Fonds MG3017 - Charles James Fleet Fonds

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Charles James Fleet Fonds

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CA MUA MG3017

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  • [1891?]-1896 (Creation)
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    Fleet, Charles James

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5 cm of textual records.

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(1852-1927)

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Charles Fleet was born in Montréal, and obtained his B.A. from McGill in 1873, and his B.C.L. in 1879. He practiced as a lawyer in his native city, and served as president of the Graduates' Society and as a governor of McGill from 1893 until 1927, the year of his death.

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Fonds consists of a scrapbook largely devoted to McGill affairs. It contains correspondence addressed both to Fleet and to other members of the McGill community such as B.J. Harrington, C.H. McLeod and A.F. Gault, largely on administrative and ceremonial business of the university. There are a few communications from J.W. Dawson, including Dawson's draft for the Peter Redpath memorial tablet. Also included are newsclippings on McGill events including numerous invitations, announcements,
addresses, programs and memorabilia from convocations, university dinners, athletic meets and musical performances.

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  • English

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Material in English.

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