Fonds MG123 - J. Derek Booth fonds

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J. Derek Booth fonds

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CA BU MG123

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  • 1968 - 1996 (Creation)
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    Booth, J. Derek, b. 1944

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  • 16 cm of textual records
  • 126 photographs

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J. (John) Derek Booth was born on 11 March 1944, in Ottawa, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and PhD degrees in geography from McGill University in Montreal and, starting in 1968, taught for a number of years as a Professor of Geography at Bishop's University. During his career he has written and lectured extensively; some of his well-known works are Railways of Southern Quebec, Volumes I and II, and, more recently, Quebec Central Railway. In 1999, Derek Booth retired from his teaching career but remains very active in the academic community. Among his interests are the cultural, military and economic geography of the Eastern Townships region. Derek Booth currently resides in Lennoxville, a borough of Sherbrooke, Quebec with his wife Sandra.

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  • Administrative papers (Assistant to the Principal) 1971-1986

  • Geography Department: Annual Report 1968-1995; Arboretum and reforestation 1994; Cycling Path 1995; Field trips; Programme review 1995; Publications/publicity 1990-1996; Watershed study 1995

  • Floods - newspaper clippings 1982

  • photographs: - field trips: various locations including Peter Curry Marsh field trip 1994, Asbestos Thetford, 1985, Dufferin Heights, Gravel pits Beebe, Graniteville quarry, local sugaring-off with students.

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