Fonds AR085 - Logan family fonds

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Logan family fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR085

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  • 1753-1970 (Creation)
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    Logan (family)

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50 cm of textual records and other material

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(fl. 1887-1971)

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Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia for many years, Harry Tremaine Logan was born on March 5, 1887, in Londonderry, Nova Scotia. He was educated at Vancouver High School; McGill University (Honours Classics, 1908); Oxford University (1908-11), where he was a British Columbia Rhodes Scholar; Presbyterian College (McGill, 1911-12); and New College Edinburgh (1912-13), where he studied Theology. Harry Logan and Gwyneth Murray met in Oxford in 1909 and were engaged to be married in 1911, when Logan returned to Canada. They were married in 1916, shortly after the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders arrived in England. Gwyneth Murray was born in 1888 in Oxford, England, daughter of Sr. James Murray, the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. She attended Oxford University for a short time but later moved to Cambridge University where she studied mathematics and physics. From 1912 to 1916 she taught at the Perse School for Girls at Cambridge. Logan taught Classics at McGill University College of British Columbia from 1913-15 until his career was interrupted by war service. He later returned to Oxford where he received his Master's degree in 1919. In 1920 Logan began teaching at the University of British Columbia where he was successively Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Classics and Head of the Department of Classics until 1952. Professor Logan left the University of British Columbia in 1936 to become Principal of the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School, Vancouver Island, where he remained until 1945. In 1946 he became Acting General Secretary of the Fairbridge Society in London, England, and Secretary between 1947-49. He returned to the University of British Columbia in 1949. His many activities with the University include his senate membership (1930-48); Member of the Board of Governors (1941-46); Trustee of the B.C. Canteen Fund; Editor, UBC Alumni Chronicle; and, notably, author of the history of the university, Tuum Est (1958).
During World War I Logan served as a trooper in the King's Colonial Cavalry and King Edward Horse in Oxford (1908-11). He was later with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and Canadian Machine Gun Corps (1915-18) as, successively, Lieutenant, Captain, and Major. He was mentioned in dispatches and won the Military Cross. In 1919 he prepared the official history of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He later commanded the 12th Canadian Machine Gun Brigade, Vancouver (1924-27), and the UBC Contingent, Canadian Officers Training Corps (1928-30), as Lieutenant Colonel. Harry Logan died in 1971.

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The fonds consists of records of the Logan, Small and Wadsworth families, including photographs of Logan family members; financial records, high school and teachers certificates, autograph book and photographs of members of the Small family; and Wadsworth family records, including diaries, personal and business correspondence, legal documents, marriage settlements, postcards, notebooks, unpublished poems and drawings.

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Diaries are restricted. Permission to view must be received in writing from the Logan family.

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Inventory available with series and file level control.

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