News and Notes
Division of University Relations Homepage
16, 1999, Gazette)
John G. Jack
Higgins (1891-1963): b. St. Johns; Rhodes Scholar, Merton
College, Oxford, 1909; Oxford Canadians Ice Hockey Team, 1910-1911;
called to Newfoundland Bar, 1913; served in World War I, 1916-1918;
practised law in St. Johns 1919-1959; leading member of
the Responsible Government League, 1947-1949; first Leader of
the Opposition after Confederation, 1949-1951; first Progressive
Conservative from Newfoundland appointed to Canadian Senate.
Jack Higgins was a collector. He seldom threw anything away,
as it might have some value in the future. We are very fortunate
that he had this trait. Included in his personal papers on deposit
in the archives are a small collection of Christmas cards, many
dating back to the turn of the century. We have reproduced a
selection showing the themes, form and artwork to be found in
these cards. The one in the top left corner is made of plastic.
Almost all are in colour. These and other Christmas cards from
the Higgins collection may be viewed at the Centre for
Newfoundland Studies Archives.