George Raleigh Parkin fonds [multiple media]
Record Information – Brief
George Raleigh Parkin fonds [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R5823-0-1-E, MG30-D77
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Photographs, Maps and cartographic material, Sound recordings, Art, Architectural and technical drawings
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
19 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
10 m of textual records.
ca. 869 photographs : b&w.
10 audio reels (ca. 17 h 2 min).
2 audio discs (20 min).
2 technical drawings.
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- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of records reflecting Parkin's interest in the Parkin family, his career, and various organizations. The textual records, 1828-1977, include personal papers; family papers; "Parkin Chronicle"; an unpublished manuscript; family research; educational institutes, associations; Alicia Patterson Fund; American universities field staff; Institute of Current World Affairs; Canadian Institute of International Affairs; Arctic Institute of North America; and correspondence between G. Raleigh Parkin and Terry Cook concerning Sir George Parkin. There is a microfilm copy of transcripts of correspondence of Sir Samuel J. Way with sir George Parkin, 1898-1905. The microfilmed material is located on microfilm reel A-631.
Fonds also contains photographs, (ca. 1846-ca. 1930) relating to various aspects of Raleigh Parkin's career, personal life and his family. Also included in the fonds are photographs relating to Raleigh Parkin's father, Sir George Robert Parkin.
In addition, fonds contains cartographic materials produced for military purposes during World War I, and depict France; the British Empire; while others illustrate military strategies by showing the location of trenches and machine gun barrage on French territory. Others relate to geographic aspects of New Brunswick, many by the Department of Mines. Also included is a topographic map of Great Britain and tables related to the Montreal sewer system.
Also included are sound recordings of interviews and conversations made by Raleigh Parkin in his research on his family, and recordings of an M.A. speech by Brickington.
The fonds also contains drawings of a "Distinguished Canadian" possibly depicting poet, lawyer and activist F.R. Scott.
- Additional name(s):
- Parkin (family)
- Parkin, George Raleigh, 1896-1977
- Parkin (Famille)
- Parkin, George R. (George Robert), 1846-1922
- Institute of Current World Affairs
- Canadian Institute of International Affairs
- Institut canadien des affaires internationales
- Arctic Institute of North America
- Cook, Terry, 1947-
- Patterson, Alicia, 1906-1963
- American Universities Field Staff
- Biography/Administrative history:
Parkin, George Raleigh, 1896-1977 : George Raleigh Parkin, executive, was the son of Sir George Robert Parkin (1846-1922) educationalist and first administrator of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. Raleigh was educated at Oxford University and the Royal Military College at Kingston. In World War I he served as an officer in the British Infantry at Gallipoli in 1915 and in the Canadian Artillery and Royal Engineers in France, 1916-1919. He joined the Investment Department of the Sun Life Assurance Company of Montreal in 1922 where he worked until his retirement, holding the successive positions of Supervisor Foreign Investments, Assistant Treasurer and Associate Treasurer. He was active in a large number of organizations in connection with his work at Sun Life. He served for 20 years as trustee of the Institute of International Affairs of New York, Chairman of the Markle Foundation's Canadian Selection Committee in 1948 and he was a founding member and Governor of the Arctic Institute of North America as well as being involved in many other associations.
- Finding aid:
Textual records: (Paper) The finding aid is a descriptive list. MSS0552Textual records: (Electronic) Finding aid. MSS0552
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000084.pdfPhotographic materials: (Paper) See "Photographic inventories, indexes, and caption lists arranged by accession number." FA-500Cartographic material: (Paper) A detailed list of items is available in collection file.Drawings: (Paper) Item level descriptions available in collection file.Moving images: (Paper) Refer to AV Collection File for additional information.
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Received at various times between 1964 and 1977 from George Raleigh and Mrs. Louisa Parkin.
- Availability of other formats note:
- Microfilmed transcripts of correspondence between Sir Samuel J. Way and Sir George Parkin is located on microfilm reel A-631.
- Related material:
- Researchers interested in Parkin's family history will also be interested in the George Robert Parkin fonds (MG 30 D 44).
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Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
Original photographs: No donor restrictions. Various copyrights. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Loaned photographs (Acc. Nos. 1972-175, 1973-314, 1973-003): National Archives of Canada does not provide copies; they must be obtained from lender. Copyright: for items still in copyright, copyright must be established by the holder of the original(s). Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Cartogrpahic material: No donor restrictions.
Sound recordings (Acc. No. 1978-0010): Reproduction requires the written permission of Mrs. Elizabeth Pound, Princeton, New Jersey, until 1 January 2010.
Sound recordings (Acc. No. 1980-0076): No donor restrictions. Reproduction and use require the written permission of the copyright owner.
Drawings: No donor restrictions. Copyright: Unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
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