Series 1 - John Craig Davidson

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John Craig Davidson

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CA ON00357 2024-1

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  • 1939-1941, predominantly 1941 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records

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(b. 1916)

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Graduate of Victoria in 1937 (math and physics) and son of Richard Davidson. Spent his summers as a student doing actuarial work at Confederation Life Association and later became President of Confederation Life.

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Consists of the incoming, personal correspondence written to John Craig Davidson, who went by his middle name, Craig. The majority of the letters are from Helen Hudson, his fiancee at the time, who was working as a nurse. Also includes lecture notes regarding the military from 1939 and a blank 1941 Athletic Club dance program with attached pencil.

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These letters were transferred to the Archives from the Emmanuel College Registrar's office.

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Letters are arranged by date. Undated letters and loose notes have been grouped together at the end.

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