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Accession Number: 89-1071


William Breyfogle fonds. -- 1938-1987. -- 2 items. -- 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 X 11.5 cm.

Biography / History

William Arthur Breyfogle was born in Toronto in 1905. He moved with his parents to Peterborough in 1910. He went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and graduated with a Rhodes Scholarship in 1928. He attended Magdalen College in Oxford and later attended the University of Munich in Germany. He married Elizabeth Hopwood in 1939. He had his first short story published in 1932 in the "North American Review". He had numerous works published in such magazines as Macleans, Colliers, Toronto Star Weekly, and many others. At the time of his death he had begun to write a detective novel called "The Phoenix and the Tavern". William (Bill) Breyfogle died of anaphylactic shock from a bee sting in 1958.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by Velma McWilliams, for Professor Gordon Roper of Trent University, and in the custody of Velma McWilliams before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a bibliography of William Breyfogle's works and a biography. Also included is a photograph of Breyfogle which was taken by Roy Photo Studio, Peterborough in November, 1938. The covering letter from Velma McWilliams who compiled the bibliography is included as well.


Title is based on subject of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Velma McWilliams.

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