Gundy, Henry Pearson

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Gundy, Henry Pearson

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1 June 1905-1994


Henry Pearson Gundy was born at Toronto on June 1, 1905. After attending the University of Toronto Schools, Mr. Gundy entered Victoria University, Toronto in 1923 with a view to preparing for the ministry of the Methodist church. The following year he entered the University of Toronto. In 1928, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree. In 1930, he graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. In 1931, he was appointed Lecturer in English at McMaster University; a position he held for the next four years. In 1937, he was appointed Assistant Professor of English at Mount Allison University. Two years later he was promoted to Associate Professor. In 1940, he became Director of the Department of University Extension. In 1942, he was appointed Joseph Allison Professor of English and Head of the Department. In 1944, Mr. Gundy attended the Summer Session of Columbia University Library School. Later that year he was appointed Director of Library Service, Mount Allison Memorial Library. In 1947, he became Chief Librarian, Queen's University; a position he held until 1965. Following his retirement as Chief Librarian, he became Professor of English. From 1967 to 1972 he was Editor of Queen's Quarterly and was also Associate Director and Senior Editor of McGill-Queen's University Press from 1970-1971. In addition he has contributed many articles to learned journals in canadian history and the fields of Canadian bibliography and publishing. Gundy died in 1994.


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