Fonds 20-1997 - C. J. Barnes fonds

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C. J. Barnes fonds

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CA MCK 20-1997

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  • ca. 1962 (Creation)

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C. J. Barnes was born in Brandon, Manitoba in February 1884. His parents were native Nova Scotians. They arrived in Brandon in the early 1880s. In 1884, the family settled on a homestead near the present town of Lauder. This homestead was sold in 1899, and the family moved to farm in the district of Medora. C. J. Barnes took over the operation of this farm in the early 1900s. He farmed until 1924. Mr. Barnes was educated in schools in the Truro School District and the village of Lauder. He was active in the original Territorial Grain Growers' Association.

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This fonds was accessioned by the McKee archives in 1997. Prior custodial history is unknown.

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This fonds contains a pamphlet written and published by C.J. Barnes titled Seventy Years in Southwestern Manitoba. The pamphlet contains an account of life in rural southwestern Manitoba from the 1880s through to the 1940s.The pamphlet is based on a variety of sources including diaries written by Mr. Barnes' father. Fonds includes some hand-drawn maps not included in the published version of the pamphlet. This collection also includes four letters c.1962 between C.J. Barnes and Rev. Robert Harvey in his capacity as a columnist for the Brandon Sun.

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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.

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