J. Hamilton Maurice Papers
The collection consists mainly of correspondence, handwritten and photocopied notes, bills, minutes, examiners' reports newspaper clippings and conference papers. Included are several documents relating to the Constitution Commission of Trinidad and Tobago, of which Mr. Maurice was a member. The records largely reflects his work as President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago. However, there are also several documents relating to his work as an educator.
Biographical / Historical
Julius Hamilton Maurice was born in south Trinidad, Tinidad and Tobago, in the late 1890s. The son of a teacher, he decided on a career in education, establishing the Southern Grammer School. In 1913, he took up a teaching appointment at Naparima College in San Fernando, a position which he held for thirteen years. He then served as a lecturer at the Government Teachers' Training College and subsequently as Director of Education in Dominica from 1947. After his return to Trinidad and Tobago, Maurice was appointed chairman of a committee to examine education in Trinidad and Tobago. The committee's report, known as the Maurice Report, has been regarded as a remarkable analysis of the education system in Trinidad and Tobago. Maurice later served as President of the Senate from 1961 to 1971. In the latter year, he was named as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Consitution Commission which was chaired by Sir Hugh Wooding. Maurice received an honorary degree from U.W.I., St. Augustine in 1976. He died on July 23rd 1988.
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The library received this collection as a gift in 1994.
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Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository
Trinidad and Tobago
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