Fonds 1995.39 - NELSON BUTT fonds

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CA CPA 1995.39

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  • 1936-1970 (Creation)

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.8 m of textual records. – 4 maps. – 221 photographs

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Nelson Jasper Butt ([19?]-1994) was a jeweler in Carberry, Manitoba who also sat on the Town Council (1947-1953) and as Mayor (1971). He was born and raised on a farm in Cypress River, Manitoba to Pearl and Jack Butt, and married Bertha Elizabeth Jane Lounsbury ([19?]-1992) of Treherne, Manitoba in 1937. His early education was obtained at Selton School after which he apprenticed as a harness maker. In 1940 he moved to Carberry and opened Nelson J. Butt Jewelers. For thirty-four years Butt was a member of the Carberry Fire Department, and in 1961 he led the Town Planning Commission. He also received the Governor General's award for Community Service in 1977. Further biographical information is unknown.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1995 by Butt's niece Gloria Mott of Carberry, Manitoba.

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Collection comprises 2 series. Textual records consist of twenty-nine scribblers detailing watch repair accounts (1936-1968), calendars for the shop and other businesses in Carberry, a Rex Cafç menu signed by Royal Air Force members (1940-1945), programmes for organ dedication at the Carberry United Church (1951), a Rip Chords performance, the Music and Arts Festival, and the Coronation Service (1953), and correspondence. Includes minutes for Carberry Business Men (1942-1943), honours and ration book of Bertha Butt, three maps showing parts of Carberry. There are 95 black and white photographs, 36 coloured photographs, 23 coloured negatives, and 67 black and white negatives. Photographs show events and people in the Carberry area.

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  • English

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