- 1900-1905 (Creation)
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13 cm of textual records
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Percival Hector Gordon was a Canadian lawyer and a justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Gordon was born on 27 January 1884 in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan (then North-West Territories), to Leslie Gordon and Clara Elizabeth Hector. In 1898 he lost his right arm in a hunting accident. In 1905 Gordon obtained a BA degree from Trinity College and in 1906 received an MA from the University of Toronto. In 1908 Gordon was called to the Saskatchewan bar and in 1927 was appointed King’s Counsel. Gordon also served as the chancellor of the Anglican diocese of Qu’Appelle from 1921 to 1942 and as the chairman of the Canadian Red Cross. Gordon was a representative of the federal government on the Saskatchewan Relief Commission in 1930-1931 and a representative of the provincial government before the Dysart Commission on natural resources in 1933-1934. From 1935 until his retirement in 1961 Gordon served on the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. In 1943 he was awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of Manitoba. In 1968 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Gordon married Harriett Sarah Kennedy, daughter of John Robertson Kennedy and Mary Elgie, on 7 October 1908 in Peel, Ontario. They had one child, Helen Jessie Gordon, born on 1 September 1911. Percival Hector Gordon died on 6 April 1975 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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Materials received in two accessions from Mrs Helen Gordon Venables in 1975 and 1982.
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Fonds contains materials from Gordon’s time as a student at Trinity College including lecture notes, an essay, correspondence, examination information, and pamphlets and programmes for various Trinity events. Materials also include 16 black and white photographs showing students and Trinity faculty.
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