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Fonds F0144 - George F.G. Stanley fonds.

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George F.G. Stanley fonds.


  • 1907-2007 (Creation)

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6.020 m of textual records and other material.

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Canadian author, educator, historian and public servant George Francis Gilman Stanley was born in Calgary, Alberta, on July 6, 1907. Educated at the University of Alberta and Oxford University, he served in the Second World War as director of the Canadian Army's Historical Section in London. He subsequently taught at Mount Allison University, University of British Columbia and Royal Military College. Dr. Stanley was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the recipient of twelve honorary degrees, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick (1982-1987), designer of the Canadian maple leaf flag, and author of eighteen books and countless articles and book reviews. He died in Sackville, New Brunswick on September 13, 2002.

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Donated by Mrs. Ruth Stanley in 2003, 2009, and 2012.

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Fonds consists of correspondence; research notebooks; manuscripts of articles, addresses, book reviews, forewords, lectures, mini-speeches and speeches and Ph.D. dissertation; published works; degrees, awards and honours; scrapbooks including digitized copes on a CD; works about G.F.G. Stanley and his family including eulogies delivered at his funeral; 6 bankers boxes of periodicals; and miscellaneous material.

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Text in English and French.

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For additional material relating to George F.G. Stanley see The Dr. George F.G. Stanley Book Collection.

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Includes 47 photographs, 1 CD, and 0.41 m of realia.

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