William Gladstone Colgrove Rev.
A Place in the Sun: and Poems By One Who Tried Inspite of the Clouds is an autobiographical scrapbook by Reverend William Gladstone Colgrove. This scapbook was shared with the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory and Western Libraries by the Colgrove family to be digitized and shared openly on Scholarship@Western. This large manuscript contains more than 800 pages of images, typed-text, drawings, poetry, and hand-written text. The digital version of the scrapbook is more than 500 pages of content on the life of the Observatory's unofficial curator, Chant Medalist, preacher, and Londoner. Reverend Colgrove carefully organized this manuscript into twenty-four chapters that cover his life, his interests in botany, clay modelling, and poetry, along with his work as an inventor and creator of astronomical instruments, and even a copy of his thesis for his Master of Arts at the University of Western Ontario in 1909. This digital version of the manuscript was put together by Western Libraries.