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Hobby show - programmes and clippings

File consists of records relating to hobby shows organized by the Women's Law Association of Ontario and held at Osgoode Hall. The records document some of the activities of the WLAO and the hobbies of participating lawyers. Harriet A.L. Clark is noted as a participant in a newspaper article about the event from the Toronto Daily Star. Included are programmes and newspaper clippings.


File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, largely relating to the arrangement of dinner meeting programmes.


File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, largely relating to the arrangement of dinner meeting programmes.


Item is an invoice from Gunning-Galbraith Reproductions Limited.

Photograph of dinner honouring G. Arthur Martin

Item is a group photograph of the attendees at a dinner honouring G. Arthur Martin, on the occasion of the unveiling of a bronze bust of Martin sculpted by Kenneth Jarvis. The event was held at the Royal York Hotel.

Letter from the Law Society of Upper Canada

Item is a letter from W. Earl Smith, Secretary of the Law Society of Upper Canada, forwarding Robins a cheque for the scholarship awarded to him at the first year examinations.

Telegram from Cecil Wright

Item is a telegram from Cecil A. Wright enquiring whether Robins can help him mark wills and trusts papers.

Canadian Committee on Corrections: material received in June 1967

File consists predominantly of correspondence and briefs sent by a variety of organizations and institutions in reply to the committee's request to the Canadian public for written briefs on topics pertaining to the committee's report. Respondents documented in this file include the Dorchester Penitentiary, the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, the Confreres, St. Lawrence House, Office de la prevention et du traitement de l'alcolisme et des autres toxicomanies, the Elizabeth Fry Society, the John Howard Society, the Manitoba Provincial Council of Women, Probation Officers Association of Ontario, and from inmates in the Canadian penitentiary system. Also included in this file are reports, articles, lecture notes, memoranda and the report of a committee study group on parole.

Canadian Committee on Corrections: reports: work material

File consists of records pertaining to the preparation of the committee's report, particularly chapters entitled "The Investigation of Offences", "Pre-Trial Detention and Bail", and "Representation of the Accused", authored by G. Arthur Martin. The records in this file also document work pertaining to a report on corporal punishment as well as committee progress reports. These records include correspondence, magazine articles, draft chapters, notes, chapter outlines and committee minutes.

Canadian Penitentiary Service

File consists of records pertaining to the Canadian Penitentiary Service. These records include a report on its historical background, a proposal for a standard medium security institution, and a revised 10-year "Plan of Institutional Development, 1963-1967". An architectural drawing is included in that plan.

Canadian Penitentiary Service: miscellaneous correspondence

File consists of correspondence and memoranda from the Canadian Penitentiary Service to the secretary of the Canadian Committee on Corrections, which were copied to G. Arthur Martin. These records pertain to divisional instructions in the Correctional Officers Training Plan and other administrative issues regarding the management of correctional facilities, officers and inmates. Also included is the text of an address given by J.C.A. La Ferriere, director of inmate training, at the Wardens' Conference of 1964, titled "What the Penitentiary Service Expects from the National Parole Board".

The courts

File consists of the Committee's draft chapter on the criminal court written by J.D. Morton and a draft paper entitled "The Criminal Courts: Functioning and Facilities" by Professor Friedland. Also included in this file is written feedback from committee chair Roger Ouimet on Morton's draft chapter.

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