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The Domesday Book of Queen's University (Volume 2) 1900-1924





University to the place, and also to the Province and the Dominion, made a gift of $50,000.00 to be used in the erection of an additional building which was much needed, and which was, later, named the Kingston Hall. This valuable gift was duly and gratefully acknowledged by the Board, and cordial thanks given to the city, and to all the friends who had helped in the undertaking. Steps were, at once, taken by the Board to proceed to the erection of the building, which, when completed, would be the home of the Faculty of Arts.

The School of Mining, successful from the first, having out-grown its quarters, the Board of Governors submitted the following proposition to the Trustees:

(1) That if Queen's University would erect a building suitable for the use of the School, to be erected from plans satisfactory to the University, the School of Mining, and the Lieutenant Governor in Council, said building to cost, exclusive of the site $30,000 to $40,000, the Board of Governors, of the School, would agree to lease said building for the space of ninety-nine years, paying therefor as rental 6% on the cost of construction, the Lessors to keep said building in repair. (2) In the event of a Power House and Plant being erected as contemplated by the University, the Governors of the School of Mining will be prepared to pay the cost of supplying power, heat and light to the Mining School Buildings, the amount to be equitably adjusted by agreement between the parties.


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A Special meeting of the Trustees of the Women's Medical College was held on December 17th 1883.

Present: Mr & Mrs Harty, Mrs Britton, Miss Gildersleeve, The Registrar, R.V. Rogers, E.J.B. Pense

In the absence of the chairman Wm Harty occupied the Chair

The object of the meeting was to consider a letter from the Provincial Secretary stating that the Lieutenant Governor in Council had no authority to grant a charter giving to the Ladies' College the right "to grant diplomas or certificates of qualification".

Moved by R.V. Rogers & seconded by E.J.B. Pense that we accept the suggestion of the Provincial Council regarding the advisability of procuring a private or public act which will allow the College to grant Diplomas or Certificates of Qualification to practice Medicine & Surgery. Carried

Moved by R.V. Rogers seconded by Miss Gildersleeve that as soon as a charter is obtained, the Registrar be instructed to communicate with the authorities of Queen's College and ask for affiliation with the University. Carried

Moved by A.P. Knight & seconded by Mrs Britton that Mr Adam McArthur be Treasurer of the College at a salary of Thirty dollars ($30.00) per annum. Carried

Moved by R.V. Rogers seconded by A.P. Knight that all moneys be deposited in some chartered Bank as soon as possible after receipt and checked out upon the signatures of the Treasurer & the Chairman or Vice Chairman or in their absence that of the Registrar.

Wm Harty, Vice Chairman

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