Fonds RC0230 - William Burton Hurd fonds

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William Burton Hurd fonds

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  • 1937-[194-] (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records.

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William Burton Hurd was born in Brockville, Ontario in 1894. He was a Rhodes scholar, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and president of the Canadian Political Economy Association. In 1921 he became Professor of Political Economy at Brandon College and was appointed Dean of Arts in 1928. He came to McMaster University as Professor of Political Economy in 1935, became Associate Dean of Arts in 1939, and chaired the Department of Political Economy from 1947 to 1949. A regular contributor to economic, political, and banking periodicals, he was an expert on population problems and the author of several books, including Origin, Birthplace, Nationality and Language of the Canadian People and Racial Origins and Nativity of the Canadian People.

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The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts of articles and also other documents relating to his work on behalf of the Committee on Post-War Reconstruction.

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Fonds was presumably donated by Professor Hurd before his death.


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