Fonds P223 - A.J.H. Richardson fonds

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A.J.H. Richardson fonds

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  • 1937 (Creation)

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1 textual record (29 pages)

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Arthur John Hampson (a.k.a. Jack) Richardson was born 31 July 1916 in Lennoxville, Quebec to Arthur and Margaret Richardson. Jack attended Bishop's College School (Lennoxville, Quebec) and graduated from Bishop's University in 1935. After graduating, he worked at the National Archives of Canada before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served in England as the historical liaison for the Canadian Government until 1946. After a career of 40 years, Jack retired in 1981 from the National Archives Canada / Indian Northern Affairs Canada, National Historic Sites. In 1987, he received "The Gabriel Leger Medal" from the Heritage Canada Foundation for his work in historical architectural, preservation, restoration and conservation of Old Quebec City. He was married to Gertrude and together they had four children: Margaret, Peter, Andrew, and Marie. Jack passed away in Ottawa on 6 May 2011 at the age of 94.

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Jack Little acquired the letter as part of Jack Richardson’s dissertation research material from Dorothy Dutton, of Lennoxville, in the early 1970s.

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The fonds contains information on the research interests of A.J.H. (aka Jack) Richardson on the Eastern Townships in 1937. It consists of one letter from Jack Richardson to doctoral advisor regarding a possible PhD dissertation topic and list of available archival (primary) sources on land settlement and geography in the Eastern Townships.

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Very good.

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The fonds was donated by Jack Little in 2017.


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  • English

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Researched interested in A.J.H. Richardson's research can also consult his thesis on Capt. John Savage: A.J.H. Richardson, "Captain John Savage and the settlement of Shefford: from 1740 to 1893, Part 1" Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, No. 24 (Spring 2004): 5-29 and A.J.H. Richardson, "Captain John Savage and the settlement of Shefford: from 1792 to 1802, Part 2" Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, No. 25 (Fall 2004): 45-78.

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