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Catalog Number M2006X.16.1.6
Object Name Article
Title A Matter of Necessity Short Story by John McCrae
Date circa 1893
Year Range from 1892
Year Range to 1894
Description Short Story by John McCrae "A Matter of Necessity". The story was printed in Saturday Night's Christmas Issue. The paper is in six pieces and the story is not complete - some pieces are missing.
Four pieces make up the first two pages (one page double sided) and the other two pieces make up the bottom half of the next two pages (double sided) of the story.

.1 Bottom right piece of first page of the story. At the top of the piece is "by John McCrae" on the other side is a portion of an illustration and the start of Chapter II.

.2 Bottom left piece of first page of the story. At the top is a portion of an illustration. The story begins just below. At the very bottom is an inset picture of John McCrae with part of a brief description of him. On the back is a portion of an illustration and the continuation of Chapter II.

.3 Upper left piece of the first page of the story. There is part of an illustration showing two large boats. On the back is the continuation of Chapter I of the story.

.4 Upper right piece of the first page of the story . There is the other part of the illustration showing a boat in the background and the title of the story written in rope in the foreground. On the back is the continuation of Chapter I of the story.

.5 Lower right side of a different page of the story. At the top of the piece is part of an illustration of part of a boat on the left and a boat in the background. below the illustration is a continuation of the story. On the back is more of the story.

.6 Lower left side of a different page of the story. At the top of the piece is part of an illustration of a boat sinking. Below is a continuation of the story. On the back is a continuation of the story with an illustration
of three men having a discussion with the caption "See Them Pumps? He Volunteered."
People McCrae, John
Search Terms McCrae - Short Stories
Dimensions 19.2 cm l x 14.2 cm w (each piece)
39cm l x 28 cm w (.1-.4 put together)