Fonds F2360 - Ross Parmenter fonds

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Ross Parmenter fonds


  • 1967 - 1984 (Creation)

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1 file of textual records

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Ross Parmenter was born in 1912 May 30, Toronto Ontario. He graduated from Trinity College in 1933 briefly working for the Toronto Evening Telegram before moving to New York in 1934 to work for the New York Times. There he worked as an investigative reporter, and later a reviewer and editor for their music department until his retirement in 1964. Mr. Parmenter’s career was briefly interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, where he served as a medic for 3 years under contentious objector status. Aside from his career with the New York Times Mr. Parmenter was also an accomplished author who published 12 books, several of which focused on Mexico, where he owned a residence and had spent a large portion of his life. On October 18, 1999 Ross Parmenter died in Manhattan New York.

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Materials where received from John Pepall son of Robert Pepall

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Fonds consists of correspondence from Ross Parmenter and two article reviews discussing two of Mr. Parmenter’s publications.

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Materials have been maintained in the original order they where received

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Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.

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  • English

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