Fonds 1486 - James Loudon fonds

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UTA 1486


James Loudon fonds


  • 1885-1916 (Creation)

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3.66 m of textual records and artifacts (23 boxes)

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Biographical history

James Loudon was a Professor of Physics and President of the University of Toronto from 1892-1906.

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Donated to the University of Toronto Library by Dr. Esther Loudon in 1964.

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Scope and content

Records documenting James Loudon's career as professor and president of the University of Toronto (1892-1906). Arranged into 15 series:
1. Office of the President, Administrative files;
2. General correspondence;
3. & 4. Correspondence files;
5. Office of the President. Applications, Recommendation and Appointments;
6. Scholarships;
7. Addresses;
8. Lecture notes, papers and manuscripts;
9. Orders-in-council/Govt. legislation;
10.Personal correspondence;
11. Appointment books;
12. Diplomas;
13. Miscellaneous;
14. File index;
15. Artifacts.

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A file index, Series 14, was created by James Loudon as an aid in preparing his memoirs. The number/letter scheme appearing in the lower right hand corner (e.g. [A.1]) was added by librarians as a further aid to the arrangement of the files after their donation to the university. These have been indicated in the following record series. Later attempts at arrangement were made and abandoned by University Archives staff. This accession, to some extent, still reflects these earlier attempts at arrangement.

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