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Fonds F2151 - Ben Ellert fonds

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Ben Ellert fonds


  • 1935-1936 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual records

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John Bernard "Ben" Ellert, 1883-1952, was born in Glencoe, Minnesota, USA. He moved to Milk River, Alberta to farm in 1907. In 1910 he married Anna Bishop, ?-1968, also from Glencoe, and they had three children, Gertrude, Jerome, and Leo. He was a staunch advocate of the ideas of Henry George, the American political economist, and for many years conducted classes on the Single Tax.


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Gift of Tony Rees, 1996.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets, circulars, and teaching materials relating to Henry George and the Single Tax.

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The material is in English.

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