Fonds AR155 - David Ricardo Williams fonds

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David Ricardo Williams fonds

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  • 1980-1990 (Creation)
    Williams, David Ricardo, 1923-1999

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3 m of textual records

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David Ricardo Williams was born in Kamloops, B.C. , and later graduated from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the B.C. Bar in 1949, and moved to Duncan where he practiced law for many years. Williams was an adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law and the University of B.C., and wrote many books on Canadian legal history, including biographies of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, and Sir Lyman Duff. Williams took over the research files of William Gosse, who began work on a biography of Duff.

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Fonds consists of research material and correspondence relating to Williams' books on legal history. The files are arranged in 11 series: "Matthew Baille Begbie" series, "Duff: a life in the law" series, William Gosse on "Duff" series, "Just lawyers: seven portraits" series, "With malice aforethought" series, "Mayor Gerry: the remarkable Gerald Grattan McGeer" series, "100 Years at St. Peter's Quamichan" series, "A history of Vancouver's Terminal City Club series, "Trapline outlaw: Simon Peter Gunanoot" series, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous transcripts.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY of monographs by David Ricardo Williams:

Ace of Pentacles. Victoria, B.C.: Sono Nis Press, 1990.
Duff: A Life in the Law. Vancouver: UBC Press and Osgoode Society, 1984.
Just Lawyer: Seven Portraits. Toronto: Osgoode Society, 1995.
"The Man for a New Country": Sir Matthew Baille Begbie. Sidney, B.C.: Gray's Publishing Ltd., 1977.
Matthew Baillie Begbie. Don Mills: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 1980.
Mayor Gerry: The Remarkable Gerald Grattan McGeer. Vancouver: Couglas & McIntyre, 1986.
Pioneer Parish: The Story of St. Peter's Quamichan. Duncan, BC: St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican Church, 1991.
Trapline Outlaw: Simon Peter Gunanoot. Victoria, B.C.: Sono Nis Press, 1988.
With Malice Aforethought: Six Spectacular Canadian Trials. Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1993.
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow: A History of Vancouver's Terminal City Club. Vancouver: Terminal City Club, 1992.
100 Years at St. Peter's Quamichan. Duncan, B.C., 1966.
A History of Van’s Terminal City Club

Books catalogued for Special Collections:

Ace of Pentacles.
Just Lawyers: Seven Portraits.
The Man for a New Country": Sir Matthew Baille Begbie.
With Malice Aforethought: Sic Spectacular Canadian Trials.
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow: A History of Vancouver's Terminal City Club.

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