Fontanus 2022-08-29T14:36:41-04:00 McGill Library Open Journal Publishing Open Journal Systems <p><span lang="EN-US">Founded in 1988, <em>Fontanus: from the collections of McGill University</em>, was conceived as an annual scholarly journal edited and produced by McGill Librarians. The primary purpose of <em>Fontanus </em>is to showcase the University Library's extensive rare and special collections through in-depth scholarly articles which interpret or showcase particular collections. Like McGill's collections, the subject range of the individual articles run the full spectrum from Science, Medicine, Law to the Humanities and Social Sciences. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">The fourteenth volume of <em>Fontanus,</em><em><span> co-edited by Peter McNally and Gordon Burr</span></em><em>, </em>contains 4 articles based on the collections in the McGill University Archives and the Redpath Museum. The McGill University Archives provided the main sources for all of the articles. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Editorial</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">This volume of Fontanus was edited by Professor Emeritus Peter McNally and Senior Archivist Gordon Burr. We wish to thank the invaluable aid and support that we received from the Dean of Libraries, Colleen Cook and the team of people that enable this type of project to come to fruition. A big thank you to Rhiannon Hebert and Nicola Vernon for their copy editing skills, Alex Kohn for her advice on copyright, Jessica Lange for her kind support of a neophyte editor and Jennifer Innes for her invaluable technical skills that in the end made this publication possible.</span></p><p>This volume of <em>Fontanus: from the Collections of McGill University</em> is dedicated to Dr. Robert H. Michel, Co-Editor of volumes 12 (2010) and 13 (2013) and a contributor of distinguished articles over many years.</p><p> </p><p><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Gordon Burr</span></p> Complete Vol 2 (1989) 2022-08-25T12:52:52-04:00 - - 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 - - Chronicle 2014-02-07T09:40:47-05:00 Hans Möller 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Hans Möller Contributors 2022-08-25T13:05:48-04:00 - - 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 - - Friends of the Library 2022-08-25T13:03:53-04:00 - - 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 - - Guidelines for authors 2022-08-25T12:51:20-04:00 - - 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 - - Back cover 2022-08-25T12:45:09-04:00 - - 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 - - Front cover 2022-08-25T12:49:07-04:00 - - 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 - - Editorial 2014-02-07T09:40:47-05:00 Hans Möller 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Hans Möller René Cassin and the Daughter of Time: The First Draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2014-02-07T09:40:47-05:00 A.J. Hobbins 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 A.J. Hobbins The Gardens of the Lord: A Description of the Moravian Church in Labrador, and the Lande Collection, entitled 'The Moravian Missions to the Eskimos of Labrador' 2014-02-07T09:40:47-05:00 Davena Davis 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Davena Davis Arabic Calligraphy and the "Herbal" of al-Ghâfiqî: A Survey of Arabic Manuscripts at McGill University 2014-02-07T09:40:47-05:00 Adam Gacek 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Adam Gacek Margaret Ridley Charlton, Medical Librarian and Historian: An Evaluation of her Career 2014-02-07T09:40:47-05:00 Frances Groen 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Frances Groen Hidden Treasures at McGill: A Survey of Manuscripts and Historical Documents 2014-02-07T09:40:47-05:00 Raymond Klibansky 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Raymond Klibansky The F. R. Scott Library 2022-08-25T12:58:36-04:00 Bruce Whiteman <p>The distinguished poet F. R. Scott (1899-1985) taught law at McGill from 1928 until his retirement in 1968, and was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1961-1964. In the fall of 1988 his widow, the painter Marian Scott, donated to the University Scott's personal library of literature and general books. The books now form part of the Canadian literature holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. The article describes the Scott library and some of the unusual and valuable books contained in it.</p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Bruce Whiteman Son of the Great Dominion 2022-08-25T13:06:55-04:00 Richard Virr <p>The W. D. Lighthall and the Lighthall family papers constitute a rich but largely unexplored source for Canadian literary, social and political history of the latter half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. The greater part of W. D. Lighthall's papers are held by the Department of Rare Books and Spoecial Collections, McGill University Libraries, but the National Archives of Canada (Ottawa), and the McCord Museum of Canadian History (Montreal), have important holdings as well. The purpose of this paper is to make this ,aterial better known to researchers by exploring some of the major subjects docuemntated in the Lighthall Papers.</p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Richard Virr My Dear Eve... 2022-08-25T13:13:05-04:00 Montague Cohen <p>In a previous article, annotated transcripts were presented of seven of a set of 37 hitherto unknown letters. These seven letters were written in 1907-08, from Ernest Rutherford in Manchester to Arthur Eve in Montreal. This article contains a further eight letters from Rutherford written in the years 1909-11. These letters are interweaved with annotated summaries of 13 letters from Eve to Rutherford written in the same period, which are owned by Cambridge University. The period covered in this article saw Rutherford's first publication of the nuclear model of the atom, the beginning of the quantum theory of radiation, and a greatly improved knowledge of the properties of radioactive elements and of the radiation emitted in the radioactive process. The correspondants participated in the First International Congress of Radiology in 1910, which resulted in the setting up of an International Radiation Standards Committee. In addition, the correspondence deals with private matters such as Rutherford's efforts to sell land owned by him near Montreal and Eve's aspplication for a vacant chair of Physics at Bristol University.</p> 2022-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 1989 Montague Cohen