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Finding Aid - D'Alton Lally McCarthy fonds (PF3)

D'Alton Lally McCarthy fonds

1880-[1959?]
 
26.5 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 20.2 x 15.3 cm or smaller

 
Biographical Sketch
D'Alton Lally McCarthy was born in Barrie, Ontario, on December 5th, 1870, to Emma and D'Alton McCarthy, Q.C. His education began in Port Hope, Ontario, where he attended Trinity College School. He attended Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Scotland, and later returned to Canada to earn his B.A. from Trinity College in Toronto in 1892. McCarthy was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1895, and appointed a King's Counsel in 1908. McCarthy was elected a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1924, and remained a bencher for life. He served as Treasurer of the Law Society from 1939 to 1944. McCarthy was President of the Canadian Bar Association, a member of the Senate for the University of Toronto, Vice-President of the Inter-American Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association. He appeared many times before the courts of Canada, and the Privy Council of England, and acted for the Government of Ontario as Prosecutor in the trials of the Directors of the Home Bank. McCarthy was an Officer of the Governor-General's Body Guard, and subsequently a Major and Commanding Officer in the Ninth Toronto Light Horse. He resigned from the militia in 1907. McCarthy was a member of several local clubs, including the Toronto Club and the Toronto Hunt Club, of which he was President from 1931 to 1935. He was married to Mary Williams McCarthy, and had two daughters. D'Alton Lally McCarthy died in Toronto, Ontario, on September 3rd, 1963.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by D'Alton Lally McCarthy. The records are arranged into six series: Correspondence, Combines Cases Summaries, Certificates and Ephemera, Draft Autobiography of D'Alton Lally McCarthy, Scrapbook, and Photographs. The Correspondence series contains a letter from Louis St. Laurent, correspondence concerning Annex neighbourhood issues, Convocation, the law school controversy of 1949, the London House Association of Canada, and an application from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons to amend a municipal by-law. Also included in this series are two miscellaneous items: a 1953 members list of the London House Association of Canada and a small bank book belonging to D.L. McCarthy. The Combines Cases Summaries series includes two volumes of trial judgments and appeals for Combines cases between 1903 and 1942. Combines cases are dealt with under the Combines Investigation Act, which attempts to prevent monopolies or illegal trade practices. The Certificates and Ephemera series includes two certificates presented to D.L. McCarthy, one from the Canadian Bar Association and one relating to his appointment as King's Counsel. The series also includes two copies each of the menu and printed commemorative pamphlet of the evening's program relating to the 19 January 1934 dinner in honour of the 90th birthday of the Right Hon. Sir William Mulock, Chief Justice of Ontario. Also included in the fonds are draft chapters, correspondence and notes pertaining to the writing of McCarthy's autobiography, a scrapbook of newspaper articles written by McCarthy's wife for the Toronto Daily Star, and photographs of McCarthy.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

PF3-1 Correspondence

1934-1957
2 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence from Louis St. Laurent, correspondence concerning Annex neighbourhood issues, Convocation, the Law School controversy of 1949, The London House Association of Canada, and an application from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons to amend a municipal by-law. Also included in this series are two miscellaneous items: a 1953 Members List of The London House Association of Canada, and a small bank book belonging to D.L. McCarthy.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
983003-001 Correspondence from Louis St. Laurent. -- 19 Jan. 1934
984009-001 Correspondence re: Annex neighbourhood issues. -- 1937-1953
984009-002 Correspondence re: Convocation. – 1953
984009-003 Correspondence re: law school controversy. – 1953
984009-004 Correspondence re: the London House Association of Canada. -- 1955-1956
984009-005 Correspondence to Mrs. Mary W. McCarthy. – 1957

PF3-2 Combines cases summaries

[1942?]
5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of two volumes of trial judgments and appeals for Combines cases between 1903 and 1942.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
984009-006 Combines cases summaries (cases 1 to 16). -- [1942?]
984009-007 Combines cases summaries (cases 17 to 26). -- [1942?]

PF3-3 Certificates and ephemera

1908-1934
2 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of two certificates presented to D.L. McCarthy, one from the Canadian Bar Association, and one relating to his appointment as King's Counsel. Series also includes two copies each of the menu and printed commemorative pamphlet of the evening's program relating to the January 19, 1934 dinner in honour of the 90th birthday of The Right Hon. Sir William Mulock, Chief Justice of Ontario.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
983003-002 Menu re: the Right Hon. Sir William Mulock's dinner. -- 19 Jan. 1934
983003-003 Program re: the Right Hon. Sir William Mulock's dinner. -- 19 Jan. 1934
985083-001 Certificate from the House of Lords. -- 15 Nov. 1930
985166-001 King's Counsel Commission from the Provincial Secretary. -- 5 Feb. 1908

PF3-4 Draft autobiography of D'Alton Lally McCarthy

1885-[1959?]
14.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 8.4 cm

Scope and Content
Series consists of typescript pages forming sections of a draft autobiography of McCarthy. The series includes draft copies of chapters and individual anecdotes. In certain cases, there are duplicate copies of sections, each with different annotation or editing. Due to the different editions and notations on each, all copies were retained in the processed collection. The series also includes correspondence received by McCarthy in response to requests for information, and memoranda between McCarthy and his editor. The identity of the editor or editors is impossible to determine from the notes or memoranda. However, in 1953, W.T. Munns, then Managing Editor of the Globe and Mail, wrote a memo to W.A. Deacon, the Literary Editor, asking for advice about getting the work published. Deacon's reply is included in the records. As far as can be determined, the autobiography was never published.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
994001-001 Correspondence between D.L. McCarthy and Leighton McCarthy. -- 1885, 1939, 1956
994001-002 Draft chapters and lists. -- [195-?]
994001-003 Sport & military career. -- [195-?]
994001-004 Interesting cases. -- [195-]
994001-005 Life history. -- [195-?]
994001-006 Draft chapters. -- [ca. 1953]

PF3-5 Scrapbook

1945-1949
3 cm of textual records (1 v.)

Scope and Content
Series consists of a scrapbook containing clippings of articles written by Mary McCarthy for the Toronto Daily Star between 1945 and 1949.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
994001-007 Scrapbook. -- 1945-1949

PF3-6 Photographs

1880, [194-?]
3 photographs : b&w ; 20.2 x 15.3 cm or smaller

Scope and Content
Series consists of a studio portrait of D'Alton Lally McCarthy at age nine, and two photographs bearing the same image of McCarthy.
 
Reference code / Title / Date
P2413 Photograph of D'Alton Lally McCarthy, aged 9. -- June 1880
P2414 Photograph of D'Alton Lally McCarthy. -- [194-?]
 
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