Sous-fonds 052 - Bert Hutton fonds

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Bert Hutton fonds

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CA SWM RG4-052

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  • 1957 (Creation)
    Hutton, Robert

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2.5 cm textual records

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Bert Hutton was born at Ile a la Crosse to William and Honora Hutton in 1911. The family moved to Red Earth (about 90 miles west of The Pas) in August of 1912. Bert boarded with families in The Pas during the school year in order to attend school. He attended university briefly until the economic toll of the Great Depression forced him to drop out and look for work. He was able to find some employment in The Pas, including at Keddie & Fowler’s. In 1935, Bert and his father William took over the Red Earth Post from the Hudson’s Bay Company and traded with First Nations trappers. This turned out to be a beneficial business venture and they continued to trade for almost thirty years. In 1939, Bert married Claire Charbonneau of The Pas. They had three children, and because of a lack of schools at Red Earth, they set up a home in Carrot River, Saskatchewan with Bert commuting as possible from Red Earth. Bert was a member of the Carrot River & District Board of Trade and was very involved in promoting a Carrot River – The Pas highway. After selling the business at Red Earth, Bert and Claire moved to The Pas in 1967 and bought the B & E Sporting Goods and Stationery store, which they re-named Hutton’s Sporting Goods and Stationery. They sold this business in 1971, and Bert worked for Art Johnson’s Men’s Wear in The Pas until he retired in 1979. Claire passed away in 1974, and two years later Bert married Lorrie Newstead (nee Guymer).

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Records PA2003.7.1-5 were donated to the Sam Waller Museum by Tanis Asselstine, daughter of Bert Hutton, on the 29th of October, 2003.

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The fonds consists of a University chemistry notebook (ca. 1930), a letter to Bert Hutton’s father (1909) and a letter from Sports Illustrated to Bert Hutton about an article he submitted to them on Ducks Unlimited (1957), an article written for The Beaver, and a seven page autobiography on the Hutton family (from after 1974).

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created October 18, 2011.

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