Fonds MS-2-556 - Richard L. Raymond fonds

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Richard L. Raymond fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Architectural drawing

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8 cm of textual records
2 architectural plans : 55 x 63 and smaller

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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, later serving with the US Navy as a meteorologist in Bermuda and writing 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 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; he also financed restaurants, including the 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 Dalhousie University Archives by Richard L. Raymond in accession (37-86) and (45-86) in 1986, and in accession (30-97) in 1997 and (45-99) in 1999 by his wife, Jocelyn Raymond.

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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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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
Accession (37-86) and (45-86) were closed for 20 years, until 2006.

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

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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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