Fonds S581 - Barry Gough fonds

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Barry Gough fonds

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  • 1965-2018 (Creation)
    Gough, Barry

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5.84 m of textual records
29 photographs : b&w; col.
1 videocassette tape
1 audio cassette tape
1 sketch

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Barry Morton Gough (1938 - ) is a maritime and naval historian, and professor emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Gough received his undergraduate education in History, English, and Education at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia, graduating with a B.Ed. in 1962. After teaching high school for three years, Gough earned his MA in History at the University of Montana in 1966 and his Ph.D in History at Kings College, University of London in 1969. In 1968, Gough accepted a history teaching position at Western Washington University and was awarded tenure in 1971. He helped to found the universitys Canadian Studies Program and Canadian-American Centre and was the co-director and archivist of the Pacific Northwest Studies Centre. Gough came to Wilfrid Laurier University in 1972 as an Associate Professor in History, reaching Full Professorship in 1978. He was also the founder of the universitys Canadian Studies program, serving as its director (1973-1979) and coordinator (1993-1996). He was also the Assistant Dean of Arts and Science; Student Affairs (1999-2001). Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Gough acted as Visiting Professor and Fellow in History and Canadian Studies at many institutions, including the University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, Duke University, University of Maine, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Otago, Cambridge University, University of London, University of Natal, Australian National University, National University of Singapore, King's College University of London, and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. Gough was also a Lecturer at the Canadians Forces College and Adjunct Senior Professor of History and War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (1993-1998).

Gough served as the Editor-in-Chief of ALBION: A Quarterly Journal of British Studies (1973-1979) and The America Neptune: A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History & Arts (1995-2002), and was a founding member of the WLU Press Committee (1975-1980, 1985-1989).  He was Chairman/President of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (K-W Branch) (1979-1980, 2001-2002), the Canadian Historical Association-American Historical Association Joint Committee (1974-1975), the Ontario Historical Society (1988), the Canadian Nautical Research Society (1987-1989), Kitchener`s Rotary Club (1997-1998), the Organization for the History of Canada (2003-2005), Clio Research Associates Ltd., the North American Society for oceanic History, the British Columbia Historical Federation, and was a historical consultant for the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council.

He has received the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Medal (1984), the Canadian Historical Society’s Clio Award, the S.S. Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence (2014), the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Hoffmann-Little Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, as well as the Washington State Historical Society's Robert Gray Medal (2015). Gough was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1981 and at King’s College London in 1999. He is an Archives Fellow at Churchill College Cambridge and is a Life Member of the Association of Canadian Studies and the Champlain Society. In 1991 the University of London awarded him Doctor of Literature for contributions to Imperial and Commonwealth History, and In 1999 he was elected Fellow of King's College London. In 2011 the Royal Military College of Canada awarded him a Doctor of Laws.

Gough is the author of several books, including The Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1914; A Study of British Maritime Ascendancy (1971), To the Pacific and Artic with Beechey: Lieutenant George Peard’s journal of the Voyage of H.M.S. Blosson, 1825-8 (1973), Canada (1975), Distant Dominion: Britain and the Northeast Coast of North America, 1579-1809 (1980), Gunboat Frontier: British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-1890 (1984), The Northwest Coast: British Navigation, Trade, and Discoveries to 1812 (1992), The Falkland Islands/Malvians: The Contest for Empire in the South Atlantic (1992), First Across the Continent: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1997), Historical Dictionary of Canada (1999), HMCS Haida: Battle Ensign Flying (2001), Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: The War of 1812 and its Aftermath (2002), Britain, Canada and the North Pacific: Maritime Enterprise and Dominion, 1778-1914 (2004), Fortune’s a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America (2007), which won the John Lyman Book Award for best Canadian naval and maritime history, Historical Dreadnoughts: Arthur Marder, Stephen Roskill and Battles for Naval History (2010), Pax Britannica: Ruling the Waves and Keeping the Peace before Armageddon (2014), which won the Maritime Media Awards’ Mountbatten Award for Best Literary Contribution, Britannia's Navy on the West Coast of North America, 1812-1914 (2016), and Churchill and Fisher: Titans at the Admiralty (2017).

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The fonds contains material created and accumulated by Barry Gough throughout his career as a researcher, author, and professor. Includes professional and personal correspondence, biographical information, publications, and research files.

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Additional Barry Gough research notes on Peter Pond are deposited in the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Accession PR1987.0091

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The following items were transferred to Special Collections:

Celebration in service. 1997

Gough, Barry M. ed. In search of the visible past : history lectures at Wilfrid Laurier University, 1973-1974. 1975

Vice-Admiral T.A.B. Spratt and the development of oceanography in the Mediterranean 1841-1873 / Margaret Deacon. 1978

Scammell, G. V. The English chartered trading companies and the sea

Dene government past and future : a traditional Dene model of government and its implications for constitutional development in the Northwest Territories today / prepared by Lesley Malloch for the Western Constitutional Forum

Líidli kóé = Two rivers of faith (Fort Simpson, Denendeh) / Lanny Cooke and Camille Piche

Glengarry life / Glengarry Historical Society, 1986

Inverarden : retirement home of fur trader John McDonald of Garth / Robert J. Burns. Parks Canada. Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, 1978

Gough, Barry M. The Falkland Islands / Malvinas : the contest for empire in the South Atlantic. 1992

Gough, Barry M. The northwest coast : British navigation, trade, and discoveries to 1812. 1992

Gough, Barry M. First across the continent : Sir Alexander Mackenzie. 1997

Gough, Barry M. HMCS Haida : battle ensign flying. 2001

Gough, Barry M. Fighting sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay : the War of 1812 and its aftermath. 2002

Gough, Barry M. To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey : the journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. “Blossom” 1825-1828. 1973

Gough, Barry M. ed. Social and economic integration in twentieth century Canada : perspectives by Hiller, Matthews, and Marr and McCready. Interdisciplinary Research Chair, Wilfrid Laurier University, Occasional paper no. 1, 1984

Gough, Barry M. ed. New dimensions in ethnohistory : papers of the Second Laurier Conference on Ethnohistory and Ethnology, Huron College, University of Western Ontario, May 11-13, 1983

Gough, Barry M. Gold rush! Focus on Canadian History series. 1983

Gough, Barry M. Britain, Canada and the North Pacific : maritime enterprise and dominion, 1778-1914. 2004

Gough, Barry M. Through water, ice & fire : Schooner Nancy of the War of 1812. 2006

Gough, Barry M. Fortune’s a river : the collision of empires in northwest America. 2007

Abbott, John and Graeme S. Mount and Michael J. Mulloy. The history of Fort St. Joseph, 2000

Barry, James. Georgian Bay : the sixth Great Lake. 3rd edition, 1995

Gough, Barry M. Historical dreadnoughts : Arthur Marder, Stephen Roskill and battles for naval history. 2010

Gough, Barry M. Nootka Sound in James Cook’s pacific world. Sound heritage, vol. VII, no. 1, 1978

Gough, Barry M. The war against the pirates : British and American Suppression of Caribbean Piracy in the early nineteenth century / Barry Gough and Charles Borras. 2018

Louis, Wm. Roger (ed). Penultimate adventures with Britannia : ‡b personalities, politics and culture in Britain. 2008

Bamford, Don and Paul Carroll. Four years on the Great Lakes, 1813-1816 : the journal of Lieutenant David Wingfield, Royal Navy. 2009

Barry, James. Georgian Bay : the sixth Great Lake. 3rd edition, 1995

Cohen, Andrew. While Canada slept : how we lost our place in the world. 2003

Dudley, Wade G. Splintering the wooden wall : the British blockade of the United States, 1812-1815. 2003

Dunnigan, Brian Leigh. The British army at Mackinac 1812-1815. 1980

Flint, John E. Books on the British Empire and Commonwealth : a guide for students.1968

Fredriksen, John C. War of 1812 eyewitness accounts : an annotated bibliography. 1997

Greenhill, Basil. Westcountrymen in Prince Edward’s Isle : a fragment of the great migration. 1975

Hodgins, Jack. The invention of the world. 1977

Hudson’s Bay Company : the fur trade, first action in the new house : the Governor’s speech. The Canadian Gazette, February 2, 1928

MacDonald, J.A. Sketches illustrating the early settlement and history of Glengarry in Canada by J.A. MacDonald (of Greenfield) reprinted by the Glengarry Historical Society to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the settlement of Glengarry County by the United Empire Loyalists in 1784. 1984

Martin, Tyrone G., ed. The USS Constitution’s finest fight, 1815 : the journal of acting chaplain Assheton Humphreys, US Navy. 2000

McNab, David Thorton. Herman Merivale and the British empire, 1806-1874, with special reference to British North America, Southern Africa and India.1978

The National Archives. Public Record Office. Battlefront : Operation Market Garden : the bridges at Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem

Nyiri, Nicolas A. An integrated defence strategy for Canada and the United States in Norad. 2002

Perkins, Bradford, ed. The causes of the War of 1812 : national honor or national interest?.1962

Turner, Wesley B. The War of 1812 : the war that both sides won. 2nd edition.2000

Berger, Thomas R. Village journey : the report of the Alaska Native Review Commission. 1985

Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs. Comprehensive land claims policy. 1986

Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs. Outstanding business : a Native claims policy : specific claims. 1982

Canada. Royal Commission for Aboriginal Peoples. Time for action [video cassette]

Grant, Shelagh D. Inuit relocations to the High Arctic 1953-1960 : “errors exposed” : abridged edition of Volume 1 : submission to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. 1993

McNab, David T. Circles of time : aboriginal land rights and resistance in Ontario. 1999

Parker, Ian, et al. Nunavut : changing the map of Canada. [videocassette]

Sterritt, Neil J. et al. Tribal boundaries in the Nass watershed. 1998

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. The Ojibwa. 1992

Valour at sea : Canada’s merchant navy / Patricia Giesler, Veterans Affairs Canada. 1988

U.S. naval history sources in the United States / Department of the Navy, U.S. Naval History Division. 1979

Grand River naval depot / John Thornley Docker, Dunnville District Heritage Association. 2000

Pugh, Patricia M. Calendar of the papers of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton,1786-1845. 1980

Gough, Barry M. To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey : the journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. “Blossom” 1825-1828. 1973

Accompanying material

The following items were transferred to Rare Books:

Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Report on the Pepys manuscripts preserved at Magdalene College, Cambridge. 1911

A time for action : toward the renewal of the Canadian Federation / The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister, 1978

The Constitutional Amendment Bill : text and explanatory notes published to encourage public discussion of proposed changes in the Canadian Constitution, as set out in a Bill introduced in Parliament by the Government of Canada, June, 1978

Plans of various lakes and rivers between Lake Huron and the River Ottawa, to accompany the geological reports for 1853-54-55-56.1857

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