Fonds Mss 84 (A.92-23, A.92-35, A.92-66, A.93-04, A.97-02, A.09-79) - Martin J. Fewster fonds

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Martin J. Fewster fonds

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CA UMASC Mss 84 (A.92-23, A.92-35, A.92-66, A.93-04, A.97-02, A.09-79)

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  • 1972-1991 (Creation)
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    Fewster, Martin J.

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2 m of textual records, --10 photographs, 2 audio-cassettes

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(1915-)

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Martin J. Fewster was born in 1915 in Roland, Manitoba. He attended elementary school and high school in Myrtle, Spirling, and Roland, Manitoba. He worked for three years in Flin Flon, Manitoba, and during World War Two worked at a Massey-Harris aircraft assembly plant in Toronto. He spent most of his working life in Kenora and Dryden, Ontario, as a direct salesman for Watkin's Products. After the death of his first wife, he married Phyllis Esther Davis in 1973. Fewster's life-long interest in poetry and, to a lesser extent, song writing began in high school but did not develop until later in his life. Most of the poems in his collection (only a few of which have been printed) were written after 1972.

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The fonds was donated by Martin J. Fewster to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1992, 1993, 1997 and 2010.

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The fonds consists of over 1,000 unpublished, type-written poems, some lyrics to his self composed songs, and a few photographs.

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This collection is arranged by accession number and is divided into six separate accessions (A.92-23, A.92-35, A.92-66, A.93-04, A.97-02, A.09-79)

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English

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Created in 2010.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo on 30 March 2017.

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