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McGill University Archives Series
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Private and Autobiographical Records.

James created two formal records of his life: an incomplete autobiography and approximately 95 cm of personal diaries for the years 1936-1962. From 1939 onwards, his diary is also a running office record of his activities as Principal. James'...

General.

Approximately one-fifth of these papers consist of general files of correspondence and informational material. These files cover James' career from the Wharton period until his death. Different file sequences appear at different stages of Jam...

Research.

Most of James' research papers stem from his Philadelphia period. The bulk of this material is research files. Approximately 7.5 m of general research files contain notes, extracts, printed materials, correspondence and some teaching material...

Teaching.

Materials relating to James' teaching career fall into two chronological categories, the Wharton period and the McGill period. The Wharton period is illustrated by office files (1927-1939) containing incoming and outgoing correspondence, repo...

Addresses.

Approximately 40 volumes of addresses given between 1939 and 1967 to audiences both within and outside McGill cover a wide range of educational and social topics. Press releases, obituaries and messages (e.g. for Old McGill) are included. The unbo...

Pictorial Materials.

Snapshots taken by James or his family and friends during his University of Pennsylvania years illustrate Philadelphia scenes, fellow students and friends, and voyages to Europe and South America. Photographs of a summer vacation in 1944, the Conv...

Miscellaneous Materials.

Miscellaneous materials include citations, visitors' books, calling cards and printed matter. Papers given to James by W.H. Birks comprise 2 cm of letters documenting his involvement in McGill affairs, eg. (Graduates' Society, Y.M.C.A.) ...

James Dawson

The series contains materials associated with James Dawson, a Scots immigrant to Nova Scotia, printer, stationer, unsuccessful investor, and zealous Presbyterian. The series contains some letters from family and friends in Scotland, and later, som...

Dawson, James

Margaret Mercer Dawson

The papers of Margaret Mercer Dawson consist of 6 cm of letters from her husband, 1848-1873; 14 cm from her children, 1858-1906, including a majority of letters from Anna Harrington; 13 cm from her Scottish relatives and friends, 1836-1907, includ...

Dawson, Margaret Mercer

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