Fonds F01238 - J. Douglas Gibson fonds

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J. Douglas Gibson fonds

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CA ON00239 F01238

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  • 1935-1987 (Creation)
    Gibson, J. Douglas

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7 m of textual records

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J. Douglas Gibson (1909-1988) was born in Toronto and attended Upper Canada College, Toronto and University of Toronto where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics in 1931. For the next thirty-four years Mr. Gibson worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in various capacities including Assistant General Manager, Deputy Chairman, and Executive Vice-President. Mr. Gibson also held executive positions on numerous organizations dealing with political science, international affairs, public finance, and taxation between 1955 and 1966. He was the author of The Scotia Bank Story (with Joseph Schull), 1982 and editor of Canada's Economy in a Changing World. In 1964 he began a long association with Queen's University when he was elected to the Queen's University Board of Trustees and in May 1975 he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Queen's.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, addresses, and speeches relating to connections with major Canadian companies, Canadian Wartime Prices and Trade Board, 1940-5, and Royal Commission on Banking and Finances, 1961-63. There is also a collection of diaries that cover the period 1966 to 1982, however, they are, for the most part, daily calendars showing appointments and meetings. In addition, there is a list of the Queen's University Board of Trustees names, including Chairman J.D. Gibson. As well as a ballot for the election of a new member of the Board of Trustees.

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Donated by Mrs. J.D. Gibson - 1988


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  • English

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2999 (QU-Board)

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  • Folder: 2999 (QU-Board)
  • Shelf: 5032