CH News at Six to air story about Sir Edwin Leather Today
On Wednesday, April 20 CH TV's News at Six will feature a story about Sir Edwin Leather and his archives, which were donated to McMaster's Library in 1996. Sir Edwin Leather, a native Hamiltonian, died on April 5th in Bermuda, where he had retired after serving as Governor and Commander-in-Chief from 1973-1977. Previously Leather and his wife Sheila, who died in 1994, had lived in England for many years.
CH's Connie Smith interviewed University Librarian Graham R. Hill and Associate University Librarian Charlotte Stewart about their memories of Sir Edwin, and spoke to Research Collections Librarian Carl Spadoni about the Leather archives. Sir Edwin's grandson, Andrew Friel and Leather's lawyer and friend, Ben Simpson also shared their memories of Leather. During his visit for the interview, Friel donated an additional accrual of Leather's papers for his archives. Click here for more information on the Sir Edwin Leather archives.