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Canadian Architecture Collection Series
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Personal projects

Series consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and correspondence regarding various personal, non-architectural projects undertaken by Nobbs, in particular the design of his deflected northern lighting system for the National Research Council.

McGill University

Correspondence relating to Nobbs' activities as a professor of architecture at McGill University (1904-1940) and details of his subsequent pension arrangements, as well as the honourary Doctor of Letters awarded him by McGill in 1957. Include...

Professional associations

Correspondence relating to Nobbs' participation in several professional organizations, specifically the Art Association of Montreal (1916-1933), the Royal Institute of British Architects (1927-1929), the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1928-1...

Private correspondence

Letters from several of Nobbs' friends and colleagues, among them Sir Raymond Unwin (1934-1940), Professor G. Baldwin Brown (1893-1926), Auckland C. Geddes (1909-1953), Bertram Goodhue (1906-1935), R. S. Lorimer (1904-1924) and Noulan Cauchon...

Photographs

The photographs in the Nobbs archive document some of his architectural projects including urban domestic architecture, renovations to the interior of Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, McGill's MacDonald Engineering Building, a proposal fo...

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