George Loranger Magann fonds [textual record, object]
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George Loranger Magann fonds [textual record, object]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1903-1962.Reference:R6030-0-5-E, MG30-E352Type of material:Textual material, Objects (including medals and pins)Found in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:102738Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:25 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1903-1962.Place of creation:OntarioExtent:92 cm of textual records.
18 medals gold, silver, bronze.
1 badge.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of Magann's personal military diaries, 1915-1917; his personal diplomatic diaries, 1952-1962; his personal diaries, 1958-1962; and the personal diary of Grace Isabele George prior to her marriage to George Magann, 1912-1916. The fonds also includes personal correspondence of Magann while a student, a soldier, and a businessman, 1903-1942; and the personal correspondence of Magann from the various diplomatic posts at which he was posted, 1941-1961.
Fonds also includes medals awarded to or collected by George and Grace Magann.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Magann, George Loranger, 1892-1977 : George Loranger Magann, born in 1892 at Toronto, Ont., received his education in England, and from Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ont., Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., and the school of Practical science at the University of Toronto. In 1914 Magann joined the Canadian Field Artillery and served in the United Kingdom, France, and Belgium. Major Magann was discharged from active duty in 1919. He remained with the reserve until he joined the Department of External Affairs at the outbreak of World War II. From 1922 to 1941 Magann worked with and eventually took over the family lumber business which became G.L. Magann & Co., Railway Contractors, Toronto. In addition he was director of Anglin Norcross Corporation, Montreal, from 1938 to 1944. In 1941 Magann joined the Department of External Affairs as Special Assistant to the Minister in Washington. He served as Canadian and British representative in the exchange of disabled POW's at Barcelona in 1944 and as Canadian representative at Gothenburg in 1944 and Marseilles in 1945. He then served as Counsellor in Paris, 1945-1946, and as Minister Counsellor in Washington from 1946 to 1949. He was appointed Ambassador to Greece in October 1949. He was appointed Ambassador to Switzerland and concurrently Austria in 1954 and served in this dual posting until his retirement in 1957. See also: The Canadian Who's Who, 1958-1960.Finding aid:Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a descriptive file list. MSS1262 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002643.pdfMedals, pins, badge: (Paper) Medal inventory cards: 8029 to 8049.Medals, pins, badge: (Electronic) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions.Subject heading:Source:Private
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