Fonds MSG 230 - Arthur George Doughty Fonds

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Arthur George Doughty Fonds

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  • 1902-1913 (Creation)
    Doughty, Arthur George, 1860-1936

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5 cm of textual records

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Born at Maidenhead, England, Doughty came to Canada in 1886 and served for a number of years as a clerk in a Montreal mercantile firm. In 1897 he entered the Québec civil service and later became joint librarian of the Legislative Library at Québec in 1901. Doughty succeeded Douglas Brymner as Dominion archivist in 1904, a position which he held until his retirement in 1935. He was the author of literary works and of several volumes of Canadian history. He was created C.M.G., 1905; K.C.M.G., 1935; elected F.R.H.S. (England), 1902; F.R.S.C., 1905.

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Fonds consists of about 100 letters mostly addressed to A.G. Doughty from 1902 to 1913. Many of the letters contain historical matter relating to the early history of Québec, although some are personal.

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