Subfonds 6 - Personal and professional correspondence

Addresses, reports and papers

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Personal and professional correspondence

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CA CAC 1-6

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  • 1893-1960 (Creation)

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1.23 m of textual records
94 photographs

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The subfonds contains papers of Percy Nobbs representing a portion of the architect's professional and personal records. Neither Nobbs and his associates' office files nor Nobbs's private correspondence are represented in their entirety. Existing office files are noted under the appropriate operation numbers in subfonds 1-5, as are photographs from the office records. The papers in this subfonds have considerable interest for the researcher, since they span much of Nobbs's adult life (between approximately 1895 and 1960) and illustrate the tremendous range of his activities.

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In order to arrange these fragmentary records, an artificial system was devised based on their function. The series into which the papers were sorted are: a) personal projects, b) project files by operation number, c) McGill University, d) addresses, reports, and papers, e) city planning activities, f) professional associations, g) personal correspondence, h) photographs, i) published material, j) sketch books, and k) miscellaneous files.

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  • English

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