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Finding Aid - John D. Arnup fonds (PF42)

John D. Arnup fonds

1950-2001
 
8.5 cm of textual records
 
48 photographs : b&w and col. ; 29.5 x 39.5 cm or smaller

 
Biographical Sketch
John Douglas Arnup was born on May 24th, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from Oakwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto in 1928. He attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto from 1928 to 1932, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History. He enrolled at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1932. He articled with R.L. Kellock under principal Gershon Mason, and was called to the Bar in 1935. Arnup was named a partner at Mason, Foulds, Arnup, Walter, Weir and Boeckh in Toronto (1955) and Arnup, Foulds, Boeckh and Morris (1968). Arnup was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1952, and served as its Treasurer from 1963 to 1966. As a representative of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Arnup negotiated a new program of legal education in Ontario. In 1957, he contributed to the creation of accredited university law schools and the institution of the Bar Admission Course. He also conducted negotiations with the Attorney General of Ontario concerning a sponsored legal aid plan for the province. Arnup was appointed a justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal on April 17th, 1970 and served until his retirement in October of 1985. Between the years 1966 to 1968, Arnup successfully represented Texas Gulf copper mine as lead counsel in the longest civil case ever heard in Ontario. Arnup served as a member of the Senate of the University of Toronto (1945-1950) and the Board of Regents at Victoria University (1960-1970). He was a member of the council of the Canadian Bar Association from 1946 to 1949 and 1960 to 1970. Arnup was president of the Lawyer's Club from 1949 to 1950, and served as chairman of the Law Society Foundation from 1968 to 1970. He was a member of the County of York Legal Aid Committee (1967-1970) and was a founding director of the Advocates' Society. Arnup authored the book "Middleton: The Beloved Judge" (Osgoode Society, 1988). Arnup received honourary degrees from Queen's University (1967), York University (1969), Victoria University (1976), and the Law Society of Upper Canada (1984). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1989. Arnup married Caroline Dora Ulrichsen on August 2nd, 1941. John D. Arnup died on October 5th, 2005.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of speeches, photographs, correspondence, memoirs and other material related to the legal career and personal life of John D. Arnup in his role as a lawyer, judge, and bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The fonds also contains biographical material about D. Park Jamieson and Joseph Sedgwick, and items relating to the life of Carol Arnup (daughter of John D. Arnup). The fonds is arranged into six series: biographical material; photographs; speeches and related material; correspondence; Carol Arnup material; memoirs. The fonds includes handwritten and typed speeches, newspaper and magazine clippings, programmes, memoirs, notes, memoranda, a poem, and photographs.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF42-1 Biographical material

1960-1989
1 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.3 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of biographical material collected by John D. Arnup about D. Park Jamieson and Joseph Sedgwick. The series consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings and magazine articles, correspondence, memoranda, notes, a poem, a speech, and a photograph. The series is divided into two sub-series: D. Park Jamieson material, and Joseph Sedgwick material.

PF42-1-1 D. Park Jamieson material

1928, [1964?], Reproduced [198-?]-1989
0.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.3 cm

Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of biographical material collected by John D. Arnup about the life of D. Park Jamieson. The sub-series consists of memoranda written by Arnup and Pauline McGibbon, photocopies of newspaper clippings, letters from Wilfred P. Gregory to Arnup, and a photograph of Jamieson in his LL.D. robes.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
989006-001 D. Park Jamieson memo. -- 22 Dec. 1988
990001-001 D. Park Jamieson clippings, memo and letters. -- [1964?], reproduced [198-?], 1989

PF42-1-2 Joseph Sedgwick material

1960-1981
0.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of biographical material collected by John D. Arnup about the life of Joseph Sedgwick. The series consists of correspondence, a series of stories told by Sedgwick, photocopies of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, notes, a poem, and a speech.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
989007-001 Joseph Sedgwick material. -- 1960-1981
991020-001 Letter from Joseph Sedgwick. -- 28 Jan. 1971

PF42-2 Photographs

1950-1995
47 photographs : b&w and col. ; 29.5 x 39.5 cm or smaller

Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs relating to the legal career and personal life of John D. Arnup. Several photos include prominent members of the Ontario legal community.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
P1258 Reunion dinner, class of 1935 Osgoode, Toronto, April 23, 1955. -- 23 Apr. 1955
P1640 Photograph of the presentation of the Middleton portrait to the Law Society. -- 10 Jan. 1952
P1641 Photograph of dinner to honour former Chief Justice Robertson. -- Dec. 1952
P1643 The Lawyers Club Past Presidents dinner, 50th anniversary, January 21, 1972. -- 21 Jan. 1972
P1644 The Lawyers Club Past Presidents' dinner, December 5, 1986. -- 5 Dec. 1986
P1645 Photograph of dinner to honour Justice G. Arthur Martin. -- 29 Apr. 1988
P1646 Photograph of the Supreme Court of Ontario. -- [ca. 1980]
P1647 Photograph of Donald, aged 5 1/2 months. -- Reproduced [199-?]
P1648 Photograph of John G. Middleton and Thibaudeau Rinfret with the Middleton portrait. -- Reproduced 1986
P1649 Photograph of the Justice Middleton portrait. -- [1952?]
P1650 Photograph of William E. Middleton and Sir William Mulock. -- Reproduced [199-?]
P1651 Photograph of chief justices and judges playing cards. -- Reproduced 1986
P2716 Photograph of John Arnup. -- Oct. 1950
P2717 Photograph of Justice Middleton portrait unveiling. -- Reproduced 1986
P2718 Photograph of Canadian Bar Association meeting, Windsor. -- 30 Jan. 1953
P2719 Photographs of John Arnup. – 1963
P2720 Photograph of John Arnup at Banff. – 1963
P2721 Photograph of John Arnup and Joseph Sedgwick. – 1965
P2722 Gale and Arnup unveiling. -- 1 June 1965
P2723 Photograph of John Arnup portrait. -- [1965?]
P2724 Photograph of John Arnup and others at the Mansion House, London. -- [197-?]
P2725 Photograph of honorary bencher ceremony for the Rt. Hon. John Robert Cartwright. -- 17 Apr. 1970
P2726 Photographs of Justice John Arnup. -- May 1970
P2727 Photographs of O.L.P.B.. -- 7 May 1975
P2728 The Honourable John D. Arnup. -- [198-?]
P2729 Photographs of John Arnup. – 1988
P2730 Photographs of John Arnup receiving the Order of Canada. – 1989
P2731 Photograph of John Arnup. -- May 1992
P2732 Photographs of John Arnup. – 1995

PF42-3 Speeches and other material

1964-2001
5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of speeches made by John D. Arnup at various events. Also included in the series are newspaper articles related to Arnup's speeches and programmes from events where Arnup spoke.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
989005-001 Speeches, newspaper clippings and programme. -- 1964-1986
999042-001 Speech and programme re George A. Gale memorial. – 1997
2004045-001 Speeches, newspaper clippings and programme. -- 1964-2001

PF42-4 Correspondence

1972, 1976
12 p.

Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence from John D. Honsberger to John D. Arnup regarding a Law Society Gazette article on Lewis Duncan, and a letter to Arnup from Joseph Sedgwick.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
997054-001 Letter to Arnup from Joseph Sedgwick. -- 28 Dec. 1972
998047-001 Correspondence from John Honsberger. – 1976

PF42-5 Carol Arnup material

1967, 1997
0.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of two items relating to the life of Carol Arnup, the daughter of John D. Arnup.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2004045-002 Conferring of degrees. -- 1 June 1967
2004045-003 A celebration of the life of Carol Arnup: April 9, 1946 - July 4, 1997. -- 12 July 1997

PF42-6 Memoirs

1991, 1998
1.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of two items written by John D. Arnup about his personal and professional life.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
2004045-004 Memoirs of Hon. John D. Arnup. – 1991
2004045-005 Reminiscences of John D. Arnup, O.C., Q.C.. – 1998
 
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