Accession consists of records documenting Morris Appleby’s accomplishments. The records include an Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario life membership certificate awarded in 1985, the program from the night he was honoured, his bar completion certificate awarded in 1965, two composite photographs of the 1963 Osgoode Hall Law School graduate class, and the 1964-1965 bar admission course, as well as a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (1939-1945) and a War Medal (1939-1945).
The records were in the possession of Morris Appleby. Following his death his life-partner Jean Read donated them to the Archives.
Morris Applebaum was born in Toronto in 1916 to Harry (b. 1873) and Rachel Kerbel Applebaum (b. 1879). His parents immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1906. Morris had five brothers: Abe (b. Poland 1897-d. California), Sam (b. Poland 1901-d. California), Nathan (b. Toronto 1906-d. Toronto), David Max (b. Toronto 1909-d. California), and Eron (b. Toronto 1912-d. California). The family lived at 230 McCaul Street. The family changed their name to Appleby in the 1950s. After serving in the Second World War, Morris began his career as an accountant. He later went on to become a tax lawyer. He and his life partner, Jean Read, were together for forty years at the time of Morris' death on April 20, 2009.