Doughty, Sir Arthur George National Historic Person

Gatineau, Quebec
Dr. Arthur G. Doughty in his office. ca. 1912-1913 © Library and Archives Canada | Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / C-051652
Arthur G. Doughty in his office
© Library and Archives Canada | Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / C-051652
Sir Arthur G. Doughty © Miscellaneous | Divers / Library and Archives Canada | Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / C-001888Dr. Arthur G. Doughty in his office. ca. 1912-1913 © Library and Archives Canada | Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / C-051652
Address : National Archives of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1991-11-22
Life Date: 1860 to 1936

Other Name(s):
  • Doughty, Sir Arthur George  (Designation Name)
  • Sir Arthur Doughty  (Other Name)

Importance: Famous Dominion Archivist (1904-35), historian

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque:  625 du Carrefour Boulevard, Quebec

Appointed the second Dominion Archivist in 1904, Arthur Doughty saw the Archives as a vital factor in developing historical awareness among Canadians. His vision of archives involved the collection of all forms of documentation, and included service to both the historical profession and the general public. Through his vigorous acquisition policy at home and abroad, and his publication of archival documents, he contributed greatly to the growth of the Archives and of Canadian historiography. He was knighted in 1935.