George Sidney Brett

Title: George Sidney Brett fonds
Date(s) of creation: 1908-1961; predominant 1919-1946
Physical description: .13 metres textual records
Admin. history/Biographical Sketch:  George
Sidney Brett was born at Britton Ferry in South Wales on August 5,
1879.  He attended Oxford University (Christ Church College) from
1898-1902.  He came to Canada in 1908 as librarian  and lecturer in
classics at Trinity College which had recently federated with the
University of Toronto.   At the end of his first year he was promoted
to professor of ethics and ancient philosophy.  During this period he
was also appointed to the Department of Philosophy at the University as
a part-time professor.  In 1921 the University appointed him to a full
time professorship. He was appointed acting head of the department in
1926-1927 and was confirmed the following year. In 1932 he was
appointed dean of the School of Graduate Studies. He died on October
27, 1944.

Scope and content:
Lecture notes, articles, addresses, and radio broadcasts on philosophical theme;
presentation certificate from students at Government College,Lahore (1908); and
biographical sketches and tributes. Includes convocation address "Western University London" n.d.
Access/Use: Open
Finding aids: Finding aid available in Reading Room
Related records in a different fonds: Department of Philosophy; Fulton Henry Anderson
Accruals: Further accruals not expected.
Corresponding accessions: B1974-0036