Fonds 24 - Donald Oakley Robson fonds

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Donald Oakley Robson fonds

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CA ON00399 24

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  • 1932-1965 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records
2 photographs: b&w

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(1905-1976)

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Donald Oakley Robson was an academic. He was born in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. He married Rhena Kendrick in 1931. He died in Toronto.

Robson received a B.A. at Victoria College, Toronto, in 1928, and an M.A. in 1929 and a Ph.D. in 1932 at the University of Toronto. He was appointed Professor at the University of Western Ontario, London (1930-47). In 1947 he became Associate Professor of Latin at Victoria College, where he was promoted to Professor (1956-75), and to Chairman of the Department of Classics (1960-71). He was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1975.

Robson received the Edward Wilson Gold Medal in Classics, Victoria College, in 1928. His publications include: The Samnites in the Po Valley (1934) and The Nationality of the Poet Caecilius Statius (1938).

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The fonds consists of Donald Oakley Robson’s records pertaining to his academic career and to his personal life. The fonds includes correspondence with academics and editors; articles and reviews; an (annotated) copy of his thesis, the Samnites in the Po Valley (1932); (annotated) lectures; notes, addresses and memorials; photographs; material about Robson including 2 essays by Rhena Kendrick; and an in memoriam.

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The fonds is stored in 1 box.

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Literary and Film Resources

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Added by MO: April 5, 2016
Revised by BC: March 15, 2018

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