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Pitblado Family fonds

  • MSS 048
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1977

The collection includes personal papers from the three generations of Manitoba Pitblados: documents, correspondence, writings, scrapbooks. The most voluminous batch of correspondence consists of Edward's letters home from Europe during World War I and while holding his Rhodes Scholarship. There are letters from other family members, especially as arising from Isaac and Edward's interest in reconstructing the Pitblado genealogy. Materials of particular interest in the Charles Bruce segment relate to the Canadian Northwest in the 1880's, including the 1885 Riel Rebellion, and to the Presbyterian Church (notably St. Andrew's and Westminster, Winnipeg). The Isaac segment contains a number of drafts or notes for addresses, many to legal audiences. Both the Isaac and the Edward segments preserve source material for the history of Canadian sports.

Pitblado Family

Frank Tester fonds

  • MSS 555 (A2018-037)
  • Fonds
  • 1840-2014

The fonds are divided into 3 series and 41 subseries:

Series 1 consists of: Scanned research documents (series), Miscellaneous subjects (subseries), Community development (subseries), Co-ops (subseries), Correspondence (subseries), Economic development (subseries), Eastern and Central Arctic Patrol files (subseries), Education (subseries), Infrastructure/Game Management (subseries), Health and Healthcare (subseries), Housing (subseries), Inuit Organizations/Conferences (subseries), Legal and Inuit Rights (subseries), Council meeting minutes/Conference notes (subseries), Northern Security Officers/Northern Administration Reports and Documents (subseries), Overview files (subseries), Policy and Regional Development (subseries), Relocation (subseries), RCMP Reports (subseries), Settlement Surveys and Social Topics (subseries), Welfare (subseries), Wildlife and Conservation (subseries), News North Clippings (subseries), Miscellaneous subjects 2 (subseries), Restricted files (subseries).

Series 2 consists of: Original research material not scanned (series), Miscellaneous subjects (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1988-1997 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1959-1984 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1959-1984 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1997-2004 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 2005-2008 (subseries), Newspaper Clippings: Globe and Mail, etc. (subseries), Inuit Health (subseries), Colonial History of Nunavut (subseries), Inuit Land Claims and Mining (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1980-1988 (subseries), Papers, Reports and Articles 1940s-1990s (subseries), Papers, Reports, Articles and Correspondence (subseries), Northern photography and miscellaneous documents (subseries), Interview Tapes, Documents and Transcriptions: Inuit Health (subseries), Photographs and Negatives – Kivalliq Region (subseries), Audio-visual material (subseries).

Series 3 consists of: Oversized materials.

The accession also includes the Social History of the Eastern Arctic Database. For more information about the database and for access visit: https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/c.php?g=708062&p=5041408

Tester, Frank

A.W. & W.W. Ogilvie Co. Ltd.

The first four boxes contain materials that predate the establishment of the Ogilvie Flour Mills Co. Ltd. (1902) including leases and agreements dating back to 1847. Several are signed by rivals of the Ogilvie's and whose lands and companies were ultimately purchased by the brothers. This material is arranged in chronological order.

Ogilvie Flour Mills Company fonds

The first Ogilvie family mill was erected at Jacques Cartier in 1801. While the collection does not contain records back to the Company's inception, there are land deeds dating back to 1847 and material running concurrently up to 1983. The files include: financial records, income tax returns, shareholders lists, balance sheets, and ledgers. The legal records include deeds, land titles and agreements. The corporate files (including ledgers) consist of Board of Directors minutes, annual reports, letters patent, and correspondence from several Ogilvie Flour Mills Co. Ltd. presidents. There are administrative records that offer a glimpse into the day-to-day running of a flour mill with renovation costs and personnel files. The fond contains bound volumes of The Jolly Miller, the Company's publication.

Ogilvie Flour Mills Company

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