Fonds 7-1998 - Leslie Victor Robson fonds

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Leslie Victor Robson fonds

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CA MCK 7-1998

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  • 1926-1975, predominant 1930-1940 (Creation)

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31 cm textual records
1 b&w photograph approx. 50cm X 20cm (torn in half)
1 ribbon from the International Pool Conference of 1928

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Leslie Victor Robson was born in Deleau, Manitoba in 1893. Following graduation from the Manitoba Agricultural College in 1915, he began a career in farming near Deleau, Manitoba. Mr. Robson married Edna Chapman in 1917. Robson was active in farm organizations, the co-operative movement and the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Mr. Robson focused his farming activities on raising purebread polled herefords. His stock was exhibited across Canada and the United States and sold in Great Britain, Japan and Czechoslovakia. In 1977, he was made a member of the Canadian Hereford Honour Roll. Leslie Victor Robson died in 1977.

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This fonds was donated to the McKee Archives in 1995 by Clarke M. Robson of Deleau, Manitoba. It was compiled by his late father, L.V. Robson.

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This fonds contains booklets and issues of newspapers form the Canadian prairie provinces concerning the CCF, the Independant Labor Party, the UFM, the Canadian farming co-op movement, Manitoba Pool Elevators, and the early NDP. Also included are publications of the CCF including "The Commonwealth", the Canadian Department of Agriculture, the League for Social Reconstruction, the NDP, the UFM, and Manitoba Pool Elevators. The single photograph is a group picture of mostly men taken at the International Wheat Conference of 1926 in St. Paul, Minnesota. It includes Colin H. Burnell, Fawcett W. Ransom, and Dick Mahoney.

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  • English

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