Accession A2010-101 - William Harold Hunt Accrual

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

William Harold Hunt Accrual

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

CA UMASC Mss 163 (A02-57, A10-101)-A2010-101

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1870-1980 (Creation)
    Hunt, William Harold

Physical description area

Physical description

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

William Harold Hunt was born in Compton county, Québec on November 24, 1884. He moved with his family to Manitoba in 1901. He graduated in 1913 from the University of Manitoba's first graduating class in Civil Engineering. To finance his training, he performed survey work for the Hudson Bay Railway. After graduation, he worked for the city of Moose Jaw. In 1916, he was appointed to the Good Roads Board in Manitoba as District Engineer. He moved to Selkirk, Manitoba in 1920 and served as the President of the Selkirk Board of Trade.

In 1940, he enlisted with the Winnipeg Rifles. He then transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers until 1945 and served at Dundurn, Petawawa, and Wainwright.

Hunt was involved in supervising the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway from Winnipeg to the western border of Ontario and also in Saskatchewan. He established a private practice in 1954.

He was married to Minnie Pearl Taylor and they have four children. Hunt died at age 91 in Winnipeg on January 24, 1976.

Custodial history

Donated by William H. Hunt's daughter Margaret Carter in 2010.

Scope and content

The fonds is comprised of five series. They include Manuscript for Hunt's Genealogical book Bithrights, Correspondence & research material, road maps, photograph collection & map collection.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

There are no restrictions on use.

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

MC 28, PC 304

Rules or conventions



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2011). Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2011).

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres