Item MS-2-44, SF Box 18, Folder 14 - Note from Dalhousie professor John J. MacKenzie regarding a class cancellation

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Note from Dalhousie professor John J. MacKenzie regarding a class cancellation

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MS-2-44, SF Box 18, Folder 14

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  • 1878 (Creation)
    Mackenzie, John James

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1 page (1 folder)

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John James (J.J.) MacKenzie was a graduate of Dalhousie College, earning his BA in 1871 and his MA in 1872. He was born in Greenhill, Pictou County, in 1847. From 1869-1872 he taught at Pictou Academy. He moved to Germany in 1872, earning his PhD at Leipzig University in 1876. In 1877 he returned to Halifax to take up an appointment at Dalhousie as Chair of Physics, a position he held for less than two years, as he died of pneumonia in 1879 at age thirty-one. In addition to teaching, J.J. MacKenzie delivered a popular series of public science lectures in Halifax and was an active promoter of the Technical Institute.

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Item was accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. Custodial history is unknown.

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Item is a note from J.J. MacKenzie to a colleague cancelling his class due to illness and referring to an upcoming guest lecture by Sir W. Young.

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Preferred citation: Note from John J. MacKenzie regarding a class cancellation, MS-2-44, SF Box 18, Folder 14, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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