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Finding Aid - James Beaty, Jr. fonds (PF68)

James Beaty, Jr. fonds

2 cm of textual records (1 v.)

Biographical Sketch
James Beaty, Jr. was born on November 10th, 1831, in Halton, Ontario, to John Beaty and Elizabeth Stewart. He was admitted as a student-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1850 and called to the Bar in 1855. Around this time, he held executive positions in the Osgoode Club, also known as the Law Debating Society. He earned a Bachelor of Common Law degree from Trinity College in 1872, and a Doctor of Common Law degree in 1875. Beaty served as Chair of the Board of Police Commission in 1880, and was mayor of Toronto from 1879 to 1880. He represented Toronto West as a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1880 to 1887. Beaty served as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1881 to 1891. Beaty died on March 15th, 1899.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a notebook maintained by James Beaty, Jr., while serving in executive positions in the Osgoode Club, a debating society organised to better prepare students for the profession of law through readings, discussions and debates.
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Reference code / Title / Date
985179-001 Notebook of James Beaty, Jr.. -- 1854-1859
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