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Finding Aid - William Glenholme Falconbridge fonds (PF63)

William Glenholme Falconbridge fonds

1858-1908
 
0.5 cm of textual records
 
13 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm or smaller

 
Biographical Sketch
William Glenholme Falconbridge was born in Drummondville, Upper Canada, on May 12th, 1846, to John Kennedy Falconbridge and Sarah Fralick. Falconbridge earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in languages (1866) and a Master of Arts degree (1870) from the University of Toronto. He was admitted as a student-at-law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1868, and was called to the Bar in 1871. In 1885 he was appointed a Queen's Counsel. That same year, Falconbridge was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He served as a bencher until his appointment as a justice with the High Court (Queen's Bench) in 1887. He served as Chief Justice of the High Court (King's Bench) from 1900 to 1913, and Chief Justice of the High Court of Justice from 1913 until his death on February 8th, 1920. Falconbridge was knighted in 1908. Falconbridge served as Registrar (1872-1881) and a Senator (1881-1886) of the University of Toronto. He was involved with several other organizations, including the Toronto Library Board, Irish Protestant Benevolent Society, Imperial Maritime League, and the Fish and Game Association.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, a certificate and a clipping relating to the life and career of William Glenholme Falconbridge. The correspondence relates to his personal life, judicial appointments and his knighthood. The photographs are largely of unidentified people.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF63-1 Correspondence

1858-1908
0.5 cm of textual records 

Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and other material relating to the personal life, judicial appointments and knighthood of William Glenholme Falconbridge.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
994100-001 Letter to J.K. Falconbridge from W.F. Chuckly. -- Nov. 1861
994100-002 Valentine's Day note. -- Feb. 1858
994100-003 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from J.K. Falconbridge. – 1862
994100-004 Receipt from Rollo and Adam, booksellers. -- 6 Feb. 1863
994100-005 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from J.K. Falconbridge. -- 27 Mar. 1863
994100-006 Letter to John from William Glenholme Falconbridge. -- 21 Aug. 1869
994100-007 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from the Department of the Provincial Secretary. -- 30 May 1896
994100-008 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from the Department of the Secretary of State. -- 7 July 1900
994100-009 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from the Department of the Secretary of State. -- 9 July 1900
994100-010 Receipt from the Department of the Secretary of State of Canada. -- 10 July 1900
994100-011 Letter to John Douglas Armour from the Under-Secretary of State. -- 13 Feb. 1901
994100-012 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from Earl Grey. -- 20 June 1908
994100-013 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from the Earl of Crewe. -- 26 June 1908
994100-014 Letter to William Glenholme Falconbridge from Arthur F. Sladen. -- 14 July 1908
994100-015 Letter to Lord Grey from Lord Crewe. -- 14 Aug. 1908
994100-016 Letter to Sir Glenholme Falconbridge from the Office of the Governor General's Secretary. -- 24 Aug. 1908
994100-017 Envelopes and name tag. -- [between 1880 and 1900]

PF63-2 Certificate and clipping

1908
2 p.

Scope and Content
Series consists of a certificate conferring knighthood on William Glenholme Falconbridge and a related clipping from the Daily Telegraph with the announcement of knighthoods recently conferred by the King.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
994100-018 Letters patent of knighthood. -- 26 June 1908
994100-019 Clipping from the "Daily Telegraph". -- 29 July 1908

PF63-3 Photographs

[187-?]-[1910?]
13 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm or smaller

Scope and Content
Series consists of one photograph of William Glenholme Falconbridge and several photographs of unidentified people who were possibly family members or associates of William Glenholme Falconbridge. All photographs were taken in what appear to be photographer studios.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
994100-01P Photograph of John Sandfield Macdonald. -- [186-?]
994100-02P Photograph of unidentified woman. -- [186-?]
994100-03P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-04P Photograph of Daniel Wilson. -- [between 1853 and 1865]
994100-05P Photograph of unidentified man wearing gown. -- [186-?]
994100-06P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-07P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-08P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-09P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-10P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-11P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-12P Photograph of unidentified man. -- [186-?]
994100-13P Photograph of Sir William Glenholme Falconbridge. -- [between 1895 and 1910]
 
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