Food, Friends and Fish: Celebrating the Harry Hawthorn Foundation

At first, the Harry Hawthorn collection was built book-by-book in what Stanley Read, the Foundation’s first Secretary, called a “somewhat unplanned and erratic, ordering of books on angling and game fish.” Over time, however, the Foundation has been the recipient of many generous gifts including the Stanley Read Endowment and the Haig Brown Memorial endowments, resulting in the robust collection we have today. The work continues steadily, with 23 new books added to the collection in 2017/2018, including two deluxe editions.

Excerpted from “Food, Friends and Fish: Celebrating the Harry Hawthorn Foundation” (April 9, 2018) on the UBC Library website.

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