Fonds Mss 163 (A02-57, A10-101) - William Harold Hunt fonds

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William Harold Hunt fonds

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

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  • 1884-1977 (Creation)

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15.3 m of textual records and other material.

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(1884-1976)

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William Harold Hunt was born in Quebec on November 24, 1884. He settled in Winnipeg in 1907 and completed his degree in Engineering. As an engineer, he worked in Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, and Selkirk and supervised construction of part of the Trans-Canada Highway. He also served as a Major in the Canadian Army, assigned to the training of military personnel.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Margaret Carter in 2002 and 2010.

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The fonds consists of textual records, publications, maps, plans, and ephemera that document Hunt's education and career as a civil engineer in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Textual records and some maps relating to his service as a major in the Canadian militia are also included in the fonds. The records document Hunt's education in engineering at the University of Manitoba in the early 1900s. His work in engineering is also documented, particularly through maps, including the Falcon Lake Park, highways construction, irrigation systems, and others. His service in the military led him to document the history of various rifle regiments, the Officer Training Corps, and field engineering military training, which provides particularly valuable information on the period between World War I and World War II military training. His interest in the Hudson Bay Railway supplies a rich documentation on the subject. Some of the ephemera Hunt collected over the years is of particular interest. The material isespecially valuable for historical research in the history of engineering in Manitoba and Canadian military history.

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  • English

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A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:
The finding aid for A2002-057 can be generated from this description.

MSS 163 PC 304 MC 28 (A.10-101) is available at:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/collections/complete_holdings/ead/html/Hunt_10-101.shtml.

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