Fonds MG1013 - Edward Robert Adair Fonds

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Edward Robert Adair Fonds

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  • 1908-1955 (Creation)
    Adair, E. R. (Edward Robert), 1888-1965

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86 cm of textual records.
63 photographs.

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E. R. Adair was born in London and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. During World War I, he was senior history master at Felstead School, Essex, and after the war served as senior assistant in history at University College, London. In 1925 he joined the History Department at McGill, serving as chairman from 1942 to 1947. He was President of the Canadian Historical Association for 1935-1936, and retired from McGill in 1954. He passed away a year later.

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Fonds consists of papers pertaining to Adair's student days and scholarly publications prior to coming to McGill, and his teaching activities at McGill. There are no materials relating to his administration of the History Department or his presidency of the C.H.A. Records of Adair's student days include diplomas, examination papers, lecture syllabi and reading lists from the universities of London and Cambridge, and printed testimonials on his behalf, 1911-1918.

Drafts for scholarly publications on English constitutional history for the years 1916-1928 can be found in manuscript and proof form, as well as correspondence relating to his publications and the reviews they received, 1947-1955. Adair's research materials comprise notes and draft articles on the history of Québec parishes. Records of his teaching career at McGill include notes for lectures, a register of student marks (Restricted), formal examination papers, course outlines and copies of class notes from 1925 to 1954. Adair's family life is documented by a collection of photographs and glass negatives, largely of Adair himself as a child and young man, with family and school friends.

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