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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, December 1959

Mr J. G. McKay — An Appreciation

Mr J. G. McKay
An Appreciation

When our Historical Society commenced its work in 1954, the Records-Committee had to give much thought to the basic principles governing the classification and the recording of a wide range of material. An elastic system had to be devised, a system which, though permitting of great expansion, would endure without change in the years to come.

We were very fortunate in having with us James George McKay. Few men have been blessed with better balanced minds, or sounder judgment — and, added to this, Jim McKay had a profound knowledge of Nelson's early history. He had been a student of this since he first served on the College staff; and a perusal of his papers, subsequent to his death, reveals masses of carefully kept records and commentaries on a wide range of material. Early Education was his special hobby.