Date Published: 1930
Binding: No binding
Two autographed letters signed; Two pages and the other three pages, each 8vo, dated Trinity University Aug, 13, 1902 and Aug. 20, 1902. with original stamped envelopes. Each referring to arrangements to have Mr. Robert S. Jenkins replace him during a proposed leave to attend Chicago University.
Professor Young had taken a sabbatical year in 1902-03. The Trinity University Year Book reports: “Commenting on the arrangements made by Corporation for granting Professor Young leave of absence, a business man who is a benefactor of Trinity said: ‘It is good business.’ It is hoped that the statement will prove to be true, so that Corporation may feel encouraged to repeat the experiment as occasion arises and as finances permit. The practice is one which has found favour pretty generally in the United States.” Young’s place was taken by Robert S. Jenkins, a brilliant Honours graduate of University College in both Classics and Modern Languages. Jenkins left a fellowship in Romance Languages in the University of Chicago to take the appointment at Trinity, where he gave such satisfaction that he remained for a second year as lecturer in French. When the college was unable to offer him a permanent position, he left in 1904 to study in Europe. He then resumed his fellowship at the University of Chicago, where he would have a distinguished career.
Archibald Hope Young, educator, was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, where he was "head boy" in 1882. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1882 with an honours degree in modern languages in 1887. Young began teaching at Upper Canada College in 1887. In 1892 he became lecturer in modern languages and philosophy at Trinity College, Toronto, was made professor in 1900, was college librarian, 1896-1902, and became clerk of convocation and college registrar in 1901. He published widely on the history of Upper Canada, the Church of England in Canada, Upper Canada College, and Trinity College. He was elected president of the modern languages section of the Ontario Educational Association in 1910 and served for a time as president of the Ontario Historical Society. Archives Canada