Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain

Title:  Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain fonds

Date(s) of creation: 1910-1978

Physical description:  4.36 metres of multimedia records
Admin. history/Biographical Sketch: 
Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain was born August 9, 1869 in Brighton, England, the son of Major-General Francis Mitchell Haultain and Isabella Thomas.  In September 1875, he settled with his family in Peterborough, Ontario where he attended school.  He studied at the School of Practical Science at the University of Toronto receiving a degree in civil engineering in 1889.He was the first student president of the Engineering Society from 1888-1889, the oldest such society in Canada.  He did post-graduate work in England and at the oldest mining school in the world founded in 1765 in Frieberg, Germany. He worked as an engineer for two decades in Saxony, British Columbia, South Africa, Idaho and Ontario.  In 1908 he was appointed Professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Toronto.  In 1922 Prof. Haultain gave a talk recommending the development of an oath or creed for graduating engineers.  He later approached Victorian writer and poet, Rudyard Kipling to compose a fitting poem as part of the ceremony.  The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, also known as the "Kipling Ritual" or the Iron Ring Ceremony ,was adapted in consultation with several past-presidents of the Engineering Institute of Canada for use in the first ceremonies held in Montreal and Toronto in 1925. 

Prof. Haultain was the inventor of two pieces of laboratory apparatus, the Superpanner, which separates very finely divided minerals according to their specific gravity, and the Infrasizer,which separates extremely fine pulverized ore according to particle size.

Prof. Haultain taught for 30 years at the University of Toronto, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1938 in order to devote full time to research. His influence during the twentieth century of mining earned him a place in the Mining Hall of Fame.  He died in Toronto, Ontario on September 19, 1961 and was buried in Little Lake Cemetary in Peterborough, Ontario.

Scope and content: 
This fonds contains four accessions of personal papers and other records created by or on H.E.T. Haultain following his appointment to the University of Toronto.   Files consist of correspondence, memoranda, proposed agreements, comments and notes regarding research projects, Engineering Society Lecture Committee files, lecture and lab notes, articles, addresses, patents and publications.  Also includes film and photoprints related to milling and refining methods of minerals presumably used for course instruction in Mining Engineering, as well as family photos.  Also includes photo of Haultain with Senior War Aids of Military Hospitals of Ontario and portraits of James Brebner and Dean Charles Hamilton Mitchell.  Later records include press clippings on and articles by Prof. Haultain.
Access/Use: Open

Finding aids: Finding aids available in Reading Room

Related records in a different fonds: Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, Office of the Camp Wardens, Camp One fonds

Accruals: Further accruals are not expected.

Corresponding accessions: B1972-0005, B1977-0011, B1982-0021, B1983-0033, B1993-0031