Series 2023-052 - Additional materials from Gerry Boyce

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CA ON00156 2023-052

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Additional materials from Gerry Boyce

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  • 1955-2022 (Creation)

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2 files
4 items

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(1933-2022)

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Gerald Egerton (Gerry) Boyce was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1933. He graduated from McMaster University with a B.A. in History in 1955 and received an M.A. in History from the University of Manitoba in 1960.

Boyce taught for 32 years in secondary schools in the Quinte region. He retired in 1989 to concentrate on research and writing. His many publications include: Historic Hastings (1967), Hutton of Hastings (1972), The St. Andrew's Chronicles (1978), and Belleville: A Popular History (2008). He was a founding member of the Hastings County Historical Society in 1957 and has remained closely associated with the Society and its collections. He was instrumental in establishing the Hastings County Museum and the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County and he served as a Councillor for the City of Belleville from 1991 to 1997.

Gerry died on 5 October 2022 in Belleville.

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Donated by Bev Boyce in June 2023.

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  1. File of correspondence relating to the Boyce family, 1954-2016
  2. Program for art exhibition at the YMCA in Belleville of art by Nicholas Mika, 26 November 1955
  3. File of awards and certificates presented to Gerry Boyce, 1968-2022
  4. Cassette tape of the dedication of Hutton of Hastings, 25 April 1972
  5. Thinking About the Years 1928-1988: Reflections of B.C.I. anthology, 1988
  6. 'Unlocking the Archives' pin, 2011

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