Manuscript Collection MS COLL00114 - James Chalmers McRuer Papers

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James Chalmers McRuer Papers


  • 1918-1953 (Creation)

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2 boxes and 1 framed document

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Biographical history

James Chalmers McRuer, born in Oxford Country, Ont., in 1890, was a distinguished educator, lawyer and judge. He was the Chief Justice of the High Court of Justice for Ontario between 1945-64 and served on a number of high-profile Royal Commissions. He died in 1985.

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Gift from the Esate of Chief Justice James C. McRuer.

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This collection consists of two war diaries from 1918, as well as notes for a planned trip to Europe and England. It also contains memorabilia and slides of the 1953 Coronation of Elizabeth II, attended by McRuer and his wife.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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