The Society was saddened recently to learn of the death on 18 March 2023 of Dr. Julian R.D.J. Gwyn – a guest lecturer on various occasions, with subsequent articles appearing in the Journal, the most recent being “The Private Life of Jessie MacCallum, Diarist of Windsor & St. George, 1901-1910” (Vol. 20, 2017).
Dr. Gwyn was a graduate of Loyola College (BA), McGill University (MA), Balliol College, Oxford (MLitt and DPhil). His academic life was spent at the University of Ottawa (Professor of History, 1961-96; professor emeritus, 1997), but his research interests focused on Nova Scotia and colonial New York. For many years he was an annual summer visitor to archives and libraries throughout the province, where he will be warmly remembered for his generosity, friendship, and interest in helping others. After retirement he settled in Berwick, where he farmed while continuing research and writing for another quarter century. A dozen books and sixty scholarly articles or book chapters reflect Dr. Gwyn’s commitment to the practice of history. He will be missed.
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