*This paper has had a long history and I have a large number of people to thank. First of all, my thanks to Carole Farber who originally encouraged my research on T.F. Mcllwraith. Thanks to Tom McFeat, William E. Taylor, Jr. and the anonymous reviewers for their comments on earlier drafts of this paper. I am grateful to Philleo Nash, Margaret Tushingham, and Dorothy Kennedy who were patient and helpful with my many questions. I would also like to express my appreciation to the staffs of the archives of the National Museum of Man and the University of Toronto for access to Mcllwraith's papers. I owe a special debt to Mrs. J.N. Emerson for permission to quote extensively from her late husband's manuscript. I would also like to thank Mary Brian, Thomas F. Mcllwraith, and Mrs. M.C.M. Matheson for their kind cooperation and continuing support of my research into the career of their father. Finally, I wish to acknowledge my debt to the late Beulah Knox Mcllwraith, who was an able and enthusiastic co-researcher at the early stages of this project. The mistakes and misinterpretations that remain in this paper are, of course, my responsibility alone. This manuscript was received by the CRSA in March, 1986 and accepted in September, 1986.
T. F. Mcllwraith and Anthropology at the University of Toronto 1925-63
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2008
Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 252–268, May 1987
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BARKER, J. (1987), T. F. Mcllwraith and Anthropology at the University of Toronto 1925-63. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 24: 252–268. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-618X.1987.tb01095.x
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