Fonds AR285 - Edward B. Paul fonds

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Edward B. Paul fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR285

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1 folder of textual records

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(1850-1937)

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Edward B. Paul was born in 1850 in Scotland. He received an M.A. from the University of Aberdeen, and later received honorary L.L.D. degrees from the University of Aberdeen (1924), and U.B.C. (1932). He emigrated to British Columbia in 1886 and taught school first in Lillooet, then became principal of the following schools: Nanaimo High School (1886-1991), Esquimalt School (ca. 1891), Victoria High School (1892-1908, and Victoria College (1903-1908, 1920-1927). He taught Classics and French, was interested in mathematics, served as official court interpreter of Japanese for many years, and was a member of the Free Masons. From 1903-1915, Victoria College was affiliated with McGill University.

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The fonds consists of copies of a letter book of outgoing correspondence, 1904-1906, and typed transcripts of the letters. The letter book consists of Paul's outgoing correspondence, primarily to the Principal and Registrar of McGill University, the B.C. Superintendent of Schools, and Victoria College students and faculty.

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edward-b-paul-fonds

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2013-02-05

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  • English

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