Fonds MG2094 - Abraham Jacob Livinson Fonds

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Abraham Jacob Livinson Fonds

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CA MUA MG2094

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  • 1905-1964 (Creation)
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    Livinson, Abraham Jacob, 1888 or 1889-1966

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70 cm of textual records and photographs

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(1888 or 1889-1966)

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Abraham Jacob Livinson was born in Montréal and educated at the High School of Montreal. He received his B.A. from McGill in 1911, his B.C.L. in 1914, and his M.A. in 1916. His master's thesis was entitled "The Pedagogical Value and Psychical Influence of the Motion Picture on Present Day Educational Systems".

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Most of the Livinson papers consists of lecture notes taken between 1905 and 1914 for undergraduate courses in philosophy, literature and history, and for courses in the Law Faculty. Two scrapbooks of clippings and photographs reflect Livinson's interest in Wilfred Laurier, approximately 1916-1949, and Abraham Lincoln, 1923-1937; there are also two 'notebooks' of clippings on books on the art of writing, memorable quotations, and speeches, 1936. Livinson's journals, sometimes kept under his own name and sometimes under the pseudonyms 'André Penuel' or 'André Charles' consist primarily of philosophical reflections and aphorisms, 1936-1942, 1947-1948, 1952. A short essay on Barbados, 1936, is accompanied by photographs, and there are also a number of photographs of Montréal scenes. Livinson's autograph collection consists of letters from prominent men, largely Montrealers, in business and government.

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