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Doukhobor Collection of James Mavor

Doukhobor Collection of James Mavor

A collection of print materials and images focusing on Doukhobor settlement in late 19th to early 20th century Canada. The Doukhobors, a religous group originating in Ukraine, suffered periodic discrimination by Tsarist authorities. At the end of the 20th century, during a period of intense political persecution, thousands of Doukhobors emigrated to Canada. James Mavor (1854-1925), a political economist, teacher and writer, was instrumental in facilitating the Doukhobor migration. This collection contains printed materials, including pamphlets and articles on the Doukhobors, photographs of Doukhobor settlements in Canada, and Mavor's own notes and reports. Some of the material is in Russian.

 

Contributed by Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.