Place Published: Ottawa
Date Published: 1929
A note on John Perry Pritchett letterhead regarding an article on possible site for capital of Canada.
A Typed Letter Signed (TLS) dated, Ottawa, Feb. 2, 1929 from Adam Shortt to Professor J.P. Pritchard, Professor at Queen's University regarding the Choice of the Capital of Canada 1839-41 (Kingston Capital of Canada) with a stapled 2 page TLS response to Professor Pritchard's questions by Adam Shortt .
Also included is a reproduction copy of an 1840 dated communication by C. Poulett Thompson, of Public Archives of Canada (10 pages) extensively annotated by Professor J.P. Pritchett along with another 1840 copy of a one page letter from J. Russell of Public Archives.
Dr. John Perry Pritchett, Ph.D. '31 (A.B., Stanford; M.Litt., Oxford), retired in 1969 as president of Trenton Junior College and School of Industrial Arts, Trenton, N.J. During his long and distinguished career as an historian and educator he taught at many institutions including Minnesota, Queen’s, Macalester College, Russell Sage College, Vassar, Queen’s College, Brooklyn College, Washington, Mercer County Community College. He is the author of many books and articles. quoted from Queen's University Alumni Review 1973.
Adam Shortt (1859-1931), was an economic historian in Ontario. He was the first full-time employed academic in the field at a Canadian university (Queen's University)
Francis J. Audet (1867-1943) In the Public Archives of Canada (LAC today) for 51 years.