Fonds MG070 - Robin B. Burns fonds

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Robin B. Burns fonds

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  • [197-]-[199-] (Creation)
    Burns, Robin B.

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2 lm of textual records

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Robin B. Burns was Professor of History at Bishop's from 1976 to 1997. Prior to coming to Bishop's he taught for 30 years at Sir George Williams University focussing on Canadian, Irish-Canadian, AngloQuebec and Eastern Townships history. A scholar and a researcher, Robin Burns was one of Canada's foremost experts on the life of Thomas D'Arcy McGee, the subject of his doctoral thesis. At Bishop's he was the founder of the Eastern Townships Research Centre, and was also a supporter of local historical societies throughout Quebec and gave many lectures and presentations. He died in 1998 in his 54th year.

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Lecture notes, office files and personal research material. This fonds still requires some appraisal, but original order has been maintained to reflect the creator's research and teaching activities. A complete inventory of the papers is available.

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internal transfer, Bishop's University


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  • A preliminary file list is available (424 files)
  • books from the library of Robin Burns were donated to Bishop's University Library
  • BUA 98-027

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