Fonds MSS 4 - Edgar J. Tarr fonds

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Edgar J. Tarr fonds

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1.8 m of textual records (14 boxes)

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Born in Ottawa in 1881, Tarr was educated at Ottawa Collegiate, Woodstock College, and McMaster University finishing with a B.A. Honours and a law degree. He was called to the Bar of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba in 1905. In 1908 he married Kathleen A. Burke, daughter of the late Edmund Burke, a Toronto architect. Tarr went on to become Director of the Bank of Canada, national president of the Association of Canadian Clubs and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, president of the Monarch Life Assurance Company, president of the Winnipeg Canadian Club, and International Chairman of the Institute of Pacific Relations. He also represented Canada several times at conferences around the world.

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The collection primarily contains the papers and proceedings of Tarr's involvement with various Institutes, including: the Institute of Pacific Relations; the Royal Institute of International Affairs; the Canadian Institute of International Affairs; the American Institute of Pacific Relations; the British Commonwealth Relations Conference; and the Conference of North Atlantic Relations.

Also included is correspondence regarding the publication Pacific Affairs.

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This collection is organized into 2 series: General, and Institute of Pacific Relations; and 8 sub-series.

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Finding aid created (July 1991. Encoded by Allan Neyedly (March 2002). Revision History: July 26, 2005 - MSS 4 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15). Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019).

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