Fonds 138 - James Paul Norrie

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James Paul Norrie

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MtA 138

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3 cm of textual records

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J.P. Norrie was born in 1891 at North River, near Truro, Nova Scotia. He came to Mount Allison University in 1909 and received a certificate in Science, May 1911. He then attended the Nova Scotia Technical College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, receiving a Degree in Engineering in 1913. For 2 years he was Deputy Minister of Mines for Nova Scotia. In 1923, after various mining positions in Canada and the United States of America, he became interested in the development at Kirkland Lake, Ontario. For the remainder of his life, he was involved in the mining industry of northern Ontario and Quebec, living at Amos, Quebec.

His first wife died in 1923, leaving him with four children, all of which attended Mount Allison. In 1933, he married Margaret Rosamond Fawcett of Upper Sackville, New Brunswick, who had graduated from Mount Allison in 1928 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Biology, and a Certificate in Education. J.P. Norrie served his alma mater as a Regent from 1 January 1943 until his death 9 October 1945.

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Fonds consists of papers compiled while a member of the Mount Allison Board of Regents. They include correspondence, committee reports, financial statements, Academy & Commercial College and School for Girls annual reports, and Post-War Fund Campaign.

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Donated by Margaret Norrie McCain through Linda Wheaton, President's Secretary, 1995


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