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Finding Aid - Charles Moss fonds (PF98)

Charles Moss fonds

1854, 1869-1873, 1887, 1912
3 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
Charles Moss was born on March 8th, 1840, in Cobourg (Canada West) to John Moss, brewer, and Anne Quigley. He married Emily Sullivan and together they had nine children. Moss was admitted as a student-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1864 and was called to the Bar in 1869. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1881. Moss served as a Justice of the Court of Appeal from 1897 to 1902 and as Chief Justice of Ontario from 1902 to 1912. Moss was a lecturer at one of the early law schools set up by the Law Society and oversaw the curriculum when the law school reopened in 1889. He served as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1880 to 1897, a University of Toronto Senator, and president of the York Law Association (1891-1892). Moss received a knighthood in 1907. Moss died in Toronto on October 11th, 1912.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records relating to the legal career of Sir Charles Moss. Records include an insurance policy, a letter to Chief Justice Thomas Taylor, court admission certificates, and two illuminated volumes prepared in his memory by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature and by the Senate of the University of Toronto.
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Reference code / Title / Date
985324-001 Insurance policy. – 1854
985324-002 Court of Chancery admission certificates. -- 1869, 1872-1873
985324-003 Court of Common Pleas admission certificates. -- 1869, 1872-1873
985324-004 Court of Queen's Bench admission certificates. -- 1869, 1872-1873
985324-005 Letter from Charles Moss to Thomas Wardlaw Taylor. -- 28 Oct. 1887
991034-001 In memoriam. -- 13 Dec. 1912
2018015-001 Senate of the University of Toronto on the death of Sir Charles Moss. -- 13 Dec. 1912
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