Fonds MS-2-521 - Charles Walmsley fonds

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Charles Walmsley fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1910 - 1955 (Creation)

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29 cm of textual records

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(1891 - 1962)

Biographical history

Professor Charles Walmsley taught in the Department of Mathematics at Dalhousie University from September 1930 to August 1959. He was born 23 September 1891 in England and was educated at Manchester Grammar School and King's College, Cambridge. He taught at the University of Birmingham, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Manchester University before moving to Halifax to take up a Carnegie professorship at the University of King's College-Dalhousie University. In 1930 he was appointed assistant professor of mathematics at Dalhousie, promoted to associate in 1934 and to full professor in 1950. He returned to England after his retirement, where he died on 27 March 1962.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in three accessions: by Dr. Ken Dunn in accession (99-84) on 30 August 1984; by Professor Ernest Heighton in accessions (50-92) and (3-94) on 15 October 1992 and 14 February 1993, respectively.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of materials regarding the Charles Walmsley's academic life and his activities as a faculty member of Dalhousie University, including notebooks, lectures notes and a manual of the first year of the Dalhousie course of mathematics. The fonds also contains correspondence sent to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walmsley and others textual records.

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Some of the documents are in poor conservation condition. Careful handling is required.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All 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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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Charles Walmsley fonds, MS-2-521, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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