Fonds 4-1998 - James Duncan McGregor fonds

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James Duncan McGregor fonds

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CA MCK 4-1998

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  • 1899-1935, predominant c. 1899 (Creation)

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20 cm textual records,
51 22 cm X 20 1/2 cm lantern slides
44 photographs, 41 17 1/2 cm X 23 cm, 3 26 1/2 cm X 35 cm

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J.D. McGregor was a leading agriculturist from Brandon who served as Lieutenant Governor in the province of Manitoba during the 1930's. The Hon. J.D. McGregor was born in Amherstburg, Ontario August 29, 1860. He came west with his father in 1877 and entered the horse and cattle trade. Mr. McGregor established Glencarnock Farm north of Brandon and created one of the finest Aberdeen-Angus cattle herds in North America. In 1912 and 1913 his cattle (Glencarnock Victor and Glencarnock Victor II) were selected Grand Champions at the Chicago International. McGregor was a Liberal in politics with close ties to Clifford Sifton. From 1897-99, he served as mines inspector in the Klondike during the gold rush in that region. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba from 1929-1934. He died March 15, 1935.

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This fonds was donated to Brandon University in 1971 by Mr. McGregor's daughter Mrs. E.C. Harte. The fonds was accessioned in 1998 by the McKee Archives.

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Contents include photos and slides principally of the Klondike during the gold rush era (1897-1902), Government House seating plans and speeches from a wide variety of events (1912-1934), correspondence of McGregor's, primarily from his time as Lieutenant Governor (1912-1934), a (23 3/4 oz.) gold bag, a state publication "Instructions for Lieutenant Governors", documents pertaining to the history of the Manitoba Winter Fair, and documents dealing with the early career of Winston Churchill.

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  • English

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