Description of File or Item:

Interview with Richard Batten
Dates of Creation
Oct. 1995
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (includes 2 audio cassettes (ca. 90 minutes))
Scope and Content

File consists of oral history records documenting the life and career of Richard Batten (b. 1928), a Toronto-area lawyer who was made a Deputy Magistrate in 1966, and a full Magistrate five months later. Interview topics include: Osgoode Hall Law School; early practice; Deputy Magistrate, 1966; Magistrate; early cases; Provincial Magistrates Association. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes two audio cassette recordings, transcript with index (49 p.), and unsigned copies of correspondence and release forms.


Interview conducted as part of the Provincial Court (Criminal) Project.

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-4-0-33
File or Item Forms a Part of

This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-4 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - Special Projects interview files

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File or Item Restriction
Closed until 11 Oct. 2010
Location and Ordering Information
Textual records are located in container B436764; sound recordings are located in container B436905 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.