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Christopher Charles Love Fonds

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Christopher Charles Love fonds

Dates of Creation



2.40 m of textual records
107 photographs
9 photograph albums and scrapbooks

Biographical Sketch

Christopher Charles Love (1911–1998) was born in England in 1911, and received a MA from the University of Cambridge in 1933. He emigrated to Canada the same year to teach Classics and be a housemaster at Bishop’s College School in Lennoxville, Quebec. During World War II, Dr. Love served in the Royal Canadian Navy, and following the war he studied at the University of Toronto, receiving his PhD in English in 1950. His teaching career at Victoria University began in 1949 and continued until 1977, when he became Professor Emeritus of English. Throughout his years of active teaching and beyond, Dr. Love was a prominent and popular member of the Victoria University community.

Dr. Love held the following teaching positions at Victoria University: Lecturer in English, 1949–1950; Assistant Professor of English, 1951–1956; Associate Professor of English, 1956–1962; Professor of English, 1962–1977; Professor Emeritus of English, 1977–1998.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the following series: Papers relating to Victoria University/University of Toronto, 1959–1998, General correspondence, 1951–1996, Papers relating to education and early employment, 1933–1984, Papers relating to literary activities, 1948–1992, and Personal papers/memorabilia, 1933–1997. 

  • Series 1: Papers relating to Victoria University/University of Toronto, 1959–1998
  • Series 2: General correspondence, 1951–1996
  • Series 3: Papers relating to education and early employment, 1933–1984
  • Series 4: Papers relating to literary activities, 1948–1992
  • Series 5: Personal papers/memorabilia, 1933–1997


Finding aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database.

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Access Points

  • Love, Christopher Charles, 1911–1998
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Faculty


  • Universities and colleges—Faculty