Hugh A. Taylor correspondence

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Hugh A. Taylor correspondence

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  • 1972-1982 (Creation)
    Taylor, Hugh A., 1920-

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5.06 m of textual records

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Hugh Taylor was born in England in 1920, the son of Hugh Lamport Taylor and Enid (Essex) Taylor. He was a wireless operator and air gunner during WW II and then studied modern history at Oxford University. He received a Diploma in Archive Administration from Liverpool University in 1951 and was Archivist at Leeds Public Libraries from 1951 to 1954. He served as Archivist, Liverpool Public Libraries (1954-1958), County Archivist, Northumberland (1958-1965) and Archivist to the University Library, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1963-1965). In 1965 he, his wife and three daughters emigrated to Canada. He was Provincial Archivist of Alberta (1965-1967) and of New Brunswick (1967-1971) and Director, Historical Branch, Public Archives of Canada (1971-1977). He was appointed Provincial Archivist of Nova Scotia in 1978. In 1982 he retired to British Columbia where he worked as a consulting archivist. He taught archival science at the University of British Columbia and at the National Archives of Canada. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1990.

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Subseries forms part of Provincial archivist's correspondence and other material series and consists of correspondence and memoranda generated in Hugh Taylor's tenure, as well as records relating to the SAA, ACA, and ASCRT. Subseries is arranged chronologically.

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RG 53, vol. 111-128

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