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Accession Number: 92-1010


Toronto by gaslight : thrilling sketches of the nighthawks of a great city / written by the reporters of the Toronto news. -- Photocopied [ca. 1992]. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

The Toronto Daily News claimed to be "the most readable and spicy newspaper published in Canada" ("The Night Hawks of a Great City". Toronto: Edmund E. Sheppard, 1885. Intro.). This claim was in 1885. It was paper which was produced daily, had a large and national audience. It was considered a family newspaper.

Custodial History

The original item is in the Baldwin Room at the Toronto Public Library. The photocopy of the item was in the custody of Mark McGauley before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a photocopy of a booklet published by the Toronto Daily News in 1885. Its subject matter depicts Toronto's seamier night life.


This item was donated by Mark McGauley.

The original is in the Baldwin Room in the Toronto Public Library.

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