Fonds F 1329
5.7 metres of textual records
217 photographs ; 20 x 27 centimetres or smaller. - 20 nitrate negatives
1 motion picture film (approx. 10 minutes) : black and white, silent ; 8mm
Fonds consists of records created, collected and used by J.C. McRuer documenting his various activities and interests as a lawyer, judge, commissioner and author. The records also provide insight into McRuer's family life.
Arranged into sixteen series, the records include addresses and speeches, research material, legal articles, subject and background files, correspondence (letters and postcards), newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, trial transcripts and notes, publications, memoranda on a variety of subjects, reports, and minutes. Diplomas and awards presented to McRuer are also available.
Fonds also consists of photographs documenting McRuer's boyhood, his military experiences, and various family members. Several photographs also document McRuer and his fellow colleagues.
Fonds also includes a motion picture film of the McRuer family's trip to Europe in 1936. Film includes footage of the unveiling of the Vimy Ridge memorial in France in July 1936 which the family attended, as well as footage of places visited in England, Switzerland and Germany.
The Honourable James Chalmers McRuer, O.C., LL.D., (1890-1985) was a lawyer, judge, commissioner and author in Ontario.
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Benchbooks of James Chalmers McRuer (RG 22-444); Committee on Medical Evidence in Court in Civil Cases (RG 4-13); Ontario Law Reform Commission - Project Files (RG 4-66); Royal Commission of Inquiry into Civil Rights (RG 18-161).
Accession Number: 21052, 21048, 11905.
Consult inventory F 1329 for information on how to view these records.
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