Fonds MS-2-647 - John Geoffrey Adshead fonds

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John Geoffrey Adshead fonds

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MS-2-647

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  • [19--] (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records

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(1904 - 1979)

Biographical history

John Geoffrey Adshead was born in 1904 in Manchester, England. He was educated at Stockport Grammar School before entering Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, graduating with first class honours with distinction in mathematics. He was also a half-blue in lacrosse, later touring the United States as a member of the Oxford-Cambridge lacrosse team. In 1927 he was appointed at the University of King's College, transferring to Dalhousie University in 1947 as acting head of the Department of Mathematics, a position made permanent in 1953.

In addition to his popularity with students, he was considered by his colleagues to be an excellent cook. In P.B. Waite's reminiscences of faculty life in the 1950s, he writes that "one remembers Adshead's baked halibut with oyster stuffing, served with a Poilly Fuissé" (http://hdl.handle.net/10222/63115). Adshead retired in 1964 and died in 1979.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Gretchen Smith in accession (6-93) on February 25, 1993. Further custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of John Geoffrey Adshead's recipe notebooks, handwritten recipes, and newspaper clippings of recipes.

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

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  • English
  • French

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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], John Geoffrey Adshead fonds, MS-2-647, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Draft

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January 7, 2020 (creation)
March 2020 (revision)

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