Fonds 15 - Lewis Emerson Horning fonds

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CA ON00399 15

Title

Lewis Emerson Horning fonds

Date(s)

  • 1895-1918 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

24 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1858-1925)

Biographical history

Lewis Emerson Horning (1858-1925) was a teacher and an academic. He was born in Norwich, Ontario, the son of James Horning and Eliza Macklem. He married Beatrice Lillian Nixon in 1885. She died in 1912. He married Grace McRae Cooper in 1916. He had one son and two daughters. He died in Toronto. Horning was educated at Brantford Collegiate Institute. He received a B.A. from Victoria University, Toronto, in 1884 and went on to study at the University of Breslau, Germany, the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he received a Ph.D. in 1891, and the University of Leipzig, Germany. Horning was a teacher at Peterborough Collegiate Institute (1884-86). He was appointed Assistant Professor Classics and Modern Languages (1886-91), Professor German and Old English (1891-1905), and Professor Teutonic Philology (1905-25) at Victoria University. He was Chief Examiner at the Education Department of Ontario for several terms and Honourary President of the French and German Club. He received the Prince of Wales medal and the silver medal in Philosophy at Victoria University. Horning’s publications include: Exercises in German Composition (1895), Materials for German Composition (1901), A Bibliography of Canadian Fiction (1904), The German Drama of the Nineteenth Century (1909), and Syllabus of Lectures on the Outlines of German Literature (1909).

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Manuscripts for "The Great War" were acquired from Victoria University Archives in 1988. The source of acquisition of the other records is unknown. Immediate source of acquisition is unknown.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of Horning’s records pertaining to his activities as an academic. The fonds includes correspondence relating to A Bibliography of Canadian Fiction (1897-1904); correspondence with Lawrence J. Burpee (1900-04) and with Wilfred Campbell (1895-1905); (annotated) articles; (annotated) copies of A Bibliography of Canadian Fiction, Exercises in German Composition, The German Drama of the Nineteenth Century, and other publications; lecture notes; personal and other material.

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

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  • English
  • German

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Biographical information and offprint of an address by Horning held at Victoria University Archives.

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The fonds is stored in 4 boxes.

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