Collection PF88 - Ontario Court of Appeal collection

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Ontario Court of Appeal collection

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  • Graphic material
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ON00311 PF88

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  • [1871?]-1930, 1973, 1978, [200-?] (Creation)
    Ontario Court of Appeal

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18 photographs : b&w and col. ; 46.2 x 38.6 cm or smaller
3 prints ; 50.6 x 35.4 cm or smaller
2 p.

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The collection contains records found in the Court of Appeal on the court side of Osgoode Hall. Most of the material was found in a storage area located in an escalator shaft, often referred to by staff as the "pit". The material was most likely acquired by court staff or judges on the Court of Appeal and abandoned when they left office. The items in the collection were acquired by the Archives in 1994 and 2011.

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Collection consists of photographs, prints, and certificates found in the Court of Appeal on the court side of Osgoode Hall. The majority of the photographs depict the 1973 royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II and prominent Ontario legal figures, although a few of the subjects remain unidentified.

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No further accruals are expected.

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