Fonds MS-2-556, SF Box 44, Folder 27 ; SF Box 44, Folders 20-26; SF Box 45, Folders 1-12 - Richard L. Raymond fonds

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Richard L. Raymond fonds

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  • Architectural drawing
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  • Textual record

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MS-2-556, SF Box 44, Folder 27 ; SF Box 44, Folders 20-26; SF Box 45, Folders 1-12

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  • 1968-1975 (Creation)

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9 cm of textual records (20 folders)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Richard L. Raymond was born in 1932 in Berlin, Connecticut, the son of Horace Hovey and Grace Raymond. He was educated at Dean Academy and Yale University, where he studied marine biology. He served with the US Navy as a meteorologist in Bermuda, where he wrote for the Royal Gazette. After moving to Canada, where he worked as an editor at The Canadian Press, he entered graduate studies and was appointed assistant professor of English at Dalhousie University. He was a poetry editor at The Dalhousie Review and a patron of the Dalhousie Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. He was actively involved in other cultural and social organizations such as the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia and the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia. Raymond's business interests included serving on the board of directors for Raymond Precision Industries in Connecticut, and financing restaurants, including Henry House, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was married to Jocelyn Raymond, with whom he had two children. Raymond died in 1991.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Archives between 1996 and 1997 by Jocelyn Raymond. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Jocelyn Raymond.

Scope and content

Fonds comprises records related to Raymond's investment in the Henry House restaurant, including correspondence, financial statements, menu designs, architectural drawings and construction records. Other records include Dalhousie Review poetry correpondence.

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

There are no access restrictions on this fonds. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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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Associated materials

Seee the Dalhousie Review fonds (MS-2-35) for other correspondence related to the Dalhousie Review.

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No further accruals expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Richard L. Raymond fonds, MS-2-556, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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September 2012

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  • Box: MS-2-556, SF Box 44, Folder 27 ; SF Box 44, Folders 20-26; SF Box 45, Folders 1-12