Collection Mss Sc 126 (A.96-27) - Pierre Magne Collection (Beaconsfield Homesteads)

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Pierre Magne Collection (Beaconsfield Homesteads)

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CA UMASC Mss Sc 126 (A.96-27)

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  • 1925-[ca.1972] (Creation)
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    Magne, Pierre

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0.02 m of textual records.

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John Boulton was a homesteader in Beaconsfield, Manitoba. He bought and settled on Section 17-6-9 in 1879. He left in 1882 and was living in Seattle, Washington in 1925. John Boulton was the brother of the author Anna Frances Willis. Paul Magne served as Postmaster at Beaconsfield, Manitoba from May 1927 until it closed in November 1929. Pierre Magne is a descendant of Paul Magne.

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Pierre Magne donated the collection to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1996.

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The collection consists of copies of letters to the Postmaster in Beaconsfield, Manitoba from John Boulton, dated January 20, 1925, to Jean Magne in Beaconsfield from John Boulton dated February 15, 1925, and to Paul Magne from John Boulton dated April 5, 1925. The letters discuss homesteading and homesteaders in Beaconsfield, Manitoba during the late nineteenth-century. A photocopy of a list of Beaconsfield postmasters is included. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of an autobiography by A. F. Willis (nee Boulton), the wife of John L. Willis, entitled The Days of My Pilgrimage [1972?].

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