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James R. Lockhart Fonds

James R. Lockhart Fonds

Physical Description

30 cm glass slide negatives (146 items)



Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

James R. Lockhart was born in Bristol, New Brunswick. He enrolled at McGill University around 1912, but left off his studies at the outbreak of the First World War. He was a Private in the original unit that staffed the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital formed by McGill University in France. There, he met his first wife, Nursing Sister Anne Elliot from Wingham, Ontario, whom he married in 1922. Lockhart returned to McGill as a medical student in 1918 and graduated in 1921. During his early career, he practiced in Edmundston, NB, and Wingham, ON. In the 1930s, Lockhart established a medical practice in Carleton Country, New Brunswick, where he participated in founding a private hospital in the village of Bath. He remarried twice and died 1980.

Scope and Content

Fond contains solely glass slide negatives. Many slides depict the McGill campus between the years 1918-1921, including the Strathcona Medical Building, as well as the Royal Victoria Hospital. Other subjects include street scenes taken in Montreal after the end of the First World War and the Lockharts’ family life during the early 1920s.

Finding Aids

Complete inventory list available.

Custodial History

Previously conserved by Alice Lockhart of Bath, New Brunswick, wife of James Lockhart’s son John. Donated to the Osler Library by Emily Lockhart (James Lockhart’s great grand-daughter) in 2013.



Source of Supplied Title Proper

Title based on the items in the fonds.

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Lockhart, James R., 1890-1980
McGill University - History
McGill University Hospitals
McGill University Medical Students and Student Notes
Royal Victoria Hospital