Fonds F00609 - Colin A. Campbell fonds

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Colin A. Campbell fonds

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  • [ca. 1930]-1977 (Creation)
    Campbell, Colin A.

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46 m of textual records, ca. 400 maps, ca. 200 photographs

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Colin Alexander Campbell was born at Sheddon, Ontario, on January 17, 1901. After attending Queen's University he became a mining engineer and worked in, and managed, a number of mines from 1921 to 1934. From 1934 to 1937 and, later, from 1946 to about 1970 he was engaged in consulting practice. In 1939 Campbell enlisted as Second Lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Engineers, attaining the final rank of Brigadier-General in 1968. His wartime service brought him four awards - Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1943, Mentioned in Despatches (M.I.D.) in 1944, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1945, and the Legion of Merit, U.S.A. in 1945.

Brigadier-General Campbell was also active politically and in 1934 was elected to the House of Commons for the riding of Frontenac-Addington where he served until 1937 when he resigned his seat in the House of Commons to contest the riding of Addington in the Ontario general election. He was defeated but later in the year was elected by acclamation in the Sault Ste. Marie by-election. He was then appointed Minister of Public Works, a position he held until 1941. He was defeated in the riding of Sault Ste. Marie in 1943. Following the war, Brigadeer Campbell remained active in Liberal Party work, concentrating on fund-raising for both the federal and provincial Liberal Perties. He died in 1978.

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The fonds consists of correspondence of both a polical and business nature, subject files, mining reports and records of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, press clippings, photographs and a large collection of maps. There is also extensive material regarding an arbitration case between Cementation Company (Canada) Limited and International Minerals and Chemical Corporation (Canada) Limited which includes correspondence, transcripts and evidence.

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Donated by Colin A. Campbell - 1975 Donated by Mrs. Colin Campbell - 1979


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  • English

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22912292F3 A4.1 001F3 A4.3F3 C4.3(302) Map 146

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No photocopying of election campaign folders will be permitted

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No further accruals are expected

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Description created on 1999/08/27. Last updated 19/06/2015.
Archivist(s): Ken Willmott

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  • Shelf: 2291
  • Shelf: IM-2292
  • Shelf: F3 A4.1 001
  • Shelf: F3 A4.3
  • Shelf: F3 C4.3
  • Map cabinet: (302) Map 146
  • Shelf: F3 A3.11