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C.L. Bennet fonds
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1919-1957, predominant 1930-1950 (Creation)
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1.6 m of textual records. - 11 photographs. - 1 engraver's plate
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Born in New Zealand in 1895, Charles Lindsay Bennet was a First World War veteran who came to Halifax from Jesus College, Cambridge, to teach English in 1922. He was actively associated with Dalhousie University and the University of King's College from 1923–1963, when he retired. He served as lecturer, George Munro Professor of English, chair of the English department, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Arts and Science, University Registrar, and Vice President of the University. He was Counsellor of the Department of Veterans' Affairs and supervised Dalhousie's veterans programs. Bennet also founded and managed the Down Under Club (1941-1942) and the Anzac (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) Club (1941-1944). He was a longtime series editor of Canada Book of Prose and Verse (1933-1951) and editor of The Dalhousie Review (1957-1963). Bennet died July 24, 1980.
Records were initially loaned to the Archives in 1983; in 1993 they were donated by Jim Bennet, son of C.L. Bennet.
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Fonds contains considerable material from the Dalhousie Review from 1950–1953, including correspondence, book reviews and articles pending; correspondence relating to Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate; examinations and papers of Dalhousie students (primarily 1930s); correspondence, outlines and galley proofs of Canada Books, I to VI, 1933–1951; correspondence and other material relating to the Down Under Club and Anzac Club (1940s); personal papers, including Bennet's course notes and exams from his days as a Harvard undergraduate; copies of acting scripts; photographs of local theatre productions, the School for the Blind, Dalhousie University English Department, and the first Soviet war bride in England (Nora Murray); and copies of Archibald MacMechan's Late Harvest and E. Ritchie's In the Gloaming.
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The correspondence in MS-2-486, Box 3, Folder 20 and Box 8, Folders 13-17 is closed. All other materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
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No further accruals are expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], C. L. Bennet fonds, MS-2-486, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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