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GEORGE MOFFATT collection
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CA CPA 1988.234, 1989.11, 1992.04, 1992.45, 1992.58, 1994.99, 1995.58
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[ca. 1900]- (Creation)
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3 cm of textual records. â 7 photographs
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Name of creator
George Moffatt (1912-1995) farmed until 1962 and then began an insurance business in the Carberry, Manitoba area. He was born in Firdale, Manitoba which is the area in which he farmed and died in Carberry. Moffatt married Dorothy Smith of Edrans in 1935 and they had children Shirley May (1942-) and Olive Arlene (1948-). Further biographical information is unknown.
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Records have been transferred to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1988 by the Carberry Plains Museum, who received the material from George Moffatt of Carberry, Manitoba, and in 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995 by Moffatt himself.
Scope and content
Collection consists of correspondence, a family history compiled by Laureen Zimmerman assisted by Judith Moffatt of Cambridge, Ontario, a postcard showing Main Street in Edrans which was given to Moffatt by Frances Lowe of Austin, Manitoba, certificate inducting his mother Kate Moffatt into the Manitoba Order of the Crocus. Includes black and white photographs of Brookdale thrashing unit (1907), old-time reunion in Carberry (1927), and Firdale School students and teachers (ca. 1900). The detailed family history begins in 1799 and refers to Ontario and Scottish historical roots. Material on Edrans School includes 3 black and white photographs of the old and new schools. Also includes minutes and financial statements of the Firdale Ball Club (1931-1935).
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Original order was changed during archival processing.
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There are no restrictions on access to these records.
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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.
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Related material: See Dorothy Moffatt fonds and Edrans School fonds.
Associated material: Provincial Archives of Manitoba
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