Oral History

The Hon. Allen Linden 1991, 71 pages

Documenting the life and career of Allen Linden (b. 1934), a Justice of the Federal Court of Canada, Appeal Division, who wrote a Canadian text on torts. This interview concerns his textbook, and legal publishing in general. Topics include: Linden's reasons for writing a Canadian text on torts; personal background; first book on torts in Canada; publisher, Butterworths; academics or practitioners as authors; function of a text and casebook; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions; method of writing. Interview conducted by Christine J.N. Kates. File includes two audio cassette recordings, a transcript (71 p.), and a copy of a release form.

Date Started: 10/07/1991

Date Completed: 10/07/1991

Status: Open

Interviewer: Christine J.N. Kates

Occupation: Judge, Judge

Number of pages: 71

Read more about: Federal Court

Archive Details

Archive Link: http://ao.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/ARCH_LISTINGS/LISTINGS_DET_REP/REF_FILE%20C%2081-2-0-38?SESSIONSEARCH

Archive Code: C 81-2-0-38

Title: Interview with Allen Linden

Date: Jul-91

Description: Textual records, Sound recordings

Physical Description: 1 file of textual records (includes 2 audio cassettes (ca. 120 minutes))

Restrictions: None

Container Info: (Textual records are located in container B436852 ; sound recordings are located in container B436845 )

Location: Interview was conducted as part of the Canadian Legal Text Authors Project.