Fonds MG 174 - R. M. Ferguson fonds

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R. M. Ferguson fonds

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MG 174

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  • 1921-1967 (Creation)

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59 cm of textual and photographs.

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Robert Mervyn (Gusty) Ferguson was born on the 15 June 1898 in Derrygonelly, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Educated at Trinity College Dublin, he was awarded gold medals in Greek, Latin, Roman History and Classics, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1921. The following year he joined the U of S faculty, department of classics, as an associate professor. Progressing through the ranks he became professor in 1948 and was department head from 1965 to 1967. Upon his retirement in 1967 he was named professor emeritus. Professor Ferguson was involved in a number of campus and community activities and associations. He joined the COTC in 1927, becoming chief instructor on a full-time basis in 1940. Later that year he enlisted in the Canadian Army and served until 1945. He was chairman of the Saskatoon Library Board, president of the Boy Scouts Organization of Saskatchewan and a member of the Saskatoon Club and the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. Professor Ferguson died in Saskatoon on 6 August 1992.

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This fonds provides only partial documentation of R. M. Ferguson's career at the University of Saskatchewan but represents a substantial portion of his academic research.

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Restrictions: Although there are no restrictions on access for research purposes, no publication of the Herodian manuscript, in whole or part, is permitted without the express written permission of M.L. Ferguson, her heirs or assigns.

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