- 1864 (Creation)
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Thomas Edward Delamere, BA1866 (UC), MA 1868. One of Beaven's best students. Later a barrister in Toronto and died there, March 17, 1911, age 64.
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Purchased from a book dealer in the early 1970s, who acquired the notebook in a box of books at an auction west of Toronto. There was no second volume in the box.
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Notebook of course notes taken by Thomas Dawson Delamere during the first term of the year-long course in metaphysics taught by James Beaven in University College, 1864-1865. The notes are of Thomas Reid's "Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man" in Hamilton's edition as interpreted by Beaven and were taken from dictation.
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John Slater, in his "Minerva's aviary: Philosophy at Toronto, 1843-1870", wrote (p. 86): "Reid's argument is given in outline form, and Beaven's comments are indicated as either 'notes', 'observations', or 'objections'. 'Notes' appear with regularity; the other two types of intervention are less frequent. When an 'objection' is recorded, it always followed by an 'answer'. The impression gained from reading these class notes is that philosophy is a settled subject; Beaven seemed to think of it as very like the settled theology of his Church."