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D.A. MacRae's correspondence regarding the first issue of Dalhousie Alumni News
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MS-13-57, SF Box 74, Folder 5
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- MacRae, Donald Alexander
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4 pages of textual records
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Donald Alexander MacRae was Dean of Law at Dalhousie University from 1914-1924. He was born on 13 June 1872 in Canoe Cove, Prince Edward Island, and received his BA from Dalhousie University in 1898, when he was awarded the University Medal. He went to Cornell University in New York, where he received an MA in 1899 and a PhD in 1905. He taught Greek at Cornell from 1900-1905 and at Princeton University from 1905-1909, before moving to Toronto in 1909 to study law at Osgoode Hall. After being called to the Bar in 1913, he returned to Nova Scotia to take up the post of Dean of Law. MacRae's work at Dalhousie resulted in reforms to the Canadian law school curricula, which became known as the "MacRae curriculum." He also served as chair of the Canadian Bar Association Committee on Legal Education in 1921-1923 and 1929-1931. MacRae returned to Toronto to lecture at Osgoode Hall and remained there until his retirement. In 1938 he received a honorary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie. He died on 19 October 1955.
Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Henry Borden in 1974.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], D.A. MacRae's correspondence regarding the first issue of Dalhousie Alumni News, MS-13-57, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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