Fonds Fonds 9 - Arthur Moxon Fonds

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Arthur Moxon Fonds

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Fonds 9

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  • 1919-1929 (Creation)

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25.4 cm of textual records

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Arthur Moxon was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, in 1881, and received his BA from Dalhousie University in 1906. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning both a BA in jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Common Laws degree. One of the original faculty members, in 1909 he joined the newly founded University of Saskatchewan as Professor of Classics. He became, successively, Lecturer of Law (1911), Professor of Law (1913), and Dean of Law (1919), a position he held until his resignation in 1929. From 1934-1937 he served on the University Senate, and from 1937-1953 he was a member of the Board of Governors, serving 4 of those years as Chairman. In 1953 he received an honourary doctor of civil laws degree from the U of S. Arthur Moxon died in Saskatoon on 12 June 1963. At the time of his death, Dr. Moxon was the University's Solicitor.

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This fonds contains correspondence concerning various associations and committees, including the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the Canadian Bar Association, the Committee on Legal Education, the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene (concerning educating the public in its attitude toward mental illness), the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and Chartered Accountants. As well, the fonds contains Professor Moxon's lecture notes for criminal procedures, legal history, Roman law, torts, and trusts; and a file concerning some of the cases he conducted while in private practice, particularly those involving faculty members, as well as information on points of law and advice about how to proceed in legal matters.

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.Arranged alphabetically by subject within each section.

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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies series, Alumni files, and RG 6 (University Solicitor).

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