy New Year." [Damaged with large chips missing from right hand edge (with loss of part of 1 letter in the text and parts of 2 letters of the signature); closed tears at the Folds. Fair condition.
David Boyle (1842-1911) was appointed Canada’s first full time professional archaeologist by the Canadian Institute Museum in 1888. Boyle was born in Greenstock, Scotland and emigrated with his family to Western Canada in 1856. Moving from a career as a blacksmith, to bookseller, and in 1896 to a position as curator at the Ontario Provincial Museum, Boyle laid important foundation for the development of archaeological study in Ontario preceding the foundation of the Royal Ontario Museum. He remained a curator at the Ontario Provincial Museum until his death in 1911. quoted from ROM fonds notes