Ian Wilson and Arthur Doughty

On Wednesday, 22 March 2023, a new website from former Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Ian E. Wilson, appeared.

Notable aside from being attractively designed, it covers his career and writing, and also an extensive section on Sir Arthur G. Doughty, the first Dominion Archivist of Canada. By way of tribute, 22 March is the anniversary of Doughty’s birth in 1860.

At the bottom of the main page are links to some of Wilson’s publications. It includes Reflections on Archivists and Genealogists, the 2012 Houston Memorial Lecture, published in FAMILIES, vol 52, #1. Feb 2013. He wrote “Throughout my career, I have found genealogists to be amongst the most enthusiastic, informed users of archives and our most effective lobbyists.”

Another link is to publications of The University of Waterloo Stratford Institute which Wilson headed after retiring as the first Librarian and Archivist of Canada in 2009.

The longest section is a bibliography,  a step towards an understanding of the career and the vision of Sir Arthur G. Doughty. Over 90 published and unpublished works to which Doughty contributed either in whole or in part are identified.

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