Fonds 1037 - James Bain fonds

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UTA 1037

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James Bain fonds

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  • 1896-1897 (Creation)

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0.07 m of textual records (1 box)

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(1842-1908)

Biographical history

Born London, England, 2 August, 1842. Educated in Toronto. Buyer for James Campbell & Sons and established branch of their firm in London, England, 1874. Partner in Nimmo and Bain, Publishers in London, 1878-1880. Appointed chief librarian, Toronto Public Library, 1882. Died of cancer in Toronto, 22 May, 1908. Received honorary degree (D.C.L.) from U of T, 1902.

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Consists of notices, programmes, addresses, excursion pamphlets, and other material pertaining to the 1897 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Toronto in August of 1897.

File 1: Circular letter from the Canadian Institute and a program of the Toronto meeting.
May 1896

File 2: Scrapbook containing invitation cards, tickets, letterhead, and guidebooks, forms, information about the Association, guidebooks and excursion pamphlets, and other material relating to the organization of the meeting.

File 3: Bound volume containing address by Sir John Evans, president, and sectional addresses; list of resident and non-resident members and associates; journal of sectional proceedings, no. 1-7, 18-25 August; preliminary programme, 1896; Programme of local arrangements; list of apartments and other lodgings; official list of hosts and guests

File 4: Sulte, Benjamin. “Origin of the French Canadians”. Address read before the British Association, Toronto. August, 1897

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B1965-0021

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