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Accession Number: 72-004

Title

Judge Joseph Wearing fonds. -- 1907-1945. -- 92 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Judge Joseph Wearing was born August 20, 1879 in Liverpool, England. He practised law in Peterborough from 1913 until 1930 when he was appointed Senior County Court Judge in London, Ontario. In addition to the practise of law, he wrote and gave addresses on many topics, mostly in the area of international relations, law, and imperialism. Judge Wearing died in London, Ontario, on March 29, 1947.

Custodial History

The fonds remained within the custody of the Wearing family until it was donated to Trent University.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of rough notes, manuscripts and texts of a number of addresses given by Judge Joseph Wearing on a wide range of subjects dealing with Canadian, imperial, international affairs and the law in society.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Dr. M.P. Wearing, son of Judge Wearing, November 1966.

The fonds has been arranged into four series: undated, untitled speeches; undated speeches (arranged in alphbetical order by title); dated speeches (arranged in chronological order); and miscellaneous items.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

For associated material see the guide for the Law Society of Upper Canada Archives located in the Trent University Archives reading room. FINDING AID

Box 1

Undated, Untitled Speeches

Folder 1

1. Comments on Freedom
2. Historical Reminiscences and Moralizing
3. Law of Preservation
4. Place of the Christian Church in Face of a Changing World
5. Social Consequences of War and Court Cases 6. United Nations

Undated Speeches (Arranged in Alphabetical Order by Title)

Folder 2

1. Biblical Characters
2. The Why of Boleshivism
3. Books that Have Interested Me
4. Britain Loses Battle But Wins the War
5. Britain Can Take It

Folder 3

6. Britannia Semper Suprema
7. British (?)
8. British Democracy (Evolution of)
9. British Empire
10. British Throne
11. British Trials
12. Canada, Economic Outlook for

Folder 4

13. Canada, Within the Empire
14. Canada, Foreign Policy and Defense
15. Canada's Place in the New Order
16. Canada and the Spirit of St. George
17. Caveat Judex Oritorius
18. Christianity
19. Christianity - Sovereignty of Christ Truth of Christianity

Folder 5

20. Has Christianity Failed its Purpose
21. Citizenship
22. Clergymen - Principles of Evidence for the Guidance of
23. Confederation - Cornerstones of
24. Confederation - Fruits of

Box 2

Folder 1

25. Confederation - Some Things the Fathers did not Anticipate
26. Crime and Punishment
27. Crusade (The Tenth)
28. Delusion (Popular)
29. Depression Blues
30. Divine Quest

Folder 2

31. Economics and Law
32. Education (The Vital Factor in)
33. England and Englishmen
34. There'll Always Be an England
35. Epicurean and Stoic Philosophy

Folder 3

36. Ethics of Modern War
37. Ethics (Professional)
38. George VI, (King) - Toast to
39. Germany, Case Against
40. Germany and War

Folder 4

41. Getting Acquainted
42. God No Respector of Persons
43. Gospel of Congress (Speech)
44. Industry - New Outlook in
45. Intellectual Perfection

Box 3

Folder 1

46. King (Our King and His People)
47. King (Toast to the)
48. Kiwanis
49. Law and Autos
50. Law - Evolution of

Folder 2

51. Law - Is a Profession
52. Law - Solvent for Peace and Security
53. Our Leaders
54. Logic in Everyday Life
55. Making of a Man

Folder 3

56. Mason, Ted
57. Masonic Address
58. Masonry, Challenge of
59. Moulding Public Opinion
60. Murder and Manslaughter

Folder 4

61. Mussolini
62. Naturalization
63. Older People
64. Breakdown of Pacifism
65. The Pastor and His Church

Folder 5

66. Patriotic (Address on Kaiser)
67. Peace
68. Police Administration
69. Police Convention (Address)
70. Police School

Box 4

Folder 1

71. Radio Talk with Mr. Colling
72. Regimentation
73. Samuel, Sir Herbert
74. Scripture Texts that Have Made History
75. Speech at Time at Silver Jubilee of George V

Folder 2

76. Spirit of Our Fathers' Speech
77. Streshmann, Dr. Gustav
78. Toast to His Majesty
79. Tollpuddle Martyrs

Folder 3

80. Utopia in Our Generation
81. Victoria Tragedy
82. Vision Beautiful
83. Wallace Store, Address to Employees of
84. War, Comments on

Dated Speeches (Arranged in Chronological Order)

Box 5

Folder1

1. 1907 - World With a Purpose (Sermon delivered at Parry Sound)
2. 28 Jan. 1908 - Municipal Government By Commission
3. 21 August 1915 - Socialism
4. 1917 - Romance of Labour Organization (Speech delivered to Labour Meeting, Peterborough)
5. 21 May 1919 - Speech to Nurses
6. 25 May 1919 - Educational Day

Folder 2

7. 7 August 1926 - Constitution of Canada, Re. Governor-General
8. Feb. 1928 - Speech at Banquet to L.V. O'Connor
9. March 1929 - Liberalism (Address delivered to Liberal Ladies)
10. 4 March 1929 - Realism, Idealism as Applied to Masonry (Address delivered to Corinthian and Royal Arthur Lodges)
11. July, 1929 - Rise of Labour in S.R. (Speech delivered to Kiwanis Club in Montreal)
12. 10 October, 1929 - Hypothesis of the Teacher (Delivered to Teachers Convention)

Folder 3

13. Winter 1929-30 - Faith, Hope, and Charity (Address delivered to Otonabee Lodge and Royal Arthur)
14. 1933 - Problem of Education and Modern Youth (Speech to Kiwanis Club - Hamilton)
15. 21 May, 1934 - Women, Naturalization
16. 5 September, 1934 - Independence of Judges (Sir William Mullock)
17. 21 September 1934 - Success, Requisites for
18. 1 April 1935 - Notes of Speech delivered at Hotel London at Banquet in honour of John Anderson

Folder 4

19. 1936 - The British Throne in its Present Significance to the People of the United States
20. 15 February 1936 - Frontier College

Folder 5

21. October, 1936 League of Nations
22. 14 July, 1937 - Things the Fathers of Confederation did not Anticipate
23. 1940 - Canada's Place in the New Order
24. 30 November, 1940 - St. Andrew's Speech
25. 1941 - Can Britain Take It?
26. 26 April 1941 - Salute to Britain delivered to Current Topic Club - Ladies Night
27. May, 1941 - Salute to Britain - Ladies Night Current Topic Club

Box 6

Folder 1

28. 10 September 1941 - Speech Delivered at Chatham
29. 4 June 1941 - Torch Speech
30. 19 November 1941 - Masons Scottish Reunion Banquet 24 November 1941 - London's Ministerial Association
31. 1942 or 1943 - Address Delivered to Ministerial Association
32. 22 May 1942 - Empire Day Speech

Folder 2

33. November 1942 - Speech Delivered to Scottish Tribe
34. Easter 1943 - Place of Arms in Modern World
35. 13 February 1943 - British Empire - Is it Worth Fighting For?
36. 23 September 1943 - Speech to Underwriters
37. 25 October 1943 - Speech Delivered to Rotary Victory Loan Campaign

Folder 3

38. 26 November 1943 - Address to Foremen
39. 1944 - Address on Balkans - delivered to C.T.C.
40. 7 March 1944 - Drunkedness
41. 23 June 1944 - Canada Within the Empire

Folder 4

42. St. George's Day 1944 - Speech delivered to St. George's Society, Hotel London
43. 13 February 1945 - Address to S.S. Teachers at St. Marks Church
44. 20 February, 1945 - Canada
45. 7 May, 1945 - V-E Day Speech

Miscellaneous

Folder 5

1. Booklet - The Birth and Growth of Canada - An Historical Record of Its Territorial Changes, Before and After Confederation, Published by the Bank of Montreal, 1917
2. Rough notebook
3. Newspaper and magazine clippings

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