Series - Ronald St. John Macdonald’s correspondence

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Ronald St. John Macdonald’s correspondence

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  • Textual record
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  • 1933 - 2006 (Creation)

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741 cm of textual records
36 photographs ; b&w : 28 x 21.5 cm or smaller
24 photographs ; col. : 25 x 20 cm or smaller
1 drawing ; 20 x 25 cm
2 posters; 28 x 40 cm or smaller
2 mini-cassette tapes ; 30 min.
1 floppy disk

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Series comprises correspondence regarding Macdonald's professional and academic involvement with institutions including Osgoode Hall, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, the European Court of Human Rights, the Hague, Peking University, World Academy of Arts and Science, Canadian Council of International Law, United Nations, Institute of International Law, African Society of International Law, British Institute of International Law, Canadian Institute of International Law, International Law Association, and others. Series also contains correspondence between Ronald St. John Macdonald and individuals including Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, Paul E. Martin, Jean Chrétien, Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Wang Tieya, A. Donat Pharand, and others.

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

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Series and sub-series are structured to reflect Ronald St. John Macdonald's filling system.

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  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Correspondence may be found in other series and sub-series as a consequence of the creator's record-keeping practices.

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  • English

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