Keppel-Jones, Arthur Mervyn

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Keppel-Jones, Arthur Mervyn

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Arthur Mervyn Keppel-Jones (1909-1996), historian, author and professor, was born at Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa. He attended the University of Cape Town where he received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in 1928 and Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1943. In 1929 he received a Rhodes Scholarship and attended Oxford University where he received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in 1931 and a Master of Arts degree in 1940. Dr. Keppel-Jones had a distinguished teaching career at the University of Witwatersrand (1933-1934, 1936-1953), and Natal University College (1935). During the academic year 1953/54 he taught at Queen's University and, in 1959, due to the racial-political solution in his homeland, he emigrated, with his family to Canada, returning to Queen's University where he remained until his retirement in 1976. As an advocate of racial harmony Dr. Keppel-Jones wrote a number of books and articles and was active in numerous organizations. He died in Kingston in 1996.


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