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Collection RC0730 - Academic Robes: Their Usage and History

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Academic Robes: Their Usage and History

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RC0730

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  • 1916 (Creation)

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149 bound p. of typescript, manuscript, illustrations, published pamphlets, an article and correspondence

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McNairn, W. Harvey ([1874-1953?])

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William Harvey McNairn graduated from the University of Toronto in 1899 and obtained his M.A. in 1900 and his doctorate in 1916. He was a Professor of Geology at McMaster University from 1909 to 1941 and published many articles in scholarly journals devoted to geology and related subjects.

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The compilation on academic robes by McNairn has eight chapters: Academic Finery; The Code for British Hoods; Oxford Robes; Cambridge Robes for Doctors and Graduates (a pamphlet by A. G. Almond); Robes In Other Universities; Cap and Gown in America (a pamphlet by Gardner Cotrell Leonard published in 1896); American System of Academic Robes; College Colours, an article by McNairn published in the University of Toronto Varsity, 19 November 1901.

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Item was donated by McNairn's son Robert in 1988.

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