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

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Note from 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)

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1 page (1 folder)

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John James (J.J.) MacKenzie was born in Greenhill, Pictou County in 1847. He studied at Dalhousie, earning his B.A. in 1871 and his M.A. in 1872. MacKenzie taught at Pictou Academy from 1869 to 1872 and lived in Berlin and Leipzig from 1872 to 1877, earning his Ph.D. from Leipzig in 1876. On his return from Germany, he was appointed Chair in Physics at Dalhousie College. He occupied this position for less than two years, passing away in 1879 due to pneumonia at the age of thirty-one.

In addition to his 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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The item was accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. The custodial history is unknown.

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Item is a note from J.J. MacKenzie to an unnamed colleague regarding his class cancellation due to illness and making reference to an impending guest lecture by Sir W. Young.

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See MS-1-Ref Box 81, Folder 22 for related material.

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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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January 2012

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