Archief 2147 - Adam Shortt fonds

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Adam Shortt fonds

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CA ON00239 2147



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  • 1879-1931 (Vervaardig)

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5 m of textual records ca. 80 photographs ca. 50 drawings

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Adam Shortt (1859-1931), historian, public servant, and economist, was born in Kilworth, Canada West. He was educated at Queen's University and the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University from 1885 to 1892. In 1892, he became Professor of Political Science and held this post until 1908. Shortt then assumed a position as one of the civil service commissioners, remaining in office until 1918 when he became Chairman of the Board of Publications at the Public Archives of Canada. During his career, Adam Shortt researched and wrote a number of pioneer works in economic history as well as co-editing the monumental series, Canada and its Provinces with Arthur Doughty.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, articles, diaries, subject files, news clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, manuscript notes and notebooks. Adam Shortt's involvement with Queen's University, his work as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, his work as first Chairman of the Board of Historical Publications of the Public Archives, his active career as a public speaker, and his creative output are all reflected in the papers. There is also a large series of autographs that Shortt collected over the course of his life.


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Donated by Mrs. Adam Shortt - 1931 Donated by Mrs. Roger F. Clarke - 1959


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A finding aid for this fonds is available in the repository

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Correspondence of Adam Shortt contained in the Elizabeth Smith Shortt Papers held by the University of waterloo

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