Fonds MG023 - Terence William Leighton MacDermot fonds

Terence William Leighton MacDermot fonds 4 Terence William Leighton MacDermot fonds - Galt MacDermot Terence William Leighton MacDermot fonds 2 Terence William Leighton MacDermot fonds 3

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Terence William Leighton MacDermot fonds

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  • 1918-1952 (Creation)
    MacDermot, Terence William Leighton

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  • 7.5 lm of textual records
  • 5 photographs

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Diplomat and educator, Terence William Leighton MacDermot was born in Jamaica 1896; Rhodes Scholar (Oxford, M.A., B.A.); 1944 joined Department of External Affairs; 1946 with the United Nations, Special Organizational duties; 1950-1954 Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa; 1954-1957 Ambassador to Greece and Israel; High Commissioner to Australia until 1961; 1961 joined the staff of Bishop's University as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science; died in Sherbrooke, 1966.

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Transferred to the University archives, with permission of Mrs. MacDermot, by Bishop's University History professor Claude Thibault in 1974.

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The fonds constitutes a rich source of information on several aspects of Canadian education, foreign affairs and politics.

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Original order has been maintained: the files boxed directly from the filing cabinets as had been kept by Professor MacDermot. Photos from individual files have been removed and placed into photo file BUA Old Library.

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