Fonds MSS SC 165 (A.97-36) - W.A. McDonnell fonds

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W.A. McDonnell fonds

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CA UMASC MSS SC 165 (A.97-36)

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  • 1894-1897 (Creation)
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    McDonnell, William A.

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0.01 m of textual records.

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William A. McDonnell and his wife Mary were born just outside of Montreal. They traveled to Broadview and Assiniboia, North West Territories in 1882 and 1885 respectively. In 1888, they bought land in Woodlands, Manitoba from Thomas Carter, who had homesteaded in 1881.

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The diary was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Ken and Joyce McDonnell in 1997. Ken is W.A. McDonnell's grandson.

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The fonds consists of one diary detailing William McDonnell's life as a farmer in the former area of Woodlands.

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A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room.

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