Fonds 2041 - Charles Bruce Sissons fonds

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Charles Bruce Sissons fonds

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CA ON00357 2041

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  • 1920-1965; 1931-1961 predominant (Creation)

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72 cm of textual records

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Charles Bruce Sissons (1879-1965) was born near Barrie and graduated from Victoria University in 1901. After studying at Oxford University, he returned to Victoria in 1909 to teach history, initially as a lecturer, later becoming an Associate Professor and then Professor Emeritus. Sissons was married to Anna Normart. He is well known for his biography of Egerton Ryerson, but he also published a history of Victoria University and a memoir.

Victoria University positions held:
Lecturer in Classics 1909-1911
Lecturer in Latin and Ancient History 1911-1912
Associate Professor in Ancient History and Latin 1912-1913
Associate Professor of Ancient History 1913-1920
Nelles Professor of Ancient History 1920-1947
Secretary of Victoria College Council 1928-1931
Professor Emeritus of Ancient History; Special Lecturer in Classics 1947-1949
Professor Emeritus of Ancient History 1949-1965

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Fonds consists of manuscripts, notes and other material relating to Sissons' biography of Egerton Ryerson [193-], as well as articles [1931-1949], notes regarding Victoria University history [ca. 1950], and reminiscences [ca. 1961].

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Refer to the University of Toronto Library catalogue for published material by C.B. Sissons.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Administrators / Faculty personal papers

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