1905 Oct 12th 1905 A Faculty Meeting was held at 2.50 p.m. in the Provost's lecture room, present Dr James, Professors Burgess, Tamblyn & Wallen.
The minutes were read & confirmed
The case of Powell who failed in 3rd year English & 4th year English supplement[illegible] Moved by Dr Tamblyn Seconded by Prof. Burgess That the Faculty sees no reason for departing from the rules of the University in the case of Mr Powell, i.e. When a student fails in a supplemental he takes the subject over again at the spring examination. In this case as the 3rd & 4th years are reading the 3rd year subjects, as special [inserted] additional paper will be set in March for the 4th year in either 18th or 19th century literature. Carried We recommend Mr Powell, to attent the lectures in Gk. Prose arranged for the 2nd 3rd & 4th years with Hillard & North's text book the examination in this will be required in any case. Carried The meeting then adjourned.
31 Jan 1906. A meeting was held this date in the reception room. Present Dr James, Prof. Burgess, Dr Tambly, Rev C.C. Wallen.
The minutes read & confirmed.
D[isc]ussion of Powell's case. As [?] was not [?] being sent away by the authorities of the Diocese to ta[?]e work at Markdale he missed half work of the English of the current lectures. Moved by Prof. Burgess Seconded by Dr. Tamblyn That Mr Powell be examined in the 18th & 19th century literature the exam to be held in last week in March or at the terminal exams, as he elects Carried The case of the work required by Mr Hicks to enable him to get his B.A. degree was discussed. It appeared that he wd. require 2,3,4 year Latin Gk 1 & 2, 3rd & 4th English Hist 1st year Mediaeval 2nd year. He wd also require another language throughout.
In reference to an application from a clergyman in Montreal Moved by Rev C.C. Wallen Seconded by Prof. Burgess That the Faculty cannot consider an application for starting which is not accompanied by properly attested certificates giving detailed information of subjects or positions of subjects
convened with prescribed texts mentioned. Carried. N.C. James Adjourn. Chairman
17th March 1906 12.45 A special meeting was called today to discuss Mr Powell's case Present Provost Dr James, Prof Burgess, Dr Tamblyn & Rev C.C. Wallen Provost called on Mr Powell to state his case wh. he did in writing as annexes. Moved by Prof. Burgess Seconded by Dr Tamblyn That the 19th Century be allowed. Carried. Moved by Dr Tamblyn Seconded by Rev C..C. W. That the request in regards to the 18th century be not granted. Carried The meeting adjourned. N.C. James Chairman
To the Members of the Faculty of Western University Gentlemen, I would like to put before you my position in regard to the English Literature of the 18 & 19 Cent. which as you are aware it is necessary for me to pass to enable me to obtain the B.A. degree. In the Spring of 1904 in my 3rd yr. I wrote on the 18th Cent Literature, I obtained (if I remember correctly) 26 Marks at this examination. In the fall I returned to write it again but on account of trouble at home I had to give up the idea of writing at that particular time. However I tried this examination on Thanksgiving day & received 28 marks. At the suggestion of Dr. James & Dr Tamblyn I engaged a private tutor for an indefinite length of time. The work for 1904-05 was the 19th Cent Lit. A attended Dr. Tamblyn's lectures on the 19th Cent. Literature missing his lectures at the beginning of the term. In addition to Dr Tamblyn lectures I spent two hours a week with [Mr?] Ferguson going over the work of the 18th & 19th Cent Lit thoroughly from beginning to end. I started with Mr Ferguson in November & continued with him till May. In addition to this work I wrote compositions on the understanding that the percentage I received would be deducted from the necessary 33 at the Spring examination. I was told by Dr Tamblyn that it would be necessary for me to get 29 marks on the 19th Cent Lit in the
Spring of 1905: I wrote last Spring on the two exams, obtaining 31 on the 18th & 22 on the 19th. Last fall I wrote again in this 19th & obtained 28 marks on Ash Wednesday last I wrote again & obtained 29 so with the addition of this 4 on composition. I have received the necessary 33.
I ask you gentlemen to give my position your serious consideration. The request - I would like to make is this. "That you allow me the 19th Cent[ury]." Also that you allow me to write a number of essays involving the whole of the 18th Cent. Lit. The essays to be completed by Easter so as to allow me a chance to make up the necessary 2 marks on the Lit of that period.